The Happy BOGO Week Oils Guide

Oh hey!

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I’ve created a little guide just for you. A fun + practical guide to using the oils specifically offered during BOGO week (both the Australian + U.S. offers).

I love that you love the oils as much as we do, and that you’re taking the next step of your oils journey (whether that’s your first oils ever, adding a few new oils to your collection, or stocking up on your faves because you’re a seasoned oiler who knows what they need + love when it comes to oils). We know that joining us in this oils lifestyle is so much more than just what’s in the bottle…..and we’re thrilled that we get to continue to support, inspire, educate and connect with you.

Enjoy reading through this guide + cracking open your new oils when they arrive this week.

Alice xo

Mum to Quinn and Mackenzie + doTERRA Blue Diamond + Founder of The Happy Collective

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Inhale or use a diffuser

Reaches bloodstream within 30 seconds when applied to soles of feet

Add to water, add to cooking, drop under tongue or put in a vege capsule

Power to affect your mood through your limbic system in your brain

Kills airborne pathogens

Eases breathing

Improves air quality



Apply to feet, back of ears, chest, neck, pulse points or directly where needed

Immediate comfort

Dilute with carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) to minimise skin sensitivity, increase surface area and reduce evaporation rates of the volatile essential oils



Nourishes whole body including digestive system

Use as directed on labels (not all oils can be ingested)

Keep out of ears, eyes, nose

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How to Set Up Your Diffuser

:: Use clean, room-temperature tap or distilled water. Fill to the water level indicator line.

:: Add 4-8 drops of essential oil. You can add more oil for a stronger scent, or less for in a child’s bedroom. Experiment with the amount of oil you use and find what works best for you.  

:: Avoid placing your diffuser in direct sunlight or near a fan

:: Make sure to unplug your diffuser prior to cleaning.

:: When removing excess water from the water tank, pour from the rear of the diffuser to avoid spilling on the operating buttons.

:: Clean the inside of the water tank and the outside of the diffuser with a small amount of neutral detergent cotton cloth or a small foam brush. Avoid using any harsh cleaners on your diffuser.

:: Rinse and dry.

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Pure comfort, this is your oil for all things soothing. Think skin - sleep - emotions.

:: Massage into your little one's feet before bed

:: Add to a relaxing bedtime bath

:: Soothe sunburn by adding to aloe vera gel

:: Support burns by applying over affected area

:: Speed healing for bruises

:: Stop itching for mozzie bites

:: Soothe ant and other bites

:: Pop a few drops on your pillow when changing your sheets

:: Add 1 drop to your facial serum or moisturiser for enhanced skin hydrating and soothing properties



Replace your afternoon coffee AND ease your tension. Basically, your post 2pm best friend.

:: Rub onto temples to ease a headache

:: Add 1 drop to a large glass of water to freshen breath

:: Rub clockwise onto your belly to ease an upset, bloated or sluggish tummy

:: Roll down sides of the nose and across forehead to clear sinuses and ease sinus tension


:: Make a cooling spray by combining with clean water for sunburnt skin

:: Add to any chocolate, chocolate cake or slice recipe for a choc-mint taste explosion

:: Add 1 drop to your morning coffee for a delish mint twist that will motivate you for the day ahead

:: Diffuse at your desk to support increased concentration and motivation

:: Apply behind your ears and onto pulse points before a workout for some extra pep

:: Add 1-2 drops to a veggie capsule to aid upset digestion

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This is your ultimate anti-inflammatory sidekick for all things muscle aches + pains, joint pain and cramping. It’s the perfect companion for an active lifestyle.


:: Dilute and apply onto feet and knees before and after exercise

:: Massage into sore muscles and aching joints

:: Dilute and massage into children's legs before bedtime to ease growing pains

:: Make a rollerbottle with fractionated coconut oil to carry with you to massage into lower back and belly to soothe joint pain, muscle pain or stomach cramps during that time of the month

:: Help muscles recover after intense exercise by massaging into area directly



Cedarwood is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. This guy has a grounding aroma and, when applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.


  • After a difficult day, diffuse to create a relaxing environment.

  • During your facial routine, add one to two drops to your facial toner or moisturizer to promote clear, healthy looking skin.

  • Place a drop on a cotton ball and place in closet to keep moths at bay.


The culinary uses and additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.

  • Place two drops in a doTERRA veggie cap to support healthy digestion and immune system function.*

  • Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.

  • Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma.


The warm, woody aroma of dōTERRA Balance Grounding Blend creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in dōTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.


  • Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.

  • Balance is a great oil blend to use during an AromaTouch® Hand Massage.

  • Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.

  • Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.

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 Slim & Sassy (called Smart & Sassy in Australia and New Zealand) is, our proprietary metabolic blend. It combines powerful essential oils known to promote a healthy metabolism when ingested; Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon.


  • Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.

  • Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.

  • Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.

  • Add a few drops to your post workout protein shake


doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend includes Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender help take it to the next level for your muscles.

  • Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.

  • Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.

  • Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.

  • Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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Merging the major benefits of citrus essential oils, Citrus Bliss can uplift mood and reduce stress (and, let’s face it, it smells incredible).

  • Diffuse to help lift mood.

  • Put 1 drop on your wrist and rub both wrists together for a great everyday perfume.

  • Add 2–3 drops to dryer sheets to add a refreshing aroma to your laundry.

  • Combine with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a cheerful hand massage.

Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces. These days, we mostly use Marjoram for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system when used internally. It also can support both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems when ingested.

  • Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.

  • Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.

  • Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram.

  • Apply to muscles before and after exercising.


Use the doTERRA Peace Blend to promote feelings of contentment, composure, and reassurance when anxious feelings overwhelm you.

