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New User Blues

When you decide to try essential oils you can feel like it’s pretty simple and you’ll be able to easily use them with minimal help. That theory is mostly true but it’s important to have some foundation knowledge to make your first uses meaningful. It is easy to get overwhelmed or not understand how to use your new oils to realize their benefits.

Here are some great rules of thumb for new oil users:

A Little is Actually A Lot

1 drop of essential oil is highly potent.  While it may not look like a lot when it’s in your palm, that 1 drop is often the equivalent to a cap full or regular amount of your traditional product.

New users often over do the amount of oil they think they need for it to be effective.

For personal care use, 1-2 drops is more than sufficient in the majority of cases

For diffusing 1-4 drops of any 1 oil is perfect. When blending oils in your diffuser it’s fine to use up to 4 drops of each oil but you may want to scale back on the heavier, thicker oils to maybe 1-2 drops due to their stronger aroma.

Until you know how you will respond to the oil, start with a 1 drop amount and increase as you feel comfortable.

Always Dilute

When applying oil to your skin, diluting is the best way to  ensure maximum benefit. Dilution can occur through lotion or carrier oils.

Always use an unscented lotion that is all natural, chemical free when mixing with essential oils.

Using oils on babies, children and pets is possible but dilution is highly recommended.


Internal Use

When using oils internally, it’s advised to make sure the oils you are using are 100% pure and tested to the highest possible extent to ensure their quality. Make sure the oil is marked with clear labeling that indicates it is ideal for internal use.

Internal use can occur through:

  1. Applying a drop under your tongue or roof of mouth

  2. Putting the oil inside a veggie cap and taking it like a pill

  3. Mixing it with a beverage or food

When cooking with oils always add the oils after the dish is removed from the heat source.


Keep your oils out of direct sunlight and with the caps secure.

Don’t Overspend

It’s easy to get excited as a new user and want to go full force with inserting essential oils into your life. This is great and a very positive move but take a breath!

Ensure the oils you are selecting are good quality and ideal for your needs. Often oils have a multitude of uses so with a little bit of research you can possibly find an oil that will suit several of your needs instead of having to purchase several.

I also recommend you transition gradually so you can see the progress of change occurring and know for sure what is working best for you.

Ask for Help

If you are uncertain which oil to use for what concern or interest, ask a doTERRA Wellness Advocate! These lovely individuals are trained and have available resources to help you navigate this question.


Beginning August 20, there will be a free 7-day Immunity Tune-Up learning series. This is a free series that you can participate in at your own pace. The information presented will look at how we prevent and protect ourselves against germs and viruses that seem to increase as children head back to school and the season begins to change.

I hope you can join us!

7-Day Immunity Tune-Up

Interested in more?

If you would like to include essential oils to support your health, please reach out! I’m happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the oils that are ideal for your needs.

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