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30 Ways to Use Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint + Our Budget Basics Kit

Lavender

1.Lavender has a very soothing component in it called Linalool which is amazing for the skin. If you spend too much time in the sun or touch a hot pan/leave your straightening iron on and forget this is the perfect time to break out the Lavender. It will soothe the redness, take out the heat, prevent peeling and support your skin to heal itself much faster! It is amazing.

2. Works the same way for bites! Get bitten by a mosquito, ant, bee or another nasty little critter? Get Lavender on there it will take out the heat and sting in seconds.

3. Soothe a sore babies bum, mix lavender in coconut oil and use at change time. You can also make your own chemical free baby wipes with cloth wipes or paper roll, coconut oil, essential oils (just a drop of each) and water.

4. Calm down after a tense day, add a cup of Epsom salts to the bath with a few drops of Lavender.

5. Put a drop on your pillow or in the diffuser and/or massage onto soles of feet and especially big toe to help with a deep and restful sleep for you or little one (dilute with a carrier oil).

6. Do you sneeze, get puffy eyes and feel the effects of season change and things in the air? Try diffusing two drops each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or take a drop of each on your thumb, put your thumb on the roof of your mouth and inhale deeply. The effect is instant!

7. Feeling anxious, stressed and tense after a big day? Massage lavender into your neck and shoulders to help ease tense muscles and relax.

8. Razor relief! Homemade Aftershave- Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.

9. Add a drop to your moisturiser or dab a dot straight on a breakout. Lavender is amazing for your skin!

10. Use as a natural air freshener, forget toxic, endocrine disrupting synthetic smells, just add 5 drops to a spray bottle with water, shake and spray! You can use in your bathrooms, over your mattress, in the car, anywhere!

Peppermint

1. First things first, whip up a batch of my Peppermint, Sneaky Green and Delicious Bliss Balls. SO GOOD!!!.

2. Get rid of stinky breath, take a drop of Peppermint essential oil in water and swish around your mouth and spit, if you are on the road you can also literally just put a drop in your mouth and move it around with your tongue, it is FIERCE.

3. Peppermint makes a fantastic respiratory and sinus support. You could take a drop on your thumb, put it on the roof of your mouth and inhale deeply, diffuse or even just smell it straight from the bottle.

4. Peppermint is a fantastic oil to cool you down. In summer when it’s super humid and disgusting here in Queensland I love making a spray bottle with water and a few drops of peppermint oil and spraying my face (eyes closed), back of my neck, hair, arms, legs and especially my feet.

5. Foot soak time!!! A few drops of peppermint essential oil and some epsom salts in a little foot bath, BLISS!!!

6. Diffuse Peppermint and Wild Orange to keep you alert and focused on the task at hand.

7. Try making this Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion!

8. Ease tension. Apply lavender and peppermint diluted to neck and forehead to ease the pressure.

9. Try making your own toothpaste! Use equal parts of bicarb soda and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, add ten drops of peppermint, stir and store in a glass jar, minty fresh and no nasty chemicals.

10. Tummy Calmer, take a drop of peppermint oil and dilute with doTERRA fractionated coconut oil and rub clockwise on your tummy.

Lemon

1. Soothe an irritated throat, layer Frankincense and Lemon over the throat area or take a drop of Lemon in a small amount of raw honey (not suitable for children under 1).

2. Diffuse lemon to neutralise odours. Got a house full of stinky boys? Lemon is your friend. You can also use a few drops on cotton wall bools and place in your fridge, in shoes, wherever you want to get rid of nasty smells.

3. Lemon, like all citrus oils, is very uplifting and also promotes positive mood and cognitive ability, a great one to diffuse at your desk. You could also add a drop or two of peppermint to keep you alert.

4. Flavour boost, our oils are beyond food grade  you could add a drop of Lemon essential oil anytime you are cooking with lemon juice (Salmon on the BBQ, Lemon meringue pie, Hummus, Avo Smash, Lemon zest etc) to give it a deeper, more rich flavour.  You could also add a drop or two to tea or a smoothie. Lemon naturally naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, you could also use a drop in water and it won’t strip the enamel off your teeth!

5. Add a couple drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwater or to the rinse section of your dishwasher. Lemon is amazing at cutting through grease and grime and will live your glassware sparkling.

6. Make an All Purpose Cleaning Spray. In a glass bottle with a spray trigger add a quarter cup of Vinegar and 30 drops of your choice of essential oils, any Citrus oil like Lemon will make a great cleaner, you could also add a squirt of the doTERRA cleaner concentrate, shake, spray and wipe. Full recipe here. Clove oil is a great mould killer! One for the bathroom.

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7. Remove sticky labels with lemon essential oil! Simply add a few drops of the oil to the label, wait a minute or so and it will peel right off.

8. Make your own natural wood polish using olive oil and Lemon or Wild Orange essential oil. Recipe here.

9. Lemon promotes a healthy respiratory function, try diffusing two drops Lemon, two drops Peppermint and two drops Lavender for a great seasonal relief blend.

10. Use lemon essential oil in a spray bottle with water to keep fruit fresh until serving. It will also add a nice zesty flavour!

Get started with the Budget Intro Kit!

Au$61.50 + shipping (includes wholesale membership) includes 5ml Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint.

It is super easy to get started. Simply CLICK HERE and follow the prompts

Choose your language, OTG Aus warehouse if ordering from Australia, make sure you choose WELLNESS ADVOCATE if you’re interested in starting a business and earning commission, otherwise Wholesale customer is fine.

Make sure your choose Introductory Enrollment Packet up the top. This is to set up your wholesale account so you get 25% off this order AND all future orders. *NOTE this pack does NOT include your oils. Then type in the cart where it says enter additional items or product name intro kit which is $26.50 wholesale.

Or of course you can pick any of the other kits that take your fancy!

I will then send you a welcome email with more info and a link to our private support group, community and training!

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What You Should Seriously Consider If You’re Sick of Corporate and Want a Kickass Wellness & Lifestyle Career

You get paid for sharing something you love that genuinely helps people with their physical and emotional health. I use essential oils to support my gut health, my anxious feelings, sleep, skin, my immune system, as natural insect repellant, after sun spray, to replace toxic household and personal care products, for natural cleaning, to support my kids and SO much more.

The products have integrity-

dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial oils available in the world today. For an oil to be CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade the oil must be:

  • Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants
  • Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities
  • Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues
  • Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition
  • Cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure exact purity and composition potency
  • Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time

The products are ethically and sustainably sourced and provide jobs globally, paying people on time, fairly, and making a massive difference in communities including in over 20 developing countries as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

You get to be a part of a thriving community that encourages, uplifts and supports people. These people have transformed my life and self esteem. When CEO Dave Stirling was asked what keeps him going in business when things get challenging he shared that it was personal transformation and used my story as an example of this.

Sharing how when he first met me at Convention when I had only been involved in doTERRA for a few months and was a brand new Silver I was slumped over, couldn’t make eye contact and got out of there quick smart, and now I hold my head high, look him in the eye, smile, have confidence and fly across the world teaching, sharing and learning. Not going to lie I sat in the back row and sobbed as he shared this.

THEN

THEN

NOW

NOW

INDUSTRY LEADING RETENTION- we create oily addicts so that your business will continue to grow and thrive, people want natural products and continue to order and share them with others!

dōTERRA enjoys a 65 percent retention rate, compared to a direct selling industry average near 10 percent. After joining dōTERRA, 65 percent of all customers reorder, continue to share dōTERRA products, or build a dōTERRA business. Why?

  • Customers and Wellness Advocates are satisfied with product value
  • High satisfaction levels lead to a desire to share products and success with others
  • Product sales leaders recognise the value of dōTERRA’s powerful compensation plan

Massive potential in Australia and globally. Currently just over 1% of the Aus population have a doTERRA account, of these only 15% are sharing the oils with others and only 2-5% are SERIOUSLY building a business. Massive growth for generations to come. Plus you can share globally!!!

No business experience or qualifications necessary, no discrimination, we welcome all with an open heart, open mind and willingness to learn, grow, take ownership and action.

Customer service and our warehouse handle ALL shipping and product services. You get commission and it gets drop shipped STRAIGHT from the warehouse to your customers door.

The more people you help share the oils with their own contacts and the more you support others to rise, the more you rise and therefore earn. It is not just based on your own network. Plus learn the skills to grow and develop your network and build real relationships based on trust.

Your earnings and potential are uncapped, it is not first in best dressed, you get back what you put in and have the ability to out earn anyone above or beside you.

You choose your level of play whether you want a bit of extra cash on the side for minimal time and energy investment, part time work to begin to supplement your income or full time investment and the ability to replace and even multiply your income. And you can change these options at any time according to your needs.

You will get access to world class and super simple training, resources and support, regular team calls, written info and videos.

Opportunities each year to be a part of expenses paid trips.

Opportunities to travel all over Australia AND the world.

Create GENUINE time and financial freedom and long term residual income.

Opportunities as you grow your business to go on service trips, I just got back from Kenya and am going to Nepal in May.

Opportunity to massively up level your growth, personal development, self esteem and smash those glass ceilings.

