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 →
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.
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 →
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.
dōTERRA’s outdone themselves with this adorable kids’ kit!
Prediluted, simple rollerball blends that have names kids will easily remember and enjoy using.
This collection is a complete and ready-made “whole body” essential oil toolbox to empower parents and children alike.
Their silicone caps with carabiners let kids take them anywhere, and the flashcard set and easy names help kids to choose what they need in the moment.
Six oil blends to empower kids to take charge of their body, mind, and heart!
The set comes with a zip-up carrying case and six oil blends – two for the mind, two for the body, and two for the heart/emotions.
They’re named Thinker, Calmer, Stronger, Rescuer, Steady, and Brave.
Body Blends:Stronger contains Frankincense and Rose, and acts like a milder version of OnGuard, while Rescuer acts like a gentle version of Deep Blue – two of dōTERRA’s best-selling products.
Heart Blends: Brave smells like orange Skittles, and is wonderful for big emotions and even traumatic events. Steady is a great oil for calming nervous and anxious feelings, and is very soothing for overactive minds.
Mind Blends:Thinkeris a great blend for focus and attention span, while Calmer is the “go to sleep” oil blend (in our house, at least)!
My kids LOVE that they finally have their own set of dōTERRA oils for all their needs!
You can purchase the entire set NOW, or each of the single oils will be available December 3rd: