Did You Know..? Mini Series, Part 1
I am going to be sharing the top 10 essential oils, with some of their basic uses and how you can incorporate them into your life. My hope is to share one a week. So stay tuned for more! But that means you can finally dig out that box of oils you've had sitting in your cupboard for longer than you'd like to admit. Or, if you are unfamiliar with oils, this is a chance for you to educate yourself and why they should be apart of your daily routine.
The first oil I am going to start with is one that nearly everyone loves and has most definitely heard of- Lavender.
But first, I want to explain why dōTERRA.
Essential oils are an unregulated industry. Meaning, that any company can put whatever they want into a bottle and call it ”pure”. I am trying to keep me and my family healthy, I don't want to be putting pesticides or synthetics on their tender skin. DōTERRA works incredibly hard to make sure their oils are safe, effective and 100% pure essential oils. They do this by sourcing their oils from farms where the plants are native to the area. DōTERRA finds farmers that have been farming for generations, partners with them, making sure they have a livable wage and dōTERRA gives back to their community by co-impact sourcing. With the partnership, the farmers follow dōTERRA’s standards of chemical, pesticide-free farming and the delicate process of distillation.
After the oils have been carefully extracted, all the oil is rigorously tested in the dōTERRA labs ensure purity, potency, shelf life longevity and consistency. If the oil does not pass the test, then it is not sold. End of story. With the crooked world we live in these days, this was a big selling factor for me. I don't want go to the drugstore or purchase oils online at any website, because you never truly know what is in that bottle. Therefore, I don't want to put that on my skin or take it internally. And I definitely don't trust putting it on my kids skin. And providing quality jobs to the farmers and their communities is incredibly important. And that is why I love and believe in dōTERRA.
Now, lavender for me, has always been a bit difficult. I have found with other brands of oil and faux lavender scents, I get an instant, terrible headache. It's something I only noticed as an adult. I have no idea where it came from or what the problem is. With the risk of sounding like salesperson, with dōTERRA lavender, I don't get a headache. None. That goes to show how pure and high quality it is to me. Quality absolutely makes a difference. But enough about me, let's get started educating you all!
Lavender is widely known for it's calming and soothing floral scent. And it's excellent for people of all ages. Yes, that means your kids too. Baby lotions and soaps always advertise lavender as “sleepy time”. They are not wrong. Diffuse lavender before bedtime to help wind down, or rub it on your feet right before bed. You can even add a few drops to your pillow before bedtime.
But did you also know that lavender:
➙ can help sooth cuts and scrapes when applied directly
➙ can help headaches when rubbed on your temples and/or the back of your neck
➙ can help reduce stress and anxiety by diffusing, rubbing on your spine, temples and/or bottom of feet
➙ help sooth bug bits and stings when applied directly
➙ when added to your shampoo, it can help keep your hair healthy and clean looking
There are so many more ways that lavender essential oil can be incorporated and supportive in your life. If you'd like more information, or would like to know how to purchase oils at a wholesale price, contact me with the form below. I'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have!