Summa Summa Summa…Tiiimmmeee

Every time summer rolls around I go back to the days of playing in water parks and Will Smith singing that song that I carried with me through my childhood like a treasured accessory.  It will forever bring up memories of popsicles, boons farm, and sneaking out to meet boys as I listened to it from the time I was 8 years old until I was 25.

A couple decades later, when summer hits all I do is try to hide from the heat and limit my sun exposure (it’s already triple digits in Dallas and it’s only June).

There are a couple of oils that I keep around both for their cooling affect, but also for their medicinal benefits.

Here are my favorite Essential Oils for Summer and Staying Cool (both literally and metaphorically).

Peppermint Essential Oil:  It is extremely cooling to the body and can decrease your body temperature.  Not only that but it Freshens your breath, smells delightful and is energizing.  I will definitely use this one early evening when I need a little boost because I started with happy hour and have to get dinner started.  It is also a bug deterrent, so there’s that to be said for it.

Lavender:  Helps for cell regeneration.  This little nugget is great for cuts scrapes, itchy insect bites and burns.  It will also help you fall into a deep relaxing slumber at the end of the day.

Citrus Oils:  Who Doesn’t think about lemons, grapefruit and limes during the summer.  Seems like the perfect compliment to the summer heat, right?   Well it is and if you want to add it to your water so you will drink more of it, or to your coctails, you couldn’t be more right.  Most citrus oils however have a naturally occurring chemical that magnifies the harmful uv rays of the sun and will compound a burn.  So while I encourage adding a drop to beverages and dips, don’t apply them topically unless you want a trip to the emergency room.

Last but not least, Terrasheild essential oil blend, which is an essential oil blend that is all the bug deterring oils mixed together and will keep pesky critters away. This is one that I wear as perfume, which may sound weird, but it smells so delightful (with vanilla undertones) that I apply it regularly.  I like to smell good, but definitely don’t need west nile!

So one of my favorite concoctions is this: 20 drops Peppermint and 20 drops Lavender in a 1oz spray bottle that is topped off with water.   Shake it up and spray it on any area that you are a little “sun kissed” and fear you might have a burn the next day.  It will turn that pinkness into a tan and you can start again.

I hope this helps you even if just a tiny bit to get a little reprieve from the heat.

xo

s

 

DōTERRA Flash Sale 3/22/18

So here is something I have never seen dōTERRA do before…. a Flash sale and let me tell you, it is a good one. For Today Only there is 25% off select items that you can get to by logging onto your doterra membership portal, go to the shopping page, then click on special offers….. TADA!!!!! There’s the list for today’s sale items which will expire at 1159pm MST. If you don’t have a doterra membership, click here to learn more about it.

Here’s what Today’s Flash Sale has:

Arborvitae… a lovely grounding cedar wood tree. Known as the tree of life, Arborvitae is an underrated powerhouse.

One and Aspire. Essential oil blends that previously were only available at convention gala’s

Cassia, a lovely oil in the spice family that smells a bit like cinnamon with softer notes

Meleluca (tea tree). Antibacterial and antiseptic properties great for cleaning or for your skin.

Mothers Day Promo: A cute little satchel that comes with 5ml bottles of citrus bliss and

My all time favorite diffuser and what I think is the best diffuser, the petal diffuser. It goes for 4 hours and I love that when it is finished the reservoir is completely dry so there isn’t any water left in the bottom. I love this diffuser.

I hope you get all the items on your wish list, let me know if you need help getting started.


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Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram essential oil is new to me, but I am always curious about oils I don’t already have and I opened it and LOVE it….. It has a mild herbal scent that has clean, sweet undertones.  It is delightful, which is why I have 2 drops bergamot, 2 drops marjoram and 2 drops lavender in my diffuser right how.  This combo was recommended by one of my books, which says this blend has historically been used to create a very relaxing and soothing environment.  I’m sure you could dilute it in a roller ball and use it topically as well, so long as the area you apply it to isn’t exposed to direct sunlight. It smells so great and is very relaxing.

