what are essential oils?

What are essential oils?

I used to think that essential oils were smelly things in incense sticks and scented candles that made me feel sick when I smelt them. I had no idea that these power-house plant extracts had their own ‘super-powers’. Technically essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. 

I’ve been curious about natural health supports for many years for my personal health as I combat chronic auto-immune issues and thought I’d tried everything. I hadn’t tried essential oils and I really didn’t think they’d help. How wrong I was.

What I wasn’t wrong about was that some ‘essential oils’ can make me feel sick. They can, if they aren’t pure.  I can walk past certain ‘scented’ shops in the shopping centre and feel ill. Never with doTERRA. Quality does matter.

Do they work?

Essential oils work if they are pure. They work because of chemistry. Each essential oil has isn’t own chemistry and it interacts with our individual body chemistry.

These special aromatic compounds enter our body when we breath them, apply them topically or add them to our food. Then they go to work on a cellular level, working to bring balance, cross the cell membrane and working literally from the inside out.

It’s not weirdo hippy stuff, it’s science. Essential oils are what protects the plants themselves from threats, it’s exactly the way God intended. doTERRA actually means ‘gift of the earth’.

What’s the hype about essential oils?

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years (remember Frankincense and Myrrh in the bible?) … they aren’t new, our society had forgotten about them, but now they are back and becoming mainstream. 

Does it matter which ones you use?

Yes. I don’t know about you, but I want to make sure that what I’m putting on and in my body is pure, free from toxic crap that’s going to mess with my health.

doTERRA is the global leader in purity and testing to make sure that each product has the best chemistry for our bodies.

Every single batch of every oil is rigorously tested (more than any other essential oil company in the world). If it doesn’t meet their 100% pure standard it doesn’t get sold. Full stop.

The oils are independently tested at the Aromatic Plant Research Centre and  I heard them say recently 3 things that struck me:

1. It’s common practice in the essential oil industry to adulterate essential oils. In fact they estimate that 80% of the oils labelled ‘pure’ are adulterated in some way. 😡

2. doTERRA is the ONLY one of their clients to make publicly available the results of the barrage of testing they do on all the oils. That’s transparency right there.

3. doTERRA rejects oils that are even 95% pure. They will only accept 100% purity.

I’m going to give you more information about doTERRA as a company below, but for now, are you ready to get started? 

 

How have essential oils helped me?

To be honest, doTERRA has affected every aspect of my life! I use essential oils and other doTERRA products from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. Whether it’s something fresh in the diffuser to get the day going, a few drops of lemon in my water bottle or when I brush my teeth and apply my skin care.  I love to cook with my essential oils too. It’s easy to incorporate them into your daily routine. Really.

Personally, these oils have given me:

Calmer moods.

More energy.

Softer skin.

Natural options to use on my kids when they are sick.

Better digestive support.

Thyroid support.

Natural products I was already using commercial versions of (eg toothpaste, laundry detergent, shampoo & conditioner, skin care, supplements).

Beyond that doTERRA has given me:

A residual income stream that is growing.

Incredible people to work with.

A whole new circle of friends and community.

A vehicle to channel my passion for wellness.

And… I can’t wait to share them with you and get to know you too.

Annabel x

buy essential oils for yourself

You have 3 options as to how to buy essential oils with doTERRA. 

1. Buy retail. Pretty much no-one does this unless you’re picking up an oil at your local beautician or physio.

2. Wholesale – this is a great way to buy, all the options below are buying wholesale.

3. Wholesale + points. This is by far the cheapest and smartest way to buy. It’s starting with a wholesale kit/account and activating the optional loyalty rewards program. 

So, let’s go. 

▶︎ Choose a kit. It’s the simplest way to start. 

▶︎ There are lots of different essential oils but you don’t need them all, and certainly not all at once. That’s why a kit is the smartest way to go.

▶︎ doTERRA have made it simple by packaging up the most versatile and popular oils for you in a few different starter kits.

▶︎ If I had my time again, I’d purchase the Nature’s Solutions Kit because it really has all the oils and products that I use on a regular basis. I call this the Home Make-Over Kit.

