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

I have failed so many times. ⠀⠀
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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!

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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.

Basil

Basil is a culinary must-have that has been used to enhance the taste of food of cultures across the world. This herb is part of the mint family and is great for adding a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrées. Though Basil oil is known for its culinary benefits; it also has a variety of uses for both the mind and the body.

The basil plant and Basil oil is rich with linalool, a naturally occurring chemical, which is beneficial in decreasing feelings of tension when applied to the temples and reducing anxious feelings when diffused. Diffusing Basil oil can also help to promote a sense of mental alertness and focus. This well-rounded essential oil is a great addition to a kitchen, study area, office, or travel bag for on-the-go convenience.

Diffusing Basil oil has many powerful benefits and can be used to improve a variety of different situations. Basil oil has the capability to promote a sense of mental alertness and lessen anxious feelings when diffused. Try bringing your diffuser and Basil oil to work with you and then diffuse it when you are feeling tense or are at the end of a long work day and are seeking feelings of relief. If you or someone you know is having difficulty focusing when studying or reading, diffuse Basil oil to promote a sense of focus and mental alertness.

If you are looking for a great Basil oil diffuser blend, try combining Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint with Basil. This blend will not only give you the benefits of Basil oil, it will also provide you with an invigorating aroma that will positively affect your mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.

Basil oil is a wonderful way to spice up a variety of meals—especially Italian meals. From creamy pastas to your favorite orzotto, don’t forget to add an herbal kick by incorporating Basil oil into your Italian cuisines. The Basil plant is a commonly used herb in cooking because of its flavorful benefits. By adding a drop of Basil oil to your meals, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will be tasty and refreshing.

Looking for another recipe to try? Try this Mushroom basil Fettuccine!

The flavor in this easy pasta comes in large part from Crimini mushrooms and toasted pine nuts, subtly influenced by just a bit of Basil and Black Pepper oil. You may be asking why we use the essential oils in this recipe when the plant and spice are both so readily available in the store. The answer is simple: for their internal benefits. The Basil essential oil supports your nervous system and cardiovascular health, while Black Pepper essential oil can help support health circulation and contains important antioxidants.* As an added bonus, if made with egg-free noodles this dish makes a great vegan meal.

Ingredients 4 servings fettuccine noodles 3 garlic cloves, minced ½ onion, chopped Sea salt, to taste 300–350 grams brown mushrooms (Italian or Crimini) 1 drop Basil oil 1 drop Black Pepper oil 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons pine nuts Fresh basil leaves, to garnish Instructions

  1. Using a damp paper towel, wipe each mushroom to remove any dirt, or lightly rinse the mushrooms with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Do not soak the mushrooms as they will retain too much water to cook properly.

  2. Chop onion, and mince garlic. Cut mushrooms by trimming and discarding thin slices from the end of the stems. Slice the mushroom from top to stem to your desired thickness.

  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions in salted water.

  4. As pasta is cooking, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan. Roast onion and mushrooms in the heated oil for about 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are golden and the onion is clear and soft. Add garlic about 2 minutes before lowering heat, watching carefully so as not to burn. Remove from heat.

  5. In another pan, toast pine nuts until golden.

  6. Once pasta is al dente, drain. Mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 drop Basil and 1 drop Black Pepper oil. Pour oil mixture over noodles, and toss until evenly coated.

  7. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, and pine nuts to the noodles and mix until combined. Salt to taste.

  8. Serve hot, topped with fresh basil.

Tips: Add red pepper flakes for more color and heat.

DIY: Holiday Room Spray

DIY: Holiday Room Spray

This room spray smells INCREDIBLE. At first there's a top note of Grapefruit, mingled with just a hint of Frankincense. The Douglas Fir lends an apple-yness, and after being in the air for a little while the Grapefruit fades to a faint sparkle to reveal a heartier base note of apple, pine, and a spicy, earthy resin from the Frankincense. You can't help, but be in a good mood when you've got this magic in the air.

