Full Moon: Virgo

Today we have a FULL Super Moon in Virgo! 

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice.” 
― Brené Brown

What I love about the energy of this time is it give us space to create healthy boundaries for ourselves and for others in our lives. Creating these healthy boundaries will support us in whatever else we are focused on right now! 

With the full moon, comes full moon fun right?

Full Moon in Virgo must haves for me:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!

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I can’t wait to hear how you like this Full Moon blend and I hope you have a beautiful time in the shining moonlight!

Time: Poetry Series

Ready or not, I'm bringing out my poetry in full force. ⠀

I've decided that it's TIME for me to put an end to solely baring my soul on the page, and share even more of it here with you. I thought it would be perfect to start with a poem I loved writing called "Time".⠀

Time

Wavelike ripples in the water

Time drips slowly, like a faucet.

The pool, small icy and blue

each drip like a heartbeat.

The sweet ticktock of the timepiece 

reminds me you’re not so far away

that we are one step closer

breaths away

from touching

moments away

from holding each other.

You are like a shooting star

so rare, so perfect, and so beautiful.

It’s said that shooting stars fade away...

but not you.

You will be there long after your time has 

comeandgone.

Time so sweet, so good to you,

my shining star.

Our love will last for decades, centuries

millennia,

forever...

Our love eternal

Like the sun, the earth, the moon

the stars...

Hold me.

If you'd like to see more of my poetry, please let me know! I am so excited to share it with you!

Can we let go?

When we are afraid to fail, we pass up the opportunity to recover. We are playing small when we do this, and losing the person we could have become. The mindset for success lies in the ability to process failure effectively. Adapting and recovering is all part of the cycle of success! ⠀

The best thing to do… Feel the fear and do it anyway. Let your biggest fears be your driving forces that push you forward. Be resilient! Be brave! Take risks! Do one thing every day that scares you, and remember if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.⠀

I challenge you to ask yourself these 3 questions: -What do I want? -Why is that important to me? -If I don’t do the things I need to, to get what I want, what WILL happen as a result?⠀

What do you need to LET GO OF to move forward?

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I'm sending it out into the universe and sharing exactly who I would love to support, help, and work with! 

Let me introduce you to Sybil Claire Moon. Her life is colored in shades of peach, dusty rose, dainty pink, and boysenberry jam.

These images are from Pinterest. I claim no ownership.

These images are from Pinterest. I claim no ownership.

She is afraid of not making a difference in this world, that she is not living life to her full potential, and that she has been working too hard, for too long, with no real results. She is looking for real clarity in her direction, in her life, in her work, and in herself.

She has a supportive family, but also feels a deep need and desire to prove of herself and to herself that she can be independent.

She excels in connecting with others, and knows that she has some kind of gift that she hasn’t fully tapped into yet. She wants to connect more with herself, but isn’t sure how to move forward.

She has grown tired of the hustle. She is tired of feeling forced to make a sale, just to survive. She’s tired of feeling like her business has stolen precious time away from her family.

She dreams of wearing lace and pearls but finds herself spending her days wearing sweats or yoga pants. She is in love with all things moon related, and feels a deep connection to the moon’s phases.

She loves the smell of Magnolias, Roses, Jasmine, and Neroli. She fills her home with fresh flowers as often as she can, and when she cannot, she fills her daydreams with fresh flowers. 

She dreams of days in a chaise lounge in the yard, as the children frolic and play, while she swims through the pages of her favorite Jane Austen novel. She smiles and pets her beloved pup as the sun shines down on her beautiful family.

She dreams of spending more time filling the pages of her journal, and turning those angelic dreams into her resplendent reality. 

Sybil Claire Moon is a beautiful dreamer, and spends the last few moments of her day by pinning Parisian adventures, tea lattes, and pressed flower crafts, while listening to Debussy.

Are you out there darling? I know that you are. If you feel that any part of this has touched your heart, soul, or spirit, please message me.

I want to help you Step into your Light.