Billion dollar, super stable, debt free company with ZERO outside investment and seven owners with outstanding integrity and knowledge.

Massive Philanthropic focus in doTERRA. Know that you are making a real difference through the Healing Hands Foundation. Its mission is to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and ultimately to teach impoverished cultures to be self-reliant.

TESTIMONIAL from one of my gorgeous Diamond Leaders Amy Innes who is earning a six figure income (one of 13 already at this level in my team)

“Jessie is an incredible leader and I feel extremely blessed to have partnered with her in my business. Her passion for health and wellness shines through with everything she does. She is an amazing mentor, role model and friend and I am lucky to have her in my life. doTERRA for me has been an incredible life changer both financially and in health and I love that I am able to create a heart centred business helping others.

If you have been thinking about jumping on board with doTERRA for a while, I recommend jumping right in. Jessie genuinely wants to help and support her team to succeed, her encouragement and guidance is second to none and I am grateful to be a part of her essential oil community.”

If you’d like to get started or find out more email me at info@getafreshstart.com.au or head to http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/join-the-oily-tribe/get-doterra-account-easy-way/ to open your account or contact the person that introduced you to doTERRA

Here are SOME of the experiences doTERRA has brought me.

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Gold, Platinum and Diamond Retreat I ran with my leaders in Byron Bay

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My first investment property thanks to my doTERRA income

Immersion Days with some of my beautiful leaders in my home.

Immersion Days with some of my beautiful leaders in my home.

Speaking at Australian Convention

Speaking at Australian Convention

Living in a beautiful home and time with my kids

Living in a beautiful home and time with my kids

Celebrating at Gala

Celebrating at Gala

Amazing family holidays

Amazing family holidays

With the team in Salt Lake City

With the team in Salt Lake City

Presidential Trip in the British Virgin Islands

Presidential Trip in the British Virgin Islands

Gala in Salt Lake City Utah Celebrating Presidential Diamond

Gala in Salt Lake City Utah Celebrating Presidential Diamond

Fiji Expenses Paid Trip

Fiji Expenses Paid Trip

New Zealand Expenses Paid Co-Impact Sourcing Trip

New Zealand Expenses Paid Co-Impact Sourcing Trip

New Zealand Incentive Trip I brought my dad!

New Zealand Incentive Trip I brought my dad!

Kenya Co-Impact Sourcing Trip

Remember YOU are the only thing that can hold you back. I was 23 when I started with no business experience or formal qualifications, breast feeding my 6 month old son with a four year old as well. Very poor physical and emotional health and low self esteem, constant panic attacks and anxiety and was later diagnosed with High Functioning Asperger’s (on the Autism spectrum)

I could’ve used these as excuses as to why I couldn’t or shouldn’t be successful as this but I chose to feel the fear and take massive action. And I KNOW you can too. I would love to be the one to support you to do that.

If you’d like to get started or find out more email me at info@getafreshstart.com.au or head to http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/join-the-oily-tribe/get-doterra-account-easy-way/ to open your account or contact the person that introduced you to doTERRA.

To your health and prosperity,

Jessie Reimers- doTERRA Presidential Diamond Leader

Why Household Products Set Me Off &How Going Low Tox Changed My Health (1)

Why Household Products Set Me Off and How Going Low Tox Changed My Health

The other day I read a fascinating (disturbing) blog post that depicted FRAGRANCE as the new second hand smoke. You can read it in full here. Below is an excerpt followed by some toxin free, super simple, gorgeous recipes using 100% pure essential oils and easy to source, non toxic ingredients.

“Trying to link the past with the present fragrance industry unfortunately reveals a radical disconnect and departure from the original therapeutic purpose and use of pure essential oils. Today’s synthetic fragrances are a far cry from the healing balms treasured so much by the ancient world that some were worth more than gold.   Instead of being medicinal, today’s fragranced products are associated with diabetes, obesity, autism, ADD/ADHD and hormone disruption.. Sadly not only the one wearing the fragrance is affected, but also the indoor air quality and those sharing the space are impacted. From pure to perverse, it is twisted irony that the word  fragrance has now gained infamy as the new secondhand smoke when the etymology of the word perfume comes from the Latin phrase, “per” meaning “through” and “fumus” meaning “smoke”.

The emerging awareness of this very “volatile” situation reveals problems much more pervasive and dangerous than tobacco smoke. Most everyone washes their clothes in detergents and fabric softeners containing fragrances that release toxic chemicals on the skin and into the air all day long.  At night they sleep in pajamas and on sheets washed in the same.  Because of this, people are awash in fragrances twenty four hours a day. When people go to a public place, they are sharing what is now being called “secondhand fragrance”. This is the combination of chemicals being released into the public air space from air fresheners, cleaning products, and scented candles plus all the products people are wearing (from hair spray, shampoo, clothes, to perfume, etc). Everyone is involuntarily breathing contaminated air even if they choose to not wear fragranced products. It’s time to clear the air and prioritize human health, not economic interest. Already lines are being drawn between two fiercely opposing camps – the National Perfumers Guild and Fragrance Houses versus the “Anti-Fragrance Activists.”

What could be wrong with a beautiful fragrance? Nothing, if it is a genuine and authentic plant derived, organic or wildcrafted unadulterated essential oil. Unfortunately with ease of production of cheap synthetic chemicals we have moved away from using unadulterated and safe plants. It’s now time to go back to what our ancestors safely used and STAY there.

When you say fragrance or parfum listed as an ingredient on a product it actually represents a trade secret recipe that could be made up of hundreds of synthetic chemicals from a reservoir of 5000 that do not have to be disclosed or tested for safety. Alarming.

“According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) study, 72% of products with the ingredient “fragrance” contained endocrine disruptors called phthalates. Phthalates have been linked to diabetes, obesity, liver and breast cancer, hormone disruption affecting fertility and development as well as linked to ADHD and Autism in first and third trimester prenatal exposure. The National Academy of Sciences, working with an expert panel, stated that there may be cancer-causing chemicals in fragrance recipes, but there is no way for the consumer to make informed decisions. Up to 95% of these chemicals are derived from petrochemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, nervous system disorders, asthma, and allergies. To make matters even worse for the unsuspecting public, many products labeled as “unscented” are actually the fragranced product with the addition of another masking fragrance.  The use of synthetic chemicals to mimic natural fragrances has become an insidious underminer of health, but they are not the only subversive in the fragrance industry.”

Unfortunately the term “natural fragrance” or “essential oil” on an ingredient list doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe either. In a study analyzing 25 top selling products, green, natural and organic fragranced products emitted just as many hazardous chemicals as regular fragranced products. That’s because most essential oils in consumer products are processed with a toxic solvent. In addition, essential oils containing terpenes such as pine and citrus oils react with ozone in surrounding air to create secondary pollutants such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetone, and ultrafine particles.” Full article available here.

Even the National Eczema Association of America recognises the following as problematic.. as well as many other things in our environment.

  • Soaps and detergents,
  • Shampoos, dish-washing liquids
  • Bubble Bath
  • Disinfectants like chlorine

While many argue that all of these chemicals are safe in small amounts it’s the combination of how many are used on a daily basis that is concerning and more importantly “it’s the gradual, cumulative effects of long-term, repeated exposures that are the real concern.” 

*NOTE.. the essential oils I use and recommend are doTERRA essential oils which are 100% pure, are not processed with solvents and do not contain, pesticides, synthetics, fillers or anything else that we shouldn’t be inhaling or using on our skin/in our homes. What’s more they are sourced indigenously from their natural habitat in an ethical/sustainable model that supports Australian farmers and farmers globally and means that the end product is not only pure but also potent and holds amazing therapeutic and energetic value. You can read more about why I love doTERRA here. You can find out more about purchasing the oils wholesale or retail or becoming a Wellness Advocate here.

Following are my favourite recipes that I use and love in my own home. I was diagnosed with chronic asthma at the age of three and spent a lot of my childhood in hospital, I was on the HIGHEST dose preventatives possible until just a few years ago and was told I would need to be medicated for the rest of my life. Interestingly since I started eating well and completely eliminating toxic chemicals from my home and personal care regime I no longer have ANY symptoms and am completely unmedicated. Of course I carry medications in case I have an attack as asthma is life threatening and I worked with my doctor to bring the medication down slowly but it’s pretty amazing being free of medication. Oh I also don’t sneeze 250 times before I’ve even had breakfast or have dry, scaly hands and skin.

The following can all be purchased at wholesale prices when you open your own doTERRA Account.

Whisper

Instead of toxic perfumes try a pure-fume instead. My favourite is Whisper blend for Women. It’s sexy, divine and will have you smelling like a total goddess and it’s safe as it’s a blend of pure Patchouli Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon Bark, Vetiver Root, Labdanum Leaf/Stem, Cocoa Seed and Ylang Ylang Flower diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Cool thing is it smells different on everyone! Try it, have some friends put it on their wrists and smell it on each of them. This is because it combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a beautiful, unique, and personal fragrance

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Daryl Blend

Perfect for men and women

Three Drops Citrus Bliss

One Drop Passion

Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil

Deodorant

I actually just use a drop or two of Manuka essential oil (available from the Australian warehouse only sorry international friends!). It seriously works ALL day long.

