Friday, September 30, 2011

Homemade Lip Gloss

My 8 year old niece in Oregon just made this with her activity group and loves it. (Plus her mom has said it's not messy).  I just thought this would be something fun to do and try so I wanted to share this!

homemade lip gloss
1 tablespoon vaseline
1/2 teaspoon honey beeswax (comes in a bar so you need to grate it)
essential oil

Melt the vaseline and beeswax on the stove. Add 3 drops or more of essential oil of your choice. Put into small round containers. Makes 2 containers.
Sometimes we likes to melt a few chocolate chips into the lip gloss for a chocolate flavor. Real chocolate!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Infertility and Pregnancy

Being pregnat can be one of the most wonderful things in the world. My husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful children and are grateful for them everyday. We talked about maybe having one or two more but I started to have a lot of pain in my lower stomach. I just ingored it thinking it was probably just stress and went on about life. As time went on, the pain got stronger and more frequent. My husband finally said, you're going to the doctors today.  I agreed and some test were run, ultrasounds taken and by the end I was going in for surgery due to the multiple type of cysts that I had on my ovaries.  We were told that we probably werent going to be able to have more children and if we were that we would probably need to resort to in vitro.
We were devestated at this news and so once again I turned to doTERRA oils not wanting to except the diagnois that had been given to me.  Immediatly I started to rub Clary Sage and Frankincense over my ovaries twice a day.  4 months later we found out I was pregnant with our fourth child!
How amazing was that, we couldn't believe it and neither could the doctors. I was over joyed from the outcome and most the credit to the oils!!
I of course have terrible morning sickness so as soon as week 6 came around I was hugging the toilet the whole day.  The thing is as well that when I'm pregnant with boys, the sickness tends to last the entire pregnancy, so here at week 19, I still struggle with the same issues.  I did find a trick to help so that I could keep some food down.  Now it didnt completely cure it but it sure made it so I could tend to my three other little ones.  I rub Peppermint oil on the bottoms of my feet in the morning to help with nausea and help me to wake up a little and as my stomach would turn through the day I'd rub peppermint or DigestZen on my stomach and would feel a ton better. Now remember Peppermint SHOULD NOT be used in the 3rd trimester if youre planning to nurse because it can dry up your milk supply.  Diffusing different smells as well like Wild Orange or Balance seemed to help my mood as well.  But be sure to diffuse the things that make you feel good. 
My dear husband also spoils me with massages on my back as well as my feet and I am ever so grateful for them.  I think he was more grateful during my discovery Deep Blue durning my last pregnancy.  With all the aches and pains that come from stress on your back and hips, I was wanting a massage everyday.  During the first two pregnancy's he gave them to me.  But with the the third and this pregnancy he's only had to give them every two weeks or so if he uses the Deep Blue and then a warm compress after. It's truly been amazing. I feel so much better after wards, my body is able to handle the demands so much better, and the smell from Deep Blue helps me to relax which we all know is good for the baby.  None of these oils have proven harmful any of the babies or myself and has actually opened my doctors eyes to the side of essential oils!
As far as taking the Lifelong Wellness Vitamins with pregnancy, again I highly recommend them. Having used other brands with my first two children and using doTERRA's for these last two, I would Never use anything else.  I feel more balanced, have more engery, my body doesn't crave the sugar it usually does and I've noticed that since I started to use them, the joint pain I have in my elbows have gone away!  I wish I had none about all of these things before my first two pregnancy's but I'm grateful to know of them now.  Especially since I've learned how to use them with newborns and I'm a firm believer that my last baby was healthier because the oils were used on her since birth.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gardening With Oils And Dealing With Summer Bugs And Burns!!

I love spring when I can plant fragrant flowers and some fruit and vegetable plants with my children. They enjoy watching the plants bloom and grow and get so excited when the fruit and vegetable plants begin producing, they really feel all the hard work they put into tending the garden was for something. It's also been a great time for us to bond as a family and work together. 
I was so excited when I learned that Essential Oils can be used in the garden to keep away those little bugs! I really like to keep my garden organic so this was perfect!

Gardening Mixtures:

16 oz spray bottle of water, 30 drops TERRASHIELD

16 oz spray bottle water, 1 tsp. natural soap, 25 drops oil, shake well.

TERRASHIELD has been my favorite and is simple to use, but if you don't have it on hand here are a few other suggestions.

THYME and LAVENDER are great for protecting all vegetables in the garden.
PEPPERMINT : Ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, gnats, moths.
LEMONGRASS: Black flea beetle, fleas, mosquito's, and ticks.
THYME: Bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, ticks.
CLARY SAGE: Cabbage root fly,cutworm, nematodes, ticks, white fly.
ROSEMARY: Cabbage root fly and carrot fly
WHITE FIR: Slugs, snails, wooly aphids
SANDALWOOD: Weevils, wooly aphids

Another suggestion that I've heard but haven't tried is to place oil on cotton balls and place them around the garden.
Remember to spray around the plants and only under the leaves if there are any pest found on them. Use as little as possible. Two applications a day for a few days, might be necessary.

