I stumbled onto doTERRA essential oils searching for natural solutions to modern human problems like stress and anxiety and not recovering from a cold for 2+ weeks and then having a cough that may or may not turn into something else, etc.—and to my surprise, they worked! Just how I needed them to and some…
Especially PastTense. Remind me to tell you about PastTense.
That was back in 2013 and I’ve been benefitting from their goodness ever since, never knowing where they were coming from, or why they worked. I was just grateful for the recommendation, help and relief.
I’ve dug a lot deeper since, and helped hundreds of people do the same.
I started building a business with doTERRA and thusly created the Bee Squad in the fall of 2017, and I’m continuously grateful to learn, lead, and share these oils with you.
For 10 years I designed fabric for the quilting industry…
and if I'm being honest, I was feeling major burn out around year 4.
In a lot of ways there is a cap on how much money you can make, no matter how much work you do. You can either work more hours, or you can charge more money.
I did both, and it wasn’t sustainable.
I didn't fully realize how unsustainable it was until after I was married!
My husband was working a full time job and bringing home a salary. I was working longer hours than he was, and not making an income doing the job I’d been doing for 10 years.
If I wasn't on the road teaching I wasn't bringing in any money. This was deeply frustrating and discouraging.
At the same time I felt a pull to finally make a home, and put down some real roots.
From the outside looking in, it might not have seemed that way.
I can't tell you how many people told me I was "living the dream".
I was not living the dream.
But while all of this was happening I was constantly leaning on my dōTERRA essential oils for physical and emotional support.
These oils kept me well when I was traveling nonstop. They kept me clear when I was working in front of a computer or sewing machine for 10+ hours a day.
My essential oils were giving me life when most of my work seemed to be taking it.
I was using the oils for years before I realized that I had an incredible opportunity to grow a sustainable business with dōTERRA, and to share the oils that were sustaining me!
At the beginning of 2017 I was in a serious funk.
I had pulled the plug on my fabric design. I was living a totally new life in a totally foreign place (Michigan…), and I was not adapting. I was lost.
It was the end of January and Ben was getting sick. To circumnavigate the whole thing, I decided to stock up on my classic doTERRA defenses.
OnGuard, Breathe, etc.
I received a free oil from a promotion that was running at the time. Motivate.
I hadn’t heard of it or used it, but one thing was clear: I needed Motivation
And I’d found that blends vs single oils were easy to understand because they told me what they did in the name.
Motivate: The Inspiring blend.
I rolled it onto the back of my neck, and onto my wrists. It smelled like chocolate orange with mint. I kept rolling it on every couple of hours because it was comforting and smelled so lovely.
In 4 days time I felt more like myself than I had in months. I found myself working. Nothing had changed but the oil on my wrists. Nothing had changed but my actual brain chemistry (NBD). It’s as if there just wasn’t room for my sadness. There wasn’t any room to be lost. Just citrus and mint and vanilla. Just an effortless desire to get things done.
I kept going. I studied more and more about the emotional properties of essential oils, as I’d only really ever used them to be well or get better faster.
I started on the long road to healing my emotions (still on the road…) and I found that I had a growing desire to share what I was learning and to help others.
I’ve never met someone who didn’t need to carry a roller of Motivate or Peace in their pocket so I made it my job.
Are you interested in learning more about creating an at home wellness business with doTERRA, me, and the Bee Squad?
Let’s set a up time, and we can focus on what living the dream looks like to you.
A series of very true facts.
I’m a left handed, fairly ambidextrous, dyslexic, synesthete, ADD, gemini, world traveling house cat.
I love my Ben.
I can make you dinner with essentially an empty fridge in under 30 minutes.
I’m kind of a Mary Poppins/ McGyver.
I’m embarrassingly and unapologetically sincere.
I want to do less harm and more good every day. To myself, others and the world we share.
I love to work.
I love bees.
I love teaching, coaching, mentoring, and growing.
I love learning, and leading.
I love growing belief in myself and others.
I desperately want to garden all year.
Garden talks are the best talks.
A pretty good public speaker/story teller.
I love helping. I love working on a team.
I believe in building and being a part of a life that you actually want to live and helping others do the same.
My favorite doTERRA essential oils in no particular order are:
Clary Sage and Clary Calm, Citrus Bliss, Motivate, PastTense, Rose, Forgive, Frankincense, Copaiba, Balance, Breathe, Aroma Touch, lavender and yet.. I can’t seem to travel with less than 15+ oils.
My all time favorite diffuser blend is probably just classic Citrus Bliss.
It’s the oil of Creativity.