Maggie Hill of Springdale started using essential oils as something that made the air smell good and clean. It wasn’t until later that she discovered they can help with health-related issues such as pain, stress, and sleep. Maggie is joining NWA Communities to share her story of how she came to love dōTERRA essential oils, how they are created, and what they can do for you.
My dōTERRA story
One of my first memories of oils was growing up and living with my Granny in rural North Carolina. Old Dr. Ford had delivered all the babies in our community and was a trusted physician. When he died, he left a doctor’s medical bag with a bottle of oils in it.
I always thought of oils as something that smelled good but I later learned that they have therapeutic benefits when they are properly sourced and analyzed.
I began using dōTERRA when I came back to the United States from living and working in Costa Rica, which is where I suffered a broken hip and a badly injured knee. It was almost impossible to receive adequate medical care for these problems so I was left with an extreme amount of pain. I understood enough about essential oils to know I needed pure oils and that’s when I came across dōTERRA from a close friend on Facebook.
I started using the oils and found such relief! I joined the dōTERRA company six years ago as an Independent Wellness Advocate and it’s become a work that fulfills all my dreams.
In the coming months, I will share tips and ideas about how you can incorporate essential oils from dōTERRA. But first, let’s talk about the basics!
What are dōTERRA essential oils?
Did you know that dōTERRA means “gift of the earth?” I can’t think of a better description for these products. Essential oils are “naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds (that) are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.”
dōTERRA was founded in 2008 by a group of healthcare and business professionals who understood the power of essential oils and wanted to take the concepts to the next level of purity and consistency among therapeutic-grade essential oils. The company utilizes a global network of farmers and growers to source their essential oils. Once the plants and other natural products are harvested, they must undergo an exact distillation process to extract the essence that provides the benefits of that given oil.
dōTERRA provides both essential oils and products infused with essential oils. Depending on the product, they can be used topically, internally or diffused as aromatherapy. It’s vital that you understand the oils and oil-infused products for your own safety and to receive the full benefit of these products.
How do we use dōTERRA essential oils?
Essential oils have been used in some form for tens of thousands of years. The Bible references oils many times, including Frankincense (88 times!). We know from history that Native Americans used oils as healing agents and they’ve been used by many other cultures over the centuries.
The dōTERRA essential oils and related products go through extensive testing to ensure that they are truly pure, safe and effective. This allows entire families from the adults to the children to even some of the family pets to better restore and maintain their health. Our products can be used for skin care, hair care, spa products, wellness supplements, home cleaning, and weight management.
I’m so excited to share about my experience with essential oils and what dōTERRA essential oils can do for you. To learn more in the meantime, visit my website.