  • Give yourself peace of mind by rubbing doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend into your temples.

  • Apply doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend to tense shoulders.

  • When experiencing anxious feelings, apply one drop to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply.

  • To calm an upset or restless child, apply to bottoms of feet.


With natural preservation properties, essential oil from the native Canadian Arborvitae tree acts as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent, while providing a warm, earthy aroma.

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands to protect against environmental threats.

  • Apply to wrists and ankles while hiking.

  • Diffuse to purify the air and to repel insects inside the home.

  • Mix 4 drops of Arborvitae essential oil and 2 drops of Lemon essential oil for a natural wood preservative and polish.

  • Use during meditation for a sense of peace and calm.


Litsea (also known as the “Oil of Tranquility)  is an evergreen tree or shrub belonging to the Lauraceae family. Its fruit produces Litsea—a lemon-like essential oil with a wide range of aromatic uses.

  • Diffuse or apply one to two drops to a scarf or shawl to promote feelings of balance throughout the day.

  • Create your own blend by combining with complimentary oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Vetiver, or Fennel.



As a milder alternative to other mint essential oils, Spearmint is gentle enough to use topically or while cooking—without losing any of its freshness. 

Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits*. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings.

  • Diffuse to uplift mood
  • Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath
  • Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion*
  • For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink*

Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.

  • Use internally as part of a daily health regimen to support healthy gastrointestinal function.*

  • Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavor and aid digestion.*

  • Diffuse or inhale for a sense of openness and mental clarity.

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in 1 litre of liquid.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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This is your go-to blend for all things optimal digestion, tummy upsets and bloating.

:: Diffuse during meal times to stimulate trigger the limbic system for optimal digestion

:: Take 1 drop in a large glass of water 30 mins before meals to improve digestion

:: Dilute as directed and rub onto bub’s belly, soles of feet and down spine to ease symptoms of colic and reflux

:: Carry a sample vial with you when visiting friends or travelling and trying new foods to ease occasional tummy upsets

:: Add 1 drop to your glass or stainless steel water bottle to sip through the day

:: Make a rollerbottle with fractionated coconut oil and roll clockwise onto belly or the soles of the feet to ease stomach upsets, cramps and bloating

:: Apply diluted to belly, down spine and rub into soles of kiddies feet during gastro bug attacks

:: Place a drop in the palm of your hands, rub together and inhale any time.

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The Petal Diffuser is a small, convenient, and night-friendly diffuser with a far-reaching mist designed to help purify and humidify the air around you.

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  • Substantial mist output helps purify and humidify the air

  • 1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings

  • Optional LED light

  • Ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet

  • Simple, 3-piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use

  • Stable and light for the many spaces in your life

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The beautiful thing about dōTERRA is that you get to be involved at whatever level you want to.

Here's the 3 pathways you can choose from when you get started with my oils tribe:


You love the oils and you’ll be an oil user for life, but you can’t see yourself telling anyone about them. (you want to be a CLOSET user ;) ) That’s ok! If this is you, hang tight for the next post where I'll guide you through how to get started with the oils.



You're sure you're going to love the oils, and you don't even have yours yet but you're already talking about them to people. When someone presents a health goal or concern, you think, “I bet there’s an oil that could help with that!” You can see yourself sharing naturally when it comes up with friends, family, and coworkers, and you’d like to host a class or get some support from us in learning how to help others start using dōTERRA. You'd also like some basic training to understand how commissions are earned, how to share dōTERRA without being weird (ha....I know you know what I mean), and how to earn free gifts while helping others find natural solutions in their lives.



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You want to do what I do (educate people on how to use essential oils) and you might not have any idea what that means yet, but you feel curious and want to know more about the training + how to create a part time or a full time income with doTERRA.

Have a think on which pathway sounds most like you and I'll share some info next on how to take that next step forward (whatever that is for you)

Let’s expand on that, now that you've picked a pathway for you.

Guess what? If you picked pathway number 1, 2 or 3 in the previous post, everyone starts in the exact same place. The Oils.

doTERRA is really unique in the network marketing space. In other network marketing companies, there's often a high % of people doing the business side of things and a smaller percentage who are purely customers. This type of company has a SUPER unsustainable business model because they don't have a loyal customer base who love and need the product.

doTERRA has 5 million customers worldwide (they're the largest essential oil company in the world) and approximately 75% of those customers are purely that.....customers. Customers who adore the oils, use them everyday and aren't interested in the business side. This is a great thing. It means sustainability and a product that has a need that's not being fulfilled by the other oils that are available on store shelves.

So that's what I say when I say that no matter what pathway you're interested in (live, share or build), then we all start at the same place. The Oils.

Does pathway number 2 of 3 speak to you? The Share pathway or the Build (what I do) pathway? Fun! We get to talk about my fave thing: the doTERRA Biz Opp.

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I won't touch on this for very long because everything always starts with the oils and using and loving them is always the place to start.

But maybe you're like me when I began my doTERRA business 3 years ago.....and you've been feeling a pull (again you can't quite put your finger on why) to know more about the doTERRA biz side of things. If that's you, jump over here and read a bit about my Happy Collective tribe (they're the best), the doTERRA compensation plan, why the doTERRA biz and why Network Marketing is the best business model when it's based on an incredible product and a company with integrity/vision.


Now that you know a little more about me, I invite you to:

With love + all the oils, 

Alice xo

Mum to Quinn & Mackenzie, Founder of The Happy Collective, doTERRA Blue Diamond.

What is now in existence in your life that felt out of reach pre-doTERRA?

This business is more than just a business.

These oils are more than just oils. 