DIY: Holiday Room Spray

Directions:

  1. Grab your Frankincense, Douglas Fir, and Grapefruit essential oil.

  2. In glass spray bottle add water, 15 drops each of Frankincense and Grapefruit, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir.

  3. Shake the bottle of spray.

  4. Put on a jolly holiday song and spritz the room to the beat of merriment! (We may have gone gallavanting around the office squirting everyone's cubicles when we discovered this combo!)

Note: Depending on the size of your spray bottle you may wish to use more or less, but make sure to keep the ratio of twice the amount of Douglas Fir to equal parts Frankincense and Grapefruit. Tip: Add fresh cranberries and place in guest room for a festive touch.

Essential Oils for Tony Robbins

If you didn’t know this about me yet, I’m a huge lover of Tony Robbins. Ever since I was a child and I saw him on TV, I knew I wanted to go to his events! This year has been an incredible adventure for me as I was finally able to live out this dream! I wanted to share a bit about the essential oils I brought with me for each of the events I have attended, and plan to attend! In fact, this week I will be en route to Palm Beach, FL for Date with Destiny! I couldn’t be more thrilled! I will also make sure to update this post when I get back with more photos for you to check out!

Essential Oils for Tony Robbins

One of the most important jobs I assigned my oils to do, was to be another anchor or positive trigger to take me back to those moments where I was in “State” as Tony likes to say. Now I did bring my Top Ten basics with me, I never travel without them! But I did decide to make a blend specifically for my Tony events… and I will share that with you at the end! First let’s chat about the other basics that you’ll need for ANY Tony Robbins event!

Basics you will want to bring:

  • Bring Baby Wipes: These will be so helpful to wipe your feet off after the firewalk, instead of trying to rinse your feet in the sink.

  • Essential Oils: Lavender, Frankincense, and any other Oils for anchoring.

  • Tissues & Makeup Wipes: for when you’re crying and you don’t want makeup everywhere.

  • Eyedrops: For teary eyes, and late nights.

  • Water bottles: You NEED to be hydrating a LOT throughout these events!

  • Comfy Gym clothes & shoes: You are going to be moving around a lot, so be comfortable and be able to stretch. No heels babe!

  • Layers of clothes: Tony keeps the room REALLY FREAKING COLD so make sure you can bundle up, and un-layer as needed.

  • Supplements: I took my Lifelong Vitality supplements every day and it kept me in a peak state!

  • Healthy Snacks: Stop in at a grocery store so you can load up on some healthy snacks and fruit!

  • A Journal: If you are a big note take like me, you will want an extra journal to write in!

  • Money for Tony Swag: Proceeds get donated to the Tony Robbins Foundation!

  • Download Lyft: Perfect for catching a ride to and from your venue! I prefer Lyft to Uber and have had amazing Lyft drivers! You get $5 in ride credit with my link!

Now let’s take an essential oil journey to UPW…

Unleash the Power Within (UPW Chicago)

Unleash the Power Within in Chicago was amazing, and is the event where you get to become a badass Firewalker! One of the things I made sure to bring with me (on the off chance I got a blister) was Correct-X. It is basically a salve with Frankincense, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender to help soothe and purify skin. This multi-purpose, natural ointment helps soothe skin and keep it clean while recovering from distress. Correct-X provides a moisture barrier that helps protect while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin. It is a petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment, absorbs quickly and is gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

In addition to Correct-X, I brought Lavender and Frankincense with me. Both of these oils are wonderfully soothing to the skin. I actually found myself in the bathroom after the firewalk applying Lavender and Frankincense to a few of ladies that had some discomfort. They were so grateful! I am really glad I brought my oils with me!

Every day of the event, (4 days long) I used my special roller blend whenever I was having a breakthrough moment, and wanted to anchor to it aromatically. By doing this, I can now smell the aroma of that roller, and take myself back to that moment and that breakthrough.