                                                 IN THE SUN SKIN CARE:

Of course being in the garden, going to the beach and the children playing outside a lot more, I began to grow concerned about the typical summer burns and what I could do to prevent that from happening and soon enough I got my answer.  I have tried this with my kids over the last few weeks and it's worked great. On my 18th month old her skin turned a little pink, I applied the same mixture on her skin when we got home and by that night the pink was gone. Now that she has a little tan built up there has been no pink skin and it is comforting to know that I'm not applying anything toxic on my kids.
Here is the recipe I used:

Sunblock- Lavender or Helichrysum with Coconut Oil 1 drop to 1-2 tablespoons. Allow to soak into the skin 10-15 mins. before you go into the sun.

                                           INSECT REPELLENT AND BUG BITES:

Bugs are so attracted to my poor little 4 years old. Every since he was a baby we'd take the kids up to the mountains and with our fail, he is the one who would come home with all the bites. That is why I am such a fan of TERRASHIELD! I've put it in a 4oz bottle with some water and sprayed it on his body every time we head out for a hike and it has worked wonders! We've also learned to spray it around the window seals of our home and even around the tent doors and windows when we're camping, it's been amazing! It's obviously all natural and none of us are receiving any toxins in our body from using bug spray. The most amazing thing is TERRASHIELD IS 10x's STRONGER THAN DEET!! SO KEEP THOSE MOSQUITO'S AWAY!!

If you or some one in your family has received a few bites, here are some suggestions that have helped us in the past that I highly recommend.

PURIFY: To help stop the itching, swelling, stinging, and to clean the bite if person has scratched the open and it needs to be cleaned.
LAVENDER: To stop the itch and reduce the size of the bite.
OREGANO or BASIL: To pull the poison out.

A few other oils to try are Peppermint, On Guard, Clove and Melaleuca.

Remember that each person and each body is different so if you didn't like the result you got with the lavender then try the purify and it will be well worth your time!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ways To Use Frankincense

doTERRA Exclusive Omani Frankincense

15 Favorite Ways When Asked By People On How To Use Frankincense

15. Beautiful Skin (use neat or mix with lavender and apply to face morning and night)
14. Caring for Cuts (apply a few drops on cuts and scars)
13. Immune Support (take a few drops in a gelatin capsule)
12. Jaw Comfort (mix with Deep Blue Soothing Blend to provide relief)
11. Bedtime Lullabies (mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to children’s feet at night)
10. Back Relief (apply neat on lower back for soothing comfort)
9. Pick-Me-Up (mix with Peppermint and apply to bottom of feet)
8. Stress Relief (apply to temples for soothing comfort)
7. Cough Comfort (apply on neck and throat to soothe irritations in throat or with coughs)
6. Forget Frustrations (apply behind the ears and on wrists to erase frustrations)
5. Home Sweet Home (diffuse in the home for a pleasant aroma)
4. Bug Bites Beware (apply on itchy, scratchy skin to soothe irritations)
3. Walk With Me (apply and follow with heat on knees to ease discomfort)
2. Anxiety Anyone? (apply a few drops to cupped hands and breathe deeply)
1. Mood Balancer (diffuse or apply to neck to find harmony and clarity)

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lifelong Vitality Pack

30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
5000+ on the ORAC Scale

Our family has truly enjoyed the Lifelong Vitality Pack. Being a mother of three young children I was starting to feel extremely drained and worn. I wasn't sleeping at night, stress levels rose with they daily tasks I needed to accomplish and I just didn't feel I could do all that I needed to. I was completely worn down. My joints and back ached to the point where it was hard some mornings to get out of bed.  I went to the doctors and test were done to find out the cause. I was already currently taking vitamins so I didn't believe that that was the problem.  Test came back and I was still had large vitamin deficiency's. The doctors gave me more vitamins to take and things I hadn't even heard of before but I was well over $300.00 a month into getting myself back on track. I noticed a little change but that quickly went away and I still was having aches and pains.  Afters using the doTERRA oils and being amazed with those I decided that for a month I would try the Lifelong Vitality Pack, after all I had heard some wonderful stories about it.  After taking the vitamins for three weeks I noticed a huge difference!! I was out playing with my children, my attitude was different. I was actually losing the weight from my last pregnancy since the vitamins were helping my body to do what it needed to do and even more exciting, when I went back to the doctors three months later I was back on track. They couldn't believe how fast my body had rebound and they started asking questions about the Vitality Pack.  I've now been taking them for a year and will  never take anything else! I love doTERRA's Wellness Philosophy, it has changed mine and my husbands life.

dōTERRA® Alpha CRS+® Cellular Vitality Complex is a proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer. Alpha CRS+ is formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega® and Microplex VMz™ as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness.

