There has never been a more important time to empower yourself with the information + tools that will bring you into an arena of proactive healthcare.
For those of you that have been part of the Alpha Female community for a while now – there are a few things you’ve come to know about me:
I want everyone to be proactive about their healthcare.
I believe the body can heal itself when supported through simple whole foods, clean water, fitness, the healing power of nature, de-stressing and a holistic approach.
I am passionate about providing access. My mission is to learn and to teach others to feel empowered with information and provide them with necessary tools to be your best healthcare advocate. Essential oils are simply a part of my tool belt and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I advocate for living a life that is balanced between the pillars of health: exercise, whole foods, stress management, reduced exposure to toxins and proactive self care.
As a work/life harmony strategist and MS Warrior (I live with Multiple Sclerosis as my sidekick) – I became increasingly concerned through my diagnosis with an autoimmune disease about our current healthcare system and knew I’d have to be my own best healthcare advocate.
I’ve been cleaning up my home + lifestyle, one area at a time.
Major focus areas for me were to optimize my meal planning, ensure I was taking the right supplements and dosages, reduce toxic load on my body, decrease my stress and get 8 hours of sleep a night, uninterrupted. I started exploring autoimmune paleo meal planning approaches, working with a naturopath to optimize my supplements based on bloodwork, overhauling my beauty and skin care products, meditation, a nightly routine to prep me for peaceful sleep and natural holistic treatments to help my body support it’s immune system.
This is when I started researching essential oils just simply to put in my nightly epsom salt baths and to diffuse in my bedroom before sleep.
As I continued my research I found that so many of us are seeking holistic approaches to healthcare because we’ve been literally running in the wrong direction for decades now.
The list starts growing from our nutrient depleted food supply, pesticide use, big pharma dependence – the big picture isn’t looking too amazing.
SO HOW CAN WE BE OUR OWN HEALTHCARE ADVOCATES?
I believe in Functional Medicine. I believe in Integrative Medicine. I believe in finding the root cause(s) of the problem and treating my body as a whole and not just separate symptoms.
For me personally, Essential Oils present such a powerful opportunity to support the body in health. Essential Oils are… They are concentrated extracts obtained from plants–more specifically from the bark, seeds, flowers or leaves of the plant. What makes essential oils unique for each plant is that they contain the volatile compounds that give rise to the aroma of a plant or flower.
I then started researching different essential oils brands and landed on doTERRA.
It’s important to note that these extracts are highly concentrated. It can take thousands of pounds of plant material to produce just one pound of essential oil. Keep in mind that in many cases, the essential oil of an herb is hundreds of times more concentrated than a dried herb itself.
One of the most powerful ways to experience essential oils is through simple inhalation:
Not all essential oils are created equal. In fact it is important to note that there is NO committee or governing body that regulates essential oils, their purity or the claims made by many essential oil companies.
It’s very important that you use only pure, therapeutic grade essential oils that are sourced around the globe where they grow abundantly and in their natural environment.
What I love about doTERRA is their point of difference in the essential oil industry. When you watch the video below on co-impact sourcing I hope your heart swells like mine did when I first found out about how they are supporting our world and not just our immediate communities.
It’s important to choose a company that you can trust, that is doing their diligence to provide you with access to the very best quality our beautiful earth provides.
Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information on how to get started on adding these tools to your proactive healthcare toolkit.
If you’d like to do more research yourself, my fave resource is Aromatic Science – I’ve used this site to educate myself.
A few other resources I found extremely helpful in learning which oils to use and for what purposes are…
If you’d like to start your essential oil lifestyle or have any questions at all – please email me at email@example.com. It will be the most amazing journey! Here’s to thriving instead of just surviving.