Establishing Healthy Boundaries

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I need to share something that has been on my mind for a while... something in the world that needs to be healed. Our boundaries. In this beautiful world today, we have access to so much with our technology. I remember when I was a kid, before we had caller ID and voicemail, and I also remember that time of boundaries. I vividly remember my mom sharing with me that my friends weren’t allowed to contact me after 9pm. At the time I thought it was strange, but I’m so grateful she instilled this in me.

As an entrepreneur, sometimes we have the tendency or compulsion, to be available to everyone at all times. We ask ourselves ridiculous questions like, “What if it’s an important message?” or something like, “What if I’m missing out on a new customer?” or even worse, “What if I’m letting someone down?” I have thought all of this and so much more, and have had my fair share of apologies to my family for “having to” run off to another room for a quick call. Don’t get it twisted though, all of those moments were choices. ⠀ ⠀

Why are we choosing to allow our technology to dictate our actions? I’m of the mindset now that the “Do not disturb” feature is my new best friend. Re-writing your boundaries isn’t going to be easy, but I can tell you it will be worth it. Give yourself a little grace and TLC by deciding on a time when you’ll respond to your messages. Break out of the compulsions and craziness, and get back to communicating in a way that lights up your soul. ⠀ ⠀

Does this resonate with you? Let me know. ⠀

Daily Health Habits Challenge

Can you believe it's April? Whoohoo! I am so excited for what is to come in the month of April! (psst... there might be some freebies in store for you!) Before we dive into the awesome specials doTERRA is offering this month, I wanted to share a little bit about Copaiba essential oil!

An exceptional addition to the resinous oils doTERRA offers, Copaiba is extracted from copaiba trees in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. doTERRA is proud to partner with a large network of copaiba harvesters that sustainably collect their oleoresin and ensure that the trees will be around for years to come. The essential oil is steam distilled from the copaiba oleoresin, a substance made up of resin and essential oils. The collection process of the oleoresin is unique among essential oils—it is tapped from the tree in a similar way to how maple trees are for their syrup. The oleoresin is then steam distilled to produce the essential oil.

Copaiba’s main chemical component is beta-caryophyllene, a chemical similar to cannabinoids found in cannabis that may protect nerve cells and have benefits for the cardiovascular and immune systems.

Copaiba Essential Oil

  • Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.
  • Provides antioxidant support when ingested.
  • Take internally to help soothe and calm the nervous system.
  • Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer to help keep skin clean and clear, and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems

Copaiba blends well with Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Ylang Ylang. Using any of these oils that appeal to you, create your own personal fragrance in a roller bottle, and then fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil. And... to top it off, Copaiba trees can grow to more than 100 feet tall! How cool is that?!

APRIL Specials!

10% off TriEase Softgels

TriEase Softgels were developed to protect against seasonal and environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed most. Each softgel contains equal parts of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils, known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response when combined together.

Primary Benefits:

  • Cleansing to the body’s systems
  • Protects against seasonal and environmental elements
  • Can be consumed quickly and easily when traveling, attending outdoor events
  • Use when seasonal or environmental elements are particularly high
  • Can be consumed safely on a daily basis during times of seasonal discomfort to promote clear breathing and overall respiratory health.

dōTERRA Daily Health Habits Challenge!

The dates of the Daily Health Habits Challenge have been changed in order to allow more time for you to gather your products. The challenge will begin April 15th and you have until April 20th to collect your products. The Daily Health Habits Challenge will run April 15-May 13 on Facebook! doTERRA will be doing daily giveaways for those that participate in the daily challenges as well as larger prizes at the end for individuals who have participated each day of the challenge. I will also be doing giveaways in my private community!

To enter the contest, you will need the following products:

  • Lifelong Vitality Pack
  • DigestZen TerraZyme
  • PB Assist+
  • Deep Blue Rub
  • Balance
  • Citrus oil (Recommended: Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine)
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender (or doTERRA Serenity, doTERRA Serenity Softgels)
  • On Guard

If you don’t have these products, you can purchase the following kit from your wholesale account (25% off!) or as a retail customer:

Daily Health Habits Kit Item: 60204961 Retail: $246.67 Wholesale: $185.00

Learn more about the kit and the products included here!

$50 in FREE Products this month!

For the month of April, doTERRA is gifting you a $50 shopping spree when you purchase any wholesale oil collection! Whoohoo! To get started, and grab your extra $50 in free products, click here. When you grab yourself a Wholesale Oil Collection, you're entitled to purchase products for a full year at 25% off! SO exciting! And, you don't have to pay your Membership fee! ($35) You will also have access to an exclusive facebook group where you can ask questions, exchange recipes, meet other oilers, and learn about oils & wellness products alongside us! With 8 different oil collections to choose from, there is something that fits into everyone's budget! These three are my favorite to get started with:

You can also choose to get the ball rolling with your oils by paying the $35 member fee and the Daily Health Habits Kit! Whatever you decide, trust that you're doing something amazing for your health and wellness! I can't wait to chat with you about your health and wellness goals, and of course send your your Welcome goodie bag! Are you ready? Let's do it!

Cheers to April!

Creating New Habits

When were are transitioning into a healthier lifestyle, sometimes creating new habits can be a bit daunting. We think about all of the things we are leaving behind, maybe hang on a little to tightly to the past, and have a hard time being consistent with our new habits. Before we jump in, remember that you don't have to be perfect. You are taking care of yourself and that also means your journey doesn't have to look a certain way to be successful.

