What are Essential Oils?


If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.


Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. 

But what exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? In short, these compounds are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. They are called volatile because they change state quickly. When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance.


The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose.


Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body – as well as other applications. The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers. 

Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits. 

There are no wasted efforts in nature; EVERYTHING HAS ITS PURPOSE.

How will  they benefit your life?


Courtesy of Miss Tara Bliss: Intuitively, we often know to reach for a little plant

magic to ease ailments, settle symptoms and enhance our wellbeing.

We know that sipping on peppermint tea helps us digest meals.

We know that tea tree (melaleuca) can be applied to bites and stings.

The wellness world has been waxing lyrical about the effectiveness of the humble 

lemon; that just a squeeze or two in your morning water is effective in kickstarting

your metabolism and assisting the detoxification process of the liver.

When we sense our nervous system is crying out for calming, or we require a better night’s sleep, we seek out lavender.

But what you might not have been too aware of, is that:

Applying rosemary oil topically can help reduce cellulite and fluid retention.

Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac (oh yes, ladies).

And that lemongrass not only smells phenomenal, but purifies the air when diffused, and can help stimulate the lymphatic system.

Benefits include clearer skin, more energy, improved focus, a better night’s sleep and a sense of comfort knowing you can turn to essential oils first.

How do  they benefit  the world?


Rather than laying down lavender farms all over Utah – doTERRA’s home state – instead, they source our lavender from the high alps of France, and Bulgaria.

Vetiver from Haiti.
Oregano from Turkey.
Wintergreen from Nepal.
Frankincense from Somalia.
Cardamom from Guatemala.
Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.
Douglas Fir from New Zealand.
Lemon and bergamot from Sicily.
Lemongrass from Southern India.
Tea Tree and eucalyptus from Australia.

But why? Why the worldwide pilgrimage?

The answer is really very simple – but still mighty impressive.

doTERRA seeks out plants from areas that they are either:

  1. indigenously grown, or

  2. best thriving, due to humidity, soil condition and sustainability practices.


These efforts ensure that as consumers, we’re receiving a product that provides the absolute best chemistry for our bodies. Every single drop of oil must meet strict testing, and to do this, the following is required:

  • Rigorous testing assures the presence of desired therapeutic qualities

  • Third party testing guarantees absence of toxins, contaminants and microorganisms

  • Purity of oils guarantees no negative side effects or drug interactions

It’s really important that you know that these oils contain zero herbicides, pesticides, weeds, fillers and obscene carrier oils… just pure magnificence from Mother Nature, captured in a sweet little brown bottle, wrapped in a doTERRA label.


And, if ever testing doesn’t meet their strict standards, quite simply, that oil will be taken off the market. I don’t know about you, but that gives me a lot of confidence in their integrity. 

Every time you buy a bottle of doTERRA essential oil, you are, quite literally, making the world a better place.

doTERRA’s oil collection is sourced from over 40 countries. Half of these are developing nations. 


Meaning that half of these are communities that need us.

Think about the current big corporation culture, whose M.O. is to create the most product, as cheaply as possible, for the biggest profit. When this is your guiding goal, it’s the people – the workers – who are treated as a second thought. This is evidenced in sweatshops and factories; people getting underpaid and badly treated.

doTERRA on the other hand, has a relationship with their partners on the ground because here’s the thing:

These communities have some of the best raw material for oils on the planet and we have the largest market in the world for them.

With over four million customers, doTERRA truly has the largest essential oil database in history. doTERRA’s customers – people like you and me – are thrilled with their efficacy, we’re loyal customers, we feel absolutely enhanced by living an EO lifestyle. And I know I can speak on behalf of thousands, millions of people, when I say that each and every time I purchase my oils, I love knowing I’m voting with my dollar.


Voting for a co-impact sourcing model that supports real families, communities and villages on the ground who are providing us with the blessings of a plant that they have grown up around and tended to all their lives.

These farmers, growers and distillers get paid fairly, on time and often receive a profit share of their batches. They’re able to provide for their families, send their children to school, and go to sleep with peace in their heart knowing with certainty that they will have work tomorrow.

