Who We Are
Rina and Sylvia are a mother and daughter team who promote health and wellbeing through the use of dōTERRA essential oils and supplementS
As well as being a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA, Rina is also an advocate in the legal sense. In fact, it’s how her essential oils journey began. After 15 years as a barrister specialising in defending the most serious criminal cases, Rina felt overworked and overwhelmed. She began using dōTERRA products and the benefits were immediate and immeasurable. Her positive experience has driven her passion to promote the use of pure and natural oils and supplements to assist others.
"Being a barrister was a lifelong ambition of mine and I worked very hard to make it happen. It was quite an achievement to finally "make it" because I lacked all of the hallmarks of the traditional barrister. I hadn't received a private education; I wasn't an Oxbridge graduate; I wasn't a man (heaven forbid!); I had no family or personal contacts within the legal profession and to top it off, I had a Welsh accent!
I spent many years representing individuals charged with the most serious of offences but one morning, out of nowhere, I just woke up and felt that I couldn't go on, that I couldn't face cross-examining another witness. I reached out to a friend who recommended various dōTERRA products and my journey towards healing began.
I still practice as a barrister and have no intention of giving up. I believe that I am better in court now than I ever have been because of the way I can manage my stress-levels and emotions through using essential oils. I just needed to take a step back and look after myself before moving on again. This is the peace and freedom that my dōTERRA lifestyle has brought to me"
Sylvia's interest in essential oils started in the late seventies when she had her two eldest children. She used a small oil burner and had only two oils at the time: Lavender and Geranium. Sylvia used her burner every night as she loved the smell of the oils and the way they made her house smell clean and fresh. Over the years she researched oils and became very interested in Aromatherapy and the way oils could affect both the physical and emotional aspects of the body. Fast forward some thirty years to December 2016 and Rina gave her a dōTERRA petal diffuser and some oils as a Christmas present. Although Sylvia had retired from being a Social Worker at this point, she fell in love with the oils and couldn't resist the opportunity to join Rina in a new venture.
"Having used oils in the past, I thought dōTERRA oils would be similar but I wasn’t prepared for the intense smell of the Lavender and I immediately knew that there was something very different about this company. I started buying more oils and researching into the company and loved what I read. I felt and still do feel confident that this is an ethical company that provides amazing oils and products.
My journey with oils continued when I had to replace my old septic tank with a new domestic waste treatment system that could not take anti-bacterial products. I realised that I could use my new dōTERRA oils to look after my home and to look after the environment as well. I now make my own household cleaning products, diffuser blends, add oils to my cooking and use dōTERRA products as part of my daily skin care regime. I take dōTERRA supplements daily and love the way my health has improved over the last two years. I am proud to use and promote dōTERRA in all aspects of my life".