I have been using store brand essential oils on occasion for almost a decade now but didn’t really understand what the big deal was. I used tea tree to disinfect cloth diapers and thought lavender smelled nice but that was about it. In the fall of 2017, I decided to give the brand Doterra a try. As soon as I opened my first shipment, I had one of those “this is what I’ve been missing” moments! I found the quality to be so much better than what I was already using.
I now use them on a daily basis on myself, on our children, and around our home. It has helped calm hormones, lessen my anxiety, and was a God-send to ease back pain after my car accident in 2018. Doterra’s hidden secret might be their vitamins and bath &body line. I now only use their products on my hair, face, and body and have seen a huge improvement! But the best part in finding Doterra has definitely been how much they have helped our kids. Our family does not get the flu shot and instead we take elderberry syrup to boost our immune system. But we usually get the occasional crud that goes around. We didn’t get sick at all this past winter! Not even a cold thanks to diffusing the oil “breathe” every night. The oils have also really helped my oldest son with high functioning autism. He often gets nervous tics after very stressful or exciting situations. So I rub a rollerball on his neck filled with marjoram, copaiba, and frankincense. It seems to soothe his nerves within a day.
One of my favorite parts of using Doterra oils, has been creating my own sents to diffuse around the house. Diffusers now replace most of our candles and I love how easy it is to switch things up based on the mood or season we are in. I had already switched from paraffin candles to soy candles so moving from candles to diffusers was the next best thing to reduce toxins and fragrances in our home. I have children with anxiety, allergies, learning difficulties, and eczema so limiting toxins is a must for us!
If you have been considering trying out oils but have questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. You can reach me in the comments or through Instagram. Doterra runs amazing specials every quarter where you can try some new oils at half the cost during their BOGO deals. Follow me on Instagram to see when those specials are posted! If you would like to take a look around my website to see what Doterra offers, please click here. I can also mail you some samples to try! 🙂