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The blog is a good spot to get tips, tricks and tools to help you live a natural solutions lifestyle.  I've got educational posts to help you learn more about doTERRA essential oils - how to use them, what they're good for, DIY projects and lots of recipes too.  The blog is also where I share my personal life experiences.
 
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Oregano Essential Oil Uses

Often times when we think of oregano our mouths start salivating as we think of that last yummy Italian dish we had. I mean after all, it is known as a common ingredient in Italian cuisine. dōTERRA Oregano essential oil is the perfect kitchen companion - it's spicy and herbaceous. Here are a couple delicious Italian treats that use dōTERRA Oregano essenti...

Essential Oil Guide for HIM

Guys need essential oil love too! Am I right? Click on the picture below and you’ll be transported into an essential oil presentation with recipes for dudes. Recipes and product spotlights include: Beard Oil Beard Balm Shaving Balm Aftershave Hand Degreaser Fresh Breath Inflammatory Support Cologne Energy & Daily Vitality Gas, Bloatin...

Peppermint Essential Oil

Need to stay alert? Try Peppermint essential oil! If you or someone you know has trouble staying awake during the day and would like a natural method to feel alert, Peppermint oil used topically or aromatically can help. Because of the invigorating and cooling effects that pure Peppermint oil produces when it comes in contact with skin, Peppermint is an idea...

Patchouli

What Is Patchouli Essential Oil Good For? Have you ever heard of Patchouli essential oil ? Have you tried it? While this may seem like an obscure oil to some, it’s a treasure in the world of essential oils. A member of the mint family, patchouli has a rich, musky-sweet fragrance that is known to instill feelings of balance. The b...

Lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil comes from the fragrant leaves and fibrous stems of Cochin grass, also known as the lemongrass plant. doTERRA Lemongrass essential oil is distilled from fresh lemongrass grown on family farms in Southern India. Here, on mountainsides up to 8,000 feet above sea level, the high rainfall contributes to a lemongrass oil with a higher cit...

Essential Oil Hacks - OnGuard Edition

In case you don't know what dōTERRA On Guard® is let me fill you in. On Guard essential oil is also known as the Protective Blend or Immunity Boosting Blend is one of dōTERRA's most popular oils. It's a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties. doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental a...

Essential Oil Hacks - LIFE Edition

Similar to last weeks Oil Hacks - Beauty Edition, I thought it would be fun to share some unique ways to get additional uses out of some of the products that you might already have. These are pretty fun, aren't they? Do you have any cool oil hacks that you use? I think I've got at least one more Oil Hack edition coming, so stay tuned if...

Cypress

dōTERRA Cypress offers a clean, fresh aroma that promotes vitality and energy, while topical applications help to invigorate the senses. Here are three easy ways to use Cypress essential oil: 1. Fill your home with Citrus Woods by diffusing 5 drops of Cypress and 3 drops of Grapefruit. 2. Relax after a taxing day by adding dōTERRA Cypress ...

5 Ways to Use Rosemary Essential Oil

Some people think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, but this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to discovery five simple ways to use Rosemary essential oil. Use Rosemary oil for hair. Cooking with Rosemary oil. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an ener...

3 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Back to the basics. Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows how to use essential oils or why they would want to for that matter. For me and my family it's a matter of feeling empowered with natural solutions we can turn to and/or try before running to the doctor, reaching for an over-the-counter med or suffering through an ailment. Using essential oils d...

Natural Solutions for Stress

It’s that time of year again. Or is it ALWAYS that time of year!?! Stress seems to creep in for me when I’m preparing to get my son, Talon, back to school (which was just yesterday, in case you’re interested). When I’m working on a big project, which by the way seems like that’s ALL the time. Hey a girls gotta dream right? ...

Rosemary

When you think of Rosemary, do you think of food? I use to immediately picture a lamb chop, but now when I think of Rosemary I think of so much more - like relaxation and concentration. Don't worry I'll give ya some recipes for food too (down below). Trying to relax? Let the renewing properties of Rosemary oil soothe your body and soul at the end of...

Essential Oils for Your Hair

I just got home from San Antonio and boy was it hot there! Not that the 92 degrees when we landed in Colorado was much more inviting. Hahaha! With the summer heat comes more playing at the pool and sweating, so that means I'm washing my hair more (sometimes multiple times a day). I don't want my hair to get dry and damaged with all the summer fun, so it's...

Newborn - I wish I had oils when...

There's honestly so much I could have done had essential oils been a part of my life when my son was a newborn, baby, toddler and "youngster." Super thankful we've had them since he was 10, but Newborn - I wish I had oils when... First there's the doTERRA Baby Collection . I would have stocked up on this hair and body wash, diaper ra...

Post Childbirth - I wish I had oils when...

Okay, so after an easy pregnancy and a rough 32 hour labor that ended in a c-section I finally had this amazing little baby boy. I know because I’d seen him for 60 seconds in surgery before he was whisked away with my husband following him. I laid there for what felt like an eternity, turns out it was about 45 minutes, but there were complicatio...

Wintergreen

dōTERRA Wintergreen essential oil has a prominent scent that is sweet, minty, refreshing, and energetic. This aroma can be both uplifting and stimulating to the senses. Wintergreen essential oil comes from the leaves of a creeping shrub, commonly found in coniferous areas. In order to thrive, Wintergreen requires a cool climate in a shady, heavily...

Pregnancy - I wish I had oils when...

Do you have cravings? The only real craving that I remember was for hot-n-fresh McDonald’s French fries. I also remember that it took me about three weeks to get them and when I did finally get them, I was beyond disappointed – they were not hot, or crispy or salty enough. Hahaha! I can’t complain about my pregnancy. I didn’t have ...

Ylang Ylang

Derived from unique star-shaped flowers, Ylang Ylang is often used to support healthy skin and hair, while simultaneously providing a calming effect and promoting a positive outlook. It's also used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. Taken internally it can provide great antioxidant support - add dōTERRA Ylang Ylang to a refreshing dri...

Hives! Where'd those come from?

Let's start off by defining what in the world a hive really is. I turned to WebMD for their article about Hives and Your Skin to produce this answer: Urticaria, also known as hives, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly -- either as a result of the body's reaction to certain allergens, or for u...

Seasonal Threats

Depending on the season, no matter where you live you could be facing some serious seasonal threats. For me and my family, summer is no different and brings on it's own challenges, so I wanted to share the things that have worked for us. Are you rubbing at your itchy eyes? Do you scratch the back of your throat with your tongue (good on you if you...