It’s been an emotionally and mentally difficult year. I won’t lie, applying for degree related jobs week in and week out and not securing any of them is tough. Right at this moment I’m awaiting a call about a job I interviewed for a two weeks ago and I have been in a heightened state of awareness and stress for the last 10 days. I’ve currently got a tension headache and I’ve just doused myself in Past-Tense and Peppermint oils from doTERRA, not for any spiritual awakening or because I think it will align my chakras but because they work better than Panadol.
I have my sister to thank for my love of doTerra oils, it all started when she gave me a blend in a roller ball back in September when I had tonsilitis. I kept using it even after the symptoms were gone and noticed I was sleeping better when I rolled the oils over my neck before bed. Less than a month later I had signed up, had a Home Essentials Kit and Petal Diffuser delivered and joined a lovely oily group of wonderful women including fellow blogger and all-round cool girl Peta Serras from the Professional Babe. Peta was a girl whose Insta-stories I watched (especially when she talked about doTerra) and is the woman I signed up through who has welcomed me into her essentially perfumed girl gang.
These oils have become a part of my everyday life since they arrived at the end of October. I diffuse a blend (usually Lavender and Easy-Air) in my bedroom as I sleep. I carry my Party Girl keychain in my bag to combat everyday and hangover-related maladies. I use Lemon to flavour gin and sodas and Tea Tree to keep away bugs. I drink a drop of Digest-Zen in a glass of water when I’m feeling a bit blah and I use Peppermint to freshen up, fight headaches and flavour water. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I have barely scratched the surface of the wide range of applications and uses these oils have in the month I’ve been using them and I already know they’ll be a big part of my spiritual life as I move towards being more grounded, grateful and universe-driven (yes, I’m one of those people now, but like the oils, those practices work too).
I signed up with the Home Essentials Kit bundle which comes with ten all-rounder oils and blends including the ones mentioned above plus Ice Blue, Oregano, Easy Air and On Guard and a Petal Diffuser. But there are heaps of other options on the website if you want more or less as a starting point.
So, why doTerra? There are hundreds of oil brands and many many you can buy in regular retailers but I chose DoTerra because it’s one of the purest and most natural brands and is amazing quality. As I’ve come to learn more about it and the philosophy behind these little amber bottles it’s all about ethical sourcing, giving back to the communities and people who harvest the natural components for the oils and providing the tools and resources these global communities need to be self-reliant. So each time I purchase from the website not only do I get new oils to add to my collection (and they usually arrive within 7 days) but I’m supporting a charity who in turn supports thousands. And though the sales model is network style you’re not going to be hounded by pushy marketers or shamed into buying like some other big pharmaceutical and beauty brands (fellow bloggers, you know who I’m talking about).
If you’ve been thinking about maybe trying some essential oils, have used them in the past and want to try again or even if you’re a skeptic I would highly highly recommend giving it a go, get in contact in the comments. And don’t just take my word for it, Peta has several oily love letters on her blog too about how they’ve transformed her life (she’s been using them for years now). If you want to buy (amazing!) here’s how:
Click this link: https:/mydoterra.com/holwa
- Click Join and Save.
- Choose the country and language that’s appropriate for you.
- Click ‘Local’.
- Choose WELLNESS ADVOCATE – much better perks for you.
- Enter your personal information, including your Australian Business Number. If you don’t have an ABN, that’s okay, just leave it blank.
- At *Enroller id*, enter my number: 5215334
- Then click verify (it should then show you my name, Holly Walsh).
- Set yourself up with a password.
- Click over to the next page.
- Select which kit you’d like to order or if you want to purchase the membership for $35 and then add the oils you want.
- Enter your Credit Card details and process your order.
- If you’re interested in getting regular oils, I recommend signing up for LRP (the loyalty rewards program) – it is the best way to get your oils for the cheapest price.
I hope I have some good job news to share with the next blog post but until then you’ll find me frantically sniffing at the Past-Tense on my wrists trying to calm my nerves.