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There are no wasted efforts in nature; everything has its purpose.
Essential oils contain volatile aromatic compounds – which is a fancy way of saying: tiny organic molecules that serve a variety of protective, reproductive and regenerative purposes.
Intuitively, we often know to reach for plants to ease ailments, settle symptoms and enhance our wellbeing.
We know that sipping on peppermint serves our digestion.
We know that tea tree (melaleuca) can be applied to bites and stings.
The wellness world has been waxing lyrical about the effectiveness of the humble lemon; that just a squeeze or two in your morning water is effective in kickstarting your metabolism and assisting the detoxification process of the liver.
When we sense our nervous systems crying out for calming, or we require a better night’s sleep, we instinctively seek out lavender.
But what you’ve might not have been too aware of, is that:
Applying rosemary oil topically can help reduce cellulite and fluid retention.
Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac (oh yes).
And that lemongrass not only smells phenomenal, but purifies the air when diffused, and can help stimulate the lymphatic system.
It’s not rocket science. It’s the way Mama Earth intended.
Unlike us human folk, plants can’t protect themselves from the elements with bricks and mortar, or last season’s warm threads, or a mug of hot cocoa (I know! They’re totally missing out!). Instead, they rely on these aromatic compounds which ward off pests, attract friendly herbivores and heal the plant from injury and infection. These compounds of the petals, leaves, bark, resin and rind of the plant play a crucial role in its longevity and resilience. In other words: essential oils are the immune system of the plant.
It’s easy to see why extracting these compounds and bringing them into our lives can benefit us in a similar way that they do to the plant. But – and this is important – it’s critical that you’re brutally selective with what essential oils choose to use. With thousands of brands out there, most of which contain synthetic compounds or at the very least, are highly diluted with ‘multi-purpose liquid,' purity is paramount.
I’ve chosen to align myself with doTERRA essential oils – both professionally and enthusiastically as a consumer – because of their purity, first and foremost, and the outstanding lengths they go to, to achieve this purity that gives us the safest, most effective and highest quality essential oils on the planet.
Never before has the word ‘organic’ been more top of mind. As mindful consumers, we strive to select products that are safe, effective, and as affordable as possible; products that are kind to the Earth, and to our bodies. We want to know that what we’re lathering on topically, what we’re ingesting and indeed what we’re breathing in is as good and right and natural as possible. We know, now more than ever before, the importance of quality.
Rather than laying down lavender farms all over Utah - doTERRA’s home state - instead, we source our lavender from Bulgaria.
Vetiver from Haiti.
Oregano from Turkey.
Wintergreen from Nepal.
Frankincense from Somalia.
Cardamom from Guatemala.
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
Douglas Fir from New Zealand.
Lemon and bergamot from Sicily.
Lemongrass from Southern India.
Tea Tree and eucalyptus from right here, in Australia.
I could go on and on.
But why? Why the worldwide pilgrimage?
The answer is really very simple.
doTERRA seeks out plants from areas that they are either:
- Indigenously grown, or
- Best thriving, due to humidity, soil condition and sustainability practices.
These efforts ensure that as consumers, we’re receiving a product that provides the absolute best chemistry for our bodies. Every single drop of oil must meet strict testing, and to do this, the following is required:
- Rigorous testing assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities
- Third party testing guarantees absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms
- Purity of oils guarantees no negative side effects or drug interactions
It’s important to note that these oils contain no herbicides, pesticides, weeds or fillers… just pure magnificence from Mother Nature, captured in a sweet little amber bottle, wrapped in a doTERRA label. And, if ever testing doesn’t meet their strict standards, quite simply, that oil will be taken off the market. I don't know about you, but that gives me a lot of confidence in their integrity.
But there’s another (more touching) reason why doTERRA spans the globe to source their oils. Every time you buy a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you're voting to support every single person involved in the supply chain.
Let me introduce you to Co-Impact Sourcing.
doTERRA’s oil collection is sourced from over 40 countries, half of which are developing nations.
This offers an opportunity to provide resources that may or may not have otherwise been available to these communities.
