Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds – which is pretty much a fancy pants way of saying: tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes.
Intuitively, we often know to reach for a little plant magic to ease ailments, settle symptoms and enhance our wellbeing…
+ peppermint tea helps us digest meals and soothe an upset tummy
+ tea tree can be applied to bites, stings and cuts
+ lemon went through a recent craze of morning squeeze in your water to kick start your metabolism and also supporting the detoxification process for your liver
When we sense our nervous system is crying out for calming, or we require a better night’s sleep, we instinctively seek out lavender.
But what you might not have been too aware of, is that:
Applying rosemary oil topically can help reduce cellulite and fluid retention.
Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac (oh yes, ladies).
And that lemongrass not only smells phenomenal, but purifies the air when diffused, and can help stimulate the lymphatic system.
Did you know?
+ Essential oils are 50-70 times more potent than dried or fresh herbs.
+ One drop of Peppermint is the equivalent of around 25-28 cups of peppermint tea…
+ Once inhaled, applied or consumed, their affects can be found in the brain in 20 seconds, in the blood in 2 minutes and affect every cell in the body in 20 minutes.
+ They can physically influence the chemical reactions in our body by interacting with our cells and also interrupt neurotransmitter pathways that are not serving us. They can chemically change how we react emotionally.
Where did it all begin?
Towards the end of 2016 my little boy (who was around 3 months old) was sick with his first cold (snotty nose, coughing etc). As he was SO little he was too young for any pharmaceuticals (not that they were my first thought), and panadol was pretty much it (which doesn’t do squat for a cold or chest infection does it?!) I toddled off to my local Health Food Store (being the organic loving freak that I am) in search for some natural options.
A few hundred bucks later I walked out with an Ultrasonic Diffuser and some essential oils. It was here that I found dōTERRA Essential Oils.
The really exciting thing about dōTERRA is that they aren’t readily available in the supermarket but through people like me, who are Wellness Advocates and keen to love you up and support you on your journey.
We at dōTERRA pride ourselves in producing the most purest essential oils on the market. We grow and source all of our own oils in their indigenous environment. We have some beautiful programs like Co-Impact Sourcing (where we have co-operatives with communities) and Source to You not to mention our Healing Hands Foundation.
In a 15ml bottle of essential oil you will find 250 drops and the best thing is that you only need 1-2 drops per use.
What benefits have I noticed?
I am sleeping better (hello lavender!)
I FEEL better (thank you Mr Diffuser, LLV and Balance)
I am not a moody biatch as often (obviously I still get moody but now I have my trusty oils to turn to #hellooclarysage)
I can now make my own cleaning and skin care products with oils that have amazing therapeutic qualities and I know EXACTLY whats in them #cheapaschips
I having a natural and safe option to TURN to 24/7
I am building and strengthening my system and immunity before sickness strikes (winter is coming people)
I am able to support friends and family with any ailments or amazing presents/gifts
If you are just a little bit curious, the dōTERRA Australian Product Guide lists all their available oils (and other products) in Oz and current prices.
So WHY dōTERRA?
I love dōTERRA because each essential oil is carefully and thoroughly tested, is 100% pure and ethically sourced from all round the globe from the place the plant thrives the most! When you crack open a bottle of Lavender or Wild Orange it is like NOTHING ELSE – you immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective essential oils.
In addition to supplying the highest quality essential oils dōTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to dōTERRA’s oil production. Hell yes!!! doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries (including Australia). dōTERRA has introduced an initiative called Cō-Impact Sourcing to ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically (umm another hell yes!!).
Cō-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity.
Humanitarian Partnerships & Charitable Organisations
As if you need to hear any more reasons why doTERRA is amazing, but their charitable organisation, the Healing Hands Foundation, provides funding and resources to create community-based, social-impact projects to improve lives in the larger communities where oils are sourced. Past projects include building or sponsoring existing medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources such as vocational training programs.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ partners with Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R. Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. O.U.R. Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts. Stop it now – honestly this SOLD me given what I do for a living. The children rescued from these extraction efforts are then rehabilitated through an aftercare program, and the perpetrators are arrested, tried, and convicted to ensure that they don’t traffic children again.
Want to know more?
Please get in touch with me as I would LOVE to talk you through some options and what might best suit your needs. You do NOT need every oil to start with, in fact it’s better you get a few to learn how to use and then build from there. The Home Essentials Kit is the BEST place to start though. Head here to grab some oils and start your journey …
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