When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons…

  • Freshen clothes with a drop of lemon oil added to the rinse cycle
  • Restore leather with a drop of lemon oil buffed on with a soft cloth
  • Polish silver and jewelry with a few drops of lemon oil and a rag
  • Remove gum and gook with a drop applied directly to the residue
  • Wash greasy hands with lemon oil added to your favorite soap
  • Cleanse with 40 drops of lemon oil, 8oz distilled water in a glass spray bottle
  • Find more reasons to love lemon essential oil!

I can go on and on about the uses of lemon essential oil (like how it’s been used to protect apple juice against environmental threats or how it aides fat loss when added to drinking water) but I’ll stop here and let you soak in all it’s amazing uses thus far.

Let me know if you have any questions… I’m actually about to whiten my teeth with it!

P.S. To whiten your teeth naturally, simply rub a mix of lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil on your teeth for two minutes. Voila!

Just Breathe

For times when you just need to take a chill pill and just breathe, get doTERRA’s Breathe oil! This oil does wonders for my allergies! I use it in a diffuser when my hubby and baby are both snoring together (like father, like son), keeping me awake!

From doTERRA’s Spotlight Page:

doTERRA Breathe Product Description
doTERRA Breathe is one of doTERRA’s most popular essential oil blends due to its powerful uses and benefits. Well known for its ability to maintain feelings of clear airways, doTERRA Breathe is enriched with a series of oils that help cool and invigorate, promoting feelings of easy breathing. doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend can be used both aromatically and topically to help minimize the effects of seasonal threats. This powerful blend can also be used to promote peaceful sleep. doTERRA Breathe is a blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Lemon, Cardamom, Ravensara, and Laurel Leaf that emits an airy and fresh mint aroma.


More on doTERRA’s Breathe 

Visit the doTERRA Breathe product page.

doTERRA Breathe Uses and Benefits

  1. Feel the direct effects of doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend when you apply it topically. For best results, apply doTERRA Breathe to your chest and inhale deeply to experience a cooling and invigorating vapor. This application will also help you maintain feelings of clear airways.
  2. doTERRA Breathe provides a natural solution to help minimize the effects of seasonal threats. When you are experiencing the shifts of the season, diffuse doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend in your home or workspace to lessen unwanted effects.
  3. When loud noises are keeping you up at night or if you are experiencing trouble falling asleep, diffuse doTERRA Breathe for a calming effect that promotes a restful night’s sleep.  The fresh and minty aroma of doTERRA Breathe will fill your room, allowing you to remain calm and enjoy a night of rest.
  4. When environmental or seasonal threats are high, use doTERRA Breathe to help reduce their effects. There are many quick ways to use doTERRA Breathe when these threats arise. You can apply a few drops of doTERRA Breathe to the palms of your hands and inhale directly. You can also rub doTERRA Breathe on your chest and feet.
  5. doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend can help maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. When you feel like you have a tight throat or are experiencing difficulty breathing easy, rub doTERRA Breathe on your chest.
  6. The change of the seasons can be especially felt when outdoors. If you are a hiker, camper, backpacker, or outdoor enthusiast, don’t let seasonal changes diminish your nature experiences; instead, apply doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend topically before venturing out. doTERRA Breathe will help reduce the effects of seasonal threats so that you can more fully enjoy your outdoor activities.
  7. Blend doTERRA Breathe with your favorite essential oils and diffuse them in the diffuser of your choice. The aroma of doTERRA Breathe is minty and fresh and will have a calming effect on those that experience its airy scent.

Oils that Blend Well with doTERRA Breathe
doTERRA Breathe blends well with PeppermintSpearmintWild OrangeBergamot, and Lime essential oils for diffusion.


Ingredients

  • Laurel Leaf
  • Eucalyptus Leaf
  • Peppermint Plant
  • Melaleuca Leaf
  • Lemon Peel
  • Ravensara Leaf
  • Cardamom Seed

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

For More information please visit my doTERRA page!

On the Go

(Cont’d from blog post)

Need to feel a little revival or want some extra strength to push yourself over the hump day and through to the rest of the week? Why not reach for some “Joy to the Mountain”. Oregano actually means joy to the mountain in Greek! It’s a terrific name for this oil because of the amazing properties that it has!

Oregano is  by far one of the strongest antiseptics known to man! When using oregano, a small amount goes a LONG way! Oregano is…

“going the distance, it’s going for speed, it can act alone (act alone), Act alone for a lot of things you need. “

Lab tests have been shown that oregano actually eliminated a wide variety of pathogens such as bacteria, yeast, fungi, parasites and viruses quickly. Some of the top properties of oregano are carvacrol and thymol, these two compounds give oregano the ability to kill micros like a Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury!  This is definitely a hot oil and needs to be used with cation, but this baby is definitely an oil you will want to have on hand when you feel like your body is acting like a little caterpillar and you want it to feel more like a butterfly!

Check out this amazing video of how awesome oregano is when paired with Melaleuca(Tea Tree) Oil

Oil of oregano is one of my all-time favorite smells and it also packs a punch when it comes to it’s health benefits.

Derived from the oregano plant by steam distillation, oil of oregano is so powerful that it must be diluted for safe use.

Once diluted, it can be added to a diffuser or vaporizer to clear up nasal passages. It’s also effective at providing temporary sore throat relief when added sparingly to juice or water for gargling. Not to mention, when added to a carrier oil (like coconut or almond oil), it may provide relief for skin conditions including skin abrasions, muscle aches, temporary relief of joint pain and even itchy or flakey scalp. (Just be careful not to apply it to broken or sensitive skin as it can be irritating.)

This specific essential oil is extremely powerful and a small bottle should outlast all of your other essential oils.

In fact, it is so strong that you’re most likely to find it already diluted versus concentrated. (You can purchase the dōTERRA® Touch roller bottle of oregano for a prediluted ready to go application).

 

So if you want to ensure that your body is fighting off the nastyness and that you are ready to keep being on the go, check out my doterra page for more informatoion.

Should you have any questions about how to use it or how strong it really is, please feel free to email me.

 

P.S. Oil of oregano is also a natural insect repellant due to the compound Carvacrol. It makes a great candle ingredient if you do not like the smell of citronella!

Pep Me Up!

Cont’d from blog post (read here for introduction)

I want you to start to think of Mondays as your new goal setting day! Each day we should be taking some time to reflect on the things that occurred so that we can improve daily, but Monday’s are special! Look at your previous week and take some time today to really hound into what it is that you rocked! How did you feel then compared to how you feel now? Focusing on the positive is a MUST on Monday simply because, let’s face it, most people dread Mondays.

So meet today with a fresh pair of eyes and restart your success with a positive mindset! For some extra pep, I like to reach for my peppermint essential oil! Peppermint has been used for centuries to help refresh the mind and body. It has proven to help energize when used aromatically. Adding a drop of peppermint to your morning routine can help clear your mind of the Monday Fog and get you ready for the week! Not only is it awesome at pepping you for the week but multiple studies have linked peppermint to increased exercise performance.

PubMed Central, Table 1_ Avicenna J Phytomed. 2014 Jan-Feb; 4(1)_ 72–78.

For more information on how Peppermint can help you fight fatigue and clear your mind visit my doTERRA page!

 

Frankly Said

Cont’d from blog post from Feb. 16, 2018.

Did you ace the quiz? If you said Frankincense, give yourself a big hand slap (high five)! So, why was baby Jesus given Frankincense?

Many scholars believe that the gift of Frankincense signifies Jesus’ priesthood. Although he was just a baby, he was already set apart, the Magi understood that Jesus wasn’t your everyday king. The Magi were also men who were very blessed and could afford frankincense. Frankincense has always been a highly valuable resin. The amount of work that it takes to harvest frankincense makes this resin not only valuable, but also very precious and worthy.

We now understand more about Frankincense and clearly, it is an amazing gift! Frankincense is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic abilities. The properties of frankincense make it an immunostimulant, anticancerous, antidepressant, and very restorative. We now see that this could be connected to immune modulating effects that might explain uses for both inflammatory illness and antimicrobial purposes. 

This is by far my FAVORITE oil! I always tell people, if I was ever on a deserted island and could only have 3 or 5 things, Frankincense would definitely be an item on my list! Frankincense, like Jesus, is known as a king. Frankincense is commonly refered to as “the king of all oils”… or what I like to call it, “Jesus in a bottle”! The constituents found in frankincense make this oil very powerful and useful.

For more information on Frankincense check out my doTERRA page.

Dig Even Deeper

Dig EVEN DEEPER with this great tool! We’ve all been working hard, let’s show our body some love!

When my Zeke starts growing, deep blue is what will be my go to!
I love using deep blue after a chiropractic adjustment! Since my accident I apply it DAILY!

Deep Blue Oil Uses and Benefits:
Deep Blue essential oil blend contains strong soothing and cooling properties. These properties can offer comfort before and after exercise and are ideal for massages. Use Deep Blue oil topically to obtain these soothing and cooling benefits.

Deep Blue is a perfect companion for a massage. Give your body a relaxing break and get a massage using Deep Blue Soothing Blend. This blend can be combined with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to increase fluidity of massage strokes, enhance the reach of the Deep Blue essential oil blend, and help protect sensitive skin.

