Essential Oils

So what are essential oils anyway?

Essential oils are the naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Basically, they are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants. Using a process called steam distillation, the oils are harvested and we get to use them for all their amazingly varied therapeutic benefits.


Not all essential oils are created equal, however. DoTERRA oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

What does that even mean? Well to qualify, oils must be free from fillers, artificial ingredients, contaminants, pesticides, have no chemical residues, and have no dilution of active qualities. They are cross tested to ensure exact purity and composition potency and they are sourced by 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.

Speaking of sourcing, another amazing reason I’m excited to support DoTERRA as a company is their ethical co-impact sourcing practices. DoTERRA source their oils from more than 40 countries, more than half of which are developing nations. Anyone who knows me well, knows I have a huge passion for the developing world and DoTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to DoTERRA’s oil production. DoTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices, maintaining sustainable practices and ensuring they don’t destroy the ecosystems along the way.

They don’t stop there though, their humanitarian arm of the business is called Helping Hands supports such initiatives as Days for Girls andOperation Underground Railroad. Days for Girls work to provide every girl in the world the education, safety, and dignity that they deserve through direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits. Operation Underground Railroad rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.

Want to know more?

Still got questions about the oils themselves, how it all works or which kit to buy, then flick me an email and let’s chat some more.

Essential Oils Workshops

An introduction to essential oils and their hundreds of therapeutic applications – for your health, as well as around the home to replace synthetic beauty and cleaning products.

We will cover a number of topics from general health and wellness, making your own products, pregnancy, babies, baking and much more!. You will get the chance to try out some oils, ask any questions you have, get a one-on-one wellness consultation and taste some yummy essential oil infused treats.

These sessions are intended to be intimate so we can best serve you, spaces are limited.

Email me to book your space today and find out the latest class times, or hop over to my Facebook page for the latest classes and tickets via EventBrite.

Would you prefer a one on one? If you’d find it easier to arrange a time to catch up one on one, send me an email below and let’s make a time that suits. I LOVE to get out and about, any excuse for a smoothie at a nice café! If you’re out of Auckland, we can connect on Skype.

How I got started

I was first introduced to essential oils by a friend of mine who came to visit from the US. She spoke about how she was incorporating them into her life and seeing awesome health and wellness benefits, and that she was now beginning to share them with others. Intrigued, I listened with some scepticism (as a traditionally trained nurse who relied heavily on medications for headaches and most other ailments for that matter!) but then forgot all about the little samples in my bathroom drawer.

A few months later, some other woman in my life started speaking about their experiences with essential oils and this time I began to take note. I was newly pregnant, and all of a sudden had begun to think more about natural remedies and non-toxic solutions for my home. I then did my own research about these oils and about DoTERRA the company. I got out my little samples and began experimenting and found that I LOVED them. I was hooked!

I took the plunge and signed up to a wholesale account (where you get 25% off retail prices) and got my oils the next week and started experimenting more and more. I made skin care serums and kitchen sprays, I used them for hubby’s aches in his back and knees and I even baked with them (think lime cheesecake, coconut lemon bars, jaffas bliss balls and peppermint slice).

Now that bubs has arrived, I’ve found even more uses including diluting oils to roll on her feet to settle her, diffusing oils when she’s congested, making my ultimate teething blend and using oils as a natural perfume (so she can snuggle my neck in safety), the uses are endless, and now I want to share the amazing benefits with you and your family too.

Want to sign up and grab a wholesale account?

Let me first explain the benefits of starting a wholesale account: 

  • You get access to 25% off retail prices
  • My ongoing one on one support as your mentor.
  • A series of 12 educational emails on how to use your new oils.
  • A free one on one wellness consult once your oils have arrived to make sure you
  • Know how to use them and get the best out of them.
  • Access to private Facebook groups and a Community of oil lovers who are supportive and empowering and will inspire you in how to incorporate these oils into your life.

Simply click on this link or head to https://www.mydoterra.com/nickyskinner/#/

Once you’re there, click on ‘Join + Save’. Choose the country that you live in, then decide if you want to sign up as a Wholesale Customer or Wellness Advocate. I recommend choosing ‘Wellness Advocate’ because it allows you to receive free oils, with absolutely no obligation at all.

You then need to add your details. My number should be under both Sponsor + Enroller ID, but if you can’t see it there for some reason, please enter: 4571327

You can now select which kit you’d like to order or choose your single oils and add your ‘Introductory Enrolment Packet’ for $40 (this is your membership). Purchasing a kit means you get the $40 enrolment fee for free, but If you would prefer not to order a kit straight away that’s fine as well!

I would highly recommend the Home Essentials Kit to start you off – you will get the 10 most popular everyday oils that are extremely versatile and help to create a beautiful foundation to start your journey. You’ll also save over $200 compared to purchasing them individually plus a beautiful petal diffuser to get you started.

I recommend adding a bottle of ‘fractionated coconut oil’ to your order so you can start to create blends and apply the oils safely to your body as soon as your oils arrive. Oh and remember that when you purchase through me, you will be getting wholesale prices, so make sure to look at this price column not retail prices.

So what about this Loyalty Rewards Programme you mentioned?

This is doTERRA’s incredibly generous program which rewards you for monthly oil purchases. It means you can earn free product points and free shipping points with every purchase, which you can then use on ANY products you wish for free. These product points increase every 3 months from 10% to 30% at 12 months. If you’ve any questions, please get in contact and I can help explain it a little better.

Interested in supplementing your income?

Are you hooked on essential oils and find you’re singing their praises to anyone who will listen?

Are you currently at home and looking for a way to supplement your income?

Are you looking for financial freedom?

Would you like to be part of an awesome supportive group of women passionate about empowering others?

Are you passionate about helping families to find alternative health solutions with natural remedies?

If you answered “heck yes!” to the above, then get in touch and lets talk!

I’d love you to join my our oily community and help you to start a business with doTERRA.