New Moon: Aquarius

Aquarius New Moon energy is here today and I’m so grateful for it! ⠀

“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” ―Jane Austen⠀

I’m grateful for the opportunity to listen to and follow my inner guide, and to let that light show me the way. This is the time for all of us to rediscover, redefine, and refine “who we are”. Journal on it, contemplate it, and celebrate it. ⠀

New Moon must haves for me in this cycle:⠀

And here is an essential oil blend you can add to your diffuser or make a roller bottle/spray to enjoy the energy this moon offers you! Enjoy!⠀

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If you don’t have Neroli, Ylang Ylang, or Spearmint, you can get them here.

Who are you darling? Who are you at your core? How can you live in your divine essence even more in this moment right now? Enjoy this beautiful New Moon and rediscovering who you are!

Sacred Self Care

Are you taking care of yourself darling?

It’s that time of year where we realize, as we are sharing our light and giving love to others, we also need to give love to ourselves. I wanted to share a couple fun DIY recipes with you for a day of self care and pampering. So pour yourself some wine, champagne, infused water, or green juice because it's time to take your self care to level 33! That's right!

I'm a big fan of being pampered, but sometimes I don't want to spend a fortune on it! These super savvy money saving recipes are sure to be a hit and I can’t wait to hear how you like them!

Peppermint Facial

Peppermint Facial Mask

Ingredients

-1 egg

-1 tsp Jojoba oil

-1 to 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint

Instructions

-Beat the egg with a whisk or a fork. and then mix in jojoba oil, and peppermint.

-Use your fingers to lightly apply the mixture to the face, avoiding your eyes and surrounding area.

-Leave on the mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Lavender Foot Bath

Lavender Foot Bath

Ingredients

-Large bowl or basin for soaking your feet

-warm water

-1 tsp powdered milk

-3 to 5 drops doTERRA Lavender

-dried or fresh flowers

-crystals of your choice

Instructions

-Fill a basin big enough for hands or your feet with warm water

-Mix powdered milk and essential oil together in a small dish.

-Add mixture to the water basin and stir

-Add in any fresh or dried flowers, or crystals

-Soak tootsies for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you just cant get enough!

I like to think my self care is pretty on point, but sometimes going the extra mile makes an even bigger difference. Is there anything you have been dying to read? Maybe take a trip to your local library and borrow that book that’s been on your mind. Uplevel that foot bath to a full blown zen bath and read in the tub! I’m always game for a decadent soak and a good read!

While you’re thinking of things that light you up, maybe you want to journal on it. If you’re not sure what lights you up on the self care spectrum, peruse the pages of Essential Goddess, and discover your favorite flavor of Self Care. Since you’re at it, why not mix up some magic in your diffuser with a brand new diffuser blend?

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I hope that you decide to make yourself a priority and give yourself the gift of Sacred Self Love. There is no one on earth who knows you better, understands you more, and wants you to succeed more than you do, dear.

Confession Series: The Doctor

I have a confession...

2019 is has been amazing so far. 

One of the most important commitments I made to myself this year was to take care of my body even more. What does that actually mean? Well, and here’s that confession you were looking for, I have been neglecting to go to the doctor for far too long. It’s been 7 years since I updated my eye prescription. It’s been too long for everything and I put a stop to it this month. 

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It was scary and I knew I needed to do it. I booked appointments with the doctor, dentist, eye doctor, and eh-hem lady doctor, and I feel so much better. The thing about it is, we have so much more confidence in ourselves when we know what’s going on with our bodies. We may not like what’s going on, but at least we have information. Even when things are scary, like having your blood drawn... the other side is so much better. And yes, I’m a complete baby about that btw. Brien had to hold my hand. No shame... just truth. 

Today I’m celebrating my new prescription, and blue-light lenses, that are going to support my eye health and overall wellness. In the months to come, I’m going to continue tackling these appointments and welcoming them with open arms. I’m so grateful to have a team of doctors that genuinely care for and support me. I’m so grateful to have a husband that will come with me to appointments that have my nerves in knots. 

Please please, take care of yourselves. Informed Self Care and Proactive Medical care are vital! Love you!

