🧕doTERRA Home Essentials Kit (Malaysia)

I bought my dÕTERRA Home Essentials Kit and enrolled as a member under Madam Fera’s team. Such a lovely lady and very helpful with her advice. Enjoyed going through her materials in the watsapp group as well.

The kits costs me RM1249.00 (promo) which included the membership fee as well. I signed up as a member because I want to buy my oils at my own pace whenever I want to without having to go through the hassle of ordering it through someone and then followup with them, then pay them online thereafter. And maybe, just maybe later, if I really love the idea of thoroughly incorporating EO’s into my daily life – I might become an active Wellness Advocate. Until that time comes, I am just going to explore and enjoy it as it is and share whatever I love about it with my family first.

As a member, I can plan my purchases accordingly. Of course, there a few types of membership plans. But that is not the purpose of this post. Today, I am just going to elaborate my thoughts on the Home Essential Kit.

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First of all, who on earth assembled this kit? Mat salleh kahhhhhhh.. Coz I think some of the selections are like.. uh.. ok… perhaps for the True Malaysian edition – they would consider replacing the Oregano with Lemongrass? Or Cinnamon? Aku nak tuang mana EO Oregano bebanyak ni. Actually, I did try putting a few drops in my spaghetti. It was gross. I think I put in too much because I got too excited. So first lesson learnt;

LESS IS MORE

Once I got my kit, I took all my oils out and labelled them. This is to make sure that I will use every single one of them. Not one is hidden. The kit comes with an introductory packet which is awesome. At least you know a few things about the founders of the company and their mission statement. doTERRA clearly mentioned that their oils are not drugs that heal medical illnesses. They are supportive measures. So if you have a treatable medical condition, please seek advice accordingly.

Mohon Hadam wahai pengguna2 yang overclaim. We do not want to dampen the efforts  or tarnish the clean image made by the founders .

This kit has 10 oils + 1 bottle of fractionated coconut oil which can be used as an oil carrier/dilution for topical application + 1 petal diffuser. Kecik sebenarnya diffuser tu. Dlm gambar nampak besau. Tapi cutelah.

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I was caught by surprise when the lavender and peppermint smelled so different to what I was used to. Now I know how an original lavender oil scent should be instead of the commercial, chemically fragranced ones in the market. The lemon smells real. And most comforting because of its familiarity. I will have to get used to the other natural scents of the earth soon.

Perhaps my tips before deciding on a purchase for the first time are;

  1. Try to join one of those Free Oiling Classes held from time to time. Just so you could try the oils first and see if you like them. Takdelah mcm aku, beli pastu terkejut semua bau macam pekat dan tengik. In the beginninglah.. later on.. you find that you would prefer the natural scents more. Furthermore, by joining these classes, it saves you time from having to research and study the benefits of them on your own. Plus, you make new friends.
  2. Do not be greedy. Perhaps you might want to try the Introductory Kit first. But if you really want everything – then go ahead. jadilah tamak haloba macam I. 
  3. Or if you are adventurous, go for the other available collections such as the AromaTouch Technique Kit and Essential Collection Kit. These kits cost less than RM1K.
  4. Read blogs and reviews. Watch Youtube videos on doTERRA. Or any other brands of your choice.
  5. Know what you are looking for. So that the advocates can assist you to find what you need.

On top of this kit, I have purchased additional oils through the LRP programme. I even have favourite oils and blends too nowadays. I will write about that later.

Making Things Happen

Finally, I managed to sketch a few logos for our batch group SK9600. Some are inspired from other logos, some are just something that I plucked from a daydream.

I learnt that by trying and giving your best can encourage others to do the same. In fact, others often do better especially if they are competitive. Which is good. As it too offers variety.

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I submitted the sketches to my team leader this morning. I hope something fruitful could come out of it. I am excited to proceed with other upcoming projects for Batch9600. InsyaAllah.. 

doTERRA after 1 month

Sometimes I just want to use an essential oil as it is. For just aromatherapy and topical appliation contohnya. This is my 2nd month using doTERRA. And I still have a lot to explore. Bukan nak mencaci or finding fault with the oil. Cuma when you’re a medical doctor – kau cakap makan betik sebiji selang sehari selama seminggu untuk improve power mata rabun pun orang boleh percaya. 

So I have to be careful with what I use, eat, topically apply or simply talk about especially concerning areas of complementary or alternative therapy. I want to share the goodness of aromatherapy as a relaxation technique which happens to be through doTERRA but still I need to be certain that it’ll be safe. Sebab orang memang akan tanya punya. Sedangkan pakai bra yang ada underwire pun orang risau boleh dpt breast cancer, what more things like oil.

