How To Buy Doterra Essential Oils

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So… you’re curious. You’ve heard about essential oils … but you’re not really sure what they are and what all of the fuss is about? Or maybe you do know quite a bit about them but you’re not clear on how to buy doTERRA oils or why you’d want to buy doTERRA?

To be honest I feel like I’m a bit late to the party as essential oils were not something that had been on my radar until a couple of years ago.  Even then, whilst I purchased some dōTERRA oils over a year ago, the oils then sat in my bathroom cupboard for several months unopened. Mostly because I just didn’t understand how or what to use them for. Which now I can hardly believe since I’ve now been enlightened as to how amazing they are – so easy to use with hundreds of different applications!!

I have to say as well that I was initially sceptical about the oils myself and had questions about doTERRA so I researched (and researched and researched!) and the end result is I’m very satisfied with what I’ve learned. Check out the FAQs below if you have any questions about the doTERRA business otherwise, if you just can’t wait to get your hands on these beautiful bottles of goodness then read on…

How to buy doTerra oils:

There are a several options with buying the oils but signing up to the doTerra wholesale membership is the best way to go. It gives you access to the biggest savings (at least 25% off retail) and then the option to receive 10% to 30% back in FREE product points and potentially a FREE product of the month when you purchase a certain amount of oils).

If you’re thinking you don’t want to be signing up to anything – I hear you! That’s what I thought too. But then I learnt a bit more about the benefits involved and realised that this is the best way to buy your these essential oils. Plus there’s no obligation to continue to purchase after your first order.

When you buy wholesale you get at least 25% off all products with no requirement to spend a minimum amount or to buy every month or to sell anything.

Option 1: Pay $35 membership fee:

Pay membership fee of $35 USD and you get unlimited wholesale price oils for a year (a minimum 25% discount). There are no other requirements. No monthly fee or purchase required. Just pick and mix the oils (or other products) as you like. Make sure you add your $35 “Introductory Enrolment Pack” at checkout as this is your membership.

(FYI – The second year is $25USD to renew your membership, but you’ll also be gifted a free bottle of peppermint oil worth approximately $25NZD/AUD – so renewal is basically free!)

Option 2: Purchase a doTerra kit and get free membership

Purchase an Essential Oil Starter Kit – you get an even bigger discount on your oils and your $35 membership fee is waived. Buying a kit is definitely the best way to get started and it’s how I got going with doTERRA.

Buying a kit means all of the guesswork as to which individuals oils to get is gone – you simply choose one of our expertly put together kit sets that suits you best and that it’s – you’re sorted. Remember when you buy through me you’re getting the wholesale prices so when you look at the prices look at that column not the retail price column.

Purchasing for personal use or interested in creating a business?

There above two options are the same regardless of whether you want to buy just a couple of oils, a kit and/or get into sharing and selling the products yourself. If you’re purchasing for personal use there is no expectation for you to share the oils, host a class or sell them to others.

My favourite oil starter kits:

Most people will join with a “Home Essentials Kit” (AUD$330). This kit really does have all the oils every home must should have (10 of them) PLUS it comes with a diffuser. This kit is incredible value as you say over $200.

The Natural Solutions Kit (AUD$635) is a fantastic way to totally make-over your home and medical kit in one go. It’s more expensive than the Home Essentials Kit (because you’re getting so much more product of course!).

Another option that’s great for those that travel a lot is the super handy “doTerra Touch Kit” (AUD$300). You’re getting the convenience of already made up oils and this is really handy especially when you’re first getting started and getting used to using the oils.

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What are the benefits to joining up wholesale with us?

  • Purchase at wholesale pricing (25% discount)
  • No minimum monthly order required (unless you join dōTERRA’s loyalty program, which I highly recommend you do as I’ll explain below)
  • Opportunity to receive 10-30% of your total purchase back in free product points (on top of the 25% discount) to order free oil (yay – free product!)
  • Ability to receive dōTERRA’s product of the month absolutely free (yes – another bonus!)
  • Ongoing support via email, phone & text including a complimentary 20 minute Skype consult with me to help get you set up with an account and to select the right oils for you and another complimentary consult once your oils have arrived to make sure you know how to use them and get the best out of them.
  • Stay in the loop with regular emails from me on ways to use your oils including delicious healthy recipes and family wellness ideas plus updates on the free product of the month and other specials.
  • Access to our private Facebook support group where you can ask your questions, share your experiences, and be supported amongst likeminded fellow oil adventurers.
  • Two roller bottles (to get started blending straight away!).
  • The option to attend an online Business Bootcamp with myself and our team leader (if you want to learn about the biz side of doTERRA – this is completely optional and FREE).