Pride & Prejudice... & Essential Oils?

It has been a beautiful windy day here in Colorado Springs, celebrating the wonderful works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I spent much of the day in gratitude, and shared some lovely moments with my son, learning about what today really means. I hope that you find a moment of gratitude today for yourself, and how wonderful you are.

I also spent some time relaxing, and hanging out with dear Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy… and by that I mean I was watching Pride & Prejudice. It had me wondering, what kind of flower essences or essential oils the Bennet sisters were using, as it was during the Georgian era, before the French Revolution. During this time, it was very popular for women to use various herbs, and perfumed toilette. Some of the more popular aromas were Rose water, Orange Flower Water, and of course Lavender Water.

Many other essences and waters were also used such as Lemon, Bergamot, Jasmine, and Violet, but it got me thinking… and I whipped up a new diffuser and roller recipe for you. Add these to your diffuser, or double the drops and add to a 10ml roller bottle (add fractionated coconut oil too!), and you’ll be smelling and feeling like Mrs. Darcy in no time!

Mrs. Darcy Blend

For this diffuser recipe (or roller bottle recipe) you will need these essential oils:

I realize that getting a drop out of the Rose and Jasmine touch rollers can be a little difficult, but I know you can do it! It’s well worth the trouble! If you are in need of help in this regard, I highly suggest using a pipette to get the oil out of your roller bottle.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this blend! Do you want me to share more Pride & Prejudice blends? Let me know!

Letting Go of Old Programming

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As I was launching, and growing my community... I made so many mistakes, and have learned so much since then. Over the years, we grow, we expand, and if we work at it... we start to become who we really truly are. ⠀⠀
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I fell into so many traps, thinking I needed *this* to succeed, taking tons of courses (which still hold value!), but getting sidetracked from what I actually wanted to do, which was to improve the lives of those around me, write my little heart out, and supporting the health and wellness journeys of others. It's almost like a "shiny item" syndrome, where you see something sparkly and you're drawn to it, but after a while you turn around and see you are miles away from your purpose and dream.⠀⠀
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Maybe that hasn't happened to you, but I have totally experienced it and wanted to share it with you today. I hope that you don't get sidetracked on the road to your dreams. You can DO this. You can absolutely succeed. It is already inside of you and part of who you are.⠀⠀

Letting Go of Old Programming

This morning I was visiting with one of my best friends, Crystal Schwanke (That Old Kitchen Table), and we were talking about our feelings around all of this. I had mentioned yet another coach I wanted to work with, and she said something so beautifully, that I simply had to share it with you. She said:

“You don’t need their coaching. You know enough to coach yourself now. It just seems worth it because then it’s coming from someone else’s mouth. You already know all this stuff. That means you’re seeking external validation, and if you shouldn’t (don’t!) need that, there is no reason to give anyone any money to tell you what you would be able to tell someone else who came to you for the same help you’re seeking. Write yourself a note and sign it as your alter ego. Pin it up somewhere near your desk. Record voice messages and play them back to yourself. All that stuff is free and it’s really all you need to unleash your passion and drive to do all the things you’ve ever dreamed of.”

Soon after she said this, I realized I was speaking from a place of old programming. A past version of myself where I believed that who I am now, in this moment, was not enough to move forward from a place of empowered belief. This of course isn’t true, and I’m so grateful to have a friend that reminds me of who I am. Thank you Crystal, I love you to pieces dear.

Now… this share isn’t to say don’t invest in programs or coaches. Just that there is a time, place, and mindset for everything. Even when I coach others, I remind them that they have all that they need, I’m only to serve as a helper and reminder of their own inner light and greatness.

You have everything you need within you, right now, in this moment.

I would love to know if this resonated with you, or if you have something to share with me that you learned in your own adventures!

DIY: Healthy Detox Habits

We take our bodies through the proverbial wringer all the time. With processed foods creeping into our cupboards and running out of time to cook homemade meals due to being overworked, taking your body through a gentle cleanse, and subsequently a 30 day cleanse, is a proactive way to combat this.

