Traveling with Oils

Do you love to travel? I know that I love to travel, be it via road trip, plane, or by sea! Travel has had my heart since I was a little girl. My grandparents used to take me with them frequently to different states, and we would use their 5th wheel. I have super fond memories of traveling as a child, and like I said... it has my heart! So today, I'm going to chat a little bit about how to travel with your essential oils!

Whether you are driving somewhere, cruising on a ship, or flying, know that you will be bringing your oils with you! Here are some travel tips to keep in mind before you hit the road!

Before you Travel:

  • Start taking the On Guard Protective Blend SoftGels to help boost your immune system. These are really awesome and I'm so glad we can consume them in ready made capsules!
  • Pack for success! In my carry-on bag I make sure to take my little peppermint beadlets (think teeny tiny essential oil capsule) to keep myself alert and smelling minty fresh! If you don't want to deal with the extra hassle of TSA maybe going through your oils longer, just take a couple multi-purpose oils in your carry-on and check the rest in your suitcase, or put all of them in your suitcase.

Guidelines for flying:

  • If you’re only bringing a carry-on bag, you can still take your oils with you (15 mL is way below the TSA limit of 3 oz.). You can only bring as many with you as will fit in one quart-size bag, however. (Remember, this is one quart-size bag per person.) Of course, you can bring whatever oils you would like in your checked luggage, but be sure to still seal them in baggies to protect against spills.
  • Because essential oils have potent scents that may irritate others, remember not to open them while on the plane. If you have an oil that you would like to use, put them on before boarding, or put a small amount on a tissue or a terracotta pendant. You can even prepare wipes or diluted sprays ahead of time.

Ideas for traveling by car:

  • Keep a small kit in the car by putting your most-used oils in 5/8 dram vials. (Use the doTERRA key chain or find a small padded case to keep them in.) You can put this in the glove compartment, or in a seat pocket. Trust us—you’ll want easy access to your most-used oils while you’re on the road.
  • Feeling sleepy? Put some Peppermint on a cotton ball and leave it in your air vents. Or, for an extra boost, pull over briefly and place a drop of Wild Orange and a drop of Peppermint in your palm. Put your hands over your nose and inhale deeply. Get your travel buddies to do the same. If you have some time, try creating your own air freshener as included in our past class idea here. Of course, if the driver is feeling very tired, it’s also probably a good idea to stop driving and take a break.
  • For the occasional motion sickness, try using DigestZen, Ginger, or Peppermint to calm the stomach.

Oils great for travel in general:

  • DigestZen. Keep your digestive system on track as you eat out at different restaurants.
  • Balance. For the stressful moments of traveling, such as getting on the airport and through security on time.
  • On Guard. Helps to support your immune system while traveling. It’s also great to put in a homemade hand cleanser.
  • Extra tips: If you need Deep Blue Rub, On Guard toothpaste, or the doTERRA shampoo and conditioner, but you’re only taking a carry-on, try bringing the sample sizes instead of the tubes! You can also do this with oils, and bring them in small sample containers.

Wishing you safe travels in your next adventure!

On Guard Sanitizing Spray

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

Favorite Uses

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

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

Interesting Facts

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

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

DigestTabs

So many of us have digestive issues, and are looking for more natural solutions to support our bodies... which is why I highly encourage trying out DigestTabs! DigestTab Chewable Tablets combine the digestive-supporting benefits of DigestZen essential oil blend with the stomach acid–neutralizing properties of calcium carbonate to create a convenient chewable dietary supplement that soothes stomach upset. These tablets are also perfect for traveling, if you tend to feel anxiousness in your tummy!

This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an occasional upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system. DigestTabs also contain Calcium Carbonate. Calcium carbonate, which comes from natural mineral sources, helps maintain stomach acid balance by neutralizing excess acid in the stomach. This helps relieve the discomfort caused by occasional acidity such as heartburn, indigestion, and flatulence.This specially designed calcium carbonate is less chalky than many similar products on the market and much easier to chew and swallow.