Mellow Mumma Blend

This can be used as both a pure-fume and deodorant, I found it on Hayley Hobson’s site years ago and have been obsessed ever since and I find it extremely effective.

25 Drops Citrus Bliss

10 Drops Hawaiian Sandalwood

10 Drops Patchouli

10 Drops Ylang Ylang

Fill with Fractionated Coconut Oil

All Purpose Cleaning Spray

This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom and is not only safe but is actually extremely effective. Citrus oils cut through grease and grime like nothing else and all the oils used get rid of any nasties.

Use 1/4 Cup White Vinegar

30 drops of Essential Oils of Your Choice

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Honestly just jam ALL the Citrus Oils in there. It smells so damn good and your house will be delicious AND sparkly clean.

5 drops Grapefruit

5 drops Lemon

5 drops Lime

5 drops Wild Orange

5 drops On Guard

and try 5 drops Eucalyptus or Peppermint on top for good measure.

If you’d like beautiful labels and recipes like the one pictured below check out my friends and leaders Amy & Kate’s business Wilde Essence + Co and their Clean & Fresh label kit which includes recipes and labels for Surface Spray, Glass Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, Mould Cleaner, Air Freshener and Hand Wash. I love all their kits!

You can also find LOADS more DIY cleaning and recipes for the home on the doTERRA Blog.

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Body Wash

I’m all about the super simple, long lasting time saves so I just buy a big old bottle of unscented castile soap open it up and put in 5 drops of Grapefruit & 5 drops of Douglas Fir. It’s a super refreshing and invigorating combo to wake up with in your morning shower.

Also try my trick of a couple of drops of AromaTouch on the floor of the shower in the morning and breathe in the hot steam. It’s a relaxing blend but also invigorating and the Basil and Peppermint will help support your adrenals and energy system!

doTERRA also sell an awesome pre-made Body Wash if you prefer.

Toothpaste

Most commercial toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a known carcinogen (cancer causing) and major skin irritant as well as fluoride, I am so not down for calcifying my pineal gland and dumbing down my IQ.

I LOVE using doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste. It really has made my teeth whiter and I don’t have any of the sensitivity I used to have. I also love the taste. A WAY better low tox option for the family.

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Dishwasher Tablets

1 cup baking soda
¼ cup citric acid
1 tablespoon doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
5 drops Grapefruit or Lime essential oil

  1. Put baking soda, citric acid, doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, and Grapefruit oil in a mixing bowl. Mix together until the mixture is an even consistency.
  2. Place in silicon molds and let sit for four hours. Remove tabs.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Use in dishwasher in place of store-bought dishwasher tablets. This recipe originally posted here.

If you can’t be stuffed making your own these are my favourite store bought ones. Just add a few drops of Lime to the rinse square section of your dishwasher to get rid of that rank dishwasher smell and have all your glass sparkling beautifully and help cut through grease and grime.

Laundry

Commercial fabric softeners contain numerous toxic chemicals “readily absorbed” into your skin and lungs, causing numerous reproductive and developmental problems. More here.

Instead try adding a few drops of Purify essential oil blend for amazing smelling, super soft sheets, towels and clothes.

I use the On Guard laundry liquid for a low tox option and avoid commercial powders and liquids.

Skincare

I have had horrible acne since I was about 16 and it’s only in the last 12 months my skin has really started to clear up with decent nutrition, balancing my hormones using ClaryCalm on my wrists and abdomen each day in the week leading up to and during my bleed.

I take the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Supplements, Terrazyme and PB Assist and about every 3-6 do the doTERRA Cleanse and use Zendocrine and GX Assist because what’s within will reflect on the outside and gut health/nutrition has a huge amount to do with your skin.

I also notice a massive difference in my skin if I’m drinky dodgy tap water (I start breaking out big time) so drinking filtered water is a must.

I never miss my monthly facial with my girl Natalie from Kindred Toxin Free Facials and I use some of the products in her range alongside the doTERRA Verage Skincare Collection. A natural, plant based and essential oil infused range. It is stunning!

Also top tip if you start getting a pimple dab a little Purify essential oil on it, it will bring it to the surface, dry it out and clear it up WAY faster.

Insect Repellant

This has got to be one of the most toxic products by far in any home. “Most insect repellants out there are loaded with toxic chemicals, including the pesticide DEET, which is so poisonous that even the Environmental Protection Agency says you should wash it off your skin when you return indoors, avoid breathing it in and not spray it directly on your face. Think about it–if this chemical can kill mosquitoes, it can likely do some harm to other life forms too.” More info here.

So I use our TerraShield (TerraArmour from the Aus warehouse) 30ml spray and it actually works even against the insane massive mosquitos we get here in Queensland. It’s just a blend of pure essential oils diluted in fractionated coconut oil.

I also diffuse oils or a mix of oils like Purify, Arborvitae, Geranium, Peppermint, Lemongrass, TerraShield (TerraArmour) in the house and on the verandas to keep them at bay.

Also try putting 20 drops of Peppermint in water in a spray bottle and wipe down all your benches etc to keep ants at bay, it seriously works! And put Cedarwood on cotton wool balls in your cupboard to keep moths away.

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Air Freshener

I’m so passionate about avoiding commercial toxic air fresheners I’ve done a full blog post on why they should be made categorically illegal.

Instead try 5 drops of Purify and 5 drops of Lemongrass

OR 5 drops of Lemongrass and 5 drops of Peppermint, fill with water in a spray bottle and keep in your bathrooms. Added benefits these oils will help energetically clear your home as well so feel free to spray in all rooms when you need a clearing!

HOT TIP also try pouring a few drops of Lemongrass or Purify in the centre cardboard bit of the toilet roll. Every time someone goes to get toilet paper it will naturally diffuse in the air! Lasts about a week.

Ready to get yourself a doTERRA account and go low tox?

If you want more info about the top 3 most popular options head here.

It is super easy to get started. Simply CLICK HERE and follow the prompts.

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Your Guide to Becoming a Leader of Leaders (and Hope Dealer!)

I am on the plane home to Australia right now after coming back from a life changing few days at the Blue & Presidential Diamond Summit in Arizona plus the Live Your Strengths Mastermind with Natalie and Andy Goddard and while I can’t share everything I can definitely share what I learnt in relation to powerful leadership.

For me the most important thing to understand about leadership is that it isn’t about you, it is about serving your people and allowing them to grow into the absolute best version of themselves, seeing them, believing in them and drawing out the absolute best in them so that you are helping create and shape more LEADERS, not just followers who believe they need you and that you have the goods (and that they don’t).

A common question in this business is how do I inspire people to want to build the business with me? By building trust, connection, stability, belief and allowing them to feel seen, heard and truly valued.

Behave like a leader (even if you’ve never done this in your life) from the very beginning of your business, think to yourself in the very beginning what would I be doing if I was already Diamond & above and DO THAT! Don’t wait until you’re there. You get there by starting the journey.

Check Yourself At The Door

It is crucial that as a leader you metabolise the poison. You do not engage in negativity but lead with positivity and a solutions based mindset.

“When left to its own devices the human mind becomes negative”- Justin Harrison, Master Distributor

Therefore it becomes crucial that you stay connected. This is why attending events is a must, business trainings, workshops, Convention, Leadership Retreat, Mastermind events, Blue & Pres Summits when you are at that level, incentive trips and anything else that comes your way.

In recent times I have started implementing immersion days with my top leaders where they come to my home and we focus on what’s working well, taking action, tapping, goal setting, masterminding and more. Of course my entire team doesn’t live in the same town as me so I encourage people in other areas to start up their own even if it’s one or two people to begin with!

“Every choice you make effects the whole family”- Boyd Truman

I often think to myself what would I do in this situation if Natalie Goddard or Emily Wright were with me. Do that. None of us are perfect, I have made terrible mistakes as a leader and will continue to mess things up no doubt and relationships can be a tricky thing!

When this happens it is important to let go of resentment and blame, show up and fully own your part of the breakdown. Natalie uses can we start again? And I’ve also heard help me understand? To open up crucial conversations and healing. Apologise even if you believe you have done nothing wrong. Take responsibility and move forward with compassion and understanding for where someone is at.

Maintain the Culture

Set a higher bar for yourselves as leaders. There is always room for improvement. The things that unify us are service and purpose so when you find you are being challenged or bogged down by the complications and speed bumps that come up in any business and are feeling frustrated constantly remind yourself to return to why you are doing this and gain perspective and strength from that.

My why-

“To empower people physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially and to assist people to truly ignite their light, own their value, spread hope and help people create true freedom, abundance and joy in their lives.”

So let’s create an environment where we help people lean in to who they truly are. Aim to inspire and lead with integrity, grace and humility. Lift EVERYONE. I can tell you now that helping others succeed including those on other teams will NEVER dampen your own success. In fact it will only support it. You rise as you help others rise. Isn’t that the most amazing thing about network marketing that to succeed instead of having to beat others to the top you LITERALLY have to support others to succeed and help people?

Some guiding principles Laura Jacobs shared with us

Be prepared for anything and a solution creator.

