Sacred Self Care

Are you taking care of yourself darling?

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

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

Peppermint Facial

Peppermint Facial Mask

Ingredients

-1 egg

-1 tsp Jojoba oil

-1 to 2 drops doTERRA Peppermint

Instructions

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

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

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

Lavender Foot Bath

Lavender Foot Bath

Ingredients

-Large bowl or basin for soaking your feet

-warm water

-1 tsp powdered milk

-3 to 5 drops doTERRA Lavender

-dried or fresh flowers

-crystals of your choice

Instructions

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

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

-Add mixture to the water basin and stir

-Add in any fresh or dried flowers, or crystals

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

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

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

Sacred Self Love

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

Essential Oils for Blemishes

When it comes to using essential oils, we all have our favorites. If you have used essential oils for a while, you probably have a top four or five oils that are your “go-to’s” in everyday life. If you are new to essential oils, you will soon find a few oils that you like the best and that come in handy often! Today we are going to look at some lesser know oils that are extremely helpful for blemishes!

Cypress

You will love the powerful, clean refreshing scent of Cypress essential oil. Not only does this oil have a strong, unique scent, but its uses are both vast and practical. If you struggle with oily skin, the natural chemical components of Cypress oil can help improve the appearance of an oily complexion. Simply add a drop or two of Cypress to your skin toner to improve an oily complexion without drying the skin out.

Helichrysum

Essential Oils for Blemishes

Helichrysum essential oil is taken from a golden flower often referred to as the “Everlasting Flower” or “Immortal Flower” because it holds rejuvenating and restorative benefits for the skin. Because of this reputation, Helichrysum is often used in anti-aging products because of its ability to promote a youthful complexion. One of the best essential oils for skin, Helichrysum is a wonderful addition to any skincare routine, as it has many purposes. One of the easiest ways to use Helichrysum oil is to help reduce the occasional blemish. You can apply Helichrysum directly to the face, but be sure to consider the condition of your skin before applying. If you have sensitive skin, dilute the Helichrysum with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil before applying to the face. Along with removing blemishes, Helichrysum oil is very helpful for anti-aging efforts, as it promotes a youthful, glowing complexion. By rejuvenating the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Helichrysum is a helpful, natural way to keep your skin looking young. You can apply the oil directly to the face, dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil before applying, or add a drop or two to your daily facial lotion or cleanser to reap the anti-aging benefits that Helichrysum holds.

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry is another one-of-a-kind essential oil with a distinct aroma that is spicy, woody, clean, and balsamic all at the same time. In addition to a unique scent, Juniper Berry also has many exclusive benefits for the skin. Juniper Berry can help to reduce blemishes because it acts as a natural toner for the skin. You can simply apply one drop directly to the face to promote a clear, healthy complexion, or dilute the oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply directly to the problem area. Ready for a pampering sesh? Invite your friends over for a doTERRA facemask party! Make a facemask all your friends will love by adding one to two drops of Juniper Berry to a Bentonite clay mask or the doTERRA Detoxifying Mask. Juniper Berry is valued for its ability to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and act as a natural skin toner. With Juniper Berry’s many facial enhancing properties, you and your friends will love this rejuvenating face mask!

Patchouli

Patchouli oil is extremely useful for improving the skin. Not only will Patchouli promote a smooth, glowing complexion, but it can also help you reduce the appearance of skin imperfections like blemishes and wrinkles. For an improved complexion, or to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your daily moisturizer.

Copaiba

In addition to soothing anxious feelings, Copaiba oil has properties that make it useful for promoting clear skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes. This is why Copaiba is frequently used in cosmetic products like lotions, creams, soaps, perfumes, and more. To take advantage of these benefits, simply add a drop of Copaiba oil to your moisturizer and apply to the skin. This will help to keep the skin clear and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Neroli

One major benefit of the doTERRA Neroli Touch is that it comes in a base of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and a 10mL roller bottle for easy application. The addition of Fractionated Coconut Oil means that you won’t have to worry about diluting Neroli oil before using it topically, and can easily roll the oil over your skin with the roller bottle. Neroli oil is soothing for the skin, and can be used when you want to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy can be soothing for the skin, and useful for reducing the appearance of blemishes. To take advantage of the skin soothing benefits of Blue Tansy, place a drop of the oil in your daily moisturizer, and apply to the skin regularly.

Turmeric

I have literally been waiting for this oil forever! I'm obsessed with benefits of Turmeric and I'm even more excited about the powerful benefits the essential oil brings to the table! You’ve probably heard of turmeric before—it’s the spice that makes curries and mustard yellow in color. Maybe you’ve even seen it available as a supplement at your local health-food store. That turmeric powder in capsules and spice bottles comes from a root that is dried and ground. However, an option you probably have heard less about is Turmeric essential oil. Turmeric oil is a much more powerful choice when it comes to using this spice for various health benefits.

