Just a few years back, I only thought that essential oils were something that a massage therapist added to her massage oil so that it would smell better or I would see essential oils listed as one of the ingredients used in a reed diffuser to enhance the aroma in a room, but little did I know that essential oils had amazing healing properties!
I was introduced to doTERRA essential oils at a wellness event and for the first time, I learned that essential oils have the power to kill certain viruses and cancer cells, resolve minor health issues like burns, rashes, fevers, insomnia, headaches, upset stomach, minor muscle pain, and positively affect our mood.
At first, I wasn’t completely convinced that a natural substance could be as effective as the over-the-counter and prescribed medications I used over the years. So I became my own test subject and put the oils to use! Over time, I began using the oils for my occasional acne breakouts, insomnia, headaches, cramps, mosquito bites, a strange rash from a hiking trip, a cold, and a few other ailments. To my surprise, the oils worked very well in treating my health issues and in some cases, the essential oils were doing a better job than some of the pills and creams I would normally use. I realized that a healing intelligence exists in our plants, and extracting the oils from the various parts of plants, allows us to utilize the healing properties more effectively.
The most surprising thing I discovered about essential oils is that besides diffusing the oils into the air and applying the oils topically to my skin, I could also ingest the oils. doTERRA oils are a therapeutic grade of oil meaning they are pure without being mixed with any fillers and the oils are tested for consistent quality and potency. Now I was enjoying the subtle flavor of wild orange, lemon, or grapefruit essential oil in my water every day and I found out that the citrus oils contain a natural chemical called “d-Limonene” which is linked to the anti-tumoral properties of these oils so they may assist our bodies in preventing cancer. This information was important to me as a breast cancer survivor since I’m always looking for holistic and natural ways to strengthen my immune system and support my cellular health to prevent a recurrence of cancer.
Essentials oils are now part of my everyday life. Whether I need a boost of energy before my gym workout (peppermint oil does the trick!) or I’m rubbing majoram oil on my sore muscles because of its analgesic effects, I realized over time, that there’s usually an oil I can utilize for just about every health need of mine.
I’m such a believer of the oils that I became certified in doTERRA’s Aromatouch technique in 2013, which is a relaxing application of eight different essential oils on the meridians of the back, neck, scalp, and feet to address the following health concerns:
- Weak Immunity
- Sore Muscles
- Imbalances of the Nervous System
- Poor Circulation
Please come join me at our next class so you can learn more about the history and the healing properties of the oils, the effective uses of the oils, using essentials during and after cancer treatment, and how the Aromatouch technique can melt away any tension, aches, and pains, and help balance your body, mind, and spirit!
Terri Allen is the guest speaker at Circle of Hope’s Support Group on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.