Easy, Healthy Kid Snacks

Children benefit greatly from nutrient rich foods; however, finding healthy snacks kids will eat can be a challenge.  Below are some great tasting snack ideas your kids will love, as well as tips on transitioning from “zero” foods to “hero” foods! WHY EAT HEALTHY? Most snacks geared toward children are filled with refined carbs, sugar,…

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Spring is Officially Here!

Spring is officially here and I am over the moon happy about it!  I know there will be more snowfall during this season but it won’t be long lasting like we had this winter.  We had an unusually cold, snowy, wet winter. It was almost like the movie “Ground Hog Day” where every day repeats…

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DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs

My happy place is the tub.  I know it may sound a little odd but it is so soothing to me.  I can read a good book there, find some quiet meditation time, and I have even watched a movie.  It’s kind of funny because water other than the tub is not where I hang…

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks are so delish!  When I was pregnant with my first baby I craved breadsticks from the local pizzeria.  It’s been a long time, like 30 years, since I’ve had those carb loaded breadsticks but I just have to say that these are quite the comparison.  They are yummy, warm, and gooey!  Dip…

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Healthy in a Hurry!

Healthy in a Hurry is always an option but sometimes you have to be a little creative.  I was at the seafood counter at the grocery store when I noticed seasonings, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon, and butter.  When I inquired, they told me I could choose any kind of fish and seasonings I wanted, and…

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is a great meal to warm up a cold winter night. It’s quick to make and yummy as leftovers for lunch.  In 20 minutes you can have an impressive warm hearty soup.  I like to keep bone broth on hand for soup making but in a pinch use store bought chicken broth. Broccoli…

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Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Cauliflower is all the rage and to be honest, I have loved everything I have made with it.  While it is simple to rice your own cauliflower with a food processor or even a cheese grater I almost did a cartwheel when I found these Green Giant  Riced Veggies in the freezer section of my local…

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Chicken Salad

Chicken salad with some zip was on the menu today.  The best part is I made it with rotisserie chicken and dinner was on the table in 10 minutes.  There are many times I like to roast my own chicken but sometimes convenience wins out and that is exactly what happened today.  I love the…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies (Low-Carb)

Chocolate chip cookies are just the right fix for some stormy day baking.  I love to double this recipe and freeze them to have on hand at a moments notice.  These keep me on track with my healthy eating lifestyle and keep baking fun!  Give them a try!  I’d love to hear how you like…

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Chicken Soup

It’s soup time and we started with a bang!  Chicken zoodle soup and it was delish!   This fall has been unbelievably warm.  I’m not complaining and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Once the weather turned cold I was ready for soup.  I had some bone broth made and ready to use and had just roasted a…

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Best Bone Broth

I have talked about bone broth in the past, but this week I made the best bone broth ever!  In fact, it’s so perfect I drank a cup before I put it away.  I made 8 quarts of this beautiful broth, and I have to share a few tips with you.  First off, if this…

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Honey Balsamic Chicken

Yum!!!  Honey Balsamic Chicken is a great fall recipe!  I doubled this and had plenty to feed the family and enough for a couple meals leftover.  I love the convenience of cooking everything on one pan which means less clean up for me.  If you are ready for a hearty, quick meal try this.  I’d…

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Shower Melts

I have been wanting to make shower melts for a long time.  Now that I see how easy they are I am not sure what was holding me back.  These are great to drop in the back of your shower first thing in the morning.  I put them in the back so they last a…

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Enchilada Chicken Stew

It’s soup making time and Enchilada Chicken Stew is a new favorite of mine.  This recipe is packed with flavor and it is so simple to make.  It would be great for company but to be honest I made it for myself.  I did freeze some of it for later. I love the avocado as…

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Zucchini Boats

Does your garden have an over abundance of zucchini?  Perhaps the neighbors stopped some by or you’ve been to the farmer’s market.  Are you wondering what to do with it?  If you’re like me it is easy to come up with all kinds of bread, cookies, and muffin recipes.  However, I am working on nutrition…

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Fall Diffuser Blends

Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with these great diffuser blends!  I love fall!  The crisp cool air and the changing of leaves is one of my favorite times of the year.  There are so many fall activities from football to corn mazes.  Fall is a great time to…

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Heart Health with Essential Oils

Looking for oils to promote heart health? Helichrysum, Cypress, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, and Black Pepper are for you. From promoting proper circulation to warming and toning blood vessels there is something for everyone with this selection. Which one are you going to try?