Seek to understand, instead of losing your mind and feeling angry about decisions made, choose to believe that corporate always have our best interests at heart and think from their perspective.

Spin it!!!! Find the magic and share it. There is always a way to flip things and find the positive.

Seek to be UNDERSTOOD, keep asking questions, keep lines of communication open with account managers and management, raise any concerns respectfully and calmly.

Off months are our months to take control and responsibility for our business. Don’t devalue by offering crazy stuff all the time.

Collaboration and Unity

“Humility bridges the gap between independence and collaboration”- Kyle Kirschbaum

We are SO much stronger together. It is amazing to see what doTERRA Wellness Advocates across teams create when they work together, an example is the Empowered Success series that is coming very soon and will allow us to order training resources directly from back office and be unified as a company. This has never be done in the history of network marketing and it is because of the humility and community these leaders create. Leaving their egos at the door and need to do things on their own and receive all the recognition. Instead working together for the greater good of all concerned and understanding the true mission.

Secrets to Motivation

Watch this Ted Talk that Andy Goddard shared with us to more fully understand the puzzle of motivation and principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose!

Personal & Professional Development

It is crucial to constantly fill your own cup and invest in your own growth so that you are able to serve, teach, inspire and lead.

Try listening to podcasts such as Ange Peters Hol Fit, and Action Catalyst. Of course tapping is a huge one for me, check out Brad Yates youtube channel, Blinkist is an amazing app where you can get the Cliff notes from books (thanks Gina for this tip!). Of course attending events, showing up and constantly doing the inner work so that your outer work is far more effective.

Remember that you CAN change the code. You are not who you were yesterday, a year ago, five years ago. You are the Director. Or CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER (CEO) of your business. You have the power to grow, change and rewrite your story constantly by investing in and choosing to do the growth.

Lean Into More of Who YOU Are

It can be so easy to go to a business training, conference, summit, mastermind etc and listen to other incredibly inspiring leaders and think CRAP I need to implement ALL THE THINGS and become paralysed by overwhelm.

NOPE. You do you babe. I loved Ange Peters sharing on the panel about stopping the panic on needing to be more of someone in the room and just nailing what you do well.

It’s so much more awesome when we play to our strengths and allow others to play to theirs without feeling that need to be more of them.

We feel unity when we give each other permission to be unique and different. Let’s create a movement that celebrates our differences.

Leadership Principles from Dave Stirling

“It is our choices (actions) that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”- Albus Dumbledore

Learning to be present. Truly present. Don’t answer the phone when you’re with people. Don’t be texting. Don’t be floating off in your thoughts. Be there. Truly there when you’re with someone.

Enabling the dreams of others.

Providing HONEST feedback. Letting people know what can be done to be even better. Have the guts to have crucial conversations.

The power of apology. Even if you think you’re right. “Can we start again?” Are the worlds Natalie Goddard uses when relationships become tricky. “Help me understand” is another great one as I shared above (sharing again as this is TRICKY stuff for me!)

MAKING OTHERS FEEL SEEN. This is my favourite and most important to me. Part of my strengths is that I’m a Maximiser.

What is a maximiser? People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.

We did this at the Leadership Retreat I ran for our Gold and above Leaders in Byron Bay in November. I had an idea come to me that we would have each of us sit in the centre of the circle and move around and have the 20+ leaders around the circle take it in turns to tell the person in the middle all values, qualities and attributes they see and appreciate in them and why they love them. You can try this exercise in your team even with a few people or one on one. This was powerful. We sobbed as we were made to receive. Not just one compliment on something superficial but the deepest meaning others found in us. It was extremely transformation and powerful.

Even send them a Facebook message. A written letter. A card. Tell people to their face. Do this regularly. As often as possible. LIFT people. Love them. Encourage them. Value them. This transforms people.

And the last one. Listening with affection. Powerful. This is what so many in my life bring to me and I want to be even better at bringing to others.

Use these leadership principles and ask yourself to show up and be even better at these things than you already are (while acknowledging how truly incredible you are already). You can change the code.

If you want to find out what YOUR strengths are and help your team discover theirs take the Strengths test. You can find your top 5 or do all 34 at http://www.strengthsfinder.com/ it is $19.99 USD to take the test.

I hope you found this helpful. Feel free to share it with your team members!

Remember shine your light as boldly and fiercely being yourself and showing up inspires others to do the same.

Jessie

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Ultimate List of Excuses Every Wellness Advocate Needs to Read

It can be very tempting to convince yourself of all the reasons why you couldn’t create total success and abundance in your doTERRA or Network Marketing Business. We can come up with all sorts of brilliant reasons to stop ourselves and ultimately it’s more about keeping ourselves safe than anything else.

If we didn’t have all these pretty excuses and reasons listed out we might have to actually step up, do the work and create a life of total time, financial freedom and bliss and make a real difference to people. Wouldn’t that be awful, scary and just a total flip out???

The answer is for many of us YES it would be. We are comfortable where we are, as painful as it is, it’s what we know and change can feel scary. But if you ARE ready for change and ready to feel the fear and do it anyway because you’re sick of your current circumstances and ready to move on with your life let’s look at and flip these!

Remember ALL of the following excuses can be turned into reasons WHY. Don’t have time? Build this business so you HAVE more time! No money? Build this business so you HAVE money! And so on.

So let’s look at the top ones that come up for people.

I don’t have time for classes, mentoring, follow up etc/ I feel guilty about spending time away from my children family/have another job/am studying.”

Instead of saying I don’t have time for something try shifting your language and saying it’s not a priority for me because that is the reality of the situation. If it was a priority you would find time. There are people in doTERRA who have built their business alongside a full time job, with 8+ young kids, breastfeeding little ones (that’s how I started and even did Diamond Club while still breastfeeding my youngest and also had my four year old as well!).

Stop feeling guilty and understand that sacrifices are made now so you can spend even MORE time with your family and loved ones later, without stressing about money, having EXACTLY the kind of holidays you’ve always dreamed of. And if you really can’t bare to take the time understand that that is a choice you are making, it really ISN’T a priority for you and make peace with that. Be clear about that.

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Realistically if this IS a priority it’s not like you won’t be present for your family as you build, it doesn’t require 24/7 attention. Hold classes in your home or in other locations at night after they’re in bed! Yes you’ll have some weekends and travel time away from family if you’re super serious about building your biz, isn’t it important for children to see their mother/father going out after their goals? Wouldn’t you want that for them when they grow up? And when you are with them, be there with them.

If it’s a priority to you you WILL find time and a way to make it work. In our Tapping Into Network Marketing Success e-course we have a video on Guilt about Spending Time and Money on Your Biz (and away from loved ones) that will help further shift this block.

“I have few friends and family and don’t know enough people and the ones I DO know definitely aren’t interested in the oils or opportunity”

I have literally yet to meet anyone that has two friends on their facebook friends list or two contacts in their phone. You know a LOT more people than you realise. Take the time to write down the names of everyone you know. Go through by categories. People you went to school/uni with, colleagues from all your jobs, neighbours, your hairdresser, physio, osteo, chiro, beauty therapist, friends, family and then guess what START CREATING NEW CONNECTIONS AND CONTACTS. Make an effort to make NEW friends.

Jump on meetup.com and start attending things that or of interest to you. People you go to yoga with, pilates, dance class, pottery class, meditation, small business networking events etc. Check out the INVITE video of my PIPES free training series and remember network marketing is not just about who you know. Have some classes in your home and then learn how to book classes from those classes and help the people YOU know share with the people they know. That’s where the greatest success is.

You don’t get to decide who is interested in the oils and opportunity. Let people make that decision for themselves. What if someone decided that about you and didn’t share with you? Wouldn’t it be a great loss not to have these oils, opportunity and community in your life? People in my life and online made that decision for me and didn’t share the oils/opportunity with me and then eventually when someone decided that maybe I MIGHT be interested, those other folk missed out on having the world’s youngest Presidential Diamond on their frontline because they got in their own way and decided for me! Don’t make the same mistake. Give people experiences of the oils. When someone shares a challenge in their life with you ask them

“Would it be ok with you if I shared something with you that’s really helped me with that?”

Give them a sample, ask for their details to send more info and if it’s ok if you check in with them in a few days to see how they’re going and from there invite them to a workshop to learn more!

This is a very common and huge block for people though which is why when I was formulating the topics for our Tapping Into Network Marking Success e-course I included Fear of Talking to People and Convincing Them, Fears About Finding People for Business and Fear of Not Finding Good Builders.

“Im too poor! I don’t have enough money to build this business”

This excuse honestly doesn’t make much sense to me given literally enrolling people will give you fast start commissions and therefore instantly solves this problem! And if you “can’t afford” the empower kit and oils to even get started to do that sell things in your home that you no longer need, put stuff on Gumtree/eBay. Again if it really is a priority for you you will find a way to make it happen.

Before doTERRA I believed I was a victim of crappy circumstance, I played the blame game, it was all everyone else’s fault, poor me, excuses, it’s too hard, whine, whinge and moan and live a pretty dismal, angry, sad existence.

