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WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
These potent plant oils are AMAZING! If you think about it, plants have been around since the beginning of time. They have natural defenses that enable them to fend off predators, combat disease, and proliferate. As we scientifically harness the power of these plants through the right methods, research, and usage, we can experience amazing benefits to our physical health and emotional well-being.
The more that I learn and use essential oils in my life, the more I am in awe of a Great Creator and cherish the gifts of this planet. Here are the top five reasons why I choose to use essential oils:
1. Essential Oils Are Natural
As a holistic health coach, health obviously is a high priority to me. I want to eliminate unnecessary toxins and synthetic chemicals in my life and in my home as much as possible. These can wreak havoc on our health. I love that essential oils are as natural as you can get. When essential oils are used properly, the ancient wisdom of our ancestors combined with modern science proves highly beneficial in supporting our physical and emotional well-being with the unique chemistry of plants. At times it is necessary to get professional medical help, but I love the fact that 80% of the health solutions my family needs can be found in the box of oils I keep next to my bed.
2. Essential Oils Are Safe
I love the fact that when used properly, essential oils are safe and superior to a majority of products on the market designed to address similar health goals. I choose to use doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. This is the only brand that I personally endorse. These oils are intended to be used three ways: aromatically, topically and even internally. Keep in mind that internal usage is unique to the dōTERRA brand. DO NOT use other brands this way. The usage of essential oils in this manner is revolutionizing the aromatherapy world and backed by science, millions of people worldwide are experiencing profound, positive results. Please note, there are some risks when using essential oils. Ongoing education is key. I am happy to point you to additional resource to help you.
3. Essential Oil Are Affordable
Did you know that oils cost pennies per dose? When you use an essential oil, you are using a very small amount at a time. I am talking 1-2 drops. Essential oils are very potent and highly concentrated. They are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. For example, to make a pitcher of peppermint infused water (peppermint is wonderful for the digestive system and is an excellent replacement for soda or sugary drinks) you only need 1 drop and the cost is 8 cents. Essential oils also last a long time too, so I consider essentials oils a great investment with long term savings.
4. Essential Oils Are Effective
Do you love to see results and see results fast? Me too. When I use essential oils correctly, I don’t wait around and twiddle my thumbs wondering if they will work. I get real results. Let me give you some examples. In my home, here are frequent scenarios:
OWIES: If my four-year-old falls off a chair or stubs his toe on the sidewalk, I use lavender or Deep Blue and the crying stops instantly.
IMMUNITY: I have five kids. When one comes home from school feeling yucky, I bust out the OnGuard or melaleuca. I put 5 drops in a diffuser to help cleanse the entire house. For an extra immune boost, I dilute one drop of OnGuard with fractionated coconut oil and apply it to the bottoms of everyone’s feet and repeat 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days. It works like a charm.
TUMMIES: Have you ever been woken up at 2 AM by a child moaning and holding her tummy? I want to comfort that child fast and I like my sleep, so to get that kiddo feeling comfortable and back to bed, I crack open my bottle of DigestZen. I either put one drop into a 4 oz. glass of water and have them drink it or dilute and apply one drop to their tummy. Voila! We are both snoozing again peacefully in minutes.
PEACEFUL SLEEP: And while we are on the topic of sleep, which no one seem to get enough of nowadays, I love using my “eos” to get a better quality of sleep. I love diffusing Serenity in my bedroom as part of my nightly routine, adding Peace to a calming bath with Epsom salts, or applying a drop of Roman Chamomile or Balance to the bottom of my feet right before I hit the covers. Oh my goodness! You have to try it. You will love the way you wake up.
GRUMPIES: Sometimes I live with one or become one myself. Grumpies are not fun and I want my family members to shift quickly. I probably use essential oils for mood management the most in my home. Our ability to manage our emotions directly impacts the quality of our lives and those whom we interact with. Scientifically proven, aromatherapy impacts that limbic system in the brain that regulates mood. When I am feeling frustrated or the toddler is having a melt-down, I pull out my emotional aromatherapy line. I put a little Peace on my heart and a little Cheer on his and within second (I mean seconds) we are good to go. Shifts happen quickly.