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White Fir Essential Oil

Used as building material and Christmas Trees, the white fir tree produces an essential oil that is known for evoking feelings of stability, energy, empowerment, and comfort. Primary Benefits Evokes feelings of stability Calming effect Uses After strenuous activity, massage into skin for soothing comfort. Diffuse for energizing effect. When working through difficult circumstances at…

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Vetiver Essential Oil

With a unique, exotic aroma, Vetiver is known to provide a calming, grounding effect on emotions—making it ideal for massage therapy and promoting restful sleep.* Primary Benefits Calming, grounding effect on emotions Immune-supporting properties* Uses Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immune-supporting properties*. Use as a massage oil…

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Emergency Preparedness and Essential Oils

Emergency preparedness and essential oils go hand in hand.  After learning all the amazing things the oils can do and the fact that they had a sustainable shelf life, I knew I needed to stock up.  I have been pretty creative in obtaining extra oils and have been able to teach others to do the…

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Back to School

Back to school time is fast approaching and for some school may have already started.  The lists of items needed from pencils to lunch boxes can sometimes be endless.  In preparing your list have you thought about preparing your child’s MIND and BODY for school time?  Back to school time can be stressful with so…

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is a great way  to spruce up your greek yogurt.  Lately, this recipe has been just what I need.  It is simple to make, the batch is large and it stores well.  I add a little fruit with it and some Lemon oil and I feel like I am eating dessert.  I hope…

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites may sound like a fall treat but I am here to tell you they are quick and easy for summer.  You may remember the energy bites I made a while ago.  These are just as quick and are similar in texture but the taste is very different.  It is simple to…

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Wintergreen Essential Oil

Taken from the rural mountains of Nepal, the soothing and stimulating properties of Wintergreen give it an uplifting aroma and minty, refreshing flavor. Primary Benefits Great for a warming soothing massage after exercise Has a refreshing aroma that’s uplifting and stimulating Frequently used in gum, candy, and toothpaste for flavoring Uses Wintergreen has a warming…

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Wild Orange Essential Oil

With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.* Primary Benefits Powerful cleanser and purifying agent Protects against seasonal and environmental threats Provides antioxidants, which are essential to overall health* Uplifting to the mind and body Uses Use…

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Processed Free America

A processed free America would be such an amazing thing. I am all about getting the processed food out and eating real food! This woman is one of my heroes! Diabetes and obesity are everywhere in America and Lavonia Nowell, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate  is teaching others how to avoid it through a processed-free diet.…

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Derived from unique star-shaped flowers, Ylang Ylang is often used to support healthy skin and hair, while simultaneously providing a calming effect and promoting a positive outlook. Primary Benefits Provides antioxidant support* Promotes appearance of healthy skin and hair Lifts mood while having a calming effect Uses Put Ylang Ylang into an Epsom Salt bath…

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Homemade Lotion with Essential Oils

I get asked all the time how to make homemade lotion with essential oils. I’m a hands-on person, and I thought you might be too, so I took the opportunity to make this video demonstration for you.  The video will walk you through exactly how to make it.  It is so simple to make, and…

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Thyme Essential Oil

With a specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system, Thyme is a potent, warm essential oil that holds powerful cleansing and purifying properties.* Primary Benefits Cleansing and purifying effect for the skin Supports a healthy immune system* Naturally repels insects Uses Add 2 drops to veggie capsules and take during winter time to support…

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Rosemary Essential Oil

While it is frequently used for cooking, Rosemary has long been revered by many cultures for its internal benefits and energizing scent. Primary Benefits Supports healthy digestion* Supports healthy respiratory function* Helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue Uses Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration. Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.* Add…

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Spearmint Essential Oil

As a milder alternative to other mint essential oils, Spearmint is gentle enough to use topically or while cooking—without losing any of its freshness. Primary Benefits Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset* Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath Uses Diffuse to uplift mood Apply…

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Sandalwood (Indian)

The sweet, woody aroma of Indian Sandalwood is a reflection of the soothing benefits of the essential oil—which can be used for skin imperfections or to enhance mood during meditation. Primary Benefits Promotes healthy looking, smooth skin Reduces the appearance of scars and skin imperfections Enhances mood Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and…

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Sandalwood (Hawaiian)

