Thursday, June 30, 2016

doTERRA in Canada!

Canada officially opened as a market at the beginning of June this year. It has also already seen great success, despite some tough challenges at the beginning. They are now one of the largest international markets in doTERRA, and could not be more proud of that fact. But the facts and statistics only portray part of the journey.

Some of our top doTERRA Canada leaders told us exactly what building a doTERRA business in Canada is all about. See some of their answers below:

Q: How is building a doTERRA business unique in Canada?


“Building in Canada is different from other markets because some of our oils have recently been approved and labeled as “Natural Health Products” (NHP). This means that they are licensed products that have been assessed by Health Canada (our version of the FDA) and were found to be safe, effective, and of high quality. The most exciting part though is that NHPs have approved claims so we're able to talk about the NHP oils’ benefits openly and in a powerful way. Up until now we've been extremely limited in what we were able to say—not even being able to make structure/function claims that were otherwise compliant for use in the US. What Health Canada has licensed us to say varies from oil to oil, but it feels extremely liberating to now be able to share the life-changing gift of essential oils so openly.” –Lindsay Hamm, Diamond

“Some of the opportunities in Canada are pretty distinctive. For example, Canadians are, for the most part, educated about the importance of living a healthy, natural lifestyle but are often frustrated with the results they find readily available as natural solutions. Canadians are also in a time when they are looking for hope—for their health and their finances. doTERRA offers them that hope.” –Kimberley Milousis, Diamond

Q: What were some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?

“I discovered doTERRA way back, so it has been quite a journey for me. Initially, the obstacle was simply public awareness. No one had heard of doTERRA, and very few had heard of essential oils. There was a lot of education needed, my own as well as all the clients and colleagues I was introducing to doTERRA. There was also some resistance in my family in the early days. (We had eliminated all scent from our household due to allergic reactions, so bringing highly aromatic product into the house was quite a mental shift for some of us.) Probably the biggest obstacle for me personally, however, was my lack of belief in what I could achieve from a business and financial perspective. The personal growth required to break through those limiting beliefs has actually been the most rewarding achievement so far, and I’m not finished with that by a long shot!” –Cynthia Incze, Diamond, Canada Founder

“At first we didn’t have a lot of paperwork or materials specific to Canada. So we learned to build in a true relationship model: person-to-person and heart-to-heart. We asked a lot of questions about people’s needs—what was working, and what wasn’t. We then introduced the concept of highly effective and incredibly empowering ways to care for our families in our own homes. For many of us, our first why was definitely to put oils in every home. We worked to build excitement about the idea that we have the tools we need to care for our families, ourselves, and our communities. We built a grassroots effort to increase awareness of health possibilities, and we built incredible tribes of women who started to share in that vision. And we grew.” –Marissa Heisel, Diamond, Canada Founder

“We've had little to no online presence because of different restrictions and yet have successfully built and trained up a strong Blue Diamond team. The majority of our business is still based on personal contact, sharing face-to-face, and caring about others on a personal level. I believe that is where strength in a team is nurtured. While an online platform is helpful, it is simply a tool to support the work we do in educating others. Canadians are unique in this way because we only know how to build person-to-person with strict attention to compliance standards, and we are stronger for it. Building doTERRA in this way does have its own set of challenges, but I think we have done very well in finding ways to overcome them.” –Holly Lo, Blue Diamond, Canada Founder

“Canadians are strong, determined, and durable! We grew despite all the limitations we had, including not being able to make any sort of claims with the products. We just became more creative in the way we worked and we were still able to share and grow at a rapid pace. One of our biggest challenges was the exchange rate. If we could share and grow like we did with a challenging exchange rate that continued to decline as our enrollments and revenue trended upwards, I don’t think there’s anything we Canadians can’t overcome.” –Jenny Crawford, Diamond


Canada officially opened as a market at the beginning of June this year. It has also already seen great success, despite some tough challenges at the beginning. They are now one of the largest international markets in doTERRA, and could not be more proud of that fact. But the facts and statistics only portray part of the journey.

Some of our top doTERRA Canada leaders told us exactly what building a doTERRA business in Canada is all about. See some of their answers below:

Q: How is building a doTERRA business unique in Canada?

“Building in Canada is different from other markets because some of our oils have recently been approved and labeled as “Natural Health Products” (NHP). This means that they are licensed products that have been assessed by Health Canada (our version of the FDA) and were found to be safe, effective, and of high quality. The most exciting part though is that NHPs have approved claims so we're able to talk about the NHP oils’ benefits openly and in a powerful way. Up until now we've been extremely limited in what we were able to say—not even being able to make structure/function claims that were otherwise compliant for use in the US. What Health Canada has licensed us to say varies from oil to oil, but it feels extremely liberating to now be able to share the life-changing gift of essential oils so openly.” –Lindsay Hamm, Diamond

“Some of the opportunities in Canada are pretty distinctive. For example, Canadians are, for the most part, educated about the importance of living a healthy, natural lifestyle but are often frustrated with the results they find readily available as natural solutions. Canadians are also in a time when they are looking for hope—for their health and their finances. doTERRA offers them that hope.” –Kimberley Milousis, Diamond

Q: What were some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?

“I discovered doTERRA way back, so it has been quite a journey for me. Initially, the obstacle was simply public awareness. No one had heard of doTERRA, and very few had heard of essential oils. There was a lot of education needed, my own as well as all the clients and colleagues I was introducing to doTERRA. There was also some resistance in my family in the early days. (We had eliminated all scent from our household due to allergic reactions, so bringing highly aromatic product into the house was quite a mental shift for some of us.) Probably the biggest obstacle for me personally, however, was my lack of belief in what I could achieve from a business and financial perspective. The personal growth required to break through those limiting beliefs has actually been the most rewarding achievement so far, and I’m not finished with that by a long shot!” –Cynthia Incze, Diamond, Canada Founder

“At first we didn’t have a lot of paperwork or materials specific to Canada. So we learned to build in a true relationship model: person-to-person and heart-to-heart. We asked a lot of questions about people’s needs—what was working, and what wasn’t. We then introduced the concept of highly effective and incredibly empowering ways to care for our families in our own homes. For many of us, our first why was definitely to put oils in every home. We worked to build excitement about the idea that we have the tools we need to care for our families, ourselves, and our communities. We built a grassroots effort to increase awareness of health possibilities, and we built incredible tribes of women who started to share in that vision. And we grew.” –Marissa Heisel, Diamond, Canada Founder

“We've had little to no online presence because of different restrictions and yet have successfully built and trained up a strong Blue Diamond team. The majority of our business is still based on personal contact, sharing face-to-face, and caring about others on a personal level. I believe that is where strength in a team is nurtured. While an online platform is helpful, it is simply a tool to support the work we do in educating others. Canadians are unique in this way because we only know how to build person-to-person with strict attention to compliance standards, and we are stronger for it. Building doTERRA in this way does have its own set of challenges, but I think we have done very well in finding ways to overcome them.” –Holly Lo, Blue Diamond, Canada Founder

“Canadians are strong, determined, and durable! We grew despite all the limitations we had, including not being able to make any sort of claims with the products. We just became more creative in the way we worked and we were still able to share and grow at a rapid pace. One of our biggest challenges was the exchange rate. If we could share and grow like we did with a challenging exchange rate that continued to decline as our enrollments and revenue trended upwards, I don’t think there’s anything we Canadians can’t overcome.” –Jenny Crawford, Diamond
Other doTERRA Canada facts:
  1. Canada is the only country that currently requires all labels and materials to be printed in both English and French.
     