NATURES SOLUTION KIT $635

 

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 -all things supportive of your digestive system. My favourite for bloating.
Easy Air: Respiratory blend, clears airways, supports breathing and also great for calming anxious feelings.
Frankincense: “King of the oils” , incredibly beautifying and anti-ageing for the skin, promotes cellular health and proper levels of inflammation.
Lavender: Calming to the nervous system, soothes irritated skin, promotes restful sleep.
Lavender Peace: Restful blend – has a calming and relaxing aroma… a fav in our house to wind the mind and body down for sleep.
Lemon: Detoxifying, no-tox cleaner, purifies air, great for focus, delicious in salad dressings or bliss balls!
Lemongrass: Secret weapon this one is. Great in cooking for cellular support. I use it in my thyroid support blend.
OnGuard: Protective blend – all thing you need for ‘wellness’ all year round. Also perfect for DIY cleaning spray, oral health and hand washing.
Ice Blue: Apply topically for muscle and joints. Post gym fav.
Oregano: Nature’s antibiotic!
Peppermint: Cools body temperature, energising, settles an upset tummy. Amazing in choc-mint anything…. (also ants and flies don’t like peppermint)
Purify: Refreshing blend – diffuse to get rid of stinky smells… like manky laundry, teenage boys bedrooms or lingering curries.
Smart & Sassy: Active blend – a great companion to a healthy eating and exercise program. I love a few drops in my water bottle.
Tea Tree: Great for bites and stings, blemishes and can be used as an insect repellant.

Plus:

Fractionated Coconut Oil (for safe dilution of your oils for topical use)
OnGuard Foaming Handwash with two dispensers
OnGuard Cleansing Toothpaste
OnGuard Beadlets
Ice Blue Rub
Correct X – magic ointment for all things skin
Easy Air Vapour Stick – perfect to rub on the feet or chest
Wooden Box – where else will you store all your oils??
Petal Diffuser

HOME ESSENTIALS KIT $330

 

FAMILY ESSENTIALS KIT $174

Home Essentials and Family Essentials include:
DigestZen: 
Digestive blend -all things supportive of your digestive system. My favourite for bloating.
Easy Air: Respiratory blend, clears airways, supports breathing and also great for calming anxious feelings.
Frankincense: “King of the oils” , incredibly beautifying and anti-ageing for the skin, promotes cellular health and proper levels of inflammation.
Lavender: Calming to the nervous system, soothes irritated skin, promotes restful sleep.
Lemon: Detoxifying, no-tox cleaner, purifies air, great for focus, delicious in salad dressings or bliss balls!
OnGuard: Protective blend – all thing you need for ‘wellness’ all year round. Also perfect for DIY cleaning spray, oral health and hand washing.
Ice Blue: Apply topically for muscle and joints. Post gym fav.
Oregano: Nature’s antibiotic!
Peppermint: Cools body temperature, energising, settles an upset tummy. Amazing in choc-mint anything…. (also ants and flies don’t like peppermint)

Tea Tree: Great for bites and stings, blemishes and can be used as an insect repellant.

The differences are:

Home Essentials Kit – these 10 oils are in the large 15ml size (except Ice Blue) + you get the Petal Diffuser.

Family Essentials – the 10 oils are in the smaller 5ml size + you get a 15 ml Smart & Sassy: Active blend – a great companion to a healthy eating and exercise program. I love a few drops in my water bottle.

I recommend adding a Fractionated Coconut Oil for only $16.50 to each of these kits so you can use your oils safely topically straight away. 

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You also get me and my awesome oily community.

As I said before, don’t get overwhelmed. Start with a kit (or contact me if you want to start with just a few and I’ll help you put together a custom package).

Apart from your oils, here’s what else you get when you get started with me:

✔︎ 12 months of wholesale pricing (25% off)

✔︎ access to doTERRA’s amazing Loyalty Rewards Program so you can get up to an additional 30% back in product.

✔︎ I will send you a special welcome pack and education to help you learn how to use your oils.

✔︎  I will give you a 1 on 1 wellness consult to help you get the most out of your oils & support your wellness goals

✔︎ You get to join my VIP Facebook group for extra info and support.

✔︎  I will gift you the Droplii Essential Oil app worth $8.99

no ongoing/regular purchases required

no requirement to sell anything.

 

Let's get you going ...

Below are the instructions to help you set up your own wholesale account with doTERRA.

If you have been introduced to and educated about doTERRA by a friend or family member, please go back to them to purchase. doTERRA & I want to respect those connections. If not I’d love to have you in my essential oil community.

