I'm starting something called Essential Interviews where I interview fellow oil-users to see how they incorporate doTERRA's products into their daily lives. And guess who our first guest is? My #1 supporter and husband, Jon Taylor. Although he is very naturally minded, he didn't start using the oils from day one like I did. He was fine with me using them on me and our kids, but it took a little time for him to see how he could use them for his own health concerns. But once he did, he was hooked. Let's get started.
ME: We've had doTERRA's products in our home for almost 2 years now. What is your favorite doTERRA product (non-oil)?
JON: Mmm...good question. Probably the On Guard toothpaste. It's a really good toothpaste, tastes great and I love that it contains the On Guard blend so it's a great immunity booster. I love that we're not consuming any crappy crap that is typically out there on the market.
ME: Crappy crap?
JON: Yep. There's so many toxins out there and it's a great product at a great price.
ME: So, what is your favorite oil?
JON: Balance. Because I put it on our son's feet every night and have him smell it to calm down but it helps me relax after a long day.
A close second for me would be Citrus Bliss - helps me connect to nature while at work. I can close my eyes and it feels like i'm in the middle of an orange orchard and it's uplifting too and really helps me to feel reinvigorated in the middle of my day.
ME: Citrus Bliss is awesome. So I've noticed that many people experience a WOW moment with doTERRA's oils. What was your first WOW moment?
JON: I think the blend that I made for my cold sore was what did it for me. I was frustrated that I had another cold sore coming on so I googled essential oils for cold sores and built my own custom blend based on what we had (BRE: so proud). It accelerated the healing in just a couple days compared to what used to take over a week. I was really amazed.
ME: Sometimes you share with guys or people you know about the oils and what I do. When you talk to other people, specifically men, about essential oils, what do you say?
JON: That they're a safer way to deal with chronic issues instead of always reaching for medicines. They basically can go straight to the brain and heal from within which is much kinder to your body. I always talk about how we use them with our kids as well just in case that particular dad wants to share all the benefits with his wife and family. I also mention the income potential of it too because sometimes guys will connect to that much quicker than to the product. A lot of times they're like "essential oils what?" but if they tell their wife about the income potential and their wife contacts Bre about doTERRA and, in turn, falls in love with the oils, then it's a great partnership moving forward because both have things they love about doTERRA.
ME: Very true. So a while back, you came to me wanting your own go-to bag of oils. Mind my asking what's in it?
JON: Breathe for congestion, Frankincense for stress migraines, DigestZen for any poor food choice days, of course Balance and then Citrus Bliss. I also love Deep Blue for muscle aches at the end of a long day.
ME: You went with me to Leadership Retreat this past March and we got to hear from the doTERRA founders and leaders about the integrity of the company and the opportunity. We noticed that many of the active Wellness Advocates there were women. It's like that episode of Friends when Chandler says, "Where are all the men?!" What would you tell someone, and specifically men, about the opportunity with doTERRA?
JON: I would say to them - that it does pay off but you have to support and partner with your wife in this business venture - so that may mean helping with the kids in the evenings or weekends, or picking up some slack around the house so she has time to build the business because eventually it will overtake what your income is. We're not there quite yet but we see the potential is there and it's on the horizon for us. This business could become your primary income so you want to engage with your wife on that so she has all the support she needs...and find a place that you fit in if you are passionate about the oils too.
ME: Awesome. Thanks for sharing your point of view.
Essential oils can be for everyone, especially the men in your life. So don't be afraid to share with everyone - even those that are initially hesitant. And here's a few other tips and ideas for essential oil uses for men.
doTERRA Oils Men Will Love:
Cedarwood - Jon is a woodworker so he of course loves the smell of Cedarwood but it also has great therapeutic benefits. If the man you know isn't a fan of the more floral scents like Lavender or Serenity, Cedarwood is a great substitute to encourage good sleep. We roll on some diluted Cedarwood on the bottoms of our feet every night before bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzz!!
Balance - this is a very woodsy scent which is why a lot of men probably gravitate to it. It is a blend of Spruce, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Ho Wood, and Blue Chamomile Flower. GREAT for a homemade aftershave lotion or just for applying to the bottoms of the feet at the beginning of the day. Retail: $26.67 Wholesale: $20
doTERRA Products Men Will Love:
Lifelong Vitality Pack
Provides the nutrients your man needs for a healthy heart and mind with whole foods, not synthetics!
Alpha CRS - proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer.
Microplex VMz - an all-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets.
xEO Mega - unique formula of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and proprietary blend of marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids. Supports healthy joint, cardiovascular and brain health!
Jon takes 2 of each, with breakfast and dinner. Plus TerraZyme before every meal. Our food is zapped of healthy enzymes which is what helps us digest our food properly and then your body knows what to do with all those nutrients you’re putting in. Terrazyme gives you enzymes to help with that!
On Guard Toothpaste
doTERRA’s fluoride-free toothpaste provides the protective benefits of therapeutic-grade On Guard essential oils against germs and other harmful pathogens, while also reducing plaque, and whitening teeth with gentle polishing agents. On Guard’s unique cinnamon-mint flavor, with xylitol, also leaves your breath (and your toothbrush), fresh and clean.
Retail: $11.33 Wholesale: $8.50
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