Medicine vs. Essential Oils-The Choice is Yours

Medicine vs. Essential Oils-The Choice is Yours

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Medicine vs. Essential oils

{which should you choose?}

As a registered nurse who has given hundreds of medications during my hospital career and also a mother with a natural approach there is the big question….Do you use medicine OR essential oils?

The answer is balance.  As a matter of fact the world needs to wake up and stop feeling like they need to choose.  In this article I am going to breakdown my thought process on why we need to stop living in one box (medicine) OR another (essential oils). 

Allison Dreher

What is Medicine?

First, let’s SIMPLY break down what medicine is.  Medicine is FDA approved (in the United States) and regulated by certain parameters of testing.  Available for purchase by either over the counter or by a physician given prescription.  It is used to lessen symptoms and help the body after it has acquired a symptom, infection, or disease within the body.

Second, medications are synthetic (or man made) and most often include ingredients that can be difficult for the body to utilize and recognize.  Most often resulting in side effects.  Keep in mind this is at a VERY basic level of what medication is.  

Third, medications can and do provide you with an excellent option for reacting to a healthcare problem.  For example, emergencies, traumas, accidents, and a whole slew of other instances when medicine can save lives.  

 

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What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the protective layer on the surface (in most cases) of plants, fruits, flowers, etc.  The reason plants thrive is because of these protective oils.  Like food, our bodies recognize and utilize organic (from the earth) substances, because like plants we are organic beings.  

We have to realize that humanity has not existed for thousands of years without the use of herbs, essential oils, and other items here on earth.  

Essential oils have the uncanny ability to actually penetrate cell walls and clean from within.  This is something that sets them apart from mainstream medicine.  

In the United States essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, making it important to choose a company that has incredibly high standards and is committed to scientific research.  Essential oils in the USA are supplements not medicine.  

Why the argument?

So, why is there a huge debacle at times over choosing one or the other?  There shouldn’t be.  Just like medicine is not the cure all be all, neither are essential oils.  It is about finding the balance where your life fits into each of these.

As a mom I deeply desire for my kids to not be dependent on medication.  My thought being that if they traveled the world for a year they wouldn’t have to worry about something like a monthly prescription.  Are there exceptions?  Absolutely.  

However, we as parents and as the owners of our own bodies we need to wake up and take responsibility for our actions and choices about what we put in and on our bodies.  

This does not mean perfection, this means awareness.  

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quality matters

If you are using essential oils from a company that is not committed to purity and science then you will not get the results you are looking for with essential oils.  However, if you choose doTERRA essential oils you will see their commitment to science, and the highest level of purity

Unlike “over the counter” essential oils doTERRA’s are the most tested and trusted essential oils in the world today.  

The recent hype over the last decade talking about the effectiveness of essential oils happened because doTERRA (founded in 2008) showed up with integrity to only put the actual essential oils from the plants into bottles.  

Other essential oils that you will come across do have 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils but the hidden ingredients in the bottles will do more harm than good, and not give you the results you are seeking.  And have therefore left people thinking that essential oils are ineffective, because in those instances they are.

Apples to Oranges

And remember, that essential oils are not FDA regulated so where is the testing and where are the results? doTERRA is the ONLY company that actually shares the results with you to lookup your specific bottles here.  

You get what you pay for.  Your health and your family deserve the best.  And unless you would buy medicine off the street from any Joe Shmow you should not buy your essential oils just anywhere.

Look into doTERRA and you will find that they are a company of integrity. They do no bash on any other companies but keep the focus of providing essential oils to best impact your family and the world for good.   

faster processing times

Compared to herbs essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful.  Making the less is more rule applicable.  With essential oils you can repeat as needed.  There is no need to wait in most cases to reapply essential oils.  Our bodies utilize and process what it needs and gets rid of what it does not.   Cleaning and supporting from the inside out. 

The difference with medicine is that is has a half life.  Basically the reason why you have to wait in between doses with medication is because if taken too close together it can lead to a build up and potentially a toxic level of that specific drug in your system.  A big no-no.  

With that being said this isn’t about choosing one or the other but recognizing the differences.  Essential oils are supplements.  Supplements support.  

 

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It is important that when deciding effective essential oils are something you want to benefit from I am here for you.  After 12 years as a registered nurse and being a mom since 2008, and four kids later,  I understand what it is like to bridge the gap between medicine and essential oils.  Balanced Motherhood as I like to call it.  Not choosing between the two but knowing there are options and not limitations. 

As a matter of fact doTERRRA essential oils can make certain medications more effective or compliment a treatment plan.  doTERRA Essential oils are emotionally supportive,  have Medlittle to no side effects, and are safe for your whole family. 

I hope that this article has shed some light and helped clear up that it is not a competition between two modalities of helping our bodies.  There is a time and place for everything.

