There are hundreds of reasons why people seek out ways to supplement their healthcare needs with essential oils. But no matter how unique or similar the situation, the first question in someone’s mind is always the same…
Where do I even begin?
I recently sat in my living with a woman who needed so much help with so many different people in so many different areas that she didn’t know which one to even start with. A cancer survivor and foster mom to 8, she sat and tried to describe her morning routine to me but didn’t make it 30 seconds into our conversation before she had her head in her hands and was overcome with anxiety and overwhelm. Her words still echo in my mind… “By the time I get the first two off to school in the morning, I have 30 minutes to myself before I have to begin waking the others. As I begin to think about everything that is needed to care for their special needs, my body just starts to react and I… I am just spent. I have nothing left.” She didn’t make it any deeper into her description. And she feels guilty for feeling the way that she does.
Another recent conversation over dinner with school friends found a mom asking questions, curious to learn about natural options for keeping her family healthy during cold and flu season. As we continued to talk she shared about one of her kids struggle with dyslexia, and of the devastating loss their family suffered when the mom and their oldest daughter were involved in a car accident that took the daughter’s life.
With such enormous need and variety of uses and ways to find whole-body support, how does someone know where to start? Where to go for answers? Where do I even begin?
The short answer? Right where you are.
What if you stopped for a second and asked yourself- “Well… where am I?”
How would you answer that question right now? What is most pressing? Is it my health? Is it something going on with a family member? (Keep this in mind too… you know how when an airline attendant is telling people all about how to use the oxygen masks on a plane? How they tell people to secure their own masks before trying to assist someone else? I want you to think of it that way… because if you’re not “breathing”, you can’t be of much use to anyone else that needs your help either.)
Taking ownership of your healthcare decisions can be possible. Yes, we can still call upon our trusted physicians and practitioners for their expertise, opinions, & support, but you know your body better than anyone else. It’s time someone reminded you of that. So make a list- get clear on the top three issues that you’d like to see improve in regards to your family’s health and wellness. Write those down.
Next, understand a few basics of Essential Oil usage… like how to use them for example. There may be a hundred bottles of essential oils in my home, but there are still only three ways to use any of em. Ready for these?
Aromatic, Topical, and Internal*
*Quick disclaimer on internal usage. All brands of essential oils are not created equal. Internal usage should be reserved for Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. A person should not think it safe to ingest just “any” essential oil. You can and should do your own research. My research and experience led me away from other brands of oils and led me to settle on doTERRA. Because of my research, experiences, and the continued scientific research and peer reviewed studies made available, as well as countless sources of scientific data that continue to be produced, I will only use and only expect to receive therapeutic benefits from essential oils when using doTERRA.
doTERRA makes it simple to know where to go from there, with starter kits designed to get you exactly what you need to be successful in your efforts at naturally and effectively caring for yourself and your family.
Staying Healthy in Fall/Winter Months– start with a Healthy Home Kit. Comes with 15 ml bottles of the top ten oils to help replace the most common things found in the average bathroom cabinet, along with the beautiful (and 10-hour run time) Brevi Diffuser, and home/personal care items like an all-purpose cleaner concentrate, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and foaming hand soap. (“But I already have stuff that I use that I like.” you might say. Why not take a moment and check out the ingredient list in your personal care products? Seeing as how what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them, I’d think twice about continuing with my grocery store body wash much longer… your hormones will thank you.) This kit will help you keep your home germ-free and clean and equip you with oils to support better rest, deeper sleep, better respiratory function, occasional aches and pains, occasional head tension, seasonal threats, and more. Need a more affordable option? The Healthy Start Kit, while lacking the toxin-free home cleaning and personal care items, still gets you smaller 5ml bottles of the same ten oils and the diffuser.
Need a Daily Wellness Plan– The Healthy Habits Kit is for you. If getting back on track in regards to nutritional basics, better digestive function, exercise support, mood management, daily detox routines, and using oils for living a preventative lifestyle is where you find yourself, this kit is exactly what you need. Check out this blog post for recommendations from Dr. David Hill on how to implement daily usage habits for each of the products available in this kit.
Start with a little bit of everything– Grab yourself a Natural Solutions Kit. The Essential Oils and Products in this box will help you fill in the gaps where your nutrition is lacking, support optimum digestive function, replace toxic personal care and home cleaning items, and set you up with a beautiful wooden box to store and organize the 12+ oils included in this starter collection.
Need to Customize? – The Simple Solutions Kit has got you covered. Start with the basics for everyday detox, exercise, daily immune support, and better rest/sleep, and add the specific oils and products for your specific needs. For help in choosing what oils/products to add, (for example- need help managing anxious, overwhelming, and sad feelings? add the Adaptiv System.) reach out (email or text me) to schedule a free consult.
Wish you could attend a class? How about one online that you can watch from the car-rider line or during your next pedicure? Click on the “Essential Oils” link on the menu bar at the top of this website for a quick, online Intro to Essential Oils class entitled “Natural Solutions”. (and if you’re feeling really smart, you can print the handout just below the link to follow along with before you watch…)
Still have questions? Let’s chat. Email email@example.com to talk to me. Ready to get your oils? You’re only a click away! (and that click should be HERE!)