Top 10 Essential Oils for Cleaning

Using Essential Oils for Cleaning is a sure-fire way to detoxify your home environment. Staying toxin free is of utmost importance to me and my family, so the following are some quick tips and suggestions for my top 10 essential oils for cleaning. 

On Guard Essential Oil

  • Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
  • Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.
  • Put 50 drops in a spray bottle with 30 oz of distilled water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces (cleans great too).

Wild Orange Essential Oil 

  • Make a simple linen spray with 10 drops wild orange, and 10 drops of lavender + water in a spray bottle. 
  • Make a kitchen cleaner with wild orange essential oil, and combine with any of these other oils for a powerhouse disinfectant for your kitchen.

Lemon Essential Oil 

  • Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces. Lemon oil also makes a great furniture polish; simply add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
  • Use a cloth soaked in Lemon oil to preserve and protect your leather furniture and other leather surfaces or garments.
  • Lemon oil is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver and other metals.

Lime Essential Oil

  • Make a disinfectant spray with 10 drops of lime essential oil, 1 cup of white vinegar, and water to a spray bottle. 
  • Clean stubborn copper pots with 10 drops of lime essential oil, and salt. Let sit like 5 to 10 minutes after scrubbing, Rinse with hot water & dry.

Lavender Essential Oil 

  • Combine Lavender Oil with water in a glass spray bottle to remove unwanted odors in your home, car, or mattress.

Grapefruit Essential Oil 

  • Put on a rag to help remove stubborn, sticky residue off surfaces
  • Wash hands with Grapefruit oil to remove grease after changing your oil
  • Neutralize those stinky odors. Diffuse or spray lemon oil and neutralize odors at their source!

Tangerine Essential Oil 

  • Use 10 drops of tangerine oil with water and create your own DIY toilet spray to get rid of unwanted odors. 

Purify Essential Oil 

  • Add 10 drops of Purify to a spray bottle and top it off with water for a natural, DIY bug spray. 
  • Add 4 drops to a cotton ball and put in/near a vent to help purify the air as it is dispersed. 

Melaleuca Essential Oil  

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

DIY Essential Oil Recipes for Cleaning - can be a lot of fun! + Super easy. 

If you haven't noticed, you can clean and detoxify your home with a variety of different doTERRA Essential Oils. You can also consider COMBINING many of these oils for added benefits (both in terms of smell, and cleaning power). 

Try your own combination, and let me know how it goes in the comments below!

PS. Want to get your hands on some oils, here's how to get started. 

Top 5 Essential Oils for Manifesting Love

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As humans, our sense of smell is a crucial element of attraction. To manifest is to attract, and to attract is to manifest. In essence, manifestation is an act by which set intentions out into the ethers, and we attract things back to us.  

But how do we manifest love? First you must take the opportunity to plant seeds for what you would like to grow in your life. We do this by setting intentions and beginning the process of manifestation. It’s important to get clear about what you really want to create in your future and essential oils are the perfect thing to help you with this!  Because manifestation is all about positive change, it is associated with optimism and taking action. All five of the oils I am about to share with you embody this sentiment and can be used aromatically and topically during your manifesting rituals....

How to Manifest Love with the Plant Magic of Essential Oils

Let's come back to this idea of Smell = Power. Smell has a strong bond with memory—it’s why romance films show the forlorn hero smelling the sweater or pillowcase of a long lost lover. Aromas elicit emotional responses.

But are there aromas that stimulate initial, physical attraction in the brain? In other words, is it possible to create a love potion through scent?

Scientists and psychologists are still exploring how our sense of smell affects initial attraction. According to Psychology Today:

“Some researchers think scent could be the hidden cosmological constant in the sexual universe, the missing factor that explains who we end up with. It may even explain why we feel ‘chemistry’—or ‘sparks’ or ‘electricity’—with one person and not with another.”[1]

While we may not know why or how aromas affect attraction just yet, there’s certainly historical evidence for aromas of love or “love potions.” Botanical aromas have been associated with love since antiquity. Orange blossoms (neroli), jasmine and a few others, in particular, have deep roots in romantic history.

Let’s take a closer look…

1. Neroli Essential Oil

"The sun has left the lea,

The orange flower perfumes the bower,

The breeze is on the sea"

—Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), “Quentin Durward”

Neroli essential oil is created by steam distilling the blossoms of the bitter orange Citrus aurantium (L.) var. amara, and its aroma has been associated with royalty and beauty for centuries.

It is said that the word neroli is derived from the name of the Italian princess of Nerole, Anna Maria de La Tremoille (pictured right). Neroli was her favorite oil, and it soon became her “signature” scent.

Additionally, orange flowers have long been associated with fertility and weddings. Brides have traditionally worn headdresses adorned with orange blossoms. 

It’s also possible that neroli C. aurantium may promote emotions of love and passion because it naturally encourages a healthy, peaceful mood and can help manage stress.[2] On the simplest level, a calm, peaceful mood is naturally more open to attraction and new relationships.

