Aroma Ace Essential Oil Diffuser Review….

I’ve been hearing about the Aroma Ace Essential Oil diffuser for ages and kept wondering if it was worth the price.  After a couple of years of near constant usage of ultrasonic diffusers I decided to look into it.  I spent the dough to get one, and I’m happy to say that it has become a powerhouse in my diffuser arsenal.

diffuser world aroma ace essential oil diffuser reviewThere are a few things I love about the aroma ace, but the first thing is that I Love that it doesn’t use any water!!!!  Yep you heard that right, unlike most other diffusers it doesn’t take water because instead of being ultrasonic it operates as an atomizing diffuser.  I am always carting little pitchers of water around to start my diffusers, but with this little gem, I don’t have to.  Guess what else that means, I don’t have to clean out a water reservoir either.  They had me at low maintenance!  This diffuser has a great design where you just screw the bottle of oil into the machine, and it does its job.

Another thing that I’ve heard on the con side of this diffuser is that it uses tons of oil, so you go through it pretty fast.   There are three knobs on this diffuser.

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  1. The first knob gives you 5 minutes – 20 minutes of run time, which will decide how long the device will emit mist.
  2. The second knob gives you the choice of 0 minutes of rest to 20 minutes of rest, or the amount of time that the diffuser and is not dispersing oils.
  3. The third knob is an output amount which is a sliding scale that allows you to choose how much oil is dispensed during the active periods

So, I felt compelled to see if the rumors were true, I didn’t see how they could be with all of the controls.  It turns out they were a little true.  It does use more oils, but it also packs a punch in terms of smell, because you aren’t getting a few oil particles suspended in water, instead you are getting straight micro particles of oils into the air.

Diffuser World, the supplier of this diffuser actually tested the air and found that Essential Oil Particles could be found in the air for 70 minutes after diffusing had stopped, so you really can increase the rest time without feeling like you are losing the benefits of oils.  Armed with this information, I also got a timer that plugs into the wall so that I could set the timer on the wall to turn on once an hour for 15 minutes, then I set the timer on the machine to run for 5 minutes, rest for 10 and there you have it, My Aroma Ace runs for 5 minutes every hour between the time we wake up in the morning and when we go to bed at night.  On this schedule, a bottle of oil lasts me about a week, and my house smells amazing during our waking hours.

The third thing that I heard about this diffuser was that it is too loud.  Much louder than a traditional water diffuser.  Well that is also sort of true also.  It sounds like an aquarium pump which is a much deeper vibration than other diffusers, but again after using it, I keep coming back to “It Packs a Punch”, and is so much stronger than other diffusers.  I did opt to get the silencer for it, and that really helps tone down the sound, and I have noticed that it gets louder when the bottle nears empty, which is how I know it is time to re-fill the bottle.

I also love that this little power house will fill 1,000 sq feet, (company says 1,500) it is hard to find a water diffuser that will cover anything close to that big.  I have an aroma ace in my open concept living area and it fills the whole area.

The other place that I have one is in our master bath.  We live in an old house (1948) and there isn’t an exhaust fan in the master bath.  There is a ton of moisture in there, and consequently I used to have to clean the tile in the shower constantly or I would get mildew.  Not so much anymore.  I read about some oils that kill mold spores but didn’t want to put even more water in the air with a water diffuser.  Boom, this was the perfect solution, No more mold,,,, and no more cleaning tears.

Another great selling point for the aroma ace is ease of use. You can simply buy a bottle of essential oil and screw it into atomizing attachment and pop it onto this machine.  I got a bundle that had the noise reducer and 3 extra atomizing attachments, So I blend my oils, put the atomizing attachment on them and store them in the drawer under the diffuser.  When I want a change of scent I open the drawer and pop on whichever one suits my mood.  Changing scents is so easy with the Aroma Ace, sometimes I’ll change it 3 times in a day, sometimes I’ll change it once a week.  Either way, it is so much easier than dumping the water, which always makes me feel like I am wasting oils, and then re-filling water and mixing oils.  This sooo much simpler to use.  

Scott, my husband was sick a couple of months ago and the aroma ace came to the rescue again.  I popped an immunity blend in this and put it by his bed, the next day he woke up feeling like brand new.  Because it is straight oil and so concentrated, he was able to recover way faster than I believe he would have had we used 6 drops of immunity blend in a water diffuser.

Overall I will say that the aroma ace is my favorite diffuser.  It took me a while to get used to it, and get the timing down, but now that I have worked out the kinks, it is the powerhouse of my house.  It keeps everything smelling good, keeps us healthy and keeps the mildew out of the shower.  While it is a little louder than a water diffuser and it does use more oils, it is really a strong diffuser and we have grown to love it.

