What?! A BABY Line?! | dōTERRA Essential Oils Baby Line | Fernandina Beach, FL

Oh, Baby!

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Have you recently added a new member to your tribe? Or are you or a friend expecting a little bundle of joy soon?

Essential oils, when used properly, are okay (AND HELPFUL!) to use with babies! You just have to learn which oils to use, and how to use them safely, but once you do–the benefits are countless!

Tiny humans are, well, tiny.  So oils must be extra diluted and used carefully, of course. Want to download a free printable copy of my Babies Dilution Guide?! Enter your email address below to download NOW! 

 

Some exciting rumors are circulating currently about a possible new product line coming from dōTERRA....

doTERRA's New Baby Line!!!!!

As of May 2018, dōTERRA seems to be dropping teasers about a product line of oils just for BABIES!  That's right, a whole line of doTERRA oil and products, just for our little people!

A soft launch of the doTERRA Baby Line is rumored to be scheduled for late May.  

Mum's the official word from doTERRA so far, but my interest and excitement are surely piqued! Obviously anything that's included will be incredible for our tiniest loves. 

If you can't wait to purchase this line, feel free to go ahead and buy products to DIY them here or email me to help you get started with wholesale pricing

It's no secret that dōTERRA is the largest essential oils company in the world, and that's for good reason. We source our oils from where they grow best, and support the communities that farm them through our Co-Impact Sourcing Projects and Healing Hands Foundation. Our standards for purity and potency are the best in the world, certified with CPTG Quality Testing Standards. What does all of this mean? You can trust dōTERRA for your family. 

If you're ready to learn more, I'd love to chat or invite you to a Make + Take Workshop. Just shoot me a message!  Or follow me on Instagram! 

How to Host a dōTERRA Make & Take Workshop | Fernandina Beach, FL Essential Oils

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Are you looking for a fun approach to hosting classes? Or maybe you'd just like an excuse to get some girlfriends together for a fun night in or a morning coffee date? A Make & Take Workshop is a super fun way to introduce your friends to essential oils, without the (sometimes) daunting task of teaching a class. These workshops are interactive, hands on, and loads of fun! As an added bonus, everyone gets the opportunity to walk away with some DIY essential oils products! 

Ready to host? My favorite type of Make & Take is a roller bottle workshop. In these workshops, I give attendees the option of five different roller bottle blends they can mix up themselves. Empty roller bottles are $5 each (provided by me), and attendees use my oils to fill their bottles following recipe cards I provide. 

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Sounds fun, right?! Here's your step by step guide for a Make & Take Workshop:

  1. Preparation:
    • The key to a successful Make & Take workshop is to be prepared! You need to be sure you know how the workshop will flow, and what you'll be making. After that, you just need to gather your supplies. While you can get super detailed and as fancy as you'd like with your workshop, the basic necessities are few. I highly recommend purchasing Lisa Zimmer's Trifold Brochure. It is a simple, yet incredibly effective way to teach about oils while leading your workshop. Additionally, the trifold is a great tool to have on hand when sharing oils in general. Lisa offers some excellent training videos on her website, and you should watch them before your event! I send a printed Trifold to all of my new customers, and always have a few in my purse. Other products you'll want to purchase or make ahead of time include:
      • Pre-Labeled Empty 5 mL Roller Bottles
      • Recipe Cards
      • Required Oils (having multiple bottles of each oil- even if they are half full- is helpful for the flow of your workshop. I save my empty bottles, then pour half of the new into the empty to have two bottles to pass around. As a bonus, if one gets dropped on accident, you lose less oil)
      • Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) (be sure to get a pump top or squirt bottle! I like these and these). 
      • A couple of extra Essential Oil Bottle Tools
      • Large reference book, like The Essential Life, for guests with questions. 
      • Drawing Entry Forms
      • A giveaway or two (a bottle of Wild Orange, or a dōTERRA sample vials keychain are great giveaways)
      • A hostess gift (I like to spoil my hostesses! This gift is totally up to you!)
  2. Make a Plan + Get the Word Out
    • Pick a date/time. When you're deciding, keep in mind who you'll be inviting. If you're thinking this will be a fun girls' night in, plan for a night that's convenient for your girlfriends. Let them know what to expect with a personalized invitation. It's fine to text this, and a mass Facebook invite is probably NOT the way to go. Let them know if you'll have coffe and snacks, wine and cheese, or whatever you choose. If you have a friend hosting this for you, be sure to let her decide.
    • Choose a location. It's important that you be able to accommodate your attendees. I like to host in my home, but a park picnic table could also work. Your location doesn't have to be Pinterest perfect, but do tidy up ahead of time, and be sure to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable. 
    • Invite your friends! Unless you have the help of another oily friend, you'll want to cap your RSVP at 8-10 guests. Use this to entice people to commit to coming, and make your event a special, limited time offer.
  3. Set Up
    • Tidy up your event space. Don't forget little things (TP for the bathrooms, napkins, plates and glasses, etc.)
    • Pre-label your empty roller bottles! You can purchase blank labels here, and print them yourself. Don't include the recipe for the blend, but do include the name, use, and your phone number on each label.
    • Set out refreshments. Make sure you have water at a minimum, and I like to have a  bottle of lemon oil sitting next to the glasses for people to use. I love to make these peppermint brownies for any event!
    • Have dōTERRA products peppered throughout your own. I always have OnGuard soap and dispensers by the sinks, a diffuser running with an uplifting blend, etc. 
    • Turn on a little soft music. Nothing weird, just your favorite playlist playing quietly in the background. Nobody likes to walk into an awkwardly quiet home for an event. 
    • Relax and have fun!
  4. Event Time
    • Have your oils reference book close by. When people ask questions ("What oils I use for xx?") during the workshop, politely refer them to the book, and tell them you'd love to help them look up the best oil for that after the event, even if you know the answer. Staying on task will keep the conversation from derailing, not coming across as an expert makes what you do seem more duplicatable to your guests. 
    • Follow Lisa Zimmer's Trifold as you teach through the workshop. 
    • Give plenty of action item opportunities to your guests, and assume they will be making a purchase. 
    • Don't forget to ask guests to host their OWN workshop for you! And ASK FOR REFERALS! 
    • After the close, take time with each guest as you help them enroll. 
  5. After the Event
    • Follow up with your guests! 
    • Offer Essential Oils 101 or continuing education classes for those interested in learning more.
    • Give them another opportunity to host their own workshop with their own friends (may gift them one of the rollers they just made if they agree to be a host! Think incentives!).
    • Schedule Wellness Consultations for those that ordered kits.

That's it! Repeat, repeat, repeat! The beauty in this model is that once you have the supplies, you just keep doing the same thing over and over. You don't have to spend money every time. And because we charge for our *empty* roller bottles, the cost of the workshop to you is covered. With most of my Make & Take Workshops, I turn a profit on just the roller bottles themselves, and then have most of my attendees enroll on kits! It's amazing! 

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As an added bonus, this type of workshop allows new Wellness Advocates to share their oils in a relaxed atmosphere, without the stress of teaching a full class. All of my new team members LOVE this model, and Make & Take Workshops make up 80% of the workshops and classes my team are teaching! 

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Let me know if you have questions, or share the tips you've learned in hosting your own events in the comments! 

Not a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, but would love to host a workshop? Email me or JOIN THE TEAM

Being An Expert Is Killing Your Business | Fernandina Beach, FL dōTERRA Essential Oils

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Wait, what? Yeh girl, you read that right. Go ahead and re-read it, and then...commit it memory. 

Here's the deal: in this business- duplication is key. Simple duplication. You can do all the things, but if what you are doing can't be easily duplicated by every single person in your downline, it's not helping you that much. 

I'm a researcher. I like big picture, small picture, and every picture in between. When I start something new, I really sink my teeth into it. When it comes to essential oils, I know a lot. You could ask me "what's the best oil for" just about anything, and I might not have a complete protocol, but I'll at least be able to point you in the right direction. In my other businesses, it's pretty crucial to know what I'm talking about. But you know what? That's just not necessary in order to have a thriving essential oils business. You don't need to be an expert. 

Say you're teaching a workshop, and your friend Kate is in attendance. Kate has been looking for a work from home job opportunity, and she is passionate about wellness and keeping her family away from toxins. Kate sounds like an excellent addition to your team, doesn't she? One problem- Kate is super intimidated. You see, every question someone asks, you have a quick response to. You know everything about oils, you're pretty much an expert in her eyes, and Kate is convinced that in order to do your job, she has to be an expert, too. 

Now let's try out a second scenario. You're teaching a workshop, and each time someone asks you a question about a specific ailment, your response is, "great question! Let's look it up in The Essential Life and see what is recommended for that!" Kate quickly begins to realize that all she really needs in order to share essentials oils is a good reference book, her oils, and a dose of motivation. She doesn't have to know every oil for every ailment, she just has to be able to read. What you're doing seems easy to replicate. Duplicatable. Kate thinks to herself that she can do what you're doing, and if she can do what you're doing, she can make money, too! Kate joins your team, and then shares in the same way. Both of your teams blossom...all because you don't intimidate people by being an expert, you empower them with tools to build their own business.  

