Top 10 Uses of Lavender Essential Oil…a must have!

Lavender oil is one of our family favorites! As the mother of five boys, I have ample opportunity to CALM things down! When I talk about Lavender essential oil, oftentimes I say something like “Lavender is ALL things CALMING!”

Taken from the highly aromatic lavender flower, lavender oil has been used for centuries for its distinct aroma and powerful benefits. Anciently, the Romans and Egyptians would use Lavender as perfume and for bathing and cooking. Since that time, many have discovered the myriad benefits that Lavender holds—using Lavender oil topically for skin, internally to ease feelings of tension and promote restful sleep* and more. The versatile properties of Lavender essential oil make it a doTERRA favorite, and a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times. Read more

15 Top Reasons Melaleuca oil is a must have in your home!

One of my very favorite essential oils is Melaleuca oil, commonly called Tea Tree oil. Melaleuca stimulates the immune system. Sourced from Australia, this is an essential oil we use most every single day in our home! Not all Melaleuca oil is the same, however! There’s a lot of adulterated oils out there and you want a high quality, pure and potent, therapeutically consistent brand of oils! That’s what I love about doTERRA. Get in touch with me! I want to be your wellness advocate and provide ongoing education and support and empower you in managing your health and wellness goals naturally. Here’s our top 10 uses for Melaleuca (and then some). We use Melaleuca:

1.) ANY time the skin is “broken” or scraped or scuffed or has an owie. If you are out in the wilderness without soap and water, make certain Melaleuca oil is in your first aid kit!

2.) ANY time the skin or scalp or feet or any other part itches! Adding a little Lavender will help calm the itch as well and very frequently we use both essential oils together.

3.) If the skin is broken after touching a hot oven tray, cookie sheet, iron, etc. reach for Melaleuca and definitely add Lavender to help with the burn sensation. Apply Lavender every time that burn sensation returns and Melaleuca to cleanse the skin.

4.) With insect bites or stings. Adding a little Basil essential oil makes for a fabulous duo!

5.) With paper cuts or razor cuts. You’ll find yourself saying “Ahhhhh…much better!”

6.) In a 10 mL roller bottle with Fractionated Coconut oil (50:50) as a deodorant OR foot rub after showering at the gym. I always have Melaleuca in my gym bag! And often people ask, “What is that?” Be sure to apply between the toes as well. It’s called prevention!

7.) If your feet are sweaty and stinky…or you have cracks between the toes, that’s quite uncomfortable and Melaleuca is your friend! If Melaleuca is not adequate for your foot issues…adding some Arborvitae diluted with Fractionated Coconut oil to the bottoms of your feet is sure to help!

8.) If you have a sore in your mouth or bleeding in your gums after flossing and getting that popcorn skin out from between your gums. Bad breath in the morning? Oh, my…you will love swishing with Melaleuca and a little water! Melaleuca is fantastic for oral hygiene and a gum strengthening mouth wash!

9.) When my teens are found picking their zits in front of the mirror. Give your teens a bottle of Melaleuca oil and encourage them to start applying topically to blemishes before they erupt and stop picking at their faces:-)

10.) With aching ears. I always start with Melaleuca and Lavender applied topically around the outer ear for soothing relief. Do not put essential oils directly in the eyes, ears, nose…Keep it safe!

11.) As a gargle for a sore throat. Add a couple drops to an 8 oz. glass of water and gargle and spit or gargle and swallow (as long as you are using an oil safe for internal consumption). You’ll be glad you did!

12.) As an immune booster applied with a pure carrier oil during a massage.

13.) As a cleaning agent added to our natural bathroom/kitchen cleaning sprays made with essential oils. No need for chemicals in the home. Make your home child safe! Reach out to me for more DIYs to save you money!

14.) As the “oil of energetic boundaries”. Melaleuca essential oil is a fabulous purifying oil helping us to clear negative energetic baggage and parasitic relationships. Wearing it as a “perfume” or deodorant or diffusing in your home is a fabulous way to encourage an individual in reliquishing all forms of self-betrayal. And it helps in setting positive boundaries disallowing others to take advantage of one’s time, energy, or talents! Have I convinced you yet that Melaleuca oil is a must have at your fingertips?

15.) As a detangler. There are few things worse than tangled hair–it can often lead to a tender scalp and lots of unnecessary hair stuck in your brush. Detangling Spray is a great way to get your hair tangle-free without the sore scalp. Marshmallow root and apple cider vinegar are natural detanglers and essential oils add additional benefits to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful and full. Here’s a fabulous DIY recipe for Hair Detangler:

Ingredients:
12-ounce or larger spray bottle
1.5 cups distilled water
3 tablespoons marshmallow root
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons doTERRA® Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Patchouli essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
5 drops Melaleuca essential oil
Directions:
  1. Boil water and marshmallow root in small pan.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer 20-30 minutes.
  3. Let cool slightly and strain through cheesecloth or wire strainer.
  4. While warm, pour into bottle and add conditioner, apple cider vinegar, and essential oils.
  5. Shake until combined.
  6. To use, spray generous amount on wet hair and comb through.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-hair-detangler#sthash.WFN4Bd0Y.dpuf