The aroma: Neroli C. aurantium essential oil’s aroma is deeply floral and citrusy, with a hint of wildness. 

How to manifest Love with Neroli Essential Oil:

Try using Neroli essential oil in a diffuser to clear and uplift your energy. Or use neroli essential oil as a perfume, to radiate positivity and attract with its beautiful fragrance. 

 

2. Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine’s floral fragrance is warm and exotic and has been used throughout history for romance and attraction. It helps balance the feminine energy of the body and is often used during childbirth. An absolute, rather than an essential oil, this is a highly concentrated oil blend that is safe for inhalation but should never be ingested. Jasmine blends beautifully with ylang ylang, rose and sandalwood.

Jasmine Jasminum sambac (L.) has long been associated with love. Even it’s name, derived from the Persian word yasmin, or “moonshine in the garden,” drips of romance.

Legends tell that Cleopatra (pictured below) wooed Marc Antony with its heady, floral aroma.

In India, jasmine flowers are traditionally used in wedding garlands, decorations, and scattered across marriage beds. 

As a floral scent often used in perfumery, there may be reasons why jasmine elicits feelings of romance—jasmine is a known stimulant and can possibly stimulate memory.

One study examined the effects of jasmine J. sambac inhalation on brain wave activity and emotions. The study concluded that jasmine had an effect on the nervous system and could affect brain wave activities and mood states.[3]

With memory so closely related to emotion, there may be something within jasmine that triggers nostalgia and memory—two possible ingredients for attraction. This is speculation of course, but it’s fascinating to see how aromas affect our brains and bodies.

Jasmine J. sambac is also widely known to support a happy, healthy mood and emotional balance. A 2010 study investigated the stimulating effects of J. sambac on the mood. When applied to the abdomen, the researchers noted that J. sambac increased “breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation … which indicated an increase of autonomic arousal.”

How to manifest Love with Jasmine Essential Oil: 

Again, a healthy, happy, and emotionally balanced spirit will emit energy that attracts equally positive energy[4]… a desired advantage when looking for love.

 

3. Rose Essential Oil

Rose is known as the “Queen of Flowers”. Probably the most common scent associated with love, romance Valentine’s Day, rose is also the oil of the heart chakra, and associated with the archetype "The Goddess of Love."

The Romans made lavish use of roses: they scattered them from ceilings during banquets; they adorned the statues of their favourite gods with roses and they wore roses to protect them from drunkenness. The Greeks, too, venerated the rose, Homer eulogizing it in the Iliad and Odyssey, and Sappho dubbing it the queen of flowers. 

It carries a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance that is highly romantic. It's also known to help balance hormones in the female reproductive system. Used for skin care for thousands of years, it is perfect for dry or aging skin.

Place a couple drops on palms and rub gently in a clockwise direction. Then, slowly inhale 3 deep breaths to let the aroma waft into your amygdala gland in the center of the brain. 

How to manifest Love with Rose Essential Oil: 

Place directly on the heart center, behind the ears, on wrists, the womb center or in a bath. Imagine what it would feel like to have true love in your life. 

 

4. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

This sweet, soft, flowery fragrance has become a romantic favorite. Ylang ylang elevates sexual energy and enhances relationships. Petals of this beautiful yellow flower are often strewn across marriage beds in Indonesia.

How to manifest Love with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: 

The fragrance is perfect to diffuse to set the tone for your own romantic evening, or ritual ceremony, or try adding a few drops with epsom salts to your bathwater to enhance your sexual energy.

 

5. Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood has long been known as an aphrodisiac (hello!). It's also an incredibly grounding and masculine scent. When we're talking about attraction, its important to root into what you want to manifest. 

If florals aren’t your thing, sandalwood might be your favorite heart-opening essential oil. With a soft, woody scent, sandalwood is often used in perfumes as a base note.

In India, sandalwood has long been used in ceremony, from birthdays to marriages to deaths.

How to Use Sandalwood Essential Oil to Manifest Love: 

Sandalwood is healing, grounding, and is said to awaken your sensuality and open you up for unconditional love. This might be a good oil to use when you and a loved one got into a disagreement, to help you move past the fight and back into love. 


Ready to manifest true love in your life with the plant magic of essential oils? 

Feel free to continue your education on my blog, or come join us in my Free Facebook Community 

 

 

 

[1] Svoboda, E. (2008, January 1). Scents and sensibility. Retrieved November 30, 2015, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200712/scents-and-sensibility

[2] Choi, S., Kang, P., Lee, H., & Seol, G. (2014). Effects of inhalation of essential oil of citrus aurantium L. Var. Amara on Menopausal symptoms, stress, and estrogen in Postmenopausal women: A Randomized controlled trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM.. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=neroli+Citrus+aurantium+(L.)+var.+amara

[3] Sayowan, W., Siripornpanich, V., Ruangrungsi, N., Hongratanaworakit, T., & Kotchabhakdi, N. (2013). The effects of jasmine oil inhalation on brain wave activities and emotions. Journal of Health Research27(2), 73–77. Retrieved from http://www.researchgate.net/publication/236235613_THE_EFFECTS_OF_JASMINE_OIL_INHALATION_ON_BRAIN_WAVE_ACTIVIES_AND_EMOTIONS

[4] Paul, M. (2013, September 2). 5 keys to attracting the love of your life.Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-paul-phd/love-yourself_b_3533053.html

 

How to Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

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Let me be Your Oil Concierge!