Sourced from various parts of India and Nepal, turmeric farming is done by both men and women. Women typically task themselves with sorting the harvested turmeric roots into various grades, similar to how women in Somalia sort the resin tears for Frankincense oil. These farmers sometimes use turmeric roots as an “intercrop”, meaning they grow it alongside crops such as corn and sugarcane. This provides numerous benefits to the farmers like the possibility of higher income per unit of soil, and further insurance against having a crop fail. It also helps keep the soil fertile, and reduces weeds and soil runoff.

Turmeric Essential Oil

Promoting feelings of positivity, Turmeric is beneficial both internally and aromatically. Advantageous to the immune system, Turmeric may have soothing benefits that promote a positive immune response. As well, Turmeric can help to promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. Let's take a look at some of the awesome ways you can use Turmeric essential oil in your routine.

  • Take internally for daily antioxidant support and to improve immune response.

  • As metabolic support, use Turmeric when trying to get back on track.

  • When needed, use Turmeric as a spot treatment or in an all-over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or for a healthy-looking overall glow.

  • Diffuse Turmeric or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood.

  • After strenuous activity, incorporate Turmeric into your recovery routine for a soothing experience. Primary Benefits

  • Helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism

  • May enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes (e.g. glutathione)

  • Helps support healthy nervous and cellular function

  • Has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption

  • May promote healthy immune function and response

  • When diffused, Turmeric provides an emotional lift and may help improve mood

  • Supports clean and healthy-looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes

Turmeric oil contains the chemical components ar-Turmerone and Turmerone. Both components have been shown to help our bodies with the absorption of curcumin, a strong antioxidant and the main compound actually found in raw turmeric root and turmeric extract.

Use Turmeric daily to support healthy immune function and response along with healthy circulation. In addition to the many benefits of Turmeric essential oil, Turmeric acts as a great burst of flavor to your favorite savory meals.

Get your Turmeric here!

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.

Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Many people worry about dark circles or fine lines around the eyes, and struggle to know how to improve the skin in this area since it is so delicate. As part of the Essential Skin Care system, the Anti-Aging Eye Cream was carefully designed with some of the best natural ingredients to help improve the appearance of under-eye skin. This clinically-tested product uses natural ingredients and extracts along with essential oils to help target the skin around the eyes, helping to moisturize the skin, improve skin tone, and reducing the appearance of puffiness or dark circles. With a unique applicator and a specialized formula, the Anti-Aging Eye Cream is sure to become a staple in your skin care collection.

The skin around the eyes can be a difficult area to care for because it is thinner and more delicate than other skin. The Anti-Aging Eye Cream uses a unique steel rollerball applicator to cool and soothe the skin under the eye, which helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles while simultaneously applying the cream to targeted areas. You no longer have to worry about irritating or stretching the delicate under-eye skin, because the Anti-Aging Eye Cream applicator is smooth and gentle.

Key Ingredients 

Frankincense: Known for its soothing properties, Frankincense oil can help to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically.

Ylang Ylang: Not only does Ylang Ylang oil contribute to the lovely smell of the Anti-Aging Eye Cream formula, but it is also useful for promoting healthy skin.

Meadowfoam seed oil: This ingredient provides deep moisture to keep the skin from drying out.

Biopolymers: Derived from Pullulan and Red Algae Extract, biopolymers help to give the skin a noticeable tightening and lifting effect.

Bakuchiol: In addition to toning and tightening the skin, Bakuchiol helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent future signs of aging.

Blue Tansy: The chemical component known as Sabinene makes Blue Tansy oil useful for reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Primary Benefits

  • Meadowfoam seed oil provides deep moisture
  • Biopolymers made from Pullulan and Red Algae Extract provide a noticeable tightening and lifting effect from the first use
  • Bakuchiol helps tone and tighten the skin, which helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps prevent future signs of aging

To use the Anti-Aging Eye Cream, press the pump until a small amount of product appears around the rollerball. Gently apply to the under-eye area, using light pressure, until the product has been absorbed into the skin. Use the Anti-Aging Eye Cream morning and night with other Essential Skin Care Products like Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Facial Cleanser, or Hydrating Cream.

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!

Cleanse your Body

Today, we are going to talk about cleansing your body of toxic crap. Yes, I've talked about doing a Simple Detox before, but that's not what we are talking about today. I'm talking about the crap that is lurking in your bathroom cupboards... ahhh yes, I think you know what I mean! Yep. Your 4,000 Bath and Body Works Products! Cleanse your body, by detoxing the Bathroom. You didn't think this was going to be a minimalist post... but it totally is. In any case, our bathroom is a reflection of how we are feeling! How messy is yours right now?

Confession time.

