Saturday, December 27, 2014

Essential Oils + Yoga Winter Workshops

I'm super excited to be continuing our offerings of Essential Oils + Yoga Workshops at Nova Yoga with Robin Penney.

Essential oils have been used for therapeutic and holistic health purposes throughout history to stimulate healing and enhance overall wellness. When incorporated into a yoga and meditation practice, essential oils can elevate awareness and provide a deeper connection through the senses.  Each workshop will include an introduction to use of essential oils, and an explanation of the benefits of specific oils used throughout the class.  dōTERRA oils will be used throughout the practice via diffused aroma, internally by adding to water, and through application to the body.

1. Vision: Align Your Yoga Practice with Your Goals
Saturday, January 24th @2:00pm (90min)
This workshop invites you to explore whether your practice (Sadhana) is in alignment with your vision. Through this all-levels vinyasa practice featuring twists and inversions, one must be truly present with the body and the breath. This workshop incorporates essential oils to open the airways and uplift the mood, giving you a “breather” from life’s challenges. We’ll also use an essential oil to help balance mental forces with the emotional qualities of the heart. Featured oils: juniper berry, lemon, roman chamomile, peppermint, dōTERRA focus blend, lavender.

2. Connection: Cultivate an Open Heart
Saturday, February 21st @2:00pm (90min)
Make a connection to the pure and simple ways of the heart in this all levels vinyasa flow. We’ll use a combination of oils that helps to foster love and trust, and we’ll cultivate an open heart and a quiet mind. A combination of chest and shoulder openers will leave you feeling energized and more spacious from the inside out. Featured oils: ylang ylang, frankincense, dōTERRA massage blend, geranium, dōTERRA grounding blend, orange.
3. Alignment: Balance Body, Mind, and Spirit (Yin/Yang)
Saturday, March 21st @2:00pm (90min)
The selection of the oils in this all-levels workshop and the order in which they are used is designed to move stagnant energy, detoxify the body, calm the mind, and restore equilibrium. An active Yang vinyasa flow will be balanced with the grounding and meditative practice of long-held Yin poses with focus on the breath, sensation, and stillness to bring balance to body, mind, and spirit.  Featured oils: cypress, grapefruit, frankincense, marjoram, dōTERRA soothing blend, dōTERRA grounding blend
Yin Portion of Class Taught by: Cheryl Fenk

Nova Yoga, St. John's, NL
Space is limited. All levels of experience are welcome.
Please bring a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel water bottle to the class.

$35 + HST per session or $90 + HST for all 3 sessions.
Teacher: Robin Penney (in collaboration with essential oil enthusiast, Janice Skiffington)
Click HERE to register!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Co-impact sourcing of vetiver

Watch this compelling video to learn how dōTERRA has partnered with Haitians who have formed a Vetiver growing cooperative. doTERRA works with newly formed cooperatives in Haiti to bring the vetiver harvesters steady income, clean water, and desired education.

Another reason to love doTERRA!

Essential Oil Gear

I just learned of Essential Oil Gear, who sells glass containers and more.

I've been looking for a good supplier for glass containers who doesn't charge an arm and a leg to ship to Canada.

Someone told me that Essential Oil Gear ships to Canada and pays the brokerage fees, which saves the customer money! (Check out their blog post about this topic here).

Use Code: DEC10 to save 10% off in December.

Yay, yay, yay!


It must be my lucky day because I found a Canadian business that ships from Canada and prices are in Canadian dollars.  My Essential Business.  Woot Woot!

And Saffire Blue is another Canadian business that sells essential oil supplies.
1/4 Dram Sample Bottles - 144 Count

Monday, December 8, 2014

Looking for a diffuser?

Interested in purchasing a dōTERRA diffuser, but don’t know which one to get? Check out our new diffuser comparison chart to help you find the perfect fit for you.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December promotions: Free Balance, Citrus Bliss, Frankincense and Holiday Trio Kit!

I'm excited to tell you about a fabulous promotion that I am offering for individuals who sign up as a new wholesale member / Wellness Advocate in December. For a $35 membership fee, you will receive 25% off the retail price of your oils.