In closing, the only essential oil company that is creating healthcare clinics is doTERRA.  More on that later 😉

Over & Out,

Allison

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Kids & doTERRA Essential Oils

Kids & doTERRA Essential Oils

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Kids & doTERRA Essential Oils

{Super Easy}

I am not going to lie.  When I first got my doTERRA Essential Oils I was scared to use them.  Frankly, I was clueless.  But trust me when I say that since 2014 my education has expanded immensely.  As a result, my kids are pros at applying doTERRA essential oils by themselves.

That’s right, my youngest has been putting on oils himself since he turned one.  When my five year old has an upset belly he applies Digestzen (diluted in a roller bottle) to his abdomen.  

Obviously, they are supervised but the point is they are capable and EAGER to help their bodies. 

Medicine vs. Essential Oils

It is our responsibility as parents to think outside of the box.  And yes there are some weird and crazy oil people out there preaching that essential oils are the end all be all.  Hopefully, I NEVER end up in that box.  I say this because for me it does not have to be all or nothing.  

We can use essential oils as our first line of defense for our kids, and still be open minded to other modalities of healthcare.  The beautiful thing with doTERRA Essential Oils is that  in the middle of night when something comes up you have easy options at your finger tips.

Need to pump up immunity….doTERRA Essential Oils.

Emotions on overdrive….doTERRA Essential Oils.

Fear of side effects…use doTERRA Essential Oils. 

Using essential oils does not mean your next step is owning goats, and only living off of the earth.  However, if that is you do it!

Education Matters

The goal at The Oil Corner is to help you find the balance in life and feel empowered. 

To save you time and money.  

To not have to sit back and watch your kids fight through something.  

To be able to actually do something that is effective and safe for their little bodies. 

To not sit by idling but to put solutions into motion. 

Life Savers

doTERRA Essential Oils are the most tested and trusted essential oils in the world today.  There are not any other essential oils that I would use on my kids.

Skin is the largest organ we have.  What we put on it matters.  Therefore, what we put on our bodies can either help us or hurt us over the longterm.  

As we raise our children we can either empower them or hinder them.  Teaching them simple options to help their bodies is one of those things that is going to empower them.  

Ultimate Options

The Ultimate Kids Collection is two different roller kits combined.  If you want all of the options for your kids and are curious about Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed then this would be a great starting point.  

Become a wholesale customer to save 25% and get full access to all I offer here at The Oil Corner.  To shop all of my top starter kits go here.   All orders over 200PV (look for the green number must be 200pv or more) get access to Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed and the VIP Customer Portal.  

So, you may only want one of the above options for your kids (view here), and add a few items for yourself.

Using doTERRA Essential Oils with The Oil Corner support is super easy and fun!

Over & Out,

Allison

 

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Why The Oil Corner to Shop doTERRA Essential Oils

Why The Oil Corner to Shop doTERRA Essential Oils

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Why The Oil Corner?

{valuing people}

Hey Girl,  Can we real talk?  Okay good.  First, thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world.  Second, I want to share why choosing The Oil Corner for you to shop at is important.  

For a decade I was a nurse working in the hospital.  Giving patients the best experience was important to me.  However, being able to make sure people felt appreciated in a timely fashion was also important.  Multi-tasking at its best.

Value of Mothers

Save Time Save money

People deserve a great experience no matter what. You deserve to get the most bang for your buck.  And that is why when you get started here you get education as a VIP and Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed.  I wanted to bring something different to the world of essential oils.  Valuing customers and treating them as the very important customers they are. 

Giving resources and tips that work.  Not to make another sale but make sure you have what you need to achieve the results you are seeking.

What I noticed was missing when I started with essential oils was the fun.  Humor and Ease were missing.  It all seemed too complicated, and even some of my own oils were left untouched for a period of time. 

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Nurse + Advocate

When you get started with essential oils at The Oil Corner you will get access to my VIP Customer Portal.  Resources, Videos, and Giveaways are ready for you to enjoy.  

And because I know the highs and lows of hormones, infertility, pregnancy complications, and more I have lots to share. A majority of my nursing career was in Labor & Delivery, and I have four kiddos that call me mom 1000 times a day 😉

My nursing education plus real life experience are what created Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed.  I know that I am not alone when I talk hormonal imbalance. 

Womens Hormones Healthy Sex Life

Life Sabers

doTERRA Essential Oils are life changing, and choosing The Oil Corner makes that transition so much easier.  A little bit of laughter, a whole lot of education, and even more support are the reasons to get started here.

Choose one of my top starter kits and get access to the VIP Customer Portal & Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed ($199 value, not available for purchase). 

Where you shop for essential oils matters.  And, I am committed to doing my very best to serve you. 

Thank you for your time. 

Over & Out,

Allison

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Life Sabers

Life Sabers

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Life sabers

{mom life reality}

Flashback post:

Confessions. I forgot deodorant today. 

