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DR. DAVID K. HILL, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
An industry expert on wellness and essential oils, Dr. Hill is the chairman of the do-TERRA Scientific Advisory Board.
Is it safe to use essential oils during
needs. Although models of use may vary, I have found that consistency
of application to be the most effective. I recommend using essential
oils in smaller amounts and more frequently throughout the day rather
than sporadically in large amounts. Consistency of use will help provide
a sustained effect that allows for maximized benefit.
A great benefit of essential oils is that they are safe and effective throughout
every phase of life, including pregnancy. Due to the mild, non-irritating
nature of many essential oils, they can be used confidently during this time.
An important consideration throughout pregnancy is supporting healthy
function of the entire body. Frankincense supports cellular function and, in
turn, improves overall health.* I have found Ginger, Peppermint, Lavender,
and citrus oils can aid in the relief of pregnancy-related issues such as
nausea, emotional imbalance, and other common discomforts.* It’s also
important to remember that during pregnancy many women are especially
sensitive. Adapting quantity, application methods, or dilution ratios may
be necessary to accommodate these heightened sensitivities.
What is the difference between the
Zendocrine oil and the Zendocrine
The body’s natural detoxification organs are an essential element of
health—specifically the liver, colon, kidneys, and skin. Both the Zendocrine
Detoxification Complex and essential oil blend should be used in
conjunction to provide a balanced, comprehensive system of organ
support.* The Zendocrine supplement includes a blend of whole-food
nutrition specifically targeted for each of the major cleansing organs.
The Zendocrine essential oil blend contains Tangerine, Juniper Berry,
Cilantro, Geranium, and Rosemary essential oils. Together, these oils
help reduce oxidative stress, support proper cleansing, and stimulate
detoxification activity.* Although the products can be used individually,
we recommend using them together as part of a comprehensive program
of support. I recommend using two capsules daily, one with each the
morning and evening meals. The Zendocrine softgels make for convenient
internal use of the essential oil blend.
How do I determine the appropriate
dose of an essential oil?
For many, the value of essential oils is understood and validated through
personal use. It may not be a question of which oil to use, but rather,
determining how and how much to use. The three primary methods of
use include aromatic, topical, and internal application, all of which have
documented benefit. Individual preference and experience will help you
select the most appropriate application method to meet your personal
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