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