Creating new habits doesn't have to be a scary task, in fact, I would encourage you to make this the most fun and exciting thing you do today! Find something that you love, and focus on that! What do I mean by this? Take a look...

Food Habits

  • When it comes to creating healthier habits in the realm of food, don't focus on the foods you aren't eating! Focus on a specific food, that you love and enjoy! I freaking love avocados, so if I add that to a dish, I know that I'm going to get to savor the experience, since it has a food that I love!

Exercise Habits

  • Don't force yourself to do exercise that you hate. Try new things to figure out what your style is. Maybe you are super into running but not much a fan of yoga. Maybe you hate running, and Tai Chi is totally your thing. Maybe you love weights but hate cardio. Whatever the case, focus on an activity you LOVE so that you want to keep doing it!

Oil Habits

  • Use oils that you LOVE! I will be honest, there are a few oils that when I smelled them at first, I wasn't a fan. Over time however, the aroma changed for me and I'm able to love them! Find a way to incorporate the oils you love into your daily routine. Love Lemon? Add it to your diffuser, and to your glass of water in the morning to start your day feeling refreshed! Get creative, and make your habits FUN!

Detox Habits

Self Care Habits

  • If you don't enjoy writing in a journal, maybe try using the voice to text feature on your phone, or record yourself as an audio journal! Try everything and find what you love. Use your oils with meditation, or in the bath! In order to find what lights you up, (which will keep you on track) you need to try new things!

You can do this. You can totally follow through and stick to the new habits you create, if you focus on the aspects of those habits that you love!

Motivate

Whether you need motivation to clean your room, start training for a race, or pick up your paintbrush again, doTERRA Motivate blend can support you with the courage and confidence to replace a pessimistic outlook on life with an optimistic one full of possibilities.

If you’re experiencing stagnancy in your life, or have found yourself with little inspiration, minimal confidence, or greater pessimism, take time to make a change with doTERRA Motivate and propel your life in the direction of creativity and purpose. doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend is formulated with mint and citrus essential oils that inspire the senses, allowing you to tear down the demotivating road blacks that stand between you and your potential.

doTERRA Motivate is formulated with a blend of citrus and mint essential oils such as Yuzu, Clementine, and Peppermint. These oils come together to create a chemical profile that is high in monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, which contain uplifting and toning properties.

Key Ingredients

  • Peppermint Plant
  • Clementine Peel
  • Coriander Seed
  • Basil Herb
  • Yuzu Peel
  • Melissa Leaf
  • Rosemary Leaf
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

Too often, feelings of worthlessness, apprehension, and weakness can cloud thoughts and limit potential. When you feel these feelings start to weigh on you, use Motivate topically or aromatically for a boost of positive emotion. Motivate can promote feelings of confidence, courage, and belief and will help you become a more positive and more inspired you. If setbacks and disappointments have you down on yourself or are starting to have a discouraging effect on your emotions, it may be time to regroup and restore you to a more positive outlook. In times like these, use doTERRA Motivate as an encouraging companion to steer you away from negative emotions.

Check out these great tips on Motivation and Achieving your goals in this short video below!

https://youtu.be/TBYcPFINaX8

In need of a boost of confidence before a performance or speech? Here’s a little essential oil tip specifically for those moments. Simply apply Motivate to a shirt collar or a piece of clothing that is close to the face, and the blend’s aroma will give you the self-assurance you need to perform your best. When working on a long paper for school or spending hours on a project, add one or two drops of Motivate to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. This fresh and minty blend will help you stay motivated and determined so that you can complete your projects.

Once you’ve taken the step to get up and press forward, continue to use the doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend to encourage and motivate you in your endeavors. If you are a part of sporting events or other competitions, apply Motivate to your pulse points before participating! This will give you a positive surge of confidence that will assist you in doing your best!

Spikenard

Revered since ancient times for its uplifting, relaxing aroma and ability to promote clean skin, Spikenard essential oil is still extremely useful and beneficial today. Used to promote healthy skin, relaxation, and an uplifted mood, Spikenard oil is known for its distinct, woody, spicy scent that creates a pleasant aroma when diffused or used as a personal perfume. One of the greatest benefits of Spikenard oil is its uplifting aroma that can help promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. Throughout history, Spikenard has commonly been used to manage and uplift mood, or to help promote relaxation. Today, Spikenard oil can be helpful for promoting calm, relaxing, or uplifting feelings when used topically or aromatically.

Spikenard has a woody, musky aroma that is very uplifting and promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation. It is frequently used in aromatherapy and meditation for its grounding properties. It has a long historical significance of being very therapeutic and purifying to the skin, and promotes clean, healthy skin. Let me tell you a little bit more about some of the specific benefits for this powerful oil.

Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. -It can be applied to minor skin irritations to protect them from threats -Deodorant—Many people find it very useful for helping to eliminate body odor. -Digestive—Its stimulating, calming effect is effective in eliminating occasional stomach discomfort. -Its calming quality has long been utilized to soothe nerves and promote healthy sleep. -Respiratory—It is very useful in helping to support healthy respiratory function caused by environmental and seasonal threats. -Antioxidant—It protects the body from wear and tear and from occasional outside threats. -Many people find that just the aroma alone is able to lift them out of depressed moods. -It helps to support healthy digestive function and keeping your bowels running normal -Emotions—This oil is very beneficial for helping to produce mental peace and harmony in the emotions.