It’s very rare that I felt drowsy or tired during the actual event, because I was SO excited and was really to play full out no-matter-what. However, if I did find myself in need of an energy boost, I pulled out my Peppermint essential oil. Peppermint is naturally invigorating and awakening, so I would just add a drop into my palms, rub together, and inhale. I should add, that when you start whipping out oils to stay alert, the people around you are going to want some too, so be prepared to share! Every row I sat in was so grateful I offered them oils to use!

If you want to know some of the other ways I prepared for this event, you can take a listen to this podcast episode, where I break it all down for you!

Business Mastery (BM Las Vegas)

Business Mastery in Las Vegas was flipping incredible! If you haven’t yet attended a Tony event… make it happen! I followed my same steps as UPW but I actually anchored myself more often. I’m sure you’re curious as to why I would do more emotional anchoring at a Business event. Firstly, this event was 5 days instead of 4, but most importantly, I am very emotional connected to my business. It is so important to me that I show up for you as my best self, and serve you in the way you need and want to be served.

I used Frankincense and Balance a lot during Business Mastery. I felt like I needed the extra groundedness that comes with those oils. I also made sure to add Grapefruit essential oil to my water when I felt called. I love using citrus oils to cleanse by body throughout the day, and it also gave me a little extra boost of energy!

This event was very different from Unleash the Power Within as we broke out into large groups of about 100, and then also smaller groups of about 8-10 people. There were a large variety of speakers at Business Mastery too, and not all of them get you up on your feet every 10-15 minutes like Tony does! I used my Peppermint more at Business Mastery for alertness, but I also found myself reaching for Motivate often too! I brought the roller for simpler application but I loved how this oil made me feel. Motivate will help you unleash your creative powers and find the courage that comes from believing in yourself again! I used it quite a bit actually to help rewrite the stories I had been telling myself about my business.

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Here is one of Tony’s go to Mantras/Incantations that is perfect to use with your Breakthrough Oil Blend!

Here is one of Tony’s go to Mantras/Incantations that is perfect to use with your Breakthrough Oil Blend!

The Breakthrough Blend

Now I did tell you I was going to tell you what blend I have for these events for my super deep anchoring moments. This blend is actually from Desiree Mangandog and it is flipping amazing! In a 10 ml roller bottle, add

Once you have added all these beauties to your roller, fill it the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil. You can definitely glitz it up with crystals, flowers, and any other add ins, but holy moly is this a powerfully shifting blend! I’m telling you, this blend is pure magic. I have 2 rollers full of this and I covet this blend like NO OTHER!

I can’t wait to share all about Date with Destiny with you! Stay tuned!

Essential Oils & Tips for Healthy Hair

One of the biggest compliments I receive all the time is how healthy and beautiful my hair is. I won’t lie, I have been gifted with wonderfully thick hair, but it definitely doesn’t stay fabulous with out a little support! Years ago I thought this meant putting a ton of product in my hair... which couldn’t be further from the truth! So today I wanted to share some of my tips to keep your locks looking luxurious and feeling fab! 

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1. Get yourself a Quality Shampoo & Conditioner

As I’m sure you can guess, I use an amazing duo that keeps my hair clean and soft, from dōTERRA! doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner is a hair-boosting duo that works to protect your scalp and hair while enriching it with doTERRA essential oils, giving your hair the healthy and smooth look it deserves. Keep in mind, these are just suggestions and this is exactly how I take care of my hair!

2. STOP washing your hair every day

Ok, ok, hear me out! When you wash your hair every day, you throw off the natural balance of your scalp and your hair. Plus, it is so much better for your hair to rest from heat, products, and washing! Which brings me to my next tip...

3. Lay off the heat

If you’re curling your hair, blowing it out, or straightening it on a daily basis, you’re doing your hair a disservice babe! One of my favorite ways to get waves and curls without heat is by braiding my hair after showering or taking a bath. If you do need your hair styled for an event or a date, then go for it! I do recommend getting creative with no heat options though! You might be surprised what you can dream up! Rag curls anyone? Whether you like to curl, straighten, blow dry, or style your hair, heat can take a serious toll on your strands. If you still plan to use these hot styling tools during your daily hairstyling routine, it is a good idea to use some sort of protecting product to shield your lovely locks from heat damage. Instead of buying a pricey protectant spray, consider making your own with this Essential Oil Heat Protectant Spray that uses essential oils like Clary Sage and Geranium to protect your hair. Not only will this DIY spray keep your hair safe from the heat, but it will leave your strands with a wonderful smell all day long.   

