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

Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm so happy to besmearing some of my family's traditions with you today, as you celebrate with yours! Each year we have evolved our traditions as we haven't always lived in the same place. These last 2 Christmases have been super amazing as we have been able to go on the Polar Express!

Last Christmas, we rode the Polar Express in our Pajamas and Robes. We all matched and it was so much fun! On the train, you get to hear the story of the Polar Express, and you also get a chocolate chip cookie AND *hot hot hot* Hot chocolate! It was so much fun! The next day, we went to Bearizona, which was so cool, as they have a drive through zoo essentially. The predators just roam free and it is SO cool!  We also did a sleigh ride up in the snow once we were back home and that was so much fun! Here are some photos from last year:

We also do a Christmas puzzle every year. I love doing puzzles, and it is so much fun to work on something together as a family! Let em tell you, last year our puzzle was ridiculously difficult as the pieces weren't cut to regular jigsaw shapes! It took us forever but we finally finished it!

In addition to these fun traditions, we also watch Christmas movies, diffuse Holiday Joy, listen to Christmas music, and decorate the house. Most of our Christmas decor is Disney, but much of it is rustic too. I have these beautiful hand made ornaments that are crafted from straw. These are prized possessions of mine as they were gifted from family members in Germany.

I hope that you have a beautiful day today and remember that it's not important what is under the tree, it's important who is around the tree!

Merry Christmas Oilers!

DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts

Everyone can use some extra peace and tranquility this holiday season. Give the gift of relaxation through essential oils. Today I am sharing two different Essential Oil Ornament Recipes that are Sure to please your friends and Family!

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

Disguise an aromatherapy Epsom salt bath treatment as a festive Christmas ornament! When it's not decorating your tree, this ornament will double as a therapeutic addition to your warm bath. Just take the top off and pour it in. Customize the color and aroma of each ornament for everyone on your Christmas list!

IngredientsRound plastic ornaments1 cup Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)5–10 drops favorite doTERRA essential oil Instructions

  1. Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired
  2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to mixture for color and added aroma
  3. Add the essential oils of your choice; mix well
  4. Add the bath salt to plastic ornaments until full
  5. Once full, put the top of ornament back on
  6. When ready to use, add desired amount to warm bath

DIY Salt Dough Aromatherapy Ornaments

Adding a personal touch to your presents has never been easier with these aromatherapy salt dough ornaments and gift tags. These ornaments can be given as a wrapping accessory on a present and can then easily be transformed into an ornament for your friends and family to enjoy for many years to come. You can even add essential oils to the ornaments to add some aromatherapy elements. There are multiple ways to decorate, too. You can stamp on an image, paint it, or leave it plain. Either way, your friends and family will love and adore this homemade gift. Ingredients4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup salt1 ½ cups warm waterFavorite doTERRA essential oils Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Pour flour, salt, and warm water into large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, knead until all ingredients are well-incorporated and dough is smooth.
  4. If mixture is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until dough comes together.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until ¼ inch thick.
  6. Using cookie cuters, cut out desired shapes and place on cookie sheet  lined with parchment paper.
  7. Using a drinking straw or toothpick, make a hole in top of ornament for threading string.
  8. Place in oven until hard, approximately 1 hour.
  9. Once hard, remove from oven and cool.
  10. Decorate with paint, string, or glitter. Add essential oils by placing one drop on each ornament and allow it to soak in.

Tip: Add some decoration to your ornaments by stamping them. Just place stamp on ink and carefully place on ornament to transfer design before they dry. Note: Baking the ornament will turn the dough slightly brown and may "puff" up some of the ornaments. If you prefer, you can also air dry the ornaments for 2–3 days to help the ornaments remain white and flat.

Zendocrine

If you’re looking for a way to cleanse and support your body’s systems, then doTERRA Zendocrine may be just what you’re looking for. One of the most valued benefits of Zendocrine oil is its ability to support the body’s natural aptitude to rid itself of unwanted substances. With the aid of Zendocrine , the body can better cleanse and purify the areas that need it most.

