Friday, May 31, 2013

Melissa's Story

I am super excited to be a "guest blogger" on Tricia's blog.  Yes, she is my sister.  However, I am the older and wiser one.  True story. ;)

I have so many success stories to share but I will probably start with my own first.  Two years ago, I started having panic attacks.  Anxiety was something new to me.  Or so I thought.  As I look back in my younger years I can now see how I struggled with anxiety even as a child.  But having panic attacks was something new.  I have never been so scared in my life.  Things that I enjoyed were seemingly difficult.  I had a hard time going in public.  I even stood in the line at the grocery store with a full cart and left it there.  I walked away because I was having a panic attack.  Who was this person?  I have always had my life under control!  So of course I went to the doctor.  And no surprise there, I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and panic disorder.  My doctor loaded me up with lots of drugs, I went to therapy and I learned to deal with this new person.

Fast forward a year and a friend of mine came by my house and gave me some doTerra essential oils to sample.  I will be honest.  I was VERY skeptical.  I was sick of being on so many medications and feeling so numb to the world around me that I was willing to try anything.  I wasn't able to go to the class that my mom and sister went to.  But after using the oils for a couple of weeks I was sold.  I couldn't believe how different I felt.

I use Serenity to help me sleep.  I started using Balance, Elevation and Wild Orange every day.  I have a very hard time in the winters.  I hate it being dark and gloomy.  So I purchased a diffuser and I would diffuse Wild Orange and Peppermint to give me energy.  I am happy to report I am only on one medication.  The oils have made a world of difference in my life.

I have also learned how to keep my family healthy.  When any of us start getting a cold, flu, sore throat - just about anything - I will turn to my essential oils.  We have saved so much money by not having to go to the doctor so much.  In fact, we recently relocated to Arizona and when we went to say goodbye to our pediatrician that I love and adore she mentioned that it had been a really long time since she had seen us.

I have also been able to help my daughter with her anxiety.  I used the same oils on her and after using them for 6 months, she is now off her medication as well. 

I also sell doTerra which I never thought I would do.  But seeing how much it helped me and my family, I want to share that with everyone I can.  It's something I believe in.  Completely.  I feel so much more empowered to help others around me. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bath Salts

At the end of a stressful or long day I LOVE a relaxing bath and a good book. Here is a great way....

Bath Salts 

1 cup Epsom Salts (I love the Peppermint scented ones but plain ones work great too)
10 drops Essential Oil (Lavender seems to be my favorite)

Mix together and store in an air tight container. I use the Jelly Canning Jars. They are the perfect size to keep right near the bathtub and the perfect size to give as a gift.

Pour into a warm bath for a relaxing aromatherapy experience. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jeremy's Story

Jeremy is my ex husband and the father of my 2 children. I am also lucky enough to have him as one of my best friends. So, when I joined doTERRA he was very supportive and came to my first class. It didn't take long for him to realize what amazing products were sitting in front of him. Plus, he realized if these oils were helping our son so much that he wanted to have them available at his house too for him.

He lives in a smaller, rural town. They have these horrible gnats. Not just your normal gnats...these annoying biting ones. My kids come home every time they go to his house with all kinds of bites from the gnats, mosquitoes...who knows what else. I do not miss that all ;) Anyway, he decided to order some Terrashield which is our Bug Repellent. After he received it this is the exact text message I received from him.

"Terrashield is the!"

He had been sitting out on his porch and the gnats starting attacking him like crazy. He went inside and put the Terrashield on then the gnats would not even come near him. He was so excited, especially because it has a pleasant smell not like other bug sprays.

DōTerra’s TerraShield™ Repellent Blend is a proprietary all-natural, super-concentrated blend made up of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils that provide a safe and effective deterrent against biting bugs without the use of synthetic chemicals such as DEET.

Apply several drops of TerraShield™ all-natural, superconcentrated repellent blend to exposed skin and openings in clothing before outdoor activity. Reapply every 4 to 6 hours or as needed. May also be used aromatically. Does not contain artificial ingredients, fragrances, or chemicals such as DEET. Will not stain clothing.

