October 22, 2018
Hey everyone, Allie with The Daughter Diaries here! I was recently given some sample dōTERRA essential oils and products by Rebecca Salcedo (boy mom and total #bossbabe) to try in a 5-day challenge for the Trinity Drop Sharing Experience.
At first, I was a little skeptical because I had never used essential oils, and I’ve always been more of a “western medicine” type of person (yay for antibiotics and epidurals!), but now that I have a little one who’s crawling everywhere and touching everything, I can definitely see the benefits of using natural products on our bodies and throughout our home.
The 5-day experience included sample packages of the Wild Orange, Peppermint, Balance blend and Lavender oils, and packets of the On Guard toothpaste and Deep Blue rub, along with video tutorials on the different blends and for what purposes they can be used.
I just completed my 5-day challenge and am so excited to share my experience with the dōTERRA oils with you all! Here’s how it went:
Day 1 – Wild Orange and Peppermint
I’m so happy the challenge started off with these two oils because they really changed my mind on how essential these oils really are! When I applied a drop of each oil to the palm of my hands, rubbed them together, and did a deep inhale, my mood was instantly changed! I tried this blend at 4pm, the time of day when I typically hit a wall and feel super sluggish, and it gave me an instant boost of positive energy to get through the rest of my day. I also used a drop of each oil to clean my toilet bowls, and OMG – I am hooked! These two oils come HIGHLY recommended!
Day 2 – On Guard Toothpaste
I was really excited to try the On Guard Toothpaste because I have super sensitive teeth, and it’s so hard to find a toothpaste that can whiten my teeth gently without harming my enamel, but I think the On Guard could be a real winner! The sample has a yummy cinnamon blend that contains antibacterial properties, so it whitens naturally while keeping your mouth clean and fresh!
Day 3 – Balance
I REALLY needed some Balance on Day 3… Work was so hectic, the house was a mess, and I’m pretty sure all I had to eat that day was coffee and toast, so I was running on fumes – but when I stepped outside to get some fresh air with a drop of Balance, the frankincense blend helped get my blood flowing, and I instantly felt restored. I think we all could use some Balance – especially on the crazy days!
Day 4 – Deep Blue Rub
Ok, sorry if this is TMI, but I just got my first postpartum period, and it was ROUGH. Major cramps, headaches, back pain, all the good stuff. I told this to Rebecca, and she recommended the Deep Blue, so I applied a very small pea sized amount to my lower back, just to get a feel for it, and WOW, the icy rush to my muscles was instant! I used the entire sample pack that night and didn’t even need Advil to take the edge of my cramps! I’d definitely recommend this to anyone with sore muscles who wants natural relief with a fresh minty scent.
Day 5 – Lavender
I was so looking forward to Day 5 because I read about the calming properties of lavender and was hoping the oil could help me get some restful sleep! A little background: I’ve been dealing with postpartum insomnia off and on since M was born, so it takes me forever to relax and fall asleep, so I had really high hopes for the lavender. Sadly, my hopes may have been too high, and the drop of oil in my hands was not enough to make a difference – however, I do think if I diffused the lavender in our bedroom all night, I might be able to feel the full effects of the oil… Time to buy a diffuser!
I’ve learned quite a bit in my dōTERRA sharing experience:
1.) I am now a believer in essential oils! Natural > chemical, especially when the natural way smells soooo good!
2.) My absolute faves are the Wild Orange and Balance blend
3.) This experience has been so fun, and I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to try something new! You can watch my videos on how I used the oils on our dōTERRA Instagram story highlights @thedaughterdiaries.
I hope you all have found this review helpful! If you’d like to learn more about dōTERRA essential oils, follow Rebecca (@jms_dailyessentials) on Instagram and send her a direct message for additional information. If you’d like to have your product featured on The Daughter Diaries, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to collab!
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P.S. Since I posted this review, I placed an order with Rebecca for the Balance blend, and am SO happy with my purchase! Make sure to check out the dōTERRA website to learn more: https://www.doterra.com/US/en