Supports healthy cell proliferation and lifespan by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and other critical cell structures*
  •  Supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic factors of energy production*
  •  Supports healthy inflammatory response in cells by reducing oxidative stress*
  • Supports healthy cellular immune function
     Includes a whole-food botanical blend of cayenne, kelp, horsetail, and 72 organic trace minerals.
  • Formulated with an digestive enzyme blend of amylase, protease, cellulose, and lipase
  •  Includes dōTERRA’s Tummy Tamer digestive blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway
  • Made with sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable liquicapsules, does not contain milk or wheat products, does not contain ingredients made from animal products
Specially formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega and Microplex VMz as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness*
What Makes This Product Unique?
Contains dōTERRA’s proprietary polyphenol cellular longevity blend which includes potent doses of baicalin from scuttelaria root, resveratrol from polygonum cuspidatum, ellagic acid from pomegranate, EGCG from green tea, and proanthocyanidins from grape seeds
Includes potent levels of metabolic factors of cellular energy: coenzyme Q10, quercetin, alpha-lipoic acid, and acetyl-l-carnetine
Includes Tummy Taming™ Blend to prevent stomach upset
Specially formulated to be used daily with EO Mega and Microplex VM as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness*                                                                             EOMega

dōTERRA® xEO Mega® Essential Oil Omega Complex is a unique formula of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and proprietary blend of marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids help support healthy joint, cardiovascular, and brain health, support healthy immune function, and have been shown to help mediate healthy inflammatory responses in cells. A single daily dose of xEO Mega provides 100 milligrams of marine lipids with 340 mg of EPA and 240 mg of DHA and a blend of plant-sourced essential fatty acids. xEO Mega also includes 800 IU of natural vitamin D, 60 IU of natural vitamin E, and 1 mg of pure astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid harvested from microalgae. The bioavailability of the xEO Mega formula is enhanced through a nanosomal lipid assimilation system and is encapsulated in SLS-free vegetable liquicapsules.


 * Supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic factors of energy production*
 Supports healthy inflammatory response in cells by reducing oxidative stress*

dōTERRA®'s Microplex VM™ is a comprehensive array of bioavailable vitamins and chelated minerals that are often deficient in our modern diets. Microplex VM provides a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins. It also contains important minerals for metabolism and the essential bone nutrients calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Microplex VM also contains a Tummy Taming™ blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway to calm the stomach and a blend of digestive enzyme to support nutrient metabolism.

• Provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, functioning and
maintenance of cells*
• Fights free radicals with the antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E*
• Supports healthy metabolism and cellular energy*
• Supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D*
• Supports healthy immune function*
• Supports healthy digestion*
• Provides systemic benefits of vitality and wellness associated with optimal intake of
essential nutrients*
Supports healthy cellular immune function*   

What Makes This Product Unique?
Contains dōTERRA’s proprietary polyphenolbaicalin from scuttelaria root, resveratrol from polygonum capsudatum, ellagic acid from pomegranate, EGCG from green tea, and proanthocyanidins from grape seeds
A balanced blend of essential vitamins including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E
• Includes an energy complex of B vitamins
• Includes a balanced blend of essential minerals including calcium, magnesium, and zinc as well as other important chelated minerals
• dōTERRA Tummy Taming digestive blend of herbs and digestive enzymes

Lifelong Vitality Pack Offer- To learn how to receive the EO Mega and the Microplex VM for FREE, email

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Upcoming doTERRA Events

These are a do not want to miss!!

Tuesday October 11th @ 7:00
Brigham Utah
Natalie Rigby will be giving a presentation on the Family Physician Kit and all the oils contained.  Come learn the basics of oils and why doTERRA is better than any other products on the market.
For Directions email This is a FREE and open to the public event.

doTERRA's conference in Salt Lake City EMPOWER 2011

Learn how and why essential oils are revolutionizing personal healthcare models
Be the first to experience NEW products
Discover how to build your business for true financial security


dōTERRA invites you to join us at our annual Celebration & Training Conference for 3 full days of education, experience, and excitement.
EMPŌWER yourself with in-depth expertise and engage your senses with our innovative new product launches.
Meet the experts who ensure dōTERRA’s CPTG® - Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality standards, and be there as dōTERRA reveals the science behind the world's purest, most potent essential oils.
Be present as Dr. David Hill and other medical and scientific professionals unveil cutting-edge essential oil research.
EMPŌWER your success by discovering the latest strategies for optimizing your dōTERRA opportunity.
  • Expand your knowledge of essential oils at the scientific level. Learn about their chemistry and how they contribute to optimal health and vitality.
  • Educate, inspire, and EMPŌWER yourself with our new interactive web platform.
 For Questions email