Then I began to learn that I had FAR more choice in the matter than I ever realised or thought possible. It was a terrifying realisation really that I created my reality, it was SOOOO much easier to blame everything else.

The fact is when I think thoughts like I’m a loser, everyone hates me, people are out to get me, I’ll never be successful, I’m not smart enough, people don’t like me, no one respects me, I hate life, the Universe is a cruel place, people aren’t nice, why would anyone want to follow me.. those are the experiences I will create for myself as that is the energy and vibration I am giving out.

If I think thoughts like I am incredible creator, people love, honour, value and respect me, people want to follow and do business with me, people think I am an incredible leader, people listen to what I have to say, people want to and are excited to work with me, the Universe is an amazing, abundant, kind, loving, safe place, I am legendary, I am brilliant, I am amazing, I am kind, I am loved… those are the experiences I will create for myself as that is the energy and vibration I am giving out!!!

Check out this video on top tips to building your business when you don’t have a lot of money

Try using the Manifesting Blend Wild Orange, the Oil of Abundance, Patchouli the Oil of Physicality and Ginger the Oil of Empowerment and you guessed it TAPPING!! We have one in our e-course on Lack Mentality and Poverty Consciousness.

“I don’t know enough about the oils/products/compensation plan/opportunity to share with anyone!!”

I think one of the biggest reasons I have been so successful in this business is because I’m NOT polished and perfect, it is probably blindly obvious to most that I am simply getting in and giving it a crack, which allows people the mindset of hey, she’s just doing some simple things to create a life of freedom for her family, she’s pretty down to earth and real, maybe I can do this too???

If I had the air of doing this for a million years and knowing EVERYTHING how many would believe they too can do what I’m doing?

I don’t know everything, never will. Of course I know more than you if you are starting today or are early on in your journey. But at your point I didn’t!!!! I just took inspired action, allowed myself the freedom to NOT be perfect and know it all and learnt as I went…

Instead of over analysing and telling myself I needed to have the Modern Essentials book memorised inside out and back to front, I needed to understand the compensation completely AND be able to teach it to anyone, I needed the perfect elevator pitch, I needed a Dr Hill level of understanding of essential oils, I needed my health to be better, I needed more money, my kids needed to be older, I needed to be more liked, I needed x,y,z and everything in between…

I simply chose to take imperfect action day in day out and LEARN AS I BUILT MY BUSINESS!

I honestly think practice is the best way to learn and of course learn the theory but not at the expense of creating an income WHILE you do it..

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It’s literally extremely simple, in our company order an empower kit, read off the sheet, share why you are sharing these oils at the start of class (briefly) pass around the oils and let people smell and experience them..

Do your follow up, be prepared with samples, simply chat with people and make an effort to connect!

Attend training, bring others to training, help people have access to the resources (such as the Modern Essentials Book/app, online training like my youtube channel etc) they need to use their oils and products and build a successful business. You are not their guru, you are not anyones guru. So it’s absolutely unnecessary and even prohibitive for you to know everything under the sun.

You want to empower people to be able to find the answers for themselves.

I understand this is a pretty common block though which is why in our Tapping Course we included a video on Being Afraid to Start- Perfectionism.

Some of the others include topics like-

Not Feeling Qualified (big one in our industry!)

Worrying About What Others Think

Presentation Zone (smashing those workshops, events, videos and trainings!)

“I don’t want to ask people to join the Loyalty Rewards Program and set ANOTHER order up after they’ve just spent money getting their account/kit!”

Their card will not be charged until the order ships the following month and you are not ROBBING people it is money they are already spending at the chemist/supermarket etc on mostly toxic rubbish that damages their health and environment, instead why not support people to spend that same money on products that will support theirs and their families health and farmers globally including in many developing countries. Help them discover the toothpaste, skin care, cleaning products supplements and other oils that are going to make a real difference to their life. You are doing them a great service by supporting them to create a wellness lifetime and a great DISSERVICE if you don’t share this info with them.

Shift your mindset on it and check out this video from one of our Diamond leaders Alison Bartolo so you can feel confident in sharing the Loyalty Rewards Program with people. Our tapping video on Fear of Talking to People/Convincing them will also help shift this.

“I lack confidence and belief in myself”

Use your oils to support you through this and make your own Self Belief blend to anoint yourself with regularly with oils like Bergamot, Geranium, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. Read the book You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay and start practicing mirror work and affirmations.

Attend training, reach out to your upline and spend time with fellow Wellness Advocates who can help encourage, uplift and support you as you do for them.

We grow in confidence as we do so remember to just feel the fear and DO IT ANYWAY!!!! Sometimes we just have to do it scared. I have been TOTALLY out of my comfort zone for the large majority of my time building this business, that’s where the magic happens!

In our Tapping Course we have videos on Self Doubt, Self Sabotage, Not Feeling Deserving, Worrying About What Others Think,  Doubts about Being a Leader and Fear of Success. Tapping is literally the best confidence building tool that I know of and has transformed the way I feel about myself along with affirmations, being involved in the doTERRA community of legends and using my oils.

“My family and friends don’t support me.. everyone is judging my filthy pyramid scheme”

Why would you let anyone else dictate what YOU want for your life?? Just because someone says something about it does that mean you should drop it and do what makes THEM feel comfortable?? What kind of a life is that?

Understand that this is normal and many of us experience this from at least one person in our life, often the people closest to us. In our Tapping Course we have a video on Not Feeling Support or Taken Seriously By Loved Ones and Worrying About What Others Think that can help with shifting this.

It will also help to really understand what a pyramid scheme is and WHY Network Marketing is TOTALLY AWESOME so that you are confident in what you’re doing. I’ve done a blog on this that will help with that in a big way!

Other excuses

Procrastination > Remember Procrastination isn’t Laziness it is Fear, the Cure for Fear is Taking Action

Fear of Public Speaking > It get’s easier! Use Lavender the Oil of Verbal Communication on Your Throat and Spearmint the Oil of Confident Speech, read off the empower kit and pass around the oils, have an upline help you with your first class if possible or watch some on youtube!

Fear of Being Pushy > There’s no need for it, just want for them to share a challenge with you and offer them an experience!

Not Feeling Supported By Your Upline> BE the kind of leader you wish for, you are always where you should be for your highest growth and greater good. This is not up to your upline, downline or anyone else. This is your business. Take FULL responsibility for it. Everything you need is inside you and already out there! Find what you need and make it happen!

Not Seeing Results/Progress Fast Enough and Feeling Disappointed > Are you genuinely doing everything you can to create momentum in your biz? At least 2+ classes a week will help you see real results in your biz. Stay the course!

And we have Tapping videos in our course on ALL of the above.

What even is Tapping anyway? It is also known as Emotional Freedom Technique but is often referred to as ‘Tapping’ as it uses a two finger tapping process on acupressure points with a cognitive acceptance statement. Similar to acupuncture but instead of needles we are using our fingers to tap! We are working with energy and it seriously works! EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals. Tapping has a very positive effect on our stress hormone cortisol by helping to statistically signifcantly lower it.

I hope this helps you drop the excuses and shift them to reasons why. I’m super excited about our course which starts Jan 1st! What a way to start the new year by shifting limiting beliefs and negative thinking and get you in the zone. Register here and you’ll find more info on what tapping is, how it works, all the other video topics, testimonials and affiliate details here.

Here’s to your wildest success in the New Year!

Jessie Reimers, doTERRA Presidential Diamond

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A game changing, community building, travel reimbursement program

Are you doing Diamond Club in 2018?

What is Diamond Club? In short a travel reimbursement program that runs from Feb through to May (four months), participants can also provide extra incentives to classes or one on one attendees that physically show up to a Diamond Club event, these are covered by doTERRA and create urgency and excitement!!

It is an incredible opportunity to have doTERRA Corporate and up to three of your upline leaders sponsor you to travel and spread your business across Australia, building community and relationships and creating serious momentum and growth in your business.

In my experience there is absolutely NOTHING like Diamond Club to get your business cranking. I did Diamond Club in 2015 when I was still very new to doTERRA and took my business from the rank of a brand new shaky Gold to Diamond in the four month period.

Testimonials

These are the experiences of people in our team who have done Diamond Club over the last two years. The growth has been absolutely amazing. For example this year 2017 our teams overall volume was around 500,000 in January, by the end of Diamond club it was over a million. Our entire team had DOUBLED again in just that four month period. The number of rank advancements and new members we had was INSANE!!!! It is seriously the best thing you can do for your business.