4. Minimize or Eliminate piling on Product

It might not surprise you if you’re still reading, that I don’t use hair spray. If I do use “styling products” it’s very rare and I use very little of it. My product of choice is doTERRA’s Healthy Hold Glaze. You can even add a little of the glaze in a spray bottle with some water if you are looking for a light hold hair spray! However, there’s really something that just feels so good about allowing your hair to be free. Now I understand not every hair type can fall into this all the time, but I’ll tell you this, the more you allow your hair to naturally find itself, the healthier it will feel, better it will look, and easier it will be to manage. 

5. Keep your hair Moisturized

How can we do this? The most important way is to stay hydrated dear! Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and hair healthy. You can also add a bit of doTERRA’s Beautiful Body Mist for a little shine and hydration if your curls, or ends are feeling particularly dry. One of my favorite ways to keep my hair moisturized is by leaving my conditioner in my hair for the entire duration of my bath or shower, and letting that be the last thing I rinse off.

6. Take your Omegas

Healthy fats keep your hair healthy! That means making sure you are consuming healthy fats in your diet regularly (think avocados!) and adding in a high quality supplement like xEO-Mega from the Lifelong Vitality pack. When you consume healthy fats, not only are you helping to restore what your body may be missing, but you will find that shine again in your hair! It really makes a difference!

7. Retire your Top Knot

Take a deep breath, I don’t mean forever! As a mom, sometimes I have those days where a top knot is all I can manage, and rock my hot mess look. Why retire the top knot? Well, if it tends to be a style you wear the majority of the time, you might be breaking your hair and creating those split ends. Having your hair in a ponytail or top knot can cause extra breakage in your hair, which also causes that no fun frizz! So take another deep breath, take out the hair tie, and let your hair down babe! (Life Hack: if you must have your hair up for longer periods of time, use a satin scrunchi and don’t tie your hair up super tight!)

8. Make your own Deep conditioning Treatment

Instead of shelling out big bucks for fancy deep conditioners, try using essential oils for hair repair with this easy Natural Deep Conditioner DIY. When dealing with damaged, dry hair, get a little extra help with some of the best hair oils like LavenderPeppermintRosemaryClary Sage, and Geranium oil to rejuvenate and repair your lackluster locks. Check out this simple tutorial, and rejuvenate your hair today.

9. Protect your Hair with Ylang Ylang

Don’t let the damaging heat of the sun prevent your hair from looking healthy and strong. Instead, use Ylang Ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang oil is loaded with organic components that promote the appearance of healthy hair. To protect your hair from looking beat by the summer heat, or to restore any sort of damage from heating tools, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.

10. Be gentle to your hair

Ok, this might sound like a no brainer, but I figured I needed to say it. If your hair is being *knotty* don’t yank your brush or comb through it! Instead, take a more gentle approach to avoid any damage. Check out this easy Natural Hair Detangler DIY that allows you to use soft, moisturizing essential oils to detangle your snarly, troublesome hair. I know how frustrating it can be to get knots out, as my hair is incredibly thick and sometimes has a plan of it’s own!

I hope these tips were helpful and lead you down the happy road to healthy, shiny hair!

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays Darling! I am so excited to share this gift guide with you for the 2018 holiday season. Last year, I shared a PDF of my gift guide called Holiday joy, but this year I wanted to make things even easier for you, so I put everything in a single blog post for you!

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This is your gift guide to get you through the holidays without a hitch! You will find all kinds of wonderful goodies throughout the guide and I can't wait to hear which ones are your favorites! Some of the links in this post are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, you know I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

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Have we met yet, dear?

