Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Copaiba

Are back-to-school preparations bringing your family anxious feelings? The woody scent of dōTERRA’s Copaiba essential oil can help calm any *anxious feelings you may be experiencing. Leaving you feeling free of any worry as you drop the little ones off for school. Derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree, native Brazilians used it in traditio...

How to Be a Pure Food Addict

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan What are pure foods? Put simply, pure foods are REAL foods – foods that are grown, not manufactured. Pure foods have not been processed or modified and they do not contain unnecessary additives or preservatives. Think fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Rosemary

Trying to relax? Let the renewing properties of Rosemary oil soothe your body and soul at the end of a long day by creating a relaxing essential oil bath. Adding essential oils to a warm bath can promote a calming, relaxing environment that allows you to take a break—both mentally and physically. Combine Rosemary, Frankincense , and Epsom salt int...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom~ Best Hair DIY's

Benefit from the natural properties of essential oils by incorporating them into your hair care routine. dōTERRA offers many DIYs for your hair. These recipes are moisturizing, detangling, repairing, cleansing, and wonderfully scented. They hold your hair in place, offer texture, and are protecting. If you are looking for natural alternatives to your hair pr...

Inflammation ~ You're On Fire!

Inflammation, which literally means “on fire,” is one of the main causes of premature aging. Controlling inflammation (“-itis” illnesses) is the key to healthy aging. The right balance of inflammation protects and heals the body. Of course, you could pop a pill each time you itch or ache, but here are just a few ways to keep your body...

Skills For Handling Distress Tolerance ~ Pt. 2

Distress Tolerance may not be a fun topic, but it is one that can be invaluable to everyone! The second area we are going to cover in our series is ACCEPTS. ACCEPTS stands for Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Push Away, Thoughts & Sensation. These are all tips to help you distract from the emotion until you are calmer and can begin...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Helichrysum

This week we are spotlighting dōTERRA Helichrysum essential oil, known as the Immortal or Everlasting Flower. Helichrysum promotes Skin cell regeneration to help reduce aging spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Help boost your metabolism by taking two drops of Helichrysum essential oil internally. Due to its chemical components, Helichrysum has calming ...

6 Skills For Handling Distress Tolerance (Pt. 1)

In today's world stress and overwhelm are a common feeling that many of us encounter. One of the tools that we used when our daughter was early in her treatment was something called DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). This was a game changer for our family and is really an invaluable tool for anyone navigating today's pressures. There are six skills to...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Wintergreen

Are you tired of stinky shoes after sports practice, yard work, or exercise? Freshen that scent with dōTERRA Wintergreen! Wintergreen essential oil has a prominent scent that is sweet, minty, refreshing, and energetic. This aroma can be both uplifting and stimulating to the senses. After a long day, take some time to relax, and pamper yourself with ...

Quality Solutions for Getting a Good Nights Sleep

Put simply, we need more quality sleep. Sleep is a holiday for the body, a time when every system has a chance to relax and repair itself. Think about how much time we spend scrutinizing what we do during the day. Now think about how often do you give your overnight recharge that same attention. I’d be willing to bet you spend a fraction of the time th...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Ylang Ylang

Due to the organic components it contains, Ylang Ylang provides protection from the summer heat while increasing the appearance of healthy, shiny hair. Known for providing antioxidant support, add dōTERRA Ylang Ylang to a refreshing drink or smoothie. For a quick pick-me-up apply a few drops of Ylang Ylang to the back of your neck. When applied topic...

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...