Making an investment that is big or small, for personal use or for starting your own oil business can be intimidating. Heck, I know it was for me! This is exactly why I am so committed to you and your oil journey. If signing up for yourself online via computer or smartphone sounds scary to you, then shoot me a quick message and I would be happy to help you!

 

How to Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

My best piece of advice when you join the essential oil world is to get yourself a wholesale membership. This way, you get the most bang for your buck. Let me share with you how simple it is...even if you are a total newbie like I was when I got my wholesale membership. (To be totally honest with you, I only signed up for a wholesale account because I wanted to save money! Ha! I had not idea it would turn into a way to provide for my family!)

 

Step-by-Step Instructions or How to Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

 

1. Click HERE to go to my account. (My account will help you create your own account.) This should take you to the "Join & Save" page.

2. Review the Wellness Advocate and Wholesale Customer benefits. Notice that you get more benefits as a Wellness Advocate. Both options will ask you to invest in a ONE TIME $35 fee. They are the same price, but again, you get more perks as a Wellness Advocate. Click the green "Join doTERRA" button on the bottom right of the screen. 

3. Pick your language and country. 

4. Select which type of account you'd like to have. Choose Wholesale Customer if you main goal is to purchase oils for personal use only. Choose Wellness Advocate if you think you may want to share oils with your loved ones. As a Wellness Advocate you'll be partnering with me in my business and you'll have access to tons of team perks and education. (You can learn more about those perks HERE.) 

5. Fill in the personal details of your account. The Enroller ID and Sponsor ID boxes should already be filled in for you with my account number if you’ve logged in correctly. If not, enter 5650074 so that I can see when you join my team and be ready to support you!

6. Place your first order! If you are only in the market for the wholesale membership, select the Introductory Packet for $35. OR! You can pick an enrollment kit to have your wholesale fee waived (!!!) and get your oils at the deepest discount available. Seems like an easy choice to me. 

 

What is the BEST Enrollment Kit for Beginners?

Take a look at the Natural Solutions kit. I love that it comes with a diffuser (such an easy way to get started!) as well as the top ten essential oils. It's $100 in free product credit and $150 in free product. Such a deep discount!

LOOK AT ENROLLMENT KITS

Take note that the bigger you go with the kits, the more savings and free stuff you get!

7. Last but not least, set up your optional Loyalty Rewards Program. Think of this like a frequent diner card at your favorite restaurant. It will save you A TON of money. You will get a free product every month and product credit points which gets you free stuff! And everyone loves freebies, right?!

 

AND THAT’S IT! WELCOME TO DOTERRA! YOU HAVE JUST CHANGED YOUR LIFE!!

Click the button below to buy doTERRA Essential Oils NOW and follow the directions above.

 

"I'm not tech savvy, I need your help!"

I totally understand. Sometimes the backend of the doTERRA site is intimidating. Click the button below to contact me - we'll be on the phone ASAP and I'll help get you started. 

doTERRA FAQ - Everything You Need to Know Before Signing Up!

 
 

When people are first looking into essential oils it's usually because they are looking a couple of things 1) they want to detox their homes and their lives (without pills and other yucky substances!) 2) they want a way to make an income and an impact by helping others.

If that sounds like you - keep on reading. 

Below is a list of frequently asked questions, addressing EVERYTHING you need to know to make an educated decision about whether or not doTERRA is right for you and your family! First, we'll start with some basics...

 

doTERRA - Frequently Asked Questions

(+ everything you need to know before signing up!) 

 

 

What Are Essential Oils, Anyway?

Essential Oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts harvested from farm-grown and wildcrafted plants, flowers, herbs, and trees. They're obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing, and resin tapping. Oils are more potent than dried herbs and way more powerful than the plant from which they're distilled. Did you know it requires over 22 pounds of rose petals to make ONE 5ml bottle of Rose essential oil? It takes a lot of plant to make a little oil!


How do You Use Essential Oils?

Aromatically – Our sense of smell influences many physiological pathways in our body. Breathing in a pure essential oil by way of diffusing, can purify the air, promote emotional benefits to our body, and eliminate odors and airborne pathogens. Topically – dōTERRA oils have an immediate, localized benefit by restoring or calming our body. The chemical structure of essential oils allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body. Internally – dōTERRA oils can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some oils have powerful antioxidant properties. Some help support healthy inflammatory response in cells (Do not use an essential oil internally that does NOT have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label – dōTERRA oils do!).


Okay, so what's all the hype? Aren't oils just the latest fad? 

Oils aren't a new health trend -- they've been used all over the world for thousands of years for their emotionally uplifting properties, to aid overall wellness, promote relaxation, and support the skin. Oils have been well-documented throughout history for their uses and benefits by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Europeans, and Chinese.


