My oil + yoga journey! (Free Online Yoga classes + Oil Samples available!)

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UPDATE on my online yoga classes:

I have started a group dedicated to {ONLINE + FREE} Aromatherapy Yoga classes. I will be doing 2 classes a month…one kid’s themed class like for example October’s class will be a “Pumpkin Spiced” class where we will use mini-pumpkins to balance and Fall essential oils in the diffuser/spray of Cinnamon Bark, Citrus Bliss, Clove, and Cardamom.

I will also do a mama/papa yoga class for a quick/energizing workout even if the middle of a busy schedule. We will use energizing and balancing oils to make the day a little easier. I can’t wait for you to try these classes and see how amazing the combo of essential oils and yoga can be for you and your whole family!

Find the Online + Free Yoga group here

Note: if we don’t have mutual friends in common on FB…please friend me. I want to keep it a personal, safe community so we can all have the best experience.

“The mind lives in the past and the future; the oils bring you back to the present”

-Jeri McDowell (Certified Yoga Instructor)

Please keep reading on how I got started into essential oils and yoga teacher training…fill out the contact form here or keep scrolling to ask any questions or try an essential oil sample for yourself!  

How it all started for me…

My journey with essential oils + yoga started long ago back in Saint Paul when I was in college for Public Relations and Health Education. I had always been an anxious personality and the combo of Lavender oil from the local health food store + yoga was enough to keep my anxious personality in check.

Fast-forward to 2009, in North Carolina when my sweet yoga teacher friend shared with me the glorious Citrus Bliss blend and it was all over! doTERRA oils have changed the way I look at essential oils and I have grown to appreciate their commitment to quality and purity more & more through the last 8 years of using them! (see sourcetoyou.com for more info)

DoTERRA wellness advocate: 

Fast-forward again to 2013, when I decided to take start sharing the oils with my family & friends because I saw the positive emotional & physical health benefits just like the ones I found in my yoga practice.

200-hour yoga teacher training: 

SEE MORE YOGA PHOTOS here

I was also able to complete my 200-hour yoga teacher training when we lived in Hawaii in 2013. I immediately began teaching a mama and babe yoga class and a power yoga adult class that I incorporated essential oils into at the beginning & end of class. I have continued taking yoga courses for baby and kid’s yoga through Holy Yoga + OmSchooled because having 4 little ones…we need a lot of yoga and a lot of oils over here!

Aromatherapist in training: 

I am also completing my Aromatherapy Certification through Aromahead. It has taken me quite some time to get through all of the material…Anatomy & Physiology isn’t my expertise but I am trying! Just have some case studies to complete and a research paper…hoping to complete it by the end of 2017! Wish me luck!

 

So with all of that info above…you may be wondering so what’s all the hype and excitement over essential oils?

 

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-photo from the Aroma Tools store in Utah, Aromatools.com

First, let’s talk about what are essential oils?

They are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds that are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.

They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination.

In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

What makes doTERRA different? 

 Click here to read the doTERRA difference and why I am so dedicated to this company! 

So you might be here because you want to try them out…please fill out this contact form below and I can send you samples for basic health concerns…

I will set up a 15-minute health consult to determine what samples would be the best for your health.

CLICK HERE to get YOUR FREE SAMPLES! 

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Examples of health concerns addressed:

-digestive support

-sleep support

-energy & focus support

-immune system support

-respiratory support

-emotional health

 

If you have already been sampled by me and you are ready to begin…

SEE BELOW to get started with your own wholesale account and you will also have the option of purchasing one of the starter kits which is a sampling of all of doTERRA’s most popular oils and the only time you will get them BELOW wholesale pricing. PLUS, the wholesale membership of $35 is waived and included in the kit price. My favorites are the Home Essentials kit and the AromaTouch diffused kit. See all the kits available here! 

OR SEE my blog posts on them BELOW

Family Essentials kit 

AromaTouch Diffused kit

Home Essentials kit with diffuser

Family Wellness kit

Why a wholesale account? 

–> Think of it like a holistic Sam’s club/Costco wholesale account… You get 25% off of all of your purchases for a year and then it’s $35 to renew and you’ll get a free bottle of peppermint oil when you do the yearly renewal ($26 value) $25 a year to renew! Another reason to love this amazing company!

–>No selling EVER/no requirement to purchase EVER… You have the OPTION to become wellness advocate but as a wholesale customer you just purchased as you need unless you would like to earn free monthly products & earn oil credits through the rewards program. Here is a link to explain the LRP rewards program in detail :: LRP rewards Info!