Zendocrine essential oil blend supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances. It supports the healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin. This powerful blend combines Rosemary, Cilantro, and Juniper Berry, known for their detoxifying properties and ability to support healthy liver function, while Tangerine and Geranium have purifying effects against unhealthy substances. Zendocrine helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.

If you’re looking to begin a lifestyle change or need help kick-starting a New Year’s resolution, take one drop of doTERRA Zendocrine daily for one week as part of an internal cleansing regimen. Zendocrine oil can help purify and detoxify the body’s systems and is a great step toward assisting your body in the cleaning process.

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Uses

  • Add 1–2 drops to citrus drinks, teas, or water to support healthy liver function.
  • Take one drop daily for one week as part of an internal cleansing regimen or to kick-start a New Year’s Resolution.
  • Apply to abdomen or bottoms of feet to support the body's natural dotxification system.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances
  • Supports healthy liver function
  • Purifying and detoxifying to the body’s systems

Ingredients

Tangerine Peel, Rosemary Leaf, Geranium Flower/Leaf, Juniper Berry, Cilantro Herb essential oils.

With decadent desserts and holiday food all around right now, you know I am using Zendocrine like it's going out of style! I love how it's such a natural cleanse and supports my body in so many ways. Will you be adding Zendocrine to your cleansing regimen? Let me know in the comments!

Slim & Sassy Gum

Slim & Sassy Metabolic Gum is yet another great way for you to get more of the wonderful Slim & Sassy essential oil blend into your daily routine! During the holidays, I feel like we indulge in sweets and other crazy dishes... maybe a little bit more than we intend to. Fear not! Slim & Sassy gum to the rescue!

Slim & Sassy metabolic oil blend helps manage cravings throughout the day while supporting healthy metabolism. There is one drop of Slim & Sassy essential oil blend in each piece of sugar-free gum. Slim & Sassy Metabolic Gum is yet another great way for you to get more of this wonderful essential oil blend into your daily routine.

Slim & Sassy essential oil blend contains Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon. When taken internally with a healthy eating and exercise plan, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight management goals, and keep your hands out of the candy dish!

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy metabolism
  • Helps manage hunger cravings
  • Sugar-free with natural sweeteners
  • One drop of Slim & Sassy oil blend in every piece
  • Long-lasting flavor

Let's also take a look at the benefits of Slim & Sassy oil, so that you can see how powerful this blend is!

I love the way this Slim & Sassy Gum tastes, and I also loves how it gives you an easy and accessible way to add essential oils into your daily routine! With 32 pieces of Slim & Sassy metabolic gum in each box, you are good to go for all your upcoming holiday events!

Do you plan to give this gum a try? Let me know in the comments!

DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for a festive and fun way to spread Christmas cheer? Try this fun DIY Candy Cane Scrub made with Peppermint essential oil! This scrub takes only a few ingredients and can easily be customized with your favorite colors and essential oils! If you are wanting to make your own gifts to exchange this year, I can promise this will put you on Santa's Nice list! Ingredients¾ cup white sugar½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 12 drops Peppermint oil Skin safe food coloring Tip: In place of white sugar, you could use sea salt. In place of Fractionated Coconut Oil you could use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.  Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Divide mixture equally into two bowls.
  3. In one bowl, add red skin safe food coloring.
  4. Layer red and white scrub to create a ‘candy cane’ effect.

Let me know how yours turns out! Merry Christmas!

Holiday Joy

Hearken back to a simpler time with Holiday Joy! The traditional holiday scents of Wild Orange, nutmeg, pine, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, and vanilla, are so heartwarming and beautiful. Fill your home with memories as you tantalize your senses with the inviting fragrances of the season, embracing all who gather with the warmth of the holidays.

The warm, sweet aroma of Holiday Joy creates a welcoming environment for holiday gatherings and can be diffused every day to purify the air and uplift the spirit. This proprietary blend creates an essential oil aroma that’s a dōTERRA Christmas tradition. Diffusing Holiday Joy throughout your home will uplift the soul and warm the spirit as it fills each room with the joyful scent of Christmas.

