A natural way of living & my "why" behind it.
I am super excited to share with you that I have joined on with doTERRA oils! (And don’t worry, you won’t have to unfriend or unfollow me.) I wanted to take a second to tell you WHY I joined doTERRA & why I so strongly believe in these products. Before you think I have gone COMPLETE hippy on you, I want to first state that I am 100% for medicine when the time is necessary. When Emerson was born, we landed in the NICU for a week & medicine is what saved her life. I know there is always a time and a place for it. I also believe that our western mindset tends to lean towards medication TOO much.
I want to share my story with you but I also want to preface it with this: I am not in this to make money. We have been so blessed to live comfortably between Alex’s job at Delta & our photography on the side. Money isn’t the motivator for me. My motivator is educating people-especially moms now that I am one myself- on a healthy, natural way of living that I have found through essential oils. We don’t have to be pumping our bodies full of medicine & toxins we don’t even know are in our medicines & foods to get what we are looking for!
Headache? Advil. Toothache? Ora-gel. Cramps? Motrin. Tired? Caffeine. (By the way- I have used all of these in the past) I found a way with essential oils to treat different ailments so my family doesn’t have to use medicine ALL THE TIME. Not only can they be used for pain or discomfort, essential oils can be used to help:
- build immune systems (can all us moms stop for a praise break?!)
- purify the air in your home
- natural skin care
- release feelings of anxiety or tension
- give energy
- so much more that I have yet to even experience!
WHAT IS MY WHY?
Why do I want to do this & why do I want to educate people on the goodness of EO? My number one reason in doing all of this is my daughter, Emerson Grace. Since having EG back in July my entire perspective on life, commitments & health have all changed. I want to work out, eat clean & take care of my body in a completely new way because 1. I want to be healthy & I want to be able to live a long time to be around for her. 2. I want to set an example for her of what a healthy lifestyle can do & how to honor God by taking care of our bodies. 3. If Jesus calls our family to do something or go somewhere, I want us to be physically ready. There are certain things you just can’t do if you are not healthy enough to do so.
Through my entire pregnancy, post partum & now into parenthood, essential oils were a game changer for me! I was sick every single day (yes, EVERY SINGLE DAY) for the first 17 weeks of my pregnancy. Every one told me all their “tricks” that never worked for me. Eat crackers before you get out of bed? Sick. Ginger ale, ginger gum, ginger everything? Sick. Water? Sick. (I literally got sick off ice chips one time) One thing that helped through my entire pregnancy was lemon & peppermint essential oils. I would carry lemon oil in my bag and anytime I would get extremely nauseated I would smell it & it would help ease my body. Alex would also diffuse lemon next to me every night while I slept. On the bad days, when I would get sick a lot I would get a hot wash cloth & put a little peppermint on it. I would inhale the steam from the cloth & it brought instant comfort.After I had E, essential oils played a key role in my postpartum recovery. When Emerson was about 7 or 8 weeks old, I realized I was suffering with postpartum depression. It was one of the hardest things I have dealt with emotionally. I quickly discovered doTERRA's "Touch Peace" roll on blend that is part of their Emotional Support line & I still use it every single day- multiple times a day. Emerson also has her fair share of oils (I call her an oil baby). Every night we use lavender to help her sleep. The first night we used lavender she slept for 10 hours. Yes. 10 hours. We also use doTERRA's On Guard every day. On Guard is one of my favorite products so far from doTERRA & all three of us use it to help support a healthy immune system.
When I talk to people about essential oils one of the main responses I get is “they are so expensive.” When I wanted to sign up with doTERRA I had the same thought. And this is the conclusion I came to- if I take time, money & resources I am given to keep my family healthy NOW- I won’t have to pay for doctors appointments LATER. As I studied doTERRA & oils more, I realized there are so many BETTER ways I can provide comfort to my husband, my daughter & myself. When she is teething, not sleeping well I don’t have to give her different medicines to comfort her- especially when we don’t REALLY know what is in each medicine we take!
So, with all of that being said, why doTERRA? The more I work with this company the more I love them- down to the lady I chatted online with last night who had to help me fix an order I completed messed up! doTERRA gives back to both their customers & their farmers! Their oils are extracted from the country they naturally grow in & their farmers are treated extremely well. They are sourcing project in Bulgaria, Kenya, Madagascar, & Nepal. doTERRA is also the leading company in essential oils & have the purest oils you can possibly get! With doTERRA you DON’T have to place an order every month to maintain your membership with them. So that means you can place orders as much or as little as you need to!
If you are interested at all I would love to sit down with you and share more about what I have found with essential oils. I am still so new to the EO world & have so much to learn but I would love to tell you all that I have experienced so far! I have found so many wonderful blends for my whole family that helps promote NATURAL health! I am excited to take this journey & I hope you will join along for the ride!