This is one of my favorite oils and I remember clearly when they announced this one at convention, and Rachel Davis and I discovered the aroma for the first time. She said to me, "it is magical" - I completely agree with her! It is definitely magical. My kids on the other hand thinks the aroma is pencils. :)
Learn more about Sourcing Arborvitae on this short video:
Stress takes many forms in our lives, from the momentary stress of getting through that bad rush-hour traffic to the stress of planning an event or going through a major life change. Did you know that there are various essential oils you can use to get some relief?
Frankincense: Apply to the bottom of your feet when you feel the need to relax and balance mood.
Vetiver: Thanks to its grounding aroma, Vetiver is the perfect oil to add to your diffuser, or you can also use it topically to calm the mind. (You can also combine it with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance® to enhance the effects.)
AromaTouch® Massage Blend: If you’ve never experienced an AromaTouch Hand Technique, now may be the time to try. Find a friend and go over the instructions here, carefully. Feel the stress melt away into the background. As a massage therapist, I give the AromaTouch Technique and you can make an appointment with me if you are either an existing client, a referral from a client, friend or family or if you have the Heartpoint Impact Package.
Elevation: This blend is perfect to put in a bath after a long day. To make sure the oil gets well dispersed, also add a teaspoon of honey, vegetable oil, or whole milk and add the oil just before stepping in. (This prevents the oils from evaporating before you get in.)
Lavender: We are better able to handle stress when we’ve had enough sleep, and this calming oil is a common go-to for a soothing night’s rest. Simply add a drop or two to the bottom of your feet or on your pillowcase right before going to bed.
Hawaiian Sandalwood: This oil is great to use during meditation because of its grounding and uplifting properties.
If you have an oil that has worked best for your stress, (whether or not it’s listed here), be sure to highlight that oil and your experience with it. This list is a good start, and should help guide you when choosing oils to experiment with. However, don’t take this list as set-in-stone. Everyone is different, and can feel more relief from different oils.
Here is a STRESS-TIP for today too...
Change how you think about stress. Comfort doesn’t lead to growth. Re-frame how you think about stress to make it a challenge instead of a hindrance. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, make a list of the stresses in your life and group them into “stresses I can control” and “stresses I cannot control.” Make a goal to change one of the stresses you can control.
TerraShield is my family’s favorite blend for the summer. We spend a lot of time outside and this is the magic that wards off any insects that want to join our summer festivities.
This oil is safe for everyone in your family and can even help your garden flourish by giving it a protective barrier.
TerraShield has recently been updated to include Tamanu oil which not only provided extra benefits for your use but is positively impacting families in Madagascar through dōTERRA’s Cō-Impact Sourcing. This blend can be diffused or applied topically using the TerraShield Spray to provide a defense against the annoyances of outdoor activities.
Learn more about this blend: https://doterra.com/US/en/p/terrashield-oil or click here https://doterra.com/…/b…/spotlight-terrashield-outdoor-blend to read more about the spray.
How have you used it to keep your family protected?
O.U.R. (Operation Underground Railroad) has had a special place in my heart and I am so grateful to be a part of a company (doTERRA) that is fighting against sex trafficking. We had the privilege to see and hear from Tim Ballard, founder of O.U.R. at last year's convention for doTERRA. Hearing from him about the efforts being made, and about how many kids who still need to be rescued from other countries, as well as our own country was astounding! And then the introduction of this Hope essential oil was so touching. It isn't just any essential oil. Tim Ballard highlights this in a video on his FB page as well. It warms my heart and gives me motivation to in some way help with these efforts.
O.U.R Rescue was created to rescue children from sex trafficking. It was founded by Tim Ballard in December of 2013. Since that time, O.U.R has rescued 670 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 280 traffickers. In 2016 alone, they have 200 rescues and 130 arrests. dōTERRA is proud to be in partnership with this organization and created the Hope oil blend to help contribute to this cause. Each time you purchase dōTERRA Hope Touch, the full price of the bottle is donated to the Healing Hand Foundation which supports O.U.R. Rescue.
dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation has already made such a huge impact in so many lives around the world. The most recent partnership of the Foundation is an organization that was founded to rescue children from slavery and from sex trafficking. The founder of O.U.R rescue, Tim Ballard, had a touching experience while on a rescue mission in Haiti. You can read his story here.
I would also highly recommend you watch this video about how your donations to the Healing Hands Foundation has impacted this amazing cause. I hope you enjoy!
If you would like to know more about Operation Underground Railroad to see how your donations are helping children around the world, check out our page about it: https://doterra.com/US/en/humanitarian-our-rescue.
I know that this is one of my goals now and as I age. Most people can't guess my age, and I'm totally fine with that. But I am aging and I can tell a difference of how I felt in my twenties to my now forties. And it doesn't sit with me well, because I want to keep up with my still - young children and be well to be a part of my future grandchildren's lives. I want to walk up 3 flights of stairs and not be out of breath, or travel and see the world with my family and not feel completely burned out. I am determined to be at my best health and fitness now and as I age.
This is an excellent short article on The Importance of Core Strength in Aging.
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Watch this short Tuesday Tip Video on Deep Blue Rub.
This is a product that I keep with me at all times. It helps me in so many areas of my own body, including a stiff/sore neck, as well as any aches and pains I may be experiencing. It is one I often use with my massage clients as well. It also helps with my kids' growing pains.
FITNESS INSPIRATION -- BEFORE you read random posts from this blog (I would encourage you to start in March 2017 and work your way through the journey), PLEASE read this (WHY), and this (Visualize Success)
I would encourage you to
CREATE your FIGHT SONG Playlist
And drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces! Keeping hydrated is super important!
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In the meantime, learn more about essential oils and products and how they can benefit you.