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Slim & Sassy Habits

A few days ago I wrote about Creating Healthy Habits in another post. I really wanted to drive home some healthy habits that you can make with Slim & Sassy, and the line of Slim & Sassy Products. Your body is a temple, and being proactive about your health keeps it in working order! Instead of focusing on what we put in our bodies today, next week, or even next month, we should ask ourselves how do we want to look, act, and feel years from now. dōTERRA® Slim & Sassy® is not a diet, but one step toward choosing a lifestyle change. It addresses weight-gain at its source, giving you the energy and confidence you need to become your best self.

Tips for Success: 

  1. Take the Lifelong Vitality pack!
  2. Write down specific goals with specific deadlines. Be realistic.
  3. Find someone that will hold you accountable and be encouraging.
  4. Use five drops of Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend five times a day.
  5. Replace one to two meals with the Slim & Sassy TrimShakes.
  6. Drink lots of water with Lemon essential oil.
  7. Exercise at least five days a week.
  8. Get rid of your big clothes immediately! Reward yourself with new clothes instead of treats.
For each hour an individual gets of regular exercise, they will gain approximately two hours of additional life expectancy. American Heart Association 
Healthy eating is associated with the reduced risk of disease, including several of the leading causes of death. —Report on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Exercise can help you feel less anxious and more relaxed—one exercise session generates 90 to 120 minutes of relaxation response. —American Psychological Association 
The average weight lost by a Slim & Sassy contestant over a three-month period was 24 pounds and 17 total body inches. —dōTERRA

A healthy body helps support a lifetime of energy and vitality and can aid in preventing the accelerated onset of many degenerative diseases. Managing weight and healthy body composition is primarily a matter of expending more calories than we consume. It sounds simple, but is something many struggle with. Every year, doTERRA holds a Slim & Sassy Lifestyle Change Contest, and provides people with super helpful tips to change! How did they do it? Their stories explain how each reached outside their comfort zone and decided it was time to choose change by:

  • Changing Their Attitude
  • Improving Their Diet
  • Exercising
  • Resting and Managing Stress

These four changes are crucial in helping individuals achieve their goals and make the lifestyle changes necessary to not only succeed, but maintain success

Change your Attitude

Many believe that weight management is only a factor of proper nutrition and exercise; however, one of the greatest in uencers is the right mental state. A person’s success at managing weight can usually be traced to how they begin. Creating a healthy lifestyle can be challenging; based on your starting point, there can be signi cant obstacles to overcome. In order to provide the best chance possible, individuals need to prepare themselves mentally as well as physically.

The common attitude associated with lifestyle change or weight management is often negative and restrictive. This attitude is not sustainable and makes weight management seem like an elusive goal. A better approach is to focus on the positive aspects of undertaking a lifestyle change. Below are a few suggestions for maintaining a positive attitude toward a healthy lifestyle change:

  • A lot of pessimism arises from false or unreasonable expectations, especially when those expectations involve you. Set smaller goals within larger ones. When you provide yourself with realistic expectations you will be more likely to succeed.
  • Post a blank sheet of paper on the wall or use a journal to count your achievements. Focus on the positive aspects associated with your goals instead of minor failures. When faced with a negative thought, use this record to remind yourself of your achievements.
  • Consider befriending new people—people who are optimistic and have a healthy attitude towards life. Sometimes a poor attitude is a result of surrounding ourselves with individuals who have negative perspectives.
  • Find a support system—someone who will be honest and supportive as you work toward reaching your goals. Be specific about your needs and your desires so that they understand where they can be of the most help.
“One of the most important elements of weight management is the role of nutrition. Exercise without proper nutrition limits your success. The basics of weight management include caloric consumption and expenditure. When making a lifestyle change, many tend to forget this simple concept. Even with vigorous exercise, calorie consumption can far exceed calorie burn without proper dietary change. Providing your body with proper nutrition is a healthy and safe way to improve lifestyle.”
—Dr. David Hill

Improve your Diet

  • Don’t skip meals. When you skip a meal, your body goes into “survival” mode, slowing your metabolism and storing excess food or glucose as fat. Instead, consider a meal replacement to reduce hunger and provide needed nutrients.
  • Choosing water over sugar-sweetened beverages can aid in maintaining a healthy weight. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
  • Focus on nding a balance between hungry and full. Stop eating when you are no longer hungry, not when you are full. To help, try decreasing portion size by using a child-size plate.
  • Don’t make the mistake of trying to change everything overnight. Decrease or replace one unhealthy food item at a time. For example, if you like chips, switch to baked or multigrain.
  • For a simpler approach to making healthy choices, think of your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness.