Click here for the wholesale instructions! Message me with any questions! samanthahud@yahoo.com or text me anytime 910-849-9269 OR CONTACT ME HERE

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO JOIN OUR OIL FAM COMMUNITY AND THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME TO START THIS JOURNEY AND FOR SUPPORTING MY BUSINESS! 

-SAM

The doTERRA difference

Why doTERRA?

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Watch “Why You Should Choose doTERRA essential oils” here

 

Why doTERRA? Why essential oils? Why should you invest in quality oils and not health food store oils? I’ll give you all the details below so you can see for yourself.

Purity: Well, doTERRA makes the purest essential oils on the planet and that’s a fact. They don’t just say it but they prove it time and time again.

You won’t find any lab result of them using synthetic ingredients, fragrances, or any fillers.

Third-party testing: doTERRA performs 13 methods of testing and they are run 6-8 times prior to bottling.

These purity tests include: Stability, Heavy Metal, TCP/Microbial, Pesticide Analysis, Chiral GC, Isotope Carbon 14, Biochemical Pairing, Taxonomy, VOC Volatile Carbon Analysis, Thin Layer Chromatography, and LC/LCMS.

Watch a video about our testing here

To take it another step further…

doTERRA is a SCIENCE-BASED COMPANY:

With doTERRA now being a billion dollar company, they can now reinvest back into science and research. We as their wellness advocates are constantly evolving and learning along with them. See their doTERRA science blog when you get a chance.

We are no longer in competition with other direct sales companies, we are a becoming a form of healthcare backed by research. I loved what Dr. Hill said as he opened up convention…

“We live in a time right now with essential oils…we are no longer disendowed…we are validated with everything we do with essential oils, we are validated in the science of essential oils, validated in how we use them and we have continued to push the envelope with them.” -Dr. Hill, doTERRA founding executive

They also held the 1st Annual Essential Oil Symposium for Medical Professionals with over 500 doctors attending and discussing the clinical applications of essential oils. Truly amazing!

We are also the ONLY company that has a scientific advisory board that oversees the ENTIRE company. They are all MD’s who have graduated from Harvard & MIT and they share every year at convention (a highlight for sure) how they use the oils in their own practices. All of their bibliographies can be found on doTERRA.com under scientific affiliates.

doTERRA has well over a 100 research partners with many prominent research universities and hospitals….the list goes on of other leading research universities, clinics, and hospitals around the world. doTERRA is on the forefront of essential oil science (see the doTERRA science blog) Again they are the FIRST and ONLY essential oil company to have these partnerships!

SOURCE TO YOU:

They introduced the www.sourcetoyou.com website to even make them more transparent in their purity promise. Every single oil had a unique lot code on the bottom of the bottle and can be entered at SourcetoYou.com to view information on specific test results from verified third-party labs.

This website had in-depth information about our growers, distillers, scientists, and practitioners. This website continues to evolve so that we as doTERRA customers continue to feel empowered and safe about what we are applying on ourselves and our families.

Let’s take it another step further…

CO-IMPACT SOURCING:

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Watch a video about Co-Impact sourcing here

doTERRA utilizes a Global Botanical Network of artisans from over 45 different countries to grow the materials used for producing our oils.

This network ensures that small-scale farmers & harvesters in disadvantaged and sometimes impoverished areas are treated ethically as well as paid fairly (watch the Co-Impact Sourcing video here).

So with that THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE is that all of our oils are sourced indigenously meaning from where the plant has grown for HUNDREDS of years! Now, you can grow Lavender in Minnesota and say it’s 100% organic and pesticide-free which is wonderful.

But doTERRA essential oils are considered BEYOND ORGANIC because they are distilled from their natural habitat which means the many powerful organic compounds found in oils that make them medicinal are the most potent and pure.

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It’s not just purity you want to focus on it’s potency as well. For example, Lavender helps us sleep, calms our minds, and it’s because of it’s high esters content which is a natural sedative found in nature. (Esters are an organic compound found in many oils, Lavender is one).

Lavender grows in a Mediterranean climate, so the esters are very high. Again, you could grow Lavender here in Minnesota, but because the soil and climate are completely different the organic compounds that make the oil so effective will be very low thus make it lack potency. 

Also important to note, 84% of doTERRA’s essential oils are exclusive to us! This means 84% of our growers will only distill for us! This means we get the same HIGH quality and result from any given oil time and time again. Cheaper oils do not get their peppermint (for example) from the same grower every time – they find the cheapest price each time. This makes it so the quality varies in their different oil batches.

doTERRA tests EVERY batch of oils EVERY TIME and most other companies test every six months, so again quality is inconsistent.

