Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It’s My Birthday, And I’ll Give Advice if I Want To


Your birthday is usually a time where you reflect on the past year, actually, your life in general. This day gives you a chance to see if age did provide the wisdom it was supposed to, or if it just added wrinkles and grey hair.

While I have only lived 29 years (ya right) I feel like I have learned so much already! Here are some small tidbits of advice that I have gained over my 36 years (ya right).  Here goes nothing!

  1. Do new things often, especially if it makes you afraid. 
  2. Things don’t make you happy!
  3. Things rarely ever go according to plan! Be flexible or be miserable!
  4. Learn to forgive others, even if you are hurt bad.
  5. Make mistakes, magnificent, wonderful, new mistakes. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not pushing yourself or trying new things. Burst past your limits!
  6. Don’t be Jealous! Other people’s successes do not diminish you or your success. 
  7. This is one I struggle with often! It is OK to say “No.” Life is too short to spend life doing things you don’t want to do. 
  8. Go to concerts! Go see the “big names” even if you are not a huge fan. They will be gone one day and you will miss the opportunity! The ones I regret not going to: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston) 
  9. You will regret the things you did not do more than the things you did do! Just do it! 
  10. When the music starts – DANCE! Even if you suck and your husband makes fun of you!
  11. Don’t drink poor quality alcohol. Quality over quantity! Period.
  12. Be vulnerable to love. To live and love means opening yourself up to being hurt. It will be worth it in the long run.
  13. Live now! There is only one now! The future is a mirage which may never exist. The past is gone forever and can never be changed. 
  14. Never stop learning and improving yourself! You are not perfect and will never be, but you can always be better.
  15. Challenge yourself! Do something that is hard, something that you never thought you would do. 
  16. Jump from a perfectly good airplane! For fun!
  17. Don’t be the smartest person in the room!
  18. Laugh at everything, because it always funny….eventually! 
  19. Do not expect anything in return when you do someone a favor. If they repay you, it is an unexpected pleasure. 
  20. Accept that not everyone will like you. Focus on the people who do!
  21. Change, uncertainty and death are the only 3 constants of life. Accept them. 
  22. Be mindful of what you think about because the things you think about determine the quality of your mind. 
  23. Say “please” & “thank you”. And don’t forget “I love you.”
  24. Cuddle your kids every day! They WILL grow up!
  25. Don’t overthink everything damn thing! 
  26. Always appreciate your friendships! You fall in and out of love, but friendship is a constant. 
  27. Keep moving forward, you’ll make it. Life will through you challenge after challenge, so take baby steps if you need to, just don’t stop pushing forward. There is no step too small.
  28. You are your own worst enemy. Be your own best friends instead. 
  29. Ask for help! And if someone offers to help, don’t hesitate to take the offer.
  30. If you’re in a bad relationship ask yourself, “Do you stay because you think so highly of them, or so poorly of yourself?”
  31. Be kind! Show empathy. 
  32. Take the stairs! You cannot escape a fart in an elevator! 
  33. Share positive energy – your mood is contagious.
  34. Conflict is everywhere. Respect other people’s opinions even when they are different from your own. 
  35. Choose your words carefully – they can crush a spirit or lift mountains.
  36. Work hard to be the best at whatever you do. Even if it is laundry! 
  37. It is inevitable – life will break you. You will experience pain, darkness, grief. You will not know the beauty of life until you experience the despair. 
  38. Listen to the words of a song. 
  39. Don’t be afraid to shine! It is YOUR time this time!
  40. Destiny matters! When things do not go as you planned, something else better will happen.
  41. Love. Your. Life!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Top 10 Reasons I Love Frankincense


Top 10 Reasons to Love Frankincense

Here are the top 10 reasons why I love Frankincense and examples of how I use this essential oil in my home!



Great for Skin
You’ll love the benefits that Frankincense oil holds for the skin. Frankincense can purify and rejuvenate the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Once you experience these skin perfecting benefits, Frankincense will soon become a regular part of your skincare routine.
*Every morning and night, I add a drop to my moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes and to rejuvenate the skin.



