How to Customize Your Ideal Wellness Subscription Box

If you're wondering what your priorities are, just look at your pocketbook and your calendar. Those things tell us the truth about what we really value. To get out of a reactionary survival mode, we need to plan ahead. By planning ahead, we can shift our priorities into our reality to live the life we REALLY want. This is one of the reasons why I use doTERRA's subscription box option called the Loyalty Rewards Program. 

Loyalty Rewards is a monthly subscription box that is COMPLETELY customizable. You get to edit the products you receive, on which date, your preferred method of payment, preferred type of shipping, and shipping address. 

These items are available at 25% below retail, with shipping reimbursed in product points, and you earn up to 30% back in product points! 

It really is the wise way to get the highest quality oils and wellness products. 

STEP 1: Make a list of your top health goals and priorities. 

Take some time to think about yourself and the members of your household. What would you like to feel less? What would you like to feel more? 

STEP 2: Schedule a wellness consultation with your wellness advocate.

Educate yourself on the doTERRA products that may support the goals you listed. If you're not sure where to begin, chat with a wellness advocate who will point you to the right resources, and find the products that support your goals.

For example, if you said, "I would like to feel more energy." your wellness advocate can dig into the specific products that can boost energy. From there, you can make a list of the things you would like to try first. 

If you said, "I would like to reduce toxicity around my home." your wellness advocate can guide you on a journey of making over your home and personal care routines to live a green lifestyle. You can make a list and prioritize which of those areas you'd like to tackle first. 

If you don't already have a wellness advocate, the Essential Oils Daily Team would love to help you! Fill out the contact form attached, and we will be in touch. 

STEP 3: Decide your budget.

doTERRA uses a point system for products to track rewards. When purchasing oils at wholesale one point or PV is equal to one dollar. Other products have a PV that is slightly lower than the dollar amount. For example, the Lifelong Vitality Pack of supplements would be $106.00 at retail cost, is $79.50 at wholesale cost, and is 60PV. Always look at the PV category and dollar amount when managing your order to see if it's meeting your criteria and goals. 

If you spend between 1-50PV you maintain your current rewards percentage back.
If you spend 50PV or more, you are on track to increase percentages. (see link) 
If you spend 100PV or more as a wellness advocate, you are eligible to receive commissions.     If you spend 125PV by the 15th of the month, you receive the FREE Product of the Month. 

Based on the priorities you sorted out with your wellness advocate, and your budget, select your first month's order completely customized to your needs. Keep a working list of your goals, and you'll always know what to place on your order the following month! 

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Spread Cheer

dōTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend is an amazing combination of citrus and spice oils that will brighten anyone’s mood. This uplifting oil can be applied to the skin to counteract negative emotions and provide a boost of happiness and positivity when feeling down. dōTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend is also great for on the go. Apply to your wrist and neck while running errands or diffuse at work to help brighten any moment of your day.

 

If you are ready to bring some good cheer to the world around you, I leave you with a challenge. Spread a little cheer by complimenting someone today or helping someone in need. If you would like to know more about this wonderful oil, check out the spotlight on doterra.com:

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-cheer-uplifting-blend

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Custom Fragrance with Therapeutic Benefit

Have you tried the Whisper Blend for Women yet? It blends uniquely with each person's chemistry to create an individual fragrance. 

Whisper contains some of the leading floral fragrances used in perfume and aromatherapy industries. When these fragrances are combined together in doTERRA Whisper Blend for Women, it gives off a musky, spicy, and sweet aroma that is soft and warm. This blend is great for everyday occasions and also makes the perfect fragrance for a special night out. Dispense one to two drops in the palm of the hand and rub on clothing, scarves, and coats to experience calming emotions throughout the day.

 

Enjoy a beautiful DIY floral perfume spray that could be worn every day!

