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My mother-in-law invited me to a “Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies” party where I was first introduced to Essential Oils. I went home with a few mason jars of yummy-smelling laundry detergents, bath salts, and a spray bottle of all-purpose cleanser.

It was fun and I was suprised that a cleanser made of water, vinegar, and lemon oil — a cleanser I could DRINK, for crying out loud! — was just as effective as the expensive store-bought chemical cleansers I had been using.

However… “Healthy” cleansers couldn’t get me past the steep capital investment it was going to require to start using essential oils regularly. I wasn’t “sold.”

After I gave birth to Cora, I was suffering from a pinched nerve in my lower back that had become debilitating hip pain, so much so I was forced to lie on the floor for her first birthday. Not even Vicadin could alleviate my suffering, and I had to drive 2.5 hours to San Diego the folliowing weekend. My mother-in-law let me borrow her bottle of DeepBlue, doTerra’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and I put a couple drops on my back and hip… And I WAS PAIN-FREE FOR THREE HOURS. The whole drive — didn’t feel a twinge.

Whoa.

Suddenly, essential oils were on my radar in a big way.

For my birthday, by MIL got me the Essential Oils Bible — “Modern Essentials” — and I literally read it cover to cover. As I explained to my own Mom, the advantage of Essential Oils really comes down to this…

1. Natural (vs. Artificial)

Most modern medicines are trying to imitate and amplify the effects we originally got from nature — e.g. aspirin came from willow bark, etc. Unfortunately, the reason modern medicines can’t kill viruses is that nothing we make matches the molecular structure of our cells. Because essential oils have tiny molecules and are lipid-based, they can permeate cell walls and do stuff that man-made drugs cannot.

Since we started using essential oils, my kids have not been sick once. As soon as they start developing sniffles, it’s OnGuard three times a day and we’re done with the bug before it starts!

2. Proactive (vs. Reactive)

Most prescription drugs are designed to fix symptoms, not address the cause. For example, you take Tylenol to dull the pain, not fix the headache. But these oils actually go in and do the hard work of healing your body on a cellular level.

When my husband gets hit with a headache, he puts PastTense on the back of his neck and it goes in, expanding blood vessels and decreases inflammation.

Really, as a mother, one of the worst feelings in the world is helplessness in the face of my child’s discomfort or illness. Now, instead of reaching for the phone to schedule an expensive doctor’s appointment next week, where we’ll be sitting for two hours among dozens of other sick kids, so that the doctor can prescribe a general antibiotic… I can go to Modern Essentials, look up what’s wrong, and address it immediately in a safe and effective manner.

3. Positive (vs. Negative) Side Effects

What happens when you overdose on prescription drugs? You die.

What happens when you overdose on essential oils? …oh wait, you don’t, because your body knows how to process them and let go of anything it’s not using.

When you use essential oils, not only are you getting the specific benefit that you’re looking for, but you’re also getting a host of other positive side effects.

For example, I use lavender oil on Cora every night before she goes to bed. I intend for the aroma to pacific her into a calm and soothing sleep. And it does. But I also discovered that lavender is an “analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepresent, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infections, anti-inflammatory, animicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitumor, cadiotonic, regenerative, and sedative” (M.E., p 64). So basically, while I like the way it smells, I’m also protecting my daughter on a cellular level from allergies, asthma, bruises, earaches, heart disease, flu, nervous tension, skin conditions, throat infections, and fevers.

…These oils become a way of life — a holistic, natural, and proactive approach to my family’s wellbeing.

I would love to help you discover the power of these oils for yourself, so I am currently offering to personally subsidize your starter kit of oils PLUS the amazing Modern Essentials guidebook.

http://www.mydoterra.com/caitlindoemner/

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