Everything You Need to Get Started with Essential Oils

Everything You Need to Get Started with Essential Oils

If you’re reading this post, then I am VERY excited because it means that you’re passionate about finding a more natural approach to your health and wellness, and you’re ready to embrace a new form of self-care. You’re going to absolutely fall in love with using pure-grade, therapeutic essential oils, the same way I have! I’ve put together this guide to help you easily get started, so all information is in one place! I suggest you grab a cup of tea and get ready to dive in! 

My Story with Essential Oils

To get started, I want to give you a brief overview of why I love essential oils so much. As a holistic health coach, I choose to fuel my body with the most nourishing, nutrient-dense foods I can in order to feel my best. While struggling with my own health issues over the years, I discovered the healing power of a whole foods diet, and I felt better than I had ever felt before. I also felt empowered, because I realized that I could take control of my own health through choosing to fuel my body with hiqh-quality, natural foods from the earth. While I eliminated many of my health issues and felt a drastic change in my overall wellness, it still wasn’t enough.


After getting some bloodwork done, I discovered that the products I was putting on my skin and the products I was exposed to in my environment were negatively impacting my body and health. I realized that I had to change my lifestyle in order to address those external toxins that had now become internal. I realized that a healthy diet was only one piece to a much larger puzzle of overall health. I had the food handled, but I was neglecting all of the other aspects of my lifestyle. What was the point of eating such a clean diet if I wasn’t going to address all of the other toxins in my life? 

Everything You Need to Get Started with Essential Oils

At first I was unsure about essential oils. Were they really that powerful? It all sounded a little “woo-woo” to me at first, but I figured it was worth a shot. What was the worst that could happen? They quickly transformed my life, and I became a believer. I also started learning about the science behind essential oils and how they work. You can inhale or diffuse them, apply them topically, or ingest them (if the brand is safe!). When these oils enter our bodies through skin permeation, ingestion, or scent, they interact with our different internal body systems. For example, molecules inhaled through the olfactory system affect the respiratory system and the brain. These oils also have a huge impact on our limbic system, which is connected to the parts of our brains that control things like breathing, hormone balance, stress levels, memory, heart rate, and even blood pressure. This is why scents can affect us so much! It’s not just a scent – it is reaching our brains and affecting the ways our bodies work. 

Essential oils have had a huge impact on both my emotional and physical health. I’ve been able to use these oils to ease feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. These oils have helped me in moments of digestive distress, headaches, muscle aches, lethargy, and brain fog. I can’t remember the last time I got the common cold – these oils protect me and have replaced my old medicine cabinet. They also help me keep my home clean and fresh, in a completely safe way. They nourish my skin, body, and mind. Since making this lifestyle switch and reducing the toxins in my life, I’ve watched the bloodwork numbers prove that the toxins in my body are also quickly leaving.

Like a change in diet did, these essential oils empower me to take control of my own health. I know I can turn to my oils whenever I am struggling emotionally or physically. They improve my focus and memory. They ease my pain. They clear my mind and keep me calm. They help to balance my hormones, regulate my digestion, and keep me from getting sick, without any pills or doctor appointments. These oils allow me to take control of my own health, and I want you to have that power, too.

doTERRA Oils

doTERRA means “gift of the Earth,” which is a very fitting name for the wellness company. Corny as it sounds, they truly are a gift. doTERRA provides the purest essential oils in the world, and the company’s vision is to empower everyone to take a natural approach to health and self-care. I truly believe in doTERRA’s mission, which is why I wanted to take part in it. It allows women and men around the world to take their health into their own hands, allows health coaches and nutritionists help their clients reach a higher state of health and wellness, and is even being used by doctors to help their patients with a wide variety of symptoms. I’ve seen its transformative power not only in my own life, but also in the way it has helped so many of my clients. 

Essential oils can do so much for you. To give you an idea, here’s a list of over 100 things you can do with just lemon, lavender, and peppermint (some of my faves)!

