Saturday, November 2, 2019

DIY: Lip Gloss

Commercial lip gloss can contain artificial colors and fragrances. Make your own natural lip gloss that is easy, fun, and can be customized with your favorite color and essential oils.

¼ teaspoon white beeswax
¾ teaspoon Shea butter (or virgin coconut oil)
2 ¼ teaspoon castor oil
¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
7 drops of your favorite essential oil
Pigment (such as organic beet root powder or mineral makeup)

Note: This is enough to fill two standard lip gloss tubes. You can find empty lip gloss tubes online and at local beauty stores.

  1. Place all ingredients, except for essential oil, into a glass jar.
  2. Place jar in a saucepan with one to one and a half inches of boiling water.
  3. Once melted, remove and let cool for two minutes.
  4. Add essential oil.
  5. For color, add pigment and stir until combined. Note: Start with a little and add more until you get desired color.
  6. Using a dropper, transfer into the lip gloss containers. If it starts to get too thick, place glass jar back in warm water to melt.

White grapefruit essential oil uses and benefits

White Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits and Uses:
  • Helps aid the digestive process when taken internally
  • Refreshes the senses and creates an uplifting environment when diffused
  • Helps maintain a healthy body weight

  • For a DIY room or bathroom freshening spray, put several drops of White Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lavender, and your favorite fir oil into a spray bottle with water.
  • Add 1-3 drops of White Grapefruit to water, lemonade, or tea for a twist in flavor and digestive benefits.*
  • Include White Grapefruit in your skin care routine by adding it to your favorite exfoliator or scrub.
  • Add a few drops of White Grapefruit to shampoo for added cleansing properties and a light, sweet scent.
  • Diffuse White Grapefruit with Douglas Fir for a refreshing, energizing, balancing atmosphere.

Black spruce essential oil sourcing and uses

Have you tried doTERRA's new black spruce essential oil yet? It is oh, so grounding and smells like walking through a black spruce forest.

doTERRA's black spruce is sourced from Quebec in Canada and is a good news story because the spruce needles typically would just be left behind as waste material after being harvested for lumber and pulp and paper industries. After the Black Spruce remnants have been distilled, the branches and needles are taken to a local powerplant, where they are burned to produce energy. From this process they are also able to produce steam, which then powers the distillation process again. This creates a closed-loop system for maximum environmental sustainability and responsibility. Read more here.

I was pleased to meet Jean-Claude Villeneuve, who is doTERRA's sourcing partner at the doTERRA convention in Sept. It felt meaningful to meet him in person. Below is a picture of Jean-Claude with Emily Wright, one of doTERRA's founders.

Black spruce essential oil is so beautiful - it's a must have!
  • It's the key component in one of my favourite essential oil blends (Balance!) and helps to stimulate feelings of balance and courage.
  • Apply it topically to joints and bottoms of feet before and after exercise.
  • Add 2-3 drops to hands and breathe deeply to open airways.
  • Apply to back of neck to support your brain and cognitive function.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lemon Ginger Throat Drops

Homemade and natural throat drops are surprisingly easy to make, and useful in soothing dry and itchy throats. This recipe includes Lemon and Ginger oils, but feel free to try Spearmint, Cinnamon, Clove, or Peppermint oils.

¾ cup water
¾ cup honey
3 drops Lemon oil
1 drop Ginger oil
1 tablespoon ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) powder

  1. Add honey to water. Heat over medium heat in a saucepan until mixture begins to boil. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of pan where it will not touch the bottom or side. Continue boiling until water mixture reaches 300°F on the thermometer, stirring constantly.
  2. Reduce heat immediately and allow mixture to cool for 5–10 minutes, or until the consistency becomes syrupy.
  3. Add Lemon and Ginger oil, stirring to combine.
  4. Dust candy mold with ascorbic acid powder. Pour honey mixture into molds and allow to completely cool.
  5. Remove from molds and dust again with ascorbic acid powder to keep the drops from sticking together once stored.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
Tip: You can find ascorbic acid at your local health food store, or online.

DIY: Shaving cream

Fortified with natural lubricants and essential oils, this shaving cream improves razor glide for a close, comfortable shave. This shaving cream will leave skin smooth, healthy, and moisturized.

