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...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Clove

Summer BBQ’s usually include lots of meat and sugar. A great way to keep our oral hygiene superb is to add Clove Essential Oil to our brushing routine. You can add one drop of Clove to your toothpaste, which will promote clean teeth and fresh breath. Though it is more commonly recognized as a ground household spice, Clove oil is a unique and powerful o...

Is Your Sunscreen Really Safe?

Let's talk about sunscreen. Sun protection is necessary, and as a result we use sunscreen. Did you know that we are using products that are filled with chemical UV filters and hormone disrupters. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) "The most common sunscreens contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of ...

Why We Need Pills & Skills

What happens when people visit the doctor these days? Patients enter the doctor’s office, get pills but no self-help skills, leave the doctor, pop the pills and return next month for a stronger dose...and everyone just gets sicker. Does this sound familiar to you? Prescription ads tells you to “Ask your doctor if this pill...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Essential Oil Uses

Due to continual research being done on essential oils, more application methods are being developed. The three methods dōTERRA recommends for using essential oils is aromatically, topically, and internally. Essential oils have a powerful effect on the limbic system when used aromatically. Topical application is commonly used on specific target areas for qui...

3 Ways to Use Microgreens That Rock

I absolutely love microgreens! It's that time of year! We are headed into Memorial Day weekend, farmers markets are starting to get into full swing, and we will be craving lighter fresher foods. For years we would harvest our own from garden thinning, but more recently we get them from our local garden store Milaegers, who has a forward thinking owner tha...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom ~ Peppermint

As the summer season starts rolling, our schedules tend to get even busier with the kids out of school. Whether you’re continually running them to a friends house, sports practice, birthday parties, or running errands to capitalize on summer sales, dōTERRA Peppermint is your perfect pick me up! Add one drop of Peppermint with a cut fruit like strawberr...

What is an IRAH & Why You Should Begin Planning It Today

You’ve heard of an IRA, but have you heard of an IRAH? An IRAH is your Individual Retirement Account for Health. Think about it: all the money and prudent planning in the world can’t help someone who has not invested in his health. As you grow older and navigate your Prime-Time, there is no better way to ensure you can enjoy the years ahead than by taking ca...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom~ Essential OIls for Sleep

Diffuse calming essential oils, such as Lavender or Bergamot, before bedtime to create a relaxing atmosphere. dōTERRA Balance, Breathe, Cilantro, Clary Sage, Melissa, Sandalwood, dōTERRA Serenity, Thyme, and Roman Chamomile, are all great oils to diffused to promote peacefulness. Alternately, they can also be taken internally to soothe your body and improve ...

Forage Your Supper

I love this time of year on the farm! Well, I guess the whole growing season pretty much rocks, but the first signs of life can be so sustaining. We have foraged dandelions, nettles, ramps and mushrooms for years. This year I read that you could consume hosta's! What!? I was shocked, and excited. In Japan hosta's are called "Urui" and ...

Weekly Drop of Wisdom~ Rosemary

This week we’ll be spotlighting dōTERRA Rosemary essential oil. While it’s frequently used for cooking, Rosemary has long been revered by many cultures for its internal benefits and energizing scent. The herbaceous, energizing aroma of Rosemary essential oil makes it the perfect companion for citrus oils like Wild Orange or Lemon. To help you and...

6 Tips for Boosting Your Energy

I don't know about you, but maintaining my energy through the day can be a struggle. I am a morning person, so my days start strong, but then I find that I run out of steam by mid-afternoon and need a kick in the butt. The doTERRA blog put together these six tips and I think they are a great place to start with easy solutions to try. Do any of these ideas...

6 Ways to Avoid Hormone Invaders in Your Home

Have your hormones been invaded? I would argue that hormones are one of the most important things in our bodies. They are the chemical messengers in our bodies secreted by the endocrine glands that do little things like coordinate growth, metabolism, and fertility. They also impact the function of the immune system and alter behavior. So when I ask if ...

This is Amazing!! Major Health Insurance Approve doTERRA Essential Oils in Wellness Plans!

🛑Stop, READ THIS!! 👇👇 Insurance Companies are Recognizing dōTERRA Essential Oils! Woot Woot!!! More lives are about to change! 🤗 The bridge has arrived. 🙌 Health Insurance is expensive. True Story!!!! Expensive for employers, employees, heck for everyone! People put off their retirement because they can’t afford healthcare! Did you kno...

A Fast Favorite! Green Mandarin

I am in love! Green Mandarin was released at our annual convention last fall, and the aromatics of it, just make me smile and feel like all is right in the world! Check out this little summary I put together of the benefits of this amazing oil! Have you tried this amazing oil? Comment below on what you use it for!

6 Easy Hacks For a Great Nights Sleep!

Sleep is one of the most important things that we can do for our bodies, second to water intake, and in today's world lacking for so many people! When we sleep our bodies are working to renew themselves; our organs, immune system, metabolism and brain are hard at work while we sleep. Our brain actually spends our sleeping time processing all of the info...