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Who is behind The Essential Guide?

I’m Alison Evans, and I have a pretty simple philosophy on life.  Act in service and love, and live in gratitude always.
I am enjoying my 40’s, and and have a beautiful family to call my own. I live with my husband Ryan, my  daughter Charlotte, son Nathaniel and our cheeky cat, Tabitha in the gorgeous Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia
I am a certified Birth Doula, and have been blessed to educate and support many families in welcoming their babies into the world.
Since becoming a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and starting The Essential Guide, I have also started on the journey of educating myself on low tox living and reducing chemicals and nasties in our home. It is a joy and privilege to now share this information with others.

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Why start The Essential Guide?

A friend gave me some samples of doTERRA oils and I have to admit, they rolled around in the bottom of my handbag for some time with not much use.  Every now and then I’d encounter a situation and I’d think “I’m sure one of those oils would be good for that”. But I wasn’t really educated on using them and it all seemed too hard.
When a family member invited me to join a sample event which included daily education on the oils, I thought, why not?  As I started to learn more, I realised the potential these oils could have in changing my life and I started to become hungry for more information.  So, I enrolled as a Wellness Advocate and purchased The Family Essentials kit containing the top 10 doTERRA oils.  Of course, once I started using them, I was hooked.  But I have to admit, it was a huge learning curve, and it wasn’t easy.
Enter: the idea for The Essential Guide.
Google is great – you have so much information at your fingertips.  But, it was overwhelming and finding a trusted source was nigh on impossible.  I couldn’t find everything I needed to know in one place and I felt like I was spending more time researching how to use the oils rather than actually using them!  BUT, I persevered, I took notes, and I bookmarked. I experimented with my own recipes and blends.  And now, as The Essential Guide, I am sharing them with you!

What do I hope to get out of establishing The Essential Guide?

One of my driving forces for welcoming doTERRA oils and products into my life was because I wanted a low tox life.  I’d suffered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in my younger years, and hormone and fertility issues throughout my life.  As I started educating myself, I realised that there were simple changes I could make that would benefit me and my family.  I now make all of my cleaning products, and I’ve been able to trade many instances where I would turn to synthetic medications and use an oil alternative instead.  Best of all, I know that I’m raising my daughter in a healthier home.
It is my hope that by establishing The Essential Guide, I can help more people and families start using oils by demystifying and simplifying how it’s done.
​In simple terms, I’m sharing the love – which is what I love to do most!
I’d love for you to join me on this journey.  Stay connected by bookmarking this site and following The Essential Guide on your preferred social media sites.  Of course, if you are ready to jump right in and start using doTERRA essential oils, I’d love for you to join our Essential Guide Community where you will find a wealth of knowledge and support.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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