December 2018

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Dear Friends, 

Another year has flown by, as far as I'm concerned. Where does time go?! As we hurtle towards the Festive Season, are you feeling joyous and excited? Are you looking forward to snuggling up by the fire? To binge-watching Christmas Movies and overdoing it on the Quality Street and mulled wine?

Or does Christmas signify the end of another stressful and exhausting year for you? Do you dread the prospect of visiting your in-laws or travelling for hours on the busiest days of the year? Are you sick to the back teeth of being bombarded with never-ending so-called Black Friday deals? 
 
Last month I promised that I would be putting some gift ideas together in this newsletter and I hope I don't disappoint. But before you think of buying or making gifts for anyone else, I'd like to start by encouraging you to give yourself the best possible present for Christmas this year – the gift of sleep!

What is in the Sleep Kit, I hear you cry?

 
 
Serenity Combo Pack
Cedarwood

Lavender
Air
Petal Diffuser
Fractionated Coconut Oil


Retail Price: £199.60
Wholesale Price: £149.60  

 
The most common complaint we hear from current and potential customers is that they would like to improve the quality of their sleep! For some, getting off to sleep in the first place can be the issue. For others, waking up in the middle of the night and then struggling to get back to sleep is the problem. This is why we have put together the Sleep Kit! 
 
You can read all about the amazing benefits of the Sleep Kit by visiting our website. 

Lemon 
Lavender
Peppermint 


Retail Price: £24.80
Wholesale Price: £18.60
 
This is a great starter pack to introduce friends and family to essential oils. The cute little box would look great under the tree or in a stocking and would also be an ideal Secret Santa gift. 

The Introductory Kit contains 5ml bottles of the three most popular oils: LemonLavender and Peppermint. All can be used aromatically, topically and taken internally.

You can purchase the Introductory Kit as one item or you can purchase a pack of six (Retail Price: £128 or Wholesale Price: £96) or a pack of ten (Retail Price: £184 or Wholesale Price: £138). Very handy for when you remember you've forgotten a present for someone (eek!) and perfect for having on standby throughout the year.  

 
 
Air (formerly "Breathe")
Deep Blue
Frankincense
Lavender
Melaleuca
On Guard
Oregano
Peppermint
Zengest (formerly "Digestzen")
 
Retail Price: £183.20
Wholesale Price: £137.40
 
Striking the proper balance between protecting sensitive skin while still delivering the benefits found in essential oils is not just a matter of science, but also of art. dōTERRA Touch has achieved that balance. Featuring nine of the most popular oils in a base of FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil), dōTERRA Touch makes application simple with 10ml roll-ons. Ideal for children and adults. They're ready to use so that you can start benefiting from essential oils immediately.
 
I first bought this Kit to take on holiday with me last year. It made an excellent travel companion. There wasn't a single dōTERRA Touch I didn't use during the course of the trip - the variety in the Kit is superb and covers all bases. Dodgy tummy? Use Zengest! Feeling under the weather? Try On Guard! Struggling to sleep? Hello Lavender! Need a bit of calm? Thank you Frankincense! 
Anchor 
Align
Arise


Retail Price: £70.40
Wholesale Price: £52.80
 
Anchor is a blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood and FCOThis blend is grounding and calms body and mind in our fast-paced, hectic lives.
 
Align is a blend of Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, Jasmine and FCO. This blend helps us connect to ourselves and create a sense of peace and purpose.
 
Arise is a blend of Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, Melissa and FCO. This blend is uplifting and helps calm the mind as well as energise the body. 
 
The wonderful thing about the Yoga Kit is that it's not obligatory to be a yoga enthusiast or to even own a Yoga mat to benefit from these oils! Who doesn't need a bit of grounding, peace and energy, especially at this time of year?! 
On Guard Softgels
On Guard Handwash
On Guard Toothpaste
On Guard
Lemon
Grapefruit

On Guard Beadlets
 
Retail Price: £123.20
Wholesale Price: £92.40
 
'Tis the season to be jolly! But it is also the season of overdoing it and feeling under the weather. 

This Immune Booster Kit is the perfect gift of wellness - allowing the recipient to fortify their defences over the winter months with a range of dōTERRA products! 

On Guard is dōTERRA's Protective Blend and for me it is the ultimate Christmas aroma! On Guard is a mix of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. The warm and woody aroma lifts my soul and is my oil of choice for diffusing when I'm putting up the Christmas decorations.

 

Has none of the above tickled your fancy? Do you want to share the benefit of dōTERRA essential oils and products with others but you're just not sure where to start? 
 
Two years ago, for Christmas, I enrolled Sylvia with her own account as a Christmas present. I paid the £24 enrolment fee myself and added a few items to get her started - the Petal Diffuser and some oils. It's the perfect gift (even if I say so myself)! Not only did she have some goodies to open on the Big Day itself, but it meant that she immediately benefitted from the 25% discount on anything else she purchased. And she purchased a lot! 

So, don't be daunted! If you want to give The Gift of Enrolment to someone, or if you would like someone to gift it to you, just get in touch and we will make it happen! The enrolment fee itself is £24 and you can then add as much or as little as you like.  
Tried and Tested with Sylvia 
 
The festive season is finally upon us and I wanted to make some homemade gifts for family and friends (no surprises here then Rina, Liam and Richard!). With the help of my friend, Roz Parry, we spent the day making a range of items to gift to others. Thank you, Roz. Firstly we made Bath Bombs.
 