Spikenard is a root oil, which helps promote a healthy inflammatory response. It is recommended that you apply Spikenard to your spine, using a downward application, neck to the base of the spine.

Spikenard is special. It is one of the most important Biblical oils. Spikenard is consider Nard in the Bible, although some believe that this could have been lavender. In John, 12:1–10, six days before the passover Jesus arrives in Bethany. In Bethany, a woman called Mary perhaps the sister of Lazarus uses a pound of pure nard to rub onto Jesus’ feet. Many Biblical experts love to use Spikenard especially when there is need to purify and elevate. This is probably why it was used with Jesus. On an emotional level it is used to help people find themselves. It will help them answer the question, “Why was I born?” We all have a mission or divine purpose in life and Spikenard helps you to identity yourself. Spikenard speaks to “I was lost and now I am found.”

Scriptures: Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 4:14; Mark 14:3; John 12:3

“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.” ~ John 12:3

Some argue that the spikenard mentioned in the bible might actually have been lavender. There are various species of lavender and the one which may be confused with spikenard is that of spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia). Spike lavender is a small, aromatic herb or shrub; it belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family and is closely related to true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) and other lavender varieties.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were thought to have used spike lavender for various ailments. The Greeks referred to spike lavender by the name Nardus, after the city of Naarda, whereas the Romans referred to spike lavender as Asurum."

Did you know that Spikenard had such an incredible history?

Daily Nutrition

Back in September, Dr. David K. Hill shared his tips on a routine for Daily Nutrition and Wellness. So many of us can get lost in the day, or remember to put oils on everyone but ourselves. No more! Utilize this simple daily routine for your own health and wellness, and that will enable you to better support and love on those around you!

The cornerstone for your Nutrition (besides eating healthy foods) should be your Lifelong Vitality Supplements. 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. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

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This routine, when you practice it daily, will help support your body in so many incredible ways! If you don't already have these products in your home, I highly suggest opening up a Wholesale Customer account so that you can purchase them at 25% off!

Become a Wholesale Member Today!

Vetiver

The Vetiver plant, Vetiveria zizanioides, is a member of the grass family. The grass of the plant is a vibrant green color and grows straight and vertical.  Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. The many roots of the plant grow in large clusters underground. doTERRA obtains Vetiver essential oil from the roots of the vetiver plant. I love how grounding and relaxing this oil is, and I think you will too!

The main chemical constituents of Vetiver essential oil are carvone, isovalencenol, khusimol. Both isovalencenol and khusimol are sesquiterpenes that are part of the alcohols functional group. These chemicals have grounding properties and are what make Vetiver essential oil a grounding oil.  Carvone is a monoterpene that is a member of the ketones functional group. Carvone contains energizing properties that add to the beneficial chemical properties of Vetiver essential oil. To learn more about the chemical makeup of Vetiver oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.

The roots of the vetiver plant are unique in their ability to grow downward, creating a thick tangle of roots in the ground. The root of the hearty vetiver plant is the origin of Vetiver essential oil, and produces a fragrance that is earthy and strong. This aroma has been used among many perfume industries and is a notable characteristic of Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver oil is composed of multiple sesquiterpenes, allowing Vetiver oil to have a grounding effect on emotions. This grounding effect makes Vetiver oil a commonly used essential oil in massage practices and topical and aromatic uses.

Vetiver essential oil can also be taken internally to support a healthy immune system. Give your body a powerful boost by adding one to two drops of Vetiver essential oil to your tea or hot drinks during the winter months. Vetiver essential oil contains immune-supporting properties that will help fortify your body against seasonal threats. Traveling always comes with certain risks—environmental threats being one of them. To help prepare your body for traveling and a change in environment, take Vetiver essential oil internally. For best results, combine one to two drops of Vetiver oil with Lemon oil in a Veggie Caps capsule. This powerful combination of oils will help support a healthy immune system.

Vetiver oil’s aroma is sweet, woody, and smoky–emitting a strong, earthy scent. Use the earthy tones of Vetiver essential oil as a base for your favorite DIY diffuser blends. Adding Vetiver essential oil to a diffuser blend will provide aromatic benefits that have a calming, grounding effect on emotions. When experiencing anxious, unnerved, or stressed feelings, use Vetiver oil aromatically or topically. Vetiver essential oil is rich in sesquiterpenes, which contain grounding properties. When used on the skin or inhaled, Vetiver essential oil can help provide a calming and grounding effect on emotions.

Sleep is extremely important for the health of both the mind and body. When individuals do not receive adequate hours of sleep or have too many sleepless nights, body functions begin to slow down. To help promote a restful night’s sleep, rub Vetiver oil on the bottom of your feet. Vetiver oil is a great essential oil for sleep and relaxation and can help give your body the sleep it needs.

The dōTERRA Co-impact Sourcing initiative and Healing Hands foundation works with newly formed cooperatives in Haiti to bring the vetiver harvesters steady income, clean water, and desired education. Through dōTERRA, Vetiver essential oil helps these villagers on their way to a better life and hope for the future. Take a look at this short video to learn more about how Vetiver is sourced.

https://youtu.be/pFYFgNSxYxk

For best use of doTERRA Vetiver oil, here is a simple essential oil tip. Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount of essential oil out of the container if the Vetiver oil is too thick to get out of the bottle. Remember, a little bit goes a long way.

