Citrus oils have such great properties – they’re uplifting, energizing and invigorating – and they are great oils for the diffuser to help everybody’s mood in the household. Now, tangerine essential oil is a permanent offering from doTERRA. It used to be an oil that popped up here and there as a special release, but now we can get it all the time, and enjoy its many benefits.
There are many different causes of hair loss – genetic patterns, chronic infections, autoimmune disease, toxicities such as heavy metals and mold, low thyroid function, adrenal dysregulation, and postpartum, to name just a few. Some hair loss is easier to correct than others, and of course, the underlying cause must always be identified and addressed for true correction to occur. I have found through my own experience with periods of hair loss, 3 simple ways to promote hair growth that are easy to do, and work really well.
Summer is here! And with it comes hot, thirsty days, kids at home needing entertainment and lots of snacks, barbecues and picnics. Keeping it simple, healthy and tasty is key! You could make these fruity popsicles for summer snacks and keep them in the freezer to pull out on a moment’s notice, and they’re fun for the kids to make too. Avoid sugary ice creams and opt for fruit popsicles instead – you can use lovely, fresh, organic fruit and throw in some essential oils for even more health-boosting properties.
We have all heard how valuable essential oils can be in helping influence emotional states, I know many of us have experienced it personally. But for me it’s helpful to understand a little more about how essential oils influence emotions from a scientific perspective. I’m going to keep this really simple, but hopefully give you a little more information so that you can understand the process better. [Read more…]
Even here in San Diego, we’re seeing stories on the news about how this summer is going to be the worst on record for ticks. Summer also brings more fleas, mosquitos, flies and other tiny critters that you really don’t want biting you. Given the number of pathogens that any of these bugs can carry, prevention is key in avoiding the bites in the first place. Many people want to avoid the toxic effects of chemicals such as DEET for their family, and want an effective, natural insect repellent instead. I have a great one for you! [Read more…]
The bathroom may not be the room you spend the most time in, but it’s certainly one that is a priority for keeping nice and fresh. With just a couple of spray bottles, you can make a blend of essential oils for a clean and nice smelling bathroom. And the loo spray? As much as it might seem an odd thing to share, it’s a very popular item for the whole family. And it really works.
Do you love a cup of peppermint tea after dinner to settle your stomach and help your digestion? Did you know that 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is the equivalent of 27 cups of peppermint tea? 1 drop in a cup of water, cold or warm, will give you a much better result with much less. Peppermint is actually a really versatile essential oil with lots of different applications. Here are five everyday uses for peppermint essential oil:
How much thought do you put into oral hygiene? Are you a quick-brush-with-the-Colgate type of person, or a regimented twice-a-day-floss-and-mouthwash type? Do you use fluoride or no fluoride? Do your kids brush their teeth every single day (confession: mine doesn’t)? Did you know you can use essential oils for oral hygiene too? There are some extremely simple ways to do that, too, it doesn’t have to be complicated. [Read more…]
I get a lot of liquid nutrition in the morning – in fact, I’ve downed three shots before I even get to my coffee! I have developed my three morning energy boost drinks over the months, and now it’s part of my regimen, I miss it when I don’t have them. There are times that I might skip them on the weekends, but every day during the week I take all three, without fail. It takes about 15 minutes, mostly because I allow a little time in between, and I just putz around putting the strewn toys away, packing the school bag etc etc in between steps. So what are they? Let me tell you.
No one likes a smelly, grimy kitchen – but many of the traditional cleaners are full of harsh chemicals and fake fragrances, all which can be highly toxic. Here are some ways to spruce your kitchen up with essential oils. They make great cleaning agents, and leave a natural, fresh scent. [Read more…]