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-floral-perfume-spray

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A Key to Self Care

Some days we just need to relax. dōTERRA Petitgrain essential oil helps promote feelings of relaxation and is helpful in creating a calm, relaxed environment. Two ways to use this oil is diffusing it with Lavender and Bergamont before going to bed or combining a few drops with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a relaxing foot massage. It even helps promote healthy skin! Add a few drops to Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Enjoy a fun spa night using dōTERRA Petitgrain essential oil!

 

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DIY Wood Polish from the Tree of Life

Do you love the great outdoors, but dislike being pestered by bugs? You’re not alone. Bugs can turn an outdoor adventure into an uncomfortable situation. Make sure to avoid any discomfort bugs may bring and pack Arborvitae essential oil for your next outing. Arborvitae oil is great for hiking and camping due to its chemical components—tropolones. Tropolones have chemical properties that act as a natural insect repellant. For an enjoyable hiking or outdoor experience, apply Arborvitae essential oil to your wrists and ankles. Another way to repel unwanted creepy crawlies is by placing a few drops of Arborvitae essential oil into a diffuser and letting the warm aroma fill your home. Now sit back and relax, knowing that the little critters are doing their best to leave your house in peace.

 

Bring back the shine to your favorite tables, countertops, floors, and more with this simple recipe for homemade wood polish with doTERRA essential oils.

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-furniture-polish

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Reduce Toxic Load

I grew up in a product-junkie household. It seemed my mom, a cosmetologist, had every professional salon product available at the time. My friends loved looking in our cupboards and testing different things on their hair and skin. 

Like many American households, we also had numerous cleaning products, candles, and air fresheners, tons of lawn chemicals in the garage, and gave no consideration to other sources of toxicity. 

It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I began considering reducing my exposure to toxicity. An author and radio host I listened to went through a horrific ordeal with toxic mold in his family's home. Once they were on the road to recovery, he and his wife began to use his show once a week to educate listeners on the steps they were taking to detox and live better. 

At the time, their advice looked like deprivation to me. No candles? No great smelling lotion? No fabric softener? How sad. 

It wasn't long after that I was introduced to essential oils. I quickly learned to employ these beautiful tools to transform our household cleaning and my beauty routine without any feeling of deprivation. We used them for everything from pest control to pesto. Not only were they safer, at a few pennies per drop, they were also less expensive and more effective! 

Our body is beautifully designed to eliminate toxicity, but unfortunately, our modern lifestyles provide a greater toxic load then they can handle. Have you transitioned your household yet? What are some areas in which you still use toxic chemicals? 

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Rest and Manage Stress

Everyone has stress, no matter what you do or who you know. The way you manage that stress will determine a great deal of the course of your life. Here are some quick tips to better manage stress and create more time for rest. 

Be proactive about your schedule and write rest time in ink. We all have the same number of hours in a day, and of course there are seasons when we work harder than others, but we have to build sustainability into our schedule. Ask yourself, "If I continue at my current pace, how quickly will I burn out?"

When you sit down to manage your calendar, apply InTune to the reflex point on your big toe. This will help you to focus and make lists for the week. Keep the big-picture of your life in focus.

We should be proactive as we're committing to things. Saying "yes" and taking on more obligations than we can handle can lead to burn-out. While saying "no" can be uncomfortable in the short term, in the long term it creates more space for the activities that are building into our legacy. 

Here's an example: If one of your goals is financial freedom, you may need to cut back on volunteer activities and focus more of your working hours on income-producing activities. When you say you value one thing, and your calendar reflects something different, your priorities are out of alignment. 

Another way people misuse rest time is to simply check out by mindlessly scrolling their phone or binge-watching television. These activities may seem like rest for a short time, but they aren't really recharging our batteries. There is a big difference between checking out and fully resting. Rather than taking in more information from TV or social media, try meditating. Lie flat on your back and imagine the tension from your body sinking into the floor. Take several deep breaths. Release worries from the day that truly aren't yours to carry. Apply Peace Blend over your heart. 

Managing your time will be a key in managing stress and allowing time for rest. Try it this week and tell me what you think. What is one shift you can make to bring your schedule into alignment with your priorities? 

