Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.

So in all honesty I have what might appear to some as a fairly relaxing life, but here is thing about relaxation it is different for everyone. I may not have to be at a paying job everyday and that might seem relaxing but I still have commitments and I still have doubts or moments of self doubt.

I am an over thinker and a worrier.

I am a planner and I am an organizer who wants everything to go a certain way.

I also suffer from anxiety and care what other people think even though deep down I don’t think it should matter.

I feel like I hear “Relax Carly” a lot or at least I used to and it never bothered me, I would try all my usual things (rescue remedy spray, yoga, eating properly, drinking water, going to bed early) but I have never felt more relaxed as I do right now. The funny thing is it has taken a little into our vacation to figure this perfect balance between the five of us.

Fraser and I have discussed what can we take from life on vacation and apply to everyday life to keep that relaxed feeling going. We discovered for us the reason we could just let go and have fun was because we didn’t have obligations, and I don’t just mean work I mean activities, school, commitments, social stuff like birthdays and family dinners, even things like cutting the lawn, making sure we went and paid property taxes or utility bills, arranging dentist appointments or cutting the lawn. These things are all obligations and expectations.

On vacation we had no responsibilities. We had to make sure we were fed and kept three tiny humans alive, that’s it. I don’t think we can avoid all commitments and obligations so second best thing is to take small breaks or time outs to relax, or at least this is our plan.

The biggest thing I am learning about relaxation is it looks extremely different to everyone. This is what can be challenging. I feel a lot of what we know or how we relax is learned (mostly from family but I think it could be said it is learned from a young age so anyone who during those years might have had influence on you).

For Fraser relaxing means no rush, no plan, watching TV or staying inside on the couch, etc. For me this can be stressful because we were raised if it was nice you should be outside, there is no reason to have the TV on and that we always had some sort of a plan for the day with a little structure. Sleeping all day or being lazy was rarely a thing we did. So, relaxing to me is still shutting down but it might include a little more structure (like being to the beach by a certain time) or making sure that we are outside everyday if it is nice out.

We both do find relaxation in taking the kids for walks or getting outside for some exercise. Taking time to play and feel no guilt about it. Playing could be jumping on the tramp, building forts or even just tickling and laughing. I really want to make play a priority in our house for all of us.

For our kids relaxing is even different again, all of our kids find the park relaxing Grace is a swing addict. Like could actually swing all day, but likes to be pushed. Rowen on the other hand likes to be chased, he is a kid who seems to really like to be engaged and kept busy physically. Eleanor is hard to tell yet but I think her most relaxed is being held. If you are calm and just hold her she is so happy and relaxed. Rowen and Grace seem very relaxed with TV Row even more so than Grace (I really dislike this and try to fight it). However what I am learning is if Rowen and Fraser tried to take away my books, writing, time at the spa or time at the beach I wouldn’t like it. So, if TV is one of their ways to relax and shut down then I need to appreciate that. I know it is hard for Fraser to understand how reading or even painting with the kids is relaxing, but I don’t understand how watching you tube is relaxing but that doesn’t mean we both shouldn’t do these things.

I think the biggest thing is to realize that a little relaxation can restart and reset the tone for your whole family. It is not reasonable to think you can just keep taking vacations to escape reality (I would know, I tried to convince Fraser of this plan!). It is however reasonable to find ways to incorporate relaxation or down time. For me that means locking the bathroom door and just taking a 10 minute shower, or putting the kids in the car and going for a bit of a drive or getting outside, going outside to the park or the beach or even the backyard. The dishes and laundry ain’t going anywhere! So I watch for signs that any of us need a little break and then we act on it.

I encourage all of you to take time to relax, give yourself permission and don’t feel guilty. And try not to judge or be mad at your spouse when he or she takes down time. It’s in everyone’s best interest that we do this! This may not look like the spa or yoga it might be zoning out in a garage and listening to music really loud, or playing video games or just lounging and watching you tube. Whatever it looks like make sure you take time to do it;)

I hope you all get to laugh more and take time out to play without guilt.