In ancient Egypt marjoram was used to heal, disinfect, and preserve.  Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was said to have cherished this herb.  The Greek name “Marjoram” translates to “joy of the mountain,” and it was used to make wreaths and garlands for weddings and funerals.  It already sounds great, right?

Marjoram Origanum morjorana has a variety of health benefits including stimulating the digestives system’s ability to move waste through the body (peristalsis), but conversely can help soothe intestinal spasms (Tisserand, p252).  Because of its anti bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-infectious properties, it is also often used as a substitute for Oregano Essential oil, although it has a more refined scent.

Tisserand goes on to explain that while not a disease, clergymen used marjoram to control excessive sexual impulses for many years and used it in asylums for orphans to control excessive masturbation and nymphomania, especially when associated with hysteria or anxiety.   I like to think we all have a history, but who knew I was going to come across that while researching lovely smelling essential oils today?!  I guess a practical modern application would be to diffuse this in your teenager’s room if you feel like they is “too busy” in there.

This historical practice documented by Tisserand is substantiated by Margaret Ann Lembo (p209) where she describes the mental uses as “relaxing the body enough to release the grasp on repetitive and/or negative thoughts associated with fears, phobias , and obsessions.  Sweet marjoram also helps you to speak your truth with love and beauty.” Interesting!

This pubmed article shows that a mixture of marjoram, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint diluted in a carrier oil comprised of almond oil, apricot oil and jojoba oil, reduced pain in the arthritic group and reduced depression in both the control group and the study group.  That’s great news.

Additionally this pubmed article shows that a blend of essential oils including marjoram, Black Pepper, Lavender and Peppermint may help neck pain by improving pain tolerance of the trapezius muscles after applying a cream comprised of 3% Essential Oil Solution.

Key Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil Organum Majorana

  • Relaxes Tense Muscles
  • Aids the digestive system
  • Lessens cramps and spasms
  • Boosts skin health
  • Relaxes the mind and clams nerves
  • Benefits the Respiratory system
  • Boosts Immune System

Here is a night-care oil for normal to oily skin that many people rave about.

  • 10 drops juniper berry
  • 15 drops petitgrain
  • 5 droops frankincense
  • 5 drops marjoram
  • 10 drops orange

Mix the oils in a container and then add the following to that mixture:

  • 10 drops rosehip seed oil
  • 10 drops blueberry seed oil
  • 5 drops evening primrose seed oil

Put 2-3 drops of this mixture in each 5ml roller ball topped off with hazelnut oil. Apply a small amount of that mixture to your dampened face and neck at night, avoiding the eyes.  After a few minutes dab with a tissue to remove excess oil.  Enjoy!

Contraindications:  Avoid use during pregnancy.

*This content is strictly the opinion of Shannon Brunskill, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Shannon Brunskill nor the publisher of this content, Yes Please LLC takes no responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

DoTERRA Verage VS Essential Skin Care

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “What is the difference between the different skin care lines that doTERRA has?”  and “Is the doTERRA Verage or doTERRA Essentials skin care line better?”.  Both are excellent questions.  Here is how I understand it.

The HD Clear skin care line is for acne-prone or problematic skin.   It consists of a foaming face wash; an oil blend to prevent breakouts and promote clear complexion; and a moisturizing lotion.  Think teenagers or people with acne-prone skin.

The Verage Skin Care line is for average skin and has many anti-aging properties.  This is going to nourish and feed healthy skin and help keep skin healthy and young, while reducing the visible signs of aging using all natural .  It is delightful and consists of a face wash, toner, serum, and moisturizer. This is a great regimen for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s to keep skin young and healthy.

The Essential Skin Care line is for more mature skin and formulated using all plant extracts to reverse the signs of aging, getting rid of fine lines and the dreaded “W” word.

Having said all of that, I don’t use just one collection.  I have tried all the products and use them in different ways.  I started by ordering the Verage kit, but as items ran out, I started trying different things and ultimately came up with the following:

I love the invigorating scrub (so does my husband), and we use it daily when we are in Texas.  It smells great, is gentle and you can feel it tingling your skin.  However when we are at our cabin in Washington and out in the sun all day, my skin gets a little more oily, so I will use the HD Clear Foaming Face Wash.

