Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Put Down Your Cleaning Glove! There is a Safer Way to Clean!


Put Down Your Cleaning Gloves! There is a Safe Way to Clean!

My cleaning cabinet use to be filled with all-purpose cleaners, stove top cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, window cleaners, abrasive cleaners, stainless steel cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectant cleaners, bleaches, shower cleaners and probably many others! I always wore rubber gloves to prevent getting chemical burns or skin irritations. (I mean….that should have been my first clue, right…..?)

….BUT….after actually reading WHAT was in these cleaners and researching WHAT these chemicals were and how they could harm the body….I STOPPED!  Immediately! Many common household cleaning products can be laced with the carcinogenic impurity 1,4-dioxane. Other products contain preservative that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.

Did you know that according to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday-use products? Yep, that’s right…..Only 1% of toxins are required to be listed on labels, because companies classify their formulas as "trade secrets."  So, how does that even give us consumers enough information about their ingredients to make inform decisions on which cleaners are safe and which ones might harm our families?


Here are some scary facts I found:

According to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health, children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects. 

According to the U.S. Poison Control Centers, "A child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds at home..." The Average American Uses about 25 Gallons of toxic, hazardous chemical products per year in their home...A major portion of these can be found in household cleaning products. —"Prosperity WithoutPollution,"by Joel S. Hirschorn and Kirsten V. Oldenburg, 1991

The toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution. – Environmental Protection Agency report in1985

Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home. The 15-year study concluded it was as a direct result of the much higher exposure rate to toxic chemicals in common household products!  —Toronto Indoor Air Conference 1990

When combined, chemicals are even more dangerous. Deadly fumes result from mixing ammonia with bleach (both found in many household products) creating lethal “mustard gas”! —U.S. Government, E.P.A.

More than 32 million pounds of household cleaning products are poured down the drain each day nationwide. The toxic substances found in many of these are not adequately removed by sewage treatment plants. Guess what happens when these are returned to the rivers from which cities draw their drinking water? —Spring 2002 Edition of CCA Newsletter

Within 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals such as cleaning products, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ in the body. —Chec'sHealtheHouse,the resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Your Children


So, now that you have decided to take the plunge and start making your own non-toxic cleaners….

There are a couple different avenues you can travel down to get these nasty toxins out of your home!

Consider hiring an eco-friendly green cleaning service. You will want to ask them what cleaning products they use and if they follow green cleaning standards.

Make your own DIY products. This is a perfect way to ensure you always know what ingredients are in your cleaners. You could stock up on the must-have basics like vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, castile soap, and salt. Check out this Spring Cleaning blog or Best Kitchen Green Cleaning Hacks for recipes to make your own DIY cleaners.

Take the easy way out. Try the dōTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate! This is an EASY, safe, and natural way to clean your home. It helps keep your home clean while leaving behind a fresh, invigorating aroma. Just like the doTERRA On Guard Protective blend, doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate provides protection against certain environmental factors.


doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate Uses and Benefits

Safe, Non-Toxic Way To Clean Your Home! As we discussed earlier, many surface cleansers on store shelves are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, the non-toxic, biodegradable formula of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to give homeowners a natural option for cleaning surfaces around the home. If you worry about keeping your family safe from toxins, or if you have children or pets in the home, using a surface cleanser like the doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate allows you to clean your home with peace of mind.

Uses CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.  These are essential oils known for their purifying properties, as well as their pleasant aroma. The combination of essential oils like Clove, Eucalyptus, Wild Orange, Rosemary, and Cinnamon provides a natural way to clean your home while eliminating odors and leaving behind a potent, clean scent.

Easy to Make. Use doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate as a multipurpose cleanser by simply adding the cleanser to water. Mix two tablespoons of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate per 24 ounces of water. Combine the water and concentrate to a spray bottle for easy application on surfaces around the home.

Safe For Your Family & Environment. Not only do these plant-based ingredients make for more powerful cleaning, they are also safe for the environment as well. The doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate formula also doesn’t include any preservatives, in order keep your family safe, while remaining an effective household cleanser.

Great All-Around Cleaner. Along with cleaning surfaces like countertops and kitchen surfaces, the doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is great for keeping bathrooms clean and sparkly. The next time you want to deep clean your bathroom, mix three tablespoons of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate per 24 ounces of water and use on surfaces like tile, countertops, bathtubs, and showers.

Protects You From Environmental Threats. If you’ve used the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend, or other doTERRA On Guard products before, you know how useful they can be for benefiting your family. Not only does the doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate help your home look and smell clean, but, because it is infused with the doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend, you’ll have the added benefit of protection against certain environmental factors.

Great For Cleaning Dishes. The doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is also effective for cleaning dishes and cookware. If you want to use doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate to clean your dishes, simply mix three tablespoons of concentrate per gallon of water. Place this mixture in a kitchen cupboard so you have it nearby when you want a safe, effective way to clean your dishes.

