Thursday, July 18, 2019

OnGuard hand sanitizer

This doTERRA On Guard hand cleansing spray is an easy and convenient way to clean your hands. Keep a bottle in your purse, car, or office for any time you need it.
I made a bottle today to prepare for an upcoming backpacking camping trip!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
Water

Instructions
  1. In a glass spray bottle, combine aloe vera and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. Fill the rest of bottle with water. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on hands and rub together.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Essential oils for summer

One of the best parts about summer is getting outside in nature as much as possible.  There are so many oils that can make our experiences that much more enjoyable and keep some of those summer weather annoyances at bay.  We have a backpack stocked up so we can just grab and go. 

Outdoor Oil Must Haves
  • Deep Blue Rub: Soothes after a long hike
  • Lavender: Promotes restful sleep
  • TerraShield: Protects from bugs
  • DigestZen Softgels: Alleviates an upset stomach
  • TriEase Seasonal Blend: Provides relief when seasonal threats are high
  • Peppermint Beadlets: Supports clear breathing, cooling
  • Lip Balm: Keep your lips moisturized
  • doTERRA On Guard Toothpaste: For overnight and camping trips
Tip: TerraShield Repellent Blend has been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other synthetic insect repellents. Apply several drops to exposed skin and openings in clothing before outdoor activity.

Tip: Apply a couple drops of Peppermint essential oil to the bottoms of the feet and a drop to your drinking water to cool your body during a hot day.


Active Lifestyle
  • Mito2Max Energy & Stamina Complex: Great for increasing energy level and endurance
  • Slim & Sassy TrimShake: Provides essential nutrients and helps manage weight
  • LifeLong Vitality Pack: Helps maintain overall health and wellness
  • Deep Blue Rub: Soothes muscles after physical activity
Tip: Take Mito2Max before a long run or any physical activity for increased energy and endurance.

After Sun Oils for Soothing and Healing
  • Melaleuca
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Helichrysum

Balance essential oil highlight

Feeling  overwhelmed or anxious? Balance essential oil blend promotes harmony, tranquility, and balance between your mind, body, and emotions.  We love to apply it to our temples, back of  neck, wrists, spine, the bottoms of our feet. This is a great oil to apply daily – actually multiple times a day. You can keep Balance in a roller bottle for more convenient use by just dumping the blend directly into a roller bottle. The blend is already diluted with coconut oil so you don’t have to do anything to the blend – making it a really easy.

Balance essential oil blend is my  favorite essential oil. I inhale the sweet spruce forest scent in deeply and apply it to my neck everyday! I feel like it completes me, comforts and grounds me.

Uses and benefits
  • Begin your day by putting Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.
  • Balance is a great oil blend to use during an AromaTouch Hand Massage.
  • Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
  • Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.
  • Diffuse at night with Serenity for very restful sleep.
  • Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation
  • May help ease anxious feelings
  • Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance
Oils in doTERRA Balance Blend:
  • Spruce Leaf 
  • Ho Wood Leaf
  • Frankincense Resin
  • Blue Tansy Flower
  • Blue Chamomile Flower
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil 
Watch this quick video to see how quickly Balance essential oil can make a difference in your body. In only seconds, Balance essential oil changes the way the blood in your body acts after applying only one drop to the bottom of your feet.

Friday, April 19, 2019

AromaTouch Technique

Have you tried to use the AromaTouch Technique on a loved one?

It's a beautiful way to connect and support a loved one with 8 healing oils, including
  • Stress Management - Balance grounding blend and Lavender
  • Immune Support - Melaleuca and OnGuard protective blend
  • Calming - AromaTouch massage blend and Deep Blue soothing blend
  • Homeostatus - Wild Orange and peppermint
    Here's a quick reference guide on how to do it, and videos too!

    Our family's experience 

    (I wrote this 6 years ago...)

    Our family has just gone through a very stressful time as my seven year old son recently spent 12 days in the hospital. It was difficult for all of us, and made even more difficult because the hospital is a scent-free environment and I was unable to freely use my essential oils. (Although, I still snuck a drop of frankincense on the bottoms of his feet in the morning and at night).

    Today was our first full day back at home, and I offered my son an AromaTouch Technique session. Since he is like his dad and can't lie still for long periods of time, I didn't follow the technique to a tee, but I applied ~ 2 drops of each of the oils to his spine and gently massaged them along his spine. He told me that it helped his belly, which was sore, and it also helped to relax him.

    It was a beautiful experience for the two of us to share as I comforted my son with my loving touch and the healing oils. And inhaling the scents of all 8 of the oils layered over each other was very healing for us both.



    This technique is so calming and balancing for the system. My friend, Jaime, typically picks a couple of the AromaTouch technique oils (usually lavender, AromaTouch, Balance and sometimes wild orange), and puts them on her young daughters' backs and feet. She finds that the girls are extremely mellow and relaxed after. 

    Clary Calm for hormonal support

    Clary Calm is our favourite blend for regulating our hormones and emotional balance. It's great for PMS symptoms, hot flashes, pre-menopausal symptoms and more. It can help balance your mood throughout the month, not just during menstruation.

    Clary Calm is a blend of
    • Clary Sage
    • Lavender
    • Bergamot
    • Roman Chamomile
    • Ylang Ylang
    • Cedarwood
    • Geranium
    • Fennel
    • Carrot
    • Palmarosa

    Lemon kale chips

    I love Kale chips!!!  Try this recipe for original flavored kale chips or spice them up with other herbs and essential oils for more options. Try garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and Lemon oil for an Italian twist, or cumin and Lime oil for Mexican-style chips.

    Ingredients
    1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 drops Lemon oil
    Salt & pepper

    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
    2. Wash and dry kale thoroughly.
    3. Combine olive oil and Lemon oil in large mixing bowl.
    4. Add kale and toss. Make sure kale is well coated with oils.
    5. Once coated, place on baking sheet in single layer.
    6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    7. Bake on the center rack for 45–50 minutes or until crispy.
    Tip: Keep an eye on the smaller pieces and take them out if they are done earlier; otherwise they will burn.

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Why doTERRA?

    doTERRA is unequivocally the most tested and most clinically verifiable source of pure essential oils in the world.

    They utilize both in-house and third party testing. Each bottle has a source code which links to publicly available, third party test results online.

    They don’t just test one batch of oils one time and provide a single analysis. They test every single bottle produced, every single time.

    Third party testing is done through Aromatic Plant Research Center (APRC). Their lab specializes in the identification and quantification of pesticides, micro organisms, heavy metals, allergens, and synthetic chemicals.

    They utilize 43 different testing methods including Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Enantioselective or Chiral GC-MS, Gas Chromatography with flame ionization (GC-FID), liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry (LC/MS), and physical constant testing including: Optical Rotation, Specific Gravity, Refractive Index, Colorimeter (to name just some).

    The APRC recently tested 50 different essential oil companies (from major names to small artisan distillers) and found out of the 50 tested, only 3 were actually providing truly pure essential oils.

    Recently John Hopkins University partnered with doTERRA to conduct essential oil research with infectious diseases because, according to the Johns Hopkins representative inna public address, “doTERRA was the only verifiably pure essential oil provider they could find.”

    In addition, the Huntsman Cancer Institute recently partnered with doTERRA, and Prime Meridian health care centers are slated to open 30 medical centers across the country recommending doTERRA’s essential oils in conjunction with allopathic medical protocols.