That moment when you uncap the bottle, bring it to your nose and inhale deeply… The flooding of memories, the awakening that flows through the body, the very feeling of change becoming you. That is the power of Aromatherapy.
Essential oils hold an important place in my family’s wellness tool box. Used on a daily basis, they are our mood supports, our immune boosters, our healers and our vehicles to more restful slumber. A tool that has been with me for my entire life, I can’t believe it has taken me until hitting 30 to truly embrace them in all they can offer. Sure, there’s always been lavender for anything that needs soothing; tea tree for bites, cuts and spots; eucalyptus to open the airways and cleanse laundry; marjoram to help with muscle pain and juniper berry to assist in smoothing out the thighs, but never a practice that I embodied on a daily basis. Especially as an emotional and spiritual support.
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit”
The beauty of essential oils though, is that it doesn’t matter when you integrate them into your life, they will get to work right from that moment. At 50-70 times more potent than the herbs, flowers, trees or spices they are derived from, essential oils are a powerful tool to support you in your health. This concentrated plant extracts are also more readily available and easier to use than ever. But which ones are the best ones to choose? For me it has taken time and many brands used, but I have finally settled on one that I trust in 100% for it’s purity, sustainability, ethics and of course, it’s ability to bring about noticeable benefit.
dōTERRA essential oils flashed their sleek labeling, words of purity and an empty bottle of wild orange and lemon oil at me for well over a year, before I finally took the leap to embrace them over the other oils I owned, and I kick myself that I didn’t do so sooner! Though I believe that life will guide us to what we need, at the times we are ready to create new growth. For me that time was in July 2015, as I found out we were expecting our third baby. It was an exciting, yet daunting time of change and because I had the joy of two other children to run around after, it was a time for me to learn new strategies for mood and emotional support, because damn it, parenting is hard!
“hmmm dōTERRA” you say. You’ve heard of them, or maybe you haven’t (are you living under a rock?!)… why are they so special, when you can find essential oils everywhere? I’ve been where you are, simply purchasing for the price. Kidding myself that it wouldn’t matter and that the supermarket or simply labelled, 100% pure option will “cut it”. I should’ve known better really, considering I’ve completed Aromatherapy classes during my massage studies! But until you’ve experienced something of such purity and compared it to that other brand, you’ll probably be thinking the same. There is, though, such a huge difference and for me these are a few of the points that capture my heart and soul…
~ Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
Yes it’s a trademark, but you know what? I don’t care, because beyond that, it is a promise that EVERY SINGLE batch of essential oils will be tested for it’s purity and it’s constituents, to ensure it is safe, effective, potent, unadulterated and will do what that oil is supposed to do. If it contains something that shouldn’t be there, it’s scrapped. Yup, the entire batch is scrapped and will not make sale. Here’s my favourite part and point two though…
~ The Farmers are paid a fair wage
Regardless of whether the crop made it to distillation or if the oil was up to scratch for bottling, the farmer will ALWAYS be paid and they will be paid fairly. Around 2/3 of dōTERRA’s essential oils are sourced in third world countries. The practice of co-impact sourcing is something that sings to me dearly. The betterment of lives through a product I am choosing to use to better my life. Now that is a win-win right there. I’d love for you to watch this beautiful clip on the sourcing of Wintergreen, a wonderful oil for relieving stiff joints and enhancing massage benefits.
~ You are supporting small businesses
That’s people like me! Mum’s who want to be able to work around their children, so they can add to the family income and stay home with their growing babies. Men and women who want to leave their draining 9-5 and embark on a career that allows them to follow their passions and and dreams. Wives who want to keep their husbands from having to take jobs that see them leave the family for days or weeks on end. Whatever the reason, you are supporting someone who wants to be there to support you. I want to make sure you are getting the absolute best experience from integrating essential oils to your life and I want you to do so with confidence.
Getting your hands on dōTERRA essential oils
If you’d like to bring these beautiful oils into your home, so you can create natural solutions for all areas of your life, I would love to chat with you. Simply fill in the contact form. I will be in touch with you for a free consultation and share with you how you can get the best quality essential oils at 25% off.