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.

Balancing Work and Family

This year has been a new way of life for me, as I am stepping into the role of more travel for my business, and with that new territory comes a new learning curve. How can I balance my work and my family, and also feel great about the decisions I'm making involving everything? Let's chat about it and I'll share with you what I have been doing.

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You may have read that my husband and I decided to end our homeschooling journey (for now?) as Daen had expressed an interest in going to school. I made a promise to him and to myself that should this ever happen I would honor it, and find a school that would support him. Fortunately I found an incredible charter academy with the help of my friends from Daen's baseball team. I can't even begin to tell you what this has done for my relationship with my son and my business. I now have released the mommy guilt that came with me working while he is home with me, and have more focused time with both him and my business. I also now have more balanced time with my husband, and we have the opportunity to go out on day dates! However, with all the new scheduling that comes into place with school and my husband's physical therapy schedule, I knew I needed to change what I was doing and be more efficient with my time. 

So what did I do? In addition to using copious amounts of Balance I have been using Tony Robbins' Time of Your Life RPM Planner and Training and it has been absolutely life changing for me! I find myself having even more time than ever by scheduling things in a particular way. More often than not, we end up writing a daunting to-do list that is miles long with no real idea of what it is that we actually want. Then we get discouraged, stressed out and frazzled because we have no idea what we are doing... we only know that we ARE doing. What I love so much about this program is that it teaches you a new way of thinking, which of gets you different results! When you plan your day/week/month/year/life out with your ultimate outcomes in mind, the reasons why you want those outcomes, and actionable steps to reach those outcomes... you experience a whole new layer of life and the newfound balance you have been craving. 

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Once you have successfully mastered your time you will understand the greatness you are truly capable of achieving. Most time and life planning products focus on activity and what you need to do. I can totally attest to this as I am an avid planner lover, but have always found that what I was doing would lead me to overwhelm at some point. The RPM system focuses first on the results and outcomes you want, then connects you to why it’s important to achieve your outcomes. When the inevitable challenges show up, RPM gives you the drive to follow through and achieve with the actions you need to take. I also loved the 10 day audio system, that you can listen to while you're out running errands, or doing things around the home, so you aren't taking out any extra time in your day. 

After finishing the program, and using the RPM Planner regularly, I find myself in a beautiful state of balance in my work life, family life, and especially in my self care. I can't imagine moving forward without this new way of thinking, managing my time, and scheduling the important things. If you find yourself "not having the time" or "not having enough time" to do and experience the things you want to in life, then I 100% recommend grabbing the Tony Robbins' Time of Your Life RPM Planner and Training and empowering yourself! 

I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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!

Correct-X

Essential oils have long been used to soothe, calm, nourish, and hydrate the skin. Because they are natural and pure, essential oils are good for the skin and can help soothe skin irritations, provide moisture, nourish the skin, and more. Knowing the power of essential oils for skin, doTERRA created Correct-X essential ointment to help soothe distressed skin. Filled with essential oils that have significant cleansing, purifying, and soothing properties, the Correct-X formula was designed to provide the skin with soothing relief when irritations occur.

The essential oils in doTERRA Correct-X are known for their soothing properties, particularly for skin. When your skin needs soothing relief from occasional skin irritations, the Correct-X formula will provide calming for the skin, without removing any moisture. In addition to soothing the skin, Correct-X creates a moisture barrier for the skin, helping to hydrate while it soothes. If you are tired of using ointments or products that dry out your skin, give Correct-X a try, and experience the soothing, calming power of essential oils for skin.

For those with sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find a product that will get rid of skin irritations, without causing other problems. Many ointments are too strong or intense for sensitive skin, so they can cause additional irritation, rather than taking irritation away. Correct-X absorbs quickly into the skin, with a gentle, non-irritating formula that is perfect for anyone who has sensitive skin.

One of the greatest benefits of using essential oils for skin is that they can help give the complexion a clean, healthy-looking glow. After using Correct-X, your skin will be left with a clean, moisturized look and feeling. Because Correct-X uses safe, natural ingredients including essential oils, your pores won’t be clogged with extra toxins or fillers. As Correct-X works to reduce skin irritations and imperfections, you’ll enjoy a clean, hydrated complexion.

