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How Much Is A 1ml Sample Worth? FREE COST SHEET DOWNLOAD

Beginners Guide To Creating Doterra Samples 

For those who have been in Doterra for a short period, I totally understand the concern about the cost of giving away samples.

I understand because I am with you, as a beginner. I’m also a bit of a number cruncher. 

The beauty of Doterra is you can create your own samples. Any size, any blend and as interesting as you like. 

 

I’ve seen so many amazing ideas being given at oily get togethers.

From bath salts, to chocolates with oils in them, to blends with cosmetic glitter in them for your teenagers who don’t quite appreciate how “cool” essential oils are – the flexibility with the product makes it so much easier to promote.

 

The simplicity of the product allows you to make and take samples as small as 1ml.

If your an advocate, you know 1ml can actually go a long way! 

It’s a tough call when you are making samples wether to dilute them or not, because you want your customer to experience just how pure these oils are.

Some of my samples are 2ml Diluted, but they come with communication sheets which explain why. 

Teaching potential customers how to dilute their oils is an important part of providing the product.

 

My suggestion is this. 

Keep in mind this is just a personal opinion, more for when you are starting out.

I hear too often disgruntled people claiming the company they represented bled them dry.

I disagree with this attitude, figure out your investment strategy. If its only $100 for the first 3 months – so be it.

Stay in control, in any business.

Know what you can spend, don’t go showering your friends with samples of Frankincense just because it’s the “King Of Oils”

ALL of the oils are amazing, show them.

 

Just an example of a $100 Sample Spend:

$100 Will make you over 75 Lemongrass Samples with 1ml Basic Bottles.

That includes the cost of the bottles.

 

Creating Clean 1ml Samples With NO FC OIL

TOP TEN Lowest Cost Oils To Create Single Oil Samples:

Lemongrass $0.80 

Lemon $0.90

Wild Orange $0.93

Lime $1.13

Eucalyptus $1.20

Clove $1.21

Cypress $1.30

Grapefruit $1.35

Fennel (Sweet) $1.43 Rosemary $1.43

 

TOP TEN Highest Cost Oils To Create Single Oil Samples

Melissa $46.60

Sandalwood (Hawaiin) $22.00

Spikenard $15.90

Manuka $14.60

Cardamom $10.80

Helichrysium $9.00

Douglas Fir $7.80

Sandalwood $7.33

Cinnamon bark $6.20

Myrhh $6.10

Juniper Berry $6.00

 

TOP TEN Lowest Cost Oils To Create Blend Samples

Terraarmour $1.00

Balance$1.80

Easy Air $1.80

Purify $2.00

Smart & Sassy $2.03

Digestion $2.05

Aromatouch $2.12

Lavender Peace $2.72

On Guard 15 $2.72

Endocrine $2.83

 

Need to know the price per ML for both Single Oils & Blends?

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PRICE PER ML SHEETS 

 

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Doterra Ice Blue Recipe For Roll On Application

Ice Blue Recipe

This Doterra Ice Blue Recipe is amazing!

Your customers should know about this Ice Blue Recipe so they have the option of creating their own blends.

Recently I had several different potential customers, in all sorts of pain, with all sorts of budget issues.

I realised there is a problem here I can fix, by providing options.

 

Make Your Own Ice Blue Recipe Roll On

The basic Ice Blue recipe:

Using a 10ml Roller Ball Bottle

  • 20 Drops of Ice Blue
  • Top off with Fractioned Coconut Oil

If you are looking to extend your Ice Blue recipe further:

  • 15 drops of Ice Blue
  • 5 Drops of Peppermint
  • Top off with FC Oil in a 10ml Bottle.

I prefer using the Peppermint Oil as I feel it lengthens the sensation after applying the oil.

 

Ice Blue Recipe

 

Do you actually save money this way?

Firstly, keep in mind your roll on/touch products are a little different to the DIY blends. I am not trying to discourage you from buying the Roll On or Touch products, this is simply an option you should know about.

