DoTerra Essential Oils
Are you interested to learn about using natural, effective essential oils to help you & your family stay healthy and happy? Since being introduced to these natural and powerful oils I have been using them for flavouring, relaxation, cleaning, immune support and emotional support. As well as of course supporting my yoga and meditation practice.
What is an Essential Oil?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. Plants produce oils to fight off threats such as mould, bacteria, viruses or fungus. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, there is an ancient tradition of essential oil use for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.
Why doTerra Products?
When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognise the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
How do I use Essential Oils?
The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiologic, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils have a powerful effect aromatically due to the way our smell receptors are linked to the limbic part of the brain (related to emotions).
Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically. Diffusers that use cold air or water are ideal. However, using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices.
You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply or mix oils in a spray bottle with water.
I’ll be posting some of my favourite diffuser and mist recipes here.
Topical application is a very effective method for applying essential oils. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localised benefit.
Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption, including light massage and use of carrier oils such as Fractioned Coconut Oil. (NB. it is always recommended to dilute Essential Oils with a carrier oil – the recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil but would increase for children and those with sensitivities). You can also add drops to a warm bath or to your favourite moisturiser. See some of my home made beauty products for ideas.
Topical doses can be applied to pulse points, chest and abdomen, arms, legs and bottoms of feet. Avoid skin around eyes, genitals and broken or damaged skin. For safety always start with a small dose of 1-2 drops (less depending on age and health considerations) and then repeat every 4-6 hours if necessary).
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history for providing flavouring to food and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal, sip a mug of peppermint tea, or add fresh basil leaves to your spaghetti, you are actually consuming some volatile aromatic essential oil compounds. Essential Oils have a more potent and concentrated amount of these compounds.
When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolised by the liver and other organs and are then excreted. It is very important only to use Therapeutic and Food Grade Essential Oils internally, such as doTerra so DO NOT use supermarket brand oils in your food or drinks. Even so, proper dosing should be followed to avoid toxicity – go for a minimum dose to trial first.
You can use oils in recipes for cooking or baking to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices but remember these oils are so much more potent than the dried ingredients so start with a very small amount – in some cases administered by a tooth pick. See some of my recipes for ideas on using your oils. You might also like to add a drop of oil in a glass of water in the morning (Lemon, Grapefruit or Peppermint are all good for getting the digestive system working as well as blends such as DigestZen and Smart and Sassy.
Become a doTERRA Member
Why become a doTERRA Member?
- You’ll get 25% off retail prices
- It’s like being a Costco member – you get the oils at wholesale prices
- You’ll get free oils (they are pretty generous with their bonus gifts!)
- It’s more cost-effective to buy as a member even if you only buy two oils a year!
How much does it cost to become a wholesale customer?
It costs a one-off fee of $35 OR you can join with a kit (they start at $174) which waives the joining fee AND gives you massive savings on oils as well! This also takes the guesswork out of how to get started as you can choose a great all round kit to suit your budget and needs.
You’ll not only have access to wholesale prices all year but a support system and community of oil enthusiasts to help guide you on your journey to using oils!
How to sign up for your wholesale account:
1. Click this link
This page will come up:
2. Select the country you want to ship from (this will set up your account to automatically ship from that country so if you are in Australia, select Australia, if you are in UK select Europe/United Kingdom).
3. Select your member type. Note: You can Select “Wholesale Customer” or “Wellness Advocate”. Both options give you the same discount but with Wellness Advocate option you will receive further benefits for then sharing the oils with others in the future if you choose to. You can also upgrade to a Wellness Advocate at a later date too. You won’t receive any commissions if you select wholesale customer.
4. Fill out your details and ensure that the the Enroller ID field contains my name Emily Rose and number 4453916 (Important so I can assist you with questions, recipes and other support).
5. From there, select the product kit you want to sign up with.. They start at $174 – I always recommend the HOME ESSENTIALS KIT ($330 AUD) or larger as it is the best value and you end up with one of the most practical kits for use straight away!
This kit includes a diffuser, 10 of the most useful oils that you’ll use most days and a free membership. $$$
Find out more about the Home Essentials Kit here.
6. You can choose to also set up a Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) order at this stage too. This is an order that auto processes each month and ensure that you receive even more benefits in the form of Loyal Rewards points that allows you to then get oils for FREE.
You must have a monthly LRP set up each month to get these points although you can easily change what and how much you order in your online portal. There is no minimum order per month unless you want to increase the percentage of points you receive (you start at 10% but can increase to 30% within the first year) and/or be eligible for the free Product of the Month and other offers. You can also set up an LRP order at anytime!