Hey Gorgeous! I'm Marilene Dippenaar.

I am a Wifey, Mama of two humans,

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,

Founder of essential oils south africa,

creator of The Happy Oil Tribe

and a Wellness Advocate for DoTERRA.

It is so nice to meet you!

I'm extremely excited you're here because I know we share a passion for living a vibrant life.  I believe women today want to have the calm confidence that comes with making informed decisions for themselves and their families.  We want to feel truly empowered.  There has never been a more important time to empower yourself with the information and tools that will bring you into an arena of sustainable wellness and vitality.

I am excited to introduce you to doTERRA and how it has been the key tool that millions use to live beautiful, abundant and natural lives.

I tried many brands of oils in my home before trying doTERRA. I didn't realise there was such a big difference in quality of the oils available on the market.  As I began researching the different essential oil companies and brands that were available, trying to find the best oils to use in my home and for my kids, the one oil company that always came out at the top was doTERRA.  Not only were their essential oils the best in quality and purity on the market, anywhere in the world, but I was also drawn to their vision of empowering every home to have the tools to live a natural life style.  This was amazing!!! But this was not the only reason.  I loved the culture of the company, the transparency of the quality and manufacturing of their oils as well as their incredible heart to serve others across the globe.

I was drawn to doTERRA's vision of upgrading the healthcare system + empowering every home to have the tools to live a natural health lifestyle. The way we live, the choices we make, the products we use, the food we eat, the company we keep etc. is all an expression of our core beliefs, and those beliefs are the ones I was wanting to change.

You’ll be amazed at how the quality of doTERRA oils support your body in healing + solve every day problems that pop up.

Here’s a list of 150 things you will be able to do with the Top 10 Oils.

150 Ways to use the Top 10 oils

150 Ways to use the Top 10 oils

Today I can truthfully say that these amazing oils have totally changed me and my families lives.  I can't wait to share these beautiful tools that nature has provided for us with all of you.  Here are some of the reasons why I chose doTERRA Essential Oils for my home and for my family and how you can start your own essential oil journey. I can't wait to meet you and walk this amazing journey with you.

why Essential Oils?

Imagine having a toolkit at your fingertips to support you with the emotional and physical challenges that you face every day

Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds extracted from plants during a distillation process. They can be found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants and they are nature's defence mechanism for plants and their cells. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils have been used by many cultures throughout history for their wellness benefits... these powerful oils can quite literally change your life.


When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. 

Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.  


In addition to supplying the highest quality essential oils doTERRA is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, and distillers who contribute to doTERRA’s essential oil production.

doTERRA sources its oils from over 40 countries — more than half of which could be considered developing countries. To ensure that small scale farmers and harvesters in disadvantaged areas are treated ethically, doTERRA has introduced an initiative called Co-Impact Sourcing.


Co-Impact Sourcing is an initiative that seeks to develop long-term, mutually beneficial supplier partnerships while creating sustainable jobs and providing reliable income in underdeveloped areas. doTERRA is committed to the ethical treatment of its suppliers by providing on-time payments at fair prices. Growers and harvesters are encouraged to form cooperative groups to share collective benefits and bargaining power while improving skills and capacity. 

For example:

Vetiver is sourced from Haiti.

Wintergreen from Nepal.

Frankincense from Somalia.

Ylang Ylang from Madagascar.

Lavender from Bulgaria.

Oregano from Turkey.

Lemon from Italy.

Tea Tree & Eucalyptus from Australia.

And the list goes on! The Co-Impact Sourcing model ensures that every single bottle of doTERRA essential oil sold around the world creates a positive ripple effect throughout the entire supply chain... this is why are proud to partner with doTERRA and belong to an essential oil movement that makes a difference in the world.


Additionally, the  Healing Hands Foundation, doTERRA’s charitable organization, provides funding and resources to create community-based, social-impact projects to improve lives in the larger communities where oils are sourced. Past projects include building or sponsoring existing medical clinics, installing drinking water and irrigation systems, building schools, and providing other educational resources such as vocational training programs.

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.

In addition to sharing essential oils with the world, doTERRA aspired to serve people and communities with the resources they had. Initially, this meant donating to charities, fundraisers, and community projects, but it eventually grew to be much more. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was created in June 2012 as an official non-profit organisation. The foundation is one of the ways doTERRA reaches out and serves communities in need. They do this by partnering with organisations and doTERRA Wellness Advocates to offer hope to millions around the world. Through the foundation’s efforts, lives are freed of disease and poverty, and communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of doTERRA's Hope Essential Oil Blend and Rose Hand Lotion are donated to the Healing Hands Foundation.


All of what you've seen right here is why I'm so honoured to share doTERRA essential oils with you. These beautiful oils have had such a remarkable impact on our  our emotional and physical health - and now it's your turn...


When I started my journey with essential oils, I was overwhelmed by all the information out there. I wanted to learn as much as I could about how to utilise these beautiful gifts from the earth in my home, but was unsure where to start. So I created a space where people, also new to the journey like I was, could go to find great content, recipes, read inspiring testimonials, ask questions and become part of a community of essential oil users in South Africa. That is why I created the Facebook page: Essential Oils South Africa. Here is the link to my page - Essential Oils South Africa Facebook Page. I love sharing recipes, oil protocols, specials, information and I really want this space to be one where people come to learn and to explore the amazing world of essential oils. I hope you love it and feel free to message me with any tips, questions or requests.


Leadership Positions - Now Interviewing

We are getting ready to launch DoTERRA in South Africa and we are extremely excited about it!  Lives are about to be changed!!!

I am looking for ambitious woman to join my amazing and growing team.  This opportunity to join me in key Leadership Positions is the perfect opportunity for a stay-at-home-mom who would like to change the life of her family and those around her and is willing to dive straight into the business. 

Joining my team is right for you if: 

  • You’re lit up by collaboration, sisterhood, and following your soul’s calling.

  • You’re ready to be a part of something bigger; the ‘cubicle’ life is so 1960s, or wait, is that the housewife life? Either way, you’re here for something bigger; you can feel it in your bones, and you can see it on your horizon. This is your time, and you are ready.

  • You desire freedom, in all areas of your life — your income, your time, your wellbeing, all of it.

  • You’re a self-starter. You’re willing to show up, dive deep, and share from your heart.

  • You’re not afraid to be told ‘no’. (You know it means that you’re one step closer to the next ‘yes’!)

  • You believe in balance (green juice + coffee, reading + Grey’s Anatomy (or is that just me!?) + hummus + margaritas … you get my point!) and you believe in treating your body with the best natural products our precious earth has to offer.

  • You know that a rising tide lifts all ships — so you love celebrating your sistas and lifting others up.

  • You love these oils! Like, you’re as freaking obsessed with them as we are!

This opportunity is also perfect for you if you:

  • Already have an online following or existing business OR

  • Have experience in business or network marketing but are looking for a new challenge OR

  • Are a Mom wanting to return to work but need flexibility around your family commitments - cause we all know that being a Mom is our main priority, right!

  • Be willing to get started with ordering your own oil kit (you can’t share the oils if you don’t use them yourself)

  • Be willing to complete all the training provided

  • Be willing to show up and treat this as the incredible business that it is.