Hi! Thank you for stopping by and learning a little bit about me. I’m a certified health/ essential oil coach through American Association of Drugless practitioners and doTERRA Wellness Advocate empowering women to change their lives. My mission is to help you take charge of your health and the health of your family by utilizing the power of essential oils and easy principles of healthy living. Essential oils are the essence of nature, providing us the opportunities to utilize the natural compounds found in nature to support our bodies with living healthier and less toxic lives without the side effects of traditional medicines.
How I became passionate about healthy living
I first came interested in natural living about 17 years ago when my oldest child was born. I had always been interested in the subject since I was young. I read countless of books and magazines about nutrition, various diets, exercise etc but it wasn’t until my oldest was born that I really started to wonder about natural options. I was lucky too to find Dr sears as the pediatrician supporting and guiding me as a new mom down the natural path.
At about 1 yr old my oldest son had a diaper rash that would not go away. I tried everything and it wasn’t until I switched to natural/ organic diapers that the rash went away. It opened my eyes-to what was in all the products and things that our family and our baby was being exposed to. I switched out all the cleaning products and laundry soap to all natural and made sure all the snacks were organic too without colorings, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup and bought organic food as much as possible.
Ever since then I have kept the house and the nutrition at home as clean as possible without over stressing about it. When my oldest two were babies, I was working full time outside of the home so I shopped for organic food on the weekends and provided day care with organic milk but other than that my kids ate what was offered outside of the home. I just figured if I could keep the home safe with cleaner nutrition it would all balance itself out. Three kids and over 17 years later, I’m not so particular anymore, as I was when my oldest child was little, although I do only use natural cleaning and laundry products and buy most organic food or other foods from Trader Joe’s without junky ingredients. We do eat occasionally at fast food places.
My Journey With Essential Oils & My Coaching Certification
When my oldest son was little I used Hyland’s homeopathic options as much as possible when he was sick because I didn’t want him having the traditional over the counter products with possible toxic ingredients and side effects. I used the same Hyland’s Children’s kit with my other two kids until about over 5 years ago when I first started learning about the benefits of essential oils. The homeopathic options worked ok but I found their were difficult to manage with the dosage and having to make the kids take the pills plus they didn’t seem to work as well as the essential oils. I bought a lot of books about aromatherapy and started learning about essential oils as much as I could. I followed directions of many books and started making blends for my kids whenever they were sick. I couldn’t believe how well they worked. I got so intrigued that I wanted to learn more and I started using essential oils primarily to support the health of our family.
A few years after that I was introduced to doTERRA essential oils by a friend. (I’ve been a doTERRA customer since 2015.) I instant felt there was a huge quality difference between their oils compared to the oils I had been using even though the oils I was using were from a high quality brand. I slowly started replacing my oil cabinet with doTERRA oils and I’ve been using them exclusively ever since. doTERRA is the only brand of essential oils that I recommend to my clients for the pure fact that they work! If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly encourage you to do so. Also doTERRA oils purity is higher than any other brand in the industry. Most essential oils can’t be taken internally but doTERRA can. Also their their transparent business practices and their humanitarian efforts around the world through their healing hands amazing are some of the reason why I chose to become a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA. I’m so passionate about doTERRA and their products, because our family’s life has changed as a result and I want everyone to experience the same.
In 2017 I felt a calling to follow my passion for natural medicine and I went through training to become certified essential oil/ health coach through American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I decided I wanted to start sharing and teaching about everything I had learned about essential oils and natural living with others since they had had such a profound impact on the health of our family. I upgraded my account to doTERRA wellness advocate and later on founded my company, Eden Purity.
My Autoimmune Disease
I have Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disease, which I’ve been able to keep under control naturally for the past 8 years or so after struggling with the disease for most of my life. I’ve been in remission for several years now and I’m also medication free. You can read more about my struggles with Crohn’s here. Just recently I found out our daughter has to be gluten free too. I look forward sharing with you what it’s like to eat gluten free if you have kids in the house. It can sounds scary and an overwhelming task to go gluten free but I can assure you it’s not. Gluten free options have come a long way. What originally put my body in healing mode was the Paleo diet which I followed diligently for a couple of years. I slowly started adding foods that were not allowed on Paleo into my diet with the exception of gluten and I didn’t seem to get problems. Today I eat my version of Paleo and want to share what has worked for me in hopes of helping others. I also utilize essential oils and various supplements to support my body naturally. I wrote a book about my journey and the things I did to get my disease under control. You can find my book here. If you know of anyone suffering from Crohn’s, Colitis or IBS in general, this book offers great suggestions on what to do and what diet to follow to help your body.
My Other Passions
I consider myself an multi passionate mompreneur. When I’m not working with health and wellness related things, I’m spending time with my family, driving my kids to school and to various practices and activities, designing jewelry, playing tennis and reading books. I’m a huge book worm and I consider myself a lifelong learner. I’m always looking to learn as much as I can. I read a lot of books regarding, health and wellness, business, self-development, mindset and parenting. I also design and make jewelry for my own jewelry line, Reija Eden Jewelry. I design everyday jewelry pieces as well as essential oil jewelry with lava beads for essential oil diffusing. I’ve also always been interested in makeup and beauty so I founded an online beauty community in 2003 called MakeupTalk.com.
My mission is to help busy families live healthier lives by choosing natural and non-toxic options by sharing everything I know about healthy nutrition, living and natural health solutions. I’m a busy mom like you who is just worried about what is best for my kids so I want to help others by sharing what has worked for our family and what I have discovered along the way. I think having your kids sick is every mom’s nightmare and all just want us our kids to be healthy and happy. I look forward to hearing all about you and your family and what your health goals are. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a complimentary wellness consultation! Taking charge of your health and your family’s health is extremely simple once you get the basics down. I’m here to help you break it down to easy, simple steps.