Exercise

Exercise does more than just burn calories. It can positively in uence many components of health, including body chemistry and physiology. Proper exercise expends calories during and after activity, promotes better sleep, decreases cravings for unhealthy food, and can even elevate cognitive function.

To achieve a well-rounded tness routine, incorporate aerobic, strength, and exibility training into your exercise each week.

Aerobic Training

Recommended: 5 days a week

Exercise that uses large muscle groups and increases heart rate

Low intensity: walking Moderate intensity: jogging High intensity: sprinting

TIP: Aim for 150 minutes of low to moderate intensity or 75 minutes of high intensity aerobic exercise each week.

Strength Training

Recommended: 2 days a week

Exercise that focuses on speci c muscle groups Gym: free weights, resistance machines, pull-ups

Home: push-ups, abdominal crunches, leg squats, resistance bands

TIP: Strength training will help maintain muscle mass during weight loss; strive to work all major muscle groups for approximately 45 minutes each week.

Flexibility Training

Recommended: 7 days a week

Increase blood ow to muscles and prevent injury Static Stretching: holding a stretch for 20–60 seconds

Dynamic Stretching: repeated, controlled muscle movements (arm circles, walking lunges)

TIP: Try to t in 10–15 minutes of stretching each day.

Not everyone enjoys exercising in the same way. If you are unhappy with your current exercise routine, be creative. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.

  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Skiing
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Zumba®
  • Jump Rope
  • Ice Skating
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Walking

Rest & Stress Management

Dr. David K. Hill, dōTERRA® Chief Medical Advisor, states, “Achieving proper rest is an important feature of any wellness program. Suffcient amounts of rest provide bodies with an opportunity to recover from the day’s activity, improve energy levels, and reduce the effects of stress.”

Tips for a good night’s rest:
  • Create a set routine by going to bed each night and rising each morning at the same time.
  • Make your bed comfortable. Use it only as a place to sleep and not for activities like reading, watching television, or listening to music.
  • Enjoy daily physical activity. This will allow you to fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper sleep.

According to Dr. Hill, “Stress induces physiologic changes that cause a natural resistance to weight loss and can even reduce immune capability.”

Tips for reducing stress:
  • Know your limits. Taking on more than you can handle increases stress.
  • Work on time management. Create a plan for daily activities and tasks to eliminate pressure and create a sense of accomplishment.
  • Generate a support system. Share your responsibilities or your feelings with others.
  • Set aside time to relax. Find healthy ways to respond to stress by scheduling time for you.

And of course, you can kick off your weight management goals with the Slim & Sassy® Trim Kit. Slim down by using Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend in your water, or use topically, throughout the day as part of your new commitment to improve your lifestyle with diet and exercise. Reduce your cravings with satisfying TrimShakes!

Are you ready to go on this journey?!

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!

Deep Blue Rub

I am so sore from my Buti Yoga workout this morning! Deep Blue Rub is my bff when I am sore from working out... or just feeling old! Deep Blue Rub is a topical cream formulated with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, natural plant extracts, and additional helpful ingredients that provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas.

Made with doTERRA's top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus, Deep Blue Rub is an essential addition to your bathroom cabinet and gym bag. ⠀

While we often associate sore muscles and joints with exercise and recreational sports, it is also possible to feel tightness and discomfort in the body after sitting for too long. Many of us spend our days at a desk, sitting behind a computer screen, without moving for long periods of time. Sitting, typing, and hunching over a computer for hours can leave us feeling stiff and uncomfortable at the end of a long day. If you’ve spent long hours at your desk, you can massage Deep Blue Rub into the fingers, arms, hands, neck, and shoulders for cooling, relaxing relief. Not only will the tingling sensation of the lotion awaken your senses and rejuvenate your extremities, but the combination of CPTG essential oils will soothe any affected areas. ⠀ As mentioned, Deep Blue Rub can be helpful after a workout at the gym or at home; however, all serious athletes should also consider keeping a bottle on hand. Whether you play collegiate or professional sports, or you like to stay active by playing on a community softball team with friends, Deep Blue Rub is a smart choice for post-practice and post-game. Parents can keep Deep Blue Rub on hand for high school athletes who experience discomfort from back-to-back practices, games, and workouts throughout the season. AND... Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leave your skin feeling soft and not greasy!

