I'm Rayna - a mom, wife and huge essential oil fan. I live in the mid-west, but grew up in Utah part of the time. I enjoy using essential oils in lotions, soaps, massage oils, food, diffusers and taking them internally when necessary.
My adventure with essential oils began right after college when I got my first job and my first dose of real world stress! I broke out in a strange, red rash on my chin. It hurt, it peeled, the skin would get tough and then peel again. It would go away after about 2 weeks, then I would get it again later. Finally someone said, "I think that is a form of a cold sore." What?! I had never had a cold sore before, surely that wasn't it. But when I asked my mom about the symptoms it all sounded familiar except for the look of it. It was just red and peeling, but also tingly and painful. (I was looking for a similar picture on the internet, but I couldn't find one.)
I tried every thing out there. Nothing worked.
Then I went back to my college town for a visit. I went to a cute little shop that had essential oils. I smelled the testers and thought that was nice, but then I picked up a book about using essential oils for health. There was a recipe in there to mix some essential oils together and put it on cold sores. I was willing to try anything. I bought the oils and the book.
You can not imagine what happened when I got home and mixed it all up. Instant relief. The pain was gone. That alone was amazing. But it began to heal as well. The redness quickly lessened and the last bit of skin peeled off and never started over with the peeling.
Along with working, the oils smelled great. I thought that was a nice side benefit because a lot of perfumes and shampoos and such always made me itch. I started to use the oils as perfume and in baths. I HAVE NEVER HAD A COLD SORE OF ANY KIND AGAIN. Since 1995!
In 2012, a childhood friend of mine sent me a trial kit of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint from DoTerra. They smelled amazing, so clean and crisp. My other oils now showed their chemical components when I smelled them and that made me worry. Also, DoTerra was marked with a supplemental fact. Hmmm these were pure enough to take internally. The very last suggestion that came with the trio of oils, was use 2-3 drops of each in a capsule for allergies. It was May and I was in agony. Claritin wasn't working for me anymore, so I tried it. A new amazement came over me. I thought I was done with those in regards to essential oils, after all it had been 17 years. This was my first experience with essential oils internally, and I was hooked!
I couldn't even make myself use my old oils. They just didn't smell right any more. A couple of months later I jumped in and enrolled for a wholesale account with DoTerra. I have shared my love of oils for years and I continued to share my love of DoTerra oils even more. I then found myself with a business. What another great side benefit!
So come along with me. Learn about using essential oils for yourself and your family and when you are ready, if you'd like your own wholesale DoTerra account, let me know, and I can help you with that too.