How can I prove natural remedies work? That’s on you to decide.

I used to spend so much effort trying to prove that natural remedies work.

You know….it’s a tricky thing to be involved in natural wellness from a biz perspective.

Everyone seems to think that the main part of my time and energy ought to be spent convincing people that a holistic lifestyle is worth it.

They want me to Prove That Natural Remedies Work.

 

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“No, Tom Riddle, I don’t think I will, thx.”

 

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“Why Don’t You Just Distill Your Own?” Essential Oils and Permaculture

Some things you ought to know about us: We’re avid gardeners and DIY enthusiasts. I pride myself on my wardrobe being almost entirely second-hand. My husband is permaculture-certified, and I’m trained as a Texas Master Naturalist. Despite being hopeless foodies, we’re not big on consumer culture!

That said, a question I get asked a lot is,

“Why don’t you just distill your own essential oils? You grow many of the plants already. Why buy essential oils from a flashy MLM company like dōTERRA?”

I think people must assume that because we are into DIY, sustainability, and lowering our consumer impact, that buying lovely little bottles from dōTERRA doesn’t fit in with our values. Continue reading

What ARE Essential Oils? History, Science, and Benefits

I used to think essential oils were just another health trend destined for the compost pile.

In fact, they’ve stood the test of time for thousands of years already–and hold up to the scrutiny of modern science, too.

<< Storytime! >> I first learned about essential oils when my daughter caught pneumonia as a toddler. She’d already had a documented adverse reaction to her immunizations as a baby, and was small and thin for her age.

We went through months of doctors telling me that she just needed allergy medicine…until they finally did a chest x-ray and changed their diagnosis!

After that, I decided that it was time to learn more about natural remedies.

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Why I DON’T WEAR Sunscreen + What I Do Instead

I just spent two straight days outside in the heat and sun, and I don’t wear sunscreen!

But I didn’t burn. I never wear sunscreen anymore, for a bunch of reasons – but more importantly, I don’t wear sunscreen because I no longer need it.

Plenty of my skin was exposed for 5 hours at a waterpark on Sunday, and out at Barton Springs all afternoon the day afterward.

I used to burn all the time, even while wearing SPF 50 sunblock!

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SIX Reasons Why dōTERRA is the Perfect MLM Company

updated October 2020 for clarity
This month marks my 1-year anniversary with the best essential oils company in the world: dōTERRA! I know dōTERRA is the perfect MLM, because I tried pretty much ALL the others first (yes, really).

So, to celebrate – I wanted to detail WHY dōTERRA is the perfect MLM, because to be honest, I wasn’t going to be happy with “just” quality products. It’s 2019 – and if we want change in this world, it’s high time we start expecting more of the companies we decide to support. Continue reading

Essential Oil Ethics: Are they Sustainable?

Is it Irresponsible to use Essential Oils?? Hardly. 

Occasionally I’ll hear someone on a rant about how ALL corporations are evil – and ANY essential oils being marketed today are unethical to purchase and use.

They say that essential oil production is exploitative – little more than greenwashed consumerism! Continue reading

doTERRA’s testing on foreskin?? Here’s the deal.

It’s time to make something clear about doTERRA’s testing practices. I’m seeing half a story being passed around, and people are jumping to vilify doTERRA before they consider all the facts.

Recently, this study on Frankincense essential oil and this one on Lemongrass essential oil were released, and the ‘crunchy’ part of the internet got outraged.

They say doTERRA’s testing their essential oils on discarded foreskins from infant circumcisions! GROSS, right?

People are up in arms, saying doTERRA’s in the pocket of big pharma, and that they’re profiting off circumcision.

They’re even saying doTERRA is a pro-circumcision corporation.

To all of that, I call bullshit.

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The Best Supplements on the Planet are from an “Essential Oil” Company

Who knew you could get the most effective nutritional supplements in the world from dōTERRA – a company that’s known primarily for selling essential oils??

I admit it, I was a major skeptic….but they have a money-back guarantee, and I was desperate for real change.

WELL – I am so eager to get my next order in the mail, because I will NOT let myself run out of the Lifelong Vitality supplements again!

These things are a game-changer for our energy levels, immunity, sleep habits, and much more. My nails and skin look better, and my whole body just operates better.

You know how you often get neon-colored urine when you take regular multivitamins?

That’s because you’re not absorbing that much of them, and instead you’re putting a strain on your kidneys and creating expensive pee.

Kind of pointless, right?

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why I picked dōTERRA

Well, if you want the short answer–it’s because they’re an amazing company with pure and natural products that work!

If you want to learn about how and why I ended up choosing dōTERRA, you can start with my blogs:

  1. Here’s the story of how I left another major oils company.
  2. Here’s why it took me almost 8 months to decide what to do next.

dōTERRA believes that health care is primarily self-care.

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Turmeric Essential Oil, Curcurmin, and Absorption Issues

Do you use Turmeric powder, turmeric capsules…or maybe…Turmeric essential oil?

Why Turmeric essential oil? Isn’t it better fresh, or in capsules? Actually, no.

Maybe you’re already familiar with the health benefits of turmeric, or maybe you’ve heard of it as a potent anti-inflammatory.

Turmeric is well-researched, and its active ingredient, curcumin, has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties in the body. Turmeric also supports increased cardiovascular and neural activity. It offers protective antioxidant properties, too.

I’ve been consuming turmeric in powder form for years. However, I learned a lot about turmeric essential oil at doTERRA’s annual convention this year!

Turmeric essential oil also supports healthy glucose and lipid metabolism. It may also enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes.

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