When digestive issues or occasional stomach upsets arise, it's hard to resist using doTERRA’s popular DigestZen blend.But, the essential oil blend isn’t always convenient and the usage model is somewhat limited. The DigestTab adds another layer of convenience and benefit with the included calcium carbonate. DigestTab is also unique because it offers fast-acting relief. Although each individual is different and results may vary, typically, benefits are experienced within 30 minutes after consumption. If you are planning on having a large meal, take a DigestTab preemptively right before eating, so that you don’t experience any digestive discomfort later. One of my favorite times to take a DigestTab is after I indulge in some Pizza! Since we usually have pizza in the evening, I take my DigestTab right before I brush my teeth and turn in for the night!

DigestTab provides a number of usage models. It can be used alone as a daily dietary supplement for digestive health. It can be taken alone to relieve occasional digestive distress, up to six times daily. It also offers the ability to be used in combination with other DigestZen products such as Zendocrine or DigestZen Softgels. If you feel that your day will include many foods or activities that will cause stomach upset, take a DigestZen Softgel in the morning and keep DigestZen essential oil blend and DigestTab chewable tablets in your purse for use throughout the day. In addition to all this awesomeness, DigestTab is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly!

Have you tried DigestTabs? Let me know if you plan to include this in your wellness routine!

DigestZen

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

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

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

Uses

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

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

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

doTERRA: Free to Give Program

So you want to go to Convention, but you just don't have the funds. This post is a love letter for you, and for myself. For the last 2 years I was able to attend doTERRA's Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's a total blast and I'm super sad to miss it this year. But I have a secret to share with you. Both times I went to convention, I financed the trip... meaning I paid for it on a credit card.

I'm going to be open with you here. My blog is a place for me to be myself and be totally real with you.

Do we go into Debt to get to Convention?

My husband and I, like most Americans, are digging ourselves out of the debt hole. We are almost out, and have been working super hard at this. I will tell you it's certainly not easy to send money away to debts, when I would much rather go to Convention, or go on a family trip somewhere. It's super easy to get yourself into trouble, debt is a slippery slope and it's not easy to climb your way back out.

For the last few months, I have been plaguing myself with guilt. Letting the words and feelings of others manipulate my choices, and I almost... I almost tried to pull a convention trip out my butt. I've cried over this. I've pined over this. I want to be there.

but...

I need to do what is best for my family, and right now, that is utilizing the doTERRA resources I have here at home, working my business, and continue to climb. This is so hard, when every avenue around me is basically screaming at me, and telling me that I'm failing my team by not going. The most important thing to me in regards to my success with doTERRA is that I am providing for my family and making our dreams come true. One of those dreams is financial freedom, moving out of state (again) and traveling. For us... that is the order in which it must happen. Dave Ramsey says, “If you will live today like no one else, later you can live and give like no one else.”

Let me put this simply, I would never tell my team to go into debt to get to Convention. I would never advocate that, because doTERRA as a company would not advocate for that either.

“doTERRA wants to be known as the company that helps the most people get out of debt."

– Corey Lindley Founding Executive, Chief Financial Officer doTERRA International

I was trying to find a way to write something inspiring, for those of us that just aren't able to get ourselves to Utah this year, and this is my way of doing it. I want to share about doTERRA's Free to Give Program, what it is, and what you can do to get yourself to a place of financial freedom. Free to Give is a new doTERRA-sponsored incentive program designed to inspire Wellness Advocates to pay off debt and live abundantly while becoming free financially in order to be in a better position to give to others.

Focus on Four Types of Debt

Being financially free is a long-term goal for most people. With the Free to Give program, Wellness Advocates will see the benefits that come from being free of debt and loans, allowing you to enjoy living with financial freedom. In doing so, you will be in a position to give to others who have just started their own financial independence journey.