Primary Benefits

  • Uplifts mood and enlivens the senses
  • Purifies and freshens the air and home

Uses

  • Diffuse throughout the home during the holidays
  • Apply to clothing, coats, and scarves to stay energized while Christmas shopping
  • Create a spritzer to mist holiday trees, garland, or wreathes for a fresh holiday scent
  • Add one to two drops to a homemade potpourri for the holiday season

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Using Holiday Joy in my home  is one of my favorite Christmas Traditions, and I know how much my family enjoys it too! Whether you live in an area where it "looks" like Christmas outside  (read: snow) or not, you can bring the vibes of the season indoors with this beautiful Blend! I even use Holiday Joy throughout the year when I need a little Christmas Fix!

Do you love Holiday Joy? Want to snag some for yourself? Let me know in the comments!

Grab your FREE Holiday Gift Giving Guide!

Douglas Fir

From Christmas trees to telephone poles to a refreshing essential oil, Douglas Fir has a wide variety of uses and benefits. This bristly conifer tree is filled with revitalizing compounds that can purify the skin and help maintain a sense of focus. When used aromatically or topically, its fresh green aroma reflects the tranquility of its native New Zealand forests, creating calm feelings and encouraging an uplifted mood. The unique chemical composition of Douglas Fir essential oil can also promote feelings of open airways and easy breathing.

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Douglas Fir is one of those oils that you will want to keep on hand because it increases focus, uplifts mood, promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing, and freshens the air.

Diffuse this blend to relax, enhance focus, and clear the senses:

  • 4 drops dōTERRA Balance®

  • 3 drops Douglas Fir

  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

  • 1 drop Siberian Fir

Douglas Fir can be utilized both Aromatically and Topically:

Aromatic:

  • Directly inhale or diffuse alone or with other essential oils to freshen the air, uplift mood, and promote a sense of focus.

  • Diffuse 2–3 drops Douglas Fir with 2–3 drops Eucalyptus, or rub into hands and inhale deeply to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.

Topical:

  • Add 1 drop to facial cleanser, bar soap, or body wash for added cleansing benefits and an invigorating aroma.

  • Combine with 1–2 drops of Wintergreen for a relaxing massage experience.

The purposes behind the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative are varied. From ensuring the highest quality essential oil to facilitating humanitarian efforts with communities where our oils are sourced, each “co-impact sourced” oil presents a unique opportunity to have an impact on the world. In the case of Douglas Fir, one of the most unique benefits is the positive impact the sourcing of this oil has on New Zealand’s environment.

“With this Douglas Fir essential oil,” says Tim Valentiner, Director of Strategic Sourcing, “we have been able to create with our partners a truly unique essential oil that provides tremendously positive environmental impacts for New Zealand’s biodiverse landscape, highlighting the environmental responsibility objectives of Co-Impact Sourcing.”

Wilding Pines

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America that has been used primarily in the lumber industry. However, in New Zealand, Douglas Fir has been categorized by the government as an invasive species. It was planted originally for the lumber industry, and from there it bred very rapidly and uncontrollably into areas where it wasn’t intended to grow. The trees grow 25 times faster in New Zealand than in North America, and the dense root systems push out all or many of the native species of plants, making it nearly impossible for anything else to grow. Douglas Fir trees, which are known as “wilding conifers” in New Zealand, are also self-seeding. This means that they produce seeds that fall to the ground and replant themselves in that location. These seeds germinate then begin to sprout and grow at the start of the growing season. By the end of the season, new seeds are produced and begin the cycle over again. This, coupled with the rate of growth in New Zealand, is the cause behind the “wilding conifer” problem with Douglas Fir.

doTERRA Solution

To help alleviate the environmental impacts of this wilding problem, doTERRA established an exclusive sourcing partnership with a small-scale company. This company works through government and other programs for the harvesting of these invasive Douglas Fir trees for raw materials, and then distills them into an invigorating and truly unique essential oil. Choosing to source Douglas Fir oil from New Zealand provides doTERRA with an opportunity to participate in a project that is very socially innovative and environmentally responsible—literally turning a problem or pest into a beautiful, sustainable product.

“We are reducing the problem, we are having a great ecological impact, and, in return, we get this beautiful essential oil.” –Dr. David K. Hill

Watch this short video to learn more about how Douglas Fir is Sourced.