Monday, May 27, 2013

My beginning of doTERRA

Four years ago my son Jereth was diagnosed with Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder. In the beginning I was so overwhelmed. He is still the same child to me but it broke my heart to see the struggles that he may go through in his life. It also at least gave me some answers to help understand his behaviors. A little over a year ago I was invited to a doTERRA Class at a friends house. My son had been having so many struggles at that time. Extreme anxiety and depression, major sensory integration problems that were making public school very difficult. I was having an internal battle about home schooling and hadn't made a decision yet. I had been praying for some answers, something to help my son be able to make things a little easier for him. His struggles were not going to go away but if I could help make them easier I would do it in a heartbeat.

After listening to this class, my Mom who was with me looked over at me and said "Jereth needs this, you need this". With tears in my eyes, I said "I know". I knew in my heart that I had found what I was looking for. doTERRA was the answer to so many prayers. We immediately started using Serenity, Vetiver and Frankincense.  I could not believe the difference it made in him. Before starting the oils he would come home from school with such high anxiety that he would be crying for 3-4 hours. I could hardly be a mother to my other 3 children because I was spending so much time trying to calm him down. Within just a week or two things were so different. He was still having a lot of problems at school but it was no longer taking me all night to settle him down. Due to some major bullying at school I decided to pull him out of public school and home school him. After one week and the addition of some other oils I am happy to report that other than a bad day here and there I have my sweet and happy boy back. I was afraid I would never see him like that again.

I have been a major headache and migraine sufferer for many years. I have tried many medications with not very much relief. Over the last couple years My migraines have gotten so severe that I was averaging 4-5 a week. Being a mom of 4 kids this was making my life way too difficult. After starting doTERRA Essential Oils these have reduced to 2-4 a month. This has been life changing for me. I use Peppermint, Lavender and Balance ever single day. I also use Deep Blue Oil and Rub as needed when I have a migraine.

These are just a couple reasons as to why I use and sell doTERRA. It has changed the lives of myself and my family. I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have of being involved in such an amazing company. I want to share this with you. I want to educate and empower you to find alternative ways to improve your families health. I cannot imagine my life without the help that I have received from the oils.

Check out my website below to place an order or for more detailed information. You can also email or call me. I would love to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you!

Tricia Lovato

Stay Calm with Lavender Essential Oil

EO Spotlight: Stay Calm with Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of dōTERRA’s best selling essential oils and for good reason. Lavender essential oil can be used in hundreds of different ways from helping you sleep better to reducing stress.
Lavender is known as the ‘calming oil’ and is often used to assist in balancing the body. Lavender is most commonly used to soothe the occasional skin irritation, help improve quality of sleep, aid in calming nerves, and more.
Check out the following studies on how Lavender was shown to improve sleep and decrease stress.
  • Study: The use of lavender and rosemary essential oil sachets reduced test-taking stress, in graduate nursing students, as evidenced by lower scores on test anxiety measure, personal statements, and pulse rates. Read more about the study here.
  • Study: When lavender was applied topically, nurses in an ICU setting demonstrated decreased perception of stress, in the intervention group, during three 12-hour worked shifts. Read more about the study here.
Tips from dōTERRA:
Apply Lavender to the bottom of your feet, before going to bed, to aid in improving sleep quality. 
Diffuse Lavender to promote peace and a general sense of well-being.
Apply a small amount of Peppermint and Lavender to your temples to assist in reducing stress.
Chapped lips? Put 1 drop of Lavender on your lips to help sooth and soften.
Tips from dōTERRA‘s Facebook Fans:
“Monster spray – Place Lavender and water in a glass spray bottle. Kids use it to scare away monsters and eventually fall asleep.” -Rachelle Christensen Castro
“Stress reducer – 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Peppermint, and 1 drop Deep Blue. Rub on temples, neck, and the bottom of feet.” -Angela Wimbish
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“I use it to deal with my allergy symptoms in combination with Lemon and Peppermint. LOVE.” -Claire Murtagh O’Hara
“Sunburns – A friend told me she used it for sunburns so I gave it a try. The sunburn was gone quickly, and my skin tanned and never peeled!” -Aubrey Owen
“Put a few drops in a carrier oil and use for an itching tummy while pregnant.” -Katie Crocker
“Use it with coconut oil, it’s the best treatment for diaper irritation! -Melanie Andersen
“I am an esthetician and use this oil when doing a scalp massage. Clients LOVE it!” -Sarah Ferrell Horwich
Check out how dōTERRA used Lavender in past blog posts:
*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. The statements shared from our Facebook page are the personal opinion of independent persons and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of dōTERRA International.
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