Thursday, March 29, 2012

Coconut Oil

I just went to my local natural store and got myself some coconut oil to start using in place of oils and butters when cooking. Mine is organic and so there is more of a coconut flavor to it, but you can buy others that don't have a strong coconut flavor. Coconut oil is a good fat, somewhat like avocados. I used it last night on air popped popcorn instead of using butter. I thought it was good and it cured my sweet craving I was. Plus, it was a VERY healthy snack! :) So I had a friend on Facebook, who is wonderful with the oils, post this news clip and so I wanted to share it with you as well. Share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I am really excited about the upcoming month for me. 
Have you ever had an A-HA moment? 
Well, mine has been like an A-HA process! I have always loved the color green (no, not just like, LOVE it. If you ask anyone who knows me well at all, they will tell you my favorite color is green. My kids even try to get me to buy candy by choosing green ones thinking I'll be more inclined to do so!) Well, in the last couple weeks, I think there is a reason my favorite color is green!

Green to me means the earth, more natural and clean way to do things. 

About 4 years ago, I really got into recycling and doing what I could around my house to keep it naturally clean - at least with the limited knowledge I had, I THOUGHT I was doing things well. If you have never been into recycling, did you know that it can save you a little bit of money. Not a lot that you might always notice at first. But, if you recycle all that you can, you use less garbage sacks! I rarely have to buy them and really the only things going into my garbage can now are food being thrown away and stuff. My kids even know all about recycling and it is a part of our lives every day now! :)

     Moving on...

When I started with using essential oils, I was really excited to expand my knowledge about how we can help keep the earth clean and nice so that our kids and future generations have the same, and even better, opportunities that we all had. These oils have really helped my family in so many ways. I know some people think we're crazy and sometimes you may think we stink. But I think my family is pretty healthy. Yeah, my kids will get sick periodically, but we are able to take care of it at home without putting all of the garbage into our bodies that make it not work properly. 
About a month ago, I was invited to a Norwex party. Cleaning without chemicals. A topic I was going to tackle this summer while I was out of school for a while. So I was really excited about this class. Well, it was more than I could have imagined and it was like I felt like this was an answer and system created just for me!
I hate cleaning!
I hate buying cleaners!
I hate the toxins and yucky stuff they put into our bodies and in the air!
Then I hate when after all of that is said and done, they don't even work!!!
I was drawn to this brand from the get-go! :) 
I all of a sudden felt this passion for something that I had never felt before! Of just doing things in a natural, healthier way! 
The more I thought about essential oils and then these cleaners, combining it with my degree at school (Marriage & Family Studies - I can do counseling, social work, etc. with it after getting my Master's Degree), the more I realized what I really want for everyone is to be happy. Happy and free to live their lives healthy and in a way without worry. Sure, we get sick from time to time. But I don't worry because I have the knowledge and resources to get us through it. Yeah, I worry about the germs my kids bring home from school. But I don't want a runny nose to stop us all from living our lives! So from medicine, to food, to cleaning, to emotions and life...
I want everyone to live a happy life.
In every way possible.
In April, I will be adding the Norwex products (which I will be teaching you all more about) to my collection. I am fully getting rid of all cleaners and towels and cloths in my house and replacing it all with Norwex. It is that awesome! 
Please stay tuned for more about Norwex to come. These products are worth the time and every penny. 
Essential oils got me excited to tackle the illnesses and ailments we all suffer through. Norwex has gotten me excited about cleaning. Yes, cleaning! I used to loathe cleaning! NO, NOT ANYMORE!!! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012


Ha ha ha ha. My kids are playing "house" with a couple of their stuffed animals. My son said that the dog's stomach hurt. So my daughter asked the dog if it wanted some oils. Unfortunately, the dog declined the offer.
Ha ha ha. That was great! Just had to share!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Sorry it has taken me a couple days to post this giveaways winner! My semester is wrapping up and let's just say my house is a disaster! :)
So the winner of the 15mL bottle of Peppermint is....
Jen, I will get this in the mail to you asap along with some info about it. Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks for entering!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Bad Hair Day?

I have this GREAT friend who has this GREAT blog!!
In it, she posts her pictures that she takes daily (she is a great photographer) and she will post a little tender mercy of her day. I personally love reading her tender mercies because it reminds me that I too should be counting my tiny little blessings every single day (not to mention she takes really good pictures)! 
So her latest post includes how she takes care of her hair naturally and includes essential oils with it! So, that being said, I encourage you all to check out her latest post by clicking here. Then feel free to comment on her blog as well as on mine with any ideas, thoughts, or comments. I would love to hear what you all think. Think of how much money you would save by doing this with your own hair! How much money do you think you could save?

