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

doTERRA FAQ, doTERRA Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ, How to Get Started with doTERRA, Best Essential Oils Company

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 doTERRA 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 essential oils 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 frequent 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 doTERRA 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.

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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.

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