Creating Ripples of Change: with Essential Oils
Enhancing Daily Living One Drop At A Time...
I am delighted that you found your way here. Welcome to the world of essential oils, where potent aromatic plant elixirs are captured in sweet little amber bottles. If you've ever enjoyed a beautifully fragrant scent of a rose, or a crisp, clean scent of pine trees in the forest, you've enjoyed essential oils, and very likely experienced a shift in your mental or emotional state as well. This is because our most powerful and sensitive sense is not sight, no, it isn't sound, but it's our sense of smell. As such, scent has a powerful effect on our emotion, memory recall, and state of mind.
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.” ~ Helen Keller
In this way, essential oils are powerful agents. Essential oils in the most basic sense are the elixirs of aroma. It's what entices us to want to smell the rose. It's what produces that fresh green aroma associated with pine trees. Every plant has small sacs that contain volatile aromatic compounds which are what give each plant its distinctive scent. They are also what helps to protect the plant from diseases, pests, and environmental factors. And when we extract these aromatic compounds and bring them into our lives, they can do for us what they do for the plants. Each essential oil has a different chemical profile with associated properties that can greatly benefit our health and other needs. I could go on and on listing examples, but really, it's your experience with the oils that will convince you.
What must be emphasized is that essential oils that are in their unadulterated form AND in natural state exclusively contain these volatile aromatic compounds that can offer therapeutic benefits. Synthetic chemistry created in laboratories to mimic nature does not behave the same way as the naturally occurring compounds do within the body. And yet, majority of personal, health and home care products on the store shelves contain synthetic compounds and "fragrance." The ingredient "fragrance" legally hides hundreds of synthetic chemicals, much of which are derived from petrochemicals. Even some products labeled as "fragrance free" may contain fragrance ingredients to mask the unpleasant chemical smells.
Shouldn't it matter that what we are absorbing, ingesting, and breathing in are kind to our bodies and kind to the Earth? Most of us understand the importance of eating real food vs. processed food-like substances. And the more savvy among us read the ingredients label on our food products. Why should it be different for the scents we take in, and the products we use on our skin and in our homes?
Essential oils are my chosen vehicle for creating ripples of awareness around why real scents (not fake, synthetic, often toxic "fragrance" that are in almost everything nowadays) and real ingredients matter. AND for creating ripples of empowerment in people to transform their lives. It takes one drop to start that ripple - a ripple of change that impassions people to become more consciously involved in their wellness. I want to empower YOU with a toolbox of essential oils possessing plant's medicinal, therapeutic and beautifying qualities to help you discover natural solutions to your everyday needs.
Personally, essential oils are in my life all day long - whether diffused at my desk for focus or at night for restful sleep, sipped in my water, sprinkled in my bath, potentized in my skincare, added in my cooking, inhaled for a quick pick-me-up, or rubbed on the bottoms of my feet for grounding. There is a sense of comfort in knowing that I can turn to these natural, safe and effective oils as my first go-to's for many of my needs.
They too can become a valuable tool for enhancing your daily living. All it takes is your willingness to learn, experiment, practice and pay attention. You will be surprised and delighted as you discover your favorite scents and remedies, in caring for yourself and those you love. You will see real, tangible results in many aspects of your life. Again, I can go on and on, but it's really the oils that will convince you. I am a firm believer in verifying through direct experience. And I'm here as your guide and resource.
Whether you are simply curious with a question or two... feel pulled to dive deeper in learning... or ready to give the oils a test drive...
I'm here to help you in a way that makes sense to you. I'd be happy to simply share what I know, or help you get started on this journey.
Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equally!
If we want to utilize protective, regenerative and beautifying benefits of plant aromatic compounds, purity of the essential oil is paramount. In an unregulated industry of essential oils, many oils on the market have added fillers and synthetic ingredients, even when labeled as Natural. And the label 'organic' can legally contain 20% nonorganic ingredients in essential oils.
What sets doTERRA apart? Why did I choose doTERRA, both professionally and as a user?