  2. Some of the product names are different in Canada. For example, doTERRA Breathe® is officially named Easy Air, and DigestZen® is ZenGest.
- See more at: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/building-international-spotlight-canada#sthash.PDscldoe.dpuf
Canada officially opened as a market at the beginning of June this year. It has also already seen great success, despite some tough challenges at the beginning. They are now one of the largest international markets in doTERRA, and could not be more proud of that fact. But the facts and statistics only portray part of the journey.

Some of our top doTERRA Canada leaders told us exactly what building a doTERRA business in Canada is all about. See some of their answers below:

Q: How is building a doTERRA business unique in Canada?

“Building in Canada is different from other markets because some of our oils have recently been approved and labeled as “Natural Health Products” (NHP). This means that they are licensed products that have been assessed by Health Canada (our version of the FDA) and were found to be safe, effective, and of high quality. The most exciting part though is that NHPs have approved claims so we're able to talk about the NHP oils’ benefits openly and in a powerful way. Up until now we've been extremely limited in what we were able to say—not even being able to make structure/function claims that were otherwise compliant for use in the US. What Health Canada has licensed us to say varies from oil to oil, but it feels extremely liberating to now be able to share the life-changing gift of essential oils so openly.” –Lindsay Hamm, Diamond

“Some of the opportunities in Canada are pretty distinctive. For example, Canadians are, for the most part, educated about the importance of living a healthy, natural lifestyle but are often frustrated with the results they find readily available as natural solutions. Canadians are also in a time when they are looking for hope—for their health and their finances. doTERRA offers them that hope.” –Kimberley Milousis, Diamond

Q: What were some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?

“I discovered doTERRA way back, so it has been quite a journey for me. Initially, the obstacle was simply public awareness. No one had heard of doTERRA, and very few had heard of essential oils. There was a lot of education needed, my own as well as all the clients and colleagues I was introducing to doTERRA. There was also some resistance in my family in the early days. (We had eliminated all scent from our household due to allergic reactions, so bringing highly aromatic product into the house was quite a mental shift for some of us.) Probably the biggest obstacle for me personally, however, was my lack of belief in what I could achieve from a business and financial perspective. The personal growth required to break through those limiting beliefs has actually been the most rewarding achievement so far, and I’m not finished with that by a long shot!” –Cynthia Incze, Diamond, Canada Founder

“At first we didn’t have a lot of paperwork or materials specific to Canada. So we learned to build in a true relationship model: person-to-person and heart-to-heart. We asked a lot of questions about people’s needs—what was working, and what wasn’t. We then introduced the concept of highly effective and incredibly empowering ways to care for our families in our own homes. For many of us, our first why was definitely to put oils in every home. We worked to build excitement about the idea that we have the tools we need to care for our families, ourselves, and our communities. We built a grassroots effort to increase awareness of health possibilities, and we built incredible tribes of women who started to share in that vision. And we grew.” –Marissa Heisel, Diamond, Canada Founder

“We've had little to no online presence because of different restrictions and yet have successfully built and trained up a strong Blue Diamond team. The majority of our business is still based on personal contact, sharing face-to-face, and caring about others on a personal level. I believe that is where strength in a team is nurtured. While an online platform is helpful, it is simply a tool to support the work we do in educating others. Canadians are unique in this way because we only know how to build person-to-person with strict attention to compliance standards, and we are stronger for it. Building doTERRA in this way does have its own set of challenges, but I think we have done very well in finding ways to overcome them.” –Holly Lo, Blue Diamond, Canada Founder

“Canadians are strong, determined, and durable! We grew despite all the limitations we had, including not being able to make any sort of claims with the products. We just became more creative in the way we worked and we were still able to share and grow at a rapid pace. One of our biggest challenges was the exchange rate. If we could share and grow like we did with a challenging exchange rate that continued to decline as our enrollments and revenue trended upwards, I don’t think there’s anything we Canadians can’t overcome.” –Jenny Crawford, Diamond
Other doTERRA Canada facts:
  1. Canada is the only country that currently requires all labels and materials to be printed in both English and French.
     
