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Copaiba

Originating from the resin of the Copaiba tree found in South America, doTERRA Copaiba was introduced as a new oil in the fall of 2017. The spicy and woodsy aroma combines well in a blend to personalize your fragrance. It can promote clear and smooth skin, support whole-body wellness, and calm the occasional *anxious feeling. My personal favorite way to use...

Life as an Amputee

Steve's amputation was on the evening of Monday, October 24th. By Thursday morning he was more than ready to leave the hospital and get back to the comforts of home. Thankfully he was released and by mid-afternoon we were back home. Whew! He did fantastic! After spending so much time in the hospital, as you can see in previous blog post pictures his bear...

Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree)

dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area. For an added cleansing property, combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser, or apply to the skin after shaving. Not only is it best for cosmetic care, ...

Amputation Day - Road to an Amputation

October 24, 2016 at 5:03 PM - They took Steve down to surgery. It took just over 2.5 hours and they let me down into the post-op area to visit with him before he was taken back to his room. Steve was awake and rambling on to the nurse in his area as a peeked around the corner before walking in. His legs were not covered! GULP! I mean, of course, I knew ...

Lemongrass

Add doTERRA Lemongrass to your essential oil collection and you will experience healthy digestion, feelings of peace and awareness, and a soothing sensation when used on muscles and joints. Use Lemongrass in your food or beverages to add flavor and provide additional dietary support. Diffuse Lemongrass when feeling nervous or to assist with fatigue. This uni...

Pirate Steve - Road to an Amputation

It's Sunday, October 23, 2016 around 7:30 in the morning. One of the hardest things leading up to this point for me was hearing my husband declare to the 6 doctors and medical students that were in the room that he'd made up his mind. "Chop it off!" He almost said it so nonchalantly. I can't even imagine how it must have felt for him to say those words o...

Patchouli

dōTERRA Patchouli has a rich, musky-sweet aroma and is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Besides its amazing fragrance, dōTERRA Patchouli has a wonderful grounding and balancing effect on emotions. Combined with Vetiver, it can help calm emotions when applied to the bottom o...

New Vehicle - Road to an Amputation

You know how when you're looking for a new vehicle you talk to people, do research, go look at and even give them a test drive? Well, that's kind of how we were treating this decision with the possibility between a forefoot amputation or below knee amputation. What kind of prosthetic would he have, what colors, shoes, hardware, software, size, shape, etc? ...

Bergamot

Oh, this is one of my favorite oils, and if the anticipation of the New Year is causing you *anxious feelings, we have an oil for that! doTERRA Bergamot is a citrus oil with a light floral scent. This delicate citrus plant was used by the Italians for years to reduce feelings of stress and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. Apply one to two drops in your daily ...

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a year filled with health and happiness. May you be surrounded with lots of laughter and joy and may the hard times that come not be outweighed by all the wonderful memories that are to unfold.