What is an essential oil?
Have you ever grated a lemon and smelled that intensively fresh, intoxicating aroma that bursts from its skin? If so, you’ve experienced essential oils.
Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds found in plants. They’re tiny organic molecules that are dedicated to keeping the plant healthy, helping it heal from infection + physical injury, warding off predators, and attracting pollinators for reproductive purposes.
They’re basically the warriors of the plant world.
They’re 50-70 times more powerful than dried herbs. One example is 1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea.
The term “essential oil” is a contraction of the original “quintessential oil.” This stems from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered to be spirit or life force.
Essential oils can have strictly allopathic effects (meaning that they act like regular medicines) but have more subtle effects, like those of Bach flower remedies or homeopathic preparations; and have psychological and spiritual effects, which constitute their most traditional use.
What can they be used for?
Essential oils can be used on many different levels. Essential oils are extremely versatile materials; they can cure the most severe physical condition and can reach to the depth of our souls.
Support our emotional needs and development:
Promote restful sleep.
Reduce cellulite and wrinkles.
Support nutrition and balance digestion.
Replace cleaning products with natural options.
Protect and nurture the skin (incl. anti-aging).
Repel insects and soothe bites and stings.
Support the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Inhale the beautiful scents to lift your mood, boost concentration and relieve stress.
Here’s a little glimpse behind the scenes into some of the oils I keep in my regular rotation:
Frankincense boosts my immune system, decreases signs of aging + promotes relaxation.
Melaleuca fights blemishes + skin inflammation + it is great for creating energetic boundaries (great for us witchy woo types)
Lemongrass to cleanse the air + cleanse us internally of parasites (I ingest with rosemary and clove)
Lemon helps detox my body + home, plus boosts my mood + keeps me focused (especially during a full moon).
Grapefruit revs up my metabolism + makes me feel fabulous because it smells like summer.
Geranium to support my hormones + helps cultivate love + trust in my heart.
Vetiver helps me get deep, restful sleep.
This is the tip of an iceberg. Our partnership with oils is something truly magical! And believe me when I say that the oils will talk to you. You’ll be drawn to a bottle for essence because your subconscious mind will know what you need for your higher self, even if your critical mind does not. Surrender into the process and let the synchronicities and healing unfold.
How are they used?
There are three ways of using pure therapeutic grade essential oils:
Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut or Jojoba Oil.
This method is specific for doTERRA CPTG oils. Take in a gel capsule, under the tongue or in your water. They are great for detoxing and removing toxins. Great to add in recipes too. Not all oils are suitable for ingestion, but I’ll teach you the “ropes” when you join the tribe.
Whether I’m bathing in Lavender, diffusing the Protective Blend, or drinking the Citrus oils in my water, essential oils are the primary player in my health and wellness regime. I adore how they give me the whole 360 degree mind, body, heart + soul support. It is like one big hug from Mother Earth every single day of my life!
How best do I select the oils?
The key factors to focus on when selecting essential oils are purity, potency, and sourcing methods.
You want to make sure there’s no funny business going on in your bottle of oil. That means absolutely no fillers, pesticides, herbicides, petrochemicals or other contaminants. Our aim is to eliminate toxins from your body and environment – not to add in more! Ensuring the oils you’re using are put through rigorous 3rd party testing to verify that they’re pure therapeutic grade is vital!
In order for an essential oil to be as powerful and effective as possible, each plant has to be grown in its natural climate, indigenous region, and be harvested at its peak of potency (remember one drop goes a looooong way). You also want to ensure that your oils are grown sustainably to ensure there’s no unnecessary harm being done to the environment.
Focusing on the welfare of the farmers and artisans who are providing the raw materials for essential oil production is super important. These people live all over the globe, many of the in developing countries, and the brand of essential oils that I personally use puts them first – creating infrastructure for their communities, and providing a reliable, fair wage so they can continue to do the work they love while harvesting the most pure, potent plants possible.
The bottom line is that you need to be discerning when it comes to what you put into your body. Unfortunately, not all bottles of essential oils out on the market are good for you, so do your research. But my best advice is crack open a bottle of doTERRA oil and you’ll feel the difference in your soul.
How do I get these bottles of pure plant magic into my life?
The most economical way to buy dōTERRA essential oils is to set up a wholesale account. This mean that you get 25% off all orders for a year! It costs £28.80 to set up an account, but, as an example, that would be recouped immediately on a first order of:
· Diffuser £49.60 (retail) / £37.20 (wholesale)
· Lavender £25.60 (retail) / £19.20 (wholesale)
· Melaleuca (Tea Tree) £20.80 (retail) / £15.60 (wholesale)
· Lemon £12.40 (retail) / £9.30 (wholesale)
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, click here to Join and Save now.
For more information: schedule a call with me
What is the most popular kit?
Everyone is different, so one size doesn’t fit all.
I personally started with the Home Essentials Kit and this comes with 10 bottles of the most-used oils + oil blends, PLUS a petal diffuser. This gave me the foundations at the start of my oily journey.
If you order an enrollment kit when you create your wholesale account, you get an even bigger discount than you would if you bought the oils + diffuser – and you also get to waive the £28.80 enrollment fee.
For example, the Home Essentials kit at enrollment costs £243.60, but if you were to purchase each of the oils + diffuser instead of buying the kit, you’d end up paying a total of £314.40 at wholesale pricing (£285.60 for product and £28.80 for the enrollment fee).
This is why enrollment kits are our favourite and most cost effective way to start.
Check out all of the options here!
What if I want to order as I go?
Absolutely! The enrollment fee gets you access to wholesale pricing (25% off), just like a Costco membership. This is still a way better value than paying retail.
If you’d rather freestyle and build your collection slowly, here’s the full product guide so you can take a peek through all of the juicy products you can choose from.
It could be that you’d like some input from me to help build your own personalised kit for a specific issue. Using your budget and priority goal, we’ll then get you on your own path to wellness.
When you are ready, pop over hereso we can connect on getting your wholesale account set up and first order placed.
Business opportunities for Essential Oil advocates
As well as being very special and potent oils that can add so much to your home, health, general well-being and my favourite, spirituality, there is also the opportunity to incorporate the oils in your life in a no-less useful and significant way: by using them as a source of income!
Already thousands of women around the globe are benefiting themselves and their families by becoming a Wellness Advocate. Even though I am only really at the tip of the iceberg in terms of this business’ potential, already it’s proving to be one of the best decisions I ever made.
I have a real passion for these oils, and what they can provide in regards to our mind-body-heart-soul, but I have also taken to learning the business model with enthusiasm because I enjoy learning new aspects everyday. I love to mentor women, my team is very important to me, and it would be a pleasure to share this knowledge with you too.
What I offer:
· Education on how to build a business
· My continued mentoring as you grow
· My desire for you to experience the same success as I am
· The support of a great team of incredible women
· Regular catch-ups, training, education, motivation!
To get more information about this business opportunity, please get in touch with me to schedule a call.