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Move Your Body

No matter what kind of activity you like, it's important to find forms of exercise you love and stick with a routine that works for you. Essential oils and supplements can be an integral part of your routine, before, during, and after activity. 

Here are a just few product recommendations to empower your fitness routine:

Before exercise:

During exercise:

After exercise:

 

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Not Your Grandmother's Nurtition

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Eating right is the foundation for a wellness lifestyle. Unfortunately, the industrialization of our food supply has left nutrition lacking. Soil depletion, genetic modification, and pesticides have drastically changed in the last several decades. 

Aside from growing our own food, what can we do to maximize nutrition? 

Food enzymes can be beneficial for breaking down food and utilizing more of the available nutrition. When taken on an empty stomach, enzymes can also carry away stagnant waste in the digestive tract. People who have trouble digesting certain foods may be lacking an enzyme required for digestion. 

Even with a perfect diet, supplementation may still be necessary. In an ideal world, I would get all of my micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, omegas, and probiotics from whole foods. The inadequacies of our food supply, however, make it nearly impossible. I've noticed tremendous shifts in my overall health since adding supplements. These whole-food derived supplements fill in my nutritional gaps, and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Might as well give them a whirl. 

 

 

 

Sources: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/82/4/721/4607427

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-its-harder-to-eat-healthy-today-than-20-years-ago-2015-1

The Big Picture of Wellness

Often times when people are just getting started with essential oils, a shift in thinking is required. Once the shift in thinking happens, we can start to see shifts in health and wellness too. 

Wellness is a big-picture endeavor, and essential oils are a key tool to building it. Many people, however, wish to employ essential oils as a magic bullet for chronic health concerns, but that is an unrealistic expectation.  
 

For example, when I am teaching a class, a mother will ask how to help her child's irritated skin with essential oils. This is an unrealistic expectation because ongoing skin issues are typically a reflection of gut health. Gut health can be supported by a healthy diet (typically eliminating dairy, sugar, and gluten either temporarily or permanently depending on the individual), probiotics, and essential oils. Topical application of the oils sometimes provides temporary relief, but this is like putting masking tape over the "check engine" light on your car's dash board. Maybe you can't see the problem, but the cause is still present. 

To truly care for our health, we need to approach it as a big-picture endeavor where many factors make up the whole. These factors are universal, no matter your age, gender, race or ethnicity. 

Of course, this approach takes work, thought, and patience, which is why many people still fall into the pattern of getting a script for some "masking tape" from their doctor. 

If you are ready to shift your thinking and put positive habits into practice, here are some areas on which you will need to focus. 

  • Eat Right
  • Exercise
  • Rest and Manage Stress
  • Reduce Toxicity
  • Informed Self Care
  • Proactive Health Care

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Rose Touch

A welsh actor, Richard Burton, once said, “If I had a chance for another life, I would certainly choose a better complexion.” Same, my friend, same. While we can’t change our complexion, we can use dōTERRA’s new Rose Touch, which is a gift from the universe when it comes to getting our glow back. This precious oil comes from the Bulgarian rose and requires one of the most labor-intensive processes to produce. Rose essential oil keeps you happy and uplifted, perfect for the stress of theupcoming holiday season. Just apply a little to your pulse points throughout the day to keep you calm and collected. Want to know even more about this amazing new oil? Check out the Spotlight on dōTERRA.com:https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight/rose/touch

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Neroli Touch

dōTERRA’s new Neroli Touch essential oil, also known as Citrus x aurantium, is a cousin to Orange and Petitgrain as they all are harvested from the same bitter orange tree. Neroli comes from the flowers of the tree which are delicate but provide us with a powerful tool for our homes.According to research, Neroli instills relaxation, uplifts mood, reduces feelings of anxiousness, and promotes overall well-being. Applied topically, Neroli can be used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Want to know more about this amazing essential oil? Check out the Spotlight on doTERRA.com: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-neroli-touch.