We have categorized the most common kinds of debt into four categories:

  • Credit Cards
  • Car Payments
  • Loans and Medical Bills
  • Mortgage

Paying off any one of these debt categories is a huge accomplishment. Each Wellness Advocate enrolled in the Free to Give program who achieves financial independence in any one of these areas will receive a token to symbolize this achievement. Our goal is that our Wellness Advocates can begin the journey to becoming free one category at a time, until you are ultimately in a place where you are Free to Give.

Helpful Resources

When you are trying to eliminate debt, it helps to have resources. doTERRA has partnered with The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity by Blaine Harris and Charles Coonradt to create a customized doTERRA version of the book.

This book includes many helpful tips to paying off debt, including descriptions of each of the 4 Laws which are: Track, Target, Trim, and Train. Becoming debt free makes it possible to achieve financial peace of mind and live an abundant lifestyle where you can give to others.

Have you purchased your copy of "The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity" yet? If not, you totally should! This book is an easy read with several financial tips to help you on your journey to financial freedom! You can purchase yours today through your Virtual Office. I absolutely recommend spending the money on THIS since you are unable to attend convention. It is a small purchase and it won't break the bank.

Here are a few other resources that doTERRA has made available for you:

Monthly Budget Debt Payment Tracker Expense Tracker Debt Down Plan Free to Give Enrollment Form Facebook Group

I hope that you found this helpful. If you are making it to convention, but you have teammates that can't make it, please pass this along. One of the greatest things about going to convention is knowing that you aren't alone in all of this, and I hope that this blog post serves as a reminder that you aren't alone as well.

Follow your dreams, dig yourself out of that hole, and save up the money for your next convention trip. You will have so much more fun knowing that it isn't digging you into a deeper hole.

***BIG UPDATE FROM DOTERRA!*** (August 23rd 2017)

dōTERRA’s 2017 Global Convention to yōu! Online tickets are only $49.00, and will give you access to all of convention, including:

  •  All 6 general sessions
  • Everything that happens on stage
  • Essential oil updates and training
  • New product launches
  • Exciting new healthcare initiative announcements

Watch LIVE each day, 11:00am – 6:00pm MDT.

Available in the following Languages:

  • English
  • English with ASL
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Get full access at: www.doterraonlineticket.com

Watch the sold-out Celebration Gala live-for FREE (English only) on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00 PM MDT in the link above. No purchase necessary!

Buy your ONLINE Convention Streaming Ticket HERE!

Peace

I am SOOOO excited to talk to you about my current favorite oil today! Peace!

I don’t know about you but I like some peace in my life, especially when it comes to road trips. The fun part about dōTERRA is they actually have an essential oil blend that is called Peace so I make sure to pack that for all my long car trips, or just anytime I’m in the car.

 

In fact, I always keep this roller blend in my purse or in my pocket. It is my current favorite oil blend and I love what it does to help calm my mood when I'm feeling anxious. I also love to add a bit of peace to the diffuser, and apply to the bottoms of my feet before a good yoga flow, as the aroma is very "zennifying" and relaxing! dōTERRA’s Peace was made as part of their Emotional Aromatherapy System and is only one of six wonderful blends to help keep your and your family’s emotions balanced.

doTERRA Peace Uses and Benefits

  1. doTERRA Peace includes some of the most relaxing and calming oils such as Lavender, Marjoram, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. The balance of calming essential oils in this blend creates a combination that is perfect for renewing tranquil emotions. When used topically or aromatically, the doTERRA Peace blend can promote feelings of peace, contentment, and reassurance.
  2. When anxious and fearful feelings start to arise, use the doTERRA Peace blend to counteract these emotions. doTERRA Peace is formulated with specific essential oils that work to dismiss feelings of fear and anxiousness. To quickly receive the benefits of the doTERRA Peace essential oil blend, apply one drop of doTERRA Peace to your hands and rub them together. Then, cup your hands around your nose and inhale deeply.
  3. If you find yourself struggling to sleep at night, diffuse doTERRA Peace oil. The doTERRA Peace blend is an ideal nighttime blend that can promote a calming environment and restful sleep. For best results, apply one to two drops of the doTERRA Peace blend to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse.
  4. Do you get nervous before taking a test or when presenting to large groups? If you start to feel worried or distressed before a nerve-wracking event, diffuse or inhale the doTERRA Peace essential oil blend for a little emotional comfort.
  5. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, a sibling, or a friend, everyone has seen or experienced a child’s tantrum. For those moments, there is doTERRA Peace. Next time you see your son or daughter or a loved one’s child become upset or restless, apply doTERRA Peace to the bottoms of the child’s feet to help calm him or her. (This should be done after the caregiver’s consent.)

