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Juniper Berry

Extracted from the berries of a coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil is recognized for its versatile uses and benefits. The scent of Juniper Berry oil is woody, spicy, and clean. When used for its aroma, Juniper Berry essential oil has a calming and grounding effect and can also be diffused to help cleanse and purify the air. Juniper Berry oil can be used internally as a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent and to support urinary tract and healthy kidney function. Applied topically, Juniper Berry essential oil acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes.

The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. The tree’s bark is grey-brown while the twigs of the tree are reddish brown. The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color. The tree also produces male and female flowers. The male flowers are small and yellow and grow near the tip of the twigs whereas the female flowers are green and eventually evolve into the purple fruit of the tree. The fruit is a berry-like cone that is fleshy and aromatic. doTERRA Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berry of the common juniper plant.

Fill your home with the refreshing scents of Juniper Berry and Bergamot essential oils with this incredible diffuser blend. For an optimal aroma, diffuse three drops of Juniper Berry and four drops of Bergamot for a light, fresh scent. Juniper Berry oil is ideal for diffusing due to its calming and grounding effects and its ability to cleanse the air. Bergamot is one of the best essential oil pairings for Juniper Berry, and will enhance the benefits of this aromatic fusion by providing a calming and uplifting effect. Together, this blend will enhance positive feelings and create a calming atmosphere.

Your body is constantly working. Even when it is considered resting, the organs and functions of your body are continually in motion, working hard to provide for your needs. Show your body some love and give it an extra boost of support by taking Juniper Berry oil internally. Taken internally, Juniper Berry essential oil will help support healthy kidney and urinary tract function. Natural cleanses are popular for a good reason. They help to remove toxic chemicals from body cells, support natural functions of the body, and promote overall well-being. If you are trying a natural cleanse, add one to two drops of Juniper Berry essential oil to water or citrus drinks as a part of your natural cleansing regimen. Juniper Berry oil is excellent for cleanses due to its natural ability to cleanse and detoxify as well as support healthy kidney and urinary tract function.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function

  • Acts as a natural skin toner

  • Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent

  • Has a calming, grounding effect

There is no knowing what kinds of twists and turns may occur while traveling. For a positive traveling experience, always pack Juniper Berry essential oil in your getaway pack. Juniper Berry oil has a myriad of uses and benefits that can help ease emotional and physical problems that may arise when traveling.

Why do we choose to Suffer?

Why do we choose to suffer?

An even more interesting question to ask, would be, "Why do so many successful people suffer?" If you want to stop suffering, you need to decide there is no longer room for it in your life. Make the decision that life is too short to suffer, and commit to only living in a beautiful state. Did you know when you negotiate with yourself, that you are actually stripping yourself of power?

Let's have a quick chat about your brain. Your brain, as beautiful as it is... is not designed to make you happy. It is designed to protect you, to keep you safe, it is designed as a form of survival. Because the brain wants to live in a state of survival mode, it is constantly looking for what is *wrong*. This is your Fight or Flight survival software... and it's time to go in like an expert hacker and hijack the crap out of your brain. Last time I checked... you weren't being chased by Lions on the regular, so it's time to upgrade your software!

We at least need to be able to notice when our survival software is running, so that we can step out of it when it's necessary. Something else to note, since we aren't being chased by lions, and tigers, and bears (oh my!), the new normal "dangers" that we are running from are thoughts... yes thoughts! Be honest, have you ever thought any of these?

  • What are they thinking of me?

  • Do I have enough money?

  • Am I doing well by my children?

  • What's wrong with me?

  • Am I enough?

It's a relief to know that these thoughts aren't yours alone... but knowing this isn't going to shift anything. More important to know and understand... What are your favorite flavors of suffering? Anger? Worry? Frustration? Resentment? Overwhelm? Stress? Loneliness? Depression? Sadness? If you can identify your favorite flavors of suffering you are able to better hijack your own software. It's important to realize that suffering begets more suffering (just as happiness begets more happiness!) and our goal is to stop the suffering as it arises.

What is *wrong* is always available, and so is what is right. It is all about what we choose to focus on. Take control of your mind so that your spirit, soul, and emotions can soar! ⠀

Sacred Self Care

Are you taking care of yourself darling?

