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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...

Frankincense

Whose the man in your life? Your dad? Your hubby or boyfriend? Both? As we're gearing up to celebrate the men (aka King's) in our lives I thought it would be fun to highlight one of my absolute favorite and daily go-to oils - the King of Oils...Frankincense! I personally start my day off by putting a drop of Frankincense under my tongue. Guess what? My ...

I wish I had oils when...the Paranormal Strikes - Pt.2

Okay so last Saturday we discussed aromatic dressing and using essential oils to ward off the paranormal. There are several that you can use, but I'll go into several of my favorites. Renowned as one of the most precious essential oils, Frankincense is extraordinary. In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians wo...

How to Use doTERRA Essential Oils

Due to continual research being done on essential oils, more application methods are being developed. The three methods dōTERRA recommends for using essential oils is aromatically , topically , and internally . Essential oils have a powerful effect on the limbic system when used aromatically . Topical application is commonly used on s...

Peppermint

dōTERRA Peppermint is one of my absolute favorite essential oils. Why? Because it's so versatile! Seriously, I mean I use it for cooling off, fresh breath, when I'm feeling head tension creeping in, cooking, seasonal threats, energy, tea replacement, water enhancer, tummy tamer, and simply because I enjoy the smell. In fact, that's what I love most about...

Surgery - I wish I had oils when...

Okay gosh, this was back in November of 2012! Although doTERRA was around back then, I wasn’t aware of them (yet). In case you’re wondering I didn’t get into to doTERRA until late summer of 2016. Anyway, let me set the scene. I’d always wanted to do a mud run , so myself, my brother-in-law and a really good friend of ours decid...

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil is frequently thought of and used for cooking. Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffing, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, dōTERRA’s Rosemary has many benefits, such as supporting healthy digestion* and internal organ function...

Helichrysum

Due to its skin cell regeneration benefits, dōTERRA Helichrysum is a helpful aid to diminish skin imperfections or blemishes. You can apply the oil to your face to reduce appearances of fine lines, wrinkles and improve complexion. Spend a fun day in the sun? Enjoy the soothing benefits of Helichrysum by applying the diluted oil to the skin. Receive...

Head Tension - I wish I had oils when...

When I was growing up I got headaches ALL the time. I feel like they were almost daily throughout elementary school. In high school they were here and there, but as a young adult and up until about 5 years ago I truly was getting headaches daily. So, let's talk headaches. There are all types of headaches and part of my problem-o was A) I didn't know th...

Lemon

Yum, dōTERRA Lemon! This top-selling essential oil is one of the most versatile. Check out this short video on a few highlights of those uses: Do you love a clean, fresh, and citrus aroma? dōTERRA Lemon essential oil is the perfect combination of all three. Lemon has many functions, especially when it comes to cleaning. Add Lemon oil to a spray bottl...

Sandlewood

One of the top benefits of Sandalwood is the ability to promote a smooth complexion and healthy looking skin. Add dōTERRA Sandalwood to your skincare routine to enjoy newly rejuvenated skin. Take advantage of the grounding benefits by diffusing Sandalwood at bedtime to promote a relaxing environment for a good night’s sleep. On of my favorite way...