Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dr. Robert Pappas on Essential Oil Chemistry

Dr. Robert Pappas is the world leader in essential oil chemistry and oversees the quality of dōTERRA essential oils. Watch this educational video to see Dr. Pappas’s presentation from the dōTERRA 2014 Aspire Global Convention where he talks about essential oil adulteration and what to look for in essential oil chemistry.




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Essential Oils 101: Be safe in the sun

Some oils are photosensitive (esp. citrus oils) meaning they react to radiant energy or light such as natural sunlight, sunlamps, or other sources of UV rays. So you are planning on being in the sun, you should avoid applying these oils to your skin for at least 6 hours prior to being in the sun.

These oils are primarily citrus oils and include Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Wild Orange, and Tangerine.  The result is a dark pigmentation or a rash on the skin.  Bergamot contains bergaptene, a dominant photosensitizer, and can cause severe reactions. The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.

This also applies to blends that contain any of these oils (such as Citrus Bliss and even InTune essential oil blend for focus).

This is not really something that those of us who live in Newfoundland (where I live) need to worry about during this time of year, but this is good info to keep in mind on sunny days.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is a must-have in every home. It's widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. In addition, it soothes skin irritations, helps skin to recover and eases muscle tension. Inhaling lavender promotes relaxation and a restful sleep. This is one of the oils that I carry with me at all times. Read about 34 more uses for lavender in this link.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Drinking liquid sunshine

I love adding a drop of lemon essential oil to my water. It's refreshing, uplifting, energizing and detoxifying. It's like drinking liquid sunshine! 


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Essential Yoga Workshops

So excited about Robin Penney Yoga's upcoming Essential Yoga Workshops at Nova Yoga. Yoga and essential oils - two of my favourite things!!

And, I'm especially excited that Robin and I will be collaborating during the workshop - Robin will be teaching the class, while I'll be helping to introduce the essential oils. Love it!


Essential oils have been used for therapeutic and holistic health purposes throughout history to stimulate healing and enhance overall wellness. When incorporated into a yoga and meditation practice, essential oils can elevate awareness and provide a deeper connection through the senses.  Each workshop will include an introduction to the history and use of essential oils, and an explanation of the benefits of specific oils used throughout the class.  dōTERRA oils will be used throughout the practice via diffused aroma, internally by adding to water, and through application to the body.

Session #1: Gratitude: See the Gift in Your Obstacles
Saturday, October 25th, 2:00-3:30pm

This workshop teaches radical gratitude as we celebrate the month of Thanksgiving. Working with various backbends and heart openers, this all-levels vinyasa practice incorporates essential oils chosen to support living in the present moment and reminders of abundance and alignment. Featured oils: rosemary, wild orange, lemon, ginger, and sandalwood.

Session #2: Release: Surrender and Receive
Saturday, November 15th, 2:00-3:30pm

This all-levels gentle vinyasa flow features heart and hip openers and deep forward folds to increase energy and calm the mind, while the oils assist in emotional healing, releasing stagnant energy, feelings or blockages. The combination of oils and yoga provide a cathartic experience to create emotional balance. Featured oils: frankincense, wild orange, and various dōTERRA essential oil blends.


Session #3: Compassion: Cultivate Kindness
Saturday, December 13th, 2:00-3:30pm

Holidays often are a time when our cups become so full that there is little room for anything new. Yoga and essential oils can be a powerful catalyst for emptying our cup to make room to receive. This all-levels dynamic hip-opening sequence is combined with seasonal oils to make room to receive the many gifts of the season, including self-care and compassion. Featured oils: peppermint, frankincense, white fir, thyme, and wild orange.

Space is limited. All levels of experience are welcome.

Please bring a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel water bottle to the class.
$35 +HST per session or $90 +HST to register for all 3 sessions

Register here.






Introduction to Essential Oils class in St. John's, NL

Join us for an informative class on how to use essential oils to support your body's physical and emotional health.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8  pm
Location: Airport Heights in St. John's, NL


Everyone who comes to the class will receive a free 5 mL bottle of Wild Orange. 

Space is limited. To save a spot in the next class or to schedule a free one-on-one consultation to find out which essential oils can best support your family's health, contact Janice at spirityoga@live.com or 237-3689.


Restful sleep

Add a couple drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet for a restful night’s sleep.