If not, that's totally alright because I'll tell you just a quick little blurb about myself, and then I'll be on my way so you can enjoy your holiday guide in peace! I'm a hippie mama and lover of all things health and wellness! I work from home, and teach people all around the world how to use essential oils to transform into the best versions of themselves!

Click the video below to watch a super short video to get to know me a bit better!

How to use this Gift Giving Guide

To purchase anything, simply click on the  price of the item and it will open up automatically in your internet browser. Many of the items in this guide show two prices, a retail price, and a wholesale price. For these items, after clicking on them, to pay the retail price, you'll then find the "Shop" button in the menu. To purchase at the wholesale price, find the "Become a Member" button in the menu bar.

If you have any difficulties with this, please email me at dalea@thatcrazyoillady.com for assistance.

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INTRO TO ESSENTIAL OILS SET

As a simple first step on your journey with essential oils, or as a gift for someone else, sometimes I recommend a trio of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint, three of our most popular essential oils. This pairs perfectly with the Essential Goddess workbook I share later in the guide!

$26.67 Retail | $20.00 Wholesale

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JUDGMENT DETOX- GABBY BERNSTEIN

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein comes a clear, proactive, step-by-step process to release the beliefs that hold you back from living a better life.This six-step practice offers many promises. Petty resentments will disappear, compassion will replace attack, the energy of resistance will transform into freedom and you’ll feel more peace and happiness than you’ve ever known.

$13.45 Hardcover | $11.00 Paperback

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GOT HOT TODDY- DOG TOY

This hot toddy mug dog toy is sure to make your pup's winter warmer. This holiday libation features a crazy crinkly cup with a jumbo squeaker inside, and fuzzy white froth on the top (with soft cinnamon sticks as an extra treat). The cup's decorated with embroidered mistletoe and reads "Have a Cup of Cheer." What an inspiring message. We could all use a little more party hardy during the holidays!

$7.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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MUSHROOM COFFEE FOR HEALTH

Like stimulation, but not the jitters that come with it? Here’s the answer you’ve been looking for. Coffee is one of the most widely used foods with antioxidant properties, and four sigmatic wanted to give people an easy upgrade for it. Thanks to their favorite functional mushrooms, now you can use coffee to crank up your productivity and support your metabolism without putting strain on your body! And... they taste great with oils too!

$14.99 per box Retail | 10% off with code thatcrazyoillady

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BASIC FAMILY ESSENTIAL OILS SET

The Family Essentials Kit contains 10 essential oils and blends—the "feel better" essentials that parents need on a daily basis to care for their families. Experience the infinite ways that doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils can help you help your family. This kit includes 5 mL bottles of: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue, Breathe, DigestZen, and On Guard. It also contains one each of on guard beadlets and peppermint beadlets.

$200.00 Retail | $150.00 Wholesale

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XBOX ONE X BATTLEGROUNDS BUNDLE

Put your gaming hats on and be amazed with the Xbox One X 1TB Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Bundle. This gaming console is just the right pick for PUBG or Forza Horizon fans. Featuring over 1,300 games including more than 200 exclusives and over 400 classics from Xbox 360 and Original Xbox, this powerful console is perfect for a gaming night with your friends. This bundle is not just for gaming, you can also watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K video on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more. This bundle includes an Xbox One X console, wireless controller, Xbox Game Pass trial with access to over 100+ games, and full-game download of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. It does not include the Xbox One S stand . This 1TB Xbox One X is sure to keep your entertained for hours!

$429.99 | your gamer's infinite admiration... priceless

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IMMUNO BOOST-C POWDER

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. 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.

$39.00 per can Retail | one of my best kept secrets!

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UNICORN MAGIC DIFFUSER

Add a little magic to your essential oil diffusing with the Unicorn Magic Diffuser! This adorable water-based ultrasonic diffuser is perfect for children and the young at heart. The Unicorn Magic Diffuser diffuses a steady long-lasting mist for 6-8 hours. For shorter mist times, the unit also includes a convenient auto shut-off timer for 60, 90, and 180 minutes and features a multi-colored LED light to customize your aromatic experience.

