Many of you have questioned, or lovingly forewarned me – might doTERRA be a pyramid scheme?
Well, the clear and intelligent answer to that question is a resounding no.
At least not in the way you think it to be.
You see, a pyramid scheme implies that there are people ‘higher up’, feeding off of you, that you buy into something which costs you a lot, whilst getting nothing in return.
We’re all about enriching your home and/or professional environment with the purest and potent essential oils, to support you in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. These little brown glass bottles hold pure magic, to foster change and support you in your process. Getting nothing in return would be a strange way to look at purchasing these Gifts of the Earth.
On top of that, pyramid schemes are illegal. And to call the multi-level marketing or direct selling industry such, would be pretty short-visioned. Network Marketing is a unique profession, and anyone who’s achieved success in it has done so by giving back to their community at large, by serving, and fully standing behind the product or service they offer, whilst continuing to work on their self-development.
There’s MLM’s, and there’s doTERRA…
For anyone who’s gotten involved with this company, in any way, shape or form – be it as a customer, someone who lovingly shares the natural extracts that have blessed their lives with others, or those who have chosen to build a career out of leading others into health and wellbeing on a physical, emotional, spiritual and financial level – it is clear that this company has Heart. And that those involved with it, on any level, do too. (Vibes & Tribes…)
Maybe you’ve used the oils before; you were introduced to them by a friend, colleague, or family member. Perhaps you have yet to have an experience with them (I’m happy to help!). Likely, you were quite blown away by the effects of these essential oils. They made a direct impact on your mood and energy levels, perhaps they offered relief of symptoms you dealt with, finally got you into a deep and nourishing sleep, supported your digestion, or perhaps they did wonders for your skin.
You decided to order some of the most popular oils, and learned about the benefits of many others. You were also introduced to our incredible supplements, cleaning products, skin care line and spa offerings… Before you knew you’d replaced most of the products you’d usually get at your local Target/Superstore/Supermarket with high-quality, non-toxic, safe to use by all, products, that arrive on your doorstep with ease every month.
You might have been wary at first, but this green and conscious lifestyle is slowly sticking. You’ve begun to experiment with making essential oil-infused dressings and raw chocolates, you make your own deodorant and cleaning spray, your kids play with oil-infused, non-nasties, play dough and your partner can’t get enough of the performance-enhancing products. You’re all getting pretty oiled up, and people around you are noticing.
What’s different with you? Why do you have so much energy in the afternoon? What is this new drive to follow up on your goals, and how is it that you’re able to reach them so much faster and with ease? And what do you use to motivate your kids to do their homework?
Without realizing, you’ve become quite the expert on using natural remedies in your household (whatever the make-up of it be; I’m a happy single and find new ways to use my oily collection every single day!)
Let’s talk about the things you maybe did not know you signed up for, when getting a hands on your oils:
By becoming part of the doTERRA family, you’ve become part of one of the most wonderful communities I have ever been part of. The culture amongst us, is one of sharing, love (with a capital L!), integrity, support, and giving back.
And giving back, we do at large.
Your purchase is directly impacting economies around the world, including the creation of sustainable markets in developing countries around the world.
Your frequent order fuels our ability to give back, by supporting these communities in their needs. They’re offered micro-loans, we build schools and medical centres, and help build infrastructure for access to clean water. Our Co-Impact Sourcing model secures fair and year-round wages, and eliminates the middle men, who often exploit and take a large part of the profit on beautiful material that has been grown, harvested or distilled so lovingly, for generations.
Through doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation, we’re able to provide immediate support in case of natural or humane disasters. It’s so easy to add a small donation to your order, or purchase one of the beautiful products – such as our Rose Hand Lotion – of which the value is completely invested into this not-for-profit foundation. doTERRA was able to be on the ground in Nepal, right after the earthquake hit in 2015. And has offered much support since, by offering shelter, building quake proof schools, which double as community centres and a safe place to gather in case of an emergency.
Our Healing Hands Foundation also partners with other organization, recently there have been multiple collaborations with organizations that help to prevent, safe victims of, provide a safe space for healing and reintegration into society, for children who have become victims of the child sex trafficking trade.
You might think this is no issue, close to home. But about 100.000 kids are forced into this ‘industry’ in the United States alone.
These things are horrendous to think about, and can often sadden us to a stage of overwhelm and inaction.
