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    I hope you feel at home here as we dare to find more hope together, learn about holistic living, and find gratitude for this life we've been given. This is a safe place where we can ask questions, be honest, laugh, smile and even cry together.

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It’s common for me to hear, “I want to try essential oils but I don’t know if I am ready for the commitment and investment of a kit”…. and I totally GET it! Starting off with a starter kit is the best value, but is also an investment into your health. For those, and you may be one, who hasn’t fully experienced the amazing benefits of essential oils, you may be apprehensive. And I want you to hear, that is ok. We all start somewhere, and it looks different for every family. Sometimes starting small and learning and experiencing oils at your own pace is right for you. Everyone’s needs and budgets are different, and there is a place for you. I previously have shared on the blog 16 oils for $16. But I wanted to spend today and expand on the list and ideas to creatively get oils in your home.

Did you know you can experience and get started with essential oils without breaking the bank?

Let me break down a few myths:

  • Myth One: To start ordering oils I have to get started with a Kit.
    • TRUTH: You can start ordering oils for only $35! You open your account membership (which is just like Costco or Amazon) Once you have your membership you have access to oils at a discount. The $35 is only paid your first year. *to renew yearly it is $25. but includes a free Peppermint!
      • Your membership includes: 25% off retail, Training + Education, A fun community, a welcome gift with goodies from me, and the option to earn points and free oils.
  • Myth Two: I have to sell oils to become a member
    • TRUTH: You can simply be a happy customer/oil user no strings attached. 🙂
  • Myth Three: I have to be locked into monthly orders.
    • TRUTH: You can order when you want and how you like. No monthly minimums.
  • Myth Three: High quality Essential oils are expensive.
    • TRUTH: Below I have a list of 25 oils under $19!
  1. Lemon – $10
  2. Wild Orange – $10.
  3. Lemongrass $10
  4. Terrashield -$10.50
  5. Melaleuca Touch – $12.50
  6. Lime – $13
  7. Breathe Touch – $13
  8. Cedarwood – $13
  9. Forgive Touch – $13
  10. Peppermint Touch – $13.50
  11. Lavender Touch – $13.75
  12. Rosemary $14
  13. Eucalyptus – $14
  14. Clove – $14
  15. Fennel – $15
  16. Tangerine $15
  17. Citrus Bliss – $15
  18. Motivate Touch – $15
  19. Cypress – $15.50
  20. Oregano Touch – $ 15.75
  21. Grapefruit – $16
  22. Cheer Touch –  $16.25
  23. Purify – $18.
  24. Peace Touch – $18.25
  25. Past Tense -$18.50

You may be thinking? How do I know what to buy or where to start without the guidance of a kit?
I put some some ideas together to guide you:

  1. First open your account for only $35. When you open your account you will receive in the mail a beautiful book filled with all the essential oils and how to use them.
  2. Next write down your top 3 health priorities
  3. Decide how serious you are about reaching those goals and then set your monthly budget.
    • How much do I want to spend a month on becoming healthier and achieving these goals?
  4. Then decide what oils will help meet those needs.
  5. Once you’ve got that done, every month place your order, slowly growing your natural medicine cabinet.

Still looking for ideas? Try these Combos for under $50.

  • If Immunity is your goal try these: Lemon, Oregano Touch, Melaleuca Touch. – $38.25
    • I also HIGHLY Recommend On Guard for Immunity Support!
  • Respiratory Support: Breath Touch, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus – $40.
  • If Supporting your Kids health is your goals try these: Lavender Touch, Melaleuca Touch, and Wild Orange – $36.25
  • Mood Support: Citrus Bliss, Forgive touch, Cheer Touch – $44.25
  • Sleep Support: Cedarwood, Lavender Touch, Breath Touch – $39.75
  • Muscle/ Tension Support: Cypress, Lemongrass, Past Tense – $43.75
  • Oils for Cleaning: Lemon, Purify – $28.

If you have questions or want to order essential oils email me:

Click here to open your personal doTERRA Oil Account here. 

* Prices reflect wholesale pricing on 15 ML bottles and 10 ML Touch Rollerballs

What would it feel like to have simple, natural solutions in your home to help you tackle your health, emotional, and wellness needs and goals? 2018 is your year to start off embracing natural solutions! Last January I opened up my wholesale membership with the Home Essentials Kit and received all the FREE  oils and benefits…. I can honestly tell you it was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself and our home. Every single month I get the honor of helping others find the benefits and hope these oils bring.

