The BEAUTY of working with a direct selling company is you work for yourself—woohoo! Who’s the boss?! ME!!! 😃
The BUMMER of working with a direct selling company is you work for yourself—boohoo! Who’s the boss?! ME!!! 😞
Yes, it’s awesome to be in charge of your own destiny and make your own rules, but it can get LONLEY. There’s no boss poking her head in your office telling you to get off Instagram and get back to work!
Fortunately, with a direct sales company, you’re not entirely on your own. In my case, I have this incredible company, doTerra, (and a great team!) to support me.
Even though I love this business and all it affords me (sharing a life-changing product with others, contributing financially to the family, creating my own schedule), there are certainly ups and downs. Thank goodness for Motivate, InTune, Balance and Serenity!
The ins and outs of the everyday can be wearing, but one of the best ways to renew enthusiasm for what you love is by sharing it with like-minded others…like those attending the annual doTerra convention!
This was the third year I’ve attended the convention and in just that short time, it’s impressive to see how much the company has grown. The cool thing about it, is that means essential oils are becoming mainstream!
Seeing people becoming more open to healthful alternatives and taking charge of their own wellness is exciting! And a good reminder that although you might be the boss of one, you can have a positive impact on MANY.
Destination: Salt Lake City
The first thing I noticed this year, was the sheer number of oil lovers attending: 30,000!
If you were in Salt Lake City that week and hadn’t heard of essential oils yet, you definitely got the full experience!
The airport, every hotel and even the streets were perfumed with an aromatic rainbow of glorious scents!
What I also noticed was the demographic of the convention attendees. And most surprisingly, the number of MEN in attendance. Yes, it’s no longer just a “chick” thing. Apparently, Dudes are down with oils!
In fact, there were lots of adorably cute 20-something hubbies & wives with their newborn babies (snuggled up in Lavender spritzed baby carriers, no doubt!) in attendance. It’s so true, that oils are a family affair!
The Newest doTerra Products
Now, the most exciting day of the convention is Thursday, when everyone is giddy with anticipation of the NEW PRODUCTS. This year, doTerra revealed 23 new products!
As attendees, we got the chance to get all the new goodies at the event. (they’ll be available to order on October 3, 2016.)
Here is a peek at what’s coming:
A brand new oil debuted this year, Petitgrain is produced in Paraguay, as part of doTerra’s co-Impact Sourcing Initiative. It has a grassy smell, which I have to admit it’s not my favorite scent. It’s chemical footprint is similar to Lavender, so it can be used in many of the same ways. Some uses might be for lifting sad or anxious feelings, helping to fall asleep faster, and rejuvenating skin.
It would be excellent as a Lavender alternative to those sensitive to Lavender or for men, who want the benefits without the floral scent!
Okay, let’s just come right out with it. Petitgrain may not smell beautiful, but Spikenard is downright stinky (IMO 🙂 A musty combo reminiscent of dirt, fire, and…fresh manure??? (I know I’m not selling you picking up a bottle on that description!)
BUT, what it lacks in sweet scent, it makes up for in Power. Spikenard oil has been renowned throughout history, with mentions in the Bible and used in Ayurvedic medicine.
It’s composed of a diversity of multiple compounds, which makes it a great choice to layer with other oils. Because of it’s wide range of compounds, it enhances the benefits of other oils.
In other words…it does EVERYTHING! (Think of it as your new Frankincense.)
- Try it topically for skin irritations (enhances floral & wood oils for this use).
- Blend it aromatically to help with respiratory support (enhances Lime and Eucalyptus for this use.)
I’m still a bit wary about the scent, but I’m very excited to see this powerful oil in action!
Emotional Aromatherapy Touch kit
Last year at the convention, doTerra rolled out 6 brand new oil blends, exclusively for emotional wellness.
They’ve been such a success, that this year, doTerra introduced these 6 oils in a Touch format, which means they now are available in a rollerball bottle and are optimally pre-diluted with fractionated coconut oil.
The Touch format makes it easy to apply them (great for wiggly kids!) and being pre-diluted, avoids any skin sensitivity.
I personally love using these blends as a perfume, so having them in a rollerball is ideal. Just drop in your bag and you’re smelling great and feeling good out the door!
The oils blends include: Motivate, Cheer, Passion (my fave!), Forgive, Console, Peace
Serenity Restful Blend and Complex
Serenity is one of the staples in our oil pantry. It’s truly the blend for sweet dreams! This year, it’s been reformulated to include Vetiver and Ho Wood oils, making it even more conducive to a good rest.
AND, I’m super excited about the new Serenity Complex sleep aid softgels. I’ve been taking these for about a week now, and I notice a difference in how deep my sleep is.
I seem to be resting more soundly and it’s been easier for me to wake up.
You can buy the Serenity oil and Serenity complex separately, but purchasing the combo together, will save you a few bucks.
Who doesn’t love to the luxury of a spa day?! Now, you can enjoy it in your own home, with this new line from doTerra.
Before I starting using oils, I didn’t think too much about what I put on my skin, but now that I’m more conscientious, it’s important to me.
These products are made with natural, safe ingredients and of course, therapeutic grade doTerra oils.
They are all luscious, with my particular favorites being the mud mask, the herbal lip balm, body scrub and Citrus Bliss lotion.
- Body wash
- Detoxifying mud mask
- Exfoliating body scrub
- Replenishing body butter
- Moisturizing bath bar
- Lip balm in 3 flavors (Herbal, Tropical, Original—Peppermint + Orange)
- Hand & body lotion
- Citrus Bliss hand lotion
- Rose hand lotion
Kid’s Nutritional Supplements
a2z chewables: new formula
doTerra a2z Chewables got a makeover with a new formulation. This is a great supplement for both kids and adults who don’t like to swallow capsules.
Of course, it has no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors (unlike drug store children’s vitamins). With the new formulation, they’ve changed the flavor from strawberry to watermelon, added a cognitive blend for healthy brain function, and removed the folic acid in favor of folate (the natural source of the nutrient.)
To fortify your kids’ diets, use the a2z chewable in conjunction with the IQ Mega and the brand NEW kids’ probiotic, PB Assist Jr.
See the entire line of kid’s supplements here.
PB Assist Jr.
Many experts agree that health begins in the gut! Our gastrointestinal systems have a huge effect on our overall wellness, so we gotta take good care of them!
With that in mind, doTerra just released this new probiotic, PB Assist Jr, especially for kids. It contains 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of good belly flora.
And, of course, no crappy sweeteners or artificial junk!
And the best part…it tastes delicious! It comes in a skinny sachet (like a pixie stick), that can be taken directly by mouth (they will love it…I promise!) or mixed into a cold beverage, smoothie or yogurt.
Get Confident, Keep Learning!
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
– Pablo Picasso
With the enthusiasm oils have been gaining over recent years, essential oil research is growing by leaps and bounds. There’s always a new fascinating study out there (that of course, proves what we already know—-oils work! 🙂
A lot of people ask me:
How do you know so much about oils?!
Well, like anything else, we’re not born knowing that Frankincense is amazing for skin or that Ginger will calm an upset tummy—these things are learned.
And there is always more to learn! Events like the doTerra convention help me to help others—what’s more satisfying than that?!
I know you’ll fall in love with these products, just like I did. These new products will be available starting on October 3rd-click here to order.