December 18, 2015

Essentially Obsessed: 8 Essential Oils Beyond Aromatherapy


The Obsession

Discovering an underlying obsession is a little bit like finding out you have a hidden talent. It’s exciting, revealing, and can spark passion and curiosity. I recently discovered that I am obsessed with essential oils.

The Benefits of Essential Oils

When I think of health and wellness, it encompasses so much more than food and fitness. We all struggle to maintain balance this time of year, and often find ourselves stressed out or on edge.

I remember seeing pictures of essential oils on Instagram and didn’t really understand what they were all about. I knew that they could be calming and soothing, and that I could diffuse them in my house for aromatherapy. I purchased some here and there, starting with the “beginner oils” like Lavender, Peppermint, and Lemon. I used Lavender to help me sleep, Peppermint for headaches, and Lemon in my morning cup of water. I became a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate about 6 months ago, purely because I wanted to receive 25% off the retail prices.

I soon realized that essential oils were great for a wide range of applications. Not only could they be diffused, but you could apply them topically, and even ingest them internally as dietary supplements. I found oils that were great for travel. Some calmed me down when I was feeling stressed. Others smelled good and just made me happy.

My collection has grown over time, and my favorite oils extend far beyond aromatherapy. I now use them as part of my health and wellness regimen on a daily basis.

The Must-Have List

Here are 8 essential oil products (by dōTERRA) that I absolutely love. You can find them in the Wellness Section of the Pretty Pretty Pineapple Shop here. Each link will take you to my dōTERRA landing page. Just click Shop to search by product name.

DigestZen Oil

If you ever get an upset stomach or have food sensitivities, this one’s for you! DigestZen supports healthy digestive function and restores normal balance in the digestive system. I rub it on my stomach to bring soothing relief when I have indigestion!

DigestZen Soft Gels

This is the convenient way to reap the benefits of the DigestZen oil blend. It’s the same oil, packed in a dissolvable, vegetarian softgel. I carry it with me when I travel or eat rich, heavy foods because it provides soothing digestive release for stomach discomfort.

PB Assist+

I insist on taking a probiotic every morning to support healthy digestive functions and immunities. This one drives down the number of harmful bacteria in your stomach and boosts the body’s immune system! Plus, I don’t like yogurt 😉

Slim & Sassy Soft Gels

Slim & Sassy is an essential oil blend that promotes weight loss in a healthy, natural way! It helps manage appetite and hunger throughout the day, while boosting metabolism and promoting a positive mood! It includes a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils.

Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo

I am obsessed with this shampoo! First off, the combination of wild orange and lime smells amazing! Secondly, it is color-safe and lathers gently to remove any impurities or product left on my scalp throughout the day (which is great if you sweat a lot when you work out). Most importantly, it leaves my hair feeling salon-soft and beautiful.

Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner

This salon professional formula smooths hair and provides anti-static relief that keeps me looking polished all day long! It smells like peppermint and is lightweight, but still gets out all the tangles!

Salon Essentials Root to Tip Serum

Ladies, this hair serum is a must! It is powerful and lightweight, and perfect for extended protection without weighing it down or making it greasy. I use it before I blow dry, and it keeps my hair smelling fresh like lavender and peppermint, even after a hot, sweaty vinyasa yoga session!

Deep Blue Rub

Deep Blue needs to be in every gym bag, bathroom cabinet, or first aid kit! It is the choice blend for massage therapists and sports practitioners. When my muscles are sore and tired, nothing is better than the relief of hot and cold combined! It is shown here as part of the dōTERRA Athlete’s Kit, which comes with Breathe, On Guard, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint.


You certainly don’t have to run out and order these all at once, but I promise you will love whichever one you try! Feel free to leave comments or questions below, and I’ll do my best to answer. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite oils (or oil products) are, too!