Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tummy Troubles? Learn All About this Tummy Tamer!




Let’s get real for a minute!

How many of you have ever had one of these things happen while you are out at a restaurant, enjoying the best food you have ever had and then out of the blue – BAM!  Disaster strikes.

You are eating that delicious spicy chicken curry at the Indian place downtown with your hubby and then your tummy starts doing tricks, like 6 kids hopped up on sugar, bouncing around on a trampoline.

You are up the road at your favorite Mexican bar with your gal pals for margarita’s and nachos and all of a sudden your esophagus is flaming something fierce!

You are headed out of town for your cross-country adventure in the minivan with the family to visit your in-laws and BOOM! Your nerves kick in and you start to feel nauseous.

We have all been there!
My hubby – with the curry.
Me – with the margarita’s.
My mom – with the travel issues.

When these stomach issues happen, how many of you head to the bathroom cabinet and grab your go-to product to help “fix” that tummy trouble?

Well, put that down! I am gonna let you in on a little secret.
What if I told you I have access to something that people on “the street” refer to as the “Tummy Tamer”!

Oh…it is legal.
And it is natural!
And….it doesn’t taste like sidewalk chalk!

It is actually a blend of ginger, fennel, coriander, tarragon, anise, caraway, and peppermint!

Our family uses this on a daily basis – if not multiple times a day in some form or another.

It is DIGESTZEN essential oil blend! And it is amazing!

It is great for any type of digestive problems and it can be used aromatically, topically, and internally.
Great for at-home or on-the-go use.


Tame the Flame!
Tame the Tummy!

Below are some great ways to use DigestZen for any tummy or digestive issue you face!

Does flying or driving long distances make you a little nervous? The sweet, minty smell of DigestZen will provide a calming aroma. So the next time you’re planning on traveling for an extended period of time, inhale DigestZen oil before you take your trip (or while you are on the road.) You can also add a few drops to water to take internally or rub on the stomach before flying or taking a road trip to keep stomach jitters at bay.

If you feel like you have taken on too much at once in life, diffuse this oil to help with feeling overload and over-stimulation.

If you are looking for a healthy and natural way to assist your digestive system, the DigestZen essential oil blend is an ideal option because it contains a blend of essential oils that will naturally aid the body in the digestion of food. Make it a part of your regular routine! This will help your body maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Add one drop of DigestZen oil to 4 fluid ounces of liquid, and drink.

Holidays, vacations, birthdays, and family get-togethers often have something in common:
FOOD. And lots of it! Holiday Hording! It happens! Make sure to have DigestZen on hand for these occasions. The DigestZen essential oil blend can be used during these events to promote digestion when eating heavier meals

The unpredictability and discomfort of occasional stomach upset, bloating and gas can often put a damper on the day. When issues like these arise, apply one to two drops of DigestZen to the desired areas of your skin. DigestZen will work to soothe occasional stomach upset and you can take on the day again. I mean, who of us LOVES to spend all day in the BATHROOM?

Whether trying the cuisines of Italy or enjoying the tastes of India, introducing foreign food to the body has the potential to disrupt the stomach’s normal digestion. When you are traveling or exploring new foods, use DigestZen to soothe occasional stomach upset and to promote healthy digestion. DigestZen can be taken internally or applied topically.

DigestZen provides a safe and natural way to assist in digestive health whenever you may need it.

Just pop it in your pocket!



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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Day I Learned I Was a Bad Friend


The Day I Learned I Was a Bad Friend

(Video at bottom)

Earlier this week I reached out to a friend who I have not spoken with in a while….probably in a couple years…asking if they wanted to meet up for lunch to reconnect.

Shot off an email filled with funny one-liners about how I missed them, which took a lot of creativity on my part. You see they have such an entertaining personality that humor and quips just comes so easy…whereas I…it takes some planning and thought.  

"Let's talk soon because I miss you hearing the sound of my voice. Ok, I really I miss you like Hillary misses votes. But for real, I miss you like the biggest loser misses bacon. I miss you like an old man’s urine stream misses the toilet. I miss you like an idiot misses the point. I miss you but probably not as much as you miss me, cause I am pretty awesome. I was just thinking about how I miss you, but most of the time I am just wishing you would step on a Lego.  Ok, I actually miss you enough to stop making jokes about it."

Note: The more inappropriate ones were taken out, but you get the picture. That is just the type of relationship we HAD.

Patiently, I waited to get their smartass response……the anticipation was killing me…..and then it appears in my inbox a few days later.

