Sunday, June 26, 2016

SENSUAL ESSENTIAL OILS

Yes.  I have finally jumped on the bandwagon of doTerra essential oils.  For years I have gone to presentations but never purchased a thing.  So much to learn and I wasn't "feeling" the benefits.

A few months ago, I attended another learning event and thought I would buy the book to learn more about uses for all the different types.  Wouldn't you know, I won the door prize ... a small purse size container filled with eight tiny bottles of different oils, rather like a first aid kit.  My daughter's birthday was coming up and I know she has been intrigued as well.

With advice from lady friends who have been using these oils for a few years, I chose 5-6 for Kate, they gave me a free book, and I let her have the small kit (busy baby boys!).  The sales structure is kinda like Amway or Mary Kay (pyramid) and I don't want to be involved like that.  But I was able to open an account where I can buy oils at a bit less than retail and have them shipped direct.  No hosting a party or whatever.  Someone gets points for me buying but I'm not sure who.

Then I bit the bullet and bought a diffuser.  Oh wow does that actually work.  I made the mistake of using lavender the first time ... and I was so relaxed and mellow nothing got done!  Perfect to use in the bedroom when you have trouble sleeping.  (Kate has bathed her boys in lavender bubble bath with a few drops of lavender oil every night since birth)(followed by lavender lotion).

Now I use lemon oil in my water, or slim and sassy (which has cinnamon to help curb my appetite).  Peppermint or Patchouli in the diffuser to give me energy.  And I bought an app for quick, handy reference.

I know it's probably a passing fancy but for now, I'm a believer.  When I feel like the pollution is affecting me or I'm catching a cold, I use OnGuard in the diffuser and within hours I feel better.  When one of my local doTerra ladies heard I was catching a cold ... she popped over with tiny vials of additional cold fighters/immune boosters and lozenges in case it got worse.

There are lots of ways to add a drop of this or that to a drink or a dessert or a casserole ... or for natural cleaning, but I haven't tried any of that.  Rather expensive so I'm very careful with each and every drop.

Blogged with patchouli diffusing in the background


9 comments:

  1. I bought a diffuser and some oils last winter but I really can't tell any difference and maybe your oils are a better quality than I have. It's fun trying different things, though.

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    1. It's probably in my mind, but I do enjoy the different aroma's. A few friends have tried other oils first and said there was a world of difference. But I can't vouch for that.

      One drop of lemon in a tall glass of water is perfect!

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  2. Ahhh...I feel relaxed just reading this. Lucky you to win the door prize. Something tells me you will restock when these are gone.

    I bought a diffuser - where you add a couple drops of oil to water and it mists. I like it, but I am kind of concerned that the misted oils will stain my upholstery when they settle.

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    1. I never even thought of that! Mine holds 1/2 cup of water and I put about 5 drops of oil ... I'll keep you posted. I sit the diffuser on my kitchen island and do not "feel" anything when I swipe with my finger. Who knows where all it goes!

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  3. I had thought about using these, but had a friend who got in trouble with the misted oils. It caused a problem with her respiratory system. I still use the old fashioned wax tart burners. Just the wax tart heated in a little pan over a light bulb in the "burner". I like Vanilla a lot. My favorite fragrance comes from open windows and doors. :-)

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    1. Most of these oils you can take internally, so I should be safe. Vanilla makes me hungry for home made cookies!

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    2. Stay away from the vanilla scent!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I've never tried essential oils. I should get the lavender. Anything that would help with sleep would be appreciated in my life. I sleep better these days, but not as well as I would like. Methinks soft music in the background and low lights in a cool room would go nicely with the lavender.

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    1. Maybe white noise or massage music. "They" say put a drop or lavender on the sole of each foot to help with sleep ... I haven't had to do that yet!

      My daughter has ALWAYS bathed her boys in lavender bubble baths at night time. I need to ask her if she uses the new oil I got her!

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