You never know when skin irritations are going to occur, and you might not always have a bottle of essential oils on hand. Correct-X was created as a convenient, travel-friendly product that will allow you to soothe your own skin irritations as well as those of your family, no matter where you are. Keep a tube of Correct-X in your car, purse, first aid kit, or favorite travel bag to ensure that you always have the skin-correcting benefits of essential oils on hand when you need them. Correct-X can be extremely helpful during outdoor recreation, whether you are on the playground, campground, or pitching mound.

Key Ingredients

Frankincense: Among its countless benefits, Frankincense oil has long been revered for its ability to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Melaleuca: Also known as Tea Tree oil, Melaleuca essential oil holds powerful cleansing properties that make it rejuvenating for the skin.

Bisabolol: Recognized for its calming effects on the skin, Bisabolol is an important component of the doTERRA Correct-X formula.

Helichrysum: Frequently used to reduce the signs of aging, Helichrysum oil has rejuvenating properties that help promote a healthy-looking complexion.

Lavender: Known for its soothing properties, Lavender oil can be helpful for soothing occasional skin irritations.

Jojoba: Because it is similar to the natural oils found in our skin, Jojoba can help provide hydration, which significantly improves the skin’s texture.

Cedarwood: Cedarwood oil provides clarifying properties when applied topically, and can be a beneficial part of any skincare routine.

The use of clean, natural ingredients in Correct-X leads to clean, smooth skin. Not only is the Correct-X formula full of skin-soothing essential oils, but it is also free of preservatives and petroleum that can be a hindrance to clear, clean skin. With only the best ingredients and pure, powerful essential oils at work, you know you can count on the doTERRA Correct-X formula to give you clean, healthy-looking skin.

InTune

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You’re halfway through the work day and you’ve just finished lunch. Now, it’s back to work you go. However, after a few minutes of work, you find your focus is waning as you enter into an afternoon slump. To help sustain and enhance a sense of focus, use InTune essential oil blend aromatically or topically. InTune oil will help you stay on task and focused when you’re feeling those sluggish afternoon tendencies.

Helping to enhance the senses and sustain focus, the InTune blend is perfect for staying on task when you are trying to study or concentrate. InTune is a proprietary blend of essential oils carefully selected for their ability to enhance and sustain a sense of focus. No matter your age, staying focused on the task at hand is sometimes difficult. This is especially critical during the formative years when learning and growing create habits and a foundation for life. The carefully selected essential oils in doTERRA InTune Focus Blend work together, supporting efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task. Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Lime promote a sense of clarity, while the benefits of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile are calming and soothing. The pleasing aroma of InTune Focus Blend makes this essential oil blend an easy and delightful one to use.

With so many things competing for attention, staying focused on just one can sometimes be a challenge. The InTune essential oil blend is a proprietary blend of essential oils that work together to create an aid for moments of distraction. This blend can be applied topically to enhance and sustain a sense of focus.  Enriched with select essential oils, InTune contains Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Lime essential oils to assist with clarity and focus as well as Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, and Roman Chamomile to help calm and soothe. This blend is a perfect study companion and can support the efforts of those who have difficulty paying attention and staying on task.

Childhood is full of learning and growing moments that teach us important foundations for life. Help your children get the most out of their learning experiences by using InTune oil. When your child is having difficulty staying focused during school or extracurricular activities, help them apply InTune to aid them in staying focused and on task. Sitting in a classroom or a meeting for long amounts of time can easily cause your mind to drift and lose focus. To make sure you stay attentive during important lectures or discussions, apply the InTune essential oil blend to your temples and to the back of your neck to help enhance and sustain a sense of focus.

Confession Series: Homeschool

I made a promise to my boy, long ago that I would always support his wishes and dreams. Up to this point, he has been fully homeschooled and has been doing so well! Lately, Daen has really expressed an interest in going to school, so I started researching and asking around. Fortunately the other mamas on the baseball team had amazing things to say about the Charter school that their kiddos go to. So...

I'm filling out the enrollment application and praying like crazy that there is a spot for my little Daennykins at this school. Not only is it exactly the kind of school I have been looking for, but it also has violin which is a tradition of sorts in my family. My great grandfather on my mother's side of the family, actually used to build and play violin. My younger cousin also plays and is absolutely wonderful! Daen is excited to try it and I'm looking forward to seeing him shine.