If you are looking for an invigorating exercise blend, look no further—the Deep Blue essential oil blend has the perfect combination of essential oils to help soothe and comfort exercise enthusiasts of all levels. For a comforting solution that will empower and soothe during and after exercise, apply Deep Blue essential oil blend to your feet and knees pre- and post-workout.

Growing can cause great discomfort and can even be the cause of restless nights. To assist your growing child during their growth spurts, combine the Deep Blue essential oil blend with a few drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into your growing child’s legs before bedtime. This will bring a cooling and soothing feeling that will help ease these occasional discomforts.

Moving can be a long and strenuous process that can sometimes put unwanted stress on back muscles. After a long day of heavy lifting, rub a few drops of Deep Blue on your lower back. The cooling and soothing sensation of Deep Blue oil will bring you relief after a strenuous day.

Cleaning can be quite the workout, and the constant movement of arms and legs can leave you tired. After a day of cleaning, give your body a well-deserved reward. Rub Deep Blue essential oil blend into your arms and legs to give them a soothing and relaxing massage.

Have a green thumb and a love for gardening? Make sure to give your body the
relaxation it needs after a fun day of pruning and planting by applying Deep Blue essential oil blend to your hands and feet after gardening. This application will help relax your muscles and prepare them for your next gardening adventure.

Want to connect with your grandma and give her a treat she is sure to enjoy? Next time you’re with her, give her a hand massage with the Deep Blue essential oil blend. The soothing effect of Deep Blue oil will help relax her hands. Massages are also a great way to create meaningful connection and show that you care.

Typing on the computer may seem like minimal activity for just your wrists and fingers, but the act of typing influences and tenses many other upper body parts. After long hours on the computer, rub Deep Blue essential oil blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. This will help soothe, cool, and relieve affected areas.

After completing a long run, dilute a few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend in
Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into desired areas. This application will provide a cooling and comforting sensation for you after your workout.

Emotional Benefits:
Deep Blue is the oil of surrendering pain emotionally.

I use Deep Blue Essential oil to help relieve emotional causes for physical discomfort by massaging the area affected.

Deep Blue can help us observe painful experiences instead of overly-identifying with them.

Breathing in Deep Blue essential oil increases mental clarity in the face of danger or discomfort.

When I use Deep Blue essential oil for emotional support I feel strengthened,
accepting, soothed, and serene.

 

Try it with the rub for AMAZING benefits! See this video from Dr. Damien.

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Chillax!!!!

In today’s post we were instructed to take some time to listen to the lyrics of the song Oceans by Hillsong United. That song means so much to my heart. One of the things that I have found that really helps me get into a more relaxed state in which I can focus on God is using lavender essential oil.

This is a staple in everyone’s home! I love using lavender to help promote a relaxing and calming atmosphere.
If you want to just unwind a little bit or help your babies calm down, Lavender is a must. You can diffuse Lavender in your home throughout the day to freshen the air. I love using lavender towards the evening in the diffuser. I find that it helps me calm myself before sleeping.

With a distinct aroma and countless applications, Lavender has been used for centuries. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep,* and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times.

Here is some great science research about using Lavender for calming and sleep: Lavender and Sleep.

Lavender can also be used for cooking! It adds a very unique flavor that is a delight two Savory and sweet meals alike. If you would like more information about using lavender and cooking join me this coming Sunday for a cooking Essentials class. If you would like more information please comment below and I will send you that info.