If you sign up with an 100 pv (product value) order, you will receive either a free Citrus Bliss invigorating oil blend ($20 retail value) or free Balance oil blend ($26.67 retail value) (you choose).

Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend  
  • Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine Peel essential oils and vanilla bean absolute.Uplifting, invigorating, stimulating and motivating. 
  • Fosters optimism and inspires creative expression. 
  • Cleanses and purifies the air

Balance Grounding Blend 
  • Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile, fractionated coconut oil. 
  • Grounding, reassuring, consoling. Strengthens connection with the earth. 
  • Soothes sore muscles and joints.

If you sign up with a 200 pv (product value) order, you will receive a free Citrus Bliss or Balance essential oil blend plus a free 15 mL bottle of frankincense ($93 retail value).

If you sign up with a 225 pv (product value) order, you will receive a free 15 mL bottle of frankincense and an Introductory Kit instead, which includes 5 mL of lemon, peppermint and lavender.


To sign up for a wholesale account, you will sign up as a Wellness Advocate, but that doesn't mean that you need to sell oils - it just means that you will be able to get your oils at 25% off the retail price. Sign up for a wholesale account here.

In order to qualify for this promotion, please send Janice an email at so that we know that you placed your order. Also let me know if you have any questions.

Note: The free frankincense will ship along with the rest of your order, but the free Citrus Bliss, Balance and Intro Kits will ship at the end of December.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tis the Season!

Super excited about doTERRA's December promotion!

I love, love, love frankincense. It's a powerful healing oil.

Frankincense promotes cellular health, supports a healthy immune system, a promotes healthy anti-inflammatory response, acts as an overall tonic to the body's systems and helps the body to function optimally.

I place a couple of drops of frankincense on the bottom of my 8 year old son's feet twice a day to help support his immune system. My son has some health challenges (he has a diagnosed primary immune disorder) and his immune system is so strong - he isn't susceptible to infections.

If you are a Preferred Member or a Wellness Advocate, you will receive a free 5 mL Holiday Joy essential oil blend and a terra-cotta ornament if you place a 125 pv Loyalty Rewards order before December 15. Woot woot!

Friday, November 14, 2014

What does 100% pure really mean?

Very important information about what makes doTERRA's essential oils different from other essential oils that claim to be "100% pure". Shared by Shane England.

In almost all cases essential oils fall under the perfume industry's standards. Did you know that essential oil companies are allowed to use the "100% pure" label if there is at least 3% pure oil in the bottle, the rest can be a dilution and/or an adulterant. There is VERY little chance that those bargain oils are actually 100% pure, unless you know their exact sourcing, standards and testing. When comparing essential oils off the store shelf we can tell by reading the cautions. If it states not to use topically or internally, then it's generally contaminated with fillers, chemical synthetics, etc. It's a sad situation when someone that is unexperienced with essential oils has learned that melaleuca (or lavender) is really good for burns or a rash and so they pick up a bottle from their local health food store that says 100% pure thinking that they have a good natural first-aid solution. Then here's where the problem starts, the moment comes that the burn or rash happens and they pull out that supposedly labeled pure bottle of essential oil and likely have a less than desirable or negative experience that sometimes causes more harm with the topical use. Obviously that would lead them to have a sour taste about the safety or efficacy of all essential oils. Curiously, I'd stop and ask them about the label, didn't the back of the bottle specify for aromatically use only? The manufacturer knows that the quality of their oil should only be used in context of aromatherapy (meaning aromatic) and not as a topical therapeutic treatment due to the adverse nature of adulterants in their product on the skin. And when it comes to oral or daily internal supplementation having a trusted Certified Pure and Therapeutic Grade of essential oil becomes even more essential for safe and effective use. Based on this, do you see the disparity of grades of essential oils as they vary dramatically in the market? Having a trusted standard of quality and testing matters, especially as it pertains to  therapeutic properties and overall safety. 
 Find out more about doTERRA's rigorous testing and what it means to be Certified Pure and Therapeutic Grade.