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

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

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

Does this resonate with you? Let me know. ⠀

Daily Health Habits Challenge

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

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

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

Copaiba Essential Oil

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

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

APRIL Specials!

10% off TriEase Softgels

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

Primary Benefits:

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

dōTERRA Daily Health Habits Challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the kit and the products included here!

$50 in FREE Products this month!

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

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

Cheers to April!

Creating New Habits

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

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

Food Habits

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

Exercise Habits

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

Oil Habits

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

Detox Habits

Self Care Habits

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

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

Motivate

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

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

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

Key Ingredients

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/TBYcPFINaX8

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

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

Spikenard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know that Spikenard had such an incredible history?

Daily Nutrition

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

The cornerstone for your Nutrition (besides eating healthy foods) should be your Lifelong Vitality Supplements. The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable. Our lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

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

Become a Wholesale Member Today!

Vetiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/pFYFgNSxYxk

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

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

Cheer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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