It’s that time of year where we realize, as we are sharing our light and giving love to others, we also need to give love to ourselves. I wanted to share a couple fun DIY recipes with you for a day of self care and pampering. So pour yourself some wine, champagne, infused water, or green juice because it's time to take your self care to level 33! That's right!

I'm a big fan of being pampered, but sometimes I don't want to spend a fortune on it! These super savvy money saving recipes are sure to be a hit and I can’t wait to hear how you like them!

Peppermint Facial

Peppermint Facial Mask

Ingredients

-1 egg

-1 tsp Jojoba oil

-1 to 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint

Instructions

-Beat the egg with a whisk or a fork. and then mix in jojoba oil, and peppermint.

-Use your fingers to lightly apply the mixture to the face, avoiding your eyes and surrounding area.

-Leave on the mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Lavender Foot Bath

Lavender Foot Bath

Ingredients

-Large bowl or basin for soaking your feet

-warm water

-1 tsp powdered milk

-3 to 5 drops doTERRA Lavender

-dried or fresh flowers

-crystals of your choice

Instructions

-Fill a basin big enough for hands or your feet with warm water

-Mix powdered milk and essential oil together in a small dish.

-Add mixture to the water basin and stir

-Add in any fresh or dried flowers, or crystals

-Soak tootsies for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you just cant get enough!

I like to think my self care is pretty on point, but sometimes going the extra mile makes an even bigger difference. Is there anything you have been dying to read? Maybe take a trip to your local library and borrow that book that’s been on your mind. Uplevel that foot bath to a full blown zen bath and read in the tub! I’m always game for a decadent soak and a good read!

While you’re thinking of things that light you up, maybe you want to journal on it. If you’re not sure what lights you up on the self care spectrum, peruse the pages of Essential Goddess, and discover your favorite flavor of Self Care. Since you’re at it, why not mix up some magic in your diffuser with a brand new diffuser blend?

Sacred Self Love

I hope that you decide to make yourself a priority and give yourself the gift of Sacred Self Love. There is no one on earth who knows you better, understands you more, and wants you to succeed more than you do, dear.

Essential Oils & Tips for Healthy Hair

One of the biggest compliments I receive all the time is how healthy and beautiful my hair is. I won’t lie, I have been gifted with wonderfully thick hair, but it definitely doesn’t stay fabulous with out a little support! Years ago I thought this meant putting a ton of product in my hair... which couldn’t be further from the truth! So today I wanted to share some of my tips to keep your locks looking luxurious and feeling fab! 

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1. Get yourself a Quality Shampoo & Conditioner

As I’m sure you can guess, I use an amazing duo that keeps my hair clean and soft, from dōTERRA! doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner is a hair-boosting duo that works to protect your scalp and hair while enriching it with doTERRA essential oils, giving your hair the healthy and smooth look it deserves. Keep in mind, these are just suggestions and this is exactly how I take care of my hair!

2. STOP washing your hair every day

Ok, ok, hear me out! When you wash your hair every day, you throw off the natural balance of your scalp and your hair. Plus, it is so much better for your hair to rest from heat, products, and washing! Which brings me to my next tip...

3. Lay off the heat

If you’re curling your hair, blowing it out, or straightening it on a daily basis, you’re doing your hair a disservice babe! One of my favorite ways to get waves and curls without heat is by braiding my hair after showering or taking a bath. If you do need your hair styled for an event or a date, then go for it! I do recommend getting creative with no heat options though! You might be surprised what you can dream up! Rag curls anyone? Whether you like to curl, straighten, blow dry, or style your hair, heat can take a serious toll on your strands. If you still plan to use these hot styling tools during your daily hairstyling routine, it is a good idea to use some sort of protecting product to shield your lovely locks from heat damage. Instead of buying a pricey protectant spray, consider making your own with this Essential Oil Heat Protectant Spray that uses essential oils like Clary Sage and Geranium to protect your hair. Not only will this DIY spray keep your hair safe from the heat, but it will leave your strands with a wonderful smell all day long.   

4. Minimize or Eliminate piling on Product

It might not surprise you if you’re still reading, that I don’t use hair spray. If I do use “styling products” it’s very rare and I use very little of it. My product of choice is doTERRA’s Healthy Hold Glaze. You can even add a little of the glaze in a spray bottle with some water if you are looking for a light hold hair spray! However, there’s really something that just feels so good about allowing your hair to be free. Now I understand not every hair type can fall into this all the time, but I’ll tell you this, the more you allow your hair to naturally find itself, the healthier it will feel, better it will look, and easier it will be to manage. 

