essential oils have become part of my family's daily routine. if you're interested in getting started with using essential oils, I would love to help you begin this journey.
Frequently asked questions
1. How did you get started with essential oils?
My husband was the first one to become interested in using oils; I was a little overwhelmed by the idea of figuring them out. He loved using smelly items in the house like those chemical-based things you plug into walls but I am very sensitive to smells and hated those. Essential oils, being all natural, seemed like a good compromise. For about a year or so, he was the EO boss in our family and was diffusing them somewhat regularly.
This past summer, as I delved deeper into my own yoga, spiritual, and wellness work, something just clicked for me. I realized that diffusing a scent like Lavender, for example, is a way to tell my brain that it's calm time. Diffusing something more energizing, like Wild Orange, tells my brain that it's time to get moving.
We are a diffusing family right now. We have three diffusers and we use them in different rooms and at different times of day depending on our needs. For example, it's back to school time as I write this, so we're diffusing OnGuard each night in my son's room to help strengthen his immune system. Last night, we diffused Lavender in the main room of the house. I am particularly interested in and fascinated by using essential oils for emotional reasons and to relieve stress.
2. What are your favorite oils? What oils should I start with?
I can't say that I have a specific favorite because it depends on the day and how I'm feeling that day. In general, I feel like no matter what is going on with me, Balance and Serenity blends are always a good call.
Look over the website and read the descriptions. I think starting with a blend is a smart way to begin. Again, it depends on what you are seeking. Lavender and Peppermint are hugely popular single oils that are a great starting choice as well. If you aren't sure what oils you need, contact me and I can recommend some for you.
3. How do I diffuse oils?
Diffusing is my favorite way to use essential oils. A diffuser is a little machine that you fill with a few ounces of water and a few drops of essential oil(s). Plug it in and a mist will come out of the machine and fill up that space. Click here to order to my favorite diffuser from Amazon. You can mix oils or use just one depending on your needs. While some people use oils internally or topically, I am a simple gal and diffusing works best for me, though who knows, this could change in the future.
4. I'm ready to get started. How can I purchase oils?
Okay I'm going to be super honest with you right now. One of my hesitations around getting started with essential oils is that I was a little confused and overwhelmed by the ordering process. I'm going to do my very best to explain your options. If you still have questions after reading this, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer your questions. It's not a bother at all for me to help you figure it out and I was in your shoes once too!
Option 1: Become a Wholesale Member (my recommended option)
You'll notice when you Shop the DoTERRA site that there are two prices listed for each oil, the retail price and the wholesale price. The retail price is more expensive than the wholesale price. For example, a bottle of Balance is $26.67 retail and $20.00 wholesale. In order to access that reduced wholesale price, you can become a wholesale member. The cost is $35 to enroll and then $25 each year to renew, but you get a bottle of Peppermint ($27.73 value) when you reenroll so it's basically free.
To become a wholesale member, CLICK HERE and then select Join DoTERRA at the bottom. You can then order on your own at any time and pay only the wholesale cost for oils. You'll be prompted to select Wholesale Member. After registering, you can then purchase oils on your own at any time at the reduced rate.
Option 2: Become a Wellness Advocate
Perhaps you are so pumped about essential oils that you want to start selling them yourself. If you're interested in becoming a Wellness Advocate, the process to sign up is the same as shown above in Option 1. To become a Wellness Advocate, CLICK HERE and then select Join DoTERRA at the bottom. You'll be prompted to select Wellness Advocate. After registering, you can not only purchase oils on your own at the reduced rate, you can also sell oils on your own.
Option 3: Pay Retail
If you don't wish to become a wholesale member, you can go directly to the doTERRA site and start shopping. If you plan to buy even a couple of doTERRA items each year, the wholesale option above is a better deal.
Option 4: Order Through Me
If you are comfortable giving me your payment info, I can place the order for you at the wholesale cost. The downside of this is that you'll have to wait on me to place the order, though I typically get back to people within a day. This limits your freedom to place orders just a bit and again, you'll need to share payment info with me, but if that doesn't bother bother you, this is a fine option.
5. How can I use essential oils in my yoga and meditation practice?
I love this question because I'm only just scratching the surface of this myself! I personally don't diffuse while I'm practicing yoga and meditation but I do like to diffuse just before and just after to help me set the tone for my practice and my day. If you are going to be doing a vigorous mat-based yoga practice, for example, you might want to diffuse Peppermint and Wild Orange while you center yourself to help you get energized. Lavender is a great choice for gentle or restorative yoga. Play around with this and let me know what works for you.
6. Do I have to sell essential oils in order to purchase from you?
Nope. Only if you want to. When you sign up through the links above, you can choose Wholesale Member (meaning you don't plan to sell) or Wellness Advocate (meaning you DO plan to sell). We used oils in our house for a couple of years before I felt the urge to share and sell them. If you aren't feeling that urge, simply choose the Wholesale Member option. You can always change your mind later if you choose to sell.
i'm ready to get started!
Click Join & Save to become a wholesale member. Click Shop to start shopping for oils. Any questions, contact me.