An all natural solution

Madison Rose
Staff Writer

For years Kayhi staff member Kelli Auger has dealt with a severe chronic cough. From medications to throat surgery, nothing has helped ease this constant coughing. It wasn’t until Kayhi senior Maia Caballero notice the trouble Auger was having and decided to gift her a diffuser (a machine used to disperse small molecules of essential oils through the air, that way it can be breathed into the body.)

Auger finds that having the diffuser in her office helps her relax and be more productive. Although it does not cure her condition, it has helped soothed and change the atmosphere.

“I enjoy having it in my room,” Auger said. “It makes the work environment more friendly and gives a more welcoming feel to my office space.”

After being introduced to dōTERRA products and seeing them in stores, Auger sparked an interest and looks forward to further research.

“I want to learn more about it and see the benefits it has for others,” Auger said. “I definitely recommend it to other people and suggest that they take the time to invest in this product.”

Ketchikan STAC church staff Beth Fazakerley Is a dedicated dōTERRA user. She not only uses the common oils and diffusers but also uses it as a disinfectant spray, hand soap, shampoo, cream, lotion, toothpaste, cough drops, vitamins and other edibles. She believes that it has made an impact on her and her family.

“I use to have really bad acid reflux, but after taking these vitamins and supplements my symptoms were basically cured,” Fazakerley said. “It helps with a lot of problems, and from personal experience it has kept ear infections, common cold and sicknesses away. It’s nice to have a safe product that isn’t medically prescribed, and actually works. This makes trips to the doctors a lot less and life not as stressful.”

Fazakerley understands that completely switching regular life habits into a more natural herb and oil base one can be intimidating, but she says that it’s worth the research and people should try and experiment with it.

“It might seem like a complex thing, but it’s really easy to get into if you start with one and stick to it,”  Fazakerley said. “It can be hard to remember but after becoming more comfortable with it, you can learn to be more proficient.”

The All Natural Revolution

In addition to dōTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, Rocky Mountain Oils and Revive are just a few companies who are providing people with all-natural alternatives – meaning that their products are naturally made of aromatic compounds that are found in plants and seeds. This goes through a process of extracting in a low-heat steam distillation, while it is pressurized to circulate through the plants materials.

Another known way to produce these oils is to use expression, meaning “cold press”, which is the opposite of steam distillation. Even though this is considered as a type of science, many see it as a form of art that requires skills in harvesting.

The reason people who commonly use oils choose dōTERRA over other brands, is because they are able to determine its superior quality in safety and effectiveness.

Ketchikan Alaska home multi level marketer Dominique King has years of experience using dōTERRA and joined the business of selling these oils because they are a entrusted company that her family can be supported from.

“The CEO sure makes ton of money but they certainly don’t take away from the families involved with their own business, whereas most big corporations are sneaky with their profits and don’t fully share the income,” King said. “This way people can live their lives and get paid fair wage, since we are basically the adveriters employed by the company to make our own business.”

“Anyone can do this, which is why those companies typically fail. But even with the big risk, dōTERRA has been very successful since tons of people want to buy it and need a consistent program,” King said.

She started with selling lotions but made the transfer to dōTERRA because of their goals to create family businesses and provide healing revenues. Their theme is “a healer in every home.” The hope is to get people educated and spread the word about healthy and peaceful living.

“It blows my mind how hundreds of people come together just for this product, and instantly fall in love after using it,” King said. “It seemed bizarre to me at first not knowing what it was, but after being introduced and encouraged by my friends, along with participating in some conventions, I soon learned why people instantly became attached.”

She says that by buying their products you are funding other important associations. This is different from store owners advertising that your money is going to charity, when actually they keep it for themselves. Whereas dōTERRA decides to be independently checked out and look for foundations in need. Research shows that they are consistent with the truth and have proof for what is presented.

“dōTERRA are creators of the healing hands nonprofit organization,” King said. “This helps causes like Days for Girls (DfG), sanitary inspections and anti-sex trafficking programs.”

dōTERRA also uses this money to help support families in need world wide. King says that she loves how it not only benefits her family but also people in poverty.

“Why wouldn’t I want to help people in third world countries,” King said. “The money promised goes directly to those places.”

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