Check other uses for Peace here: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-peace-reassuring-blend

TerraShield

This week I'm spotlighting one of our more popular oils blends for spring and summer, TerraShield! I have to admit, I am in love with this blend because I am NOT in love with creep crawly bugs that come with warmer weather!

When it comes to outdoor protection, there is no better defense than Mother Nature’s offerings.Among these are essential oils which provide a vapor barrier for plants, protecting them from potential threats in their environment. TerraShield Outdoor Blend contains powerful essential oils and other plant oils known to provide outdoor protection in a natural, safe way.

TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities. This oil is safe for everyone in your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier.

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Check out some of these awesome ways you can use TerraShield:

  • Diffuse TerraShield to protect you from insects during your summer barbeque
  • Apply to kid’s arms and legs to help them get the most out of their summer vacation
  • To focus on experiencing nature instead of avoiding it, apply TerraShield before a hike
  • Apply topically or place on aromatherapy jewelry while camping or on a fishing trip
  • Acts as an effective insect repellent
  • Helps ward off insects
  • Don’t let Mosquitos ruin your outdoor experience, use TerraShield

 

TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities. Learn more about this blend by clicking here or click here to read more about the spray. How have you used it to keep your family protected?

Moving... again? Not quite yet...

Moving is such a pain, am I right?! The boxes, the mess, the cleaning...ugh! The to-do list is miles long, and it's always somewhat impossible to keep everything organized. We are planning to move back to Colorado in 2018 (yay! my heart is leaping with oodles of joy!) and we are already starting to de-clutter, konmari, and downsize. We have been diffusing and rolling on a bunch of Motivate... let me tell ya! I wanted to share some valuable moving tips and some cute printables that make the job easier! Add Motivate essential Oil to your diffuser and roll on your wrists to keep you going on Moving Day! Below are 3 products that are going to help move you forward as well!

I recently came across a new product from The Dating Divas called "The Ultimate Moving Organization Kit". I took a peek and thought it actually looked awesome, so I had to share it with you!

This kit has a ton of really fun features! It keeps everything super organized, it's really quite impressive!

Here is what the kit includes via The Dating Divas website:

    • Moving Binder Printables – An all-in-one place for your important documents, calendars and to-do lists!
    • Packing Box Label System – Color coded stickers and signs to organize your boxes by room.
    • Clever Packing Hacks – 3 pages of useful packing ideas and tips for all of that stuff you have to move!
    • Moving Announcement Cards – Let everyone know you are off to new adventures with a cute postcard!
    • Moving Help Thank You Notes– Moving is never a one-man job! We’ve also included thank you notes for your amazing moving helpers- couldn’t do it without them!
    • Welcome Home Print – Gorgeous printable art to frame and display in your new home.
    • Sexy Box Surprise – Make the unpacking a little more fun for your spouse with a steamy note!

 

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I'm totally using this when we hit the road and head back to the Centennial State! You can get yours HERE!

What do you think about this? Do you move around a lot too? What is your favorite moving tip that you love to share? Share with me in the comments!

Why am I so stoked about Convention!?