Deep Clean. For particularly tough or sticky jobs, you can apply doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate directly to the affected area and let it soak. Keep in mind that you should avoid direct application of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate on hardwood floors or natural stone.

You’ll have peace of mind as you use this non-toxic, biodegradable formula to cleanse surfaces around your home.







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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Baby Essentials



Attention Mamas With New Babies!!

Just about 8 more weeks and baby boy #2 arrives! While it seemed to go by slow this time around, it surprises me that I can say I am 31 weeks already. When I had my first son, I was not using essential oils as my first defense, but now that I have incorporated them into my life I have been doing a lot of research to which oils are good for newborns!

Stephanie Fritz, The Essential Midwife, has been a great resource for me!  Stephanie has been a midwife and used oils in her practice for over 25 years. She switched to doTERRA brand after realizing these were the BEST oils on the market.

Here is her recommendation for the essential go-to’s when you are about to welcome a new baby.

  • Frankincense: A drop on the crown of baby’s head (with Fractionated coconut oil) to help with cellular support and bonding.
  • OnGuard: A great oil to diffuse all the time, especially for winter babies to support the whole family’s immune system as well as any visitors you may have.
  • Myrrh: Nicknamed the liquid band-aid. Apply to the belly button, because it is a direct source to all the systems in the body. Now that the cord has been cut it needs to be sealed and myrrh will help support the cells that were once his lifeline that connected mom and babe.
  • Balance: Apply to baby's feet to align and ground your baby to life outside of the womb. It helps to balance babe to his new surroundings.
  • Lavender: Apply to the bottom of baby's feet with fractionated coconut oil and rub on your clothes to support a calm environment.
  • DigestZen: A must have oil for when digestive and tummy support is needed. When baby’s fussy and you are wondering what to do to help baby feel better. Just a drop in a tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
With any oils and a brand new baby, you just want to be diluting, so make sure you have a great carrier oil. My favorite is fractionated coconut oil. YES, always dilute! 4 FCO to 1 drop oil





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Stephanie Fritz, The Essential Midwife,

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year New You - $100 Free Oils



We are halfway through January of 2018 and I am still feeling all the New Year juju which has me motivated to experience all the possibilities life is going to give me this year!

And, of course, dōTERRA is only helping.

Their New Year New You promotion will give you the confidence and courage to keep sharing. So, for those of you wondering, “what is this thing she’s talking about”.....let me tell you!

But first....

As a mom, have you thought about alternatives for maintaining your family's health? Essential oils have been an incredible solution for my family!

Give it some thought?

Now on to the good stuff!


Who wants $100 in FREE PRODUCT?

Here is how that is possible!

Become a wholesale member this month with a 100pv order
+
Join the loyalty reward program and order 100pv next month
=
$100 in FREE product (of your choice)

If you would like more details about this New Year New You Promotion, please contact me!




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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Essential Oil Genius – Essential Oil Customer Testimonial



Essential Oil Genius – Essential Oil Customer Testimonial

It is not often I am called a "genius" especially from my husband, but I will take it!  It took him a year to "get on board" with the whole oil experience and having the courage to try them......and believe in them.  (Because let's face it....men can be stubborn sometimes when it comes to things outside of their norm. And my hubby is one of the most stubborn people I know.)

….I digress…

Yesterday, my hubby picked up the dreaded stomach bug. It hit him. It hit him hard! So hard he didn’t leave the bed and had to miss our 3 year old son’s first Learn to Skate lesson. And if you know him at all, you know he loves hockey to the point where he says, “I will die on the ice”.

While he was in bed I did our normal thing of getting out our custom essential oil rollerball blends and started rolling them on his feet, filled all he diffusers in the house with On Guard, the protective blend, and got him water and a bucket!

But, I wanted to try something we never tried before. The magic oil pill! Before I talk about this, I wanted to share with you what prompted this blog post in the first place; the Facebook post by my husband the next morning.


“Ok, so, yeah.... My beautiful wife is an essential oil genius and she turned 
THE most skeptic person into a believer about a year ago...

I spent yesterday with the stomach monster and started on essential oils immediately. 
Then, my wife says, 
"I found a recipe for a pill that is known to 
stop it in it's tracks. Want to try it?"

I sure do!

The trick was to take 1 pill every hour for 4 hours 
and then 1 pill every 4 hours after that. 
I took 2 and it killed it! I stopped the “coming out the front episodes” 
for the rest of the day and into the evening... 
Was able to keep a dinner down (as small as it was - jello) 
and all my breakfast - bowl of cereal and jello.

#theywork
#essentialoils”



The magic oil pill is called the FLOOM BOMB! WHAT?

