As many of you know, I have recently began sharing about my newest passion… doTERRA Essential Oils.
Ironically enough this truly felt like a natural addition to our life at home and in my office. I grew up within our Plumbing and Heating business where we pride ourselves on being “The Home Comfort People!”, the addition of essential oils has become a daily part of my family’s life whether it is pain management, relaxation, comfort, stimulation, focus, alertness and cleaning.
As I was growing up I had a love for art and attended classes with our local art instructor Dot Cork. Over the years my enjoyment of art grew into photography and once I had my first child blew into a true passion!
In my years of being a mother, my passion has only grown and I truly love and appreciate the beauty of photography including all things frustrating which ultimately led to growth. After being diagnosed with PCOS and Hypothyroidism our children were truly our little miracles, the ultimate blessings. There were many stressful days whether it be at work, at home or both. Photography was my own little escape and always has been! Raising two very spirited children is very challenging, yet very satisfying and rewarding.
Why do I believe in doTERRA Essential Oils?
When I see true results – I am a believer.
I know there is no product that is “magic”, there is no get skinny or rich fast. There is however a healthy combination of real life and real products.
As we all know, there are chemicals in EVERYTHING. Even things you think wouldn’t have harmful chemicals like soap – to clean – full of chemicals. Cleaners for our home, since switching over to Essential Oils I am even more sensitive to the chemical strength in many household cleaners.
Having energy and motivation not only at home but at work. I can now come home from work and actually get stuff done! On the weekends I can actually accomplish things throughout the day. This is huge for me. Massive actually.
For the past couple months I’ve been using doTERRA’s Slim and Sassy – NOT to get “slim” but for the metabolic benefits… and it works! I’ve tried vitamins, exercise, wraps etc and I’ve never ever had results like this – and I’m not talking about a scale or measuring tape! We also diffuse oils daily in our home with each their own individual benefits.
For those who have PCOS or Hypothyroidism (or both like I do) I know you “get” what I mean when I say I was tired ALL the time, no matter what.
My next personal fav… Elevation. There are many oils which everyone will either love, or hate. I personally love it! Much like Slim and Sassy, I find my body craving it. Balance is another great one with a variety of reasons and benefits why to use it. Vetiver Is another one which isn’t very pleasant smelling straight from the bottle, to some, but I love it. It’s very grounding and relaxing.
During the back to school and fall/winter season OnGuard was in our diffuser quite regularly – at home and work. I actually had a co-worker ask me why I hadn’t gotten the bug that was going around and yet almost everyone else had. Every other year – or with my immune system every other month I was typically sick. Since June the most our family has had is a cold and this was after a month or two of using the oils… so we were still relatively new to how the oils could help and what they could actually do. Hubby had the aches and chills pretty bad and then the next day the bugs began their take over of me, that night we put the diffuser on with OnGuard and took a couple drops of Oregano in a shot glass of water. It worked – amazingly well!
We began using the oils topically on the kids each night at bedtime and also in the morning. Once we got then diffusers they now diffuse their bedtime blends which is extremely effective. Of course there are the odd nights their ‘blends’ do not work their magic to get them to sleep – but it’s rare, very rare actually! Great excitement for something (Christmas morning) can do this. Christmas Eve our boy actually came up and asked for the oils to be put on him as well because he was having a hard time falling asleep – the kid is like his mama, crazy excitement and not able to sleep 😉 Massaging the oils on his feet and back and he was finally out like a light, both of them until 730am!
We have begun cleaning with a simple mixture of water with Lemon and Purify or On Guard. The lemon and purify also make an excellent fabric refresher as well – much like the commercial brands but with a real scent and natural ingredients vs the chemicals. My next step is going to be using Castile Soap to make our own foam soaps, cleaning soaps, laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent! Of course all with the use of the doTERRA essential oils as well.
The other night I made a batch of bath salts for Christmas gifts – so simple, so natural and so effective for our bodies as well! These salts are another amazing tool to help our children naturally relax and fall into a deep slumber!
Of course the oils are not just amazing on their own – there must be a balanced life and diet to go along with them. Although the oils are greatly helping our family in a variety of ways, we also must ensure we eat a balanced diet, including eating three meals a day, watching our sugar and salt intake – personally I prefer a very low intake of both, ensuring we are drinking lots of fluids and eating whole grains (nothing white). Sleep is also a very important factor – when anyone lacks sleep their body does not perform or repair as it should. Sleep is extremely important, especially for kids – but really for all of us. Sleep is one thing I love but can have difficulty with. As much as I try to keep myself on a regular sleeping schedule its not always easy – however one thing that has been helping me is having my diffuser on with either Serenity or Lavender along with Balance or Vevitar is almost like a sleeping pill for me – its such an amazing feeling (and again all natural).
Since beginning this journey back in June I feel like a part of me has evolved, a part that was always searching for an answer that until now I was unable to find. I have never been this InTune with my body, ever before. I am now able to naturally treat my family for any ailments we have and the best part is my hubby is now 100% fully on board for his own health reasons having reaped the benefits the oils provide.
During my own personal health journey I have come to realize that although we are so very grateful for the health care system we have in Canada, we still must be our own wellness advocates for our own health and well being, especially our for our children. I appreciate our health care system and would never take it for granted – I do quite honestly feel like a better mother being able to offer my children, my family natural alternatives to the great variety and long list of medications – some which are truly not needed or necessary! Having a child who takes after his father and has never been one to ask for medicine when sick, even refusing to take Tylenol during a fever, my son will now actually ask me “mommy do you have an oil for this”.
During my own health journey I learned that because I had been on a certain medication for years, this actually masked my illnesses. It wasn’t until I went off this medication I was faced with a very harsh reality at only 23 years old and being told I had to go see a reproductive encronologist for infertility treatments 2.5 hrs from my home. It was at this time I began taking control, found a doctor only 10 minutes from me and then was diagnosed with PCOS and Hypothyroidism. There most definitely is a time where modern medicine is required, without a doubt, however as I learned it can also cause more bad than good. During my journey I tried many things to “manage” my PCOS and found it extremely difficult to be successful.
I will be completely honest, before taking this step back in June I had heard about oils and was skeptical. The one I heard of most was Oil of Oregano, I had even went into the drug store looking for this oil at one point when our family was sick. Boy am I ever glad I didn’t take this step too soon. For I have learned that many oils sold are not 100% pure – which means they have additives to help create a lesser priced product but also means it’s no longer all natural and for some, not safe to ingest.
The best advice I was given when I began my oils journey was consistency is key – being consistent, patient and having an open mind has changed the way our family looks at our own health. Rather than run to the medicine cabinet for pills, drugs or creams our first go-to is our oils cabinet and when in question our Modern Essentials book.
If you would like more information please contact me I would love to discuss or provide you with more information.
If you are interested in any upcoming Seminars please let me know and I will forward you the information. There are a few coming up in January being offered right here in town!
If you are interested in purchasing and would like assistance let me know I would be happy to help! There are a couple ways to save either as a Wellness Advocate saving 25% off every order! You get the best bang for your buck when you purchase an enrollment kit which includes the Wellness Advocate enrollment fee! Especially for the new Home Essentials which includes the Petal Diffuser – my personal fave!!!