Saturday, May 24, 2014

And may the (essential) oils be ever in your favor

Recently my friend Joy has gotten into essential oils. I have been "stalking" her on facebook as she has become more and more excited about them. She is a health nut and I tend to pay attention when she is excited about something. Eventually her excitement about essential oils caused her to pursue a career with doTERRA. After seeing how much she loves them and creeping on her website, I decided to ask her about it. She asked me what my health concerns were and then graciously sent me samples that catered to my needs. Then I watched her "Medicine Cabinet Makeover Class" video.  After watching that class, I was excited. Excited to be healthful, and cleanse my body, and excited about the research too. I decided to take the (588$) plunge and I called Joy and ordered doTERRA's "Natural Solutions Kit." Here's my unboxing photo.

This kit included the following: 15ml Essential Oils: 1 Lavender, 1 Lemon, 1 Peppermint, 1 On Guard, 1 Slim & Sassy, 1 TerraShield, 1 Lemongrass

5ml Essential Oils: 1 Serenity, 1 DigestZen, 1 Purify, 1 Melaleuca, 1 Oregano, 1 AromaTouch, 1 Frankincense, 1 Breath, 1 Balance
10 ml Roll-ons: 1 PastTense®, 1 Clear Skin, 1 Women’s Solace
1 Lifelong Vitality Pack, 1 Zendocrine Capsules, 1 TerraZyme, 1 Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, 1 On Guard Toothpaste, 1 Deep Blue Rub, 1 Fractionated Coconut Oil, 12 Sample vials, 1 Lotus Diffuser, 1 Wooden Box
Joy also threw in a bottle of Wild Orange and the Modern Essentials book. Now that you know all of the things that I have, the first thing that I want to talk to you about is the diffuser. This is the one thing that came in the kit that I was like "yeah, I'm not gonna use that, I wish I could just not get it and get the kit 100$ cheaper" but seriously, it's AMAZING. No joke. I have used it every night at bedtime. I put doTERRA's "Serenity" blend in it and set the timer to 1 hour, and I sleep soooooo good. Really. The second thing that I was surprised to love was the onGuard toothpaste. I was wary. After using it the first time, I put my Crest away. This stuff is weirdly awesome. I have some trouble with my gums, no matter the amount of times I brush a day or times I floss, I always end up with bloody gums at the dentist. I have high hopes for this toothpaste. I had some inflammation in my gums when I started using it, and after the second day using this it is healing up! This usually takes weeks. Like I said, high hopes. The last early front-runner is Lavender. I have been getting daily rashes from everything, even my grocery bags gave me hives! I looked up in my (amazing) Modern Essentials book what to do for rashes and it recommended Lavender. I slathered a couple drops all over my rash and within minutes it was gone. Now, I use it everyday for this same purpose, and to make matters better, it smells divine!
Next, I had my 1 hour consultation with Joy over the phone. She asked me questions about my daily habits, concerns, and goals. Then, based off of my answers she recommend the things for me to take daily. The thing that has been then hardest for me to get used to is that you have to take them so often. Essential oils need to be absorbed in small amounts many times throughout the day. Finding the rhythm and routine has been tricky, but I think I have it figured out! (more on that tomorrow!)
All in all, I have been very excited and can't wait to document my progress and share it with you! Today is my second day with my morning/midday/evening routine and I will tell you all about it tomorrow!
Get Excited!

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