WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD I GET?
I’m often asked, “If I want to try just one oil, which one should I get?” I equate this to someone who wants to improve his or her diet asking me which vegetable should I eat? You need a variety to get the results you desire.
This is a lifestyle. Not a magic potion.
The smartest, most economical way to purchase essential oils is to choose a starter kit that fits your budget and needs, which allows you to purchase any future products at wholesale prices. The starter kits I recommend include the most popular oils for common issues that arise within the home. They also offer significant cost savings and some include a diffuser, the easiest and most effective way to experience the oils. I’ve also put together a collection of custom kits with oils I recommend for specific issues such as the Culinary Basics Collection if your primary interest is in using essential oils is for cooking or the Cancer Support Collection if you are someone who is battling cancer and wish to choose essential oils that will be the most beneficial for your condition.
If you aren’t sure which kit to purchase and just want to test the waters, try my Sampler Box, which includes a convenient to carry around keychain with samples of 8 of my favorite essential oils. It’s also a perfect add-on if you already have essential oils at home, but wish to try out some new ones you don’t have yet in your collection.
I NEVER recommend a product or service unless it is something I use and love myself. I did my homework before deciding upon doTerra. I researched and tried other brands, travelled to corporate headquarters, met the owners and leaders within the company and have been using their products in my own life for the past four years. I have had such positive experiences that I can say with confidence this is a company and brand I am proud to be associated with. In fact, I give so much of my own product away to clients and friends I know would benefit that I’m constantly out of my favorite oils myself!
My TOP REASONS for choosing doTerra as my essential oils provider:
QUALITY of the products. All organic. No adulteration. Ever. Period, the end!
INTEGRITY of the owners. I could hang out with these people. They are that cool.
HUMANITARIAN aspect of the company. DoTerra improves lives. All over. Everyday.
DEBT FREE privately held BILLION dollar company...in 8 short years! Who can argue with that?
WHAT ELSE COMES WITH YOUR PURCHASE?
YOUR WELCOME PACKAGE
I want you to get the most out of your essential oils, so I am also going to mail you a Welcome Package that includes samples of many of doTerra's products that may not have come with your starter kit, such as the shampoo and conditioner; Deep Blue rub; Breathe respiratory drops and some other valuable resources for helping you to learn more about how to use essential oils in your life. If you order the Natural Solutions kit or above, you will also get a FREE spiral bound Modern Essentials Usage Guide, a valuable resource that guides you in how to use essential oils for various conditions and situations. Most people lovingly refer to it as the Essential Oils Bible. (Please note this gift is currently only available only to US residents).
HOW DO I LEARN HOW TO USE THE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Support and guidance is essential to ensure success when making any lifestyle change. My colleagues and I have teamed up to create a valuable training resource so we can teach you how to safely and confidently use the essential oils you have purchased. We have put together a 10 day self guided virtual training program that we run once a month. Once you receive your oils, you will receive an invitation to join our next training program. There are no additional fees for this service; we just want you to learn and feel confident in knowing how and what to use your oils for. We will cover topics such as Stress and Mood Management; Enjoying Better Sleep; Having More Energy; Controlling Your Weight; Health Supportive Cooking with Essential Oils; and Creating Non Toxic Household Cleaners Using Essential Oils. After you have purchased your kit, you will receive a welcome email from me that will include a link to access this valuable resource. You will also be invited into a private Facebook group called Minnows, which allows you to connect with other like minded people who are using essential oils for their health concerns. It's a great place to have your usage questions answered.
WHAT SHOULD I BUY?
DoTerra has put together some great starter kits, or you can create a custom collection that is targeted towards your specific health concerns. I recommend choosing a kit you can comfortably afford; you can always add more oils to your collection later by purchasing them through the Loyalty Rewards Program.
Here are my 3 favorite doTerra kits to choose from.
The Natural Solutions Kit
This is the kit I initially purchased when I enrolled with doTerra and I absolutely love it! I knew I was making a lifestyle change and wanted to invest in a kit that offered a wider variety of oils than the smaller starter kits. It includes some of the blends that you won't get in the smaller kits like Balance, InTune, Serenity and Clary Calm, plus the Deep Blue Rub, all of which get nearly daily use in my life! I also prefer the Aroma Lite diffuser, over the diffuser that comes with the Home Essentials kit since it runs for up to 8 hours (perfect for a restful night's sleep) as opposed to 4.