I LOOOVVVEEE the Verage toner and use it exclusively.  It smells great and I like that you just spray it on for really even coverage.  You can also spray it over your make-up to set your make-up.

I use the Skin Essentials Tightening Serum. How can you go wrong with the word “tightening” when you are dealing with aging skin?  And by aging ,I mean I’m 40 and have never taken good care of my skin.  Throughout most of my 20s I was lucky if I even washed my face (let alone moisturized it).

I use the the Anti-Aging Moisturizer when it is cold outside or at night because it is a little bit heavier than the Verage moisturizer. Then I use the Verage moisturizer during the day or when it is really hot because it is lighter.

I am in love with the anti-aging eye cream and the applicator, and use that over my moisturizer in the mornings and at night.

So there you have it, those are the differences between the different lines, but I feel like within each line there are times when I use some products over others.  I hope this helps you decide.

 

xo

s

 

Want to change dōTERRA uplines? considering switching dōTERRA teams? Read this first!

I get tons of emails and comments on my youtube channel from people looking to change doterra teams.  If your wondering how to switch doterra teams, I’m here to tell you that it sucks, and if there is any way to stay where you are and “grow where you’re planted”, you should, it will make your life much easier.

Here’s a couple of things that I would suggest you do in order to avoid moving teams.

  1. Be very clear with your upline about what support you need.  Do you need weekly mentoring calls.  Do you need instructions about how to use the oils?  Do you need monthly check ins?  Do you need recipes? Do you need help with your back office? Get very specific so your upline knows exactly what you need from them.  Many times people sign up with someone they don’t even know, and then when the upline falls short of expectations, you want to jump ship.  If your upline is doing doterra as a business, I can almost guarantee that they really want to meet your needs, but if they don’t know exactly what it is that you need, they don’t know how to support you.  A simple conversation will may solve the problem.  Sometimes it can be difficult to do, but I promise you moving teams is way harder than having a conversation.
  2. Another thing I hear all the time is “when I asked my upline for help, they told me to watch videos”. (I literally hear this a couple of times a week from people) If you have the conversation about what you need and your direct upline isn’t any help, I suggest going into your back office and looking at your “upline listing” find the person closest to you that is the rank of silver, it will list their email address and contact them to ask for the support you need.  This has worked for several people I know.  Sometimes your upline moves, or quits doing doterra as a business, but once someone hits silver, they’re invested in the business and will help you.  On the off chance that they don’t keep going up until you find someone that will.  While this may sound arduous, I promise, this also is easier than switching teams.

In my case it wasn’t a matter of my direct upline being the problem, in fact I really loved her, she had been my friend for years, so here is the first reason I do not recommend changing teams, 1) It will damage the relationship with the team you are leaving. My friend and I haven’t spoken since I left. Feelings will always be hurt.  Even if you don’t know your direct upline, there is always a sense of failure when someone wants to leave you or your team.  Also, know that it doesn’t just affect your direct upline, but people 7 above them.  Yes that is right people who don’t even know who you are, care if you are on their team, and not just because they are receiving commission from your purchases, but because somewhere in that 7 people there is someone who is trying to do a business, and who will wish you had reached out to them because if you leave, they’ve failed.

You might be wondering then why I left.  Well it is complicated. Lets just say that our Presidential Diamond was very alienating to some people by not being tolerant or understanding about diversity.  And their were instances where I felt very taken advantage of financially.  What I do know about business in general is that a corporate culture starts at the top and works it’s way down.  This team was no exception; at many levels of that team I was seeing the very same behaviors of our Presidential Diamond and quite frankly it made me sick to my stomach.  I didn’t want to create a business under, and continually fund, people that didn’t have tolerance or inclusion of all humans regardless of their spirituality, sexuality, race, gender or religion.  Additionally, I love doterra products and I didn’t want my relationship with my oils to be soured by my experience on that team, I want my experience with doterra products to be one of love, healing and empowerment.

