How it all began . . . In 2014 I was invited to an essential oil class the day after bringing my daughter home from her 4th ear surgery. Knowing nothing about essential oils, my mama instinct told me to go to this class my friend was hosting in her home.
I learned how essential oils are able to penetrate the oily cell membrane and heard stories from moms about how they were able to use essential oils with their children. I bought what is now called the Healthy Start Kit. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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The first time my daughter experienced ear discomfort
I pulled out my Healthy Start Kit and called my friend. She told me to simply put Basil, Tea Tree and Lavender on a cotton ball and set it outside her ear canal. Caution: It is not safe to use essential oils in the eyes, nose, ears and sensitive areas.
I diluted the essential oils with some fractionated coconut oil and rubbed them around her mastoid bone and down the sides of her neck where the tubes drain. It helped! Those drops of oils cost me less than $1 and that same routine still helps her today and I love that she is empowered with self care solutions.
The more healing we experienced, the more I had to share. I became a doTERRA Certified Essential Oil Specialist and am so passionate about teaching others what I have learned.
What are essential Oils?
Essential oils are 100% natural and safe. They are extracts from plants that have health benefits without side effects or addictions.
Have you ever crushed a peppermint leaf between your fingers? What you were doing was rupturing the essential oil sacs to smell the essential oil aroma. The aromatic compounds inside those tiny little sacs help the plant protect itself and thrive. We get the same benefit when we use their essential oils.
How to use essential oils
AROMATIC USE is simply inhaling from the bottle or palms of your hands; making a spray or using a room diffuser. Essential oils can positively effect our mood and emotions in less than 30 seconds.
TOPICAL USE is simply placing the oil on our skin where it is absorbed. We can dilute essential oils with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) to slow that absorption. To effect the whole body apply them topically to the bottom of the feet, spine or navel.
INTERNAL USE is safe with Certified Pure Tested Grade (CPTG) essential oils. Because they are 100% pure with no additives or synthetics added they are safe for internal use when labeled as such. To take essential oils internally you can add a drop of essential oil to water or in a vegetable capsule. Look for the Nutritional Facts label on the side of the bottle to ensure it is safe for internal use.
Facts about Purity and Quality of Essential Oils
I want to emphasize that there are different grades of essential oils. Have you seen a $10 Frankincense in the grocery store and wonder why it’s so cheap? Well, you can bet that bottle is synthetic grade and does not have the therapeutic benefits of a pure essential oil. The same thing goes for oils on retail sites such as Amazon. Anyone can buy a replacement essential oil bottle top for .50 cents that will seal as if it was a brand new bottle of essential oil. Buyer Beware: the percentage of adulterated essential oils on the market today is staggering.
There are 4 main grades:
- SYNTHETIC GRADE – according to multiple third party laboratory testing, most suppliers are selling products with artificial and compromised agents. These oils lack purity and can be harmful to the body. These include things like laundry, perfumes and body products.
- FOOD GRADE – they are measured by the GRAS standard (Generally Regarded As Safe). This is a much higher standard required for internal use, but this grade is mainly used to flavor food and lacks therapeutic benefits.
- THERAPEUTIC GRADE – The problem with this category is the oil industry is not well regulated. These are generally used for massage, aroma or cosmetic use and have a low standard to pass to qualify.
- CERTIFIED PURE TESTED GRADE (CPTG) – doTERRA saw a huge gap in the marketplace for pure essential oils and made it their mission to pursue what is pure and produce the best essential oils on the market. CPTG is exclusive to doTERRA essential oils. Every batch must pass in-house and third party testing to guarantee that no foreign contaminants or fillers exist. This is a standard that far exceeds organic labeling requirements.
Here is the thing, purity impacts potency. Potency relates to how effective an oil is. Where the plant grows, how its harvested and how it is distilled impacts its chemistry and consistency. When you use an oil, you want it to work the same way every single time. The better the quality the better the oils work with and for your body.
Why I use and recommend doTERRA Essential Oils
What you may not know is most of the essential oils on the market are full of synthetic fillers and additives. The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic for health benefits.
Purity impacts potency. Potency relates to how effective an oil is. Where the plant grows, how its harvested and how it is distilled impacts its chemistry and consistency. When you use an oil, you want it to work the same way every single time. The better the quality the better the oils work with and for your body.
To ensure that each bottle of essential oil is pure and free from contaminants or synthetic fillers, doTERRA created the CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade® protocol. The CPTG process includes a rigorous examination of every batch of oil, along with third-party testing to guarantee transparency.
How to get started with doTERRA Essential Oils
- Choose a starter set “enrollment kit” below OR
- Choose a custom doTERRA starter set. Start with a wholesale membership (25% off retail) and add products individually OR
- Purchase essential oils individually at retail pricing https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/terrifoster
Starter sets “enrollment kits” include:
- FREE wholesale membership account ($35 value) + FREE shipping
- Wholesale members enjoy 25% off retail prices for an entire year (no AUTOSHIP!)
- Access to exclusive savings
- Limited edition essential oils and exclusive blends
- FREE essential oil reference book (from me!)
