Sometimes I feel a bit odd saying that I’m concerned about my health and wellness, because shouldn’t everyone be concerned by default? Isn’t it a given that we want to be physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy and strong?
Perhaps the difference is if we are actively trying to make improvements or just letting the days slide away… one after another…
Hi! My name is Linda Tieu and I’m an artist and designer. I create art from traditional pen and ink to watercolors and collage. Then I take it all into the computer to make printables and a variety of art goods for people to enjoy.
I’m also a self-help junkie, always looking for ways to tweak and change for the better. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to take care of ourselves. Not only for our own well being, but also for the sake of those we love around us.
When I became a mom, I found myself searching for help, looking for concrete ways to improve myself. I was trying to make sense of my own imperfections, because in raising kids, I was faced with so many emotions, thinking a lot about who I was as a person and who I wanted to be for my kids.
Suddenly, I was the ultimate role model for little human beings. Was I living up to the standards?!
I know there is no such thing as perfection, but that should not stop us from reaching towards the goal of being our best selves possible and doing all the things to help ourselves be better people and live better, healthier, happier lives.
When it comes to health and wellness, I’ve learned it’s all about gradual change to tweak our lifestyle for the better and all that we do is largely base on routines and habits we set up for ourselves.
No one is perfect, but there are those who keep working towards positive change and those who remain passive, letting the circumstances around them dictate their life!
What kind of person do you want to be and what kind of role model do you want to be for those around you?
Whatever your life may be like right now, all the things contribute to the anxiety, worry and ailments you feel… as well as the joys and satisfactions you experience. We certainly can’t control other people or all the trials of life experience. But we can control our own behavior and how we respond to whatever is thrown at us.
I used to reach out to a lot of temporary bandaids to help alleviate whatever stresses I had in life. Maybe it was lots of chocolate. Junk food. Distractions. Screaming at the kids, blowing my top because it was a release for all the ickiness inside of me. It was all avoidance and negativity in the end. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
A while back, I was stressed with many aspects of life.
And in the midst of all that, my father passed away…
It was the ultimate crumbling down of my world. I always thought I would have more time to change, to live better, to make my father proud, because I still had so much to improve on. But suddenly… it was all over.
It was most definitely a difficult time in my life and proves to be a turning point for me as well. In all the grief, something also clicked. I had to change… I had to always try and better myself and teach my kids well and more importantly, realize truly that life is fleeting and we need to make use of the time we have here.
Grief is a weird thing that stays with you for life, in some form or another. Even now, there will always be those moments when memories flood back and bring tears to my eyes.
But thankfully, I was able to see a tiny light in all the sadness that enveloped me for so long. My father would have wanted me to be strong and live a good life. A better life than what I was struggling with at the time…
I had to give myself better options for handling stress, for dealing with my volcanic eruptions of emotions and ultimately move towards natural solutions that helped to support my body, mind and soul. To truly live, feel good and wholeheartedly say that I was doing my best. Whatever cards we might have been dealt in life, it makes sense to play the best game we possible can with whatever we got!
Along with lots of journaling, soul-searching and the discovery of essential oils, I started to incorporate better habits into my lifestyle and tweaking all the little things… to make incrementally better.
I learned about essential oils and found them to be an amazing support for healthy living and many of my wellness habits. I supplement my body with the amazing resources nature has given us and ultimately help my body to help itself!
Essential oils are nature’s gift to us. They are safe to use and effective for helping to maintain a healthy immune system and supporting your body – both physically and emotionally. The more I learned, the more I experienced, the more I am amazed and love my essential oils.
I’m still constantly working towards positive change and these little bottles of goodness have changed my outlook on life and on myself. It’s actually pretty amazing to look back and think about how I felt a year or two ago, compared to today. Essential oils help me make better decisions for my life and ultimately take responsibility for my own well-being.
I’m so thankful to have been introduced to essential oils and want to share this gift with others like you – everyone should know about them! And ultimately it’s about the freedom and empowerment that you gain from taking charge of your own health and wellness.