Much like its native Hawaii, Hawaiian Sandalwood produces a calming effect, as it soothes skin and promotes emotional well-being by dissipating tense feelings.* Primary Benefits Promotes healthy-looking, smooth skin Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections Enhances mood Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties Uses Diffuse or apply to the neck and…

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Roman Chamomile

While providing a sweet, floral aroma, Roman Chamomile can soothe body systems as it supports calming effects for the skin, mind and body.* Primary Benefits Has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body* Soothes the systems of the body* May help support healthy immune system function* Uses Add 1–2 drops to your favorite…

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Peppermint Essential Oil

The high menthol content of the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil sets it apart from others when it comes to quality—making it one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils. Primary Benefits Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing* Promotes digestive health* Repels bugs naturally Uses Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water…

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Patchouli Essential Oil

A member of the mint family, Patchouli is known to help with skin imperfections, while also providing a grounding, balancing effect on emotions. Primary Benefits Grounding, balancing effect on emotions Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections Uses Combine with Peppermint and apply to the forehead, temples, or…

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Oregano Essential Oil

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants*—extending its uses far beyond the kitchen. Primary Benefits Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent Supports a healthy immune system* Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function* Offers powerful antioxidants* Uses Take one drop daily to maintain…

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Myrrh Essential Oil

While it is known to hold powerful cleansing properties, particularly for the throat and mouth, Myrrh can also be used to support well-being and emotional balance.* Primary Benefits Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion Promotes emotional balance and well-being Uses Add 1–2 drops…

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Melissa Essential Oil

With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa essential oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.* Primary Benefits May help to support a healthy immune system* Calms tension and nerves Promotes feelings of relaxation Uses Diffuse at night or rub on forehead, shoulders, or chest to help…

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Melaleuca Essential Oil

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function.* Primary Benefits Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin Promotes healthy immune function* Protects against environmental and seasonal threats* Uses For…

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Marjoram Essential Oil

With its calming properties and positive effect on the human immune and nervous systems, Marjoram was once known as a symbol of joy and happiness in ancient cultures.* Primary Benefits Valued for its calming properties and positive effect on the nervous system* Supports a healthy immune system* May promote a healthy cardiovascular system* Uses Apply…

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Lime Essential Oil

Known for its distinct aroma and taste, Lime provides cleansing benefits when taken internally or used topically—making it the perfect oil for purifying skin, air, and surfaces.* Primary Benefits Supports healthy immune function* Positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties Used as an aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser* Promotes emotional balance and well-being Uses…

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Lemongrass Essential Oil

A favorite oil for massages, Lemongrass provides a pungent, smoky aroma, and offers purifying and toning benefits for the skin. Primary Benefits Supports healthy digestion when taken in a capsule* Combine with a carrier oil for soothing massage Apply diluted after a long run for a refreshing feeling Uses Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil…

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Lemon Essential Oil

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers. Primary Benefits Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion* Supports healthy respiratory function* Promotes a positive mood Uses Take internally to…

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.* Primary Benefits Soothes occasional skin irritations Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep* Helps ease feelings of tension.* Uses…

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Skin Soothing Cream

I made up a batch of this skin soothing cream last week. After spending time in the orchard at dusk, I was sure glad I did! It’s great to keep on hand this summer to nurture your skin. Quick to make and easy to store. I’ve already used in on several occasions and shared it…

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Juniper Berry Essential OIl

With the ability to cleanse and purify the air, the fresh aroma of Juniper Berry essential oil can produce a calming, grounding effect. Primary Benefits Supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function* Acts as a natural skin toner Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent* Has a calming, grounding effect Uses Add one to…

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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum is often used to prevent signs of aging and referred to as “The Everlasting Flower” because of its rejuvenating benefits for the skin and ability to improve the complexion. Primary Benefits Improves appearance of the skin May help promote a healthy metabolism* Uses Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Apply to the…

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil can provide an uplifting environment due to its invigorating and energizing aroma, while acting as a purifying agent when added to a skin care routine. Primary Benefits Improves the appearance of blemishes Supports healthy metabolism* Uplifts mood Uses Add to your teenager’s facial routine to improve the appearance of blemishes (avoid sun…

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Ginger Essential Oil

When used as a kitchen spice, the hot, earthy nature of Ginger adds flavor to a variety of dishes, and may help to support healthy digestion.* Primary Benefits May help to support healthy digestion* May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion* May help reduce occasional nausea* Uses During a long car ride, diffuse…