Watch this short video to see Deep Blue rub in action!

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When assembling an at-home first aid kit, be sure to include a bottle of Deep Blue Rub for situations where you may need fast relief. Deep Blue Rub comes in a 4 oz. lotion bottle or a liter size. If you keep a first aid kit in your car, at the cabin, or in a travel bag, Deep Blue Rub is a great addition to help bring relief when you need it in a hurry.

Whether you spend a lot of time writing, typing on the computer, playing an instrument, needlepointing or knitting, or doing anything that is tough on the hands, Deep Blue Rub provides the perfect way to comfort strained, sore, or tired hands. Not only will the cooling and warming sensation of Deep Blue Rub provide comfort, but the natural emollients of the lotion will leave your hands feeling soft—not greasy like other topical creams do. When your hands are in need of relaxation and repair, massage a dollop of Deep Blue Rub into the palms, wrists, knuckles, and joints. It is the choice of massage therapists and sports practitioners who currently use doTERRA's Deep Blue proprietary blend in their practice! ⠀ Have you tried Deep Blue Rub yet?⠀

Balance

I say this a LOT about many oils, but Balance, the Grounding Blend, is by far one of my absolute favorite essential oils! It is primarily made up of root oils and tree oils. The aroma reminds me of sitting by a bubbling brook with its relaxing qualities and the subtle, pretty, blue color. Today, I want to share with you some of the ways to incorporate this beautiful blend into your life and home!

If you experience occasional feelings of anxiousness, apply doTERRA Balance to your wrists and neck. The topical application of doTERRA Balance essential oil blend will help ease anxious feelings when they arise.

If a road trip is in your future, make sure to bring some doTERRA Balance. For those long hours of driving in a full car, diffusing doTERRA Balance will help create a calming and soothing environment. Once you experience the serene feelings of doTERRA Balance, you’ll wonder how you ever took long road trips without it.

One of the main benefits of doTERRA Balance is its ability to evoke feelings of tranquility. When you feel overwhelmed emotionally, take a step back and give yourself the peace your mind needs. Diffuse doTERRA Balance or apply doTERRA Balance topically to create an environment of tranquility so that you can press forward feeling emotionally balanced and ready to take on the tasks ahead of you.

I love diffusing and using Balance while I'm practicing yoga and meditating. It's so grounding and the aroma really gives that extra little bit of zen that I need to focus and to relax. Relaxing your body begins with the mind. Help your body relax by focusing on your emotions first. Use doTERRA Balance essential oil blend to help ground your emotions so that your whole body can feel completely at ease when you need it most. This emotionally balancing blend is a great oil to use during meditation or yoga practices. According to Emotions & Essential Oils, "The Grounding Blend's soft energy is a wonderful remedy for adults who need to reconnect with their roots. The Grounding Blend strengthens a connecion with the lower body and the earth." If you like to work with your chakras, this blend is excellent in supporting your root chakra.

Promote a whole body relaxation by including doTERRA Balance in your bath. doTERRA Balance will help relax the body and provide a comforting and soothing experience. For those moments when you just need time to relax and recharge, add a couple drops of doTERRA Balance with some Epsom salts to your bath water. You will love how easily it evokes feelings of balance and tranquility.

Are you ready to zen out with Balance? I sure hope so! Let me know if you've tried this, or if you'd like to try it today!

Yoga Collection

Yoga helps you listen and breathe. Practicing Yoga helps you to be calm and destress, manage your mood, your adaptability, and release your doubt. Combining Essential Oils with a Yoga practice is a wonderful way to support your body, let go of your pain, blame, and uplift your confidence. This is why I am so excited to share the brand new doTERRA Yoga Collection with you!

Like I mentioned Oils and Yoga are magical together! I even recommend incorporating Crystals into this mix, but you can read more about that later! I am always looking for new ways to deepen and expand my Yoga practice. These three new oil blends are the perfect addition to meditation, affirmations, and of course the Yoga flow itself!

Your new doTERRA Yoga Collection will help you to feel balanced and connected, and help to clear out negativity. Free your heart my dear! When you use these 3 oils, you will feel steady and centered. You will feel more more trust, feel closer to your own intuition, develop clear mindedness and deepen your insight. These oils will enlighten you! Your whole body will be connected to every plant's frequency and purpose. Talk about High Vibing, right?!

