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    into a corner of my life where I take some time to jot down life on "paper" and somehow others come along and join me in the journey. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for stopping by & sharing life with me. Go grab your favorite mug, pour yourself a coffee and stay awhile.

    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.

    I'd love to hear from you--please, don’t be shy. :)


Ahh the Holidays 🎅🏻 are here and this little bottle of JOY fills my home with the scents of Christmas. I can’t get enough of this Oil. Fill your home with the inviting scent of Holiday Joy essential oil blend. The warm, sweet aroma of Holiday Joy creates a welcoming environment for holiday gatherings and can be diffused every day to purify the air and uplift the spirit.

H O L I D A Y    J O Y
Uplifts mood and enlivens the senses
Purifies and freshens the air and home


  • Diffuse throughout the home during the holidays
  • Apply to clothing, coats, and scarves to stay energized while Christmas shopping
  • Create a spritzer to mist holiday trees, garland, or wreathes for a fresh holiday scent
  • Add one to two drops to a homemade potpourri for the holiday season

Siberian Fir, Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Cassia, Douglas Fir, Nutmeg essential oils and Vanilla Absolute.

Click here to get your Holiday Joy

Come learn about Essential Oils and how to make natural DIY products and enjoy making Christmas gifts for friends and family! 
Food, drinks, and supplies will be provided! Along with giveaways and lots of Christmas Music 🙂 

Your Make and Take options include:
1. Hand Sanitizer
2. Immunity Tea
3. Bath Salts
4. Lotion Bars
5. Holiday Spritzer
6. Face Toner
7. Bath Bombs
8. Rollerball Bar

** Pick 4 items for $20.
** Bring a friend along and get a FREE item!
** Make and Take is completely FREE for anyone that enrolls at the class with a wholesale account.
** limited to 20 spots. ** Please RSVP so we can have enough supplies


How do you take advantage of these sales before time runs outs?

Head to my direct link:

  1. Enter your info
  2. Select your starter kit…. discount will apply upon checkout
  3. That’s it! 🙂

**Questions email Katie //

If you are wondering, “Do I really have use for essential oils in my normal, everyday life?” answer these 8 questions below to see how essential oils might fit into your daily routine:

Q: Do you worry about using household cleaners that may expose your family to harsh chemicals or toxins?

Q: Do you ever look for ways to strengthen damaged hair or a distressed scalp?

Q: Are you ever in need of products to keep your skin feeling and looking healthy and young?

Q: Do you ever experience occasional digestive discomfort?

Q: Do you ever experience discomfort associated with occasional tension in the neck or head?

Q: Do you suffer from discomfort associated with seasonal and environmental threats?

Q: Are you ever in need of products to help support a healthy immune system?

Q: Do you enjoy adding powerful and natural flavors to your entrees, beverages, or desserts?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might have more use for essential oils in your life than you think. 🙂

While some view essential oils as mysterious or complicated, they can be used for household cleaning, cooking and baking, improving well-being, and more. Along with the applications for everyday life, many enjoy essential oils because of their health benefits, as well as their positive effects on emotions.


This month, October, you will receive 3 oils, Balance + Serenity + Citrus Bliss for

 F R E E ✨ with your Home Essentials Starter Kit.

$275 gets you 13 oils + a diffuser to kick your Essential Oil wellness journey off!

With the Home Essentials Kit, you receive the Top 10 Essential oils + the petal diffuser. Then because of the amazing promo, you will also receive Balance, Serenity, and Citrus Bliss.

These 13 oils help address your major needs:

Emotional balance
Mood boost
Muscle pain
Stomach support… and more!

This fun promo works out to about $18. an Oil, and if you were to just order the King of Oils, Frankincense alone it would be $70. so the savings are excellent! 

There is no better time to start then this month! My team is having fun learning, we are growing, and most importantly, people are having their lives and health impacted by oils.

Just this week I got this text, 

Families are being impacted for the better because of essential oils!

What oils comes in your Home Essentials Kit? The TOP 10 OILS no one should be without! 