MIA- Don’t come looking, I want to stay missing forever!

So, for those who don’t know we decided to finish off our very last baby’s first year earth side with a 30 day vacation to Maui.  The cool thing is my roommate*/ babydate/ common law partner was eligible to take Parental Leave so we decided why not!  Plus 2017 he worked so hard at his paying job and had a record year so we felt a little vacation was exactly what our family could use!

*** Total side note but Fraser and I are yet to be married (he’s been a little lacking in the proposal department) so when we went through the border a long time ago (maybe 4 years ago) and the border guard asked how we knew each other I answered with the first thing that came to my mind, “He’s my roommate”.  At the time we were expecting our first baby and I have never lived down the response, however I also think put a ring on it if you want a different answer!  Anyone else common law and struggle with calling their partner “partner” or “boyfriend”?  Just boyfriend sounds so casual and we are commited, have 3 kids, share finances, responsabilities, life, etc… we are not just casual but I digress!

Obviously taking 3 kids 3 and under on vacation isn’t the relaxing and peaceful break some people enjoy when they are on vacation. I got to say though it ain’t so bad.  We love being someplace warm, our kiddos are water and beach babies (we didn’t even go to the pool until our third day here, LOL!). Plus a break from routine, real life and responsabilities even with kids is still a break.

However for those who don’t have kids you really should enjoy your trips now because once you have kids the trips are completely different  Even just going to the airport is different.  No more lounge and drinks before a flight, you can forget about stopping at the spa for a pedi before take off, reading magazines, watching movies and listening to music for the flight doesn’t happen anymore at least not anything you want to watch… Paw Patrol, Moana and Mickey Mouse Club House aren’t my idea of entertainment, but somehow I got 6 hours of all that:)

I really thought when I envisioned our vacation that I would do so much blogging and totally re-evaluate what I want to do when I get home, what changes we should make this year and what can stay the same… all the new year new attitude kind of stuff that I love. But I think I am a little in need of some time to just enjoy not having to decide or purge or set goals!  That being said one thing that brings me joy is blogging but it isn’t necessarily just the writing. If that was the case I could just journal, its also the interaction I get from all the readers (who happen to be friends, family, fellow mothers and even some fathers, and community members). I love seeing and hearing from people, some who surprise me when they start chatting about my blog.  By far blogging has been such a rewarding thing for me but also has been a great confidence booster and has forced me to put myself out there. I love all that it has done for me.

With that being said I am struggling with a direction to take the blog, I currently do use it a bit as my personal journal and a bit for “business”, oil’s & events mostly. I love doing this but have been struggling with writing because I don’t feel I have a huge vision. So, I am asking my loyal readers for their advice and opinions.

What do you want to hear about?  Obviously my writing is about my own opinions and views so that is most likely going to change it is more the topics I wonder about

So some areas I am wondering what you think are:

  •  Kids- Raising them.  Do you like when I share what we are doing, like blog about my 3 kids and what we do, or do you like product reviews/recommendations. Or maybe you prefer not to hear about my family and kids. We are also in the process of having my son assessed for autism and starting to research schools (mostly private) for Kindergarten, is this something you would be interested in hearing about?
  • Home- pictures and stuff about my house and what we did and are doing?
  • Oils- How to use oils, diffuser recipes, promos, etc
  • Life- do you like it when I am personal or am I over sharing? I feel like often I find inspiration on what I want to write about by what is happening in my life.

Please leave a comment or send me a message if you have any advice on what you like reading about. I might try and do an instagram story but who knows how that will fit in between the beach and the pool I am pretty busy:)

Another way of getting ideas or inspirations is if you send a title of an article you would read! My girlfriend did this and they had such great suggestions, some of which were my most popular posts.

MAHALO

Resolutions or Reflections???

New Years are like Birthdays to me. A perfect time reflect on how the last year has been and what I want from the upcoming year.