Anchor: Steadying Blend

Anchor helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of completeness, calmness and courage. Anchor encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward. This oil is very supportive to the Root Chakra and also pairs well with Hematite, Garnet, or Red Jasper crystals.

This blend contains Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, and Patchouli.

The perfect yoga poses to pair with doTERRA Anchor's aroma are Seated Meditation, Seated Twist, and Bhu Mudra (one hand on the heart, the other on the Earth).

Arise: Enlightening Blend

Arise helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of happiness, clarity and courage. Arise encourages rising to achieve goals, and improved performance. This oil is very supportive to the Solar Plexus Chakra and also pairs well with Citrine, Sunstone, and Yellow Calcite crystals. Arise can also be used to support the Crown Chakra in conjunction with Quartz Crystal or Moonstone.

This blend contains Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa.

Use doTERRA Arise while practicing the following yoga poses: standing arms high, standing side stretch, and Half Moon.

Align: Centering Blend

Align helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity. Align encourages harmony and calm progress.This oil is very supportive to the Heart Chakra and also pairs well with Rose Quartz, Malachite, or Amazonite crystals.  

This blend contains Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine.

Ideal yoga poses with doTERRA Align's aroma are Warrior II, Triangle, and Gate pose.

Check out this extremely long blog post to learn more about how to use Essential Oils and Crystals. You can also use these oils aromatically by diffusing them throughout your yoga practice. This can be done via diffuser, by adding a drop to a piece of Lava Bead Jewelry, or by adding to your favorite Mala and leaving on your mat.

Currently, the oils are not for individual sale, but can be purchased together as a set for $69.33 retail price or $52.00 Wholesale Price on October 2nd.

I want to leave you with these beautiful words that were shared at doTERRA's Convention:

"May you trust. May you thrive. May you nurture. May you dignify. May you remember. May you respect. May you forgive. May you connect."

Elena Brower Blue Diamond and Yoga Teacher
Patchouli

"You smell like a Hippie", is a compliment in my book, and generally the sentiments of That Crazy Oil Husband when I'm wearing my prized Patchouli oil! All joking aside... Patchouli is a wonderful oil, and has so many lovely benefits! This oil has an easily recognizable rich musky-sweet fragrance. It can have a grounding, balancing effect on the emotions while providing excellent mood support.

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Along with other herbal and floral essential oils, Patchouli is also great for the skin and hair. Use Patchouli to reduce appearance of: blemishes, dull skin, aging skin, minor skin imperfections, and promote a smooth, glowing complexion, and even skin tone!  To best receive the skin benefits of Patchouli essential oil, add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your daily moisturizer or apply one to two drops of Patchouli oil directly to your skin.

According to Emotions & Essential Oils, "Patchouli compliments yoga practice, tai chi, or other exercises that aim to connect the spirit with the body. While using Patchouli, individuals feel more grounded and fluid. It also helps individuals to stay in touch with the earth." So if you are really diggin' having an earthy vibe, and deeper connection with the sself, Patchouli sounds like the way to go! It's super grounding, and works harmoniously with the Root Chakra to bring your body in balance. To obtain the mood-harmonizing properties of Patchouli, apply one to two drops of Patchouli to your neck or temples or place three to four drops of Patchouli oil in the diffuser of your choice.

For a simple and effective oral cleanse, try this DIY Patchouli and Peppermint mouth rinse! Combining two powerful oils from the mint family, this rinse will give your mouth a rejuvenating cleanse that will leave your breath with a fresh, clean feeling. Peppermint oil is commonly used for its abilities to freshen breath and will also give your mouth a minty taste. The Patchouli essential oil works hand-in-hand with the minty flavor of the Peppermint oil and will aid in deodorizing and freshening the mouth.

I love using Patchouli in my yoga and meditation practice. It really brings me full circle and I feel so peaceful! If you use Mala Beads for meditation or Prayer, Patchouli is fabulous to accompany your spiritual quiet time. Diffuse it, apply it topically, or even apply it to a few beads on your Mala for extra Patchouli power.

The fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding and balancing effect on emotions. Perfect for those days when you can't seem to get your head out of the clouds. The next time you have anxious feelings, apply 1 drop of Patchouli and Vetiver on feet to help calm emotions. Leave the stress of the day behind you by enjoying the grounding and energizing properties of Patchouli and Peppermint essential oils. After a long day of work, combine Patchouli oil with Peppermint oil and apply this blend to your forehead, temples, or to the back of the neck. Patchouli oil will help provide a grounding and stabilizing effect on emotions while the Peppermint will work to relieve feelings of tension.

Is Patchouli one of your favorites? Comment below and let me know! I would love to hear how you are using your Patchouli!

Brand New Products!

Six new Essential Oils were revealed at doTERRA's Convention today, along with five new products as well! Below you can learn more about each of them individually. The will be available for purchase as of Monday, October 2nd, at Retail Prices, Wholesale Prices, and on the Loyalty Rewards Program as well.

How exciting that we will have all of these lovely oils and products available to us so soon! I'm always so grateful for the thought, care, and quality that is put into doTERRA's new releases! Let's take a look at these babies!

Siberian Fir (15mL)

Diffuse to evoke feelings of relaxation, and rest. Inhale to soothe dry airways. Apply to soothe skin irritations. Apply to calm overactive tissues and ease discomfort. Use 1-3 drops in a capsule to support body systems. Combine Siberian Fir with Citrus oils for surface cleansing.

For respiratory support, combine Siberian Fir with Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Cypress or Lime. Siberian Fir can also be combined with Melaleuca, Cedarwood or floral oils to eliminate blemishes and support healthy skin.

Retail: $26.67 Wholesale: $20.00

Blue Tansy (5mL)

Diffuse to uplift the mood and create a positive environment. Apply topically to skin irritations. Apply locally to calm overactive tissues and was discomfort. use this oil in combination with Lemongrass, Marjoram or Cinnamon, for a warming and soothing tissue application after strenuous activity.

Combine Blue Tansy with Cedarwood, Frankincense or Geranium to clarify and support the skin. This oil can give skin a blue hue when applied topically. Consider dilution for topical application.

Retail: $126.67 Wholesale: $95.00

Copaiba (15mL)

Breathe in the aroma periodically throughout the day to calm and soothe emotions and neurological activity. Copaiba can be combined with citrus oils to elevate the mood, or combined with Siberian Fir for a relaxing vibe. Copaiba can be taken internally. Use two drops in a vitamin capsule, and take in the morning and evening. Blend this oil with Frankincense for increased cellular support.

For topical application, apply directly over the affected area diluted in fractionated coconut oil. Combine with blue tansy for soothing relief to skin irritations and minimize blemishes. Blend with a facial moisturizer and Cedarwood to support the ECM. This oil directly elicits a CB2 response. I will share more on this in a future blog post.

Retail: $46.67 Wholesale: $35.00

Neroli Touch (10mL)

Apply Neroli to reduce Stress and anxious feelings, and promote a positive mood. This oil helps regulate healthy cell production, supports healthy intestinal inflammatory response, and supports a smooth transition through the stages of life by improving hormone concentrations. Emotionally, Neroli encourages us to let go and release.

Retail: $62.67 Wholesale: $47.00

Jasmine Touch (10mL)

Jasmine evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence, while also promoting a healthy looking and glowing complexion. This oil nourishes and protects the skin and scalp, and helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels. In addition to its uplifting mood benefits, and reducing skin imperfections, massaging Jasmine during labor and menstrual cycles may offer physiological measures of relaxation.

Retail: $56.00 Wholesale: $42.00

Rose Touch (10mL)

Rose helps balance the moisture levels in the skin, while also reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. It is emotionally uplifting, and considered the "Queen of Oils". Rose naturally helps the body release the desire for pain medication, supports a healthy immune response, and promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion. For new mamas, Rose stimulates feelings of happiness and contentment after childbirth.

Retail: $100.00 Wholesale: $75.00

On Guard Hand Sanitizing Mist (30mL)

This hand spray is a moisturizing formula featuring doTERRA On Guard CPTG Essential Oils, and antiseptic properties.This is a convenient Mist for on the go families and purifies by eliminating 99.9% of bacteria and other germs on the skin through an extremely fine, quick drying mist!

Retail: $8.67 Wholesale: $6.50

Lumo Diffuser

This beautiful new diffuser has a custom design that is influenced by nature and features a Maple wood base. Cover up to 540 square feet with the Lumo diffuser in your login space. In addition to these features, the Lumo diffuser has multiple mist settings, and seven different light settings. For the grand finale, it's run time is up to 10 hours of diffusion!

