My social media had been blowing up with people using and loving essential oils, but I didn’t really know anything about them and really didn’t feel moved to reach out to anyone. Besides, I didn’t want to get roped into having a party. One day I ran into a friend at our sons baseball game and she had a bunch of doTERRA oils with her. She gave me a sample of breathe and I was hooked. I could not believe how one little drop could be so strong. She sent me home with a book of information, I placed an order right away and I have been using them ever since. There was no party, no commitment and no pushiness. I knew doTERRA was right for my family right away.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Modern trends toward more holistic approaches to self care and growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.
But do they work?
You will find people who use essential oils who believe that they can take the place of every prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you have and you will find people who use essential oils because they smell good and that’s about it. I’m definitely somewhere in the middle. I look at it this way: If you have access to a natural, chemical-free and safe alternative to treat symptoms or clean your house,why wouldn’t you give it a try? I have used doTERRA oils for everything from cleaning my house, headaches, tummy aches, stress relief, brushing my teeth, to helping my family and me get a good nights sleep. Will essential oils work for every problem I have? No. But I like having the option of using them first because I want to reduce the amounts of chemicals I use and they have helped the majority of the time with multiple problems.
Note: I use doTERRA because I like the quality of the products that they provide. This is not to say that other essential oil companies are somehow not as good. I don’t believe this at all. I just prefer doTERRA.