My fingers are crossed and I'm really hoping that this works out for us! I would so appreciate your positive thoughts, love and energy in this! I will keep you posted!⠀

doTERRA Baby

It's almost here! On Wednesday you can get your hands on these exclusive baby products! All made with essential oils and other natural ingredients to keep your baby safe, and supported! This collection MAY become permanent if we show a great enough need for it! For now, it will be a limited time offer so be sure to get your hands on it if you want to grab it!

doTERRA Baby is a collection of three products: Hair & Body Wash, Lotion, and Diaper Rash Cream. Let's chat about what makes these awesome!

dōTERRA Baby Hair and Body Wash

dōTERRA Baby Hair and Body Wash is a safe, effective, natural way to cleanse your baby from piggy tails to tiny, wiggly piggy toes. This foaming, tear-free wash combines simple, gentle, natural ingredients that nourish and moisturize even after rinsing off. A calming blend of Vanilla Extract, Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils leave babies, toddlers, and even big kids with that light, newborn scent. Designed with a convenient, easy-to-use pump, bath time becomes effortless and simple, with more time to focus on splishing and splashing.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Contains a calming blend of Vanilla Extract, Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • Simple, natural ingredients cleanse without disrupting the skin’s natural balance
  • Clinically tested tear-free

dōTERRA Baby Lotion

dōTERRA Baby Lotion blends rich Muyao Shea Butter with natural humectants to calm, soothe, and moisturize your baby’s delicate skin. Naturally derived ingredients come together to create a gentle formula that soothes baby’s sensitive skin leaving it powdery soft to the touch. Lightly scented with Vanilla Extract, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essential oils this calming blend makes applying this lotion a sweet bonding experience between you and your baby.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Infused with Vanilla Extract, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile essentials oils that leave your baby lightly scented and perfectly cuddly
  • Naturally derived ingredients gently moisturize skin
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • Helps protect moisture loss from baby’s delicate skin
  • Clinically tested and approved for sensitive skin

dōTERRA Diaper Rash Cream

Safe and effective dōTERRA Diaper Rash Cream spreads easily on delicate baby skin to help treat, soothe, and prevent diaper rash. Infused with CPTG® Lavender, Carrot Seed, and Tea Tree essential oils, this unique blend helps balance and soothe the skin while rich Muyao Shea Butter works to moisturize skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Non-nano Zinc Oxide creates a barrier to protect from excess moisture, preventing diaper rash before it starts. Protect your little one with this natural, safe cream designed just for your baby’s delicate skin.

KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
  • Non-Nano Zinc creates a barrier to protect delicate baby skin from excess moisture
  • Raw East African Muyao Shea Butter has a unique fatty acid profile supporting baby’s soft skin
  • CPTG essential oils of Lavender, Carrot Seed, and Tea Tree help balance and soothe the skin
  • Carefully designed for baby’s sensitive skin
  • Clinically tested and approved for sensitive skin

I love that this collection has none of the yuck...

  • No Parabens
  • No Pthalates
  • No Proyplene Glycol
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Petrolatum
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Talc

It will retail for $46.00 and the wholesale pricing is $34.50. The doTERRA Baby line is available as of May 23rd 8:00 am MDT!⠀

If you want to grab these at wholesale pricing, let me know and we can get your customer account set up today, to get you ready for Wednesday!

My Dream Reading Space!

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If you didn't hear... my hubby and I just bought our dream home, and we will be moving back to Colorado next month! Since I have been so excited about creating a home in our new place, pinning ideas like crazy, and overall just downright excited, I figured I would share some of the things I have been dreaming up lately! I absolutely love to read, and so I wanted to share what my dream reading space would look like! I'm still trying to figure out exactly where this will be, but I'm super thrilled to be sharing with you!

As a book lover and avid reader, I have dreamt of creating this perfect space, forerver! Of course there are little "must-haves" that I absolutely need in this space, like my crystals, a diffuser, my oils of course, snuggly blankets, cozy pillows, and a fantastic rug! Among those things are furniture too, and I've always struggled with deciding between a comfy couch or a little reading nook that is recessed into the wall.

In any case, in my quest for the perfect pieces online, I came across Arhaus! They have a variety of beautiful home decor, and I completely fell head over heels for some of their pieces!