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Geranium Essential Oil

With various beautifying purposes, Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma. Primary Benefits Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin Naturally repels insects Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow Uses Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin. Add a drop to your moisturizer for a…

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits.* Primary Benefits Supports healthy cellular function* Promotes feelings of relaxation Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections Uses Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening…

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Douglas Fir Essential Oil

Sourced from young trees in New Zealand, premium Douglas Fir oil can help promote feelings of clear airways during aromatic use, and cleanse the skin when used topically. Primary Benefits Promotes feelings of clear airways and easy breathing Cleansing and purifying to the skin Promotes a positive mood and sense of focus Uses Combine Douglas…

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Cypress Essential Oil

The clean, fresh aroma of Cypress essential oil promotes vitality and energy, while topical application helps to invigorate the senses. Primary Benefits Promotes vitality and energy Helps improve the appearance of oily skin Uses Prior to a long run, apply to feet and legs for an energizing boost. Apply two to three drops to chest…

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Fennel Essential Oil

With several health benefits dating back to ancient Rome, Fennel essential oil can still be used to promote healthy digestion and respiratory function, while exuding a unique licorice aroma and flavor. Primary Benefits Promotes healthy digestion* Supports a healthy respiratory system* May help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation* Uses Take internally to support…

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Used to cleanse surfaces and the air, Eucalyptus essential oil can help promote feelings of relaxation and clear breathing. Primary Benefits Helps to clear the mind Promotes feelings of relaxation Promotes feelings of clear breathing Uses Combine with Lemon and Peppermint in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen…

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Clary Sage Essential Oil

With uses dating back to the Middle Ages, Clary Sage essential oil includes relaxing and soothing properties that help with rejuvenation and calming of the skin. Primary Benefits Promotes healthy-looking hair and scalp Promotes a restful night’s sleep Calming and soothing to the skin Uses During your menstrual cycle, rub three to five drops on…

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Coriander Essential Oil

While Coriander has long been used to promote healthy digestion, it is also known to aid in maintaining a clear complexion and promoting feelings of relaxation. Primary Benefits Promotes digestion* Helps maintain a clear complexion Promotes relaxation Uses Take a few drops internally after eating large meals to assist with digestion.* Apply to oily skin…

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Clove Essential Oil

Known for its ability to cleanse teeth and gums, Clove essential oil is also a stimulating and energizing oil that produces a warm, woody aroma. Primary Benefits Powerful antioxidant properties* Supports cardiovascular health* Helps clean teeth and gums Uses Add one drop to toothpaste to clean teeth and gums. Place one drop in two ounces…

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Cinnamon Essential Oil

Well-known for its use as a spice, Cinnamon Bark also has many health-promoting benefits. Primary Benefits Supports healthy metabolic function* Maintains a healthy immune system* Naturally repels insects Long used to flavor food and for its internal health benefits Uses Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system.* Place 1…

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Cilantro Essential Oil

The fresh, herbal aroma of Cilantro essential oil makes it useful for cooking, while also providing powerful cleansing and detoxifying properties. Primary Benefits Aids digestion* Powerful cleanser and detoxifier* Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor Uses Place two drops in a doTERRA veggie cap to experience a cleansing and detoxifying effect.* Add to stir…

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

With properties that help to soothe the mind and body, the warm, woody scent of Cedarwood essential oil promotes a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. Primary Benefits Naturally repels insects Promotes relaxation Uses After a difficult day, diffuse to create a relaxing environment. During your facial routine, add one to two drops. Place…

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Cassia Essential Oil

A warming oil that dates back to biblical times, Cassia promotes healthy digestion and immune function while providing a strong, uplifting aroma.* Primary Benefits Promotes healthy digestion* Supports healthy immune function* Warming, uplifting aroma Uses Add one drop to citrus blends or diffuse with Clove and Ginger during fall and winter. Take one to two…

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Cardamom Essential Oil

Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high-quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.* Primary Benefits May help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health* Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health* Helps alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort* Flavorful spice for cooking…

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Black Pepper Essential Oil

With noteworthy topical and internal benefits, Black Pepper essential oil can be used to add spice and sharpness when cooking, or to ward off seasonal and environmental threats. Primary Benefits Provides antioxidant support* Supports healthy circulation* Aids digestion* Enhances food flavor Soothes anxious feelings* Uses Create a warming, soothing massage by combining one to two…