I am a former Bath & BodyWorks hoarder. A queen if you will. I’m a sucker for pretty smelling things, but I am not a fan of chemical concoctions. Since 2013 I’ve gone totally hippie and use oils & natural solutions for everything in my home, to make things smell good (including myself!) and it’s been great! No judgement here if you are a hardcore BBW fan! I indulge in a candle or a lotion once in a blue moon... usually around fall since it’s my favorite time of the year, and I love Pumpkin smelling anything! I digress... what I want to focus on in this chapter is the 46 different body lotions, washes, and sprays you have that are taking up 3 cabinets worth of space in your bathroom. Or maybe have even overflowed into a second bathroom!

Ask yourself this question, “Do I need all of these?” Don’t give yourself credit here. You know, I know, and all the other mamas reading this know the answer.

No.

You don’t need all of them.

I promise.

You really don’t need them.

You need water. You need sleep. You need food. You need human contact and physical touch. You need a creative outlet. You don’t need 4,000 Bath & BodyWorks products. Now that we got that out of the way, I think you see where I’m headed. Narrow it down mama! No one is telling you to trash it all. By all means if you have brand new ones that you don’t want or really intend to use, donate them to a shelter or to your church. Someone will be totally thrilled and grateful to receive that goodie. If you don’t like to waste, create a small (keyword SMALL) bin with some extras that you will use once the ones in your shower are empty and store the bin in a linen cupboard out of reach of little hands. If you're wanting to go full detox, and remove it all, go for it. There are so many amazing body care and skincare products offered by doTERRA, that I've got you covered! (without the toxic crap!)

Now take this same process and apply it to the other toiletries in your cupboards. And the items in your medicine cabinet! Check the dates on any medications to see if they are expired. If they have expired, please be sure to look up and see how to dispose of them properly. Take a look at your towels. Do you have enough towels in your bathroom for everyone that uses that bath or shower? Or do you have more than enough and could shed a few to a guest cabinet/linen closet/or donate to a local animal shelter? How many bottles of shampoo and conditioner are in your shower? Is it for a practical reason, like a special hair/scalp condition? Or is it because you just randomly have 4 different shampoos because you never use them up? Or maybe you have empty bottles in the shower you intend to throw out each time but never do. Whatever the case, assess the space. Identify what you need in there, and respond accordingly.

  1. Set a Timer Working in intervals will help you prevent yourself from burning out. If you set out to clear out a space and it seems overwhelming, set the timer. Depending on how you are feeling, you can work anywhere from 5 minute intervals up to 30 minute intervals. Make sure that you are taking breaks in between, as it is important to sustain your energy to continue. My favorite thing about this too, sometimes I like to race the clock and see who dings first!
  2. Rock some Tunes Maybe there are some people out there that work best in silence, but that is SO not me! I need some good jams to keep me in an upbeat mood so that I'm not grouchy mom when my 5 year old interrupts me. Make yourself a playlist and get going. You know what lights you up, so put it together and turn it up! Who cares if your kids look at you funny while you're rocking out to *NSYNC?

It could just be me... haha I don’t know why, but the bathroom(s) seem like such a huge chore. Maybe it’s because we feel like we are drowning amongst the warm vanilla sugar and japanese cherry blossom, and just don’t know how to move forward. Or we get side tracked and start judging our cleaning skills (or lack thereof) and start scrutinizing everything we see, from the toilet ring to the dust behind the toilet. No judgement here. You are in the process of detoxing and clearing out your space. Once it is clear, then you will have no trouble getting it clean.

This is also a good time to evaluate if the products you are using are products you want to continue using. I’m not telling you to go hippie like I did, (okay, okay, I secretly am) but if you are looking to use greener-cleaner products in your home... now is the time to do it. If you are letting go of the chemicals and fragrance, cool. remember that what we put on our bodies, goes into our bodies! I have tons of natural and DIY recipes all over the blog, so poke around! If you're not ready for that yet, still cool! You gotta use what makes you happy and what makes you feel good.

I hope that this was super helpful and helps you tackle all of the bathrooms in your home!

Spikenard

Revered since ancient times for its uplifting, relaxing aroma and ability to promote clean skin, Spikenard essential oil is still extremely useful and beneficial today. Used to promote healthy skin, relaxation, and an uplifted mood, Spikenard oil is known for its distinct, woody, spicy scent that creates a pleasant aroma when diffused or used as a personal perfume. One of the greatest benefits of Spikenard oil is its uplifting aroma that can help promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. Throughout history, Spikenard has commonly been used to manage and uplift mood, or to help promote relaxation. Today, Spikenard oil can be helpful for promoting calm, relaxing, or uplifting feelings when used topically or aromatically.

Spikenard has a woody, musky aroma that is very uplifting and promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation. It is frequently used in aromatherapy and meditation for its grounding properties. It has a long historical significance of being very therapeutic and purifying to the skin, and promotes clean, healthy skin. Let me tell you a little bit more about some of the specific benefits for this powerful oil.

Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. -It can be applied to minor skin irritations to protect them from threats -Deodorant—Many people find it very useful for helping to eliminate body odor. -Digestive—Its stimulating, calming effect is effective in eliminating occasional stomach discomfort. -Its calming quality has long been utilized to soothe nerves and promote healthy sleep. -Respiratory—It is very useful in helping to support healthy respiratory function caused by environmental and seasonal threats. -Antioxidant—It protects the body from wear and tear and from occasional outside threats. -Many people find that just the aroma alone is able to lift them out of depressed moods. -It helps to support healthy digestive function and keeping your bowels running normal -Emotions—This oil is very beneficial for helping to produce mental peace and harmony in the emotions.

Spikenard is a root oil, which helps promote a healthy inflammatory response. It is recommended that you apply Spikenard to your spine, using a downward application, neck to the base of the spine.

Spikenard is special. It is one of the most important Biblical oils. Spikenard is consider Nard in the Bible, although some believe that this could have been lavender. In John, 12:1–10, six days before the passover Jesus arrives in Bethany. In Bethany, a woman called Mary perhaps the sister of Lazarus uses a pound of pure nard to rub onto Jesus’ feet. Many Biblical experts love to use Spikenard especially when there is need to purify and elevate. This is probably why it was used with Jesus. On an emotional level it is used to help people find themselves. It will help them answer the question, “Why was I born?” We all have a mission or divine purpose in life and Spikenard helps you to identity yourself. Spikenard speaks to “I was lost and now I am found.”

Scriptures: Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 4:14; Mark 14:3; John 12:3

“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.” ~ John 12:3

Some argue that the spikenard mentioned in the bible might actually have been lavender. There are various species of lavender and the one which may be confused with spikenard is that of spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia). Spike lavender is a small, aromatic herb or shrub; it belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family and is closely related to true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) and other lavender varieties.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were thought to have used spike lavender for various ailments. The Greeks referred to spike lavender by the name Nardus, after the city of Naarda, whereas the Romans referred to spike lavender as Asurum."

Did you know that Spikenard had such an incredible history?

HD Clear

HD Clear is a three-step system that works synergistically, with each product building on the next to thoroughly cleanse and purify the skin, and deliver optimal hydration for a balanced moisture level. Made with pure plant extracts, the ingredients in HD Clear are gentle and calming to the skin, but powerfully effective. Using HD Clear every day will help reduce the appearance of blemishes; promote a clear, healthy complexion; and soothe the skin. HD Clear provides a natural solution for problem skin of all ages.

Although signs of problem skin may begin in the early teens, it affects individuals of all ages, both physically and emotionally. Many individuals experience skin issues for years, trying numerous products, harsh chemicals, and abrasive treatments to obtain clear skin. doTERRA has created a better way to address problem skin issues at their core—naturally and effectively. Introducing HD Clear, an advanced line of natural products that combine the power of CPTG® essential oils and plant extracts to produce the results you want and expect—clear, smooth skin.

HD Clear® Topical Blend

The herbaceous blend of essential oils found in HD Clear are powerful components that can help promote a clear complexion and reduce breakouts.

HD Clear Topical Blend is an important part of the HD Clear system. Formulated with Black Cumin Seed Oil and CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, this potent formula can be applied to targeted areas on the face and body. The essential oils in HD Clear are not only used for their well-known benefits, they are also soluble through lipids in the skin, allowing for perfect absorption and effectiveness. HD Clear Topical Blend promotes a clear, smooth complexion for skin of all ages.

Uses

  • Apply to smooth out imperfections on your skin.
  • Cleanse and hydrate your skin to look smooth and clear in the morning.
  • During your teenage years, apply to promote a clear complexion.

Primary Benefits

  • Promote a clear complexion
  • Helps reduce breakouts
  • Helps keep skin clean, clear, and hydrated

Directions for Use

Topical use: Apply a thin layer to targeted areas on the skin, or use as a spot treatment. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

HD Clear® Foaming Face Wash

doTERRA HD Clear Foaming Face Wash is a natural formula containing plant extracts and doTERRA essential oils and is structured to cleanse skin of all ages while promoting cell renewal and a clear, smooth complexion.

HD Clear Foaming Face Wash is an exclusive and natural formula containing plant extracts known to improve the look and feel of skin. Designed with CPTG® essential oils, HD Clear Foaming Face Wash thoroughly cleanses skin with Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Eucalyptus, Geranium, Litsea, and Ho Wood essential oils, each renowned for their purification properties. This advanced formula also contains an active Licorice Root extract, for clear, healthy looking skin, while White Willow Bark promotes a clear, smooth complexion. Additionally, HD Clear Foaming Face Wash nourishes and soothes the skin with amino acids. HD Clear Foaming Face Wash is a natural, effective cleanser for problem skin of all ages.

