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Oil Lingo

When you hear how great doTERRA essential oils are and you are ready to start using them it can be overwhelming quickly on all the acronyms and lingo. I always go through the terms with my new customers while we’re waiting for their oils to arrive so they can open their box upon delivery and immediately start enjoying them.

To help them with this information I use the below list of definitions that I print out and leave behind for them as a quick reference of what we talked about. I also give them my phone number and email so they can ask me anything at anytime about their doTERRA oils and products. To me, this is just good service and way to let my customers know I am truly there for them on this oil journey.

It’s very important to me that I support you in the best way I can to find the oils and products that will be of most use to you. Oils and natural solutions is a personal journey and I can help you make that a positive experience.

I also want to help my customers find the best way to get their oils. I get the majority of us have to live on a family budget that doesn’t always have the flexibility we’d like. Transitioning to a natural solutions lifestyle in your home and in your health can seem very expensive. Using good oils and products with doTERRA however has not resulted in extra or extravagant expenses in my home. In fact we have have seen savings in what we are buying, seeing oils outlast many of the products we were buying and actually realizing better results. It’s possible and achievable. Understanding the lingo and having a good Wellness Advocate by your side can help you maximize your value and savings from using essential oils.

Oil Lingo Definitions


Periodically throughout the year doTERRA will have a week, usually Tuesday through Saturday, where they will offer a different oil or product at a buy one get one price. There is usually one oil a member can purchase up to 5 of and receive a different oil or product for free (up to 5).

These can be purchased through LRP (see Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP)) to earn points from the order if it is at least 50PV (see Product Value (PV)). These orders also qualify for shipping points reimbursement.

Members can also purchase the BOGO through regular order, not LRP or retail.


Diffusing is a method by which an essential oil is dispersed into the air for aromatic use. This method typically occurs using a diffuser.

A diffuser can be an electronic or battery powered machine that produces a mist carrying the oil into the air.

A diffuser can also be a porous material that is used in a room to slowly disperse the oil into the room, such as bamboo reeds, clay or salt rocks or worn as part of jewelry for personal oil use.

When diffusing essential oils, a quality diffuser, whether electronic or personal, is highly recommended in order to enjoy the maximum benefit of using your oils in this manner.


This term refers to blending an essential oil with a carrier to dilute the oil when applying it to the skin or taking it internally.