I love using Vetiver with my family, for massages, relaxation and so much more! How do you like to use Vetiver in your home?

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?

Citrus Bliss

Today I wanted to share a blend that is very near and dear to me, Citrus Bliss! This beautiful blend of citrus and a hint of vanilla can brighten up even your gloomiest of days! Pop in into your diffuser and give it a whirl! Citrus Bliss was one of the first oils I experienced from doTERRA. I had such an incredible experience with it, the moment the aroma first touched my nose! Several years later, it is still one of my absolute faves, and my son LOVES it too.

One of my favorite ways to utilize this oil is applying it to my wrists, neck and feet, when I really want to bring out an extra spark of my creativity! If I feel like I'm lacking drive, or need some creative motivation, this blend really inspires me emotionally! "Every human soul has a need to create. These oils inspire creative expression by reconnecting individuals with their inner child and their natural creative sense." -Emotions & Essential Oils

This blend also contains many different typse of citrus. It is composed of Lemon, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin, Tangerine, Clementine and Vanilla!

  • Wild Orange - Can be used as a natural cleaning agent and is energizing
  • Lemon - Promotes a positive mood
  • Grapefruit - Supports healthy responses to anxious feelings
  • Mandarin - Stress-relieving
  • Bergamot - Uplifting and calming
  • Tangerine - Cleansing and purifying
  • Clementine - Promotes calmness

My favorite Diffuser Blends that use Citrus Bliss:

Pumpkin Pie

  • 4 drops Citrus Bliss
  • 3 drops Clove bud

Mint Creamsicle

  • 4 drops Citrus Bliss
  • 3 drops Spearmint

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 2 drops Citrus Bliss
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 2 drops Cardamom

Rootbeer Float

  • 4 drops Citrus Bliss
  • 2 drops Wintergreen

Are you excited to add Citrus Bliss to your essential oil arsenal? I know that it will continue to be one of my favorite blends for years to come, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

If you haven't already become a Wholesale Customer, hop on that today so you can save 25% off of all your oil and wellness purchases!

Essential Oils for Intimacy

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I have been wanting to write this post FOREVER and I finally took the plunge! Essential Oils can help elevate every corner of your life, including the bedroom! Intimacy however, isn't just about sex. Essential Oils can help us get over our own issues of being too self conscious, and also to create a stronger desire for our partners. Today I am sharing a wealth of recipes with you, and a few different oils I think you will both love!

All Warmed Up

This blend is a sexy and fun way to incorporate your essential oils in the bedroom, and provide a warming and tingly sensation!

  • 1 drop CPTG Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • 1 drop CPTG Geranium Essential Oil

  • 1 drop CPTG Ginger Essential Oil

  • 1 drop CPTG Peppermint Essential Oil

  • 1 drop CPTG Lemongrass Essential Oil

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • Empty 5mL glass oil bottle

Add all ingredients to empty bottle. Use as needed and be mindful of sensitive areas. Have fun! You will want to keep this one on your night stand!

Sexy Massage

Use this massage blend with your partner for an invigorating massage that is sure to put a smile on both of your faces!

  • 1 drop CPTG Wild Orange Essential Oil

  • 1 drop CPTG Clary Sage Essential Oil

  • 2 drops CPTG Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

  • 3 drops CPTG Sandalwood Essential Oil

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

Mix oils together in your hand, or on your partner's back,  and dilute as desired with fractionated coconut oil. Enjoy the aroma and for extra sizzle, light some unscented candles for a romantic ambiance!

Let's Get it On: Diffuser Blend

Add the recommended drops of each essential oil listed to your cool mist water diffuser. Enjoy the beautiful aromas and set the mood with some romantic music!

  • 2 drops CPTG Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

  • 2 drops CPTG Lavender Essential Oil

  • 2 drops CPTG Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Sexy tip: Add these oils to a small glass spray bottle and fill up the rest of the way with water for a quick and sexy linen spray. Be sure to shake the bottle before spraying!

Neroli: Nature's Aphrodisiac

Neroli essential oil is derived from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, and bitter orange essential oil comes from the rinds of the fruit through the process of expression. Because doTERRA Neroli Touch is diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil, it is primarily meant to be used topically or aromatically. Neroli is a historically powerful Aphrodisiac, which makes is a wonderful oil to encourage feelings for intimacy.

  • Apply to your pulse points on your wrists, neck, or the side of your forehead to uplift your mood and enjoy the sweet citrusy scent.

  • Roll a small amount onto skin and then add Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Marjoram oils for an aromatic massage experience.

Rose: Cultivate Intimacy

Known for its sweet floral fragrance, doTERRA Rose Touch also provides a myriad of benefits when applied topically. doTERRA Rose Touch combines Fractionated Coconut Oil with Rose essential oil, one of the world’s most precious essential oils, making applications and usage options both affordable and convenient. You will love incorporating Rose into your partnership, as it helps to cultivate feelings of intimacy, connectivity, radiance, and love.

  • Rose’s scent is not only sweet and floral, it also provides emotional benefits and is emotionally uplifting. Throughout the day when your mood needs a lift, apply doTERRA Rose Touch to your heart and pulse points. Self love is part of loving others.

  • Because of Rose’s sweet floral aroma, it is well-known in the perfume industry. For a beautiful and elegant personal fragrance, apply doTERRA Rose Touch to your neck and wrists.