Primary Benefits

  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Eucalyptus, Geranium, Litsea, and Ho Wood essential oils thoroughly cleanse and purify skin
  • Active Licorice Root extract provides high-performance support for clear, healthy looking skin
  • White Willow Bark extract promotes a clear, smooth complexion
  • A specialized phytolipid blend of Black Cumin Seed, Chaulmoogra, Magnolia, and Manuka helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Rich in amino acids, a specialized algae extract soothes and calms skin

Directions for Use

Pump foamer twice into palm of hand. Apply foam onto damp face and neck and massage in an upward circular motion. Thoroughly rinse with water and towel dry. Use morning and night; follow with HD Clear Topical Blend and Facial Lotion.

HD Clear® Facial Lotion

doTERRA HD Clear Facial Lotion is a light, non-greasy moisturizer that promotes blemish-free skin, provides hydration, and improves skin texture.

HD Clear Facial Lotion is a light, non-greasy moisturizer that absorbs quickly and fosters blemish-free skin all day long. Made with botanical extracts and CPTG® essential oils, this proprietary formula improves skin texture, provides optimal hydration, and promotes a clear complexion. HD Clear Facial Lotion contains Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ho Wood, and Litsea essential oils to keep skin free of impurities throughout the day, while Black Cumin Seed Oil and a specialized botanical blend help reduce the appearance of blemishes. HD Clear Facial Lotion has a refreshing scent and feels incredibly light upon application, yet it hydrates deeply, providing troubled skin with the nourishment and optimal moisture it needs. This natural, advanced formula addresses all factors that contribute to troubled skin while supporting hydration and improving skin texture for a clear, smooth complexion.

Primary Benefits

  • Melaleuca, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ho Wood, and Litsea essential oils purify skin
  • Vitamin B3 nourishes and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Naturally derived amino acids improve skin texture
  • A specialized phytolipid blend of Black Cumin Seed, Chaulmoogra, Magnolia, and Manuka helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • White Willow Bark soothes and calms the skin

Directions for Use

Apply a small amount to clean face and neck in an upward circular motion until absorbed. Use both morning and night. For best results, use in conjunction with HD Clear Foaming Face Wash and Topical Blend.

Have you tried the HD Clear Skin Care before?

Essential Skin Care

The Essential Skin Care line is my go to, every single day, to keep my skin youthful, vibrant, and healthy. When the Essential Skin Care line was first launched, it was foundational as the best of both science and nature. However, as skin care technology and ingredients continue to evolve and improve, it was time for the Essential Skin Care line to receive some updates, along with two new products.

Never fear, the elements I have always loved about the skin care line have not changed. This includes features such as the essential oil blends, price (with the exception of the Pore Reducing Toner), formula texture and appearance, package size, and the clinically supported claims of the original products. I also love that doTERRA will never use artificial colors, Diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, Parabens, Pthalates, Propoylene glycol, Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), Toluene, or Triethanolamine (TEA). Ingredients have only been replaced or added when there were better, more effective ingredients and technologies available. So what has changed? Aside from the addition of two new products, the Brightening Gel and Anti-Aging Eye Cream, each current product had its formula updated. I will be focusing on the Essential Skin Care updates today, but I did want you to be aware that we also have 2 other Skin Care lines, that I also love, love, love!

So let's take a look at these new updates!

Cleanse:

Facial Cleanser New Ingredients: 

• Quillaja Saponaria Bark and Yucca Root extracts are natural cleansers that help soothe and clarify your skin.

• Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline. Humectants are necessary in skin care to help the skin retain moisture.

• Tocopherol was added for its antioxidants.

Invigorating Scrub New Ingredients:

• Greater Burdock Root Extract has antioxidant properties that help with sebum regulation.

• Jasmine Flower/Leaf Extract and Mandarin Orange Fruit Extract were added for their unique and uplifting fragrances.

• Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a cleansing ingredient.

• Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate and Glyceryl Caprylate are both emulsifiers, ingredients that are used to combine ingredients that would not otherwise.

Tone:

Pore Reducing Toner New Ingredients:

• Watermelon and Apple Fruit Extract are used to tone and balance your skin.

• Lentil Seed and Fruit Extracts increase hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of oily skin and pores.

• Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline. Humectants are used in skin care to help your skin retain moisture.

Brightening Gel If you deal with age spots and inflammation, the new Brightening Gel is formulated with the following ingredients that will help immensely.

Key Ingredients:

• Bergamot, Juniper Berry, and Melissa essential oils known for their benefits to skin health.

• Ginger Root Extract assists your skin in its natural repair processes.

• Daisy Flower Extract promotes even pigmentation in age spots.

• Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is an incredibly stable form of vitamin C that improves skin tone and brightness and decreases the appearance of age spots. It is also microencapsulated to efficiently deliver the vitamin to your skin.

