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Cure a Sinus Infection for $4.01

By far, the best part of working for doTERRA is having the privilege to witness results and hear testimonials from customers.  Today, I have a quick story to share about one of our team members.  Danae is an IPC with our team here in San Diego.  She is a great friend, and an amazing healer with a rich history using Essentials Oils to treat most every ailment that her family encounters.  When she was at my house a couple weeks ago, she mentioned that she was struggling to find a solution for her 13 year old daughter's very painful sinus infection.

Because of doTERRA's commitment to purity, most of their essential oils can be taken internally.  In the world of essential oils, this is almost unheard of.  Unless you are using Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade, you should never ingest essential oils.  As a last resort before heading to the doctor, Danae tried using her essential oils internally, in capsules.  She knew of a recipe that called for 12 drops OnGuard, 6 drops Oregano, and 2 drops Frankincense, placed in an empty veggie capsule, and swallowed.  Since her daughter is only 13, Danae (who has an amazing intuition for healing), cut the recipe in half - 6/3/1.  After only 3 doses, the pain she has been enduring for two weeks was GONE!  Her daughter said, "Mommy, why didn't we do this last week!"

One important lesson I learned from this story is to TRUST your intuition, and be flexible in trying different applications until you find what works best for you.  These oils are such an empowering tool and blessing to have; They truly are a "Gift of the Earth." (doTERRA translated from Latin means "gift of the earth").
Again, here is what she did:

(Placed in Veggie Capsule, repeated until symptoms were gone)

Just for fun, let's compare the cost of Danae's method vs. a typical doctor's visit:
The average cost of a doctor's visit is $50-125
Common Antibiotic for sinus infection, Z Pack (Zithromax), $73.99 (drugstore.com)
3 Doses of above recipe (#of doses could likely vary):
18 Drops of OnGuard:  $2.30
9 Drops of Oregano: 87 cents
3 Drops of Frankincense: 84 cents

 Having the tools to heal your child: PRICELESS!

Disclaimer: I am not a physician, just an empowered mom.  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatments for a specific health condition.  Please see a qualified health care provider for medical treatment, if necessary.


  1. This is beautiful! Especially since I have a dear friend who, because he and his family believe in conventional medicine; just spent $350.00 to have his daughter treated for shingles! As of today...nothing that has been prescribed has helped! While it is a different ailment, it is the same premise and Sharla's estimated costs are definitely not inflated!

  2. How often did she take the recipe in capsules? Twice a day? Three times a day? Once a day?

  3. How often did she take capsules?

  4. Yes, every 4 hours. Sorry for the lack of response. We've moved our site to www.iheartessentialoils.com. Check us out there :-)