Essential oils are becoming very mainstream but are you feeling a bit overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start? When I first started using essential oils I had no idea where to even start. I got hooked because I was tired of taking traditional medication for my migraines. A friend who was into Doterra asked if I’d tried PastTense. When I got my first bottle I was hooked. It worked wonders for me.
After my PastTense experience and becoming a new mom I started to look at what we put in, on, and around our bodies and decided I wanted an alternative. I looked at my new family and defined my top three priorities. For me, this is my family’s immune system, overall health, and beautiful clear natural skin.
If you have been curious and are open to natural options to support your body, you will love using essential oils. Essential oils are simple to use, effective and empowering.
A Few Facts About Essential Oils
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the aromatic properties of a plant. For example, when you smell a rose you are actually experiencing the essential oil of the rose. Essential oils come from plants that have been steam distilled or cold pressed from either the roots, stems, leaves, needles, flowers and the rinds of citrus fruit.
Plants have a fatty sack that sits and wards off predators or illness. This is where the essential oils come from. So, basically, we are using the immune system of the plant to support our own immune systems.
Why Do Essential Oils Work So Well?
Essential oils and humans are carbon-based. Meaning when you use an essential oil (on or in your body) your body instinctively recognizes and know where to utilize the oil in order to support your body. Since your body recognizes the oil there are no side effects when using essential oils, just side benefits.
For example, if you are using a drop of Frankincense under your tongue for the anti-inflammatory properties, you will also get the emotionally calming and balancing benefits of this oil. (Isn’t that awesome!)
How Much? How Often?
One of the great things about using essential oils is less is more. Start with one to two drops every 15 to 20 minutes until you feel like you’ve received the therapeutic benefits.
Why Choose Doterra?
As I said earlier, I want to use essential oils to support my family’s immune system and general health. That means I only want to use top of the line essential oils. I want to be 100% confident that what I am purchasing and using on my baby, my husband, and myself is free from adulterations, pesticides, and synthetics. But I also what to be part of a company whose core vision has always been responsibly sourcing and producing essential oils.
I understand that as essential oils become more mainstream and the industry continues to grow at such a strong rate you will start to see “essential oils” popping up all over the place from companies or stores that don’t know anything about them and who don’t know, test, or grade them to be certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. When you see these essential oils at your local Ross or TJ Maxx I hope you step back and question their safety.
I know the thought of going to your local organic market seems like a great place to find great essential oils. In fact, I didn’t really know the difference, It says 100% pure on the label, so it must be okay, right? Well, actually, that is wrong.
Did you know essential oils have no governing agency? Many of the essential oils claiming to be “100% pure oil” are actually very poor quality and/or highly diluted or adulterated.
When you are contemplating essential oils there are two major factors you need to consider with the effectiveness and quality of essential oils.
When the plants are selected for essential oil production it is important for the plants to be grown in the correct climate, temperature, soil, etc. If/when these factors are perfect, the plant will reach its highest potency. This is one of the defining differences between dōTERRA and any other company. dōTERRA sources all of their oils from all over the world, wherever that plant grows best.
If an oil contains fillers or other elements that dilute and alter their purity, their ability to function at their highest capacity is compromised. To enjoy all the benefits of essential oils they must be used in their purest form. Every batch of essential oils from dōTERRA is put through a seven-step, third-party testing which ensures that every single bottle of oil that is purchased is 100% pure essential oil.
When I said I wanted the best oils for my family I meant it. I want to know that the oils I am using on my baby are only pure and hold the therapeutic properties I’m looking for. With clear-cut, unbiased testing dōTERRA does on all their oils I have peace of mind.
This is why dōTERRA has set the bar for essential oil purity and potency. dōTERRA’s quality standard for essential oils is called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Our CPTG exceeds industry standards. For complete transparency on doTERRA essential oils and our purity, please visit sourcetoyou.com.
How to Use Essential Oils:
You can use essential oils in 3 ways: aromatically, topically, and internally. I want to stress only use oils how you are comfortable with. If topical or internal use isn’t something you’re comfortable with yet, it’s okay. There are tons of benefits of using your oils, so do what works best for your family.
