Why Essential Oils?

Written by Kelly Witleythe apothecary mom

I started my journey with essential oils several years ago – I dabbled with lavender, peppermint and tea tree. My use of them had its own ebb and flow. More recently I have been using essential oils daily; loving their natural healing and health capabilities. They have served my family well through births, teething, mood support, upset stomachs, insomnia etc. They continue to support us with all of the colds and flus that get passed around and any other ailments that present themselves in me, my husband or my 3 kids.

It seems that using essential oils has become ‘trendy’ but in all truth, essential oils have been used around the world for thousands of years. Essential oils are naturally occurring and come from cells within plants and are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

Essential oils can be used topically (on your skin, dilution recommended), aromatically (smelling from the bottle, in your hands or in a diffuser) or internally (only the highest quality and do your research – in a recipe, in a veggie cap or a cup of tea).

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, please attend one of my workshops @ Samatva Yoga



Kelly Witley
The Apothecay Mom
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Kelly Witley
The Apothecay Mom
I am a mom of three, married to my wonderful husband and have a black furkid.

Despite being interested in essential oils and natural remedies, I am a yoga teacher and school educator on the side. Our life is pretty hectic so I am always searching for ways to prevent illness, create more calm and get my kids to sleep longer! Cue lavender...

My goal is to teach others about the use of essential oils and provide alternative and effective ways to wellness without the harmful side effects that sometimes come along with modern medicine. I am passionate about teaching you to care about what you are putting in/on your body and know you will not be disappointed with doTERRA products.


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