Promotes Cellular Health
Frankincense has long been used for its extensive health benefits. The complex chemistry of Frankincense oil is designed to support different types of cells within the body, which means you can use it to promote healthy cellular function.
*One way I take advantage of this benefit is by taking one to two drops of Frankincense oil in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule! Down the hatch!



Supports Healthy Immune Function
In addition to promoting good cellular health, you can also use Frankincense to support healthy immune function within the body—particularly when seasonal or environmental threats are high. From the first use, you will love the benefits that the purifying properties of Frankincense provide.
*In our home we add a drop or two into our diffuser blends to help with our immunity!


Relaxing & Soothing
Whether you’ve just finished a long shift at work, spent the day outdoors, or logged some hours at the gym, you’ll love the relaxing, soothing effect of Frankincense when rubbed on the bottom of the feet after a long day.
*Raise your hand if you had a long day at work….or a long drive home. Here is how I fix this for my husband! When he walks in the door, I put a drop of Frankincense into his hands and have him rub that onto the back of his neck for a warming and soothing effect.


Warm & Inviting Aroma
Get ready to fall in love with the warm, clean, inviting scent of Frankincense oil. Perfect for diffusion and essential oil blends, Frankincense will be your go-to when you need a warm, welcoming oil during any season.
*We love to blend Frankincense with Myrrh, Sandalwood and Lavender in our house! Smells wonderful!


Balance Emotions
Frankincense users love the emotional balance that the oil provides as it promotes feelings of relaxation, peace, and overall wellness. You’ll find yourself reaching for Frankincense oil whenever you want to balance your mood or promote a peaceful environment.
*When I need to relax and calm I take my Frankincense Touch rollerball and roll it on the bottom of my feet. It help promote relaxation!


Grounding 
You’ll love how the unique scent of Frankincense blends with oils like Lemon, Lime, Lavender, Cypress, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Wild Orange, and more.
*Here is a diffuser blend we use in our home that we love for calming and grounding:
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Bergamot


Helping Others
Frankincense oil is part of the dōTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative, which means that when you buy a bottle of Frankincense, you are helping to support families and communities by providing economic opportunity for Frankincense harvesters in Somalia.


Meditation & Focus
Do you enjoy yoga, meditation, or other relaxing activities? If so, you’ll love the relaxing and calming properties of Frankincense that can help to soothe the body and mind during quiet activities.
*If I need to relax and focus before starting a new work project, I diffuse Frankincense in my office right before I begin!


Everyday Life
Once you start using Frankincense oil in your everyday life, you’ll love how versatile the oil is— not to mention the fact that it is safe and useful for the entire family.
*This is one oil that I use multiple times daily! If you don’t have this in your home you are missing out!


Get It For Free in December 2016  
Earn a FREE 15ml Frankincense essential oil (Retail Value $93) with their 200pv LRP order or new enrollment order between December 1-31, 2016.For more details, click here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Zit Zappers: Reduce the Appearance of Blemishes Naturally



Stop me if you heard this trick: If you have a pimple, put toothpaste on it overnight.

Yep – I did that for a period of time. Did it work? Nah, but it made for a great scare in the morning when you look in the mirror and see all the white spots on your face!

There are so many tricks and tips we see out there on the internet about how to get rid of pimples or acne, but what works? How are you fighting the appearance of blemishes?

Almost everyone, at one point of their life, has suffered from a breakout of acne or has gotten a pimple. If you are looking for a natural solution to ward off the bumps and redresses on your face, look no further. Here are the best essential oils to help!