⅓ cup shea butter
⅓ cup coconut oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil

  1. Place all ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and let sit three minutes.
  3. Add essential oils and stir until combined. 
  4. Let shaving cream rest until hard. Tip: You can put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
  5. Using hand or stand mixer, whip shaving cream until light and fluffy.
  6. Place in container of choice.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sugar Lip Scrub

This delicious, natural, exfoliating lip scrub will leave your lips feeling smooth and rejuvenated, and can be customized with any of your favorite essential oils. For extra soft lips, apply lip balm after the scrub.

4 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
3 teaspoons honey
2 drops Peppermint oil
2 drops Wild Orange oil

Note: This recipe makes a little less than ¼ cup. Either portion out the mixture into several air-tight containers, or adjust the recipe to fit the container you have.

  1. Mix brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey in small bowl.
  2. Add desired essential oils.
  3. Stir until ingredients are combined.
  4. Put contents into container(s) of your choice.
  5. Apply to lips as needed.

Italian Bread Dip

Try making this delicious and easy Italian Bread Dip for an appetizer or side dish during your next meal.

¼ cup olive oil
1–3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar to taste
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)
1–3 drops Oregano oil (start with a toothpick and progress toward drops for desired flavor)

  1. Gently mix together all ingredients in a bowl large enough to dip into.
  2. Dip favorite Italian style bread into bowl and enjoy.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Scented pencils

Just in time for back to school, did you know you can make scented pencils and erasers using essential oils? It works great! How fun to send off the kids with pencils smelling like their favorite calming, uplifting, grounding, or focus boosting blend.

These and super easy. First, use non-toxic, natural wood, or recycled paper pencils, and non-toxic erasers.

Next add 20-30 drops of essential oil to a cotton pad and put it and your pencils and erasers in a plastic zipper bag.  Wait for a couple days and open the bag and your pencils and erasers will smell like whatever oil you placed on the cotton pad. The longer you keep it in the bag, the stronger the scent. You can add more drops after a day or so for maximum effect.

French cucumber salad recipe

This French Cucumber Salad with Marjoram essential oil is healthy, refreshing, and bursting with wholesome, delicious flavors.

1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
½ red onion, sliced
½ cucumber, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 toothpick Marjoram oil

  1. Combine avocado, tomato, red onion, and cucumber in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Pour olive oil into small bowl and mix in toothpick dipped in Marjoram essential oil.
  3. Combine olive oil mixture and vegetables.
  4. Add lemon juice and stir.
  5. Top off with salt and serve immediately.

Back to school

It is almost back to school time. 

Let's welcome the new school year with some new or renewed healthy oil habits.

Did you know that essential oils can be used to help your system avoid illness? They can also be used to calm symptoms such as coughs and aches, if you are sick. Essential oils can help with those seasonal threats that are coming in the fall! 

How about focus during school and for homework? YES, essential oils to the rescue! 

Then there is the sleep, getting back to a good bedtime routine, grab those oils and start the year out great! 

Here is a guide to help you stock up and be prepared.

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!

1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

  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.

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

    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.

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Prime Meridian Health Clinics

    Did you know that doTERRA has opened four Prime Meridian Health Clinics in the US, where board-certified physicians offer integrated health care, including recommendations for essential oils? There are plans for 30 additional health clinics.

    doTERRA is not looking to simply improve health outcomes, but also to turn the entire axis of healthcare worldwide with patient-centered care, better accessibility, and cheaper costs. Welcome to Prime Meridian Health Clinics™.

    The vision of Prime Meridian Health Clinics can be summarized in four points:

    •allopathic and holistic
    •lower costs
    •ease of accessibility
    •improved health outcomes.

    No more focusing on addressing symptoms; Prime Meridian offers preventive and holistic answers to your medical questions. With the direct primary care model, Prime Meridian offers a proven model to drive down your healthcare costs. You’ve seen the numbers, healthcare accessibility is a major issues. 

    This spring, Prime Meridian Health Clinics are opening in Utah (Pleasant Grove and St. George), Nashville and Phoenix.  Plans are in place for clinics to open all over the U.S. and globally. These are exciting times!
    doTERRA is revolutionizing health care.

