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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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

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

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Have we met yet, dear?

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

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

How to use this Gift Giving Guide

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

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

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INTRO TO ESSENTIAL OILS SET

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

$26.67 Retail | $20.00 Wholesale

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JUDGMENT DETOX- GABBY BERNSTEIN

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

$13.45 Hardcover | $11.00 Paperback

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GOT HOT TODDY- DOG TOY

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

$7.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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MUSHROOM COFFEE FOR HEALTH

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

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

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BASIC FAMILY ESSENTIAL OILS SET

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

$200.00 Retail | $150.00 Wholesale

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XBOX ONE X BATTLEGROUNDS BUNDLE

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

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

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IMMUNO BOOST-C POWDER

This power-packed custom blend of vitamin C is designed to be mixed with water or a morning shake for simple, convenient use. As you know, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. ImmunoBoost-C gives you the necessary vitamin C your body needs to thrive. Tony Robbins himself uses ImmunoBoost-C to prevent falling ill during his rigorous, nonstop travel and 16-hour workdays.

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

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UNICORN MAGIC DIFFUSER

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

$60.00 Retail | so stinkin cute

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Here are some of my favorite Holiday Diffuser Recipes

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

WARM PUMPKIN SPICE

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Ginger

  • 2 drops Clove

  • 2 drops Cardamom

ORANGE CINNAMON BUNS

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

  • 3 drops Cinnamon

  • 3 drops Cardamom

EVENING BY THE FIRE

  • 3 drops Douglas Fir

  • 3 drops Frankincense

  • 2 drops Sandalwood

  • 2 Drops Lavender

  • 4 drops Wild Orange

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LAVA BAR DIFFUSER NECKLACE

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

$28.99 Retail | made by oilers!

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VERÁGE SKIN CARE COLLECTION

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

$112.66 Retail | $84.50 Wholesale

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BEANIE - PEACE • LOVE • OIL

Peace • Love • Oils in symbols High-quality embroidery

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

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

$19.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

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NESPRESSO LATTISSIMA ONE

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

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

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DIY CHANUKAH HOUSE

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

$31.95 Retail | totally adorbs and delish!

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NINTENDO LABO TOY-CON VARIETY KIT

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

$66.99 Retail | get your gamer to expand their gameplay

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MIRACLES NOW- GABBY BERNSTEIN

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

$12.64 Paperback | $5.62 Kindle

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THE LIFELONG VITALITY PACK

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

$106.00 Retail | $79.50 Wholesale

A Daily Health and Wellness Routine is so Important!

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

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WONDERSHOP CAT TOY SET

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

$6.99 Retail | fun for your fluffy friend!

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HARRY POTTER 12 DAYS OF SOCKS

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

$15.00 Retail | no trip to Diagon Alley necessary!

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TWO SMALL HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS

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

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

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ESSENTIAL GODDESS WORKBOOK

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

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

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BAKING & OILS RAGLAN SHIRT

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

$29.95 Retail | 10% OFF WITH CODE THATCRAZYOILLADY

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

xoxo all my love,

Dalea

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

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

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

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

doTERRA Baby

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

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

dōTERRA Baby Hair and Body Wash

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

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

dōTERRA Baby Lotion

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

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

dōTERRA Diaper Rash Cream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spearmint

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

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

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

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

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

Tangerine and Spearmint Garbage Disposal Refreshers

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

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

Instructions:

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

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

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

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

On Guard Sanitizing Spray

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

Favorite Uses

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

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

Interesting Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIY Essential Pumpkin Garland
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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!

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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!