The first time I looked into looking into switching teams and I read “grow where your planted” I thought What about plants that are planted in environments that are not natural; Roses don’t bloom in the desert and cactuses don’t grow in the rainforest.   I was definitely a rose in a desert, or a cactus in a rainforest, I simply could not stay on that team, someone planted me in the wrong place.  But it sounded simple enough, call cancel my lrp and don’t order for 6 months.  After 6 months email placements and tell them what team I want to be on…. simple right…..wrong!!!!

Once I made the decision to leave, it was Blow after Blow.  I learned that at the rank of elite or below you cant order oils for 6 months, and once you’re Premier or above you can’t order oils for 1 year!!! What?  I didn’t want to be without my oils,,,, so it really sucked.  This might sound like a harsh rule, but it is in place to protect all the hard working wellness advocates out there.  Which I totally get and support.

I then signed my account over to someone my upline found to slide into my slot.  I had to leave my whole team of people in some strangers hands, that was the only way to protect my direct upline (who was my friend) from losing her rank, and I didn’t want to screw here because I couldn’t stand some of the people above her.   The thing is that whether you sign over your account or not, you don’t get to bring your team with you, you leave them all behind.  For me because I committed to those people when they signed up for doterra, I was still supporting them, only someone else was getting paid the commissions for my work.  The girl that took over my account never bothered to reach out to her new team and introduce herself as their new leader.  In fact I got a call with a question from someone on that team last night.  When I say you have to leave your old team behind, that means you have to leave them all behind.  Encouraging people to jump teams or poaching people from other teams is expressly against Doterra’s policies and you don’t want to risk involuntary account suspension, and even though they were your team once, the minute you decide to move, they aren’t any more, and trying to get people to move with you is expressly against the rules.

In order to have 6 months of account inactivity, you cant order on your lrp, so not only can you not order, but when you start up after 6 months, you start at your 10% points back on purchases and have to work your way back up to 30% on the Loyalty Rewards Program.  So that really sucks too.  I like 30% way better!

Because I purchased my convention ticket before I made the decision to switch teams, so not only did I have to go to convention by myself, but they wouldn’t let me purchase a convention kit, without re-starting my account on my old team.  I even tried paying cash to avoid re-activating my account, no dice, no kit.

Throughout the time I was inactive, people kept telling me to sign up under my husbands name, or under my LLC, with a different credit card and get a po box, use a different email address, all of which are expressly against the rules.  Doterra is very clear that you can only have one account per household.  Aside from it being against the rules, one of my personal mottos has always been “if you’re going to be stupid, you gotta be tough”.  I knew the consequences when I decided to move and i didn’t want to taint my relationship with doterra by breaking the rules, or get caught and have the account suspension be longer.  This again totally sucked, watching all of the promotions, product of the month, new products. I missed out like crazy.

Not only did I miss out on the oils and the products but I missed out on business.  People wanted to sign up with me and I had to tell them I couldn’t sign up anyone until my 6 months was up.  And some of those people I would have loved to have on my team.

After my 6 month period, I emailed placements and requested a change of team, which of course took 2 weeks for a reply, and when they replied they needed more information which I responded to, only to wait another 2 weeks for that reply, So in total my 6 month period turned into 7.

Right before I made the decision to leave my old team, I made this video about what to look for in a doterra team.  Hoping to help other people from making the same mistake I had made by joining a team that wasn’t a fit for me.  In the video I discuss things to look for in a potential team.  While I was inactive I tried to follow my own advice and reach out to some people who’s team I was considering joining after my inactive period.  I wanted to find out about team training, team culture and make sure that I didn’t repeat my same mistakes. The crazy things (it’s actually not crazy at all) is that most other team leaders would not talk to me.  Because it is against the rules to poach other peoples teams, they all told me to call back after my period of inactivity, which makes total sense, I didn’t want to get anyone else in trouble either.  The thing is when people say doterra is like a family, it really is.  The six month period when you are an “orphan” can be really lonely.

