Sourcing. Quality. Transparency.
The climate has changed around essential oils.
I have done a lot of vendor/craft shows in the past 4.5 years. I used to ask “are you familiar with essential oils?” and 80% of the people I met would say no. Today, 80% of people HAD heard of them.
However, here’s where the change occurred. I’d say out of that 80%, half were using what they called “generic” oils. First of all, I love that dōTERRA is considered the name brand out there, but it also makes me sad. They smelled our oils and many could tell a difference instantly! One man told me how he cleared an entire shelf of oils as Shop ‘N Save was going out of business and got 20 oils for $2. Then he smelled ours and signed up for 4 classes in the area, because he recognized the quality.
I’ll be honest here, even if it ruffles feathers. A woman who has been using Young Living (not my biggest competitor any more by a long shot) smelled our oils today and said “Where is your card? I need to throw that junk I have at home away. They give me a headache and the Lavender stinks!” When I asked what brand she’s been using and she told me... 😬 I had to agree! It does stink! 🤷🏻♀️
That’s not my point though. My point is YOU CAN SMELL QUALITY! A recent study even proved that using the “generic” oils (or those that think they’re my biggest competitor) actually proved to have harmful chemical effects when they tested the individual oil constituents! Yet many people think oils are oils! 😢
Guys!!! They are not all created equal. You get what you pay for. If the company feels icky, dodgy, or weird PLEASE BAIL. You may think you can’t afford the name brand, but really you can’t afford to risk it. Let me share some ways to get your oils paid for and keep the other junk out of your house. I truly believe that sourcing, quality, and transparency will always win in the end. So, you may as well use the right stuff from the start. Don’t waste your time or your health on less than the best.
I think it’s HUGE that we can go to www.sourcetoyou.com and actually look up the GCMS reports. The Shop ‘N Save guy liked that too! 💜
Here’s the Roseman University study I was referring to above!
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I am a mommy of SEVEN (yes 7) beautiful kids! They are amazing, wonderful, hilarious & the greatest babies I could ask for! I am married to my best friend & high school sweetheart, Michael.
I love to craft. I love to decorate. I am passionate about natural living & natural birthing. Sometimes I write stuff. I plan parties like my life depended on it. My favorite color is pink. My house is definitely NOT taupe. I typically cannot keep plants alive. I am only allowed to have dogs as pets because all others tend to have the same end result as the plants. Luckily my track record with kids is pretty good! Also, I drink a lot of coffee. And I really like tacos.