When you think it’s cheap…and then you realise it actually is cheap.

It took me until I was in my early 30’s and  the first signs of aging started to creep in before I took an interest in price vs quality. I was happy enough with my supermarket bought skin care products, make-up and various other health care/beauty products. I fell into the trap that buying cheaper was smarter. Smart for my bank balance, but not smart for my skin!

I wasn’t aware that cheaper meant cheap, that manufacturers filled products with synthetics, stablisers and talc powder, many of these were added so they could be manufactured inexpensively and prolong their shelf life.

For years I suffered from tiny white bumps around my eyes called milia and broken veins only made worse by using cheap skin care products. I don’t see it as spoiling myself spending extra on quality skin care products and a good skin care routine – I see it as an investment now I’m in my mid-40s.

The same goes for any investments I make with essential oils, recently a friend of mine purchased an essential oil for 3 euro. Yes, the packaging was fab, yes, the label said 100% essential oil, but once she opened that bottle, well how can I describe it? Let’s just say the words potent and vile came to mind.

Hannah, if you are reading this, this is not the Neal’s Yard essential oil you sent me for my birthday – that is divine 😉.

So, why pay more for an essential oil like DoTERRA?
No Regulation: The Essential oils industry is not regulated, any manufacturer can say on the label it is 100% essential oil, it could contain just 1% of an essential oil. doTERRA created its own testing process, calling it CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. The CPTG process certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.

Therapeutic benefits, because of their purity and therapeutic nature doTERRA’S medical board work with physicians and hospitals around the world defining and establishing the medical integration and use of essential oils in modern health. These oils have more than just the ‘smell good factor’.

Do not ingest: Most essential oils warn against taking them internally and for the very reason that they are more than likely full of chemicals/fillers. Many of doTERRA’s oils can be ingested and not only add flavour to water and food, but also have additional benefits such as Vitamin C and calming properties.

I hope I’m not boring you! but these are always the points I make as ‘eye-openers’ for people who are reluctant to pay prices that reflect the high quality that is put into each pure bottle of essential oil from doTERRA.


My biggest critic reaches out!

Some people are intrigued by my love of essential oils; some people are scared off ;)…. you know who you are!  But this isn’t a new interest, I have just chosen to talk about my experiences and enjoy sharing the essential oils.  I don’t have a problem sharing good quality products or recommending things that have worked for me, and that includes essential oils.

So when my biggest critic, wonderful husband of mine, who questions my love of essential oils quite frequently – ASKED yes ASKED, for doTERRA’s Melaleuca essential oil to be applied to his massive graze caused by a Helter Skelter slide, I nearly fell off my essential oil’s pew!

He has allowed me to use essential oils on him.  He loves the peppermint on the back of his neck, likes the smell of Lavender at night – but he isn’t so keen on the Wild Orange (I have no idea why?).

A week ago, he sustained a nasty graze on his arm after taking Bella down a Helter Skelter slide. Off he went on a flight to Sri Lanka (in pain), came home a week later – it was still red and angry (his arm, not him).  I asked him if he would allow me to do the honor and put some doTERRA Melaleuca on the graze – he consented.  Almost immediately he said the pain had subsided (the graze was on his elbow, so every movement was a killer), that night he admitted the graze was healing.   So the next day I applied it three times, it is well on the road to healing – bright pink skin. Happy husband.
So who would have thought a Helter Skelter slide would bring us closer together in the world of essential oils?  It will remain a staple in my medicine cupboard as a natural healer and marriage enhancer.
About Melaleuca
Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function*, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.