So after all of that, I have found a really exceptional team full of yoga teachers, energy workers, authors, lovers of life, and empowering individuals.  I took my time (I had 7 months to research) and found a delightful team.  I couldn’t be more happy with where I landed. If you asked me if I would do it again, my answer would be “I’m not sure”.  I know that the team I’m on now is way better fit for me, and that I have deep issues with some of the culture of my last team.  But there were some great people on that team too, who I no longer have contact with.  My advice to anyone else would be to try and make your team work,  make moving a very last option.  Having said that if you know your a cactus trying to grow in a rainforest, be prepared, that 6 months can be a killer.

On a side note, if you are a current doterra person that is building a business, and you are telling people to “watch videos” to get the support that they need, you should probably also know that they might also find a new team leader in those videos,  I did.

Best of Luck to you all,  people always say that doterra is a journey, and it sure as heck has been a wild ride for me.

Is Doterra a Pyramid Scheme? Can You make money with Doterra?

There is a common mis conception out there that all Multi Level Marketing Companies and doterra are pyramid schemes.  People wonder and negate the possibility that people can make money with doterra.  In reality, it is great that people are careful about different “opportunities” that are out there. In my experience and by definition Doterra Essential Oils is Not a pyramid scheme… Let me Explain Why.

 

The definition of a pyramid scheme is:

pyr·a·mid scheme
noun
  1. a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

So if I were to take money from someone Person A and then collect money from persons B, C and D to return the money to person A, that is a pyramid scheme.  I’m not selling anything to person A except the promise that I will pay them back.  Often times this is used as an investment “opportunity” and I would promise person a that they will be paid back their initial investment plus interest; all of which I would collect from persons B,C and D.  Person B is made the same promise of re-payment plus interest which I can only make back by promising more people the investment opportunity and using other people’s money to repay their initial “investment” plus interest.  You can see here that there is no actual opportunity other than your belief that I can sucker more and more people into giving me their money for this investment.  At some point the “investors” run out and anyone that hasn’t been re-payed loses.

 

The thing that makes doterra different than a pyramid scheme is that doterra reps sell essential oils.  So when you buy oils from me, you get oils.  It is as simple as that.  The confusion comes in when we are talking about the compensation structure for people that actually want to sell doterra or be doterra distributers.  It’s true the compensation structure is shaped like a pyramid, but that doesn’t make it a pyramid scheme. Your compensation each month is a direct reflection of your ability and willingness to sell the product, like any other sales job where a person earns commission.

Often times people believe that doterra is a pyramid scheme because they are sold a bunch of lies.  What is the truth about making money with Doterra can it be done?  Here are a few of the myths that are often perpetuated among MLM communities.

Myths that Multi Level marketing People tell Clients

The mis leading things that one might hear that lead people to have a bad experience with Doterra and Multi Level marketing in general are things like:

“The product sells itself.  If you invest in this kit you’ll have no problem getting rid of your inventory”. 

In truth, nothing sells its self.  In order for a sale to be made there has to be a sales person to conduct the business, an online presence, or a brick and mortar store where people can go to purchase their items.  Doterra is no different.  While I do believe that the products are great.  They don’t sell themselves. The great thing about doterra is that you don’t have to buy your inventory, your customers buy it directly from doterra. So there isn’t a big initial investment.

“You can earn your money back in no time”. 

Well here again I’m going to tell you that while you can earn your money back fast, it does take quite a bit of your time making contacts, calling people, hosting classes, developing a social media presence.  That is the opposite of “no time” in fact it can be quite a bit of your time, and the amount of time you put into this will be a direct correlation to the amount of time it takes to make money with doterra.

“There isn’t any fear of Saturation”.

I’m not sure this is entirely true.  Even at Doterra where less than 1% of the world is using essential oils, the truth is that there is a lot of the world population that couldn’t afford to use their oils if they tried.  And while I really don’t think there is any fear of immediate saturation, there is no doubt that the most prolific people that put in the most hours creating in person classes and online content are the ones who will snap up most of the customers.  I am also a believer in always always always giving the best customer service that you can because customer retention (85% for doterra) is key.  You take care of your customers and they will continue ordering.  The product is that good, but I am not surprised when I hear of people leaving distributers because they simply aren’t being taken care of.

