My gateway essential oil.

   How I use my favorite essential oil daily.

The more I talk to essential oil users the more I find out that almost everyone has one specific oil that made them fall in love with essential oils in general. Their own gateway oil, if you will. For me is was an essential oil blend consisting of Ginger, Rhizome/Root, Peppermint Plant, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Anise Seed, Taragon Plant and Fennel Seed essential oils. It is doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend known as DigestZen.

doTERRA’s DigestZen

I have struggled with stomach issues as long as I can remember. About six years ago I completely cut gluten out of my life and noticed a huge difference. When I do have the occassional gluten attack it helps by easing the feeling of queasiness and reducing bloating and gas. If I over indulge at family functions it’s nice to have on hand to promote digestion.

The first day I tried DigestZen I knew I had hit the jackpot. I remember sitting at my favorite Thai restaurant at the time. My sister in law told me to put a few drops in my water. That concept in general was so foreign to me! Ingesting essential oils?! How crazy!! Luckily I followed her advice because the result for me was such a relief. DigestZen is an oil that I would definetly recommend if you have stomach issues like me!

My first experience with doTERRA had such an impact on me it opened up a gateway to trying other oils. One of those is another blend called On Guard. This is doTERRA’s protective blend and it is a mixture of Wild Orangepeel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark/Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. I immediately fell in love with the warm spicy aroma and diffuse it often, especially in the fall and winter months.

doTERRA’s On Guard oil blend and softgels.

Not only does On Guard smell amazing but while diffused it cleanses the air. If I’m feeling in the mood for a hot beverage, I simply add a few drops to a cup of hot water to enjoy the spicy-sweet flavor. This supports my body’s natural antioxidant defenses and immune system function. I also add this blend to water for an all-purpose cleaner.  There’s a certain comfort that comes with knowing that it’s a holistic approach to protect against environmental threats.

Diluting this oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying topically is one of the most common ways I use this oil. I especially take advantage of this method to support healthy respiratory function. I became so obsessed with this oil blend that I also purchased the On Guard Softgels. My husband wasn’t so fond of the taste of the On Guard essential oil blend so he started taking the Softgels before bed every night, especially before big work functions and the birth of our son. It’s more convenient for him as well because he can keep the container in his truck and take them on the go.

doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil

I never would have tried On Guard if it wasn’t for my sister in law (Thank you!!!) introducing me to my gateway oil DigestZen. Just today I gave myself a tummy massage with FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil) and my trusty digestive blend DigestZen. Next time you’re planning a big family dinner, consider getting some! You’ll thank me later!



I am a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate who receives Bonuses and commissions from the Company.

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