A wholesale account really is the best option whether you’re wanting the oils for personal use or if you want to get them free (using points you’ll accumulate) or if you’re looking to make a some extra income for yourself.

Don’t worry if you’re like me when you started and have zero or hardly any experience with oils. There are loads of helpful resources to assist you and you’ll have my support as well as of course our Dom’s Kitchen Oily Tribe.

Product guide & pricing

Look through any of these doTERRA product guides for prices, products and the awesome range of kits. These are the prices for ordering from NZ or Australia. If you’re overwhelmed and not sure what’s right for you, or if you are ordering from outside NZ then please get in touch with me directly at claire@domskitchen.co.nz.

PRODUCT GUIDE (NZ/AU)

ENROLMENT KITS (NZ/AU)

PRICE LIST AU-NZ

Ready to join us and get 25% off your essential oils?

STEP 1: Click on this link to visit our doTerra shop (www.mydoterra.com/domskitchen/) this way you’ll become part of our Dom’s Kitchen Oils Tribe).

STEP 2: Click “Join and Save” up the top and then select your language and country. Generally if in NZ or AU choose “Australia” (unless there’s a specific product or kit you wish to buy that’s only in the USA).

STEP 3: Select the “Wellness Advocate” option (NOT the Preferred Member option). This is your wholesale membership which gives you a full 12 months of wholesale prices and a ton of support but will not obligate you to sell or buy.

STEP 4: Complete your location, shipping and contact details and create a password that you’ll remember.

STEP 5: Select your kit to waive the joining fee or choose to mix and match products & if you do that be sure to add a $35 “Introductory Enrolment Packet” to your order. In both cases remember to add a bottle of “fractionated coconut oil” to your order so you can dilute your oils and use safely.

STEP 6: Enter in your payment information then click “Process Order Now and Continue”. Yay you’re all signed up and on the Dom’s Kitchen Oils Tribe.

STEP 7: Set up your Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) order. There’s no requirement to do this but it’s a fantastic way to build your oils collection and you’re able to cancel at any time so there’s no risk. (See more info here on how to set up your LRP.) NB To take advantage of the FREE Lifelong Vitality Offer in July you do need to set up an LRP and use it for at least one month.

Oh… and don’t worry if you don’t find the enrolment “easy”. I have to admit I couldn’t get my head around it when I was going doing my first order so I got the person who introduced me to walk me through it over the phone. So, if you’re like me then feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll help you sort it out – claire@domskitchen.co.nz.

What happens after sign up?

After signing up, you’ll receive a confirmation email from dōTERRA with your wholesale membership number and you’ll then be able to log in and manage your orders.

You’ll also receive a welcome email from me which will be followed up with a series of emails with helpful info including where to get the bits and pieces that help out with using the oils (like roller ball bottles, glass bottles for cleaning products and carrier oils for skincare and the like) plus of course healthy delicious kid friendly recipes and other oily info!

You can also email me to book a free follow up call so I can show you how to use to your account and get more info or order more oils.

But what about the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) you mentioned?

Yes! If you want to buy oils gradually over time or earn points, you’ll definitely want to look at joining the Loyalty Rewards Program. It allows you to earn free product points and free shipping points with every purchase. These points increase every 3 months from 10% to 30% at 12 months. You can join with your first order or anytime after and you can opt out at any time. If you’ve got any questions, please let me know and I can help you get it set up but otherwise here is a good start to learn about the LRP.

A idea you could do (which is what I did) is buy one of the pure oil kits to start your collection (like the Home Essentials Kit) and then the next month buy the Emotional Aromatheraphy Touch Kit (AUD$160) which contains six blends with fractionated coconut oil in 10ml roller bottles to support your emotional needs. These are ready to use straight from the box and what I carry with me everywhere now! If you want to take advantage of the special offer for a free Lifelong Vitality then you need to do at least one LRP order of at least 100pv such as the kit mentioned here.

