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 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.

I love that, as it’s in line with what I’ve always felt to be correct. Continue reading

why I almost didn't join dōTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA

Why I almost didn’t join dōTERRA

Wow, what a ride it’s been.

Over the past 9 months (!), I have unraveled the deceptive practices of one essential oils company and researched a ton of other ones.

I almost didn’t join dōTERRA, and I was even ready to toss out the entire MLM concept altogether.

Only recently did I came to a decision I feel fully at peace with!

Where it all started…

Back in December 2017, I wrote an article on my relatively new and quiet website, explaining why I decided to leave the essential oils company I’d wholeheartedly invested in for the past three years.

The article was more of a document for myself than anything. I was wholly unprepared for the huge response that my heartfelt sharing would generate!

I was simply writing an explanation for my downline, and also to make sense of the betrayal and frustration I felt. Continue reading

Why I LEFT Young Living Essential Oils – The Truth Is Out

Links updated + added July 2018


This may come as a shock, but as of August 2017, I’ve cancelled my membership with Young Living.

The evidence just keeps mounting against Young Living as a company. I’m embarrassed and saddened that I promoted their products for over 3 years.

Please allow me to explain why…

(This will take a few minutes to do it justice…bear with me)

Young Living’s oils have been transformational in our lives and health. I still believe that Young Living’s oils are better than grocery-store or discount oils…but they’ve broken my trust, and there’s no coming back from that.

I no longer believe Young Living’s oils to be the best on the market. It’s come to light that they’re NOT as committed to sustainable and ethical practices as they claim to be.

I’ve personally always felt a nagging suspicion that there’s been something “off” about their products and company. Call it intuition (I unwisely ignored it).

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