One of the pieces I have really fallen in love with, is the Athens Library in French White. With its vintage silhouettes and artisan-applied finishes, our Athens collection will infuse your space with the ambiance and sophisticated charm of an old English library. It is so beautiful, and it totally reminds me of Disney's Beauty and the Beast when Belle goes to borrow her favorite book again!

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When I was browsing around the Arhaus lighting collection, I found so many gorgeous pieces that I really just drooled over. The Vivienne Chandelier totally stole my heart with it's light, playful take on traditional chandelier designs, Vivienne strikes a delicate balance between a rustic iron frame and hand-painted wood beads. Isn't it absolutely breathtaking?

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I also really fell in love with the coziness of some of their designs. When I read, I want to feel cozy, and completely immerse myself into the words on the pages. I found so many pieces that would fit perfectly into my dream reading space, and I cannot wait to get to work on that once we are all moved into our new home! Speaking of the new home... you can see a picture of it here!

Do you dream of a perfectly cozy reading space? What are your must haves?

Diffuser Blends for Productivity

Let's get productive! Diffusing essential oils can be so helpful for our emotional state, but they can also be magic in our space for productivity! Today I'm going to share my favorite diffuser blends that help support me in being productive, whether I'm working, doing chores around the home, or minimizing our possessions.

Get'r Done!

  • 3 drops Citrus Bliss

  • 2 drops Peppermint

  • 1 drop Cardamom

Lean Mean Cleaning Machine!

  • 4 drops Purify

  • 3 drops Motivate

  • 2 drops Citrus Bliss

Diffuser Blends for Productivity

You better Work B

  • 4 drops Motivate

  • 3 drops Elevation

  • 1 drop Lime

Boss Babe

  • 3 drops Elevation

  • 1 drop Rosemary

  • 2 drops Wild Orange

Mama don't Mess Around!

  • 4 drops Lavender

  • 3 drops Lime

  • 2 drops Citrus Bliss

  • 1 drop Peppermint

There you have it! I can't wait to hear which diffuser blend is your new favorite! Let me know which one you plan to try first, and what project you will be tackling!

Declutter your Life

With a brand new year, the desire to downsize, live with less, and declutter starts to take over. More often than not, we as mothers, roll with it, fully intending to get rid of things, donate, and have that garage sale. In the midst of it all, sometimes overwhelm creeps in and we lose sight of what it is that we want. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite tips to help you start to declutter your life.

So... here you are, finding yourself overwhelmed to no avail, and I’m sure you feel like your home looks like a hurricane just blasted on through. Don’t worry, I’m going to help you tackle the mess, and even help you tackle those tiny toddler tornadoes that spin out of control all over the place!

One of the first things I wanted to share with you, and probably the most important thing I am going to share with you, is to give yourself grace throughout this journey. I can’t help you out if you aren’t going to be kind to yourself in the process. This means that if you are starting on one of your projects, you simply cannot allow the negative voices to become your peanut gallery, or anti-cheerleading section. It's time to tell that negative voice in your head, the one that tells you you're not _____ enough or your _____ is too big, or too small... you know the voice... it's time to tell her to get a life. You don't need to listen to her negativity anymore.

Think about it. If your best girlfriend was sitting next to you, and she was telling you out loud... all of those negative things that you tell yourself, would you still want to be friends with her? I don't think anyone would want to stay friends with someone that was constantly crushing their self worth and self esteem. So why do we continue to do this to ourselves?

I hope you look your beautiful self in the mirror today and tell her how much you love her. I mean it. Go look yourself in the mirror. See your beautiful eyes... they have seen so much. See your smile... your smile has brought joy to so many people in this world. You are an incredible woman and you deserve to feel, love, joy and happiness. Can you see how vital this is to your success in taking care of the things going on around you? I used to think that “Self Care” was so hard, and that I didn’t have time for any of that stuff. I had so much to do and not enough hours in the day to get any of it done.

In reality, I would be productive, but I was stressed out, I was grumpy, and I wasn’t truly able to serve my family from a place of gratitude with all that grouchiness I was carrying with me. As soon as I realized what a difference it made in my own happiness, and of course my family’s, I made a promise to myself that I would never cut out my self care again, and that I wouldn’t let negativity plague my mind anymore. I committed to tea, quiet time, reading inspirational texts, journaling, devotionals, coffee, a yummy breakfast, vitamins, lighting candles, yoga and meditative breathing. I don’t do all of everything, every day, but I do the things I know are going to fulfill me and bring me the energy I need to take on what my planner says. I also doing beat myself up when things don’t go according to plan. I cannot even begin to tell you how terrible a habit this was for me. I definitely have glued on the perfectionist hat before, and still to this day I’m prying off pieces of that hat from my head. It’s totally ok to see your self care for the day as taking a few deep breaths, sleeping in for another 20 mins, or a quiet soak in the bath tub.