$60.00 Retail | so stinkin cute

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Here are some of my favorite Holiday Diffuser Recipes

Who doesn't love the holidays? No matter what you celebrate, the beauty of the holidays comes in the aroma of the seasons and the loving warmth we are surrounded with by friends, family and loved ones. You can diffuse essential oils to capture your favorite holiday scent in your own home without turning on the oven or burning toxic candles! These are diffuser recipes you are sure to "fall" in love with!

WARM PUMPKIN SPICE

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Ginger

  • 2 drops Clove

  • 2 drops Cardamom

ORANGE CINNAMON BUNS

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Cardamom

EVENING BY THE FIRE

  • 3 drops Douglas Fir

  • 3 drops Frankincense

  • 2 drops Sandalwood

  • 2 Drops Lavender

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

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LAVA BAR DIFFUSER NECKLACE

Beautiful lava diffuser jewelry with an iconic minimalist aesthetic, handcrafted by our artisan partner, Lava Living. The Lava Bar Diffuser Necklace features 5 lava diffuser beads on a metal bar, and is available in two different chain styles: 14k Gold or Sterling Silver. These fine, handmade diffuser jewelry pieces are simple, elegant, and the perfect way to enjoy the aromatherapeutic benefits of your favorite essential oils throughout the day. Simply apply your essential oil of choice to the lava beads and let it soak in.

$28.99 Retail | made by oilers!

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VERÁGE SKIN CARE COLLECTION

The Verage Skin Care Collection contains only the best natural ingredients of doTERRA essential oils, emollients, and plant extracts that will leave skin feeling nourished and hydrated while encouraging confidence through reduced signs of visible aging.

$112.66 Retail | $84.50 Wholesale

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BEANIE - PEACE • LOVE • OIL

Peace • Love • Oils in symbols High-quality embroidery

THE BEANIE: Messy hair, don't care when you have a cute oil themed beanie! One Size, 100% Acrylic, Soft, comfortable fit (not super tight for the average size head) Hand washable, Length: Approx. 12"

** take approximately 14-21 days to deliver.ORDER BY FRIDAY, DEC 8TH TO GET BY DECEMBER 23RD!

$19.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

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NESPRESSO LATTISSIMA ONE

One capsule. One touch. One perfect latte. Only by De'Longhi. Discover lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and coffees in Nespresso capsule convenience at home using one-touch, single serve espresso machine. Its new and innovative fresh milk system takes simplicity to the next level when it comes to recipe preparation or cleaning. Each machine includes a complimentary welcome set with a range of Nespresso capsules with unique aromatic profiles.

$246.99 Retail | This has been on my list forever!

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DIY CHANUKAH HOUSE

Manischewitz's Do-It-Yourself Chanukah House Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit, comes with everything included in the box. 3 icing colors, sprinkles, mini beads, fondant, six-point star, menorah & mezuzah sugar decorations, and sanding sugar!

$31.95 Retail | totally adorbs and delish!

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NINTENDO LABO TOY-CON VARIETY KIT

Make two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Fishing Rod, a Motorbike, a House, and a Piano using engineered, pre-cut cardboard sheets and fun, interactive instructions. Then, Play! Steer the RC Car, reel in fish from the ocean, drive your Motorbike, interact with a creature in the House, and play tunes on the Piano. Then, discover how it all comes to life with Nintendo Switch technology and, in Toy-Con Garage, invent new ways to play!

$66.99 Retail | get your gamer to expand their gameplay

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MIRACLES NOW- GABBY BERNSTEIN

Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems—stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This book is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now.

$12.64 Paperback | $5.62 Kindle

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THE LIFELONG VITALITY PACK

The Lifelong Vitality Pack is full of essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and lifelong vitality. The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness.

$106.00 Retail | $79.50 Wholesale

A Daily Health and Wellness Routine is so Important!

Life can get crazy during the holiday season, so I wanted to make sure you weren't without a guide to your own daily health and wellness. I like to stick to this basic daily routine to keep my mind, emotions, and physical body in happy working order!