We have been using the FLOOM BOMB in rollerball form for a couple years when we feel we need intense immune support due to feeling crummy in the winter time.  We would just apply a blend of Frankincense, lemon, On Guard, Oregano & Melaleuca to the spine and bottom of our feet in the morning, midday and evening if we feel an onset of a compromised immune system. Or if it hits hard, every hour on the hour!  (These same oils can be diffused)



But this time I wanted to try the pill form this time because of how hard it came on for him. Using the same oils, but a lower drop amount, I added them to a veggie cap and he took one every hour for 4 hours to hit that monster hard. Then 1 more 4 hours later and a final pill 4 hours after that!



BOOM! He was up the next day saying, “I feel like I was never down!” (Other than feeling weak from his lack of nutrition…..

So, with the help from my “witch oils”, the essential oil genius pulls through again for Mr. Goers!

Now….if I could only solve the “man flu”.  LOL



Yes – My hubby has this shirt. He wore it to the doTERRA convention last year and he was VERY popular! It was purchased from EssentialOil Style. I have many of their shirts and they are so much fun! If you would like to order the “I’m Fine. My Wife has an oil for this” shirt, here is the link



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Monday, January 8, 2018

Greek Crab Salad Recipe



This Greek crab salad is a delicious, bold tasty salad with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, crab and chick peas. It is a perfect gluten-free and vegetarian lunch!

Not a vegetarian or need some extra protein?
Just add some grilled chicken or steak to the top.


Ingredients
9oz chopped lettuce (romain or Italian blend)
1 small cucumber diced
½ cup Kalamata olives pitted & chopped
1 16oz can chick peas drained & rinsed
½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes chopped
½ cup feta cheese crumbles
1 cup crab meat
½ avocado chopped
½ cup favorite Italian or balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Instructions
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and combine well.
Drizzle with dressing.

If you are preparing 3 days worth of lunches, separate the salad ingredients into 3 separate bowls and save the dressing for each serving.




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Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes with Essential Oils



Looking to spice up your salads while you engage on your new year's health resolutions? Check ou these all-natural healthy salad dressings made with essential oils! Not only do they taste wonderful, they have the health benefits of essential oils!




This finger-licking balsamic vinaigrette dressing is perfect for your Mediterranean and Greek salads! It includes basil essential oil which helps support cardiovascular and nervous system health and lemon essential oil which can naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion.


Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
(per serving)

4 tbls olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 drops of Basil essential oil
2 drops of Lemon essential oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp onion powder





This bold, tangy dressing is delicious pair with your light pasta dinner or anytime for a light lunch!
It includes lemon essential oil which can naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion and marjoram essential oil which helps support a healthy cardiovascular and immune system. Both oregano and thyme essential oils help support a healthy immune system, especially during the winter months.  Oregano also helps support healthy digestion and respiratory function.


Italian Dressing
Makes 1 ½ cups 

1 cup olive oil (or canola oil)
¼ cup white wine vinegar
3 tbls red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tbls red wine vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, presses
2 tbls shallots, finely chopped
2 tbls Dijon mustard
1tps salt
1 tps organic honey
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 drop marjoram essential oil
1 drop oregano essential oil
1 drop thyme essential oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste



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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 January Promotions

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



Promo #1: Save 10% on TerraGreens  
doTERRA TerraGreens is a proprietary blend of whole food fruits and vegetables combined with superfruits and doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. This powdered mix packs a daily boost of fruits and vegetables into a mix that can be stirred into 8 oz. of liquid for easy and convenient nutritional supplementation.

Primary Benefits
  • Provides the body with essential nutrients
  • Supports immune health
  • Supports digestive health
  • Supports weight management
  • All natural ingredients
  • GMO and gluten free
  • Vegan friendly  

            Uses
            • Add one scoop of TerraGreens to 8 oz. of water or your favorite beverage and drink immediately.


            Wholesale: $25.20
            Retail: $33.60

            For more information: Click Here





            Promo #2: Product of the Month: Wild Orange 
            Current wholesale members can earn a FREE 15ml Wild Orange by placing any single 125pv order between January 1-15.

            Description
            With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils. Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.


            Primary Benefits
            • Powerful cleanser and purifying agent 
            • Supports healthy immune function 
            • Uplifting to the mind and body    

            Uses
            • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
            • Add a drop to your water every day for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.*
            • Diffuse to uplift mood and energy levels and to freshen the air.
            • For an energizing boost, dispense one to two drops in the palm of your hand along with equal parts Peppermint and Frankincense. Rub palms together and inhale deeply from palms, then rub on the back of neck  
            •   
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                Promo #3: Free Frankincense  
                Current wholesale members can earn a FREE 15ml Frankincense by placing any single 200pv order between January 1-15.

                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. 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 when applied topically. As the king of oils, Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function when used internally. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.


                Primary Benefits
                • Ingest to support healthy cellular function
                • Aroma promotes feelings of relaxation
                • Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically
                • Supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally 

                Uses
                • Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
                • Apply topically to help 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.
                •   
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