Essentials

Essential oils have been a part of my life since my teen years when I began exploring the world of natural medicine. I found that these little bottles had a profound effect on my mood and well-being.

In using oils on myself and on my clients as a yoga teacher, I became more familiar with their properties as well as more curious about their healing effects.

Fast forward to now, and oils play a major role in my everyday life. From diffusing scents to help set the mood in the home, to washing our hands with an immune-boosting blend, to infusing my home-made bath and body products with some of my favorite scents, essential oils are a part of our day to day.

Oils are a great first foray into the power of plant medicine, as they are more straightforward than herbalism and more easily accessible than many herbs. Oils can be just as potent, as they are the concentrated compounds of plants themselves. They should also be used with knowledge in hand, as their potency makes them powerful.

How I Use Oils

My top three ways to use essential oils are:

Diffusing scents when at home or on the go. You can choose a variety of scents to make a personalized profile; I have several that I like to use for different purposes, like winding down at bedtime, getting pumped at work, or helping my little guy regulate and focus. Using roller bottles is a quick and easy way to take your scents with you sans diffuser.

Adding oils like myrrh and lavender to my bath and body routine. I add oils to my morning oil massage, to my bath salts, to my home-made makeup remover, and to my hair products.

Adding oils to my water for digestive & emotional benefits, like a dash of peppermint for a sour tummy or a bit of On-Guard Blend when my immunity is compromised.

Below are the oils and products that I keep on hand at all times, in addition to those mentioned above. Most of the oils I select focus on bringing a sense of calm, groundedness, and ease into my home and life.

Some, like On Guard and Breathe, address specific issues like immune-boosting and congestion. Others, like Passion, Motivate, and Forgive serve specific emotional purposes. 

I encourage you to experiment with oils to find what draws you. We’re all different, and natural healing is a highly subjective thing. You can read more and purchase oils using the links below, which helps to support my blog. 

Sharing Oils With My Community

As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I have the opportunity to share essential oils with my wider community and support me and my little guy at the same time.

There are three options for becoming a part of our essential oil community:

  1. Join our Facebook Group to ask questions, share your experiences, and learn more about oils
  2. Sign up as a Wholesale Customer 
  3. Sign up as a doTERRA Wellness Advocate so you can build your own team

For getting started with a full kit, including diffuser, I suggest the AromaTouch Enrollment Kit. This gives you everything you need to jump in right away without a huge investment.

I know, it’s a lot to take in on first blush. If you’re interested in learning more, I’d love to hear your questions and help you figure out the right oils for you. You can drop me a line at hello (at) lessthanperfectparenting (dot) com for a little guidance or join our Facebook Group.

Why doTERRA?

I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a brand loyalist. If I find a product that I like and feel good about supporting it, I’m happy.

doTERRA is a company I can get behind because they give back to the communities where their oils are produced. They are family-friendly and support countless moms in building their own businesses. They also certify that their oils are therapeutic grade and sustainably sourced, which is not the case with most store bought oils.

To me, doTERRA is a happy medium between off-the-shelf oils and small-batch-crafted artisan oils, which are typically cost prohibitive if you are using oils on the scale I use them.

There are also other solid network marketing companies out there if you are focused on business building. Just do your homework and do what feels right for you. 

Disclaimer 

I am not a doctor. Use common sense when making health and lifestyle changes, and consult a doctor when in doubt. Your health and wellness are ultimately in your hands.