“My husband is a majorly light sleeper! He takes the serenity softgels and sleeps so well now days. We also diffuse lavender with a couple other oils at night. Helps the whole family!! “

People, who were once discouraged and had given up on every finding help, are finding hope again because they can now fall asleep after years of sleep issues, are finding freedom from the darkness of depression and anxiety, making it through the winter season with strong immunity, finding relief from lifetime back and muscle issues, and many are using oils to support their body’s unique issues with essential oils and have the freedom of experiencing NO side effects…. and SO much more!

“My daughter is 3 and in daycare. We use On guard morning and night to keep away as many colds as possible. She has missed considerably less daycare this cold season.”

“Balance (oil) really saved my emotional health. I couldn’t believe how big of a difference I felt.”

If you get started in the next 15 days with the Home Essentials Kit, which includes the Top 10 Essential Oils every Family needs + a Diffuser ($275) You’ll receive:

  • Free 15ml Frankincense ($93 value)
  • $100 in Free Oils to Spend… imagine all the possibilities! (with qualifying monthly order)
  • A fun welcome gift from me (email me to find out all the goodies you’ll receive)
  • Wholesale membership to get 25% off retail anytime you want to order (NO min. orders or pressure to sell)
  • Access into my private Facebook Community for more education and training
  • ME! You get me as your essential oil trainer and coach 🙂

What a value! Yes, you really get ALL that for free when you order your Home Essentials Kit by Jan. 15th.

Are you ready to say Yes and Invest in your Health and Start on the best journey of your life? I would be honored to help you in your journey and coach you along the way! 

Click here to Enroll Today!   * email me first to receive your special code to enter

Holidays can be really hard on kiddos because it changes up their routines, they tend to eat a little more sugar and foods they aren’t used to, the days get packed with busy schedules, naps fall by the way side, lots of interaction with more family and friends, and simply the hustle and bustle of the most wonderful time of the year… and without warning it can become the worst time of the year because your sweet babes become overtired and overstimulated from all the Holiday fun.

How do I know this? Well let’s say this mama of twins has experienced all the Holiday “fun” first hand. As we enter the countdown till Christmas (7 days but whose counting?!) I’ve pre-made my rollerball blends, making sure to stay diligent with routines and oils in the midst of the excitement of parties, lights, Santa, presents, family, and all that comes with the season.

I wanted to share my personal family tips and sanity savers with you today in hopes to support your family and kids through a fun, yet crazy time of the year.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Merry Christmas!


So why Essential Oils?

Essential oils are powerful, volatile, aromatic compounds that are natural, safe and effective. They have the ability to support emotions and health for the entire family. Having these oils in our home is our family’s tool kit to support us physically and emotionally during all seasons but especially seasons like this! I truly cannot imagine life without these amazing oils.

How to use them with your kiddos:

  1. Aromatically – inhaling or diffusing
  2. Topically – Applying oils to the skin


During the Christmas time sweets are hard to avoid altogether. I am pretty strict about sugar with my twins, but during the Holidays they get to experience a few fun treats. The problem with sugar is it can suppress the body’s immune system.To help support your kids health and immunity during Christmas, use an immunity rollerball 2-3x a day down their spine and on their feet. The girls get their immunity oils every morning when they wake and before bed all throughout the year. During this time of the year though, they get oils applied at nap-time too.

Little tummies can get upset with the change in eating schedules, new foods, extra sweets, and lack of sleep. To support their little bellies we use a Tummy Tamer rollerball (with DigestZen and Wild Orange oils). We apply clockwise on their bellies every evening or when they ask for it. If they have upset tummies the girls are so good about asking us for the “Tummy Oils.” 

With busier days, later nights, and the anticipation for Christmas it can be hard for little ones to wind down and fall to sleep…and we all know Mama NEEDS her break, so sleep is a must in this household 🙂 A good diffuser blend for the Holidays that we run in the girls room is, Lavender + Siberian Fir. I love Lavender for it’s calming benefits and I love adding Siberian Fir because it helps soothes anxious feelings, and has a relaxing aroma, it supports healthy respiratory function which is definitely needed this time of the year. The best part is, it smells like Christmas!

