My Personal Experience With Essential Oils

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I seriously used to laugh at those who used essential oils. It reminded me of people who used to sell snake oil. Every time that I got sick or had an ailment, friends would ask if I had tried this or that oil, I would politely smile and say that I hadn't. I've always been skeptical - the roll your eyes kind of skeptical.

A few months ago, a teacher friend was having a doTERRA party with the option of purchasing $5 roller ball bottles. I didn't make it to the party, but I did buy a few roller ball bottles. For $5 I thought I'd give it a try, then I could tell those that yes I've tried it and move on so to speak.

I even laughed as I told my mom that I was giving them a try. I told her that I didn't think it would work, but it was worth trying. (I'd been dealing with a sinus infection for weeks that just wouldn't go away.)
The first night, I put on my 'breath easy' roller ball essential oil bottle and within minutes I could breathe better. Coincidence - it had to be.

The 'knot' above my eyebrow was still there, but I could breathe better. Fast forward a few days after using the roller ball bottle of essential oils the knot/pain along my brow bone was gone. Hmmm... still not convinced, I decided to try the Deep Blue for some of my arthritis pain. It helped.

As in it helped to the point that I decided to do a little research to see what essential oils were recommended for arthritis or inflammation. And I made my first purchase. Could there be something to this essential oil thing?

A purchase or two later, I became a wholesale customer. Why? Because I could get products at a cheaper price, and honestly I was tired of asking my friends to order something for me. This way I could order what I wanted, when I wanted and pay less in the long run. So here I am, telling you about doTERRA essential oils because I'm no longer a skeptic.

However, let me say.. I treat essential oils like natural medicine... but still medicine. In other words,  you wouldn't pop 6 advil at a time, you shouldn't use essential oils all nilly willy either. I respect them. And before anyone goes off on a tangent, I don't slather my son in them either. In fact, he wanted a diffuser which I allowed him to have. But, he's only allowed to diffuse certain oils (lavender and lemon). I also (at this time) don't really take the oils internally. I have allergies and lots of sensitivities. So my experience so far has mainly been topically and diffusing.

Most of you know that I suffer with arthritis, and although I am still in pain, I do believe that certain oils have really helped. I'll write more about them later, but here's a quick list of the ones that seem to be helping me.

Copaiba
Deep Blue blend
Turmeric
Wintergreen
Cedarwood

And these are just the ones that I've experimented with so far. I always use a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil).

If you'd like to check out doTERRA I encourage you to check out my (work in progress) site my.doterra.com/amyg 

I'm new to the essential oil world, and I have a lot to learn. But if you have any questions, please reach out to me. I'll tell you what I know so far. :)

If you think you might want to purchase often, becoming a member (wholesale customer or wellness advocate - which you can do from my site) really is the way the to go so that you can get the cheaper price and at times free products. If you'd just like to check out the oils without becoming a member which is totally what I did at first, that's fine too. Just purchase, give them a try, and I would really like to know how they do or do not work for you. So do reach out to me if you have any questions or need help joining!

amy@willrun4icecream.com

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