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Essential Oils Can Benefit You and Easterseals Southwest Florida Too!


Easterseals Southwest Florida has partnered with doTERRA to offer you natural solutions that benefit your life. Every time you purchase products using the Easterseals’ doTERRA link, your purchase helps support our organization. In short, you benefit from a winning partnership that supports the many incredible Easterseals Southwest Florida programs in our local community!  

Easterseals has a long history of innovation and collaboration to create a solid financial base for multiple programs for the population we serve. With nonprofits exploring new ways to create a solid philanthropic base of financial support during these exceptional times, we have continued to partner with high quality companies and projects that will support our vision for many generations to come. We have appreciated the support of Dr. Brenda Yanofsky, psychologist, acupuncture physician, and essential oil educator over the last few years.


Dr. Brenda has degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Tufts University, Boston University, and the East West College of Natural Medicine. Her passion for natural health solutions for all ages, especially in the area of stress management and caregiver support, connects with our desire to provide support to our community. Dr. Brenda has offered her expertise as a gift and will be available for free consultations and education on the use of essential oil solutions. Personally, Dr. Brenda has integrated essential oils into her daily personal health protocol for over forty years as well as shared this information with her patients. Dr. Brenda is also a certified instructor and for the Aromatouch Technique Massage which integrates the oils with healing touch and healing for the immune system, stress, homeostasis, and inflammation.


An essential oil is a natural product extracted from a plant. According to doTERRA, “Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.” Essential Oils are used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. These oils can be used individually as single oils, or in combination blends. Essential oils are used in three methods:  aromatic, topical or internal. Just a few drops of oil in your daily health routine may be life changing, beneficial, simple, and safe.

Learn more about the nature of essential oils in this video:


DoTERRA essential oils are powerful, Certified Pure Tests Grade (CPTG) oils with science and authentication behind the brand. Only the purest and most potent oils meet doTERRA’s high standards and each oil has a product information sheet detailing the chemistry and usage of each product.

DoTERRA has over 130 oils sourced from all over the world with quality and sustainability as the cornerstone guiding principle. Each bottle has a convenient and informative chemistry sheet which may be accessed at Remember to always use essential oils safely. Essential oils should not be used in the eyes or inside the ear canals. If you discover a sensitivity to a specific oil, you may need to dilute the oil with FCC, fractionated coconut oil, also sold by doTERRA. 


You can purchase doTERRA products at regular retail pricing, or you can choose to receive wholesale pricing by creating a wholesale membership. Being a wholesale member allows you to benefit from wholesale prices for the entire year. It’s easy to become a wholesale member! Enjoy even greater savings by purchasing one of doTERRA’s enrollment kits, such as the Simple Solutions Kit (saving you $39), or the Healthy Habits Kit (saving you $75), or the Healthy Start Kit (saving you $25) just to name a few.

Shop sets like the "Simple Solutions Kit," "Healthy Habits Kit," or the "Healthy Start Kit" to save between $25 - $75!


The Introductory Essential Oils Kit is perfect for beginners and they also make fabulous gifts! This kit contains a 5mL bottle of doTERRA’s CPTG Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. This kit comes in a beautiful box that includes suggested uses for the oils.

LEMON oil is great for making lemonade, iced tea, or hot tea. Add a drop of lemon oil, half a teaspoon of local honey, and hot water to create a basic morning health habit combo. Lemon also cleans granite counters, removes bubblegum from the bottom of your shoes, and clears the kitchen air by diffusing in your essential oil diffuser. Lemon neutralizes odors in your car (place a drop on a Kleenex), cleanses inside of your dishwasher or your sponges, cleans your fingernails, cleanses your toothbrush, and can combine with olive oil to create a great furniture polish. Give it a try!

LAVENDER oil may be applied to the bottom of your feet for relaxation, anxiety, or to improve sleep. Lavender and peppermint are great to calm bug bites and are soothing in your bathtub at night. For emotional upsets, placing a drop of lavender on your wrists, ears, and chest can help soothe the soul. Lavender, peppermint, and roman chamomile are great combined for sunburn relief. Lavender is soothing for diaper rash and is calming to infants and children. Lavender is also helpful applied to your lips under your chap stick and is always a winner for a stress relieving hand massage.

PEPPERMINT oil is uplifting for mood, great for fatigue, and supports digestive upsets. The peppermint beadles, which are invigorating bursts of peppermint in a convenient dissolving beadlet, are great for nausea and fatigue as well as headaches. A drop of peppermint oil on your stomach, in a glass of water, or on the bottom of your feet is helpful for balance, flu, or just relaxation. A combo of peppermint and lemon oil makes a very refreshing mouthwash. Diffusing peppermint oil assists with the opening of your airways and supports healthy sinuses. Combining peppermint with lavender oil helps sore muscles and tired joints. Try adding peppermint oil to a foot bath or in hot or cold water for a refreshing drink. Inhale peppermint as a stimulant during long car rides or put it on a child’s shirt for alertness while studying. You can even add it to your shampoo and conditioner to stimulate your scalp and hair. The combination of peppermint with lavender and lemon is perfect for allergies and pollen. These oils are also offered in a softgel format, called TRIEASE.

The doTERRA Introductory Kit contains Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils.


Our adult artists have created a beautiful set of notecards that coordinate with doTERRA’s Introductory Kit. Beautifully painted watercolor images of a lavender sprig, a peppermint sprig, and a lemon branch make up this simple, yet elegant set. Each set comes with 3 cards and envelopes. Your purchase of these notecards helps generate much-needed income for these artists. Flip the cards around to see the artists who painted the images and learn more about the doTERRA partnership. Purchase a notecard set together with an Introductory Kit and receive a surprise free gift from an Easterseals artist.  Contact us to order a notecard set for yourself, with or without essential oils!


We want everyone to enjoy the benefits of doTERRA essential oils, so we’re initiating a monthly giveaway. Each month, Easterseals Southwest Florida will be giving away doTERRA products through a social media contest. To participate, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and watch for our giveaway posts. Simply share or repost our giveaway graphics and include #EastersealsLovesDoterra in your post to be entered to win. Each month’s contest will run until the end of the month and we will announce the winner on the first day of the following month. Monthly giveaways will coordinate with the monthly blog so that the winner will know more about the oils they’re winning and how to get the most use out of them. The March giveaway will be a set of Easterseals notecards (mentioned above) and an Introductory Kit. Good luck!


There are endless wonderful ways to enhance your natural daily living with essential oils.  DoTERRA means “GIFT OF THE EARTH” in Latin and I enjoy the blessing of these oils every day. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have regarding essential oils. With over 40+ years of experience working with essential oils, it would be my pleasure to answer your questions.


Dr. Brenda

Health Harmony & Healing

(941) 955-1220

Dr. Brenda Yanofsky of Harmony Health and Healing, LLC