Belonging, connection, friendships, belief, purpose, options, freedom....

these are some of the feelings and words the women in my Happy Collective tribe recently shared when I asked them this question: "Tell me something that is now in existence in your life that felt out of reach pre doTERRA success".

Here's some of the answers in their own words....

+ A vision . Possibility . Growth (Jayne, Sydney)

+ 1. Easy way to buy more natural products - it seems small, but the market is so fragmented and overcrowded that I never knew what to buy and therefore kept buying mainstream products full of shit
2. A glowing skin!!!!
3. The possibility of financial freedom, not in existence yet, but I can see that it's possible (Mathilde, Sydney)

+ Options. Now there are options. I have choices. Many in fact. I am no longer stuck in situations that I once saw no hope or love or adventure with, but could not see a way out. Doterra and these oils have shown me what is possible. They have shone a light down a dark alley and the light at the end is bright. If NOTHING else ever comes from doterra for me, if I never get to bloody executive and beyond then I am completely ok with that as these little bottles of oils are enough. (Denny, Melbourne)

+ For me it's having the balls to actual start something and don't be constantly paralyzed with fear to "try" something new. DoTerra so far has helped me push past all that and get out of my comfort zones and only positives have come out of it. New friends, rekindled friendships, showing people how to take better care of themselves and 1000 more things. It's giving me daily goals, and the chance to make big shit happen. (Charlotte, Burleigh Heads)

+ A beautiful baby boy, and baby girl on the way. My anxiety under control, personal growth I never thought possible, leadership skills I never knew I had, financial freedom (getting closer and closer), an all natural toolkit to use on my babies and a toxic free home. I could go on and on and on....😍♥️♥️😍 (Andrea, Canada)

+ Belief - that I can live the life I want and be fully abundant in all areas - including money!!!! oooooo and actually living it - my life today is how I want to live it and doterra is helping me take steps to live it more and more every day..... (Sarah, Newcastle)

+ For me....purpose beyond what I thought was possible, feeling what breaks my heart in the world and being able to go and do something to fix that with my time and income, earning half a year’s salary (my previous full time salary) in one single month, 6 months or more traveling and working with my fam (and funding that with my income and without any credit cards), having a plan to pay off our mortgage that’s realistic and much faster than the usual 25+ years, feeling free, finding my tribe (YOU) and all that stunning connection with a kind of sisterhood I haven’t really had before, my body working just as it should, constantly becoming more of ME and everything else that this growth journey has taught (and continues to teach) me. 💜 i could write an essay on this question really. But those are my short notes. X (Alice - that's me ;-) ) - currently traveling the world)

+ Being able to travel (and yes I get to visit Alice in Bali!) a little. (my mum! :-) Sunshine Coast)

+ Meeting and working with an incredible group of sassy, smart, caring, courageous, authentic and honest women. Having come from a Financial Services corporate background, I really struggled with the lack of support for women from other women! I love how incredibly generous and supportive our team is, our uplines and all the other leaders willing to share and teach others. Working towards an income that will eventually be in line with my corporate salary, and more whilst having the freedom to choose what I do and how. The incredible emotional benefits the oils have had for me and my family. Being genuinely happy with what I do every day! (Diala, Sydney) 

+ Oh Jesus. WHERE does one begin!? 
Purpose. Options. Love. Vulnerability. 
Not giving up a career in order to be a mum, and not giving up being a full time mum to have a career. I can’t even put words to the feels. It just gets me so good. But that’s it ☝🏽☝🏽☝🏽 .... briefly. (Brit, New Zealand)

+ Being toxin free in every aspect of our home, The ability to help our household out financially while still focusing on my first love (mummyhood), Having belonging and finding like-minded friends/colleagues - I've felt like I have been hiding who I truly am cause no one else is like me and as a foreigner I've struggled to make friends here in rural Australia <3 <3 <3 (Carlene, Bomaderry) 

+ Health, a toxic free life for my rascal, bravery, hope, new connections, the ability to care for and heal others, purpose and possibility for a happier future. (Virginia, Burleigh Heads)

+ I have a belief that I will be able to leave the 9-5 ish hamster wheel. This means
Options are really on the table (Leanne, Perth)

+ Courage to start something on my own. Possibility of financial freedom. Having purpose other than changing nappies and prepping snacks (this is very simplified but I know you gals know what I mean;). Vision. Freedom. Being empowered. OMG so much! and you know what else!? Not being scared of future. That's massive for me (Lu, Sydney)

+ Posibility - Belief - Confidence - Courage - Bravery - Tribe - Purpose - Experiences - Self Worth - Clarity - Travel 💗 (Karlie, Sydney)

+ Being part of a beautiful sisterhood. Being in control of helping my newly diagnosed ASD son and feeling empowered by that x (Amanda, Wales)

+ First of all, this picture depicts how I feel! BeforedoTERRA I was living with 2 autoimmune diseases. Feeling trapped not knowing how I would feel in the morning when I woke up. Having no control over my body was so upsetting to me. UNTIL, I found doTERRA in March. So happy the universe connected me to Andrea 💗Guys using and learning about doTERRA daily has given me control back over my body. I’m not saying the oils are curing me, but are truly supporting my symptoms. My new saying is this, I may have Lupus and MS. BUT I also have dōTERRA! My passion for these babies must be shared with everyone I talk to. I want everyone on my healing journey. I also love this tribe!! (Reesa, Canada)

+ SELF WORTH!! This is a huge one for me! Prior to network marketing I was that ‘typical’ selfless wife and mother who always put everyone first, would always go without and could honestly say I didn’t love myself! This journey has been that personal development course that my life needed. I KNOW that any success that comes my way, I have earned. I KNOW that I am strong, confident and committed! I KNOW that this journey is taking where I am meant to be going! I KNOW that I am enough. But more importantly, I KNOW that I am WORTHY of what this business can bring to both myself and my family! (Lauren, Sunshine Coast)

