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May 7, 2010
d?TERRA® Oil Blend Featured on National TV Show

People aren’t the only ones who benefit from the therapeutic benefits of CPTG® essential oils—pets do too! In a recent episode of Dog Whisperer, renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan showed viewers how d?TERRA’s Serenity Calming Blend could be used to help animals relax and overcome fears. The Dog Whisperer, an Emmy Award-nominated television show on the National Geographic Channel, is in its sixth season, is broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide, and has an estimated audience of 11 million American viewers each week.

To view the video of Cesar using Serenity Calming Blend on an
Australian Kelpie Cross, visit:

November 11, 2009
Report Warns Against Overuse of Household Disinfectants and Suggests Essential Oils as Alternatives

(ConsumerAffairs.com author: Lisa Wade McCormick) The report by Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) -- titled “Disinfectant Overkill: How Too Clean May Be Hazardous to Our Health” -- cites more than 40 scientific studies that illustrate the health risks associated with chemicals found in kitchen cleaners, handy wipes, and other common cleaning products.

WVE’s report also outlines several “green” alternatives to cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals, including the essential oils of thyme, rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, and oregano.

Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/11/disinfectants.html#ixzz0XECFFC0S

June 4, 2009
dōTERRA™ Essential Oils in the News

On the May 4, 2009, episode of Fox 13's morning show, Michelle Howard, Spa Director at the Zermatt, promoted the use of d?TERRA essential oils. Michelle shared several spa treatment recipes using d?TERRA essential oils that make perfect pampering gifts for Mother's Day. To view the news video, click here. For the Zermatt's spa recipes using d?TERRA essential oils, please visit our blog.

March 19, 2009
Frankincense, Gift From 3 Wise Men, May Treat Bladder Cancer

Turns out frankincense, an aromatic tree oil burned as incense and used frequently in Christian church services, may be helpful in treating bladder cancer, a study finds.

Scientists tested an enriched extract of frankincense — believed to be one of the gifts presented to baby Jesus from the three wise men — on human bladder cancer cells and normal bladder cells in laboratory experiments, according to a study published this month in the British Medical Council journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

The oil suppressed cancer growth and activated the mechanisms that worked to kill the cancerous cells, according to researchers from the University of Oklahoma, French news agency Agence France-Presse reports.

"Frankincense oil may represent an inexpensive alternative therapy for patients currently suffering from bladder cancer," lead researcher Doctor Hsueh-Kung Lin told AFP.


September 25, 2008
Lavender in the News

A recent article at (star-telegram.com)reported that in a recent study at the Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, 14 intensive care nurses who worked 12 hour shifts rubbed essential oils on their forearms and were then asked to rate their stress levels. Half were given a true lavender and clary sage essential oil, while the other half were given a placebo oil made from almond oil. More than half of the nurses using the lavender essential oil reported a decrease in perceived stress. The article emphasizes the importance of using a pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil that has not been diluted or spiked with chemical fillers.*

Lavender was also mentioned at (chron.com), in a reference to a study reporting just five minutes of exposure to a mild lavender scent helps curb the release of cortisol, a stress hormone that can trigger inflammation and lead to premature aging. Other studies are reported to demonstrate lavender's support in fighting insomnia and working as a calming agent. Lavender also has antiseptic properties and can be used to calm headaches when rubbed onto the temples.* (But you already knew that, didn't you?)

* dōTERRA products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Although dōTERRA welcomes submissions of personal product testimonials by individuals, no compensation is provided for submissions. Product testimonials reflect personal experience with dōTERRA products. Individual results may vary.

September 5, 2008
New dōTERRA Typography Standards

In an effort to create brand equity through the consistent use of our name and logo, we will no longer use the upper-case "dōTERRA" version of our company name in typewritten content. Instead, we will only use a lower-case lead letter "d" and "ō" and upper case "TERRA" to more closely mimic the typography of our logo mark, "dōTERRA."

