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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 Oils Around the Kitchen

Using essential oils around the kitchen is highly encouraged - not just for toxin-free cleaning options, but cooking and drinking too. You probably already know this, but just as a reminder essential oils are highly concentrated, so depending on the dish and oil being used you probably only need a drop or two and in some cases you may not even want a drop -...

Ginger Essential Oil

Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—g...

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...

How to Use Lemongrass

Have you ever tried Lemongrass essential oil? While some think this is an obscure oil, Lemongrass has dozens of benefits and can be used for things like skin, mood, and digestion. With its unique smoky and citrusy aroma, Lemongrass has become a favorite among essential oil experts for its equally unique benefits. So, what exactly are the benefits of...

Ditch those Candles! Holiday Diffuser Blends

Okay look, I'll be the first to admit that I used to absolutely loved candles. I had a friend who sold Party Lite and those suckers were my favorite, I had enough to stock a small store front - no joke! However, once I learned about essential oils, I also learned that my candles, plug-ins and various other "scents" were one of the biggest toxins ...

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...

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 ...

Cooking with Essential Oils

Essential oils have a wide variety of uses, each holding different advantages. You can integrate essential oils into nearly every part of your daily routine and incorporating essential oils in your family’s diet is easy and delicious! FLAVOR - Essential oils are super potent because they are highly concentrated and taken directly from the plan...

Cinnamon Bark

For me, in Colorado, I'm noticing that our day light has shortened and the night air is cooler and more crisp. It's what I refer to is layering weather because I need sleeves in the morning, but it's still in the high 80's by mid afternoon. Maybe your starting to notice the seasonal changes happening in your area too? Another thing I've noticed is that H...

Lemon

dōTERRA’s Lemon essential oil is so versatile - cleansing, purifying, detoxing and invigorating! I use dōTERRA Lemon essential oil almost daily. Diffuser recipes, wiping off counters, taking stickers and sharpie off just about anything, in my water, you name it. Lemon is one of dōTERRA’s most practical oils and that is why it’s their bes...

Naturally Support Your Immunity

Germs are EVERYWHERE! But, we often don't think about supporting our immune systems until it's too late and we're already feeling under the weather. Supporting our immune systems can be very complex, so we have to look at our body as a whole. Exercising, eating healthy and getting quality sleep are super important and play a major role in having a healthy...

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 Sleep

I want you to know that I write this from a place of understanding. I struggled with sleep issues for over 2 decades. To start my night off, it took me F O R E V E R to fall asleep - like 45 minutes to a hour! I'd lay there exhausted, wanting nothing more than to drift off, but sadly my wheels just kept on spinning. Once I was finally asleep it did...

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? ...

Copaiba

What a powerhouse oil this is! Derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree, native Brazilians used it in traditional health practices. dōTERRA Copaiba oil can support much of the body including, the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, immune systems and more. USAGE TIPS FOR COPAIBA OIL Add one to two drops of Copaiba oil to ...

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 Pain

Pain. Suffering. Discomfort. Agony. Torture. However you describe your current situation I'm sure it's not great. There are all types of pain; head, back, surgery, nephropathy, phantom, chronic, dull, sharp and mental to name a few. You can turn to the over the counter meds, hardcore prescriptions or the ever popular cannabis (either full fledged...