Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Baby's Bottom

My poor Piper got a diaper rash tonight. She walked around and you could tell she was hurting. So what oils do you think you could use?? What would you suggest to me? :)
I'll post the answers tomorrow! But, first, I wanna hear what you think! So leave a comment with your answer.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I was watching the Today Show this morning, the one with Hoda Kotb, and they were talking about how a bad diet shows in your body.  I learned one bit of info that I thought I'd share with you all today:
If you have bad skin, it might be because you are low on antioxidants.
If you are tired, feeling depressed, feel lazy, you are low on iron. (I knew this one, just wanted to share). 

Here is a recipe to make a Counter top Disinfectant:

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup filtered or distilled water
 Option 1:
30 drops melaleuca oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
 Option 2:
30 drops white fir
5 drops melaleuca oil
5 drops grapefruit oil
 Option 3:
35 drops On Guard
5 drops Purify

 Fill a spray trigger bottle with ingredients and shake to mix well. Spray
on furniture and wipe with cloth or clean sponge. Shake often. 
I got this information from here!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Just A Few More...

For a little encouragement, for our lucky #15th follower, I will send a little something to. So if you like this blog, please spread the word! #15, be sure to email me at with your name and address so I can mail you a little present! :)

Get Moving!

As I was trying to come up with something to blog about today, I started to read some other articles from doTERRA's blog and this one stood out to me.

Elevate Your Yoga Practice with dōTERRA Essential Oils
(click here to view a video about incorporating your oils into your Yoga routine.

It suggests to use these 3 oils when doing Yogo: Elevate (to lift), Balance (to ground) and Serenity (to calm).

I also want to add that when you are exercising, Deep Blue is a GREAT oil to have on hand. For any soreness or pulled muscles, rub a little deep blue and massage. Or, an even better idea is to rub a little deep blue in and have your spouse massage! :)

Sorry about the formatting and fonts on this post. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get it to look like how I originally typed it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Oh Blessed Laundry...

I don't know about you, but I HATE doing laundry with a passion. By the time I get it all put away, it is time to start washing again. At least at my house, that is the way it goes. Here are a few tips to use the oils in your laundry! Let me know what you think after you try it out!

"Essential oils may be used to help clean and sanitize your laundry.
Add 10 drops of eucalyptus to each load to kill dust mites or fleas.
Add 10 drops of lemon to help further deodorize and sanitize.
You may also add several drops of essential oils to the rinse cycle, such as
lemon, lavender or Citrus Bliss™ to help further soften and deodorize the load.
*In the Dryer*
Instead of using toxic and irritating softening sheets in your dryer, place a washcloth dampened with 10 drops of lavender, lemon, melaleuca, Citrus Bliss™, or another essential oil. While the oils will not reduce static
cling, they will impart a distinctive fragrance to your clothes. Over drying is the primary cause of static electricity. Remove your clothes from the dryer when you can sense a little dampness. Then fold or hang immediately if possible."
Info was taken from here.
I have started putting Elevation in my washer, while the water is running, before I put the clothes in. I put about 6-8 drops. I just really like the smell of my towels after they are all tried. Yes, I have only put it in with my towels.
If I have sick kids, I will use On Guard to help get rid of odors and/or germs. I am not a huge fan of citrus smells, which is why I don't personally use the lemon more often.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stress Is One Thing That Can Cause...

Do you know what stress can do to your body? Everybody is different and so stress does different things to different people. But the one I'd like to talk about today is one that my husband actually suffers from periodically...COLD SORES!! Yuck right? Fortunately, I have never had one. But my hubby has had them quite a few times and he really gets tired of them. This herpes virus actually stays in the body until the immune system is weak and then will break out, usually in form of a cold sore. So the best way to keep this from happening is to keep your immune system going strong! To do that, again, I would suggest using On Guard daily. Maybe by putting a drop on your feet in the morning before you put your socks on. (FYI, after putting oils on your feet, it is best to wear a pair of cotton socks for 10-20 minutes to make sure the oils don't get rubbed off) I would also suggest using lemon oil, such as a drop in your water, to help clean your body out and keep it clean. But, if life is stressful and you have that unfortunate luck of having the virus in your body, then here is what is suggested: "Apply one or two drops neat (undiluted) to the outbreak area as often as every 2 hours and not less than 3 times per day.  Continue for 3 days after symptoms are gone.  Melaleuca (often referred to as Tea Tree Oil) and Melissa are the most highly recommended oils.  Lavender, myrrh, or a blend of frankincense and sandalwood can also be used. For small children 50/50 dilution may be used." (This information comes from here
Since my husband has had one since we started using the oils, he used the Melaleuca oil on it. He told me that he really liked how when he put a drop on the cold sore, it sort of numbed it a bit and actually took the pain away. So just something to think about next time you feel a cold sore coming. It is best to nip it once you feel one starting instead of waiting until it is in full-swing.
For more information, please check out this website: You can put in any ailment and it will give you suggested protocols with doTERRA essential oils.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A "Duh" Moment

