I’m so glad you’ve joined me for this intro to essential oils. My intentions here are to educate you about Essential Oils, help you to take control of your own health options, and show you how to get these tools into your home!
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are naturally occurring aromatic compounds. Basically – good smelling stuff that comes from the plant. Depending on the oil, it can come from the root, stem, leaves, petals, resin or seed. When distilled for purity, they are extremely potent & efficient and, in most cases, a few drops are all you need! Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for health care, food preparation, and beauty (long before modern pharmaceuticals)!
WHY DO WE USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
They are a safe, natural alternative to a broken system! We love our doctors and certainly will always use them (and western medicine) when we need them, but it’s great to have a first line of defense that we can do ourselves. Here’s a quick story to outline the idea: Ever have a kid wake up in the middle of the night calling for you? Well we have! And in the past, we’d head in there, find her holding her little ear, calm her down and then offer her some toxic chemicals that would damage her liver while helping her to temporarily feel better. Fast forward to the next morning when we’d call her out of school, call me out of work and head over to the doctor’s office, where we’d spend $30 so he could tell me what I already know! Then, across the street to the pharmacy for more chemicals, followed by three or four days of awesome side effects!
Now…..same kid, same time, same ear… 2 drops of basil oil on a cotton ball rubbed around her ear and down her neck…. Instant pain relief, back to sleep, wakes up good as new!! Basil oil is 8 cents a drop – so I just fixed the same problem with no chemicals, 5 minutes and less than a quarter. DOESN’T THAT JUST SEEM LIKE IT MAKES MORE SENSE?
So Why doTERRA oils? For us, the decision to use doTERRA Instead of another brand came down to trust and safety. Some background info: Basically the FDA won’t touch Essential Oils – they know they work, but won’t regulate them. That means that anyone can package ANYTHING and say it’s 100% pure. Scary, right? doTERRA decided that wasn’t going to work, so they created Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). This is a standard to which all doTERRA oils are held. It means that you can be certain that the plants were grown in the location where they grow indigenously. They were sourced ethically and safely, distilled and bottled close to the source and without chemicals, and were then tested in 4 third-party testing facilities to be certain that you get only exactly what it says on the bottle – in it’s most absolute pure state! THEN, they publish the testing results! So if your bottle says Lemon, all that is in there is 100% lemon essential oil.
With doTERRA oils, you never have to worry!
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Oils can be used three ways. Keep reading to find out how!
1. Aromatic Use
Use a diffuser, place a drop in your hand (cup your hands together and inhale), or just open the bottle and take a sniff! Aromatic use is great for helping you sleep (and ease snoring of people and animals) and managing your mood… It’s also perfect for purifying the air and for getting oils to a greater number of people. We love to diffuse On Guard to keep everyone healthy and because it smells like fall in a bottle! We diffuse Serenity and Breathe at night to help us sleep restfully, and ease apnea-like snoring. I also diffuse Wild Orange and Balance or Adaptiv in my office to help keep me focused, energized and emotionally stable.
2. Topical Use
Topical is the next way to use oils. You can use oils topically when you have an issue in a specific area. For example, if you have digestive issues, rub a little DigestZen or Peppermint and Wild Orange right on your belly. Head and neck tension? Peppermint and Frankincense right on your temples, forehead and neck! Sore back or knee? Deep Blue and Lemongrass topically will do the trick. We like to dilute our oils when we use them topically. This helps the skin absorb the oils and also makes them last longer! Fractionated Coconut Oil is our favorite way to dilute.
Another important way our family uses Essential Oils topically is by applying them to the bottoms of our feet. It is a simple, extremely effective way to get the oils throughout your blood stream very quickly. Blood tests show that the cells begin to take affect of the properties of the oils within seconds of application.
3. Internal Use
Lastly, Internal use! This is the time in our classes when people often gasp and tell me how they’ve heard on the internet (where everything is ALWAYS true, right?) that if we ingest essential oils, then we will ALL DIE! I can tell you that’s just not true! doTERRA oils are 100% pure and safe! If you aren’t worried about ingesting a lemon, you shouldn’t worry about lemon oil. doTERRA’s oils are labeled clearly so that you know which oils are safe to ingest, with a Supplement Fact label. (I never recommend ingesting any essential oils that are not dōTERRA).
We use oils internally when we want a systemic response –On Guard internally will help boost your immune system. Lemon, lavender and peppermint internally will help with issues that make your eyes water and your nose run. Grapefruit is another oil that can be taken internally – it helps to boost your metabolism and curb your sugar cravings! When you want to take oils internally, there are some you can put a drop under your tongue, or on the roof of your mouth. Or, you can put the drops of oil into a veggie cap, a vegetable-based capsule that dissolves when you swallow it. This is how our family uses some of the hot/spicy oils. I love to put a few drops of citrus oil in my water bottle (stainless or glass only) before I leave the house, and some oils come already in a soft gel – How convenient is that?!
NOT JUST OILS
Did you know that oils can be used for so many different things?
- Make your house or barn smell fantastic without chemicals or burning candles
- Use toxin free cleaning products (hand wash, kitchen & window cleaner)
- Pamper yourself with safe, effective, sumptuous smelling spa products
- Shampoo & Condition your hair, and get gorgeous healthy skin with chemical-free hair and face products
- Support your mental and physical wellness with supplements and other products!
HOW TO BUY ESSENTIAL OILS
There are three
ways to buy essential oils and the first one is, well, not that smart, lol.
Option one: If you don’t like to save money and want to pay 25% more than everyone else, retail shopping is for you!
The second is with a wholesale customer account. This is like a Costco card for oils- no selling, no minimums, just a one-time $35 fee and then 25% off your oils for the next year.
The third way is the way most people do it because it’s the most intelligent and cost-effective way- a product bundle called a “kit”. With a kit, dōTERRA takes a bunch of oils, discounts them way more than just 25%, gives you a bunch of free stuff and waives the $35 fee!
With any purchase, you’ll receive 25% anything you want from doTERRA for the next year, an a-z Oil usage guide, roller bottle starter set from me as well as access to all of our resources!
Every package comes with your wholesale customer membership fee waived, a book about how to use your oils, glassware (from me), and a one on one meeting with us to learn how to use your oils! You’ll also receive 25% off all your purchases for the next year! Be sure to watch for the specials going on this month!
Ready to get started? If you’re the kind of person that likes to jump in with both feet and get all the things, click here for the Natural Solutions Kit.
On a budget and just want the basics? Click here for the Simple Solutions Kit.
Looking for our absolute FAVORITE way to get into oils and the one the most people start with? Click here for the Healthy Start Kit.
Still have questions- text or call me at (530) 497-0217
After you order, please contact me to schedule your Wellness Overview and get your starter roller bottles.