If you’ve smelt flowers, an orange skin, a pine tree, then at some point you’ve already been exposed to an essential oil. Essential in terms of “essence” – the smell – not meaning “necessary”. I find myself being drawn to the benefits of nature’s medicine after many years of chronic illness. Not to cure me, but more for their use as an aid to feel better and to be a part of something new and exciting.
I read the occasional, ah no thanks, this is a cult, and what a load of shit. Ha! Love it! I’m cool with that. It’s not for everyone. Neither is the gym (that’s not for me!), or hiking, or bike riding, or netflix, or even blogging! Everyone likes different things. But I just want to vomit out my thoughts on why I decided doTERRA was right for me. 🙂
This is MY why
- I want to feel better
- I want something to look forward to
- I want to learn something new
- I want to collaborate with awesome people
- I want abundance (in all forms of the word)
Hands up if that’s you too?? Well read on, and let’s get down to business and answer those questions about essential oils (namely doTERRA) and those rumours/comments you may be hearing.
What are they?
Essential oils are sourced from nature, they are effective and safe. They are naturally derived aromatic compounds extracted and distilled from plants for health benefits. Essential oils contain hundreds of different compounds, providing complex and versatile abilities to combat threats without building up a resistance. doTERRA is tested and trusted. Plants harvested in their natural habitat are verified pure; free of fillers and harmful contaminants. Stringent third party testing ensures authenticity and potency.
They are not medical solutions
That is true. No they are not. They aren’t a replacement for standard medicine; they work in conjunction with standard medicine to improve health, just like other avenues. They are an alternative to conventional medicine similar to the supplements you take, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic medicine, physio etc.
Plants have a similar make up to our own bodies. If you have a virus and go to the doctor there is nothing they can do for you because traditional medicine can’t penetrate the cell member, but essential oils can and they can get to the virus. And that’s the kind of support I want for my body and for my family too.
doTERRA oils are certified pure therapeutic grade all you need to know is that there no retaliatory body for essential oils so you’ve got to be an educated consumer and doTERRA are the most tested and trusted. The way they are sourced and tested is like no other. BUT the decision is always yours if you want to use them or not.
They just smell good and don’t have any health benefits
They do smell good, but they do a whole lot more! Their chemical constituents have antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. They are also powerful antioxidants. Because essential oils can consist of hundreds of different chemical components, a single oil has the potential to produce a plethora of effects on the body, both systemically and locally to where the oil was applied.
They cost too much
Some do, some don’t. It depends how easily accessible certain oils are, and how much of a plant is needed to even create 1 drop of oil. Pure grade oil does not contain any additives at all. Therefore you will get a lot more out of the bottle. However, I’d rather buy a bottle of oil than a takeaway pizza. Simply, one drop on the bottom of your foot will give you the full benefit of the oil. Peppermint, lemon and lavender are affordable. Read more about the 10 top oils here.
It’s just Network Marketing
If that’s what you hear, then that’s ok. I don’t hear that though. I hear the word “collaboration”. Truthfully this is the where the business world is heading… in the direction of collaboration. This way of doing business is fast becoming one that is not only mainstream, but completely logical, flexible and supportive. I want to live with more freedom to come and go as I please, work when I want and do it alongside other people. I have found myself in the most awesome team. I have mentors, daily meetings (all online, all non-compulsory, but I am drawn to be there so I go by choice).
It’s more about lifestyle too. It’s not just about oils. It’s about being motivated, being accountable, joining in on meditation, good vibes, good health. If you want to join, then you can too! Everyone is welcome. Go here to read more.
It’s an over-saturated market if I want to be an advocate
Uh, nope it’s not. It may feel like that to you, because we’re all trying something new, but there are only 0.8% of people in Australia with a wholesale doTERRA account so there is still huge scope to do well. You only need to hold one class a week (to be a Wellness Advocate) to rank (ie. earn money).
You have to buy every single month
You don’t need a huge collection of essentials oils. You just need a starter kit and a couple of extras. Then use those on repeat, every day and replace them often.
You WILL save on doctor visits, over the counter chemist medication, improve your health, your sleep, your moods. It’s not hard, it’s not expensive, because the trick is to earn points back every single month towards future purchases. The most awesome thing about a monthly order is their Loyalty Rewards Program. Did you know you need to spend $2,000 on Fly-buys to receive $10 back! What do you get for $10 at doTERRA?? Every single monthly order you place is a $7.95 postage investment, but you get 10 points given to you JUST for postage (that’s on top of the points you earn for your oils or wellness products) and those 10 points gets you up to $12 in doTERRA for free. PLUS a free oil EVERY SINGLE MONTH.
You don’t need to buy 100 oils. You may think I can’t keep up with the ordering every single month. I know, I thought that too. BUT you don’t need all the stuff. You just need a collection of maybe 10-20 oils, invest in the supplements (this is for your daily health!) and start replacing your usual shopping of shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, washing liquid, face creams with low-tox products via doTERRA. You were buying them anyway. If you’re using your oils every single day then you just need to keep replacing them. You don’t need to own one of everything. Just use what you have over and over and replace those. You only need to buy one product a month to keep it going and you can cancel at any time.
If you’re still not sure what the fuss is all about and whether you’ll get any benefits then just TRY them! You actually have nothing to lose?? Go here to read about some of the health benefits. If you use essential oils safely, effectively and throughout your whole family you WILL see improvements on how you feel each and every day.
Lots of love today,