  2. Some of the product names are different in Canada. For example, doTERRA Breathe® is officially named Easy Air, and DigestZen® is ZenGest.
- See more at: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/building-international-spotlight-canada#sthash.PDscldoe.dpuf
Canada officially opened as a market at the beginning of June this year. It has also already seen great success, despite some tough challenges at the beginning. They are now one of the largest international markets in doTERRA, and could not be more proud of that fact. But the facts and statistics only portray part of the journey.

Some of our top doTERRA Canada leaders told us exactly what building a doTERRA business in Canada is all about. See some of their answers below:

Q: How is building a doTERRA business unique in Canada?

“Building in Canada is different from other markets because some of our oils have recently been approved and labeled as “Natural Health Products” (NHP). This means that they are licensed products that have been assessed by Health Canada (our version of the FDA) and were found to be safe, effective, and of high quality. The most exciting part though is that NHPs have approved claims so we're able to talk about the NHP oils’ benefits openly and in a powerful way. Up until now we've been extremely limited in what we were able to say—not even being able to make structure/function claims that were otherwise compliant for use in the US. What Health Canada has licensed us to say varies from oil to oil, but it feels extremely liberating to now be able to share the life-changing gift of essential oils so openly.” –Lindsay Hamm, Diamond

“Some of the opportunities in Canada are pretty distinctive. For example, Canadians are, for the most part, educated about the importance of living a healthy, natural lifestyle but are often frustrated with the results they find readily available as natural solutions. Canadians are also in a time when they are looking for hope—for their health and their finances. doTERRA offers them that hope.” –Kimberley Milousis, Diamond

Q: What were some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome them?

“I discovered doTERRA way back, so it has been quite a journey for me. Initially, the obstacle was simply public awareness. No one had heard of doTERRA, and very few had heard of essential oils. There was a lot of education needed, my own as well as all the clients and colleagues I was introducing to doTERRA. There was also some resistance in my family in the early days. (We had eliminated all scent from our household due to allergic reactions, so bringing highly aromatic product into the house was quite a mental shift for some of us.) Probably the biggest obstacle for me personally, however, was my lack of belief in what I could achieve from a business and financial perspective. The personal growth required to break through those limiting beliefs has actually been the most rewarding achievement so far, and I’m not finished with that by a long shot!” –Cynthia Incze, Diamond, Canada Founder

“At first we didn’t have a lot of paperwork or materials specific to Canada. So we learned to build in a true relationship model: person-to-person and heart-to-heart. We asked a lot of questions about people’s needs—what was working, and what wasn’t. We then introduced the concept of highly effective and incredibly empowering ways to care for our families in our own homes. For many of us, our first why was definitely to put oils in every home. We worked to build excitement about the idea that we have the tools we need to care for our families, ourselves, and our communities. We built a grassroots effort to increase awareness of health possibilities, and we built incredible tribes of women who started to share in that vision. And we grew.” –Marissa Heisel, Diamond, Canada Founder

“We've had little to no online presence because of different restrictions and yet have successfully built and trained up a strong Blue Diamond team. The majority of our business is still based on personal contact, sharing face-to-face, and caring about others on a personal level. I believe that is where strength in a team is nurtured. While an online platform is helpful, it is simply a tool to support the work we do in educating others. Canadians are unique in this way because we only know how to build person-to-person with strict attention to compliance standards, and we are stronger for it. Building doTERRA in this way does have its own set of challenges, but I think we have done very well in finding ways to overcome them.” –Holly Lo, Blue Diamond, Canada Founder

“Canadians are strong, determined, and durable! We grew despite all the limitations we had, including not being able to make any sort of claims with the products. We just became more creative in the way we worked and we were still able to share and grow at a rapid pace. One of our biggest challenges was the exchange rate. If we could share and grow like we did with a challenging exchange rate that continued to decline as our enrollments and revenue trended upwards, I don’t think there’s anything we Canadians can’t overcome.” –Jenny Crawford, Diamond
Other doTERRA Canada facts:
  1. Canada is the only country that currently requires all labels and materials to be printed in both English and French.
     
