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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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With its unique aroma, doTERRA On Guard offers a fragrant, natural, way to clean

  • doTERRA On Guard is an effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support*
  • Diffuse for cleansing the air
  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for a quick immune boost*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Rub on bottom of kid’s feet during school season
  • Diffuse in home before company arrives to help cleanse the air and add a spicy and sweet aroma
  • Diffuse in class setting for an uplifting scent
  • Supports healthy immune function*
  • Protects against environmental threats
  • Diffuse in your home or office during fall and winter months
  • Add to water for an effect all-purpose cleaner for surfaces
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*

    On Guard Hand Spray
    5 tablespoons aloe vera gel
    4 tablespoons water
    ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
    8–10 drops doTERRA On Guard
    Note: Essential oils can be stored in plastic containers if the essential oils are highly diluted. Make sure they are high quality if you do use plastic containers.


    1. In bowl combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.
    2. Add eight to 10 drops of doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend to aloe vera mixture.
    3. Add water and mix well to combine. Add more or less water depending on the consistency you want.
    4. Pour into container.
    5. Place your homemade hand cleanser in your bag, car, or office for an effective, alcohol-free hand cleanser.

    Don’t have On Guard in your life? Email me and I would love to help you.



  • If you are looking for a healthy and natural way to assist your digestive system, the DigestZen essential oil blend is an ideal option.* DigestZen contains a blend of essential oils that will naturally aid the body in the digestion of food.* To easily obtain these digestion benefits, add one drop of DigestZen oil to 4 fluid ounces of liquid, and drink.*
  • The unpredictability and discomfort of occasional stomach upsets can often put a damper on the day. When issues like these arise, apply one to two drops of DigestZen to the desired areas of your skin. DigestZen will also work to soothe occasional stomach upset when taken internally, and can get you feeling ready to take on the day again.*
  • Bloating and gas can make your stomach feel tight and full, often leaving you feeling sluggish and unappealing. If you’re experiencing these difficulties, use DigestZen oil.* DigestZen will help reduce bloating and gas so that you can feel your best at any time of the day.*
  • Does flying or driving long distances make you a little nervous? Next time you’re planning on traveling for an extended period of time, rub DigestZen oil on your stomach before you take your trip. The sweet, minty smell of DigestZen will provide a calming aroma. You can also add a few drops of DigestZen to water and take it internally to keep stomach jitters at bay.*
  • Holidays, vacations, birthdays, and family get-togethers often have something in common: food. And lots of it. Make sure to have DigestZen on hand for these occasions. The DigestZen essential oil blend can be used during these events to promote digestion when eating heavier meals.*
  • Whether trying the cuisines of Italy or enjoying the tastes of India, introducing foreign food to the body has the potential to disrupt the stomach’s normal digestion. When you are traveling or exploring new foods, use DigestZen to soothe occasional stomach upset and to promote healthy digestion.*
  • For a simple way to incorporate DigestZen into your regular routine, add DigestZen to your water or tea. This will help your body maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*
  • The DigestZen essential oil blend can ease feelings of queasiness.* If you’re experiencing queasiness, take DigestZen to dismiss these feelings.*
  • One of the most relaxing ways to use DigestZen oil is by applying it to the stomach and massaging. An abdominal massage will bring soothing comfort to your stomach and the aroma will provide you with calming feelings. DigestZen can also be applied to a child’s stomach for soothing comfort. Before using DigestZen for a massage, combine it with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help increase the DigestZen oil distribution and minimize any skin sensitivity.


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  • Feel the direct effects of doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend when you apply it topically. For best results, apply doTERRA Breathe to your chest and inhale deeply to experience a cooling and invigorating vapor. This application will also help you maintain feelings of clear airways.
  • doTERRA Breathe provides a natural solution to help minimize the effects of seasonal threats. When you are experiencing the shifts of the season, diffuse doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend in your home or workspace to lessen unwanted effects.
  • When loud noises are keeping you up at night or if you are experiencing trouble falling asleep, diffuse doTERRA Breathe for a calming effect that promotes a restful night’s sleep.  The fresh and minty aroma of doTERRA Breathe will fill your room, allowing you to remain calm and enjoy a night of rest.
  • When environmental or seasonal threats are high, use doTERRA Breathe to help reduce their effects. There are many quick ways to use doTERRA Breathe when these threats arise. You can apply a few drops of doTERRA Breathe to the palms of your hands and inhale directly. You can also rub doTERRA Breathe on your chest and feet.
  • doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend can help maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. When you feel like you have a tight throat or are experiencing difficulty breathing easy, rub doTERRA Breathe on your chest.
  • The change of the seasons can be especially felt when outdoors. If you are a hiker, camper, backpacker, or outdoor enthusiast, don’t let seasonal changes diminish your nature experiences; instead, apply doTERRA Breathe essential oil blend topically before venturing out. doTERRA Breathe will help reduce the effects of seasonal threats so that you can more fully enjoy your outdoor activities.
  • Blend doTERRA Breathe with your favorite essential oils and diffuse them in the diffuser of your choice. The aroma of doTERRA Breathe is minty and fresh and will have a calming effect on those that experience its airy scent.

