The power of Plant Medicine
ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF BOYH MY OWN AND MANY OF MY CLIENT’S HEALING JOURNEY. THESE CONCENTRATED PLANT COMPOUNDS ARE A POWERFUL TOOL TO BALANCE BOTH BODY AND MIND.
Pure Plant Power
The use of essential oils is booming as more and more people try to find their way back to using more natural products in their homes.
Lavender oil for instance is well known for its relaxing effects, while tea tree oil is used by many to reduce blemishes. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg – high quality, pure essential oils are extremely powerful compounds and the possibilities are endless.
We’re talking plant based medicine for body, mind and spirit.
So what exactly are Essential Oils? ✨
The best way to think of essential oils is to see them as the ‘immune system of a plant’. Inside many plants — hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark and resin — are concentrated, highly potent, volatile, chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils. Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and even assist it with pollination, among other important functions and benefits. As both plant and humans are carbon-based, we can easily make use of the medicinal properties (e.g. killing off bacteria and viruses) as well as other benefits (e.g. emotional support) these oils have.
Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup and chemical composition, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, reducing anxiousness and feelings of tension, and promoting a restful environment for sleep. Meanwhile, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, promotes a relaxing atmosphere, and aids in healthy cellular function.
My own oily Journey.
Growing up in a family where treating ailments with naturopathy and plant-based medicine was the go-to strategy, essential oils were an integral part of my childhood – til today, the smell of lavender takes me straight back to my nursery.
Having almost forgotten all about them, I got reminded of the power of plants and phototherapy during my functional nutrition & health studies. Blown away by their ability to aid gut repair, support detoxification, promote hormone balance, improve sleep quality and facilitate stress management, I began using concentrated plant extracts and targeted supplementation in my work with clients as part of a holistic coaching approach.
It was around this time that a good friend and colleague of mine, Laura van de Vorst – one of the incredibly knowledgeable founders of healthcoachfx – reminded me of the power of essential oils. And not just any oils, but the purest, most honest and highest quality plant oils on the planet.
It felt like regaining access to knowledge that had been lying dormant in the back of my mind for much too long – finally ready to be rediscovered. First, I started integrating them back into my own life, using
▸ Lemon oil in my morning water to support my body’s natural detoxification pathways
▸ Frankincense oil on my third eye before my daily morning meditation
▸ Wild orange and Bergamot oil to enhance my mood and boost my confidence
▸ Peppermint oil to treat headaches and motion sickness
Bit by bit, essential oils made their way into my bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, increasingly replacing a wide range of toxic cleaning products, cosmetics and OTC medicine.
It of course didn’t take long for me to start sharing the oils with my clients to help them with digestive discomfort, stress management, hormonal balance, poor sleep, immune support, reducing toxic load and emotional support.
Diving deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole of essential oils and their medicinal properties, I soon realized that not all oils are equal, and that there are in fact massive quality differences between the many different products that can be found on the market.
After much thorough research, I decided to partner up with doTERRA – the company that felt most aligned with my personal values in terms of product quality, mission, sourcing and social impact.
Doterra means “gift from the earth”
And what the earth gifts to us in form of precious plant medicine, doTERRA gifts back to its customers, representative and partners. It’s a company that cares about both people and planet, making an impact both socially and financially.
QUALITY, PURITY & TRANSPARENCY
dōTERRA is committed to brining high quality, 100% pure and natural essential oils to the market – this means there are no additives and synthetic diluters added. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils, made from plants harvested in their natural habitat. Rigorous testing of every batch ensures you receive the most pure, potent and effective oils on earth. You can trace back the entire supply chain and quality reports of every bottle on Source To You, giving you 100% transparency!
SUSTAINABLE SOURCING & FARMING
If dōTERRA can’t harvest in a sustainable manner, they won’t harvest at all. With their Co-Impact Sourcing strategy, the company provides unwavering support to all of their farmers, harvesters and distillers (many of whom live in developing countries), developing long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable, on-time, and fair payment.
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation helps support development projects in sourcing communities. Projects include the construction of schools, health clinics, improved infrastructure and clean water systems.
Why work with Essential Oils? ✨
There are many reasons as to why I love working with 100% natural, therapeutic grade essential oils. Here’s my top three.
Nothing is added and nothing is taken away from a 100% pure and natural (dōTERRA) essential oil, which makes them safe to be used across all ages. Essential oils don’t have side effects and they are not addictive. But that does not make them any less potent – to give you an example, a single drop of peppermint essential oil will give you the benefits of around 30 cups of peppermint tea. These oils are incredibly powerful!
All cells in the human body are surrounded by an oily membrane which protects the cell. The two main ‘predators’ to cells are bacteria and viruses – while bacteria attack the cell from the outside, viruses damage the cell from the inside. As most OTC medicine is water-based, essential oils are often more effective in fighting pathogens with their ability to blend with and even penetrate the cellular membrane, killing both invasive bacteria and viruses.
While they might seem like quite an investment at first, essential oils are actually quite cheap, given their effectiveness. Firstly, they don’t go off – unlike regular OTC medicine which usually comes with an expiration date. Secondly, they’re so concentrated that you’ll only ever need a few drops at once. A common ear infection can for instance be fought with a few drops of Melaleuca (tea tree) oil, priced at around € 0,07 each.
Curious to learn more?
I host regular workshops on the power of essential oils and how to best integrate them into your daily life. If you’d like to know more, make sure to check out upcoming dates and join one of the classes. Looking forward to having you there!
Not in town or busy saving the world? No worries, I also offer FREE 1-on-1 health & plant medicine consults, both online and offline. You can schedule one that works for you here:
Finally – if you don’t want to take it drop by drop and are simply eager to get started, here’s how to get your hands on your oils. Upon purchase you’ll receive:
▸ A 1-hour Wellness Consult with information on how to use the oils according to your symptoms, needs or interests.
▸ 150 ideas on how to use your oils (pdf).
▸ Roller bottle essential oil recipes for different purposes and needs.
▸ Continued essential oil education workshops (FREE for customers).
▸ WhatsApp & Telegram group with weekly tips, tricks, recipes, videos, scientific studies & more (FREE for customers).
▸ -25% off every doTERRA order in the next 12 months.
▸ Click this link: mydoterra.com/annaheil
▸ Click ‘Join & Save’
▸ Choose your country and language
▸ Choose ‘Wholesale Customer’
▸ Please DO NOT enrol as a ‘Wellness Advocate’ – this is important! If you ever want to upgrade, you can, but it’s important that we have a conversation about this first. This ensures I can support you as best as possible.
▸ Enter your personal information. There is no need to include your tax information if you’re not intending to share the oils with your friends and family.
▸ At *Enroller ID*, enter the following number: 7716102
▸ Then click ‘Verify’ – it should say Anna Catharin Heil
▸ Allocate yourself a password
▸ Click over to the next page
▸ Select which kit you’d like to order, such as the ‘Home Essentials Kit’. If you just want to start with a couple of oils instead of a kit, start typing the name of the oil in the box that says ‘enter additional item # or product name’ and it will appear for you to select it. Be sure to select the $35 or €23 enrolment fee if you’re not enrolling with a kit. Purchasing a kit waives this enrolment fee.
▸ Enter your credit card details and process your order.