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    Balance Deodorant

    I’ve read about how typical antiperspirants and deodorants are not healthy for us.  We need to be able to sweat.  It’s one way our bodies clean out the junk.  I’ve been on the hunt for a good deodorant. I’ve been looking for something that is JUST a deodorant and NOT an antiperspirant and one without aluminum for my minimal requirements. I’ve not been successful. All of the deodorants I have tried have required multiple daily applications in order to not stink.  Many even made me smell like cornbread because of the ingredients used. Not the aroma I am going for! The deodorants have also been sticky and odd consistencies including…

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    Green Mandarin Essential Oil

    Do you love the sweet smell of citrus fruits? dōTERRA Green Mandarin has a beautiful citrusy, yet slightly sweet and floral aroma that you’ll love. Green Mandarin is not only known for its citrusy scent, but for its soothing properties for the nervous system and can be supportive of healthy digestive function.* We recently had a nasty bug go through the house with a lot of time spent in the bathroom by all. Green Mandarin was what I chose for the diffuser to clean the air and help everyone rest well as we recovered. It has such a light and sweet scent.   You can learn more about this oil through…

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    Cardamom Essential Oil

    Whenever I think of fall, my mind goes straight to family, friends, and food. There are so many holidays packed with spending time with loved ones and gathering around the table to enjoy delicious meals together. On these feast days, help ease any indigestion with dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil.* When taken internally, Cardamom may help soothe occasional stomach discomfort. * Dilute one drop in a 4fl. oz. of liquid. Not only is dōTERRA Cardamom great for cooking and maintaining overall gastrointestinal health*, it also promotes a sense of openness and mental clarity when diffused or inhaled. With Football season starting, enjoy some Cardamom mustard chicken wings while watching the games…

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    Need focus and motivation?

    Need a little boost or pick me up? The fresh, minty aroma of dōTERRA Motivate Touch Encouraging Blend promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. Apply to the back of your neck before giving a speech, playing a sport, teaching a class, or introducing dōTERRA to new members to instill fresh feelings of confidence. dōTERRA Motivate Touch will help you unleash your creative powers and find the courage that comes from believing in yourself again. Challenge yourself to find more motivation by setting a goal, writing it down, and placing it somewhere you’ll see it every day. Learn more about the different ways to use dōTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend on…

  • Healing,  Hope

    The Broken: Rising Out of Fundamentalism

      She was broken. Her family was falling apart. Her worldview shattered. Everything she thought and believed had just exploded in her face. She was pregnant and had other children and was deciding the rest of her life – fight to restore and heal the family or venture out alone. Waking up to truth is devastating.  When everything that was once warm and safe is suddenly cold and dangerous. When the fear of falling back into those old thought patterns isolates. Is there strength to walk away from dangerous beliefs when that walking will cost friendships and not guarantee family? Staying in the known guarantees a split of family. She…

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    Those Poor Fingers: Rose Touch Oil

    Go directly to the Emergency Room. Take a bag packed for 3-4 days. Once Henry is stable, he will be taken to Children’s Hospital where he will stay in the PICU for at least a day and then be transferred to the diabetes floor where you will learn all about this new diagnosis and new way of life.   That call came in at 7:45pm on Oct 11, 2017. Henry hadn’t been feeling well for about a week and I took him in to be seen. He had thrown up a few times, but I thought it was the stomach bug that was going around, especially after his brother had…

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    On Guard Laundry Detergent

    My house is full.  Four kids. Three boys, one girl. Sometimes I think our daughter is more rough and tumble than the boys are!  Messes abound. One day, our lovely daughter was playing outside with her brothers. They were digging in the dirt – a perfectly awesome fall activity. Until it happened.   The mole. Penelope found a friend as she was digging. A deceased friend who had been deceased for more than a day. That didn’t stop her from cuddling with it. And pouring the dirt from the burrow in which Mr. Mole died all over her head.  And then she brought me the mole – all the while…

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    Siberian Fir Essential Oil

    Fantastic news!  One of our new oils released at convention is available RIGHT AWAY!!  Siberian Fir oil replaces White Fir in our collection due to sustainability issues. doTERRA is committed to not depleting the resources in and on our planet. A bonus of adding Siberian Fir to our oil collection is that it has a more potent chemistry than the White Fir it is replacing.  Nearly every desired chemical component is present in greater amounts in Siberian Fir.  The one major exception is limonene.  Citrus oils are better sources of limonene all around. Siberian Fir helps balance emotions and soothe anxious feelings.  It provides a soothing effect when used in…

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    Toilets, Pee, and Essential Oils

    The door creaked open. My hand gently and tentatively pushed it further.  First, the sight hit. Glistening wet. Side and bottom of the tub dripping. Pools of yellow under the toilet. Dried yellow ring where the garbage can was. Then the smell.  Oh, the smell. Pungent. A smell that only three young boys sharing a bathroom can create. I drop to my knees, wet wipe in hand. Slowly, I wiped a few passes on the dry parts of the floor. A point needed to be made. Yellow. Dusty. So very yellow.  I could feel my stomach turn and the gagging begin. “Boys!  Get in here!  NOW!” The bathroom was beyond…