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©2019 by Trish Stewart.

My Oily Journey

with Doterra essential Oils

I first started using essential oils in the late 1980's. Yip that long ago! I began using them for my children, myself and my family, then extended them for my clients. We created blends to help with digestion, to keep ratty teenagers under control, and we used them to calm and soothe emotions when people were hurting.

Being the eco warrior I was back then, I used essential oils to clean the house. I had exceptionally sensitive skin and was prone to eczema, so I created a balm from an old Victorian cold cream recipe I had found using beeswax, sweet almond oil, and pure essential oils. These made an amazing balm, and depending on what essential oils you used, as to what areas you would use them in.

While creating these recipes, I discovered how wonderful this blend was, healing the eczema on my hands. The man next to me, was a printer and had lots of cuts on his hands which would get infected. And once he started using the lavender balm, the cuts began to heal a lot faster. His wife was very impressed!

By changing some of the ingredients used in the lavender blend, the body builders at the gym said using it on their strained muscles, helped reduce healing time by a third. They were ecstatic!

A retiree who worked out at the gym, phoned me crying because she had run out of her lavender blend. She had a hip replacement and found the lavender blend made it easier for her to get in and out of her campervan. They were going away and she needed more, she couldn't live without it.

Moving forward to today, my oily journey has connected me with the pure essential oils of Doterra. When I hold these bottles of pure essential oils in my hand, I can feel the pure essence within them. To me, they are little bottles of magic.

With these new oils, I have extended my oily repertoire, to encompass not only using them in a diffuser or making balms, but to making beautiful scrubs for the face, hands and body, creating roller balls to help with easing pain and inflammation in the body, as well as balancing Chakras and soothing moods. 

Please enjoy some of the recipes that follow, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their many benefits. 

Modern scientific study and trends towards more holistic approaches to wellness are driving a revival and new discovery of essential oil health applications.

dōTERRA (CPTG)® essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. They are gently and skillfully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize dōTERRA's superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective CPTG essential oils.


Essential Oil Uses


  • AROMATIC - Diffuse in a room to purify the air or to change emotion.

  • TOPICAL - Apply directly to skin during massage or for topical therapy.

  • INTERNAL - Consume as a dietary supplement for targeted wellness.



Essential oils are considered very safe and gentle with few side effects however some things to remember are;

  • Keep out of eyes, ears, and nose. If accidental contact is made dilute with vegetable oil, DO NOT flush with water 

  • Dilute with vegetable oil

  • Skin sensitivity is the primary safety issue 

  • Follow all label directions

  • Ensure to dilute essential oils when using for children


doTERRA Essential Oils














doTERRA, is a Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth".


•CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®

•Cō-Impact Sourcing® - Douglas Fir NZ

•Healing Hands Foundation®

                 - Operation Underground Railroad Rescue



The Home Essentials Kit


On Guard® Protective Blend

  • Primp your Carpets - Add 15 drops of On Guard to a cup of corn starch or baking soda. Mix, sprinkle and rake on carpet then allow it to sit for up to an hour. The, vacuum it clean!

  • Smelly Pipes Got Your Rinse Down - Add On Guard to your wash during the rinse cycle for all of the benefits of On Guard in your laundry! it will leave your laundry extra clean and smelling great.


  • A Hot Feet Fix - Add Peppermint to a cold compress and cool down your over worked feet.

  • Un-Block Writer's Block - Peppermint can support blood circulation and leave you feeling rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz Peppermint on your shirt for improved concentration and alertness.


  • Head to toe Rest - After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub Lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet. it will help soothe sore muscles and fully rest.

  • Clear the Mind - Apply Lavender to the temples and back of neck to lessen the effects of stress and anxiety and to promote mental clarity.


  • Savour the Flavour - Put a drop of Oregano essential oil in your spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, on a roast, or any other entree for delicious flavour. Because oregano is so strong, you may want to put the drop first on the spoon, and then use a toothpick to slowly add oil to the recipe.

  • Tea Time Boost - On a cold winter day, Oregano added to an earthy, hot tea can do wonders to the body and soul.


  • Calm Down - Inhale with Lavender and Peppermint, and apply to the neck to help relieve stress and tension.

  • Be Youthful - I add a drop of Frankincense to my face moisteriser, and rub it over my face. This improves skin tone and colour, and has helped friends who have break outs on their skin.


  • Get Rid of the sticky Stuff - Lemon essential oil is excellent for removing sticky tree sap, sticker residue and permanent marker. It even gets gum out of hair!

  • Preserve What You've Got - Use Lemon essential oil in a spray, to keep your cut fruit fresh while serving.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

  • Say Goodbye to Razor Burn - Apply after shaving to prevent any skin irritation. You can also mix Tea Tree with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil for a great facial moisteriser. Consider also mixing with Lavender or Frankincense for added benefit.

  • Boost Your Immune Function - Diffuse Tea Tree or rub it on the bottom of your feet. Combine with On Guard for even more immune support.