I typically love reflecting, and maybe it has to with the fact that as I get older I feel like each year gets better and better. I am more comfortable and confident and my relationships deepen and my life seems to get more meaningful as I gain wisdom and experience.

Obviously there is the sad stuff and the odd year that is tougher than most, as people get older there are losses or sometimes with those way to young to be gone. There are moments that forever change you or experiences that change your perspective and make you re-evaluate what’s important.

So, 2017 was a big year for us as a family and for me personally. We finished our first Reno and moved into a new space to start off the year, we took our first family vacation to Maui and loved spending time with our kids just chillin’ at the beach and enjoying paradise. Fraser had a record year for work and I managed to start my blog (work in progress for sure but pretty excited to get it up and going). In addition I co-hosted our first annual Christmas Market at the Farm, as well as my first annual Girlfriends long table dinner and I started selling doTerra Oils which has been a huge learning experience and has challenged me to get back into selling but also to start to venture out and meet new people. It has been the year we completed our little family and welcomed our last baby, Eleanor, into our family. We celebrated two weddings, one family members and one close friends. Our oldest son started preschool and we have started the process of having him privately assessed for Autism (in addition to ADHD, Anxiety and ODD). It was the year we survived having 3 kids under the age of 3 and I like to think we did better than survive it. We also developed some new healthy habits this year which included a new eating plan and started to do a lot more intentional exercise (thank you to The Studio). 2017 didn’t come without it’s challenges and disappointments as well as sadness but we feel extremely blessed and definitely think our good outweighed our bad this year!

With all that being said I am super excited to welcome 2018 and see what it has in store for our little family! We are starting it off with Fraser taking 7 weeks paternity leave, 4 of which we are spending in Maui! During those 4 weeks we will be overlapping vacations with my Grandma, Great Aunt & Uncle, my Aunt & Uncle (as well as 4 other couples that are family friends), one of our best friends and her husband and kids as well as their whole extended family and my mom and two of her really good friends… just to name a few. I would say this is a GREAT start to 2018. We are definitely not worried about the January blues or after Christmas dumps, but in fact I am worried we are starting off the year so well how will we be able to continue the momentum. That being said I have a few goals for this year…

I’m not super big on Resolutions, mainly because I feel like I make unreasonable ones and they are super generic and no one follows through. So, instead I have made some goals for me personally as well as a few family or house goals. We make goals all the time but I find a new year is the perfect excuse and time to just re-evaluate and write down what you want.

So here goes some of my goals for 2018, I am hoping by sharing them I hold myself a little more accountable.

– Set aside time just for family. No TV, phone, etc

– Sleep with my phone in a different room.

– Take bold risks, do stuff even if it scares me and put myself out there. (Specifically with my blog, oils, etc)

– Make me a priority. Set aside time for things I do solo (without Fraser and the kids).

– Work on getting Rowens assessment finished and put together a support system to get him prepared for grade school.

– Get a budget in place and decide what our financial goals are for 2018 (are we saving, doing any home improvements, trip planning, plan any big purchases, etc).

– Find an exercise regime that is realistic and that I can commit to.

– Clean eating at home, cook most meals (meal plan) and avoid refined sugars.

– Drink more water.

I feel like I have a million things on the go, and that my list is a bit ambitious. However I also feel that it is doable and all areas that I want to work on. I am excited for a lot of these goals and have already started to get working on my list. Let’s hope the motivation continues beyond January and I can keep the momentum going.

What resolutions or goals do you have for the New Year?

Reflections from last weekend. 


Last weekend I participated in a really cool workshop called “I am Magnetic” with half of my doTerra Oily Housewives team.  Then we had a lazy family morning, attended a 3 year olds birthday party at a farm and I ended my day with an amazing restorative Yin yoga class.  The whole weekend left me feeling inspired and recharged. 

The workshop was fantastic, I loved the messages from it and left feeling super empowered.  I had no expectations going in (well I was hoping for a fabulous day) but it surpassed what I could have even imagined. 

It was so nice to get out and do something to get my mind working outside of family life. What I loved is learning some new things, not just oil related (but it totally tied in doTerra and I loved it). 