I know there’s a lot of information out there, lots of opinions and essential oils seem to be really trendy these days, with a multitude of companies jumping into the market, by simply putting their brands on bottles. It can be really overwhelming to step into this world, but I want to help you feel comfortable and confident in using essential oils.
I’m an introvert by nature and if it wasn’t for learning online and an amazing digital community, I would have never know or tried essential oils for myself.
I decided to create this webpage and a series of videos to present essential oil information to people like me and you. For those of us who want to learn, who need a bit of time and to go at our own pace.
There’s no social anxiety of in-person workshops and no pressure to buy. More than anything, I simply want to share information and my own experiences. We can communicate however you feel most comfortable, so you can still get the support of a real person, even if you just happened upon this page through the magic of the Internet.
I would love to support you on your essential oil journey, while you are comfortable in your own home, snuggled up with a warm drink! As if I was chatting with a friend, let me share all about the basics of essential oils for those who are new to this world.
And if you keep scrolling, there will be a lot more information as I share my experiences and more details… continually adding to this page for the benefit of anyone who is open to learning and changing their life for the better!
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS?
Here is my essential oils introduction and a welcome by me, Linda Tieu.
WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?
Think about why you want to learn about essential oils and how they might help you and your lifestyle. What are you struggling with, what do you want less of (stress?) or more of (energy?).
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are pure extracts from plants that are super potent and strong, as compared to dried herbs and spices. As nature’s way of providing defense for plants and cells, essential oils are a natural and safe resource we can take advantage of. You can support your body’s immune, respiratory, circulatory and endocrine systems – for optimal health and wellness!
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Now let’s dive into the basics of how you literally use essential oils. Aromatic means to breathe it in, topically means to absorb it through your skin and internal means you are ingesting it. Let me explain a bit more…
DISCLAIMER: Safety is of utmost importance, so when in doubt, please ask and get clarification first!
I believe that sometimes people are not well informed and do not have the support of a community or mentor. So they might have a bad experience with essential oils and then reject them. It’s an unfortunate process that I don’t want you to have!
Remember that we are all unique human beings and may react differently to any kind of new substances in our lives, natural or not. So be careful and be mindful, as with all new things that you introduce into your lifestyle. Also, please note that some essential oils should NEVER be ingested (I forgot to mention in my video). And of course, there is no way to cover all information in a short video… so please read the labelling and information that comes with your essential oils. Always check for proper usage information and ultimately – when in doubt, please ask!
Let me explain to you why I personally buy my essential oils from doTERRA (along with millions of other happy customers!) and what to look out for when buying essential oils, no matter what brand you ultimately choose.
MORE ABOUT DOTERRA CULTURE
I want to add another note here about the amazing nature of dōTERRA culture and their ultimate mission as a company. At the end of the day, it’s about helping each other to better our lives.
There are reasons why there are millions of happy users who love their high-quality dōTERRA essential oils.
There are reasons why dōTERRA is such a fast growing company, blowing competitors out of the water.
There are reasons why dōTERRA is a company WITHOUT debt… built from the ground up, no outside investors!
There are reasons why people who are involved with dōTERRA seem a bit fanatical and in love!
It’s something that is hard to explain, but when you are immersed in the world and learn more, you’ll start to feel it. The goodness and warmth of the company and culture and people.
There are many reasons to love dōTERRA and trust them…
- quality essential oils distilled from plants that have been harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy
- carefully and thoroughly tested essential oils using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol
- co-impact sourcing model means they are making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers
- philanthropy through the Healing Hands Foundation which partners with organizations around the world to bring hope, relief and support to those in need
- amazing customer service, promotions, discounts and gifts for members
- business opportunities for those who are interested in helping dōTERRA’s mission
- a culture and community of helping each other, elevating each other mutually…
dōTERRA is about making a positive difference in the lives of all people involved and that is something amazing to be a part of.
…but I think there are more reasons that can’t really be listed or totally put in words. I have tried here to show a bit more of the why for me and it’s a joy and honor to be involved with dōTERRA!
