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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Where to Buy Essential Oil Supplies

Confused about where to buy empty rollers and bottles for your essential oils? Here's some of my favorite places to buy essential oil supplies and accessories.

Shop Locally for Essential Oil Accessories

Where would Mr. Hooper be if Big Bird never set foot in his store?

The growing popularity of essential oils has led big and small natural health stores to add commonly purchased EO accessories to their stock. Online pricing and selection is consistently better than local prices around here, but sometimes having a carrier oil or diffuser right away is worth a few extra bucks. Some small businesses offer discount alerts or coupons through e-newsletters and Facebook groups, and they run sales, too. Don't assume about pricing!

This diffuser made some buzz on Facebook as an Amazon "discovery", 
but at the time the local mom & pop price was the same. 

Suggest that your local store carry certain items. When I realized how many people in my town were taking their dollars to the Internet for popular items, I made a list of suggestions for our small mom and pop alternative health store. Where to buy and what's sold locally is a common question, so Business Builders should stay aware of local resources.


I tend to order the most from  In addition to a huge selection of the most common EO accessories, they also sell empty containers for everything from home made lip balm to deodorant.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April, 2014 doTerra Updates

There is so much going on this month that I don't know where to begin! New products, another enrollment special, new titles, free shipping! Let's dive right in...

April Promotions

The April POM (Product of the Month) is Lime Essential Oil

The POM is free with a 125 PV (points, not dollars) LRP order placed online between the 1st and 15th of the month.
  • Lime is uplifting, cleansing and purifying. It is a powerful antioxidant and can help with focus as well as mood management. It can be used aromatically, internally, and topically.
  • Lime was one of the EO's used in a 2 year employee workplace satisfaction research study at Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Here are links to more information on Lime

Other April Specials

Lime Essential Oil Recipes

Lime Essential Oil is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally uplifting and focusing. The aroma of doTerra CPTG Lime EO is amazing, and the flavor brings ka-pow to any dish or beverage. Here are some recipe links and ideas for Lime Essential Oil.

Beverage Recipes Using Lime Essential Oil

  • Use instead of Lemon EO in your daily water for an energizing immune boost.  Both contain high quantities of Limonene, a natural germ killer.
  • Add flavor without calories to Trim shakes and smoothies.  Combine with coconut milk or yogurt for a unique, tropical flavor!
  • Add agave or honey and make limeade.
  • Make home made Lime or Lemon/Lime soda with EO, club soda, or a  Soda Stream. The kids and I drink it without sweetener as a chemical free diet soda that doesn't rob your bones of calcium.
  • Strawberry Citrus Slush with Essential Oils
  • Who wants to volunteer to try Lime EO in their next margarita?


 Appetizer Recipes Using Lime Essential Oil

Pico de Gallo
Baked Chicken Taquitos
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Lime Dip

What's your favorite Lime Essential Oil recipe? (note, must be an EO Family blog follower to post in comments!)

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Right Way to Share doTerra

How you describe your experiences with doTerra Essential Oils and products matters! It is important that you share responsibly whether you are having a casual conversation or trying to build a business. This 15 minute training session explains what you can and cannot say when sharing the benefits of doTerra CPTG products.

doTerra Claims: Do's & Don'ts is a training video that was recently released by doTerra corporate.  It is critical that anybody interested in doTerra watch it!

doTerra Essential Oils are nutritional supplements. Nutritional supplements are wellness products that can benefit overall health. Essential oils can not diagnose, treat, or cure - and neither can doTerra IPC's.

It's easy to cross the line and talk about treating when sharing the wellness potential of doTerra.  But crossing that line takes you into the world of medical drug claims. Some well loved nutritional supplements have been pulled off the shelf by the Food and Drug Administration because of overly enthusiastic descriptions.

This training video helps you to understand the difference between nutritional supplements and medical drugs while providing examples of appropriate and inappropriate ways to talk about doTerra.

Remember, when you are sharing in a private conversation, online, or in a class:

  • Do use the same descriptions that doTerra uses in their training materials.
  • Don't talk about treating or curing.
  • Do use words like "strengthen" "benefit" "maintain" or "support." 
  • Don't attempt to diagnose or claim that doTerra products can help a specific diagnosis. 
  • Do talk about our products' possible benefits to how the body functions (e.g. sleep, focus, energy).
  • Don't say our products should replace prescription medications or over the counter drugs.
  • Do support others in their choice to use natural health and wellness products, combine natural and conventional treatments, or ease into natural product use.
When in doubt, contact your EO Family Mentor, use the confidential contact form in the margin to email me, or leave a comment below. doTerra legal department is also willing to answer your questions about how to responsibly share doTerra. Email them at

And, as always, share if you learn something new or exciting!

