If you've ever heard of essential oils you might have wondered what they're all about, what they're good for, and how to even use them. Taking a different approach to your family's health usually comes with some kind of learning curve, as do most new things! The good news is that natural health can be easy and fun! Let me explain.
Each month I lead an essential oil Make & Take Workshop. I love to do this at Mind Body Life Transformation Center here in Highlands Ranch. It's a fantastic boutique yoga studio focused on small classes and big community. Yes, I'm biased. I teach there.
Psst! Come do yoga with me!
But really, it's great space for these workshops. Why do we do them? Great question!
1. Help people lower their learning curve
We all know how to use Tylenol. Most of us grew up with it. We saw our parents or other family members use it. You can find it pretty easily. Doctors suggest it. We're comfortable with it. Not the case with essential oils.
Most people start to look at natural options for a few reasons:
So, we fill that gap. We take the time to help people learn, connect them to a community where they can ask questions and learn from each other, and we help them feel better, more of the time. We help people make the blends to support their needs and understand how to use the essential oils to address what's most important to them. It seems overwhelming when you've never done it, but trust me, it's not that hard!
2. Learn how to become their own best health advocate.
Our health doesn't have to be one big mystery. What’s going on in our bodies and our minds is every bit of our business, and we can actually do something about it! We are all so unique and our health is impacted by many factors such as our genetics, personal history, diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and more. No one doctor is going to have the vast amount of knowledge that we have of our own bodies. You are the only one that possesses that wealth.
We see commercials telling us to ask our doctor about some such drugs, but really, what does it mean to be your own health advocate? For me, it means knowing how to listen to your body, tuning into yourself (through meditation, journaling, being aware of your diet, mindful breathing, yoga) so you can accurately describe & understand symptoms, and feel more connected to what’s going on in your body & your mind. It means being willing to ask questions, to learn, to experiment, and to know your own limitations. I am by no means against Western medicine. However, I am completely for taking a natural approach first, & then working in conjunction with our health care providers when needed, adding our own expertise to theirs.
So what do we do?
Sound like something you'd like to do too? If you're in the Denver metro, you can always attend a monthly Make & Take! Our next one is all about Emotions. Here is the link to the evite.
Not in the area, but really want to come? Message me! We'll figure out the best way for you to get oily too!
I'm Tonia, a Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado. I'm a mom of two lovely littles, a yoga instructor, DIY-er, teacher, stay at home mom, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I blog about a little bit of all of these and everything in between!
Are you looking for natural health options, but don't know where to start? Book a 1-on-1 appointment with me! We'll spend about 30 minutes getting to know your health goals and concerns, learn a bit about doTERRA, and go over the most commonly used oils that meet your needs. You don't have to buy anything, but if you see something you like, of course I can help you!