Quality is paramount in choosing essential oils. In order to maintain safety and efficiency, the oils you choose Must be sustainably, indigiously sourced and of the highest quality. The oils I recommend are dispensed from one of todays leading, most trusted Essential Oil providers, who sustainably sources its oils from the countries and communities each plant is native too and has rigorous testing procedures to ensure every drop is the pure essential oil and nothing more, or less.
This is a big deal as according to leading Essential Oil researchers, up to 75% of essential oils on the market today are in some way tampered with and there is no regulatory agency to illicit change. The company I source my essential oils from offers transparent practices that make available laboratory testing of single oils to the public, ensuring purity and trust within the Essential Oils community.
After rigorous investigation and experimentation of many of the Essential oils on the market, my head was spinning. (Take a look - or better yet, don't - at all the propogander circulating throughout the google pages)
In choosing the best company to partner with, I knew that the decision would be an important one for me for two main reasons.
Firstly, the relationship we have with botanicals is highly personal. It is (or can be) beautiful, scared and something that filters through into ones entire family, their community and I really don't have any inclination towards needing to defend such well researched and heart made choices with anyone.
Secondly, for me, this company would provide the wonderful opportunity of reigniting my inherent entrepreneurial creativity - a way for me to build a lucrative business within a well informed tribe; a community content and inspired to join me in sprinkling the magic of pure plant based wonderment worldwide. Maybe that could even be you and if it is, then please reach out :)
I digress... If you'd like to read a little more about my Essential Oil journey, find the blog post here.
Back to the story !
So. Thereupon consuming, digesting and assimilating all the necessary jargon, I let the mind stuff settle and went directly to the practice; using the oils in my day-to-day life.
It took me almost 6 months of sampling and trialling the products of the two major essential oil leaders, to make my choice and I must say it was a difficult choice as the quality of both companies is truly high !
Quite surprisingly though clarity arrived one fateful day after watching the emotionally gripping movie LION.
My goddess, I watched that movie in tears; not the gentle dainty kind of tears that accompany a tentative sniffle and dab of a tissue no, the gut wrentching snot laden tissue box emptying kind of tears that invite 'a little lay down' after the ordeal. For those virgin to the film about which I type, here is the synopsis courtesy of IMBD
The entire first hour of that film touched all the pain points of being a mother. Having spent a good portion of time in India during my younger explorer days, I was transported, my present mind reeling with dismay, every cell in my being wailing - "But they are only little boys !!!"
This movie beautifully illuminates the abysmally dismal situation of extreme child exploitation that India maintains as a hideous stain.
Not two days following my exposure to this film, I fell upon the following and my choice was made.
Its hard to read, I want to look away and yet; in Yoga we'd call that Avidya (ignorance) that, and philanthropy is a cause ever close to my heart. I have always offered my time, finances and services for the greater good and even now since becoming a mother this has remained unchanged, perhaps however rescaled.
What I have found from my experiences of giving charitably over time, is that (exceptions recognised of course) it makes sense to support foundations already organised. It makes getting the dollar to exactly where it is needed to go, easier and more effective.
Learning of doTERRAs humanitarian efforts was certainly the change maker for me and I am delighted to not only be using their superior quality essential oils - also to know that my product usage and propagation supports the Healing Hands Foundation (amongst other philanthropic efforts), directly.
If you feel called to join me, on my team, within the blossoming doTERRA healing tree;
Contact me with your top 3 health concerns and I'll get in touch with some solutions. Or if you know you are ready to join me on the journey immediately
Wishing you all the LOVE and miracles of a plant empowered life,