The Incredible Breakthrough From the Essential Oil Challenge

Well, folks, it’s been long journey of testing different brands of essential oils!! But, finally, I’ve made the switch, and I’m bursting at the seams to tell you about it!


I have tried 9 different popular brands of essential oils.
The brands that I have tried & tested include:

Young Living
Plant Therapy
Green Health
Rocky Mountain Oils
Native American Nutritionals (now Rocky Mountain Oils)
Aura Cacia
Now Essential Oils
Majestic Pure

They’re effectiveness ranged from “Uh, I got nothing” to “ok, I can see why people like this stuff“. Basically some of them worked pretty good & some did not.

Quality is super important when using oils. It’s key to ensure that you are choosing essentials oils for their level of effectiveness and purity.

Peppermint essential oil is one that I use daily. To put the different brands to the test, I tried 5 different Peppermint oil brands. Some worked, some were total duds. I ain’t got time for duds, people, and this Mama doesn’t grow money trees!

Out of the 9 essential oils that I tried, initially, I committed to Rocky Mountain Oils because I realized that I was wasting my money on the other brands. RMO worked pretty good, if I was using more of the oil each application. So, needless to say, I was going through my oil really quickly, particularly the oils that I use daily. This got expensive, real quick!

Fast forward to that phone call with Shaye Elliott from The Elliott Homestead.

“Kipper, you will never get to where you want to be if you keep doing the exact thing one year from now, five years from now, ten years from now”.

Bam. That stuck with me. She encouraged me to try doTERRA because she knew what an amazing difference it has made in her life, and she was confident it would do the same in mine.

Humph. “I’ll think about it” I told her.

Two weeks later, a doTERRA Family  Essentials kit arrived on my doorstep, and my awesome journey with these amazing oils began!

Why I love DoTERRA

It works! Really really well!

-You usually only need 1-2 drops of oil to reap the benefits.

-There are absolutely no fillers, synthetics, or anything artificial mixed in with the oils. It’s 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. The oils I bought at a local store, and on Amazon (I love Amazon, by the way), you can’t guarantee that. You don’t know what the heck your getting!
 No wonder 1/2 of the products I purchased didn’t work. Duh. If a product isn’t pure, it reduces its healthful effects & could be dangerous. 

-Every doTERRA oil is tested for purity by a third party & put through the highest & most rigorous standards in the industry for testing oils. doTERRA sets the bar for quality, purity, efficacy, & consistency. 

Each oil has the highest quantity of active beneficial chemical constituents.

-Each oil is sourced from plants grown in their native environments around the world. These local small farmers that are employed by doTERRA know intimately the process of growing plants for essential oils.

Life is great, folks, but it’s even better with oils!

**Side note, but super important. Buying essential oils from Walmart & Amazon is dangerous. There is no way to ensure that the oils you are purchasing are pure, free of impurities, and dangerous synthetics. I experienced this personally when I bought several brands of EO’s (including dōTERRA) from Amazon, The smell and viscosity of the oil was very different from the real dōTERRA oil. I experienced dizziness with the Amazon bought oil, which I do not experience with the same oil bought from dōTERRA.
I encourage you to do your own research into buying essential oils. This is an excellent (non brand biased) site that will provide you with loads of information! Don’t put your families health at risk. Buy directly from the brand!

What’s your experience with essential oils? Want to learn more about how awesome they are? Message me!

How to order doTERRA ❤️

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  1. I have a friend that is on blood thinners and can’t be around any type of essential oils. Think about it you have any friends that take the blood thinners. We almost lost her to a clot last year and the reason she is on the meds. I would much rather have her around than the oils even though I love them.

    • Kipper says:

      Hi Rita! You bring up a good concern, and of course, the health & safety of our loved ones is of our utmost priority! The two compounds that we worry about in essential oils (specific to blood thinners) are called methyl salicylate (which is found in a lot of topical muscle salves & ointments) & Eugenol (found in cinnamon & clove oils). MS can inhibit the blood clotting (or anticoagulant) effect of blood thinning medications. Two essential oils, Sweet Birch & Wintergreen, are both found to have significant amounts of MS in them, so, research suggests not using these two EO’s while on blood thinners. Other essential oils can be used, particularly topically or by diffusing, with caution & under doctor supervision. Thanks for your great question! ?

  2. Wow sounds like a great kit to of essential oils for the entire family. I usually get mine from the local stores. As you rightly mentioned, I have no clue about the purity of those oils. Love that you’ve tested and found doTERRA work!

    • Kipper says:

      Thanks so much! Yes, doTERRA oils are amazing! If you have any questions regarding oils or are interested in a sample, I’d love to be your resource! ??

  3. Mysie says:

    I tried to get the free resource and it wouldn’t accept either my personal or work email addresses. It said they were both invalid.

    • Kipper says:

      Hi Mysie! I’m so sorry that you haven’t been able to get the free resource! I will send it to your listed email address! Please let me know when you have received it!

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