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How to apply dōTERRA essential oils

How to apply dōTERRA essential oils

dōTERRA essential oils are used for a wide range of applications related to physical and emotional well-being. They can be used individually or in complex mixtures, depending on the user experience and the desired benefit.

How to apply dōTERRA essential oils

Essential oils are usually administered using one of three methods: aromatic diffusion, topical application to the skin or ingestion as dietary supplements. To learn more read this article.

The use of essential oils can be profoundly simple and totally revolutionary at the same time.

To start with, know that all dōTERRA essential oils come with instructions for use, as you can see in the following video.

Below are some more detailed suggestions of how and where exactly on the body you can apply your essential oil.

Where on the body should I apply my essential oil topically?

Head area

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Apply 1 drop of the essential oil of your choice to your temples. Oils especially good for their calming and mood-enhancing properties: Lavender, Frankincense and Peppermint (Peppermint is very good for increasing concentration and for when you have headaches).

Behind the ear

Apply 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil behind your ear. Oils especially good for their ability to relieve headaches, insomnia, fatigue and dizziness: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense or Lavender.

where to apply essential oils on the head

Front of the ear

Apply 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil. Oils especially good for relieving earaches, tinnitus and pain typical of post-dive swimmers: Oils from Lavender, Basil or Juniper.


Apply 1 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Some of the best essential oils for the nape are Lavender, Frankincense e Basil. When applied, they relieve headaches, insomnia, nausea and motion sickness (travel, traveling by car, plane, etc.), Peppermint's is especially good for these cases related to movement.

Shoulder Area

Apply 2 to 4 drops of your preferred essential oil. Especially good oils to help you relax: use essentials oil like Ylang-Ylang or Wintergreen for joint pain and shoulder tension.

Under the Heart

Apply 1 to 2 drops of Bergamot or Ylang-Ylang in the heart region to lower blood pressure, relieve symptoms of stress and depression.

Chest area

Apply 1 to 3 drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint or Lemon to relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, cough or congestion.


Apply 2 to 3 drops of Clary Sage or Ginger over the stomach area for relief of nausea, poor digestion and menstrual cramps.


Apply essential oil of Basil or Lime to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel.

Foot Area

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Apply 1 to 3 drops of essential oil of Tea Tree or Clary Sage to help with female reproductive and fertility problems.

Soles of feet
Apply 1 to 2 drops of Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint or Ylang-Ylang for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough and high blood pressure.

Inner arch of the feet
Apply 1 to 2 drops of Cypress essential oil or Marjoram for back pain and kidney treatment.

External arch of the feet
Apply 1 to 2 drops of essential oil from Juniper or Grapefruit to help with liver treatments, bladder or colon.

Essential oils are naturally safe and have few (if any) undesirable side effects when used according to instructions. About your essential oil in particular visit the product page, there is more information on how you can benefit from it.

However, they are extremely concentrated and should be used with care. Make sure to use only pure, tested grade essential oils, and follow all warnings and instructions on the label.

certified essential oils

All dōTERRA essential oils have a certificate of purity and degree of testing. This is the company's commitment to us, that their oils are of the best quality and indicated to benefit our health, whether by diffuser, application on the skin or even internal consumption.

The labels for individual essential oils include instructions for use and appropriate precautions. And each product in our store has information on how to use them.

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Learn all about the use.


You should never use essential oils in your eyes or inside the ear canal.
If you experience any redness or irritation after topical use of essential oils, apply a vegetable oil (for example, Fractionated Coconut Oil) in the affected area, since water does not dilute essential oils.

Consult your doctor before using essential oils if you are pregnant or under medical care.

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