Monday, August 15, 2011

Vanderbilt ER uses doTERRA essential oils



Ok now you know this is no joke and we are in the perfect position as the company is about to explode.  Here it is on Fox News.  Watch it for yourself!!!



Can you imagine using this in offices where there is high stress?  Seriously.  Have you thought about it?  Where do people HATE to go???? of course the dentist, lawyers, the hospital, the DMV!!! what else.  Just imagine if you could follow Vanderbilt's lead and put these in offices.  I'm way pumped because this is such an easy way to share doTERRA essential oils; Citrus Bliss, Lemon, Lime.

Call me if you have any questions!http://youtu.be/XBYQhSrFVds

Ever burn a biscuit ????? good story



When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now  and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... Never made a face nor uttered a word about it!


When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and
lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today... That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."
So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.







Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bear Story Part 2

Ok, so just yesterday I noticed a friend on FaceBook mentioned having problems because her feet were sore from playing in the lazy river.  

 
The bottom of the pool and river rubbed her feet raw.  





Man!!!! My feet were killing me last week for about 3 days for the same thing.



So I started thinking about what in the world do you do for raw and sore feet.  So I mentioned this to my cutie friend bear and she said, "duhhhhhh.  Why don't you do what I was doing for the other cub bears last week????"

I said, "huh?  What is that?"  She said that she was putting Lavender on them all last week and that was why their feet didn't hurt at all.

Sheesh.... this bear is behind the game.



 
 BTW, Cutie Bear Friend thought it was funny trying to kill me last week on this slide too.  I seriously wanted to cry! LMOO







Sunday, July 24, 2011

Terra Shield..... Keep those dang mosquitoes away!!!

TerraShield a repellent blend


TerraShield provides protection from insect bites in a blend of 15 essential oils mixed in a base of fractionated coconut oil. Whereas DEET, a powerful and toxic chemical known to cause negative side-effects, doTERRA’s Terra Shield is all-natural. Unlike its synthetic counterparts (products containing DEET), its appealing citrus-based aroma makes it a pleasant experience to use. It is safe and effective for the whole family, even young children. In this day and age of Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, the comfort this knowledge gives is priceless.


Concept 
Everyone loves being outdoors, but nobody likes becoming lunch for pesky bugs that can ruin your picnic in the woods.  Even more dangerous than an itchy bite are the nasty pathogens insects can transmit.  To prevent the spread of insect-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, experts recommend using an effective insect repellent.  The most common repellents are products that contain DEET, a powerful and potentially toxic chemical that is known to cause negative side-effects, including seizures.

doTERRA's TerraShield Repellent Blend is an all natural, super-concentrated insect repellent formulated with a proprietary blend of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that have been scientifically shown to repel insects more effectively than other synthetic insect repellents.  The 15 essential oils in TerraShield are blended in a base of 100% pure fractionated coconut oil leaving your skin renewed after each application.  Just a small amo9unt of super-concentrated TerraShield will provide powerful coverage that lasts up to 6 hours per application.  TerraShield's fresh, light citrus smell is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family without worry.  

Application Techniques 
Apply Terra Shield straight from the bottle topically onto exposed areas. Where the mosquitoes are thick, apply thickly! Can be sprayed on from a spray bottle. Reapply every 4-6 hours as needed. This product may also be diffused into the air. Terra Shield will not stain clothing.


Supporting Documentation 
“Green Alternatives to DEET-based Bug Sprays”   Christian Science Monitor, July 3, 2008.  This article mentions the effectiveness of using lemon, eucalyptus, coconut oil, and citronella.


Blend Ingredients:
This is a proprietary blend of 15 Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils scientifically shown to act as powerful repellents to biting insects.  The 15 include:
Lemon 
Eucalyptus
Citronella
Lemongrass



Primary Benefits:
*Provides naturally powerful deterrent to biting insects which can carry disease
*Essential oils provide topical antiseptic benefits
*100% pure fractionated coconut oil nourishes and soothes your skin 



Precautions:
The whole family can safely use this product.*  Carefully apply around the eyes, ears and mouth. Do not use in the eyes, ears or mouth.  Do not use internally.  Due to its citrus components, it may sting when applied to cuts, wounds or irritated skin.  Keep out of reach of children. 
*If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. 

Attention: All the ingredients are not listed in order to protect doTerra's unique formula.  If you are allergic to some oils, you are welcome to call doTerra's Customer Service directly and ask for more information. 1-800-411-8151.


Dr. Hill speaks on TerraShield in this video.


From the www.everythingessential.me website, here's a list of doTERRA oils that rock insects.




dōTERRA Oils Unfriendly to Insects

ANTS – TerraShield, peppermint, rosemary
APHIDS – peppermint
BEETLES – TerraShield, peppermint, thyme
CHIGGERS* – TerraShield, lavender, lemongrass, thyme
CUTWORM – thyme
FLEAS* – TerraShield, Purify, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint
FLIES – TerraShield, lavender, peppermint, rosemary
GNATS – TerraShield
MOSQUITOES* – TerraShield, lavender, lemongrass
MOTHS – TerraShield, Purify, lavender, peppermint
PLANT LICE – peppermint
SPIDERS* – TerraShield, Purify, peppermint
TICKS* – Purify, lavender, lemongrass, thyme
BLACK WIDOW- Oregano
SCORPION - Basil

*In case these insects find you before you use your oils, the same oils that repel insects also relieve the effect of the bites.



