Low-Tox Lifestyle
If you haven't started thinking about the environment that you are living in and how it affects your health and well-being, it is time to start thinking about this and making active changes in your life RIGHT NOW.  Let me give you some of the latest stats:

  • 1 in 8 children have eczema
  • 1 in 5 children have allergic eczema
  • 1 in 12 children have food allergies
  • 1 in 5 children have obesity
  • 1 in 6 children have a mental health disorder
  • 1 in 54 children have autism
Children living with chronic conditions has increased by 400% since the 1970s. Our genetics have not changed since then...our environment has. It is time to start paying attention and checking labels. It is time to start living more empowered. In Europe, there are around 1300 banned ingredients from daily household products and cosmetics. Only 11 of those are banned in the United States. The ingredients that are used in our foods are banned in 30 countries. The time for change is now, and I am here to help guide you along the way!

What are Essential Oils?

I can get really scientific here with my explanation of essential oils, but I like to keep things simple and to the point. Essential oils are simply plants! Nothing scary or intimidating about that, right? Inside many plants are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds hidden in the roots, seeds, flowers, or bark, and these compounds are essential oils. When you are using a pure grade essential oil, it is simply that: a pure essential oil with nothing added or removed from it, just natural plant power or as I like to call it, nature's medicine. Did you know that essential oils are referenced in the bible over 1,000 times?! Essential oils  have been used for centuries and continue to be an excellent tool for meeting our everyday wellness needs. Essential oils are actually about 50-70 times more potent than herbs! This is why they are so consistently effective at getting the job done when it comes to supporting our bodies’ needs. As we continue to learn of the many therapeutic benefits of essential oils, we are seeing more and more published studies to educate on their benefits! I firmly believe that integration is key. These are the tools that every family should have on hand to  be able to reach for first in times of need. Sometimes you will need something more! It is going to happen! But live empowered and integrate essential oils into your home so that you can be prepared for whatever life throws your way. 

There are basically three ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally. You will know when you are using a therapeutic grade essential oil when they are tested with the following: organoleptic testing, microbial testing, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, chirality testing, isotopic analysis, and heavy metal testing. It is crucial that you use essential oils that are third party tested for contamination AND adulteration when using them as a powerful tool for your health.

Ditch The Toxins In Your Home!

There are several companies out there that offer clean products. What I love about doTERRA is that it is really a one-stop shop. I can purchase pharmaceutical grade essential oils to use in my home, but also everyday household products, personal care products, and high-quality supplements. With their loyalty rewards program I earn 30% back with EVERY order and am able to donate to the healing hands foundation and be a part of the co-impact sourcing mission that makes doTERRA what it is. Not only does doTERRA guarantee purity and potency of their products, but the sustainable packaging can help you feel good about how we are treating our planet