As we know better, we do better.
This is what I truly believe and teach.
When I got pregnant with my daughter in 2011, I began to explore ways to improve my health. I had suffered with anxiety, depression, migraines, infertility, brain fog, bloating and more for as long as I could remember. I was (and still am) determined to do everything I can to help my daughter prevent experiencing any negative health issues.
When I found out how many toxins are hiding in our homes and that 95% of disease is preventable, I set out to rid our home of as many toxins as possible.
Enter essential oils! I quickly learned that essential oils can help me purify the air in my home and can replace toxic cleaning products and air fresheners.
What I have learned since is that essential oils have also helped me
Support a healthy immune system for myself and my family
Balance my mood
Boost my energy
Improve the look of my skin
Feel empowered to take control of my family’s health
Know exactly what to do to promote a healthy lifestyle for my daughter
Get through ‘that time of the month’
I love seeing that essential oils are becoming more and more popular. I believe it’s because people around the world are understanding how much essential oils can benefit our health!
What makes me nervous about some of the essential oils out there is that they’re not pure. Unpure essential oils can contain germs, pesticides/herbicides, synthetic fragrance, heavy metals, rancid fillers and more.
How essential oils are made and labeled is unregulated which means that a company can say their oils are pure when they aren’t.
The point of using wellness tools, such as essential oils, is to improve our wellness right? Can we all agree that germs, pesticides/herbicides, synthetic fragrance, heavy metals, rancid fillers do NOT contribute to our wellness and can, in fact, be harmful to our health?
Ok cool! I’m glad we agree ❤
Over my years of using oils PLUS being a Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach has taught me that I need to do my own research to know without a doubt that I’m using the best of the best products on myself and my family.
The most important factors to look for when searching for the best essential oil to use are that the oils are sourced from around the world and that several third party tests are done on each batch of oil with results that you can see
Sourcing from around the world is important because plants grow best in their native environment. Because essential oils are extracted from plants by steam distillation or cold pressing, the plant needs the perfect altitude, soil, temperature, etc in order for the chemical composition of the essential oil to be just right.
Third party tests are important to ensure that those germs, pesticides/herbicides, synthetic fragrance, heavy metals, rancid fillers that we talked about are NOT in your essential oil.
You also want to be able to see the results to know that the testing is actually being done. I wish we lived in a world where we could trust what companies tell us, but we don’t. We need to our own best advocate to know that we’re using good quality products that actually promote our wellness.
There is only ONE company I have found that sources from around the world AND tests each and every batch AND shows us the results.
Learn more about what each one of these tests means here.
doTERRA doesn’t just stop at giving us the best essential oils either!
They have so many humanitarian projects going on, it’s unbelievably awesome! doTERRA’s Healing Hands foundation is helping to positively impact human trafficking, the lives of farmers in third world countries, relief from natural disasters, feminine hygiene education, mobile health clinics, clean water to those who don’t have it and SO MUCH MORE!
I love knowing that I not only get pure oils to improve my family’s health, but that I’m also contributing to all these amazing projects just by being a wellness advocate.
I’m all about improving our gut health and decreasing toxins so that we can clear our brain fog, gain energy, be happy and raise healthy kiddos.
Essential oils can help with all of that and TONS more!
We know that essential oils can boost our immune system, can be beneficial for skin, promote digestion, soothe occasional stomach discomfort, promote sleep, release feelings of tension, and hundreds of more uses!
doTERRA also offers ongoing education so that you feel comfortable and empowered using your oils for a variety of uses on all your family members!
Check out their Empowered Life Series here.
Are you ready to join me in living a more natural life, reducing the amount of toxins we’re exposed to, and feeling empowered to make healthy choices?
Click here to learn more about joining my community of Happy Healthy Women!