HOW TO GET STARTED WITH DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS

Welcome to the third and final post in my Introduction to Essential Oils Series. To read my other posts on essential oils click here.

Today I am talking about the different options available to get you started with your oily journey. There are two ways to purchase doTERRA Essential Oils.

Retail

doTERRA essential oils can be purchased at retail price via my online doTERRA shop. This is a great option if you just want to buy a couple of oils every now and then, or just a few to try out.

Wholesale

A wholesale account allows you to purchase doTERRA products at a discounted price of 25% off. Signing up is super simple. You can choose to either pay a wholesale membership fee of $35, or you can buy an enrolment kit, which is what I did, that then waives the membership fee. That’s it! You don’t need to place an order every month or sell to friends and family, you simply get to save 25% when you want to buy oils.

A wholesale account also allows you the option of utilising doTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP), which gives you the opportunity to access a number of great bonuses:

  • Eligibility to receive 10-30% of your total purchase back in free product points. These can then be used to order free products!
  • The option to receive the doTERRA free Product of the Month.
  • An invitation to a private Essential Oils Facebook group, where no question is a silly question and you can feel supported by many other wonderful people on their oily journey!

Once you become a wholesale customer, while there is no minimum order requirement and zero obligation to make another purchase, you do have the option of taking advantage of doTERRA’s generous compensation plan and sharing the oils with your family and friends. If you choose to do this you also receive the additional bonuses of:

  • A free personalised online store (like mine)
  • A virtual office that tracks all your sales and the opportunity to grow a business
  •  I will introduce you to my doTERRA coach, who will help mentor you into a leadership role with your own wellness business.
  •  And of course, you will also have my support as well.

If you are interested in signing up for a wholesale account, send me an email at: contact@clarecurran.com.

So there you have the different options available to get you started with your oily journey. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitant to leave me a comment.

HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFELY

Welcome to the second post in my Essential Oils Series! To read my previous posts on essential oils click here.

In my last post I discussed what essential oils are, but you might still be wondering, “How do I use essential oils?” So this week I am talking about the three main application methods: aromatic, topical, and internal use.

 

Aromatic – The sense of smell is a powerful tool that can elicit physiological, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils, when diffused or inhaled can be very stimulating, calming or soothing, depending which oil or blend is used. They can also boost our immunity and support our respiratory system, as well as cleanse and purify the air, both physically and energetically. This is actually my favourite method for using my oils. I like to diffuse various scents throughout the day depending on my mood, or at different times depending on what’s going on in our home. Throughout Winter I often used a combination of Easy Air and On Guard, to help fight off any nasty bugs we always seem to pick up when the weather cools down. Now that the weather is warming up, my current favourite blend is 1 drop each of lemon, grapefruit, lime and orange oil, which gives the house a lovely Spring feel!

 

Topical – Essential Oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) can be safely used for topical application. Because essential oils have low molecular weights and are lipid soluble, they easily penetrate the skin, which makes topical application an incredibly effective method for use. Once absorbed, they stay in the applied area for a localised benefit. Additionally, absorption can be increased by using a light massage, which will increase the blood flow to the area of application, and in turn improve distribution throughout the body. Use of a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive, can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturise the skin and slow evaporation of the essential oil.

 

Internal – Essential oils contribute many health benefits, as well as add flavouring and aroma to foods. 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 aromatic essential oil compounds. Certain Essential Oils have a rich culinary history and when in their concentrated form, can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and potent health benefits. Internal use is a very safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies. When ingested, essential oils directly enter the blood stream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Once again thanks to their lipid solubility, essential oils 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.

 

So there you have the three main application methods for essential oils. So far in my oily journey, diffusing essential oils has definitely been my favourite method for use. I enjoy beginning the day with an uplifting blend of citrus, to help start us off right, and ending the day with a calming lavender blend, to help us all sleep. My husband however, enjoys a deep blue massage, to soothe his sore muscles after sports. Do you already use Essential Oils? I’d love to hear what is your favourite way to use them in the comments.

If you are interested in ordering doTERRA Essential Oils please  email me or check out my store by clicking here.

Next week I will be covering in depth the best ways to purchase oils.

ESSENTIAL OILS 101 – WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Welcome to the first post in my essential oils series! To read last weeks introduction to the series click here.

If you’ve had little to no experience with essential oils, you’re probably wondering, “What exactly are essential oils?”

Understanding what essential oils are, where they come from, and how they are made will help you see why they are useful, and why they have been popular for centuries. While there is a lot of science involved in essential oils, you definitely don’t have to be a chemist to understand what they are and how they work.

If you’ve ever enjoyed the scent of a flower, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential oils not only give plants their distinctive smells, but they also protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. Inherently, essential oils are basic compounds found in nature.

These naturally occurring, aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

The physical and chemical properties of these aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy, as well as other applications. The type of aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. I personally like to use them to set the tone in our house, by diffusing either uplifting, or calming blends, depending on the time of day. I also reap their benefits by adding them to my homemade cleaning products. Essential oils can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on what exactly it is you are looking for.

Want to learn how to use essential oils? Come back next week for my post on how to safely use essential oils.

To order doTERRA Essential Oils send me an email at contact@clarecurran.com or click here.

What is your favourite scent or flavour? I’d love to hear in the comments.