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Bergamot Essential Oil

With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously cleansing and purifying the skin. Primary Benefits Calming and soothing aroma Provides skin purifying benefits Frequently used in massage therapy for its calming benefits Uses Diffuse in the classroom, at work, or at home when stress levels or tension is high. Apply…

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Basil Essential Oil

The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking. Primary Benefits Acts as a cooling agent for the skin Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused May help to ease monthly feminine…

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Arborvitae Essential Oil

Arborvitae is known as the “tree of life”.  It is majestic in size and abundant in unique benefits. Primary Benefits Protects against environmental and seasonal threats Powerful cleansing and purifying agent Natural insect repellent and wood preservative Uses Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands to…

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Asian Zoodle Salad

Summer is a great time to gather together in large groups! From reunions to backyard BBQ’s there is always an occasion for food.  This Asian Zoodle Salad is one of my favorite salads and is great if you have a lot of people to serve.  You can cut up all the veggies then toss with…

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Energy Bites

Energy Bites are a great go to and if you are in need of a quick afternoon pick me up this recipe is just for you.  I love to double this and throw some in the freezer for later.  They are a great crowd pleaser and kids love them too!  They only take 10 minutes…

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DIY Peppermint Patties

I am a huge fan of Peppermint Patties and needed a way to clean them up.  This is a fun treat and is so quick and easy to make! I keep them in the freezer and sneak one out on a blistering hot day.  I think next time I make them I will do a…

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Summer Lovin’ Diffuser Recipes

Are you ready for some summer lovin’ diffuser recipes?  I put together some of my favorites for you.  Diffusing is a great way to elevate mood or calm things down when needed.  You can really change up the environment in your home with your diffuser and a few oils. During the summer, we spend a…

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Oils from A-Z

At my house, we use essential oils for everything.  We keep them readily available at our fingertips to help with everyday situations.  We started with a few general oils and continually added to our supply.  I couldn’t imagine my life without them, and if I didn’t know oils were helping me physically, I would still…

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Conifer Trees and Essential Oils

I have always been partial to the conifer tree oils.  Not only do they smell amazing, but tthe health benefits are out of this world!  When you look at a conifer tree you will see something with massive strength from top to roots.  They flourish in the winter and generally produce pine cones when most…

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Orange Chicken

Are you ready to spice up your meals?  This chicken is not only yummy it can be used several ways.  It’s great served with broccoli or stir fry veggies and tonight I had it as a lettuce wrap. The orange adds great flavor, and even kids love it.  It was quick to make and serves…

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Kitchen Makeover

I have wanted a kitchen makeover forever!  My husband, on the other hand, was perfectly fine with the way it was.  He simply couldn’t understand why I would want to change perfectly good Oak cabinets.  My home was being built in the 80’s and has the continuous flow of Oak everywhere.  It goes from the baseboards all…

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Chicken Zucchini Fritters

I continued on my Sping Purge today organizing, dejunking and replacing.  When dinner time came around, I was bushed and needed something quick and easy.  I threw together some Zucchini Fritters and Balsamic Green Bean Salad and thought you would enjoy the recipe.  I love that these made enough for leftovers.  This is a quick…

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Veggie Muffins

I am working on finding some great tasting recipes with less or no sugar.  Sugar is hidden everywhere and the real problem with it is, it dissolves so you don’t really know it’s there.  I made these little muffins today and my 1 yr. old granddaughter stood by the counter with her hands up wanting…

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are a great way to create relaxation and calmness in your tub.  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, they would make a great gift too.  There are a few tricks you need to know.  Too much moisture is not a good thing!  How do I know this?  I experimented a little…

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Rainbow Salad

I often ask the grandkids how many colors they have eaten that day.  Of course, I point out they must be natural colors.  This salad is flavorful and full of color.  It is quick to make and is great as a leftover.  Red cabbage is full of fiber and nutrients.  Carrots are not only colorful;…

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Spring Diffuser Recipes

I love Spring and I love to diffuse.  I diffuse to lift my mood, to calm things down and to purify my air.  I love the smell of my home when I diffuse and I know I am not using anything harmful that could create problems for my family.  I have created some fun Spring…

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

I have never been a fan of spaghetti and meatballs.  Not because I didn’t like the taste, it was more about how I felt after I ate them.  Once I figured out it was the noodles I was all about finding a better way to create a healthier version.  I’m not trying to brag about…