Yikes!




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Ask Dr. HIll - Introduction for Novice Essential Oil Users

Dr. Hill talks about the fundamental attitudes for using essential oils in this video.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Crazy mosquito bites!!!!

So here is how the story goes..... 


Once upon a time there were a whole bunch of mosquitos biting all of these little bear cubs.  So Daddy Bear looked in the Essential Oils book and noticed that if you put Lavendar Essential Oil on the mosquito bites, the itching sensation would go away.  


Every day and every night for 7 days and nights in a row, they came to me asking for Lavendar.  So Daddy Bear would put it on them and they would run off all happy with no more itches.  So it was fun because all the kids were happy even after they had mosquito bites.  


Well big grumpy bear had freakin 63 mosquito bites and he itched them til they bled.  He couldn't get the itching to stop.  






Well one of the bear cubs just laughed at the Daddy Bear and said "why don't you stick some Lavendar oil on???"  So Daddy Bear tried it out and his itching went away.  


The End

LIME SHORTBREAD

1 cup butter
2 generous cups of flour
1/2 generous cup of sugar
20 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
2 limes zest (optional)
12 ounces milk chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.  Grease the bottom of a square cake pan.

Place the butter, flour, and sugar in a food processor and process until it starts to bind together. Drop 20 drops of dōTERRA lime essential oil randomly and thoroughly mix.  Add zest of 2 limes if desired.

Press into the pan and level the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. After removing from oven, break up the chocolate into small pieces and place on the top.  After a minute or two, gently spread the melted chocolate in a thin layer.

Let cool before cutting into bite size pieces.

LIME + BLACK PEPPER COOKIES

1 stick salted butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg at room temp
10 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
3 drops dōTERRA black pepper essential oil
2 cups flour
Zest of 2 limes
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Coarse ground sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add milk, vanilla, egg, and essential oils and beat just until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, lime zest, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Remove dough and roll into small balls. Mix coarse sugar and black pepper and roll the dough balls in the mixture. Flatten balls on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown on edges, about 10-12 minutes.

LIME COOKIES

Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons lime peel
1 drop lemon juice
1 drop dōTERRA lime essential oil
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting  Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lime peel
1 drop dōTERRA lemon essential oil
2-3 teaspoons water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. To make cookies, beat sugar, shortening, lemon and lime peel, lemon juice, lime essential oil, and egg. Mix dry ingredients together. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll dough into balls and flatten on cookie sheet.  Bake 11-13 minutes.
To make frosting, beat together powdered sugar, butter, lime peel, lemon essential oil, and water. Once cookies have cooled, spread frosting on top.

NO-BAKE KEY LIME CREAM CAKES

Crust Ingredients:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Filling Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 can sweet & condensed milk
3 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
2 cups cool whip
Line a muffin pan with 12 foil liners. Stir graham cracker crumbs, pecans, and melted butter together in a bowl to combine. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each liner, pressing it down to make the crust.
With an electric mixer on low speed, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until creamy, about 30 seconds. Add the condensed milk and lime essential oil, and blend on medium speed until combined. Add whipped topping and blend on low speed.
Spoon mixture evenly into liners. Cover with plastic and freeze until firm. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Peel off liners and add a dollop of whipped topping on each cake. Garnish with lime slices.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our New Website & Deep Blue

We are so excited to finally have our own website up and running.  Please check it out here.


Let us take a few seconds to tell you how much we love DEEP BLUE .  We have tried this on ourselves for sore necks, sore muscles, hurt knees, my son's plantar fasciitis, our friend's herniated discs and it is amazing!  I know that we aren't supposed to say those types of things but we LOVE it!!!  Deep Blue is phenomenal because it has worked within minutes on every single person we've put it on.  We keep running out of Deep Blue because we've been sharing it with everyone.  Here's another great story.  My mother's hands have arthritis and really hurt her all of the time.  We massaged Deep Blue on her hands and within minutes the pain went away.  You should have seen her face.  She absolutely loved it and can't stop talking about it.  Anyways, you really should try it out.  Here's the information explaining what it is but put a drop on yourself and rub it in where you are feeling the pain. You'll love it.

video



Deep Blue 


Deep Blue®
Soothing Blend

According to recent studies, more than half of us are sufferers of ongoing discomfort. Deep Blue® is dōTERRA®'s soothing solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Deep Blue's cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately. For topical use only.



According to recent studies, more than half of us are sufferers of ongoing discomfort. Deep Blue® is dōTERRA®'s soothing solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Deep Blue's cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately. For topical use only.

