Want to change dōTERRA uplines? considering switching dōTERRA teams? Read this first!

I get tons of emails and comments on my youtube channel from people looking to change doterra teams.  If your wondering how to switch doterra teams, I’m here to tell you that it sucks, and if there is any way to stay where you are and “grow where you’re planted”, you should, it will make your life much easier.

Here’s a couple of things that I would suggest you do in order to avoid moving teams.

  1. Be very clear with your upline about what support you need.  Do you need weekly mentoring calls.  Do you need instructions about how to use the oils?  Do you need monthly check ins?  Do you need recipes? Do you need help with your back office? Get very specific so your upline knows exactly what you need from them.  Many times people sign up with someone they don’t even know, and then when the upline falls short of expectations, you want to jump ship.  If your upline is doing doterra as a business, I can almost guarantee that they really want to meet your needs, but if they don’t know exactly what it is that you need, they don’t know how to support you.  A simple conversation will may solve the problem.  Sometimes it can be difficult to do, but I promise you moving teams is way harder than having a conversation.
  2. Another thing I hear all the time is “when I asked my upline for help, they told me to watch videos”. (I literally hear this a couple of times a week from people) If you have the conversation about what you need and your direct upline isn’t any help, I suggest going into your back office and looking at your “upline listing” find the person closest to you that is the rank of silver, it will list their email address and contact them to ask for the support you need.  This has worked for several people I know.  Sometimes your upline moves, or quits doing doterra as a business, but once someone hits silver, they’re invested in the business and will help you.  On the off chance that they don’t keep going up until you find someone that will.  While this may sound arduous, I promise, this also is easier than switching teams.

In my case it wasn’t a matter of my direct upline being the problem, in fact I really loved her, she had been my friend for years, so here is the first reason I do not recommend changing teams, 1) It will damage the relationship with the team you are leaving. My friend and I haven’t spoken since I left. Feelings will always be hurt.  Even if you don’t know your direct upline, there is always a sense of failure when someone wants to leave you or your team.  Also, know that it doesn’t just affect your direct upline, but people 7 above them.  Yes that is right people who don’t even know who you are, care if you are on their team, and not just because they are receiving commission from your purchases, but because somewhere in that 7 people there is someone who is trying to do a business, and who will wish you had reached out to them because if you leave, they’ve failed.

You might be wondering then why I left.  Well it is complicated. Lets just say that our Presidential Diamond was very alienating to some people by not being tolerant or understanding about diversity.  And their were instances where I felt very taken advantage of financially.  What I do know about business in general is that a corporate culture starts at the top and works it’s way down.  This team was no exception; at many levels of that team I was seeing the very same behaviors of our Presidential Diamond and quite frankly it made me sick to my stomach.  I didn’t want to create a business under, and continually fund, people that didn’t have tolerance or inclusion of all humans regardless of their spirituality, sexuality, race, gender or religion.  Additionally, I love doterra products and I didn’t want my relationship with my oils to be soured by my experience on that team, I want my experience with doterra products to be one of love, healing and empowerment.

The first time I looked into looking into switching teams and I read “grow where your planted” I thought What about plants that are planted in environments that are not natural; Roses don’t bloom in the desert and cactuses don’t grow in the rainforest.   I was definitely a rose in a desert, or a cactus in a rainforest, I simply could not stay on that team, someone planted me in the wrong place.  But it sounded simple enough, call cancel my lrp and don’t order for 6 months.  After 6 months email placements and tell them what team I want to be on…. simple right…..wrong!!!!

Once I made the decision to leave, it was Blow after Blow.  I learned that at the rank of elite or below you cant order oils for 6 months, and once you’re Premier or above you can’t order oils for 1 year!!! What?  I didn’t want to be without my oils,,,, so it really sucked.  This might sound like a harsh rule, but it is in place to protect all the hard working wellness advocates out there.  Which I totally get and support.