Arborvitae
Great for skin complaints
Promotes clear, healthy looking skin.
Apply it topically to the skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Bergamot
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Cleansing properties
Helps reduce oily skin
Great cleansing properties
Skin-purifying benefits
Add to your next DIY skincare cleanser

Cedarwood
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
May help to keep the skin looking healthy
Add to your facial toner or moisturizer for added clarifying properties

Coriander
Helps soothe itchy skin
Maintain clear complexion & reduce oily skin
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes

Frankincense
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Helps rejuvenate the skin
Soothes skin irritations
Supports skin regeneration
Helps maintain cellular function and overall cellular health

Geranium
Add to your daily moisturizer to keep your skin looking healthy
Helps reduce oily skin
Great natural moisturizer (with fractionated coconut oil) for hydration and balance

Grapefruit
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Helps reduce oily skin
Great for teenager’s nightly facial routine

Helichrysum 
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Helichrysum improves the appearance of the skin.
Emerging scientific research is supporting findings that Helichrysum keeps the skin looking young and healthy

Juniper Berry
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Use as a natural skin toner
Promote a clear, healthy complexion
Contains cleansing properties
Helps maintain cellular function and overall cellular health

Lavender
Helps soothes occasional skin irritations
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Lemon
Contains cleansing properties

Melaleuca
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
Helps skin irritations
Combine with a facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties
Supports healthy cellular function

On Guard
Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses
Contains cleansing properties

Oregano
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Contains cleansing properties

Sandalwood
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
Add to your moisturizer to improve the look of your skin
Promotes healthy looking, smooth skin.
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Spearmint
Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes

Ylang Ylang
Helps reduce oily skin


Combine your oils of choice with fractionated coconut oil (or jojoba oil) in a rollerball and apply! It is that easy! 


Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Foaming Hand Soap Recipes



Buying Christmas gifts can be a struggle! Trust me! I know!  Don't stress out this holiday season and just follow these easy steps for making your own gifts to give this year!  Watch this video and SEE how easy it can really be!





Here are a few Christmas Foaming Hand Soap Recipes to help you along in your DIY journey!

Peppermint Surprise Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
25 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


Merry & Bright Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
20 drops white fir essential oil
8 drops lemongrass essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


Eucalyptus Mint Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops spearmint essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


O Christmas Tree Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
20 drops douglas fir essential oil
15 drops white fir essential oil
7 drops wild orange fir essential oil
7 drops clove essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


Peppermint Stick Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
20 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops Holiday Joy blend essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


Tannenbaum Forrest Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
20 drops white fir essential oil
10 drops grapefruit essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump


Gingerbread Cookies Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap
16 ounce foaming soap dispenser
1/4 cup unscented liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon Vitamin E oil (or sweet almond)
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
15 drops ginger essential oil
8 drops clove essential oil
5 drops cinnamon essential oil
fill with distilled water, leaving a little room for the pump




Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Promotions - A Time of Giving

Announcing December promotions!
There are THREE great promos this month. Check them out below!



Promo #1: Save 10% on Spearmint 
Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and to promote fresh breath. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts, but it can also be used in homemade salad dressings and to marinate meats.

Primary Benefits
Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset
Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath

Uses
Diffuse to uplift mood
Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath
Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée for flavoring and to promote digestion
For occasional stomach upset, add 1–2 drops to water and drink

Wholesale: $29.00
Retail: $38.67
PV: 29
For more information: Click Here




Promo #2: Product of the Month: Holiday Joy & Ornament   
Current wholesale members earn a free 5ml Holiday Joy & Dolomite diffuser ornament with their 125pv LRP order placed between December 1-15, 2016.

Description
Fill your home with the inviting scent of Holiday Joy essential oil blend. The warm, sweet aroma of Holiday Joy creates a welcoming environment for holiday gatherings and can be diffused every day to purify the air and uplift the spirit.

This proprietary blend combines Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove with the fresh and airy scent of Siberian and Douglas Fir, creating an essential oil blend that’s a dōTERRA Christmas tradition. Diffusing Holiday Joy throughout your home will uplift the soul and warm the spirit as it fills each room with the joyful scent of Christmas.



Promo #3: A Time of Giving  
Earn a FREE 15ml Frankincense essential oil (Retail Value $93) with their 200pv LRP order placed between December 1-31, 2016.For more details, click here.

Description
Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits. Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits.* In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. This centuries-old knowledge contributes to the modern uses of Frankincense today. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Primary Benefits
Supports healthy cellular function
Promotes feelings of relaxation
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Uses
Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.