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I want you to remember that it is ok to mess up. It's ok to slip here and there. None of us are perfect, and if we were, we would be one big bunch of boring people, right?

The best thing about all of this is that it is SIMPLE and will be easily integrated into your already busy lifestyle! I know you are busy. I KNOW it. Even when most of us have a moment for a breather or some down time, we usually find a way to fill that void with some sort of productive activity instead of kicking back and relaxing.

I want you to remember that it is ok to mess up. It's ok to slip here and there. None of us are perfect, and if we were, we would be one big bunch of boring people, right? SO, that being said, give yourself permission to be imperfect, and fill yourself with as much love and gratitude as you can muster while you are cleansing. You may be prone to grumpiness in the beginning, and that is ok. Allow yourself those moments and move forward with love.

I'm here to to support you and I'm always around for questions!

Let’s Cleanse that Body!

Start with Lemon

How do I Start?

Likely the most important thing I can tell you is to start out slow and gentle.

The simplest part of your daily cleanse is going to be adding a drop of Lemon essential oil to a glass of water, three times throughout your day. Not only will this encourage you to drink more water, but it will also flush out some of the yuck you may be carrying around with you. Take a look at how LEMON can support your body:

  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion

  • Supports healthy respiratory function

  • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability

  • Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits

  • Soothes an irritated throat

So I am sure you can see why adding this to your current routine would be super beneficial! Even if you only choose to do this, you will really be supporting your body in a gentle and wonderful way! My top tip when doing this is to always start with one drop! You can always choose to add more in the future, but for now…

Start with one!

Powerful Vitamin Trio

Powerful Vitamin Trio

I have to share about the vitamin supplements that I use personally to support my nutrition and promote an overall sense of well being! Of course I’m talking about the Lifelong Vitality trio! What is fab about them is that they also gently cleanse the body while simultaneously nourish it through vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and whole food nutrients.

This triad of awesomeness is compiled of xEO Mega, Micro Plex MVp, and Alpha CRS+. The recommended full daily dose is 4 of each, for a total of 12 vitamins. These are to be taken with food. Don't take your vities on an empty stomach, please!

HOWEVER, starting out with 1 of each and seeing how you feel is the best way to go when you are taking a gentler approach to a cleanse. You know your body better than anyone else, so listen to it and follow your gut. Literally.

Follow. Your. Gut.

Another sweet benefit to these supplements is that you can take them all the time. My husband and I take them every day, and they really give us that extra little something to get us though our days!

If you take a look at this post I did here, you can see all of the valuable benefits to these supplements, and to be honest, this barely scratches the surface!

Simple. Gentle. Effective.

Fill up your Smoothie Cup

Fill up your Smoothie Cup

This is my HANDS down, ABSOLUTE, FAVORITE, Smoothie recipe ever! It doesn’t take very much time to prepare, it’s super tasty and incredibly filling. This recipe will make enough for 2 large servings or 3 small-medium servings.

You will need:

  • Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Vanilla TrimShake Protein

  • Raw Local Honey

  • Coconut Water

  • Fresh Mango or Strawberries (I like Mango!)

  • Fresh Lime (or Lime Essential Oil)

  • Himalayan Pink Salt

  • Avocado

  • Ice

Directions:

  • Add 2 cups of coconut water to your blender. Add in 1 or 2 scoops of the Vanilla TrimShake. Take about 1 cup of mango and add that to your blender. Shake or grind a bit of the salt into your hand, and pinch off a bit to add to the blender.

  • Halve and remove the pit from the avocado. Add both halves to the blender. (No skin of course!)

  • Cut the Lime in half and squeeze about 2tbs worth (or more if you like!) in. If you are using Lime essential oil instead, use 2-3 drops.

  • Squeeze or spoon in about 2tbs of your honey. Put the ice in the blender. And of course, last but not least, add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil. YES! One drop is plenty. I promise!

  • Go ahead and blend until your delicious drink is nice and smooth, with no lumps or ice chunks. Pour into pretty glasses and enjoy with a friend or by yourself! YUM!

