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Why Do I Love Essential Oils So Much?
My Father is a Dental Surgeon, and as a young girl, he always taught me to use homoeopathy or essential oils as a first port of call, rather than reaching for medicine.
We used Arnica for bruises, Bach's Flower Rescue Remedy to ease anxiety and essential oils such as Lavender for a better night's sleep, ylang-ylang in my bath and eucalyptus for steam inhalations and tea tree oil for spots etc.
As a teenager, I think I put every chemical under the sun on my body & hair, with little regard for what I was using!
In my 20's, as a new mother, I suddenly became acutely aware of the products I was using on my baby and wanted the purest, organic products.
13 years ago when my first daughter was born, there wasn't actually a great selection of organic, retail products around.
Nowadays, there are a plethora of natural, luxury, organic products available which is fabulous. However, what I didn't realise that things aren't always as they seem.
For instance, I used to find that certain brands of lavender essential oil would give me a headache.
I have since found out that all brands are not created equal; some add perfumes and synthetics and fillers, which to me defeats, the whole purpose of going down the alternative route?
It was time for me to be mindful about what I was willing to use on my family.
I consciously started researching different brands looking specifically at;
- The standards of purity & potency?
- Are the oils grown in indigenous regions or on big farms in Utah?
- Are they free from fillers or artificial ingredients?
- Are they free of contaminants, pesticides or chemical residues?
- Are the oils ethically sourced?
During this research, I came across a study by The Environmental Working Group's who commissioned five laboratories to examine the umbilical cord blood of a selection of newborn babies and found more than 200 chemicals in each newborn. It made me think even harder not only about what in my body, but also what I put ON my body AND what chemicals I use in my home.
I even sourced and imported my own oils from India, but none could come close to one brand, which has made me fall completely in love with essential oils all over again.
doTERRA essential oils are a more than a bit special; you only have to smell their peppermint oil to realise the difference. It smells like an exquisite, explosion of a billion sweet peppermints bursting right out of the bottle and up your nose!
Now those of you who know me know I'm all about balance. I believe in accepting both the darkness and the light with in us and the bit in the middle is the sweet spot.
I don't profess to be teetotal or vegan (although my diet is definitely more plant-based these days) I do love an occasional glass of red wine with my steak and chips, I love the state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy!
I am seriously, passionate about doTERRA products and the vision of the doTERRA medical advisory board and I believe they positively contribute to the wellbeing of myself and my family.
I was blown away after hearing Dr Hill talk at the doTERRA convention earlier in 2018...
For many years, Dr David Hill has utilised the benefits of essential oils in modern health practices, and as a physician, he is a well-known expert in essential oils and integrative medicine.
Dr Hill partners with physicians and hospitals around the world defining and establishing the medical integration and use of essential oils in modern health practices.
He fosters education and advances in essential oil science through a number of university and research affiliations providing cutting-edge science for essential oil users.
Dr Hill stands at the head of a new era dedicated to empowering others to take control of their own health.
doTERRA has a vision for healthcare providers to be trained in essential oils and other natural modalities so they can better care for the whole patient.
It's time to bring that vision of choice and empowerment to life!
I believe this vision fits in perfectly with what I am achieving at Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire and So I am happy to recommend doTERRA essential oils to all my family, friends and clients.
How do I use essential Oils?
Aromatic - Essential Oils, when diffused or inhaled, can be very stimulating, calming, or soothing; diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Topical- Essential Oils can safely be applied for massage or topical therapy. using a carrier oil or massaging lightly into the skin can increase absorption.
Internal - Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness. Use essential oils in recipes, add to drinks, or put in a a veggie cap. I put two drops of Copaiba (the emotions oil) under my tongue morning and night to help keep me balanced.
Please click on the link below to find out more about essential oils; how they are sourced, how to establish a foundation for optimal health, how empower you to naturally mange the health of you and your family and the different options of purchasing these beautiful oils.
Aside from using essential oils in my practice and home, I also offer regular online classes and workshops such as Essential Oils 101, Essential Oils and Emotions, Chakra Balancing, CocktOIL making Masterclass, ChocolateTruffle & Essential Oil workshop, Non-Toxic Cleaning in the Home, Homemade Personal Care products with essential oils... Please check out my events page or contact me here. I am also always happy to create new classes tailored to your requirements or teach on a peivate basis :)