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Essential Oils- A Great Stocking Stuffer!

If you've been in our clinic lately, you know we love to diffuse essential oils to help promote natural health and wellness. Restorative Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are now keeping a larger stock of some of our favorite doTERRA Essential Oils in the clinic for you to purchase. Here, learn about our six favorite essential oils and why they make the perfect stocking stuffers.

Serenity- calming doTERRA blend

Serenity essential oil is known for its relaxing properties, and it is therefore an ideal gift for someone who could benefit from some stress reduction. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to help reduce worry from life’s daily stressors, or diffuse at night to help quiet a restless baby or child. The addition of Cedarwood, Ho Wood, and Vetiver essential oils gives dōTERRA Serenity a grounding aroma that calms the mind and soothes the senses.

On Guard - protective doTERRA blend

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support. As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf. These essential oils are known for their positive effects on the immune system. doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and up-lifting. Every time we diffuse this oil in our office everyone says it smells just like Christmas!


Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function. Put peppermint essential oil in the stocking of someone who could use an invigorating boost this holiday season. This oil is said to increase alertness, and science backs up this claim. In a study in a 2005 edition of the International Journal of Psychophysiology, one group of subjects was exposed to peppermint oil, whereas a control group was not exposed to the peppermint scent, while sitting in a dark room for 11 minutes. Study results showed that both the peppermint oil group and the control group experienced an increase in sleepiness while sitting in the dark, but this effect was greatly reduced in the group exposed to peppermint oil.


Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood. Check out this great DIY for a natural bathroom cleaner using Lemon!


Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times. Give the gift of relaxation to a loved who has been experiencing significant stressors, and stuff her stocking with Lavender oil.

PastTense -doTERRA tension blend

PastTense is a distinctive blend of essential oils known to help provide grounding and balanced emotions. Known for their soothing effects on both the mind and body, the essential oils in PastTense quickly promote feelings of relaxation and calm emotions. PastTense comes in a convenient 10mL roll-on for easy application when at work, school, or home. Simply apply to the neck, shoulders, or behind the ears to help calm emotions while breathing in the cooling, distinctive aroma of PastTense. This essential oil is definitely our Physical Therapists' favorite blend to use on a daily basis.

For friends and family members with other needs, there are clearly a variety of essential oils that can make the perfect gift. Pick one of the essential oils discussed here to be used as a stocking stuffer, or purchase multiple essential oils and put them together as a therapeutic gift basket. Whatever method you choose, essential oils truly do offer something for everyone during the holiday season.

**Disclosure: We are NOT providing medical advice. Always consult your physician for medical treatment. The advice shared in this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.**



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