Day 2: Usage Guidelines & Peppermint
Hello! Did you enjoy using On Guard yesterday? Let’s add another oil to our
wellness routine! Today we will be learning about peppermint. Here's a video showing some ideas for how to use peppermint topically, aromatically, and internally.
Learn how to be safe with oils...
Right here at the beginning of camp, we want to make sure to talk about SAFETY! While it would be pretty difficult to hurt yourself using CPTG essential oils, there are a few safety guidelines that will help ensure you don’t make a rookie-mistake!! Check out this video from Dr. David K. Hill, dōTERRA’s Chief Medical Officer, for some “getting started” tips. (I bet a few of our coaches here could share some of their newbie mishaps…anyone brave enough??)
Dr. Hill refers to a sensitivity chart in the video. The information can be found in your Product Guide (make sure to purchase this from your doterra website - MUST HAVE reference guide!), but here is a link to the chart as well:
You will also hear Dr. Hill mention using a carrier oil in the video. I’m curious, do you have
Fractionated Coconut Oil in your home? Have you tried it?
P.S. If you ever DO experience an unwanted effect after using an essential oil, stop using that oil temporarily and reach out to one of us for ideas. We’re happy to help!
SO...HOW MUCH oil should you use?
As coaches, we often come across new oil users who approach their oils in one of two less-than-ideal ways:
To help each of these groups find the happy medium where essential oils are both safe AND effective, Dr. Hill shared these usage guidelines regarding HOW MUCH essential oil to use.
Keep in mind, these guidelines are intended as a starting point for individuals using essential oils for the first time. Many people use more drops per day than this with no unwanted effects, but as you begin using oils this will help guide your usage so that you’re not swinging too far into either of the groups we just talked about. :-)
Daily Challenge! Today we want you to use your peppermint oil 3 different ways:
Remember, if the sensation of peppermint oil is too intense for you, simply dilute it with
Fractionated Coconut Oil! Comment which usage method was your favorite—if you can pick just one. :-)
NOTE: If you are a breastfeeding mama, you'll want to avoid peppermint oil for now. While peppermint isn't harmful to your baby, it can cause your milk supply to diminish. It's a wonderful tool to help ease the discomfort of weaning your baby when the time comes, but if that isn't your intention then use peppermint sparingly or not at all for the time being.
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