HOW I GOT INTO ESSENTIAL OILS
I guess my obsession with essential oils started with one of my new years resolutions: to switch over to using more natural and chemical-free products, both beauty-wise and around my home. I started small with a few items here and there before completely overhauling my skincare collection, so naturally the next step was introducing essential oils into my life. I’d been watching Liz from Pure Joy Essentials rave about how oils had changed her families lives and once I began researching the benefits from using them I was hooked. It’s also no secret how much I’ve loved attending classes at my local Xtend Barre studio this past six months and I discovered one of the ladies who co-owns it, Cat, is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and introduced me to the world of essential oils. Cat talked me through how to get started and even let me have a play with her own collection before I purchased my first kit of oils.
WHAT OILS I STARTED WITH
One of my main hesitations I originally had was I thought I would have to spend a massive sum of money to get started – boy was I wrong! No, you don’t need to purchase every oil to begin your journey and that’s why the doTERRA Introductory Kit was the perfect thing to get started with. The kit includes 5mL Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint – some of the most versatile oils out available. My lovely Wellness Advocate, Cat gave me a bunch of information on each of the oils I mentioned above and explained the many different ways to use them. So far I’ve found Lavender to be a great calming and soothing scent, perfect for adding to the bath to unwind before bed, Lemon has been my favourite from the three as it’s so versatile: I’m loving a drop in my water bottle or with soda water as well as a non-toxic household cleaner when mixed with white vinegar, and Peppermint is amazing for clarity and alertness so I’ve been diffusing it in my Ellia Gather Ultrasonic Aroma Ceramic Diffuser when I feel that afternoon slump coming on.
After purchasing and spending the week playing around with my Introductory Kit, I then sat down again with Cat who helped me place my first order and set-up my membership as a Wellness Advocate. In this order I bought the Essential Collection that included my membership fee as well as 15mL Smart & Sassy and 5mL Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, Tea Tree, DigestZen (blend), Easy Air (blend), Ice Blue (blend) and On Guard (blend). I also picked up the 115mL bottle of Fractionated Coconut Oil to use as a carrier oil, 15mL Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang and 5mL Cinnamon Bark. And because I spent over a certain point value I received 15mL Citrus Bliss (blend) and 10mL Salubelle (beauty blend) for FREE!
MAKING A FOREVER LIFESTYLE CHANGE
The move to non-toxic living and using essential oils in your home is a big lifestyle change to make and one that can seem why daunting and overwhelming at the start. Every day I’m continuing to learn more and more about the health benefits of oils and I can’t wait to begin sharing more with you here on the blog – keep an eye out for my content like this coming soon – but for now you can follow my oils journey over on Instagram or by following my Essential Oils board on Pinterest. If you have any questions about oils and how to get started please feel free to email me or message me via my social media channels.