• Biosaccharide Gum-1 moisturizes your skin throughout the day.

To use: push the disc on the bottom of the jar to dispense a small amount of the product. Apply an even layer to your face and neck, or to trouble spots.

Target:

Tightening Serum New Ingredients:

• Beech Tree Bud Extract noticeably tightens and smooths your skin.

• Acacia Senegal Gum and Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum both naturally tighten, smooth, and lift your skin.

• Jojoba Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, and Behenyl Alcohol are all emollients. Emollients are softening ingredients for your skin. (Both Cetyl and Behenyl alcohols are also known as fatty alcohols, which are not the drying or sensitizing forms of alcohol.)

• Sodium PCA is a humectant derived from a natural amino acid called proline that helps the skin retain moisture.

Anti-Aging Eye Cream The delicate skin under your eyes loses elasticity and is prone to fine lines and wrinkles as you age. The new Anti-Aging Eye Cream is clinically proven to reduce the number of wrinkles and also their depth and severity. It also improves elasticity, texture, and puffiness. Key Ingredients:

• Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Blue Tansy essential oils for their skin benefits.

• Bakuchiol tones and tightens the skin and prevents future signs of aging.

• Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and Pullulan are both gums that tighten your skin from the first use.

• Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice acts as the humectant to help your skin retain its natural moisture.

• Shea Butter and Meadowfoam Seed Oil both act as the emollients in this product.

To use: Press pump until small amount of product appears around the rollerball. Using gentle pressure, apply to under-eye area until absorbed. Use morning and night. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

Moisturize:

Anti-Aging Moisturizer (target visible signs of aging) New Ingredients:

• Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2 smooth your skin, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

• Yucca Schidigera Root Extract purifies your skin.

• Tocopherol acetate is also known as Vitamin E, a common antioxidant.

Hydrating Cream (for intense moisturization) New Ingredients:

• Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is a probiotic. This nourishes your skin, and helps to strengthen its natural barrier and overall skin quality. Moreover, it helps the natural renewal process of the outermost layer of your skin that tends to slow down with age.

The updated Essential Skin Care line will be available for purchase as of today November 1, 2017! Are you as excited as I am about this? Let me know in the comments!

Ready to grab it? Get your skincare today at wholesale cost!

Cassia

If you are a fan of Cinnamon, you will be a fan of Cassia! These essential oils are similar, but certainly have their differences! Some oil manufacturers actually label their Cassia as Cinnamon to cut costs! No bueno! Extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant, Cassia is a warm and spicy essential oil with a myriad of benefits that can help the mind and the body. For centuries, this sister to the cinnamon spice has been used internally to maintain physical health and aromatically to support emotional well-being. One of Cassia oil’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally. Today I am sharing the benefits of Cassia, as well as a few recipes you are sure to love!

Cassia is also a popular ingredient when making many different entrees, breads, and desserts. This spice is flavorful and can be used to replace cinnamon in a variety of food items. Along with its digestion benefits, Cassia oil can be taken internally to support healthy immune function and to maintain cardiovascular health. Cassia oil is also a powerful agent when used aromatically. In small doses, its strong and spicy aroma can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere that will promote emotional health. The fragrance emitted from Cassia is recognized anciently in the Old Testament for its powerful scent and calming properties. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly.

On an emotional level, "Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. It helps those who hold back and try to hide. When a person avoids being the center of attention, Cassia can restore their confidence." - Emotions & Essential Oils

One of the main chemical components of cassia bark and Cassia oil is cinnamaldehyde. This natural chemical is responsible for producing Cassia oil’s warm and spicy aroma. A recent study incorporated in the doTERRA Science Blog suggests that cinnamaldehyde also acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally. Internal use of cinnamaldehyde is also known to have potential colon benefits.

Exfoliate your skin with this do-it-yourself Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with Cassia oil. This customizable sugar scrub is a wonderful way to soften your skin while also enriching your senses with the fragrances of autumn. In this DIY, you can blend the rich scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oils for an uplifting and rejuvenating look and feel your skin will want to thank you for. This sugar scrub is also a great gift for friends, birthdays, baby showers, teacher gifts, or simply showing someone you are thinking of them.

Inspire your senses with this choice doTERRA diffuser blend using Cassia oil. Place 2 drops of Cassia, 4 drops of Wild Orange, and 2 drops of Siberian Fir oil into a diffuser for a refreshing aroma. With Siberian Fir’s calming effect and Wild Orange’s energizing aroma, this diffuser trio is a stabilizing blend you will not want to miss out on.

Cassia essential oil has a wonderful spicy fragrance and can help promote healthy digestion and immune function. Don’t throw away your pumpkin seeds after making jack-o-lanterns this month! Simply roast them in the oven with salt, olive oil, and 1-2 drops of Cassia essential oil for a delicious treat. Below is a beautiful recipes for tasty Cassia Pumpkin Seeds!

