I don’t think I’m weird.
Using essential oils and natural products I don’t believe has made me strange.
I’m still the mom driving a minivan trying to fit it all in and make it look good while doing it between career and family. I still love coffee in big cups, junk food that comes in bags and a good sappy, girl power chick flick. Yoga pants, messy hair buns and bare feet are sheer bliss some days.
But something has definitely changed since I started using essential oils.
I got interested in where else oils could improve my health and that of my family. From using oils I started realizing there’s so much more room for change.
I started reading, researching and asking questions about what different oils did and how they were used. I looked at what made oils different, compared different brands, the sourcing, the naysayers, the supporters, the medical opinions and anything I could get my hands on all the while using these two little samples. Working in the health care industry made it easy to get all kinds of opinions on alternative and natural health from both sides of the aisle.
My face was all the proof I ultimately needed. It was hard to argue with the results I was personally seeing after years of trying everything without result to treat and manage adult acne and the appearance of 40-something skin care needs.
I went with doTERRA because the results I experienced first hand were undeniable.
In all honesty, I liked the company and what they offered. They’re solid, truthful, honest and caring. I believe in their products and love the support and education I have received. The culture is unlike any I have seen in most corporations I’ve worked and in any other network marketing company I’ve ever seen. It’s positive, non-competitive, and truly focused on improving life and health for everyone. It is a model I wish were more prominent in corporations across industries. There is a true message of family, love and caring for one another.
When I signed up with doTERRA I purchased their Home Essentials Kit. This kit contains the top 10 most frequently used oils and a high quality diffuser.
Each of these oils are commonly used and a good base for starting an oil journey.
Oregano – I use when there is illness coming on and in cooking
Frankincense – I use in my skincare routine and we diffuse it for anxiety and stress
Lavender – Gets regular use in the diffusers and in baths. I also use it for scrapes, cuts and sunburn relief
DigestZen – Incredible oil blend that reliefs heartburn, indigestion, bloat, gas and upset stomach.
Lemon – I use in my drinking water and cleaning around the house including laundry
Breathe – Gets used most frequently in our diffusers at night and when we have sinus and allergies flaring up
Melaleuca – The oil that saved my face! I also use this to clean bathroom counters, purify the house through the air filters and clean stinky things
Deep Blue – Such a wonderful oil to use after working and playing in the yard to soothe tired muscles and joints
Peppermint – A delightful treat in my morning coffee and diffuser when I need to focus on something challenging
On Guard – This is the best illness preventative, germ fighting product I have ever found
I continue to use these oils regularly and find new ways to apply them. The bottles last a very long time with each containing 250 drops per 15ml bottle. There is no other product you will buy that is that concentrated and pure.
This kit cost me $225.
A lot of people will have sticker shock at that considering you’re getting 10 little bottles and a diffuser.
If you’ve never used oils before or used another kind that can seem like a lot of money. Let’s be real. It is a lot of money. There’s a lot you can do with that sum and it is the reason a lot of people will pause, perhaps consider a less expensive brand of oil or rethinking trying it. I get that.
Let’s put that in perspective. It’s a lot of money upfront is the key.
If you’re truly interested in changing your life, the enrollment kit is just the beginning physically, emotionally and financially for the better.
If you consider that most of these oils have lasted over a year, even with every day use and I’m replacing things I was buying to use these instead I’m actually coming out ahead. Here’s just a few of the things we have replaced and are changing:
I have not bought 1 bottle of surface cleaner in the past year. Instead I use Lemon, Melaleuca, Purify and the On Guard Concentrate Cleaner
We have stopped buying toilet bowl cleaner – we still have some to use up but in its place we are using Purify and baking soda
Laundry detergent is being replaced with On Guard Detergent. The bottle is 6 times concentrated and lasts about 60-65 loads. It is significantly less than the Tide mega bottle I was buying, fits better in my laundry cabinet and doesn’t gunk up my machine
Skincare products – I have forever broken up with the cleaners, toners and moisturizers I was buying in favor of the skincare line at doTERRA
Soap – we started making our own with oils and goat milk. We even made a coffee soap using grounds from our coffee maker.
Toothpaste – I have started using the doTERRA toothpaste. It is phenomenal! (see prior posting regarding this toothpaste – yes I know we’re talking toothpaste but it is truly something to write about)
Soda – I have kicked my daily Diet Dr. Pepper habit and instead use Lemon, Lavender, Wild Orange, Tangerine, Slim & Sassy and several other oils in my water.
From this first kit, my interest in finding ways to reduce the toxic load in my home took off. I started experimenting with these 10 oils to use them in as many ways as I could find. The results were and still are impressive.
I’ve also expanded to other oils and products from doTERRA to further replace cleaners, soaps, ingredients and other that we use around our home. I even recently replaced vitamins and supplements!
I made the decision that if I was going to use essential oils for my personal health why would I turn around and continue using chemical based cleaners and soaps in my home environment?
It’s not just an isolated area when you speak about improving your health.
So yes, I think something has changed about me since I started using essential oils. I’ve started realizing how much toxic load we had in our normal house and daily lives. I’ve noticed how much different I physically and emotionally feel from using these oils. It’s like tasting good, clean, cold water after being parched in the hot sun.
There’s a difference and it’s good, healthy, clean natural living.
Interested in more?
Are you wanting to take a look at how essential oils can work in your life? Are you interested in learning more about natural alternative health? Reach out via this blog or my email and let’s talk. email@example.com
If you’re ready to start your oil journey then contact me via my.doterra.com/dragonspitapothecary
I will help you find the right oils and products for your areas of interest. doTERRA has a wonderful support structure so you do not have to do this alone.