While backing out of the garage this morning my side mirror and the garage became close friends ?

My husband and kids are Star Wars fans and we have more light sabers in our house than people. 

Plus, I always have a hair tie on my person and I did not today.

I am not sure which was the bigger concern since we ventured to Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Leaving behind my deodorant, hair tie, the light sabers, and dent in the garage.

mom = pack mule

We arrive at the museum and this mom morphs into her inner pack mule. Loading the stroller with the cooler, diaper bag, water bottles, and toddler. We make it safely inside, and our adventures begin. 

Within about two minutes I am glowing, and my hair is sticking to the back of my neck. I reach for my hair tie that isn’t there. Okay no problem, I will survive. A few more minutes and the dreaded tackiness in my armpits starts. 

Then I am racking my brain trying to remember if between breakfast, brushing teeth, and loading the car if I ever went back to put on deodorant. A discreet whiff test confirms that is definite no.

 
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diaper bag essentials

One thing I ALWAYS keep in the diaper bag are my set of dōTERRA touch roller bottles (don’t they look like mini light sabers?). 

I love these because they are pre-diluted for easy kiddo application and in this came mama application. So, a little lavender under the arms to solve one problem, and while I was at it a little peppermint on my neck to help cool me down. 

Win win.

Confession life sabers

Life Sabers

So, while we left the light sabers at home this time, these gems were my life savers today. Making them my life sabers. Okay the Star Wars fad needs to end ?

Now I only need to tell my husband about the mirror and garage… May the force be with me. (Last one I promise!).

Over & Out,

Allison

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How Hormones Are Supported With Essential Oils?

How Hormones Are Supported With Essential Oils?

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Hormones & Essential Oils

{Science & Hormones}

After my second baby intercourse was painful.  However, the funny thing is my baby was delivered via cesarean and not vaginally.   I was completely perplexed as to why it literally felt like my perineum (the skin between our vaginas and rectums) was ripping during sex.  What the heck?  As if leaking boobs & literally having my abdomen ripped open wasn’t enough?  What if I had known about the effectiveness of essential oils then? But wait I will get to that.  

So, after a visit to the doc, I was told that while breastfeeding our estrogen is lower.  As a result, it can result in thinner perineum, hence the ripping feeling.  Foreplay was encouraged for more lubrication and cream was given.  

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Scientific Research

In addition, I wish I knew then what I know now. A little clary sage or a whole host of other options would have been amazing choices.  Realistically the majority of physicians are not educated on essential oils.  Therefore, they are unable to educate on a topic they themselves are not educated on.  This does not in any way knock on physicians.  But instead encourages me to find a physician who is knowledgable in different modalities of healthcare.   

To clarify, check out this article focused on perimenopause, estrogen production, and effectiveness of essential oils here.   Did you know clary sage is great for hormones and the breastfeeding mama?    

Womens Hormones Healthy Sex Life

Women are the heartbeat of their families, the better we feel the better life is. Most importantly, essential oils are effective in supporting the body in a multitude of ways. From birth to end of life we can benefit from essential oils.   As a result, my commitment here at The Oil Corner is women’s hormones.  However, essential oils have a stigma behind them as being a bit hippie and not effective.  Why is that?  

 Certainly, we have a plethora of knowledge and research available.  But, why aren’t we using essential oils more?  First, essential oils are considered supplements and not medicinal products here in the U.S.   Fair enough, in my opinion since EVERY medication has a laundry list of side effects, I prefer to dive into my first line of defense with essential oils AKA supplements :).  

Second, where the money is the research goes.  And unless a company is willing to do the research the money is in pharmaceuticals not supplements.  Otherwise, we would see the myriad of effective uses for supplements.  

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Time and A Place

Is there a time and place for medicine? Absolutely.  However, this is not an article about one versus the other.  They each have a time and place.  Subsequently, the purpose of this article is to educate on the effectiveness of essential oils on our hormones.  And if you follow the links to the articles you will see databases where you can search whole databases of scientific information.

Another article here addressed discomfort with a menstrual cycle(s).  Friends, this is only the tip of the iceberg.  Our bodies are made to recognize and utilize plant (non-synthetic) supplements.   And unlike synthetic options, essential oils have a whole umbrella list of uses.  

One essential oil can help with estrogen balance, alleviate stressful feelings, help get a better nights rest, and so much more.    What other kind of products have a multitude of benefits for you body?  Besides food the list is pretty short.  Quality food is from the earth, essential oils are from the earth. The benefits start there. 

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Why doTERRA?

As a result, I also want to touch on the fact that not all essential oils are created equally.  doTERRA Essential Oils are the only essential oils I recommend because they value testing and integrity of product more than any other essential oil company in the world.  They are more than pretty smells, but effective supplements that can and are used to support our bodies. 