If a rollerball bottle distribution is the key point you are looking for – YES YOU WILL SAVE A BUCKET.

 

Does The Ice Blue Recipe Have To Be In A Roller Ball Bottle?

No. However…..

Making your Ice Blue recipe in a Roller Ball bottle decreases the amount of liquid you dispense so you have more control, therefore saving money.

This way you also don’t get it all over your hands which can be a bit of a hazard with Ice Blue. If you accidentally touch your eye area after applying with the original Doterra bottle, it will burn.

I prefer to keep any Essential Oil I apply topical in these bottles, they last a lot longer especially when using them on children, who have a habit of bumping me when I have a regular dropper in my hand.

 

DIY Recipe Cost:

5ml bottle of Ice Blue Wholesale is $42.50AU + FC Oil $16.50 = TOTAL COAST $59

This makes almost 7 x 10ml Rollerball Bottles when you add Peppermint Oil

Best practice is to use a Funnel when making blends, this helps count the drops. 

 

Cost Of Doterra Roll on or Touch On a Wholesale Account:

1x Ice Blue Roll On From Doterra (Undiluted): $85.00 or

Ice Blue Touch (Diluted): $62.00

 

If you have an amazing consultant (hint…hint…me) they will help you arrange what you need to create your DIY Roll ons by helping you place to right order and organising your Roller Ball bottles.

Sometimes your Doterra Wellness Advocate will go even further and make them up for you, this is something I have already done many times in the early days of my Doterra business.

You simply pay for the bottles on top of your order (around $1.50 – $2 for a decent Roller Ball Bottle).

 

Once you try Ice Blue – pharmacy creams and balms will never compare. 

To Buy Ice Blue visit My Doterra Store

To Enrol as a wholesale customer, Visit HERE

 

 

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How To Download Facebook Videos From Private Groups

How To Download Facebook Videos From Private Groups

Let me show you how to download Facebook videos from private groups the easy way! This is particularly handy for downloading videos which were posted BEFORE the option to save to your camera reel was implemented.

This way is also a great tool for those who are in the VA industry and need to download videos without hassling your client for the original source file.

Why should you download your videos from your private Facebook groups?

Reason 1:

If you have fantastic content posted in your groups you should ALWAYS keep a back up. There have been many cases where groups have just “disappeared” leaving all of your content lost forever.

Reason 2:

This content can be repurposed as Blog posts, Youtube videos and many other great pieces in the future. You can even have your videos transcribed with a service called Transcription Hub or Rev.

Reason 3: Specifically using this method, you can download your videos in the original quality on your desktop. While some PCs allow you to save the file directly from the browser, its often the compressed version. While some phones also allow you to do this, its then a pain having to transfer the file or bringing it across to your desktop computer through a dropbox. This way – you know it will work every time. 

 

It’s important to note you should never download content that you are not authorised to re-use.

This tool is designed to retrieve your own content in order to repost it elsewhere.

 

Download Facebook Videos From Private Groups In Simple Steps 

For those who download a LOT of FB Videos:

  1. Make sure you are running Chrome 
  2. Visit FB DOWNLOADER
  3. Download the Chrome Extension Toolbar
  4. Go to your video SOURCE URL, hit the download button on your toolbar
  5. Choose the HD version of your video for best quality
  6. Video will start downloading!
  7. Watch the video if you need further instructions on how to use

For those who only download FB Video occasionally:

  1. Make sure you are running Chrome 
  2. Visit FB DOWNLOADER
  3. Input the source URL of your video and download using the browser version

 

 

Need help with the Facebook video source file?

How to get your source file on an iMac:

  1. Make sure right click is enabled in your settings
  2. Go to the video you want to download 
  3. Right click ON the video 
  4. Click “Show Video URL”
  5. Copy the entire URL
  6. If you need more instructions – watch the tutorial

 

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It’s Important To Recognise Creative Burnout

Occasionally, I suffer from creative burnout.

Once it happens, It happens. 

It’s not a situation where I can just shake it off. 

There is no point telling me to meditate.