+ Creating a beautiful online village for my mama's. Giving them the tools they need for themselves and their families. Finding something that aligns so perfectly with my calling and my why and also strengthening my spiritual practice. So much gratitude and love for DoTERRA and the amazing leaders and women that I'm having the privilege of connecting with 🙏🏼❤️💫🌈 (Susy, Perth)

+ For me doTERRA has created more independence for me, and puts my health back in my control. I'm not where I want to be financially with this biz yet, but I know thepossibility is there...I just have to work for it. I'm becoming more open about sharing what's going on in my life, both positive and negative, and that'll bring me closer to the people who actually care about me (cutting out all the negativity). I've still got a lot of work to do, but with doTERRA by my side I feel more capable of achieving my health and life goals! (Oksana, Canada)

These beautiful words and experiences are just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until I post the comment highlights from the 4000 women (and a few guys) who are my essential oils customers. They've experienced the most incredible shifts with these oils and I'm continually blown away but the power of a single drop of oil. Stay tuned for the next chapter in this blog....

Now that you know a little more about my tribe and these incredible oils, I invite you to:

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Alice xox

Founder, The Happy Collective

Blue Diamond Leader, doTERRA

Want to build a 6 figure (and beyond) business with doTERRA? Q & A with doTERRA's Leadership Magazine

I was recently interviewed for the doTERRA Leadership Magazine (will be published March 2018...funnnnnn!). If you have a goal of building a Diamond (and/or beyond) business with doTERRA OR you're intrigued about my business and what my path has looked like as a complete new entrepreneur (with zero industry experience or existing network) through to the rank of doTERRA Blue Diamond, then read on sister.....Q + A below......

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How were you first introduced to dōTERRA? I was managing part of a global yoga apparel brand and kept hearing from our yoga community the word “doTERRA”. We had a diffuser in our store with oils diffusing every day and I kept noticing more and more people asking if the oils we were using were doTERRA ones. They weren’t and my curiosity was sparked with the continuous mention of doTERRA.


What was your first impression of dōTERRA and essential oils in general? I loved the simple branding of the bottles of oil and the beautiful videos I found online about doTERRA’s oils. When I received my first kit of oils and supplements and after only a few months, I struggled to think about what I’d do without them in my life. I’d love to say we implemented them seamlessly into our home but there were a few fails, like me trying to dilute wild orange with water to give my husband a neck massage (rookie error) and using Past Tense a little too close to my eyes. It was trial and error and failure but I fell in love with the little amber bottles.


Were you familiar with the direct sales industry prior to being introduced to dōTERRA? At the time I discovered doTERRA, I was working with a woman who was with another network marketing company. She’d been speaking with me about the interesting leadership and personal development aspects of the industry which interested me and was my first insight into direct sales. The product she was working with wasn’t aligned with me so it was never on my radar to go with that company, but those conversations sparked a curiosity for me about the possibility of a new kind of network marketing (authentic, aligned, purposeful) and I knew if I discovered a product I was really passionate about and genuinely wanted to share with others, then network marketing would be an incredibly powerful business model.


What were your feelings towards direct sales? Before I came across doTERRA, I felt all the usual feelings about direct sales. It gave me a slight “ick” feeling in my stomach because of the ways I’d been approached to join “opportunities” in the past. When I read about doTERRA and watched some videos of the company’s vision and the Founders on youtube I could feel something was different. I felt a strong alignment with the company and the oils themselves so the fact that doTERRA was a direct sales company felt like an incredible gift of an opportunity to me.


Did your previous careers, whether in the industry or without, in any way prepare you for building a dōTERRA business?  Definitely. I’ve seen how all of my previous careers helped shape me to lead a doTERRA business and team. The corporate role which was full of hierarchy and inflexibility and didn’t create a positive culture for customers or employees showed me that the traditional model of employment wasn’t for me and got me searching for a “better way”. The business I created (I designed sports swimwear for a period of time) helped shape me as an entrepreneur and taught me incredible lessons about the importance of creativity, owning my own business and moving forward after failure. My management role at a billion dollar yoga apparel company taught me the importance of leadership and personal development, of community and culture. I also learnt in that time with that role (reading Shaun Achor’s book The Happiness Advantage) that successful teams are built on the foundation of happiness. Happiness leads to success. And when we model that for ourselves, our families and our teams, success follows in so many ways.


Were you fully on board with the business aspect or were you a product user first? I was a big yes to the business from day one. Before my oils had even arrived, I’d read a few books on authentic network marketing and watched all of doTERRAs product videos on YouTube and I knew it was the right path for me. I didn’t know what i was doing at all in my business in the beginning, but I absolutely knew I was being pulled to this business for a reason.


What made you consider dōTERRA as a viable business opportunity? I’d love to say that I fully understood the compensation plan benefits and I spent hours researching essential oils medical journals, but really, it was an intuitive feeling that this was what I was meant to do. Of course I still did my research of doTERRA as a company and I still made sure it was a legitimate business opportunity and the products worked (which I knew they would because my Mum had used essential oils with us for 20 years). But the thing that made me reach out to a woman on the internet who I'd never even met before was purely a FEELING.


When did you decide to become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and why?  I was going on maternity leave early (at 7-months pregnant) and wanted to use that time to build something long-term for myself and my family. Due to where we were at with our finances and my husband continuing his Honours education, I had to return to work after our first daughter was born, when she was only 6 months old. I was determined to not have to repeat that heartbreak again. So I had the intention of really using that time to start my doTERRA business. And yes, that’s a seemingly inconvenient time to be pursuing a passion business, except that when the pull is so strong you can’t ignore it, it’s actually the perfect time.

