A Collaboration with Mother Nature
About 25 years ago, at the same time I had embarked on my yoga journey, I became extremely interested in the power of plant medicine, i.e. essential oils. If I wasn’t taking or teaching classes at the original Jivamukti Yoga Center in the East Village, or tending bar at The 10th Street Lounge, you could find me at a little hole in the wall essential oils shop, spending all of my teaching and bartending cash on small amber glass bottles of the most deliciously potent smelling concoctions. I was intrigued by the many benefits of lavender oil, chamomile, camphor, tea tree, and others… and would take my oils home and pore through my newly purchased aromatherapy books, creating my own blends for everything from muscle aches from all of the intense yoga I was practicing, to facial oils to stay youthful (although I was only 21 at the time!).
Fast forward many years, and I have once again started turning to these powerful oils—for myself and my own health, wellness, and beauty, to my children for alertness and energy while they do their homework, to a restful sound sleep at night. Through research and through the inspiration of some friends and colleagues in the yoga world, most notably the one and only Elena Brower, I have joined the company dōTERRA in order to use, and share these oils and all of their amazing benefits.
In our home now, dōTERRA essential oils provides us with safe, natural alternatives to chemical and pharmaceutical products; we have had a ‘green’ home for many years, and the dōTERRA products have been a beautiful complement to our other eco-friendly products for everything from laundry to cleaning to brushing our teeth. I can no longer imagine my life without these beautiful healing essential oils in them, and I wouldn’t want to!