The relationship that doTERRA has with our growing, farmers, harvesters and distillers is far from merely transactional. Long-term, cooperative, family-like bonds are created. 

Sure, we’ve got a co-operative set up in which we’re in direct alignment with the communities that provide the best essential oils on Earth.

But we don’t just want these villages to survive, right?

We want to see them thriving.

That’s where doTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation comes in, and it all starts with a simple question: ‘What it is that your community really needs that we can provide you with?’

In Haiti, the children were walking hours each day to bring back a few gallons of water for their tribe. They now have a fresh drinking water that flows freely from a faucet.

In Somalia, the Frankincense farmers requested that doTERRA build schools for their sons. ‘On one condition,’ doTERRA responded. ‘You must allow your daughters to be educated also.’ 

There are currently dozens of Healing Hands projects taking place all of over the globe, and as doTERRA wellness advocates, we get the opportunity to contribute to these projects by donating right here.

And finally, another thing I love about doTERRA as not just a brand, but a business with soul, is their absolute transparency, as well as their commitment to science.

Yes, they are in collaboration with universities and hospitals, and yes, they are on the leading edge of alternate medicine with upcoming papers to be published in mainstream medical journals (praise the Goddess!), but they surprised and delighted us all when at the US Convention in September 2016, they declared they would be making their reports for every single batch of oil available to everyone.

All of what you’ve read here is why I’m proud as punch to promote, recommend and stand by doTERRA.

If you’re a keen bean and you want to jump on this magic oily carpet ride and get amongst the goodness…

Step-by-step instructions on how to do that are below. I recommend starting with the Home Essentials Kit (you’ll get the 10 oils we believe every home should have, plus a diffuser).

The Home Essentials Kit includes the following divine oils...

Peppermint: Cools body temperature, energising, settles upset tummy.
Lemon: Detoxifying, no-tox cleaner, purifies air, great for focus, delicious in salad dressings.
Lavender: Calming to the nervous system, soothes irritated skin, promotes restful sleep.
Oregano: Nature’s antibiotic!
Tea Tree: Great for bites and stings, blemishes and can be used as an insect repellant.
Frankincense: Fights inflammation, incredibly beautifying and anti-ageing for the skin, promotes cellular regeneration.
Easy Air: Respiratory blend, clears airways, great support for asthmatics, energising.
Ice Blue: Apply topically for muscle and joint pain.
OnGuard: Protective blend – wards off bacteria, protects the immune system and loads the body with antioxidants.
DigestZen: Digestive blend – promotes healthy digestzen, settles heartburn, bloatedness, cramping and nausea.

Next comes the even MORE exciting part, what you get along with your oils (no matter what you choose to order!)

  • Welcome email with a gorgeous PDF outlining the basics on how to get started.

  • 30 minute Wellness Consult with me. We’ll discuss how to use the oils you have and want so that you’re getting the most of your membership.

  • Essential Oil Starter Series from Tara Bliss. For six months, you’ll receive one email a week from Tara or one of her leaders on Team Bliss. We’ll drip feed you EO education so you feel confident and supported. The last thing we want is those oils collection dust! Watch this video for a sneak peek on the series.

  • Access to the Team Bliss Tribe Facebook group, where people share their experience with the oils on the daily

  • And of course, if ever you’re interested in exploring the business opportunity, just walk this way to learn more.

  • Access to The Path to Freedom system with Melissa Ambrosini and Nick Broadhurst. This is a one of a kind and completely FREE system that Melissa and Nick created for us that will revolutionize your doTERRA biz!

  • Access to The Path to Freedom Facebook group, where you can have full access to Melissa, Nick, and the rest of the PTF family - me included, for support, ideas, and collaboration!

What is The Path to Freedom?


Path to Freedom is a system that makes starting your doTERRA business as automated, streamlined, and ‘no-brainer-ish’ as possible…. even if you’re so not a business person!

In the process of building her 7-figure per year biz (one which sets up her team to follow in her footsteps) Tara created a vault of powerhouse resources — including manuals, workshops, checklists, templates and more.

Melissa and Nick saw these epic tools, and very excited. Here was a way to reverse engineer one of the most successful (and fastest growing) network marketing businesses on the planet, in a way that would work for ANYONE, whether they had experience or not.