Home Essentials Kit
This kit is currently our best selling kit, since it contains the 10 most frequently used essential oils for issues that arise in the common household. There are oils to support and strengthen your immune system; reduce stress and anxiety; help you sleep better; make non toxic household cleaners; and improve your digestion. This kit comes with a FREE diffuser, the easiest and most effective way to experience the oils.
Family Essentials Kit
This kit is a great choice if your budget is limited or you just want to dip your toes in the water. It contains the same 10 most frequently used essential oils, but in smaller size bottles (5ml instead of 15ml). You also receive Peppermint Beadlets and OnGuard Beadlets with the kit, which are perfect for bringing on the go.
CUSTOM CURATED COLLECTIONS
If you have specific health concerns that you would like to address, I can put together a custom curated collection of essential oils and supplements that are best suited for your needs. You still get wholesale pricing; you pay a $35 one time enrollment fee and then the cost of whichever oils and products you choose. I can consult with you to help you make your decision that addresses your top health goals and fits your budget.
When you purchase a doTerra kit or Custom Collection, you can become a Wholesale Customer, meaning you receive wholesale pricing on all future orders (25% off of retail), or you can become a Wellness Advocate, where you can earn commissions by when you share essential oils with others. By choosing a doTerra starter kit, the wholesale membership fee of $35 is waived. The starter kits I recommend contain the most popular oils as well as a diffuser, the easiest and most effective way to experience the oils. (When you purchase one of the Custom Collections, the $35 fee is already incorporated into the package price).
IS THERE A MONTHLY MINIMUM PURCHASE?
No, there are no monthly minimums. They are rewards and incentives given to members who purchase product monthly in our Loyalty Rewards Program, but this is not an obligation.
WHAT IS THE LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM?
The Loyalty Rewards Program is quite simply the smartest way to shop. The company rewards its members for loyalty. If you order something each month, you accumulate points. These points can be cashed in for free product. The percentage you earn ranges from 10% to 30% of what you are spending based on two things, how long you have been a member and how big of a kit you initially purchase. Say for example you start with a small kit (The Home Essentials). You would earn 10% back in points towards free product. After you’ve been with the company for 13 months, that percentage climbs to 30%. I typically bank my points and then cash them in for the products that I consider to be a treat to myself. It’s a wonderful program that makes shopping for your natural products very cost effective. I now buy everything for my personal care needs through doTerra… my skin care, shampoo and conditioner, soaps, household cleaners, toothpaste, protein shakes, and supplements. (and Christmas and birthday gifts as well!)
DO I NEED TO SELL ANYTHING?
Not unless you want to! There is an option to create a residual income (and financial freedom), sharing with and educating others about natural solutions for their health and well being. Many people initially are only interestedin being customers, but after experiencing so many positive benefits from the products, they decide to join our team as Wellness Advocates. The choice is yours, but I always recommend that you become a user of the products first, so you can experience their benefits before deciding to build a business. That said, I am currently looking to fill a couple of key positions in my organization, so if you are interested in learning more about the business opportunity, send me an email and I will personally get in touch with you to describe the opportunity and see if it is a good fit for you.
HOW DO I LEARN TO USE THE OILS?
There is extensive training offered to you once you join our doTerra “team”. I guide newcomers through the process of learning how to integrate essential oils into your life at a pace you are comfortable with. After you purchase your starter kit, you can schedule a private 30 minute wellness consultation with me over the phone or on Zoom to discuss your individual health concerns and goals so we can come up with a plan of action to help you achieve those goals. You will also receive an invitation to join Oil Camp, a 2 week Facebook based educational program that teaches you how to use the oils in your daily life through short videos and interactive posts with our team of coaches. AND you gain access to my library of training webinars, videos and podcasts, which can be viewed and listened to from the comfort of your own home whenever it's convenient; and there is a private Facebook group that covers basic product training for those who are new to essential oils. Lots of help from a variety of cources!
IF I WANT TO PURCHASE JUST ONE OR TWO OILS, CAN I DO THAT?
Yes, of course. I can direct you where to purchase the oils at retail prices, but you lose out on all of the benefits of a wholesale account. It costs more per bottle and you do not get access to the wide array of training materials and support that are offered. Proper training and support are key; you don’t want to lose out on that!