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15 Reasons Why I Love, Use And Adore Essential Oils

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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 Path To Freedom — 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 favorite 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!

 

I diffuse them all day long in my bedroom, Leo’s room, and the living room.

Changes the mood, sets the tone, helps me live my intentions… ‘Nuff said.

I have been able to take my health back into my own hands.

I no longer have a medicine cabinet full of toxic junk that is not good for me or the planet. These oils are ALWAYS what I turn to first for things like headaches, skin rashes, cuts, burns, bites, fungal skin/nail infections, dandruff, moon-cycle support… the possibilities are endless!

I have REVOLUTIONISED my sleep, and REWIRED my nervous system.

I used to suffer from anxiety, depression and panic attacks, and started taking sleeping tablets from the age of 16. In combination with a daily self-love practice, I now sleep deeply and solidly for 8-9 hours thanks to support from Lavender, Lavender Peace and Vetiver. I know I’ve buried this point halfway down the list, but I truly cannot overstate how revolutionary the impact of these oils on my sleep and nervous system has been.

Enhanced hydration.

I add these oils to my water to enhance my uptake and hydration. My usual choice is Lemon and Ginger, or sometimes Peppermint — which is super soothing (and great for your tum). Add a twist of Himalayan salt, and you’re golden.

Bathtime is epic. Like, unbelievably so.

Follow me on Insta? You’ll know that I’m OBSESSED with baths. What you won’t be able to guess though, from the pictures, is that my baths? Are laden with oils. The intense fragrance, the topical impact, the straight-to-the-nervous-system hit… these oils upgrade my baths in ways I’d never before experienced.

My go-to blend is Frankie, Rose, Geranium and Lavender. Add some epsom salts, diffuse some oils and pop on a Spotify playlist… and my worries don’t stand a chance!

I can support my gut with DigestZen, which I sip on all day.

Incredible for your microbiome, and for keeping your immune system in tip-top shape.

Next-level stress relief.

For stress management, anxiety and nervous system support after too long in front of my computer or on my phone, I use Lavender, Vetiver, Wild Orange, Bergamot and Cedarwood… It’s peace in plant form.

They help me focus…

Inbox threatening to overwhelm me? To-do list as long as the Thames? Concentration feeling crappy? Hello, Focus blend.

They get me back to my heart-space. Almost instantly.

When I need to Open Wide, soften, and come back to love, I lather Rose and Geranium over my heart. I can literally feel myself opening up… it’s pretty magical.

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Most of the essential oils mentioned above are available as part of the beautiful dōTERRA Home Essentials Kit, which you can learn more about on my Path To Freedom page.

I would LOVE to support you on your oily journey, so to get your hands on some of these earthly beauties (and be mentored by me on how to use them), click here.

I can’t WAIT for you to experience the transformation for yourself, beautiful.

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    • Simona
      November 29, 2017

      Hey, thanks a lot for sharing! What type of diffuser do you use at home?

      • November 30, 2017

        Hey Simona, I use the doTERRA diffuser and love it. I actually have 3 in my home. xx

    • Catherine
      November 30, 2017

      Hi Melissa! I've just recently starting becoming oil obsessed! I know you love to 'dress' yourself in coconut oil and an essential oil. What are your faves? So far I've just tried lavender but I would love some other ideas.

      • December 1, 2017

        Hey honey, I LOVE Franky, Lavender Peace, Rose, Jasmine, Whisper... mmmm they are all delish. xx What's your fav combo?

        • Catherine
          December 1, 2017

          They all sound divine! Lavender has been a favourite at nighttime. I might try putting some franki in the mix!

        • December 2, 2017

          Franky is one of my FAVS, I use it almost daily. He is very powerful and very spiritual. xx

    • Emma Duffey
      December 1, 2017

      I absolutely love this list! I have the do terra LRP and home essentials pack and always looking for interesting new ways to incorporate them into my life, and this is fantastic!

      Can you please keep it coming :)

      • December 2, 2017

        Sure angel. I am so glad you love them as much as I do. They are magical. xx

    • Montse
      December 1, 2017

      Hi Mel! Love the post ! How many drops you put of each essential oil in your bath ? Thanks! Love you!

      • December 2, 2017

        Hey honey, everyone is different and can handle different amounts so I would start with 3 and go from there. xx

    • Leila
      December 2, 2017

      Love this post Melissa! Just wondering how you use your oils in your drinking water and bath water. Do you put something else in there to help disperse the oils so they don't just sit on the top of the water? xx

      • December 2, 2017

        Hi honey, you can add a drop of liquid stevia to your drinks and mix a few drops with coconut oil for your bath but not too much only a tiny amount. Enjoy angel. xx

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