    Find out more at

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    Loyalty Rewards Orders

    Your Loyalty Order is Your Own Personal, Customized Monthly Subscription Box. And doTERRA is the finest subscription box I’ve ever received, and the only one with which I continue year after year. Why?

    1. CUSTOMIZED FOR ME. I love choosing what I need for the month, every month. With other subscription boxes, the items are chosen for me.

    2. SPENDING LESS FOR HIGHER QUALITY, SAFER PRODUCTS. Replacing toxic, retail-priced, store-bought options with safer, wholesale-priced, plant-based options from doTERRA feels better. I'm now paying wholesale for my toothpaste, hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, mud mask, facial care, house cleaner, laundry detergent - and then I use the points I earn each month to receive Essential Oils for free.

    3. TINY MINIMUM ORDER. Unlike other subscription boxes, I choose to purchase what I want - even if it's just one item each month (which never happens, but it’s nice to know I have that option). For as few as 5pv (one Toothpaste), I get to keep the points I've earned thus far.

    4. FREE GIFTS. Each month, I receive a free product with my order, as long as the order is over 125 pv and ships before the 15th. Which I always do.

    5. FAR LESS EXPENSIVE. I receive 30% off retail prices with my monthly box of wellness, as I earn points each month. The longer you've been with doTERRA, the more points for free oils you'll receive. After one year of consistently ordering, I currently earn 30% back on all of my purchases. So every $100 I spent, I receive 30 points back for future orders. (That's the equivalent to a free lavender and lemon essential oil every month - but you get to choose which oils you get for free).

    6. FREE SHIPPING. Whatever I spend on shipping, I receive back as free product credits to spend on future orders.

    7. CANCEL ANYTIME. It's super easy to cancel anytime. But I’ve been on my monthly order for 6+ years now.

    Find out more here.

    Why copaiba essential oil is a must-have

    Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils

    doTERRA essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG).

    What does that mean?

    doTERRA conducts 54 separate tests to ensure purity and efficacy of our product. Eleven are performed by Aromatic Plant Research Center (APRC) and 43 are performed inside doTERRA's state-of-the-art testing labs. No other company can afford nor manage the processes executed by doTERRA.

     This is why doTERRA essential oils are so resonant, pure and also effective.

    Sunday, March 3, 2019

    In our home: Deep Blue Soothing essential oil blend

    Our family uses Deep Blue essential oil blend and Deep Blue Rub every day! I apply it to my neck and shoulders every morning to help with neck and shoulder tension. Hubby likes to use it on his sore muscles after a work-out and we have used it on sprains too. I know individuals whose arthritic pain was soothed by Deep Blue essential oil blend. For a more intensive treatment, we like to layer the Deep Blue Rub over an area where we have applied the Deep Blue essential oil blend.

    Deep Blue Soothing essential oil blend contains:
    • Wintergreen
    • Camphor
    • Peppermint
    • Ylang Ylang
    • Helichrysum
    • Blue Tansy
    • Blue Chamomile
    • Osmanthus
    I love its fresh wintergreen / peppermint scent!

    Chocolate avocado mousse

    This mousse is gluten-free, dairy-free, and your mouth will be none the wiser.
    2 bars (or 6 oz.) dairy-free fine chocolate 
    2 large ripe avocados
    2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder 
    2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
    1 vanilla bean pod
    6 tablespoons maple syrup
    ¼–½ cup sugar
    1 (5.4 oz.) can of coconut cream 
    6–12 drops Peppermint oil 

    1. Cut one bar in half, reserving half of one bar for shavings.
    2. Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water.
    3. Break the remaining chocolate into the bowl and stir, allowing it to melt. 
    4. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
    5. Meanwhile, halve and stone the avocados, then scoop the flesh into a food processor or blender, discarding the skins.
    6. Split the vanilla bean pod down the middle, scoop out the beans, and add them to the food processor.
    7. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse for a few seconds. Scrape down the sides with a spatula, then pulse again to combine.
    8. Pour in the cooled chocolate, then pulse a final time until creamy and smooth.