Don’t turn your self care into a chore. When we stop and really think about it, and think about where we are limiting ourselves, and putting up road blocks, we can get a clearer vision of where we can begin our self care.

  • Are you more prone to negative thinking?
  • Are you more prone to procrastination?
  • Are you making excuses for why you cannot do certain things?
  • Are you limiting your self with your beliefs about what you can and cannot do?

If you identify with any of this, I challenge you to ask yourself, “Is this serving me in any way?” Recently, I had a morning, facetime coffee visit with my mom, and we were chatting about this topic in particular. Seeing as my mom has been around 28 years longer than I, I know and truly value the wisdom she has to share. It was obvious then, that I share some of her insight on this topic.

Here is what my mother Martina had to say,

“When you are looking to overcome your own obstacles inside your head as to why you cannot do the things that are ‘overwhelming’ you... you can come up with all these reasons why you can’t do these things. BUT, all you need is to find one positive, to drive you forward. Don’t concentrate on the act of doing something, concentrate on the result. Stop making excuses, and stop giving yourself all these reasons why things are hard. Why can’t you make it fun or enjoyable? Once we stop making a mountain out of a molehill, things begin to flow.”

And it is so true, it all begins inside. If you were expecting some crazy organization techniques today, to help you declutter your life, I'm sorry to disappoint you. When it comes to decluttering, it needs to start from inside of us. I can’t tell you that it is going to be easy to rewrite old thought patterns, and the negative programming you have lived in before, but I can tell you that it will be worth it once you are on the other side of that. Don’t you want to see what that woman looks like?

The woman who wakes with ease and energy for her day...

The woman who can happily tend to her children when they need her...

The woman who can be strong and supportive of her spouse...

This can be you. It all comes with starting from the inside. Mind you, you don’t need to show up as this woman every day, but I’m sure if you show up in this way 90% of the time, you and those around you are going to find so much more to be grateful for.

Let’s talk about some practical steps you can take to work on framing your positive mindset, and starting a morning routine that will set you up for a successful day. I’m going to lay out the foundation of my morning routine for you, so you can add to it, take from it, and make it your own. Remember, this is a foundation, you don’t have to do things the way that I do them, or even remotely similar. The key here is to tackle a few little chores (makes you feel productive) and of course your self care (makes you feel good!) so that you can take on whatever lies ahead.

  • Make the bed
  • Tea/Coffee/Honey Lemon Water
  • Inspirational Reading/Devotional (1-2 pages)
  • Check your Planner/Calendar Get fully dressed (shoes included!)
  • Face care/make up (if you wear it)
  • Swish the toilet bowl(s)
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Empty your dishwasher
  • Start a load of laundry
  • Move your body (yoga/walk/exercise)

Maybe this seems like a big list to you. Maybe it seems completely feasible for you right now. Whatever the case, I want you to put something together for yourself that you feel comfortable with. Remember you don’t need to do all of this at once.

It actually took me a month to filter all of this into a regular working schedule. To be honest, this doesn’t take more than 90 minutes of my morning. If you are fortunate enough to have late risers in your home, you can get it all done before they wake up! If not, you have the option of getting up early for quiet time to yourself, or letting everyone know that mommy is going to do her morning routine and you can help when you are finished. Because this routine doesn’t take me very long, it also gives me the ability to stop and take care of my hubby or son if they need something.

Do what works for you, but you gotta start somewhere. I hope this list has given you a tangible starting point so that the physical decluttering flows into your routine more easily. Remember, be kind to yourself. If you are still getting into the swing of things, give yourself grace. “I may not have done everything on my list, but I am taking care of myself, I am taking care of my family, and I am an incredible woman.” This is not about inundating yourself with more things to do, it is about finding peace of mind in getting clutter out of your head, out of your home, and establishing a routine so you can enjoy being a mother.