There is no point pushing me into self help podcasts.

There is no point giving me pep talks.

Chocolate doesn’t work, nor does wine.

 

I know my body, I know my mind.

I know once this happens, I need to take a break.

What is a break? I am a single mum with 3 kids to raise, does that even exist?

When it comes to creative burnout, a “break” doesn’t necessarily mean a rest.

It means a removal of yourself, place yourself somewhere else, do other things.

Feed your mind with new content.

 

Take Yourself Somewhere Inspiring 

The trouble with creative entrepreneur types is we sink so deep into our work, we end up living a portion of our lives at a desk without even realising it! We are creating incredible things, but the reality is the outside world is what feeds us.

When we forget to remove ourselves, creative burnout begins.

If you can, try and manage regular breaks. Trips to local areas which are full of colour, culture or just beauty in general. This could be something as simple as a walk in your local botanical gardens.

If you completely suck at this “regular break” thing like I do, bundle them up. Recognise that all of those small breaks you didn’t take – they equal to a bigger break. Disappear for a couple of days into somewhere amazing. 

 

 

You Know Yourself Best

We often think we don’t. But thats actual bullshit. Sometimes it takes counselling, coaching, self help to rid ourselves of the denial at play. But at the end of the day recovering from a creative burnout is often a very personal thing and other peoples voices just interrupt the journey to becoming inspired again.

If you know what you need to do, even if its not what others would suggest, just go and do it. 

 

My Answer To Creative Burnout?

Book an Air BnB , Take the kids and runaway. Soak up water views, immerse yourself in a different environment, reduce your time on social media for 2-3 Days.

If accomodation isn’t in your budget, throw a mattress in the car and head to a cheap camping spot. You don’t even have to stay the night! Relax, read a great book.

 

Due for a holiday? Protect your budget with cheaper accomodation options!

If you haven’t tried Air B’n’B give it a go, If you sign up using this LINK you will get $50 Credit when you book your first trip. 

If you are in the Brisbane area I can recommend Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast for family holidays – Check out my savings HERE

Then, make sure you share your Air BnB Experience with your friends using your referral code to earn incentives for your next holiday.

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8 Tips To Make Your Own Product Images

Make Your Own Product Images, By Taking Them With You. Everywhere.

I used to be an Ebay Powerseller for trending products, this means new photos all the time.

Armed with only a smartphone I use the outdoors, different placemats and props to create my images.

 

I quickly learnt that you don’t have to be a professional to take your own product images.

Product photos have to be presentable. Sometimes creating a unique image (something that hasn’t been seen before) will single you out among 1000 other sellers with the same product.

 

The current climate on social media is full of stark white, scandi, minimalist culture.

This makes for beautiful photos, but when you break the whitewash up – you make some noise.

 

This is the problem when something becomes so on trend

Scrolling through social media is like going for a long drive. 

The same black and white lines pass by, with the occasional neon bump that makes me sit on the edge of my seat. 

 

Taking Your Products Everywhere. 

It’s been a few weeks of travelling around with a bag full of oils waiting for the perfect opportunity and place to snap some pictures.

While 9/10 places I visit, there is no opportunity to snap pictures and I don’t prioritise it everywhere I go.

When the perfect time presents, I am thankful I brought my product along with me.

The images below are available for FREE USE in my Facebook Group.

 

 

This goes for any product, sometimes the product is you!

I carry a Fisheye Lens and a Selfie light in my car at all times, while I rarely use them – having them pays off on those unique moments.

(I also carry a GoPro Hero 6 – but Im vlogging nerd)

 

Taking Product Photos On Holidays. The Beach.The Lakeside

I love the beach because it provides excellent lighting. The waterside usually appeals to everyone, so featuring it in product images makes sense to me.

With a product like essential oils, relaxation and sitting by the bay are intertwined with the product theme. This is a product that helps peoples mood, so reflecting this in an image in a tranquil spot just makes sense.

 

 

 

8 Tips For Taking Images Out In Public

Tip 1: Face the light when taking photos so your shadow doesn’t appear in your final images.