I started with doTERRA for the simple fact that the oils were a beautiful, natural product that I was aligned to, and that was it. I had no idea whether I could really make this a beautiful successful business or not to begin with.


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Why would you recommend the dōTERRA business opportunity to others? Being on this journey with doTERRA (and with your tribe), allows you to live freely, to lead yourself and others, and to give back in a big way. Most of all, it allows you to create abundance for your family; an abundance of money, freedom, flexibility, and time spent with your most loved people. I haven’t yet met a person who doesn’t desire those things.


What advice would you give to those who are just starting their new business? How are YOU here to live and to lead? You can follow the incredibly simple and effective doTERRA business guides for the roadmap to Diamond but the not-so-secret magic here is pairing that up with being completely unapologetically yourself in how you show up in your life. When I started my business I copied the words of my leaders because I hadn’t figured out yet that my own words mattered more than perfect ones. I tried to teach and build the way my Diamond upline was building because I thought that was the only way I could be successful. There wasn’t a specific lightbulb moment when I started to realise that this was BS. It just happened gradually over time. I began to speak in my own voice online, I attracted women to my tribe as customers and builders who saw me sharing my story on facebook and instagram without teaching classes, and I just kept doing the things that weren’t necessarily what anyone else was doing, but just felt right. The biggest of those to date is our adventure we’re on now. We’re on a 6 month adventure together as a fam; 3 months in Bali, a little roadtrip in California and then 3 months or more in Canada. I don’t know any other leader doing this but for us it feels right (and amazing). I mentor my tribe completely online (zoom + facebook), I educate my essential oil customers and potential customers completely through facebook groups, I share the business opportunity purely with how we live (I may create a webinar or something at some stage, but honestly I find it attracts people to ask me about my business more when I’m just sharing our family, our life and our story…..whether that was back at home when I had a newborn and a 19 month old and I was beginning my business….just as much as now that we’re traveling the world as a fam). How are YOU here to live? To lead? In the words of Oscar Wilde: Just be yourself…..everyone else is taken. 


A new business venture can be taxing; who is in your support system? (This could be family, friends, upline, downline, etc.)


The people right at the centre of my inner circle are my husband (Tristan) and two daughters (Quinn 4, and Mackenzie 2). My other lady loves who are my go-to support are my immediate upline in Canada and my main frontline leaders.


Why are they your chosen support system?

My tight inner circle (husband + daughters) ground me like nothing else. They don’t care if I’ve created a training program or enrolled anyone. They just care if I’m present with them so they’re my compass of whether I’m showing up intentionally in both my life and business.

My main biz leaders and immediate upline mentor are my biz sisters and my chosen tribe. And the connection, conversation and hilarious Voxxer voice messages between us all keeps happiness + lightness as the main priority. These women are my friends and sisters for life.

I’ve also recently hired an AMAZING Assistant which I’m so excited about as begin to delegate tasks that aren’t my strengths and focus more of my time working with my strengths and also being present with my family.


Do they in any way contribute to the building of your business?  This business model can't be done alone....our businesses are co-created with our teams. So absolutely, they have contributed to building this business. We all rise together.


What are their strengths and why do they push you to be better? My husband, my daughters and my main leaders all have such incredibly different strengths to each other. My husband brings a different perspective to a mentoring situation with his great listening, empathy and perceptiveness. My frontline, who are all so different and unique in their own strengths, bring different qualities like determination, focus, strategy, ideas, communication, harmony and community-building. Together we share resources, ideas and work collaboratively.


Does your spouse support you or take part in building the dōTERRA business? doTERRA has always been solely my business. My husband is a practicing Psychologist and gets incredible fulfillment from his work and helping others in his own strengths (he’s also amazing at what he does). But even though he doesn’t DO doTERRA with me, his support has been such a gift in me being able to build this business. When I wasn’t earning any money, he solely paid the mortgage payments and bills so that I could re-invest the (very) small income back into my business (including traveling to attend every Convention and Leadership Retreat). He supported me even when he thought it was insane for us to travel to my first Convention from Australia to Utah with a newborn and a 17 month old (I booked my convention ticket when I was an Executive and was Premier by the time we landed in Salt Lake City for Convention). We’ve continually worked on and refined what it means to show up in partnership to raise our little girls, for me to have hours or days to fulfill my purpose in my doTERRA work, for him to have mornings surfing, for us to have time together as a family.


Were they always onboard or did it take some convincing? Ha. My husband needed a LOT of convincing (if you want the full take on his side of the story here’s a great blog he wrote on my website:

But the short story is that my husband had a lot of negative perceptions around network marketing to begin with and skepticism about the oils. He did his research and due diligence around the compensation plan and the oils and tried his hardest to find something to pull apart, with no luck. Despite his own use of the oils (his fave go-to for everything is Melaleuca), the major turning point for him in his belief in this business was seeing my business grow. Each rank built his belief. So if you have a partner that isn’t totally onboard, the best thing you can do is to just keep growing.

If you currently work together with your spouse in the business, how do you work together and divide roles? We don’t work together, but Tristan helps out by supporting me with some bookkeeping and communicating with my accountant.


How do your children feel about the products? In a nutshell, they LOVE them. They’re particularly obsessed with the doTERRA Touch oils, A-Z Supplements and the Kids Probiotics Sachets.

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Do they use them regularly?  Every single day.

Do you think they’ll grow up and join you? I hope that they grow up to know that they can choose anything for themselves and that they’ll make the most impact in the world by following the path that sings loudest for them.

Are they already sharing the products? At 2 and 4 not really. Ha. But they do identify any and every chance to whip out the Lavender Touch and put it on people they think need it which is a beautiful thing to witness them growing into.