- Ongoing essential oil education weekly
- Bimonthly newsletter with samples, uses and recipes
- Private Facebook community
Create your own Custom Starter Set
Add the products you choose to the wholesale membership and receive 25% off retail. Purchase a minimum of 150pv and get the wholesale account fee waived + FREE shipping.
Choose a “pre-bundled” Starter Set Below
The Healthy Start Kit includes THE TOP 10 essential oils that help with sleep, stress, head and neck tension, temporary relief for sore muscles, calming skin irritations, green cleaning, digestion, immune and respiratory support, and more!
Single essential oils included in the 5 mL bottle size (small bottle size): Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense
Essential Oil blends in the 5 mL size: Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, doTERRA On Guard®, DigestZen®
This set comes with the beloved Pebble Diffuser + FREE shipping + FREE wholesale discount (25% off retail) for an entire year.
Upgrade to the 15mL size bottles and get triple the amount of essential oil for less than double the price of the Healthy Start Kit. That’s a lot of savings!
The Home Essentials Kit includes THE TOP 10 essential oils in the 15mL size (large bottles) that help with sleep, stress, head and neck tension, temporary relief for sore muscles, calming skin irritations, green cleaning, digestion, immune and respiratory support, and more!
Single essential oils included in the 15 mL bottle size (large bottle size): Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Oregano, Frankincense
Essential Oil blends in the 15 mL size: Deep Blue® (5mL), doTERRA Breathe®, doTERRA On Guard®, DigestZen®
This set comes with the beautiful Laluz® Diffuser + FREE shipping + FREE wholesale discount (25% off retail) for an entire year.
The Healthy Habits Kit
Supports healthy skin, hair and nails, energy, immune function, digestion, sleep, stress and muscles & joints.
The products in the Healthy Habits Kit are the tools you need to make healthy choices every single day and establish a routine that lends itself to the healthy lifestyle you’re striving for.
doTERRA Balance® 5 mL, Tangerine 5 mL, Lavender 5 mL, Frankincense 5 mL, doTERRA On Guard® 5 mL essential oils
Deep Blue® Rub, DigestZen TerraZyme®, PB Assist+®, Microplex VMz® , xEO Mega®, Alpha CRS+®
Use the power of nature to dispel harmful toxins in your home with the Aroma Essentials Collection.
For those looking for simple ways to eliminate toxins in their home, aromatic products are some of the easiest places to start. This collection includes doTERRA powerhouse products to help you freshen the air in your home, while also providing refreshing, invigorating, and lovely aromas.
Kit includes ten essential oils and blends in 5 mL bottles:
Peppermint, Balance®, Breathe®, Wild Orange, On Guard®, Citrus Bloom®, Serenity®, Cheer®, Adaptiv®, Northern Escape™
The simplest way for everyone to enjoy the benefits of a few of doTERRA’s favorite essential oils, blends and personal care products.
A simple kit for supporting your body naturally.
- doTERRA Serenity® 15 mL for sleep
- Lemon 15 mL for cleanins air and surfaces
- doTERRA On Guard® 15 mL for immune support
- Deep Blue® Rub for muscles
NEW! Aromatouch Technique Collection with Certification
When you enroll with the AromaTouch Training Kit, you’ll have the products you need to perform the AromaTouch Technique—a life-changing practice that creates a powerful essential oil experience for you to share with others.
With the kit, you’ll also receive access to the official doTERRA AromaTouch Technique Certification course, taught by Dr. Hill himself!
Included in the 15mL size bottle are Balance®, Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree 15, Wild Orange, AromaTouch®, Deep Blue®, On Guard®, Fractionated Coconut Oil 115 mL with the pump
With the Cura Collection, you can replace synthetic solutions with effective, natural alternatives.
This collection includes support for respiratory, muscles, sleep and digestion
Deep Blue® Soothing Blend 5 mL and Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex®
Correct-X® Essential Ointment
PastTense® Tension Blend 15 mL
Frankincense 5 mL and Lavender 5 mL
DigestZen® Softgels, DigestZen TerraZyme®, and Peppermint Beadlets
Tamer® Digestive Blend 10 mL
doTERRA® Breathe Vapor Stick
doTERRA On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops
doTERRA Serenity® Restful Complex Softgels
If you’re at all concerned about the products you use for household cleaning, personal hygiene, supplementation, or everyday tasks, the Natural Solutions Kit is right for you.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Handwash Pump
doTERRA SPA® Hand and Body Lotion
Alpha CRS+®, PB Assist+®, TerraZyme®, Microplex VMz® , xEO Mega®
Peppermint 15 mL, Lemon 15 mL, Lavender 15 mL, Frankincense 15 mL, Tea Tree 15 mL, Wild Orange 15 mL, doTERRA Breathe® 15 mL, DigestZen® 15 mL, Balance® 15 mL, Serenity® 15 mL, AromaTouch® 15 mL, Wintergreen 15 mL, doTERRA On Guard® 15mL
doTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist 5 mL, Toothpaste, Softgels, Beadlets, Foaming Hand Wash, Mouthwash
Deep Blue® Rub, doTERRA Breathe Vapor Stick, Correct-X®