Convention isn't just for the essential oil business maven, it is for the oil enthusiast, novice, wellness advocate, and science geek. What I love about convention, is that it really is for everyone. With so much juicy information and research about essential oils, it is THE place to be. Scientists, Inspirational speakers, and not to mention NEW PRODUCTS flooding your mind, body, and soul, is an incredible experience that I am SO grateful to have every year! 11249707_10207623318723797_5198923924377722642_n

One of my favorite parts about Convention, especially for someone that is new to essential oils or new to doTERRA, is the Product Showcase. What IS the Product Showcase? Well, it's a grand room that is filled with multiple stations to experience all of the products that doTERRA has to offer. Use all five of your senses to experience in dōTERRA’s line of CPTG Essential Oils and other exciting product lines. You won’t want to miss being the first to try the new products that will be launched at this year’s convention, the Product Showcase allows you the opportunity to try them all. I also love that they set up different education and experience stations along the outside of the showcase. Here you can experience an Aromatouch hand treatment, taste Slim & Sassy products, learn about supplements, and you can also win special goodies!

We also have the opportunity to purchase a kit of all the newly released products for a discounted price! It is SO awesome being able to take home all of the new goodies before they are released the following month! I am going crazy trying to figure out what will be in the magic box this year... I have a few hunches and I hope that I am right!

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OH! And did I tell you who will be performing at the fun Street Party this year? Colbie Callait! How often do you get to stand 100 feet from Colbie Caillat? Make that happen by coming to Convention this year! I am super excited about this as I love her jams and can't wait to rock out with all of my oily friends and oil family!

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Another BIG thing for me about Convention is the focus on changing the world, by our Healing Hands Foundation and the Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative we have in place. Seeing the change that we are making and the difference in the world because of doTERRA is mind blowing. I can promise you will cry at some point. You will be moved to tears by the power one drop of essential oil has across the globe.

The Convention experience is incredible and as I said, is really for everyone! I do want to talk about the experience of convention as a business owner as well. My oil business is my career, and I can't tell you enough how life changing Convention has been for my business. Not only do you get even more familiar with the beautiful oils you are already using, but you get an immersive education on them in addition to world class leadership training. In the world of Network Marketing, I'm sure you have heard it said before that you're in business FOR yourself, but not BY yourself. Oh how this is SO true in the doTERRA world. You will go home with so much more than you expected and feel invigorated! Convention is THE place to be if you are serious about taking your oil business to the next level.

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When is Convention? doTERRA One 2016 Global Convention will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 14th through the 17th, 2016. My family will be turning our journey to Salt Lake into a Homeschool road trip and stopping at the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, doTERRA's Campus, and probably a handful of other sweet locations along the way. I can't wait to share our journey with you on Facebook Live :) Are you considering joining us at Convention? You can still register and grab your ticket here!

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Lavender

Last weekend, my family and I drove to a ranch in the middle of the mountains out here, and visited their Lavender festival! We had so much fun walking around the fields, smelling all of the lovely flowers and taking in the aroma. Of course... I was snapping photos like a mad woman. We enjoyed every moment and it really was a great family outing. If you have the chance to go to a lavender festival near you, definitely DO!

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Most of us have experienced lavender in one way or another. In our home we use doTERRA, and it is amaaaaazing! In any case, lavender is one of my personal favorite oils and I will tell you why! Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Lavender is great for so many things and supports the body in multiple ways, especially when it comes to emotions, and helps support better communication with others, and bringing out your voice. Here are some of the main ways to use lavender:

 

LAVENDER

• Soothes occasional skin irritations

•Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep

•Helps ease feelings of tension.

• Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.

•Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.

•Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.

•Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.

•Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

So you can see, there are SO many ways to use this amazing essential oil, and it is a staple in our home. I actually have the lavender touch roller on my nightstand, and before bedtime, I roll it on my neck and feet to promote a restful slumber. It is so simple and I love being able to just roll it on my feet.

This month you can actually get the set of diluted rollers at 10% off! Click here to grab them at wholesale cost and get your 10% discount! Just select the $35 wholesale option and add this beauty to your order!

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I also wanted to share a few of my favorite Lavender recipes with you!

