Dr. Laura Ricci, PT, DPT, NBC-HWC, WHNC

Doctor of Physical Therapy
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
Certified Women's Health & Functional Nutrition Coach
Essential Oil Educator & Global Leader with doTERRA International

Essential Oils - An Essential Piece of My Journey

I've had several different health challenges over the years. To be completely honest with you, I came to the world of essential oils being very skeptical. I thought they were very hippie dippy, but a trusted friend of mine, who was also a registered nurse and fellow healthcare professional, was teaching a class, and I decided to go. Discomfort is a motivating factor, and I was ready to try just about anything to help support myself. 
I started using essential oils in November of 2014, and something amazing happened...they worked! I could apply an essential oil over my forehead and neck in times of head and neck tension, and actually get relief very quickly. I was amazed! I started using them with our family and they got great results as well. We started slowly decreasing our toxic load and reducing endocrine disruptors in our home by upgrading and replacing our plug-ins, air fresheners, candles, bug sprays, hand soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, cleaning products, perfume/colognes, and more, with essential oils. 
They have become a part of our daily routine. They are our first line of defense if something happens and we need to support ourselves. Don't get me wrong; there is definitely a time and place to see a doctor, but for the everyday little things that may come up, essential oils are a wonderful natural solution for supporting your health and wellness. 
Do I think they are a magic bullet? No. Do I think anything is a magic bullet when it comes to our health and wellness? No. Also, if you find a magic bullet, please let me know, and I would love to learn more. ;) I do think they are a great way to support your emotional and physical health, and a great piece of the puzzle along your journey. 
What I do know is that, when I woke up from surgery, oils were there for me. When my grandmother passed away and I needed extra emotional support, oils were there for me. When I was having a hard time getting restful sleep each night, oils are there for me. In our home, we rely on these beautiful gifts of the earth and use our oils on a daily basis. 

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are pure aromatic compounds that have been harvested and distilled from different parts of the plant, such as the root, bark, seed, flower, or stem. I like to think of them as the immune system of the plant. 

How Can Essential Oils Support You?

One of the things I love about essential oils is that they can be used in many different ways to support you in many different areas. For example, if you are having some digestive challenges, you can apply the essential oil directly over your abdomen for support. If you are having knee aches/discomfort, you can apply an oil right over your knee to help you. For me, it was refreshing to have a powerful tool that I could apply to areas that I needed it. For emotional support, you can diffuse an essential oil, or apply the oil over the wrists, behind the ears, and even over the heart. From everything to supporting your hormones to your immune system, essential oils have you covered. 

How Do I Get Started With Essential Oils?

There are a couple of options when it comes to getting started with oils:
1) You can purchase retail from my website by going to my.doterra.com/drlauraricci and clicking the "Shop" tab. This would be the best way to purchase if you only wanted to try one or two oils out to see how you liked them, but it is not the most economical way to start with oils as you are paying 25% more. 
2) doTERRA is set up like a Sam's or Costco, where it is $35 to have access to wholesale prices (25% off retail). When you bundle, you save, and doTERRA offers different starter kits. If you get started with one of these kits, the $35 fee is waived. Starting your essential oil journey with one of these starter kits is the most cost effective way to get oils into your home, plus you will also get an education book from doTERRA, a welcome packet with resources, tools, and samples from me, access to my private Facebook group with continued education and support, and we will set up a virtual Zoom welcome call when your oils arrive and I will show you exactly how to use them for your specific health needs. 

Ready to Get Started Now?

If you are ready to jump in and get started online, you can following these simple steps below:
1. Go to my website: my.doterra.com/drlauraricci
2. Click Join & Save.
3. Click Join doTERRA on the bottom right.  
4. Choose your region and language.
5. Fill out your information.
6. Choose Wholesale Customer.
7. Make sure to enter my ID under referral information: 1357760 and select continue.
8. Select the kit that works for your needs. The Home Essentials Kit (SKU 41180001) or Family Essentials Kit (SKU 60200540) are the two most popular that people get started with.
9. Enter your payment info and process your order.

After you place your order, I will receive an email confirmation and will reach out to you via email to schedule your complimentary virtual wellness consult to show you how to use your oils when they arrive. 

Got questions about how to get started, or need help placing your order? Send me an email at [email protected], and I would be happy to help.