Last point on that is that when other companies claim to have the same sources, it’s simply impossible because no other company has access to our farms. 

I AM SO HAPPY that doTERRA oils are the MOST PURE, MOST EFFECTIVE, MOST TESTED, and MOST TRUSTED…but what really gets me is the heart of this beautiful company…

THROUGH THEIR HEALING HANDS FOUNDATION:

Watch a Healing Hands video here

doTERRA is committed to improving lives ALL OVER the world by partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world! Click here to read more about Healing Hands Foundation on doTERRA’s website. Healing Hands provides funding  & resources to create community-based projects to improve lives where our oils are sourced as well as areas experiencing natural disasters.

Our very own wellness advocates/wholesale customers can donate to this cause through their oil orders as well as HHF non-profit organization funded by doTERRA. It is truly beautiful to see the amazing work doTERRA is doing around the world and right here at home to help those in need.

These projects include building medical clinics and schools, installing drinking water/irrigation systems, and providing vocational training programs. As well as donating 100’s of thousands of dollars towards fighting child trafficking to O.U.R. rescue and sending aid down to Texas during Hurricane Harvey. The list goes on & on and my love for this company just continues to grow!

SUSTAINABLY-SOURCING:

doTERRA means “gift of the earth” and they work really hard to ensure sustainability with their oils. They care for the earth and make sure to use all parts of the plant so nothing goes to waste. They just recently announced at convention they will be using recyclable boxes for their oil kits and doing away with plastic. I love this company for their dedication and continuing to make improvements where needed.

FINALLY, the doTERRA community:

As you can see the company is amazing but the PEOPLE this company attracts are top notch! Such a positive and vibrant community looking for natural solutions for themselves and their families. This oil journey takes you much farther than just using oils but opens up doors to other wellness journeys outside of oils…you just become healthier both mentally & physically.

You meet like-minded people even ones that aren’t on your immediate oil team…and you gain a community for a lifetime. A community like no other around…I have been with this company for 8 years & counting and I have loved every minute of it!

 

sidenote:: I will also mention to be careful when purchasing on Amazon.com… Don’t get me wrong I love Amazon prime and all of the convenience. But purchasing oils on there just isn’t safe because people are selling them WAY below the wholesale cost and so you have to wonder since it’s not regulated what they’re mixing them with because you can easily replace the safety seal for cheap to make it appear like they haven’t opened the bottle and replaced it with potentially harmful fillers. Better safe than sorry to purchase directly from doTERRA where they guarantee what you are buying!

MY YOGA JOURNEY!

I wanted to put a post together of my yoga journey over the last few years which has been quite colorful & creative especially working around 3 kid’s schedules. We have done a lot of yoga together as a family, I have become a RYT (registered yoga teacher), and expanded upon my knowledge of baby, toddler & kid’s yoga trainings over the last couple of years.

I LOVED teaching outdoors in Hawaii for adults and my mama & babe yoga class…I miss it so much! One day when life isn’t as crazy I hope to teach again but for now as we wait to have our 4th baby…I am going to continue my own yoga practice and more trainings.I have an extension training of my kid’s yoga certificate coming up in October.

I love using oils during my practice…they work so well to bring you back to the present moment and enjoy your practice. More info on yoga and essential oils can be found here on doTERRA’s blog: CLICK HERE to ready Healthy living with Yoga and Essential Oils.

I used to apply AromaTouch Massage blend, Deep Blue Soothing blend or Lavender for a neck & shoulder massage during Savasana in both my Power Yoga class/Mama & Babe yoga. Such a beautiful way to end a practice. And/or I would use a variety of sprays since using a diffuser outdoors did not make sense but if you have an indoor space diffusing during practice is awesome! For yoga teachers, click here to get an awesome book on using oils in your yoga practice. See my diffuser recipes below and click here to learn more about starting with essential oils.

Scroll down to check out some of my favorite photos of my own kids and my classes over the years! Email if you have any questions: samanthahud@yahoo.com.image

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Graduating from CorePower Yoga in Honolulu from my 200-hour RYT training (April 2013)

Below is my certifications from OMSchooled (kid’s yoga) and Holy Yoga (baby & toddler yoga):image

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My favorite was teaching the Mama & Babe yoga class back in Hawaii – so this is why I continue to do trainings on kid’s yoga – click the link to read more about mama & babe yoga from Prescribe Nutrition’s post about my class: CLICK HERE.

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See the rest of my yoga photos below – click on photo to enlarge:

Give yoga a try – it’s an amazing journey for your body & mind. Namaste!