Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic compounds in plants. They can be found in the seed, stem, bark, resin, flowers, roots, fruit, etc & are nature's defense mechanism against environmental threats. Basically: Essential Oils are absolute pure goodness made by mother nature & they can help support our bodies, too.
Have you ever smelled a bouquet of fresh flowers? Or rubbed a piece of mint leaf between your fingers & noticed the release of an ah-mazing scent? What you're smelling is are the aromatic qualities of essential oils (pretty amazing, right?). Far more than just a fragrance, essential oils have been used for thousands of years to aid in health, beauty, & even cooking.
My favorite essential oils, & the only oils I'll ever use, are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA Essential Oils.
If you're like me & don't like the idea of chemicals & other un-natural nasties in your wellness toolbox, make-up & skincare, then essential oils are a great new angle for you to explore in your health & wellness routine (both for your body and home).
Less anxiety & stress?
Relief from discomfort?
A stronger immune system?
More regular digestion?
Less toxins in your home cleaning & beauty products? And maybe even the ability to DIY your own?
If you said "YES" to any of the above, there's an oil for that.
It's pretty empowering to have these amazing natural tools at your fingertips AND know how to use them. That's what I'm here for.
There are three different ways to use doTERRA Essential Oils...
The power of aromatherapy - diffuse oils into the air, breathe from the bottle or in the palm of your hands. Using Essential Oils aromatically is an amazing way to choose the vibe of your space (Do you want to feel relaxed? Energized? Grounded?), cleanse the air without toxins (alternative to candles, plugins, or air freshener), boost your immune system, support respiratory health, support a better night's sleep & more.
Topical application of Essential Oils is when you use them on your skin (& my suggestion would always be to dilute oils with a carrier oil - like Fractionated Coconut Oil - when applying oils to the skin, especially babies or elderly). Essential Oils can be added to your face or body oil/moisturizer to enhance the appearance of your skin, be used as a natural PUREfume (alternative to toxic fragrance/perfume), or apply to a specific location on the body to provide relief from body tension, digestive upset, head tension & more. SAFETY NOTE: it is not recommended to use citrus oils topically due to their ability to be photosensitive.
doTERRA Essential Oils (not other brands) are safe to take internally when supplement facts are listed on the bottle. If there aren't supplement facts on the bottle, those are Essential Oils are not intended to take internally. Essential Oils can be added to drinks, teas, food, under the tongue, or in a veggie capsule to be taken as a supplement depending on the desired outcome. Taking Essential Oils internally can support sleep, immune system, digestion, head tension, & so many other things! SAFETY NOTE: some Essential Oils are spicy hot, so please seek recommendations on how best to take specific Essential Oils internally.
One thing to make clear is not all essential oils are created equal. Those from your local pharmacy, or even health food store, are most often not what they seem. Even Essential oils labeled "100% essential oil" contain synthetic ingredients & fillers - scary, right? Here's what sets doTERRA Essential Oils apart from the rest...
doTERRA stands out from all other Essential Oils companies on the market today because of their Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade standard. This certifies that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants in their essential oils that would reduce their efficacy. doTERRA even goes a step further, putting all their products and the packaging through a battery of tests (multiple times & even through a 3rd party) to ensure a long and effective shelf-life. This protocol ensures potency, purity, and consistency batch to batch.
Even better - they share these results with us, the customers. On sourcetoyou.com, you can type in the unique code found on the bottom of your bottle to view the exact test results of the batch from which that bottle came.
Co-Impact Sourcing is the partnership practice doTERRA takes with farmers around the world to produce the highest quality Essential Oils at the most fair exchange. doTERRA Essential Oils are grown in 46 different countries, more than half of which are developing countries. So not only are the plants grown where they are most indigenous, likely to thrive, most therapeutic, & by farmers who specialize in this one particular crop, but this partnership supports the communities & families well beyond the "business." Read about doTERRA building schools for the children in Somalia where Frankincense is grown, or the well in Haiti where Vetiver is grown, or the trade schools in Guatemala where cardamom is grown. This is company's mission stretches far beyond just selling oils.
If the farmer partnerships weren't already impactful, doTERRA has taken their mission to serving others to the next level with their Healing Hands Foundation. The funds raised through this foundation has helped those in need when natural disaster hits or in First it began with donating to charities, fundraisers, & community projects (while also encouraging their Wellness Advocates to do the same), but now has created Humanitarian Partnerships all over the world like Days for Girls, Operation Underground, Project Kenya & more.
Coming very soon is doTERRA Healthcare - an innovative movement in healthcare in which medical providers take an integrative approach to keep their patients healthy & thriving. Traditional western methods, essential oil treatment, & wellness services are utilized in an effort to prevent disease & maintain optimal health.