5. Keep your hair Moisturized

How can we do this? The most important way is to stay hydrated dear! Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and hair healthy. You can also add a bit of doTERRA’s Beautiful Body Mist for a little shine and hydration if your curls, or ends are feeling particularly dry. One of my favorite ways to keep my hair moisturized is by leaving my conditioner in my hair for the entire duration of my bath or shower, and letting that be the last thing I rinse off.

6. Take your Omegas

Healthy fats keep your hair healthy! That means making sure you are consuming healthy fats in your diet regularly (think avocados!) and adding in a high quality supplement like xEO-Mega from the Lifelong Vitality pack. When you consume healthy fats, not only are you helping to restore what your body may be missing, but you will find that shine again in your hair! It really makes a difference!

7. Retire your Top Knot

Take a deep breath, I don’t mean forever! As a mom, sometimes I have those days where a top knot is all I can manage, and rock my hot mess look. Why retire the top knot? Well, if it tends to be a style you wear the majority of the time, you might be breaking your hair and creating those split ends. Having your hair in a ponytail or top knot can cause extra breakage in your hair, which also causes that no fun frizz! So take another deep breath, take out the hair tie, and let your hair down babe! (Life Hack: if you must have your hair up for longer periods of time, use a satin scrunchi and don’t tie your hair up super tight!)

8. Make your own Deep conditioning Treatment

Instead of shelling out big bucks for fancy deep conditioners, try using essential oils for hair repair with this easy Natural Deep Conditioner DIY. When dealing with damaged, dry hair, get a little extra help with some of the best hair oils like LavenderPeppermintRosemaryClary Sage, and Geranium oil to rejuvenate and repair your lackluster locks. Check out this simple tutorial, and rejuvenate your hair today.

9. Protect your Hair with Ylang Ylang

Don’t let the damaging heat of the sun prevent your hair from looking healthy and strong. Instead, use Ylang Ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang oil is loaded with organic components that promote the appearance of healthy hair. To protect your hair from looking beat by the summer heat, or to restore any sort of damage from heating tools, massage Ylang Ylang into your scalp to increase the appearance of healthy, shiny hair.

10. Be gentle to your hair

Ok, this might sound like a no brainer, but I figured I needed to say it. If your hair is being *knotty* don’t yank your brush or comb through it! Instead, take a more gentle approach to avoid any damage. Check out this easy Natural Hair Detangler DIY that allows you to use soft, moisturizing essential oils to detangle your snarly, troublesome hair. I know how frustrating it can be to get knots out, as my hair is incredibly thick and sometimes has a plan of it’s own!

I hope these tips were helpful and lead you down the happy road to healthy, shiny hair!

ClaryCalm
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Hold the phone! Hormonal support is on the way babe... ClaryCalm to the rescue! Designed to provide a calming, soothing effect during the course of a woman’s menstrual cycle, ClaryCalm is known as a cooling essential oil blend when used topically, with a floral, yet herbaceous scent. Whether you need cooling effects for the skin, or help balancing your emotions, ClaryCalm is the perfect companion in times of discomfort and extra need.

Heightened emotions are commonly part of a woman’s menstrual cycle, but many times unbalanced emotions simply come as a part of life. The calming aroma of ClaryCalm can both soothe and balance heightened emotions when applied topically. Whether you are experiencing a disruption or lack of balance in your emotions due to your menstrual cycle, finals week, a recent family tragedy, or any of life’s stressors, consider using the aroma of ClaryCalm to soothe unsettled emotions by applying it topically. You can apply a drop of ClaryCalm to your hand, rub the palms together and inhale the scent of ClaryCalm for 30 seconds or more when you need to center your emotions and regain composure. Remember—ClaryCalm can help balance your mood throughout the month, not just during menstruation.

The cooling effect of ClaryCalm can be helpful when the body gets too hot. When you start feeling flushed or warm, apply ClaryCalm topically to the skin for a cooling, soothing effect. The doTERRA ClaryCalm blend comes in a convenient roll-on bottle, so when your body feels a little too toasty, you can simply roll the oil over your skin for a cooling sensation that will help you settle and cool down.

