I was trying to think of the first time I purchased an essential oil, I’m pretty sure it was either lavender or tea tree oil, but I don’t remember when or why. By the time I had my first baby, I was using tea tree oil on the dogs to prevent ticks (it wasn’t very effective). When I was pregnant with my second, I switched to homemade deodorant and used rosemary oil in it, it has a nice clean smell.
I gradually added in essential oils – some to add to cleaning (tangerine!), a little clove oil for a toothache, more tea tree topically for infection (this did work!), a bunch for homemade bug spray when I couldn’t stand the thought of putting DEET on my children but the bugs were BAD that year. And so on.
Before I had ever considered ordering from doTERRA I had quite a collection of different brands. I’ll list them for you, and tell you how I use them. As always, this is not medical advice or substitute for medical attention!
- Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca oil) – this is my go-to for anything that is hinting it might become an infection or needs to be de-germed. Mastitis? melaleuca oil. A scab that isn’t healing? melaleuca. A bug bite that’s been itched too much? melaleuca. Laundry after the stomach flu? dish sponge? cleaning the toilet? Melaleuca. This is one of the three oils that I keep with me when we’re on a trip. I’ve bought a bunch of different brands in the past, but now I’ll stick with Plant Therapy or doTERRA
- Eucalyptus – Whenever anyone in the house has a stuffy nose I drop a few drops of this in the bottom of my shower (remember, water doesn’t dilute essential oils, so they’ll be full strength in a bath) and the steam carries the scent through the house. Eucalyptus, even just tearing a leaf in half and inhaling it, opens nasal passageways. I use this in bug spray as well as pre-diluted roll on Rispir-aid, or in concentrated blends Breathe and On Guard.
- Balance (blend) found here – a wonderful calming blend spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy. This is helping my daughter a ton, I kinda want to diffuse it through the whole neighborhood.
- Rispir-aide (and doTERRA’s Breathe)
- Germ-Fighter (doTERRA’s On-Guard)
After trying doTERRA oils, I opted to go for a wholesale account. I wanted to compare a few blends (I’ll post comparisons on the blog) and individual oils.
It costs as little as $44 to sign up if you buy the starter kit. However, I opted to buy the Family Physician Enrollment Kit, since it had most of the oils I wanted anyway. When you buy the Family Physician Enrollment Kit at the same time as you enroll as a wholesale member, your membership fee is waived! You then have a full year to place as many or as few orders as you’d like at your wholesale price.
To sign up for a wholesale account and get a 20% discount on your essential oils from doTERRA follow these steps.
- Click here, a new tab will open.
- Put in your information
- Choose whether to start with just the start kit (you’ll get a pretty product catalog, information about doTERRA oils, and stickers to put on the top of the oils so you can see what cap goes to what) again – I recommend the $150 Family Physician, though you might want a different kit depending on your needs.
- Confirm your order.
- When you buy a kit through my link (above) send me an email and I’m offering a $20 refund this month! Us this as cash in your pocket, or to start your essential oil collection, buy roller bottles, and more!
- Your enrollment packet or enrollment kit will normally arrive within a week! Yes, it’s fast shipping!
- Enjoy a discount on doTERRA oils for the next full year!
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