I've always been intrigued by my friends who use Essential Oils, but I've never had the opportunity to try them until now. I was recently contacted by Corinne of doTerra Essential Oils and she offered me the opportunity to try them. I eagerly took her up on the offer seeing as how we are smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season. Also, our insurance is changing the 1st of the year and we will no longer have the awesome medical coverage we've had the privilege of the past 9 years.
Before I begin, here is a video on how doTerra Esspentail Oils work and would benefit your family.
Corinne sent me several different oils. I'm going to tell you how I've used each of them so far, but I will also tell you, it doesn't stop here for me. I will be using them ALL the time from now on. I definitely see the benefits of them and first hand how well they work. I'm a believer!
I first tried the Peppermint Oil. I often get headaches....most of which are stress induced, but some come from changes in the weather as well. I rubbed it on my temples and above my eyebrows where my headache was. It worked wonders! I didn't have to run to the Advil like I usually do.
The trick with essential oils is to use them often, so frequency is important. 6-8 doses is what Corinne recommends in a day.
My son Gavin (2.5) came down with a horrible cough and cold. He sounded terrible. I contacted Corinne right away and she guided me through which oils to use. With children under 6, you want equal part essential oil to equal parts olive oil or fractioned coconut oil. I applied the following to the bottoms of his feet (where our pours are the largest) 6-8 times a day for 4 days; On Guard (to help fight off whatever bug he had and to help boost his immune system), Peppermint (to help clear his sinuses) and Melaleuca (to help ease his cough). At night, I put a little lavendar on the back of his neck to help him sleep better as well. The first night, he slept 100% better than the night before. By the second day, he was like a new kid! The cough subsided and was very minimal if at all. 1 week later, my daughter got the same thing (we ran out of the On Guard!) so I used the Melaleuca and Peppermint on the bottoms of her feet and it cleared right up for her as well. I'm amazed. No over the counter anything.
Corinne also sent me some Deep Blue, which I've been using to help ease any sore muscles I've been having from working out. Works like a charm....kind of like Bengay!
Whenever I have acid reflux (which I'm prone to) I take some of the DigestZen and rub it onto my throat. It works almost instantly!
The Lemon has been great for de-stressing and relaxing these past few weeks. All of the doTerra Essential Oils can be taken internally, and this one is great in water.
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies....and my husband has TERRIBLE allergies! Corinne suggested this for his allergies and even sent capsules for us:
We will be trying this. He is not currently in one of his allergy seasons and hasn't needed medicine. In about 2.5 months, he'll be suffering again and we will give it a try. I have no doubt it will work!
I can tell you I will most definitely continue using these products because not only do they work, they work for SO many more things than I've listed here!
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You can contact Corinne at ArcticEssentials@gmail.com or (907) 306-2003
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*I was given the above mentioned oils to try in exchange for this review. I was not given any other form of compensation. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.