This is a great video from my friend Ange Peters all about how to integrate essential oils into your own life. It’s about an hour long, but afterwards you will know everything you need to know in order to start incorporating these oils into your life! Refill your cup of tea and get cozy! 🙂

Everything You Need to Get Started with Essential Oils
This is Why Over 3 Million People Choose doTERRA:

  1. The sourcing modeldoTERRA sources globally, and beyond that, they work with the farmers there to create a better economy. This might not matter to everyone, but it did make a huge difference to me when I was looking at different essential oil companies.
  1. doTERRA has a commitment to purity, shown through the CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) stamp:

Unfortunately, no governing body enforces large corporations like Walmart or NOW brand to honestly share what is put in their bottles. That’s why it’s so important to really research the companies you’re interested in and discover what they stand for. Even oils that are marketed as 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade can still contain trace amounts of pesticide residue and synthetic materials, which are not safe for us to put on our bodies or to ingest. The CPTG stamp, however, means that the oils have undergone two different tests by a third party, and every single batch has been tested to make sure the oils contain nothing impure.

To really understand why I chose doTERRA, I encourage you to watch these short clips:

How does it work?

The dōTERRA wholesale membership is sort of like a Costco membership, but online! You create an account and then purchase your essential oils and natural health care products at a discount whenever you’re ready to shop. The products are shipped to your door, and you can also choose to take part in the monthly ordering program if you want even more rewards! 

This is how about 3.5 million doTERRA customers purchase their products…

Most people start by purchasing a starter kit (which I highly recommend), but you could also open the account for $35 US / $42 CDN and add any specific items you’d like at the wholesale price. All starter kits include the wholesale membership already!

There is never an obligation to sell oils or order monthly, so don’t worry! BUT, if you do want to start building a doTERRA biz, that option is always open for you, and I’m happy to chat with you about that opportunity if you are interested!

There is a different promotion each month for wholesale members, which I highly recommend you take advantage of!

This Month’s Promo:

Exactly How to Get Started:

Step  1:  Click Here

Step 2:  Click the “Join doTERRA’’ box at the bottom right of the screen.

Step 3:  Keep the “Wholesale Customer” option selected to receive wholesale pricing (a 25% discount), other bonuses, and free product points! There is no monthly order commitment.

OR select “Wellness Advocate” if you’re interested in wholesale pricing, monthly bonuses, and free product points, PLUS you want to share doTERRA products with your family & friends as a business! This option allows you to earn commission.

Step 4: Fill in your personal info.

The Enroller + Sponsor ID box should already be filled in for you. If not, enter 4602978 in the box and “Christina Rice” will appear.

Step 5: Choose whichever starter kit you’re drawn to and add any additional items at the 25% off price to your cart (here are the Canadian and US). Note: If you don’t want to begin with one of the starter kits, you can create your own by selecting the Introductory Packet ($35 in the U.S. or $42 in Canada) and then adding a few items to your cart. You can add items into your cart by typing them into the field that says, “Enter additional item # or product name.” You can view the entire doTERRA Product Catalog here  (CANADIANS click here).

Step 6: Confirm your shipping and payment options. Click “Process Order Now & Continue.”

On the last screen, you’ll be given the option to create a monthly customized order called Loyalty Rewards. This is how you maximize your wholesale membership by receiving free product!

Receiving a Monthly Customized Order

You can create, change, or cancel your monthly order at any time. Don’t worry if you skip it at the beginning and then decide you want it later – you can always add it or get rid of it! To take full advantage of the Loyalty Rewards Promos, set your monthly ship date to be before the 15th of each month. That way, any month that your order is at least 125 PV, you’ll always receive a product. 

To sum it up, your ship date is the date every month when your doTERRA order will ship. It’s automatically set to the products you ordered last month, so go in each month and edit the shipment. You can also watch this video to learn more about the Loyalty Rewards Program and how to place an LRP order!

If you still have questions, I am always happy to answer!

Everything You Need to Get Started with Essential Oils

If you’re curious, here are a few items that I typically have in my monthly order:

Aaaand that is everything you need to get started with essential oils! I am SO excited for you. These oils have truly changed my life, and I know they can do the same for you as well. If you have any questions or want to know what oils would be best for your specific concerns, feel free to reach out to me! You can email me at addictedtolovely@gmail.com and I am always happy to help!

1 Comment

  1. November 20, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    You’re the best for putting this all together! I’ve been considering signing up to be a wholesale member (and eventually a wellness advocate), and this post is the best resource I’ve been able to find. Thanks girl!

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