I find so much inspiration, love and support from my oil community! These women in this community mean the world to me. So I thought it might be fun to introduce some of the Oil Babes that influence me and teach me how to love and heal! I get so many questions asking why I love my oil community, so I thought it might be fun to hear how the women around me answer!
Tell me about yourself and why you started using essential oils?
I’m Amanda – a newborn, toddler, and dog Mom living in Southern California. Like many, I started using essential oils shortly after my first child was born as an effort to more naturally care for my household. I now use them for just about everything, but I’m not a hippie. I don’t make my own deodorant or dislike modern medicine, but I’ve made great strides in a healthier lifestyle for my family and am proud of the safer options and swaps I’ve found to so many harmful chemicals.
What motivated you to start building a business with doTERRA? When did you decide you would commit to it for the long term?
I was in love with the oils and they were selling themselves to me, but I had a lot of preconceived ideas about multi-level marketing and initially never considered the business side. But I started to notice other women building doTERRA succeeding in huge ways, and thought: If they can do it, why can’t I? I committed the day I finally decided to start because I recognized it was not a “get rich quick” deal and would take work. There have been months where I’ve put less time into it than others, but that’s the beauty. It’s my business and my pace can be as slow or as quick as I feel up for.
How has your life changed since using and sharing these oils?
Once a skeptical mother, now an empowered and well-informed educator. I’ve connected with other women who share similar beliefs and priorities, and have found reward in teaching many how to be solution providers in their homes.
What has been an obstacle or limiting belief in your business that you have since learned to overcome, and how?
I used to feel uncomfortable promoting a direct sales company and making money off friend’s purchases. But I pay my hairstylist friend to do my hair, buy gifts from a crafty friend’s Etsy site, and hired a realtor friend when we bought our house. All of which financially benefit my friends, and none of which feel awkward to me. Once I shifted my thinking this way, I realized there’s no difference. Exchanging money for goods or services is completely normal, as is sharing a product you love and genuinely feel everyone should have.
What is a piece of advice you give a new builder starting their business journey?
You’ll never find the time to work on doTERRA, you have to make the time. Anyone who is willing to show up and put in the effort can do this, and there is space for us all.
What has surprised you most about building a doTERRA business?
How cool I now think the multi-level marketing structure is! Those of us building this business are continuously cheering for and helping each other. There’s no competition and the friendship and support I’ve found reach beyond just oils.