I love using Douglas Fir regularly and use it before I put on my deodorant! It really does smell like Christmastime and has such a fresh and invigorating (yet warming) aroma! Is this an oil you think you will add to your arsenal? I can't wait to hear how to plan to use it!

Building during the Holidays

The Holiday Season is here, but that is no reason to let your essential oil business, and community fall to the wayside! Building your business during the Holidays can be fun, and far from being a chore. Let's talk about some fun ways for you to build your business during the holiday season!

Take advantage of the excitement of the holiday season and show your friends and family how doTERRA essential oils can add spice and joy to their life by hosting a Christmas-themed class! There are so many ways to do this and I will share a handful of them with you!

1. Show them Holiday blends to diffuse. 

  • 2 drops Wild Orange, 2 drops Cassia, 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 3 drops Frankincense, 3 drops Myrrh, 3 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 4 drops Wintergreen and 2 drops Douglas Fir

Experiment and discover some favorites of your own! Diffusing is one of the simplest ways to let others experience the power of doTERRA. Whether you are putting together an event for your biz builders, you are teaching a class, or doing a make and take, putting together a diffuser blend is an awesome way to share!  2. Serve your guests spiced apple cider and add these essential oils to the cider of your choice:

  • 3 drops Wild Orange
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark or Cassia
  • 2 drops Ginger

3. Cook and bake with your essential oils together

4. Create a fun holiday craft like the one below: Stencil Holiday Jar:

  • Paint around a stencil of your favorite holiday image (e.g. a reindeer, Santa’s sleigh, a star, etc.) on a mason jar or any other type of glass jar.
  • For a more rustic look, scuff up the paint with sand paper.
  • Fill the jar with dried red berries and a tea light or any other holiday-like items.
  • Dress up the jar as you desire with ribbons, bells, etc.
  • Finally, add one or two drops of Holiday Joy or your favorite doTERRA holiday scent.

This is perfect for a Holiday make and take event! Get your friends together for a fun and laid back holiday gathering! Who doesn't enjoy crafting during the holidays? You can also share the event as a "last minute gift" idea, for those that still need some!

6. Host a Holiday and Essential Oils crafting event

  • Put together Felt garland diffusers! This is super inexpensive and can also be a fun, child friendly event!

7. Help friends and family create their doTERRA wishlists!

  • If your family does a gift exchange, this is the perfect opportunity to find out who has been dreaming of a wholesale account!
  • Letting your family know that Secret Santas can come to you to find out which oils are on people's wishlists is a fun way to get everyone oiling!

Realize that many people are busy during the holidays, but there are also MANY people that are looking for fun things to do as well! Look at this season as an opportunity to connect with and serve others in your community.

I am wishing you massive success this holiday season!

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is in 2 days, and I'm sure you are still looking for some delicious recipes to whip up! doTERRA has so many amazing recipes and I'm stoked to share these with you today! You're going to have everyone wanting to spend Thanksgiving with you after they taste these beauties!

Citrus & Herb Butter Roasted Turkey

Ingredients:

Citrus & Herb Butter

  • 4 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

For the Turkey

  • 14–16 pound turkey, thawed
  • ½ large orange, cut in two wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut in quarters
  • ½ large granny smith apple, cut in two wedges
  • 1 garlic head, cut in half
  • 5 sprigs of sage
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Instructions:

For the Butter

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir together thoroughly. Set aside.

For the Turkey

  1. Preheat oven to 500° F
  2. Rinse turkey inside and out. Pat skin dry and place in a roasting rack inside a large roasting pan. Stuff the cavity of the bird with the orange, lemon, apple, garlic, and herbs.
  3. Tuck wing tips under the turkey.
  4. Use fingers to carefully loosen skin around the entire bird. Take ¼ of the butter mixture and rub it, thoroughly, under skin making sure to coat as much of the turkey as possible. Brush remaining butter mixture over skin, making sure to cover the entire turkey.
  5. Sprinkle breast and legs with salt and pepper and tie legs together with kitchen twine.
  6. Roast turkey on the lowest rack at 500 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and insert probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. Cook until thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  7. Note: Cooking time depends on the size of the turkey.
  8. Remove from oven and cover with foil. Let turkey rest for approximately 30 minutes before carving.

