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

InTune

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You’re halfway through the work day and you’ve just finished lunch. Now, it’s back to work you go. However, after a few minutes of work, you find your focus is waning as you enter into an afternoon slump. To help sustain and enhance a sense of focus, use InTune essential oil blend aromatically or topically. InTune oil will help you stay on task and focused when you’re feeling those sluggish afternoon tendencies.

Helping to enhance the senses and sustain focus, the InTune blend is perfect for staying on task when you are trying to study or concentrate. InTune is a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance and sustain a sense of focus. No matter your age, staying focused on the task at hand is sometimes difficult. This is especially critical during the formative years when learning and growing create habits and a foundation for life. The carefully selected essential oils in doTERRA InTune Focus Blend work together, supporting efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Lime promote a sense of clarity, while the benefits of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile are calming and soothing. The pleasing aroma of InTune Focus Blend makes this essential oil blend an easy and delightful one to use.

With so many things competing for attention, staying focused on just one can sometimes be a challenge. The InTune essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of essential oils that work together to create an aid for moments of distraction. This blend can be applied topically to enhance and sustain a sense of focus.  Enriched with select essential oils, InTune contains Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Lime essential oils to assist with clarity and focus as well as Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile to help calm and soothe. This blend is a perfect study companion and can support the efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task.

Childhood is full of learning and growing moments that teach us important foundations for life. Help your children get the most out of their learning experiences by using InTune oil. When your child is having difficulty staying focused during school or extracurricular activities, help them apply InTune to aid them in staying focused and on task. Sitting in a classroom or a meeting for long amounts of time can easily cause your mind to drift and lose focus. To make sure you stay attentive during important lectures or discussions, apply the InTune essential oil blend to your temples and to the back of your neck to help enhance and sustain a sense of focus.

doTERRA Baby

It's almost here! On Wednesday you can get your hands on these exclusive baby products! All made with essential oils and other natural ingredients to keep your baby safe, and supported! This collection MAY become permanent if we show a great enough need for it! For now, it will be a limited time offer so be sure to get your hands on it if you want to grab it!

doTERRA Baby is a collection of three products: Hair & Body Wash, Lotion, and Diaper Rash Cream. Let's chat about what makes these awesome!

dōTERRA Baby Hair and Body Wash

dōTERRA Baby Hair and Body Wash is a safe, effective, natural way to cleanse your baby from piggy tails to tiny, wiggly piggy toes. This foaming, tear-free wash combines simple, gentle, natural ingredients that nourish and moisturize even after rinsing off. A calming blend of Vanilla Extract, Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils leave babies, toddlers, and even big kids with that light, newborn scent. Designed with a convenient, easy-to-use pump, bath time becomes effortless and simple, with more time to focus on splishing and splashing.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Contains a calming blend of Vanilla Extract, Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • Simple, natural ingredients cleanse without disrupting the skin’s natural balance
  • Clinically tested tear-free

dōTERRA Baby Lotion

dōTERRA Baby Lotion blends rich Muyao Shea Butter with natural humectants to calm, soothe, and moisturize your baby’s delicate skin. Naturally derived ingredients come together to create a gentle formula that soothes baby’s sensitive skin leaving it powdery soft to the touch. Lightly scented with Vanilla Extract, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essential oils this calming blend makes applying this lotion a sweet bonding experience between you and your baby.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Infused with Vanilla Extract, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essentials oils that leave your baby lightly scented and perfectly cuddly
  • Naturally derived ingredients gently moisturize skin
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • Helps protect moisture loss from baby’s delicate skin
  • Clinically tested and approved for sensitive skin

dōTERRA Diaper Rash Cream

Safe and effective dōTERRA Diaper Rash Cream spreads easily on delicate baby skin to help treat, soothe, and prevent diaper rash. Infused with CPTG® Lavender, Carrot Seed, and Tea Tree essential oils, this unique blend helps balance and soothe the skin while rich Muyao Shea Butter works to moisturize skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Non-nano Zinc Oxide creates a barrier to protect from excess moisture, preventing diaper rash before it starts. Protect your little one with this natural, safe cream designed just for your baby’s delicate skin.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Non-Nano Zinc creates a barrier to protect delicate baby skin from excess moisture
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • CPTG essential oils of Lavender, Carrot Seed, and Tea Tree help balance and soothe the skin
  • Carefully designed for baby’s sensitive skin
  • Clinically tested and approved for sensitive skin

I love that this collection has none of the yuck...

  • No Parabens
  • No Pthalates
  • No Proyplene Glycol
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Petrolatum
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Talc

It will retail for $46.00 and the wholesale pricing is $34.50. The doTERRA Baby line is available as of May 23rd 8:00 am MDT!⠀

If you want to grab these at wholesale pricing, let me know and we can get your customer account set up today, to get you ready for Wednesday!

