For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine.

What Are Essential Oils?


Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree, and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. They are typically created through the process of distillation, which separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming.

Top 15 Essential Oils + Health Benefits

  • CloveAntibacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant protection.

  • Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence and can help heal broken bones.

  • EucalyptusImproves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies. Also invigorating and purifies the body.

  • Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports brain and may help fight cancer.

  • GingerReduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea.

  • Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Mix with coconut oil and rub on areas of cellulite or take a few drops internally with water.

  • Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heals burns and cuts.

  • LemonGreat to use in homemade cleaning products as a natural antibacterial tool.

  • Myrrh: Natural antiseptic and may prevent or reduce infections and reduce inflammation of skin cells.

  • Oregano: Powerful antimicrobial properties, can kill fungus and help you kick a cold fast

  • Peppermint: Supports digestion, boosts energy, fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.

  • Rose: Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin.

  • RosemaryCan naturally thicken hair, so it’s great to add to homemade shampoos. Also, it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working, reading or studying.

  • Tea tree oil (melaleuca): natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system. 

  • Sandalwood: Natural aphrodisiac that improves libido. 

The doTERRA difference

All doTERRA essential oils come from over 40 countries around the world. Two-thirds of these countries are developing countries, where economic opportunity can make a drastic impact in their lives. Each oil is sourced directly from the native habitats of each plant and doTERRA works closely with the farmers to ensure the utmost integrity in harvesting practices.


When you purchase doTERRA essential oils, you are directly supporting local farmers and economies around the world.

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