90 + ideas for the doterra Home Essentials Kit

25 April 2018

The doTERRA Home Essentials Kit...
Its the most popular kit...and for very good reason. It comes with 10 of the most popular and versatile oils...plus a diffuser. If you add a bottle if Fractionated Coconut Oil to your order (which I encourage yo to do) then you are set to go.
From the moment it arrives you are armed with everything you need ..... I have listed over 90 ways for you to use those little bottles of precious oils...

If you are keen to get started visit my 'How to Purchase' page...

The Respiratory blend

  • Diffuse ..especially great at night ..and during those times of the year you needs additional respiratory support.
  • Diffuse along with Lavender at night for a great sleep.
  • I love this tip .. don't a have diffuser? add a drop of Easy Air and Frankincense to the palm of your hand... close you fist and breathe through the small opening. A great way to enjoy the benefits of Easy Air.
  • Add a couple of drops to your pillow to assist with easier breathing and for a sound sleep.
  • Dilute with fractionated coconut oil in a 10 ml rollerball and apply to the feet..chest and back as a rub.
  • Diffuse to freshen the air when things smell damp or need a freshen.
  • If you feel blocked through the nose and sinuses...add a drop to your finger and rub along the brow and sinus area.. avoid the eyes. This helps to open up and clear. 
This was my biggest AH HAA! moment when I was first introduced to the oils. We had been suffering with the lasting affects of a flu.... the regular application of Easy Air on our chest and feet really assisted us in returning to health. It was crazy.... it worked so well.

The protective blend
  • Diffuse each day to give everyone the benefit of some immune protection... but particularly when there some bugs going around.
  • Make a 10 ml rollerball with an immune boost blend - 5 drops each of Frankincense, Tea Tree, Lemon and On Guard topped up with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO). 
  • Mix 5/6 drops with 1/2 cup of bicarb as an excellent cleaner....great for the bath.
  • Make your own healthy version of 'Sanitizing Hand Gel' (without the nasty Triclosan) - Recipe  HERE 
  • Make your own foaming hand soap -  Recipe HERE
  • Make you bench cleaning spray - 10 drops Onguard..10 drops Lemon in a 250 ml spray bottle topped with water. It smells great and leaves no nasty chemical residue.
  • Diffuse just for that lovely homey smell...the Clove ad Cinnamon oil smells like baking.


  • Make a 'sleepy potion' (this works a treat in our home) Mix 10 drops of Lavender to a 30 ml spray bottle and top with fractionated coconut oil. Massage in at bedtime.
  • Or mix Lavender with water in a spray bottle and give the bedlinen a mist at night for a beautiful Lavender scent.
  • A few drops straight from the bottle rubbed to feet and chest works equally well.
  • Diffuse at night for a calm and restful sleep.
  • Create an 'ouch' spray in a 30ml spray bottle with 5 drops of Lavender..5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Frankincense ...top with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to all those little scrapes...abrasions ..cuts...bites and minor burns to assist with the pain and healing.
  • Use for its calming and soothing emotional benefit...a drop to the temples..and back to the neck in times of stress to calm an anxious mind.
  • Great for soothing a babies bum.... you can make your own nappy wipes... or add a drop to some fractionated coconut and use it at change time.
  • Massage your kids feet at bedtime as a calming nighttime routine.
  • Use a dab on those hormonal spots to assist with healing.
  • Add a drop to some Epsom Salts and make a relaxing foot bath at the end of a long day.
  • Make some playdough and add a drop for a beautiful calming affect while they play.
  • Make some bubble bath - recipe HERE
  • DIY your own hairspray - add Lavender or Peppermint or another choice of oil.


  • Make a spray for your kids hats and hair using Tea Tree (and Rosemary) in water - those pesky head lice hate the smell.
  • Make a cleaning spray 15 drops to a spray bottle - great for the bathrooms and toilets.
  • Super for toilet cleaning... sprinkle some bicarb in the bowl....add 4 / 5 drops of Tea Tree and allow to sit.... brush and flush....sparkly!
  • Add to the immune boost blend rollerball blend.
  • Great for feet health and 'little issues'.... especially after using public amenities. Apply a few drops to those areas.
  • Soothe any little blemishes...add a drop to your daily moisturiser or dab on to spots as required.
  • Cold sores? Use Peppermint before the blister appears....and then switch to Tea Tree to aid with healing.
  • Use as deodorant...a drop rubbed under each arm....good to go! No nasty aluminium.
  • Used in the 'Ouch Spray' blend.
  • Make some 'Make-up remover wipes' - recipe is HERE


  • Apply a few drops to the wrists and inhale for a sense of calm.... it blends beautifully with Lavender too.
  • Calm your nerves ...apply Frankincense...Wild Orange and Peppermint into your hand and inhale. Alternatively diffuse this combination.
  • I add to my facial moisturiser for its nourishing cell rejuvenation benefits.
  • Add a drop or two to the bath and soak for a calming ..and soothing bath...perfect for relaxation.
  • Wear as a purefume...
  • Pop a drop under your tongue every morning for its anti-inflammatory benefit.
  • Frankincense enhances the other oils...so add a drop to your blends. 
  • Add it as part of your immune Rollerball blend.
  • Diffuse for its relaxing benefit.... what a beautiful way to start the day and your yoga practice...if you have one!
  • Frankincense is wonderfully nourishing for wound healing ..stretch marks and dark spots /blemishes.

