The holidays have really crept on us this year, does anyone else feel like 2017 has just flown on by? But don’t worry, if you’re behind on your gift preparation this post can help – I’m giving you a few great DIY gift ideas that are simple but would be so lovely to receive. These gifts are also great if you’re on a tight budget as they’re made from relatively low-cost ingredients, and also good if you have a lot of people to prepare for, such as teacher gifts.
Ok, this is the big one. Of the new oils added to doTERRA this fall, Copaiba (co-pie-EE-ba) is certainly one of the most versatile and unique. Safe for aromatic, topical, and internal use, Copaiba essential oil is likened to Frankincense for its usefulness.
Copaiba has a woody, smoky scent, and is derived from resin Copaifera reticulate, Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera coriacea, and Copaifera langsdorffii plants in Brazil. [Read more…]
I’ve been having such a fun time recently getting back into horse riding – it’s a great stress reliever, I have always loved horses and I’m fulfilling a desire I’ve had for a long time to be riding again. And yet, those suckers are big, and it’s a long way down if you fall off … and, well … I fell off. After the initial embarrassment wore off and the bruising and stiffness wore on, I went back to my naturopathic tool kit and pulled out my favorite goodies for sore muscles and bones. Here are my six tips for post-injury recovery that have been helping me over the past week.
Once upon a time, the only way to receive two of doTERRA’s most precious oils with through a yearly promotion. This story has a happy ending though, because those two oils – Jasmine and Rose – will be available starting October 2nd in prediluted rollers! The new Jasmine, Rose and Neroli Essential Oils make up the three new Touch Blends from doTERRA. [Read more…]
Just a few weeks ago, doTERRA held their annual convention, announcing several new wonderful products. Today I am happy to introduce doTERRA’s new blends, the Yoga Collection!
The Yoga Collection consists of three 5ml essential oil blends – Anchor, Align, and Arise. Their intended use is aromatic and topical. While this trio is entitled the Yoga Collection and do support effective yoga practice, do not be fooled – you need not be a yogi master to reap the benefits of these blends. With three very unique, individual scents, this collection is a must-have. [Read more…]
The back to school season is an exciting time! New classes, new friends, new experiences. We also tend to get much busier during this time, which means less time to dedicate to staying healthy. That’s where essential oils become such a valuable addition to the home. The possible applications for essential oils during this time are endless, but here are some favorite essential oils for back-to-school:
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…]