Most essential oils are very safe when used internally, but it is important to be aware of proper dosage protocols. The effective internal dose and frequency is dependent on many factors that vary widely from person to person. The necessary dose may change based on the age, size, and health status of the person, as well as their desired health benefit. When using essential oils internally, it is important to regard them with as much precaution as any other supplement. It is best to start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops) and then increase the dose as needed. The recommended internal dose of essential oils is 1–5 drops, depending on the oil or blend. After a certain point, taking a higher dose no longer adds benefit. If you take too much, it can even become harmful. It is better to take a smaller dose, which can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. In total, typically no more than 20 drops, divided into doses, should be consumed in a 24-hour period. The maximum dose may be lower or higher for some oils. If you consume near the maximum dose, you should not continue with that dose for an extended period of time. A lower daily dose is recommended for extended internal use. If a higher dose is desired, it should be taken only under the observation of a physician to ensure that no harm is occurring.

The sun is inviting and it’s nice to be able to get that much needed, natural vitamin D outside. However, be aware that some of your family’s favorite citrus oils should be avoided topically before direct sunlight or exposure to artificial UV rays. 

When ultraviolet (UV) radiation, a form of radiation which makes up approximately 10% of sunlight, comes in contact with particular substances it can initiate a series of chemical and biological reactions. This immune system reaction is known as photosensitization. Some essential oils contain organic compounds known as furocoumarins that make some people’s skin more sensitive to the effects of UV radiation. When photosensitive skin is exposed to UV radiation, it may cause the formation of free radicals, inflicting damage to cellular membranes, organelles, and proteins. Acutely, this may result in temporary darkening of skin pigment and irritation, much like a sunburn. More extreme exposure may cause hives or burns. 


For the safety and convenience of doTERRA customers we have identified and labeled the following essential oils and blends as photosensitive: ​




doTERRA Breathe

Citrus Bliss








doTERRA OnGuard


Slim & Sassy

Sunny Citrus


Wild Orange


dōTERRA Cheer

dōTERRA Motivate

dōTERRA Forgive





GX Assist® is doTERRA’s answer to immediate detoxification needs.* A combination of CPTG® essential oils and caprylic acid, GX Assist supports natural detoxification by creating an unfriendly environment for toxins in the digestive tract.* The proprietary essential oil blend helps purify and cleanse the digestive system while the caprylic acid supports overall digestive health and microbial balance.* Your 30-day renewal should begin with taking GX Assist for ten days, one softgel per meal, up to three per day. Begin with a single softgel each day to assess your tolerance.


Rounding out the first phase of your 30-day renewal program is PB Assist®+ probiotic defense formula, a combination of pre-biotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms that encourage healthy microflora growth.* When taken following 10 days of GX Assist, PB Assist+ promotes a positive balance of microflora, resulting in optimal digestive and immune system, and gastrointestinal tract function.* One vegetable capsule, three times per day with a meal, is all you need to encourage the replenishment of friendly microflora population.*


Throughout the entire 30-day renewal program, two other supplements should be taken for additional cleansing support.* First, the Zendocrine® detoxification complex is a proprietary blend that helps support the healthy functioning of the liver, along with the kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin.* It comes in either a vegetarian capsule or softgel, depending on your delivery preference. For those concerned about the long-term health of their liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin, Zendocrine may be taken daily throughout the year, but for those only looking for a “spring cleaning,” it is an integral part of their 30-day renewal.* Two capsules or softgels daily, one each with morning and evening meals, along with a diet based on whole nutrient-dense food will support normal self-detoxification functions of the liver and other cleansing organs.*


DigestZen Terrazyme® digestive enzyme complex works synergistically with Zendocrine as a daily supplement to support the body’s natural detoxification processes, but also as a key factor in a 30-day cleanse.* One of the biggest issues with toxification is the nutritional deficiencies that arise from the heavily processed and preservative-packed modern diet. A proprietary combination of active whole-food enzymes and supporting co-factors, DigestZen Terrazyme provides the deficient nutritional components vital for healthy digestion, metabolism, and cellular energy development.* Take one to three capsules with meals throughout the day, usage amount dependent on the nutritional-density of the meals (take only one capsule if the meal includes nutrient-dense whole foods), to support natural detoxification.*


Lastly, doTERRA offers a line of nutritional supplements that, along with proper diet, can promote maintenance of your body’s natural toxicity defenses.* The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® consists of three nutritional supplements that should be a part of your daily nutrition plan, but are especially important as part of a detoxifying cleanse.* Microplex MVp™ Food Nutrient Complex provides a balanced formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals to address nutrient deficiencies and support healthy metabolism and cellular energy.* xEO Mega® is a proprietary blend of omega fatty acids and CPTG essential oils to support many crucial bodily processes, including immune function.* Lastly Alpha CRS®+ Cellular Vitality Complex is an innovative combination of botanical extracts that support healthy cell function and cellular energy.* Together these supplements provide the nutrients vital to maintain your health and increase the effectiveness of your cleanse.*


These supplements can be combined with other doTERRA products throughout the program, Depending on your individual goals, the products in the Cleanse & Restore Kit can be taken along with other doTERRA essential oils and nutritional supplements. The kit includes 15 mL of Lemon essential oil, which can be added to your favorite beverage to assist the internal detoxification process.* For those interested in weight management, the Slim & Sassy® line is a great complement to your spring cleaning, especially the metabolic essential oil blend and softgels.* Along with helping to manage your appetite and supporting healthy metabolism, the proprietary combination of CPTG essential oils also helps support the health of your vital organs.*


doTERRA’s response to minimizing toxic load is unlike any conventional cleanse. No extreme dietary modifications that may be detrimental to your overall health, no gulping down heaping spoonfuls of indigestible fiber, and no short-term fixes. With the Cleanse & Restore Kit, your 30-day spring cleaning works to improve the efficiency of your body’s own toxic cleansing mechanisms for sustainable health.* Healthy from the inside out.


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