LAVENDER MASCARA

INGREDIENTS:

-Empty/new mascara container

-Oral syringe

-1 1/2 tsp aloe vera gel

-10 capsules activated charcoal, open and emptied  OR Use Cocoa Powder if you would prefer Brown

-3 tsp bentonite clay

-1 or 2 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

-Mix up all of the ingredients together until they are nice and smooth

-Use the oral syringe to fill the mascara tube(s)

-Apply 2-3 coats, allow each coat to dry before reapplication.

 

I actually just made this recipe with some of my teammates at a recent get together. It was super fun! I love hanging out, talking oils, and creating something new with friends!

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LAVENDER SMOOTHIE:

INGREDIENTS:

-1 or 2 scoops Vanilla Trimshake

-1 drop Lavender essential oil

-8oz Almond Milk

-1 banana

 

DIRECTIONS:

Blend up your delicious lavender infused recipe to start your day!

 

DIFFUSER BLENDS:

ZESTY AND FRESH

-3 drops Lavender

-3 drops Lime

 

TRIP TO THE SPA

-2 drops Bergamot

-2 drops Lavender

-2 drops Rosemary

 

What do you love about lavender? What do you think of these uses? What are you most excited to try out? Let me know in the comments below! I always love hearing from you!

Essential Family Fun!

What better time, than family time? With summer days and travel among us these next couple months, many of us will be surrounding ourselves with family members! I wanted to share just a couple little oily tips from my family to yours, about how we like to use our oils when we are going out for a day of fun! Let's be honest, there are a BUNCH of essential oils you could bring along with you for a day of fun, but less is more right? (Especially when you are applying! haha) Take a look what stays in my bag or backpack when we go on an adventure!  

ON GUARD

I like to put a drop of this on each of our feet to help support our immune systems, being around so many other bodies. I also have a small spray bottle, for our hands for this same reason. This blend also protects against environmental threats and purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation. On Guard also:

• Supports healthy immune function

• Cleans surfaces

• Energizing, uplifting aroma

 

LAVENDER

I bring this with me everytime we leave the house, because my son asks for it by name. This oil is soothing for him when he is upset, and calms his emotions when he gets an owie. Lavender is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities and it also soothes occasional skin irritations. Lavender also:

• Helps skin recover quickly

• Eases muscle tension

 

BALANCE

That Crazy Oil Husband is a big fan of this blend. Not only does it have a wonderfully soothing aroma, but it also helps support our emotions, when we are feeling scattered or overwhelmed. This blend brings harmony to the mind and body and also soothes sore muscles and joints. The Grounding Blend also:

• Creates a sense of calm and well-being

• Promotes whole-body relaxation

•Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance

• Promotes circulation

• Supports cellular health and overall well-being

• Lessens stress and helps with anxious feelings and nerves

 

LEMON

I bring lemon with me everywhere. I love putting it in my water. When we go out to eat, I put it in my water. If we are out and about for the day, say at the Zoo, I put it in my stainless or glass waterbottle, and bring my oil with me for my refill once I've finished that! Lemon naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion, and promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability. Lemon also:

• Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces

• Supports healthy respiratory function

• Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits

• Soothes an irritated throat

 

FRANKINCENSE

We love frankincense. Wherever we go, we bring good ol' Frank along with us. He's a big part of the family! Frankincense helps us build and maintain a healthy immune system and it promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness. Frankincense also:

• Promotes cellular health

• Reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin

• Supports healthy immune system function

 

TERRASHIELD

If we are going on a hike, or anywhere remotely green (which is almost always) I definitely bring the repellent blend with me. Because this blend has oils in it that bugs aren't a fan of, it makes a great addition in your mini arsenal! The Repellent Blend also:

• Acts as an effective, natural repellent

• Helps ward off insects

I do bring other oils with me on occasion, but these come with us everywhere! Whether we are making a quick trip to the grocery store, playing around at the park, or heading out for a full day of fun at the zoo, I make sure my family has what they need to support their bodies!