Spearmint

Spearmint, scientifically known as Mentha spicata, is a perennial plant that has been used for centuries for its health-supporting properties and pleasant flavor. In the Middle Ages, spearmint was scattered on the floor to get rid of rodents and encourage good health. Aside from its refreshing and commonly recognized flavor, Spearmint has a wide range of impressive benefits. You’ve most likely experienced spearmint flavor in candy, toothpaste, chewing gum, or tea! I love Spearmint Essential Oil, as it is versatile and smells so refreshing!

It’s sweet, refreshing aroma helps evoke a positive mood. The Spearmint plant, Mentha spicata, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family. This plant is characterized by its ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves, and its terminal spikes wherefrom grow tiny, lilac, pink, and white flowers.

When taken internally, this essential oil has an ability to ease occasional stomach upset and support overall digestive health. Try using some Spearmint oil to brighten up your day. Spearmint oil consists of chemical components such as carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties. Use Spearmint oil topically or aromatically to receive the mood uplifting benefits of these components. Compared to Peppermint, Spearmint is a gentler option to use on children and those with sensitive skin.

One of the strongest benefits of Spearmint oil is that it promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset. When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 fl. oz of liquid and drink. Spearmint oil can also be taken internally by dropping the oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingesting. Before leaving your house for the day, apply Spearmint essential oil to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth. Once you’ve bushed your teeth, you will be ready to take on the day with fresh breath and a hint of mint in your mouth. Spearmint oil is an ideal essential oil to incorporate in oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth. I do this daily, and boy let me tell you, it certainly gives you an extra little kick and super fresh breath!

After reading or studying for long amounts of time, use Spearmint essential oil topically to help promote a sense of focus. Diffusing Spearmint oil will also help promote a sense of focus and will help uplift mood. For the best diffuser results, place three to four drops of Spearmint oil into the diffuser of your choice and enjoy the minty aroma as it elevates your mind and mood.

Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Don’t live with stinky garbage disposals any more. These Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers clean and deodorize your garbage disposal in one easy use.

Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup salt ½ cup water ¼ cup liquid castile soap (any scent) 15 drops Tangerine or Wild Orange oil 15 drops Spearmint oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.
  2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of "damp sand." It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
  4. Pack mixture tightly into a small silicone mold. If you don’t have a silicone mold, just grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
  5. Let mixture dry for 24 hours or until hard.
  6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just place 1–2 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing and cleansing aroma.

This also makes for a wonderful craft to make together with the kiddos! I always love getting my son Daen involved in anyway I can, so that he can learn by doing! Since we homeschool, I find this is a great science lesson, and of course it involves kids getting their hands into things!

Emotionally, Spearmint encourages us to be confident, promotes a sense of clarity and courage, and helps us with communicating clearly. This aligns with and helps to open the throat chakra, and encourages you to speak your truth.

Are you a fan of Spearmint? Let me know if you plan to add this oil to your arsenal!

On Guard Sanitizing Spray

The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist is the perfect addition to the well-loved doTERRA On Guard collection. It is infused with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend you’ve grown to love. In addition, the active ingredient in doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist will help protect your family and home against environmental threats.

Favorite Uses

The convient spray-bottle top packaging of the doTERRA On Guard Santizing Mist is useful in a variety of situations:

  • If you're traveling anywhere, keep the doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist in your carry-on or roadtrip bag to cleanse your hands.
  • Keep a bottle of the doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist in your gym bag for use after touching gym equipment.
  • Put a bottle of the doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist in your purse when you're on the go, or add it your teenager’s backpack at school for convenient easy access.
  • Use this spray on-the-go to clean your Sunglasses or Eyeglasses.

Interesting Facts

  • Along with the previously mentioned ingredients, the doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist is infused with a natural apple extract, which naturally moisturizes your hands rather than leaving them dry like other sanitizers. Your hands will feel soft and smooth after use.
  • The doTERRA On Guard blend includes Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG® essential oils that not only provide protective benefits, but also have an uplifting citrus spice.
  • Also included in the sanitizing mist is the naturally derived ingredient USP Certified ethyl alcohol which gives the mist antiseptic properties to effectively cleanse hands and prevent the spread of bacteria.

I was so grateful to hear that this was released back in September, because we love On Guard and we tested a sampling of another version of this spray back in 2015! As a busy mom, I am so glad that I can take this with me easily, everywhere we go and support my family and their immune systems!

Essential Oils for Children

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If you have kids in your house, I bet you are discovering the powerful ways in which doTERRA oils and products can support a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps you’re a little nervous to use oils on your kids; maybe you’re not sure if they’re entirely safe for the younger set. Well, as an avid essential oil user for over 30 years and as a mama to one amazing kiddo, let me tell you that doTERRA’s products can be wonderful for children. We enjoy them daily in our house. If these products are used with care and common sense, you can safely reap all the benefits they have to offer!

