I though it would be appropriate to lead with an inspiring quote that captures why, as a science-based, evidence thriving Physiotherapist for over 12 years, I turned to plant-based, “hippy” essential oils for my own medicine, healing, energy and “go to” choice.
My mother would be the first to jump in saying “She always wanted to know WHY everything was the way it was. She was insatiable.”
Sure, all kids do. But all kids don’t go on to study all three sciences throughout high school, unable to decide which was ‘least important’ and needed to be dropped for Year 12, out of chemistry, biology and physics… So I eventually just wrapped up the High School years by doing far too many subjects. And all the sciences. #nerd
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Yes, this absolutely resonates with me and always has, but I needed more than food. There’s more to it. To optimum health lacking in dis-ease of any form, when your diet is already somewhat clean, vibrant wholesome and fulfilling.
“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
SO MUCH YES! Again, Hippocrates has an endless list of appropriate quotes. But what if we’re stuck with HOW to unleash our own healing force? I mean, where is it already?? (Patience is another missing virtue of mine.)
“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”
Ok, Mr Hippocrates, you have a point. For a man born around 460 BC on the island of Kos, Greece, he did know his stuff. And we are only now unveiling hard pressed evidence that plant based medicine WORKS. Proper, formal clinical studies conclude this. In fact, the place where Physiotherapists GO to find clinical treatment solutions, publishes the very same articles that fully support the medicinal use of plant-based medicine. PubMed is the go-to site used by Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Specialists etc… and has a host of evidence to support the use of natural medicine.
I was utterly shocked to read the compelling, clinical evidence supporting the use of plant-derived elements applied across various diseases and conditions.
Hippocrates became known as the founder of medicine and was regarded as the greatest physician of his time. Turns out, he may very well still be one of the greatest physicians and THE Founder of Medicine – without pharmacology and synthetic-based, chemical drugs and their often uncovered detrimental long term side effects.
As a holistic healing system, Hippocratic medicine treated the patient, and not just the disease. He was the first physician to systematically classify diseases based on points of similarity and contrast between them. He virtually originated the disciplines of etiology and pathology.
Now, evidently, I could bang on about a multitude of scientists and writers, old and new, and turn this into a lengthy written debate on both sides of the argument. AND also address the mental, emotional and beliefs side of dis-ease and illness, as sited by the work of Louise Hay, Bruce Lipton, Abraham Hicks and Wayne Dyer, et al.
But that will come in time, in my BLOG.
Why do I use essential oils?
Essential oils are my secret weapon to energise a powerful start to the day AND calm my farm when life gets a little hectic. In 6 Reasons I Love & Use Essential Oils I allow myself the freedom to rattle on passionately.
But in essence, I am empowered to create the day and life I wish to live.
To aid the healing of ailments, align myself with the task at hand and power up my Barre Attack & Pilates classes and workshops. To sleep like a baby, and beyond.
DoTERRA provide an amazing, certified tested pure grade bouquet of oils that actually GIVE BACK to farmers across the world. I LOVE that doTERRA source the best soils, climate, topography and plants AROUND THE GLOBE for their range.
Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are from our very soils in Australia! Lavender from the beautiful fields in France. My favourite ‘knock out & sleep’ is Vetiver, from Haiti. Lemon from Italy. This is a co-impact sourcing and global support network, which helps underdeveloped communities, when we choose doTERRA to support our own health.
The money goes directly back to these FARMERS, empowering and developing tiny communities world wide. DōTERRA gives back to those who need it – and deserve it. Watch this beautiful and informative story as to how and why dōTERRA are committed to making a positive difference. Or read more from dōTERRA here.
Essential oils make living life easier. They are pure gifts and medicine, direct from Mother Earth. Natural remedies. Natural solutions. Natural empowerment.
In my opinion, the best way to start is by using them. Try them for yourself.
Ask yourself; What do I need less of?
What do I need more of?
You can join me on this empowered natural wellness path, with 25% off your purchases made today, as well as in the future, when you register with myself and dōTERRA by creating your own account.
This includes a comprehensive one on one Wellness Consultation together, to go through your oils, tailor to your needs, make a rollerball blend if you wish and a FREE Live Guide for optimising health benefits within your lifestyle. Join my passionate health crew pursuing wellness and experience the vast benefits these oils provide on a day to day basis, as well as long term.
By creating your own dōTERRA Account and purchasing one of the Enrolment Kits to get started, your $35 membership is completely wavered. These Enrolment Kits save you hundreds. They range from simple easy to use collections, through to huge extensive packs to start sharing the oils and commence a ‘Low-Tox’ lifestyle.
If you wish to purchase just a few oils to get started or refill your own collection, go my doTERRA page – Sarah McLachlan’s doTERRA Page. Or simply browse the enormous collection. The range reaches beyond oils to skin care, all natural cleaning products, Mood Blends and Emotional Support, through to a brand new Baby and Kids range that has just been released for 2019.
I offer Introductory Classes as well as holding Make and Take Workshops for your friends, family or even a social work event. These classes are brilliant because we make our own personal mixes in roller balls and you can take them home to implement straight away! Especially for the little ones in our lives – they need age-specific concentrations and careful dilutions. My essential oils classes are held in Dunsborough, Perth and further abroad. I am more than happy to discuss travelling to meet you. Contact me directly to have a chat about our options.
If you crave the freedom to create your day, seek empowerment to reach your best health NATURALLY, and live a toxin-free lifestyle, this is for you.
Essential oils literally changed my life and the way I look at my choices in life now.
What do you choose for your future?
“Your future is created by what you do today – not tomorrow.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki