Monday, June 19, 2017

June 2017 advocates share

 June 2017 Advocates Share
This month's Advocates Share features stand out Wellness Advocates from May 2017. 

Leading and training others is one of my favorite parts of my doTERRA business, though it doesn't come without difficulty sometimes. One of the more common pitfalls of new and experienced leaders alike is enabling rather than empowering.


Enabling is doing something for someone that they can and should be doing themselves. Empowering is doing for others what they cannot do for themselves, and being their cheerleader for the things they can do for themselves. It can be a fine line, and an easy one to cross when you first begin training new leaders.

Let's talk about a few enablement vs empowerment scenarios:


Situation 1: New leader has never run a class on their own and needs help
Enablement: Run the first class and the subsequent five classes for that leader. Provide the hostess incentives even though all the enrollments are going to the new leader.


Empowerment: Run the first class for the new leader, co teach the second class with the new leader, observe and assist the new leader in the third class. After that, co-teach or assist on a case by case basis. Provide one or two hostess incentives to begin, and then assist the leader in utilizing LRP points to offer future hostess incentives.


Situation 2: Leader does not have enough money to go to convention


Enablement: Before the leader even shares the situation with you, you offer to pay for the convention ticket, the room and help with the airfare. 


Empowerment: Leader approaches you about financial situation. You ask them in what way they think they can have some skin in the game in going to the convention. Together you craft a way you can assist them, while they create a business plan to help cover the rest of the cost. (example: you help with rooming expenses, they pay for flight, and they earn the convention ticket through a pre-determined incentive)


Hopefully those examples give you a better understanding of the difference between enablement and empowerment. Ultimately we want to help others create a successful business and find their why's and their way as a leader. This means that often we have to let them stumble here and there to find their footing, and ultimately the success they experience will be all the sweeter for it.


Get out there and be an empowering force in your world.
Maggie Dubois



Chris and Kim Paolucci are Elite Wellness Advocates from Herndon VA. They've been enrolled in doTERRA since July 2015. He and his wife Kim enrolled an incredible 10 wellness advocates in May. Here Chris writes about his experience falling for essential oils...



A Man of doTERRA: I’m in Deep...

Deep Blue that is! This was the convincing force that sold me on essential oils!

Let me back it up a bit. Knowing exactly when my wife Kim started, was a blurry timeline from my perspective. It seemed like one day she and Blair got together and shortly after she gradually started introducing the oils into our lives. I must admit, I wasn’t really paying attention at first and figured it was a harmless interest of hers, and I would just be cool with it and see if it comes and goes. That was far from what happened!

Between being an avid exerciser; weight lifting, snowboarding, running, yoga, and the long, hard days of working in AV and video production (sometimes standing for full days and lugging heavy gear), I somehow managed to fracture my L5 vertebra. I really don’t recall when it actually happened, but only recently has it really shown its nasty effects and started causing massive spasms, flare ups, and even sciatica in my leg. NOT FUN! I have for many years used all sorts of pain relief creams, ointments, as well as some pretty heavy hitting (and very addictive) pain reliving medications. Nothing was really helping and the pills were just causing more, and different problems! That’s when I was finally introduced to Deep Blue Rub. I was in love in a matter of seconds of the first application! Finally, relief; centralized, and fast!

After my experience with Deep Blue, I was fully open to learning more about these magical “Essential Oils”. With that, Kim would then be sharing with me what all her oils do and I started wanting to integrate other parts of my daily routine with essential oils. I could go on and on listing all the products that I use in my daily routine, but this article would be another page longer.

Not only does doTERRA make amazing products, but they also attract amazing people! Last year, Kim and I attended our first Elite Retreat out in peaceful West Virginia, to learn more about the business. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it was spending the weekend with our up-line, side-line, and all our doTERRA family. Not too long before, I was reading self-improvement books and “getting the message” that to be successful in life, I need to spend more time with people with the qualities that you admire and radiate good energy. Well, I sure found it that weekend! I had an amazing time and learned that there is massive potential to make a good amount of money by building a team of leaders to help you share in the wellness powers of Essential Oils! This was a mind-blowing revelation, and had Kim and I chatting up a storm on the way home on how we can make this work and implement more leadership activities in our lives to grow our business together. This past April, another amazing fun and educational Elite Retreat, (at Virginia Beach I might add!) reinvigorated our fire and reaffirmed that doTERRA is the path to our “Whys” and these are the people that we are blessed to share our journey with.

One of my favorite aspects of doTERRA is that it really allows Kim and I to work together as a team to help change people’s lives. We have never been closer than we are today and I am confident that Kim and I will be Diamond Level soon enough! Here are a few important concepts we practice that contribute to our ongoing and constantly growing successes:

Accountability – Being accountable to yourself is one of the most important practices in life, if you are disciplined enough. The beauty of accountability is that if you have trouble holding yourself accountable, you can ask someone to check in on a regular basis to ensure you are doing what you need to achieve your goals. It is also critical to any meaningful relationship. Holding yourself accountable and admitting when you have been in the wrong will take you far in life. On the contrary, don’t forget to take accountability for the achievements and successes in which you were involved…. Own em!

Service to Others – When you take actions based on selflessness and the genuine and sincere desire to serve others, it seems to come back to you in ways you may not expect. doTERRA Essential Oils are truly a blessing to other’s lives, so know you are not selling a product, you are being of service to others when sharing the wellness benefits. To get the maximum “feel-good” effect, purposefully do a good deed and tell no one about it. That is the ultimate spiritual booster.

Gratitude – Expressing gratitude improves mental, physical and relational well-being. Being grateful also impacts the overall experience of happiness, and these effects tend to be long-lasting. I express gratitude for all the blessings in my life as often as possible during the day. I envision my emotional well-being like a scale from 0 (Totally Bummed) to 100 (Sunshine and Unicorns), with a normal/neutral state being 50. By constantly living in a state of gratitude, I am allowing myself a buffer of positive energy and regularly living between 80-99(ish). When negative experiences affect my life, and knock down say 50 units, I’m only slightly down from a neutral state at 30-45 instead of 0 (that is if I haven’t been building up my well-being with gratitude).

With that, I am grateful for you taking the time to read my experience, and hope that something resonated. I look forward to continually growing with you as part of the doTERRA family! Wishing you many blessings of wonderful health, wealth, and happiness!

All the Best,
Chris Paolucci




Kathy Costanzo is an Elite level wellness advocate from Frederick, MD. She's been enrolled with doTERRA since March 2016. Kathy consistently enrolls others in doTERRA and puts oils on almost everyone she meets. Here she shares a few tips for forward momentum in doTERRA.


Despite not feeling "qualified" Kathy manages to put oils on people all the time. She says of this: "I do enjoy sharing my oils and putting them on people! It really just comes from my heart. If I know someone is having issues, I just fill up my little bottles and go over to surprise them with some helpful hints."

She shares a few examples of ways she's actively connected with others: "This week I mailed several packages out of oils with A-Z guides and copies of tear pads I have, to simply help some friends. One is a new mother and I sent her the small intro kit as an extra special gift. When I saw her last and we had chatted about life, and I ended up giving her my big bottle of lemon, just whatever I had in my purse and was left in the bottle. I carry it with me to use for my water and other things. Later, she had mentioned that she loved using the lemon in her water and diffuser too. But like I said, it was whatever was left in the bottle that I had in my purse, so it wasn't a whole lot. So I just took it upon myself to mail her the intro kit to try other oils and she would have more of the lemon. 
    Another friend in VA, whom I haven't seen in a couple years, but we've known each other since middle school. We stay in touch via Facebook and texting. She had read a post that I had mentioned my son getting a concussion at school and I was using frankincense for his headaches. She had contacted me about her daughter having headaches/migraines and other issues too. So I bottled up about six different oils and simply sent her what I thought would help. I wrote a long note with helpful hints on how to use the oils, some copies I made from my book, copies of tear pads, and also an A-Z guide to keep in her purse. She's contacted me after receiving the package and has already started using the oils. That just makes my heart smile! 
    I just recently got certified in aroma touch technique and am very excited about practicing on close friends and family! I got a massage table (it was used but in great shape!) and I've been going over to friends houses to practice! I know it makes them feel good, but it also brings joy to me! 
     As I said, I just really enjoy helping people and sharing whatever knowledge and oils I have. It just comes from my heart."
    
Kathy explained that she struggles with quick sales, but can see the silver lining of her method of sharing oils: "I guess you could say I am seeking more of the lifetime "customer" and being more of a friend rather then feeling like I'm trying to simply "sell" them something. You know what I mean?! So for me, I feel like I'm a slow and steady builder."

In sharing some of the ways doTERRA has blessed her: "I am humbled and blessed have met some amazing people through using dōTERRA. I'm still learning each day and slowly growing a foundation so I can continue to help people. 
    I was really touched the other day when watching your video. I love to send unexpected cards and also gifts of oils to friends! Just simply letting them know I appreciate their friendship, that I prayed for them, or simply that I'm thinking of them! Just simple acts of kindness brings joy to my heart and smiles to others! That's what life is all about!"

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May Wellness Advocate Share

April 2017 Advocates Share
This month's Advocates Share features stand out Wellness Advocates from April 2017. 

How do you feel going into this summer? Did you know summer is one of the best months to grow your doTerra business? 
Understanding the cycles... the ups and downs... of your network marketing business is imperative to your forward momentum. Proper preparation will help you ride the crest of the high sales months, and withstand the storms of the low sales months. With proper preparation, you can find yourself at the high end of the market and consistently moving forward even when others around you may be struggling.
So, how should you properly prepare for the coming upswing?
- Get some classes on the books: Easier sales are great, but they won't happen if you aren't visible. Make sure you are set up for the awesome summer to come.
- Have a system in place to accommodate the growth: Doterra success isn't just in enrollments but also in LRP's. It is much harder to "figure it out as you go" when it comes to getting your customers on LRP. Make sure you have a plan of attack for the new enrollments.
- Plan accordingly for any upcoming vacations: Vacations are great, but your business should not stop altogether because you are taking a break as a family. Strategically plan your work before, after and depending on the length, during, your upcoming trip. You don't want to leave new enrollees hanging because you didn't properly prepare to communicate with them before leaving. But, of course, take your breaks and be sure to refill!!!

Have a fantastic summer!
Maggie Dubois





Chereyl White-Owens is a Silver wellness advocate from Colorado. She is a fabulous crossline leader of mine, and graciously agreed to share the key to some of her recent success with our team. She enrolled an incredible 20 wellness advocates in April, and is vying for her second straight incentive trip win. Here Chereyl writes about her shift in mindset that has enabled her to become a top enroller.

Shift in Mindset

So, Maggie asked me to write a little bit about what I’ve learned, and how I have shifted this past year, to be a top enroller. 

As I think about it, I’ve done nothing special. There isn’t anything I’ve done differently than what has been taught to me and to you. What has changed is my mindset. I’m not sure just how it happened, but it did. 


I was working a normal job, as a banker, and was unhappy going to my 9-5 job every day. I came home and was so mentally exhausted from my day job, I made the excuse that I was just too tired, and I had no time, to work Doterra, except on a very small scale. I knew I wanted to quit my job so I could manage my own time, and work my Doterra business the way I wanted to, and something had to change. So, I decided at the beginning of 2016, that I was going to make a goal, to not only quit my job in January 2017, but to also win the incentive trip to Cancun.


I wrote it in my goals for the year, put it on my vision board, and told everyone I knew, that I was going to do this. I sought out leaders for help. I made charts, and mapped myself out. I went to all the trainings that I could pack in, to keep me on track. I worked my job, and did as many doterra events as I could possibly do. I also, asked my upline for help with booths, and classes. I was not going to make “time”, my excuse any more, and didn’t.

 

Because of this change in my mindset, I ended up quitting my job, in February this year, and won the trip to Cancun. I have also almost won the trip to Dominican Republic for next year! Once I made the shift in my mind, that my excuse of not having enough time, was going to end, it changed everything for me, and my business has flourished because of it.







Aleena Steele is a Premier level wellness advocate from Keymar, MD. She's been enrolled with doTERRA since January 2014 . Aleena enrolled 4 people in April. Here Aleena shares on the power of mentoring.


The Time is Now

     I’ve thought back today over the last two years of building this business. What has impacted me the most, and helped me build the most. It’s the people on this team! I did O.K. on my own. I listened to all the calls, read everything I was supposed to, went to all the local team trainings and I built slow and steady. I reached out when I had a question and our up lines were always there to help.

     A shift started to happen when I attended my first Elite Retreat. Everyone talked about mentoring. You should talk with someone each week. I was kind of doing that. Once a week I talked with one of my 3 up lines. What I came to realize is that’s not being mentored. I had even reached one more step up and had a one-time mentor call with Holly and just that call soared me all the way into May. Then I dialed back down. I still didn’t change much, because I still hadn’t made the connection. 

     Fast forward to Convention. WHOA! It was amazing but again I’m hearing about mentoring and I’m thinking, I must be missing something. Had an amazing conversation with Holly and started “real” mentoring calls. They have changed me and my business!!

     All that to say this. You’ve heard it a million times. Get a mentor and mentor someone else. What does that mean and how can it really help. You’ll have someone pouring into you wisdom they’ve learned. Inspire you to continue to move forward and step out of your comfort zone (in a safe way, haha). Help you to dream bigger than you knew you could. Love on you and build your self-confidence up. Listen to you when times are hard and help you through. When you mentor others, it’s has an amazing effect of helping you stay motivated too. And SO MUCH MORE!

     Here’s the millionth time you’ll hear this, get a mentor. Reach out to your immediate up line and ask them to help guide you to a mentor. Make a step today to change your future business. The time is now!


Many Blessings, Aleena






Donna and Randy Campbell are premier level wellness advocates from Gerrardstown, WV.  They've been enrolled with doTERRA since July 2015 . They enrolled 8 people in April. Here Donna shares on building Doterra as an introvert.


A little outside of the comfort zone

A few years ago, at any given moment, you would most likely find me at my desk in my home office, in comfy clothes, working by myself at my computer. My comfort zone. I have 2 paying jobs, plus a volunteer bookkeeping job, all of which I do primarily from my home computer. No stress, no risk. I am a true introvert, and I've been ok with that!
Almost 2 years ago, a friend asked for help (via text blitz), and of course I said "Yes, I can host a class for you." I bought my kit, started on LLV a few months later and I was hooked. I was a dutiful 'user' for almost a year. Then I started to notice, in the course of my conversations, that I felt God leading me to share these amazing oils. They come from God's creation, and they are good!
My best friend, who wanted nothing to do with the business, came to visit one weekend and saw my oil bottles all over the house. She fell asleep reading my ME book. The next day she enrolled with the Natural Solutions kit (she's now Elite!). My sister who has had breathing issues her whole life, needed Breathe and a diffuser. The list goes on. And then dōTERRA started sending me checks in the mail!?! Hmmmm... What? ...but I don't like talking to people!
My husband Randy, on the other hand, has never met a stranger. He is perfectly comfortable striking up a conversation with anyone. I often wonder how God led me to fall for someone so completely opposite of me. But I'm also so very thankful that HE did! Randy is my perfect partner in this business. He can engage with anybody. And we've found that a lot of people like talking about their ailments. Once Randy breaks the ice, I could talk about the oils all day!

Just a few small, feeble steps out of my comfort zone, and God is doing amazing things! He's pulling me into uncomfortable places, but I've found with obedience comes great reward. I'm learning to talk to people, I'm helping them feel better. I'm making so many new friends, and I'm learning to be courageous - there's an oil for that ;)








Monday, May 15, 2017

Purposeful Living: Cedarwood

Humans are body, soul and spirit, though the western world would generally have us consider only the "bodily" part when addressing wellness. These purposeful living write ups are designed to help you address also the soul and spirit using your essential oils. When using these affirmations and devotions diffuse the oil listed or dilute it in a vegetable oil base and apply it behind the ears and on wrists. Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

Cedarwood






To purchase Cedarwood connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

*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

Cedarwood Breakdown

Cedarwood
Juniperus virginiana

Cedarwood is a warming, comforting oil that soothes mind and body. It is a lovely oil to combine with citrus oils to create a focused, uplifting blend, or combine with florals to create soothing sleepy time blend.

Description:
Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of benefits. It is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. When applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Not for Internal Use

Primary Physical Benefits
- Cedarwood is known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent that is both grounding and evocative of wellness and vitality.
- Cedarwood blends well with Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Vetiver, and White Fir essential oils.
- Before exercising, massage one to two drops into your chest to maintain vitality throughout your workout.
- After a difficult day, diffuse Cedarwood to relax and soothe the mind and the body.
- When applied topically, Cedarwood may help to keep the skin looking healthy.
- During your facial routine, add one to two drops of Cedarwood to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties.
- After noticing a fresh skin imperfection, directly apply one drop to the affected area to immediately improve the appearance.
- When a child wakes up scared, apply Cedarwood to the bottoms of the feet to return a peaceful feeling.
- Cedarwood naturally repels insects.
- Place a few drops of Cedarwood on cotton balls and leave them in closets, storage boxes, or other areas to keep moths at bay.
- Add it to mulch or topsoil to repel insects.
- Due to its soothing and calming properties, diffusing Cedarwood at the end of the day is a great way to unwind before bed.
- This essential oil has surface cleansing properties.

Primary Emotional Benefits:
Community, Connection, Depending on others, Supported socially, Appreciating and enjoying relationships

Negative emotions addressed:
Distanced. Disconnected from others. Pushing others away. Not receiving support. 

Aromatic Description:
Camphoraceous, herbaceous

Body Systems addressed:
- Nervous System
- Integumentary System
- Skeletal/Muscular System

Cautions;
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Other Cypress references:

To purchase Cedarwood connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Sources: www.doTERRA.com, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*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





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Helichrysum Breakdown

Helichrysum Breakdown


Helichrysum italicum

This herbaceous essential oil is one that would be considered relatively newer on the scene of therapeutic use, but it has many beneficial uses for acute situations. The demand for this oil has increased the prices worldwide, but you'd be hard pressed to find an essential oil as excellent for particular traumas to the body. It is about as safe as an essential oil can be, even frequently used undiluted. It is definitely worth including in your essential oil first aid kit.

Description:
Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. The name “Helichrysum” is derived from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysum has been used in herbal health practices since ancient Greece and the oil is highly valued and sought after for its many health benefits. Helichrysum is best known for its restorative properties to the skin. Also referred to as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower, Helichrysum is used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin. Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Primary Physical Notes

-Use Helichrysum in conjunction with a full body massage to promote vitality and energy.
-Helichrysum improves the appearance of the skin.
-It may help to promote a healthy metabolism.*
-It may help to support the health of the digestive, immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.*
-This essential oil helps to support healthy lung and respiratory function.*
-Helichrysum helps to keep the gums, teeth, and mouth looking clean and healthy.
-It may be calming to the nervous system and support healthy nervous system function.*
-It helps to reduce feelings of mental fatigue.
-Helichrysum may help to support the health of the liver.*
-It can help to maintain healthy cellular function and overall cellular health, not to mention healthy immune function and response.*
-Helichrysum possesses internal cleansing properties.*
-Helichrysum blends well with Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, Oregano, Rosemary, Tangerine, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.

Primary Emotional Benefits:
Hope. Strength and Endurance. Confidence. Hope for healing. Transforming.

Negative emotions addressed:
Trauma. Woundedness. Loss. Abuse. Adversity. Pain and Anguish.

Aromatic Description:
Herbaceous, honey, hay

Body Systems addressed:
- Endocrine System
- Cardiovascular/Circulatory System
- Immune System
- Nervous System
- Skeletal/Muscular System
- Integumentary System


Suggested uses:
Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
-Apply to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
-Massage into the temples and the back of the neck for a soothing sensation.

Cautions;
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Other Frankincense references:

To purchase Helichrysum connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Sources: www.doTERRA.com, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*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



Thursday, April 20, 2017

April Wellness Advocate Share

April 2017 Advocates Share
This month's Advocates Share features stand out Wellness Advocates from March 2017. 

Ever have those months where everything seems to fall apart? Yep, me too. 
Did you know that those are the months that sift the true leaders from the rest? Did you know that the way you handle your down months will set your pace for the up months?

When we have a tough month it is really easy to throw in the towel, emotionally, mentally, physically... or all of the above. It's easy to "write off" a month as no good, when a cancellation of a class, a bum booth, or a leader dropping out rocks us back on our heels. But, every single Diamond and up in this company has had similar months I guarantee you. And, it was in those times that the true leadership of those individuals really shone.

You see, if all the months were easy, then anyone and everyone would succeed in this business. The silver lining of the tough month cloud is that by pushing through it, working harder because of it, you actually get a leg up on any competition that happens to be coasting. Those who coast are easily thrown back by a wave of difficulty, only those who are actively swimming in this business can scoot over the wave and keep going.

So, next time a tough month gets you down, consider looking at it as a blessing and not a curse. Here, in this, is your opportunity to swim past the coasting competition and set yourself up for leadership opportunities.

Just keep swimming,
Maggie Dubois



Amy Ritchey is a Premier wellness advocate from Falling Waters, WV. Amy enrolled 4 people in March. She's been enrolled with doTERRA since January 2014. Here Amy shares why she started sharing doTERRA.