My little Rory went to the doctor yesterday, like I already mentioned, and got 3 shots in her legs. Her fever had gone down by that point but I started hoping that since she had gotten shots, her fever didn't reappear. Well, it did and it was worse than the previous night. It got up to 102. She slept most of the day and evening and was ornery. I continued to put peppermint oil on her feet and head to help reduce the fever. Then here is where my "Duh" Moment comes in, why was I not putting On Guard on her this whole time?? Geez!! She has had a bit of a stuffy nose this whole time so I'm pretty sure she just has a little bug/cold. So last night, I put a drop of On Guard on each of her feet, along with the Peppermint. She slept all night long! Thankfully! Then when she woke up this morning, instead of having a stuffy nose, she had a runny nose. This is a sign that the oils are pushing out the cold. I put them on her feet again this morning and currently her temperature is 98*. Normal! It is miserable when a child of yours is sick and sometimes you feel so helpless. So I'm really thankful that I have these oils and can help my children feel at their greatest!
This is Rory from this morning playing in her jumper!

I also want to mention one thing about the oils. They work a little differently than medicine does. Sometimes they have the effect that instead of just getting rid of the ailment, or dissolving the , they will, in a sense, push it out. This is what happened with Rory and the On Guard. Instead of just clearing up her sinus', she got a runny nose because it is pushing out the bad stuff. This is a good thing. So if you are using them and this happens, it is a good thing. Just keep using them and eventually it will be gone! Best of luck!
Keep the comments coming! I love to hear from my readers! If you have an experience with the oils that you wouldn't mind sharing, let me know and you can be our guest post for the day! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

One Drop Goes A Long Way

My youngest child, Rory, (who weighed in this morning at 15 lbs and is 4 months old), struggled yesterday. She was a little ornery and at church I realized she was feeling a little warm. So when we got home, I took out the thermometer and took her temperature. Sure enough, 100.8. Poor baby! She was feeling miserable. I could tell she just was achy and didn't feel good. So we got her in some comfy clothes and I grabbed the Peppermint oil. Peppermint is a cooling and calming oil. Great for fevers! I put a drop on each foot and then I like to put one on the crown of the head when my kids have a fever. I did this every few hours. After my other 3 went to bed and I could focus more on Rory, I put a cold washcloth on her forehead and we cuddled. She slept ok. Her temperature went as high as 101 through out the night. But this morning, at the doctor's office, she was down to normal at 98*. I think this just goes to show how strong a drop here and a drop there is with doTERRA's oils. Because they are so pure, they are strong. Now that I think about it, that is kind of how I want my kids to grow up. Pure and strong. I think the oils help us achieve that goal. Along with leading a healthy lifestyle.

Now on this blog, besides telling you more about the oils, I want to just instill how good it is to lead a healthy lifestyle. With eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and using the essential oils, you are destined to lead a long healthy life! So periodically, there will be posts about healthy foods or activities or something. :)
I also want to add that when you use the oils, it is so important to learn to listen to your body. If you are a parent, listen to those intuitions on how to help your children. Be aware of the needs of the body and act on them once you figure it out. This can only help your body function properly and make it through this life!
Once again, these are only my opinions. You may feel differently and that is completely fine with me. I'm just sharing my experiences! If you ever make the Lime Cheesecake from my last post, please let us all know how it tasted and what you think! You can also try using an oil called Citrus Bliss or Grapefruit or some other flavor/oil if you wish to experiment. I haven't tried Orange yet.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Time For Dessert

Here is a recipe that I have made for some classes. 
Lime Cheesecake 
(tastes like Key Lime YUMMY!!)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Lime essential oil
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Mix cream cheese first then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until creamy and smooth. Add 4-7 drops of lime essential oil. Pour into a 9'' graham cracker crust. Chill and serve!
Graham Cracker Crust
Crush graham crackers and add melted butter. Mix well and pat into pan.