To help support your kid before, during, or even after a meltdown happens, this next rollerball blend is a great one to carry with you. We rub down the spine, base of the neck, and feet if needed. Balance, Vetiver, and Lavender are great calming and grounding oils to help your kiddos adjust through the Holidays. Lack of sleep and changing schedules is the #1 reason my kids meltdown fast. One of our babes specifically struggles with overstimulation which amplifies anxiousness and makes transitions difficult. These oils (and also the Peace Rollerball) are blends we use to help her throughout the day. Peace promotes feelings of composure, and reassurance when anxious feelings overwhelm. A good time to apply these oils is mornings, before transitions, or when needed. 🙂

I don’t know about you but my kids can sometimes get cranky as we readjust to our schedules, come off sugar, and come back to our healthy food routines. This is a fun oil blend to help those kids who are extra cranky, pouty, and whiney after Christmas. Use this on their feet and spine as needed. Another fun oil to try is the Cheer rollerball. Apply to the bottoms of the feet of a child who needs a boost of positivity and cheerfulness. (Mama’s can also use this on their wrists and neck if you need a boost too) 🙂

BONUS TIP: For the Mama’s! 

After the Holidays are all over, use this diffuser blend in your home. 

Don’t have essential oils yet in your home? You can get started today! When you join get access to: 25% of retail pricing, continuing education, welcome gift from me, essential oil resources and access to an oil community…. plus SO much more! I’d love to help you get started on your oil journey. To find some of my favorite starter kits head here. Ready to get started? Head here, fill out your info and select your kit! As soon as you sign up I will be in contact to get you access to our Oil Community online.

Want to get access to *FREE* weekly Essential Oil tips for your family? Click here to sign up.

Mud Mask 

Rose Lotion

Intro Trio

Cheer Rollerball

On Guard hand Spray

Body Wash

Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion

Peppermint & On Guard Beadlets

Slim and Sassy Gum

Deep Blue Lotion

Breathe Vapor Stick

Body Scrub

Serenity Bath Bars

Facial Scrub

Motivate Rollerball


Don’t have your own doTERRA wholesale membership yet? Follow these steps to get your yearly membership and 25% off retail pricing.

  1. Click here and head to my site.  * If asked when checking out, your referral # is 4046390
  2. Click Join and Save
  3. Click Join DoTERRA at the bottom
  4. Select Wholesale Customer

Select your starter kit or to purchase individual items, select Essential Booklet then type individual items  (like wooden box or whale diffuser) in the search bar.

Questions, email Katie //

#1  Wooden Oil BoxEvery oil lover needs a beautiful box to hold their oils. These beautiful boxes are made of sustainable bamboo and hold 53 oils.

#2  Rollerballs – This is a cute and fun set of 10 clear glass roller ball bottles in 10 ml size.

#3  Lumo 10-hour Diffuser–  Influenced by nature, the Lumo diffuser features a maple wood base and several light settings inspired by natural elements. Offering customizable output, Lumo can run 2 to 5 hours continuously and 10 hours intermittently.

#4  Kids Whale Diffuser– This diffuser is a HUGE hit in our home with my twins. The diffuser helps them sleep amazing too… so it’s a win, win!

#5  Wool Dryer Balls – All-natural, healthy chemical-free organic alternative to liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. You can add your favorite essential oils to your dryer balls to make your own unique fragrance.

#6  Oil clutch – an adorable oil carrying clutch to take your oils on the go!

#7  Travel Soft Case –  This is a great case to carry all your oils on vacations and trips.

#8  Car diffuser– Diffusing while I drive is a necessity to keep everyone happy and calm. This diffuser plugs in your car, it is portable to be taken anywhere and fits perfectly to any vehicle cup holder

#9  Yoga Collection –The Yoga Collection is a great gift for those whole love Yoga. The collection of oils supports an effective yoga practice. Anchor promotes feelings of completeness, calmness, and courage, Align encourages harmony and calm progress, Arise helps to instill feelings of happiness, clarity, and courage

#10  Essential Oil Life BookEvery Oil-lover, needs this oil “bible.” This essential oil reference guide provides easy to use steps, usage tips and advice along with in-depth, expert-level knowledge

#11  Deep Blue Lotion –  We LOVE this lotion… it’s great for all those achy muscles and joints. It’s also perfect for the athlete in your life, Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leaves your skin soft and non-grease. Provides a cooling and soothing sensation to targeted areas

#12  Spa Luxury Kit –  Perfect for those who love a little pampering! 🙂 Detoxifying Mud Mask, Exfoliating Body Scrub and Replenishing Body Butter make pampering yourself a relaxing, aromatic experience.

Don’t have your own doTERRA wholesale membership yet? Follow these steps to get your yearly membership and 25% off retail pricing.

  1. Click here and head to my site. 
  2. Click Join and Save
  3. Click Join DoTERRA at the bottom
  4. Select Wholesale Customer
  5. Select your starter kit or to purchase individual items, select Essential Booklet then type individual items  (like wooden box or whale diffuser) in the search bar.

Questions, email Katie //

Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping! Katie