A natural alterative to common medicine

Everything we use comes from a base product taken from nature, but refined and processed until we can’t recognise it anymore.

Making it convenient for us only adds more dangers to our health, says Geradine Moeder, a Doterra wellness advocate.

Moeder was in town over the weekend to create awareness on healthier options like essential oils.

Along with the Doterra wellness community in PNG, the group informs people on the option of using essential oils for a healthy home

Firstly, what are essential oils?

  • Pure extracts from plants (50 – 70 times more powerful than herbs)
  • Nature’s defence mechanism for plants and cells
  • Used anciently and throughout history for health benefits
  • Highly concentrated – 1 drop of peppermint oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea
  • Safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to synthetic remedies

Secondly, explore this option:

Essential oils don’t replace traditional medication, however they provide a natural alterative to commonly used medicine.

According to Doterra, choosing essential oils provides you with:

  • Hundreds of natural compounds that have many health and healing properties
  • Ability to treat the problem vs. mask the symptoms
  • Option to take informed self-care by playing a pro-active role in your health
  • No side effects vs known/unknown side effects and possible addictions
  • Safe for whole family

Thirdly, how to use essential oil:


  • Add to water, drop under tongue, or put in a capsule
  • Nourishes the whole body – including the digestive system, mouth and throat, liver and urogenital tract
  • Use as directed on labels


  • Powerful! One drop of essential oil can service every cell of your body
  • When applied to the bottom of your feet, it enters your bloodstream within 30 seconds
  • Immediate comfort
  • Apply to feet, back of ears, chest and back of neck, massage had or troubled areas
  • Use skin – keep out of eyes, ears and nose or discomfort will result
  • For sensitivity, dilute with fractionated coconut oil


  • Inhale or use a diffuser
  • Inhaling essential oils has the power to affect your mood
  • Kills germs in the air
  • Eases breathing

Finally, essential oils every household should have:

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Tea Tree
  • Oregano
  • Lemon
  • Ice Blue (A blend of pure oils)
  • Easy Air (A blend of pure oils)
  • Slim and Sassy (A metabolic blend health program)
  • DigestZen (A digestive blend of seven pure oils)
  • On Guard (A protective blend)

Each oil, according to Moeder, have direct benefits to one’s health and can be used as detergent, soap, air-freshener, medicinal or with food, as recommended by an expert.

General information on essential oil in this article was sourced from Doterra.

(Essential oils)

Gloria Bauai