If you want to talk more or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me and if you are interested in the business side of dōTERRA (as I do with sharing oils with people like you) check out the business section down below.
Here’s a video that will help you learn more about the co-impact sourcing done by dōTERRA – unique and amazing!
And here is a video about the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation – a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. dōTERRA International provides for all overhead and administrative costs of the foundation, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.
ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS
Now let’s get into the details of each essential oil and blends that doTERRA creates.
This is a doTERRA blend of essential oils that includes Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. Probably the oil I use up the most quickly, as I love it for the mornings to refreshen and start the day right. It’s bound to make your feel better!
* Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
* Promotes a restful nights sleep
* Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats
Considered the swiss-army knife of essential oils. This is a gentle oil that is great for skin issues. I use this diluted for my kids throughout the summer to alleviate bug bites and for many blends used topically on my skin.
- Soothes skin irritations
- Can help soothe anxious feelings and tension
- Can promote more restful sleep
This citrus oil is very helpful for kids especially, who enjoy the familiar scent. It can promote energy and uplift you, a sort of refreshing boost. However, some folks find that they interchange lavender and wild orange – it comes down to a preference and unique physical response… where some scents can energize some and calm others and vice versa! Really fascinating!
- Powerful cleanser and purifying agent
- Can support healthy immune function
- Can uplift the mind and body
Another foundational citrus oil that is detoxifying and fresh – just like the actual citrus fruit. All the uses you know of for regular lemons, it’s the same, just that the essential oil is much more potent and strong. I like to mix this with my drinks as well as use for cleaning and adding to my laundry.
- Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
- Naturally cleanses the body and can aid in digestion
- Can support healthy respiratory function
- Can also promotes a positive mood
A very common essential oil that helps with digestion, is very refreshing and good for baking as well. I personally use it most for making natural bug sprays for the garden and outdoors!
- Can help promotes healthy respiratory function and better breathing
- Can help with digestive health when taken internally
- Repels bugs naturally
- Also great for pain blends
This is more commonly known as tea tree oil and you’ll find it often in skincare products. It has a very pungent smell, but can work miracles for earaches and I use it in a variety of immunity blends.
- Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Can help promote healthy immune function when used internally
You’ll probably know this herb for all it’s kitchen uses, which you can use the oil in the kitchen, but I use it in my immunity blend as well as to fight mold. Seriously, I have found it to be so amazing for cleaning mold, instead of using crazy synthetic chemical cleaners. Your place might smell like pizza all day, but it’s going to work!
- Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
- Can support a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and respiratory function when used internally
- Has many powerful antioxidants in it
For anyone who has tummy issues, this is the oil that soothes! This is a blend of oils: Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and can help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
- Can help supports healthy digestion when used internally
- You can rub and massage it into your tummy for stomach upset
- You can also take it internally to help reduce bloating, gas, indigestion
This oil blend is great for aches, pains and after intense workouts. A blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. It’s such a relaxing blend for all massages…
- Soothing and cooling oil blend
- Great to use for massages
- Really helps with aches and pains
Often called the King of Oils, Frankincense is a personal favorite of mine. It reminds me of my Dad and I just love the scent… plus it is the oil that synergy-wise helps with all other blends and carries with it so much potential. I include it in many of my blends and also use it in my daily facial routine.
- You can ingest to support healthy cellular function
- The aroma promotes feelings of relaxation
- Also helps to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
- Can also help with a healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally
- In blends it has sort of synergistic quality to boost all other oils
Balance is a favorite blend that helps to calm and bring harmony to mind and body. In Japan this one is called Earth Rhythm – how beautiful is that?! The aroma is woody floral to me with a mix of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy and Blue Chamomile and coconut oil. It’s all about grounding yourself, alleviating anxious feelings and balancing your emotions. I think the woodsy forest scent exactly makes it like the forest bathing theory. Nature does us good!
- Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation
- May help ease anxious feelings
- Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance
- You start your day with Balance on the bottoms of your feet or wrists and neck
- Diffuse to create a calming, soothing environment
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR LIFE
I hope you have learned a bit about this wonderful world of essential oils and of course, I am here to help and offer my personal experience as well as connect you with others in my essential oil community if I don’t know the answer to your questions. You can readily contact me directly email@example.com or any of my online places – whatever your preferred method of communication might be.
And I wanted to re-iterate that there is a base foundation of essential oil information… but then when it gets to usage and details, it does vary person to person and that is what I was referring to in the video below. When you read a variety of books, you will notice all the different recommendations, protocols, blends and such that people offer up – as with all advice, right? But the most important thing is to try things out for yourself, so you can figure out what is right for you! And that’s why it’s so important that you want to learn and use essential oils – that the motivation is within you to learn, grow and change for the better!
WANT YOUR OWN KIT OF ESSENTIAL OILS FROM DOTERRA?
My name is Linda Tieu and as a doTERRA wellness advocate #4448392 – I can help you get your oils and be your support mentor to make sure you know how to use them and get the best benefits!
You can order everything online through their shopping cart or you can contact me directly, so I can take you through the process.
For those who live in the USA – create your account here and get wholesale pricing >>
For international folks, outside of USA – select your country and create your account here and get wholesale pricing >>
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SIGN-UP or JOIN AS A MEMBER?
You can buy doTERRA essential oils at retail price but it’s much more cost-effective to join as a member to get wholesale pricing. It’s like joining Costco or Coop – the membership fee gives you access to the wholesale pricing and the fee is waived if you buy an enrollment kit to start. It really makes sense to join as a member to get your oils!
A warning… I would refrain from buying doTERRA oils from Amazon or random third-party. If the product is not coming direct from doTERRA, you don’t know if someone has tampered with it or something else fishy. So be warned!
Joining as a member means you are logging into the doTERRA official website and buying direct from them, so it’s super safe and secure. Whoever referred you (for example, since I’m a wellness advocate, you can sign-up through me or through my online links) is your enroller and they serve as your support and mentor. The idea is that we would be in contact, so if you have usage questions or need a helping hand, I’m an actual person you can keep in contact with. But remember that all your orders and products are coming straight from doTERRA. You don’t have to come to me to buy more products.
There are many other benefits as a member and joining with me specifically:
- You’ll get the wholesale pricing
- And get access to their Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP), where you can get free oils and bonus gifts every month if you wish – let me know if you want to learn more
- You’ll also get my personal mentorship and support
- Plus private facebook community of my doTERRA team with live videos, recipes, DIYs and answers to whatever questions you may post there
- And we also have a free e-course for members to help you get started using your oils and links to favorite resources
WHY IS THERE OPTION TO JOIN AS WHOLESALE CUSTOMER AND WELLNESS ADVOCATE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Joining as a member with a wholesale account means you get the wholesale pricing. Once you sign-up, you can always log into your account online or call them directly, to make your orders and get the cheaper wholesale pricing.
If you join as a wellness advocate you still get wholesale pricing, but also have the option to earn commissions if you refer other people to join. Everything else is the same and there is no obligation to get people to sign-up or sell stuff, but it is nice to have that option already setup. You can also switch from wholesale to wellness advocate if you choose to do so in the future as well.
HOW TO ORDER YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS ASAP:
For those who live in the USA – create your account here and get wholesale pricing immediately >>
For international folks, outside of USA – select your country and create your account here and get wholesale pricing >>
THE MOST POPULAR KITS
doTERRA has created enrollment kits to bundle up the most popular oils used, giving you a helpful foundational set of essential oils to incorporate into your lifestyle. You can jump into the online shopping website and get whichever you prefer immediately.
If you have questions regarding benefits, becoming wholesale versus wellness advocate, etc – please let me know! I’m happy to help out with any questions.
Contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
USEFUL PRINTABLES | HEALTH & WELLNESS | ESSENTIAL OILS
Feel free to check out all my free printable posts below. You can download immediately and I hope they help you on your wellness journey.
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils – go back to the top of this page – to watch all the videos!