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How do you balance working your business and taking care of your family? I’ve stopped using the word balance because for me what feels right for myself and my family is constantly shifting. I know that I’m showing up as my best self when my husband and I are in constant conversation about what we need individually so that we can fully enjoy the time we then have together as a family.


What tactic have you found most effective when sharing the products with others? I have no tactics, honestly. I purely share the oils and the business when it comes up. I always have my oils on me and so I naturally whip one out if and when someone needs one and the oils themselves tend to them create conversation. As for the business, I always make friends with people I meet for the first time on facebook. This isn’t strategic at all - I just love making new friends! But generally those new friends will, at some stage, see me sharing my lifestyle on social media and ask the questions “how are you able to stay at home with your girls?” or “does that business REALLY make money?” and we just chat from there.


When and how should you follow up after sharing a product? I tend to touch base with people I’ve chatted oils with once a month in either a personal little note asking them a specific questions about their lives (how are your little ones going with being back at school?) or a monthly email newsletter. I try not to bombard them but make sure they’re linked in with my oils education facebook page to be regularly be connecting with me that way and having oils education trickled into their life.


What’s your Why (the reason you build your doTERRA business)? My WHY is my family vision that we’ve crafted together about how we want to spend our days. My WHY is what my BEST DAY EVER looks (and living that NOW....not waiting for the future) and feels like. My WHY is making sure my parents are taken care of in every way as they head into retirement age. My WHY is remembering the value of time and creating a business and life where I can truly show up with and for my favourite people. And my WHY is sharing all of this (and the possibility of what life can truly look and feel like) with others so they can have all of this (and more) too.


For most Wellness Advocates the products are easy to share; it’s the business aspect that is difficult. How would you suggest Wellness Advocates approach sharing the business? I’m the opposite to the majority. I knew I wanted to build a doTERRA business straight away before I even received my first bundle of oils. Of course it took me a few months after I received those oils to fully understand the reasons I was drawn to doTERRA (both the oils and the business) but because of how I started I’ve never held back from sharing the business. With that said, my approach is incredibly gentle. I don’t “prospect” people or follow a strategy. I create connections with new friends (mums at the park while my little ones are playing, people in a cafe who are interesting to talk to, people I connect with online on instagram and get to know through social media. Or I simply send messages out to ex-colleagues and friends who I know would be aligned with the oils and the business. I’m incredibly authentic and just myself.  

One wise person said to me once “bring your friends along on the journey with you as early as possible. You don’t want to have all this incredible time freedom and then not be able to hang out with them”. I look at my team now and it’s filled with friends who I’ve known for years and people who’ve now become my incredibly close friends thanks to this business.

When I take a look at my tribe, I see women who will this year be earning 6 figure incomes, full time incomes, part time incomes…..all while they birth new babies, work full-time, care for their growing families, travel the world and experience fulfillment and freedom. Keep that in mind when you’re speaking with your oil customers, potential customers, friends and fam. And know that you’re offering all that possibility and more when you simply ask people to decide which pathway best suits them (live, share or build). And then just simply let them decide.     


What do you think are the key benefits of the compensation plan that should be highlighted when sharing the business? Ha! This is NOT my zone of genius. The comp plan is complex so diving into the details for me doesn't come naturally. However, I DO know from my own personal experience that it pays generously (and there's no discrimination in pay rates ;-) ). 


What sets the dōTERRA business opportunity apart from other direct sales companies Integrity. Vision. A product that EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the world can benefit from. Full stop.

What motivates you to continue building your business? Two things. First up, my deep deep fulfillment in what I do. We have been exposed to a culture where people feel drained, exhausted and depleted from work so they crave breaks and holidays to get away from their lives. My reality is that I’m traveling and working just like I always have, with my family by my side (we’re in Bali for 3 months working + traveling with our daughters). There’s a blurred line in between work and play because they feel the same, which has created a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment for me personally. And it’s opened up so much opportunity for us as a family.

And my STUNNING doTERRA tribe, The Happy Collective. The women (and a few dudes) who are in my tribe motivate me every single day. They are my biggest teachers and constant source of inspiration. I continue to share and to model what’s possible for them when they step into their full potential and that success is possible in the way THEY feel called to do this business.


Many individuals don’t understand how to structure in order to be successful. What tips would you give a new Wellness Advocate on structuring successfully? Utilise ghost legs when you first begin (ask your mentor if you have no idea what that means). Make Elite your first goal but structure immediately for Premier (two legs). Find your Diamond+ upline who’s walked the path that you want to follow and has probably made all the mistakes already. Listen closely and apply their wisdom if they are already where you want to be.


How do you motivate your team to build successfully? Motivation is something that I believe is short lived (motivation to go to the gym, for example). What truly links people to this business and inspires them into action is their own person purpose + vision. Make it an important part of your role as a leader to create opportunities for your team to tap into their BEST LIFE vision and give them tools (goal setting, action planning, strategy specific to doTERRA business) to be able to move constantly closer to that vision.


How have events helped you be successful in reaching Diamond and Blue Diamond? I have built primarily in the online space (instagram + facebook, specifically) so I haven’t used in person events as a tool. However I have attended every single International and local (Australian) Convention + Leadership Retreat since I enrolled. Attending the events, soaking up the culture, connecting with my tribe and also just purely making the decision to be there (a declaration that I was ALL IN) has been pivotal to my journey to Blue Diamond.


What is the best way to communicate with your team? My favourite method of communication is facebook groups. I’ve used facebook groups for my oils education and for my biz tribe right from the beginning. It took about 6 months of me constantly posting (daily) and refining how to actually engage in conversation (I realised there’s a big difference between just broadcasting information vs truly creating a thriving community where the conversation flows between many people). If you stick with it and create a community this way, it can be incredible.


