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a guide to begin your journey with doTerra essential oils

An Introduction

This is everything you need to know to get started using doTerra essential oils.  It is our goal to help you make life nicer for your family and we offer this information as a starting point, in the hopes that you keep coming back for more ways to use oils in our everyday life.  We want to empower you to make decisions that create a  healthy body, home, and spirit.  We invite you to join us on this journey.  


What you will learn

What are essential oils
How to use essential oils
Why doTerra
How to get doTerra essential oils

What are essential oils

They are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, protect plants, and play a role in plant pollination.
But what exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? In short, these compounds are small organic molecules. They are called volatile because they change state quickly (from liquid to gas). When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance.

They are the part of the plant that you smell.   And that (usually delicious smelling) part of the plant is what’s used in nature to keep the plant healthy.

Essential oils are what chemists use, break down, and synthesize to make our modern medicine. So when we use essential oils going back to the source.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.

What’s the big deal about essential oils?
I’m a skeptic by nature and totally understand this question.
The big deal about is that they’ve been given to us in nature and help support all the systems of the body.
We have found natural, potent, fast-acting success with these tiny drops of goodness. So it’s a big deal.

Why do they work?

They are organic and so are we. Our bodies know how to use these compounds because we’re not introducing anything synthetic or foreign. Essential oils contain hundreds of compounds that combat threats without building up resistance. They’re able to work with the body to address issues and root causes at a cellular level.
They get INTO our cells and help support us like most things can’t.

Are they safe?

YES! As long as you’re using pure oils and in the correct way.
The oil industry is not regulated so you have to use oils from a company you can trust. Just because they’re labeled pure doesn’t mean they are. We use doTERRA’s oils and have found success like nothing else.

There is more information from the doTerra website. Just click here to read more.  Are you wondering about safety?  Well, click here for more information from doTerra on Safety.


How to use essential oils


Traditionally, certain essential oil application methods have been preferred. However, as the research surrounding essential oils continues to develop, a greater understanding of methods is now understood. All application methods are safe when used appropriately. The 3 methods are:


1. Aromatic
The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful responses! Essential oils are quickly absorbed by the smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system by way of the olfactory nerve.
Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Diffusion is one of the simplest methods for using essential oils aromatically.
But you don’t have to use a diffuser, you can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand that is then cupped around the nose as you breathe deeply.


2. Topical
Essential oils easily penetrate the skin because they have low molecular weights and are lipid-soluble. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow an enhance absorption. Use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil.
To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is highly recommended to use a carrier oil (such as Fractionated Coconut Oil). The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.
It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed.
Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils:
Forehead and temples
Chest and abdomen
Arms, legs, the bottom of feet


3. Internal
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as a flavoring in foods. Start with one drop!
When in their concentrated form, essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and potent health benefits. Internal use is a very safe and effective method of application because of the sophisticated physiologic processes of our bodies.
When ingested, essential oils directly enter the bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract, where they are transported throughout the rest of the body. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are readily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain. Then, like all things we consume, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are then excreted.


Read more about safety and use from the doTerra website here. 

Why doTerra

Purity is doTerra’s highest value and all their oils are labeled CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. That means the oils you order from doTerra are:

Sourced from a global network of growers to ensure the most pure and efficacious essential Oils 

Rigorously tested for purity and potency 

Free from fillers or artificial ingredients 

Free from harmful contamination 

Read more about CPTG and testing from doTerra here. 

Co-Impact Sourcing 

dōTERRA is the largest essential oil and wellness company in the world with over 6 million customers and wellness advocates. While the temptation for a company the size of dōTERRA may be to buy large plots of land and mass produce oils, dōTERRA places great value on the expert knowledge of local farmers – many of whom have nurtured essential oil plants for generations. 

Through their Co-Impact sourcing model, dōTTERRA sources globally. They work WITH the farmers where each oil is grown to create a better economy and most pure and potent product. Co-Impact sourcing creates global abundance that ripples through the lives of all who come into contact with each drop of dōTERRA essential oil – from grower to end user.  Co-Impact Sourcing™ by doTERRA helps health-conscious individuals find safe alternatives while also lifting entire communities and giving them hope for the future. 

Go here for more information on Co-Impact Sourcing and be sure to check out the map of where theses oils come from.  The dirt a plant is grown in is so important. 

Learn about our scientists, medical team, sourcing, and even check out your GAS report (the lot # is on the bottom of your oil bottle) and more at 

Here is a short and sweet video on how we source our oils and why co-impact source is the absolute best business model Co-impact resourcing. 

How to Get doTerra essential oils

Buying oils from doTerra means that you:

* Save More $$ — 25% off retail
* No requirements to order monthly
* No requirements to sell (but that’s always an option)
* Opportunity to earn a lot of free oils
* Opportunity to earn shipping back

HOW TO GET doTerra oils:

1. Order your oils and pay the retail price.
2. Purchase as a member and enjoy the benefits (It is just like a Costco or Sam’s Club membership) You will automatically save 25% off the retail price of the oils. Set up a Monthly order called the Loyalty Reward Program and receive free products, credit for shipping, and an increasing discount from 10-30%.

What is an LRP? It stands for Loyalty Reward Program and the longer you participate the more you save. If Essential oils are a way of life for your family, this generous program provides the most value, the best bang for your buck. We call it The Monthly Wellness Box around here and we get one (or two) every month. Just choose a date for your order to arrive each month and then build your order with the things you need that month and each month after. You choose what you get in your box.

All the details are here.

We use oranges in all the graphics on this page because it is a great place to start.

You can grab a single bottle here.  It is already in a cart for you and you can add or take away anything to build your own box of goodness.   If you want to make oils a part of your plan to make life nicer you might want more options with the kits we have listed below.

Kits we love that will get you started right now:

The Healthy Start Kit

The doTERRA Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the “feel better” essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family. This kit contains 5 mL bottles of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard® along with a quick usage guide for each essential oil and blend included.

The wholesale cost is $125 which makes it a great starting point. It also gives you so much goodness to explore. These are 5 ml bottles so they will go fast as you find all the ways they make your like nicer.

You can get the same kit with a diffuser here. 

The Cleanse and Restore Kit

Are you ready to start a great routine to live a healthy life? This kit is as easy as plug and play. It is centered around the daily supplements that you will want to keep taking every day after your cleanse is complete. We take the LLV supplements every day.

Here is some the info on supplements.

Here is a great article full of info on how to cleanse your system. 

The Oil Collectors Kit

This is the kit for you if you want to start with lots and lots of oils that will make your life nicer. You can make the blends you need and it comes with a diffuser so you can make your home smell nicer as soon as you open the box. This big box is a really good one.



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