"Hey.  Funny email! What’s new in your world?"

The response was lackluster and not the humorous response I was expecting to get, so I just simply asked if they wanted to do lunch.  That is when I got a response that resulted in many tears and the decision to do some serious self-discovery.

You see, the last couple times we got together to touch base they pointed out that I didn’t ask one single question about THEM! Not about their job. Not about their family. Not one thing about their life in general. It led them to question our friendship. They decided to stop making an effort to see what would happen. 

As I mentioned before, it was nearly 2 years that went by!

That hurt bad. Not because I thought they were being unkind, but because I didn’t realize that I was being so self-centered and hadn’t been asking about THEIR life.  It really made me sad that they were feeling that way and I didn’t know about their feelings, or didn’t realize it. Even sadder that they didn’t tell me about it and we were just left to drift farther apart. Not at the fault of them, but by me!
Never in a million years did I expect to go this long without talking to this person, because they have been such a huge part of my life for 16 years!  Over those years have relied on them and their friendship for so many different things in my life (highlights and very lowlights) and I feel horrible if I didn’t return the favor.

That was the day I learned I was a bad friend!

Not only did I neglect this person for years, I was selfish with the time I had with them!  Not only did I let time & distance get the best of our relationship, I disregarded THEIR life while I had it in front of me.

This is not the first time this has happened. There have been many really close friendships I have had that I just let slip away. On purpose? No! Probably just because life happened. A new job. A new relationship. Moving out of the city. Graduating from school. Getting married. Starting a family.
I was not giving the effort that relationships need to stay healthy!

Then I started to question all my relationships.
Was I also a bad daughter?
A bad sister?
A bad wife?
A bad mother?

Am I putting in as much effort as I should be?
Should I be making more phone calls?
Should I be scheduling more lunches and dinners?
Should I be visiting people more often?
Should I be asking more questions about them?
Should I be sending more letters?
Should I be more supportive?
Should be listening more and talking less?
Should I be asking if they need help with something?

The answer is YES! Yes – I should!

So, why am I am telling you all this?

No, it is not for sympathy!

It is to get you to think about YOUR relationship!

Yet again, this same person, who selflessly was ALWAYS there for me – no matter what – showed up again! Maybe unaware this time, but they showed up.

That was the day I learned I am a bad friend.

Today is the day I become one!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rainbow Fruit Cup Wild Orange Essential Oil



Rainbow Fruit Cup with Wild Orange Essential Oil Whipped Cream

Taste the rainbow! One drop of Wild Orange, fresh whipped cream, and your favorite fruit make up this healthy and festive St. Patrick’s day treat. The only thing hard about this recipe will be keeping the leprechauns away from it.

Ingredients:
Fruit
1 cup whipping cream
1-2 drops Wild Orange essential oil

We recommend:
grapes
blueberries
kiwi
pineapple
oranges
strawberries, for the perfect rainbow

Directions:

  • Wash and dry fruit. Cut into small bite-size pieces.
  • Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add 1-2 drops Wild Orange essential oil and stir.
  • In glass cup, layer cut fruit by colors of the rainbow. 
  • Top with Wild Orange whipped cream and enjoy.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Deep Blue to the Rescue!

Deep Blue to the Rescue!


Do you wake up in the morning with a sore neck or back?
Are you a gardener who spends too much time outside and ends up with aching knees and legs?
Do you spend a lot of time in the gym and are looking for a way to soothe your muscles?
Are you sitting all day at a desk and have shoulder tension?
Do you spend 8+ hours a day at a physical job and need to cool down those overactive joints?

Deep Blue to your rescue! 

Deep Blue Rub was designed to help soothe tired muscles and joints, and uses essential oils with cooling and warming properties to help naturally comfort problem areas.



Deep Blue Essential Oil Blend Uses and Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Deep Blue Essential Oil Blend Products

Deep Blue is a favorite essential oil blend among doTERRA users. To make its soothing benefits more accessible, doTERRA created a Deep Blue product line that has increased its accessibility as well as enhanced its uses and benefits. The following products are part of the doTERRA Deep Blue product line.

Deep Blue® Soothing Blend: The Deep Blue essential oil blend is the origin of the Deep Blue product line. This blend is formulated to soothe and cool using a safe and natural blend of essential oils.