Why are doTERRA Oils More Expensive than some other brands you see at the health food store? 

But when it comes to essential oils, you get what you pay for. Most store-bought essential oils are not put through the testing like dōTERRA oils are. Plus, there usually is a warning on the label not to take them internally. No, thank you! When I buy essential oils, I want to get the full therapeutic benefit from them. I love them so much that I have become a distributor for them, not to try to SELL and make money from them (however that is a huge benefit), but I wanted the steep discount that comes with being a Wellness Advocate and I wanted to be able to recommend the best quality oils to all of you.


What do I gain by becoming a member? 

So much! For starters, you get 25% off of retail pricing. You are also able to earn free products through our Loyalty Reward Program. Every month dōTERRA offers a free product of the month, and several times per year they offer huge product promotions. You also earn 100% of your shipping costs back through loyalty rewards and 10-30% back in product points to spend how you choose. When you join my team, you get access to our exclusive Facebook team group, you are included in tons of team only giveaways, and you get non-stop training and support.


Okay but, do they really work? 

Yes, yes and more yes! We're living healthier lives, cutting out harmful chemicals, and enjoying better emotional health than ever before. These days we're bombarded by quick-fix synthetic solutions that often contain dangerous ingredients to mimic the properties that nature built into botanicals. Oils are useful, powerful allies on our quest for wellness.


Is there a monthly order minimum?

Nope. You do not need to have a monthly order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member or a retail customer. Should you decide to start a business, there is a minimum order of 100PV (which I'll address in the next question)


What exactly is the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) ??? 

Think of LRP like your freqent flyer miles. Here's some of the many benefits of LRP:

Benefits of LRP:

  • Like Frequent Flyer Programs, you earn free product credits up to 30% back on every order (purchases over 50 PV) that you can spend like cash for free products (Personal Volume, 1PV = about $1)
  • Receive wholesale pricing, a savings of 25% Plus…
  • Receive an additional 10-30% back in FREE product credits
  • SHIPPING REWARDS PROGRAM! Earn your shipping back in free product points for placing online LRP orders. Who doesn't love free product!
  • Opportunity to Earn the FREE Product of the Month (with 125 PV order by the 15th of each month)
  • Qualify to earn compensation
  • Easy monthly automatic order ~ Products can be edited, added, or removed each month up until midnight the night before your shipping date
  • LRP orders can be set to ship any day between the 1st and the 28th of the month
  • For those of you deciding to grow a business, this is an investment in your continued education with the oils. You can't help others if you don't first have the personal experience/testimony with the oils  yourself!

I DON’T REALLY WANT TO SELL ESSENTIAL OILS. DO I HAVE TO SELL DŌTERRA PRODUCTS TO BE A WHOLESALE CUSTOMER?

Of course not! Actually, when you sign up to be a Wholesale Customer you get all the benefits of a Wellness Advocate but you can not sell oils.


Isn't doTERRA just a pyramid scheme?

I had the same initial misunderstanding. What I’ve come to learn is that we are part of a global network of teachers, educating one another on how to revolutionize health care, keeping our health in our own hands rather than in the hands of doctors prescribing toxic medications, and detoxifying our homes from the neurological and physiological onslaught of petrochemicals.

Now that the Oils are a part of my everyday existence, and my family for them morning noon and night to ameliorate their upsets, falls, emotions and fears, I see that I wish I’d had these tools as a child, as a teenager and I feel so thankful for them now.

Click here to learn more about how dōTERRA is changing the world...


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WHOLESALE CUSTOMER AND A WELLNESS ADVOCATE?

Great question! Wholesale Customers get all the great benefits that Wellness Advocates get, but they do not have the option to sell. So when you sign up for a Wholesale Customer membership you do not need to enter your social security number (that is only for tax purposes). If at any time you decide that you would like to sell dōTERRA you can upgrade to a Wellness Advocate status and be able to create an income.


What do I need to get started?

To begin as a Wholesale Member you start by purchasing an enrollment kit. There are several options to choose from depending on your budget. I highly recommend the Home Essentials kit or the Natural Solutions kit…best bang for your buck!

If you have no intention of ever selling the oils to others, becoming a Wholesale Member is a great option.

If you think you might be interested in selling dōTERRA, then sign up to be a Wellness Advocate. There are no minimum sales or quotas you must meet– it will be your business and you can build it how you want to.

There are also a variety of enrollment kits available. Purchasing a kit is not a requirement, but I do highly recommend starting out with one, as it is a wonderful, money-saving way to start your oil journey. There are many other kit options available– click HERE to see the most popular.


OKay, I'm in! HOw do I get started?

How exciting! Simply click here to get started.

5 Tips for a Successful Home Yoga Practice

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If you've been trying to cultivate an at home yoga practice, but have ZERO idea where to start -then this blog is for you. 