 

Step 1

Click on the link below and the order form will come up in a new window. Come back here to follow the steps. 

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Step 2

Click the tab ‘Join & Save’

Choose the country and language for you.

Choose Wholesale Customer.
Please DO NOT enrol as a Wellness Advocate.  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. 

Fill out your personal info.

Step 3

At the enroller section make sure my number & name (Annabel Bateman) comes up.

If it doesn’t add in #3170862 and verify my name or you won’t connect with me & I won’t know to support you! That would be sad.

Sponsor number can be left blank.

Step 4

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.

▶︎ Add credit card details and process your order.

Step 5

If you’d like to you can set up an optional monthly Loyalty Rewards Order now. Here are a few ideas for you.

Mood Management Collection (2 calming and 2 energising oil blends), Ice Blue Rub, Balance (my fav stress blend), Verage Skin Care Collection, PastTense (neck & shoulder tension), Clary Calm (women’s monthly blend).

Of course, feel free to select ‘No’, and I can run you through that later.

WHAT'S NEXT

I will be notified by doTERRA and will contact you to send you some information and get you connected.

Please follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram and join Annabel’s Awesome Oily Community (private Facebook group – just answer the couple of questions).

Your parcel will arrive from the doTERRA warehouse in 5-7 days.

Wahoo! You are now on your way!

 

more about doterra

Sourcing of Essential Oils: It matters where your essential oils are grown.

doTERRA wouldn’t have the worlds best essential oils if they grew fields of lavender next to fields of lemon, next to fields of peppermint in one massive farm in America.

doTERRA sources their oils from over 40 countries around the world, where the plant is indigenously grown. That’s why the tea tree and eucalyptus come from Australia (& lemon myrtle and Buddah Wood), the lemons from Sicily and the Frankincense from Somalia.

If you’d like to know more  about where and how doTERRA’s oils are sourced, go  to Source To You – they are completely transparent about their sourcing and even provide full reports from  rigorous independent testing on every batch of every one of the oils.

As part of doTERRA’s unique sourcing, they have a core business model called ‘Co-impact Sourcing’ – so the communities the oils are sourced from are benefitting as well as the end user.

This is what I LOVE about doTERRA  and proudly align myself with doTERRA as my vehicle for bringing about change in wellness.

 doTERRA is a company with heart at the heart of their business.

Truly ethical and sustainable.

Positioned to do good.

As doTERRA’s is the world’s largest essential oil company, it is well positioned to do good!

Over half of the 40 odd countries doTERRA source their oils from are developing countries. As the world’s largest essential oil company, doTERRA has a massive market for …. well…. essential oils!

doTERRA provides income earning opportunities for thousands of families throughout the developing world.

Did you know that the women sorting our Frankincense, are now being paid 10 times what they used to be paid?

AND they are paid regularly and on time.

As the worlds biggest essential oil company, doTERRA could try to squeeze down prices, screw the little person, but it’s not their way. They are a company that loves people. ALL people. They also know that these countries have amazing natural resources they we can all benefit from.

This offers an opportunity to provide resources that may or may not have otherwise been available to these communities.

Every time I purchase my oils, I love knowing I’m voting with my dollar and the start of the supply chain to the end, everyone is blessed.

I love knowing that the farmers, growers and distillers get paid fairly, on time and often receive a profit share of their batches.

I love that they now have hope for their futures and are able to provide for their families, send their children to school.

I could go on! If this resonates with you, go to doterra.com and check out some of the Co-impact Sourcing Videos – the vetiver one is my favourite.  (Vetiver is my favourite oil for falling asleep too BTW).

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Can you see why I love doTERRA? It’s not just about the oils.

I couldn’t align myself with a company that didn’t share the same values as I do (people, authenticity, generosity, purpose and faith).

Healing Hands is doTERRA’s charitable foundation supporting

♥ Abolishing child sex trafficking through Operation Underground Railroad.

♥ Days for Girls – feminine hygene packs for girls so they can go to school ALL month and get an education.

♥ building home s after natural disasters eg Nepal and Haiti

♥ building medical centres and schools like in Somalia.

♥ so much more!

▶︎ Every time you purchase a Hope Touch or a Rose Hand Lotion 100% of the proceeds go to Healing Hands (doTERRA covers the ENTIRE production and administrative costs)

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