And that is it my darling! A very simple system to create healthy detox habits in your life! If you are looking for a longer cleanse, I have a free PDF you can download below!

New Year, New Truth!

2019 is here and I hope you are as excited as I am! Last year was an incredible year of transformation for me, and I’m sure for you as well! I have celebrated so much from 2018, and I’m also grateful for the challenges I faced. (There were many!)

When I look back on 2018, I realized I put off many things that bring me joy. I spent so much of my time worrying, hustling, and working so that I could spend time doing the things that bring me joy later. Don’t get me wrong here, I fully believe that in order for us to have some successes in life, we do need to put forth the effort, diligence, and sometimes even hard work. But there’s something even more important I think that many of us are missing out on. If we live every day as a gift, shouldn’t we then, be doing something every day that lights us up? No matter how trivial it may seem?⠀

Please don’t mistake this for instant gratification, only living your life in a joyful way. If you only ever wake up and check off boxes on your list, will you feel truly fulfilled? I think not. I’ve made it a priority in my life from now on to do the things that make me happy, as often as I can. I’ve made it a priority to be present in those moments, and not hurry to blast them all over social media. I’ve made it a priority to feel fulfilled in some way, every day, for the rest of my life. ⠀

My dear, achievements will bring you great things... but chasing achievement is setting your heart up for failure. Your happiness lies in fulfillment. Ask yourself, what would make my life more fulfilling, and what would bring me even more joy? Something to ponder over for sure, as we start fresh in 2019.

Happy 2019

I want you know that you don’t need a new year to change your story.

It’s a beautiful time to change your trajectory, but know that moment to moment you have the same opportunity. Every beautiful second that ticks along is a chance to live in your divine essence. Even right now… as you read this. Show the world who you are and shine that glittery light of yours! This is your time, and I’m so excited for you! I also want to send my wishes to you for a year filled with MORE.

🌸more joy⠀
🌸more love⠀
🌸more memories⠀
🌸more happiness ⠀
🌸more abundance⠀
🌸more opportunities for growth⠀

Sending all my love to you and yours. As we begin to unravel another beautiful year, I hope you know how grateful I am to have you in my life! ⠀

I love you, Thank you!⠀
Happy New Year!

Why I love ImmunoBoost-C

Holy moly, do I have to rave about this! You know I am into all things natural, and when I got the opportunity to try Tony Robbins’ Immunoboost-C I was beyond thrilled! Anything that is going to help boost my immune system, and of course my family’s… you know I am game to give it a go!

This power-packed custom blend of vitamin C is designed to be mixed with water or a morning shake for simple, convenient use. As you know, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. The problem is, our bodies don’t naturally produce it. So how can you make sure you’re getting enough? ImmunoBoost-C gives you the necessary vitamin C your body needs to thrive. Tony Robbins himself uses ImmunoBoost-C to prevent falling ill during his rigorous, nonstop travel and 16-hour workdays.

One of my favorite things about this powder is how delicious it is! My son happily sipped on it when I could tell he was feeling under the weather, and he was back to his chipper litter self in no time! I was so grateful not only do I have my essential oil arsenal to support my family, but I can now also strengthen and support our immune systems with this vitamin C powder! I am not exaggerating on the flavor either… it really is so good! I’m a big fan of plain water throughout my day, but honestly it is so nice having this as part of my healthy morning routine now!

I definitely recommend you try ImmunoBoost-C to support your health and wellness goals, and of course wake up every day feeling your best!

Essential Oils 101

What Are Essential Oils?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

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Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity. Below are some of my favorites!

Why I changed my Branding

If you didn't see it coming... the time has come! 

I have been mulling over this shift for some time now, and I'm so grateful to my mentor and friend Michelle Marie Sorro and our beautiful chat at Date with Destiny last week. That Crazy Oil Lady is still very much a part of me and a HUGE part of my life and business, but it is no longer my headlining brand. Nothing has changed and yet everything has changed... let me explain.

