Christa Teevan (Founder)
Hi, I’m Christa and I’m so happy to welcome you to The Oils Room!
A little bit about me - I grew up in Minnesota and moved to New Jersey in my late 20's where I currently live with my husband, our two amazing kids and our two pugs. I love cooking, yoga and pretty much anything outdoors. I have an accounting degree, work for an investment bank and wine with dark chocolate is hands down my favorite splurge.
I’ve always led a pretty active, healthy-ish lifestyle, but my journey to a more natural, holistic approach really started after I had my first child. I started to become much more aware of the issues surrounding various chemicals and synthetics in our health and personal care products and household cleaners as well as concerns around the overuse of antibiotics in our country.
I became more vigilant about reading labels and started taking a more conservative approach to medications for our children as well as for my husband and myself, but it was very overwhelming trying to keep track of what was and was not safe to use...BPA, phthalates, parabens, side-effects from medications...the list seemed endless. It wasn’t until my sister-in-law introduced me to doTERRA essential oils in late 2014 that I found the answer I was looking for. How had I never heard of them?
As soon as I got my starter kit, I was hooked. I had this whole new set of natural tools that gave me such a sense of empowerment in terms of being able to reduce toxins and synthetics and support our health naturally. And the best part -- my children get to learn right along with me. It's so amazing to see that their natural instinct is to reach for an oil first when looking for support for headaches, a sore throat, emotions and so on. It gives me such comfort to know that they will have these safe, natural options to use throughout their entire lives. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely believe there is a time and place for western medicine and am so thankful we have that option, but I believe in a more integrative approach. Why not blend the best of both worlds?
I created The Oils Room because I truly believe that everyone, from babies to grandparents, can benefit from having essential oils in their home.
I grew up in New Jersey, and currently live in Westfield NJ. I am the mommy to two boys and a mini-dachshund, and I have an identical twin sister who is always being mistaken for me—and vice-versa! For the last 20 years, I have worked in the corporate beauty and wellness industry doing product development for some of the world’s biggest and most recognizable brands (Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Revlon, and L'Oreal).
I love beauty, personal care and wellness products. You might even call it an obsession! However, like many other women, I found it a challenge to balance my career as a beauty executive with being there for my family, and also staying mentally and physically healthy for myself. So, I decided to take a short break from the corporate world, and during that break, I found doTERRA.
I was already looking for ways to reduce dependency on over-the-counter and prescription medication for myself and my family. I didn’t have any desire to eliminate modern medicine from our lives, but rather, I wanted to find a happy medium and incorporate a more natural approach. Some of the medications we were taking came with a long list of possible side effects that felt scary to me. I wanted to find a holistic, natural option that added real value. I also wanted to try out essential oils for their emotional benefits.
The product developer in me was skeptical at first, but once I tried the high quality essential oils from doTERRA, and was armed with the knowledge of how to use them, I was quickly convinced. I was pleasantly surprised by how therapeutic they were for supporting emotions, often helping to elevate mood, ease tension, and increase focus.
Sharing doTERRA and educating about essential oils allows me to do something I believe can help others with their wellness goals. I’ve also found an opportunity that allows me to work on my own terms. I have more balance in my life because I’m able to craft my own schedule and adjust as necessary, which helps me and my family. I’m very excited to be a part of this journey and hope to have the chance to introduce you to The Oils Room and doTERRA.