Keep in mind, everyone’s body chemistry is a little different and people have different preferences.This is why I have several options and I am okay with a little trial and error.I now know how to parent my children individually with essential oils.
My oldest responds well to citrus oil when he has had a rough day. My second sometimes worries a lot and can be reactive if plans change. He is calmed down instantly with lavender or Forgive applied to his neck and chest. My third child has difficulty focusing sometimes, so to help him stay on task we use InTune or Balance. My toddler calls Cheer his happy oil when he is grumpy in the morning. I use vetiver or arborvitae when I feel overwhelmed and need to center my thoughts and emotions, and my husband is a huge fan of frankincense and lemon combined in a diffuser for relaxation after a long day of work.
5. Essential Oils Are Convenience
Lastly, how cool is it that oils can be so easy to use and so accessible? Because essential oils come in such small bottles, they are super easy to store and pack around. I place oils and diffusers throughout my home so that I can have easy access to them 24/7 and always have a few oils in my purse and diaper bag so I can be prepared when I am on the go.
I love my essential oils. Life is SO MUCH BETTER when you have powerful tools at your fingertips around the clock! My goal is to help you profoundly change your life. I promise you will be glad you did.
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JUST A FEW OF THE TESTIMONIALS...
"I love having natural, effective oils to help support the needs of my family. I use them on every member of the household, and anyone who doesn't walk away from me too fast too. Frankincense has been a life changer in my family, but I enjoy every oil I have purchased."
"I said no to the doTERRA invitation a couple of times until my friend opened the bottle of Peppermint, dropped my hand and taught me to breath it in. I realized then that those crazy hippy oils were something I wanted to get on board with."
"The Emotional Aromatherapy kit was a Huge Blessing to me after I experienced the loss of several sweet friends in a short period of time. My feelings of overwhelming grief and sadness were supported and I was able to feel Peace! I love doTERRA and our wonderful team of people with a true desire to help."
"After years of experiencing roller coaster emotions I received a bottle of doTERRA's Clary Calm. Within days I felt a difference in my life. I felt support to react to life in a balanced manner. I am so grateful for this natural remedy."
"Being pregnant, it's such a relief to have options to help support my pregnancy that are safe and effective. I love peppermint and the Digestzen products for those occasional digestive upsets and to support overall digestive health."
"Over the course of one year of experiencing doTERRA's oils, I have been so impressed with what these oils have done for my health. Peppermint has helped relieve my headaches and digestive issues, OnGuard has supported my immune system throughout the year, and I have loved diffusing the oils in my classroom to promote energy and alertness in my students."
"I have always struggled to drink enough water every day. I had a friend who told me to start using the lemon oil in a glass water bottle. I have been drinking the lemon water and it is crazy the difference it has made. I wake up feeling less groggy and feel so much better physically. My system seems less weighed down. And, I love how it smells! All my co-workers were commenting the other day how uplifting it was to smell the fresh lemon. Drinking water will no longer be an issue for me."
"I am so thankful for doTERRA. The oils have had an exceptionally positive impact on my life. One of my absolute favorite oils is DigestZen. A few years ago, I had a horrible case of food poisoning that landed me in the hospital for a week. After this ordeal, I was left with some unpleasant symptoms. I love that DigestZen products provide a quick, natural way to support my gastrointestinal health and help to soothe any occasional stomach discomfort that crops up for me. Though doTERRA, I have also discovered my passion for helping to empower others to take control of their well-being!"
"My favorite product will change a lot. I love what Clary Calm does for me when it smells good to me. My body craves it for a week out of the month...before everything else kicks in if you know what I mean. I love Clary Sage alone on that week. I love LLV all the time because it shows up for me in all areas of my life. But the most impressive doterra oil for me is Copaiba. It reaches a part of my brain to unveil the realness of who I am. No other oil I am aware of has been able to reach a part of my brain is such a powerful way."