I continually get asked by my students both in group classes and private sessions how they can start cultivating an at-home yoga practice. It's not as hard as it sounds! It's about creating the space, and showing up for yourself daily. Below I'll share with you my Top 5 Tips for a Successful Home Yoga Practice. 

5 Tips for a Successful Home Yoga Practice

 

Tip #1: Create Your Sacred Space. 

This is THE most important tip I have for you! So hear me when I say this one: create a specific space that you'll come to each day for your practice. This might look like an empty room in the house, perhaps next to your bed, maybe a corner tucked away in your living room - wherever it is, make sure it's a place where you can set out your yoga mat -- AND LEAVE IT THERE. I repeat: Leave. Your. Mat. Out. The reason this tip is so important is it doesn't give you the chance to make excuses for yourself. You don't get to look around and say "well, the house is a mess and I really have nowhere to practice". You simply leave it there. Of course - If you have little ones running around your house, or you share your space with a significant other, this can be harder than it sounds. Do this for yourself. This is your time to get quiet, so make the space. 

Tip #2: Set and commit to a schedule for your practice. 

You have to show up for yourself - make this time sacred, and dedicated to your practice. Connecting with your source (God, Universe, Glitter-babe, whatever you like to call Her) is #1. So choose a day/time that you'll commit to your practice and stick to it. Of course, you'll f*** up here and there, but it's okay! It's about practice, not perfection. Keep showing up no matter what. 

Tip #3: Take the time to sit, and be still. 

Okay, so now you're on your mat. Take time at the beginning and end of your practice for meditation - to sit and be still with what is. It can be very easy when practicing at home to fling yourself right into a vinyasa, thinking you need to "get it in" before your kid wakes up or your roommate comes in and starts playing Britney Spears on 100. This quiet time is KEY - even if it's the only thing you do on your mat, make the time and space for it - and it will reward you.

Tip #4: Close out distractions. 

Speaking of children running around and roommates blasting B.Spears (Don'tchu knooow that your toxxiiiiiic!) It's important to close out as many distractions as possible. Now hear me - in life we will not always be able to cultivate such peace and quiet, but as we dive into a home-based yoga practice it's important to set yourself up for success, and being able to have TRUE quiet time to yourself will help you be successful to start. So if that means you schedule your time when your hubby is out golfing with his buddies, great. Or maybe you schedule your time when your baby is napping. Do what it takes to set yourself up for success in creating this new habit that is your home yoga practice. 

Tip #5: Rinse + repeat.  

Just keep showing up, day in and day out. Show up when you forget the day before. Show up when you don't feel like it. Show up when your roommate is being loud. Show up for yourelf - it'll feel good, I promise. 

Top 5 Reasons Essential Oil's Don't Work

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In the past year that I’ve been working with people and coaching them with essential oils, there have been some times where essential oils don’t give them the results that they want to see. 

Did you read that right? YES!

There ARE Times where essential oils do not work.

And it would be dishonest of me not to address this issue. I’ve gotten a few frustrated calls and emails from time-to-time asking, “what’s the deal?” 

These are the 5 most commons reasons essential oils do not work for everyone who tries them. 

 

Essential Oils Do Not Work if...

 

1. You're using the wrong method. 

Western society has conditioned us to believe that for the best results, we should take things by mouth. Sometimes the best course of action IS to take an essential oil internally (with proper direction), but not always.

In fact, most of the time, you’ll get the results you are looking for but using the two other methods first. In modern aromatherapy there are 3 primary ways that you can use genuine essential oils:

  • By applying them to your body (topical use)
  • By breathing them in (aromatic use)
  • By taking them internally (internal use) 

I dive deeper into the specifics of  How to Use Essential Oils right here. 

The good news?! It’s much easier to know which way to use your oils if you have a good essential oils mentor to lead the way. (That's what I'm here for!) 

So if your results are a built “meh”, trying changing up your method and see if you get different results. Your essential oil mentor/guide will be able to point you in the right direction. 

 

2. You don't use them enough to see results. 

I remember when I first started using oils, I would read about an oil that I wanted to use for a symptom I was having. Then I would apply the oil, and my symptom(s) wouldn’t go away, and I would think, “Dang.  These oils don’t work.”

The problem was that I wasn’t using the oils often enough. When applied topically, it takes 2 – 3 minutes for an oil to reach the bloodstream, 20 minutes to affect every cell in the body, then metabolized within 2 ½ hours.  Did you read that?  They metabolize out of the body within 2 1/2 hours, so they need to be applied more often.   I usually apply my oils every 2 to 3 hours.

Traditional drugs you may find at the drug store that claim to last  "6-8+ hours" are filled with synthetic bs.  Not to mention the ridiculously long shelf-life of these drugs. I don't know about you, but I'll take applying oils more regularly, knowing they will leave my system, than take some pill that has a bagillion negative side effects. 

When I started applying my oils more frequently, it was a game changer.  I saw great results with my oils!

It is also important to know that there are three different ways to use the oils.  

And did you know that when you inhale, it takes 22 seconds for the oils to reach the brain?!!  The only way to reach the limbic system is through smell.  Medications cannot do that. 