This is the easiest way to use your dōTERRA essential oils. Here are a few ways to use your oils aromatically:
- You can use an essential oil diffuser. Filling the diffuser with water, add 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil, and turn it on. All dōTERRA diffusers have an auto turn off, which means it will turn off when the water is low or when the time is up, whichever happens first.
- You can put a drop or two of essential oil in your palms, rub your hands together and cup them over your face, inhaling deeply a few times.
- You can put a few drops of essential oil onto a cotton ball or clothespin and place it in your air conditioner vent. This is extremely helpful if you get motion sickness!
- You can also use essential oil jewelry.
I love diffusing because it is the simplest way to get the aromatherapy benefits of your oils. You can cut out the toxins of candles and still have the perfect way to relax/stimulate your mood, but it also supports your airways, cleanse the air, or supports a restful night’s sleep naturally.
There are so many benefits to using your oils topically. Due to the molecular composition of essential oils, they are easily absorbed by the skin and can enter the bloodstream in less than a minute. Since essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to and dissolve in fatty substances, it is recommended to use a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) to help spread the oil further and drive the oils deeper. Using a carrier oil also helps with any skin sensitivity, which is especially important when applying oils to little ones or sensitive skin, it also prolongs the life of your oils.
One of the most common places to apply your oils is on the bottoms of the feet. Our feet have the largest pores and the thickest skin, making it an ideal place to apply oils. If you are familiar with a reflexology chart, you know that the bottoms of our feet correlate to different spots in our body, so when in doubt, this is a great place to apply your oils. When applying essential oils to little ones the feet are so convenient, make sure after you apply the oils to their feet you put their socks on. You don’t want them to grab their feet and then rub their eyes.
You can also apply your oils to any specific place on your body that is needing concentrated support (i.e. temples and neck for head tension, joints or muscles for extra support, or over the heart and down the neck and spine for emotional support.)
Please note: you do not want to drip oils into the eyes, up the nose or into the ear canal. Also, if you ever get an oil somewhere that is uncomfortable, use a carrier oil to dilute it out. Pour the carrier oil on, wipe it off and continue until skin sensitivity stops. Do not use water and soap as water actually will drive the oil deeper.
Essential oils can be used as a daily dietary supplement to support a healthy functioning body. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties, while others help to support a healthy inflammatory response to support your cells.
Please note: Any of our bottles that have a “supplement” label on it can be taken internally while bottles that just say “ingredients” should only be used topically or aromatically.
We were addicted to La Croix but this addiction soon became less and less cost effective. Now we love putting one or two drops of lemon or grapefruit essential oil in our soda stream water (a gentle way to get the detox benefits). When drinking your oils, make sure you use a glass or stainless steel cup or water bottle. Do not use plastic water bottles with essential oils. Or you can purchase little pill pockets called veggie caps from dōTERRA and take your oils like a pill. This method is necessary when taking warmer oils, like Oregano.
Disclaimer: Only ingest dōTERRA oils because each bottle is 100% pure essential oil. Please do not assume any other brand is safe to take internally because the quality of essential oil is unknown.
How To Get Started
It is so simple to get started with a wholesale dōTERRA membership. You can signup for a wholesale membership for $35 and customize your kit at wholesale pricing, or you can select one of our enrollment kits which will waive the $35 fee and include your wholesale membership for the next year. A starter kit also takes any of the guesswork out of getting started with doTERRA, because they bundle the most popular oils and products.
The Diamond Kit -$2,650.00
The Diamond Kit gives you all the tools you need to keep your home, body, hair, and skin all toxin free. You will get the full supplement line and every single oil that dōTERRA sells. When you order the Diamond Kit you save $794 off wholesale pricing because of the bundle, receive an additional 400pm ($400) in product points, and automatically advance into our Loyalty Rewards Program, where you will start getting 25% back from dōTERRA by placing a qualifying order the next month rather than starting at 10% and working your way up.
If you order this kit you are looking to make a big shift in your life. You’re ready to completely overhaul and cleanse your home and health. You want every single oil and product at their fingertips from the beginning. You want to be part of the health-conscious oil movement and maybe you want to create a residual income with dōTERRA.