Don’t let those negative voices get you down, and if they do, remember that I believe in you.

Meet That Crazy Oil Lady

Have we met yet? ⠀⠀ I’m Dalea Faulkner and I’m That Crazy Oil Lady! Essential Oils have always been part of my life, and today I wanted to share a little bit of my story with you.

I'm your typical creative nerdy girl. I sing. I dance. I grew up in the theatre and the dance studio. I hold a BA in English, emphasizing in Creative Writing from CSU San Bernardino. I am happily married to my hubby Brien, and a stay at home mother to our son, Daen. We homeschool, which is super rewarding! I also love to stay active with my little family. Yoga, reading, writing, painting, running, walking, and coloring are all activities that I enjoy and partake in regularly.⠀

When I was an infant, my mother (who immigrated from Germany at the age of 18) had family send her some peppermint essential oil. Throughout my childhood, adolescence, and well into adulthood, I used Lavender, Peppermint, and Melaleuca. When I found doTERRA, I knew something was different... special... a class of it's own in quality. ⠀ ⠀ We (my husband, son, parents, extended family) have been using doTERRA exclusively since March of 2013, and it has been one of the most life changing decisions for us. I am so proud to be part of a company that cares so much for the wellbeing of everyone all over the world, including those that harvest and source our oils!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I'm going to give it to you straight, I absolutely love what I do. I love to help people achieve their dreams and goals! I love to watch women discover and rediscover parts of themselves they have kept hidden for year. I find joy in helping you find and live your joy. Supporting other mothers and women in their wellness, healthy lifestyles, and overall wellbeing is my calling. I never knew being "support sister" could be a real career, and it is honestly so freaking fulfilling.

I could not imagine living without these incredible oils, as they have impacted our lives in a positive way. 100%. I will meet you where you are at, and we will figure out the best path to help you reach your health and wellness goals. If you are looking to learn new things about wellness and essential oils, this is the community for you. I have an exclusive facebook group where we share questions and ideas, and a separate group for those specifically looking to grow a business! I will support you in your oil journey, as a wholesale customer or wellness advocate, because you deserve to live your best life!⠀

I would love to chat with you and get to know you better. I want to learn about your life, and where you need my support. Looking forward to hearing from you! ⠀

Clary Sage

In the Middle Ages, Clary Sage was used for its benefits to the skin and has continued to be popular for its topical benefits. When applied topically, Clary Sage oil calms and soothes the skin. Clary Sage oil can also be applied to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp. If used aromatically, Clary Sage oil promotes feelings of relaxation in preparation for a restful night’s sleep.

Enriched with the organic chemical linalyl acetate, Clary Sage is known as one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils when used aromatically and internally. This herbaceous oil can be used for a variety of purposes both externally and internally. The use of Clary Sage dates back to ancient times. The Romans called it claurus, which can be translated as “clear,” because of its use as an eye wash. The Germans added this delicate flower to their wine, and elsewhere it has been used in soups, omelets, and flavored jellies. As an essential oil, Clary Sage is known for its calming aroma and topical benefits to the skin.

Ways to Use:

Aromatically

  • Diffuse 3–4 drops to promote feelings of relaxation and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
  • Lightly flick a few drops of the oil along the walls of the steamy shower or sauna for a powerful aromatherapy experience.

Internally

  • Add 1–2 drops to water or tea.
  • Take 1–2 drops in a dōTERRA Veggie Cap to help calm the nervous system.*

Topically

  • Add a few drops to bath water for a stressrelieving bath.
  • Rub 3–5 drops on the abdomen during a menstrual cycle for a soothing massage.
  • Add 3–4 drops to shampoo or conditioner to promote healthy-looking hair and scalp.

Clary Sage was used as a love potion in conjunction with dried lavender leaves, a pinch of valerian and sassafras leaves, and the button belonging to the bachelor you were longing for! How fun is that!?

After a long day of working, running around with the kids, or studying for an exam, treat yourself to a soothing bath with Clary Sage and Lavender. This bath with essential oils will not only excite your smelling senses, it will also work to relieve stress. With both Clary Sage and Lavender containing linalyl acetate, these two oils are some of the most powerful soothing, relaxing, and calming oils available.

