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Monday, April 21, 2014

My First Giveaway!


March and part of April brought a generous offering by doTERRA for wholesale members. Place a 200pv order and you would receive a free 5ml Deep Blue essential oil and a free Deep Blue Rub! Every so often (quarterly) doTERRA makes a special offer like this to it's wholesale members.  I was happy to take advantage of this offer!  I would like to share a bottle of this amazing Deep Blue oil with one of my readers!  Deep Blue is called the Soothing Blend.  It's a blend of certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils including wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus.  These work together to provide relief for tired, sore and worn down muscles.*  Some people report rubbing Deep Blue on their elbow, and end up feeling relief in their sore knee!  This is the most wonderful part about essential oils - they know what to do in our bodies! They know where they are needed and they go to site needing the support.  Essential oils are natural and recognized by the body!

I have used both Deep Blue oil and Deep Blue Rub for my hip that gives me trouble after workouts and my stiff neck and shoulders.  You can feel the relief instantly.  It helps to apply it when you are feeling pain at that moment, but if you have a chronic condition, daily application will help best over the long term. 

How do I enter to win?  
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below by meeting the requirements.  

Deep Blue 5ml oil retails for $42. 67 but wholesale members can get it for 25% off.  If you are interested in becoming a wholesale member or preferred member, I would happy to talk with you further. You can contact me via the form on the right!  I am so excited about what doTERRA is doing in our lives and I want to share what I've learned with others!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sole....salt for your health!

What is Sole? 
Sole = A fully saturated solution of water and Himalayan Crystal Salt

Sole (pronounced Solay) is essentially water that has been fully saturated with a natural salt. This isn’t just a small amount of salt dissolved in water, but rather water that has absorbed as much natural salt as it is able and will not absorb any more (26% actually…. thanks high school chemistry). The term Sole comes from the Latin “Sol” meaning Sun.

I make my own Sole by re-purposing an amber glass jar with a plastic lid (it's important to use glass and plastic, no metal lids. I use my empty Amazing Grass jar).  I also only buy my Himalayan Crystal Salt from American Blue Green as recommended by Green Smoothie Girl and I use only Fiji artesian water.  Here is the full recipe for making your own Sole.  Here is Wellness Mama's recipe.

Some of the benefits of Sole include:

  • Sole can supply the body with the combined energy of 84 essential ionized minerals 
  • Sole can harmonize the alkaline/acidity balance in the body and normalize blood pressure
  • Sole can dissolve and eliminate sediments which lead to stones and various forms of rheumatism like arthritis and kidney and gall bladder stones
  • Sole can lower the craving for addictive desires
  • Sole is an excellent product for balancing the pH factor of your body. 
  • Sole can help rid the body of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, amalgam and calcium 
  • Sole can help with skin diseases by cleaning from inside out
  • Sole is helpful in absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract
  • Sole is helpful for sleep regulation
  • Sole is a strong natural antihistamine therefore helping allergies
  • Sole is vital to the communication and information processing between nerve cells
  • Sole helps in clearing up congestion of the sinuses

I would recommend the book Water & Salt by Dr. Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira as a great reference for reading about the importance of these natural elements in our daily diet.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Magic Sleeping Potion!

One of the very first problems I wanted to tackle with doTERRA essential oils was better sleep. When I hit pre-menopause, I didn't stay asleep! No problems going to sleep, but I would wake about 4-5 times per night. It was becoming exhausting.  While attending my first doTERRA class, the teacher gave out 5ml samples of Wild Orange and told us to drink a drop in water before bed and even try rubbing it on the bottom of our feet which sounded nuts to me. I have since learned the bottom of the feet have the largest pores in the body, therefore the oils enter the bloodstream within 2 minutes and are in every cell in our body in 20 minutes! I did as she instructed and I realized after a few days, I was sleeping better. 

I also decided to order the Balance blend, just because I loved the name of it and I have always struggled with maintaining balance in my life. I tend to be an "all or nothing" type personality. I began reading about it's benefits and wanted to try it to see if it would help "balance" me!  The magic potion for me has turned out to be diffusing a mixture of Balance and Wild Orange at night and in addition I layer Balance and Wild Orange on the bottom of my feet.  I knock out quickly and sleep soundly until morning.

Another plus I've found, I wake up naturally at the same time every day! No more jarring awake to the horrid sound of the alarm clock. It's like my body is regulating itself - balancing itself- and I wake up naturally after I've had enough rest.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Homemade Deodorant

As a family, we are trying to move to more natural products for home use and personal care.  I have tried just about every deodorant out there, with little success.  Forget the so called "natural" ones, they work on me for about 2 minutes!  I love Passionate Homemaking's basic homemade deodorant recipe
Then I found Healing Heart Oils recipe for homemade deodorant and it's amazing!  I decided to try her combination.  

Homemade Deodorant Using doTERRA essential oils

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 organic Nutiva coconut oil
20 drops doTERRA CPTG essential oil

I followed Healing Heart Oils suggestion and used 10 drops of Purify for it's odor eliminating power and 10 drops of Citrus Bliss because I love the clean scent!  

I mix it up and store it in small Pyrex glass containers and put it on with my fingers.  The deodorant literally can last 2 days!  It doesn't stain clothing!  And best of all, it's all natural and I'm not putting aluminum on my skin that seeps into my body daily.  Less toxic load is a good thing!  And it's cheap!