My Why

I was at a cross between what I should talk about. It was a toss-up between the rocks, pebbles, sand all fitting in a jar to represent your life (good story, should look it up if  you don’t know about it, or if you’re interested in it, ask me and I can send you a link, it’s a good thing to keep in mind and not to stress about the little things in your life); talking about diminishing the reaction of people when they hear the prices of the oils, and how doTERRA can be compared to the awesome steak  anyone would prefer over McDonalds or eating a healthy diet in comparison to a junk food diet, of course you would pay more for the good stuff; and finally I thought about the WHY. 
Since I have touched a little on the two topics above and giving you something more to think about, I decided on the why, specifically my why. 

As a mother of two, a host mom to a foreign exchange student, a college student, and a full time career woman my days are full, as I am sure most of yours are! I don’t have time to regularly enjoy a spa, and I definitely don’t have the time for hospital visits (not saying they are not needed at times), nor do I like putting created medication in mine or my families bodies. The oils for me are all that and more.  Just as much as I enjoy the one stop shopping from Amazon, doTERRA has become my one stop shopping for health, relaxation, skin, teeth, and detergent. In addition to helping myself, my family, and friends,  I enjoy interacting with others and helping them realize there is another route to take. Last but not least, I have not forgotten my doTERRA family that I have gained from being in this business.  I have an endless amount of resources and experiences that are just a phone call, text or FB message away. Each and every one of you carries so much value and weight and all are blessed with individual attributes. 

I want to share just one of the many stories that did it for me. Three years ago, I was skeptical, my family and friends referred to me as the crazy snake oil lady. I’m sure most of you can relate.  My fiancé has shrapnel in his hand that affects his mobility, at times his hand will uncontrollably clench into almost a fist, at the same time it is very painful. As I watched him struggle, it occurred to me I had this great new thing to try. So I got the Deep Blue lotion out and put it on his hands, it took about a minute for his hand had to release and the pain subsided, at that point he was sold. Each of you has individual stories, all of which make up our why. Watching other’s lives change because you helped them is a priceless gift. I tell you this because sometimes we wonder if what we do matters? Did I have to be in a movie, on the radio, or world renowned to have my action matter? Nope, I simply am changing the world by one drop at a time!
Have the Best Day!
Amy Ritchey





Britta Wright is a Director level wellness advocate from Hagerstown, MD. She's been enrolled with doTERRA since January 2017 . Britta enrolled 4 people in March. Here Britta shares about being authentic and the power of listening:

Hi everyone! I am so glad to be a part of this supportive, loving team. Thanks for including me into the dōTERRA family! I got started with dōTERRA at my husband's family Christmas party. My wonderful aunt (Nichole Johnson) started talking to my parents about dōTERRA - I started listening - and then I got hooked! I'm truly amazed at their products and the impact they have made on my life. I decided to become a Wellness Advocate because I genuinely love essential oils and sharing them with other people. Before dōTERRA, I never pictured myself getting involved in selling anything or building a business - mainly because this is something I would consider to be out of my "comfort zone." Little did I know, the dōTERRA family would introduce me to a great group of women who have supported and encouraged me both personally and professionally. 

I believe the most profound thing I have learned while on this Wellness Advocate journey is to be myself. I think it's easy for most of us to look around and compare ourselves with others - whether it's their success, rank, their personalities, their social media accounts, or whatever it may be that's causing someone to fall into the "comparison trap," as I like to call it. I've learned that being myself works best - it allows me to be genuine and authentic in my approach when reaching out and talking to others about essential oils. I remind myself everyday of this quote: "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." 

I also believe it's incredibly important to listen. Listening is an art and it's something I do each and everyday as a School Counselor. I've learned that it's crucial to listen to other people and their needs. Those needs could be physical, emotional, spiritual, or even financial. I believe it's best to connect with people first, figure out what they need help with, and then educate them on the ways in which oils could improve their life. People know if you're really listening or not. Take the time to listen to understand. I've had some of the best moments and success when just sitting and conversing with someone about dōTERRA and not having any particular agenda in mind. 

Not only is it important to listen to people we may be helping, but I also believe it's important to listen to the people who are helping me. I am thankful for the ladies who have reached out to me, prayed for me, and have encouraged me. I try to soak up every ounce of knowledge they have and leave every conversation with a new takeaway or challenge. When things feel slow or I find myself asking "can I really do this?" I dive in and educate myself. The more I learn about the product and how to build my business, the more confident I feel in knowing that I can be successful. 