I then signed my account over to someone my upline found to slide into my slot.  I had to leave my whole team of people in some strangers hands, that was the only way to protect my direct upline (who was my friend) from losing her rank, and I didn’t want to screw here because I couldn’t stand some of the people above her.   The thing is that whether you sign over your account or not, you don’t get to bring your team with you, you leave them all behind.  For me because I committed to those people when they signed up for doterra, I was still supporting them, only someone else was getting paid the commissions for my work.  The girl that took over my account never bothered to reach out to her new team and introduce herself as their new leader.  In fact I got a call with a question from someone on that team last night.  When I say you have to leave your old team behind, that means you have to leave them all behind.  Encouraging people to jump teams or poaching people from other teams is expressly against Doterra’s policies and you don’t want to risk involuntary account suspension, and even though they were your team once, the minute you decide to move, they aren’t any more, and trying to get people to move with you is expressly against the rules.

In order to have 6 months of account inactivity, you cant order on your lrp, so not only can you not order, but when you start up after 6 months, you start at your 10% points back on purchases and have to work your way back up to 30% on the Loyalty Rewards Program.  So that really sucks too.  I like 30% way better!

Because I purchased my convention ticket before I made the decision to switch teams, so not only did I have to go to convention by myself, but they wouldn’t let me purchase a convention kit, without re-starting my account on my old team.  I even tried paying cash to avoid re-activating my account, no dice, no kit.

Throughout the time I was inactive, people kept telling me to sign up under my husbands name, or under my LLC, with a different credit card and get a po box, use a different email address, all of which are expressly against the rules.  Doterra is very clear that you can only have one account per household.  Aside from it being against the rules, one of my personal mottos has always been “if you’re going to be stupid, you gotta be tough”.  I knew the consequences when I decided to move and i didn’t want to taint my relationship with doterra by breaking the rules, or get caught and have the account suspension be longer.  This again totally sucked, watching all of the promotions, product of the month, new products. I missed out like crazy.

Not only did I miss out on the oils and the products but I missed out on business.  People wanted to sign up with me and I had to tell them I couldn’t sign up anyone until my 6 months was up.  And some of those people I would have loved to have on my team.

After my 6 month period, I emailed placements and requested a change of team, which of course took 2 weeks for a reply, and when they replied they needed more information which I responded to, only to wait another 2 weeks for that reply, So in total my 6 month period turned into 7.

Right before I made the decision to leave my old team, I made this video about what to look for in a doterra team.  Hoping to help other people from making the same mistake I had made by joining a team that wasn’t a fit for me.  In the video I discuss things to look for in a potential team.  While I was inactive I tried to follow my own advice and reach out to some people who’s team I was considering joining after my inactive period.  I wanted to find out about team training, team culture and make sure that I didn’t repeat my same mistakes. The crazy things (it’s actually not crazy at all) is that most other team leaders would not talk to me.  Because it is against the rules to poach other peoples teams, they all told me to call back after my period of inactivity, which makes total sense, I didn’t want to get anyone else in trouble either.  The thing is when people say doterra is like a family, it really is.  The six month period when you are an “orphan” can be really lonely.

So after all of that, I have found a really exceptional team full of yoga teachers, energy workers, authors, lovers of life, and empowering individuals.  I took my time (I had 7 months to research) and found a delightful team.  I couldn’t be more happy with where I landed. If you asked me if I would do it again, my answer would be “I’m not sure”.  I know that the team I’m on now is way better fit for me, and that I have deep issues with some of the culture of my last team.  But there were some great people on that team too, who I no longer have contact with.  My advice to anyone else would be to try and make your team work,  make moving a very last option.  Having said that if you know your a cactus trying to grow in a rainforest, be prepared, that 6 months can be a killer.

On a side note, if you are a current doterra person that is building a business, and you are telling people to “watch videos” to get the support that they need, you should probably also know that they might also find a new team leader in those videos,  I did.

Best of Luck to you all,  people always say that doterra is a journey, and it sure as heck has been a wild ride for me.

Is Doterra a Pyramid Scheme? Can You make money with Doterra?

There is a common mis conception out there that all Multi Level Marketing Companies and doterra are pyramid schemes.  People wonder and negate the possibility that people can make money with doterra.  In reality, it is great that people are careful about different “opportunities” that are out there. In my experience and by definition Doterra Essential Oils is Not a pyramid scheme… Let me Explain Why.

