I must say over the last year I have had quite the addiction to Essential Oils.
Now I have always used oils like Tea Tree, Lavender and patchouli but I hadn’t really ventured further. And then I took the Whole Living class all Summer last year and fell in love with a few new ones…
Before I knew it I was reading more…using more.
Finding a million uses for these great smelling oils.
Here is the thing….I HATE artificial air fresheners. For years if I smell them they give me an instant headache and stuffy nose. Possibly the soy allergy that we now know I have but anyway around it they don’t even have to list what chemicals you are inhaling. I knew that there was no way I wanted my loved ones around that junk.
Then I started using them in my herbal concoctions…
Maddie’s ears being the first real “ah-ha” moment. Many of my friends on Facebook often post and make fun of their friends that sell essential oils like Young Living and doTerra the average comment is that they are doing nothing short of selling “snake oil” (this especially makes me laugh now).
Well I have kept my oil addiction on the quiet side because Lord knows I didn’t want to be selling “snake oil”
But then a funny thing happened…our health was benefiting in amazing ways and our doctor visits are down to maybe one a year per family member…a few of us are sitting at zero.
Poor Maddie came to use with ears that were so itchy they had put her on a medication for lifetime.
She had scratched at one ear until she actually has a permanent place that she can no longer grow fur. She was in BAD shape.
Enter the oils. I made her a salve that had her inner ears from solid black, bumpy and itchy to soft and pink within a few months. She no longer has to take the medicine she was supposed to be on for a lifetime. I made her a bottle of “itchy ears” for hot spot days and the salve when I see they are getting rough again.
Then came the Eczema on the backs of Adam’s hands….BAD.
Then the cyst…yes a cyst…that the oils literally got rid of…
Did I mention headaches, motion sickness and colds?
Before I knew it these oils had creeped into our everyday life.
I started off trying out Young Living.
My friend Toneka showed me how to use the diffuser and I was hooked!! Forget Glad stinky stuff folks…an oil diffuser is your stinking houses best friend and worth every penny!
I am not really a “brand loyal” kindof gal…I knew it would be between the two major oil companies, Young Living or doTerra. I figured I would start with YL and try it and see if they fit. I had a terrible experience with their customer service from the very first day I signed on. They could care less if I stayed or left and so…I said “by-by”. Now the YL product was great! Nothing bad to say about that but when you are buying a consumable product from a company, often, their “backend shop” needs to be seamless and the customer service the same.
It was a nightmare. My friend orders something that was one backorder for months! That was ridiculous and NOT something I would be promoting.
So I did what any addict would do. I used up my YL kit and signed up for doTerra.
Decided I would give it a whirl.
I have signed on with more MLM companies than a normal person probably would…mainly because I want that starter kit! Duh!
I am to the point now that if I sign on to “sell” a product it is really just code for “buy my product at discount prices”. Duh!
I have had some clear favorite MLM’s over the years…Thirty One was awesome and the only reason I stopped?
Because how many purses and bags does one girl really need? I can say my closets have a plenty and I had a great time with it.
But I am not a “party” kindof gal and most MLM’s make selling online tricky and complicated.
I figured when I left Thirty One my MLM days were probably over….but never say never.
When I signed on for both YL and DT I had no intentions of ever really “selling” to anyone other than myself. I am totally an awesome client…for myself.
I am not into the whole holding “parties” and making my friends run away from me every time they see me in fear I will ask them to host one.
Real fast way to lose friends…
Nope I just wanted the kits and discount for ordering product.
But doTerra…well they had me in love within 24 hours of signing up. They had videos of how they create their oils, how to use them, when, where…education education education. I LOVED that!!!
Huge bonus…doTerra doesn’t require you to pay some big crazy kit price if you just want to get in on the discount each month on your orders.
They offer what is called an Independent Product Consultant (IPC) which basically means you register for $35 bucks (like a Costco or Sam’s club membership).
You are then able to:
- Get your oils at 25% off retail
- The ability to sign on with the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) and earn free products
- A website with no fee (that is a pretty big deal in MLM land)
- You may sponsor new members and earn bonuses ( not required)
- Get in on other specials they run
Right about now my friends who aren’t into this kindof thing are going “Oh good Lord please don’t ask me to host a party or buy something!”
Guess what? I am not going to. I am simply putting this out there and letting folks know that I am seeing amazing benefits from these oils and if you want to try something new to help heal this or that…just let me know and I will see what can be done.
I am not going to swear oils will cure your cancer or major disease BUT I can totally vouch that they will indeed supplement a healthier lifestyle.
After all I far prefer to rub peppermint behind my earlobes when a headache hits as opposed to taking a harsher drug.
Same with lotions, salves etc….
I avoid chemicals as much as possible around here and by doing so use a heap of oils in exchange.
At the end of the day…I am quite happy with them and will be sharing more of the recipes I use around here with these oils.
Figured I would let you know, in full disclosure, why I always list doTerra oils in my recipes
The banner ad with a link to my store will always be hanging out around here somewhere.
Swear I am not going to be hounding any friends to hold “parties”…promise.
Now I may just offer some “make and take” classes but those are a whole different creature.