Sweet & Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 10-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup honey or white sugar
  • 3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients, excluding Wild Orange essential oil, into a saucepan.
  2. Bring up to boil and then lower temperature to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool. Add Wild Orange essential oil. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Honey Thyme Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds carrots peeled, tops removed
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 drop Thyme essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Grease a baking sheet. Add carrots to center of pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients and pour over carrots. Toss until evenly coated. Lay carrots in a single layer. Bake for 30–45 minutes, until fork tender. Stir after 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops Clove essential oil
  • 2 drops Ginger essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pre baked pie crust

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a par baked pie crust in a 10-inch round pan.
  3. Bake for 27 minutes
  4. Note: It will look underdone at this time, don’t worry. Refrigerate at least
  5. hours uncovered. Pie will thicken and “set.”
  6. Top with fresh whipped cream.

Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving, full of Gratitude, Friendship, and Love!

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!

Cardamom

Known as the “queen of spices” in the cooking world, Cardamom is a popular spice used around the globe in a variety of dishes. While cardamom is a flavorful, distinctive spice, the essential oil that comes from cardamom seeds has uses that reach far beyond the kitchen. With calming and soothing properties, Cardamom essential oil can ease digestion, promote feelings of clear breathing, alleviate stomach discomfort, and more.

The chemical makeup of Cardamom essential oil makes it a calming oil—allowing it to provide soothing effects for the digestive system when ingested. Cardamom oil can be used to slow down muscle contractions in the intestines and to ease bowel looseness, which is why it is commonly taken to aid in digestion. Consider taking Cardamom oil internally when experiencing occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, or after over-indulging at dinner. When taken internally, it is best to dilute one drop of Cardamom oil in 4 oz. of liquid.

Freshly ground Cardamom seeds are used widely in the culinary world; you can use Cardamom oil in place of cardamom seeds to enhance the flavor of many recipes. The minty flavor and scent of Cardamom has made it a popular ingredient in traditional Indian sweets and teas. It is also used in curry dishes due to its warm, spicy aroma and flavor. As a companion to coffees, teas, sauces, and pastries, Cardamom is truly “queen of the spices.” Next time you are cooking, consider adding Cardamom oil to breads, smoothies, meats, and salads to enrich food flavor and to aid digestion.

Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA ensures the quality and efficiency of the harvesting and distillation process that the cardamom seeds undergo. Close relationships with growers and distillers in Guatemala allow doTERRA to produce a high quality, potent oil through a proprietary distillation process.

Looking for a way to use Cardamom in the kitchen? This Cardamom essential oil recipe with molasses and oatmeal will be your new favorite once you give it a try!

Hearty Cardamom Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls

Even if you think you don't have time to make bread, you do for these delicious mouthfuls! While they require two rises, the actual prep time is small and the steps are straightforward. The rolls have just a touch of sweetness from the molasses, a hint of spice from the Cardamom essential oil, a subtle crunch from the sunflower seeds and oats, and nuttiness from the whole wheat flour. Whether for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Year's Eve, we know you and your family will adore our Hearty Cardamom Oatmeal-Molasses Rolls.

Health Highlights

  • Sunflower Seeds: Vitamin E and folate are two nutrients in sunflower seeds that can help reduce cardiovascular health risks. Sunflower seed also contain magnesium which has been known to support a healthy mood and uplift individuals suffering from depression.
  • Rolled Oats: Oats are a good source of fiber and can aid in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that a diet including whole-grains, like Oats, can be helpful in lowering blood pressure.
  • Molasses: This syrup has proven to be a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals in the blood stream and are powerful components that can reduce free radical damage in the body.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold Irish butter, cut into cubes (Besides being cruelty-free, the higher fat content in the Irish butter makes the rolls flakier, and counteracts the muddiness whole wheat flour can sometimes add)
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4-1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter for brushing tops of rolls
  • Makes 12 rolls- we recommend doubling the recipe!

