Where to Buy Essential Oils
Years ago when I was first buying essential oils, you had to go to a health food store to get them. They weren't mainstream at all.
Now you can buy essential oils in big discount stores. Here's a news flash...
The oils you buy in those stores aren't REAL essential oils. They're synthetic. Sometimes 100% synthetic in fact (as shown by the guy at Essential Oil University).
doTERRA started eight years ago because the owners knew that for an essential oil to have the power to improve your health and well-being it needed to be pure, natural, and potent. They also knew that much of what was sold in the marketplace was none of those things.
Is Purity Enough?
Many oil labels claim that their oil is 100% pure. And it might be! But that doesn't mean that it has the chemistry it needs to get the job done.
Lavender grown in Utah has a different chemical makeup than lavender grown in Bulgaria.
Different parts of a plant contain essential oils with a differing chemical composition. While most parts of the cedar tree have essential oils, the heartwood has the highest concentration of cedrol, the chemical constituent that gives Cedarwood its calming effect. Some companies produce Cedarwood by distilling all parts of the tree, giving them a higher yield of essential oil, then adding synthetic cedrol to make up the difference. doTERRA distills only the heartwood so that our Cedarwood is naturally high in cedrol (and doTERRA never, ever adds synthetic chemicals to their oils!).
So you see, it's not just purity that counts. Potency counts, too!
Why buy wholesale?
Some people don't want to become wholesale customers of doTERRA, but I ask, why? What's the downside? You don't have to buy anything else EVER. You don't have to sell. You don't have to get on a monthly reoccurring order.
Are you a member at Costco? If so, you paid $55 to be a member and you have to show your card every time you shop there because you have to be a member to get their prices.
Why did you join Costco? When I originally got a membership, I was buying something big, like a TV or computer, and I was going to save more than $55 if I bought it at Costco. I had no intention of buying other things at Costco. I just wanted the initial savings.
Since then, I've found LOTS of products I love at Costco, so I am now a repeat customer.
Just like Costco, some people join doTERRA as a wholesale customer because they can save lots of money by purchasing an enrollment kit. They don't plan to buy more and that's fine!
Others want to be a wholesale member because they want to earn free products with Loyalty Rewards. They start with a smaller kit and then set a date for a monthly order to be shipped (the contents of that order can change every month depending on what you need).
Some people become a wholesale member, then place two or three one-time orders at random times during the year.
It's up to you.
I want to make a few things VERY CLEAR:
So what's stopping you? If you're ready to purchase doTERRA essential oils at the BEST price possible, become a wholesale member today. Instructions can be found by clicking on the Buy Now button below.
Essential Oils in the Homeschool
Ever had one of those days as a homeschool mom where the kids are balking at their schoolwork, with one wanting to jump on top of the table and the other fall asleep doing her math, and you just want to run back to bed and take a nap? Yeah. Me, too.
I'd find it hard to make it through a full homeschool day without using essential oils on both my kids and myself.
The first thing I do is start the diffuser. I love to use oils that are grounding. I don't need kids so calm they are asleep, but I don't want them bouncing off the walls either. I need them balanced. I need myself balanced, too, so I don't turn into that crazy homeschool mom. Something uplifting, but not too energizing, grounding, but not sleep-inducing...that's what I want in the diffuser. Some great examples are Balance, Citrus Bliss, Motivate, Cheer, Lavender/Peppermint/Wild Orange, Frankincense.
The second thing I do is rub some InTune (the Focus blend) on the back of my kids' necks. There's a spot at the base of the neck right where there's a little indention that's the perfect place to apply essential oils that support the brain. A great focus blend helps the kids settle down and get to work. Sometimes (many times!) I need to use some focus blend to help myself stay focused on the home and not on Facebook. Anyone get that? :-)
The third thing I do is take my vitamins. Lifelong Vitality and Mito2Max keep me from feeling the need to run back to bed for a mid-afternoon nap. Getting all the nutrients my body needs is helpful. My 14 year old takes a full dose of vitamins, too. I'd have younger kids on the children's vitamin. I wish I could say that we grew our own food and ate every single thing organic, but I can't. We live real around here.
How about you? Would you like to try a sample of any of the oils I mentioned? Click on Free Sample to have a free sample mailed to you.
The doTERRA Convention was held in Salt Lake City again this year. There were 30,000 people there! It's grown to the point that they have to have it in two arenas. Though it sounds overwhelming, it really isn't. The company has it down to a science and everything moves quite smoothly.
doTERRA has published a great summary of the convention. For all the details, click here:
I'll be sharing different things I learned and the new products over the next week or so. In the meantime, check out doTERRA's website.
Also, check to see if a Post Convention Tour is coming to a town near you. Make a way to attend and bring a friend. It's worth it!
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs to use in the kitchen and it's a great essential oil to use while cooking. Here are some recipes you can try with doTERRA's Rosemary essential oil:
Balsamic Rosemary Marinade
Italian Summer Skewers with Rosemary Balsamic Reduction
Rosemary Mashed Potatoes (pictured)
Rosemary Lemon Hummus
Rosemary Zucchini Fettuccine
Plus here are a few ways you can use Rosemary in the bath:
Rosemary Lavender Hair Rinse
Rosemary Spearmint Soap
For a product information page on Rosemary, click here.
To order Rosemary, contact me or order from my website:
Elaine Lambert loves teaching others about essential oils and other wellness products. Please contact me to learn more!