“Doterra is a great way to build residual income”

Residual income is just a fancy word for “extra” income.  Most distributers use it in the context of passive income or income that you don’t have to work for.  This is not true.  Even with a team of people there are always questions and a good distributer is always finding ways to support their downline.  While after a period of time you are getting way more money for the hours you spend on doterra, you will have to put in the time.  Having said that, I take 3 months off during the summer where I answer emails and field telephone calls from our off the grid cabin, so my work is limited and I am still earning commissions which is awesome.  I do believe that doterra is a great way to make semi-passive income, and for me it allows me to be bi-coastal, manipulate my schedule to my liking and work from anywhere. It however is not a completely passive income.

“MLMs are Cults in Disguise”

Wowza, this one comes around quite a bit.  We go to conventions, get t-shirts and spread our oils all over the place, and in a lot of ways are a great big family.  Could it become cultish, absolutely.  I think that anytime anyone blindly follows a group of people without ever taking a second to critically think about what is being said or what they are repeating it is somewhat problematic.  Having said that at the doterra convention it is filled with the latest scientific research on essential oils, leaders who are making fortunes explaining how they developed their businesses, and explanations about how doterra is impacting different communities.  I will say I was suspicious my first convention.  I have looked and have not been able to find anything that is false; a simple search in pub med will corroborate their findings.   So I think it depends on the critical thinking skills of the individual to determine if it has the potential of becoming cultish.

So to answer the question at hand is doterra a pyramid scheme,  No, not by definition and I do believe that it is a great opportunity to build a business with flexibility.  Like any other business though, it requires hard work and dedication.  Just like Nordstrom had to build a reputation and presence in the marked to attract people to go into their stores.  Doterra reps also have to build a presence and reputation to attract people to reach out and buy oils from them.   Similarly, just like Costco had to develop a reputation for taking great care of their employees, doterra reps have to build their reputation as a good supportive leader before people will want to come on board and sell oils with them.

While I like to believe in the good in people and that nobody would intentionally scam their customers by not giving them the entire picture, I am not beyond knowing that it does happen.  Primarily by people just repeating what they hear and not investigating what it actually takes to build a doterra business.

I hope this helps you on your journey whether it is just to purchase oils from doterra or to find a team where you can thrive selling oils yourself.

 

xo

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

Doterra BOGO Best Friday of the Year 2017 | Better than Black Friday or Cyber Monday  Doterra BOGO Week Presents…

…Doterra BOGO Week Presents: Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free

Thanksgiving is officially over and while most of the country is going crazy with Black Friday and Cyber Monday I offer you Doterra Best Friday of the Year Bogo for 2017  This Friday Buy a Petal Diffuser get both Wild Orange and Cassia Free… While Supplies Last on this one, so make it quick.

Petal Diffuser doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017
Isn’t doterra’s Petal Diffuser so freaking Cute.  It is one of my favorite Diffusers… and I have a lot of diffusers

Buy One Petal Diffuser, which is one of my favorites you can set it to run for 2 or 4 hours and it has the option of running solid or intermittently and I personally love the option of shorter timers so because it is perfect for evenings.  I also love that it leaves the reservoir completely dry.  Other diffusers will leave a little water in the bottom which can get a little yucky after a couple of days.  I use this in my guest bedroom so that if it takes me a couple of days to get in there to clean and strip the bed I don’t have to worry about stagnant water in the diffuser.

Cassia Wild Orange doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017

Cassia

Get One Free,  And it is a sweet little thing worth it’s weight in gold literally.  It is similar to cinnamon but sweeter.  In fact a lot of oil companies will cut their cinnamon with cassia because cassia costs less to source than cinnamon, so you have to be careful of that.  It is one of the 50 traditional Chinese herbs, which the Egyptians imported from China to use in their embalming process.  In the middle east during ancient times it was considered worth its weight in gold.  So what are the therapeutic qualities of this little bottle of gold?