Directions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water with a pinch of sugar. Let stand until bubbly. If it doesn’t get bubbly, throw it out and get some new yeast.
  2. Scald milk (we just put ours in the microwave) then add it to the butter in your mixing bowl. When butter has melted, add brown sugar, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, molasses, and salt. Blend thoroughly and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add flax + 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Add two drops of Cardamom essential oil. Add the yeast and mix to incorporate it. Then mix in the wheat flour and 1 ½ cups of the all-purpose flour. Add what you need to of the remaining ½ cup of flour until the dough loses its sheen. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Leave the dough in its bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours. It can sit overnight as well. Don't be alarmed if it doesn't look like it has risen; it doesn't rise a lot.
  5. Turn out the chilled dough on a floured work surface and knead or fold and turn the dough slightly. Cut dough into 12 balls. Press each ball into a flat rectangle with your fingers, then roll up and tuck ends under. Place seam-side down in a well-buttered 9 inch round pan. (We used a pie dish.) Brush all over with melted butter and sprinkle with rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Let rise for about two hours in a warm place. Again, don't be alarmed if they don't rise a lot; they will rise the most while in the oven.
  6. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until rolls are nicely browned and sound hollow when you tap their tops. Remove from the pans and brush generously with remaining melted butter. Let cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve warm…with more Kerrygold Irish butter.

What do you think? A new fave? Comment below and let me know what you are most excited about when it comes to Cardamom Essential Oil!

Cassia

If you are a fan of Cinnamon, you will be a fan of Cassia! These essential oils are similar, but certainly have their differences! Some oil manufacturers actually label their Cassia as Cinnamon to cut costs! No bueno! Extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant, Cassia is a warm and spicy essential oil with a myriad of benefits that can help the mind and the body. For centuries, this sister to the cinnamon spice has been used internally to maintain physical health and aromatically to support emotional well-being. One of Cassia oil’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally. Today I am sharing the benefits of Cassia, as well as a few recipes you are sure to love!

Cassia is also a popular ingredient when making many different entrees, breads, and desserts. This spice is flavorful and can be used to replace cinnamon in a variety of food items. Along with its digestion benefits, Cassia oil can be taken internally to support healthy immune function and to maintain cardiovascular health. Cassia oil is also a powerful agent when used aromatically. In small doses, its strong and spicy aroma can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere that will promote emotional health. The fragrance emitted from Cassia is recognized anciently in the Old Testament for its powerful scent and calming properties. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly.

On an emotional level, "Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. It helps those who hold back and try to hide. When a person avoids being the center of attention, Cassia can restore their confidence." - Emotions & Essential Oils

One of the main chemical components of cassia bark and Cassia oil is cinnamaldehyde. This natural chemical is responsible for producing Cassia oil’s warm and spicy aroma. A recent study incorporated in the doTERRA Science Blog suggests that cinnamaldehyde also acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally. Internal use of cinnamaldehyde is also known to have potential colon benefits.

Exfoliate your skin with this do-it-yourself Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with Cassia oil. This customizable sugar scrub is a wonderful way to soften your skin while also enriching your senses with the fragrances of autumn. In this DIY, you can blend the rich scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oils for an uplifting and rejuvenating look and feel your skin will want to thank you for. This sugar scrub is also a great gift for friends, birthdays, baby showers, teacher gifts, or simply showing someone you are thinking of them.

Inspire your senses with this choice doTERRA diffuser blend using Cassia oil. Place 2 drops of Cassia, 4 drops of Wild Orange, and 2 drops of Siberian Fir oil into a diffuser for a refreshing aroma. With Siberian Fir’s calming effect and Wild Orange’s energizing aroma, this diffuser trio is a stabilizing blend you will not want to miss out on.

Cassia essential oil has a wonderful spicy fragrance and can help promote healthy digestion and immune function. Don’t throw away your pumpkin seeds after making jack-o-lanterns this month! Simply roast them in the oven with salt, olive oil, and 1-2 drops of Cassia essential oil for a delicious treat. Below is a beautiful recipes for tasty Cassia Pumpkin Seeds!

Are you excited to add this spicy oil to your collection? It's definitely one of my fall favorites! Comment below and let me know how you are using Cassia in your home!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Bark is a wonderful oil that I just know you are going to fall in love with! My husband loves adding a drop or two to his oatmeal in the morning, to help support his overall health and wellbeing. I really like adding it to diffuser blends to give off that warm holiday vibe!

