My "WHY" behind dōTERRA Essential Oils

I started to "dabble" in dōTERRA essential oils almost 2 years ago.. I thought the products were beautiful, smelled nice, were cool and "trendy", and would be cute accessories to carry around with me. You could say my "why" was pretty lukewarm.. 

I grew to truly love the oils, find a million uses for them, and truly believe in their power and effectiveness. I started to use their face wash and lotion, laundry detergent, hand soap, toothpaste, and AMAZING vitamins + supplements. Soon I was putting a few drops of lemon, lime, grapefruit, or wild orange in my water bottle every single day and drops of peppermint in my homemade hot chocolate or chocolate peanut butter smoothie. These oils slowly became part of my skincare regime, epsom salt baths, daily natural perfume blend, and my tool for the best sleep ever. I started to reach for these oils if myself or someone I knew had a headache, a stomach ache, or started to feel like they were coming down with something. I became obsessed. These oils were making me and those around me feel amazing on every level and I watched my mentality change from "these are so cute and pretty" to "these are freaking magic and can be used for ANYTHING".  My perception on essential oils and especially, dōTERRA, shifted in such a profound way.  I already stood behind this company and loved everything they were about and all the products they had created, but they hadn't 100% stolen my heart until I watched this video...

I cried. Yep, tears actually ran down my face at about 3 minutes and 20 seconds into this video. I realized at that moment that this company is everything. They created an amazing product that I grew to really love and believe in because of the health and wellness these oils provide, the financial freedom they create, the global impact the company has orchestrated, and the sense of community and ONENESS they have instilled in the hearts of people all around the world. dōTERRA grows plants in their indigenous region or in the climates they grow best and because of this, they create jobs in so many rural areas and give these people a sense of purpose and hope. After learning this, I knew I wanted to take this side hobby to the next level and spread the message of doTERRA to others in hopes that it would positively impact their lives as well. Having personally gone on a volunteer trip to Haiti in 2008, I've seen how little some of these communities and rural villages have and the fact that I get to be a part of a company who is supporting people who have very little but still have hope fills my heart like nothing else.

When we have a clear vision as to why we do the work that we do, we have a clear path and making decisions becomes easy. If it lines up with our "why" then the answer is yes and if it doesn't then the answer is no. There are no grey areas because we are so firm in our beliefs, we know what we are here to do, and we know how we want to feel and what we want to create in our lives and the lives of those around us.

My "why" changed from being very surface level, I will gladly admit, to being so heartfelt and deep. I had no idea what this company was up to behind the scenes and I had no idea the impact they were making on the world. The fact that I get to use these beautiful oils every single day knowing that the plants they come from were grown all around the world and are helping support people and families is a feeling like nothing else. These essential oils now take on a  whole new meaning for me and my message and "why" is more clear than ever before.  

Maybe dōTERRA is the right fit for you and maybe it isn't, but that's not entirely what this post is about. It's about finding what truly lights you up and making a decision to live that truth. This is my truth and I am more than happy to share this because I know the impact this company has on everyone involved and I want you to experience that too. 

If you want to get your hands on these gorgeous oils and become part of the team please reach out to me personally or simply click here to get more familiar with the products and get your hands on these beautiful, life changing oils. 

Xo,

Ashley