So why did I become a doTERRA Wellness Advocate? I’m afraid I don’t have a short and sweet answer for this question. So, brace yourself for a long blog post! Perhaps even go and make yourself a quick cuppa to accompany this read.
It was summer 2020 – a time of much contemplation, due to the amount of time we had at our disposal during the on/off months of lockdown. I had previously been working as a musician, both performing and teaching but felt that it was time to move in a new direction (and let’s face it, there was certainly no live music opportunities). Although I was looking for a new venture and challenge, it was also very much a case of adapting to the current set of circumstances that I found myself in.
Now for many years I had been fascinated by aromatherapy – after seeing lavender essential oil cure my baby’s nappy rash overnight. This was not just a mild irritation, the entire top layer of his skin was peeling away and was red raw– and incredibly painful. I had tried every medicated cream suggested and still nothing helped, his crying and discomfort only grew worse. When I witnessed this oil miracle on my baby, not only was I overcome with relief – I also felt compelled to explore more oils and began to discover more of their benefits.
I decided to start an aromatherapy diploma and started incorporating essential oils more and more into our lives and our home. But they did not all prove to have the same benefits as our first powerful experience with lavender oil (I recognise now that this was down to poor quality oils obtained from an unregulated industry). And sadly, with three young children to juggle and very poor health myself at the time, my aromatherapy studies got neglected, until eventually I stopped, with the diploma incomplete.
Let’s fast forward to almost present day again (summer 2020). I was thinking about what I would like to do. While brainstorming with my husband, Antony, we decided something with essential oils would be fitting. And so we set about to try and obtain good quality oils, straight from the source, that I could label and market as my own brand. With the intention of selling, while also educating others about the properties and benefits of essential oils.
This turned into a mountain of a task, that felt like looking for a needle in a haystack. I knew that these oils must be 100% pure, as there was no way I could ethically market the benefits of them otherwise. I was unsatisfied with every brand, and every interaction as I searched.
Then I came across doTERRA. I was initially very opposed to joining as I did not want to be part of a network marketing company. I had dabbled with this in the past, and after some initial success found it very frustrating and challenging to grow. But still I decided to sit in on a doTERRA class – as a bit of a spy if you like (!) – to see how exactly they were creating an online business using essential oils, and if it was something I could take inspiration from and do with my own oils.
Despite these reservations, what I learnt on the class absolutely blew me away. I soon realised that THIS was the company (and the only company globally) who could offer complete transparency and reassurance that their oil was indeed 100% pure, potent and free from any chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Now this was an oil that I would not only be happy to market and sell – but also proud to do so! DoTERRA are such a wonderfully kind, humanitarian company – doing so much good in the world – more about that later – I knew that their beliefs aligned with mine. And so I ordered my ‘starter kit’ of oils. If you would like to learn more about how each oil is sourced, it’s fascinating… you can find out more here
When the oils arrived, they did not disappoint. They were unlike anything I had tried before. But I still had slight reservations about the whole network marketing thing. I was so in love with the products though, that I decided to give it a go anyway. And just like the oils being totally different to any other essential oil I had tried before. So was the network marketing within this company.
For a start doTERRA have a 75% UK customer retention rate – compared to an 11% network marketing industry average. That’s right, 75%!! How incredible is that? People simply love the products and keep coming back for more. That definitely makes the job a lot easier than when I worked with previous NM companies.
Secondly, the systems, training and structure that have been put in place are so incredible that it means growth and duplication are almost impossible not to get!
What does being a doTERRA Wellness advocate mean to me?
I’ve met some of the most incredible people – actually when I say ‘met’ most of them I haven’t. All of our relationships and friendships have been formed online, and I have to remind myself sometimes that I have never actually met these ladies in real life! They have become such firm friends and companions now, it’s incredible that this bond, has been achieved virtually.
I gain so much pleasure from guiding and mentoring the ladies in my team, helping them to build their own business around their families and commitments. I celebrate each and every triumph with them – doing a little happy dance inside!
I love connecting with my customers, who have also become my friends. And seeing their lives and health transformed with these beautiful oils – while also becoming part of our wonderful community. I don’t feel like im ‘in sales’ because I get thanked ALL THE TIME for bringing these products to people’s lives. It’s a wonderful feeling.
This ‘job’ satisfies me on every level, and I believe that when you do something with passion and integrity it no longer feels even close to ‘work’. I’ve combined my passions for people, natural health products, teaching and writing and I couldn’t be happier.
Most importantly I can do this around my growing family, and no longer have to bear the burden of mum guilt for missing moments, bedtimes and tea-time because I’m working late again! I never have to miss another moment. This is all done to fit our family schedule which is very fortunate, as 4 weeks into my doTERRA wellness advocate journey – we had quite a big surprise (as if 2020 wasn’t full of them enough already!) when we found out that we are expecting our fourth child. I know now, more than ever, that this was the right course for me, and for us. And as my baby is growing, so is the business. I can also confidently step back from it for a couple of months when the baby comes; knowing that my business will STILL continue to grow! How incredible is that?
And once I resume online classes again, it will most probably be with the little one there too!
If you have any questions for me or would like to know more about becoming a doTERRA wellness advocate and be part of the team of ladies that work with me – please contact me directly or comment below.
Much love 😊 Daisy xx
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