Dr. Hill’s Daily doTERRA Essential Oil Routine
I love that Dr. Hill talked about his recommended daily essential oil routine at Convention this year (2017)! It was fun to hear what he suggested and why. Let me share with you what he talked about! Skip towards the bottom for a quick reference guide to his routine.
Pyramid of Health
Those of us in doTERRA have probably seen this health pyramid before. Its the basis for making health decisions and staying on TOP of our health and preventing instead of only caring about our health as a reactionary step. Dr. Hill bases his routine off of the health pyramid, so let’s break it down here.
You can see that the foundation of the pyramid is Eating Right. Our health relies on us putting the best in our bodies. Make sure that you are getting your healthy fats (like raw coconut oil), your proteins (we love adding Collagen to our coffee), and lots of veggies and fruits. We all know how to eat right – just make little decisions every day that push you in the right direction.
We can also make sure that we are taking a good vitamin. While we know that the most important part is eating all the right foods – we also know that the food we eat today from our local grocer is NOT as nutritious as the food that people ate even just 100 years ago or wildfood that’s gathered.
Here’s an excerpt from a NY Times article:
Wild dandelions, once a springtime treat for Native Americans, have seven times more phytonutrients than spinach, which we consider a “superfood.” A purple potato native to Peru has 28 times more cancer-fighting anthocyanins than common russet potatoes. One species of apple has a staggering 100 times more phytonutrients than the Golden Delicious displayed in our supermarkets.
So even with a near perfect diet, we should all be taking a supplement – a good, bioavailable supplement. Many of the vitamins you see on the shelf at the grocer are synthetically created and your body does not absorb it’s nutrients (at least not much and well).
Dr. Hill recommends the Life Long Vitality pack from doTERRA because of it’s completeness and it’s bioavailability.
It’s also a good idea to take a daily Probiotic (PB Assist) and Digestive Enzyme (like Terrazymes). These help your body process the foods you are eating. I, myself, take 1-3 Terrazyme at each meal. I’ll take 1 with a salad or 3 with a hamburger.
I’ve heard many times from friends that are personal trainers and nutritionists, “Health is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.” If that’s true we need to take that foundational step of “eating right” pretty seriously. But we also need to make sure we get in our regular exercise because otherwise the best we can ever be is 80% of our potential, right? Or that’s the idea anyways.
Get your exercise in!
Before and after exercise use your Deep Blue oil and rub to stimulate your muscles and support healthy joints and muscle function (plus a quick recovery).
Rest & Stress
It’s important that we manage our stress levels and get good rest. Not getting proper rest and stress relief can have a serious impact on our health.
Check out what the American Psychological Association says about positive moods:
In one study, researchers examined the association between “positive affect” — feelings like happiness, joy, contentment and enthusiasm — and the development of coronary heart disease over a decade.6 They found that for every one-point increase in positive affect on a five-point scale, the rate of heart disease dropped by 22 percent. 1
And sleep is just as important as managing stress. Are you getting enough sleep? As an Adult you should be getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. (Which I know is basically impossible for all those parents with tiny babies – but you get the point). We should be striving for at least this much sleep. If you struggle with resting try using doTERRA’s natural sleep-aids called Serenity Restful Complex. I take two caps every night and I sleep all night through. I also diffuse a restful blend like Serenity or Lavender.
Dr. Hill Recommends Serenity Caps every night and using Balance topically every morning for stress management.
We are exposed to crap in the air, in our food, in our laundry detergents, etc etc every single day of our lives. We need to help our body rid of all the toxins. Drink a citrus oil in your water every day and throughout the day. My favorite oil in my water is Wild Orange, my husband’s favorite is Lime. You can also try Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, OnGuard, or Tangerine!
Make sure that you use a glass or stainless steel water bottle though!!!!
But we also need to STOP THE POISON…
This means we need to stop exposing ourselves to the crap as well. Switch out your toxic cleaners, filter your water, cover your mattresses, eat organic foods, and more. Check out my new EBook/course that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of the toxins in your life.
The last and tip top point of the Health Pyramid is Self Care. When we have every day health issues, instead of running to the doctor. We practice practical self-care. We treat head tension with peppermint. We support a woman through her cycle with ClaryCalm and Phytoestrogens. We help with immune support and against seasonal threats all from home with our essential oils.
Dr. Hill’s Daily Routine Quick Guide
- Apply 2-3 drops of Balance to the bottom of feet when you wake
- Frankincense under the tongue.
- Take 1 PB Assist (probiotics) with breakfast
- Life Long Vitality and Terrazyme with Morning Meal
- Diffuse or apply favorite oil for mood and stress management.
- Take Life Long Vitality and Terrazyme with afternoon meal.
- Use Citrus oil in water throughout the day.
- Take Life Long Vitality (unless you’ve taken a full dose by this point) and Terrazyme with evening meal.
- Diffuse OnGuard or take a capsule.
- Diffuse Favorite oil for Relaxation.
- Take two Serenity softgels 30 minutes before sleep.
- Apply Serenity or Cedarwood to bottom of the feet.
doTERRA Essential Oils
I recommend only one brand of essential oils. Please do not use these tips if you are going to go out and buy the cheapest brands that you can find. When it comes to essential oils, you get what you pay for. There’s hardly any regulation on the essential oil market so you have to do your due diligence when purchasing oils. After research, I fell on doTERRA. DoTERRA holds themself to the highest purity and safety standards on the market -plus they hold themselves to fair trade and sustainability practices.
Interested in learning more about the collagen. Is there a vegan alternative?
Hey Gail! I do not believe that Vital Proteins has a vegan alternative. And honestly, I don’t have experience finding good vegan products. I wish I could point you in the right direction!
I am interested in the idea of using the oils under the tongue as you prescribe for Frankincense…..how exactly do you suggest that’s done?. Directly from the dispenser?
Hey Karen! I just tilt my head, lift my tongue, and drop a few drops directly from the dispenser!