Grown by family farmers in Southern India, Lemongrass produces a smoky, citrus essential oil that offers a variety of benefits to the user. For years, Lemongrass has been used in Asian cuisine for soups, teas, and curries. Lemongrass is also purifying and toning, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits.
A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Native to South East Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavour. dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG™ testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.
Newly sourced from Madagascar, dōTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples.
Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of dōTERRA's top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and energizing properties.
Long used to flavour food and for its internal health benefits, Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 14 meters high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, only one drop is needed for internal benefits. Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spice to desserts, entrees, and hot drinks.
As a key botanical of the traditional Ayurvedic health practices of India, turmeric root and turmeric essential oil have a long history that has inspired modern uses of turmeric today. Steam distilled from the turmeric root, Turmeric essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone. These components make Turmeric essential oil a staple in your daily health routine. Turmeric is beneficial internally for helping to support the immune system’s natural functions. As well, Turmeric can help to promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. This essential oil also acts as a great burst of flavour to your favourite savoury meals.
Spearmint Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use topically on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings.
Peppermint The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. The plant’s first recorded appearance dates back to 1000 BC when dried peppermint leaves were found entombed in ancient Egyptian pyramids. Throughout time, this herb has been valued as a multi-purpose plant and an essential oil whose components are now used by culinary and health industries around the world. It’s not surprising that Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favourites among doTERRA essential oils.