Jasmine: Euphoric Feelings

Known for its warm and floral fragrance, Jasmine also provides a myriad of benefits both aromatically and topically. Because Jasmine has such an uplifting scent, using Jasmine Touch on our pulse points is the perfect way to uplift mood. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. Jasmine also can help to create feelings of Euphoria, freedom, and feeling personally liberated.

  • Apply on your wrists and neck as a personal fragrance. Jasmine’s aroma is intensely floral, warm, musky, and exotic—the perfect scent for a fun perfume. (Not to mention its scent is also uplifting!)

  • Applying Jasmine in the morning will help provide a positive outlook on the day and leave you feeling uplifted and confident.

Passion: Inspire Creativity

Enriched with a combination of spice and herb essential oils, doTERRA Passion will help inspire creativity and ignite a passion for life when there seems to be little. This blend will fill your senses with renewed joy and feelings of wonder that will have you daring to try new things and will help you find greater delight in the blessings that surround you. So leave your boredom and disinterest behind with a little encouragement from the doTERRA Passion blend and soar to new levels of excitement, creativity, and inspiration.

  • This mixture of oils creates a chemical profile with a high concentration of phenols and ethers, which contribute warming and renewing benefits to the doTERRA Passion blend.

  • If you’re feeling your routine is becoming dull and monotonous, use Passion to make a change. To feel inspired and passionate, apply the Passion blend to your pulse points. With a specific and scientific formula of spice and herb essential oils, doTERRA Passion will help ignite feelings of excitement, passion, and joy.

Don't limit yourself to just these oils! This just scratches the surface, as the world of essential oils is vast, and all of our bodies work differently! Find what works for you and roll with it! (pun intended) I hope your next adventure with essential oils is passionate and vibrant!

Mala Beads

Mala beads are one of my most treasured items. Over the years, I have had a few Malas in my life. Today I'm sharing with you all about my beautiful new mala, and other goodies I've added to my Spiritual medicine bag! Tons of juicy goodness in this post today, so sit back and enjoy!

This is my brand new mala. I have two others, one that broke, and one that I am allergic to. (Say what?!) Let's talk about that before we dig in. My allergy mala has gigantic sandalwood beads, that leave me with an itch rash on my neck that lasts for days. I cannot wear it. I found this to be so strange as I don't have any issues with Sandalwood Essential oil on my skin. I tried everything to get that mala to vibe with me, but ultimately I had to let go of it as a jewelry piece. When I purchased this new mala, I had the same fear that I would have a reaction... but since I was ordering from a new place, I figured I would chance it! When I got the package in the mail, i could instantly feel the positive energy infused into my new jewelry and I was seriously so in love, from he moment I opened it! I could tell how much love and care they put into packaging their products.

I did have some itching in the beginning, but I'm proud to say that I am not rushing or breaking out anymore and this mala LOVES me back! I even reached out to the company to see if they had any suggestions to remedy this allergy and they WORKED! Who is this magical mala company that rocked my world?

Mama Malas.

I will tell you, they have found a lifelong customer in me! From their mission, to their quality, and their customer service... I am absolutely a fan! Their mission blew me away: "Every mother deserves to feel radiant, adore her life and create her own path. Your Mama Malas take your desires and intentions and turn them into something tangible, touchable and real. Designed with healing stones, they cultivate a life of presence, intention and love.  A life led by your heart and not your head. For every Mama Mala sold, a Clean Delivery kit will be delivered to a mother in need," You can learn more about this on the Mama Malas website.

Mama Malas drops som serious info on what Mala Beads are, how to use them, and more. Check it out!

What are mala beads?

Traditionally made with 108 beads plus a large guru stone that represents the intentions and purpose of your mala. Mala beads are meditation necklaces used to recite an affirmation or mantra that can also be worn as jewellery that offers a tangible (and beautiful) reminder of your intentions.

Why are there 108 beads on a mala?

Each mala is made up of 108 +1 beads since it is said that our bodies contain 108 major physical and subtle energy channels that reach the heart chakra. By chanting or listening to  a mantra 108 times the energy from the mantra permeates both the physical and energetic body. The 109th bead, also called the ‘guru’ bead, signifies the beginning and end of your meditation practice.

Although they are referred to as 108 mala beads, each Mama Mala actually contains 108 Sandalwood or Rudraksha beads plus a gemstone guru stone and gemstone markers that divide the mala into two sections of 27 and one of 54 to allow for a shorter, but still balanced, meditation.

Why are your malas made with sandalwood and rudraksha?

Sandalwood has been used to make mala and prayer beads for hundreds of years due to it’s calming and soothing properties. We love it because of its distinctive scent that instantly calms your mind and brings you into a meditative state. Rudraksha beads are the dried and drilled seeds of the Rudraksha Tree. We love that a tree is contained within each tiny seed, representing unlimited growth, possibilities and an open heart.

How do I choose the right set of mala beads for me?

The best advice we can give for choosing the perfect Mama Mala for you is to go with your initial gut instinct. Oftentimes your heart knows what you need before your brain catches up, so even if the intention doesn’t make logical sense, if you are drawn to a particular mala it’s for a reason.

Go a little more in-depth about finding your perfect mala here. Or take a peek here to see which one calls to your heart.

Should I meditate with my Mama Malas?