Are you excited to add this spicy oil to your collection? It's definitely one of my fall favorites! Comment below and let me know how you are using Cassia in your home!

Girls Night Fun!

Okay ladies, this one is for you! I don't know about you, but I often get caught up in the day-to-day of life. Chores, kids, meals, work...you know the drill (probably all too well!) I get drained reeealllly easily with all that I have going on, and as much as I ADORE my husband - nothing helps me forget about yoga pants and dried baby food on my shirt like a fun girls night out!

I recently came across this from The Dating Divas, and I think it is SO much fun! This pack has everything you need to make a fun girls night out happen EVERY month! What a great idea - too good not to share!

The pack includes:

  • Girls Night Questionnaire to poll your friends' interests
  • Party Invitations- printable and mobile versions
  • Pretty Party Decor for the first girls night party
  • Party Favors for the ladies AND the guys at home
  • Icebreaker Game called "Whose Lie Is It Anyway?"
  • Organizing Tools for the host to coordinate future get-togethers

This pack is a MUST see! It looks like a much-needed night of pure fun!

Get your Girl's Night Party Started!

I shared some of my Girls Night recipes before, (what a hit!) so I figured I just had to share them again! Here are two quick and easy recipes for you gals to pamper yourselves and have a great time together! I'm a big fan of being pampered, but sometimes I don't want to spend a fortune on it! These super savvy money saving recipes are sure to be a hit with all of your friends!

Girls Night!

Instructions:

  • Beat the egg with a whisk or a fork. and then mix in jojoba oil, and peppermint.
  • Use your fingers to lightly apply the mixture to the face, avoiding your eyes and surrounding area.
  • Leave on the mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Here is another recipe you can enjoy while you are waiting for your masks to finish!

Girls Night!-2

Instructions:

  • Fill a basin big enough for hands or your feet with warm water
  • Mix powdered milk and essential oil together in a small dish.
  • Add mixture to the water basin and stir
  • Soak tootsies or hands for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you just cant get enough!

Well ladies? Did you have a good time? I would love to see some fun pics of your masks and girls night party fun!

Don't forget to grab your Girl's Night Party Printables!

Rose

The uplifting aroma of Rose is an intriguing mixture of depth and complex sweetness. Before the sun crests the horizon, workers can be found in fields harvesting the delicate bloom of the rosa damascena. Up until now, doTERRA only offered Rose as an incentive oil, never for sale.. but I am so overjoyed to say that we now have this incredible oil available to us in a Touch Roller! Our Rose Essential Oil is sourced from Bulgaria, and is now available permanently in the form of the Touch Roller bottle.

The labor-intensive production process  of Rose has a very low yield; it takes approximately 1,160,000 freshly picked rose petals to produce only one ounce (30 mL) of Rose essential oil, and about 8000 roses or 242,000 petals for 5ml of Rose essential oil. Because the petals are so delicate, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested. But, from this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet oral aroma that’s beautiful and romantic. Rose essential oil helps balance moisture levels in skin, reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, and promotes healthy and even skin tone.

Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

  • Apply Rose morning, noon, and night, to promote healthy brain activity and boost your  immune system naturally
  • Helps balance moisture levels in the skin
  • Use Rose in the morning to promote feelings of energy and vitality.
  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
  • Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
  • Apply directly to skin imperfections twice daily.
  • Emotionally uplifting
  • Promotes feelings of happiness and contentment after childbirth
  • Rose can help you to feel more radiant, connected, and intimate
  • Helps the body to naturally release the desire for pain medication

Rose also has a very unique chemistry with staying power! You will notice, that when you apply Rose on your skin, you will smell it all day long! This makes for a lovely natural perfume, and is one of my absolute favorites! My husband loves it when I wear Rose, as it has that romantic and feminine aroma. You can apply Rose to the face, neck, and décolletage and follow with the doTERRA moisturizer of your choice. I really like using the Anti-Aging Moisturizer!

I am so wonderfully grateful to doTERRA for making this readily available to us! It will be ready to purchase on October 2nd, 2017! Pricing is as such:

Retail: $100.00 Wholesale: $75.00

Are you excited to get Rose Essential Oil into your hands? I know that I only have about 10 drops left in my 5 mL bottle and I am SO ready for more Rose in my life! Comment below and let me know how you plan to use Rose!

Jasmine

Jasmine essential oil provides a myriad of benefits, both aromatically and topically. Its esteemed fragrance can be calming, yet euphoric, instilling a positive outlook. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence, and I am so incredibly stoked that it is now available as a Touch Roller! We were only ever able to earn this precious essential oil, and now it's available for you to use and part of the permanent product line!

