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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? ...

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...

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...

Bergamot

Start your day feeling calm and free of stress by diffusing dōTERRA Bergamot essential oil. Here are some yummy diffuser recipes to try: Not only does the oil promote a calm, serene atmosphere, but it is also purifying for the skin, which is why many massage professionals use Bergamot oil. If you want to use Bergamot oil for a foot massage at home...

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...

Helichrysum

Helichrysum is best known for its restorative properties to the skin. Also referred to as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower, Helichrysum is used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin. Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion. Because of its chemical constit...

Child Birth - I wish I had oils when...

My due date was March 17th, but with every check-up beginning later in February, I was told how big he was. Honestly it was starting to freak me out and I asked if we could schedule a c-section, for March 12th. I didn’t really feel like I needed to experience labor, though it was my goal not to have an epidural. No, I didn’t think I was super woman and I ...

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...

Basil

When most people think of basil they think of the herb and cooking. Although I'm totally going to share with you some yummy ways to cook with dōTERRA Basil essential oil, I first want to share some other amazing ways you can use it. First, if you feel worn out from traveling or chasing children in the summer heat, rub a few drops of Basil oil on the b...

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 ...

Spikenard

dōTERRA Spikenard essential oil is known for its uplifting, relaxing, and moisturizing properties - it's a very beneficial oil to add to your collection. Spikenard has a musty, spicy, and woody aroma, creating feelings of calmness and relaxation. Enjoy the uplifting benefits of dōTERRA Spikenard by combining it with oils like Clove, Frankincense, Ger...

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...

Cedarwood

Because Cedarwood is a grounding oil that can promote emotional balance, it's a good essential oil to diffuse at the end of a long day when you want to create a relaxing environment. As a matter of fact, in our house we diffuse Cedarwood along with Breathe and Petitgrain on my hubby's side of the bed. We also put a few drops in our infrared sauna to rejuve...