Diffusing is one of the best ways to use your essential oils! Set the vibe of your space while cleansing & cleaning the air without the use of nasty chemical air freshness & candles.
A few fave diffuser blends:
> Workday Energy: Peppermint + Wild Orange
> Sleep All Night: Serenity (Restful Blend) + Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
> Ground Down: Frankincense + Lavender
> Midday Chill: Balance (Grounding Blend) + Wild Orange
> So Fresh & So Clean: Grapefruit + Wild Orange + Lemon
> Like A Spa: Eucalyptus + Peppermint + Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
> Germs Go Bye Bye: OnGuard (Protective/Immune Blend) + Lemon + Frankincense
There's no wrong way to blend, so get creative!
Post-shower or bath is the perfect time to bathe yourself (literally) in oils! Create an "aromatic dressing" by mixing a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil) with one or more of your favorite beauty oils for glowing & incredibly wonderful smelling skin. I heavily dilute my oils so I find 1-3 drops of essential oil mixed with carrier oil to be plenty for full body & face.
Carrier oil of choice + 1-3 drops of essential oil*
Here are some of my faves:
Balance (Grounding Blend)
Whisper (Women's Blend)
AromaTouch (Massage Blend)
*It's recommended not to use citrus oils on skin because they are photosensitive & are more likely to enhance exposure
There is so much more to using essential oils then just aromatically for the smell. Here are some truly therapeutic ways to get the most out of your oils in a natural way.
> Immune support - Massage the OnGuard (Protective Blend) to the bottom of your feet + diffuse a few drops into the air
> Stomach discomfort - Massage the DigestZen (Digestive Blend) + Peppermint onto your belly with a few drops of carrier oil
> Clear breathing - Open the cap of Breathe (Respiratory Blend) & gently inhale or add to your diffuser
> Sore muscles - Massage on Deep Blue (Soothing Blend) to the area in need
If you're conscious about what goes into your body (food) and onto your body (beauty products), then you might also have concerns about other chemicals being used around the house! This is one of my favorite topics, & one of the main reasons I started using essential oils.
> All-Purpose Cleaner - Add 2T OnGuard Concentrate + 15 drops OnGuard (Protective Blend) + Water in a 16oz glass spray bottle
> Carpet Freshener - Baking Soda + 20 drops Lavender or Purify (Cleansing Blend) in a Mason Jar with holes in the top. Shake over carpet & vacuum!
> House Diffuser - Add 3 drops Lavender, Peppermint or Purify (Cleansing Blend) to your vacuum filter
> Produce Wash - 1 drop Lemon + 1 drop OnGuard (Protective Blend) in a sink full of water. Add produce, soak for 10minutes, & rinse.
> Toilet / Shower Bomb - Add 15 drops Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree) + 1/2C Baking Soda + 1/2 White Vinegar. Let it fizz & scrub.
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Sign up with a doTERRA Membership (kinda like Costco or BJs) for $35 to get access to any oils or products at 25% off retail. Then you can just purchase whatever you like a la carte. No minimums, mandatory orders, or any of that nonsense. Pretty sweet, huh?
Sign up with a Starter Kit of Essential Oils! This is what most people do & here's why:
> The $35 membership fee is waived, so you don't have to pay it (cha-ching)
> The kits all have additional bundled savings (cha-cha-ching)
> You have a ready-made kit that has all the basic, most versatile, & popular oils so you don't have to guess which to start with!
>> Already know what you want? Shoot me an email email@example.com & I'll get the order in for ya.
>> Need some help deciding or just simply have more questions? (I get it, I'm a MAJOR questions person)...
Book a free 30-minute phone or in-person session with me. We can target your most important health goals, answer your questions, & I can make suggestions for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time.
So your oils arrive... Then what?
> Once we put in your order, we'll book a 30-minute phone or in-person consultation to make sure you know exactly how to use all of your oils so you feel totally comfortable & resourced
> I'll add you to our private Facebook group just for our oils community. It has a wealth of resources & so many knowledgable folks ready to help
> Me! I don't disappear, so I'll be your 'Essential Oils running buddy' for life... or at least anytime you have questions or need tips ;)
Are you a Health Coach or Nutritionist looking to add another income stream to your business? Are you sick of the job you're currently doing & dreaming of your own wellness-based business? Perhaps you've purchased oils with me & can't stop talking about them with friends & figure you may as well get paid for it? Or maybe you're just totally curious as to how one educates about & sells essential oils as a business?
This is a non-pushy, team-oriented, only-if-it-feels-right opportunity that I invite you to explore.
As a Wholesale Customer you not only get the best pricing (25% off retail, similar to having a Costco membership + other perks), but you have the opportunity to sell these amazing products (that I'm sure you'll already be talking about anyway!).
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