This post is sponsored by Jessica Litster, doTERRA Wellness Advocate.
A while ago, I shared about using doTERRA essential oils–something that’s become part of our home and wellness routine, one I’m loving learning more about.
I’m happy to reintroduce Jessica Litster, a doTERRA wellness advocate, who’s well-versed in essential oils and the ways they can help you live a healthier, calmer life. Jessica teaches people to take care of their health with a more holistic approach, incorporating natural remedies when possible. Essential oils have been used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits and are effective against bacteria and viruses as well as combating ailments from congestion, headaches, anxiety and sore throat to earaches, heartburn and teething.
We started using doTERRA oils over a year ago, starting with simple immunity protection (rubbing On Guard oil on my kids’ feet–they love it!) and calming routines (lavender and eucalyptus oil in a diffuser). Our essential oil collection has slowly grown, and I now use oils in my beauty routine and carry them in my purse for quick remedies or to whip out and offer a friend when they complain of an ailment. I’ve passed out a few drops of peppermint oil to ease a headache and have given on-the-spot mini massages with some Deep Blue, and always love the response. It’s a great feel-good present you can give your friends.
After using some store bought oils, I can also attest to the fact that all essential oils are not created equal. doTERRA’s oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) and are guaranteed to be pure, natural, and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. All of doTERRA’s oils go through rigorous testing to ensure extract composition and activity. Our oils last a very long time (a little goes a long way!).
There are a variety of essential oil kits to suit the needs of your family, and when you purchase a kit, you automatically become a wellness advocate which just means you are a wholesale member and receive the wholesale discount on anything you purchase (I became a wholesale member after the first oils I purchased–love getting the discount!).
My favorite way of using doTERRA oils is in our diffuser. It diffuses oils into the environment, and everybody benefits. I use Citrus Blend for an invigorating pick-me-up, Serenity and Balance for calm and stress relief and Lavender and Eucalyptus at bedtime, especially when the kids aren’t feeling well. My kids love our essential oil foot rub ritual as well–a few drops of oil on the bottoms of their feet and massaged in, in the morning and before bed.
And now for the fun part.
Since Essie and Sherwin Williams haven’t hired me yet for my dream job of naming their nail polish and paint colors, I decided this post was my lucky break. I’m going to give some aliases to doTerra oils to simplify their effectiveness, thereby making it much easier for me to know what to grab when needs arise.
It’s 6:00, dinner’s not ready, kids are losing it, kitchen’s a mess and you just pulled out a form from the backpack that says there’s a project due tomorrow. Cue dog peeing on the floor.
You’re thinking serenity oil?
But wait. Serenity oil runs into a phone booth and comes out a caped superhero I like to call…
Okay, here’s another one. Ready? The night the music teacher passes out recorders. And your kid brings one home. And plays it. Hot Cross Buns. Eleven billion times.
Gotta headache? Peppermint oil has an alter ego.
Rub a little in your temples and breathe in. (Then, if you’re really smart, break the recorder in half.)
See, that was fun.
Even more fun? A giveaway.
Jessica is giving away one Family Physician Oil Kit–stocked with 10 essential oils (Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, Breathe, DigestZen®, and On Guard) to get you started or to build the collection you already have. It’s the essential oil muthaload.
You can view terms and conditions below and enter by leaving a comment. If you already use doTERRA oils, tell us the three oils you use most (mine? Serenity, On Guard and InTune Focus blend). And if you don’t use essential oils, tell us an area in which you’re interested in finding some natural remedies–headaches, stress, house cleaning, staying on task, acne–you name it, there’s an oil for it. All of them? Yes please.
I asked Jessica to answer too–her three favorite oils?
On Guard- This is the protective blend. I use it preventatively to keep my kiddos and me protected from germs! It’s also the first oil I turn to at the first sign that we may be coming down with something. It kicks it so fast!
Balance- The grounding blend. I use this all day every day. It is for stress and anxiety and calms me down so quickly. I don’t leave my house without it!
Frankincense- The slogan with this oil is, “When in doubt, use Frankincense”. It is a powerful oil. It is amazing for hair, skin, and nails as well as bumps and bruises and cuts. It is also amazing for brain health and brain function. It adds a boost to any other oils you are using, so I layer it with other oils I am using!
If you have any essential oil questions, fire them Jessica’s way: e-mail her at [email protected] or check out her business site HERE. She’s an expert. And if you’re looking to make some extra income, she can tell you about opportunities within doTERRA (she’s a stay-at-home mom, building a career from home). You can also join her Facebook group or follow her on Instagram @simpleoilsolutions for more information.
*Note: Comments on this post have been closed as giveaway is over and recipient has been notified.
This post is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jessica Litster, doTERRA Wellness Advocate.