“I went from silver to gold in DC. I flew all over the country and stretched myself out of my comfort zone. My team grew from 250 to 500 in that time and my income doubled. There were definitely challenges but I would do it again for sure. So much momentum, made so many new friends and nurtured new builders. And my team is now spread all over the place.”- Charlie O’Connor, Platinum

“DC taught me how to step up and be accountable with myself and my builders. New advocate numbers grew so fast and the connection I had with team members I had never had a chance to meet before, so so amazing. It was tough at times but worth the few rough days. I had would do it again in a heartbeat.”- Megan Limpus, Gold

“The growth achieved in my business through the support offered in Diamond Club was amazing. I went from the rank of Premier to Gold during my time. My team grew from around 80 people to over 450 during DC in 2016, across Australia. The opportunity gave me the chance to connect with my leaders across Australia, and support them in growing their teams. An opportunity not to be missed!”- Chantal Roelofs, Platinum

“A must! I explain it as sprinkling magic fairy dust all over your team . We double ranked from Gold to Diamond in the first month of DC and close of business May 31st we had created 1 Diamond, 5 golds, 5 Silvers,10 Premiers and far too many elites and executives to count . That energy continued into June and we created another Diamond leader, more Silvers and 5 new golds as we became a Blue Diamond Team . Our team grew from 1805 members at the start of February to now a team of 5483 and volume has risen from 84,163 to 353,136 OV ! That’s nuts 🥜!!”- Jackie Isles, Blue Diamond

“My builders emerged during diamond club, and I went from doing all the work myself, into this awesome collaborative effort that saw our team and volume more than double rapidly. So many seeds were planted then that are now paying off, one of those being my 4th leg to diamond!
I quickly learned I needed to step up and get organised, that there was zero space and time for fear, limiting beliefs and procrastination- that old way of being was suddenly really boring! (Don’t drop the ball on your Personal development during diamond club!!)
My confidence in holding classes soared, and this idea that I could actually be a leader started to become a reality.
I am so grateful I said yes to DC opportunity.
Was it hard- yes!
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.”- Chelle Luke, Platinum

“DC literally opened up doors to so much possibility that I hadn’t even dared to imagine. Our team more than doubled in size & volume skyrocketed. Being able to offer free bonus oils to new members was awesome & was so blessed to meet team members far & wide. It really helped allow new builders emerge & shine. Multiple rank advancements all round.”- Natalie Sanderson, Gold

“Diamond Club is THE BEST opportunity to launch and see the snowball effect come to life. DC totally solidified my business and streamlined my activity. When you do something over and over, you inevitably become good at it, you know what works, what doesn’t and you work out ways to make things better for everyone involved. You know what you’re doing, your confidence grows, and you automatically step into leadership by guiding and collaborating with others. My team doubled in size and volume through DC. I started as Gold and ended as Gold… BUT within 4 months ranked Diamond. If you’re looking for a turbo boost to the higher ranks, commit, do it.”- Alison Bartolo, Diamond

“DC was literally the best thing I could have ever done for my business. I travelled all over Australia doing classes with my little family in tow. The relationships that were formed and solidified during DC with my team have been incredible. The self development that is part of the journey of diamond club is second to none. I learnt to be incredibly organised, flexible, my leadership skills blossomed and my confidence and belief in myself has grown so much. I feel that I also became extremely confident in teaching classes and was also able to pinpoint what worked and what didn’t work. The growth in my team has been remarkable and our team has tripled in size since DC began earlier this year. As a now solid Diamond team I feel that DC played a huge part of that and I am truly grateful for the experience.”- Amy Innes, Diamond

“It’s the step where your interest turns from Hobby… to Business. It lays out before you everything it takes for you to become accountable to yourself, to shift your vision into how you can help your team grow, & view the Action Orientated Activity necessary to become a Partner with the Company.”- Deborah Husbands, Platinum

Try not to get overwhelmed by all the information below, have a read of it a few times and chat to your uplines. People can literally do Diamond Club just in their weekends and many have done! I have team members who’ve done it while still working another job and with little ones in tow.

I did it breastfeeding a six month old and with my four year old too and we still had VERY little money at that stage. It was certainly challenging at times but SO SO worth it for the relationships strengthened, momentum and growth in our team.

Purpose of Diamond Club

Diamond Club participation provides personal development for yourself and your team members. It creates momentum, a sense of urgency provides additional support and resources for those who are committed to the program. Whether you want to participate yourself, or encourage members of your team to participate you will see the impact of results through enrolments, events held, regional development and volume.

Participation in Diamond Club develops the following skills:

• Planning

• Setting and achieving Goals

• Developing discipline and consistency

• Inviting and Teaching classes effectively

• Identifying new Leaders

• Closing classes effectively

How does participating in Diamond Club achieve all of this?

• Provides special training for participants

• Provides financial support from Sponsors and doTERRA

• Provides special event incentives

• Provides Awards and Recognition for participants

• Requires special effort and commitment by participants

Diamond Club transforms:

• The Individual by developing attributes and skills; improving their leadership skills, personal development

• Their Team by developing leaders, creating excitement, demonstrating how to hold classes, duplicating, creating long term relationships, building community,

• Their Business by growing the team, increasing volume, rank advancements, earning greater commissions, creating momentum

Qualifications

In order to qualify participants need to rank as Premier (or higher) by the end of December 2017. If you are wanting to rank advance you are able to participate in Diamond Club, even if you have previously participated provided you have not yet achieved the rank of Diamond Leader.

In order to participate in Diamond Club, the following requirements will need to be met:

• Qualify as Premier or higher in December 2017

• Personally enrol three new Wellness Advocates during the month of December 2017 (must enrol with at least 100 PV)

• 10 Wellness Advocates within your organisation must process a 100 PV LRP order in December 2017. These 10 must be within the Diamond Club Member’s own organisation and cannot be used by other members of their team to qualify themselves to participate in Diamond Club.

• 5 of these Wellness Advocates must be in your local area (within 100 kms of your home) on min 100pv LRP

• 5 of these Wellness Advocates must be in ONE of your Diamond Club out of area focus locations (all 5 must live within an area that they together could support a single event for Diamond Club) (at least 100 kms one way from your home). These Wellness Advocates are used to qualify for Diamond Club and do not limit where you can travel. You can travel to multiple locations (not just one focus area) after qualifying to participate in this program. However, it is recommended that you utilise this area as a strong location to help qualify each month.

• At least one Diamond Club sponsor (they will pay 50% of your qualified travel reimbursements), a maximum of 3 Diamond Club sponsors are allowed. Please ask your three immediate upline first, as well as your enroller as they will be the ones who benefit most. Try and get all three people to sponsor you as it will spread the cost more. Understand and be grateful that people are investing their own money into you so take it seriously.

It is the Diamond Club participant’s responsibility to find a sponsor for Diamond Club 2017. Participant’s should ask their closest upline and enroler first.

Why sponsor people in Diamond Club?

If someone is asking you to sponsor them SAY YES as trust me the return on investment is massive!!! Remember you are receiving commissions even if you didn’t enroll them the short and long term unilevel and growth is huge!

Any active Wellness Advocate (NOT JUST DIAMONDS!) can sponsor other Wellness Advocates in their downline who would like to participate in Diamond Club.

Your portion of the approved reimbursement is automatically deducted from your monthly commissions on 15th of every month from February to May 2018 as long as the participant is still actively engaged in Diamond Club.

Remember this is an investment and a VERY worthwhile one for your business and you will be earning commission from the person participating in Diamond Club so don’t go into fear, scarcity, lack around this. Do some money magnet tapping and be grateful for the money going out for MORE to come back your way!

Remember to cheer your Diamond Clubbers on! Be there for them emotionally, see how else you can support them, champion them, support them to achieve their goals and celebrate them and their efforts wherever possible.

Diamond Club Timeline

October/November 2017 Start discussing with family and loved ones, upline and planning and preparing, travel to an out of area location at least once or twice to ensure you have enough people on LRP in a location at least 100km from you. Start planning and working towards your rank goal and LRP goals to qualify!

December 2017 Qualify as Premier or higher, personally enroll 3 WAs, meet LRP requirements (more detail below) find up to three upline sponsors, please ask your immediate three upline first and go from there. Apply by the end of December to participate

January 2018 Plan your Diamond Club Events

February to May 2018 Conduct your Diamond Club Events 2017

Diamond Club Monthly Requirements

These requirements must be met to continue participation in Diamond Club.

• Hold three* out of area events per month in area(s) that are no less than 100 kilometers from home

• Hold three local events per month to ensure your local team receives ample support while you are developing new areas

• Enrol 18 new Wellness Advocates through Diamond Club events (local and out of area) each month** of the contest.

• Must conduct dōTERRA related business and dealings with utmost integrity and adhere to company policy

• dōTERRA reserves the right to disallow any contestant that manipulates the rules

*Maximum of six out of area events will count towards monthly reimbursement. Travel to out of area events will qualify only by travelling at least 100 kms one way from your home.

**during February to April of Diamond Club you can have a grace month where the monthly enrolment requirement is 10 enrolments. Those who reach the 18 enrolments in every month of Diamond Club will receive a bonus 10 Diamond Club points.

Only event and enrolments (from those events) in which the Diamond Club member personally participates in the presentation will count towards your required monthly enrolments (18) and for Diamond Club enrolment incentives.

*New enrolees do not need to be personally “enrolled” to count towards the monthly enrolment requirement (18 enrolments)., these could be anywhere in your team.

Travel Reimbursements

Flying: You can claim $250 per trip

Driving: You can claim $200 per trip paid at $0.22 per kilometre

Where you have travel plans with multiple events you cannot combine these funds for use.

EG Fly from WA to SA for a meeting in Adelaide $250 eligible.

