A doTERRA Wellness Advocate’s Story

The push for plant-based medicines has many looking for holistic healing, leading many to essential oils. These oils have found their way into households across the U.S. and around the world. DōTERRA is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable brands of oils on the market. I had the chance to meet with a doTERRA wellness advocate, Amber Adames, about her journey to healing with essential oil.


Emerald Magazine: When were you first introduced to doTERRA essential oils?


Amber Adames: I was introduced to dōTERRA in December 2014 […]. I had just been in a serious horse riding accident where I had broken my back, shattered my wrist and had lots of nerve damage and severe neck pain.


Emerald: What ailments do you address most commonly and which oils do you utilize for those conditions?


AA: Well seeing that I have had eight surgeries in three years and then the accident to top it off, I deal with a ton of chronic pain in my whole body. I use a huge combo of oils and supplements. Our Life Long Vitality Supplements are our number one selling product and I use them daily along with the Deep Blue Supplements which have been a huge part of my recovery.


I also utilize a combo of DDR Prime (Cellular Complex), Frankincense, Copaiba, Siberian Fir in a veggie cap every morning and evening for my chronic pain. In addition to that, I also carry a rollerball of Copaiba, Blue Tansy and Siberian Fir that I use topically with a layer of the Deep Blue Cream. At night I use our Serenity Soft gels (Restful Blend) and in the diffuser, I always have a great combo of Serenity Essential Oil, Balance (Grounding Blend) Essential Oil and Peace, but I love being able to change that up every evening when I want!


Emerald: What would you say to someone who is interested in doTERRA products but isn’t sure where to start?


AA: Find someone who has samples. I’m happy to give them out to anyone who wants to try them. Get to a class and get educated. I teach them in my home and online all the time. Feel free to reach out, I would love to get you educated. Get yourself an Essential Oil Book. I love The Essential Life Book from Oillife.com. When you get your oils, use them don’t let them sit on the counter!!! Don’t be afraid that you have to know everything to get into using oils. I knew nothing when I started. I did a lot of research and I’m still learning new things every day!


Emerald: What does doTERRA mean to you?


AA: DōTERRA has literally given me my life back. I am a very active person and can continue being that way because I have something that I can trust and count on to support my body naturally! It means I have a natural way to support my family’s bodies physically and emotionally. It means way less time spent in doctors’ offices and fewer copays! I get to spend every day teaching people how to use these oils in their home and empower them with natural solutions which is giving me financial freedom. It means that I am empowering my children who will be out of the house soon to trust in a product that they know works. I love that they run to me for oils and not a bottle of pills! DōTERRA is empowering people to live a naturally healthy lifestyle without the harmful side effects of a lot of modern medicine.


Emerald: What new and exciting products is doTERRA offering that you could tell us about?


AA: All of our new products that came out in September are so exciting but I want to focus a bit on Copaiba Oil. It is changing lives as we speak; dōTERRA has been working really hard to create an oil that affords us those same therapeutic properties of cannabis, and without any legal ramifications, is available to everyone. Because we all know cannabis is not legal in some states. The potential for this essential oil is huge […].


DōTERRA Copaiba does not contain THC or CBD and is not derived from cannabis BUT it does replicate the powerful benefits! Copaiba is an Amazonian Tree and the oil is derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree. It’s been used since the 16th century in traditional health practices by the natives of Northern and Northeastern Brazil to cleanse, restore and provide healing energy. The main compound that makes cannabis therapeutic is beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene levels in CBD oil average around 35 percent while Copaiba oil contains 50 percent of this incredible compound.


Some of the benefits of Copaiba include:

* Improved liver function support

* antioxidant properties

* calming, soothing and restoring to the digestive system

* supportive to the immune system and autoimmune related concerns

* balancing to the endocrine system

* calms and soothes excited neurological tissues eg, neuropathy and tremors

* provides incredible anti-inflammatory properties systemically

* fantastic analgesic or pain relief agent

* cellular health and regeneration

* calms the central nervous system, supports brain health and reduces anxious feelings


Emerald: What makes doTERRA stand apart from other essential oil companies?


AA: Some incredible things that sets dōTERRA apart from other essential oil companies is their commitment to sourcing the highest quality of essential oils around the world, while also greatly enhancing the lives of those in the communities that provide sourcing for their essential oils – our global community of providers. They call this “Co-Impact Sourcing” which means it impacts both the farmers/producers and the end users of the essential oils. Through their Co-Impact Sourcing initiative, they are creating jobs and income in countries where they are much needed, which is helping to develop long-term partnerships with growers and distillers around the world. The growers organize themselves into cooperatives to receive fair and on-time payments to help throughout the year.


In these areas, dōTERRA ’s Healing Hands Foundation is also funding the construction of schools, health clinics, cooperative buildings, water systems and more. This helps to empower growers and their families while improving their communities. DōTERRA works closely with a global network of leading essential oil chemists to guarantee purity in each bottle and each and every batch is tested for purity. What this means pure essential oils for you and your family.

Written by Ashley Priest


Emerald contributor since March 2012


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