How to Get Started with Essential Oils

All it takes is a book and a box

A box of essential oils and a reference book.

That’s all it took to change my family’s life forever.

Essential oils are so incredibly versatile; we use them for health care, first aid, cleaning our home, making our own bug sprays and body products, and so much more.

Once you have these incredible tools in your life, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

This guide will walk you through step-by-step how to order dōTERRA essential oils.

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Why Essential Oils?

  • They’re safe, natural and effective
  • They’re incredibly versatile
  • 50-70% more potent than herbs
  • Since you only need 1-2 drops per dose, they’re very affordable
  • They’ve been used for thousands of years
  • Replace anything in your home that uses synthetic fragrance
  • Create a healthier, non-toxic home

What Makes dōTERRA Different?

When I first began learning about essential oils, I had no idea that over 90% of essential oils on the market are adulterated. And that since the industry is unregulated, anyone can write ‘100% Pure’ on the label, even if it is entirely synthetic. When using essential oils for your health and wellness, you only want to use pure essential oils.

What drew me to doTERRA was their commitment to quality, purity, and ethical sourcing. When it comes to essential oils, quality matters! Since the essential oil industry in unregulated, it’s vitally important to know that what you’re buying is truly a PURE essential oil. Their co-impact sourcing model is one of the main reasons I chose to partner with doTERRA.

dōTERRA is the only essential oil company that is 100% transparent with its test results – so much so, that you can go to, enter the lot # from your bottle, and pull up all the test results from that exact batch. No other essential oil company offers this level of transparency.

If you haven’t been getting results from your bargain brand essential oils, there is probably a reason why. I’ve researched tons of brands, and doTERRA essential oils are the ONLY ones I’ll use!

  • doTERRA essential oils are sourced from where the plants natively grow
  • 7 levels of testing to ensure purity and potency (no fillers, synthetics, or pesticides – just the highest quality essential oils)
  • doTERRA partners with small growers and pays them a living wage
  • Unlike buying oils off a shelf, you get support from a Wellness Advocate like myself
  • opportunity to earn back 10-30% of your purchases in free product credit

Why Partner With Me?

Instead of selling oils off a shelf at a store, or selling direct to consumers, doTERRA partners with Wellness Advocates like myself. The reason they do this, is so that you have a real human to offer you support on your essential oil journey.

When you order your essential oils through me, you don’t just get your oils, you get me also! Plus you’ll have access to my members’ only Facebook group, where combined, we have many years of experience with essential oils. You can ask questions and get answers from other experienced essential oil users (including myself).

I’ve taken the time to educate myself on dōTERRA essential oils and have been using them personally in my life for the past 10 years. I have completed the dōTERRA Essential Oil Specialist certification and am passionate about natural living and wellness.

I’ll help you get off on the right foot with your essential oils, and make sure you know how to use them safely and effectively.

Here’s what you get when you partner with me:

  • 25% off all your essential oils & wellness products
  • A welcome email with links to all our team resources
  • An email series that teaches you all you need to know to get started with oils
  • Access to our members’ only Facebook group of experienced essential oil users, for continuing support and education
  • How to maximize your doTERRA membership to save you the most money
  • A link you can share with others and earn 20% of their first order toward free product
  • Support if you choose to be a Wellness Advocate like myself and want to grow your own business selling essential oils (optional)

More than Essential Oils

doTERRA is much more than just an essential oil company. The truth is, pretty much anything we buy for our household that’s not food, comes from doTERRA.

If you’re ready to live a natural, toxin-free lifestyle, you’ll love how simple it is to get all your supplements, cleaners, and personal care products from one place.

Click any of the circle graphics below to explore each category.

How to Order doTERRA Essential Oils

There are three way to order doTERRA Essential Oils:

1. Retail

2. Wholesale

3. Below Wholesale

Retail Price

If you order directly through the dōTERRA website, you’ll pay retail price. This is 25% above wholesale.

Not only will you be paying full price for your oils (25% above wholesale), but it doesn’t include support & education with your essential oils. You won’t get to earn reward points, free gifts, or get your shipping costs reimbursed.

There is no reason to pay retail! If you order through my link, you will get access to wholesale pricing (25% below retail)!