 

3. You're not using the right oils for your goals.

Here is something else I didn’t know when I first started using oils….Every oil works differently with every individual.  Since all of our bodies are different, the oils may work differently in each of our bodies.  It’s kind of a trial and error process.  But it is SO worth it when you finally find the one that works best for you. 

So when I don’t know what oil to use, I often hop on to the Modern Essentials app on my phone: 

 
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Then I click on the search bar, type in my symptoms, and allow the app to guide me to the oils that are right for me in each circumstance. 

Let’s say that I have anxiety.  Here is a screenshot of “anxiety.”

 
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Usually, the first one or two I try works and helps me feel better, but if it doesn’t, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a oil that can help me.  Believe me, there is!  This oils are amazing and are fiercely effective.

 

4. You're trying to Oil Your Way Out of An Unhealthy Lifestyle

No, you don’t have to be a health nut to benefit from essential oils. But a few clicks around the Environmental Working Group website says it all: we’ve got glyphosate in our food, radioactive tap water, endocrine disruptors in our personal care products…  We live in a toxic soup of chemicals. 

Yes, there is only so much we can do. However, we really must do what we can if we are going to maintain a level of good health.

Because oils are easy to use and effective, they are a wonderful gateway to healthier living. But we can’t continue to fill our homes and bodies with toxins and expect a few drops of magical oil to undo all the damage.  The good news is, essential oils can help us get the toxins out of our homes. We’ll get to that in a second.

MANY OF THE WORST OFFENDERS TO THE BODY COME IN THE FORM OF “FRAGRANCE” WHICH CAN MEAN ANY CONCOCTION OF SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS.

EWG says this: “Phthalates, used to make fragrances last longer, are associated with damage to the male reproductive system, and artificial musks accumulate in our bodies and can be found in breast milk. Some artificial musks are even linked to cancer.”

Would you agree that it is counterproductive to use a drop of pure plant oil for good health and then slather your body with harmful synthetics? (Not so fun fact: the average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day.) 

So we have a couple of options: making our own clean products with essential oils, or buying from a trusted source. DIY is not my thing, but I love doTERRA's pure and effective products, and since I get my oils from there too, it works out! 

DON’T GET OVERWHELMED! JUST START WITH THESE THREE ACTION STEPS:

  • Chuck the synthetic perfume (yes, even the expensive ones are harmful) and use essential oils instead.
  • Get rid of the toxic cleaners in your home. On Guard, Household Cleaner is the best thing I’ve found. It’s economical, smells amazing, and works wonderfully for just about everything.
  • Get curious about what you are putting into your shopping cart. Download the Think Dirty app and start checking the products you usually buy for endocrine disrupting and carcinogenic ingredients.

Wellness is a multi-faceted thing, but not poisoning yourself is an important first step in the right direction.  Use your oils and baby step your way to a healthier lifestyle.

 

5.  Your Oils Are Crappy. 

Yep. I said it. And I will start this out with a disclaimer: DO NOT BUY ESSENTIAL OILS FROM THE GROCERY STORE. Or even worse DO NOT BUY ESSENTIAL OILS ON SOME RANDOM WEBSITE ONLINE. 

You can get “oils” pretty much anywhere nowadays, but not all are created equally. Unfortunately, the essential oil market is full of synthetic and adulterated oils.

  • Manufacturers often add propylene glycol, alcohol, or acetate to stretch the product.
  • Plants may have been treated with pesticides and distilled with chemical solvents.
  • Synthetic fragrances may have been added to make it smell more pleasing to the consumer.

The resulting “oils” are anything but beneficial to the body. Using them takes you right back to Reason #4. 

Say you have oils labeled as “Pure” or “Therapeutic Grade”, are you safe? Not so much. Those terms aren’t regulated in any way and there are no certification standards for them. It’s simply marketing. Any oil broker can slap them on a pretty label.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE AN OIL THAT IS PURE AND ORGANIC, IT MAY NOT CONTAIN THE CONSTITUENTS TO BE TRULY THERAPEUTIC.

As we discussed, therapeutic doesn’t mean anything on labels, but in practice, it means that the oil does something besides just smell good.

As I mentioned, I use doTERRA essential oils. No, they aren’t the only place in the world to get quality essential oils. But with doTERRA I know I am getting the best of the best, and that’s what I want for my family. I also love the rest of their product line and the work they do with the Healing Hands Foundation, plus it's eco-friendly and fair work practices with Source to You. It’s a no-brainer for me. I trust you are capable and will do your own due diligence with whatever you choose for your family. 

I hope this post helped you figure out why oils might not have worked for you in the past, and how you can get the results you want from here on out.

 

100 Affirmations to Help Grow Your doTERRA Biz!

How would you like to have some awesome everyday affirmations that will change how you build and grow your doTERRA business starting today?

Read through this comprehensive list of affirmations to help you start and grow your doTERRA business from a positive place from the very start!

The best way to utilize affirmations is to say them out loud every day. Preferably in the morning to get you started on the right track.

