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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

Christmas Traditions

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas Oilers!

DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts

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

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

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

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

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

DIY Salt Dough Aromatherapy Ornaments

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

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

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

Zendocrine

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

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

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

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Uses

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

Primary Benefits

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

Ingredients

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

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

Slim & Sassy Gum

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

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

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

Primary Benefits

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

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

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

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

DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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

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

Let me know how yours turns out! Merry Christmas!

Holiday Joy

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

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

Primary Benefits

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

Uses

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

Directions for Use

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

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

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

Grab your FREE Holiday Gift Giving Guide!

Douglas Fir

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

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

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

  • 4 drops dōTERRA Balance®

  • 3 drops Douglas Fir

  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

  • 1 drop Siberian Fir

Douglas Fir can be utilized both Aromatically and Topically:

Aromatic:

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

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

Topical:

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

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

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

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

Wilding Pines

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

doTERRA Solution

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

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

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

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