Absolutely! While mala beads are beautiful accessories on their own we highly recommend giving mala meditation a try because we believe that meditation is the best way to stay present, intentional and calm during the ups and downs of motherhood. We have also found that mala beads offer the perfect distraction from the “monkey mind” that can make starting a meditation practice intimidating or challenging.

How do I meditate with mala beads?

To meditate with your Mama Malas, begin by setting an intention for what you want to cultivate in your life.  Starting with the first sandalwood or rudraksha bead to the right of your guru bead, repeat your chosen mantra once for each sandalwood or rudraksha bead on your mala until you come back around to your guru bead.  End the meditation at the guru bead by giving thanks to the teachers that have helped you along your path, and setting or reaffirming your intentions. You can also hold your mala during a silent meditation and let it absorb the peace of the practice.

I've heard about mala breakthroughs, what are they?

A mala breaking is considered a sign of karmic progression and is something to be fully celebrated. Gemstones have a way of releasing you when they are no longer useful, and a broken mala can symbolise lessons learned and new beginnings. It has done its work. After having a mala breakthrough it is recommended to sit and meditate on the original description and intentions of the mala and process any breakthroughs or progression. Learn more about mala breakthroughs here.

How do I cleanse my mala beads?

Because gemstones absorb and emit energy, it is important to cleanse them if they feel heavy or "off". How often you cleanse your mala will depend on how often you wear them, and the situations you encounter.

If you encounter a lot of negative energy, many people touch or wear your mala, or you deal with a lot of stress, it is a good idea to cleanse your mala. Think of cleansing your mala as hitting the reset button on the healing properties of your stones. You can cleanse your mala with moonlight, or by burning white sage, palo santo or sweet grass.

To cleanse your mala by moonlight  leave place them outside or in a windowsill to absorb the cleansing energy of the moon (full moons work best for recharging crystals).

To cleanse with sage or palo santo place your sage or palo santo onto a fireproof plate and light it. Blow gently on the flame to allow it to smoulder. Take your hand and waft the smoke around your mala beads with the intention of clearing any negative energy.

No matter which way you choose to cleanse your malas be sure to take the time to sit with them and set your intentions after cleansing.

Pretty sweet right? Mama Malas also carry bracelets, and I am in LOVE with mine! The bottom bracelet you see pictured was a free gift with my purchase, made of Howlite and Rose Quartz beads... called the "I am CALM" gemstone intention bracelet. The one on top, (closest to the blackberries) is the Manifesting Mama bracelet. This is made with the same beads in my Male necklace, minus the Sandalwood. it is Made of Quartz, Labradorite, and Mother of Pearl.

"Clear Quartz is the ultimate manifesting stone, storing the energy of your intentions and amplifying them out into the universe. Labradorite and Mother of Pearl assist you in moving forward without fear of insecurity, and heighten your intuition so you are able to see the signs along the way that will move you closer to your dreams."

You can probably see why I am so obsessed with and pleased with my purchase from Mama Malas. I grabbed the pieces I was most drawn to and the have brought so much more positivity into my life! Coupling my meditations with these Malas and my essential oils is my favorite thing ever!

Find your Perfect Mama Mala

Balance

I say this a LOT about many oils, but Balance, the Grounding Blend, is by far one of my absolute favorite essential oils! It is primarily made up of root oils and tree oils. The aroma reminds me of sitting by a bubbling brook with its relaxing qualities and the subtle, pretty, blue color. Today, I want to share with you some of the ways to incorporate this beautiful blend into your life and home!

If you experience occasional feelings of anxiousness, apply doTERRA Balance to your wrists and neck. The topical application of doTERRA Balance essential oil blend will help ease anxious feelings when they arise.

If a road trip is in your future, make sure to bring some doTERRA Balance. For those long hours of driving in a full car, diffusing doTERRA Balance will help create a calming and soothing environment. Once you experience the serene feelings of doTERRA Balance, you’ll wonder how you ever took long road trips without it.

One of the main benefits of doTERRA Balance is its ability to evoke feelings of tranquility. When you feel overwhelmed emotionally, take a step back and give yourself the peace your mind needs. Diffuse doTERRA Balance or apply doTERRA Balance topically to create an environment of tranquility so that you can press forward feeling emotionally balanced and ready to take on the tasks ahead of you.

I love diffusing and using Balance while I'm practicing yoga and meditating. It's so grounding and the aroma really gives that extra little bit of zen that I need to focus and to relax. Relaxing your body begins with the mind. Help your body relax by focusing on your emotions first. Use doTERRA Balance essential oil blend to help ground your emotions so that your whole body can feel completely at ease when you need it most. This emotionally balancing blend is a great oil to use during meditation or yoga practices. According to Emotions & Essential Oils, "The Grounding Blend's soft energy is a wonderful remedy for adults who need to reconnect with their roots. The Grounding Blend strengthens a connecion with the lower body and the earth." If you like to work with your chakras, this blend is excellent in supporting your root chakra.

Promote a whole body relaxation by including doTERRA Balance in your bath. doTERRA Balance will help relax the body and provide a comforting and soothing experience. For those moments when you just need time to relax and recharge, add a couple drops of doTERRA Balance with some Epsom salts to your bath water. You will love how easily it evokes feelings of balance and tranquility.

Are you ready to zen out with Balance? I sure hope so! Let me know if you've tried this, or if you'd like to try it today!

