Essential Oils

Looking for pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils? 


I've been using essential oils for about 20 years now. In 1998, I had the opportunity to work in an herbal apothecary while in college studying pre-medical biology. My boss and mentor was a certified aromatherapist. She had an entire wall of bulk essential oils, in 8- to 32-ounce sized amber glass bottles. One of my jobs was to fill small amber glass bottles with different oils per each customer's request. I would also create custom blends of oils, which were mixed with lotions, massage oils, and bath salts, as well as made into body sprays. It was a very rewarding job, and I learned quite a bit about essential oils, including the importance of purity and quality.

Over the years, I have always had at least one basket full of essential oils in my home at all times. I use them for everything from steam inhalations during respiratory congestion (certain essential oils help to open up the airways) to diffusing or bathing in certain oils to help promote deep restorative sleep.

My Goal

Nourishing, whole foods are a foundational piece of health, so are exercise and deep sleep. Reducing your toxic load is another foundational piece of health. Did you know that essential oils can help support you in all of these areas? They are not a "cure-all," but essential oils can help support gut health, promote restorative sleep, be used in your home to reduce your family's toxic load, relieve sore muscles, and so much more.

One of my goals is to help you learn the different ways in which essential oils can support you and your family's health. You can use pure essential oils to replace scented dryer sheets (did you know that you can make wool dryer balls and add essential oils to them for each laundry load?). You can diffuse essential oils in your home to clean the air (great during cold and flu season), elevate your family's mood, and promote deep sleep. Using a diffuser in place of synthetic air fresheners is a great way to help reduce your family's toxic load! You can even make spray bottles with a blend of oils that are great for helping your bathroom smell better! Essential oils can be added to homemade raw chocolates, salad dressings, soups, dips, and raw tarts as a natural flavoring, which also adds extra antioxidants and other healing plant chemicals to your food.

The Oils



After running out of my supply of high-quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils from my previous job, I began searching for another reputable company to buy from. I have tried many different brands of essential oils over the years, some good, and some not-so-good. I really fell in love with doTERRA oils last year when a friend dropped by a bag of oils that included a flu bomb roller bottle, and sample bottles of different blends as well as single oils. I thought, ok, I will try these but did not think they would be any different than all of the others I had tried. I was WRONG! And I fell in love with the oils. After that, I began researching the company behind the doTERRA name. It was refreshing, with all the turmoil in the world, to see a company rise up and truly make a difference in the lives of so many people. For example, they created something called co-impact sourcing. In Somaliland, where they source their Frankincense, they have built schools for the children, made the communities and work environments safer, and pay the adults a fair wage.

Once I began using doTERRA essential oils daily, I began to realize just how effective they were. I noticed that my digestive system became stronger, my mind became clearer, I generally felt much happier each and every day, and I started sleeping much deeper (my routine now is to rub Serenity blend on my wrists and neck before bed, as well as diffuse it in my bedroom for 6 hours while I sleep). I noticed that my over-tired and over-stimulated little one calmed down immediately in a bath with lavender and frankincense essential oils. Avoiding the winter flu and autumn colds became much easier with the internal application of these potent oils (a few drops in a glass of water is all it takes). I also noticed myself drinking more water (a drop of lemon, wild orange, spearmint, or ginger in water or sparkling water is delicious)!

*Note: Essential oils are very potent plant medicines. The maximum amount recommended for internal use per day in adults is 10 drops. That's it. For example, one drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to 27 cups of peppermint tea! Additionally, certain oils are contraindicated for certain health conditions. Peppermint oil, for example, is contraindicated in those with high blood pressure. It's good to be knowledgeable about the internal use of essential oils. In general, for all applications, a little goes a very long way. If you have a solid interest in diving deeper into the different uses and applications of essential oils then I suggest ordering this book.

Is there research on essential oils?

Yes. There is a wealth of published research on the efficacy of essential oils, with more and more research being conducted every day. The Atlantic published a great article on the use of essential oils in replacing antibiotics, especially in animal agriculture. You'll find links to peer-reviewed research throughout the article. You can also search PubMed and find plenty of data on essential oils, especially Frankincense. For example, here is an article on Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) and its effect on human breast cancer cells. I place a drop of Frankincense under my tongue each night before bed as part of my wellness routine. Here is another article on Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) and its anti-inflammatory effects in the gut. Essential oils are very powerful at damaging and disrupting the cell walls of the opportunistic yeast, Candida albicans. In fact, this study showed them to be more effective than anti-fungal drugs. Studies have also shown that essential oils, such as oregano and thyme, can prevent harmful bacteria from growing on surfaces. There are too many studies to list here. If you are interested in more scientific research on the use of essential oils and their benefits to human health, I recommend you spend some time searching through PubMed.