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WONDERSHOP CAT TOY SET

The Wondershop cat toy cylinder gift set contains eight irresistible toys for hours of enjoyment. Each toy is sure to please and entertain the most finicky of cats.

$6.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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HARRY POTTER 12 DAYS OF SOCKS

My friend Sarah got this for me and I'm totally obsessed! Keep your favorite Harry Potter fan delighted long after the holiday is over with the Harry Potter Letter 12 Days of Socks set. The box features 12 different tabs featuring a unique Harry Potter image, which reveals a pair of Harry Potter socks when opened. They'll get a variety of colors, with all the houses and various other Hogwarts and wizard-themed designs. A mix of Harry Potter ankle socks and crew socks provide versatile wear all year round.

$15.00 Retail | no trip to Diagon Alley necessary!

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TWO SMALL HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS

Himalayan Salt Lamps are said to release negative salt ions by heating. This can boost blood flow, improve sleep, increase levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.The Himalayan Salt Lamps release their special properties through the introduction of heat. These special properties, such as negative ions, are responsible for promoting the health and wellness of individuals. Individuals can breathe more easily and many ailments and allergies that frequently afflict them start to disappear.

$19.99 Retail | your woo-woo bestie will love this!

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ESSENTIAL GODDESS WORKBOOK

Essential Goddess: A 21 day Self Care Guide with Essential Oils & Extra Woo! What’s it all about? Essential Goddess is a workbook that is created to help you get to know who you are, and utilize the powerful benefits of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint Essential Oils. This 21 day guide is a journey in self discovery and self care. By the end of your 21 days, you will have discovered your favorite flavors of self care, and some of your favorite ways to use essential oils in your self care practice!

$15.99 Retail | Yes! I DID write this book!

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BAKING & OILS RAGLAN SHIRT

This 3/4 Sleeve Raglan is flattering on many body types. It’s made with a *lightweight* French terry material, and is remnant of a sweatshirt with its boxy shape and wide banded arm cuffs and hem. The unfinished raw edges on the wide open neckline gives it that up-to-date fashionable 'edge'.These shirts run small, so if you enjoy a looser fit, please size up and if you plan to wear it off-the-shoulder consider sizing up TWO sizes! Order by FRIDAY, DEC 8th to get by December 23rd!

$29.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

Don't forget to practice self care thoughout your holiday shopping. Practice gratitude and share loving kindness with others. I hope that this gift guide will lighten your load a bit, and help make your holiday season a bit brighter and cheerier! 

xoxo all my love,

Dalea

Turmeric

I have literally been waiting for this oil forever! I'm obsessed with benefits of Turmeric and I'm even more excited about the powerful benefits the essential oil brings to the table! You’ve probably heard of turmeric before—it’s the spice that makes curries and mustard yellow in color. Maybe you’ve even seen it available as a supplement at your local health-food store. That turmeric powder in capsules and spice bottles comes from a root that is dried and ground. However, an option you probably have heard less about is Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric oil is a much more powerful choice when it comes to using this spice for various health benefits.

Sourced from various parts of India and Nepal, turmeric farming is done by both men and women. Women typically task themselves with sorting the harvested turmeric roots into various grades, similar to how women in Somalia sort the resin tears for Frankincense oil. These farmers sometimes use turmeric roots as an “intercrop”, meaning they grow it alongside crops such as corn and sugarcane. This provides numerous benefits to the farmers like the possibility of higher income per unit of soil, and further insurance against having a crop fail. It also helps keep the soil fertile, and reduces weeds and soil runoff.

Turmeric Essential Oil

Promoting feelings of positivity, Turmeric is beneficial both internally and aromatically. Advantageous to the immune system, Turmeric may have soothing benefits that promote a positive immune response. As well, Turmeric can help to promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. Let's take a look at some of the awesome ways you can use Turmeric essential oil in your routine.

  • Take internally for daily antioxidant support and to improve immune response.