  1. OnGuard— This is your protection bubble from germs!!! It’s antiviral and antibacterial. Vanderbilt Hospital & Cedars Sini are using OnGuard in their emergency rooms bc in a PubMed study it warded off H1N1 and MRSA! It’s the one you use when you feel like you’re getting sick OR you want to prevent illness this is an immunity booster (i.e.: on the plane). You can put this on the bottoms of your/baby/hubby feet OR on your neck/throat if you feel like you’re getting a sore throat. We also have throat drops with this blend. They’re so yummy! This oil you can also clean with– it wards off bacteria and viruses as long as 7 days after use on counters. I also have this in the foaming hand soap (kitchen and bathroom!)! Ingredients – clove bud, Wild Orange, cinnamon, eucalyptus, Rosemary
  2. Breathe — this promotes clear breathing (if you’re congested etc.) you can apply this to your neck and chest or bottoms of feet to help and it’s good for restful sleep! Also wonderful to diffuse– I diffuse this in the girls rooms if they seem to have a cold coming on and it allows for a quicker recovery and a more restful/peaceful sleep, I HATE feeling like they’re coughing and I can’t do anything. These oils have helped empower me and I don’t feel so helpless when the girls are sick b/c I can actually give them natural remedies that are effective! Ingredients – Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom
  3. DigestZen — this is for tummy/digestion problems of any kind and can be rubbed directly on your stomach where the pain is or if you’re feeling nauseous, or have motion sickness. You can also ingest this (couple of drops under the tongue –have a chaser it’s not the best tasting stuff!) as well to help aide and support healthy digestion. I use this on my twins every night, to help with gas and tummy problems There are a people with Celiac disease and have autoimmune diseases and they swear by this for tummy issues! Ingredients – Ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander, anise
  4. Deep Blue Oil— It’s a natural Icy Hot!!! Apply directly on tired, aching joints, use before and after golf to reduce discomfort! It can also be used for massage, if you feel like your skin is sensitive, then you can cut it with coconut oil. It actually helps repair the tissues and muscles because it has helichrysum in it 🏼 ingredients- Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus
  5. Lavender– great to diffuse in room to help relax and calm anxiety or nerves. Great at bedtime and for sleep– you can again put it on your feet, or on your pillow at bedtime. It helps take the sting out of bee and bug bites– just apply directly to skin! It’s good for scrapes and cuts and burns– leave it in the kitchen by the oven/stove! It helps our family with sunburns in the summer as it makes an awesome sunspray with melaleuca & Peppermint!
  6. Lemon- awesome detox/antioxidant aide. Put a couple drops in water– it’s delicious! I drink it everyday! You can also diffuse in a room to neutralize/clean the air, can be used to clean/disinfect! Remember to put the lemon oil in 1st and THEN the water so it swirls it and ALWAYS use glass/stainless when ingesting any of the oils!
  7. Frankincense- Can be used to calm head tension (with one drop of peppermint in the back of the throat) Apply to the back of the bottom of feet to support immune function, you can use it with moisturizer as an anti-aging oil (i’m doing that now!), diffused it lifts moods and awareness. It’s the KING of oils and it’s a go-to if you don’t know what to use. It’ll always help! Hugely anti-aging. I put it in my moisturizer at night and I take two drops under my tongue as it’s anti-inflammatory
  8. Oregano– can be put on the bottom of feet for natural anti-bacterial and viral defense, can be used internally as a monthly cleansing of the GI track. I use this in my flu bomb (we have veggie caps you can take the oils internally) if I’m coming down with something. USE SPARINGLY and with coconut oil! It’s super potent and a half a drop will do! Also can be put in spaghetti sauce but you only need a tooth pick drop.
  9. Peppermint— used with Frankincense it is a wonderful migraine/headache fighter (back of throat, one drop of each), use as a mouth wash (with lemon), inhale and invigorate lungs and increase alertness. Apply to the back of the neck and forehead with lavender to calm head tension as well (a couple of drops will do ya!) One drop of our peppermint is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea. Use a little at a time (or not at all if you have supply issues) when nursing bc it can effect supply.
  10. Melaleuca— it’s great for ear infections, blemishes, bacterial infections, eczema, lice, pink eye etc. This is also good for colds and coughs as its anti-mucosal.

The additional 3 FREE oils:

  1. Balance- Grounding, Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feeling, Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calm environment, I use it in my sleep rollerball to help me sleep.
  2. Serenity – Serenity helps me sleep! It promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment, lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions& calms the mind and soothes the senses.
  3. Citrus Bliss – Helps reduce stress and uplifts mood, after a long day of work, diffuse to help reduce stress and uplift a bad mood, I add a couple drops to my dyer balls to add a refreshing aroma to my laundry

When you enroll with your starter kit, you have me as your oil go-to as well as an amazingly supportive FaceBook group where you can get any and every oil and ailment question answered! I’m happy to chat of course if you have more specific questions or if you want to discuss any wellness challenges you or your family have.

Ready to get started on your wellness journey today?! 

Email me, and I will help walk you through the steps.

or if your are ready to order right now, Click here to head to my personalized shop.

Click Join and Save at the top, Scroll down and click Join doTERRA, then begin filling out your info. Then you will select your kit and that’s it! The 3 free oils will automatically be shipped to you!

Once you purchase your starter kit I will get a little Welcome Gift Bag in the mail to you with lots of goodies and helpful tips to get you started on your journey!

Much Love,


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.


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

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