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Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy is one of the latest and greatest oils to be released and comes from a bright yellow-flowered Mediterranean herb. Most of you have actually probably already experienced the benefits of Blue Tansy as it is a key ingredient in the Deep Blue collection. It has naturally powerful soothing properties that help provide relief after a hard workout. On its own, this oil is perfect for reducing blemishes, is a great help when your mood needs a little extra oomph, and can provide a more concentrated soothing sensation when applied topically with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Want to know more about this wonderful new oil? Check out the spotlight on doTERRA.com: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-using-blue-tansy

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Arise, Align, Anchor

All of us experience moments of weakness, chaos, and confusion. In those times, dōTERRA’s Yoga Collection is the perfect trio to turn to, yogi. Anchor helps you feel complete, calm, and courageous. Align brings harmony and encourages calm progression. Arise lifts your spirits and clears your mind so you can accomplish what you need to. Whether you need the support while managing your schedule, helping your family, or making it through your yoga practice, these blends will give you the peace, strength, and courage to get it done. To learn more about these amazing blends, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on the collection: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-yoga-collection.

 

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Sustainable Fir Sourcing

Do you love our white fir? I have some good news for you. dōTERRA has just released the Siberian Fir essential oil which will be replacing White Fir. I know you might be a little disappointed, but hear me out. This essential oil is actually better than White fir because it is more plentiful, so we can continue to have this essential oil for years to come. It is better for relaxation, cardiovascular health, cell support, cleansing, metabolism, respiratory, and immune support. Not only is it more powerful and will have a greater effect on you and your family, but you can use Siberian Fir topically, aromatically, and internally! How exciting is that?! Want to know more about this essential oil? Check out dōTERRA’s spotlight for this oil on doTERRA.com: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-using-siberian-fir.

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Clean Hands are Healthy Hands

The wait is over, ladies and gentlemen! dōTERRA has released the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist. Not only is this product going to bring the amazing aroma of On Guard around anytime you spray it, but it will kill 99.9% of bacteria and other germs without drying out your hands! Could we ask for anything more? Probably not. This 27mL bottle of sanitizing mist is perfect to keep with you at all times in your backpack, your purse, or even in your pocket. The active ingredient is naturally derived, USP Certified ethyl alcohol, which gives the mist antiseptic properties to effectively cleanse and prevent the spread of bacteria. To learn more about this new life-saver of a product, check out the spotlight on dōTERRA.com:https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-onguard-sanitizing-mist.

Get yours! 

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Copaiba Oil

With a change in the weather comes a change in the product line up at dōTERRA. September’s Convention is always one of my favorite times in the year because of all the new products. Who doesn’t love new product, right? While I won’t be talking about all of them today, I will be telling you about the new Copaiba essential oil. This essential oil has been used since the 16th century in various cultures, especially in South America where it originates. We harvest it from the resin of copaiba trees and include four different species of the Copiaba tree to ensure you get all the benefits possible. Want to know more about this oil and how to use it? Check out the Essential Oil spotlight that was published on doTERRA.com:  https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-using-copaiba.

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Garden Tips

One thing that's really fun about living in Nashville, is the extended growing season. Last year, my garden was still producing tomatoes well into November! As an Ohio girl transplanted to the South, that was a huge surprise to me! 

As we all know, spring is the season for gardening. If you’re like me and thought that gardening was just putting seeds in the ground, you might find this article interesting. It seems there is much more to it than just having good dirt and water to grow your plants. dōTERRA has 8 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden that make the process much friendly for those who have yet to develop the green thumb. What tips and tricks have you discovered that made your garden flourish?

 

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Seasonal Relief

If the change of seasons leaves you feeling less than healthy, you'll want to add Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint to your oil tool kit. The three are blended together in TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend. TriEase is so helpful to take before heading to the garden, going on a family hike, or even just to the park while the trees are shedding leaves, and the bees are buzzing. This blend has three of the most potent essential oils for a healthy respiratory function and protection against all the seasonal threats. Learn more about these wonderful softgels and check out dōTERRA’sProduct Spotlight: TriEase® Softgels Seasonal Blend.

Shop for TriEase.

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