What do you feel is unique about your personal business?  Home for us is Burleigh Heads (Australia) but we’re currently living out our dream of traveling and working abroad for 6 months. We’re currently in Bali for 3 months, then California for Leadership Retreat and after that we’re road-tripping up to Canada for another 3 months. This lifestyle has not only been possible because of my doTERRA business, but also because of the way I chose to build online, create training programs and facebook groups (education + biz) and connect with my team remotely. Our tribe has created an incredible connection and support system with the flexibility to work whenever and wherever.

What do you feel is unique about your team? The women on my team are doing incredible things every day; they’re supporting their families by using the most incredible, natural, high-vibing oils on the planet; they’re saving for their futures; they’re educating and empowering their friends and family; and perhaps, most importantly, they’re experiencing something that has to be experienced to fully understand… they’re part of something bigger. They’re part of our Happy Collective Tribe. There’s an incredible level of connection in my Happy Collective Tribe and our positive and supportive culture is something that I truly feel has to be FELT to be understood.


What is a personality trait(s) that defines you? Positivity.

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Has it helped you grow your business? Yes, absolutely. Everyone will experience failure in this business, be told no, be rejected, will have months when you or your leaders don’t achieve your goals. Leading with positivity has given me the gift of resilience to continue to move forward and be able to clearly see the the possibility and future lesson in everything.


What made you decide to work towards Diamond and Blue Diamond?  Diamond was always my goal from Day 1. I could see that Diamond would be such an incredible leap forward for us in our financial situation. And I knew that when were free of money struggles and the heaviness of debt, money would also allow us to truly show up in the world.


What were the key steps you took to achieve Diamond and Blue Diamond?

  1. I wrote down Diamond (and my goal date) and stuck it up on my fridge. It stayed there for 2 years and I reached my goal.

  2. Shared the oils

  3. Shared the business

  4. Worked with my leaders who wanted to WORK + GROW

  5. Read a new leadership, personal development or business book every 2-4 weeks

  6. Absorbed all the info I could through podcasts and audio books on how to shift my relationship with money

  7. Rested in the times when I needed to rest

  8. Hustled (gracefully) when it was time to go and grow.

  9. Showed up in my business and did something every single day.

  10. Repeat all of that for Blue Diamond. And so much more in between.


What advice would you give others who are striving to reach Diamond and above? The pathway to Diamond is actually simply and laid out for us. But it’s our own resistance to grow into our full potential that stops us. In my 2 year adventure to Diamond, I frequently felt drawn to this quote by Tara Mohr (from the book Playing Big). “When you stretch into your full potential, you will feel afraid, not ready yet, not possibly qualified enough. If you do the thing anyway, you’ll find out how ready you are”


How has your life changed because of your success in dōTERRA? In November 2017 I - with my top leaders - achieved the rank of Blue Diamond (that in itself is life-changing; earning in one single month what I used to earn for half a year of full-time work). A week later we (my husband and two daughters, 4 and 2 years old) set off on our planned family #CoconutLife adventure together. We’re currently traveling and working for 6 months (first stop Bali, hence #CoconutLife) which was a family vision we dreamt up over a year ago after the 2016 global doTERRA Convention. My husband is currently taking 6 months off work, I’m working as we travel (because this business lights me up so much that I want to continue to share the oils + the business no matter where we are in the world) and we have created the opportunity to experience all of this together, as a family. Our girls are seeing the world through their beautiful wide open eyes, my husband surfs daily, we give back to charities that we feel will make the most positive impact in social causes we care deeply about, I continue daily to adore the growth of my personal leadership, read books, create programs for my tribe and witness the beautiful growth journey my leaders are on too. Yes. This business has changed our lives in so many ways. And because our life has changed, we’re able to change the lives of others now too. I am (big inhale, big exhale) deeply deeply grateful.

Alice xo

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Your Happy Oil Life: Month One

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an easy oily routine for the little ones

:: Set the diffuser up in their bedroom and run 2 drops lavender, 2 drops Easy Air for the 1hour setting while you get the babes ready for bed

:: Add 4 drops of Lavender to ½ cup of milk (any kind) and add into their bedtime bath

:: Add 1 drop of lavender to 1 tsp of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil or olive oil out of your cupboard) and massage into their little feet to help calm their nervous system and promote a more restful sleep

:: Add 1 drop of frankincense to 1 tsp of carrier oil and massage down their spine to help their busy minds let go of the day and ease into sweet dreams

:: Add 1 drop of DigestZen to 1 tsp of carrier oil and massage clockwise into their little bellies to ease any tummy upsets after dinner

an easy oily routine for you

:: Move the diffuser out into the space you will be unwinding in/sleeping in and set to run for 2-4 hours with the “Let The Day Go” blend (2 Frankincense, 3 Lemon, 3 Lavender)

:: Boil the kettle and make yourself a soothing cup of herbal tea. Add 1 tsp coconut oil and 1 drop of Lavender for a pacifying nightcap

:: Add 1 drop of Easy Air to the corner of your shower and inhale with the steam to open airways and promote clearer breathing before bed

:: Add 1 drop of Frankincense to your evening serum or moisturiser to pamper those mama cheeks (anti-aging, beautifying, smoothing and scar reducing)

:: Hop into bed and get an unscented lotion, butter or oil (like coconut oil) and give yourself a nice foot massage with 1 drop of Lavender per foot. Pop on some soft cotton socks and enjoy some shut eye, you’ve earned it, love.


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Week 1 is the perfect time to experiment with your oils and equip yourself with any additional things you’ll need for your high vibe life.

