I’ve been using essential oils since I was a little girl. Then, about 6 years ago, I was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils... and I fell head over heels in love. We use these powerful and potent gifts from the earth multiple times, in multiple ways, every single day in our home. That’s why my hubby and I joined forces with one of my besties, Tara Bliss, to create My Wellness Box — a first-of-its-kind toolkit to help you experience the benefits of these botanical beauties, and create the oily lifestyle of your dreams.
While these plant extracts have many amazing applications (and a ton of scientifically proven benefits) I think my all time favourite aspect of the oils is how they force you to connect with yourself. It might sound ‘woo-woo’ but as soon as you’ve tried them, you’ll get it: they send you on a self-love journey and make you connect with your deepest truth. In fact, I truly believe that you can’t use these essentials oils and NOT have a deep love, reverence and connection with your divine self… THIS is the reason why I love them most! And when I see people start their essential oils journey… sister, I get so excited, because not only is their health and wellness about to skyrocket, but they are about to fall even more in love with themselves... It’s a win-win on all levels.
Here are 15 other reasons why I love, use and adore these essential oils...
I am in control of my cleaning products.
Nasty toxins? Forgeddaboutit! With these plant essences in my toolkit, I now create my own cleaning products and I know EXACTLY what I am using. For example, the other day I made a mirror and glass cleaner with 2 cups of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 10 drops of Lemon essential oil. It worked a treat and smelled divine. I also have another easy-to-make cleaning product which is simply filtered water plus some drops of the OnGuard essential oil blend (which has powerful immune-boosting properties), popped into a spray bottle. It literally cleans everything. So not only is it soooo much cheaper — because I now only have two (not 10) cleaning products — it also saves me a truck load. Not to mention a whole cupboard in my laundry for my shoes and handbags.
Seriously, I dare you to look at the ingredients of your store bought cleaner (and all your other cleaning products for that matter) and ask yourself if you really want to be breathing that in and using that in your home. We can’t control the pollution in our environment but we CAN control what happens in our home environment. I have turned my entire home into a wellness sanctuary and am so proud that we now use all natural, toxic free, homemade cleaning products. It’s epic.
My linen is super clean, and smells super delish.
When doing my washing I add oils such as Lavender to my sheets and towels, so they come out smelling delicious. I also add Tea Tree to Leo’s sweaty cricket gear so it comes out smelling yummy. (All the mama’s will know what a feat that is!)
I get to create my own perfumes…
… As well as skin care, hair care, toothpaste, mouthwash, after-sun spray, wrinkle oil (oh hey there, Frankincense) and other beauty products that are actually toxic free and not full of nasty chemicals.
It’s important to note that yes, while it’s super fun to mix up your own beauty products (#KitchenWitch), the importance goes way beyond that.
Our skin is our largest organ and whatever you put on it topically gets absorbed straight into your bloodstream. So, next time you spray that expensive perfume on your neck (right into your thyroid gland) or that deodorant straight into your lymphatic system, take a look at the ingredient list first... You may think twice about your next spray.
(And sister, until you — and your man — have smelled the Whisper blend, you don’t know how sensual… and flat-out sexy… essential oils can be…!!)
I can enhance my mood and emotions...
For example, if I need a ‘pick me up’ at 3pm, instead of reaching for chocolate and coffee, I reach for my pick me up oils like Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lemon and Lime. And when I want to de-stress and calm down my nervous system I reach for the grounding and calming oils such as Lavender, Lavender Peace, Clary Sage, Vetiver and Sandalwood. (I’ve heard from many women that these oils are the only things that have helped them break the “5 pm wine-time habit”.)
I supercharge my meditations with Frankincense.
This incredible botanical is the oil of truth and the most spiritual of all the oils. Baby Jesus was brought Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold... so if it’s good enough for baby J, it’s good enough for me.
I eat and cook with them every day.
Did you say curried lamb shoulder with Ginger, Lemongrass, Black pepper and Cardamom? Followed by a Wild Orange Chocolate Brownie chaser? Umm, yessss please!