If you are nervous about using essential oils on the younger set, here are some things to keep in mind:

1. Essential oils are not novel. While it may seem like essential oils are just the latest and greatest thing, they’ve actually been used by humans for millennia. Essential oils contain constituents that will be recognized by our body systems and handled appropriately. Rest assured that if you use essential oils on your children, you’re not inventing the wheel.

2. Kids are not tiny adults. Remember that oils are potent, and you only need a very small amount to achieve efficacy, especially when it comes to children. A little bit goes a very long way. Adjust amounts accordingly. See Recommended ideal amounts in the dilution chart below.

3. Dilute. Kids’ skin is different from adult skin; it’s thinner and generally more sensitive. Even though most oils tend to be non-irritating on the skin (especially on the bottom of the feet, where the skin is thickest), it’s a great idea to dilute essential oil in a good carrier oil before applying to children. You’ll still get the same benefits of the essential oil—you’re just adding extra moisture and pampering delicate child skin. The doTERRA Touch products are great for this, by the way. They’re our favorites!

4. Diffuse. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to enjoy the benefits of essential oil without the worry of skin reactions. Inhaled oils have long been studied for their ability to enhance feelings of relaxation, encouragement, excitement, focus, and well-being. Additionally, diffused oils may support a healthier indoor environment. That’s always a bonus when you’ve got a houseful of kids.

5. Oils FOR kids, not BY kids. The labels on doTERRA’s oil bottles remind us to keep them out of reach of children. Kids won’t understand the potency of the essential oils—they only know that these lovely liquids smell divine, and may go overboard in using them. Adults, not children, should always be doing the oil applications, and judiciously at that.

6. Be informed. doTERRA has mountains of information about safe usage of essential oils on their websites. There’s an entire team of support staff who answer questions about essential oils and products (just email productsupport@doterra.com). And don’t be afraid to chat about oil usage with your family doctor or pediatrician—medical professionals like having a holistic picture of their patients’ health situation, and they have access to other medical literature that can help guide your decisions.

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Dr. David K. Hill, D.C. shared these recommendations at the 2015 doTERRA Convention. To create these recommendations he balanced effective ranges of essential oils with known safety data. It is important that essential oil users stay within the Ideal Amount ranges to derive the maximum benefit from using the essential oils. In fact, overwhelming the body with too much essential oil can sometimes lead to unwanted outcomes. This is because cells in the body utilize complex chemical reactions to metabolize the oils. It is never appropriate to exceed the metabolic capacity of the cells.

The Ideal Amount column states how much total essential oil a user should take at a time. This amount can be repeated every 4-6 hours, for amounts no greater than the 24-hour Maximum amount. Internal use refers to taking essential oils in a capsule or a softgel form. Oral use refers to essential oils taken in water or other liquid, or under the tongue. There is no recommendation made for aromatic use, as this greatly depends on the size of the room and other variable factors. As always, moderation is best.

These are general recommendations that don’t take into account the individual health and experience levels of the user. doTERRA essential oils are very potent and each individual will react differently to them. It is important to be aware of one’s own unique health circumstances and adjust accordingly. A key point from Dr. Hill’s presentation is that we should be more moderate with our essential oil use when our health is in anyway compromised.

These recommendations are meant as introductory guidelines, and individuals should take into account their own personal experience and the direction of their health care provider in pursuit of wellness through essential oil use.

If you still aren't sure where to start, here are some of my other favorite doTERRA products, and ways they can be used with children.

1. doTERRA Touch®. These products are awesome because they come pre-diluted. Young skin is different from adult skin—it’s thinner, more delicate, and generally more sensitive. It’s a great idea to dilute any essential oils before applying them to children, and this kit takes the mess out of dilution.

2. doTERRA OnGuard® products. We love all the products containing doTERRA OnGuard, and they are very kid-friendly. The toothpaste is wonderful. My kids enjoy the taste and I enjoy that it’s not full of chemicals that even I can’t pronounce. The cleaner concentrate makes the bathroom fresh and I don’t have to worry about toxic residue. And, of course, we diffuse doTERRA OnGuard like crazy during the winter months.

3. doTERRA Balance® and doTERRA Serenity®. These blends have done wonders for our family. We recently moved, and my kids were having trouble sleeping in their new rooms. A nice massage with these oils (diluted and applied to soles of feet) helped everyone feel relaxed and grounded in the new surroundings. We often return to these blends when the stresses of life have everyone worked up.

4. Citrus oils. We diffuse oils every day, and the citrus oils are my kids’ favorite. They are so uplifting and energizing—perfect for the dreary winter days when no one feels like rolling out of bed. It’s a natural way to chase off the post-holiday blues. Our favorites are Wild Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit. We even apply the oils to the palms of our hands and cup them to our noses for an easy “scent tent.” (Just be sure to avoid sun exposure after applying citrus oils topically!)

