Rina Bailey – Dotty’s Oils
We talk to Rina from Dotty’s Oils to find out more about the inspiration behind her essential oils business and how she and her mother Sylvia promote health and wellbeing.
Tell us about why you founded Dotty’s Oils?
In 2017, I was looking for natural ways to improve my health and wellbeing at a time when I found the stresses of being a criminal barrister quite overwhelming. I began diffusing a blend called ‘Serenity’ a few hours before bed and it dramatically improved the quality of my sleep. I wore ‘Vetiver’ on days when I anticipated I’d encounter a tricky opponent or a difficult judge and it noticeably decreased my stress and anxiety levels. I found that the scent and sensation of Peppermint and Wild Orange provided me with a fantastic pick-me-up when my 3pm energy slump came calling. I was hooked! Although I had no intentions of quitting life at the Bar when I founded Dotty’s Oils with my mother, Sylvia, I certainly felt that the balance in my life was nowhere near what it could and should be. I have a very strong work ethic and know from personal experience how rewarding and exhilarating it is to achieve success in the workplace. But, I longed for rest, stillness, nourishment and space to breathe away from the Courtroom.
Tell us about the business?
At its heart, Dotty’s Oils aims to educate and promote the use of natural solutions to manage life’s challenges. We achieve our aim primarily by hosting workshops at our homes, at the homes of our customers, in the workplace over lunch, in schools, in café’s, in gyms – basically anywhere there is room to share pure and natural essential oils and have a conversation! We teach people how to safely and effectively use dōTERRA essential oils and products to improve health and wellbeing. There is certainly no typical customer and there is no ‘one-solution fits all’. We assist parents who are trying to get their babies to sleep or through teething difficulties, students who need to focus and concentrate, women struggling with the challenges of the menopause, clients with high stress and anxiety, individuals who want to lift their mood or relieve sadness. As we say: ‘I have an oil for that!’
What are your methods for gaining new business?
The most effective way we grow our business is through people attending our workshops or meeting us for a private consultation: ultimately, starting their essential oils journey with us. Most customers then refer us onto their friends and family who may have different challenges or behaviours they want to address. We often hear comments such as: ‘My sister struggles with sleepless nights, I’ll put her in touch’. There is nothing better than promotion through word of mouth.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I love seeing first-hand the immediate impact that using an essential oil can have and when a customer contacts me after a few days, weeks or even months and tells me that they have seen a huge change in a condition that has troubled them for years or that they feel more alert and ‘with-it’, that is extremely rewarding and gratifying.
“We were introduced to dōTERRA and the world of essential oils by Rina following a conversation about my daughter who had trouble getting to sleep and had terrible car sickness. After an amazing afternoon when Rina came over and introduced the kids (aged four-10) to all the different oils and their properties and uses, we were hooked.
The oils have helped in so many diverse and unexpected ways. We have used oils for sickness, verrucas, anxiety and for the sheer pleasure of enjoying a smell in the diffuser. I have even started using the cleaning products, mixing with my own blend of oils and definitely like the fact that there are fewer chemicals in my kitchen”. Sharan Sains
We assist parents who are trying to get their babies to sleep or through teething difficulties, students who need to focus and concentrate, women struggling with the challenges of the menopause, clients with high stress and anxiety, individuals who want to lift their mood or relieve sadness.
How can our readers learn more?
Visit www.dottys-oils.com, you can book your place at one of our free workshops, book a private consultation or sign-up to our monthly newsletters. If you want to dive right in, we recommend the Natural Solutions Kit – a great purchase to get you started on a natural and toxic-free lifestyle. The kit contains a diffuser and a great selection of oils but also showcases dōTERRA’s other products such as handwash, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, vitamins and supplements.