There are a few basic DIY supplies many people invest in to get the most out of their oils.

Here’s what you’ll need and where to get it.

Roller bottles

Make up pre-diluted versions of your oils, ready to roll on, stash in your handbag or making roll on perfume replacements

Buy from: 


Carrier Oil

doTERRA make a fabulous carrier oil called Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO). You’ll use this to dilute your essential oils to reduce risk of skin irritation, to top up your roller bottles, for cleansing and moisturising your skin and in some self care recipes.

Some great alternatives to FCO are simple olive oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, almond oil, avocado oil, pumpkin seed oil, apricot kernel oil or macadamia oil.

Buy from: or your local health food store or supermarket

Spray bottles

Replace toxic bench sprays, bathroom & glass cleaners and more with simple DIY versions.


Castile Soap

You’ll use this for everything from cleaning your home to making DIY bubble bath for your babes.  Buy the big bottle (more cost effective).

buy from: Your local health food store


White vinegar + Bicarb/Baking Soda + Coarse salt

Such a versatile and cheap ingredient that’s indispensable for green cleaning around your home.

Buy from: Any supermarket


Oils Resource: Modern Essentials App

You’ll use this app daily as your go-to oils bible for looking up what to use, when to use it, how to use it and any safety information.

Think of this like your portable oils directory so you’ll know exactly what to reach for every time.

Buy from:  The App Store


The Essential Life Book

A beautiful, illustrated and detailed oils resource that will be a go-to for using your oils, recipes, ideas and a directory for which oil to use for which situation.

Buy from:



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Month 1 is all about getting comfy with your oils and getting used to reaching for them first when life happens.

We’ll look at easy swaps for first aid and everyday natural health support, easy morning and evening routines you can incorporate for the whole family and the best ways to use your oils on the run, best when you’ve got them on you - you can use them!

Suggested Enrollment Order:

Home Essentials Kit (235pv) $330


Home First Aid Kit Overhaul

* Sourced from The Modern Essentials App


Lavender + Tea Tree

Apply directly to bites. Dilute with carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity.




Dilute as recommended and massage into area twice per day



Lemon + Peppermint + DigestZen

Dilute as recommended and rub clockwise into belly and onto soles of feet.

Adults add 1 drop to drinking water and sip slowly.



Ice Blue

Dilute as recommended and massage directly into area



Lavender, Tea Tree + Frankincense

Dilute as recommended and apply 1-2 drops on location




Dilute as recommended and rub clockwise into belly and onto soles of feet.

Adults add 1 drop to drinking water and sip slowly.



Lavender, Tea Tree + Frankincense

Dilute as recommended and apply 1-2 drops on location


Supporting head tension

Peppermint + Frankincense

Dilute as recommended and apply to temples, across forehead and into neck. Place 1 drop on thumb and press into roof of the mouth where hard and soft palate meet



Ice Blue

Dilute as recommended and massage into area directly


Monthly cramping

Ice Blue + Lavender

Dilute as recommended and massage into lower back and belly



Oregano + Tea Tree

Dilute as recommended and apply directly to area.

Adults can also take 1 drop Oregano in a veggie capsule diluted with Olive Oil.




Apply directly to bites. Dilute with carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity.


Simple Oily Family Morning Routine

:: Pop 1 drop of lemon essential oil in a tall glass of water and hydrate that body (adults only, children should not ingest oils)

:: Set up your diffuser in the main space and set to run for 2-4 hours with the “Morning Mood” blend (3 Lemon, 3 Peppermint, 2 Easy Air)

:: Fill your sink and soak (20 mins) any unwashed fruit or veggies for the day ahead with 5 drops of lemon oil to remove waxes and surface contaminants.

:: Add 1 drop of Peppermint or DigestZen to your water bottle for the day to aid healthy digestion and freshen your breath (adults only).

:: Dilute 1 drop On Guard in 1 tbsp carrier oil and massage into your little one’s feet before they head out the door to daycare, creche or school to fortify their immune system.

:: Once per week soak the family’s toothbrushes in a glass of water with 10 drops Tea Tree for the day. Rinse out well before using at night.


Simple Oily Family Evening Routine

:: Pop a drop of lemon essential oil or On Guard in smelly shoes after they come off little or big feet

:: Set up the diffuser and set to run for 2-4 hours with the “During Dinner Vibes” blend (3 DigestZen, 3 Lavender)

:: Massage 1 drop of Frankincense into the back of your neck to release tension and let go of the day

:: After dinner, add 2 drops of lemon to your dishwashing powder for extra sparkle (there’s a great DIY recipe later in this guide to make in Month 2)

:: Wipe down benches with a clean damp cloth and 2 drops lemon, Tea Tree or On Guard (or DIY surface spray you’ll make in Month 2)


Here’s a few ideas for taking your oils everywhere with you:

:: Grab a doTERRA keychain from your personalised store. It comes with 8 sample vials you can fill with oil from your main bottles. You’ll never be stuck without your oils, as they will be right there on your keys!

:: Get some rollerbottles and make diluted versions of each oil and blend to carry with you in your bag or purse. doTERRA also make pre-diluted roller bottles that come in a kit called The Touch Kit which takes all the work out of this for you. Also available from your personalised store.

:: Toss a diluted lavender rollerbottle in your child’s school bag for any bites, cuts or grazes so they have something to reach for.


What comes next? 

I hope you have the best first month EVER as you dive into your new oils. Aren't they the best?!

And if you're yet to start your journey yet (and are just reading this for inspo), I invite you to: jump over here and simply start using these beautiful oils or email me at hi (at) so we can talk more about what oils might suit your needs best. 

Alice xo