My journey with essential oils
I started using essential oils when I was in college and suffered from headaches. When a headache would arise, I would simply take an Excedrin and I felt better. With my Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience, I originally went to my university (UNCW) to become a pharmacist. I worked in a pharmacy for two years, and discovered the unethical practices of the industry. One day I was curious and did research on the effects of acetaminophen on the liver and what I discovered frightened me. I started searching for holistic alternatives for the standard chemical pharmaceutical medications and finally discovered essential oils!
Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. When the oils are extracted from the plants, they can be used as single oils or in oil blends to increase emotional and physical wellness.
If properly extracted, essential oils have the unique ability to benefit people in all areas of life, whether in food preparation, beauty treatment, or healthcare practices. I was amazed with the diverse ways essential oils can be utilized to fulfill our wellness needs.
I started to used blends of lavender and peppermint oil to rub on my temples when I felt a headache arising. Not only did my headaches dissipate, but I felt better knowing that my liver would not take another damaging hit.
Then I began to experiment. I started putting the lemon essential oil drops into my water to detox, I added drops of lavender to my pillow when I experienced insomnia, I started using the oils as perfume (rose and wild orange), and I began cooking with them to create chocolate mint vegan cookies.
Doterra essential oils have changed my life, and assisted me in taking my wellness and health into my own hands. As a wellness advocate, I've dedicated my life to helping others that are searching for alternatives to chemicals and want to become the best version of themselves.
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