Tip 2: Don’t worry about what others think, if they aren’t in the photo what is it to them

Tip 3: Experiment, some of this shoot was taken UNDER the water

Tip 4: For 360 Social Media Pictures, use Panorama Mode and upload directly from your phone

Tip 5: Consider using Empty oil bottles if you are worried about damage and leaks

Tip 6: To edit, use an app like Snapseed and wrap the entire shoot up on your phone to save time.

Tip 7: Transfer your entire shoot to a Dropbox for safekeeping

Tip 8: Take more photos than you think you need! Trust me, in 4 months time you will wish you had variations for places like Instagram.

 

Want Full Access To These Product Images?

The whole lot are available in HD including 360 Degree Versions at the Essential Oils Image Hub

 

The Above Images Belong To Kate Shelby & Are For Image Hub Member Re-use Only

 

Happy Holidays! Don’t Forget To Take Your Oils With You!

 

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The Stranger Things Font Generator. Strangify All The Things!

Strangify All The Things!

The nostalgic Stranger Things font is a spin off from the iconic Stephen King title font.

Nelson Cash has created Make It Stranger, a text-generator that lets users write anything in the ‘80s retro font.

 

 

You can Strangify Your Own Designs

The Stranger Things font used for the title of the Netflix smash hit TV series is a customised version of ITC Benguiat

 

I used the Stranger Things font generator to theme up some of my Doterra Essential Oil blend recommendations.

The Stranger Things Font Generator would be perfect for creating Invitations to a Stranger Things, 80’s Pop Culture theme party.

 

 

 

See the font evolve into the official Stranger Things version HERE and get an insight in the development of the final product.

 

 

Have fun with your DIY Stranger Things creations!

To change the size of your final download I recommend Re-Uploading into Canva to adjust for your social media platforms.

 

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Beginners Basic Canva Tutorials

Every Canva Tutorial On This Website! 

My canva tutorials were designed with Doterra Wellness Advocates in mind, HOWEVER – anyone can watch and learn.

They focus on very basic projects and answer some of the most commonly asked questions in our social media facebook groups.

 

Canva Tutorial 1: START HERE

Creating a basic 3 layer image using Canva.

This is the most popular tutorial which gives a basic overview of create an image with different elements and text.

 

Canva Tutorial 2: LOGO BASICS

Making a very basic button logo using Canva.

This is a question that is raised a lot. “How can aI create my own logo until I can afford to invest in a graphic designer?”.

A logo doesn’t have to be fancy, some of the most elegant logos are a classic black font on a white background. 

 

Canva Tutorial 3: DIY WATERMARKING

A DIY Watermark will do the job if you are looking for a subtle way to protect your content. It can be as simple as turning the transparency of your logo down or creating a specific watermark consisting of plain text, numbers or other images. 

 

Tutorial 4: CONTENT RECYCLING

Reupload content into Canva to create different images for different platforms. Learn how to utilise the same piece of content several times.

 

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Tutorial 3: DIY Watermark Using Canva

“Help! I need to make a watermark!”….

I hear you.

If you have a beginner skillset, Use Canva. Its quick & easy.

If you already have a professional logo, even better. 

In this tutorial I show you how to make a watermark which you can keep on hand in your Canva library.

If it sinks too far to the bottom, just re-upload it.

You can also store it in the “Logo” department if you have premium Canva, making it even quicker to access. 

You don’t HAVE to turn the transparency down, this is something you might want to do manually on each image.

In this case, just keep your logo on hand and turn it down to your requirements.

Some backgrounds do better than others with different levels of image transparency, as you can see on the video cover below. 

 

 

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Leaving Your Job To Work For Yourself Is Terrifying

I left my “JOB” 6 months ago to work for myself.

The crazy part is my “job” was a self employed position too, it didn’t resemble the freedom and flexibility that the work from home dream is made of.

Like every other person I know, flipping a switch to a completely different role – self employed or not –  is risky and nerve-wracking.

