I will be forever grateful to my good friend for introducing me to essential oils! My first experience with essential oils was powerful, but I remained hesitant to invest in them because I felt very overwhelmed and did not know where to begin.
Once I jumped in, though, things quickly came together for my family and me. We found that the amount spent on essential oils was easily offset by savings in health costs over time. Not only that, but those times in the past during which I felt helpless due to one of us being sick were replaced by confidence and empowerment.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. If you've ever smelled fresh rosemary, a sprig of lavender, or freshly cut mint leaves, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of an essential oil. These aromatic compounds are, in essence, the immune system of the plant, protecting it from environmental threats. This is what makes essential oils so powerful in their health-promoting properties.
Getting Out of That Rut
Are you tired of using the same options, only to find yourself and your family using the same seemingly ineffective treatments time after time? I talk to people all the time who feel frustrated with the options available to them. This is exactly where I was at. I felt like I was completely dependent on someone else for the health care of my kids. And I am a Pediatric Nurse, for heaven's sake! I'm supposed to be the one with the answers! The worst part for me, though, was that I was not using my gut instinct as a mother.
With some of the most difficult experiences come the greatest of blessings. It was, ultimately, the loss of my own health that kickstarted the changes that ultimately helped each person in my family achieve better health. I learned the hard way that there was a better way.
Please hear me: You already HAVE everything you need to care for yourself and your family! You have a gut instinct for a reason. Does this mean you no longer need a doctor? Of course not! Doctors are amazing and should absolutely be a wonderful guide for you! Sometimes we can't do it on our own and MUST seek medical help from a doctor. But YOU are the one raising your children, and let me tell you, you're amazing at it! It starts with a healthy diet and a healthy home free of toxins as much as possible. And it takes a commitment to make one easy change at a time.
Ready to get out of that rut with me?
Great! But Where Do I Begin?!
It starts with a high quality essential oil. One thing I quickly learned was that not all essential oils are the same, even if on the bottle it claims to be "100% Pure," or "Therapeutic Grade." This is because the essential oil industry is not regulated.
The problem this creates is, first, you don't know for sure if there are synthetics or other fillers in your oils. Second, what about pesticides and heavy metals? Certified Organic is a great start to ensure no pesticides, but even that doesn't ensure the other above mentioned items are not in there.
I feel great about standing behind dōTERRA essential oils. Here's why:
dōTERRA sources their oils from the area of the world where each plant thrives the best. Often these areas are in developing countries. dōTERRA is committed to their Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative, which not only ensures the best quality oil for consumers, but also ensures ethical practices that also benefit the growers. These practices are literally life changing for the growers.
Each batch of dōTERRA essential oil is tested by an independent laboratory in seven different procedures. This goes far beyond USDA organic standard, and results in the purest, most potent essential oil you can get. Learn more about dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade process. You can even track the CPTG testing results of each bottle you buy through their Source To You initiative! You can literally smell the different when you open the bottle, and you can use fewer drops to get the same benefit.
Finally, dōTERRA's Healing Hands Foundation is a huge part of why I love them. Their countless humanitarian projects make a real different for people around the world. This is so dear to my heart.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Are there ordering minimums? Nope! No minimum orders.
Do I have to order every month? Again, no. Not unless you want to. There is a great monthly ordering program called Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) that allows you to get free product through a point system. But you only do this if you choose, and you can add it and drop it at any time.
Do I have to sell dōTERRA? Definitely not, unless you want to.
What is a Wholesale Membership? This is the way to go when you order. It gets you 25% off retail with every order! A wholesale membership costs $35 initially, then $25 per year to renew. The renewal includes a free bottle of Peppermint ($27.33 retail value).
What are the Enrollment Kits? An enrollment kit is a great way to get your supply of essential oils started. It comes with the wholesale membership for 1 year, waiving the $35 fee. The bigger your enrollment kit, the bigger your overall product savings (compared to ordering each item separately).
Wait a second, is this a Pyramid Scheme? No. Pyramid Schemes are illegal. This is authentic network marketing. dōTERRA has chosen to market their products this way because it is regular people like you and I who ultimately make the biggest difference in others' lives.
Ready to Order?
The Healthy Essentials Kit is my favorite option. It contains 10 widely loved essential oils for both health and emotional support, in 15 ml sizes including:
On Guard Blend
Digest Zen Blend
Deep Blue Blend (5 ml)
Plus it includes a Wholesale Membership for 1 year, and the Petal Diffuser, one of my favorites!
The Healthy Home Kit is meant for those who want to get started not only with essential oils, but also items geared toward cleaner living. The Healthy Home Kit includes:
15 mL bottles of: Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Oregano, Peppermint, Breathe, On Guard, Deep Blue (5ml)
On Guard Product Line: On Guard Sanitizing Mist, On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, On Guard Foaming Hand Wash, On Guard Foaming Hand Wash Dispenser, On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste
Salon Essentials Shampoo, Salon Essentials Conditioner
It also includes the Wholesale Membership for 1 year.
The Healthy Start Kit includes all of the 10 most widely used essential oils for health support, all in 5ml sizes. This is meant to get you started, and will help you to determine which essential oils you will use the most!
5 mL bottles of: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue blend, Breathe blend, DigestZen blend, On Guard blend
This kit also includes a Wholesale Membership for one year.
Want More Options?
Don't see what you're looking for? There are several additional Enrollment Kits that doTERRA offers, all of which include a Wholesale Membership for one year. Or, if you want to customize your order, you can order a Wholesale Membership only and add any items to your cart that you wish.
Need Some Help?
Feel free to contact us to set up a 30 minute consultation, free of charge. We are happy to discuss any individual needs you may have, and get you pointed in the right direction.
Disclaimer: I decided to become a consultant with dōTERRA because I believe in their mission to provide the purest essential oils available, while ensuring sustainable and humanitarian practices. I also truly enjoy the products as with any products or brands I recommend here. While I am not being compensated as a partner to post here, I will receive commission for any products purchased through my site, which continues to help support my blog and personal brand.
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