I used to work for The Body Shop back in the day. Not A body shop. THEEEE Body Shop. You know…. The people who invented body butter! Remember when this was their logo?
Ya that’s how long ago I worked there.
I’m not gonna lie; working for them was by far one of my all-time favorite jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Did I put enough exclamations? I think you get the gist of just how much I loved that job). Well, I left there after two years because the company was making some changes after the founder, Dame Anita Roddick passed from a complication during surgery. Very sad story. I remember when we got the phone call at our downtown Union Station store that Anita had passed. We were heartbroken. And although I had never met her in person, I knew I’d miss her presence guiding the company.
She loved that company very much! It was her passion.
It was MY passion!! Everyday I got to educate people on the benefits of using natural ingredients, fair-trade, going green, moisturizing, exfoliating, cleansing, and all things related to nurturing the body. TBS also carries make-up so I’d get to use a willing customer’s face as my canvas which I absolutely loved because I’m an artist at heart.
*sigh*…. the memories.
The point in getting all sentimental was to say working for TBS was the first time I’d heard of essential oils.
Funny story: I walked into TBS on my 24th birthday and bought my first essential oil — lavender. I remember walking out of the store and saying to my mother “I’m going to work there.” One month later I was on the payroll!
Ever since that day I’ve been hooked on essential oils!!! Love love love them! They have so many benefits and are wonderful alternatives to Western medicine.
I plan on blogging A LOT more about essential oils and will probably dedicate 1 day a week to introducing a new oil.
With that said, today’s oil is Oregano.
I busted out the Oregano oil today because I was feeling like I was coming down with the heebie jeebies. Oregano is very potent. It’s an anti- EVERYTHING agent. Antibacterial. Antifungal. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Anti-viral. It aids in digestion. It’s just one of those all around do the damn job oils!!
I simply dropped two drops in my bottle of water and got to sipping.
There are 3 ways you can use essential oils. If they’re a decent grade. Like doTERRA essential oils. They can be used topically, orally, or aromatically. I’ll touch on all those topics later on.
So yea, tomorrow when I awake I should feel a bit more like myself. All thanks to Oregano essential oil.
Do you use essential oils? Do you prefer one brand over another or have a favorite oil? Mine’s lavender!!! Could you tell?