A TOOL TO HELP YOU GET STARTED: THINKUP APP

I LOVE to use an app called ThinkUp . I'm not an affiliate, just super passionate about it!!. This app allows you to record your own voice saying the affirmations! So you can turn it on and listen with your headphones while you're making dinner, or when your little ones are taking a nap. Or turn it on and hear yourself saying the affirmations, then repeat out loud

Below you'll see a list of 100 Affirmations for doTERRA Business Success! So take them, rock them on the daily, rinse, and repeat. Let me know how it goes for you in the comments below!

xo Amanda


100 Affirmations to Help Grow Your doTERRA Biz!

 

Self-Confidence Affirmations

  1. Being myself is good and rewarding, and I always perceive challenges as opportunities to prove my abilities.
  2. I deserve all that is good in this world. I release any need for suffering, and I can feel happiness, confidence, and love getting into my body, mind, and soul.
  3. I am enthusiastic and energetic, and confidence is an important part of my nature.
  4. Every day in every way, I am getting better and better. 
  5. It’s safe for me to make more money this month than the last
  6. I give myself permission to shine!
  7.  I am worthy of joy, love, and belonging.  My divinity reaches beyond my understanding and into eternity.
  8. I dwell in positivity, I am a magnet for miracles.
  9. Every moment of every day I choose to positively reframe my experiences.  I know that the universe gives me what I need and my tough moments are opportunities to love more fully.
  10. All that I desire comes to me effortlessly and easily. 

Rank Advancement Affirmations

  1. Its safe for me to earn more than my mentors, even if they have more experience than me.

  2. It's safe for me to get a new influx of wholesale customers and wellness advocates.
  3. It's safe for me to grow and change!
  4. It's safe for me to become a doTERRA  _________ (insert rank here) by ________ (insert date here).
  5. I set my goals and effortlessly move up in rank in diving timing.
  6. I easily find solutions to challenges and roadblocks and move past them quickly.
  7. My position in my company is easily and effortlessly rising higher and higher.
  8. Each month I set rank goals, and knock them out of the park!
  9. I grow at a sustainable and joy-filled rate!
  10. I qualify as a ________________ (leadership rank) effortlessly and with ease each and every month.

Money Affirmations

  1. It’s safe for me to earn more than my team leaders.

  2. It’s safe for me to use  money to create an easy life.

  3. It’s safe for me to release my upper limits around money

  4. It's safe for me to multiply my income!

  5. It's safe for me to be rich and spiritual.

  6. It's safe for me to increase my income rapidly.

  7. I love money, and money loves me! 

  8. My income is constantly increasing

  9. Money flows into my life easily

  10. I am a money magnet

Outreach/Inviting Affirmations

  1. I love reaching out and inviting new people to experience the power of essential oils.
  2.   effortlessly attract new customers and wellness advocates into my business.
  3. I LOVE talking on the phone and in person with people about essential oils.
  4. I express myself with love and compassion.
  5. I teach the perfect amount of weekly classes and 1-on-1's. 
  6. Contacting people comes naturally to me.
  7. I send love to everyone I meet today!
  8. I make a minimum of ____ exposures ____ days per week. 
  9. I always have new prospects to reach out to. 
  10. I am meeting new people every day who want to create their own doTERRA business.

Follow-Up Affirmations

  1.  I Joyfully follow up!
  2.  I LOVE talking with people about essential oils.
  3.  It's easy for me to share my passion and enthusiasm, and so people naturally want what I have to offer.
  4. I always come from a place of service, I never have to "sell" anyone on anything.
  5.  People naturally want to set up accounts, so I just guide them on how to do it!
  6. I love getting people set up with their doTERRA accounts.
  7. I have integrity. I am totally reliable. I do what I say.
  8. I know that every “no” is closer to a “yes”.
  9. I am a powerful enroller, able to contribute the gift of personal and financial freedom to others.
  10. I am a giving, sharing person. I share my business knowing that I am helping others.

Impact Affirmations

  1. I am connected to my purpose and know why I am doing this work in the world.
  2. I stand powerfully in my WHY, knowing that I am doing this for my families health, wellness, and financial success.
  3. I am passionate about sharing doTERRA with the world.
  4. By creating success for myself I create success and opportunities for others. 
  5. I love that I work for a company that has incredible integrity and makes a difference in the world. 
  6.  I have aligned myself with a great network marketing company. Its leaders care about people and strive to do what is right for them, just as I do.
  7. Each new day I am filled with joy knowing I get to change peoples lives.
  8. I believe in my company and my products. I only offer products and services that add tremendous value to the lives of others. 
  9. I love knowing that the work I do creates positivity in the lives of others. 
  10. I am on a mission to  create _______________ in the world. 

