Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ What Are Essential Oils

A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can’t be seen with the naked eye—they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely p...

Ditch and Switch ~ Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets seem to be the go to for people who want to soften their clothes, add a fresh scent, and reduce static cling. What if I told you that dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners were highly toxic? They are a convenience, sure, and something that can be substituted just as easily with better healthier results. An article from Scientific American...

Are You Investing in Your Mental Fitness?

Just as important as keeping your body fit is keeping your mind fit. Meditation, deep breathing and stillness are a powerful way to move your mind and keep you healthy and vital. Modern imaging techniques have enabled neurologists to delve inside the brain and discover that healthful things go on in the mind and body during meditation. ...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Basil

Are you searching for new recipes to spice up your summer celebrations? Add a refreshing taste to your favorite summer Italian dish with dōTERRA Basil essential oil. The fresh and herbal flavor enhances meat, pastas, and entrée dishes. If you feel worn out from chasing children in the summer heat, rub a few drops of Basil oil on to the back of the ne...

Seasonal Rituals ~ Summer

Ah, summertime. What do you think of when you long for summer? Bonfires? Watermelon? Long lazy days in the sunshine? When you live somewhere there is vast seasonal change, summer is a time to come out of hibernation. Where we live, in the upper midwest, the feeling of community is palpable, as everyone is out and basking in social events, warmth and ext...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Frankincense

In honor of Father's day I thought that I'd share about the King of Oils, Frankincense! It’s beautifying, aromatic, and health-promoting* properties are extremely powerful and can easily improve an everyday lifestyle. For anyone seeking a helpful essential oil tip, always remember, if in doubt, use Frankincense. Is the man in your life s...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Spikenard

This week I am spotlighting dōTERRA Spikenard essential oil. Known for its uplifting, relaxing, and moisturizing properties, dōTERRA Spikenard is a very beneficial oil to add to your collection. It’s musty, spicy, and woody aroma creates feelings of calmness and relaxation. Enjoy the uplifting benefits of dōTERRA Spikenard by combining it wi...

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

“After every stressful situation, we become a little older,” says stress researcher Dr. Hans Selye. “ Stressing out” is what happens when we don’t handle stress in a healthy way. Stress and aging are closely related and the more stress you have, the faster your body will age. So, how do we handle stre...

3 Ways to Create Sacred Spaces

Did you know that practicing spiritual fitness (not necessarily religion based, though for many is) and it actually heals your brain? How cool is that!? Science says that spiritual people are more likely to have happier brains, have healthier bodies, live longer and heal faster. "When you grow the 'spiritual center' of your brain, you lower anxiety a...