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Traveling with Oils

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

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

Before you Travel:

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

Guidelines for flying:

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

Ideas for traveling by car:

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

Oils great for travel in general:

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

Wishing you safe travels in your next adventure!

On Guard Sanitizing Spray

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

Favorite Uses

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

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

Interesting Facts

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

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

DigestTabs

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

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

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

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

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

DigestZen

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

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

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

Uses

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

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

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

doTERRA: Free to Give Program

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

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

Do we go into Debt to get to Convention?

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

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

but...

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

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

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

– Corey Lindley Founding Executive, Chief Financial Officer doTERRA International

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

Focus on Four Types of Debt

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

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

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

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

Helpful Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available in the following Languages:

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

Get full access at: www.doterraonlineticket.com

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

Buy your ONLINE Convention Streaming Ticket HERE!

Peace

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

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

 

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

doTERRA Peace Uses and Benefits

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

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

TerraShield

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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