  • As metabolic support, use Turmeric when trying to get back on track.

  • When needed, use Turmeric as a spot treatment or in an all-over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or for a healthy-looking overall glow.

  • Diffuse Turmeric or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood.

  • After strenuous activity, incorporate Turmeric into your recovery routine for a soothing experience. Primary Benefits

  • Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism

  • May enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes (e.g. glutathione)

  • Helps support healthy nervous and cellular function

  • Has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption

  • May promote healthy immune function and response

  • When diffused, Turmeric provides an emotional lift and may help improve mood

  • Supports clean and healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes

Turmeric oil contains the chemical components ar-Turmerone and Turmerone. Both components have been shown to help our bodies with the absorption of curcumin, a strong antioxidant and the main compound actually found in raw turmeric root and turmeric extract.

Use Turmeric daily to support healthy immune function and response along with healthy circulation. In addition to the many benefits of Turmeric essential oil, Turmeric acts as a great burst of flavor to your favorite savory meals.

Get your Turmeric here!

Green Mandarin

You may already be familiar with Red Mandarin oil from other limited time offers; Green Mandarin comes from the same mandarin tree, but is from the unripened fruit instead of the mature fruit. Its aroma is slightly sweet and floral with a tang of citrus! As with other citrus oils, it is uplifting when worn on the skin or diffused. Unlike other citrus oils, Green Mandarin has no photosensitivity! Yay!

Green Mandarin Essential Oil

Limonene, one of the main chemical components of Green Mandarin essential oil, is renowned for its surface cleansing properties. Limonene may also help support cellular function, along with γ-Terpinene. Green Mandarin may provide antioxidant support and help support cardiovascular health. Create a bright and energized environment while diffusing the sweet, refreshing aroma of Green Mandarin throughout your home or workplace.

Emotionally uplifting and blissfully fragrant, Green Mandarin is unique among citrus oils and offers a wide variety of uses. Its fruity aroma has subtle floral undertones, making it a desirable addition to natural perfumes and cosmetics. Thanks to its unique chemistry, it offers remarkable skin and hair benefits similar to those from Melaleuca (Tea Tree). Green Mandarin is known for its soothing properties on the nervous system and its ability to support healthy digestive, immune, and respiratory function. Green Mandarin promotes a cheerful, energized mood while soothing feelings of upset or oversensitivity.

You can also use Green Mandarin internally for soothing the nervous system, supporting the healthy function and response of the immune system, and supporting the digestive system.

Green Mandarin oil is sustainably sourced in Brazil. The doTERRA network of Brazilian citrus farmers uses the income from their green mandarin harvest to cover farming costs for the year. Later, their red mandarin harvest (from the fully ripened fruit) is mostly for profit. This creates a sustainable, steady income throughout the year for small and large scale growers, reduces green waste, and yields two beautiful essential oils with unique chemistry.

Mandarin trees needs to be thinned while the fruit is still young and unripe. Approximately 60-70 percent of the green fruit is removed from the tree during this thinning process. In the past, this unripe fruit was discarded or left on the ground to decompose, as the fruit too tart to be enjoyed. However, a unique essential oil is contained in these young, unripe fruits. The cold-pressed green rinds yield a fragrant, uplifting oil distinct from that of fully ripened mandarins (which is known as Red Mandarin essential oil). Green Mandarin offers a wider range of benefits than most other citrus oils and may be preferred for cosmetic use.

USES

  • Incorporate Green Mandarin in your home as a food preservative or dilute it in a spray bottle to clean the surfaces of your kitchen.

  • May help soothe the nervous system when taken internally.

  • Incorporate into your oral hygiene routine to promote healthy-looking teeth.

  • Take one to two drops to help support healthy immune function and response.

  • Diffuse with Basil, Sandalwood, Lavender, or Spearmint to experience the positive emotional benefits of these essential oils.

Initially, to get Green Mandarin in your home, you would have had to purchase the Harmony Aroma Handcraft Collection earlier this year! However, it has become a permanent addition to our product line and is available today!

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