Retail: $93.33 Wholesale: $70.00

Yoga Collection: Arise (Enlightening Blend) 

As part of the Yoga Collection, Arise helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of happiness, clarity and courage. Arise encourages rising to achieve goals, and improved performance. This blend contains Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa.

This blend is available as part of the Yoga Collection, and not currently available for individual purchase.

Yoga Collection:

Retail: $69.33 Wholesale: $52.00

Yoga Collection: Align (Centering Blend)

As part of the Yoga Collection, Align helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity. Align encourages harmony and calm progress. This blend contains Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine.

This blend is available as part of the Yoga Collection, and not currently available for individual purchase.

Yoga Collection:

Retail: $69.33 Wholesale: $52.00

Yoga Collection: Anchor (Steadying Blend)

As part of the Yoga Collection, Anchor helps support an effective Yoga practice while promoting feelings of completeness, calmness and courage. Anchor encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward. This blend contains Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon Bark, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, and Patchouli.

This blend is available as part of the Yoga Collection, and not currently available for individual purchase.

Yoga Collection:

Retail: $69.33 Wholesale: $52.00

Which new product are you MOST excited to try out? I'm in love with them all, but I'm super stoked about the new Yoga Collection, and cannot wait to share more about these blends! Comment below with your new favorites! I can't wait to hear which oils you are over the moon for!

Essential Oils and Crystals
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Alright peeps, I'm busting out the woo-woo and chatting about another beautiful aspect of my life, Crystals. I grew up a crystal lover and have some fun and exciting stories to share with you in this post! If you have read a little bit about me, you'd know that I've been using essential oils since I was born, as my mother is very natural minded. My mama also exposed me to the world of crystals, and I am so so glad that she did.

I have been working with crystals since I was a child, and it's so amazing to see how they have impacted my life in such a powerful way. My spiritual journey, has been touched so deeply by crystals and essential oils. I have so much gratitude for my mother, introducing me to the holistic world as soon as I arrived earthside!

I wanted to share some old photos with you today, so you can see some of the rad hippie-dippie things I did when I was a child.

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Playing at Lake Mead, AZ . I loved collecting rocks for my Castles!

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Horse Riding, Connecting with Nature in all my glory.

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Petrified Forest National Park, AZ. Sitting on top of a Crystal Tree!

I'm still looking for some photos of my earlier trips to Quartzite, AZ from my childhood. I have fond memories of going yearly with my family to look at crystals, and being able to choose some for myself that were special to me. One of my favorite trips, I think I was around 7 or 8 years old, we actually camped out at this hillside, and were able to dig for and pick up crystals off the ground! It was so much fun! After we found ones that we liked, I remember my mom, and grandma and I cleaned them up, and created pretty little scenes with Pewter sculptures. I still have one of them that we made with an Amethyst crystal, but the crystal was purchased and not harvested by us personally.

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A few years ago, in 2012 to be exact, my family and I took a trip back to Quartzite. It was so awesome! My son has been naturally drawn to crystals every since he could grab them, and we certainly had a great time enjoying all the beautiful energy that Quartzite had to offer. I will be honest, it was overwhelming for me for most of the visit, as I'm extremely sensitive to these energies! However, we did leave with a few lovely pieces, and memories of course!

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Crystals are part of our history, and have so much to offer. They aren't some new-age fad (although I do feel it's making quite the resurgence right now!). There are over 4,600 different types of stones, matrices, configurations, vibrations, and applications. I'm not going to dive into all 4,600, but I will share a few that I feel are incredibly supportive, especially when combined with essential oils.

If you're not 100% sold on Crystals holding, sustaining, or containing energy, let's spend time on a little sciencey stuff!

Piezoelectricity /piˌeɪzoʊˌilɛkˈtrɪsɪti/ is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins)[1] in response to applied mechanical stress. (Wikipedia) 

Did you know that crystals are included in computer circuiting, watches, and other devices for this reason? Everything is made up of energy. Essential oils, Crystals, plants, fruit, even you! I wanted to share a bit more about this, and I found that the best way is to share a quote from "The Secret". It helps explain energy from both a scientific and a spiritual standpoint. No matter what your perspective, it is super simple to understand.

