“What the heck are essential oils and why do I need them?” That's the question I asked myself four years ago as I searched the internet for solutions to my health needs.
I'm not sure you could've found someone on the planet who was less interested in natural health than me. For most of my life I've just wanted to be able to pop a pill and be done with it. What I didn't realize was that by the time I was 35 years old, I would feel completely hindered by my health while trying desperately to deal with two very hard-to-handle boys who had health issues of their own. All the meds I was on to help correct my chronic health issues (nothing life threatening, just junk that wasn't going away) worked to control what was ailing me, but a few months in I found myself feeling worse from the side-effects of the meds than I did from the health issues themselves. I knew something had to change.
And so began my pursuit of alternative options.
A friend of mine recommended that I try essential oils and I have to admit, friends, I might have rolled my eyes just a little. But it’s amazing what stress in your life, and the desire to be healthy for your children, will move you toward. It moved me out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t be happier that I took the chance.
Essential oils have changed our lives for the better in so many ways. Now, almost 7 years later, I can’t imagine our lives without them. From basic childhood (and adult!) ailments, to cleaning, to hormonal and sleep support, to protecting the health of my athletes (the big one, too), to calming the big emotions of our boys naturally…even to supporting your prayer life (yep! I said that!) essential oils have become our go-to for just about everything.
I’ve never looked back.
So what are essential oils? Essential oils support our bodies in behaving the way they were designed by God to function in a safe and effective way. Our entire medical system is built on a foundation of the usefulness of plants. They have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices (honestly, you’re probably already using essential oils now in the products in your home!). Best of all? I can safely and thoughtfully use them on my children without having to worry about hurting them.
I call that a miracle!
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, “distilled plants in a bottle" are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. doTERRA goes to great lengths to ensure their essential oils are the purest oils on the planet.
The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit is a great way to start.
Inside of this fantastic starter kit you get 14 products:
10 of doTERRA’s most popular, versatile oils.
2 containers of doTERRA “beadlets” (perfect for popping on-the-go).
An absolutely beautiful doTERRA Essentials Booklet.
And your doTERRA membership. This earns you the right to a 25% discount for one year and with absolutely ZERO buying obligations (pretty cool, right?).
(I also like to send out personal welcome packages to everyone who snags this kit. In February, I’m sending a sweet little sweetheart bag I know you’re going to love!). Getting your kit is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do. You can follow the instructions I have listed for you below, but if you have any questions you can email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m here to help!
Opening a doTERRA wholesale account is just like having a Sam’s Club or Costco membership, but purchasing a kit actually waives the membership fee! You can just buy whatever you want whenever you want it at a 25% discount! When you fill out your online application, please be sure to use my wholesale account ID# (462112) when it asks you if you know someone in doTERRA (that’s me).
Step 1: Visit this link, fill in the “About You” section, and choose “Wholesale Customer.” (Unless you want to build a business with doTERRA, there’s no need for you to choose Wellness Advocate. The Wholesale Customer option is for people who want the very best oils on the market at the very best wholesale prices. If you ARE interested in building a business, like I am, please email me BEFORE purchasing your kit so we can talk about the best options for you). Again, please make sure my ID# (462112) is in the box indicating that you know someone in doTERRA!
Step 2: Choose the kit you want to get started with. There are bigger kits that allow you to start with even more fantastic doTERRA products. If you know you want the Family Essentials Kit (like above) choose it. If you need help knowing which kit to choose, email me at email@example.com. (I would personally either choose a kit that comes with a diffuser, or add on the Petal Diffuser once you’ve chosen your kit. Just trust me on that. You’re going to want one).
Step 3: Enter your payment information (self-explanatory) and make sure you choose the $3.99 shipping option (yes, doTERRA will ship EVERYTHING to you for just $3.99. It’s a pretty sweet deal, especially if you order regularly, like I do…because you can earn your shipping dollars back in points to use toward free products. I’ll tell you how in a minute).
YOU’RE DONE! Congratulations on making one of the best decisions EVER!
Now…about free oils?
As I mentioned above, you don’t EVER have to order more doTERRA than you want to. You truly can order what you want when you want it. When I opened my account, years ago, I purchased the kit above and signed up for the Loyalty Rewards Program. At the time, I didn’t really know what it was, but I figured if I really liked these oils it would be a good idea for me to earn points for purchasing them that I could use toward free stuff (my husband liked that idea, too). Here’s how it works:
Very simply, doTERRA rewards us for being loyal customers (which isn’t hard to do. All of doTERRA’s products—the skincare, soaps, cleaning products, spa line, etc—not just the oils, are such high quality. If you’re really into riding your home of toxins, you’re going to want to try some of these. Or maybe you just know you’re going to be using your new oils consistently and want to get the most bang for your buck every time you re-order. doTERRA allows us to earn a percentage of each purchase back in points that can be used toward free products.
I have personally earned hundreds of dollars in free products from doTERRA. In fact, when I first started, it was the main way I built my collection. Over the course of a year, the percentage you make goes up until it reaches 30%! That means for every purchase I make now that is at least $100, I earn THIRTY DOLLARS back in free stuff! That’s a good deal no matter where you are!
IT’S 100% OPTIONAL, so if you don’t want to join, just don’t :) If you change your mind, you can always join and earn free stuff at a later date.
That’s it! Once you click submit I’ll receive an email letting me know you’re done. Watch for an email from me very soon with information about how you can be a part of our fun groups online so that you can get ongoing essential oil education!
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