Cinnamon can also really help you focus on positive emotions that promote a healthy body image as well. This is so crucial in our culture, where our body image is constantly scrutinized. Let's love our bodies! After all,

"Comparison is the thief of Joy."

-Theodore Roosevelt

Keep in mind that this is a very hot, and spicy oil, so PLEASE dilute when you are using topically! Learn all about dilution here. Extracted from the bark of a tropical tree, Cinnamon Bark essential oil is fragrant, flavorful, and filled with many beneficial compounds. Cinnamon Bark oil contains cleansing properties that can help clean household surfaces. When taken internally, Cinnamon Bark oil benefits the body by supporting healthy metabolic function while also maintaining healthy immune function. Because Cinnamon Bark essential oil contains a high amount of cinnamaldehyde, only one or two drops of oil are needed for internal benefits.

According to Emotions & Essential Oils, "Cinnamon Bark also assists individuals in relationships where insecurities are shown by jealousy or control. It encourages the soul to let go of control and allow others to be free. Cinnamon Bark can nurture strong relationships based on mutual love and respect." Now doesn't that sound fantastic? Take a look at these wonderful ways to use Cinnamon Bark!

Looking for a natural and effective cleaner? Your search ends here. Place two to three drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil into a spray bottle with water and you have your very own quick and effective cleaning spray. The natural cleansing properties of Cinnamon Bark oil can be used on a variety of different surfaces, making this spray a great item to have on hand. Cinnamon Bark essential oil spray can also be used as a safe alternative to other surface sprays that may contain harmful and toxic chemicals.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is also great to use in baking, albeit sparingly because this oil is superdeeduperdee potent! Dip a toothpick into the oil and stir it into your mix, so you can have control of the flavor. Remember you can always add more, but you can't take it out!

Cinnamon Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe

For this recipe you will need:

  • -a small mixing bowl
  • -a whisk
  • -coconut oil spray
  • -a microwave safe mug
  • -a microwave
  • -a small dessert plate
  • -a butter knife

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of walnuts (or crushed graham cracker if you feel extra indulgent!)
  • 2 tbsp Stevia or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon OR Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (if you use the oil, don't add a full drop. Put the bottle against the side of the bowl you are mixing in, just enough for some to come off, or dip a toothpick into it and stir in with ingredients later)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla trim shake
  • *optional maple syrup

Directions:

Whisk all of your dry ingredients together (except for walnuts or graham cracker), and then add in your wet ingredients. When all of your ingredients are well mixed, spray the inside of your mug with the coconut oil spray. Put the crushed graham crackers in the bottom of your mug, (If you are using walnuts you can add them to the mug now or after it has cooked.)

Pour your mix into the mug and microwave for 1:45 (one minute, forty-five seconds)-2:00 (two minutes). You may or may not need to use a butter knife to help the cake separate from the sides of the mug. Place the dessert plate upsidedown on top of the mug and flip them over so the cake lands inverted onto the plate. Voila! Your pumpkin mug cake!

You can add walnuts to the top. I also drizzled a tiny bit of maple syrup and sprinkled some spices onto mine! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Cinnamon Apple Chips Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Chips are the perfect treat for the fall. They are sweet, crispy, and have a delicious hint of cinnamon. Pack them in your children's lunchboxes as a healthier alternative to potato chips. Just beware—they are addicting and make your home smell like the holidays. Ingredients:

  • 7 – 8 medium sized apples
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 6 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Put parchment paper onto two baking sheets.
  3. Combine sugar and Cinnamon essential oil in small bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Slice apples into thin slices.
  5. Place apples onto parchment paper covered baking sheet in single layer.
  6. Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon essential oil sugar mixture.
  7. Place baking sheets in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Halfway through, flip apples over.
  8. When edges of apples are curled, take out of oven and place on wire rack until cooled and crispy.

I hope you are super excited to use Cinnamon Essential Oil! Fall is the perfect time to give this beautiful oil a go, as it fits in with the season so well! Let me know how you like your Cinnamon Bark!

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!