I've also learned I've got to get out of my comfort zone! Yes, it's comfy, but I don't believe that's where God intended me to be. Speaking in front of groups (classes!) is not my favorite thing, so I know it's something I have to continually work on so I can feel more confident in this area. Hosting classes is SO much fun and a really great way to build your business. I love connecting with people and seeing their reactions and hearing their questions. 

Also, be teachable! Always, always be open for feedback and suggestions from those around you who are helping you along this journey. I truly believe dōTERRA and this opportunity came at a time in my life where I needed pushed and encouraged. I am so grateful I said, "Yes, sign me up!" I'm excited to dive in further and continue to be a sponge and soak up all that I can. 

And lastly, don't forget to have fun along the way. :) 


Britta Wright







Jessica Reno is a Elite level wellness advocate from Harpers Ferry, WV. She ranked Elite for the first time in March. She's been enrolled with doTERRA since May 2014. Here she shares her top reason for her DoTerra Success:



"The most important thing that has helped with my business is the support from my husband. He is such a believer that essential oils really do help that he has come to classes with me and helped explain the oils to other men who may be skeptical. Without him, I wouldn't have been as successful as I have been recently...as WE have been recently. 😊"








Monday, April 3, 2017

Frankincense Breakdown

Frankincense Breakdown


Boswellia carterii, frereana, y sacra

Of all of the essential oils available, I would argue that Frankincense is an oil every home truly needs. It is perhaps the most versatile and most beneficial of all essential oils... at least in my home it is. Frankincense is remarkably gentle, which makes it the oil of choice for people of all ages and health stages. It is a uniquely powerful aroma that serves to provide soothing and enhancing qualities to many areas of the body. If you've never before used oils, I highly suggest this be one of your first oils you learn to incorporate in your household.

Description:
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function.* When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Primary Physical Notes
- Frankincense is one of the most prized and precious essential oils due to its extensive health benefits.*
- It was used anciently in everything from perfumes to lotions for soothing the skin.
- Frankincense comes from the Boswellia species of tree and is native to Ethiopia, Somalia, India, and the Arabic Peninsula and has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese health practices.
- It induces feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
- This essential oil has soothing properties.
- Diffuse Frankincense during your morning yoga practice to focus your intention for the day.
- Take one to two drops of this essential oil in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule to support healthy cellular function.*
- Add Frankincense to a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.
- When traveling somewhere dry, apply Frankincense to the cuticles and nailbeds to maintain healthy looking fingernails.
- Apply this essential oil to the bottoms of the feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
- After a day of outdoor activity, massage Frankincense into the hands and feet for a warming and soothing effect.
- Frankincense promotes cellular health and can be consumed daily for these internal benefits.*
- It may support healthy immune function and response.*
- Frankincense helps to support the overall health of the digestive system and the GI tract.*
- It may help to support healthy lung and respiratory function, especially when combined with citrus oils.*
- It helps to keep the gums, the teeth, and the mouth looking clean and healthy.
- This essential oil helps to support the health of the cardiovascular system.*
- Frankincense is calming, soothing, and relaxing to the  nervous system and supports healthy nervous system function.*
- It may have cleansing properties and can help to protect against environmental threats.
- Frankincense promotes healthy joint function.*
- Frankincense can provide soothing support throughout the entire body.*
- It helps to support healthy liver function.*
- It supports a healthy musculoskeletal system.*
- Frankincense may help to support healthy bladder and urinary tract function.*

Primary Emotional Benefits:
Increases spiritual understanding. Guidance, nurturing, protection. Connected to Father and divine love.

Negative emotions addressed:
Spiritual Darkness. Removed/disconnected from father. Confusion and unprotected

Aromatic Description:
Warm, spicy, clean

Body Systems addressed:
- Endocrine System
- Immune System
- Digestive System
- Emotional System
- Skeletal/Muscular System
- Respiratory System
- Integumentary System


Suggested uses:
- Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
- Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
- Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
- Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*

Cautions;
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Other Frankincense references:
To purchase Frankincense connect with the wellness advocate that directed you here, or if you are not currently connected with a wellness advocate visit my sales site at www.mydoterra.com/maggiedubois or contact me directly here for an opportunity to get your oil at a discounted price.

Sources: www.doTERRA.com, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*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