I have been using essential oils for years, and each time I use them, I am blown away by the results.
Though I gotta admit, for you guys, I kind of just threw this idea out there and gave you the sole reason that “they’re awesome and work!” You are probably reading my posts, statuses, and updates thinking, “What the heck are these oils that Selina keeps talking about?!”
Allow me to break it down for you…
I never liked to encourage people to use synthetically-made supplements, diet shakes, or other quick schemes to improve their well-being. Instead, I like to focus on natural ways to get the results they wanted.
For example, when they were stressed, I used aromatherapy through candles, lotions, and soaps. When my clients wanted to lose some weight, I encouraged them to add Omega-3 fatty acids, cinnamon, and water into their regimen. When clients needed to Detox, I went straight to lemon water! These methods were safe, pure, and proven to work. Simple.
Then, a dear friend of mine introduced me to doTERRA essential oils. My first reaction was,
“What the heck are essential oils?”
She explained that these oils were pure, natural, and highly-concentrated compounds found in leaves, flowers, roots, spices, and other products of the earth. Since they are highly concentrated, they have a greater effect and can be ingested, inhaled, or used topically on the skin. For example, one drop of peppermint oil equals about 128 cups of peppermint tea.
Now, I remember suggesting to a client that peppermint tea could help calm her nerves…imagine if there was a way to get that result quicker!
I was able to get a few samples of some oils to try on myself. The rest is history.
In case you still need some reasons as to why YOU should try using essential oils, here are my personal top five reasons why I live by them:
1. They can be used for anything. Seriously, anything.
There is an oil for just about any ailment that you may have. From headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, and stress to increased concentration, sore throat, and help with losing weight.
2. They are all-natural and safe to use (even on babies!)
Because all of the oils are natural, they are safe enough to use on anyone. While those with sensitive skin may have to dilute stronger oils with a base oil (like fractionated coconut oil), and others may have to consult their doctors if they are currently on medications, the majority can safely use oils and reap their benefits.
EDIT: In 2017 and I just had my first baby last summer. Let me tell you… I used essential oils every single step of the way! When those contractions kicked in, I busted out with the Lavender, and the Balance blend (a calming blend that helps you stay grounded). They both worked like a charm! I don’t think I would’ve been as calm as I was (for an all-natural labor!) if it hadn’t been for the oils!
Also, when my son was a teeny, tiny baby, and he caught a cold, it was hard to find something that he could use to clear his nose. In came the blend, “Breathe”. All natural and all we did was put a few drops on a washcloth that hung over his crib. Before you know it, he was cleared up and able to sleep again!
3. They are a great investment that will stretch over time.
When I first looked into purchasing oils, I immediately went straight to the price tag and decided to get some cheaper oils down the street at my local health foods store. There is a HUGE difference in these! The overall quality, smell, and whether or not you can ingest some oils or rub them directly on you made me hesitant to purchase more oils from somewhere else. doTERRA oils are pure enough to ingest (like a few drops at a time, that is!). They are safe enough to smell all day without getting a headache afterward, unlike some other fragrances. Because I only use a few drops at a time, my bottles have been stretching over months at a time! They’re very much worth the investment. (Psst…Invest in some by clicking here.)
4. They are a great way to help others.
I secretly LOVE talking to my friends and family about random stuff. Whenever they mention something they are dealing with and I can shout out, “I have an oil for that!”
I love seeing the crazy look on their faces when I actually whip out an essential oil from my purse that they can use instantly for that thing they were talking about. The best part? Seeing that my oils actually helped them by the end of our conversation!
5. I don’t need insurance, a prescription, or a payment plan.
Essential oils give me the freedom to be the doctor of my home. I don’t have to worry about cost or the frustration of going to see a physician or purchasing symptom-relieving medication. I now have a product that I know is safe to use and can help my family with anything!