Gifts Of The Earth
Gifts Of The Earth
Today's world is quite different from the one we were born into many years ago. Our minds are taxed by fear, stress, and overwhelm. Our bodies are burdened by toxic chemicals, genetically modified products, and pharmaceutical drugs. Our spirits lack the time and space to actualize and emerge. We're hungry for choice, purpose, and connection in our lives. We want to experience vitality, joy and peace but often feel trapped in the madness of it all. What can we do?
There's another way to meet the needs of our life and essential oils are a piece to the puzzle of vitality. They provide natural alternatives and solutions that help us reclaim our birthright of health and abundance in all areas of life.
This is your invitation to join me and countless others in cutting the clutter and getting back to the basics-- to plug back into your roots (literally in some cases!) and walk a healing journey home. As a society we've forgotten that nature is not something outside of ourselves. We too, are nature; separation from her and each other is only an illusion.
A Life Of Purity & Simplicity
A Life Of Purity & Simplicity
Once I learned and personally experienced how pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils work, I went through my entire home and routine and threw almost everything away... I tossed all of the toxic, expensive crap and replaced it with the basics. Now I use less, have less, spend less, and in turn gain greater peace of mind.
...Plus so much more!
The EO Lifestyle
The EO Lifestyle
Here are a few ways I incorporate essential oils into my life everyday:
What Are Essential Oils?
What Are Essential Oils?
No extra "oil", additives, solvents, synthetics, herbicides, pesticides, fragrances, or harmful chemicals. Just pure essential oil distilled from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of a plant.
They're volatile aromatic compounds that contain the immune system that's responsible for protective, reproductive, and regenerative purposes of the plant. These compounds play a crucial role in the plant's longevity and resilience. When we use essential oils we inherit their magical innate intelligence and immune system into our blood stream and the cells of our own bodies!
Essential oils are 50-70% more powerful than herbs. They are a highly concentrated form of the original. For example, 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea. A little goes a long way!
These magical drops are small but mighty. You only need to use a drop or two at a time. One 15ml bottle of lemon essential oil contains the rinds of about 50 lemons and only costs $10. That means it costs 4 cents per drop to add lemon to your water each morning to detox and kick start your digestive system as opposed to buying lemons at the store. (Not to mention the ease of adding a drop or two vs buying, cutting and squeezing, plus no more wear on the enamel of your teeth from the acidity of regular lemons!)
They are safe, effective and affordable alternatives to other toxic options and synthetic remedies. Instead of masking a symptom, they address the root of the problem. When used safely and correctly, there are zero side affects or addictions. Hallelujah!
Essential oils are adaptogenic. They can have slightly different affects on people depending on what support each person needs. Instead of taking an over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all pill, they meet your body's specific needs.
Raise Your Vibration
Raise Your Vibration
Some therapeutic-grade essential oils can be added to water and food, placed beneath the tongue, or put into a capsule to be swallowed. They have the ability to nourish the whole body including the digestive system, mouth and throat, liver and urogenital tract.
I love adding them to my water (major LaCroix upgrade!), tea or coffee and veggie caps as suppliments!
They can be safely applied to your skin most commonly by diluting with a carrier oil. My favorite is fractionated coconut oil! (Always liquid, less greasy, great absorption into skin.) When applied to the skin, especially on quick-absorption areas such as the bottoms of feet, the oils can be found in your bloodstream within 30 seconds and within the cells of your body in as little as 20 minutes!
Essential oils can be inhaled directly from the bottle or by using a diffuser. I also love getting the aromatic benefits after they've been diluted and applied onto my skin! When inhaled, they're known for their physiological and psychological affects. They impact the olfactory bulb and limbic system which affects mood, emotional trauma, memory, blood pressure, heart rate, and attention.
Unfortunately most of the oils on the market today are unsafe (containing synthetic compounds), highly diluted (additional multi-purpose liquids), and honestly a big waste of your time and money. They haven't been grown organically in their natural environment or harvested correctly in season. If you have an inferior product you simply won't see the results, and could be doing more harm for yourself than good! Plus, there are a lot of mega essential oil companies out there doing business and operating in a way I personally do not agree with.
I'm very picky when it comes to what I put on, in, and around my body so I did a ton of research before making my choice. I would never advocate for something I didn't believe in 100%.
You can learn more about my personal journey with essential oils and the financial opportunity doTERRA's provided me HERE!
Harvested straight from the earth — from places in the world each plant grows best indigenously and organically — and extracted in such a way that preserves every ounce of pure plant power. No pesticides, herbicides, additives, solvents... Just pure essential oil. Third party testers unaffiliated with doTERRA test each batch of oil for quality and purity. If anything misses their rigorous standards, doTERRA simply won't sell it. They're completely transparent and make their reports on every single batch of oil available to everyone.
doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 different countries, more than half of which from developing countries. Instead of plotting their own farms and dominating the land as most first-world businesses do, they use their Co-Impact Sourcing model to create long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships that provide reliable income, ethical treatment, on-time payments, and fair prices to entire families and communities year round. You can learn more here.
I support how doTERRA does business. Every time we purchase something, we vote with our dollars. When we purchase our oils from doTERRA we're voting for an honorable business model that supports real families, communities, and villages who provide us the blessings of a plant that they've grown up with and tended their entire lives. I hope to change the tides of business models and practices through my vote.
If something cannot be done sustainably, they simply don't do it.
doTERRA seeks to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine — it's not "us" vs "them". They believe in working together to bring the highest level of holistic health care to all areas of the world. They're in collaboration with universities and hospitals, working to get essential oil information into published mainstream medical journals so that everyone can be educated on the power of having essential oils in their homes.
doTERRA doesn't stop at supporting local communities, they ask how they can help each one thrive-- and that differs from country to country. Through the Healing Hands Foundation, doTERRA's non-profit charitable organization, 100% of donations go directly to social-impact projects to improve lives in communities where oils are sourced. Funds go directly to projects such as building medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources. Money does not get eaten up by travel costs, accommodation, etc. Anyone who volunteers on these missions does so on their own dollar. You can learn more here.
