Be A Silent Warrior with a Lightened Emotional Load: And the Essential Oils to Help


August is a very powerful month for essential oil lovers (and soon to be essential oil lovers)! Do you often feel burned at both ends and feel like, at times, there is nothing left to give? Or maybe you feel like this world is a little darker everyday and you just don’t know if your light can shine bright enough to make a difference. Well, friends… this is your month! dōTERRA is offering a 10mL mānuka touch roller and a 15mL Litsea essential oil for FREE!!! Click HERE for more information on that! Here is a little more on each of those essential oils.


The Mānuka plant is native to New Zealand and has been long thought of as a pest by settlers centuries ago who were interested in clearing the land for agriculture ventures. There have been many attempts over the years to eradicate the hearty plant, but it seems that Mānuka plant will not go without a fight. What has been shown is that the plant thought of as a pest species, is actually very protective and replenishing to the depleted soil. The Maori people of New Zealand have utilized the many beneficial properties of this plant. Recently it is has been shown that the honey made by bees from the nectar of the Manuka petals produces a well sought out honey that has many beneficial properties to the body. With the demand for its powerful benefits, making enough honey just isn’t sustainable. What is sustainable is producing an essential oil that will have similar potent properties. Mānuka is considered a relative to the Melaleuca (or Tea Tree) plant of Australia. While both plants are highly useful for similar aspects, there are some vast differences. 

Benefits for the Body

Mānuka is supportive of the respiratory system. Apply to hands and bring to nose and inhale deeply for feelings of clear breathing. It is also well-known for its skin benefits. Make into a salve and apply to wounds, blemishes, bruises, or cuts. The rich, spicy, and herbaceous scent of Mānuka essential oil can relieve feelings of stress and promote relaxation. 

Emotionally Strong and Sound

If you feel like you are on your last leg and you just can’t emotionally take any more, Mānuka will help you. This essential oil can help you summon your strength from the inside out, keep you calm and collected, and help you relax and be sound in your thoughts despite any outside noise. You can be the silent warrior with shutting out the negative outside noise and be clear headed and get clarity on the best outcome. Set your goals, be confident, and persevere  stronger than before.


Litsea cubeba is an evergreen tree or shrub belonging to the Lauraceae family. Its fruit produces Litsea—a lemon-like essential oil with a wide range of uses and benefits. Being native to East Asia, Litsea has a long history of traditional use by the indigenous people of Taiwan. Due to its high content of geranial and neral, Litsea essential oil works well as a surface cleanser in the home. In addition, Litsea helps support healthy immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.* When diffused, Litsea can have strong rejuvenating effects that add a fresh and bright energy to your day! Providing antioxidant support* and cleansing to the skin, Litsea essential oil is an excellent addition to your daily routine. I have heard Litsea described as being very similar to Lemongrass and Melissa essential oils based on their chemical makeup and effect on the body overall. This is a wonderful addition to those two essential oils as Melissa has quite a high ticket price. 

Emotionally Clear and Light

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.” The Temptations

We’ve all had those moments where you feel like a dark cloud is hanging over you and you just don’t know why. Litsea can help dispel those dark clouds and promote clarity with emphasis on everything you love. When you are feeling unsupported and unconnected to individuals you are in a close relationship to and you just aren’t sure how you got there, Litsea can help clear the fog and help you remember and provide perspective on what matters. We won’t be able to rid this world of all the darkness that we encounter, but we don’t have to snuff out our light because of it. Use Litsea aromatically to help ground you and bring back your joy and your smile. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Missy Sanders