The Every Oil Kit-$1,825.00
The Every Oil Kit gives you literally every single oil that dōTERRA sells, an Aromalite diffuser, and a perfect carrying case to store the oils. When you order the Every Oil Kit you save $311 off wholesale pricing, you’re eligible to get an additional 200pm ($200) in product points, and you will automatically advance in our Loyalty Rewards program (where you’ll start getting 20% back from dōTERRA by placing a qualifying order the following month instead of starting at 10% and working your way up.)
If you order this kit you want to have every single oil at your fingertips. You are in love with the health benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy, basically, you feel essential oils are the first line of defense when it comes to supporting your mood and your immune system. This kit is great if you like to share a good thing when you find it and you love the idea of mixing up your own blends for yourself and loved ones.
The Natural Solutions Kit- $550.00
The natural solutions kit is the MOST POPULAR starter kit and it is easy to see why. The Natural Solutions Kit includes the Lifelong Vitality Supplements, the top 13 oils to address emotional support and a healthy body a taste of the OnGuard immune boosting line, the Deep Blue rub, the Aromalite diffuser, and a perfect wooden box to store your oils in. When you order the Natural Solutions Kit you save $220 off wholesale pricing, you’re eligible for an additional 100pv ($100) in product points and you will automatically advance into our Loyalty Rewards Program (where you’ll get 15% back from dōTERRA by placing a qualifying order the next month instead of starting at 10% and working your way up.)
If you order this kit you are looking for tools to revamp your wellness and care for your family. You want oils that will support a healthy immune system, promote focus and relaxation, support healthy joints and muscles, provide a mid-afternoon “pick me up” and support a restful night sleep.
The Home Essential Kit-$275.00
The Home Essential Kit saves you $86 off wholesale pricing and gives you the TOP 10 most popular oils that every home needs, plus the Petal diffuser.
If you order this kit you are ready to get your feet wet with essential oils and want to have the top 10 most popular oils at your fingertips. You’re ready to diffuse during the day, cleaning the air and keeping your family healthy, all while creating a relaxed serene environment at night.
The Aromatouch Diffused Kit-$150.00
The Aromatouch Diffused Kit saves you $32 off of wholesale pricing and gives you the TOP 8 most popular oils in the smaller 5ml bottles, a bottle of fractionated coconut oil, and the Petal Diffuser.
If you order this kit you want to get your toes wet with essential oils at an affordable price. But you still want the wonderful support of relaxation, immune and muscle support, and so much more.
The Home Essentials Kit-$150.00
The Home Essentials Kit saves you $37 off of wholesale pricing and includes the TOP 10 most popular oils in the smaller 5ml bottles and OnGaurd and Peppermint Beadlets.
If you order this kit you want the mini version of the Home Essentials Kit (minus the diffuser) and are on a budget.
There are a few other starter kits but these are the most popular.
Do you still have questions? Feel free to click here to schedule a time with me to talk about your specific needs before you get started.
Are You Ready To Get Oils Into Your Home?
- If you know what kit you want to get started with, follow these instructions to get started. Go to www.mydoterra.com/soimamomnow
- Click on Join & Save
- Click on Join doTERRA
- Select your language and country
- Select Wholesale Pricing – if you only want to purchase and use doTERRA select Wellness Customer. If you want to purchase, share the oils to get your oils paid for, and/or create an income select Wellness Advocate. Both memberships have the same perks and cost, but as a Wellness Advocate, you can earn commissions. You can also upgrade at any point for free.
- Put in your basic information, it should have my ID number as the enroller and sponsor but just in case it is 5426971
- Select your enrollment kit – any of doTERRA’s enrollment kits automatically include your wholesale membership so the $35 fee is waived! You can also add any additional items at wholesale pricing. (I always recommend adding a Fractionated Coconut oil with the smaller kits)
- Click on “View Total” and put in your credit card information and process!
Your oils will be to you within 3-5 days!
Since you are a wholesale member, you get to take advantage of the Loyalty Rewards Program. This is doTERRA’s way of giving you free oils, product points, and your shipping cost back to you in product points.
I am so happy for the opportunity to help guide you along in your oil journey.
Please contact me after you have enrolled and we will set up your New Membership welcome call.