Lavender Oil Uses and Benefits 
Do you need ideas for ways to use Lavender oil? Take a look at some simple topical, aromatic, and internal uses for Lavender essential oil, along with some of the top Lavender oil benefits:
  1. Whether you are trying to soothe skin irritation or merely nourish delicate skin, there are many uses of Lavender essential oil for skin. The soothing properties of Lavender have made it a popular option for skincare products, at-home skincare DIYs, and simple topical application. Do you struggle with obnoxious razor bumps after shaving? Well, shaving might be essential, but irritating razor bumps are not. Provide relief to your skin with this Razor Relief Serum enhanced with Lavender essential oil and avoid the irritation that often comes post-shave. You can also cleanse and nourish your skin by making your own Lavender essential oil clay mask at home. Great for all skin types!
  2. Do you have a pot of potpourri that has seen its day? Don’t throw it out! You can utilize the amazing aroma of Lavender essential oil by adding a few drops to a potpourri mixture that could use a little revitalization.
  3. Are your hands constantly plagued with dry skin and unhealthy looking cuticles? Making a homemade cuticle cream with Lavender essential oil is a great way to bring the moisture and healthy look back into your nails. You can also use this cream on your hands, lips, or anywhere you have dry spots. Check out our DIY for homemade cuticle cream, featuring the wonderful soothing abilities of Lavender essential oil.
  4. One aromatic benefit that Lavender oil is widely known for is its ability to promote a relaxing atmosphere that leads to a restful night’s sleep. The calming properties of the oil help create a serene environment that is optimal for resting well and staying asleep. Wondering how you can use Lavender essential oil aromatically to aid in relaxation for a better night’s sleep? Add a few drops of Lavender to your pillows or bedding so that you inhale the aroma as you are drifting off to sleep. You can also apply Lavender oil to the bottoms of your feet as a part of a relaxing bedtime ritual.
  5. Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritated skin. Thankfully, Lavender oil holds many soothing properties that are perfect for calming occasional skin irritations. If you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun and find your skin irritated, reach for a bottle of Lavender essential oil. The next time you are dealing with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with Lavender essential oil.
  6. In addition to its calming aromatic properties, Lavender essential oil can also help ease feelings of tension when used internally.* While internal use of Lavender is often used to promote restful sleep, it can also promote relaxation and feelings of ease during your waking hours.* Whether you diffuse Lavender oil, or take it internally, this oil can be used at the end of a long, taxing day. Its light, floral scent will make you feel at ease and peaceful emotionally.  It can also help you relax and drift into a peaceful sleep when taken internally.*
  7. Whether you have kids, pets, or just a lot going on in your home, unwanted odors can sneak into nearly any room. Thankfully, the fresh, powdery, floral aroma of Lavender essential oil can get rid of musky, pungent smells that might be haunting your home. Combine Lavender oil with water in a spray bottle to create an instant solution for the unwanted smells that might be plaguing your home or belongings. Spray a light mist from your Lavender spray bottle into your car, linen closet, on your mattress, or any other areas that could use some freshening up.
  8. Yes, Lavender is revered for its calming, soothing, and relaxing properties, but it is also widely used in cooking for its taste and fragrance. You can use Lavender oil when cooking to soften citrus flavors in lemon sauces for chicken or fish, marmalades, citrus salads, and more. Lavender oil will also add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts. Take a look at this recipe for a Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Shake, and see just how delicious Lavender oil can be.
  9. The ancient Romans and Egyptians often used Lavender oil aromatically for relaxation purposes, and you can too. All your worries will slip away as you sink into a relaxing Lavender oil bath. Add a few drops of Lavender to your bath water or bath soap to reap the benefits of this tranquil, light aroma. You can also apply Lavender to your temples and back of the neck to enjoy its relaxing aroma and help melt away feelings of stress or tension. Whether applied topically, or added to a luxurious bath, Lavender oil is the perfect solution for when you want to unwind at the end of a long day.
Want more Lavender oil DIY’s? Take a look at some of our favorites:
Watch this video to learn more about the benefits and uses of Lavender essential oil:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjbHnTrTeKc

 

For more information please visit my doTERRA page.

 

Water with a Boost.

Cont’d from blog post (read here for introduction)

Fun Fact: Your liver is the organ that does the majority of your detoxification! Whenever we place our liver in the state of stress we are not allowing it to do what it was intended to do efficiently!

A liver that is constantly stressed can’t keep the body clean because it is constantly in overdrive!  Although our liver is made to detoxify our body, it can’t because your liver is too busy trying to get rid of the overload of toxins that we are exposed to. So instead of shutting down, our body will go into survival mode and store the toxins in your fat! If we try to lose weight (fat) without getting rid of the toxins stored in the fat first, our bodies know that we be overrun with toxins. So no matter how much exercise we do, our body will not shed any of the fat that is storing toxins, since your liver hasn’t been able to process the toxins from your system.

So, if you have stubborn fat and your tired of it, consider adding Lemon! Lemon is a natural detoxifier! The more help we can offer our liver, the better! Plus, the faster we start to see results from our hard work, the more motivation we will have to STICK with continuously improving!

Adding lemon to your water will not only help your body shed that stubborn fat quickly, but studies have shown that it will also help you decrease the chance of getting cancer!!! Makes sense, right? I mean if your liver is working correctly, it gets rid of the yuckiness that can lead to all sorts of horrible ailments.

Lemon oil literally brings sunshine into your day! Lemon essential oil is taken  from the rind of the Sicilian Lemon, not from the juice. It is cold-pressed and has many other benefits.

For only pennies, YOU can get the same benefits from Lemon essential oil! Check out my doTERRA page for more information.

How to Get Benefits: 1 or 2 drops in a 4 to 8 ounce glass or stainless steel beverage (the essential oils will break down most plastics) and you will be receiving cleansing and emotionally uplifting benefits. You can also take it daily in a empty veggie capsule!