 

The definition of a pyramid scheme is:

pyr·a·mid scheme
noun
  1. a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

So if I were to take money from someone Person A and then collect money from persons B, C and D to return the money to person A, that is a pyramid scheme.  I’m not selling anything to person A except the promise that I will pay them back.  Often times this is used as an investment “opportunity” and I would promise person a that they will be paid back their initial investment plus interest; all of which I would collect from persons B,C and D.  Person B is made the same promise of re-payment plus interest which I can only make back by promising more people the investment opportunity and using other people’s money to repay their initial “investment” plus interest.  You can see here that there is no actual opportunity other than your belief that I can sucker more and more people into giving me their money for this investment.  At some point the “investors” run out and anyone that hasn’t been re-payed loses.

 

The thing that makes doterra different than a pyramid scheme is that doterra reps sell essential oils.  So when you buy oils from me, you get oils.  It is as simple as that.  The confusion comes in when we are talking about the compensation structure for people that actually want to sell doterra or be doterra distributers.  It’s true the compensation structure is shaped like a pyramid, but that doesn’t make it a pyramid scheme. Your compensation each month is a direct reflection of your ability and willingness to sell the product, like any other sales job where a person earns commission.

Often times people believe that doterra is a pyramid scheme because they are sold a bunch of lies.  What is the truth about making money with Doterra can it be done?  Here are a few of the myths that are often perpetuated among MLM communities.

Myths that Multi Level marketing People tell Clients

The mis leading things that one might hear that lead people to have a bad experience with Doterra and Multi Level marketing in general are things like:

“The product sells itself.  If you invest in this kit you’ll have no problem getting rid of your inventory”. 

In truth, nothing sells its self.  In order for a sale to be made there has to be a sales person to conduct the business, an online presence, or a brick and mortar store where people can go to purchase their items.  Doterra is no different.  While I do believe that the products are great.  They don’t sell themselves. The great thing about doterra is that you don’t have to buy your inventory, your customers buy it directly from doterra. So there isn’t a big initial investment.

“You can earn your money back in no time”. 

Well here again I’m going to tell you that while you can earn your money back fast, it does take quite a bit of your time making contacts, calling people, hosting classes, developing a social media presence.  That is the opposite of “no time” in fact it can be quite a bit of your time, and the amount of time you put into this will be a direct correlation to the amount of time it takes to make money with doterra.

“There isn’t any fear of Saturation”.

I’m not sure this is entirely true.  Even at Doterra where less than 1% of the world is using essential oils, the truth is that there is a lot of the world population that couldn’t afford to use their oils if they tried.  And while I really don’t think there is any fear of immediate saturation, there is no doubt that the most prolific people that put in the most hours creating in person classes and online content are the ones who will snap up most of the customers.  I am also a believer in always always always giving the best customer service that you can because customer retention (85% for doterra) is key.  You take care of your customers and they will continue ordering.  The product is that good, but I am not surprised when I hear of people leaving distributers because they simply aren’t being taken care of.

“Doterra is a great way to build residual income”

Residual income is just a fancy word for “extra” income.  Most distributers use it in the context of passive income or income that you don’t have to work for.  This is not true.  Even with a team of people there are always questions and a good distributer is always finding ways to support their downline.  While after a period of time you are getting way more money for the hours you spend on doterra, you will have to put in the time.  Having said that, I take 3 months off during the summer where I answer emails and field telephone calls from our off the grid cabin, so my work is limited and I am still earning commissions which is awesome.  I do believe that doterra is a great way to make semi-passive income, and for me it allows me to be bi-coastal, manipulate my schedule to my liking and work from anywhere. It however is not a completely passive income.

