DoTerra, Can You Handle This?

Have you ever loved something so much you wanted to just…to just…??? I don't know. But I DO KNOW that the OnGuard oils from DoTerra is something smelly good. I have been fighting some awful fever blister the past few days. You know, the kind that makes you feel super self-conscious and make you a hermit until it's over. I hate them. HATE them. I practically have an anxiety attack when I feel one approaching. So, on the DoTerra website http://www.everythingessential.me/HealthConcerns/HerpesSimplex.html#page=page-1, I was encouraged to read about all these people who have had help in this area of fever blisters. So, I have taken my melaleuca from my melaleuca company stuff and OnGuard from DoTerra and have diligently applied it on my lips. It is actually starting to dry up. It by no means is gone but usually at the second day mark of a fever blister my lips are full of a watery blister (NASTY!!!!) So, I am encouraged with that. Also, fever blisters are a sign of the immune system being in poor condition. I think that is why my body naturally is in love with the OnGuard oil. It has cinnamon, eucalyptus, clove, wild orange in it…and it is magnificent. I have been diffusing it all day in my little diffuser in the kitchen.

On another note, I have made three rice pillows for my kids to put the special oils on their beds at night. Since vetiver oil was recommended for sleep, I thought it would be nice to have it on their little heated rice pillow. I muscle tested (I will explain this in another post someday) Sawyer and Emerson with the vetiver and it was not testing well. I have put it on their pillows anyway but they have been off the wall the last two nights at bedtime. They have played and played and have had a monster truck party in their room till 9 both nights. Not the norm for them. I muscle tested Ryker and he tested strong! And he has slept amazing! I have stopped giving him melatonin the last few nights and he has SLEPT through the night! I am impressed. And hopefully it is not a coincidence. I also thought that it was interesting that Ryker LOVES the smell of vetiver. And the lil' Twin-kies yell, “EW!” Vetiver is pretty amazing. It is a plant that is used to ground soil that is eroding. It is used for ADHD and insomnia and lots of  turbo things like anti-viral…here is a sweet picture I got off of pinterest…
I am still loving my lemon water. It is in my glass water bottle right now. I mention “glass water bottle” because if you put the DoTerra lemon oil in plastic it will melt right through. Pretty amazing. 
Another health issue of mine is my monthly rash that I have had since I was preggo with my twins. Every month for a week I have gotten a rash on my feet that is incredibly itchy. Last night was one of those insomniac obsessively itchy nights. So, I am hoping that some oil or oil blend will help with that, too. I will keep you posted. I have put melaleuca, tei fu oil, and Pain-a-trate (from Melaleuca) on it and nothing seems to relieve the itch. To be continued with DoTerra…Got to make sure these other oils will work first. 
If any of you are interested further you can check out DoTerra's stuff on my website:

A New Year Means New Things

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I love new years. I know some people say, “Well, everyday is a new day to start something.” But for me…it's a tangible time to reevaluate things. I love it. 

Two months ago, I received an invitation to a talk. A party to learn about essential oils. I have had multiple people encourage me to check out DoTerra Essential Oils knowing that I love me some natural remedies. Well, I went, thankfully with my sister in law. We sat through the talk and giggled about this and that. Frankly, I just enjoyed getting an afternoon with my sister-in-law learning about natural remedies. I had my guard up. I am TELLING YOU…I was OVER multi-level marketing companies. Here is my resume of stay at home businesses that have approached me over the last three years.

Juice Plus- (which I still use, and it holds the most third party confirmations and research in reputable medical magazines)
Amway- ummm….yea. No.
Pampered Chef- not my thing.
Party Lite- I don't even like candles. I have four little ones running around.
Scentsy- Loved the smell but then found out I don't want chemicals in my air.
Lifeway/Mila/Genesis Today- I love Mila as it makes poos really awesome and satisfying. ha.
Ambrotose
Melaleuca- I love their cleaning products but was disappointed over the use of corn in many of their products, which Sawyer (one of the Twinlets) cannot tolerate around him.
Trivita- amazing supplements (referred by the dearest mentor) but can't afford them.
And now, DoTerra.

Maybe it was the “I am overwhelmed and not doing so great health-wise sign over my head.” Or maybe there is just a boom in at-home business. Or maybe there is a GRAND cry for health issues to be resolved like mine that are mysteries in the medical field. All of these companies have had many BIG promises of healing this or that. I have to say, I am almost always willing to try anything since most of my teenage years and college years I heard from most docs, “Well, Honey, we just can't figure it out.” I completely believe in the medical field for certain areas, but I also believe there is a whole world out there of solutions that we don't even bother looking at because they aren't endorsed by some bizillionare who gave a doctor a free trip to Cancun for the week.

So there I was a couple months ago, sitting listening to this sweet and beautiful woman talk on how this product, DoTerra, has changed her life. Her children's life. A list of my health issues was fully on my brain and no satisfactory healing has taken place in the past three years. I knew my experience with this or that product had been less than amazing. (And I also knew we just got slammed by the flu and then later after the party with a cold that has lasted all month in various people of my house and the stomach bug for two more of us after Christmas.) I kept thinking, “well what if this time is different?” Or…”I would love to try it but it seems so expensive!” Of course, my first thought was that I could just go try the oils from the health food store. So, that's what I did. I went and got two bottles of various blends. And started to diffuse them. I got a headache. ha. I thought this one was supposed to be uplifting and warm. But it kept giving me a headache instead. Maybe DoTerra's claim to be 100% all oils is true. I went through our bouts of sickness and on the very last day of the year, I ordered Doterra lemon oil. I received it three days ago. And let me tell you what I experienced: I opened it and instantly was so excited to smell it. It REALLY does smell like a lemon peel! I put a few drops in my water and wow. My life has changed. I love water. I have loved water. Anyone will tell you that I carry my water bottle around religiously like wearing underwear. It is apart of me. Two or three drops of this lemon oil just sent my experience of water love over the top. Now, I don't know if it has enhanced my mood as it claims but it sure has made me want to drink way more water! And it actually makes the sound of drinking coffee right away in the morning not so appetizing. Weird and shocking for me.

I wanted to journal through this experience. And to really get into whether this thing is legit or not. I have since ordered a few other oils: vetiver (a sleep aid for Ryker), OnGuard (a turbo blend of oils that are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial to strengthen the immune system) and DigestZen (to aid in digestion for my celiac stuff and Sawyer's intolerance to corn since we get sideswiped by that a lot). I will let you know what I find out.