  1. Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
  2. Boosts Metabolism
  3. Warms Cold Extremities (dilute and give yourself a foot massage after skiing)
  4. Encourages Lung Detoxification
  5. Natural Antidepressant.

Wild Orange doterra bogo week Friday nov 2017

Wild Orange

Get one free oil is great, but two is always better… right.  Wild Orange is a great oil that is energizing and uplifting full of antioxidants that also curbs your appetite.  I feel like some orange oils are very sweet, this one has spicy undertones that make it really nice.   As with most citrus oils, avoid putting it on topically and then going out in the sun.

5 Ways to use Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Diffuse it in the car to keep your spirits high and your temper low
  2. Add a drop to your smoothie or sweet bread recipe
  3. Add to chocolate recipes for orange chocolate flavor
  4. Put it in a carrier oil and massage on calluses to soften skin
  5. Diffuse in the house for uplifting energy

How Do You Get Your Hands On This Deal?

To order your Doterra Bogo click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

 

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Doterra Bogo Week Thursday November 2017 Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oil

Happpy Thanksgiving Everyone.  My favorite Holiday of the year.  A whole day based on Gratitude and love.  Sit with that for a moment.  I have elevation in my diffuser and I am loving life.

I am extremely grateful that I found doterra,,, and that they do BOGO week a few times a year.  Today is exciting but I’ll keep it short since I know there is family to attend to and food to eat.

Today Doterra announced that for Doterra Bogo Week they are giving us the opportunity to stock up on 2 staples Buy one Lavender, get one peppermint Free.  Wondering what you can do with them?

Lavender Peppermint doterra bogo week Thursday Nov 2017

Lavender Oil 

Lavender Oil has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.  Today, lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. Research shows that Lavender Essential Oil improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure. Improved circulation increases oxygen that is available to your cells, organs, brain and skin.[1]  Since oxygen is necessary for proper cell regeneration and function, lavender essential oil can be a great thing to add to your health arsenal.  It has also been proven to treat insomnia in a recent study.[2]

Lavender is also frequently used to reduce the appearance of surface skin imperfections. You can add lavender to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

 

10 Uses for Lavender

  1. Take a Lavender Bath. Put 5 drops of Lavender into 1 Cup Epson salts then add to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
  2. After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.  It will help soothe sore muscles and allow you to fully rest.
  3. Mix three parts fractionated coconut oil with 1 part Lavender roller ball to help clear up skin irritation.
  4. Bring on the ZZZS. Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
  5. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops Lavender essential oil on your mattress.  Vacuum after an Hour
  6. Put 2-3 drops Lavender oil on a minor burn to decrease pain.
  7. A sleep time Trick. A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
  8. Lavender is a flavor enhancer Lavender Sea Salt is a welcome addition to many savory dishes adding to risotto and rice, and makes a fragrant rub for chicken, fish, or lamb, and an unusual and subtle flavor enhancer for freshly cooked vegetables, especially asparagus. Lavender Sugar, you’ll love the flavor it adds to your baked goods and drinks.
  9.  1 drop of Lavender will help relieve the pain and sensitivity of occasional sore gums, dry or chapped lips, occasional scrapes and abrasions or after too much sun
  10. Clear the Mind. Rub 2-3 drops of lavender on your temples to calm the mind.
  11. Apply Lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching reduce swelling.

 

And Then There’s Peppermint….