“MLMs are Cults in Disguise”

Wowza, this one comes around quite a bit.  We go to conventions, get t-shirts and spread our oils all over the place, and in a lot of ways are a great big family.  Could it become cultish, absolutely.  I think that anytime anyone blindly follows a group of people without ever taking a second to critically think about what is being said or what they are repeating it is somewhat problematic.  Having said that at the doterra convention it is filled with the latest scientific research on essential oils, leaders who are making fortunes explaining how they developed their businesses, and explanations about how doterra is impacting different communities.  I will say I was suspicious my first convention.  I have looked and have not been able to find anything that is false; a simple search in pub med will corroborate their findings.   So I think it depends on the critical thinking skills of the individual to determine if it has the potential of becoming cultish.

So to answer the question at hand is doterra a pyramid scheme,  No, not by definition and I do believe that it is a great opportunity to build a business with flexibility.  Like any other business though, it requires hard work and dedication.  Just like Nordstrom had to build a reputation and presence in the marked to attract people to go into their stores.  Doterra reps also have to build a presence and reputation to attract people to reach out and buy oils from them.   Similarly, just like Costco had to develop a reputation for taking great care of their employees, doterra reps have to build their reputation as a good supportive leader before people will want to come on board and sell oils with them.

While I like to believe in the good in people and that nobody would intentionally scam their customers by not giving them the entire picture, I am not beyond knowing that it does happen.  Primarily by people just repeating what they hear and not investigating what it actually takes to build a doterra business.

I hope this helps you on your journey whether it is just to purchase oils from doterra or to find a team where you can thrive selling oils yourself.

 

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Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday  Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

…Doterra BOGO Week Presents: Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free

Thanksgiving is officially over and while most of the country is going crazy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday I offer you Doterra Best Friday of the Year Bogo for 2017  This Friday Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free… While Supplies Last on this one, so make it quick.

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Isn’t doterra’s Petal Diffuser so freaking Cute.  It is one of my favorite Diffusers… and I have a lot of diffusers

Buy One Petal Diffuser, which is one of my favorites you can set it to run for 2 or 4 hours and it has the option of running solid or intermittently and I personally love the option of shorter timers so because it is perfect for evenings.  I also love that it leaves the reservoir completely dry.  Other diffusers will leave a little water in the bottom which can get a little yucky after a couple of days.  I use this in my guest bedroom so that if it takes me a couple of days to get in there to clean and strip the bed I don’t have to worry about stagnant water in the diffuser.

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Cassia

Get One Free,  And it is a sweet little thing worth it’s weight in gold literally.  It is similar to cinnamon but sweeter.  In fact a lot of oil companies will cut their cinnamon with cassia because cassia costs less to source than cinnamon, so you have to be careful of that.  It is one of the 50 traditional Chinese herbs, which the Egyptians imported from China to use in their embalming process.  In the middle east during ancient times it was considered worth its weight in gold.  So what are the therapeutic qualities of this little bottle of gold?

  1. Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
  2. Boosts Metabolism
  3. Warms Cold Extremities (dilute and give yourself a foot massage after skiing)
  4. Encourages Lung Detoxification
  5. Natural Antidepressant.

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Wild Orange

Get one free oil is great, but two is always better… right.  Wild Orange is a great oil that is energizing and uplifting full of antioxidants that also curbs your appetite.  I feel like some orange oils are very sweet, this one has spicy undertones that make it really nice.   As with most citrus oils, avoid putting it on topically and then going out in the sun.

5 Ways to use Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Diffuse it in the car to keep your spirits high and your temper low
  2. Add a drop to your smoothie or sweet bread recipe
  3. Add to chocolate recipes for orange chocolate flavor
  4. Put it in a carrier oil and massage on calluses to soften skin
  5. Diffuse in the house for uplifting energy

How Do You Get Your Hands On This Deal?

To order your Doterra Bogo click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

 

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Happpy Thanksgiving Everyone.  My favorite Holiday of the year.  A whole day based on Gratitude and love.  Sit with that for a moment.  I have elevation in my diffuser and I am loving life.

I am extremely grateful that I found doterra,,, and that they do BOGO week a few times a year.  Today is exciting but I’ll keep it short since I know there is family to attend to and food to eat.

Today Doterra announced that for Doterra Bogo Week they are giving us the opportunity to stock up on 2 staples Buy one Lavender, get one peppermint Free.  Wondering what you can do with them?

