Archives: Functies

Emotions and essential oils

Our emotional health can directly affect how the rest of our body feels and functions. When we get into emotional stress it lowers our overall quality of life and how we feel from day to day. Emotional health affects how we make decisions, how we interact with others, and how we react to events in daily life. Things like stress, anxious feelings, changes in the weather, and a host of troubling (but common) emotions can negatively affect our mood. No matter what affects us, it’s important to find tools and ‘coping’ methods to counter negative emotions – otherwise it can seriously impact our quality of life.

Nervous System

The nervous system is the communication channel of your body. The nerves send and receive messages that allow you to think, feel, process sensory information and control movement. The nervous system is also responsible for emotions. Learning to balance negative emotions can help balance the nervous system. Essential oils can help calm the body, generate a positive mood and support a healthy nervous system.


The functioning of the reproductive system can be affected by stress, toxins and lifestyle factors. Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years to help deal with the effects of hormonal imbalance, support mood and encourage feelings of love and romance.

Muscles and bones

The musculoskeletal system consists of the muscles, bones and connective tissue in your body. It supports the body and makes movement possible. You can support the health of your musculoskeletal system and soothe muscle and joint discomfort with the use of selected essential oils and targeted nutritional supplements.

Skin and Hair

The integumentary system consists of the hair, skin, nails and exocrine glands. Your skin protects you from harmful elements in the environment, and it can be negatively affected by toxins, artificial fragrances, environmental pollution and other irritants. When you take good care of your skin, hair and nails they appear healthier, smoother and more beautiful. To keep your skin clean and healthy, you can use essential oils like Melaleuca and doTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Soap and natural skin and hair care products from doTERRA.

Immune system

The immune system helps the body stay healthy. It consists of tissues, cells and small organs that produce white blood cells. Without a healthy immune system, you cannot defend yourself against potential threats from the environment. Essential oils and dietary supplements can boost your immune system.* doTERRA On Guard® can be an excellent line of defense. Used on a daily basis, it can help keep your immune system strong and healthy.


The endocrine system produces hormones that regulate hunger, sleep, anxiety, and other daily experiences. Excessive stress can burden the endocrine system. Several essential oils can support the health of the endocrine system, including Clary Sage, Fennel, Rose and Melissa.


The circulatory system is one of the many body systems your body has that helps you function properly and stay healthy. The circulatory system consists of your heart, blood and blood vessels. Its main job is to carry oxygen throughout the body to the cells and to carry waste products from the cells out of the body. For your circulatory system to function properly, it is important to keep your heart healthy and maintain a healthy blood pressure.


The respiratory system is responsible for your breathing and consists of the lungs, airways and trachea. Every breath is used by your body to carry oxygen to your cells, to help them grow, reproduce and perform their various functions. Essential oils like Peppermint have been used for hundreds of years to support healthy breathing.


The digestive system breaks down food and absorbs nutrients which are then absorbed into the blood. Digestion allows your body to get the nutrients and energy it needs to keep you healthy, happy and strong. Various essential oils and dietary supplements can help support healthy digestion and relieve occasional discomfort.*