Luckily, you aren’t just ‘doing nothing’. You are. You’re supporting yourself in the best ways you know, with natural remedies, and through that are supporting those who know how to deal best with natural disasters, with crisis, with the care required in whichever situation.
You don’t have to do it all, know it all, be all.
This community invites you to rise up in your potential – you get to grow into who you’re destined to be – and in doing so you automatically make an impact on the sustainability of our planet, the quality of your relationships and life, and help leave a mark in the lives of so many others.
doTERRA has over 5 million customers worldwide, and is the largest essential oil company in the world. For good reason, beyond the purity and potency of our oils (though those are pretty good as well!) It’s vision attracts those people who are ready to awaken to the world we find ourselves in. One that is not always pretty, or balanced, and by no means free of suffering or natural disasters. It’s created a culture and community of people who care and wish to give back, to increase their reach – especially when they don’t quite know ‘how’.
When Houston flooded earlier this fall, us customers were invited to purchase hygiene kits on our monthly orders, which were delivered by trucks to those in need. The same happened in Florida. We rise to the occasion to help, when and where needed.
We advocate Wellness, in a way that makes sense to our body, mind and spirit.
We grow, connect, and pass our love and lessons forward.
The only scheme you can fall into when getting involved with doTERRA, is this.
The fact that you will change.
The fact that this community will invite you to grow.
That you will find the empowerment within to evolve and look at the things that are no longer working for you, on a micro and macro level.
The fact that you will be an instrumental part to shifting our global consciousness, and that you’ll be leaving your marks far and wide.
Everything we do, say, participate in (or don’t) impacts our lives, and that of others.
Buying conventional foods leaves a mark on our planet. Using lab-created or genetically engineered foods or products leaves a large mark on our globe, for generations to come.
We need to awaken to this: that small things, over time, become the big things.
A small dose of toxins down the drain each day, become a large sea of toxic waste in due time.
A lack of certain micronutrients, can lead to imbalances over time.
The stories we tell ourselves, and the behaviour that we choose to engage in to keep ourselves safe and small, has us realize after many years that we haven’t fully lived or enjoyed our lives.
The question is:
Are you willing and daring, to try something new? Are you ready to challenge your beliefs, and explore what else might be out there? Are the things and beliefs you’ve subsribed to, really working for you?
Let’s explore, and find what holds true for you.
Let’s foster well-being, from the inside rippling out.
How might your life change, when you show up for it – fully?
Who will you impact, and – with the right support – what will you feel ready to step in to?
When there is friction in life, or we discover a certain system no longer works… do you choose to lay low and spread your opinions from a distance… or are you willing to explore the possibility to be part of the change that is needed?
You might not have the answers as to how. But we don’t have to create change by ourselves.
When all of us focus on becoming the best, most whole, versions of ourselves (secret: it’s a process of simplifying, tuning in, nourishing our strengths and stripping away what wasn’t ours to begin with, versus adding knowledge and placing pressures upon ourselves) we will create change. Together.
I am in this to spread my love and to create a space for the experience of returning to your Home Within.
I am in this to hold safe space for a ‘Together’. An exploration, a sharing, an unfolding, a becoming. No hierarchy, only self-mastering.
It aches my heart to see how little potential we tap into, and I confess I have a ways to go here as well.
Let’s rise up, together.
The time has never been better.
From my magnificent heart to yours, this is an invitation. Let’s connect, let’s explore, let’s nourish one another.
We all deserve to feel loved, seen, and safe. And it blows my mind that by working on this internally and in our direct environment, through connection and choosing natural remedies, we are also able to bring forth these feelings and safe spaces globally.
Does your self-care bring medical care to rural communities in Somaliland?
Does your hand lotion or favourite essential oil blend put roofs over people’s heads during natural disasters, or help set up digital forensic labs who are able to process proof and arrest those involved with human trafficking on the spot?
It now can.
And you are ready, to be part of this.
For there is no way to ‘un-know’ the impact you can be making, and how your life will change in the process.
This goodness is here to stay. Shift is a given. Allow yourself to surrender into what was meant for you. It’s not without reason that you’re reading this, right now.
What is meant for you, can’t be missed. Will you come play outside (of your own comforts)?
Let’s connect, via e-mail or in the comments below – I’d love to hear what this brought up for you, and answer any questions you may have.