Wholesale Price

A better option is to open your own doTERRA wholesale account. This is similar to a Costco membership, but for essential oils and wellness products! It’s the cheapest way to get your dōTERRA products.

Best of all, your wholesale account fee ($42 CND/$35 USD) is WAIVED when you order through my link! You’ll automatically get 25% off for a year just by using my Wellness Advocate link.

You’ll get your own online account. It’s like having your own wellness store where you get to shop for everything you need at a discounted price.

Becoming a doTERRA member gives you access to wholesale pricing, which is 25% off retail pricing.

You do NOT have to sell doTERRA to become a wholesale member!

All you have to do is open a wholesale customer account to get access to all the perks, including ongoing support from me.

With a wholesale customer account, there are no minimum orders required. You can order as little or as much as you’d like.

You’ll even get access to our brand new Refer-a-Friend program, where you can get your friend 25% off and earn cash for your dōTERRA orders, just for sharing your own unique link!

Below Wholesale (AKA Loyalty Rewards Program)

Next, I recommend joining the optional doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP). This program is completely optional, but is the smartest way to buy your dōTERRA products.

With this free program, you earn back 10-30% of all your purchases in reward points, which can be cashed in for free products. This is how you get your essential oil products at BELOW wholesale price! You’re effectively getting your dōTERRA oils and wellness products at better than 50% off.

You also have the option to receive the free product of the month each month with a qualifying order.

You’ll receive free shipping on orders over 100 PV (Product Value).

To join the Loyalty Rewards program, you simply order a minimum of one item per month. This is a wonderful way to build your essential oil collection over time, as well as begin replacing many of your current household and personal care products with safe, healthy alternatives.

In my 8 years with doTERRA, I have gotten thousands of dollars worth of free products, simply by making my monthly purchases through the LRP program.

You can cancel your LRP order at any time, just know you will lose any accumulated points when you cancel, so be sure to cash them in first.

Become a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and Earn an Income

Finally, with a wholesale membership account, you also have the option to become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate like myself.

By supporting others in creating a natural lifestyle, I have not paid for a single bottle of essential oil, skincare, cleaning supplies, or natural health supplements since I joined doTERRA 10 years ago. This has saved my family a ton of money, all while getting to share something I’m truly passionate about.

Learn more about the doTERRA business opportunity.

How to Open a doTERRA Wholesale Account

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To join doTERRA, all you have to do is purchase at least one item through my link. This grants you free membership for a year!

You can choose to order individual items, or bundle and save with one of our starter kits.

Our starter kits are perfectly designed for beginners, and contain our most popular essential oils and essential oil blends. This is by far the best way to get started with essential oils, as the starter kits are discounted vs. buying individual oils.

You can renew your membership annually for $25 USD or $35 CND, but this includes a free bottle of peppermint oil, which offsets the cost your renewal fee.

1. Choose Your Starter Kit

Starter kits are the BEST way to get started with doTERRA, as they’re deeply discounted, and include a free wholesale membership (normally 🇺🇸 $35/ 🇨🇦 $42) which gives you 25% off anything you order for the next year.

You can always add on additional products if you wish.

Click on any of the kits for more details.

*I’ve included order links for the USA and Canada, but doTERRA is a global company and has warehouses all over the world! If you live outside North America and would like to place an order, please fill out the contact form below and I can guide you.

Simple Solutions Kit

The Simple Solutions Kit is like a mini starter kit – perfect for those who just want to dip their toes in, without a big commitment. You can also customize this kit, by adding additional oils or products and get them at 25% off.

It has:

  • Deep Blue Rub (an all natural muscle rub, great for sore muscles and joints)
  • Lemon (for your DIY cleaners, diffuse to uplift mood, add to your drinking water for flavour & metabolic support)
  • Serenity (for stress, anxious feelings, relaxation & sleep)
  • OnGuard (for immune support)

Healthy Start Kit

The Healthy Start Kit has sample-sized bottles of the Top 10 oils, and a diffuser. Each 5 ml bottle contains approximately 85 drops of essential oils, which gives you a great opportunity to try out multiple oils. The diffuser runs for up to 10 hours!