Now the lime oil is hard to taste while you are making the cheesecake, I have found. After it has had time to set and chill, the flavor will really come out. So it really depends on how strong you like the flavor. I usually add about 6-7 drops I think and it is pretty strong flavor after it has chilled. So you might just have to try it once or twice and see what kind of flavor you like! :) It is so yummy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Good and the Bad

So did you know that our bodies need some germs? There is such a thing as good germs out there! It is good to play in the dirt. It is also good to wash your hands afterwards. But did you know that there are some things out there that instead of really helping you, it might be making things worse? I have observed and done some research on products such as hand sanitizer to see just how good it is and whether I want it in my home or not. I have heard time and time again that hand sanitizer actually not only takes the bad germs off, but it will take the good germs as well. Making it so that your body is unable to form the immunities that it needs to to keep itself healthy. So for me, personally, I have chosen to not buy sanitizer from the stores. I do have some from life before the oils, but we really don't use it very often. To replace it, we have started using doTERRA's On Guard Hand Sanitizing Wipes. These will help to kill off those yucky germs that we don't want, but will enable your body to keep those necessary good germs. From what I'm seeing, the twin-pack of wipes are 10% off right now, making them $13.80 for a twin box set. Each box comes with 20 individually-wrapped, biodegradable wipes. So that is 40 wipes for the $13. It may seem a bit expensive to you, but how important is your family's health? Think about that. These On Guard wipes will also help protect the body against other viruses that might be going around. I can't promise that you or your children won't get sick. But using On Guard, as well as other oils, will help keep your children safer from those nasty germs going around. So stock up now before the winter months come upon us. Keep them in your purse, diaper bags, back packs, cars. Have your kids use them when they get home from school. Whatever your reason may be, just use them! :)

I just wanted to apologize for not having a post yesterday. The county fair is going on now and would you believe that I have been over to walk around and see the animals 4x already? That 4 times happened all yesterday and as soon as I feed my baby, we'll head on over to take a gander once again.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Almost To #10!

So I now have 9 followers on here. So here is my challenge: The next person to follow my blog, so to be #10, will receive a fun little present from me! So tell your friends.  If you see that you are #10, please email me at and give me your name and address so I can mail you your prize! Best of luck to you all! Ready...Set....Follow! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ahh....I Need To Relax....

Today is the kind of day that I have not been home for longer than 30 minutes since 9:30 this morning. That half hour isn't even all at once. My poor kids had to sit in the hot car while I did my errands around town (we have no AC at the moment, so when I say hot car, I am not exaggerating!). So here it is, late at night, my feet are tired and my mind is spinning from everything I need to do from kindergarten registration, kindergarten open house, preschool open house, get pictures developed, doctor appointments, dentist appointments and somewhere, in there, I have to get my books bought for my school semester that starts in a month. The perfect oil to use in a situation like this is a must-have in my house: SERENITY! Serenity is perfect for those stressful times in life. My favorite thing to do with it is put about 3-4 drops in a tub of hot water and take a bath to relax after days like today (be sure to test it out with your skin. That might be too many drops and you might feel it burn a little bit. So start with one drop and work from there. If the bath is for children, definitely only do one drop.) You can also combine it with some water, put it in a spray bottle and spray your pillows and sheets to help you sleep better. Serenity is a calming oil blend that "creates a sense of well-being and relaxation." (doTERRA's words, not mine.) So if you are feeling a little stressed out in life right now, or you think you might in the future, get your hands on this bottle of wonderful-ness. Have a foot soak, a bath, a massage, or spray your pillow with it. Whatever you do with it, I'm sure you will feel its calming affects.
P.S. I'm working on trying to find some good clip-art and figure out formatting with pictures. So if my pictures are plain until then, I'm apologize. Bear with me! :) Thanks!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Guest Post Time!

You all thought I forgot about my guest post I promised you for today, don't you? No, I have not forgotten. I went shopping in Idaho Falls and ended up being gone ALL DAY! So here I am. This post comes from a good friend of mine, Lyndsey. She has 3 kiddos and started using the oils about the same time as me! Here is an experience that she was willing to share! :) Enjoy!