5. Correct-X®. We always have this product on hand during our outdoor adventures; it’s great to have something natural and effective, yet gentle and non-irritating, for sensitive young skin.

Yes, we live doTERRA in my house. It’s fun to see my son understand which oils might be good in various situations and asking for them as needed. He is  learning to be cognizant of his own health while actively looking for natural ways to support well-being. I love it!

Cheer

Are you ready to experience the benefits of the doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend? With a bright, fresh aroma, doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend was designed to help promote optimistic feelings while counteracting negative emotions that naturally occur in everyday life. When you are feeling down or blue, doTERRA Cheer essential oil blend is waiting to help replace negative feelings with a light, sunny disposition.

Who doesn't want to feel happier? doTERRA Cheer® Touch can counteract negative emotions and provide a boost of happiness and positivity when you are feeling down. If you tend to feel grumpy or discouraged in the morning, try diffusing doTERRA Cheer while doing your morning yoga, drinking your morning tea, or reading the morning paper to help promote feelings of optimism as you start the day. doTERRA Cheer is made up of citrus and spice essential oils, which contribute to its warm, inviting nature. The chemical design of doTERRA Cheer includes aldehydes and monoterpenes, which are known to promote uplifting feelings of positivity. Like the rest of the oils in the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy System, doTERRA Cheer was specifically and chemically constructed to help dispel negative emotions and bring light and sunshine into dark or dreary days.

Rub some between your hands before you head to work, roll some on your child's wrist before the school day, or share some with a neighbor who's having a bad day. If you're having a tough day, it's time to cheer up! Cheer is a sweet blend that can counteract negative emotions of feeling down, blue, or low, and reinstates positive emotions such as optimism, happiness, and cheerfulness. So if you or someone you know needs this today, spread the cheer!

When tensions rise or overwhelming feelings abound, diffusing doTERRA Cheer can help promote an uplifting and positive environment. Try diffusing doTERRA Cheer in a classroom to promote positivity among students. Put a few drops of doTERRA Cheer in your diffuser at home to help your family enjoy the fresh, warm scent that will help create an inviting, happy environment. Diffuse doTERRA Cheer at your desk or in your home office when you need a little pick-me-up.

Growing up can be overwhelming. Childhood and adolescence give kids plenty of opportunities to learn how to handle their emotions in a positive way. dōTERRA has a handful of essential oils that are great for balancing, uplifting, and calming emotions. Watch this short video below to see how Cheer and other essential oils, can help the little ones in your life manage their mighty moods!

Looking for a good diffuser blend that uses doTERRA Cheer essential oil? Combine three drops of doTERRA Cheer, one drop of Douglas Fir, and one drop of Wild Orange to your diffuser for an uplifting, invigorating blend. If you have a friend who could use a little pick-me-up, consider giving them a bottle of doTERRA Cheer with a list of ideas for elevating diffuser blends that will lift their spirits.

I can't wait to hear how you are using Cheer in your home, and uplifting the lives around you! What is your favorite way to use Cheer?

DIY Essential Pumpkin Garland

The fall season is my favorite, and I also LOVE to craft, which is why I am super in love with this DIY Essential Pumpkin Garland! Not only is this a no-sew craft you can do with the kids, it's also a secret diffuser! The mixture of Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove and Cardamom are going to leave your home smelling incredible!

This adorable and simple craft from Vicky Barone is perfect to do on your own, or even get the kids involved! Don't limit yourself to Pumpkin shapes... you can create whatever shapes you'd like to celebrate the fall season! Think leaves, apples, or spooky halloween shapes like ghosts and witch hats! Get creative and enjoy this fun craft! You're going to love the aroma of Warm Pumpkin Spice made with your essential oils and the happy fall vibe your craft will bring!

I am really excited I found this craft and can't wait to hear how yours turned out! Let's dive in!

You will need:

  • Felt
  • Fabric Scissors
  • String
  • Hot Glue gun & Glue
  • Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • Ginger Essential Oil
  • Clove Essential Oil
  • Cardamom Essential Oil

Directions:

  • Create a template out of cardstock or a small piece of cardboard. You can trace a pumpkin shape you find online that you like or freehand it. We drew the shape of a pumpkin on a piece of cardstock and cut it out, then drew an oval for the center of the pumpkin and cut that out as well.
  • Use your template to trace the pumpkin and oval shape onto the felt. We used three shades of felt that we thought were pumpkin-y, buy you can choose any colors you’d like!
  • Cut long triangles out of brown felt for the stems and long pointy ovals out of green felt for the leaves. You’ll want these pieces to be long because only a bit of them will actually show and the rest will be glued in place.
  • Glue a brown triangle to the front of a pumpkin shape, then glue a matching oval to the front of that. Flip the pumpkin over and glue a green leaf to the back.
  • Repeat step 4 with the rest of the pumpkin shapes until you have as may as you’d like.
  • Cut a length of string for the garland. Flip each pumpkin over and put two dots of hot glue on the back. Quickly press the string to the hot glue dots. Repeat with the rest of the pumpkins.
  • Add 3 drops of each essential oil to the back of different pumpkins or to a single pumpkin. It may discolor the felt, so be mindful of this.
  • You can hang your garland using washi tape or thumbtacks. You could even make it a table runner for an autumn dinner party.