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Rainbow Aura

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Citrine

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Quartz

From The Secret

Speaker: “Describe energy.”

Scientist: “Okay, it can never be created or destroyed; it always was; always has been; everything that ever existed always exists; it’s moving into form, through form, and out of form.”

Speaker: “What created the universe?”

Theologian:“God.”

Speaker: “Okay, describe God.”

Theologian: “Always was and always has been; never can be created or destroyed; all that ever was, always will be, always moving into form, through form, and out of form.”

Speaker: “You see, it’s the same description, just different terminology.”

You are eternal life; you’re source energy; you are God manifested in human form, made to perfection.

Scripturally, we could say we that we are the image and likeness of God; we could say we are another way that the universe is becoming conscious of itself; we could say that we are the infinite field of unfolding possibility; all of that would be true.

Crystals actually help to channel, focus and harness energy, when you are using them. Together with essential oils, you can feel and see incredible energetic results. As a Certified Crystal Reader, I'm so grateful to help support the body with crystals, in addition to Essential Oils.They complement each other so well!

Below we will look at the main Chakras or energy centers of the body, and which oils and crystals you can use together to support that energy center. Add oils and crystals of choice to a Roller Bottle with fractionated coconut oil, or apply oils to energy center, and hold selected crystal(s) while meditating. The essential oils can also be diffused while you do this. Use your intuition and let you body guide you in this process.

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Grounding (Root Chakra Center)

Located at the base of the Spine

The Root Chakra Energy Center is your foundation and balance.

Supportive Oils:Balance, Cedarwood, Patchouli, AromaTouch, Basil, Arborvitae, Myrrh, Deep Blue, Cilantro, On Guard, White Fir, and Vetiver.

Supportive Crystals:Hematite, Garnet, Ruby, Bloodstone, and Red Jasper.

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Creation (Sacral Chakra Center)

Located below the navel

The Sacral Chakra Energy Center is where your creativity, artistry, and sexuality resides.

Supportive Oils:Tangerine, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cypress, Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, Clary Calm, Whisper, Cypress, Black Pepper, Purify.

Supportive Crystals:Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Fire Opal, Tiger's Eye.

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Self-Worth (Solar Plexus Chakra Center)

Located slightly above the navel

The Solar Plexus Chakra Energy Center is your place of power, confidence, and control.

Supportive Oils:Bergamot, Cassia, Fennel, Coriander, Wintergreen, DigestZen, Grapefruit, Ginger.

Supportive Crystals:Citrine, Amber, Sunstone, Golden Topaz, Yellow Calcite.

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Love (Heart Chakra Center)

Located directly surrounding the heart region

The Heart Chakra Energy Center is a pure portal of divine love. This represents all love, not just romantic relationships.

Supportive Oils:Geranium, Lime, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Eucalyptus.

Supportive Crystals:Rose Quartz, Emerald, Malachite, Amazonite, Green Aventurine, Chrysocolla.

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Communication (Throat Chakra Center)

Located at the center of the neck/throat

The Throat Chakra Energy Center is your place to speak your truth, and to be truthfully and unapologetically yourself.

Supportive Oils:Lavender, Oregano, Birch.

Supportive Crystals:Sodalite, Aquamarine, Celestite, Angelite, Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate, Apatite.

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Intuition (Third-Eye Chakra Center)

Located above eyebrows in the middle of forehead

The Third-Eye Chakra Energy Center is your seat of seeing energy, a place for seeing things clearly, and other worldly.

Supportive Oils:Clary Sage, InTune, PastTense, TerraShield, Lemongrass, Immortelle.

Supportive Crystals:Amethyst, Charlotte, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite, Blue Quartz.

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Spirituality (Crown Chakra Center)

Located at the very top/center of the head

The Crown Chakra Energy Center is your connection to your higher power, and a funnel of sorts, for the collective unconsciousness.

Supportive Oils:Melissa, Frankincense, Lemon, Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Rose

Supportive Crystals:Quartz, Moonstone, Diamond, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Sapphire.

I really hope that you have found this to be helpful. If you are curious and wanting to learn more about the world of Crystals, I definitely recommend reading Crystal Therapy as a starting point. It is a wealth of information and you will thoroughly enjoy it!

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Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to see more posts about Essential Oils and Crystals, but on a deeper level where we focus on one specific oil and crystal, and how to use them together! I'm happy to share my insights with you so that we can all grow together!