What about purity? 

Although there currently is no actual grading system with essential oils, I still like to use the term "therapeutic grade" when referring to those companies who test for purity and potency. doTERRA is one of a number of companies who does this. You can read more about their testing processes here if you would like. The two most important testing methods for purity are gas chromatography and mass
spectrometry, which doTERRA uses on all of their oils. When searching for a reputable company to order high-quality oils from, make sure the company uses at least these two forms of testing on their oils. doTERRA goes a few steps further and uses multiple different forms to assure that there has been no adulteration of any oils (this is very easy to do and a number of essential oil companies that sell cheaper oils will often cut in other natural oils or synthetics into their essential oils to cut costs).

How do I order?

If you are interested in ordering doTERRA oils, you can buy them at retail prices or wholesale prices. Wholesale prices are 25% below retail, but also require a $35 membership fee to join. However, this fee is waived with the initial purchase of an oil kit. The kits are a great option because they are a way to save even more money! If you are ready to order wholesale you can JOIN NOW (scroll to the bottom of the link and click the green Join doTERRA button).  If you would like to skip the membership and just order some oils at retail prices, you are welcome to go to my page and click the "Shop" button at the top of the site.


Essential Oil Kits

When signing up for your Wholesale Membership, you can order an "enrollment kit" in place of the $35 activation fee. Choose one that fits your lifestyle the best. doTERRA also has a program called the Loyalty Rewards Program where you are able to earn points for every dollar spent. This means that you are able to buy free essential oils using points instead of cash. I've noticed how often I need to reorder our favorite essential oils because of how much my large family uses them. I love that I am rewarded with free oils! A lovely perk of being a wholesale customer! 


Natural Solutions Kit
Retail: $733.33 | Wholesale: $550.00
PV=400

Description:

Essential Oils:
10 mL roller bottles:
PastTense®

15 mL bottles:
Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, doTERRA On Guard®, Frankincense, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, doTERRA Balance®, DigestZen®, AromaTouch®, doTERRA Serenity®, doTERRA Breathe®

doTERRA On Guard® Collection:
doTERRA On Guard Beadlets, doTERRA On Guard Toothpaste, doTERRA On Guard Hand Wash with 2 Dispensers, doTERRA On Guard Sanitizer Spray

Other Products:

doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®, DigestZen TerraZyme®, Deep Blue® Rub, Fractionated Coconut Oil (4 oz), doTERRA Lumo Diffuser, Wooden Box, doTERRA Breathe® Vapor Stick, Correct-X®, PB Assist®+, doTERRA Salon Essentials® Protecting Shampoo, doTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner, The doTERRA Essentials Booklet



Home Essentials Kit

Retail: $366.67 | Wholesale: $275
PV=225

Description:

Essential Oils: (15mL bottles)
Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Peppermint, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard®, Deep Blue®(5 mL)

Other Products:
Petal Diffuser, The doTERRA Essentials Booklet



Family Essentials & Beadlet Kit

Retail: $200  | Wholesale: $150
PV=110

Description: 

Family Essentials Kit: (5 mL bottles)
Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard®

Other Products:
Peppermint Beadlets, doTERRA On Guard® Beadlets, The doTERRA Essentials Booklet

*NOTE: This kit does not come with a diffuser, but you can always buy one separately. This is one of the diffusers I use in my home (we have them throughout the house).


Single Oils:

If your kit does not contain some of the oils you want, then you can always add them to your initial order when you sign up. Some of my favorite oils not contained in these kits are Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemongrass, CilantroSpearmint, and Marjoram. {All of these oils are considered supplements and can be used in cooking or in drinking water in small amounts}

Bonus:

Once you become a wholesale member you have the option to be added to our private Facebook group! There we will teach you how to use your oils. We share recipes for natural cleaning products, diffuser blends, bath & body recipes like homemade deodorant, face oils, and bedtime salves. Learn More, Join & Save.