The Sweet Meadow


I have my oils, how do I use them? 

Use these resources to help you live an essential oils life. Don't forget to listen to your intuition though - often you will find you instictively 'know' which oil you need in a given situation. Trust that. 

The key with oils is to use less oil, more often, rather than a lot of oils once or twice during the day. 


Guides & Apps

If you've started your doTERRA journey with the Home Essentials Kit, this guide is the perfect starting point. It includes lots of suggested uses for 6 of the most popular single oils, along with 4 blends. 

The Modern Essentials app is also another invaluable resource. While this information is also available in a printed book, we prefer the app as you can use the search function to easily sort through a wealth of information right at your fingertips. 

To learn about how other doTERRA advocates use their essential oils, the Soul Inspired Beauty and Wellness Essentials group pages on Facebook are great ones to join. These are fun spaces created for all doTERRA customers to share practical and creative ways they use essential oils. 

Emotions & Essential Oils

This is perhaps the area of essential oils that is most intriguing. The groundbreaking book Emotions & Essential Oils introduces the concept of using essential oils as powerful emotional healers.

This easy to follow manual will help you come to know the oils in a new way and more fully appreciate their distinct healing qualities. If you're using essential oils instinctively, this book is an excellent way to gauge what emotions are dominant for you on a particular day. 

For example, Wild Orange is known as the Oil of Abundance. I find myself drawn to using this oil when I wish to inspire more creativity, or when I need to let go of limiting scarcity mindsets, such as the belief that there is "not enough" time/money/resources to achieve my dreams. This book is a game changer. 




If you find yourself exploring creative ways to use your oils (think custom roll-on blends, room mists, cleaning sprays, and beauty products such as coffee scrubs, bath salts, toners, or moisturisers) it can be helpful to know what is available and where to find them. 

Online retailers Pack my Product and Aromatools are great sources for glass rollers, bottles, sprays and apothecary jars.  I also love Etsy for bespoke travel cases. This store is a favourite. 

You'll also need carrier oils to dilute your oil blends for face and body. I prefer doTERRA's fractionated coconut oil for body and a good quality rosehip oil for face.  

All images (excluding header) taken by Courtney & The Babes. We sell this oily babe's products instore at The Sweet Meadow. Her blends and mists are also available online.

The medical school of the future will not particularly interest itself in the ultimate results and products of disease, nor will it pay so much attention to actual physical lesions, or administer drugs and chemicals merely for the sake of palliating our symptoms, but knowing the true cause of sickness and aware that the obvious physical results are merely secondary, it will concentrate its efforts upon bringing about that harmony between body, mind and soul which results in the relief and cure of disease.

Amongst the types of remedies that will be used will be those obtained from the most beautiful plants and herbs to be found in the pharmacy of Nature, such as have been divinely enriched with healing powers for the mind and body of man.
— Dr. Edward Bach, 1931