Time Management Affirmations

  1.  I manage my time with grace and ease.
  2. I have plenty of time to accomplish what I need to do today. Whatever does not get done will not limit my potential.  The energy of living in the present moment will sustain me.
  3. I am organized and productive. 
  4. I am making space for more success to come into my life.
  5. I prioritize the essentials and let go of what no longer serves me. 
  6. I create maximum impact with grace and ease.
  7. I take action to build my business every day. 
  8. I am creating awareness about my doTERRA business every day. 
  9. Today my own well-being is my top priority. If I am not cared for, it's impossible for me to take care of others.
  10.  I make time for team members while also respecting my own boundaries. 

Growing Your Team: 

  1. I celebrate all the small wins of members of my team.
  2. I encourage team members to live in their highest truth, and together we create magic.
  3. Awesome people are joining me in my business. I attract passionate, self-motivated doers and team leaders.
  4. Building my team is easy, as new customers, sharers, and builders find me daily. 
  5. I watch as my doTERRA business continues to grow, expand and flourish!
  6. Each month I add ______ new members to my team with grace and ease.
  7. I am a great recruiter and trainer. I always steer people in the right direction.
  8.  I am an enrolling and recruiting machine. I am warm and likable. People want to be on my team. They join me with little effort on my part.
  9. In my imagination, I now see members of my team cross the stage as _________________________ (pin level: elites, premiers, silvers, golds, platinum, diamonds, blue diamonds, presidential diamonds!.) I now celebrate our success in advance. 
  10. We grow together, we shine together, we change the world - as a team! 

Support Affirmations

  1. I am perfectly supported by my team leaders.
  2.  I reach out to leaders and my support system when I need help.
  3. I am grounded in my truth and have my own back.
  4. I am surrounded by positive, supportive people who believe in me. 
  5. When I need help, I effortlessly attract the perfect resources and solutions.
  6.  I now choose to support myself in loving, joyous ways.
  7. My friends and family totally support me in fulfilling my dreams
  8. I am supported by God/Universe!
  9. Today I put my full trust in my inner guidance.
  10.  I have all the help and support I need. 

Leadership Affirmations

  1.  I transform my team member’s lives.
  2.  I have a successful growing doTERRA business.
  3.  I arise daily excited and motivated to help others!
  4. I regularly mastermind, learn, create, mentor and duplicate.
  5. I am an effective and inspiring Mentor and Leader.
  6. I continue to grow not only my success but the success of everyone on my team.
  7. I wholeheartedly believe that I deserve the success I am experiencing.
  8. I enjoy my business and allow myself to have fun!
  9. I desire the highest and best and I now draw the highest and best to me.
  10. I set an example for others.

Love this blog post? Tell me why in the comments below! 

Want more info on starting your doTERRA business? Send me a message on my contact page. 

How to Use Essential Oils

When I first was learning about essential oils I thought it was a bunch of woo-woo mumbo jumbo. Witchcraft, at best, or at it's worst synthetic bs being sold to us in overly priced bottles.  Little did I know there's actually a science to back it up. And there are obviously differences in sourcing and quality as well. So to begin, let me explain what essential oils are. 

What Are Essential Oils? 

Essential oils are the aromatic compounds extracted from plants through a distillation process in which the oil provides an all natural health option to benefit our bodies. They can be used topically, aromatically (through inhalation or diffusion) or internally.

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How do You Use Essential Oils? 

There are 3 ways to use essential oils - aromatically, topically, and internally. 

1. Aromatically: 

INHALING: Place 1-2 drops of oil in your hands and rub together, cup your hands over your  nose and mouth and inhale through your nose. One of our favorite tips is to take an extra minute and inhale the extra oils from the palms of your hands after any topical oil use. Or you can breathe deeply straight out of the bottle to make it even easier on yourself!

DIFFUSING:  This is an excellent method for purifying the air, boosting your mood, and creating an overall healthy atmosphere in your home, car, desk at work- anywhere!
Simply add a few drops of an essential oil(s) of choice to a diffuser in order to gain benefits of aromatic use.

2. Topically: 

Place 1-2 drops of desired oil into your hands and apply to the targeted area. When beginning topical use, dilute every oil with fractionated coconut oil (aka "FCO") and start by applying to the bottom of your feet. Over time if there are no sensitivities than you may move to applying the essential oil neat, although applying with FCO is always recommended. Some of our favorite places to apply our oils topically are the bottoms of the feet, the inside of the wrists, and along the base of the neck & spine.

3. Internally:

Let me begin this section by stating that the only brand I would ever trust to take an essential oil internally - is doTERRA. This is because of their purity and potency standards, which you can read more about right here. Okay, now about the internal uses...

A good tip to remember regarding taking oils internally, is to always look  for the Supplement Facts on the label.  You want to make sure the oil is 100% pure and safe for ingestion. There are many opinions on ingesting essential oils and it is important that you do your own research and use this method as you see fit in your life.

The methods we suggest for ingesting essential oils include placing a drop of oil under your tongue for immediate absorption; placing oil in a glass of water; or filling an empty veggie capsule (remember to take these quickly as the capsule will disintegrate with time). When drinking oils in liquid, be sure the the container you’re drinking from is either glass, aluminum or ceramic as certain oils will deteriorate plastic.


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xo Amanda