How Oils Turned Kristen Weisberg’s World Right Side Up

I’ve been lucky enough to know Lake Forest’s Kristen Weisberg most of my life. She is one of the funniest girls I have ever met! So, when Kristen gets serious about something, it makes me stop and pay attention.

A couple of years ago, I discovered that Kristen created a Facebook group called “Botanicals,” where she began posting about the health benefits of natural oils.

“WhenI had my oldest son Porter, I developed Type 1 diabetes,” explains Kristen. “Thatkicked off this whole process of me trying to figure out how I would getthrough life with this disease.”

Kristen began to research the natural remedies that might be available to her. “It made sense to me look to nature,” she says. “God put all of these botanicals on the earth for us to use. These natural oils have chemical constituents that both invigorate the body and calm it down. The oils themselves don’t heal you, but they can bring your body back into balance so that it can heal itself.”

The more Kristen learned about the wonders of botanicals, the more she wanted to know. She eventually found her way to a Utah-based company that was founded in 2008 called doTERRA. doTERRA, meaning “Gift of the Earth,” was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. doTERRA harvests oils from where they are indigenous to make sure they live up to the company’s high standards.

Before long, Kristen knew which oil to tap for a stomach ache, inflammation, insomnia, or whatever other ailment she was presented with.

“The doTERRA oils are so pure that you can ingest them,” Kristen says of her products that can also be applied to the skin or diffused. “I can’t even begin to qualify the positive impact that these products have had on my family and me. And I’ve found that to be true of even the biggest skeptics of oils, too. Once they’re flipped, they are all in!”

When asked what her favorite go-to oils are, Kristen lists off On Guard (supports healthy immune function), Frankincense (soothes and smooths skin and provides a calming, balancing effect on emotions), Lavender (has calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease stress), and Lemon (provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function).

“To me, doTERRA is like reading a good book or seeing a great movie and wanting to tell my friends all about it,” Kristen says. “I feel so much better physically and mentally because of these oils. If people are interested, I’m happy to tell them how. ”

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My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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