Unlike others in the essential oils industry, doTERRA is built on firm science. doTERRA employs more than 30 scientists and boasts 2,200 square feet in cutting-edge laboratory space. doTERRA’s committed scientists continue to push the boundaries of rigor in essential oil testing and they are responsible for breakthroughs in sourcing, evolving models of use, and state-of the-art testing procedures. doTERRA has pushed aromatherapy tradition into the 21st century and remains the unmatched industry leader in innovation.

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Bare mama Hormones Unleashed

Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed

Being healthy and being happy are both things you deserve.  At the core of the basics of how we feel is our hormones.  Energy, libido, metabolism, sleep, and so much more are vital to how good we feel.  

In closing, there are lots of scientific resources to research BUT know this nurse and mama has done a LOT of research.  Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed was created as a way for you to learn exactly which doTERRA essential oils to use to address female concerns.  

Are you ready to feel your best and have fun doing it? 

To learn more about what makes The Oil Corner different go here. 

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ESSENTIAL OILS AND HORMONES

BY DR. MARIZA SNYDER

Recently a book was released by a fellow doTERRA Wellness Advocate and doctor.  This book is a nice compliment and dives deeper into some of the science behind essential oil effectiveness.   To view go here. 

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For centuries, essential oils have been used to promote relaxation and increase sensuality. They are able to evoke a feeling of eroticism that can make you feel truly sexy. Inhaling them and applying them is like adorning yourself in something truly beautiful. And they WORK.
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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
=AMAZING RESULTS

Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I hope you got a sneak peek into how amazing essential oils can benefit your body. And you now have resources to do research on your own.  Most importantly, there is a community and support here at The Oil Corner available to help you when you are ready 🙂

Over & Out,

Allison

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doTERRA Empowering Women Girls Around  World

doTERRA Empowering Women Girls Around World

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doTERRA Empowering Women and Girls Around the WOrld

{Periods and proud}

Picture it…our 14-year-old niece in the kitchen with her mom, myself, and my husband Derek.  Now growing up periods and bodily functions were not topics of conversation.  A far cry from how we are currently.  

Anyway, she starts talking about these MONDO MAXI PADS she is wearing.  And every time she moves she feels and hears a crunching sound.  We crack up laughing at this new brand she is trying out.  Derek on the other hand chuckles but had that,”Okaayyy, she just went there face.”

However, it wasn’t a big deal to the teenager at all.  She is confident and comfortable with what her body is doing, including laughing at the maxi pad situation.  

Empowering our girls in life is vital to cultivating strong and confident women.  Little women in the making need support in all that they do. 

Worldwide impact for health opportunity and dignity days for girls

Little Women in the Making

Earlier generations referred to a period as “the curse” but does it have to be that?  What if we stopped looking at periods as a curse but as an incredible way to identify what exactly is going on with our hormones.  In Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed I dive into the menstrual cycle and the hormone fluctuations in an incredibly simple way.  

Fortunately, I live in a country that isn’t shamed in the same way girls are in some other countries.  With that being said, I hope that the relationship with my own daughter continues on the path of comfort and communication.  This is imperative to my little woman feeling confident with the changes in her body.  Not only identifying what is going on with her body but to also give her tools to support the ebbs and flows of emotions.  

doTERRA Empowering Women and Girls Globally Supporting the Whole Woman

doTERRAs' Global Impact

As you may know by now I am Registered Nurse turned Wellness Advocate with the leading essential oil company in the world.  doTERRA not only has the most tested and trusted essential oils in the world, with science to support essential oil usage.  doTERRA is also a huge advocate for Days For Girls. An organization created to support girls and provide opportunity to all.  

As a consumer in America it is important to me that the businesses I support provide excellent customer service with a heart to impact the world for good.  doTERRA fits that bill and is one of the many reasons why I chose them to not only purchase essential oils from but partner with in creating a business.  Empowering women around the world to better themselves and feel their best.   Supporting our bodies with items God put on earth to optimize how our bodies function.  

Using doTERRA essential oils is more than pretty smelling oils in cute bottles.  It is about supporting the whole woman, hormones, healthy sexuality, confidence, hair, skin, and emotional health.   The list goes on with all of the ways doTERRA essential oils can support our bodies.  Not all essential oils are created equal and doTERRA has risen above to provide the best and safest essential oils in the world today.

days for girls support women globally

" When we mobilize girls and women, their communities and our world grow stronger. We are changing the status quo, through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities"

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Thank you vip's

doTERRA is helping alleviate poverty and shame around the world with works like days for girls, co-impact sourcing, healing hands foundation, operation underground rail.  And know that with your help and choosing The Oil Corner to support your doTERRA essential oil journey you are able to support women, children, and families around the world.  
 
Thank you to all of The Oil Corner VIP’s!  

You are very much appreciated!
 
Over & Out,
Allison 

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