Apply topically with gentle massage directly to areas of discomfort and pain. This would include areas of inflammation, sprain, bruising, sore muscles, joints, arthritis, rheumatism, and carpel tunnel. Combine with warm compresses for best results. Relief for these issues can also be effective in a bath using 4-5 drops agitated in the water or using a dispersing agent.

Pain blends are very effective against headaches and migraines. Topical massage application to areas of origin and discomfort is effective. Follow up using cup and inhale, diffuse, or carry a tissue cup and compresses.


Use topically with light massage with a carrier (Fractionated Coconut Oil) for children’s growing pains.
Use for irritating insect stings. Apply often until swelling, pain, and irritation subside.  Apply gentle massage on sore and tender areas that have endured the trauma of surgery.  For athletes, gently massage major muscles before and after sporting events.



Suggested protocols:
Depending on the root cause of the muscle pain, one or a combination of the following, will help:
 •  Pain relief (analgesic): birch, Deep Blue, lavender, peppermint, or wintergreen.
•  Calm or relax tension: Lavender or marjoram.
•  Reduce inflammation: Birch, eucalyptus or myrrh with Citrus Bliss or an oil such as lemon.
•  Improve circulation: Lemon or rosemary.
For pain to specific muscles apply topically to the local area to achieve the best results. Coupling this with local massage will add to the relief. If there is general discomfort over many muscle areas (too much exercise or work) a full body massage, baths, or showers will be the best.
Other analgesic oils include: marjoram. Other anti-inflammatory oils are: frankincense, ginger, myrrh, and wintergreen.


Other info:
Chris - I have a friend with a 14 year old son.  Lately he has been sleeping much more, even more than the "typical teenage boy" and when he wakes up he is still tired.  His energy levels are way down.  He has also had some muscle ache, mostly legs so the doctors initially chalked it up growing pains. Has anyone come across anything like this? 
Pat - I would recommend the Life Long Vitality.
Rob - Aroma Touch (the oil) is good for growing pains.  Deep Blue would be also. Use massage to the deep muscles when pain comes on. You also might want to put a diffuser in his room and turn it on about 1/2 hour before wake up time.  Try a few different oils to get the most effective for him, ie.  cassia and grapefruit, peppermint and lemon, Elevation, rosemary and peppermint.   All are very invigorating.
You could also take about 4-5 drops of peppermint and massage them into his neck and base of his skull for a minute or two when he wakes up.  This will get the blood flowing to the brain for sure.  Tell him that the tingling he is feeling is not "hot"... it is "cooling" and is not harmful.  This will wake anyone!!
We have used all these techniques with our 3 boys, 16,13,10 with great success.
Cindy - Teenagers do sleep a lot, and many experience growing pains. My 12 year old uses PastTense for the pains in his legs. If the pain is persistent, severe, or confined to one area (i.e. not equal in both legs) then please do have it checked out by a medical doctor. One of my kids had "growing pains" starting when he was four, that turned out to be a bone tumor. He suffered for 3 years with these "growing pains" in one leg before we discovered he had an osteoid osteoma--a benign tumor that is very painful. An osteoid osteoma can occur in any bone in the body. Luckily for us, his was in the tibia and easy to access; he was just fine after surgery.
Dana - My 12 year old daughter experiences growing pains too.  The Deep Blue works great.  Also, the Past Tense roll on.  Other oils to consider are birch and AromaTouch.  Roman chamomile works great on kids when they are stressed out and need to "turn off" so they can sleep.  Also, lavender baths are great too!  I can totally relate to having to get up in the middle of the night because my child wakes up complaining about growing pains.  I would keep a bottle of oil by my nightstand and apply the oil and within 10 minutes we would be back to sleep!  How valuable is that?  I don't know any mom that wouldn't want to have oils on hand. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

For me, or not for me??? That is the question.

How our bodies react to essential oils
For me, or not for me.  That is the question.

Our bodies are all different and what may cause illness or ailments for one person might be different for someone else.  Further, what essential oil might be very effective for one persons problem, might be less effective for someone else.  The bottom line is that essential oils work, but don't try one thing and say; "well, that didn't work", and give up. 

There is a reason that many of the basic's listed below suggest more than one essential oil.  What may be effective for you, may not be for someone else.  For this reason, we have listed other oils that may help you with the illness or ailment.  Even if one oil is helpful to you, you may find that another oil is more effective.  So expand your oil world.  Try other essential oils.  You may have a favorite you did not know about.

Application

Some other things to keep in mind.  There are several ways to use oils.  They may be applied topically with massage or with a carrier to different parts of the body.   This might include reflexology, aroma touch technique, heat or cool pad application.  Many can be effective taken internally, others are most effective used aromatically.

We don't want you to feel overwhelmed, but we do want you to be persistent and find the right oil for you and your situation and discover the best way to use it.  As you open the bottles and experience them in different ways, you will begin to understand the best oils for you and the most effective way to apply them.  

Here's the real deal.  I love these essential oils and they work great.

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