The only exception to this typography standard will be the use of an "o" without a top line for non-HTML viewing of e-mails. We ask for your patience as we make these updates to existing company materials, and we encourage you to follow this standard in your future communications that include our company name, dōTERRA.

(To insert the top line above the "o" in Microsoft Word, go to Insert, then Symbol, find the appropriate character on the pop-up palette, and then press Insert. The "ō" character is available in common san-serif fonts such as Arial or Franklin Gothic and is also available in Times Roman. You can also set up an automatic replace function in Microsoft Word using the AutoCorrect Option in the Spelling & Grammar tool.)

August 15, 2008
dōTERRA Launch Celebration rapidly approaching

Join us on October 17 and 18 for two days of intensive essential oil training from industry and wellness experts. We will be introducing our new line of Lifelong Wellness nutritionals and other new essential oil products at the event so you won't want to miss it! We will also celebrate our official company launch with friends and associates of our rapidly expanding dōTERRA family.

dōTERRA recently held an exciting conference call with company executives. Important details pertaining to the upcoming Launch Celebration & Training Conference 2008 were discussed. A recorded version of the call is available for those who missed it:

Playback Number: (712) 432-1282
Access Code: 561359#

July 29, 2008
MJ Assist™, FM Assist™, and Spa Therapy Bath Salts Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of our first two products in our Health Assist™ targeted wellness line, MJ Assist™ and FM Assist™, two all-natural dietary supplements formulated with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. We would also like to announce the availability of our first product offering in our dōTERRA Spa line, Spa Therapy Bath Salts, a custom blend of therapeutic bath salts from around the world that provide a soothing and detoxifying medium for using dōTERRA essential oils in therapeutic bathing.

July 11, 2008
Losing fat with fragrance

In a world where thin is in, everyone longs to lose weight. Whether the problem is hereditary or a consequence of bad eating habits, it is essential that you don't ignore weight gain or take it lightly because it could lead to fatal diseases later in life. Click here to read full article

How your home smells is as important as how your home looks
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils can make your home feel both cleaner and cozier. The aroma can also imply a cultural influence and the use of essential oils can disinfect and even keep pests such as ants and spiders at bay.
Read this article

June 20, 2008
dōTERRA Announces Insect Repellent Blend

dōTERRA is proud to announce the forthcoming launch of TerraShield™
Repellent Blend.

As reported recently in HealthNewsDigest--"DEET is commonly known as the king of mosquito repellents, though not everyone is keen to slather it on their skin. A study conducted in the late 1980s on Everglades National Park employees to determine the effects of DEET found that a full one-quarter of the subjects studied experienced negative health effects that they blamed on exposure to the chemical. Effects included rashes, skin irritation, numb or burning lips, nausea, headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Duke University pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia, in studies on rats, found that frequent and prolonged DEET exposure led to diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes, and concluded that humans should stay away from products containing it."

dōTERRA's "TerraShield" Repellent Blend includes only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is derived from eucalyptus leaves and is the only plant-based active ingredient for insect repellents approved by the CDC, is one of the oils found in this new blend. This new blend of oils will be up to 10 times more effective than DEET.

May, 2008 FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News)
Essential Oils Now Used In Mainstream Medicine

The healing powers of essential oils have been known for centuries. Now a Fort Worth hospital is the first in North Texas to take those powers to a clinical level. Read this article

April 03, 2008
How Aromatherapy is Beneficial for Health
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical wellbeing. Aroma therapists blend therapeutic essential oils especially for each individual and suggest methods of use such as topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate the desired responses. Read this article1

March 25, 2008
Essential Tips for Aromatherapy

Don't buy perfume oils thinking they are the same thing as essential oils. Perfume oils do not offer the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Even if you only intend on using aromatherapy in your lifestyle for the sheer enjoyment of the aroma, essential oils that are breathed in can offer therapeutic benefits. These benefits do not occur with the use of perfume oils. Read this article

March 13,2008
Citrus essential oils could be antimicrobials for food
Citrus oils - particularly those already used as flavourings - could be an ideal alternative to chemical-based antimicrobials for food applications, says a new paper. Read this article