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Spring Purge

It’s time for the Spring Purge!  Are you ready to participate?  I have been fixing up, cleaning up, and throwing out and I have to say it feels fantastic!  I will admit, though, I am a little tired.  The projects seem endless both inside and out.  Remember those winter months that went on and on?…

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On Guard Cleaning Concentrate

dōTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with the proprietary dōTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG® essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability. This powerful essential oil blend is…

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Coconut Salt Scrub

Are you ready to perk up your skin for summer?  I have been using this great salt scrub recipe and wanted to share it with you.  The salt scrub is very helpful in sloughing off the winter dry skin we’ve all been accumulating for the past several months.  I am definitely ready for short sleeves…

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How to Clean a Diffuser

Today is the long overdue day to clean my diffusers.  I know I should do it more often, but somehow it slips through the cracks. In all honesty, it would be great if I would take the time to wipe it down each time I fill it.  I know doing this would prolong the life…

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5 Essential Oils You Need Now

Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds that can be found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have…

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Essential Oils for Green Cleaning

One of the things I love about essential oils is their versatility.  To be honest, when I started using them I had no idea what I could do with them and how they would improve everything from my health to my environment.  When I figured out I could replace things I already purchased with simple,…

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Crazy for Citrus Oils

When it comes to essential oils the citrus oils are tops in my book.  I love everything about them from the smell to how they make me feel.  They can draw in a crowd like no other!  I eat them, drink them, and diffuse them.  I even wear them for perfume.  Some you are probably…

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Your View

Have you ever thought about your view and how you can alter it with just a few inches.  I had such an aha moment this past week.  I have lived in my house for 28 years. I decided it was time for a little kitchen makeover which I am excited to share with you upon completion…

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Himalayan Salt Lamps

Have you been seeing Himalayan Salt Lamps (where I bought mine) everywhere from Walmart to Costco?  I noticed them popping up on shelves just before Christmas.  I am sure they were there before I just didn’t notice.  I looked into them a bit and found out right away I wanted one.  No worries I still…

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Homemade Yogurt

Have you tried making homemade yogurt?  There are many versions out there, and after a little experimenting and a couple failed batches, I found success!!  This was so exciting to me and I feel like if I can do this I can do anything!  I know you may be wondering why I would want to…

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Soak Up the Sun

Are you looking to soak up some sun?  Maybe you are feeling the winter blues.  You might not have to go as far as you think. My hubby and I went on a little get a way for our anniversary last week.  We packed light grabbing our oils, swimsuits, and a change of  clothes.  Over the years…

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What is Dry Skin Brushing?

I have been dry brushing my skin for years and love the health benefits, not to mention how great it feels. Dry brushing is a simple daily step you can take on your road to wellness.  There are a few different brushes to choose from I have always preferred the one without a handle.  Some also…

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Make The Salad The Main Dish

Don’t you just love greens?  I made this big beautiful salad for dinner the other night.  We had a conversation about how many different colors we could eat in a day.  It was pointed out, that the colors must be from nature because you can get an array of fake colors in processed food.   I…

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Do You Track Your Walking Steps?

Do you track your walking steps?  If not it is time to start.  There are many tools available to help you do this. You can count your steps, but this seems rather tedious to me.  There are many versions of the pedometer and you can find several APPS for your smartphone.  My favorite tool by far…

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Boiled Eggs

A while back my daughter was wanting to take deviled eggs to a party.  After much frustration and 2 dozen eggs in the garbage she changed her plans.  The problem wasn’t in the cooking, it was in the peeling. The white’s stuck to the shell creating quite a mess. The instant pot entered into our lives…

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Instant Pot Bone Broth

Have you heard about the Instant Pot? It is an electric pressure cooker that can literally replace many kitchen appliances. I finally took the plunge and purchased one.  I got a few for gifts too.  These things are amazing!  There is nothing better than quick meals that are healthy.  So far I have boiled eggs, cooked…

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Quick Yummy Christmas Treats

Quick, yummy Christmas treats have become a hit at our house. If you’re like me, the day ends before the to-do list is finished. In all the hustle and bustle sometimes we need shortcuts. If you need a quick party treat, something yummy for a gift exchange, or a gift for a teacher, give these dipped…

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Smells of Christmas

Christmas is such a magical time of the year.   Love and laughter surround our home and wonderful things happen.   Some of the best things about Christmas are the smells.  I spent a lot of time as a child in my grandma’s kitchen and have great memories of making special treats for the Holidays.  Nothing beats the…

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