Episode 87: Finding Relief with Essential Oils


doTERRA: Research shows that over 50 million Americans experience persistent discomfort. Discomfort can interrupt our lives and leave us looking for any solution. But you don't have to turn to synthetic options to find relief in your life. doTERRA has resources for you to find natural solutions.

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Today, we're excited to talk to Nicole Moultrie about how you can utilize doTERRA products to find relief from discomfort. Nicole, thank you so much for joining us today. We're so excited to sit down and talk with you.

Nicole Moultrie: I'm so excited to be here. I love this podcast. I love the education we get to bring to it. And it's a lot of fun. So I'm just happy to be back.

doTERRA: Well, we are happy to have you, and this is a topic that affects so many people. You know, everyone deals with discomfort at some point in their life. Everyone's looking for relief. So my first question for you is what are some causes of discomfort that happen in our bodies?

Nicole: Some big factors that contribute to discomfort in our body are tension, overuse, aging. One of the big contributors of discomfort in our body is actually stress. So we can experience discomfort from the moment we wake up. There are several different types of discomfort. One thing for sure is that at some point in our lives all of us will experience some discomfort caused from one if not all of those, you know, leading causes—leading triggers to discomfort in our bodies.

doTERRA: So what can I do? What are some lifestyle changes I can make to help manage my discomfort every day?

Nicole: I love this question. When we can bring awareness and we can notice—such a such a powerful word—just notice what's going on or what we're feeling in our bodies, we can then adjust and start to target, you know, the issues that are going on.

So when we're talking about discomfort and getting some relief and making lifestyle changes, they don't have to be huge leaps and bounds and, you know, come up with a step-by-step, rigorous program. They can be small and simple, and that's actually what I love about making these little lifestyle changes.

Get Enough Restful Sleep

Some of the biggest ones and also the easiest things can be getting adequate sleep. You know, if we did—and there's been so many studies done on adequate sleep needed. A good number to shoot for is getting seven hours of restful sleep every day.

Manage Your Diet

Diet is a huge, huge, huge contributor in helping you manage your discomfort. There is—if you're looking for an entire list or an entire diet of foods, you can find that some of our biggest contributors to, you know, an unhealthy inflammatory response are sugary foods, dairy, gluten.

Set Aside Time to Move Your Body

Something, another one that I really find myself—it's interesting because I'm going to say exercise, and I'm going to say movement. And some people might say, “Well won't that cause discomfort in my body?” Depending on if you're using, you know, you're going too far or you're having overuse of exercise. But daily 30 minutes minimum of even just a walk can really help alleviate some discomfort in our bodies.

Use High-quality Supplements

Another one that I always like to point out and help people get started with is taking a look at their gut health. You know, are they exposing themselves to some high-quality supplements? How's their gut flora? Are they taking a probiotic or a prebiotic? Those types of things. Even, you know, drinking adequate water can help our overall discomfort.

So like I said, I think sometimes we think this has to be big, sweeping, grand changes. But these little steps every day of drinking enough water, getting adequate sleep, moving your body, checking in on your diet can really help alleviate some of that discomfort, manage our discomfort in our everyday lives. We've got to be proactive, right?

doTERRA: Absolutely. And I love, like you said, how simple a lot of those are. They're little changes, and they're going to help us feel better. So they're changes that we should want to keep up on.

Nicole: Yeah! Right! And get into a routine. That's—whether you are single or whether you are home with your family—get an accountability partner to just say, “Hey, you know, I'm noticing that I want to experience less discomfort in my life. Let's do this together.” And that will also help keep, like you said, into a routine and everyday changes.

doTERRA: Absolutely. So Nicole, what are some doTERRA products that I can incorporate and use topically to help find some relief?

Nicole: Oh my goodness, eenie meenie miny mo. With doTERRA, we are so fortunate because we can literally go to our natural cabinet, if you will, and pick a variety of options.

Deep Blue® and Wintergreen

Some that come to mind and that work really effectively are, our favorite, Deep Blue. You know, this is a blend of Wintergreen and Helichrysum and Peppermint, and it's just an amazing blend of essential oils that really help support and manage our body topically by using them topically with the discomfort. I love, love Wintergreen on its own. It's a powerful support in giving your body relief.

PastTense®

We have another blend that a lot of people really love. In fact, most often when someone has had an experience—with this oil—experiencing head discomfort, this is what is most sampled. And it's called PastTense. This is an incredible oil to provide relief topically, back of the neck.

What I love about our essential oils, or essential oils in general is, they're so multi-purpose. You know, if my younger kids are experiencing discomfort from growing in age, you know, I could use my Deep Blue or reach for the Past Tense or Wintergreen to use topically.

Turmeric

Another product topically that's really incredible to provide some relief after overuse or any type of discomfort is Turmeric. It is an amazing oil that, again, not my favorite smelling oil, but I do love to mix them. But the relief is just unparalleled. It's an incredible, incredible oil to use topically. So those are some of my favorites.

Copaiba

I do want to say one more. Copaiba is always in my purse, in our athletic bags. It’s just something really easy and mild but super effective in providing some relief topically, for sure.

doTERRA: Those are all incredible recommendations. Now, looking more toward the internal side, you brought up some supplementation earlier. How can supplements help me support my body and manage my discomfort?

