#31 drops of oil – October 31
We’ve covered a lot of information this month, yes? My goal was to teach you a little each day so you’d feel confident in using your oils for all sorts of issues and in all kinds of situations. I hope you’ve enjoyed my little mini-course!
We’re wrapping all this up today so here’s my parting wisdom …
1 – Give it some time to sink in …
It’s an instant world these days, right? We want fast, easy instant answers. But short-cuts are not always the best way to get where you really want to go. The slow food movement is a realization that fast food is not healthy food. Same thing with a natural approach to self-care. Sometimes the relief is moments away – literally. But sometimes you have to work it a little.
I had something of a big and immediate “Ah ha!” moment soon after my introduction to essential oils.
BUT the bigger lesson is this: It took about three months of using essential oils to really appreciate their power. When I say “using”, I mean daily – at least twice daily. It was a slow dawning of “Whoa, I feel better – even with all that’s going on (it's been a bit of a stressful year and did I mention that I'm in the middle of moving?!?) – less discomfort, sleeping better, no side-effects, better and faster results – and it’s not a one-time fluke. Here it is 10 months into this experiment and I’m still amazed at how well they work!”
2 – Give yourself some time to learn and grow while you actually USE your essential oils.
As we talked about in one of the earlier lessons, you need some good resources – books, websites (I hope mine) and support (again, I hope you’ll use me as this resource as well). And you need time to learn, grow confident with your oils and break some bad habits.
Essential oils, however, are not going to leap into your hands. Guess what? YOU have to OPEN THE BOTTLE ... and experiment with different oils, different applications, and different combinations.
You also have to be consistent over time. You can’t use them once and say, “Oh this didn’t work for me.” They will work. Given persistent use and time and patience, they will help address whatever concern you have.
Simply put -- Essential oils contain biologically active, therapeutic and powerful compounds. They work from the inside out, supporting your body.
Look at the warning labels on whatever you have on hand and tell me that giving natural alternatives isn’t worth a good solid try.
3 -- Purity and potency matters. Trust is super important.
You choose your friends wisely. People you trust, right? When you cook, you choose the best ingredients you can – pure and clean. Organic as often as possible.
When choosing essential oils – oils that you will depend on for therapeutic value and that you perhaps may even ingest – you really have to have both of those qualities.
You need a source for the oils that you trust. And you want the highest quality possible – essential oils that are the most pure and potent.
I only trust doTERRA to fulfill the promises they make to us. I’ve done enough research and talked to enough people to know there is a difference between essential oil brands. doTERRA has the highest standards in the industry. It begins with the best growers, rigorously trained to our standards for growing, harvesting and distilling. Every batch of oil is third-party tested multiple times for both purity (no fillers, no pesticides, etc.) and potency (specific chemical components at specific levels). No one does this as well or as thoroughly.
Please - don’t waste your money on inferior essential oils!
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4 – Reach for your oils, first!
Keep at it. Keep trying different ways to use your oils. Break some bad habits and simply keep reaching for nature’s little oily miracles.
And know this: There really is no wrong way to do this. I’m here to help if you need it but honestly this is not hard. Go back and read the posts if you missed some, plus there’s tons of other useful, practical information in my blog.
Tip #31: Use the knowledge you’ve gained over the past 31 days to use your oils safely and effectively!
p.s. – I’ve tried very hard to make this educational and fun and not “salesy”.
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And please, please remember -- One of the most vital things you must know about essential oils is not all essential oils are created equally. Many - if not most - brands should not be ingested as they are not tested for purity. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and often synthetic.
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