The 5 Best DoTERRA Essential Oils To Get You Through Winter


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Guest post by Amber Lestrange

Essential Oil Consultant (and good friend of mine) Amber Lestrange shares her winter survival guide with us featuring these 5 DoTERRA essential oils:

  • On Guard
  • Wild Orange
  • Wintergreen
  • Lavender
  • Ginger

Please note: DoTERRA oils are three grade tested, Certified, pure, therapeutic grade (quality that exceeds organic) therefore SOME may be suitable for ingestion. Please do not attempt to ingest other brands of oils as the quality may not support this.


1. On Guard 

This blend of Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary and Eucalyptus has been designed to kill harmful bacteria, mold and viruses. It is the ideal Immune defense potion for the cold months of winter. Cold and flu’s will find it very difficult to get past ‘On Gaurds’ properties of:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti antibacterial
  • Anti fungal
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiviral
  • Anti parasitic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immune stimulant
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiviral

This oil can be used as 2-3 drops in a vegetable capsule and swallow like a vitamin.

Diffuse in an oil burner/ aromatic diffuser periodically for 20-25 mins to help protect the body from the onset of flu’s, colds and viruses.

Gargle the oil with water to kill germs in the throat

Massage throat (stimulates immune system), stomach, under the arms (stimulate lymphatic system) or bottoms of feet for skin to absorb readily in to the blood stream. Dilute one drop in 15 drops of coconut oil.


2. Wild Orange

This is a calming and uplifting oil, helpful to beat to blues and gloom’s winter may bring on. It assists the digestive system, immune systems, skin and ones emotional balance.

It may also help with insomnia and nervousness.

Its properties include:

  • Anticancer
  • Antidepressant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Digestive
  • Sedative
  • Tonic

This is my favorite oils to infuse my daily water intake with and add to smoothies for a delicious and invigorating flavor.

A few drops in an oil burner/aromatic diffuser will fill the room, mind and body with its uplifting properties.

Topically applied (no dilution needed) to the reflex points, or points of concern, for instant absorption.


3. Wintergreen

This oil is perfect to help battle the bodies aches and pains that may follow with Winter. It has a strong aroma and this sent/flavor has been synthetically replicated and used in root beer, toothpaste and chewing gum. This oil also elevates, opens and increases awareness in the sensory system.

Its primary uses are:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Bone pain
  • Cartilage injury
  • Dandruff
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscular Development
  • Muscle tone

Enjoy this oil topically, in a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil and apply to reflex points or area of concern.

Wintergreen may also be used in a diffuser

Note: Avoid when pregnant


4. Lavender

This is an all time favourite oil that people have turned to for centuries for its soothing and healing properties. In my opinion, nothing beats a long warm bath with lavender oil (in a carrier oil) during Winter nights.

The list is too long to mention all its properties so i will say but a few. Lavender will keep your skin hydrated and healthy in months when cracking and drying out could be an issue.

Its main medicinal property is balancing the body and working wherever there is a need.

It works on the cardiovascular system, emotional balance, nervous system and skin.

It is known to help with the following:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Flatulence
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Mouth abscesses
  • Thrush
  • Anxiety
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold sores
  • Gallstones
  • Reliving headaches
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Hives
  • Insect bites
  • Mental clarity
  • Skin conditions
  • Throat infections

It can be applied directly to the skin or with a carrier oil if one wishes to spread it thin. Diffused aromatically and also a drop in a teaspoon full of honey for ingestion. I cook lavender, adding a drop or two to chocolate recipes.


5. Ginger

A cup of warm water and a drop of Ginger Essential Oil makes for a warming digestive aid and immune supporting tea.

Help your digestive system move those heavier meals through with this oil. This is also a great oil tocook with. Add to a stir fry,cooked fish or salad dressings to enjoy taking your medicine even more!

Aromatically diffused, this oil may help influence physical energy, love. money and courage.

Its main properties are:

  • Antiseptic
  • Laxative
  • Stimulent
  • Tonic
  • Warming


You can purchase these oils here.

What are your fav essential oils you use?