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.[1]

 

10 Uses for Peppermint:

  1. Dilute a drop of Peppermint oil combined with fractionated coconut oil and place under your nose to support open airways and help you breath easier.
  2. Add a drop of peppermint to your tongue and crazy sciency things happen with your protein receptors and the message your brain gets about the body temperature, and it can literally help you to feel much cooler.[2]
  3. Peppermint oil may be used to soothe a sore throat. The chemical properties of menthol temporarily cool and calm pain while at the same time thinning mucous. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil can also help to reduce swelling and provide further relief. Try brewing peppermint tea then flavor with honey and lemon to help combat infection and speed recovery.[3]
  4. You Could Start a Fire with Your Breath! Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.  It freshens breath and builds confidence in your close encounters.
  5. Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to prescriptions for reducing colonic spasms.It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain. Try peppermint oil or leaves added to tea for gas relief.[4]
  6. Insect Repellent. According to one study Peppermint Essential oil was an effective mosquito repellent. bye bye west nile.[5]
  7. Out on the Open Road. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel, inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up on long drives.
  8. Approaching Deadlines =Long and Late Hours. Rather than grab a snickers deeply inhale Peppermint to feel revitalized and ready to go.
  9. Un-Block Writer’s Block. Peppermint can support blood circulation and leave you rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz peppermint in the area to keep going. Another test showed that students that inhaled a peppermint while studying and then applied peppermint while taking a test did better on the test, because of the sense of smell allowing you to access areas of your brain differently.
  10. Savor the Combination. Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate add a drop into your favorite chocolate beverage or baked goods. For a Quick snack for visitors break out a box of brownie mix and add 4 drops of peppermint oil to the mix before baking. Everyone will oooh and aaah over the minty brownies.

How Do You Get Your Hands On Them?

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.

 

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Holiday Joy + Arborvitae Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

The week just keeps getting better.  They have just announced Wednesday doterra bogo and it is buy one Holiday Joy and Get on Arborvitae Free… Yippee.

 

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Holiday Joy

this is a lovely combination of siberian fir, wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, cassia, douglas fir, birch, nutmeg and vanilla.  It smells like christmas in a bottle.  It is only available for a limited time so I get it every december and diffuse it all month long.  It has a warm spicy scent that makes the house feel cozy when it is chilly outside.  It is grounding for the soul and uplifting for the spirit.  I love when this time of year comes around so that I can get my hands on this little nugget.

 

Arborvitae + Holiday Joy Doterra Bogo Week Wednesday November 2017

Arborvitae

This is an underrated powerhouse in the essential oil world.  The name Arborvitae literally translates into tree of life.  They can grow to be 1,600 years old and their oil is so prolific within the fiber of the wood that it wont rot because the moisture cant hurt it.  It is a variety of cedar tree and bugs don’t like it so literally the logs just lay there for hundreds of years.

Doterra does a great thing with this oil in their sourcing and that is that they get the sawdust from a cedar roofing manufacturing company, distill the oil from the sawdust, then donate the pulp that is left after the oil is distilled to a paper factory so that there no waste and little impact.

So how can you use it.

  1. Use it in meditation It is an amazing grounding oil
  2. Good for respiratory support diffuse regularly
  3. I like to mix it with clary sage, cinnamon and rosemary in the diffuser,
  4. Massage into tired feet not only will if feel good, but arborvitae is anti fungal
  5. It deters bugs, so you can put some on a cotton ball and put in the attic or in rooms that aren’t used very often.
  6. Add Arborvitae to any mens blend of oils for a grounding and earthy base note.

 

To order your Bogos click here  You can click shop now and pay retail prices, or if you have been thinking about getting a wholesale membership (similar to Costco), click join and save to get 25% off for an entire year.

A wholesale membership is 25%off  retail pricing, with the option to get reward points back for your shipping cost and continued purchase. (who doesn’t want product points?).

From there choose wholesale membership, which means you have no interest in sharing with friends and family or Wellness Advocate which means you can earn sales (and commissions) when the people you care about most sign up to improve their health too.

Whether you select Wholesale membership or Wellness Advocate, you can shop at leisure, select the introductory packet and purchase oils a la carte.   You also have the option of choosing an enrollment kit, which are discounted normally, but discounted an additional 20% in November 2017.  These enrollment kits include your $35.00 membership and include our most popular oils to fit anyones expertise from beginner to expert.

To Finish, just enter your information like you would any other shopping experience and your oils should arrive within the week…. Congrats

If you need a little more guidance, contact me and I’ll be happy to help you select the oils and or kit that help best meet your needs at the lowest price available.