Deep Blue® Roll-On: Deep Blue now comes in a convenient 10ml roll-on bottle. This bottle makes it easier to apply and use Deep Blue and can be easily stored in a pocket or bag for quick access. With Deep Blue in a roll-on bottle, its soothing and cooling effects can be easily felt at work, at home, or at the gym.

doTERRA Deep Blue® Touch: The doTERRA Touch® line now offers Deep Blue in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. This formula is perfect for individuals with sensitive skin who are still seeking the cooling and soothing benefits of the Deep Blue Blend.

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex®: This dietary supplement encapsulates rich polyphenol extracts that offer soothing support to muscles and occasional discomforts.* The Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex complements Deep Blue Soothing Blend and Deep Blue Rub for long-lasting results.

Deep Blue® Rub (4oz.): One of doTERRA’s most popular products, Deep Blue Rub is a topical cream infused with Deep Blue Soothing Blend, natural plant extracts, and other helpful ingredients. When applied topically to problem areas, Deep Blue Rub provides a cooling and soothing sensation. This cream is non-greasy and leaves skin moisturized.

Deep Blue® Rub Liter: Because Deep Blue Rub is of high demand and is used frequently before and after exercise or long days, doTERRA now offers Deep Blue Rub in a liter bottle. This bottle comes with a pump dispenser, which makes it easier to access whenever it is needed. With the Deep Blue Rub Liter, individuals can get more of the cooling and soothing benefits they love.

Deep Blue® Rub Samples: The Deep Blue Rub Samples make it easy to share doTERRA with others. The samples are filled with Deep Blue Rub and come in a 10-pack carton. They can easily fit in small spaces, which makes them easy to carry and share with others. These samples can also be used for personal use when traveling or going to the gym.

Key Ingredients
Wintergreen
Camphor
Peppermint
Ylang Ylang
Helichrysum
Blue Tansy
Blue Chamomile
Osmanthus

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 March Promotions - Your Lucky Month


Announcing March promotions!
There are 3 great promos this month. Check them out below!






Promo #1: Save 10% on On Guard Foaming Hand Wash w/2 Dispensers 
Keep your hands clean and protected with the power of doTERRA On Guard proprietary blend. doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh soaps that may dry and irritate sensitive skin. Fortified with the power of naturally safe doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash provides the protective benefits of one of the most popular proprietary doTERRA essential oil blends. doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash cleans and softens hands while providing an invigorating aroma of essential oils that leaves your hands smelling fresh and citrus clean. 


Primary Benefits
  • Gentle cleansers and emollients clean and soften hands throughout the day without drying or irritating sensitive skin
  • doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is pH balanced to protect the delicate moisture barriers of the skin
  • The spice and citrus aromas of doTERRA On Guard invigorate the senses during and after use
  • The power of doTERRA On Guard essential oils enhances the cleansing function to take it to a new level and set it apart from other commercially branded products
Uses
Pump doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash dispenser once or twice to dispense foam onto hands. Work to a lather with warm water and rinse thoroughly.

Wholesale: $22.50
Retail: $30
PV: 18.50
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Promo #2: Product of the Month: Melaleuca Touch Roller 
Current wholesale members earn a FREE Melaleuca Touch (10mL) by placing any single 125pv order by March 15, 2017

Description
The perfect balance of Melaleuca essential oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil has been combined in doTERRA Melaleuca Touch, making it ideal to use on gentle and sensitive skin. Feel the cooling, refreshing effects of doTERRA Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Touch. Packaged in a convenient and smooth roll-on applicator, Melaleuca Touch delivers the purifying benefits of Melaleuca essential oil diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil. Melaleuca Touch can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to promote a healthy complexion. It’s ideal to soothe occasional skin irritations and to use after shaving or on the bottoms of feet for a cooling effect.

Primary Benefits
  • Cleanses and purifies the skin and nails
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Promotes a healthy complexion

Uses
  • Apply to skin imperfections for a cleansing, rejuvenating effect.
  • Use on occasional skin irritations by rubbing Melaleuca Touch onto affected area.
  • Apply after shaving to soothe and cool skin.
  • Rub on fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Roll on bottoms of feet and inside shoes for a fresh aroma and feeling.
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Promo #3: Deep Blue Duo  
Earn a FREE 10 mL of Deep Blue Touch & Deep Blue Rub (retail value $94.67) by placing ANY single 200 PV order from March 1-31.

Description
Formulated to soothe and cool, doTERRA Deep Blue serves as an enriching blend of oils perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout. doTERRA Deep Blue is perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.

Primary Benefits
  • Soothing and cooling oil blend
  • Comforting part of a massage

Uses
  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
  • Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
  • Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
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