MENTORING

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If you landed on this page, you are most likely looking to learn more about essential oils and using them in your every day life, right?

Can I start by saying thank you for at least taking the step in doing your research? It's a much bigger step than you realize!

Most people who hear about toxin-free, chemical-free, or all-natural living are almost immediately turned off because they are afraid people are going to try to sell them something.

Can I be honest with you? That's not my intention in this space at all. But I will be up front and honest with you: this page is about educating you in a healthy-living lifestyle, which requires going all-in, one way or the other.

However, here's the difference with my approach: I am dedicated to making sure the process isn't at all daunting for you like it was for me.

WHAT IS MENTORING?

We define mentoring as walking with you each step of the way as you make conscious decisions to live an all-natural lifestyle. There are many facets, avenues, and ways to do this! Here are just a few:

  • Replacing bathroom products with all natural, chemical free products

  • Replacing cleaning products with safe, chemical free products

  • Replacing shampoo and haircare products

  • Removing candles from your home and replacing them with either essential oil diffusers or only 100% beeswax candles

  • Using makeup that is chemical and synthetic ingredient free

Now, I know that sounds like a lot, and I'll be honest with you: I am not perfect in every single one of those areas! Living an all-natural lifestyle truly is a process, and you don't have to be perfect when doing it.

Let me repeat that: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT WHEN MAKING THE SWITCH.

Making slow, intentional choices as you see fit is what really matters the most to you. If you start using something and it isn't working for you, that's okay! Keep going and try something else!

This is why mentorship is such an important part of this journey. We are here to help you, but without all the judgement, helicopter parenting, and micromanaging that comes with so many other groups and organizations.

IS THE MENTORSHIP FREE?

Yes! This mentorship is completely free! However, there are a few details that we'd like to go over in the next section. There aren't any specific requirements you need to do, check boxes you need to mark off, or crazy time-consuming things you need to be doing all the time. But we will ask you to do one thing: join our incredible team and community.

WHAT DOES THIS ENTAIL?

I'll be straight and real with you: joining our team is one of the best decisions I ever made when I made the switch. My mentor Christy LaRoche was incredible with connecting me with the perfect people to help me grow and learn and be appreciated.

And that's one of the biggest things I will brag about with our community: you are genuinely, actually, truly appreciated as a team member. You're not just seen as another number, another member, another person who makes purchases. You are seen as an individual who matters and who is vital to the team.

No, this isn't an appeal for you to "do the business". No, this isn't me begging you to join just so I can make a buck. My unadulterated goal is to help you live a healthier lifestyle, simple as that. And I truly believe that aromatherapy and essential oils can help get you there!

okay! give me the deets.

 

As a Certified Aromatherapist, it's literally my job to do research on all the different essential oil brands out there to determine what is pure, what is trustworthy, and what is best for me to use with my clients. It's been a long road filled with ups and downs, a lot of money I frankly wasted, and tons of heartbreak as I learned more about companies than I should have, yet educated me in making my decisions.

After three years of research, personal use, client feedback, and even clinical research, there are two brands that I ended up dedicating myself to: doTERRA Essential Oils and Edens Garden Essential Oils. In this section, I am going to be talking about doTERRA.

If you don't know a lot about doTERRA, they were actually started by three upper level management personnel that used to work for Young Living Essential Oils. They wanted to create a company that distributed the highest quality essential oils to the world and wanted to combine both medical practices and smart and sustainable business practices together.

 

Creating a standard for pure, authentic essential oils isn't a bad thing. Can I repeat that again? Creating a standard for pure, authentic essential oils isn't a bad thing. And, in my opinion, since the founders of doTERRA already had experience with this industry, they already knew the ins and outs of what was and was not working with other standards, so they had the education to make better choices for their own company.

 

One of the things I love the most about doTERRA is, surprisingly, the fact that they don't own their own farms. They created a farming co-op that allows small business farming in third world countries to participate and bring income into their country through honest and sustainable means. Their Co-Impact Sourcing program ensures that all plants they harvest are harvested sustainably and in parts of the world where the plants are native species and thrive the best.

As an Aromatherapist, I don't just care about the quality of my essential oils. I try to make Ampersand Essentials as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible, so knowing where I'm getting my essential oils from and the practices the companies use is really important to me!

You'll also notice the graphic to the right compares farming practices from other companies to the way doTERRA harvests. Many other essential oil companies care more about quantity even though they claim to be "purely about quality", but you can smell it in their oils.

When you notice that one bottle of essential oil smells different than the exact same oil in a different bottle, you know there is a problem. Varying plant and oil quality can be a strong indicator of harvesting practices, which in my opinion is just as important as the quality of the oil itself!

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BUT WHY DOTERRA?

For me, I understand choosing essential oil companies is truly up to the consumer. I'm not here to convince you one way or another and be biased on which brand you should choose; that's not the point in me becoming an Aromatherapist!

The point is this: I do my very best in helping you make good decisions for your health and lifestyle. In my personal opinion, I think doTERRA is an incredible company that deserves recognition for going above and beyond any other company in ensuring not only environmentally friendly practices, but also supporting third world countries and small communities in giving them business that they need to support their families every single day.

My community in doTERRA is amazing because it is not led by just another person who is trying to make a buck. My mentor Marty Harger is a Massage Therapist who started in the corporate world and decided to make a career switch before even entering doTERRA and learning more about essential oils.

That's right! My mentor is an Alternative Medicine Professional who has a passion for serving others and decided to incorporate essential oils into her practice. And you know what? She still practices today!

My community (that you can become a part of!) is filled with medical professionals that care about their clients, patients, and serving others. We aren't just another group of stay-at-home moms who don't have anything better to do but join a company and try to make some extra money on the side. We actually care about the quality of oils we use and stand by our choices! If you're not convinced, watch this video below and learn more!

Along with the community, you get 25% off ALL products forever. If you sign up for their monthly subscription program called Loyalty Rewards, you have the opportunity to get free products and a percentage back from your purchase that you can use as REAL money towards ANY PRODUCTS they offer! This means no restrictions. You also get money back from your shipping costs, and every year you renew your membership, you get a FREE bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil that equals the cost of your membership!

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

I understand this can seem like a lot, and trust me, I understand that completely. But can I share one more thing with you?

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to get started with doTERRA if you don't want to. Let me scream that for the people in the back! YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO JOIN DOTERRA IF YOU DON'T WANT TO! There are a bunch of ways to get started, but let me share with you one of the most affordable ways to do so!

 

There are a bunch of starter kits to choose from that include the $35 membership fee, but most of them start around $160. If that's not something you can afford, there are other ways to get started too! There are regular collections and kits you can choose that don't have the $35 membership fee included, but even when you add this membership in with the total, it's still cheaper than the starter kits! Here's a breakdown of some of the options I'm talking about:

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As you can see, you can actually save a lot of money by going with smaller kits instead of the larger ones, which give you bigger control over the speed you start at, and with most of them you still get an essential oil diffuser! I love these options because it gives you a more affordable and approachable option to using essential oils in your home, without all the pressure to spend lots of money and worry if it'll work out or not.

Ready to get started? Simply text me at 614-935-8713 and we can talk about your options! I can't wait to meet you and help you get started on your journey to all-natural living!