  2. Some of the product names are different in Canada. For example, doTERRA Breathe® is officially named Easy Air, and DigestZen® is ZenGest.
- See more at: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/building-international-spotlight-canada#sthash.PDscldoe.dpuf

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wellness Consultations

Are you interested in natural solutions?

Do you need help managing your health concerns or reaching your wellness goals?
Did you know that essential oils can help with common health concerns, including:
  • stress / anxiety
  • energy / fatigue
  • sleep
  • digestion
  • hormone balance
  • weight management and
  • pain.
If you're not sure where to start and are curious about how essential oils can help, I would love to talk with you. I love helping people discover the health benefits of essential oils. 

Appointments are available in person, by phone or email.

Please contact Janice at 709-237-3689 or spirityoga@live.com to book a wellness consultation.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Essential oil spotlight: Arborvitae

Arborvitae (aka the tree of life):
  • protects against environmental and seasonal threats;
  • promotes healthy cell function;
  • powerful cleansing and purifying agent;
  • natural insect repellent;
  • protects the body from harmful elements while supporting normal cell activity;
  • protects against common threats in the environment; and
  • traditionally used by Native Americans for health benefits.
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A vision of Whole Health

I love Lissa Rankin's TEDx talk, The Shocking Truth about Health.

Lissa Rankin, MD is an OB/GYN physician, author, keynote speaker, consultant to health care visionaries, professional artist, and founder of the women's health and wellness community OwningPink.com. Discouraged by the broken, patriarchal health care system, she left her medical practice in 2007 only to realize that you can quit your job, but you can't quit your calling. 
She teaches both patients and health care professionals how to make the body ripe for miracles by healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life, not just by promoting healthy behaviors like good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, but by encouraging health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances, and living environment. She is leading a revolution to feminize how health care is received and delivered by encouraging collaboration, fostering self-healing, reconnecting health care and spirituality, empowering patients to tap into the mind's power to heal the body, and encouraging women not to settle for being merely well, but to strive for living vital, joyful, authentic lives full of "mojo."
I really resonated with her model of health and love that her background is a physician. Imagine a world of physicians and healers who help individuals to empower themselves to heal holistically by considering all aspects of their health (what she refers to as the "whole health cairn"):
  • physical health;
  • mental health;
  • financial health;
  • environmental health;
  • sexual health;
  • creativity;
  • spirituality - connection with the divine;
  • work / life purpose;
  • healthy relationships;
  • listening to one's "inner pilot light" / intuition / highest Self; and
  • focusing on gratitude, pleasure and love.
This is a model of whole health that I really resonate with.

A natural mid-day "pick me up"!

I am not a caffeine-drinker. No coffee or tea for me.

When I need a mid-day pick me up, I reach for my bottle of lime essential oil, open it up and take a big whiff!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

Wow!!!

Instant pick me up!

Instant happy!

Daniel MacDonald in his Emotional Healing with Essential Oils book, states that lime is the oil for zest for life. It also encourages a balance between the heart and the mind, and brings balance to those who have over developed their intellectual capacities.

I *love* lime!!

And it's also a very affordable essential oil!!

Essential Oils 101: Be Safe in the Sun

Some oils are photosensitive (esp. citrus oils) meaning they react to radiant energy or light such as natural sunlight, sunlamps, or other sources of UV rays. So you are planning on being in the sun, you should avoid applying these oils to your skin for at least 6 hours prior to being in the sun.

These oils are primarily citrus oils and include Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange,  and Tangerine.  The result is a dark pigmentation or a rash on the skin.  Bergamot contains bergaptene, a dominant photosensitizer, and can cause severe reactions. The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.

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Deodorant essential oil blend

Deodorant blend
20 drops each of lavender, frankincense and melaleuca
5 drops of sandalwood
10 drops of fractionated coconut oil 
 
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