So they joined forces with Tara to bring you (and me) this one-of-a-kind business opportunity! They systematized and digitized all her tools (and a few of their own faves, from their own million dollar biz) and plugged them into an easy-to-use system that allows you to plug straight in, duplicate and blaze your own trail. Essentially, this is a “business in a box”


You’ll have every single thing you need to get your doTERRA business up and running... With none of the guesswork, trial-and-error, or expensive time-wasting that usually goes into building a successful biz.

Even better, every single person you recruit to join your doTERRA family will ALSO get access to this training system — as will the people THEY recruit, and THEY recruit, and so on! (Hence how you all are here now!)

Path to Freedom truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

But lovely, this opportunity is NOT for everyone. 

No judgment beautiful, but Path to Freedom is not suited to everyone, and it’s in BOTH our interests to make sure we’re a good fit. This is not for you if:

  1. You already have an active doTERRA account. (If that’s the case, your existing wellness advocate is best placed to support you on your oily journey!)

  2. You don’t think you'd use (and love) these oils. This is authentic business at its best. So passion for the product is a prerequisite. If you’re new to essential oils, or new to doTERRA, your first step is to get yourself some goodies (I recommend starting with the Home Essentials Kit) and have a play. When you fall in love with them (and I know you will!), if you decide to take your journey further, I’ll be right here waiting for you.

  3. You’re not someone who takes action. Collaborative business rewards those who show up and give generously. If you’re looking for a silver bullet or a free ride, you’ve got your nose in the wrong honeypot.

  4. You’re easily derailed by comparison. There are going to be women all around you hitting goals and kicking butt. If that kind of thing inspires the pants off you, you’re in the right place. But if it makes you want to curl up in a ball, I kindly suggest a different path.

Tara Bliss on the left and Melissa Ambrosini on the right.

The super generous doTERRA model — which

you may have heard about before — is already lucrative, and Path To Freedom is the roadmap

that amplifies this opportunity.

On the other hand, Path to Freedom is PERFECT for you if...

  • You’re lit up by collaboration, sisterhood, and following your soul’s calling.

  • You desire freedom, in all areas of your life - your income, your time, your wellbeing, all of it.

  • You’re a self-starter. You’re willing to show up, dive deep, and share from your heart.

  • You’re not afraid to be told ‘no’. (You know it means that you’re one step closer to the next ‘yes’!)

  • You know that a rising tide lifts all ships - so you love celebrating your sistas and lifting others up.

  • You love these oils! Like, you’re as freaking obsessed with them as we are!


Imagine having a business that allowed your husband to quit his stressful job and stay home with the kids, or that meant your mum never had to worry about money again. This is the true gift of network marketing - you can set up residual income streams that allow you to “free” the people you love from financial struggle and jobs they no longer enjoy.

SO if all of this inspiring info about the beautiful doTERRA oils AND the Path to Freedom system to rock your way up those ranks got you excited, then here is the next step! 

1. Click this link: https://melissaambrosini.com/free/

2. At Enroller id, enter my id number: 4911207

3. Then click verify (it should then show you my name)

4. Allocate yourself a password

5. Click over to the next page and select what kit you’d like to order. (If you just want to start with a couple of oils instead of a kit, start typing the name of the oil in the box and it will appear for you to select it.) Be sure to select the $35 introductory packet if you’re not enrolling with a kit. Purchasing a kit waives this enrollment fee and is the smartest way to join.

6. Enter your Credit Card details and process your order. Once your payment processes, you’ll be asked whether you want to set up your Loyalty Rewards Program order. Read up here about LRP if you want some more info! This is voluntary (there are no obligations), however, if you’re looking at exploring the business opportunity, a monthly order is essential so you can get paid commissions. If you’re simply interested in being a customer, you’ll love the LRP for the free product incentives.

Then you will be all set and ready to begin your doTERRA journey and walk the PATH TO FREEDOM! Sounds pretty magical right? Well I haven't been on board too long yet, but let me tell you once you're in you are hooked in all the best ways - to doTERRA's message, to the team, to the oils, and to the financial freedom.