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You see them everywhere.  What are they doing over there in the corner of the room?  Why are so many people choosing to use them? Those are probably a few of the questions you ask when you see a diffuser in use.

We have the one in the lobby and we have four others in use in the massage and chiropractic treatment rooms. We don’t do it for just for their appearance, but for the benefits they have to offer all of us. There is no more efficient way to get the biggest benefit with your essential oils. This allows you to use just a few drops for hours and with multiple people!

We use and recommend using ultrasonic diffusers for a variety of reasons.  They have a small disc that vibrates so amazingly fast that the water and oil become a vapor and disperse into the air.  The reason we recommend this type is because the oil doesn’t change chemically during the process. Heat diffusers change the chemical constituents, which then, of course, change how the oils work!  The ultrasonic diffuser gets the oil dispersed over a greater area, allowing for more effect with less oil than an evaporative oil diffuser.  Diffusers may vary greatly in price. They all diffuse, but their lifespan may be different.  So for a long life and high quality machine you might consider purchasing one of the doTERRA diffusers here or in the office.

We have said before that not all essential oils are made equal.  You may think you can use the cheap oils in your diffuser. But remember that when those oils are getting diffused, and you are breathing them in, the oil is traveling across your olfactory nerve and can cross the blood brain barrier. You don’t want cheap oils that contain chemicals and impurities in your brain!  So, enjoy the freedom in using any doTERRA oil and what it has to offer.

Some useful diffuser blends you might want to try:

For Sleep: Lavender and Wild Orange; Patchouli, Wild Orange and Frankincense; Lavender and Vetiver; Peace and Frankincense

For Study: Rosemary, Peppermint and Lemon; Sandalwood, Lime and Frankincense; Motivate and Frankincense

For Mood Boost: Balance and Citrus Bliss; Elevation, Serenity and Grapefruit; Serenity, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Cedarwood.

For Morning wake up: Wild Orange and Peppermint

For Seasonal Irritants: Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint

For Winter Ickies: OnGuard

For Environmental Annoyances that fly and buzz: TerraShield; Lemongrass, Peppermint, Melaleuca and Lavender.

 

Load up your diffuser today and enjoy the benefits as well as the fragrance it has to enhance your life!

 

 

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Oils for Spring!

April and May are some fun times to try new oils or even better some other doTERRA products that can offer natural swaps for everyday items you may already be using.

Earth day is an excellent time to look at what household products you utilize that may not be friendly to this planet we call home. doTERRA has a great all-purpose cleaner.  The OnGuard concentrated cleaner is 12 ounces of power packed goodness. It contains oils from OnGuard: Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. In addition it has plant-based surfactants to help improve the cleaning process and it is safe for our planet and for your family!  What more could we ask for in one little bottle?!

 

Cinco de Mayo is a great day to pull out the Lime essential oil. Diffusing 5-7 drops of lime with a drop of a Ylang Ylang or another sweet-smelling flower will remind you of a tasty, refreshing margarita. Make some guacamole with 2-3 ripe avocados, 1/4 cup diced red onion, 1/4 cup chopped tomato, chopped parsley or cilantro to taste, 8-10 drops doTERRA Lime essential oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix it together and you have a delicious tasty guac for the holiday! It is a great oil to keep around for it’s emotionally uplifting properties.  So when you need a lift, just breathe in a strong whiff- of Lime!

Let’s think a little ahead to May 13th and be prepared for the holiday that honors mothers. Here are some quick gift suggestions that might assist in the celebration.  doTERRA offers a Spa Luxury Kit that contains: Detoxifying Mud Mask, Exfoliating Body Scrub and Replenishing Body Butter. You can give numerous spa experiences for $56! If you have some “littles” that want to love on Mom, but the spa kit is financially out of reach, a delightful doTERRA lip balm might do the trick. It comes in three scents: Spearmint, Marjoram, and Lemon Verbena. Since Mother’s Day is early in the month of May you’ll either want to get in on our April mid-month order or order online here.  Your foresight will be beneficial to all!

Enjoy these new ways to work essential oils into your daily life!

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Ways to get the biggest bang for your buck with your essential oils

If you’re anything like me you want to get the most out of every bottle of oil that you purchase . I have found a few tricks along the way that help me do just that! We learned last month that rose oil, for instance, takes 5 dozen roses to produce a single drop of oil, so we wouldn’t want any of that precious substance to go to waste.

One of my favorite things to do is to pour a little Epsom salt into a bowl and take my “empty” oil bottle and submerge it into the salt. Make sure you fill the bottle with salt and let it sit overnight. Covering the bowl will let the salt absorb every bit of that oil, and then you can delight in a lovely bath enjoying the benefits of both the oil and the Epsom salt. Win, win!!

Next, I like to turn any oil that I use by applying it to my skin into a roller bottle of it’s own. You can pick up roller balls on Amazon, but just make sure that they are for 5ml or 15ml bottles (those are the same size, but the 10ml tends to be a different size). When your oil is 9/10ths (or so) empty you can fill it up with the carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc) of your choice, put the roller ball on, and voila, a homemade roller bottle!