My Personal Development Routine

Personal Development, Self Care, Mental Growth... whatever you want to call it, it is vital to growing as a person, and as a business owner. I'm going to share with you a little bit more about my morning routine, how I fit my personal development into it, and what I do. Be mindful that not every day looks exactly the same, and sometimes I do rise a little later when my body needs extra rest.

The first thing I do when my eyes are opening in the morning is say a little prayer of gratitude. I am so grateful that I get to open my eyes again, so I make a point to express that gratitude. Next I grab my phone. No... not to go on social media, but to listen to my affirmations. If you want to read more about that, you can dive deeper into my post about Letting go of Negativity. Sometimes I don't even leave the bed while I'm listening to my affirmations. My husband is usually still sound asleep next to me. This is when I put Balance on my feet, to start off my day feeling grounded. (I will share more about Balance below.) When I feel like I'm ready to move on to my next activity, I get up quietly and go into our Living Room.

Here I sit down and have my quiet time alone. Sometimes I am doing a personal development workbook, sometimes it's a spiritual or bible study, and sometimes it is reading an inspirational "Self-help" book. You gotta do what works for you. Regardless, I make a point to spend this time in the quiet so that I can really focus on the content. This is also the time when I do a short yoga flow, or workout routine, meditation, crystal time, or deep breathing. From here, I also put on the first oil that comes to mind, and read about it's emotional and wellness benefits. It's so fun to see what oil I am in need of that day.

All of these things fill up my cup, and allow me to be the best version of myself for my family, and for my oil community. More often than not, this is how I get inspired with new ideas, or courses to take so that I can provide even better content overall. I don't spend money on courses that I don't feel will benefit me or my community. There are some that I want to take, but don't feel like the timing is right to jump into yet. All the same, I do feel that getting training outside of our oil community can be wildly helpful for personal development. This isn't to say that this is all you need to do to grow your business, it is only a small piece of that puzzle. You can spend all the time in the world on personal development, which is awesome, but the growth in your business comes from application and of course, working with people!

Throughout my week, I have designated time for me to finish any courses I'm taking. This can be anything from a certification course, sales training, business webinar, or a specific book. I carve out time for it, so that I am being intentional about my personal development. It is so easy for me to pour myself into my business, and into my family, that I have had to learn I need to pour myself into ME as well!

I feel like I could go on and on about what books are awesome, or which courses I think rock, but ultimately, you need to do what you feel guided to do. After all, this is your business, and nobody knows you better than YOU! If you do want to see the courses I'm rocking, you can check them out at the bottom of my Biz Tips page.That being said, here is a little blurb about Balance and Whisper. You will see why I'm sharing about Whisper below.

Balance: Grounding Blend

doTERRA’s grounding blend, appropriately named doTERRA Balance, promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions.

  • Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation
  • May help ease anxious feelings
  • Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance

Whisper: Women's Blend

With an aroma as soft and warm as its name, doTERRA Whisper Blend for Women creates a uniquely personal fragrance by combining each individual’s chemistry with a diverse blend of essential oils.

  • Combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a beautiful, unique, and personal fragrance
  • Provides a warming, musky aroma
  • Entices and intrigues the senses

The reason I'm sharing about Whisper, is because I use it in the evening while I listen to my Affirmations (yes, again!) and it really brings me to a space of gratitude. In the evening, I may spend some more time reading, or not, it all depends on how I feel. Sometimes I will do an evening meditation, if I feel like I need it, or EFT if I'm holding onto things that aren't serving me. I also have a diffuser on my nightstand, so I will just intuitively diffuse whatever I feel drawn to that evening.

That's it! I try to keep things simple with my routines, otherwise I will get very meticulous about them, and then that makes me anxious! Hopefully you have found some little clusters of value in this, and find a way to cultivate your own personal development routine!

Please let me know if you found this valuable!

Yoga Collection

Yoga helps you listen and breathe. Practicing Yoga helps you to be calm and destress, manage your mood, your adaptability, and release your doubt. Combining Essential Oils with a Yoga practice is a wonderful way to support your body, let go of your pain, blame, and uplift your confidence. This is why I am so excited to share the brand new doTERRA Yoga Collection with you!

Like I mentioned Oils and Yoga are magical together! I even recommend incorporating Crystals into this mix, but you can read more about that later! I am always looking for new ways to deepen and expand my Yoga practice. These three new oil blends are the perfect addition to meditation, affirmations, and of course the Yoga flow itself!

Your new doTERRA Yoga Collection will help you to feel balanced and connected, and help to clear out negativity. Free your heart my dear! When you use these 3 oils, you will feel steady and centered. You will feel more more trust, feel closer to your own intuition, develop clear mindedness and deepen your insight. These oils will enlighten you! Your whole body will be connected to every plant's frequency and purpose. Talk about High Vibing, right?!

Anchor: Steadying Blend

Anchor helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of completeness, calmness and courage. Anchor encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward. This oil is very supportive to the Root Chakra and also pairs well with Hematite, Garnet, or Red Jasper crystals.

This blend contains Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, and Patchouli.

The perfect yoga poses to pair with doTERRA Anchor's aroma are Seated Meditation, Seated Twist, and Bhu Mudra (one hand on the heart, the other on the Earth).

Arise: Enlightening Blend

Arise helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of happiness, clarity and courage. Arise encourages rising to achieve goals, and improved performance. This oil is very supportive to the Solar Plexus Chakra and also pairs well with Citrine, Sunstone, and Yellow Calcite crystals. Arise can also be used to support the Crown Chakra in conjunction with Quartz Crystal or Moonstone.