Bath Bombs
 
You will need:
 
A large mixing bowl and two smaller bowls
Moulds
(ours were from the dōTERRA Seasonal Gifts Collection)
Scales
A small water spray bottle containing cold water
 
Ingredients:

300g Bicarbonate of Soda
100g Citric Acid
A few drops of Essential Oils 
(we used Serenity, Geranium, Lime and Wild Orange )
Powdered Food Colouring
dōTERRA Bath Bomb Moulds
Mix and sieve the Bicarbonate of Soda and the Citric Acid. Add a small amount of food colouring, a little at a time, to get the desired shade. Mix again, to incorporate all of the powder.

Add 6-8 drops of Essential Oil to each bowl (we used one oil, but you could add a combination of oils) and then spray a little water onto the mix and keep spraying as you combine. 

You really do need to mix continuously to avoid it fizzing up, and only add enough water to hold the mixture together when lightly squeezed in your hands. It should just hold together and not be too damp. 

Press the mixture hard into the moulds and level the tops. Leave to dry for at least 30-60 minutes. It may take longer to dry, depending on the dampness of the mixture. Remove gently from the moulds. 

 
These Bath Bombs would make perfect stocking fillers. 
This was great fun to make and something children will definitely enjoy helping you with. It is essential to allow the mixture to dry out thoroughly before removing from the mould as it can easily fall apart. A great stocking filler!

Peppermint / Wild Orange Creams

Secondly, we made a batch of Peppermint and a batch of Wild Orange Creams. 
 
You will need:
 
Just under 50ml lemon juice, approximately 1 lemon
450g icing sugar, halved into 2 separate bowls
A few drops green and orange food colouring
2-3 drops Peppermint essential oil
2-3 drops Wild Orange essential oil
100g melted dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solid)

In one bowl, stir the icing sugar, and 25g lemon juice together, adding the juice in a little at a time - you may not need all the juice. Add 2-3 drops of Peppermint and a small amount of green food colouring until you have the desired shade. 

To the other bowl, add the remaining icing sugar, 25g lemon juice, a little at the time. Again, you may not need it all. Add 2-3 drops of Wild Orange and a small amount of orange food colouring. 

Tip the first mixture onto a clean surface and work together until you have a smooth, thick, almost dry paste. Roll into a sausage shape about 30cm long. Cut off 1cm slices and shape them into smooth rounds. Dip half of each Peppermint Cream into the melted chocolate and place on non-stick baking paper and leave in the fridge to dry. Repeat with the Wild Orange Cream mixture. When the chocolate has set, peel off the Creams and place in a non-stick sealed container with non-stick paper between the layers and keep in the fridge until you are ready to pack as gifts. The Creams will keep for up to three weeks in a cool place, preferably the fridge.

 
Peppermint and Wild Orange Creams
Well, this recipe did not go according to plan and gave us plenty of opportunities for a good laugh! I added the lemon juice in one go, which made a very sticky mixture and needed quite a lot of icing sugar to make into a stiff paste. The mixture kept sticking to the table and took some time to form into long sausage shapes.

Having made small smooth rounds, the mixture stretched as we dipped it into the melted chocolate, resulting in oval shapes rather than perfect circles or "creams". The table, cooking equipment and ourselves were covered in icing sugar and as Mike observed when he walked in: “it looks like a bomb site”!

On the plus side side, however, the Creams taste absolutely amazing and they certainly look home-made, as you can see from the above picture!


May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your suggestions and comments over the year. I look forward to trying out new recipes in 2019 and would like to wish you all a peaceful and joyous festive season.
December Promotions
 
You will not be disappointed by this month's offers!

Gift of Kings - Receive a FREE 15ml Frankincense (Retail Price: £76, Wholesale Price: £57) by placing any single 200 PV order from 1-31st December. 
 
The Product of the Month is Holiday Joy 5ml & Clay Ornament and the 10% saving is on 15ml Myrrh.

Many items on the Seasonal Gifts Guide are still available.

Happy December everyone!
Receive the FREE product of the month by placing an LRP order of 125 PV or more between 1-15 December 2018.

Seasonal Gifts
 
From top-selling favourites to original gift sets, there is something for everyone on your shopping list.  

You will be able to see the new gift items by logging into your dōTERRA account, if you have one (and if you don't have one... why not?!) Go to SHOP - Special Offers - While Supplies Last. You can also view the Gift Guide here: 

https://view.joomag.com/other-pdfs-documents-holiday-guide-2018-english/0359703001538069984?short
Don't yet have your own dōTERRA account and a wonderful selection of oils? Want to get your hands on a FREE bottle of Frankincense with a 200 PV order?

Enrol with a wholesale account today by visiting: https://www.dottys-oils.com/become-a-wholesale-customer/

Don't want to enrol with your own account? You can still purchase oils at the retail price (25% more than wholesale): 

https://www.dottys-oils.com/become-a-retail-customer/
What’s In Store Next Month?
 
I will be focussing on how we can get the most out of our membership with dōTERRA.  
 
Sylvia will be trying "Over Indulgence Tea" and a Post-Workout Rub.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

See you in January.
Rina Bailey

Wellness Advocate 
Mobile: 07816113083
E-Mail: rinabaileylovesdoterra@gmail.com
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Rina Bailey