To see the Full Post from Vicky, click here.

Are you already grabbing your keys and purse so you can head off to the Craft store? I thought so! Let me know when you get back and tell me all about your garland!

Don't forget your Essential Oils!

A love letter to Moms

Dear Beautiful Mama,

You are doing an amazing job. I needed to tell you this today, because it's likely that no one else has praised you for everything that you do. In fact, someone has probably already made you question yourself, or make you feel less than... in some way about how you are mothering your children. Please don't let these voices plague your mind. Judgmental looks, snarky comments, backwards compliments... I know that they happen to you all too often, and I'm begging you to not let these tiny lenses through which others are viewing your life to become your own.

Don't beat yourself up if the last chore on your list didn't happen. If you didn't get to make it out on that walk today with the kids, it's ok. Give yourself grace, and permission to be perfectly imperfect at this motherhood thing. It's ok if you do things differently than your bestie. It's ok if you do things exactly the way your mama did when you were growing up. It's totally ok to scrap all the half handed and unsolicited advice you hear, and do what feels right in your gut.

Beautiful mama, you are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for. You work so hard. You are making a difference in this world in everything that you touch, in all areas of your life. Remember how wonderful you are, every time you look in the mirror, and see a strong, confident, and loving woman looking back at you. Your strength comes from your heart, and all that you are giving to others. I ask that you give this gift of strength, love and compassion to yourself.

You are so loved. You are so worthy. You are so important.

You are a mother, and I love you.

DIY Bath Bombs

Recharge your body by indulging in a doTERRA Essential Oils diffused bath. Follow these quick and easy DIYs to create unique bath bombs, perfect for at home spa nights. Spice up your average bath bomb with your favorite essential oils, herbs, and flower petals. When you’re all finished, drop one into your bath and fizz your stresses away. Use these DIY  recipes for self-love, your next class, or a girl’s night in! Creating a spa like environment in your home can easily be done using simple household ingredients and essential oils. Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils. They are also entertaining to use and are loved by both kids and adults alike. Bath bombs are excellent gifts for both adults and children. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but will also love the fizz from the bath bomb. Note: If you don't have a bathtub, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. The water will help dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma of the essential oils into the steam.

Bath Bomb Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 10–20 drops essential oil of choice
  • 100 percent pure witch hazel in spray bottle
  • Mold (Plastic, silicone, or metal)
  • Optional: Natural coloring (We used Mica Powder, which can be found here.)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine baking soda and citric acid.
  2. If using, add ½ teaspoon natural coloring and mix well.
  3. Stir in essential oils.
  4. Spray the entire surface of the mix with witch hazel and mix with hands. Continue to spray and mix rapidly until the mixture holds together.
  5. Quickly press the mixture into desired mold, making sure it is firmly packed. Let mixture set in mold for 20–30 seconds. Gently tap the mold to release bath bombs.
  6. Let dry for 30 minutes or until they are firm and do not fall apart.

Great Oils to Use:

  • Lavender & Eucalyptus
  • doTERRA Serenity®
  • Frankincense & Sandalwood

Below is a simple video tutorial to make these bath bomb recipes. If you don't have any molds to create the bath bombs, you can get  Bath Bomb Molds here. If you are using this recipe at a Make & Take class, you can download recipe cards for your guests too!

Fizzing Bath Bombs

Ingredients

1 cup citric acid1 cup baking soda½ cup cornstarch½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil8–10 drops favorite essential oil Note: Citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section. Tip: You could also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions

  1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct.
  4. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture.
  5. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
  6. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or Serenity. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, or Peppermint.

Confetti Bath Bombs

Rejuvenate after a long week with these Confetti Flower Bombs infused with Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend. Add it to your bath and enjoy the bubbling, fizzling effect as the bath bombs disinegrate in the water.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops Citrus Bliss
  • Sprinkles
  • Food Coloring

Tip: If you don't have a silicone mold, use cupcake liners. 

Instructions

  1. Place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bowl
  2. Add Citrus Bliss
  3. Mix well until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of mildly-damp sand and should hold together when pressed. If mixture is too wet, add baking soda and cornstarch
  4. Add food coloring and mix until color is evenly distributed
  5. Press mixture firmly into silicone mold and sprinkle the top with your favorite party sprinkles. Let dry for 24 hours before removing from mold
  6. To use, drop in tub full of water and allow to dissolve completely

Let me know which recipe you tried and what oils you used!