During your menstrual cycle, bring relief to your abdomen by using Clary Sage essential oil. Simply apply Clary Sage to the needed area of your abdomen and rub for a soothing massage. The natural chemical components of Clary Sage oil are among the most soothing and calming compounds, making Clary Sage an ideal oil for a soothing abdominal massage during the menstruating time frame.  I know that Clary Sage has been a game changer for me during my cycle!

Have you tried this incredible oil yet?

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.

101 Questions to ask Yourself before starting 2018!

Successful People Reflect On Their Progress Before They Start The New Year... Some of you have asked me, "How Do I Reflect?". I took some time and I listed some questions I like to ask myself to reflect on every year, before the new year begins. I hope this is helpful and that you kick off 2018 with a bang! I recommend taking 1 hour to yourself, in peace and quiet, to go over the following list before you start taking action in 2018. This can make all the difference to create a successful year! Grab your oils, turn on the diffuser, and let's dig in. We will be reflecting on the 9 most important parts of your life, to help you really dig deep!

Start reflecting on the year...

  • What did I learn in 2017?
  • What did I achieve in 2017?
  • How does this make me feel?
  • What did I learn from failure and success?
  • What am I proud of?
  • Where am I balanced and unbalanced in my life?
  • What do I want to improve in 2018?
  • What do I want to achieve in 2018?
  • What were my 5 biggest strengths in 2017?
  • What are my 3 weaknesses that I can improve to perform better?
  • Am I happy about my results?
  • What am I unhappy about and why?
  • How can I make it better?

My Health

  • Did my health improve in 2017?
  • Did I gain or lose weight?
  • Did I improve my Stamina?
  • How were my eating habits: healthy or unhealthy?
  • How many times a week did I exercise?
  • Did I follow my health plan?
  • Is my body getting all the right nutrition?
  • Did I feel energetic, (younger or older) in 2017?
  • How did I deal with stress?
  • Did I use my essential oils consistently?
  • What is my health goal for 2018?

My Surroundings

  • Who are the 5-10 people I spent the most time with in 2017?
  • Are they bringing me up or down?
  • Are they mostly negative or positive?
  • Are they BIG thinkers or small thinkers?
  • Do we have unconditional or conditional love?
  • How much are they earning a month?
  • Are they working on themselves every day to create a better life?
  • Did I make positive new friends in 2017 that encourage me to follow my dreams?
  • Help me to think bigger?
  • Give me a vision of better life?
  • How can I improve my surroundings in 2018?

Self Education

  • What books did I read in 2017 that made a positive impact in my life?
  • What self-help seminars did I attend?
  • What meditations/affirmations did I listen to that empowered me?
  • Am I reading the right books to bring me to the goal I want to achieve?
  • Am I waiting for somebody to inspire me or do I inspire myself?
  • Which people did I learn the most from?
  • What do I want to learn in 2018?

Money Management

  • How did I manage any money in 2017?
  • Did I have a plan?
  • Did I save?
  • Did I invest back in my business?
  • Did i give to charity?
  • What is my plan for 2018?
  • What is my plan to protect my wealth from inflation?
  • Is my money working for me?

Business Skills

  • How did I follow my Business Plan in 2017?
  • Am I doing this business as a hobby, or as a business?
  • Did I keep records?
  • What did I learn from my records?
  • Is this number going to bring me where I want to go?
  • How can I improve this number?
  • What business skill(s) do I want to learn in 2018?

Love and Relationships

  • How loved did I feel in 2017?
  • How did I show love to my friends, family, and my partner?
  • Did I spend quality time with my friends and family in 2017?
  • Did I love myself in 2017?
  • How did I practice self love?
  • Did I easily forget myself in 2017?
  • What do I still carry with me that I want to let go before I start 2018?
  • Did I forgive others?
  • How did I practice forgiveness? (Take time to forgive and let go now)
  • Did I love unconditionally or conditionally?
  • What do I want to improve in my relationships and love life for 2018?
  • What goals do I have regarding family, love, and friendship in 2018?
  • How can I make my relationships more fulfilling?

My Emotions

  • Did I spend most of my time thinking negatively, blaming, and complaining about what I don't have?
  • Did I spend my time living in fear?
  • Was I concerned too much about what other people think?
  • Did I spend most of my time being grateful, focusing on the good in my life, and the future I can build?
  • Did I spend time helping others?
  • What emotions do I want to feel the most in 2018?

