1/18/17

DoTerra Essential Oil - Lavender Magic!

So you've more than likely heard about Essential Oils by now. And you're probably wondering if they work, right? I remember growing up on natural remedies. Do you remember something called "Sun Rider"? Well I do, it stunk like something awful, and burned a little too. But you know what? It seemed to work on a sore throat! Crazy. And maybe it was a placebo affect, who knows, but in the end I felt better. Natural remedies have been around for thousands of years, and even though a lot of them may not match the potency of modern day medicine, they make a difference.

So with all the buzz lately, my husband and I decided to do our own research using DoTerra Essential Oils. Is it really all that it's cracked up to be? Do they make a difference? Based on our experience, the short answer is yes, but we're not yet sure if they do absolutely everything they promise to do.

how to use essential oilsBut for now let's focus on the positive with a good story. 😄 Not too long ago my husband was helping me in the kitchen with some cooking and somehow managed to accidentally grab a super hot casserole dish, that he didn't know was hot! haha Needless to say it left a nasty mark and burned his right hand pretty good. Based on a book that we purchased on when to use certain oils, we found that DoTerra's Lavender Essential Oil would supposedly help with mild burns, so we decided to throw some on. Why not?! Because we all know that burn creams are dodgy at best.

So we grabbed the bottle and put a couple drops on his hand, and low and behold it worked almost instantaneously! The burning sensation went away within a minute or so, with no blisters, and no scar. Needless to say we were SUPER surprised and pretty impressed.

So as we continue to learn and grow with Essential Oils we'll be sure to post them here.

So there is a quick review for you based on a real life experience, and we hope to post a lot more!

Feel free to comment below and share your experiences with us! In the meantime here is a little video we found on YouTube explaining some of the benefits of Lavender.


Check out another one of our articles on Essential Oils

18 comments:

  1. I've never tried using essential oils. I am always a bit surprised at all of the different things I see people doing with them.

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    1. We were surprised too! Not everything works perfectly, sometimes you just have to try different essential oils and see how they work, but we've been happy so far :)

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  2. I have a hard time with lavender smells but if they are diffused they aren't as strong to me. Love me some essential oils!

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    1. Hey Neely, that's a good point! Some of the oils have been too strong for my husband as well, and can mess up his sinus' and allergies, but diffusion has helped us too :)

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  3. It's really cool that these oils can have so many household uses. I'm glad you remembered that this one could help with burns!

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    1. Thanks Liz, we just happened to read about it a day or two before, and remembered, which was nice. There are so many different uses, and we're still learning as we go.

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  4. I've heard so many great things about DoTErra oils. I have not tried them yet but hopefully soon.

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    1. Hey Saidah, there are so many different companies out there that offer essential oils, even Walmart sells them now, but we've noticed a pretty big difference in the quality when using DoTerra.

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  5. My kids are spending more and more time in the kitchen, helping prepare food and just having fun. I should keep some lavender on hand, just in case.

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    1. Good idea! Burn cream is good too, but Lavender oil took the pain away quickly! Very handy :)

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  6. So grateful for my lavender oil. I have a bottle in my tub, a bottle on my nightstand (next to my diffuser), and in my work bag. And also my backpack that I carry on to flights with me! (I'm an anxious flyer!)

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    1. Oooh, I like that! Good idea. My husband flies a lot for work, and that could help make it a little less stressful. I've heard that Lavender oils on the feet are good do. Just put some one, and place socks and shoes over it. Makes for a good odor eater too! :)

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  7. I love Lavender essential oil. It has a calming influence and helps me fall asleep at night. One of my favourite oils.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Ann! We've used it on our little one for that same reason, he has nightmares sometimes, and Lavender has helped to reduce those quite a bit :)

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  8. I love the power of essential oils! I had no idea that lavender was a healing oil like this!

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    1. Hey Jennifer, even though I can't technically say "it heals", some of the essential oils, when used in the right application, can really help! :)

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  9. This looks neat. I've heard a lot of good things about these types of oils.

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    1. There's are a few great books that have helped us a lot. There is a ton of stuff in there, and just being honest, I wouldn't say that it all works every time, but we've been pleasantly surprised so far :)

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