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Wellness With Essential Oils – Is It All In The Mind?

hand holding bottle of essential oil with flowers

Well, well, well…

Wellness and well-being. It’s what we all want, right? For ourselves and for our families, in mind, body and heart. In my own journey to better well-being, I have been exploring all the different aspects that contribute to our overall health. One of these is essential oils, but let’s start with the basics.

First and foremost, what affects our health is what we feed our families. I aim to use fresh ingredients, avoiding processed foods, chemicals and sugar (in a nutshell). In the name of balance, the occasional pizza does cross our table! 🙂

Secondly, it’s not only what you put into your body, but what it can absorb that counts. Gut health is the key here, or maybe rather digestive health (the word “gut” always weirds me out a little bit). This means high quality probiotics and avoiding medication or toxins that can negatively impact the balanced internal ecosystem that is needed to absorb nutrition and maintain health.

What’s all the fuss about essential oils?

Here are some fast facts.

Essential oils can be used in different ways. The first is inhalation, smell. The chemical messages are sent directly to the brain almost immediately and from there affect the olfactory system, the respiratory system and the limbic system (emotional brain) which is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Wow.

neon and breathe essential oils

Another method is application to the skin. The oils are immediately absorbed into the pores and follicles and within seconds, are circulating in the bloodstream. In 20 minutes, the oils have gone to work on every cell throughout the body.

Essential oils are super potent. As an example, 1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea!

Their chemical composition allows them to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and cell walls, meaning that they work on a cellular level.

So is it all in the mind? Absolutely. Directly connecting with the brain at a cellular level, affecting the entire body including hormones, emotions etc.

Purity is essential

Of course it is! You certainly want all the benefits of the purest, therapeutic grade essential oils and it stands to reason that, the lower the quality, the lower the benefits.

Be aware that there are synthetic essential oils, they can be diluted or grown and sourced in ways that are just not going to produce the best end product. This is one of the reasons I chose to work with doTERRA. The difference is clear.

My family’s health

Another great aspect is that essential oils can be used by the entire family. I just switch on the diffuser with my choice of oils and everyone in the house gets to benefit.

We do have specific health issues that I want to help treat in a natural way. For SuperDad, it’s sleep. For Wade, it’s focus and concentration. Blake could always use some immune system support as well as mosquito repellant. Mamma has the chronic sinus and chronic pain to deal with.

Beyond that, we could all do with less stress, less toxins and more joy and energy!

I have only just started and I can tell you that so far I loving experimenting with smells, blends and rollers. The boys adore the diffuser and are overflowing with questions, which is great!

Support and dreambuilding

I was fortunate to be introduced to doTERRA by a wonderful friend, through the Dreambuilders Community Group on Facebook. This is a lovely space to learn more, to build relationships and to expand your horizons, even to build your own doTERRA business if you want to make extra income.

We are so incredibly passionate about the ability of therapeutic grade essential oils to restore balance, and support physical, emotional, and mental healing.

This community is dedicated to YOU, earnest learner. We are going to be sharing all we know about essential oils through a few different formats:

LIVE Trainings and Videos

Quick tips, tricks and oil hacks

7 Day Challenges

Ongoing Q & A

Online workshops

Dive in, watch from the sidelines, pop us a PM, build relationships… We can’t wait to support you in your essential oil education.

bottle essential oils flowers

Once you get into it, there is so much information available! Having been able to share and ask people I can trust has been the best possible way to learn and grow.

The perfect way to start trying these magical little drops out for yourself, is to open an account with a doTERRA starter kit of your choice. From there on, you’re free to throw yourself into the current, or explore essential oils drop by drop (with 25% discount)! There are amazing monthly specials, loyalty rewards, accessories for days…. it’s so exciting!

As I like to say, #MammaKnowsBest! With access to information, backup and confidence building in my own exploration, I only have great things to report. I do feel quite spoiled though, because I started with the very best and now I’m a complete essential oil snob!

You’re more than welcome to get in touch with me to find out more by emailing mammachefjozi@gmail.com. You can also browse the store here http://www.mydoterra.com/mammaknowsbest.

Spread some joy 🙂

Jeanne-Riëtte


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