DigestZen

So many of us have digestive issues, and are looking for more natural solutions to support our bodies! I definitely encourage trying out DigestZen Essential Oil blend, to support your digestive system. With so many digestive health benefits, DigestZen quickly received the nickname of the “tummy tamer” blend. DigestZen is infused with Ginger, Fennel, Coriander, Tarragon, Anise, Caraway, and Peppermint essential oils, which combine together to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, and aid in digestion.

This powerful blend can be used aromatically, topically, and internally, and is great for at-home or on-the-go use. For those prone to motion sickness, DigestZen can also be used to diminish feelings of queasiness and occasional stomach upset. This makes it a perfect addition for traveling, or when you're on the go. Does flying or driving long distances make you a little nervous? Next time you’re planning on traveling for an extended period of time, rub DigestZen oil on your stomach before you take your trip. The sweet, minty smell of DigestZen will provide a calming aroma. You can also add a few drops of DigestZen to water and take it internally to keep stomach jitters at bay.

Holidays, vacations, birthdays, and family get-togethers often have something in common: food. And lots of it. Make sure to have DigestZen on hand for these occasions. The DigestZen essential oil blend can be used during these events to promote digestion when eating heavier meals. Whether trying the cuisines of Italy or enjoying the tastes of India, introducing foreign food to the body has the potential to disrupt the stomach’s normal digestion. When you are traveling or exploring new foods, use DigestZen to soothe occasional stomach upset and to promote healthy digestion.

Uses

  • Add a few drops to water to take internally.
  • Rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip for a calming aroma.
  • Take DigestZen internally when traveling or trying new foods to soothe occasional stomach upset.
  • Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

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Bloating and gas can make your stomach feel tight and full, often leaving you feeling sluggish and unappealing. If you’re experiencing these difficulties, use DigestZen oil. DigestZen will help reduce bloating and gas so that you can feel your best at any time of the day. This is also super helpful for your little ones! You can either dilute the oil and rub onto their little tummies or feet, or use the Touch roller, which is already diluted and ready for use.

Is this an oil you'd like to try? Add to your arsenal? Let me know below, or get started with oils here today!

On Guard

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When it comes to the ultimate "mom hacks" I think On Guard definitely has a place in the top 3. It is my go to blend for all things involving immune system support, and boy, does it help! I asked my hubby, "If you could only say one thing about On Guard, what would it be?" and he said, "It's Clean!" His words couldn't ring any truer. Today I want to share how awesome this oil is, the different ways I like to use it in my home, and how you can start supporting your kid’s immune system NOW so they can enjoy school!

If you've never smelled On Guard before, you might be happy to know that many people say that it's aroma is reminiscent of Christmastime and the holidays! It is a beautiful proprietary blend that contains a mix of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. I love that I can use this oil in so many ways too! As one of doTERRA's most popular oils, On Guard is a powerful blend that supports healthy immune function and contains cleansing properties. Since this oil contains some HOT oils that require dilution, I always dilute when I apply topically. A simple way to do this on the go is with the On Guard Touch roller, as it is already diluted with fractionated coconut oil.

On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting. Diffusing On Guard in my home is one of my favorite ways to support all of our bodies physically, and emotionally. On an emotional level, On Guard helps to create healthy boundaries and keep out negativity. I think we all could use a little bit of that, right?! Next time you are expecting company at home, diffuse doTERRA On Guard to help purify the air and create a positive aroma. Did you know that if you purchase an Aroma-Ace Diffuser it comes with one 15mL bottle of dōTERRA On Guard®? It's our only diffuser that comes with an oil!

In a class setting, at work, or at home, place three to four drops of doTERRA On Guard essential oil in the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. doTERRA On Guard oil will emit an uplifting scent and will help purify the air. Diffuse doTERRA On Guard especially during the fall and winter months.

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Kick off the day with a scrumptious pair of immune boosting pancakes. Infused with doTERRA On Guard essential oil, the doTERRA On Guard Pancakes essential oil recipe is packed with healthy and delicious ingredients. This recipe gives the traditional pancake a fun twist that both children and adults will love.

Have the mid-day munchies? For a tasty and nutritious afternoon snack, slice up an apple and put the slices in water. Add a few drops of doTERRA On Guard essential oil to the water with the apples in it, and let the apples soak. After a couple of minutes, take the apples out of the water and enjoy a healthy, immune-boosting snack that will satisfy your afternoon craving and benefit your body.

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On Guard is one of doTERRA’s most popular essential oil blends due to its versatility and its ability to defend the immune system. Over the years, doTERRA has expanded the vision of doTERRA On Guard oil with their On Guard product line, which has enabled more at-home and on-the-go uses of our On Guard essential oil blend. As I've mentioned in past blog posts, there are so many wonderful On Guard products we use in our home! Beadlets, Softgels, Foaming Hand Wash, Cleaner Concentrate, Laundry Detergent, Toothpaste, and Throat Drops, all with On Guard essential oil, are staples in my home as well!

