I'm sure you know by now that everything (yes everything) you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. That can work for you or against you depending on the products you use. Why then would you even consider using products with ingredients you can't even pronounce or that are formulated without the scrutiny our bodies deserve?
Most people don't think about the consequences. At least I didn't until it was almost too late. But all those years of eating foods I thought were "healthy", cleaning with products that had toxic ingredients, swimming in pools with chlorine, washing my hair and skin with products I believed to be "safe" because they were expensive, eventually caught up to me. Knowing what I know now, I feel lucky I'm actually alive. #deadserious.
Our skin soaks up almost everything with which it comes into contact - 80% to be exact. Knowing this, I'm super choosey about what I'm using on myself and my littles. I use doTERRA personal products all day long.
Let's face it. (Pardon the pun). Your skin is going to age. But one thing my mom always taught me - you're never too young to maintain a regimen that will help you battle the effects of environmental and natural aging elements. And, it's never too late to want to look and feel your absolute best. When I wake up in the morning, I like to freshen up. That means giving myself a mini, quickie facial with doTERRA's Verage™ Skin Care Collection. Between the blend of essential oils, natural emollients, and nourishing and hydrating plant extracts - can you say HELLO beautiful face. Check out the 4 products in this collection:
I love an ALL plant based cleanser that reaches deep into my pores to purify my skin. Can you say YUM to the Wild Orange, Melaleuca and Basil essential oils in this product? If that weren't enough, the cleanser helps reduce visible signs of aging. (I bet you can't guess my age).
Secret - I use this toner not only to revive and balance my skin after cleansing, but sometimes as a deodorant. I even carry it in my purse when I travel for a quick spritz which wakes me up immediately. Bonus - it keeps my makeup in place :-
Did you know even if your skin is oily, you need a moisturizer? Moisturizer helps your skin hydrate. Plus it’s a nice shield between your skin and the environment. You just need to find one that doesn't clog your pores. I personally wouldn't go without it. It's also a nice layer between my skin and my make up even though my make up is plant based :-)
Verage™ Immortelle Hydrating Serum
One word: Age-defying! The advanced plant technology brings my skin back to life and promotes the same balance found in healthy, youthful looking skin. In sum the whole Verage™ collection delivers results I can see and feel. Glowing. Nourishing. Beautiful.
doTERRA Salon Essentials® Hair Care System
I have to admit, I was a bit of a snob with hair care products pre my experience with doTERRA. I was actually hesitant to use their hair care. An essential oil company? What did they know about hair care? I'll tell you what... I don't care if I'm staying at a 5 Star hotel. I'm bringing my own doTERRA haircare.
The Shampoo and Conditioner blends plant extracts, along with Wild Orange and Lime essential oils which gently lathers (I hate shampoos that don't lather), cleanses and removes impurities. Result? hair that is Clean, Moisturized, Healthy, Shiny, Smooth and (as my husband says,) Touchable.
Guess what? These products are NOT expensive! Have you checked out the price?
That’s also why I absolutely love the Healthy Hold Glaze® as well. It allows me to blow out, flat iron, or curl my hair with no damage. That's a no brainer, right?
On Guard® Products
Why? DUH. I like to work hard and play hard and certainly can't do that if I'm breaking down all the time. So what's better than having essential oils like Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary Leaf/Flower literally IN my laundry detergent, toothpaste, hand soap and all purpose cleaner? I'm saying hello to boosting my immune system and good-bye to environmental and seasonal threats. I mean, we can use all the help we can get, right? On Guard is a blend of essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. I'm a non-toxin girl and I also want to get those oils deep into my skin. P.S. It's not just the great smile I was after when I tried the toothpaste. I know this may sound crazy, but the toothpaste is one of my favorite products. I'm not the only one who says that. Once you brush your teeth with doTERRA toothpaste, you'll never use another. It's good enough to eat, which is what we are really doing with it, right? Bonus, its Fluoride - free. Happy dance. P.P.S. You're not just doing laundry at your house, but you're doing LAUN-DRY, like me, I'm sure you'll want clean, fresh clothes that have no evidence of any ickiness. You remember I said this specific oil blend was great for boosting your immune system? P.P.P.S. You know what kids touch on a daily basis, right? I have a teenager and an 8 year old. Need I say more? I'm not a kid and its scary sometimes what I think I may be touching. doTERRA is always thinking of ways to boost our immune system and they just released On Guard hand spray you can take everywhere.
Open Your OWN Wholesale Account