there are no wasted efforts in nature, everything has its purpose.
around the globe, people are turning to essential oils, literally Mother Nature's medicine, for everything from allergies to headaches to digestive issues to emotional support, sleep, immunity, and so much more.
as aromatherapy continues to be the fastest growing alternative healthcare modality in the world, there is no longer any question as to whether or not essential oils- these volatile aromatic compounds (a fancy way of saying tiny organic molecules that evaporate quickly and are literally the 'essence' of the plant) work.
The conversation though has shifted from what are essential oils and do they work to WHICH essential oils should I choose and why?
well, let me enlighten you.
The company I have chosen to align myself with, after much research and doing my 'due diligence' is called doTERRA. This beautiful Latin word means 'gift of the earth,' and what a gift this is. Not just the oils, but the lifestyle, the community, and yes, the financial freedom and abundance which is coming from the absolute brilliance of the network marketing model is beyond anything my 25 years of teaching yoga could have imagined.
but i digress...
Lets go back to the oils. Because the oils is where this conversation DOES start and end.
Because doTERRA CARES so freakin' much about the integrity, potency, consistency, and purity of the essential oils, and because quality is EVERYTHING to ensure that the oils that we are choosing to use, whether aromatically, topically, or internally, WORK for their intended purpose, we scour the GLOBE to source our oils where the plants THRIVE.
from Washington State (!)
Lemon & Bergamont
from Italy (of course)
from the Amazonian rainforest
and so on.....
This is beyond organic.
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
Through an initiative called co-impact sourcing, we source our oils from more than 45 countries, about half of which are developing nations, offering an opportunity that was not likely otherwise 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 over 7.5 million customers globally, 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.
and there's more......
When I was introduced to doTERRA, and went to my first convention, I was struck by the fact that more than anything else that was discussed, what is at the heart of this company and the people involved with it is SERVICE.
Let me introduce you to 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.
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 alternative medicine with upcoming papers to be published in mainstream medical journals, 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, https://sourcetoyou.com/en, provides you critical information like this, and more, to ensure you can make empowering decisions when it comes to your health and spirit care.
SO- want in?
there are two ways to purchase the best quality oils in the world.
you can buy retail (but that would be silly), or you can create your own wholesale account (kind of like a costco membership) and through either certain 'enrollment' kits or a $35 fee, enjoy wholesale pricing for an entire year as well as :
the OPTION of purchasing monthly- your own wellness box shipped right to your door each month- fully editable with only a $5 minimum order, allowing you the ability to accrue a percentage back in points (like doTERRA dollars), shipping costs back in points, and a free oil each month with a qualifying order
as much (or as little) support and education from me and my global team as you like- private website, private FB group, monthly education, and more. Plug in to learn, be inspired, and upgrade your health
welcome gift from yours truly
FREE 30 min wellness consult to discuss your top three goals and create a customized protocol
and so much more...
The best and most popular kit options are below, or contact me directly to hop on a call. I am here to guide you every step of the way on this path…