The Benefits Of Essential Oils


I have been using essential oils for few years now and have experienced great benefits. The first time I discovered essential oils was when I was walking through Barnes & Noble health section and a book titled - The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy By Valerie Ann Worwood caught my eye. I sat down and went through the book and read all about the benefits. I started shopping for essential oils and was fascinated by the results. Every essential oil served a great purpose and when they are properly combined the benefits could be astronomical. I wanted to feature Keeli on my blog this week because she has played a major role in introducing me to a wide variety of mixtures and scents. She has a clear passion and dedication to understanding the health and wellness benefits of essential oils. Below she’ll share with us her story and teach us more about essential oils.  

“Many people turn to essential oils when they are open and searching for a better way. A way to support their health, a way to support their family, a way to support their emotions, and a way to find a deep connection to their true self. Essential oils can be a beautiful answer to that deep desire and need.

Let me take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Keeli, I am a mom of three sweet babes, a wife, an eternal optimist, a positive energy giver, a dream chaser and a lighthouse to so many who are searching for better health and a better way of life. I have a passion for lighting people up with true empowerment and tools to care for themselves and their family. My Swiss Army knife of choice is dōTERRA essential oils. Let me assure you, when I was introduced to essential oils I hadn’t the slightest idea of the versatility that essential oils would bring into my life.

Naturally when I first learned of dōTERRA essential oils, I was completely skeptical. You may be wondering, what made me a believer? When my first daughter was a tiny baby I felt a need to care for her in the best way possible. I felt I had very few options to support her when she was under the weather. When I got my oils, she came down sick. I used our Respiratory Blend (Breathe) and Frankincense to soothe her airways. It just worked. No over thinking. No dosage. Just a few drops of nature, supporting her body. That simple. That is what I desire to share with others. Natural health. 

Wondering what an essential oil is? Essential oils are basically the immune system of the plant. When infestation or disease is spreading over the plants, the oil sack on the plant is what keeps it healthy and wards off predators. Since there is no governing source over who claims a bottle to be 100% pure essential oil, which is an unfortunate side to this industry as anyone can claim an oil to be something it is not, dōTERRA created our CPTG quality testing. The CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol includes the following tests:

  • Organoleptic testing
  • Microbial testing
  • Gas chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Chirality testing
  • Isotopic analysis
  • Heavy metal testing

It is important to note that every batch of our oils go through this rigorous testing, and THIS is why I trust using these oils on my family. No adulterations, no chemicals, no pesticides, no fillers, just pure essential oil. Guaranteed.   

One of the defining differences of dōTERRA is they specifically source their oils from all over the world, where the plant is grown in the correct soil, temperature and climate. When these factors are optimal, the plant will be able to reach it highest potency. It is through this sourcing and the CPTG testing, that I know I am able to experience the highest quality essential oils on a daily basis in my home.

In a world that can become so overcomplicated, essential oils give us a tool to turn to. Essential oils support our physical, mental and emotional well being by triggering and strengthening our bodies’ own natural processes. These tiny molecules deliver beautiful healing properties to all of our major body systems.

Starting your essential oil journey does not need to feel overwhelming or confusing. My advice to anyone new to oils is to write down your top three needs that you want to turn to oils for. Keep it simple and start there. Also, make sure that you are getting started with someone who loves to educate, and who will provide you with the resources your need and who has a community that you can become a part of.

I want to highlight a few of my favorite and top essential oils that I use in my home on a daily basis. The Home Essentials kit gives anyone the top ten most popular oils to turn to.

  • Frankincense
  • DigestZen (digestive blend)
  • OnGuard (protective blend)
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Melaleuca
  • Oregano
  • Breathe (respiratory blend)
  • Deep Blue (soothing blend)

These can be used for a plethora of issues, ailments or emotions. The emotional support that oils offer is one of the most common ways people turn to their oils. A few of my favorites are our grounding blend (Balance), our restful blend (Serenity) and our uplifting blend (Citrus Bliss). 

As a Presidential Diamond with dōTERRA I have seen firsthand these oils, and this business, bless more people than I could have imagined. I absolutely love educating, nurturing and connecting with others who are ready and open to use essential oils in their daily wellness routine. If this speaks to you, I would love to connect. Please feel free to email me at, visit my website for additional information at or browse my social platforms on Instagram or Facebook"