Friday, March 16, 2012


Can you believe that this is my 100th post? I can't either! So, in honor of such an accomplishment, I think a giveaway is in order! How about a full bottle of PEPPERMINT!?!

So here are the rules. 
1- You must be a follower. So if you haven't clicked the button to do so, go ahead. Push it now! :) (1 entry)
2- Leave a comment with something you have wondered about the oils. It can be anything from an ailment you are curious about, or an oil you are wondering what it can be used for. It can even be about the logistics of doTERRA if you want. (1 entry)
3- Refer someone to the blog and they become a follower and tell me who it is. (1 entry)
4- Leave a comment telling me something you'd like to change about the blog. I can take the criticism, just use nice words please! :) (1 entry)

This giveaway will close on Monday, March 19th at 5pm. So you have the weekend to get your entries in! 
Good luck!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Okay people. I have about 3 1/2 weeks of school left. 
Wait, I need another one. 
I am also taking next semester off, which means we need another one of these:  
Because of this small break I have, I am now scheduling classes. I live in Idaho, so if you want to host a class, let me know and we'll get it scheduled. If you live further away from me (I can travel to Utah, but that is about as far as I can go for now), then I'd love to chat with you on Skype or something. We can arrange something. I have a webcam and microphone so the possibilities are endless. Hurry before the spots fill up! You can leave a comment here or email me at with what you are thinking for a class. 
Just for kicks and giggles, here is another one for you all! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Natural Goo-Be-Gone!

At church on Sunday, I had a good friend that needed some wipes to get some gum off of one of the benches. I gave one to my husband to take over, but told him to grab the Lemon oil as well.  
Lemon is an all-natural goo-be-gone! 
Did you know that? I've been trying it lately. I've heard it is great for gum and sticky labels. I have used it on bottles recently to get the label off and it worked pretty well. So I told him to put a drop or two right on the gum and scrub away. He came back a few minutes later to tell me that my friend said I was amazing! :) Wahoo! Next time you got something sticky, get out your Lemon essential oil. Put a drop or two on it and scrub. If it doesn't come off the first time of scrubbing a bit, add another drop or two. 
If you have ever tried that or if you do try this, leave a comment and let us know how it works for you and what you used it on! :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guest Post

Today's post comes from a good friend, Jennifer. She has been using the oils for some time now and has had great experiences. I'm so happy she agreed to help me out with a guest post for today! 

"Let me introduce myself as a former Glade Plug in addict. I loved the way all scented things smelled whether it was a candle, plug-in, air freshener spray, or scented carpet powder. We used all these products in our house religiously in almost every room of the house for a year before I started to question their safety.
My husband suddenly started to get headaches that lasted for at least 24 hours and seemed to occur about every 2 weeks. In addition to his headaches I was beginning to get migraines again, which I hadn't suffered from for years. After several months of this I began examining our lifestyles to see if there was anything obvious causing the headaches. We eat very healthy and drink very little soda, so I knew it was not our diet causing the headaches.

After reading an article online about synthetic fragrances causing headaches I removed all frangranced items from our home. I tossed all the plug ins, put the candles in storage and stopped using the scented carpet powder. At the same time I purchased doTERRA peppermint oil and a diffuser after reading a post on Facebook (by Corinne!) about the health benefits of essential oils.

I was at first skeptical about the actual health benefits of the oils but being addicted to scents like I was, I needed something to make the house smell good so I figured at the very least, the oils would succeed in that aspect. About two months passed before either my husband or I realized that he hadn't had a headache in that whole time! The only change we had made was removing all the fake fragrances and diffusing the all natural oils instead! After seeing the difference I vowed that I would never go back and would only use essential oils going forward. After several more months of just diffusing the peppermint oil, I noticed that I too was not having any headaches. That was the last piece of proof that I needed to know that the oils really were helping with our headaches. Ever since then I have incorporated them into our lives as much as possible!"

Are any of you "Glade Plug-in Addicts"? I love that term Jennifer! Its okay, you can all admit it. I will admit going through a phase of them. But now I hate them. After hearing about Jennifer's experiences, I don't dare use them anymore. So I have a box of them to get rid of! I have just realized that my health and that of my family's is just too important to me. What do you guys think?