Drive 27.4 kms from Adelaide to Hahndorf $200 not eligible

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Empowering Yourself

It’s such an empowering feeling for me to have totally natural, safe, products in my home that I know I can turn to support myself, my partner and my two beautiful boys with every day things we experience as a family, even better that I get to teach others about them and help them empower themselves too!

Things like getting run down, struggling with sleep, tummy troubles, congestion, tension, scrapes, bites, and sore muscles, moods, focus and so much more and know that there won’t be any adverse side effects, so I don’t have that knot in my stomach when I use products I know could be detrimental to our health and the environment long term.

Something else that is hugely important to me as I have learnt over the years is using cleaning and personal care products without all the endocrine disrupting, carcinogenic and otherwise seriously dodgy ingredients. Plus we actually save LOADS of money and are supporting farmers and growers as well as entrepreneurs like me and plenty of others rather than massive corporations who unfortunately don’t have our best interests at heart.

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So that’s why I am SUPER excited about this brand new kit, the Nature’s Solutions Kit because I think it is the PERFECT combo to overhaul your home and it includes massive savings.

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What does your kit include?

Ice Blue Rub

An amazing blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus in a cream base. Perfect for applying before and after workout, sore muscles and joints and to use in massage. Soothing and cooling.

Correct X

Is a multi-purpose, all-natural ointment that helps clean and soothe skin that is in distress. The perfect addition to any natural first aid kit. It includes Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender—all essential oils known to help assist in soothing skin irritations. It provides a moisture barrier that helps protect while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin. This petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment absorbs quickly and is gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

An all-natural carrier oil that readily absorbs into the skin, making it an ideal oil for diluting your essential oils and using them topically. Its feather-light emollient effect provides a soothing barrier without clogging pores and is excellent for dry or troubled skin. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth and non-greasy, unlike other vegetable carrier oils. Fractionated Coconut Oil is completely soluble with all essential oils and is colourless, odourless, and will not stain clothes or sheets.

Easy Air Vapour Stick

Our awesome respiratory blend in a petrochemical free base, making the perfect natural option for an effective chest, back and foot rub for clear airways and easy breathing.

Petal Diffuser

A small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion (the light can be turned on or off), and can cover up to 330 square feet. The Petal Diffuser has three timed settings—1, 2, and 4 hours—allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. This convenient diffuser is stable, light, and easy to use—perfect for home or office use.

Wooden Storage Box

Perfect for storing your new essential oils!

On Guard® Cleansing Toothpaste

Fluoride-free, SLS free, Natural Whitening Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of essential oils with other natural ingredients that help clean teeth, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. The doTERRA On Guard blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils provides an extra cleaning boost. Additional essential oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, and the natural sweetener xylitol, give the toothpaste a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavor that leaves your breath—and toothbrush—fresh and clean throughout the day.

On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash (with 2 dispensers)

Gentle cleansers and emollients clean and soften hands throughout the day without drying or irritating sensitive skin, doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is pH balanced to protect the delicate moisture barriers of the skin. The spice and citrus aromas of doTERRA On Guard invigorate the senses during and after use. Infused with the On Guard Protective blend for extra immune support and to keep nasties at bay!

On Guard® Beadlets

dōTERRA On Guard Beadlets provide a flavourful dose of doTERRA’s proprietary blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary, all contained in tiny vegetable beadlets that dissolve in the mouth to freshen breath and support the immune system. They are perfect for home use, while traveling, and to boost your family’s immunity—anytime, anywhere.

ClaryCalm Roll On

ClaryCalm is a proprietary blend of essential oils that provides a soothing and calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle. A topical blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex, ClaryCalm provides a cooling effect to the skin and helps balance emotions. Apply to the abdomen, wrists and ankles, can help cool the skin and supports healthy hormones.

PastTense Roll On

Amazing for neck, head and shoulder tension, just roll on and rub in but it will also help calm the emotions contributing to the tension as well and help soothe and relax you!!

Frankincense

Known as the King of Oils it’s uses are incredibly versatile. Emotionally it is the Oil of Truth. It is grounding, great for meditation, amazing for nervous system support and if you’re feeling anxious, wonderful for pain, calming, great for the skin! Fine lines, pigmentation, stretch marks, sun spots etc.

Lavender

The swiss army knife of essential oils. Bites, scrapes, burns, sleep, relaxation, tension, sun burn. All the things!! A favourite for kids and adults. Emotionally the Oil of Verbal Communication.

Lemon

Smells and tastes divine. Antioxidant. Uplifting. Great for getting rid of grease and grime. Add to a spray bottle with vinegar to clean surfaces. Clean silver jewellery. Emotionally the Oil of Focus.

Lemongrass

Emotionally the Oil of Cleansing, diffuse or spritz through spaces that may have had negative interactions or energy. Divine in cooking! Great for sore muscles. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil.

Peppermint

Cooling, delicious in peppermint bliss balls, smoothies and all sorts of treats! Great for tension. Supportive of the digestive system. Crisp and fresh. Emotionally the Oil of Buoyant Heart.

Tea Tree

Great for sore ears, put on a cotton ball or rub behind the ear and down the mastoid bone (never put essential oils directly into the ear). Emotionally the Oil of Energetic Boundaries. Great for feet, toenails, keeping nits at bay, putting in the washing machine, natural cleaning.

Oregano

Extremely powerful immune support, always dilute heavily with fractionated coconut oil when using topically. Apply to the soles of the feet or diffuse with Frankincense and On Guard. Great for warts, skin tags etc. Emotionally it is the Oil of Humility and Non-Attachment.

On Guard

Protective blend. also powerful immune support, apply to the soles of the feet or diffuse. Emotionally the Oil of Protection. Put a drop in your hands, rub together and run around your field to provide energetic protection from emotional parasites as well as immune support.

Digestzen

Powerful digestive support blend. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and apply to the stomach in a clockwise massage. Put a drop in water and drink. Great for nausea, apply to the wrists and breathe deeply from the bottle. Emotionally the Oil of Digestion for those with difficulty digesting life and who bite off more than they can chew.

Easy Air

Respiratory blend. Make your own petrochemical free chest rub, dilute in fractionated coconut oil and apply to the chest, feet and back. Also great for snoring, put on a tissue in the pillow sleep or diffuse. Emotionally it is the Oil of Breath.

Purify

An amazing cleansing oil. Try applying when you can feel a blind pimple coming through. Put on cotton wool balls and place in cupboards to keep moths at bay. Diffuse to keep insects away. Put in the washing machine instead of toxic fabric softeners, everything will feel soft and smell fresh! Clean the carpets and mattresses with it. Sprinkle purify and bicarb soda then vaccuum up! Emotionally it is the Oil of Purification.

AromaTouch

Massage blend. Take with you next time you get a massage and ask them to include it. It is very calming and relaxing but supports natural energy systems and adrenal glands. Try a few drops in the bottom of the shower and breathe in the steam for an invigorating, relaxing and air opening way to start the day. Emotionally it is the Oil of Relaxation.

Lavender Peace

Great blend to support sleep. Put in the diffuser or massage into the soles of the feet for sleep. Emotionally it is the Oil of Forgiveness.

Citrus Bliss

Invigorating blend! This delicious blend of Citrus oils and vanilla inspires creativity and smells absolutely delicious. A favourite for diffusing throughout the house or in your office! Take a drop in your hands, rub together and breathe deeply for a 3pm pick me up!

Smart & Sassy

Metabolic blend. Emotionally it is the Oil of Inner Beauty it can also help your body regulate it’s natural metabolism (whether it may be too fast or slow) and cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar and manage cravings. Use a drop or two in a glass of water between meals! It can also support your body to naturally detox.

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You will save $130+ plus you start on 20% loyalty rewards (free product points) instead of 10%- this will go up to 25% after 3 months and max out and continue on with 30% back after 6 months, when you include the 25% off RRP this means you are getting between 45 and 55% off!

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A-Z Series

Winter Is Coming.. Get Ready With These Top Natural Remedies!

Winter is fast approaching. Right now it’s pouring rain outside and school has been cancelled! (every child’s dream haha).

With the weather changing as a mum I want to have things on hand to protect and support my kids naturally. As a business owner I need things to keep my immune system running at it’s best and to get me back up and running quickly if I become run down. I wanted to share these natural remedies with you as they have worked so powerfully for us.

For me eating quality, fresh food, getting some sun exposure for Vitamin D, spending time in nature, doing Pilates, singing, dancing, laughing, playing and of course having that flexibility to eat something delicious for dessert when I go out are all an important part of staying well. As is rest and managing stress which I use essential oils to support me with and reducing my toxic load by using natural household and personal care products.

When essential oils came into my life I discovered another incredible tool to add to my wellness toolbag that I’d previously totally underestimated and didn’t understand the value of.

So what are essential oils?

Essential oils are pure extracts from plants. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs and are nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells. They are highly concentrated so a little goes a very long way and they are a safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to many synthetic products/remedies.

The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents or chemical compounds found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific therapeutic benefits.

