My name is Kristin, and the happy guy next to me in this photo is my husband Craig. We have been using essential oils for over 20 years.
When I was introduced to oils, I had no idea how much I would come to rely on them for my health and emotional support.
At first I used oils just for their aroma. I loved how they made my house smell and I enjoyed the way people would respond when they walked in the room where I was diffusing. I realized my kids would be more cheerful or more calm after breathing in the aroma. We used the oils I had at the time quite extensively for their emotional benefits.
A few years after I was first introduced to oils, I experienced a brain injury which provided a variety of challenges. Most frustratingly, my once super-fast brain was left in a fog. I found myself staring off into space a lot as my brain had a hard time focusing.
I continually experienced sensory overload, especially when multiple conversations were taking place around me. This made it hard to be in a group of people, and I spent more and more time at home. It was disruptive to my life and very discouraging. I saw only minimal improvement with medication, and did not enjoy the side effects.
I discovered doTERRA
After a few years of dealing with these challenges, I discovered doTERRA. As I learned more about doTERRA’s mission and the purity and potency of their oils, I began using the oils for more than just enhancing my mood. I found they could help ease muscle tension, provide better sleep and soothe skin irritation. I started using them for cleaning and Craig, who is the cook in the family, began adding them to recipes.