An essential oil is extracted from natural products (like plants) that undergo a distillation process to produce highly concentrated oil. The oil takes on the plants benefits and characteristics, and can be beneficial to a person for many reasons. Essential oils can help ease health issues, such as insomnia, pain, breathing problems, and so forth. The oils can also be used for household cleaning or diffused for a pleasant smell.
Doterra and Young Living Oils are both manufacturers and sellers of essential oils. Many people consider these companies to be the best in their fields. The products are similar but some people prefer one brand over the other. One of the most popular essential oils is Thieves. Young Living Oils has Thieves oil; whereas Doterra’s similar oil is called On Guard.
The name Thieves originates from France where four thieves used certain aromatics to protect them during their crimes. The Thieves name is used by many essential oil companies, or the reference will be linked to protective oil.
Doterra On Guard Essential Oils
Doterra boasts a large range of essential oils; some are pure oils while others are blends to target specific problems. The On Guard oil is described as a blend that provides protection. This powerful oil contains unique ingredients for cleansing and boosts the immune system.
The oils in Doterra On Guard include:
- Wild orange peel
- Clove bud
- Cinnamon leaf
- Cinnamon bark
- Eucalyptus leaf
- Rosemary leaf and flower
Use Doterra On Guard to help improve your health by adding three drops of oil into a smoothie or your water. You can infuse the oil into fruits by soaking washed fruit in water with a few drops of oil; it works exceptionally well with apple slices.
On Guard can be used as a moisturizing hand cleanser when added to some coconut oil. The On Guard oil will cleanse impurities from the skin, while the coconut oil will leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. A single bottle of Doterra On Guard contains 15ml of blended oil and has a therapeutic grade.
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The proprietary On Guard blend from Doterra can be taken orally, applied as a topical ointment, or diffused into the air. On Guard provides protection during seasonal changes and helps your immune system to stay healthy. It also strengthens your cardiovascular system.
Doterra On Guard can be placed in a diffuser to clean air and the smell will leave you energized. You can also use the oil to clean surfaces in the house as it is a non-toxic detergent. Simply add a few drops of On Guard to water and use that to clean counters or floors.
The smell of On Guard is reminiscent of nature with spicy notes and a warm, woody hue. The fragrance fills the room and leaves you feeling energetic. Many users report excellent result when using the oil from Doterra. The oil has helped people to get over illness when western medicine did not work. On Guard can also be used on a daily basis to build up your health and will help to prevent colds.
Doterra On Guard Vs Young Living Thieves – Starter Kit & Blends
Both Doterra On Guard and Young Living Thieves have protective and cleansing properties. The essential oil blends are very similar in constituent ingredients and are suitable for the same uses. The essential oils made by Doterra and Young Living are sourced from ethical and sustainable sources. Both companies have charitable causes and believe in fair employment practices for the laborers who collect the ingredients, often in third world countries.
The table below compares the ingredients of the blends made by each company.
|Doterra On Guard||Young Living Thieves|
|Clove bud oil||Eugenia caryophyllus bud oil (clove)|
|Eucalyptus leaf oil||Eucalyptus radiate leaf oil|
|Wild orange peel oil||Citrus limon peel oil (lemon)|
|Cinnamon bark AND cinnamon leaf oil||Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark oil (cinnamon bark)|
|Rosemary leaf oil||Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil (rosemary)|
The ingredients in both oils are very similar to each other with slight differences in the blends. Doterra On Guard contains cinnamon bark and cinnamon leaf oil, while Young Living’s Thieves only contains cinnamon bark oil. The other ingredient difference is with the citrus oil: wild orange peel is present in On Guard and lemon peel oil is in Thieves. Both companies offer an extended product range under the On Guard and Young Living brands.
The starter kits are a quick solution for people who want to purchase several essential oils at one time. A starter kit with On Guard or Thieves is great if you are switching your household to a natural home, without lots of harsh chemicals. Both Young Living and Doterra offer starter kits to resellers or agents for marketing purposes, and will occasionally sell them directly to the public.
Young Living has a Premium Starter Kit with Thieves, which includes:
- Thieves 15ml essential oil
- 5ml Stress Away essential oil
- 5ml Orange+ essential oil
- 2 x 60ml Ningxia Red
- 1 x Thieves AromaBright toothpaste
- 1 x Thieves household cleaner
- 1 x Thieves laundry soap
- 1 x Theives foaming hand soap
- 1 x Theives waterless hand purifier
- 1 x Thieves Spray
- 1 x AromaGlide roller fitment
- 10 x Love it? Share it! Sample size oil bottles and business cards
- Product guide
- Discover your Young Living Lifestyle booklet
The Natural Solutions Enrollment Kit from Doterra includes:
- 10 ml PastTense oil
- 15ml oils: lavender, lemon, peppermint, melaleuca, frankincense, wild orange, AromaTouch, Balance, On Guard, DigestZen, Breathe, Serenity
- On Guard Beadlets
- On Guard toothpaste
- On Guard mouth wash
- On Guard handwash and 2 dispensers
- On Guard sanitizer spray
- On Guard softgels
- Lifelong vitality pack
- Spa hand and body lotion
- 3 x Spa moisturizing bath bar
- Deep blue rub
- DigestZen Terrazyme
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Lumo diffuser
- Breathe vapor stick
- Wooden Box
- Essentials booklet
The Doterra starter kit includes a lot more products than the one from Young Living. Many people prefer Doterra as it seems to be more pure and has a stronger fragrance.