Wanderlust

Wow. To sum up the craziness that has been my life for the last month, "wow" still feels like an understatement. My little family and I are kind of living a gypsy/wanderlust lifestyle right now. We packed up our tiny apartment and moved our furniture to the White Mountains in Lakeside, AZ, and then drove to stay with family in California while the home on our family property is being built. Needless to say, packing, picking up and moving again, to pick up and move again is crazy, but I'm loving it right now. I love traveling. I love exploring new places.

When we got to Arizona, it was cold and windy, and we had some family friends and their kids offer to come and help us move our things from the moving truck into our storage unit. I'm still blown away, we were able to do it under an hour. AN HOUR! That's insane! In any case, we brought only a few things with us to California, and we are staying in the family travel trailer. I actually really really like staying in the trailer. It's a smaller space, and it's super fast and easy to clean. It also doesn't feel cramped, since there are 2 slide outs. It's also nice to be close to family while still having our own private space to stay. I don't have to worry about when Daen (3) has a moment of frustration potentially uspetting other people's sleep, so that takes a heap of stress off of my plate.

Right now, I'm just trying to get back into my groove. I've got my computer up and running, and that's a big part of it. I don't like to do a lot of working from my phone, I prefer to sit down in front of my computer for a couple hours and get things done there! I feel like I'm much more effecient this way and it frees up more time for family. Today we are going to be making cookies, on the request of my mom. I think that maybe I'll grab my hubby and little one, to head out for a walk later today as well. There is this donkey not too far down the road that loves to eat apples and carrots... so I'm thinking we will give him a visit.

Looking forward to sharing some cool new recipes and updates with you soon! I have some REALLY big and cool things in store for you that I am working on that are TOP SECRET! Just bursting to tell you all about them, but waiting until they are 100% ready for you!

Arizona has Mountains

I’m up in the mountains of Arizona (they really do exist!) with my son and my parents. Today was a fun day, as we went on a little hike, went by the lake and really enjoyed each others company.

I even got to try a tasty chai latte from the local coffee house! It was definitely what I needed to wind down after such a crazy trip. Flying to CA with Daen wasn’t awful, he only had a couple moments of toddlerness. Driving in a truck with him and my parents for 8+ hours was a bit of a chore, but we made it work! He had some fun activities and an iPad… (yeah, I’m “that mom”) and he did ok.

I have more to share, but the service up here is not so great right now, and I need to prep for our flight tomorrow from Phoenix back to Denver!

Where in the World?

You may have been wondering where I have been these last few weeks! I have been on a crazy awesome business trip adventure and forging some awesome new pathways for my family! Earlier this year, we packed up and moved from Southern California, all the way up to Aurora, Colorado. I absolutely love it here. Colorado is my home! However, it looks like we will be taking another adventure and heading over to the White Mountains in Arizona! Lakeside to be specific. Colorado lovies, don’t freak out! I will be flying out frequently! We will be moving there before the end of 2017. I will know more specific dates soon! What does this mean, it means more packing up boxes again… more moving, and more minimizing! I wish I had more time to do this!

Let me be 100% raw and honest with you, my heart belongs to Colorado and we will most definitely be coming back very soon! Roots grow where you plant them! However, given the opportunity to retire my husband early… I am jumping at the chance to keep him healthy, happy, and at home with us!

Why retire my husband? There are so many reasons why, so I will start from the beginning. Initially, I opted into the wholesale aspect with the oil company we use, specifically for the incredible oils, and the extremely gratifying ability to share with others, to make their lives even better.

Since then, things have evolved, life has changed, and we have grown so much. I haven’t shared MY personal story with you though, my team friends and family. The reason WHY I share essential oils has truly evolved.

Brien and I don’t really share our hardships, as there are so many things going on in the world, and we are extremely grateful for all that we have. What you probably don’t know, is that Brien has a service connected injury from the Army, that has been plaguing him with pain and major discomfort, making his highly manual labored mechanics job, extremely difficult. Brien has always been our breadwinner. He pushes through. He works hard. He never gives up and continues to give his all, even when his work day makes him want to cry from the pain. This man is the epitome of perserverance, and dedication to his family.

