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.