Lavender Peppermint doterra bogo week Thursday Nov 2017

Lavender Oil 

Lavender Oil has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.  Today, lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. Research shows that Lavender Essential Oil improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure. Improved circulation increases oxygen that is available to your cells, organs, brain and skin.[1]  Since oxygen is necessary for proper cell regeneration and function, lavender essential oil can be a great thing to add to your health arsenal.  It has also been proven to treat insomnia in a recent study.[2]

Lavender is also frequently used to reduce the appearance of surface skin imperfections. You can add lavender to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

 

10 Uses for Lavender

  1. Take a Lavender Bath. Put 5 drops of Lavender into 1 Cup Epson salts then add to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
  2. After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.  It will help soothe sore muscles and allow you to fully rest.
  3. Mix three parts fractionated coconut oil with 1 part Lavender roller ball to help clear up skin irritation.
  4. Bring on the ZZZS. Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
  5. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops Lavender essential oil on your mattress.  Vacuum after an Hour
  6. Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
  7. A sleep time Trick. A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
  8. Lavender is a flavor enhancer Lavender Sea Salt is a welcome addition to many savory dishes adding to risotto and rice, and makes a fragrant rub for chicken, fish, or lamb, and an unusual and subtle flavor enhancer for freshly cooked vegetables, especially asparagus. Lavender Sugar, you’ll love the flavor it adds to your baked goods and drinks.
  9.  1 drop of Lavender will help relieve the pain and sensitivity of occasional sore gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes and abrasions or after too much sun
  10. Clear the Mind. Rub 2-3 drops of lavender on your temples to calm the mind.
  11. Apply Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.

 

And Then There’s Peppermint….

peppermint lavender doterra bogo week thursday nov 2017

Peppermint Essential Oil

Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.[1]

 

10 Uses for Peppermint:

  1. Dilute a drop of Peppermint oil combined with fractionated coconut oil and place under your nose to support open airways and help you breath easier.
  2. Add a drop of peppermint to your tongue and crazy sciency things happen with your protein receptors and the message your brain gets about the body temperature, and it can literally help you to feel much cooler.[2]
  3. Peppermint oil may be used to soothe a sore throat. The chemical properties of menthol temporarily cool and calm pain while at the same time thinning mucous. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil can also help to reduce swelling and provide further relief. Try brewing peppermint tea then flavor with honey and lemon to help combat infection and speed recovery.[3]
  4. You Could Start a Fire with Your Breath! Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.  It freshens breath and builds confidence in your close encounters.
  5. Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to prescriptions for reducing colonic spasms.It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain. Try peppermint oil or leaves added to tea for gas relief.[4]
  6. Insect Repellent. According to one study Peppermint Essential oil was an effective mosquito repellent. bye bye west nile.[5]
  7. Out on the Open Road. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel, inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up on long drives.
  8. Approaching Deadlines =Long and Late Hours. Rather than grab a snickers deeply inhale Peppermint to feel revitalized and ready to go.
  9. Un-Block Writer’s Block. Peppermint can support blood circulation and leave you rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz peppermint in the area to keep going. Another test showed that students that inhaled a peppermint while studying and then applied peppermint while taking a test did better on the test, because of the sense of smell allowing you to access areas of your brain differently.
  10. Savor the Combination. Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate add a drop into your favorite chocolate beverage or baked goods. For a Quick snack for visitors break out a box of brownie mix and add 4 drops of peppermint oil to the mix before baking. Everyone will oooh and aaah over the minty brownies.

How Do You Get Your Hands On Them?

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

The week just keeps getting better.  They have just announced Wednesday doterra bogo and it is buy one Holiday Joy and Get on Arborvitae Free… Yippee.

 

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Holiday Joy

this is a lovely combination of siberian fir, wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, cassia, douglas fir, birch, nutmeg and vanilla.  It smells like christmas in a bottle.  It is only available for a limited time so I get it every december and diffuse it all month long.  It has a warm spicy scent that makes the house feel cozy when it is chilly outside.  It is grounding for the soul and uplifting for the spirit.  I love when this time of year comes around so that I can get my hands on this little nugget.

