A while back, I received a phone call from my aunt informing me that a family friend was in a bad car accident and had wanted to use oils in their hospital room. The hospital had told them no! It made me realize that this situation probably happens more often than I would like to believe… so I decided to list a few of my post-discharge suggestions that can help support physical and mental recovery!

For Pain: 

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex –  This dietary supplement is designed to help promote healthy mobility and function along with soothing throughout the entire body. Among the many ingredients it is infused with, turmeric which is known by experts for its role in restoring overworked muscles and joints, frankincense, green tea, ginger, pomegranate, and grape seed. This is my go-to for aches and discomfort.

Deep Blue Rub – Deep Blue essential oil blend in cream form! This is essential to keep in your bathroom cabinet or gym bag. Along with being an excellent moisturizer for the skin, it is also recommended by doTERRA advocate massage therapists and sports practitioners. This will provide a warming and cooling sensation to target areas such as sore, achy muscles.

For Bones: 

Siberian fir – Similar to Deep Blue, Siberian Fir is also widely known for its restorative and comforting properties. The Siberian Fir tree is native to Russia and Canada, and the essential oil derived from it has a very unique chemical composition. This composition is mostly bornyl acetate which provides a majority of the health benefits. Also good to use for minor skin irritations.

For Sleep:

Lavender – Probably what this oil is best known for and one of the most commonly used around the world. Diffuse at bedtime or add a few drops to blankets, pillows, bedding, or bottoms of your feet. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can combine the essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spray to cleanse the air. In addition, you can add a few drops to water or other drinks to calm tension, stress, and anxiety.

Serenity – Guess what key ingredient is used in this blend… Lavender!!! This warm, herbal aroma combines the benefits of Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Vanilla Bean, and Hawaiian Sandalwood to be the perfect essential oil cocktail for a relaxing and restful environment.

Petitgrain – Also known as “manly lavender” is a great option for those who don’t love lavender or lavender blends but want the calming benefits.

For Scars:

Frankincense touch (diluted) – Frankincense essential oil, diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil and added to a roller bottle, making it convenient and easy to use for applying to scars. Frankincense is known for its countless health benefits and healing properties, which include rejuvenating the skin and reducing the appearance of skin imperfections.

Immortelle (diluted) – This roller bottle contains a powerful blend of rare oils (yes, including Frankincense!!!) that give off a spicy, woody scent. This combination was hand selected by essential oil experts to sustain anti-aging, smooth, and radiant skin. Not only in appearance, but in nourishment as well!

Correct X – One of my MUST-HAVES, Correct X is a multi-purpose, natural ointment that helps enhance the natural process of skin returning to a healthy state after being distressed. Containing an impressive number of natural ingredients and extracts, this provides a moisture barrier while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin. Plus as a bonus, it’s petroleum-free and preservative-free!!

For Immunity:

OnGuard – Another one of my favorites and essential to have as you restore your health. This contains some of doTERRA’s most powerful healing oils and is known for its cleansing properties, both in your body as well as your environment! Along with immunity, it will aid in healthy respiratory function, healthy circulation, and supporting your antioxidant defenses.

OnGuard hand sanitizer – OnGuard blend in a sanitizing mist form! Perfect for spraying on surfaces around your home to keep clean and prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. (It kills 99.9%!) And it’s perfectly safe to use on the skin as well.

For Respiration:

Breathe – The minty aroma contains Peppermint, Laurel, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, and Ravintsara that work together to soothe your senses. You can also apply topically to your chest, back, or bottoms of your feet.

doTERRA Breathe Respiratory Blend is a great choice to diffuse if you’re looking to promote easy breathing and clear airways! Click To Tweet

For Mood Support:

Citrus Bliss – Being on bed rest after a major injury is not always easy, let alone getting back up and moving again. Citrusy smells are known for their effects in the brain for improving and uplifting your mood. It’s refreshing and energizing properties are designed to aid in reducing stress. Diffuse, apply topically to skin, or combine with water in a spray bottle.

Cheer – Another blend designed specifically to reduce feelings of sadness and fatigue. It can be hard to stay positive and optimistic during recovery. Cheer combines a blend of citrus and spice to provide a powerful boost during these times of despair. It’s sunshiney, fresh aroma will brighten any moment of your day!

Balance – Balance Grounding blend promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to your body, mind, and soul. One of the many sweet, airy scented ingredients is Spruce Leaf, which was historically used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons. This blend will help balance your emotions and provide a sense of overall relaxation and well-being.