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Published December 14th 2014
Doterra essential oils? They are worth a smell
When I think of essential oils I think (of course) of pretty smells. And Suzy's Doterra Essential Oils Workshop is filled with pretty smells, as well as a whole lot more goodness.
Although essential oils smell good, from a scientific point of view they are so much more than that. They are natural aromatic compounds found in everyday things, such as seeds, bark, flowers, herbs and so on. For me this is the one definitive truth about oils: they are natural. The added bonus is that they smell great. Beyond that, I admit I am a bit of a sceptic. I am not one to believe that oils can cure cancer. So when I attended Suzy's Essentials Oils Workshop, I tried to go in with an open mind. And I am glad I did because I learnt a whole lot more than I imagined.
Suzy's Workshop took place in the beautiful Fitzgibbon area, in the local community centre. The centre was surrounded by bushland and it all felt quite natural.
When I arrived I was greeted at the door by the wonderful Suzy and an even more wonderful smell, as a fancy diffuser was spraying beautiful smelling oil into the air. I sat at at a long table with the other attendees and once everyone had arrived we exchanged pleasantries. We were each given a workbook, there was pens for all and it all felt very organised.
After introductions, more importantly, Suzy told us her story. She has recently been quite ill and spent a lot of time in hospital. Although she is a full supporter of traditional medicine, she found that Doterra essentials oils have helped her immensely during her recovery.
The experience changed her life, which has prompted the workshops. And the workshops are a fundraising tool for Suzy's charity, Interplast Australia & New Zealand. Interplast helps repair bodies and rebuild lives throughout the world's poorest countries. Suzy and burn victim Turia Pitt will be completing the Inca Trail Challenge, on the adventure-of-a-lifetime to Peru. They will trek day- by-day, camping under the stars, knowing that each vital step taken towards Machu Picchu is raising vital funds to help Interplast. For more information please visit the following website.
After hearing her incredible story we ran through Suzy's notes, which covered (notably) the history of essential oils and how to use them. We then discussed personal well-being – eating right, exercising and how we can better balance our lives on a holistic level. But most importantly we got to smell many great oils, with the quality of the Doterra oils being second to none.
And, the best part was that we got to do a range of practical activities, such as make a deodorising spray, air fresher and hand scrub. Suzy ensured the workshop and activities were tailored to our needs, allowing us to pick the oils we thought best suited our desires.
If you're interested, at the end of the workshop you can join the essential oil club and get points and all that jazz. Or you don't have to, as Suzy stresses this is not what the workshops are about. Instead, the workshops are about how important it is to nurture ourselves and how to teach others to do the same.
The workshop is 2 hours of enlightening, feel good stuff and it only costs $15 AND it's for a great cause. You will definitely be reminded about what is important and learn something interesting along the way.