Sunday, November 23, 2014

Why I Do This

Since I've talked about this somewhat in past posts, I wanted to share why I do this thing called doTERRA. I got into doTERRA essential oils about 2 months ago. I knew that cold and flu season was approaching and honestly I was dreading months and months of sickness upon sickness. I'd been hearing a lot about essential oils and was really curious as to what they were. I met a lady in my neighborhood and she went over with me what essential oils were and how to use them.  I ordered a kit, got the oils in the mail, and were super overwhelmed and basically had no clue how to use them.  We had a wellness consult, I held a class at my house, and slowly I started to get why people use essential oils and started using them myself. And now I'm sharing them with others.

Honestly I could go on forever and tell you how many positive things it's done for our family. I'd like to share some of these with you and if you have any questions about essential oils, I would be happy to talk with you about them!

1. Improved my anxiety. I suffer from anxiety. It's not something I regularly shout from the rooftops but I do suffer from it. I realize now that I've always been an anxious person. I was the young kid terrified of robbers sneaking in on Christmas rather than being excited about Santa. I was the kid who couldn't sleep because I was afraid our house would burn down. My anxieties now come from having children. I worry about something happening to myself or Brian, I worry about my children, I get nervous in big box stores from the lighting, I am just in general an anxious person. But honestly since I've started using Lemon in my water every morning, diffusing and applying Balance and Serenity to my feet, my anxiety has improved so much. I would say that I'm anxious now maybe 1 day out of 10 vs about 7 days out of 10 before.

2. We haven't gotten sick. Brady's been in preschool now for over 2 months.  This time last year, the kids had probably gotten at least 3 colds already.  Now we diffuse On Guard daily, I apply it the kids feet (diluted with a carrier oil), and if I feel a sickness brewing I'll add it to my water and gargle it.We did get a little sickness a month ago but we nipped it the second I saw runny noses and the kids literally were only sick for 1 or 2 days and it was nothing.  I had a stomachache the other week too and after adding DigestZen and Peppermint to my water I was no longer going to the bathroom and honestly just felt so much better almost instantly.

3. It's helped with muscle and joint pain. Brian was a huge skeptic in the beginning. He kept calling them my "hippie oils" and wasn't really sure why I was using them. Until he hurt his knee playing flag football and was ready to try some of the oils on himself. I put Deep Blue on his knee and the pain went away almost instantly. He continues to use it whenever he has pain and it really helps him. He is no longer a skeptic. ;)

4. It's helped Brady at school. We had a ton of visitors our first couple of months here. The kids loved having each and every person visit. But Brady, my sensitive soul, he had a hard time saying goodbye to everyone and would miss them for days and days after they left. That sadness and stress from that would play out at preschool. He would start crying when he needed help, he would have a hard time controlling his emotions, and would get frustrated easily. After talking to his teachers and realizing this was probably his way of expressing stress I thought, duh, I need to try the oils on him. So before preschool, every morning I put diluted Balance and Serenity(aka Liquid Xanax) and sometimes Lavender too on his feet and that day and every day since, his teacher has said that he's been an absolute joy again and has had nothing but good days since. It's hard to believe that that's a coincidence. 

5. It's given me a purpose. I love, love being a stay at home mom but sometimes I just feel like I'm not using my talents and skills I felt I once had. Sometimes I just want more. To be more than just a mommy and a wife.  I realized my last semester in college that I wanted nothing to do with the psychology degree I was about to obtain. That same semester I took a couple of pharmacy classes and I left wishing I had gone on a pharmacy route in college. Now I feel like I'm sort of doing that. I'm learning so much about how our bodies respond to different things and so much about natural approaches to health care. Now I'm working with people and I'm helping them improve their wellness. I'm teaching classes, I'm learning more about how our bodies work, and I'm doing something I genuinely enjoy doing.  And like I've said in previous posts, I have been anti Direct Sales big time for a long time.  But this is different. doTERRA is more about helping people than earning a buck. I can't say enough good things about the company and the people I work with. They just genuinely care about helping people. I also wouldn't be a part of something I didn't think worked. And I wouldn't use these oils on my kids if I didn't think that they were safe.

I could go way more into depth about what essential oils are exactly, the ways to use them, etc but I'll spare you all of the details for those who have zero interest. But please, don't hesitate to contact me if you want to learn more. They seriously can help with so many disorders and problems: acne, colic, crohn's, depression, diabetes, fevers, headaches, high blood pressure,  insect bites, insomnia, morning sickness, psoriasis, sore throats, and so many more.  

**And just to be clear, doTERRA does not prevent, treat, or cure diseases. It simply helps promote wellness. And please don't think I'm promoting not going to the doctor, this is just a great first step rather than rushing right to the doctor's office.**

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Jen said...

I think it's awesome that you have found something like this to do. :)

Becky Dougherty said...

This is fascinating! I think I'm going to have to explore your site soon! :)

Sarah said...

I love On Guard. It works so well and to me it smells like Christmas. Is there an oil that's good for relaxation/sleep especially for babies?

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