Ice Blue

  • Tennis Elbow - Keep Ice Blue on hand at your next tennis match. So you can be on top of your game and keep those elbows fresh

  • Be a Well 'Oiled' Machine - Keep your runners knee in tip top condition with Ice Blue. Application after a long run will help soothe the joint and promote strong healthy muscles.


Easy Air

  • The 'On Ramp' to Sleep - For a more restful sleep, diffuse easy air at bed time. Or keep in a roll on bottle by the bedside, in the car, or your handbag. Roll on your chest, bottom of your feet, or your upper lip as needed.

  • Leavin' on a Jet Plane, Bus or Train - Confined spaces can sometimes have stagnant air which can be claustrophobic. While in these spaces, free yourself mentally and emotionally by applying Easy Air.

Digest Zen

  • Tame a Tummy - Rub on your tummy in a clockwise rotation around the belly button to relieve stomach discomfort. A drop with fractionated coconut oil does wonders.

  • Over the River and Through the Woods - long road trips are good for family bonding. Don't let those winding roads ruin the experience! Try diffusing Digest Zen in the car to keep everyone's stomachs calm.

The above information is part of a PDF book by doTERRA, title '150 Uses for the Home Essentials Kit'. If you would like a copy, please message me and I will send it to you.


Personal Care

Makeup Brush Cleanser

Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This makeup brush cleanser is super easy and only requires three simple ingredients.

2 tablespoons doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Melaleuca Oil
5 drops Grapefruit Oil


  1. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.

  2. Swirl your makeup brush in the Fractionated Coconut Oil for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.

  3. Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.

  4. Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear. Note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attach and shorten the life of your brushes.

  5. Let your newly cleaned makeup brushes dry on a towel for four hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.

Life Hacks

Stain Remover

Pour concentrated cleaner into a 10ml roller ball, so that you can rub

it directly onto stains. Great to have in your hand bag if you have little

kiddies who like to share their food with their clothing!

It stops the stain setting in the fabric, which means you can put it

straight in the wash when you get home... The clothing, not the child!


Cut It Down To Size

A lot of product can still be trapped in the bottom of these

tubes, but you are unable to squeeze it out. By cutting the

tube open, and scooping it out, you can be on your merry

way without wasting a drop!

If you put the top part of the tube back, it seals the air in,

meaning that your products won't dry out.


Uplifting Blend

This is one of my all-time favourites and works so well on everyone.  Use on your pulse points, neck and higher heart chakra.

Add to a 10ml rollerball:
14 drops lavender
8 drops wild orange
8 drops Peppermint
Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil

For the ease of pain and discomfort

4 drops Frankincense
4 drops Copaiba
2 drops Ginger
1 tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

You can put this into a rollerball or just mix in a small

dish. Layer with Ice Blue Rub.

If Ginger is too hot, try lemongrass.





For further use of Ice Blue Essential Oil

  • In roller ball with fractionated coconut oil

  • On temples for head ache

  • In a roller ball with turmeric, Copaiba and FCO

Natural Scrubs

Whoever said Sugar and Salt were bad for you, hadn’t tried our face, hand and body scrubs.

Why pay a lot of money when you have your very own beauty counter at home.
These three scrubs are delicious to use, to the point you could feel compelled to eat them. They leave your skin feeling "Oh so soft" and your body smelling “Oh so good”.  They are also easy to make and easy on the pocket.

Brown Sugar Face Scrub


1 cup of brown sugar
½ cup of coconut oil
5 drops of Ylang Ylang
5 drops of Frankincense
10 drops of Lavender
1 small mouthed glass jar

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. I

only use about ¼ of a teaspoon with this, it is beautiful.



Body Scrub


1 cup Himalyan Fine Pink Salt
3 tablespoons coconut oil
20 drops grapefruit
2 drops peppermint

Mix all together and store in an airtight container. Rub all over your

body to cleanse and exfoliate, then rinse off. Store in a plain glass jar

and keep in a dark place.



Grapefruit can be applied neat with no dilution when applied topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points. Because Grapefruit oil has many of the same uses as other citrus oils, it can be used in their place when immediate exposure to the sun is unavoidable. This is because Grapefruit oil does not cause as much photo sensitivity as the other citrus oils.


Citrus Bliss Hand Scrub


5 tablespoons of Himalayan Fine Pink Salt
2 tablespoons of FCO
20 drops Citrus Bliss

Add all ingredients in a bowl or glass measuring jug. Stir to combine.

Place scrub in a 100 ml Amber Pot or store in a plain glass jar and

keep in a dark place…I have mine in the vanity cupboard under the

sink. You can use a combination of citrus oils or Lavender and

Peppermint if you wanted to.


Citrus Bliss is a combination of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clemintine and Vanilla.
Citrus Bliss therefore can be photo sensitive. This is why it is good to ensure you do not have them on your skin when you go out in the sun.