How to choose your Essential Oils

It takes 5000 tonnes of raw plant material to make 3 litres of precious pure Rose oil

It takes 5000 tonnes of raw plant material to make 3 litres of precious pure Rose oil

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.

For me this was an important part of my decision in choosing the company I chose (above all other companies) but ironically, not the deciding factor !


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

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


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.

Operation Underground Railroad
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is proud to be partnering with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. OUR Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.

OUR Rescue’s Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex.

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; 

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Wishing you all the LOVE and miracles of a plant empowered life,

xo Amber

Blended to bring light into the darkest places, Hope offers the full purchase price of each bottle as donation to support the work of ending sex trafficking world wide via the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.

Blended to bring light into the darkest places, Hope offers the full purchase price of each bottle as donation to support the work of ending sex trafficking world wide via the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.

Faith.      Belief.      Hope.      

To have hope is to hold in your heart the possibility of embodying the whole. Happiness is your birthright. Born wide eyed and full of soul, sometimes its necessary to be reminded of your invincible dynamic might.

The doTERRA Hope blend is a courageous concoction of cleansing Bergamot, innocence restoring Ylang Ylang and perspective shifting Frankincense; tickled by the steadying scent of vanilla in a base of fractionated coconut oil.

Apply this gorgeous blend directly from the roller bottle. It's fresh, playful and enlightening perfume comes in handy during times of trauma recall and despairing stress.

Be reminded of your nature as whole.

Our plant friends are wonderful ally's on this path and a little hope, goes a long way.

Would you like to purchase a bottle of doTERRA Hope for your own ?