In a world where founders of products tend to make benefit claims on a mega scale ( 1 oil cure cancer for all kinda thing), it’s pure purposes would unintentionally be ridiculed. For instance, I love the Lemon Scent. Apart from its wonderful citrus scent to perk you up, I do understand that it can be used as a cleaning substance and how a toothpick dabbed in the Essential OIl (EO), stirred in a cup of tea could help get rid of our sniffles. [NOTE : if the sniffles are mild. If you’re turning blue and have breathing difficulties or your symptoms are not improving after many cups of lemon tea, please seek appropriate medical attention]

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BUT once over enthusiastic advocates begin to make claims that it could cure Grade 4 tonsillitis or heal the inflamed appendix – tuh dah mengarut sangat lah kan. 

I am not sure how other doTERRA Wellness Advocates in Malaysia are sharing their oils success stories. So far, the ones I have come across are OK. For instance, to calm a person with autism or help someone with problems sleeping. I really hope I wouldn’t see discussions of hyperbola miracles. I’d end up rolling my eyes and holding my breath for the next hour. And die. 

Because to me, it is too good to be true when;

One oil (minyak pati) has about 15 healing properties of illnesses that occurs from different mechanisms. Example, minyak kapak applied on the temple of your forehead – we all know it could help with a headache. But if the founder of minyak kapak suddenly say it can cure diabetes or epilepsy – surely you would question which component of the minyak kapak is soooo multipurpose neeehhh?

I have just made my LRP Order. It took quite a while for me to understand how to go about it. And the membership stuff. But I will break it down here later as how I think I understand it. Till the next post.

 

Sulawesi. Funding via IMARET

Kerana kita bersaudara.

Some time ago, when we wanted to erect the Malaysian Field Hospital (MFH) in Cox Bazaar – it caused an uproar from misguided netizens who thinks that what we are doing goes along the line of ‘kera di hutan disusukan, anak di pangkuan mati kelaparan’. There are groups of vocal people unfortunately, who feel we should NOT extend International Help and take more care of our own.

Well folks. Today, SULAWESI needs our help. And as Malaysians, I think we should help our neighbours steadily and ease their burden.

I feel we should be able to do both. We should be able to help ourselves and also the international community as needed because we have neighbours. We are Muslims. And muslims are not selfish. Muslims take care of each other, even if they are non muslims.

Furthermore, we have individuals and organizations with different purposes to serve different groups of people ( be it in or out of the country) in the name of humanity. InsyaAllah no one would be left behind or unaccounted for. Because every life matters. Dalam Malaysia dan luar negara. But charity should start with you as well. Jgn banyak cakap. Just start.

If you have the skills, volunteer.

If you have the knowledge, volunteer.

Just give what you can. Raising funds and spreading awareness is the least that one can do. And make du’a to Allah The Most Knowingly and Benevolent and Merciful.

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Sometimes a disaster that happens to another person/country, is actually a test from us to ALLah. He wants to see whether we can unite as a nation and help another who needs them. He wants to see whether we can utilize the nikmat He has bestowed upon us towards a cause that could benefit others. He wants to see us being the best version of a human being that walks on His earth.

InsyaAllah. 

Getting to know the companions of Muhammad – Mufti Ismail Menk

I stumbled upon Mufti Menks lectures on Youtube. I was scrolling through the videos from a favourite channel of mine, Free Quran Education when his videos were recommended to me. The first video I watched was a joke about a parrot. You should watch it.

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This CD was given to me a senior who I really adore. She is like a walking inspiration.She effortlessly carries herself as this all rounded muslimah who not only excels in her career but also in raising her family. To me, she gave a different meaning to how we choose to measure our success in Life and Hereafter. In a way, I can see how some people prioritize things differently from ours depending on what suits them – but if we have Allah in mind and as the ultimate purpose to please , InsyaAllah there is nothing to lose with the choice that we take.

I don’t know about other moms but as for me – I missed the time when I used to be able to attend study circles or just listen to a ceramah for the sake of just wanting to know more. These things were routine or part of the programme when you’re in a matriculation centre. But once you step out into university and later into the working world, it is up to you then… to find these Islamic classes.

Nowadays, I see women wanting to learn how to perfect their salah. And there are gatherings for that. Or learn tajwid in proper classes. There is always an avenue for women to learn from each other if we look hard enough. We may have a rebellious personality when we were younger but later on like most muslims at a certain time in their life – we just want to return to our fitrah. We want to learn religion so we could understand Allah plan.

 

And so we could answer our children’s questions when it comes to Islamic studies. he he he.

footnote : Mufti Menk in these lectures did say we could copy and distribute the CD to as many people as we like. May the person who initiated this project be granted pahala and should he/she dies – this effort will be a form of amal jariah to the individual.