5 Tips for Success in Your Essential Oils Business| Fernandina Beach, FL dōTERRA Essential Oils

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Anyone with a sufficient amount of drive and determination can build a business. Any business owner will tell you, though, that building a customer base is one of the most challenging aspects of business. I've been an entrepreneur for over a decade, and I can attest to that. No matter the genre of your company, your pipeline can make or break you. 

So how do you build a customer base for your essential oils business? How do you grow your pipeline?

  1. Use your products in public. It sounds silly, but I can't tell you how many business owners I meet that I had no idea were business owners! If essential oils are your jam (and I sure hope they are), let people see you using them!  Roll on some wild orange or Balance in the grocery store check out line, drop some lemon oil in your (stainless steel, reusable) cup of water at Starbucks or Bible study, offer some OnGuard sanitizing spray to the other lady in that nasty elevator. Whatever it is, just use your oils in public. If your business isn't oils, find a way to rep your brand. Wear your company's logo on your shirt, on your phone case, or slap a decal on your car. People will ask you questions, and it will be a perfect opportunity to add a customer to your repertoire.
  2. Share with your friends and family. If you start a brand new company, your friends and family will be the first to support you and sing your praises. If they don't, you need new friends. So why is it that people get all weird about essential oil businesses? Why are we so hesitant to share it with our friends? I know, I know. You're scared they're going to look at you like another one of those direct marketing girls. Well, you're not. Here, we do our business differently. We aren't salesy. In fact, if you're super salesy, this probably isn't the business for you. I need to be sure you understand this- I'm not telling you to go sell to your friends and family members. I am telling you to go share with them. TELL them about what you're doing, tell them why. Don't, I beg of you, try to coerce them into buying something from you. If they want it, they will see the benefit and buy. Be cool. Relax. Don't try to force something, and don't be desperate. Give them samples, invite them to a Make & Take, talk about it (but not all the time in an annoying way), be excited for your new biz. They'll be lining up to support you! 
  3. Be prepared. When you're in the grocery line and you use that Balance roller bottle, someone may say, "Hey, what is that?!". BE PREPARED TO TELL THEM! Have your "elevator pitch" ready to go. You should be able to share what it is and what you do in a brief, 60 second or less pitch. This is where some business gurus will say to have business cards handy, and maybe even a sample. I'm a big fan of samples. I'm also a big fan of paying customers. Here's the thing...when you give a stranger your business card, they have your info but you don't have theirs. And 9 times out of 10, you'll never hear from them. Honestly- how often have you called a random stranger that gave you a biz card? Yeh, that's what I thought. My sneaky trick? I don't always have business cards on me for my oils business. When I meet someone who's interested in my oils, I often times will say something to the effect of "Oh, man, I don't have any cards on me. Text me your number and I'll send you some info!" That way I can follow up. Otherwise, it's a shot in the dark.
  4. Follow up. It sounds simple, but seriously, so many people fail at this. You must follow up, and follow up well. When you send someone a sample or information, give it a day or two, then follow up. Tell them when you send the sample that you'll be following up in X amount of days- then do it. If someone texts/messages you a question about oils, answer the question. Then follow up 24-48 hours later and ask if that worked for them, or if they have any other questions. If people have attended a workshop or class that you hosted, reach out and thank them. Take that opportunity to ask them to host their own workshop, or to ask for referrals. 
  5. Ask for referrals. How do you expand your market? By expanding your market. I'm not being cheeky. When you host an essential oils event, you invite your friends and family. People you know personally. How do you ever expand from your own circle? You open yourself up to the circles of others. When your BFF hosts a workshop for you, she invites her work friends. One of them decides to host another event, and invites her neighborhood moms. Suddenly, you've been introduced to a whole new plethora of people that were otherwise inaccessible to you. Do you see how quickly you move from your warm market to a cold market? Except...you're introduced in a warm way. That's what I love this essential oils business! I will never cold call someone, or cold message, or message someone I haven't talked to in ten years with the sole intention of selling something. But I will for sure ask the people who come to my events to introduce me to their friends by way of hosting their own event. 

Ladies, building a business isn't rocket science! If you have a passion, a smart phone, and WiFi, you have what it takes. You can take a few simple steps and launch a thriving work from home business! What's holding you back?! You got this.

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