Peppermint: Cools body temperature, zaps headaches, energizes, settles upset tummy.
Lemon: Detoxifying, no-tox cleaner, purifies air, great for focus, delicious in salad dressings.
Lavender: Calms the nervous system, soothes irritated skin, promotes restful sleep and reduces anxious feelings.
Oregano: Nature’s antibiotic! Powerful immune booster and all-purpose cleaner.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): A skin healer, great for bites, stings, and blemishes and can be used as an insect repellant.
Frankincense: Fights inflammation, incredibly beautifying and anti-aging for the skin, promotes cellular regeneration, supports spiritual practice.
Breathe: Respiratory blend that's both energizing and calming, clears airways, supports asthmatics.
Deep Blue: Massage blend to apply topically for muscle and joint pain.
OnGuard: Protective blend that wards off bacteria, protects the immune system and loads the body with antioxidants.
DigestZen: Digestive blend that promotes healthy digestions, settles heartburn, bloating, cramping and nausea.
Reduce signs of aging and feel like an absolute goddess: Buy some organic rosehip oil, (remove a squirt) and add 15 drops each of Frankincense and Lavender. Frankie is the skin KING and Lavvy is his QUEEN! Lavender is great for the top layer of skin and Frankie is great for second layer (cell renewal and collagen production!) My face has NEVER been as clear as it is today. OR Stew some apples and pop a drop or two of On Guard in there. It tastes like Christmas! (Stewed apples are a probiotic and the On Guard has two of the highest edible anti-oxidant compounds on the planet in it - Cinnamon and Clove oil which = less free-radical damage + lower oxidative stress which = we AGE LESS!)
Kick anxiety and depression to the curb: Believe me, I know these emotions well! Here's what to do: dilute 1-2 drops of Lavender into your fractionated coconut oil and rub onto the bottoms of your feet. Dilute 1-2 drops of Breathe onto your chest and massage over your heart (then take a few deep breaths cupping your hands over your nose to inhale the oils). Pop 5 drops of Lemon into your diffuser and inhale. Place a drop of Frankincense under your tongue or drop a few into your diffuser and sit in meditation for 10-20 minutes. Do any or all of these and I GUARANTEE you will notice a massive shift in your emotional state.
Increase athletic performance and support achy muscles and joints: Love to workout? Me too! Put one drop of Peppermint in your water bottle for instant alertness, to remain cool, and open airways. Increase in O = better performance. Dilute and massage Deep Blue into your sore muscles after a workout so they don't continue to ache the next day. Sit all day at a desk or work a lot on your laptop? Rub Deep Blue along your tight shoulders and traps for relief and relaxation.
Tame your tummy: Rub DigestZen onto your stomach or add a drop to water and sip after a big meal to aid your digestive process (no need for Tums!). Sipping on a drop of Peppermint in water works wonders too!
Pimp out your food and drinks: Try adding one drop of Peppermint to your hot chocolate or smoothies for a peppermint choc-chip flavor. Your life will change...so yum! Add a drop of lemon to warm water in the morning (powerful detoxifier!) or to your green smoothie! Add 1 drop of Oregano to a pot roast or red sauce.
Boost immune system and recover from illness: Dilute and rub a drop of On Guard and Oregano onto the bottoms of your feet before bed. Diffuse Breathe or On Guard to reduce seasonal allergies, support respiratory health, and kill germs and airborne pathogens.
Sleep like a bear during hibernation : Place a drop of lavender on your pillow and sleep like a bear in hibernation. Place a drop of Frankincense beneath your tongue to calm your mind and body. Diffuse Breathe as you wind down and keep next to you while you sleep.
Support healthy hair & scalp: Add about 10 drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) and Lavender to your shampoo and conditioner to reduce inflammation, protect the scalp and keep your hair smelling wonderful!
Zap headaches: Dilute a drop of Peppermint and Lavender in your fractionated coconut oil and massage into temples and back of neck. (You won't need Advil or Tylenol anymore!)
Clean & freshen up your entire home without a single chemical: Add any combination of On Guard, Lemon, Melaleuca, and Oregano that your sniffer loves to equal parts water and white vinegar in a glass spray bottle. Want everything to smell like Christmas? Use the On Guard blend! Lemon and water in a glass spray bottle will clean your mirrors and windows streak free! Put 3 drops of lemon oil and OnGuard in a small open container of baking soda in your pantry to ward off bugs, remove moisture from the air and keep any room of your home smelling fresh!
No monthly minimums or reoccurring orders necessary. There are 2 ways to become a member:
There are a variety of enrollment kits depending on where you live. Click to discover which Enrollment Kits are available to you:
The most popular kits and what I highly recommend are the Natural Solutions Kit and the Home Essentials Kit. I also encourage you add the Fractionated Coconut Oil to your first order if it's not included in your kit so you can dilute your oils and begin using them safely and effectively straight away!
With this membership you get unlimited oils and products at wholesale pricing for an entire year. (The second year is a $25 membership fee, however you will also receive a free bottle of peppermint so it evens itself out.)
Choose any single oils, blends, or products you like from the product guide or price list found through my doTERRA website link at http://www.mydoterra.com/sarahdoolittle/ and create your own custom order. No minimum or continuous order is required. If you choose this option, make sure too add the $35 'Introductory Welcome Packet' to your order at checkout to purchase your membership and receive wholesale pricing.
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