Friday, December 31, 2010

What are these things?

I know someone out there might be wondering the question: What are essential oils? Well, here's an answer for you! 
Essential oils are volatile liquids that come from the earth. They come from the bark, roots, seeds, stems, etc. of plants. They are then distilled out, tested for purity and bottled up to be sent to YOU! :) Simple enough, eh?
Essential oils can be used medicinally or therapeutically. So whether you are looking to relax after a stressful day, or get rid of a stomach bug running through your house, there is an oil for it all! 
Essential oils help our bodies naturally heal itself. An explanation of this that I love is this: When we are sick, and we take a medicine, it goes into our body and tells the body what it's going to do without caring about what the body actually needs. Therefore, it may not always correct and fix the actual problem! When EO (essential oils) are used, they go into the body and have an actual conversation with your body to find out what is going on and what it needs. They will then work together to naturally heal the ailments occurring. Doesn't that sound much better? How many times have you gone to the doctor for something and either the medicine they give you doesn't work so you end up back in there within a week, or they tell you there is nothing they can do in the first place? Isn't it frustrating? I've been there and done that! Another reason about why I am using essential oils in my life! What about you? What are your experiences with medicines not working to get rid of the problem or not even working at all? Feel free to leave a comment telling us your experience!
**Just a side note!** I am not dissing doctors or medicine in any way!!! I definitely think that doctors have a place in this world and I am glad they exist! I am also glad that essential oils exist so I can take care of myself and my family at home.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Beginning

I wanted to give you all the story of how I began my journey with DoTERRA essential oils. It started back in February of 2010. I convinced my wonderful cousin to come up to Rexburg for a visit because it had been a long time since we'd seen each other and we had good times growing up. She asked me to host a class for her and I was like, "sure! I love hosting classes and throwing parties!" not even knowing really what the class was for. I had heard a little bit about using natural ways of healing the body, like when you have a cough, eat some honey and lavender is great for relaxing. Stuff like that. I had always been interested in learning more but never had anyone to show me. When my cousin arrived and we got the class going, I became more and more interested! Being a penny pincher and one who hasn't always had insurance, I liked the idea of taking control over my health and that of my family's. She had me convinced by the time she left the next day and I signed up a few days later with DoTERRA. At first, I only used them on myself, still not quite sure of what I was doing and only using the same oils over and over. Within time though, I began experimenting with them and finding how much I LOVE having them in my home! I have now been medicine-free in my home for about 4-5 months, COMPLETELY medicine-free for not only myself, but my husband and kids as well!! I don't cut coupons out for medicine, I don't recommend my hubby takes tylenol for pain and we only go to the doctor for our check-ups! I love the quality and control that essential oils have brought into my home and am excited to share these experiences with all of you!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I have decided to start a blog just for my experiences with using essential oils. I am by no means a doctor of any sort. This is just my personal dealings with DoTERRA essential oils! I hope you all can learn something new and maybe this can help you make the change into a more natural way of living. Please feel free to leave comments and questions and I'll be sure to address/answer them asap! Be sure to spread the word to friends and family!