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On Guard contains cleansing and purifying benefits that can be used to clean household surfaces. For a natural and nontoxic cleaner, add a couple drops of doTERRA On Guard essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water and use it as an effective all-purpose surface cleaner. With its unique aroma, doTERRA On Guard offers a fragrant, natural, way to clean.

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Try making your own natural cleanser by using two ingredients: On Guard and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Simply, combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard essential oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub it on your hands and fingers for a natural hand cleanser. Get creative with On Guard essential oil by making DIY Potpourri. This do-it-yourself project is a simple way to add a little bit of decor to your home while leaving your house smelling fresh with spices and herbs enriched with the scents of On Guard. Simply collect your favorite spices and herbs in a dish of your choosing and then add a few drops of On Guard for an uplifting and purifying aroma!

So you can see, there are SO many different ways you can utilize this awesome oil and support your family's overall health and wellbeing! I love it when things workout that way! If you haven't already purchased oils, I'd encourage you to consider doing that today, and making a positive change in your wellness routine!

Back to School with On Guard Throat Drops

It’s back to school time! This is exciting but can also be a bit of a scary time for some of us and our health.This week, in preparation for the back to school season, I am spotlighting dōTERRA’s On Guard Protecting Throat Drops. These are a personal favorite of mine because they help me stay on top of my game at work and at home and I like the way they taste. dōTERRA On Guard Protecting Throat Drops provide the immune-supporting benefits of the On Guard essential oil blend in the convenience of an all-natural throat drop.

dōTERRA makes back to school time a little easier with their On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops. Some of the key ingredients in these throat drops are Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, and Myrrh all of which will help you and your students stay awake and their immune systems boosted during studying hours. Another great time that I like to have a throat drop is right before I teach a dōTERRA class. It soothes and preps my throat so I am ready to teach my information and answer all the questions I get afterwards. What situations have you found it was handy to have a throat drop? To learn more about this product, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on their Protecting Throat Drops here.

On Guard Throat Drops Benefits

  • Features the immune-supporting properties of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
  • Take during a flight to help support your immune system
  • Keep in purse or car for a convenient immune booster
  • Give to teachers as a gift to help them during the cold winter seasons
  • Use to help give soothing relief to dry, scratchy throat
  • Use during harsh weather conditions
  • Use before giving a speech or teaching a class
  • Share with your theater friends before going on stage
  • Helps calm and soothe occasional dry, scratchy throat

Here are some great Back to School diffuser blend recipes, and some Back to School tips as well! I can't wait to hear which ones you fall in love with!

Are you excited to try out those On Guard Throat Drops? I'm so grateful that we always have them on hand for life's little emergencies! Which diffuser blend is on your list to try? Let me know!

Soccer Mom Must-Haves

Nothing like 8am Soccer! I always take a handful of dōTERRA products with me, along with some band-aids, because you never know what's going to go down in 6U Soccer! We get up early on Saturday mornings, and head out the door for Daen's AYSO games! This morning it was chilly, and I'm so glad I brought a blanket with us!

I shared a little bit about this today on my social media channels, but I wanted to elaborate deeper on the products I shared! Below, you can see the top 5 products I bring with me to Soccer games, why I think they are so awesome, and how I use them.

TerraShield Deep Blue Rub Frankincense Correct-X Peace TerraShield

Perfect to keep the buggies at bay. It's rained so much where we live, and I don't want my little dude covered in bugs! When it comes to outdoor protection, there is no better defense than Mother Nature’s offerings. Either before we leave to the game, or right when we get there, I have Daen stand with his arms out and legs apart, and spray him all over. Then I have him turn around and I spray the back!

Deep Blue Rub

I bring it with me but it's mostly for after games to make sure my little man's legs aren't cramped. Deep Blue Rub is super easy to apply and is perfect for sore muscles after a good game, and also for stiff joints beforehand! I take about a pea-sized amount on my finger and then massage it into my son's shin and calf muscles. If you'd rather use the Touch Roller, that is also a great option!

Frankincense

My go to Roller for all things, and my emergency oil! When in doubt get the Frankincense out! Not only is Frankincense super versatile, but it's wonderful for little bumps, bruises, scrapes, and owies too. I love taking my Frankincense Touch roller because it is already diluted for me, and I can simply just roll it on the area in question, or put on my finger if it's a scrape.

Correct-X

God forbid someone gets a boo-boo, this salve is a savior! It's got amazing oils in it and goes on like an ointment! I like using the Frankincense Touch on scrapes first, and then I apply a light layer of the Correct-X ointment to keep dirt, and other yucky things from getting in. This is a product I carry with me in my purse, along with bandaids, just in case!

Peace

My son's emo kid blend. Yes, he is 5, and his emotions are as big as mine! I bring this with me in case he gets upset, discouraged or starts acting like a stinker! In fact, I always keep this roller blend in my purse or in my pocket. It is my current favorite oil blend and I love what it does to help calm my mood when I'm feeling anxious. That way, I'm not acting like a little stinker too!