Nearly 6 years ago, That Crazy Oil Lady the brand was born. A place for me to share about essential oils, and the beautiful transformations that come from using doTERRA's gifts of the earth. I wrapped myself in this identity. A few years back, I tried to shift and branch out by creating a secondary brand to share my writing, and minimalist loves... but I quickly realized something felt off. 

Most recently when I was at Date with Destiny I had multiple breakthroughs, some of which showed me how much I have been hiding myself in my business and life. I also realized that some of my loves and multiple passions have >>pushed<< me in alternate directions from my one true love... and that is writing. 

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I am an Author. 
I am a Wife.
I am a Blogger.
I am a Mother.
I am a Screenwriter.
I am a Philanthropist.
I am a Songwriter.
I am a Community Leader.
I am an Essential Oiler.
I am That Crazy Oil Lady.

but what sums up all of that?
I am Dalea Faulkner.

I mentioned that nothing has changed and yet everything has changed... can you see now what I mean? Taking ownership of myself, sharing my heart with all of you, and being proud to stamp my OWN name on everything that I do... this is a gift I am giving myself. 

I will still be sharing the same great content, with a little more light and a lot more love! I am so grateful to have you on this journey with me, and over the next few months, you will see a shift in some of my branding. Never be afraid to step into your greatness my friends. This might seem small to you, but for me this is truly everything. Divinely inspired, guided, and I feel absolutely alive with every step I'm taking!

Thank you!

Why I love Changewear

What is Changewear? Well before we get into the awesomeness that IS Changewear, I want to share a little bit about my friend Michelle. I met Michelle when I attended Tony Robbins: Business Mastery in August. It was so beautiful to hear her share her business story, and learn about the journey she has been on. I knew as soon as I heard her story, I wanted to help spread the word about her beautiful business.

Michelle Judson, founder of Changewear, knows about hard times.  Six years ago she found a lump in her breast while nursing her youngest daughter.   Michelle was diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer and a BRAC 1 mutation. Just two years later, she found herself a single mom with her life taking a completely different path.   Her family struggled through an economically difficult separation and divorce for four years. As the turbulent times dragged on, her savings were consumed by on-going court costs and legal fees. Money became increasingly tighter.  Michelle relied on the Portland Public Schools PTA Clothing center to provide free used clothing for her three children.

Why Changewear rocks…

-Stylefit™ innovation gives Changewear® bras incredible fit, comfort, and quality.

-Designed to pair with Colorfils® systems, creating customized looks in seconds. They can also be worn alone.

-Interchangeable cups and straps add fashion and fun to your wardrobe.

Despite all of this, Michelle was not defeated.  In 2016, she took a leap of faith, starting her own company as a way to be able to someday support her family and give back to her community.  Changewear was born, a bra company that allows users to change the colorful inserts and straps in their bras, giving women an opportunity to style, dress and feel unique each day. The average woman owns 9-12 bras and really only wears 3-4!  Imagine owning products that provide more value and features than any other intimates in the market. Rather than buying a new bra that may be yet another addition to a drawer full of unworn intimates, the Changewear system gives customers the opportunity to create a new, well-fitting bra every day!

Michelle was inspired to start a business that changes the way companies think about profit margins and community impact.  She created Changewear to be a mission-based company that gives back to nonprofits by both giving products and sharing profits with organizations helping their communities. Changewear is giving new bras to the Portland Public Schools clothing closet for teens, changing how students feel about wearing donated clothing.  The Portland Public clothing center helps dress nearly 2,000 students annually. However, intimates are rarely donated, making it difficult to fully cloth teen girls. For every bra sold, Changewear is donating a new bra to the Clothing Center through the end of 2018. 

"No one in this industry is donating new bras in a BUY/GIVE model and yet they're a daily staple," says Judson, now 45. "Plus, a young girl can change a bra size in the course of one year, and that can be expensive."

"I understand what it's like to take my teenager [to the Clothing Center]," she continues. "We can send a deeper message to young girls that they matter, and that they don't have to wear something used against the most intimate part of their body."

