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doTERRA might make you swear…

I had the best experience working with a 15 year old with Anger issues. When we first started talking he was pleasant but closed off to the idea of essential oils. He wanted to know if this was scientifically proven…son, science is a bit of my specialty when it comes to oils.

So I busted out some of my best science-y talk about how your amygdala is your emotional center and how the fastest way to the amygdala is through your olfactory senses. He was convinced enough to let me try and help him.

I asked him “What do you have going on in your life that I can help you with? He said “I get really angry and I can’t control it”

So I looked in my emotions and essential oils book and saw a list of oils that could help. I decided to try the Forgive blend. My main thoughts for using this blend was that even though he was talking about how angry he was it seemed like he was mad at himself for not being in control of his life. I also thought that maybe there are a few people in his life that he might need to forgive so…that’s what I went with.

At first, he held the open bottle and sniffed…then he leaned in and inhaled and I actually saw his body relax and he deeply inhaled again. He held the bottle out, looked at it with awe and quietly said “Shiiiiit”. He was in a bit of shock at how quickly the essential oils worked to help him feel calm.

He looked at me and asked “Can I vape this?” Ok kid that is a whole other conversation about why that is bad for you. “No, you can’t vape this. Let me show you how you can make your hands into a quick diffuser.”

We then showed him how to carefully drop one drop into his hands, rub them together and breathe deeply without getting oils in his eyes.

I LOVED this experience! It was so great to see him taking control of his own emotions and understanding that he truly was in control.

As a mom of 4 amazing (sometimes angry) humans I have to say that I loved seeing hope in his mom’s eyes…I know that hopeless feeling when your kids are frustrated but there is nothing that you can do about it. Well…there is one more momma out there knowing that she’s not completely helpless.

#essentialoilstotherescue #mommasgothope #hopefullnothelpless #whatcouldbebetterthanthat

My Mom Used To Beat Me

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about how my mom used to beat me. What’s worse is not only did the doctor know about this but encouraged it.

Ok…let me explain; as a child I had a lot of respiratory issues and one of the ways to break up the lung congestion was to beat me. My mom would cup her hand and beat on my chest and back for about 20 minutes several times a day. This would result in my coughing violently and producing a myriad of colorful interesting things coming out of my lungs…TMI???

Why am I telling you this? Recently I was asked about my why, my real why. We have so many reasons why we do certain things and this friend of mine reached deeper, asked deeper questions and I was brought back to my childhood. In elementary school I remember there were a few years that I spent more time at home on the couch then I did at school. I missed out on almost every school party because I was home on the couch and unwell. I missed out on birthday parties, church events and family outings. I missed out…

I don’t want anyone else to miss out. I don’t want any child or adult for that matter to miss out on all the little things that end up being their memories later in life.

So how do I keep mom at bay? How do I keep from repeating a cycle of beating…? LOL Here is my quick daily routine:

I put 1-2 drops of OnGuard on my feet every night and every morning to support my immune system

I take the Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily (I see a whole Blog post about how awesome these are…stay tuned)

I have removed as many toxins from my home as possible, changed out my cleaning products, shampoo/Conditioner, toothpaste and laundry detergent…etc. I’m able to get all of these products from doTERRA. (I see even more posts…yay…stay tuned)

For respiratory support there is nothing better than doTERRA’s Breathe Oil. This lovely blend of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara and Cardamom is life changing. I love how it opens up my airways without the shaky feeling that can happen with other products that are designed to open your airways quickly. For a quick tutorial on how I actually do this check out this video.

I’m so glad that I have these amazing essential oils that support my body and my family. AND I do have to give a shout out to my mom for lovingly “beating” me to keep me alive…thanks mom.

#doyoudōTERRAdaily