You can read all the benefits and uses of Melaleuca for yourself here: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-tea-tree-oil

Some fun Valentine’s Day DIYs…

Need any last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas? So many to choose from! Here’s link for some great girls’ and guys’ gift ideas! (https://doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-living-winter-2013-2014-guys-and-girls-guide-to-a-successful-valentines-day). Contact me for more information and how you can save using essential oils.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:
Melt 1 c. of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a glass bowl, slowly and gently…either in the microwave for 15 seconds and stiring until liquid or in a class bowl sitting in a pan of boiling water. Once the chips start getting soft, take off the heat and stir until smooth. Add 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil…Cinnamon Bark, Peppermint, Wild Orange…and dip away, laying out dipped pretzels on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates:
1 pkg. high quality dark chocolate chips

5-8 drops doTERRA essential oils of choice (i.e. Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark, Lavender, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang)

Exotic Linen Spray:

15 drops Ylang Ylang

5 drops Sandalwood

5 drops Patchouli

1 oz. Witch Hazel (opt.)

1 oz. Purified Water

Add all ingredients to a 2 oz. glass spray bottle.

Homemade Bath Salts: 

1 cup Epsom Salts in a pint jar

10 drops of your favorite doTERRA essential oils

Relaxing Oil Suggestions:

Lavender, Serenity, Ylang Ylang

Or Consider this:
Aphrodisiac Blend: 2 drops each of White Fir, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Date Night to Remember: 2 drops each of Cinnamon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, and 6 drops of Sandalwood.

 

Mint Chocolate Body Butter: 

1/2 c. Cacao Butter

1/2 c. organic extra virgen coconut oil

4 drops Peppermint essential oil

3 teaspoons raw honey

 

Diffuser Blends: 

Aphrodisiac Blend: 1 drop each of White Fir, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Date Night to Remember: 1 drop each of Cinnamon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, and 3 drops of Sandalwood.

 

Hair wax helps add texture and style to men and women’s hair. This easy DIY hair wax made with essential oils is healthy for your hair and will be loved by all hair types. Check out what this  doTERRA Employee had to say about this hair wax:

“This hair wax is fantastic. I  love that I can use whatever essential oils I would like and that it works great on my ‘style-resistant hair’. The simplicity of the ingredient list also amazes me. I have been paying a lot of money for high-end products that contain some questionable ingredients because it has been the only thing that works for my hair. Those days are over. Now, I can make my own!” -Rachelle, Legal
Ingredients:
.75 ounces beeswax
.5 ounce shea butter
.75 ounces Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Rosemary essential oil
 
Tip: For harder hair wax, use 1 ounce beeswax and .5 ounces Fractionated Coconut Oil. For softer hair wax, use .75 ounces shea butter and 1 ounce Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in glass container.
  2. Place jar in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.
  4. Remove from heat and let rest for three minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Pour mixture in empty tin or glass jar with lid.
  7. Let hair wax rest 1-2 hours.
  8. To use, apply a small amount to fingers and style as desired. A little wax goes a long way.

– See more at: https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-essential-hair-wax#sthash.OSzEuz3h.dpuf

 

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate Volunteers at Her Local Hospital and Hospice

Like many doTERRA Wellness Advocates, Colorado resident Jennifer Thomas has a busy schedule and daily responsibilities that take up her time. However, Jennifer still makes time to help her local community by volunteering at the Delta Memorial Hospital and the Hope West Hospice Care Center. Both of these institutions serve people who struggle with life-limiting illnesses and common sicknesses that require the help of doctors, nurses, and caring volunteers.
At the Delta Memorial Hospital, Jennifer volunteers in the Emergency Room Department. She provides support to doctors and nurses by changing bedding, delivering blood work to labs, and helping with X-ray follow ups. During her volunteer work in the emergency room, Jennifer assists with patients who are suffering from a wide variety of injuries and sicknesses—from car accident injuries to the stomach flu. The most common reasons for emergency room visits in the United States include chest pain, abdominal pain, broken bones, infections like the common cold or flu, head trauma, back pain, skin infections, and more.1
Jennifer sees a variety of people in the emergency room, but appreciates the chance she has to meet people from all walks of life and assist them when they are in pain or discomfort. She says, “Volunteers are very important at the hospital—we do the things that doctors or nurses don’t have time to. We can offer a smile or reassuring touch when these people feel like everything is coming down around them.”
Aside from volunteering at the Delta County Memorial Hospital, Jennifer also donates her time to help at the Hope West Hospice in her area. The hospice center offers many services that aim to help those with limiting illnesses like cancer, and other ailments that can inhibit the ability to care for oneself. They also offer support to families as they go through the stressful experience of caring for a loved one with a serious illness. At the hospice, Jennifer helps with events and fundraisers that help benefit the organization. She coordinates with other volunteers and office personnel, trying to help in any way that she can.
Jennifer’s volunteer work in her community provides inspiration to other doTERRA Wellness Advocates with busy schedules and a desire to give back. Whether she is helping doctors attend to a child with the stomach flu, or coordinating fundraising efforts for the hospice, her acts of kindness truly benefit community members during a time of need.
https://doterra.com/US/en/about/caring-jennifer-thomas