Still feeling a bit overwhelmed? Drop me a line!

If you’re keen  to set up an account but are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices (and there are a lot!) then let’s book in for a free 30 minute Skype consult and let me help get your journey started. Drop me a line at claire@domskitchen.co.nz.  I look forward to catching up with you then or in our private FB group with the Dom’s Kitchen Oils Tribe Community!

FAQs

Which kit should I choose?

For most people starting out with essential oils, the Home Essentials Kit ($330 AUD) is going to be your best choice to start with. It’s amazing value with ten 15 mL bottles plus the diffuser so you can use your oils aromatically straight away! It’s a much better deal than the Family Physician kit because in that kit the bottles are only 5 mL and you don’t get the diffuser.

The Family Physician ($150 AUD) is tempting because it’s cheaper but in my opinion its not a great deal since you only pay a bit more for the Home Essentials and you get three times as many oils PLUS a diffuser. (And if you don’t really know what a diffuser is or what it does then don’t worry neither did I but now I’m using it every day and have bought a second one!)

If you have the resources then the Natural Solutions Kit ($635 AUD) is a fantastic way to totally make-over and de-toxify your home and medical kit in one go. It’s more expensive than the Home Essentials Kit and that’s because you’re getting so much more product of course! I really love this kit!

Finally another option I love that’s great for those that travel a lot is the super handy doTerra Touch Kit ($300 AUD) with nine roller ball bottles and two beadlet bottles with the oils from The Home Essentials Kit. But again whilst you’re getting the convenience of already made up (diluted) oils and this is tempting – in my opinion much better to get the Home Essentials as you can use in more ways and much better value.

Note: These prices are AUD from the Australian store. Refer to price guides and links above for other pricing or contact me claire@domskitchen.co.nz.

Do I have to buy a kit?

No you don’t. You can buy single products and mix and match as you like. Choose any oils, blends or consumables you like and create your own custom order. No minimum orders or ongoing orders required. However, this is not economical. The kits are the best way to start if you can from value perspective and to give you a great idea of how varied and useful the oils can be.

If I sign up to buy oils at wholesale prices, does that mean I have to sell dōTERRA?

No absolutely not! You always have the option to make a commission and residual income by enrolling others, but you absolutely do not have to. You can enrol simply for your own benefit to get the wholesale discount. If at any time you decide you’d like to create an income, it’s a straight forward process…and we have a super fun team!

How much does it cost to enrol?

Membership is $35USD the first year but this is waived if you buy one of the dōTERRA’s enrolment (starter) kits.

How much does the membership cost each year after the first year?

$25USD to renew your membership each year (if you want to continue) but you get a gift bottle of Peppermint essential oil when you renew valued at about the same price.

Do I have to place orders monthly?

No! You can place one order the month you enrol and then never make another order. But I’m sure you’ll fall in love with these oils like we have and then you’ll be back! There’s OPTIONAL monthly ordering called Loyalty Rewards, which is basically like a frequent flier program. Many people enjoy using this re-ordering method because they get a large amount of free product in return. Each time you order, you earn a rebate and that comes back to you in free points. You will also have the opportunity to get a free bottle of oil every month. Here is some more info about the LRP system.

I don’t know anything about oils – how will I know how to use them?

When you buy a kit you get a personal consult with me and I’ll walk you through how you can use the oils and other products so you’ll be confident in using them. You’ll also have access to our private online community which is a great source of knowledge.

Isn’t doTerra a pyramid scheme?

doTerra is not a pyramid scheme. It’s a network marketing company. And that’s not just semantics. A pyramid scheme is illegal and networking marketing is not. It’s one of the fastest growing ways to do business and one of the best ways to do business when done well. Yes it took me a fair bit of research to arrive at this conclusion because if you know me you know I like to check things and check them and check again! Read my post on my thoughts on network marketing and doTerra here.

At the end of the day for me it’s simply about a company that markets to its consumers by paying individuals (like me now!) to spread the word and providing us with a commission on sales. Versus the tradition model of products being marketed to us by big companies through advertising in print and media and sales in retail stores. This is obviously a super simple explanation.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping charges vary by country but I find it reasonable. Also if you order through the US store you get your shipping fee back in free product points. I think that’s pretty cool.

 

 

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