"When my youngest son was born at the end of January, of course, my fear was RSV, colds, and the flu. My second son, Joby, had a fever off and on. Since both of them were using the binky, Joby would put Sage's binky in his mouth, and then proceed to put it back in baby's mouth. I knew no good would come of this. Sure enough, about two days later, we were at my in-laws and my baby felt hot. After taking his temperature, his fever was 101, or possible higher. I'm not sure why I was panicking, because I knew he probably had just gotten the flu from my son. But because they tell you to take babies under 3 months into the hospital for fevers, to the hospital we went.
I thought for sure they were just going to check his temp and give him some fever reducing prescription. And if I had known otherwise I wouldn't have gone. They wanted to give him x-rays, a spinal tap, they wanted to take mucus samples, and blood samples. They also wanted to check us in so they could give him an iv!
At this point he was feverish and was a little congested. So they checked us in, and luckily my pediatrician was there. He looked at him, and after I told him I was pretty sure it was the flu, he told me that he would get much worse before he got better. He was also jaundiced, and because of the flu his bilirubin levels went up to about 12.
So we got to our room and I just let him sleep all night on my chest resolving to fix this with my oils. By morning time I called my husband and begged him to bring me some of my oils so I could help my baby get better. When my children are sick, I usually just bust out the oils, so I decided I would do the same for my baby. I had him bring me Breath, On Guard, Lavender, and Lemon. Breath was to clear his congestion, On Guard was to kill the virus, Lavender was to calm him and help him sleep, and Lemon was to help lower the fever as well as help kill the virus. I rubbed these on his feet every hour or two. I rub them on the feet for two reasons. one is because I have a daughter with a skin sensitivity to the oils, so I have to rub them on her feet to avoid a reaction. Two, when you rub oils on the feet the nerve endings all end there, so they can carry the oils from the feet to the entire body within 20 minutes.
Now remember, the doctor told me he would get much worse before he got better? Well, the first night (before the oils) he did get a little more congested, but 3 hours from when I started administering the oils, his fever was gone. His congestion went down, and his bilirubin levels went down noticeably. Even I was impressed, and I knew the power of oils! The doctor came back later on in the afternoon and was amazed! He said he had never seen a baby recover so quickly from the flu! It was pretty exciting! We were released from the hospital the next day(they wanted to make sure he was fine) and I continued to administer the oils until I was sure his flu was gone. It was about another two days that he had a little congestion.
The funny thing is there was nothing "modern medicine" was actually doing for my son, so I really wish I would have thought of the oils before I went to the hospital! All they could do for him was give him Tylenol, which didn't help.
I always make sure to have On Guard. In fact, if I had a diffuser, I would have been diffusing On Guard at the first sign of my son Joby getting sick. Then Sage wouldn't have caught his flu. Whenever my kids get cold or flu sick, I start rubbing On Guard on their feet. We also like drinking Lemon water when we are sick too. And Lavender is an oil that everyone should have. Its one of those, "if you don't know what to do, use lavender" kind of oils. Its good for everything!
So go out right now and get you some On Guard and Lavender, at the very least. DoTERRA's oils are by far the highest quality I have ever used, so just bypass the cheap ones. Seriously, I have been there, done that. DoTERRA is so worth your money!"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Better Odor

So I don't know about your house, but at my house, I am FOREVER washing clothes! I have 4 kids and 2 adults here and we go through laundry like crazy! Especially our towels! I have noticed that especially my washrags are starting to stink. So today, I tried putting some oils in the water to help them smell better. When my kids are sick, or someone gets any yucky germs on material that needs to be washed, I typically use On Guard in the washer to help kill off germs. But this time I wanted something that smelled a little bit better. So I used Elevation. My towels came out smelling pretty good. So we'll see how long they stay that way!! I also mopped my kitchen floor the other day. Usually, just like laundry, I'll fill my bucket up with hot water and just use a couple of drops of On Guard. But yet again, I wanted something that smelled a little bit better so I used Elevation! I think my house is smelling pretty good lately! :) Plus, Elevation is a mood-booster and so hopefully people are happier! And not just cuz I actually mopped my kitchen floor! :)
Stay tuned for Monday's post where I will have a fellow oiler share an experience with the oils! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Oil of the Month

The oil of the month is Purify. If you order it during the month of August, you get 10% off of it. :)
Purify is used to naturally rid the environment of odors and contaminates. It is a blend made only by doTERRA using the oils lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca, and cilantro. Use it aromatically or topically.
I remember reading somewhere that if you have some sort of chronic problem, purify could possibly help to rid your body of it. Give it a try! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Summer Sizzle Promotion Reminder

Don't forget to get your orders in for the Summer Sizzle Promotion! The last day it is available is August 15th. So you only have a few days to put in an order of 200pv to get your 5mL bottles of Rosemary, Black Pepper, Cilantro and Lime! Here is a website with some recipes to use the oils in