It’s not about replacing traditional medication. Though many hospitals, research centres and practitioners are starting to really understand and value just how incredible essential oils can be. There is so much science and research emerging on these incredibly powerful and natural aromatic compounds. You can find out more at Aromatic Science. It’s about respecting the value of having emergency and medical care where necessary, but also having a natural alternative to turn to before that is needed.

How do they work?

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Plants produce essential oils to fight or ward off threats in their environment, and they can do the same for our bodies. What is incredible and unique about essential oils is that they can actually penetrate the cell membrane to work with threats inside the cell as well as outside of the cell. In this way they can support you to take care of your health naturally.

I had the absolute pleasure of listening to Ben Lee speak at a seminar recently and he shared-

“Essential oils don’t heal you, your body knows how to heal itself, essential oils support that process.”

My top picks for Winter

On Guard

Our On Guard Protective Blend would have to come in at number one for sure. It is a blend of Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Clove (nature’s most powerful antioxidant by a long shot), Eucalyptus and Rosemary.

You can diffuse it (I recommend our Petal ultrasonic diffuser). It comes with a light that you can turn on or off and has 1, 2 and 4 hour settings. It turns itself off when the water runs out and is cold steam so safe around kids. Diffusing it will help ward off environmental threats. I also dilute it with some fractionated coconut oil, our safe and natural carrier oil and apply it to mine and the kids soles of feet and down our spine.

It also makes for a powerful throat gargle/mouth rinse. The clove supports dental hygiene and can help soothe a sore throat in seconds.

We’ve found that we get run down far less often than we used to and when we do are super fast to bounce back.

Easy Air

Easy Air is our Respiratory Blend and my next favourite pick for Winter. It’s incredible for sinus and lung support. It is a blend of Laurel, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara and Ravensara.

My favourite ways to use this are by making a petrochemical free rub. Dilute it with the fractionated coconut oil and apply to the chest, back and soles of feet if congested. You can also diffuse by the bed, with a few drops of Oregano and On Guard, on it’s own or with Lavender for extra sleep support.

I also like putting a couple of drops on the floor of the shower and letting the hot steam clear my sinuses with the oil. Or placing a few drops in a bowl or pot of hot water and putting a towel over my head and breathing deeply. You can also smell it straight from the bottle or put a drop in your hands, rub together and breathe deeply! It also helps with snoring.

Frankincense

Frankincense has health benefits a mile long, you can check out plenty of studies and info at www.pubmed.gov. It provides incredibly powerful immune support and can oxygenate and support us at the cellular level. It is great for aches and pains as well and powerfully soothes a sore throat. I apply it topically to the outside of my throat with a little Lemon essential oil.

Another good one to apply to the soles of the feet, down the spine and to diffuse, it is also very calming and grounding and good for nourishing the blood and the brain.

Tea Tree

Sourced here in Australia, Tea Tree is a great one to soothe sore ears, which always happens to me if I have too much dairy or if I get congested. Never put essential oils in your ears but you can dilute and apply behind the ear and down the mastoid bone or place on a cotton wool ball and place over the ear. It also has powerful immune supporting properties and can be used to naturally clean the house.

Peppermint

With it’s high menthol content peppermint is exceptionally invigorating for the lungs and can open and clear sinuses in seconds. I like to put a drop on my thumb, place on the roof of my mouth and inhale deeply. It can also calm the stomach and head/neck tension as well as cool the body.

Lemon

Lemon is another great one for soothing an irritated throat, add to a teaspoon of raw honey, or boil some water and brew with some chopped up garlic, ginger, a peeled lemon and a drop of lemon essential oil.

You can also layer on the outside of your throat with frankincense. Lemon also has powerful respiratory supportive properties and is great diffused with Lavender and Peppermint for relief from seasonal changes. I also take a drop of each of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint if my eyes are puffy and red and I’m sneezing a lot and put it on the roof of my mouth and inhale deeply, long lasting relief within seconds!

Oregano

Oregano is one of nature’s most powerful immune supports. Even farmers are using oregano essential oil in their chicken feed to help protect their chickens and support their immune systems!

It is a VERY hot oil so always dilute a drop in a tablespoon of carrier oil and keep to the feet for applying topically. I also diffuse this one as it is such a powerful immune bomb and respiratory support. Great diffused with Easy Air or On Guard!

All of these essential oils and blends are in our most popular starter kits which save you massively even below the wholesale price.

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For more info visit here or write to me at info@getafreshstart.com.au

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Autistic Meltdowns in Adults

Autistic Meltdowns in Adults

I am writing this post for my partner and people who love me who might find it difficult to understand my behaviour sometimes because I can’t verbally communicate what is going on for me.. and for all other adults with Autism or people who love or engage with adults with Autism, so that people might understand more and be able to help more.

Firstly understand for us that tension mounts over time as the pressure of stimulation from things we find challenging becomes too much to bear. If possible avoid melting point by having alone/quiet time/safe time as much as possible away from noise, lights, humans, shops, post offices, place of work, study, socialising, or whatever is stressful for the person.

Avoid too many appointments and commitments in a week, space things out with ample breaks. Use essential oils or other tools of support. Deep breathing, tapping, meditation, love, Harry Potter.. or whatever the person loves and feels comforted by.

Understand that meltdowns are a normal part of living with Autism and can actually be a HELPFUL release and bring things back down to a comfortable place once they are over. I heard this at a Minds & Hearts forum with one of the most world renowned experts on the topic Tony Attwood and it was a huge relief to hear him say this. My meltdowns were ok and a release for me. But it’s not so easy for the people on the outside of them..because let’s be honest I can be a massive asshole when I’m melting down and it could be very easy to take my behaviour personally. It’s not.. I love you and I’m sorry and I feel deep shame, regret and embarrassment for my behaviour once it’s over.

What To Expect

Here’s some of the things you can expect from a meltdown in adults with Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism taken from this post. I don’t experience all of them and it could be different for each person.

The adult version of a meltdown may include any of the following (just to name a few):

  • aggressive behaviour in which the individual reacts grossly out of proportion to the circumstance
  • angry outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects
  • banging your head
  • tapping fingers or repeated movements of hands
  • withdrawing
  • not being able to verbally communicate what is going on for them
  • hiding and rocking
  • crying
  • pacing back and forth
  • road rage
  • talking to yourself
  • threatening others
  • walking out on your spouse or partner
  • yelling and screaming

On the mild end of the continuum, the adult in meltdown may simply say some things that are overly critical and disrespectful, thus ultimately destroying the relationship with the other party (or parties) in many cases. On the more extreme end of the continuum, the adult in meltdown may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. In both examples, the adult often later feels remorse, regret or embarrassment.

Meltdowns, usually lasting 5 to 20 minutes, may occur in clusters or be separated by weeks or months in which the Aspergers adult maintains his/her composure. Meltdown episodes may be preceded or accompanied by:

  • Chest tightness
  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Increased energy
  • Irritability
  • Palpitations
  • Paranoia
  • Rage
  • Tingling
  • Tremors

A number of factors increase the likelihood of experiencing a meltdown:

  • A history of physical abuse or bullying: “Aspies” who were abused as kids have an increased risk for frequent meltdowns as adults.
  • A history of substance abuse: Aspies who abuse drugs or alcohol have an increased risk for frequent meltdowns.
  • Age: Meltdowns are most common in Aspies in their late teens to mid 20s.
  • Having another mental health problem: Aspies with other mental illnesses (e.g., depression, anxiety disorders) are more likely to have meltdowns.

The meltdown is not always directed at others. Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are also at significantly increased risk of harming themselves, either with intentional injuries or suicide attempts. Those who are also addicted to drugs or alcohol have a greatest risk of harming themselves.

Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are often perceived by others as “always being angry.” Other complications may include job loss, school suspension, divorce, auto accidents, and even incarceration.

How Can You Help?

If you, they or others are obviously at risk physically call the police.

Otherwise first and foremost please do not PERSONALISE the behaviour. Pulling away. Withdrawing. Not being able to verbally communicate what is going on for them. Screaming. Trying to run away. Shouting insults. These are all part of the meltdown. They are not a personal attack or because we don’t love you.

If it is your partner or loved one and they will allow you please just BE WITH THEM. Hold them if they are open to that. Stroke their hair if they are open to that (I love it, some may hate it). DO NOT expect them to talk. Ask instead if they would like to write it down or text/message you. If not be ok with that. You do not need to fix. Just be there. They need you but they can’t express this need. For me just being held until I calm is best.

If they are open to it apply essential oils to their feet, Balance and Vetiver can be particularly helpful and Peace to the heart chakra, back of neck and wrists.

If you don’t know the person again, be with them, maybe sit beside them quietly, don’t ask them to verbally communicate. Offer them your phone or a notepad to see if they would like to write. If not again just be with them until it passes. Again offer to apply essential oils if they are open to it or if you know reiki or another form of energy healing offer that. Otherwise just quietly being with them is good.

Seek outside support for them if appropriate. Cognitive behaviour therapy has been found to be particularly helpful as well as meditation, physical movement such as yoga, pilates, dance or whatever they enjoy. And of course as mentioned plenty of down time, good food, deep belly breathing and love.

And know that we are sorry for the shit we say and do when we are melting down..

If the behaviour is abusive again seek outside assistance.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Jessie