This blend contains Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa.

Use doTERRA Arise while practicing the following yoga poses: standing arms high, standing side stretch, and Half Moon.

Align: Centering Blend

Align helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity. Align encourages harmony and calm progress.This oil is very supportive to the Heart Chakra and also pairs well with Rose Quartz, Malachite, or Amazonite crystals.  

This blend contains Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine.

Ideal yoga poses with doTERRA Align's aroma are Warrior II, Triangle, and Gate pose.

Check out this extremely long blog post to learn more about how to use Essential Oils and Crystals. You can also use these oils aromatically by diffusing them throughout your yoga practice. This can be done via diffuser, by adding a drop to a piece of Lava Bead Jewelry, or by adding to your favorite Mala and leaving on your mat.

Currently, the oils are not for individual sale, but can be purchased together as a set for $69.33 retail price or $52.00 Wholesale Price on October 2nd.

I want to leave you with these beautiful words that were shared at doTERRA's Convention:

"May you trust. May you thrive. May you nurture. May you dignify. May you remember. May you respect. May you forgive. May you connect."

Elena Brower Blue Diamond and Yoga Teacher

Rose

The uplifting aroma of Rose is an intriguing mixture of depth and complex sweetness. Before the sun crests the horizon, workers can be found in fields harvesting the delicate bloom of the rosa damascena. Up until now, doTERRA only offered Rose as an incentive oil, never for sale.. but I am so overjoyed to say that we now have this incredible oil available to us in a Touch Roller! Our Rose Essential Oil is sourced from Bulgaria, and is now available permanently in the form of the Touch Roller bottle.

The labor-intensive production process  of Rose has a very low yield; it takes approximately 1,160,000 freshly picked rose petals to produce only one ounce (30 mL) of Rose essential oil, and about 8000 roses or 242,000 petals for 5ml of Rose essential oil. Because the petals are so delicate, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested. But, from this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet oral aroma that’s beautiful and romantic. Rose essential oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, and promotes healthy and even skin tone.

Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

  • Apply Rose morning, noon, and night, to promote healthy brain activity and boost your  immune system naturally
  • Helps balance moisture levels in the skin
  • Use Rose in the morning to promote feelings of energy and vitality.
  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
  • Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
  • Apply directly to skin imperfections twice daily.
  • Emotionally uplifting
  • Promotes feelings of happiness and contentment after childbirth
  • Rose can help you to feel more radiant, connected, and intimate
  • Helps the body to naturally release the desire for pain medication

Rose also has a very unique chemistry with staying power! You will notice, that when you apply Rose on your skin, you will smell it all day long! This makes for a lovely natural perfume, and is one of my absolute favorites! My husband loves it when I wear Rose, as it has that romantic and feminine aroma. You can apply Rose to the face, neck, and décolletage and follow with the doTERRA moisturizer of your choice. I really like using the Anti-Aging Moisturizer!

I am so wonderfully grateful to doTERRA for making this readily available to us! It will be ready to purchase on October 2nd, 2017! Pricing is as such:

Retail: $100.00 Wholesale: $75.00

Are you excited to get Rose Essential Oil into your hands? I know that I only have about 10 drops left in my 5 mL bottle and I am SO ready for more Rose in my life! Comment below and let me know how you plan to use Rose!

Jasmine

Jasmine essential oil provides a myriad of benefits, both aromatically and topically. Its esteemed fragrance can be calming, yet euphoric, instilling a positive outlook. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence, and I am so incredibly stoked that it is now available as a Touch Roller! We were only ever able to earn this precious essential oil, and now it's available for you to use and part of the permanent product line!

Renowned as the “King of Flowers,” Jasmine is prized for its delicate white owers, which emit a highly fragrant aroma for up to 36 hours after being hand-picked. Extracting Jasmine is labor-intensive and must be done at daybreak, when the owers are most fragrant and have the highest percentage of components intact. It takes 21,000 petals of Jasmine to produce one 5ml bottle, which is also equivalent to about 1.5 days of work! Jasmine is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy- looking, radiant skin. Jasmine may also be beneficial in nourishing and protecting the scalp. Due to the large amount of owers needed to produce a small amount of oil, Jasmine is highly sought after in both the perfume industry and in aromatherapy.

Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

  • Jasmine helps you to feel liberated and free! This makes for a wonderful oil to support the Heart Chakra!
  • Apply to pulse points to promote a positive outlook throughout the day.
  • Nourishes and protects the skin and scalp
  • Combine with dōTERRA conditioner in the palm of hand, then apply to hair and scalp for added nourishing and moisturizing benefits.
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels when applied over the pulse points
  • Jasmine helps with relaxation during labor and menstrual cycles, when massaged into the back or inhaled
  • Support the central nervous system by using jasmine
  • Use Jasmine internally (on the roof of the mouth) for a quick mood boostApply on fine lines and wrinkles and decolletage before applying facial moisturizer.
  • Promotes a healthy-looking, glowing complexion
  • Evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence

You are going to be so flipping stoked when you see what an amazing price this roller is! Take a look at the Jasmine Touch pricing!

Retail: $56.00 Wholesale: $42.00

I bet you can't wait to get this into your hands on October 2nd, right? What are you most excited about when it comes to Jasmine essential oil? Let me know!