Don’t have Breathe in your life? Email me and I can help get you a bottle 🙂

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  • Melaleuca is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
  • It promotes healthy immune function.*
  • It protects against environmental and seasonal threats.*
  • For occasional skin irritations, apply one to two drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected areas.
  • Add one to two drops of Melaleuca to water, citrus drinks, or doTERRA Veggie Capsules to support healthy immune system function.*
  • Combine one to two drops of Melaleuca with a facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties.
  • Apply Melaleuca to the skin after shaving.
  • Try applying this essential oil to the fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops of Melaleuca to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
  • Create an aftershave by combining Melaleuca and Cedarwood.
  • Apply it to the bottoms of the feet and inside shoes for a refresher.
  • Add Melaleuca to water alone, or along with Peppermint and Lemon essential oil, for a refreshing mouth rinse and breath freshener.
  • Melaleuca promotes a healthy, clean looking scalp.
  • Diffuse Melaleuca to purify and freshen the air.
  • Melaleuca supports healthy joint function and soothes body soreness after exercise.*
  • It may support healthy cellular function.*
  • Melaleuca helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes when applied to the skin.
  • It helps support healthy lung and respiratory function.*
  • It supports feelings of open airways and easy breathing.
  • This essential oil helps support gastrointestinal health.*
  • Add a few drops of Melaleuca to shampoo and lather it into hair to keep it looking thick, clean, and healthy.

Toilet Cleaning Pods

Forget the toxic chemicals of traditional cleansers and try these do-it-yourself Natural Toilet-Cleaning Pods using Melaleuca & Purify Cleansing Blend.


1 cup baking soda

¼ cup citric acid

1½ tablespoon unscented castile soap

8 drops Melaleuca

8 drops Purify Cleansing Blend


  1. Stir the baking soda and citric acid together until combined.
  2. Slowly stir in the castile soap and Purify. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  3. Pack the pod mixture into a mold and let dry at least four hours. If the mixture expands above the mold, firmly press back down.
  4. Once dry, remove the pods from the mold and store in an airtight container.
  5. To use, simply drop one into the toilet, wait until the pod stops bubbling, and scrub away!

Melaleuca Foot Balm Recipe: This foot balm is an excellent overnight moisturizer for your feet.


  • 4 ounce jar
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ ounce piece of beeswax, grated
  • 25 drops Melaleuca essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat, stir until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir to combine, then add essential oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a clean jar.
  4. Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize.

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ESSENTIAL OILS ARE DYNAMIC, Supporting your body physically AND emotionally

The benefit of using essential oils for mood management is that they can help soothe, calm, and uplift the emotions in a natural way. High quality essential oils are pure and potent, so only a little oil will be needed to help the user achieve the desired effect. Although essential oils are extremely powerful, they come from natural sources, so they are still safe to use.

By providing a safe, natural way to manage emotions, aromatherapy is a good alternative to many of the other mood management tactics out there.

Smell is the fastest way to affect mood.
Aromatic molecules have direct access to the limbic area, or emotional seat, of the brain.

  1. Arborvitae: The grounding aroma of Arborvitae oil can help promote a sense of peace and calm.
  2. Basil: Diffuse Basil oil to lessen occasional anxious feelings.
  3. Bergamot: Both calming and uplifting, Bergamot can be used to reduce feelings of negativity and stress.
  4. Cardamom: The clear, refreshing aroma of Cardamom oil can help promote a positive mood.
  5. Cedarwood: Use Cedarwood oil aromatically to help relax the mind and body.
  6. Clary Sage: Clary Sage creates a restful environment while reducing feelings of stress and anxiousness.
  7. Clove: Many people use Clove oil for its stimulating and energizing properties.
  8. Coriander: Coriander oil can be used to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.
  9. Cypress: The refreshing aroma of Cypress oil can be energizing and can help reduce anxious feelings.
  10. Douglas Fir: Use Douglas Fir oil to promote a positive mood and sense of focus.
  11. Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is commonly used to lessen feelings of tension and promote relaxation.
  12. Frankincense: Use Frankincense oil to induce feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
  13. Geranium: Inhaling Geranium oil can produce a calming, grounding effect.
  14. Grapefruit: The fragrance of Grapefruit oil is light and uplifting for the user.
  15. Jasmine: Use Jasmine oil to evoke feelings of peace, joy, and self-confidence.
  16. Juniper Berry: When used aromatically, it can promote positive feelings and lessen feelings of stress.
  17. Lavender: People commonly use Lavender oil for its relaxing and calming properties.
  18. Lemon: Use Lemon oil aromatically to promote a positive mood.
  19. Lime: The chemical constituents of Lime oil make it useful for promoting emotional balance and wellbeing.
  20. Melissa: Use Melissa oil to help calm tension and nerves.
  21. Myrrh: Myrrh oil can help increase spiritual awareness and promote a creative, inspiring, energetic mood.
  22. Patchouli: Aromatic use of Patchouli oil can help ground and balance emotions.
  23. Peppermint: Use Peppermint oil for an invigorating energy boost.
  24. Petitgrain: The aroma of Petitgrain oil can help ease feelings of tension and promote feelings of calmness.
  25. Roman Chamomile: Use Roman Chamomile oil to promote peaceful, calming feelings.
  26. Rose: The scent of Rose oil can be emotionally uplifting. Sandalwood: Sandalwood oil can help enhance mood.
  27. Spearmint: The fresh aroma of Spearmint oil uplifts mood while promoting a sense of focus.
  28. Spikenard: Frequently used in aromatherapy, Spikenard oil is renowned for its grounding properties.
  29. Tangerine: Apply Tangerine oil topically to help promote feelings of happiness.
  30. Vetiver: Vetiver oil can have a calming, grounding effect on emotions.
  31. Wild Orange: With a revitalizing aroma, Wild Orange oil can provide energy on a stress-filled day.
  32. Ylang Ylang: Apply Ylang Ylang oil topically for a calming, uplifting effect.

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