Although ClaryCalm helps create a soothing abdomen massage during menstruation, applying the oil to other areas can also help you experience the cool, soft sensation that ClaryCalm has to offer. When applying topically, consider rubbing the oil on the back of your neck, on your temples, or even on the bottom of your feet. You can dilute ClaryCalm with Fractionated Coconut Oil to avoid any skin sensitivity.

Ingredients

  • Clary Sage Flower

  • Lavender Flower

  • Bergamot Peel

  • Roman Chamomile Flower

  • Ylang Ylang Flower

  • Cedarwood Wood

  • Geranium Plant

  • Fennel Seed

  • Carrot Seed

  • Palmarosa Herb

  • Vitex Leaf/Berry

Along with the topical application, diffusing ClaryCalm aromatically can also provide help for unbalanced or heightened emotions. Place a few drops of ClaryClam in the essential oil diffuser of your choice when you feel that your emotions are particularly intensified or sensitive. Diffusing ClaryCalm while you rest on the couch, read your favorite book, or just relax at home is a great way to center your emotions and dispel heightened sensitivity.

Whisper

With a combination of intriguing and inviting essential oils, Whisper Blend for Women provides a musky and warm aroma with a unique personalized flare. This distinctive blend combines with an individual’s chemistry to create a personal fragrance that is beautiful and enticing.

Infused with some of the most popular floral scents in the perfume and aromatherapy industries, Whisper Blend contains essential oils from Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, and Patchouli flowers. These warm and soft, floral scents are complimented by powerful and dynamic essential oils such as Rose, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Bergamot, among many others. Whisper can be used aromatically or topically to intrigue the senses or promote calm emotions.

Whisper is a perfect balance of several CPTG essential oils. These oils unify to impart beauty, femininity, and allure. To enhance your natural feminine appeal, apply Whisper essential oil blend.

Ingredients

  • Bergamot Peel

  • Ylang Ylang Flower

  • Patchouli Leaf

  • Vanilla Bean Absolute

  • Jasmine Flower

  • Cinnamon Bark

  • Labdanum Leaf/Stem

  • Vetiver Root

  • Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood

  • Cocoa Seed

  • Rose Flower

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

Experience the unique scents and calming benefits of Whisper essential oil blend with DIY Aromatherapy Jewelry. With aromatherapy jewelry you can create a natural, oil-absorbent, clay pendant that can be designed to match your personal style preferences. The clay pendant absorbs essential oils easily and can be worn to help you experience the unique aromatic benefits of Whisper as it promotes calm emotions and emits a warm aroma wherever you go!

After a shower, apply Whisper essential oil blend to your wrists to create a unique and beautiful scent that accentuates your body’s chemistry. Once it is applied, it will mingle with your individual scent to enhance the essence that is all your own. Whisper oil is not just limited to skin application, Whisper can be used on clothing too. To scent your clothes with the soft, floral aroma of Whisper, and to experience calming emotions throughout the day, dispense one to two drops of Whisper in the palm of your hand and rub it on clothing, scarves, and coats.

Are you going to give this blend a try? I know it's one of my favorite natural perfumes and one of the most interesting oil blends!

A message from your Coach

“We do not attract what we want; we attract what we are.“ -Dr. Wayne Dyer Who are you right now? Who do you want to be? What would life look like if you were living it at your full potential, and living in the most extraordinary way? What beautiful things would your create? Which people would you serve?

How can you bring more empowered moments into the life you’re living right now? Over 6 years ago, I was struggling so deeply with depression, anxiety, and plagued with negativity. I hated myself so much, and felt like I had tried everything to get myself to a better headspace. Not an easy feat as a new mother. For half my pregnancy and half of the first year of Daen’s life, I had to navigate these emotions and struggles with my husband in Afghanistan. I knew that I needed to make a change because what I was doing wasn’t working.

Essential oils have played a massive part in my overall health and wellness, mental, spiritual, and emotional transformation, and have lead me to so many beautiful tools in personal development. The woman I am today was molded. I worked so hard to become this version of myself because I knew there was so much more to life than what I was allowing myself to experience.

I want this for you, and I want to celebrate your wins, no matter how big or small you think they are. I want to celebrate your transformations, even when you’re in the thick of it and can’t see how far you’ve come. I want to be there for you every step of the way, so that you don’t ever have to feel alone on your journey.

xoxo

Your Coach, Dalea

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. ⠀