I want to give my husband back the freedom he has fought to give to so many others.

I want to bring him home to be with his son. I want to give him the life he deserves… the life he has earned. Yes, I educate others on the amazing benefits of essential oils. Yes, I share oils with others to help improve their health, well being and quality of life. But I also share essential oils with others because my husband’s quality of life and well being are the most important thing in the world to me. He is my best friend, and the most dedicated and giving man I have ever met.

This is giving us the opportunity, not only to bring him home, but to get him the care that will help his body recover, like regular chiropractic adjustments, yoga, and massage, in addition to the oils and supplements he is already using to support his body.

I cannot wait for the day to share with you all that he no longer has to work anymore, and has finally gotten his freedom back. This day is quickly approaching and you bet your buns I will make a big hooplah of it all. Brien is thrilled to spend quality time with his son, and give him the attention and affection he has longed for.

#brienfreedom

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support in our oil business. Whether you are a moral support, friend, team member, mentor, customer, family member, or any other variation of awesomeness in our lives, thank you. We could not do the things we do without your genuine love and support. You are the reason we are inspired to live our dreams.

Unpacking Nightmare

Ok, even so I labeled everything as best as I could (with pinterest tips no doubt) we still had one hell of a time unpacking all of our things. And yes… we still have too much. Honestly, I feel like I could live without pretty much everything we have and I find myself wondering… WHY do I still have this thing?

Recently, I picked up a copy of Marie Kondo’s book, “The life-changing magic of tidying up” and it is a total game changer for me. I know that if I work through this book, and follow her strategy, I will be much closer to where we want to be and to live more comfortably as a family. Unpacking all of this junk just makes me shake my head.

As a mom, I feel awful about this. I don’t want my son to grow up thinking that things are the most important aspect of his life. We do daily affirmations every day when he wakes up, those are the kind of “things” I want for him.

I’ve already put together a bunch of donation bags. Brien found a charity out here that collects donations for veterans and their families. This is awesome, and they actually come to you for pick up. So cool. I will definitely be ringing them again after the first pick up.

Seeing all of these boxes in our beautiful (yet small) apartment makes me dread moving again… can’t we just stay in our humble little corner of the world forever?

Little Joyful Things

Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m indulging in a cup of peach tea and a small slice of angel food cake. (Yes! Even I like to have a treat now and then!) More importantly, I spend time every day, at least 15 minutes doing something to expand my mind, and help me grow as a person.

Today, I am dedicating time to read a book. I tend to read quickly, and this book shouldn’t take long at all. On other days, I like to hibernate in the bathtub. I have this great app called Omvana, and it has a mixer where you can listen to speeches, meditation tracks, and blend it with different background tracks like birds, running water, flute music… it’s really cool. One of my favorite tracks to listen to is “15 things you should give up to be happy”, by Luminita D. Saviuc. I listen to this at least once a week.

Most mornings, I like to spend time in the quiet before everyone wakes up, making myself a nice cup of hot lemon honey water, or a cup of tea. When I drink my hot cup of awesomeness (whatever it may be) I like to look out the window at the rocky mountains, and contemplate how much they have stolen my heart. I never knew that I could fall in love with Colorado so much. I also take this time to put on the special blend of essential oils I made to help support my body’s needs, and I also like to use whichever oil I am drawn to that day for my mood.

Sometimes I squeeze in my workout in the morning, sometimes it fits in better with my afternoon or evening schedule. (This morning I went on a short walk and a quick run). The point is, it’s very important to take care of yourself, and I try to make a habit of it for me.

I share this with you because I want you to know who I am. Yes I’m a mom, and a wife, and I own my own business, but I am also “me”. I like to spend time working on myself so that I can be the best version of me, and share that with you! Doing all of these things make me a better mother, and a better wife to my husband. They make me a better friend, a better leader, and a better writer. Call it selfish, call it self-care, self-love… call it what you want. I like to call it life.