Click here to link to the YouTube video doTerra Claims: Do's & Don'ts, or watch it below.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Purify Cleansing Blend

doTerra's Purify Cleansing Blend is a natural and nontoxic odor eliminator, surface sanitizer, and insect repellent.  But it's benefits range beyond cleaning and refreshing!

Essential Oils in Purify

lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca, and cilantro


Aromatic and Topical.  It can be used Neat (undiluted) if you don't have sensitive skin. Adults would use 2-4 drops, children 1-2.

Safety & Purify

It is always advised that you apply an EO to your foot, dilute it, or do a patch test to check for sensitivity the first time applying it to your skin. Some advise that no EO's be used neat, and adults should use a 3-5% dilution, children 1-3%. Click here for dilution how-to's.
Be warned that citrus essential oils can increase the risk of sunburn or rash when applied to the skin before going outdoors. This effect may last 2 days for some!

Some of the Many Uses of Purify

And the March, 2014 doTerra Specials Are...

Use the confidential contact form in the margin to email me!

Every month, doTerra offers free and discounted products to Loyalty Rewards members through the Product of the Month (POM) program and a monthly special. Every few months, an additional higher value freebie is also offered to all qualifying doTerra customers and members. We get all the promotions this month!

Remember the myth about HAVING to place a $100 order every month to participate in doTerra? We BUSTED that myth last November.  If you don't remember it, then you can read about it here.

Monthly specials are the reason why you WANT to place a 100 point order every month.  Wholesale doTerra prices are comparable to other high quality essential oil prices.  Monthly promotions for members are part of what make doTerra stand out from competitors! Your loyalty to doTerra is rewarded, giving you more bang for your essential oil dollar. 

Here are some tips to help you get your order to 100 PV without personally spending that money.

Announcing the March, 2014, doTerra Promotions! 

  • This month's POM (Product of the Month) is a 5ml bottle of Purify Cleansing Blend ($10 retail value). 
    • The POM is for LRP (Loyalty Rewards Program) Members only.
    • The minimum LRP to get the POM is 125 PV in a single LRP order.
    • This is 125 PV (Personal Volume) - points, not dollars!
    • LRP must be processed by the 15th of the month to get the POM.
    • You can only get one POM every month.
  • On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is 10% off ($19.33 retail/$16.00 wholesale before discount).
    • This discount applies to both wholesale and retail purchases.
    • You can buy more than one at the discounted price.
  • Get a free Deep Blue Rub and a free 5ml bottle of Deep Blue Soothing Blend with a 200 PV order ($81.67 retail value!).
    • This applies to any 200 PV order - LRP, retail, add-on wholesale, and enrollment.
    • This is 200 PV (Personal Volume) - points, not dollars!
    • The 200 PV cannot be split between multiple orders. 
    • You can get more than one of this promo!
      • ex. 1: Your LRP is a 400 PV order. You get one promotion - because it has to be separate 200 PV order.
      • ex. 2: You place a 200 PV LRP, then 2 weeks later purchase another 200 PV. You will get the promotion with each purchase.
    • You will still get the 125 PV POM if your 200 PV purchase was made with your LRP.  That's two freebies in one month!
    • You have the entire month to snag this promotion.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

doterra Free Frankincense Promo is Here!


When in doubt, use Frankincense! There are so ancient and modern reasons that Frankincense essential oil is precious. If you don't know why you should care about a free bottle of Frankincense, read this EO Family post about the properties of this amazing oil.

If you have considered enrolling in doTerra, December is a great month to do it! You can enroll as a Preferred Member for a $10 lifetime fee, and immediately get a 20% discount on your order.

Or you can enroll as an Independent Product Consultant for $35 and get your first order at wholesale price. Save even more by purchasing an Enrollment Kit. The $35 membership fee is free, and the kit points will apply towards your wonderful Frankincense.

Here's how to get your free Frankincense

  • Offer runs through December 31st, 2013.
  • Any single 200 PV order will automatically get a free 15ml bottle of Frankincense.
  • 200 PV, not dollars! Look at the points attached to each item ordered, not just the price.
  • This includes enrollment orders, regular retail orders, any PM or IPC order, or Loyalty Rewards Program orders.
  • You can get as many free bottles as you want - as long as you place another 200 PV order.
  • Multiple orders will not be combined to total 200 PV.
  • 200 PV Loyalty Rewards orders placed between December 1st & 15th will also get the free Product of the month. This month it is a doTerra charm. Only one per month.

The easiest way to contact me right now is through the Essential Family Blog Facebook wall, or leave a comment below.