 

Arborvitae + Holiday Joy Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Arborvitae

This is an underrated powerhouse in the essential oil world.  The name Arborvitae literally translates into tree of life.  They can grow to be 1,600 years old and their oil is so prolific within the fiber of the wood that it wont rot because the moisture cant hurt it.  It is a variety of cedar tree and bugs don’t like it so literally the logs just lay there for hundreds of years.

Doterra does a great thing with this oil in their sourcing and that is that they get the sawdust from a cedar roofing manufacturing company, distill the oil from the sawdust, then donate the pulp that is left after the oil is distilled to a paper factory so that there no waste and little impact.

So how can you use it.

  1. Use it in meditation It is an amazing grounding oil
  2. Good for respiratory support diffuse regularly
  3. I like to mix it with clary sage, cinnamon and rosemary in the diffuser,
  4. Massage into tired feet not only will if feel good, but arborvitae is anti fungal
  5. It deters bugs, so you can put some on a cotton ball and put in the attic or in rooms that aren’t used very often.
  6. Add Arborvitae to any mens blend of oils for a grounding and earthy base note.

 

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

 

Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

I absolutely love Doterra Essential Oils, I love Thanksgiving holiday even more which is why I adore that Doterra offers a Buy One get One Free every day the week of Thanksgiving.  This year is no Exception.

Peace + Motivate Doterra Bogo Week Tuesday November 2017 1

Motivate Blend

This pre diluted motivate blend promotes feelings of confidence and courage increasing feelings of energy, focus, concentration and stamina.  I diffuse this blend every day at my desk and it is amazing.  A combination of Peppermint, citrus, coriander, basil, yuzu, melissa, rosemary and vanilla.  It is uplifting, warm and spicy with sweet undertones. I love this oil and could not be more excited.

Motivate blend not only motivates you to do things, but affects the part of your brain that re-engages your excitement about things that you have been passionate about.  Diffuse this and you will Rei-ignite your passion for life.

 

Peace + Motivate Doterra BOGO Week Tuesday November 2017

Peace Blend

This is a very earthy and grounding blend.  It contains oils from the Vetiver, lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage, marjoram, labdanum and Spearmint plants.

It promotes feelings of peacefulness and calmness.  It is a great oil to roll on during the holidays.

 

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Holy Greatness.  I love when doterra does a bogo week.  This time is no exception as we are starting the week off strong with Buy On Guard Essential Oil Blend and Get Breathe Essential Oil Blend for free.  Yippee, these are both oils that I use in my home daily.

On Guard Essential Oil

Lets start with on guard.  This is a powerhouse of an oil chalk full of antioxidants (from the clove oil in the blend), and Limonene D (from the wild orange) which is a cholesterol solvent and in this study was shown effective in reducing cholesterol in gall stones.   This power house oil can not only disinfect your home surfaces, but can kill airborne bacteria and by simply diffusing it or putting a drop on your furnace filter when you change it.  And it will boost your immune system the whole time.  It sounds like a busy oil, but it is surprisingly grounding.

I also love On Guard for it’s amazing ability to shift the energy in my house as I transition from outside activities that are prominent in the fall to more inside activities. It has a warm spicy grounding aroma that always works well for me this time of year.

 

Breathe Essential Oil

This is the oil that turned me on to doterra.  It smells absolutely delightful and is extremely effective in respiratory support opening the airways, leaving your body feeling surprisingly light.  My husband, Scott, diffuses it every night on his side of the bed because although lemon and peppermint can be uplifting, having open airways helps him sleep more calm and deep.  He loves it.  I also love it and use it before a workout, whenever my chest feels full, to maintain healthy sinuses and I also put a drop on my yoga towel so that when I get to savasana I can lie in complete relaxation.

 

Every day this week there will be a new pair of BOGO oils so stay tuned this week for more bogo deals.

 

Clove Essential Oil Doterra Product of the month November 2017

Clove Essential Oil Doterra Product of the month November 2017

I am so excited that doterra has selected such wonderful oils as their promotions for November.  The Big news is their Enrollment kit Promotion,,, holy cow it is a good one.

