My fascination with DōTerra Essential Oils began while I was in Goa, India on a Yoga Retreat. I realized I was out of oils and heard that someone was selling some, so I purchased some Lavender. A few weeks later, I found myself in Mysore, India sitting on my bed with a searing feeling suddenly penetrating my baby toe. I looked down and realized a bee had just stung me. Yeeeeoooooowwwwww!!! After washing my toe with soap and water, the stinger naturally coming out, I realized the only ointment I really had to help with the pain was my Lavender Oil. I doused the oil on my toe and I kid you not, just like that, the pain ceased. Immediately. And that was that. It didn't swell or anything, it was just gone. I knew the Oil did the trick and that is how the DōTerra seed was planted in me.
Fast forward a couple of years, a friend, student and mentor of mine (funny how that works, eh?) introduced me to DōTerra again and I suddenly remembered my experience in India on my bed with the bee and the instant relief. My friend gave me an oil blend to help me with first chakra balancing and something shifted in me- this time it was energetic. A roller bottle of cinnamon, patchouli, cedar wood and other grounding oils, was my companion for a few weeks that summer.
I started to realize that the oils can help with bee stings, sleeping, relaxing but can also help shift your energetic state if you are open and willing.
I will write more on the Essential Oils at some point. In the meantime I will leave you with this: I choose DōTerra because of the very high quality, because of the Integrity of the company itself, and because of the high level effects I have seen in myself and others on a physical and emotional level.