Welcome to Team It's Essential! I'm so happy the universe has brought you here. As an entrepreneur and natural healthcare educator, I hear powerful stories from people everyday. Using essential oils has changed my life in more ways than I can count, and I want to share my story with you here.
I have always thought of myself as a relatively healthy person. I enjoy an active lifestyle and have practiced conscious, clean eating most of my life. Which is why it was such a shock when, in 2012,I began having intense stomach discomfort. It was truly debilitating and it didn't take long for me to feel like my health issues were running my life. I was teaching 3rd grade then, and most of the time it was all I could do to make it through each school day before returning to a fetal position on my couch. I had just moved in with my boyfriend (now-husband) and could tell that my physical struggles were beginning to take a toll on my mental state and, as a result, on our relationship. After about eight months of pain, extreme weight loss, and several medications and tests, I finally had a diagnosis. The condition is rare and I had a difficult time finding information and viable treatment options. One day I was attending a training for school when the presenter approached me and asked if I was open to natural healthcare. I was willing to try anything at that point and gladly took the essential oil sample she gave me. I felt relief within minutes and knew I had stumbled on something profound.
I attended my very first essential oil class shortly after my first experience and was immediately all in. I continued to work with my healthcare provider team, hired an independent health coach, dove into yoga and meditation practices, and developed a consistent essential oil routine. Within a few short months I was beginning to regain some of the weight I had lost, experienced more good days than bad, and rediscovered my happy. I began to reducing my toxic load by switching out my cleaning and beauty products and educating myself on more ways to use essential oils in my daily life.
Since then, I have experienced tremendous personal growth and have developed relationships with so many amazing people. I truly feel called to share my story and help teach others about natural healthcare. I hope we have inspired you to take advantage of the beautiful gift of essential oils and thank you for letting me be part of your journey.