Nicole: You know, again, we're so lucky. We can just create month after month after month this variety of products, not only with essential oils but products infused with essential oils to support our bodies’ systems.

doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®

Some of my very favorite supplements that, you know, help support not only my body's needs but our family's needs, or when I'm recommending them to other people are our tried and true. Our number one reordered product, our number one selling product, is doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack. This is such, you know, we’ve called it the trilogy. There's so many names for Lifelong Vitality Pack, and you've got your—I would say—you know, our Microplex VMz is your A to Z, and they’re whole food and whole plant derived. And your xEO Mega, or your fish oils and your joint support and brain support. And then you've got your Alpha CRS+ that is just, you know, the powerhouse of cellular protection. These are just incredible supplements, and when we use them all together, we find results that we're seeking and also results that we didn't even know we needed.

That's what I love about that product is so many people will say, “Gosh, I didn't even know.” You know, if you could see me, I'm like, moving my shoulders around like, “Oh, I feel so much more relief. I'm loose. I'm finding my recovery time is so much quicker. It’s so much improved.” So Lifelong Vitality, number one, for sure recommendation. If you're looking for relief in discomfort throughout your body, what I love is it's such a systemic result, such a systemic result from Lifelong Vitality.

Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsules

Going back to Turmeric, these are so good, the Turmeric Dual Capsules. This is something—when they announced this at convention, I believe it was last year, they had been working on this for years. And not only do we get the Turmeric essential oil or Turmeric, however you want to say it, but we get the botanical as well. And what this does is it increases the bioavailability and helps our body absorb really the mass benefit that we get from Turmeric. And so, to have that as easily as just popping a softgel, that's pretty incredible, really incredible. People love the results that they're seeing with Turmeric.

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex®

And then last but not least, I think—again—it’s like eenie meenie miny mo. We can pick so many. I'll narrow it to three. But we have our Deep Blue Polyphenols. This is just, when experiencing discomfort, you know, I could point to my head. I can point to my knee. I can point to my shoulder. This is something that I love that we can recommend that you can take daily. You can take when, I'm trying to think of the correct term, but you can take when needed. That's something that is really incredible, having these high-quality natural products that people can reach for something when they need it. It's really empowering for those that deal with discomfort, for sure.

doTERRA: I think you're absolutely right it is empowering to be able to turn to your cabinet and say, “I have solutions. I have options. I have things that work for me that I don't have to be worried about.”

Nicole: It's so great! And then, like I said, I just listed three options. I want to give you four more, but you can say this one, that one, or all three. That's—again, like you said—it's really incredible to be able to just have those at our fingertips.

doTERRA: Absolutely. So Nicole, doTERRA recently unveiled this Relief Wellness Program. How do you think this can help me achieve my wellness goals?

Nicole: Oh my goodness. I am so excited, and I say oh my goodness all the time because I'm so excited! I love these new targeted wellness kits. They're incredible. And specifically, we're talking about relief. I think sometimes when someone starts their doTERRA journey, they're, you know, they're guided into a direction, but sometimes we get lost after we have our initial “Okay, I've got a handful of oils, and maybe I've got my Lifelong Vitality Supplements,” but wouldn't it be amazing if we had, you know, a 90-day program that would, you know, set it and forget it. We could set this program up and have three different month’s worth of three different packages of products that supported us in this focus of relief from discomfort.

And so doTERRA’s like, “Yeah, that would be amazing. Let's go ahead and create it.” And so, what I love about the, like I said, the targeted wellness is it's so easy. They've made it so simple for us. They give you a variety—you know, you're opting into your month one of your Relief Kit. And you're getting, you know, a variety of products that address discomfort in a variety of methods, so products that you can use internally or topically or aromatically.

Benefits of the Relief Wellness Program

And I have to say, one of my favorite things about the kit the first month is you're getting it in this cute little bag that is so fun and inviting. And again, different products that you might not reach for. And then along with those kits, you're getting the information on what it is. How do I use it? How does this best benefit me in month one?

And then we go to month two, we're in the same track on relief, and you get a whole other little package of different products. You know, maybe it's in a travel size or maybe it's, you know, I didn't mention Copaiba Softgels, which I love, love, love for relief. They're going to come to you in month two. And again, a variety of different products.

And then you go to month three, and you get products that are not even available to purchase, maybe they’ve reformatted them into a smaller, you know, a smaller bottle or you're getting extras that, you know, roller balls, etc., that really help you maximize getting relief. It's so, so smart, and it's just so great for us and those new clients or those new customers that just can say, “Hey, I'm really focusing on, you know, gaining relief.” Okay, great. Here's your 90-day targeted wellness plan. I just can't say enough about it.

Another thing that's really cool that you know too is you have the option of, once you've chosen the relief track, of these extra add-ons at a 20% discounted price. So even though we have three different months of products, you still have additional products that would support you on your relief journey at a discounted price. It really is incredible. So clearly, I'm excited about these new targeted wellness kits. I think people are going to find themselves just thrilled.

doTERRA: I absolutely agree with you. And like you said, it takes a lot of the guesswork out of things. It helps you lay out a plan and achieve that plan and make sure that you are achieving the goals that you've set for yourself.

Nicole: I love it. Exactly. Just what you said.

doTERRA: Well, Nicole, thank you so much for being with us today, for giving us a little bit more education on how we can help find relief from discomfort every day.

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