August 19, 2018

Hello Branch Tribe,

Here at Branch we love using essential oils, from our misters, diffuser, cleaning products and the ribbons on our bags. We're big believers in the benefits of quality, all natural essential oils and especially love using the doTerra brand!

We decided to share a bit about the doTerra company and our TOP THREE back-to-school/work oils to help you create a focused, relaxed and healthy space for you and your family this year.


doTerra was founded in 2008 and was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”  How perfect is that!

The doTerra team has grown since its initial inception, but the mission remains the same—to provide essential oils that appeal to everyone from the novice to the expert, and that can be used safely on your loved ones.

doTerra says:

"Think of oils as you would a dietary supplement; when you use supplements you are doing so to give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly. While there are differences from person to person in usage preference, it is generally accepted that using the oils consistently is important to getting your desired results." - From doTerra's Why You Should Use Essential Oils Daily 

We love the vission of this amazing company and are proud to be a part of the mission!

Top Three Back-to-School/Work Oils

1. Peppermint

The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. This minty, fresh herb is well known for its ability to help create energy and focus.

Ways to Use Peppermint Oil:

  • Add a drop of peppermint oil to your water bottle for a refreshing treat to keep you going all day and also aid in digestion.
  • Diffuse during a test, homework or meeting to help focus as peppermint triggers brain capacity.
  • Diffuse after lunch to wake up with it's excellent energy increasing properties.

2. Lavender

Lavender is an ancient herb the Romans and Egyptians would use as perfume, bathing and cooking. The versatile properties of lavender oil make it a doTERRA favorite and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.

It has calming and relaxing properties that help to ease feelings of tension, promote restful sleep and more!

Ways to Use Lavender Oil:

  • Diffuse during nap time to create a calm environment.
  • Apply to glue gun burns or paper cuts to help soothe and heal.
  • Add a few drops to bath water to relieve tension with the relaxing benefits of this tranquil oil.
  • Add a few drops to your pillow/bedding to help have a restful sleep. Apply it to the bottoms of feet as a part of a relaxing bedtime ritual.   

3. Tea Tree

Melaleuca oil, or tea tree oil, is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca shrubs or trees, which have a strong aroma when rubbed. The Bundjalung Aboriginal people from the coast of New South Wales would apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect.

It possesses over 92 different compounds and, as such, possesses almost endless ways it can be used for wellness. It's a powerful cleanser and immune system support!

Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil:

  • Add 10-15 drops to shampoo to keep hair and scalp fresh and clean. Use as a hair treatment and rinse to treat head lice.
  • Diffuse to purify and freshen the air.
  • Add 10-15 drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces. This mixture will cleanse and purify your space to help protect immune systems with an herbaceous, green scent.

These three essential oils are a few of our favourite ones to use everyday. They cover a lot of bases and can help create the perfect environment to thrive!

  • Peppermint can help with energy and focus.
  • Lavender can create a calm and relaxing environment.
  • Tea Tree can help cleanse the space and protect immune systems.

We carry a limited selection of doTerra oils in store and online, including the three we talked about in this blog. Or you can order your own quality oils for you and your family by joining the doTerra team. It's quick + easy to join, they have a great selection of oils and you'll benefit from all the amazing perks of being a part of the team!

If you have any questions or suggestions on how to use these 3 amazing oils for back to school/work let us know in the comments. We love hearing from you!

The Branch Crew


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