Think about the current big corporation culture, whose M.O. is to create the most product, as cheaply as possible, for the biggest profit. When this is your guiding goal, it’s the people – the workers – who are treated as a second thought. This is evidenced in sweatshops and factories; people being underpaid and treated badly.
doTERRA, on the other hand, has a relationship with their partners on the ground because here’s the thing:
These communities have some of the best raw material for oils on the planet
we have the largest market in the world for them.
With nearly seven million customers, doTERRA has the largest essential oil database in history, and I know I can speak on behalf of thousands, millions, of people when I say that each and every time I purchase my oils, I love knowing I’m voting with my dollar. Voting for a co-impact sourcing model that supports real families, communities and villages on the ground who are providing us with the blessings of a plant that they have grown up around and tended to all their lives.
These farmers, growers and distillers get paid fairly, on time and often receive a profit share of their batches. They’re able to provide for their families, send their children to school, and go to sleep with peace in their heart knowing with certainty that they will have work tomorrow.
Please know that when you’re buying your Ice Blue, it’s not just your sore muscles that are benefiting. The Wintergreen in Ice Blue is hand picked by women in Nepal (I’ve met these women and like to imagine their weathered, wrinkled hands plucking the leaves every time I take a deep breath), and you have literally contributed to their wellbeing as a community.
Next, we need to talk about the Healing Hands Foundation.
The relationships that doTERRA has with their growers, farmers, harvesters and distillers are far from merely transactional. Long-term, cooperative, family-like bonds are created. Working this closely with communities only highlights our privilege here in the West.
That’s where doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation comes in, and it all starts with a simple question: ‘What it is that your community really requires right now that we can provide some assistance with?’
doTERRA doesn't assume that they know the answer. They listen. Sometimes the needs of varying communities differ, but often the themes are similar. Water. Medical. Schooling. Health Education.
In Haiti, the children were walking hours each day to bring back a few gallons of water for their tribe. They now have fresh drinking water that flows freely from a faucet.
In Somaliland, the Frankincense harvesters requested that doTERRA build schools for their sons. ‘On one condition,’ doTERRA responded. ‘You must allow your daughters to be educated also.’ (And we all know how much that will change the world!)
There are currently dozens of Healing Hands projects taking place all of over the globe, and as doTERRA wellness advocates, we get the opportunity to contribute to these projects by donating right here.
Are the essential oils you’re currently using rooted in this much integrity?
Does this much integrity even matter to you? Because I can tell you straight, it matters to me. It’s everything. In my mind, there’s ONE essential oil company worthy of my dollar.
And finally, another thing I love about doTERRA as not just a brand, but a business with Soul, is their absolute transparency, as well as their commitment to science.
Yes, they are in collaboration with universities and hospitals, and yes, they are on the leading edge of alternate medicine with upcoming papers to be published in mainstream medical journals (praise the Goddess!), but in 2016, they surprised and delighted us all when they declared they would be making their reports for every single batch of oil available to everyone.
doTERRA's sister website, Source to You, provides you critical information like this, and more, to ensure you can make empowering decisions when it comes to your health and spirit care.
If you’re a keen bean and you want to jump on this magic oily carpet ride and get amongst the goodness...
Step-by-step instructions on how to do that are below. I recommend starting with the Nature's Solution Kit (it covers off the greatest amount of your family's wants and needs).
Your Nature's Solution Kit Contains:
AromaTouch: Massage blend - assists the body in calming, relaxing and releasing physical tension.
Citrus Bliss: Invigorating blend - acts as a powerful 'firestarter' and inspires creativity.
DigestZen:Digestive blend - promotes healthy DigestZen, settles heartburn, bloatedness, cramping and nausea.
Easy Air: Respiratory blend, clears airways, great support for asthmatics, energising.
Frankincense: Fights inflammation, incredibly beautifying and anti-ageing for the skin, promotes cellular regeneration.
Lavender: Calming to the nervous system, soothes irritated skin, promotes restful sleep.
Lavender Peace: Restful blend - has a calming and relaxing aroma, and is a perfectly balanced, tranquil blend.
Lemon: Detoxifying, no-tox cleaner, purifies air, great for focus, delicious in salad dressings.
Lemongrass: Is clarifying and toning when applied to the skin, and is frequently used to flavour Asian cuisine
OnGuard: Protective blend - wards off bacteria, protects the immune system and loads the body with antioxidants.