My Habits

  • What daily habits help me to create a better life and growing business?
  • What negative habits hold me back?
  • What new empowering habits can I create for 2018?

My Spirituality

  • Did I take time to sit quietly and Meditate or Pray?
  • How can I do this more in 2018?
  • Was I at peace with myself?
  • Was my mind too busy?
  • How can I be more at peace with myself in the world in 2018?
  • Did I take time to connect with God/The Universe?
  • How can I connect more with God/The Universe?
  • Do I feel lonely most of the time or can I be happy with myself?
  • How can I be more happy with myself in 2018?
  • Do I have faith, or do I worry too much?
  • Do I act out of love or out of fear?
  • Did I follow my heart?
  • Did I follow my intuition?
  • Am I doing my passion, and following my heart's desire?
  • Was I spending time quiet in Nature?
  • Was I grateful everyday for the simple things in Life?
  • Am I happy in the now?
  • Was I flowing in the present or always in the future with my mind?
  • How can I be more present in 2018?
  • What daily habits can I create in 2018 to be more present, more in the flow with nature, more at peace with myself, and more connected to God?
  • What new empowering habits can I create for 2018?

Commitment

  • What am I committed to change and improve on. Why am I committed to this?
  • Do I need a mentor or a coach?

My Why

  • What is my "BIG WHY" to improve my life?

If you are serious about creating an incredible, abundant, and amazing 2018... I totally recommend getting yourself a Success Planner so you can make your New Year Resolutions and reality! If you found value in this, I would love for you to share it with your friends and comment below!

 

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  • The 12 Month Weekly Planner has a few new features!
  • Out Foldable Vision Board and goals, so you can stay  focused on your year goals when you fill in your week plan
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  • How Will I Make It Happen Section
  • Monthly Reflection Page
  • Monthly Overview, Goals and Priorities
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PastTense

Is your to-do list stacking up while your time is winding down? When you have too much to do and little time to do it in, feelings of stress can often be the unwanted product. Keep those stressful feelings at bay and welcome in calm feelings by applying a little PastTense oil. The PastTense essential oil blend is designed to help ease stressful feelings and is great for tense moments.

PastTense is a distinctive blend of essential oils known to help provide grounding and balanced emotions. Known for their soothing effects on both the mind and body, the essential oils in PastTense quickly, promote feelings of relaxation and calm emotions. PastTense comes in a convenient 10mL roll-on for easy application when at work, school, or home. Simply apply to the neck, shoulders, or behind the ears to help calm emotions while breathing in the cooling, distinctive aroma of PastTense.

Uses

  • Massage into shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling, soothing sensation.
  • Add to temples and back of neck before taking a test or presenting in public.
  • Apply to the wrists while traveling to help calm emotions.

Primary Benefits

  • Helps provide grounding and balanced emotions
  • Helps ease stressful feelings
  • Packaged for convenient application in a roll-on bottle

Ingredients

Wintergreen Leaf, Lavender Flower, Peppermint Plant, Frankincense Resin, Cilantro Herb, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Basil Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf essential oils.

Stay calm and keep your emotions in check during important meetings by using PastTense. Before a significant meeting, apply PastTense oil to the bottoms of your feet. The oil will absorb through the feet and allow your body to receive the benefits of PastTense faster. The PastTense essential oil blend will aid in decreasing tense and stressful feelings and will help you feel emotionally balanced during your meeting. Help your body and mind relax and unwind before taking a test. Apply some PastTense oil to your neck, shoulders, or behind your ears to help ease feelings of tension before an important exam.  This will help reduce adverse emotions so that you can focus on the facts that really matter.

Stressful situations are all around us, but that doesn’t mean we need to be stressed. Before your next test or public presentation, make sure to apply PastTense oil to your temples and the back of your neck. Applying PastTense oil will help calm your emotions and lessen anxious and stressful feelings. Does traveling make you feel uneasy? You’re not alone. Traveling by plane, car, or boat can often bring on anxious or tense feelings. Before or during traveling, apply PastTense to your wrists. The grounding and soothing properties of this blend will help calm emotions, allowing you to relax and enjoy your journey.

Honestly, I don't know what I would do without this miracle blend. I love to use it when my head isn't feeling so awesome, and I end up feeling like a rock star afterwards.

Let me know if you have tried this blend yet, and what you think!