I receive emails about getting on the essential oil train almost daily and to be honest, I’ve never really been totally sold on them. Essential oils are a mystery to me and I have always been a skeptic. When Ashley, a friend of mine, reached out to share her doTERRA business with me, I figured I would give them a real shot. She sent me a starter kit full of essential oils that were tailored to my needs. Ashley asked me a few questions about the needs of the girls and I and gave me her recommendations. Let me just tell you, she knows her stuff!
For the girls, there are a few that I love. Right before I received my oils Spencer came down with a nasty cough and cold. I had been trying over the counter tricks and rubs for days until these oils came. She had been waking up congested multiple times throughout the night and the first night of applying BREATHE doTERRA oil to her chest and her sinus area, she only woke up once.. I reapplied and then back to sleep she went. That same night, I applied ON GUARD to Khloes spine, and every night thereafter until Spencer kicked that cold. With this flu going around, I have been diffusing ON GUARD often to try and keep the germs away, plus it smells like October and that’s my favorite.
A few weeks later, all four of us caught this nasty flu, and I mean nasty. It got me first, then Spencer and Khloe and then it finally got Gabe. It was the kind of flu that kicks you when you’re down. And the fever, OH THE FEVER.. it lasted for days! To keep the girls’ fever down, I was constantly applying PEPPERMINT to the bottoms of their feet. My husband also came up with the most genius idea to help our congestion. He soaked a washcloth in hot water and applies a couple drops of PEPPERMINT and a couple drops of BREATHE (seriously its the best.. Vicks who?). He set the cloth in the shower then turned the shower on scorching hot and closed all the doors to steam up the bathroom. Then, him and I would take turns showering in the steam to help open us up and IT DID! Since we were all infected, I started applying ON GUARD down my grandma, grandpa and dads spine. We spend a lot of time with them being that they live 10 houses down and believe it or not, they ALL avoided our flu completely.
One oil that I have come to use daily, without any effort, is MELALUCA. MELALUCA is a great immune support and another good oil to keep the ickies away. I add a few drops in my shampoo, as well as my girls shampoo, and viola! We get our daily dose without even thinking about it. Ashley also informed me that MELALUCA is a great way to prevent head lice, which is great with Khloe being in preschool. Another oil that I use very often is LAVENDER. This oil is very calming and is great for bed time with the kids! I like putting LAVENDER in my diffuser around bed time for us all to unwind and relax. I haven’t tried this yet but, LAVENDER can also help your skin with cuts and scrapes which is perfect for wild little ones. Last week, we had to make pink playdough for Khloe’s class for the month of November. Typically they use kool-id for color and smell but since I needed pink, I used food coloring and to for smell I added two drops of LAVENDER to the dough. Its a win-win, the kiddos can smell the dough and it can help calm them down for the teachers sake!
When Ashley asked about some of my personal needs, the first one that came to mind was needing something for migraine control. I suffer from severe, crippling migraines that leave me down for the count. While I was pregnant with Spencer, I had some of the worst migraines of my life and I wish I had come across PAST TENSE. At the first sight of a migraine, all I do is apply my PAST TENSE roller ball to my temples and alone the back of my neck and it kicks my migraine almost every time! This is GOLD for me. The other oil that has been like gold for me is BALANCE. As I have mentioned before, I struggle with some post partum depression. When I feel frustrated or like my fuse is extra short, I apply a few drops of BALANCE on my wrists or over my heart to bring me back down to earth, because lets face it we all have days like that.
Ashley has officially converted my from a skeptic to a daily oil user. Any questions I have, she is sure to answer them as she is a fountain of oily knowledge. Ashley has offered all of my followers and new members a welcome kit! The welcome kit includes: A bag for all of you oils, an A-Z user friendly guide (which is awesome), a 5ml bottle of wild orange, and a bottle of veggie caps to make “flu bombs” for this nasty flu season. She will also provide full support on all of your new oils and oily needs/questions. Another great way to get your hands on some oils is to host a party either in person (local central California) or online, which is totally effortless and can earn you free oils just for hosting! If anyone would like to host a party or has any oily questions you may contact Ashley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here
GIVEAWAY —- Ashley and I have decided to offer my followers a giveaway! Head over to Instagram on how to enter to win an introductory kit that contains a LAVENDER, LEMON and PEPPERMINT trio!