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