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Essential Oil Uses

We all have different ailments at different times in our life. That's why I was so excited to do a little research to find out how I could use doTERRA's oils for anything that might come our way, and for us it has worked every single time!! We are so lucky doTERRA offers all the oils they do and even luckier that they are the highest quality oils in the world and are the only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils on the market. They are cross tested using Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography to guarantee extract purity and to ensure maximum potency. Here are a few suggested uses:

Basil - Antibiotic, Earache, Ear Infection, Anti-Inflammatory, Cardiovascular System

Bergamot - Loss of Appetite, Bronchitis, Digestive System, Emotional Balance, Skin Issues

Cassia - Arthritic Pain, Cold & Flu, Constipation, Cough, Hypertension, Stomach Ache

Cinnamon - Cold & Flu, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhea, Insect Bites, Immune System

Clary Sage - Acne, Dandruff, Hair loss, Hot flashes, Hypertension, Menopause, Migraines

Clove - Analgesic, Antibiotic, Toothache, Emergency Salve, Cuts, Nausea

Coriander - Type II Diabetes, Anorexia, Digestive and Hormonal Body Systems

Cypress - Astringent, Antiseptic, Hemorrhoids, Menopause, Menstrual problems

Eucalyptus - Sinus infection, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Respiratory congestion, Asthma

Frankincense - Sciatic Pain, Nervousness, Anxiety, Depression, Skin conditions, infections

Geranium - Hormone Support, Depression, Dermatitis, Diuretic, Sedative

Ginger - Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Nausea, Motion sickness

Grapefruit - Acne, Cold & Flu, Constipation, Depression, Skin Conditions, Weight Loss

Helichrysum -  Tissue regeneration, Coagulant, Scaring, Earache, Cardiovascular System

Lavender - Sleep aid, Insect bites, Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Scrapes, Emotional Balance

Lemon - Disinfectant, Sore throat relief, Neutralize orders and bacteria, Digestive Aid

Lemongrass - Joint support, Insect repellent, Reduce High Cholesterol, Immune System

Marjoram - Muscle relaxant, Chronic fatigue syndrome, shingles, tension headache

Melaleuca - Candida, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Athlete’s foot, MRSA, Immune building properties

Myrrh - Immune support, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Hormonal & Nervous Systems

Oregano - Candida, Athlete’s foot, Cold, Flu, Pain killer, Infections, Immune & Respiratory Systems

Peppermint - Headache, Fever, Stomach discomforts, Joint pain, Sinus congestion

Roman Chamomile - Neutralizes Allergies, skin regenerator, Cleanser of the Blood, Emotional Balance

Rosemary - Asthma, Antimicrobial, Bronchitis, Diuretic, Mental Clarity, Stimulates Memory

Sandalwood - Antibacterial, Skin disorders, Acne, Stress, Candida, Sciatic Nerve Issues

Thyme - Antifungal, Mold, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Relieve Depression, Immune System

Vetiver - Acne, Arthritis, Mature Skin, Rheumatism, Sedative, Tonic (child or adult)

White Fir - Arthritic Pain, Colds & Flu, Congestion, Infections, Join & Muscle Pain

Wild Orange - Antidepressant, Fatigue, Acid Reflux, Heart Burn, Stomach Ache

Wintergreen - Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Arthritis, Tendinitis

Ylang Ylang - Depression, Stress, Hypertension, Insomnia, Sedative, Lowering Blood Pressure

Signature Blends

Aroma Touch - Relax Muscles, Calm Tension, Sooth Irritated Tissues, Increase Circulation

Balance - Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Nervousness, ADD, Calming, Peace & Relaxation, Grounding

Breathe - Asthma, Bronchitis, Congestion, Cold, Flu, Cough, All things respiratory

Citrus Bliss - Elevating, Disinfectant, Kills airborne pathogens, Immune Support, Stress Relieving

Deep Blue - Pain, Bruises, Carpel Tunnel, Inflammation, Migraine, Sooth Inflammation

DigestZen - Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Food Poisoning, Improve Digestive Function

Elevation - ADD, Depression, Lack of Energy, Stimulate body’s chemistry when Lethargic or Sad

On Guard - Antibiotic, Builds Immune System, Kills harmful Bacteria, Mold & Viruses

PastTense - Relieve the pain and tension associated with headaches and muscle aches

Purify - Insect bites, Cuts, Anti-microbial, Surface disinfectant, Remove Odors from the air

Serenity - Anxiety, Sleep Aid, Stress, Tension Headaches, Nervous System & Emotional Balance

Terra Shield - Natural Insect Repellent with NO Deet (10 Times stronger than Deet)

Whisper - Hot Flashes, Anxiety, Dandruff, Cologne & Perfume, Emotional Balance

Naturally Safe, Purely Effective, Guaranteed

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This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. Please see a qualified health care provider for medical treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.