Ice Blue: Apply topically for muscle and joint pain.
Oregano: Nature’s antibiotic!
Peppermint: Cools body temperature, energising, settles an upset tummy.
Purify: Refreshing blend - diffuse to clear and freshen the air.
Smart & Sassy: Active blend - a great companion to a healthy eating and exercise program.
Tea Tree: Great for bites and stings, blemishes and can be used as an insect repellant.
Fractionated Coconut Oil (for safe dilution of your oils)
OnGuard Foaming Handwash with two dispensers
OnGuard Cleansing Toothpaste
Ice Blue Rub
Easy Air Vapour Stick
You don’t just get the oils, you get us, too!
Here’s what else you’ll receive upon purchase:
- Welcome email with a gorgeous PDF outlining the basics on how to get started
- 150 Uses For Your Kit PDF
- 30-minute Wellness Consult with me. We’ll make sure you have the oils you need and that you’re getting the most of your membership
- Update emails from me about how I'm using the oils, what's happening in our community, and other customer experiences.
- Access to our Facebook support group, The Essential Oils Starters, where leaders in our community share their experience with the oils on the daily.
- And of course, if ever you’re interested in exploring the business opportunity, just walk this way to learn more.
Before we go on, I must staunchly explain that if you already have a doTERRA account, you will be unable to open one with me. This is doTERRA’s policy and I loyally stand behind it. Also, please do not set up an account under your spouse's name if you already hold an account - that will be counted as a duplicate account. In doTERRA we honour the source from which you were first educated about these oils so please head back to the person who introduced you and let them enrol you, they’ll be stoked to do that. If, on the other hand, you’re brand new to all this, read on, and let’s get your parcel in the postie’s hands.
let’s decide on an enrollment kit
Click to discover which enrolment kits are available to you:
And when you're ready to purchase, follow these directions carefully:
- Click this link: mydoterra.com/tarabliss
- Click Join & Save
- Choose the country and language that's appropriate for you
- Choose Wholesale Customer
Please DO NOT enrol as a Wellness Advocate - this is important. If you ever want to upgrade, you can, but I ask that we have a conversation about this first. This ensures I can support you as best as possible. I repeat: Please do not enrol as a Wellness Advocate OR upgrade without having a conversation without me first.
- Enter your personal information. There is no need to include your tax information if you’re not intending of sharing the oils with your friends and family.
- At *Enroller id*, enter my number: 1559263
- Then click verify (it should then show you Gee & Tee Pty Ltd)
- Allocate yourself a password
- Click over to the next page
- Select what kit you'd like to order. If you just want to start with a couple of oils instead of a kit, start typing the name of the oil in the box and it will appear for you to select it. Be sure to select the $35 introductory packet if you're not enrolling with a kit. Purchasing a kit waives this enrollment fee.
- Enter your Credit Card details and process your order.
Once your payment processes, I'll be notified and get in touch to welcome you officially. I'll also invite you to schedule your Lifestyle Overview which is super fun and will get you orientated with your essential oil lifestyle, and we can delve further into your long-term vision for your wellness, and how essential oils can support you.
Of course, if you just know there are some products you'd love to order next month, you're welcome to add them to your cart in readiness for your overview.
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Enrolment Kits in April 2019
Need some ideas for your second order?
PastTense (for neck and shoulder tension), InTune (focus blend), Clarycalm (monthly blend for women), Whisper (your new perfume!), Vetiver (for a good night's sleep), Wild Orange and the Emotional Aromatherapy Touch Kit are other favourites.
Of course, feel free to select 'No', and I can run you through that later.
Let me know if you have any questions, honey.
I'll be back in touch with you as soon as I see your order process.
Let’s Be Frank
Personally, these oils have given me:
A better night’s sleep.
A sense of comfort knowing I can turn to essential oils first.
They help me to relax when I need to, and they’re quite literally in my life all day long, whether I’m diffusing at my desk, or sipping them in my water, or applying Frankincense to my face after a shower, or the Forgive blend on my heart after harbouring frustration. Whether I've has added a drop of Thyme oil to my breakfast omelette or I’ve rubbed a grounding blend on the bottoms of my feet, they’re an ever-present in my days.
And... I can’t wait to share them with you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about this heavenly oils.