SHE’S HEREEEEEEE! I’ve been waiting patiently by the mailbox for my first shipment of doTERRA oils. I was a little blue when I realized my diffuser was shipped separately but I am supposed to get that tomorrow and then I will REALLY be zen. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about essential oils for a while now and of course my little holistic ears would always perk up at that sort of chatter but, I held off for a long time since I am really trying not to spend as much money during the most expensive year of my life.

Well. I was out to coffee a while back with a woman I worked for when I was interning in grad school. We try and catch up once every month or so and I just love her.  Partly because we connect over our Italian roots but also because I feel calmer just being in her presence. While we were chatting, we got on the topic of how fast paced life can be and how it seems like everyone around us is feeling stressed (including us!). She pulled a little bottle out of her purse (I think it was clarycalm) and said she uses a bit of it on days where she needs a bit of calm. I brought our previous conversation to an abrupt stop and requested she tell me everything she knows about essential oils. It turns out one of her daughters had started working with doTERRA (am I capitalizing this correctly? It feels unnatural) and had seen major health changes with oils that modern medicine had not been able to help with. This got her hooked. I don’t want to go into the details of the story because it’s not my story to share but, it was enough to convince me.


I am always suffering from all sorts of weird ailments whether it’s breathing issues, cystic kidneys, migraines, you name it…I’ve probably had it. My dad once called me his million dollar baby because honestly, it felt like there was a period of time there where someone would look at me the wrong way and I’d break out in a rash. When you are constantly dealing with some sort of health issue, you don’t want to constantly be pumping your body with medicine. Or I guess I shouldn’t speak for you. I. Iiiii don’t want to pump my body with medicine. It’s a temporary fix and the more you have, the more you need. I had headaches all through my childhood and painkillers hardly work on me now. I just don’t want to go there if I don’t have to. I love the idea of using something natural to address physical as well as emotional issues. 

After our coffee, my friend’s daughter reached out to me and couldn’t have been nicer. I already felt like I was talking to a pal and realized I should probably reel myself back in when I started telling her my weekend plans. She was able to give me a complete rundown of the things I needed to know and what might make the most sense for me based off of what I shared with her (price point, areas of concern, etc). She was awesome and I would be happy to connect anyone with her (just send me a quick e-mail). She recommended I start with the aromatouch kit as it gives you a bit of everything. I also wanted the clarycalm roller to keep with me when I am out and about. 

Since this post has gotten really long and also since I am waiting for my diffuser…I will hold off on writing more until I can review the oils. I’m pumped and would love to hear more success stories of people who have used these oils!


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