Hello, my name is Julie Krothe and I am an organic hairstylist at the Shear Miracle Organics Salon, a dance teacher at a local dance academy, and an avid oil user! (learn more about me professionally here)
Ever since meeting Shear Miracle Organics creator, Robyn Atticks in 2006, my world has been changed. She challenged me to read all the ingredients on all of my beauty products, to look them up online, and think about the possible side effects. She encouraged me to ask myself some interesting questions I never thought of before. Were those negative side effects worth the things I liked about those particular beauty products? What could that mean for my future? Was I willing to take that risk? What if the ingredients I found in my beauty products were toxic & even unnecessary?
My mentality started to shift and my unhealthy lifestyle came to somewhat of a halt. At first, I simply wanted to pretend like I didn't find out any of the information that I had come across. I wanted to continue blindly and ignorantly using products on a daily basis & not be concerned that had the possiblitiy of being detrimental to my health, but I just couldn't do it with a clear conscience. That little bit of research made me start thinking about any type of medication I'd ever used and the food that I was eating as well. As I continued to learn more through classes and research over the next few years, I tried making changes here and there as much as possible, but never thought I would be able to go a whole day without ice cream or cookies or some sort of chocolate or something… I grew up with a wicked sweet tooth.
Little did I know that in a few months my health would be challenged.
In January of 2013, I contracted mono and was very sick for 3 to 4 weeks straight. I was admitted into the hospital and ended up being there for 6 days with what the doctors called "the worst case of mono they have ever seen in Lancaster County". It made the records. One morning I was rushed to the ICU for an emergencythroat surgery and almost died. Honestly, I was in so much pain that I wanted to die. The doctors told me that my immune system was so shot that I would probably never be able to completely recover and would have to put up with getting sick frequently for the rest of my life. They said there was nothing that they could do for me besides give me steroids and advise that I stick to a healthy diet and take vitamins and such. For the rest of the year I stuck to a fairly strict diet and took lots of different home remedies and vitamins, yet I continue to get sick every other week! By the end of that year I was very discouraged thinking that this is what my life would look like for years to come. I knew that if I continued getting sick on a regular basis, I would not be able to keep my jobs and nobody would want to hire me.
Exactly one year later, I attended my first dōTERRA essential oils class. After hearing the amazing testimony of how someone life's and how through the use of dōTERRA's essential oils and a healthy diet, her life was literally saved and changed, I decided to give it a shot. I had nothing to lose and was pretty desperate for anything that would help me. I also learned that dōTERRA's CPTG essential oils could help me with other health problems that I had been having for years, including weekly headaches and rarely sleeping well. (Starting around age 10, I had trouble sleeping and my mom used to give me melatonin but the effects were short-lived.)
I was advised to buy the Home Essentials Kit, this kit includes the top 10 oils & covers 80 - 90% of common daily issues. I am so glad that I did. The day that my kit arrived it sure enough,I was sick again! I had a very stuffy nose and could barely breathe. I quickly opened the Breathe essential oil blend and rubbed it all over my hands. It was amazing how quickly my nose cleared up and I was actually able to breathe. Immediately, I had a good feeling about these oil's.
I started using Lemon essential oil in my water throughout each day, a drop of OnGuard internally and/or on the bottom of of my feet anytime I started to feel any sort of sickness coming on, and a drop or two of lavender on the bottom of my feet to help me sleep at night. I was impressed because I felt I had more energy and I was sleeping better than ever before. Anytime I felt a headache coming on, I would apply PastTense essential oil blend to the back of my neck and temples and literally within 10 to 15 minutes it was gone - EVERY TIME! I did not get sick until 7 whole months later and even then, I only had a cold that I got over within a day or two. This was never the case before my oil regimen.
If you know me now, I can barely get through any conversation without bringing up essential oils because of how much they've helped me. My life has been changed. I can't help but want to help others as well, especially knowing that there are no harmful side effects with proper usage! The training and education that dōTERRA has to offer is amazing and incredibly helpful as well as my EŌClub team that I now refer to as my "oily family".
Essential oils are one of the best things that have happened to me and I can't help but share them with the world and once you start using them, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about!
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