welcome to the month of May! In Europe and Northern America it brings the first fragrance of summer. And for us in Australia the coming of autumn and winter. In the last newsletter we talked about cleansing, boosting the immune system and a healthy digestive system. This month I want to share with you how I was introduced to doTerra and we’ll also look at wood oils.
PastTense is the first doTerra product I came in contact with. I used to suffer from really debilitating migraines since I was in my late teens. And I never found a natural product that could give me relief from the migraines. Just over three years ago I had another migraine coming on and a friend passed me this little roller bottle and said: “just roll this oil onto your neck, your temples and forehead and lie down and you’ll be alright.” I thought: ” as if…” but she’s a lovely person and I just gave it a go. After 20 minutes I was able to get up and continue with my day. The usual migraine routine was to vomit and get so light sensitive that I’d have to stay in a dark room until the next day. You can probably imagine my surprise. I just looked at that small bottle saying ‘PastTense’ and wondered: “what is this?”
I always carry a bottle of PastTense with me in my handbag (along with a few others that come in handy…). And this month I will give a ***FREE bottle of PastTense*** to anyone who wants to become a doTerra member with a kit AND everyone who introduces a friend who then becomes a member.
This month we will look at the many benefits of oils made from trees: Cedarwood, Douglas Fir and Sandalwood
I love the warm woody smell of Cedarwood and use it often for its grounding properties in the diffuser. It blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus… In emotional aromatherapy Cedarwood is the Oil of Community: Cedarwood brings people together to experience the strength and value of community. Cedarwood supports individuals in seeing that they are not alone; life is a shared experience. It invites individuals to both give and receive, so they may experience the strength of groups and the joy of relationships. ~ excerpt from Emotions & Essential Oils.
Cedarwood is also really helpful in repelling moths from your wardrobe: just add a drop or two to a cotton ball and put it between your clothes.
Douglas Fir is an introduced species in New Zealand that causes big environmental problems. Watch this little video to see how doTerra is part of a great solution for this problem and at the same time produces this beautiful oil – true co-impact sourcing!
The fresh woody smell of Douglas Fir is so beneficial to all sorts of respiratory problems when diffused or diluted in a carrier oil and applied topically. Douglas Fir in emotional aromatherapy is the Oil of Generational Wisdom: Douglas Fir addresses generational issues by inviting individuals to break free from destructive traditions passed down trough their family. It assists individuals to live according to their own conscience and values by letting go of harmful patterns. It teaches that each generation can be a gift of new life, new growth, and new beginnings. ~ excerpt from Emotions & Essential Oils.
Sandalwood – ahhhh…. who loves Sandalwood? I certainly do! I am sitting here writing this and sniffing at this little bottle of magic – the Oil of Sacred Devotion: Sandalwood assists with all kind of prayer, meditation and spiritual worship. It teaches reverence and respect for Deity. This oil has been used since ancient times for its powerful ability to calm the mind, still the heart and prepare the spirit to commune with God. ~ excerpt from Emotions & Essential Oils. It’s that immediate feeling of peace that comes when breathing in Sandalwood that I so love – the calm mind and still heart.
doTerra has produced a great little video on the Hawaiian Sandalwood. As you can see above it has many beneficial properties and varied applications apart from just making me feel great!
There’s a great recipe for a shaving cream with Sandalwood, Peppermint and Melaleuca oil over on the doTerra blog And this is not just for the guys to shave their face but also great for women. It will leave your skin smooth, healthy and moisturized.
Please check your backoffice for special promotions in Singapore, Europe, the US and Canada. Here in Australia we have the following in May:
If you have been thinking about getting another diffuser for the bedroom or office then this month is perfect with the 10% off the Petal Diffuser.
And all Loyalty Rewards orders over 125PV placed before 15th May receive a free bottle of Cedarwood! To find even more info on this oil click here. Please let me own if you need help placing an order or want to find out more about the Loyalty Rewards Program and how to earn free oils.