Oregano is a very hot oil so always dilute well and keep away from sensitive areas.
  • Apply to kill warts - protect surrounding skin.
  • Use to support the immune system when you feel something brewing. Add some drops to your daily immune blend.
  • Use in your cleaning spray for its anti-bacterial properties.
  • Diffuse with Easy Air - particularly great for sinus woes.
  • Flavour your meal - go easy though... one dip of a toothpick may be enough...go slow and add more as required to taste. 

  • Diffuse lemon to neutralise odours. Great for teen bedrooms. Use a few drops on a cotton ball in your fridge, shoes, or wherever you want to get rid of nasty smells.
  •  Put 2 drops of lemon oil in your water daily to support metabolism,naturally cleanse the body and aid digestion.
  •  Diffusing lemon essential oil in the air can lift mood and fight depression. Add a drop or two of Peppermint to keep you alert.
  •  Add to cooking - like salmon on the BBQ, Hummous, Smoothies, Bliss balls etc.
  •  Soothe an irritated throat, apply Frankincense and Lemon over the throat area or take a drop of Lemon in a small amount of raw honey (not suitable for children under 1).
  •  Add a couple drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwater or to the rinse section of your dishwasher. Lemon is a great grease cutter and will leave your glassware sparkling.
  •  Make an All Purpose Cleaning Spray. In a glass bottle with a spray trigger (optional - add a quarter cup of Vinegar) plus 20 -30 drops of your choice of essential oils. (I love Lemon and On Guard.)
  •  Pick Me Up. When you lack motivation or energy, try rubbing a drop of Lemon on your hands, the back of your neck or even through your hair.
  •  Lemon promotes a healthy respiratory function, try diffusing two drops Lemon, two drops Peppermint and two drops Lavender for a great seasonal relief blend.
  •  Use lemon essential oil in a spray bottle with water to keep fruit fresh until serving. It will also add a nice zesty flavour.
  • Remove sticky residue - use a drop or two neat... or try the recipe HERE
  • Pop a bottle in your laundry for its many uses.... for ideas on how to Make Over your Laundry products and ditch the chemicals....read HERE


I mention using a Digestzen rollerball - 
(In a 10ml rollerball bottle add 10-20 drops of Digestzen topped up with fractionated coconut oil.)
  •  DigestZen is a great tummy tamer. Dilute 1 drop of DigestZen with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage your tummy in a clockwise direction.
  •  DigestZen can also be used to relive tension and sinus pressure. Simply dilute and apply to your temples. Make a rollerball for ease of application. (I would not have thought of this one.)
  •  For a tummy upset or bloating add a drop to a glass or water and take internally.
  •  Excellent for travel...long car trips or flights... mix up into a rollerball and roll on...or smell form the bottle. Great to stop the queasiness.
  •  Make your own mouth rinse by adding 1-2 drops to 150mls of water.
  •  Use daily to promote healthy bowels.
  •  Got anxious knots in your tummy... roll on your Digestzen roller.
  •  Too much Easter chocolate?... yep Digestzen to the tummy.

  • Make a breath spray – a small 30ml spray bottle... add distilled water and a few drops of Peppermint ( more of less to taste) shake as used… ta da…fresh minty breath.
  •  Bliss balls baby ! - Peppermint chocolate bliss balls are delicious.
  • Diffuse for respiratory and sinus support. Or simply inhale deeply from the bottle.
  •  Make a cooling spray in Summer – add 10-15 drops to a 30 ml spray bottle .. add distilled water and spray face (with eyes closed).. arms…back of neck…anywhere on bare skin and enjoy the cooling affect.
  •  Make a foot bath – a few drops of peppermint oil and some Epsom salts.
  •  Deter ANTS and bugs…. Add 15 drops to a 250 ml spray bottle … top with water and spray to stop them in their tracks.
  •  One of my favourite diffuser recipes..Peppermint and Wild Orange to keep you alert and focused on the task at hand. Great for kids at homework time.
  •  For head tension – apply diluted peppermint and lavender to temples…neck and forehead.
  • To assist in stopping cold sores at the first tingle – apply neat. If a blister is present – use Tea Tree as the Peppermint will sting.
  •  Stop motion sickness…inhale from the bottle.
  •  Use as part of the Hayfever Bomb –
  • Make a breath spray in a 30ml spray bottle add 5 drops of Peppermint and top with water.

HAYFEVER BOMB. Use this as a preventative or during a full blown attack.
• 2 drops LEMON
• 2 drops PEPPERMINT
• 2 drops LAVENDER

In a veggie capsule or 4oz water. Follow with a good size glass of water.
Itchy eyes, nose and throat be gone! 👍🏼

  • Add to DIY cleaning sprays for a boost of minty freshness.


The Soothing Blend.
  • Massage into muscles before and after exercise to support muscles and joints.
  • For head and neck tension as a result of too much computer time – massage to shoulder and neck.
  • Use for period aches and pain … apply to area of concern (lower back and legs)
  • Use for relief of cramps…massage to area.
  • Arthritis relief…rub into joints.
  • Massage the hands and feet after a long day…. Or give someone a relaxing hand massage.
  •  This blend contains Blue Tansy and Helichrysum which when used regularly can promote muscle ..joint and bone health. It can promote and maintain a normal inflammatory response in cells.

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