The cons of the Aroma Ace:

  • It’s expensive compared to water diffusers (but comes with a 5 year warranty)
  • It uses more oils than water diffusers
  • It is louder than most diffusers

The Pros of the Aroma Ace:

  • Aroma Ace from Diffuser World Comes in 5 colors you can choose from (I chose copper)
  • Aroma Ace is Low Maintenance
  • Aroma Ace is Easy to use
  • Build in timers allow you to choose how frequently it goes on and off
  • Aroma Ace mist is pure oils so your family receives the health benefits faster
  • Aroma Ace  covers a large square footage (1,000sq ft)
  • In a study non water diffusers like the aroma ace were shown to kill mold and mildew when used in combination with certain essential oils.
  • Diffuser world has a great Customer Service Staff and online video library

I believe that the benefits way outweigh the negatives, and the Aroma Ace was an excellent choice for my household. Get an Aroma Ace for your home.

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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Cyprus Essential Oil: Learn about Cypress Benefits & Cypress Oil Uses

This is an oil that I recently started using and am  currently loving.  Here is everything I know about cypress essential oil or Cupressus Sempervirens.

Cypress is an evergreen tree that can grow to over 100 feet. It is named after an island where it used to be worshiped (Tisserand 215). The oldest living tree, located in Iran, is more than 4,000 years old, which is fitting because the word literally translates to “ever living” in Greek. The wood from the tree has commonly been used in furniture because of its ability to repel bugs, wormwood specifically. This is the reason that the ancient Egyptians used it in their sarcophagi and possibly why historically it is a symbol of death… yikes.

It isn’t all that depressing, though; in ancient Chinese medicine the cones or nuts of the cypress tree are considered nutritious and fattening (Tisserand p 216).  The oil is steam distilled from the twigs, stems, and needles, and produces a relaxing feeling that helps the respiratory system fight infections. It aids the liver in detoxification and helps to relieve anxiety (Worwood)

While there is a bit of historical evidence that Cypress oil was used in ancient medicine, there is mounting evidence in modern medicine of its benefits as well. In this pubmed study it was shown that one of the chemical constituents camphene was effective in prohibiting the growth of bacteria and yeast… yippee… And even better in this study the oil was shown to reduce cholesterol and have benefits for the liver and detoxification processes.  So maybe this is good to diffuse the morning after you’ve had one too many adult beverages… Just saying.

So there are some definite physical benefits to this oil, but there are also some emotional ones, with the most prominent being that it promotes self-assurance. After two weeks of regular use, cypress oil has been shown to increase self confidence (Worwood P115).

Top Five Uses for Cypress Essential Oil

cypress Learn about cypress Essential oils benefits and doterra cypress oil usesYou’re probably wondering what you do with cypress oil. Check out these suggestions:

  1. Balance oily skin: Add two drops to your mud mask on a weekly basis to get your skin in check.
  2. Diffuse with a citrus oil:  I have been loving Cypress and Lemon. My house smells like a fresh forest, and cypress oil is cleansing for the air, so it clears my mind and my house.
  3. Promote circulation: Dilute in a carrier oil and apply to legs and feet before a workout.  It will help get you going before you actually get going.
  4. Prevent water retention: Dilute and apply to your wrists, neck and ankles during a long flight.  Because cypress essential oil helps stimulate circulation, it also prevents water retention.  After my 26-hour flight to Thailand, I had ankles that looked like the elephants that were native to the country.  I wish I had known this back then!
  5. Fight varicose veins: Dilute cypress oil in a carrier oil and apply to varicose veins.

Get cypress oil and other essential oils at wholesale prices. I would love to have you as a customer!

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

 

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.

 

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Doterra BOGO Week Monday November 2017 Buy On Guard Essential Oil and get Breathe Essential Oil Free

Holy Greatness.  I love when doterra does a bogo week.  This time is no exception as we are starting the week off strong with Buy On Guard Essential Oil Blend and Get Breathe Essential Oil Blend for free.  Yippee, these are both oils that I use in my home daily.

On Guard Essential Oil

Lets start with on guard.  This is a powerhouse of an oil chalk full of antioxidants (from the clove oil in the blend), and Limonene D (from the wild orange) which is a cholesterol solvent and in this study was shown effective in reducing cholesterol in gall stones.   This power house oil can not only disinfect your home surfaces, but can kill airborne bacteria and by simply diffusing it or putting a drop on your furnace filter when you change it.  And it will boost your immune system the whole time.  It sounds like a busy oil, but it is surprisingly grounding.

I also love On Guard for it’s amazing ability to shift the energy in my house as I transition from outside activities that are prominent in the fall to more inside activities. It has a warm spicy grounding aroma that always works well for me this time of year.

 

Breathe Essential Oil

This is the oil that turned me on to doterra.  It smells absolutely delightful and is extremely effective in respiratory support opening the airways, leaving your body feeling surprisingly light.  My husband, Scott, diffuses it every night on his side of the bed because although lemon and peppermint can be uplifting, having open airways helps him sleep more calm and deep.  He loves it.  I also love it and use it before a workout, whenever my chest feels full, to maintain healthy sinuses and I also put a drop on my yoga towel so that when I get to savasana I can lie in complete relaxation.

 

Every day this week there will be a new pair of BOGO oils so stay tuned this week for more bogo deals.