I had been working up to this point for 2 years, part time hustling on the side in the digital world.

I reflected back to a time when I worked for someone else and the road I traveled to get here.

 

I have been in business for many many years.

In between caring for my son who had Cancer from birth and raising a total of three children, I have been in business for almost 20 years.

I had just turned 20 when I decided I would never work for an employer again, it was terrifying.

I don’t think the financial risk is the biggest scare factor either, it’s dealing with other peoples opinions.

Deciding you will never be an employee has an apparent arrogance about it, you will be told at least once in your life that you should “Just go and get a job”

The person who says that wants you back in THEIR box, not yours.

You are not an Entrepreneur if you are broke.

Bullshit.

Entrepreneur Definition: a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

See that word….HOPE.

It’s what all Entrepreneurs have when we step out on a limb and develop something that came from an idea.

Entrepreneurs often take a considerable risk when they open a business or develop a product.

The risk could mean landing on ground zero with nothing to cling on, nothing but another idea.

 

Believe me, I have been there.

There is nothing worse than the term “Failed Entrepreneur” because it goes against the whole definition of what it is to be one.

We take risks. We land on our ass, we take risks again.

We lose our cars, our lifestyle and our minds, we built them back up again.

We make a million dollars, we lose a million dollars (or in my case, more)

The point is, we are driven to create and we have hope and faith that one of our ideas will change peoples lives.

 

Then It Happens.

You will wake up when day and say to yourself “I am here, this is where I’m meant to be”.

It won’t take money.

It won’t be the invites you get or the VIP tables at functions.

It won’t be a new car or the ability to take a holiday anytime you want.

You may still be scraping for rent money when it happens.

It’s the inner feeling of knowing you are where you belong.

It’s from this point you will start making waves, because you are BORN FOR THIS!

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The Brain Is Wired To Be Social!

The Brain Is Wired To Be Social!

Have you ever wondered why yawning causes other people to yawn? Mirror Neurons!

Have you ever wondered why, when someone else laughs, even if you don’t understand the joke – you start laughing too? MIRROR NEURONS!

When you know the intention behind someone’s action, the mirror neuron’s in your brain is activated.

 

How Does This Help Us In Business?

The mirror neuron’s give us the capacity to imitate other peoples behaviour. When you see somebody doing something, your mirror neurons are firing, allowing you to experience the same action without carrying it out physically. Let your audience feel your experience!

These neuron’s are the brains way of relating to each other and the world. We are WIRED TO BE SOCIAL!

You Have Just Watched Some Emotional Video Content.

How do you feel?

If the person is beaming with excitement, are you excited?

This isn’t as simple of something being funny or sad.

Mirror neurons allow us to experience the FEELING of another persons joy, sadness, anger and more simply by watching.

 

 

Theres a place in your brain which allows you to:

Feel other peoples experiences…WOW!

Have you ever been to a store and received exceptional customer service and while the product doesn’t usually excite you, you feel high on life.

This is because the storeperson was so positive, their smile was infectious – using the mirror neurons!

Have you ever watched a persons content online and found yourself smiling along with them, despite the content not being a comedy piece?

This is your mirror neuron’s helping you connect emotionally to that person.

 

You Have Successfully Connected With Your Audience:

On A Neurological Level…AMAZEBALLS!

I’ll say it again, we are WIRED TO BE SOCIAL! The very core of our existence is designed to connect and engage with each other. This is why social media is such a powerful engine.

Our purpose as humans is to interact with each other on an emotional level and there is plenty of science based evidence to back this up.

 

Tell a happy story, an inspiring tale, a sad and tragic account of a past event:

Do It With Emotion. Give It Everything You Got!

This is why it’s so important to show up and be authentic. The real stories, the truth of who you are, where you came from and why you strive to achieve certain goals often has a very powerful backstory.

The things than happen over the years shape who we are and can be used for powerful storytelling.

Don’t be afraid to get out there and put your emotions on the frontline because on a neurological level, we are wired to connect and share the raw emotions involved in each experienced told by one another.