    Healthy Habit for Life Tour

    doTERRA isn’t just about using essential oils, but about cultivating a healthy lifestyle with products that are pure, natural, and safe for the whole family. This can’t-miss event will answer your questions, offer inspiration, and empower you to use creative essential oil solutions with your family and friends. With advice straight from health, business, and oil experts, the "Healthy Habits For Life" event will teach you to take advantage of every benefit that the doTERRA lifestyle has to offer.

    doTERRA will be coming to a city near you sometime in April, May or June. Check out the schedule here.

    Orange creamsicle lip balm

    Lip balm is a common must-have, but unfortunately it can contain chemicals, artificial fragrances, and salicylic acid which can actually irritate lips and cause dryness. Go natural with this DIY lip balm full of health benefits and great flavor.

    ½ ounce beeswax 
    ½ ounce coconut oil 
    ¼ ounce shea butter 
    ¼ ounce cocoa butter 
    30 drops Wild Orange oil
    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 

    1. Place everything, but Wild Orange oil and vanilla extract into glass measuring cup or bowl.
    2. Fill large saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to boil.
    3. Once boiling, place glass measuring cup in center of saucepan. 
    4. Stir every few minutes until ingredients have melted and are combined. 
    5. Once all wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit three minutes.
    6. Add vanilla extract and Wild Orange oil.
    7. Pour mixture into lip balm containers and let cool.

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Co-impact sourcing

    One of the many reasons that I love doTERRA essential oils.

    Not only are do they enrich the lives of those who use essential oils, but they also enrich the lives of the growers and the distillers in countries like Bulgarian, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and Somaliland.

    doTERRA cultivates partnerships with artisans, small-scale growers and distilleries.They help organize growers into cooperatives, creating jobs and improving income. They empower growers, families and communities in impoverished nations.

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Date night diffuser blend

    DIY recipe - Aromatic hand warmer

    Microwaveable hand warmers are easy to make and reuse. For fabric consider upcycling an old cotton or flannel shirt, but be sure to select a fabric that is natural, as synthetic fabrics may melt or burn when heated. Store with clothing or linen to freshen your closet, replenish hand warmers with essential oils when desired, and enjoy!

    Items Needed
    Flax seed
    Essential oil of choice

    1. Cut out two 4 inch x 4 inch squares for every hand warmer desired.
    2. Sow right sides of fabric together, leaving a few inches open on one side.
    3. Turn fabric right side out.
    4. In a medium bowl mix flax seed with essential oil. Use three to five drops of oil for every cup of grain (this results in a pretty strongly scented hand warmer.) Mix and allow to sit for 5–10 minutes.
    5. Use the grain to fill the hand warmers about ¾ full and then stitch closed. 
    6. Heat hand warmers 25–30 seconds in the microwave, allow to sit for about 30 seconds and then place in pockets to warm your hands.
    Tips: To fill the hand warmers you can use wheat, rice, flax seed, or even cherry pits. For this DIY we used flax seed which seems to hold heat well and has a less distinguishable smell than other grains.

    DDR Prime essential oil blend

    Lately, our son has been asking for evening massages with essential oils before bedtime. One of my go-to oils to use on him is DDR Prime cellular complex blend, which is healing to the body on a cellular level, strengthens the immune system, and supports the health of the brain and nervous system. I rub it on the soles of his feet and along his spine with a carrier oil.

    Primary benefits:
    • Supports healthy cellular integrity
    • Protects body and cells from oxidative stress
    • Promotes overall cellular health
    • Supports the health of the brain and nervous system
    • Aids in a healthy immune response

    Sunday, January 6, 2019

    Essential Oil Bubble Bath

    Taking a bubble bath can be a fun treat for kids, or part of a relaxing night in for adults. However, most commercial bubble baths are full of artificial chemicals and fragrances and can be irritating to your skin. To reduce the chemicals in your home, but still enjoy the benefits of a bubble bath, we recommend making your own bubble bath with essential oils and other ingredients that are gentle on your skin.

    While you could add essential oil directly to your bath, essential oils are not water soluble, meaning they won't dissolve in water alone. To resolve this issue, you would normally add essential oils to epsom salt or soap and add it to the water. In this case, the other ingredients in our DIY bubble bath help disperse the oil throughout the water in the same way.

    Including an essential oil in bath time is a wise choice when you want to create a specific atmosphere. For example, for a relaxing bath, use Lavender or doTERRA Serenity® essential oils. For a rejuvenating bath, use Citrus Bliss® to wake up.