Of course, I had to share a pic of my little guy in his Soccer uniform. There is just something so sweet and adorable about this age! We love watching him run around, kicking the ball, and trying his best.

Sometimes it's super funny to see these little 5 year olds all over the place, or forgetting which goal they are supposed to run to. You can't help but giggle!

I'm so so grateful to have my little arsenal of awesomeness with me! Being able to take care of my little guy, no matter what or where, helps me to feel empowered as a mama. Seriously, no idea how I'd live without dōTERRA!

Serenity

This week we are focusing on one of my favorite oils, Serenity. This one has been especially helpful in my family as we use it regularly for our son. Diffusing this oil helps create a peaceful atmosphere and a restful sleeping environment. One of our favorite diffuser blends uses 4 drops of Wild Orange, 3 drops of Serenity, and 1 drop of Peppermint. 1_Slide_Serenity

The newly updated dōTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. The blend creates a relaxing environment with its grounding aroma that calms the mind and soothes the senses. It is especially calming when used in a warm bath with Epsom salts to create a relaxing, renewing experience. dōTERRA Serenity can be used in conjunction with dōTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels to promote a restful night’s sleep. To learn more, check out dōTERRA’s spotlight on the uses of Serenity Blend here.

Even the name, soothes the senses... Serenity. Serenity is considered the RestfulBlend and also the blend you are about to FALL IN LOVE with! With a calming and relaxing aroma that soothes the soul, doTERRA Serenity can be used to lessen feelings of tension, calm emotions, and promote relaxation.

 

A special blend of Marjoram, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, and a few others is going to become one of your favorites and a staple in your essential oil stash. The essential oils in this must-have blend were meticulously chosen to lessen feelings of tension, calm emotions, and leave a peaceful feeling. doTERRA Serenity is the perfect blend to diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep, to calm a restless baby or child, or to help reduce the worry and stress so many of us feel. With it's receptive, compassionate, and accepting qualities, Serenity will leave you feeling tenderhearted and forgiving!

Here are some fun ways to use Serenity:

  • Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help wind down before going to sleep.
  • Add 2–3 drops into a warm bath with epsom salts to create a peaceful, renewing aroma.
  • Diffuse to help promote relaxation and decrease stress.
  • Apply to an aromatherapy necklace to help reduce anxious feelings throughout the day

I really like adding this blend to fractionated coconut oil to use for massage. The aroma is so beautiful and really sets an energy of relaxation in the room. We also like to use this oil on the bottoms of our feet whenever we feel like we need to have a moment of relaxation or when we want to take an emotional breather!

I also am a HUGE fan of our Serenity Restful Complex Softgels! The are a lifesaver for me. According to world-renowned sleep expert Dr. Russell G. Foster, if you are an average person, 36 percent of your life will be spent sleeping. Based on time and direct influence on health, sleeping may be the single biggest component of overall well-being, yet of all healthy lifestyle behaviors, it has traditionally received the least attention. With modern research has come an increased understanding of what happens when we sleep and its importance, along with new methods of addressing this pervasive issue. To learn more about the science behind these softgels, click here. 

I generally have a hard time shutting down my brain at night, and usually have a million thoughts per minute (or at least it feels like it) going through my head. I take two of these softgels and after about 20 minutes I feel so much more relaxed and I fall asleep much easier. I also tend to be a worry-wart. (That's still a thing right?) If I'm feeling anxious during the day, I will take one or two of these to help calm and relax my body. It's seriously a product I will never be without.

So what do you think? Are you in love with Serenity?

OUR Rescue

This week I am excited to talk about another of the Healing Hand Foundation’s Humanitarian Partnerships, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R Rescue). O.U.R Rescue was created to rescue children from sex trafficking. It was founded by Tim Ballard in December of 2013. Since that time, O.U.R has rescued 670 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 280 traffickers. In 2016 alone, they have 200 rescues and 130 arrests. dōTERRA is proud to be in partnership with this organization and created the Hope oil blend to help contribute to this cause. Each time you purchase dōTERRA Hope Touch, the full price of the bottle is donated to the Healing Hand Foundation which supports O.U.R. Rescue.

dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation has already made such a huge impact in so many lives around the world. The most recent partnership of the Foundation is an organization that was founded to rescue children from slavery and from sex trafficking. The founder of O.U.R rescue, Tim Ballard, had a touching experience while on a rescue mission in Haiti. You can read his story here.

I would also highly recommend you watch this video about how your donations to the Healing Hands Foundation has impacted this amazing cause. I hope you enjoy!

If you would like to know more about Operation Underground Railroad to see how your donations are helping children around the world, check out doTERRA's page about it: https://doterra.com/US/en/humanitarian-our-rescue.