Special U.S Promotion for November 2017…Save an Additional 20% on Select Enrollment Kits. 

Select Enrollment Kits (which are already bundled and discounted) are discounted even Further!!!! Yikes, in 3 Years I have never seen doterra do this before.  Here’s the breakdown of savings.

  • Home Essentials Enrollment Kit  Discounted by $130.50 off retail Price.
  • Cleanse and Restore Kit Saves $130.50
  • Emotional Diffused  Kit has a savings of $103 from retail prices
  • If you’re interested in the Natural Solutions Enrollment Kit (this is my favorite because it is a mini house makeover) You will save $338.95 off retail pricing.
  • Every Oil Kit will save you $995.25; you get every oil that doterra sells with this kit. Yes Please!
  • Diamond Kit saves you a whopping $1396.25 and you get every product that Doterra Makes and sells, it is awesome.

Contact me to get more info on this awesome promotion that I have never seen doterra offer before, it is truly awesome. Or if you are ready to dive in click here to read the instructions on getting started. 

In other News this Month… Did anyone else notice that cLOVE has love in it… Well I love this oil and it is the free oil of the month.

Clove is free with any 125pv Loyalty Rewards Purchase through November 15, 2016.  It is a magnificent oil here is a video about the history uses and benefits of this oil.

 

The discounted oil this month is one of your new ones, Siberian Fir, all month long this oil is 10% off which is great because it is a powerhouse oil.  Here is a video about siberian fir:

 

 

Try this Thankful Diffuser Blend this Thanksgiving Month.  Combine the oils and add them to a diffuser, to some pinecones for a beautifull display or on the inside of the paper towel roll so that every time you grab some paper towels you get a little gratitude.

  • 2 drops cinnamon bark
  • 1 drop clove
  • 1 drop Ginger
  • 1 drop Wild Orange
  • 1 drop cardamom

See you in the next post, have an awesome week.

xo,

s

 

 

Doterra Yoga Collection

Doterra Yoga Collection

 

 

I was so excited this summer when Doterra announced their new Yoga Collection, and series of 3 Essential oil blends; arise, anchor and align.  These oils smell absolutely delightful, each of them like a breath of fresh air in their own way; each of them very unique.

I have to admit, when I first heard that some lucky girl got the chance to work with doterra to come up with their yoga line, I was a little jealous.  I know not very yogi of me, but the emotion existed anyway.

Then I watched this video:

 

Although the video doesn’t give tons of details about the oils themselves, I fell in love with Elena Brower and instantly understood doterra’s decision.  She is a true creator and did a fantastic job.

I love how she thinks about the oils and how they allow you to get in touch with yourself, but from a spacial perspective:

“Anchor blend Welcomes you Home to yourself, helps you get started, keeps you grounded”

“The align blend is a way to clear the path and center”

“Arise will brighten any moment, any day, and help you get seated for your meditation and beyond.

Like, wow…. What a rock star.  So of course after watching the video and smelling the oils I had to cyber stock this lady a bit.  What I found was even more goodness.

She also recently published a book “Practice You, A Journal”… What???? After reading about it I ordered it.  What I found when it arrived was a truly lovely, gently guided journal so beautifully designed and illustrated that it is a little intimidating to begin.

It is a great reminder to remember how great all my other journals are after being used and carried around.  I guess you could say the same about our bodies and our minds. as we age.  Pages will have statements like “This is what my center feels like” or  “This is how I become like water”  with ample space for you to explore, write and find.

I knew from the moment I smelled these blends that they were really special, and after learning more about Elena Brower, I know that it isn’t just the oils that make them special, but also the energy that she put into creating them.

I cannot recommend the journal and the oils highly enough and oddly enough, even though they aren’t marketed together, the oils will assist with diving into the journey that is the journal.

 

Thank you Elena, I’m not sure that you will ever see this, but I love both my oils and my first Practice Journal.  Thank you for creating such beautiful things for the world to use.

 

Here is a video that goes into a little detail about the specifics of each oil.