My last idea for getting the most out of each bottle is taking the bottle when they are almost empty, adding water, then putting on a spray top, that again you can get on Amazon. Now you have a portable diffuser, hand sanitizer, or perfume! If you’ve been in our office recently then you have seen these in our bathrooms! What a nice way to enjoy these and kick an unwanted chemical out of the house! Remember you’ll want to shake it before each use because oil and water don’t mix!

Enjoy using your oils and using every last drop!!

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Essentials for Intimate Moments

It is February, and when I sat down to think of what oils you may be interested in learning more about I kept coming back to the oils that may help make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Let me preface this with a few things. 1) I am going to be covering these topics with a broad overview, so it shouldn’t be too risqué for anybody. 2) Essential oils, like all more natural remedies, are not a one and done, silver bullet type of thing. They need consistent use so that the small amount you use will be able to support your body for the long term. 3) For pregnant women there must be given great care in using oils that can affect the hormones. Since many of the oils I’m going to share with you do support the hormones, pregnant women should avoid the use of these. 4) The oils listed below are great for both men and women, so don’t let the floral scents scare you!  Individually we’re all so different chemically, the oils support us each differently, so enjoy the information below and have fun playing around with different variations to see what supports you the best!

It is fun to see that the use of fragrances are already associated with Valentine’s Day! We have bouquets, colognes, and perfumes that are often purchased as either gifts or to make you smell delightful for your Valentine. The scents from many of these are contained in the in the oils I’ll mention today. Oils often suggested for low libido are Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, and of course, the oil that seems to support your body for just about everything- Lavender! Who needs the newest “Ode to Love” perfume when we have these oils at our fingertips? We’ll smell good AND enjoy the added benefits that the oils provide.

Rose oil is often listed as an aphrodisiac, but better than just the intoxicating scent, rose provides support for your skin and helps with emotional support on many fronts. Rose is a pricier oil for good reason, it takes about 60 roses to get a single drop of Rose oil, that is 5 dozen roses!!! That is some precious oil right there! Diluted is the best way to go with Rose oil for cost alone, and then you can get the benefit of rose on a larger area of your skin as you apply the diluted oil.

Jasmine is another precious oil, because it takes many flowers to get a little oil. Jasmine can give emotional and hormonal support. In many religious traditions Jasmine symbolizes hope, happiness, and love. As we learn more about oils and the specific ways they support us, we realize that traditional uses for oils have now been found by scientific studies to be more than just old wives tales. This little flower packs a big punch on many fronts and can be a great addition to your oil collection.

Ylang Ylang is yet again another flower, surprise surprise! If you check many blends Ylang Ylang is in them because of its wide variety of uses, Ylang Ylang supports you emotionally, cardiovascularly, and hormonally. Each of those body systems being built up can help support you in some of your favorite bedroom activities.

Sandalwood can be the fragrance that many people enjoy wearing for scent alone, but even more than any oil listed above, sandalwood supports many body systems.  Sandalwood can support emotions, muscles, bones, the nervous system, and last but never least, your skin. Some cultures consider Sandalwood to be sacred, which should remind us of how lucky we are to have access to such wonderful precious bounty every day!

Clary Sage is very much known to be a great hormonal support for women. This is one of the places you can look for answers in dealing with hormones for libido support. Clary Sage is a great place to start. ClaryCalm is a blend offered for women to help in monthly ups and downs. It is not directly related to libido, but offers support and could be beneficial to you.

What can one say about Lavender other than lavender can support just about every body system and could be a great first oil for those just starting out with essential oils.  It is known to support the cardiovascular and nervous systems, balance emotions, and support the skin. I often try Lavender first, just for ease and availability.

Whew! That was such a brief fly over on each of those oils, but it all leads to this; if you purchased each of these oils individually you’d spend more money and you’d have to work hard to get the right balance of all these oils to your best benefit. So the joys of working with a company like doTERRA is that they have given us some amazing blends that make getting oils like Rose and Jasmine not only attainable, but with other oils that make them benefit our bodies in very complete ways!

Passion is a blend that contains quite a few oils, but two of them are Jasmine and Sandalwood. As you can tell by the name of the blend this oil can help you find your passion for many things in life, including activities mentioned already today.

Whisper is an amazing blend that contains Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang! Those oils mixed with a few other oils is said to create a different scent when mixed with each individual’s chemistry. They suggest it for women, and the idea of wearing a perfume that can support your body seems to be the best of both worlds! This blend is also amazingly affordable considering the cost of the individual oils contained in each bottle.

Console is a blend that was created to help support your body emotionally, bringing you comfort, and helping to put you on a hopeful path. This blend contains Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Rose, of course, other oils as well.

I enjoy searching out oil blends containing individual oils that I can’t afford to have on my shelf. That way I have access to these wonderful oils. These are just a few of the oils and oil blends out there to support you for this Valentine’s Day. If you are wanting more information on the topic there is a great little book that gives lots of recipes and goes into quite a bit more detail. It is called  “Lucy Libido Says… There’s an Oil for That!” Some of the oil blends mentioned in the book are put out by a different oil company, but that doesn’t mean that the information isn’t useful for all of us.