    1 cup unscented castile soap
    ½ cup vegetable glycerin
    2 tablespoons water
    15 drops preferred doTERRA essential oil

    1. Combine castile soap, glycerin, and water into glass bowl
    2. Add essential oils
    3. Stir until well combined
    4. Pour into glass container.
    5. To use, add ¼–½ cup of the essential oil bubble bath mixture to warm, running bath water.
    Note: These bubbles are not going to provide big fluffy bubbles that last a long time since it doesn't contain the synthetic ingredients that create the high amounts of lather or foam. However, this chemical-free bath will provide enough bubbles for a relaxing and therapeutic bath you will enjoy even more.

    Slow cooker Thai hot chocolate recipe

    • 1 cinnamon stick or quill
    • 2 whole star anise
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 1-2 drops Ginger essential oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground fennel seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 8 cups (2L) milk
    • 400g dark chocolate, finely chopped
    • Ground cinnamon, to serve
    1. Cook the cinnamon stick or quill, star anise, cloves, cardamom, fennel and allspice in a small frying pan over high heat, stirring, for 30 secs on until aromatic. 
    2. Transfer to a slow cooker. Season with pepper. Add the milk, chocolate and Ginger essential oil. Cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until mixture is smooth and heated through.
    3. Divide among serving glasses. Sprinkle with chocolate and cinnamon. 

    Copaiba vs cbd oil

    Have you been wondering about the difference between CBD, Cannabis & Copaiba?

    CBD interacts with our CB2 receptors and gives us incredible therapeutic benefits such as: pain relief, decreased inflammation, reduced anxiety, cancer prevention, nervous system support, seizure prevention, lowered insulin levels, cardiovascular health, and more!

    THC is the component that interacts with our CB1 receptors which is responsible for causing the "high" associated with marijuana.

    What you may not know is that there's a THIRD type of cannabinoid--BCP (aka Copaiba). BCP is the long lost relative we always hoped we'd find! Last year dōTERRA released Copaiba essential oil. Within 10 days of its release an entire years supply was sold out!

    While it's different from CBD, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors. Meaning, it provides the same benefits as mentioned above . One major difference is that BCP is much more concentrated so the therapeutic benefits are way more apparent!

    For example:
    CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4% concentration. CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration. dōTERRA’s BCP is 60%!!

    dōTERRA is the first company ever to formulate their Copaiba using 4 different species making it the highest concentrated cannabinoid available, yet because it is not a cannabis derivative it will never show up on a drug test or make you high.

    Use dōTERRA Copaiba Softgels to receive antioxidant support for your cellular health. The softgels also support the health of the respiratory system, the digestive system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. Take one softgel daily to address concerns with any or all of these systems. When taken on a regular basis, your overall health can improve!

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Daily Health Habit Guide

    Happy 2019 to everyone!   Our wish for all of you is to have health and happiness for the New Year.  It is so true that happiness plays a big part in our health but also the opposite is true, when we feel healthy it in turn makes us happier and more hopeful. 

    Dr. Hill recommends using the following oils and supplements daily to promote overall health and wellness.  This list is such a good foundation for all of us to have and then we can add and layer on top with other oils and supplements to support specific needs.
    • doTERRA Lifelong Vitality® Pack
    • DigestZen TerraZyme®
    • DigestZen PB Assist®+
    • Deep Blue® Rub (can substitute with Deep Blue® Soothing Blend)
    • doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend
    • Frankincense
    • Lavender (can substitute with doTERRA Serenity® or doTERRA Serenity® Softgels)
    • Lemon (can substitute with Tangerine or Grapefruit)
    • doTERRA On Guard®

    Welcome Back Promotion

    If you have not placed an order for 4 or more months (no orders since August 31, 2018), you are eligible for the following promotion!

    • Place a STANDARD order of 100PV or more and receive a FREE Breathe. Promo Code: JANBREATHE2019
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    • These freebies CAN be combined with the other monthly promos such as the FREE Frankincense and Grapefruit so long as you meet the criteria for them. For example, if you place a 200PV or more LRP order by Jan. 15, you will receive a FREE Breathe, On Guard, Grapefruit, AND Frankincense! ($137.75 US Wholesale Value)!