I love Michelle to pieces, and I’m sure by now you do too! Her mission, her business, and her product completely inspires me, and I’m so grateful to be one of her brand ambassadors. Changewear is focused on helping communities and women be a force for change. They understand that women give the best of themselves when supported, nurtured, uplifted, and have tools to be better. You know I’m on board with that!

Follow Changewear on Social Media

If you’re ready to give Changewear a try, be sure to use code THATCRAZYOILLADY at checkout and know that you’re also making a massive difference in the lives of other women with your purchase!

Essential Oils for Blemishes

When it comes to using essential oils, we all have our favorites. If you have used essential oils for a while, you probably have a top four or five oils that are your “go-to’s” in everyday life. If you are new to essential oils, you will soon find a few oils that you like the best and that come in handy often! Today we are going to look at some lesser know oils that are extremely helpful for blemishes!

Cypress

You will love the powerful, clean refreshing scent of Cypress essential oil. Not only does this oil have a strong, unique scent, but its uses are both vast and practical. If you struggle with oily skin, the natural chemical components of Cypress oil can help improve the appearance of an oily complexion. Simply add a drop or two of Cypress to your skin toner to improve an oily complexion without drying the skin out.

Helichrysum

Essential Oils for Blemishes

Helichrysum essential oil is taken from a golden flower often referred to as the “Everlasting Flower” or “Immortal Flower” because it holds rejuvenating and restorative benefits for the skin. Because of this reputation, Helichrysum is often used in anti-aging products because of its ability to promote a youthful complexion. One of the best essential oils for skin, Helichrysum is a wonderful addition to any skincare routine, as it has many purposes. One of the easiest ways to use Helichrysum oil is to help reduce the occasional blemish. You can apply Helichrysum directly to the face, but be sure to consider the condition of your skin before applying. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the Helichrysum with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil before applying to the face. Along with removing blemishes, Helichrysum oil is very helpful for anti-aging efforts, as it promotes a youthful, glowing complexion. By rejuvenating the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Helichrysum is a helpful, natural way to keep your skin looking young. You can apply the oil directly to the face, dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil before applying, or add a drop or two to your daily facial lotion or cleanser to reap the anti-aging benefits that Helichrysum holds.

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry is another one-of-a-kind essential oil with a distinct aroma that is spicy, woody, clean, and balsamic all at the same time. In addition to a unique scent, Juniper Berry also has many exclusive benefits for the skin. Juniper Berry can help to reduce blemishes because it acts as a natural toner for the skin. You can simply apply one drop directly to the face to promote a clear, healthy complexion, or dilute the oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply directly to the problem area. Ready for a pampering sesh? Invite your friends over for a doTERRA facemask party! Make a facemask all your friends will love by adding one to two drops of Juniper Berry to a Bentonite clay mask or the doTERRA Detoxifying Mask. Juniper Berry is valued for its ability to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and act as a natural skin toner. With Juniper Berry’s many facial enhancing properties, you and your friends will love this rejuvenating face mask!

Patchouli

Patchouli oil is extremely useful for improving the skin. Not only will Patchouli promote a smooth, glowing complexion, but it can also help you reduce the appearance of skin imperfections like blemishes and wrinkles. For an improved complexion, or to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your daily moisturizer.

Copaiba

In addition to soothing anxious feelings, Copaiba oil has properties that make it useful for promoting clear skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes. This is why Copaiba is frequently used in cosmetic products like lotions, creams, soaps, perfumes, and more. To take advantage of these benefits, simply add a drop of Copaiba oil to your moisturizer and apply to the skin. This will help to keep the skin clear and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Neroli

One major benefit of the doTERRA Neroli Touch is that it comes in a base of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and a 10mL roller bottle for easy application. The addition of Fractionated Coconut Oil means that you won’t have to worry about diluting Neroli oil before using it topically, and can easily roll the oil over your skin with the roller bottle. Neroli oil is soothing for the skin, and can be used when you want to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy can be soothing for the skin, and useful for reducing the appearance of blemishes. To take advantage of the skin soothing benefits of Blue Tansy, place a drop of the oil in your daily moisturizer, and apply to the skin regularly.