  • Lemon (for your DIY cleaners, diffuse to uplift mood, add to your drinking water for flavour & metabolic support)
  • OnGuard (for immune support)
  • Peppermint (breath freshening, headaches, energy & focus, sore muscles)
  • Tea Tree (for cleaning, immune support, lice prevention)
  • Oregano (the big guns for immune support)
  • Frankincense (for healthy cells, all things skin related, and for relaxation/meditation)
  • Lavender (bug bites, cuts, scrapes, burns, sleep)
  • DigestZen/ZenGest (all things digestive)
  • Breathe/EasyAir (respiratory support, allergies, snoring)
  • Deep Blue (sore and achey muscles and joints)

Healthy Habits Kit

The Healthy Habits Kit is for those who want to focus on overall health and wellness. Those who understand that true wellness comes from the inside out. This is my #1 recommended kit, because it has supplements for great gut health and nutrients, as well as a good variety of oils to play with.

This kit has:

  • Deep Blue Rub (an all natural muscle rub, great for sore muscles and joints)
  • Lifelong Vitality Pack (3-pack of vitamins: multivitamin, omega 3, and cellular support complex – this will help support your energy levels from the inside out, reduce inflammation, improve memory and focus, and help stabilize mood. This is my #1 recommended product for EVERYONE).
  • TerraZyme (digestive enzymes – helps you digest your food properly so that you can absorb all those nutrients, without the digestive troubles that go along with certain foods)
  • PB Assist (Probiotic. EVERYBODY should be taking these, hands down. Our gut health is connected to all of our wellness – both physical & mental)

and… 5 sampler-sized bottles of Essential Oils (5 ml):

  • Lavender (bug bites, cuts, scrapes, burns, sleep)
  • Tangerine (for your DIY cleaners, diffuse to uplift mood, add to your drinking water for flavour & metabolic support)
  • OnGuard (for immune support)
  • Frankincense (for healthy cells, all things skin related, and for relaxation/meditation)
  • Balance (grounding blend – to help keep you calm and grounded, and reduce anxious feelings)

Natural Solutions Kit

The Natural Solutions Kit is for those who are ready to do it all. This will replace nearly everything in your home that you’re currently using.

It has everything from a great selection of oils (and a beautiful wooden box to store them in), a large diffuser, fractionated coconut oil, all the vitamins mentioned above, hand and body lotion, foaming hand wash, toothpaste, mouthwash, OnGuard soft gels and beadlets for immune support, correct x (your antibiotic ointment replacement), and a Breathe Stick (your vapour-rub replacement).

Truthfully, most people WISH they had started with this kit, because within a couple of months they end up purchasing all these products separately – and they would have saved a bundle by getting it all at once.

This kit is for those who like to ‘Go Big or Go Home’. Create an all-natural home in a single day!

Order Individual Products

I highly recommend choosing one of the above starter kits to begin your essential oils journey – you save $ by buying products already bundled. But perhaps you have specific needs, and aren’t interested in one of the above kits.

You can pick and choose your own dōTERRA products at 25% off.

There is no minimum order, but orders of 100 PV or more get free shipping.

Orders of 150 PV or more include a free diffuser.

Select the ‘Pick Your Own Products’ option at the top of the screen.

2. Select Your Add-Ons & Place Your Order

For the best possible experience, I recommend adding these items to your order.

Once you’ve added your additional items, go ahead and process your order.

Roller Bottles

Make your own roller bottle remedies

Fractionated Coconut Oil & Pump

Dilute your essential oils & make roller bottles

Bottle Top Stickers (Singles & Blends)

Stickers to place on your bottle lids so you can quickly find what oil you’re looking for

Wooden Storage Box

Store your oils and protect them from sunlight

3. Order Your Reference Book

I recommend getting a reference book, so you can empower yourself with knowing exactly which oils to use, and how to use them.

The book I love, and that our team uses, is The Essential Life.

Consider this your Essential Oil Bible.

You can either look up an ailment, and it will tell you which essential oils to use. OR you can look up a specific essential oil and it will tell you the uses for it.

It also has tons of recipes for DIYs.

4. Check Your Email

Once your order is complete, you should receive a Welcome Email from me within 24 hours. This email will have all the resources you need for getting started with essential oils, including a link to our private Facebook community.

If you haven’t heard from me in 24 hours, fill out the form below and let me know!

Need Help?

Do you need help ordering essential oils? Do you want me to help you customize a starter kit based on your needs? Fill out this form and I’ll be in touch!

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