Renowned as the “King of Flowers,” Jasmine is prized for its delicate white owers, which emit a highly fragrant aroma for up to 36 hours after being hand-picked. Extracting Jasmine is labor-intensive and must be done at daybreak, when the owers are most fragrant and have the highest percentage of components intact. It takes 21,000 petals of Jasmine to produce one 5ml bottle, which is also equivalent to about 1.5 days of work! Jasmine is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy- looking, radiant skin. Jasmine may also be beneficial in nourishing and protecting the scalp. Due to the large amount of owers needed to produce a small amount of oil, Jasmine is highly sought after in both the perfume industry and in aromatherapy.

Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

  • Jasmine helps you to feel liberated and free! This makes for a wonderful oil to support the Heart Chakra!
  • Apply to pulse points to promote a positive outlook throughout the day.
  • Nourishes and protects the skin and scalp
  • Combine with dōTERRA conditioner in the palm of hand, then apply to hair and scalp for added nourishing and moisturizing benefits.
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels when applied over the pulse points
  • Jasmine helps with relaxation during labor and menstrual cycles, when massaged into the back or inhaled
  • Support the central nervous system by using jasmine
  • Use Jasmine internally (on the roof of the mouth) for a quick mood boostApply on fine lines and wrinkles and decolletage before applying facial moisturizer.
  • Promotes a healthy-looking, glowing complexion
  • Evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence

You are going to be so flipping stoked when you see what an amazing price this roller is! Take a look at the Jasmine Touch pricing!

Retail: $56.00 Wholesale: $42.00

I bet you can't wait to get this into your hands on October 2nd, right? What are you most excited about when it comes to Jasmine essential oil? Let me know!

Neroli

I have been patiently waiting for Neroli to become part of doTERRA's permanent product line, and this year... my wish came true! I'm so incredibly grateful that we have access to this oil, with history that dates back to Egypt! There's beautiful history of Neroli for fertility support, calming the emotions, aphrodisiac qualities and much more! We now have Neroli from the beautiful flower of the bitter orange oil.

doTERRA wanted to ensure that out Neroli was affordable, so it is offered as a Touch Roller, pre-diluted and ready for topical application with ease. You can apply to Neroli reduce stressful and anxious feelings by applying over the heart, and breathing it in. Neroli also supports healthy intestinal inflammatory response in the body.

What else can Neroli Essential Oil Support?

  • When applied to a wound Neroli can provide expedited support
  • Shown to promote healthy inflammatory response in late stages of pregnancy
  • Apply on the bottoms of the feet and on the ankles, to promote a positive mood, and encourage relaxation.
  • Improves hormone concentrations and encourages feelings of intimacy
  • Helps regulate healthy cell production and supports apoptosis, similar to Frankincense and DDR Prime.
  • Emotionally, Neroli invites you to let go and release

I am so incredibly grateful to have access to a Pure and potent Neroli oil now! There are so many beautiful ways to use this oil! What are you most intrigued about when it comes to Neroli? Let me know in the comments below!

Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy is our newest addition to our line of floral essential oils. Floral oils are wonderful for immune system support, diffusion, and topical application. One of the most exciting attributes of Blue Tansy, as you may have guessed, is it's deep and beautiful blue color. As a fair warning, Blue Tansy can temporarily tint your skin blue! We will all look like little oily smurfs! As a suggestion for topical application, use Blue Tansy at night, before bed, just  in case that color decides to stick around and stay for a bit!

Blue Tansy is in the same oil family as wintergreen, camphor, helicrysm, and osmanthus, and comes from wild crafted sources. Our Blue Tansy source is sustainable and the quality is there, which of course is of the utmost importance when sourcing and producing a doTERRA Essential Oil. Blue Tansy is cultivated different than other flowers. 5 million seedlings will be planted every single year and then cultivated in the late fall. dōTERRA is unceasing to protect this plant and the benefits it provides. Speaking of benefits, let's see what our little bottle of surf oil, er, I mean Blue Tansy, can do for us!

Aromatic:

  • Diffuse Blue Tansy to uplift the mood and create a positive environment

Topical:

  • Consider diluting Blue Tansy for topical application. Add 1-2 drops to your lotion or moisturizer, blend with other essential oils, or use fractionated coconut oil.
  • Combine Blue Tansy with Cedarwood, Frankincense, or Geranium for skin clarification
  • Apply topically to soothe skin irritations
  • Apply locally to calm overactive tissues and ease discomfort
  • Use on bottoms of the feet
  • Use Blue Tansy in combination with Lemongrasss, Marjoram, or Cinnamon Bark for a warming and soothing tissue application after strenuous activity
  • Wonderful beauty oil. Utilize Blue Tansy for cracked irritated skin

Blue Tansy is not recommended for internal use.

I'm so stoked to use this fabulous blue oil regularly, and maybe I can even play a prank on my son with it! I can just imagine his face when he sees mine, and it has blue polkadots on it! How are you planning on using Blue Tansy in your wellness routine? Share with me in the comments! I can't wait to hear what you dream up!