The first speakers were a husband and wife team who spoke about releasing trapped emotions and limiting beliefs, following curiosity, and living in alignment with your flow as well as the art of receiving.  They believe you can change your behaviours and actions through repetition, emotional impact and environment and that your past is what determines your limiting beliefs but that we can release these beliefs. I had heard about energy frequencies and about holding space but they explained it and it totally resignated with me.  They said that essential oils might not have measurable properties in them but that the bodies reaction to oils is measurable and that is how we scientifically know they are working. I particularly loved how they gave an example of how smell can connect you to emotion which is how and why I love using essential oils. In their example they say to remember a drink that maybe when you consume it has a memorable impression… now if you were to smell said beverage right now would you have an emotional or even physical reaction?  (I personally thought of tequila!). I just love this example of the impact smell can have on us and our bodies. Good or bad… It was kinda fun when I got home and saw a little energy test, so I took it and this was my energy:


Strange how true that reading of my energy was.  

Then I came home and our doTerra team is doing a really cool book study in combination with the I Am Fabulous book of Essential Oil Blends, I used my “Face your Fears” blend and started to read the second chapter.  This book is so exactly what I need right now and I love how lately just things are falling into place.  It’s like the world knowss what I need and is providing it in huge ways!


Our lazy Sunday ended off this amazing weekend, it included pancakes and watched Moana from the Teepee with blankets and pillows. Then we went as a family to a local farm (Greystone for those from around here) for a friends 3rd Birthday Party. It was so nice to see a lot of our close friends and some people who I just love to hang out with but never get to see, the best part was not just the friends who were all there but the sisters who hosted us at Greystone (Laura of Equine Essentials and her sister Emily of Schoolhouse Farms were the perfect hostess’).  The kids loved it, our Gracie had her dreams come true of riding a “horsie”, she is obsessed with the show Spirit right now and all the horses.  It was such a great weekend!  I love when I can get a combination of me time, little work, seeing friends and family time… which at our busy household is hard to do!

Would love to hear how you spend your weekends and what makes for a great weekend!

Defining your OIL Type…

Here is a simple guide to see how you want to, or maybe even how you already do, use oils.  

Think about the questions below and see the answers associated with either A, B or C.  You might find you’re a combination and want to use oils a variety of ways (that’s great). Or possibly you use oils for one primary reason (thats great too!).  

Whatever the reason and way you use them remember to enjoy and contact me if you have any questions or want more information!  (You can call or text me at 778-899-9498 or email me at craeplain@gmail.com)

When you think about essential oils what is the first thought:

A) Good Smells   

B) Healthy Living  

C)  Feelings and Mood

If you think about using essential oils what application do you think of?

A) Aromatic (includes in a diffuser)  

B)  Internally (on tongue, in water or even cooking with them)  

C)  Topically (even on specific areas of the body
Types of Oil Users:

A)  SMELL SO PRETTY, but keep it simple!

You tend to use one or more diffusers in the house and want a single oil (maybe a DoTerra blend) to diffuse. Typically your looking for scents you are drawn to and aren’t really interested in the properties each oil possess but more in what they smell like and how it can be easily used. 


B)  HOLISITC HEALER

You are someone who has heard from a naturopath or friend about the benefits using essential oils can have on you and you would like to encorporate oils into your healthy lifestyle practices, this may be preventive or to aid in treating conditions.   The smell of certain oils aren’t necessarily your primary concern but more the properties they possess. 

Sample Daily Oil Usage Guide

C)  GUIDED EMOTIONS

You want to use your oils for mood enhancers or to help guide you through feelings such as overcoming fears, dealing with loss or even to help energize.  You are interested in using oils for their healing and emotional benefits but also will start to associate smells with certain feelings. 

Sample Oil Usage for Balancing your Chakras:

Self Care

 

How often do we schedule in time for ourselves?  I know when I most need it is when we are busiest and that is when it is hardest for me to choose myself over all the other things that I need to get done.  However as a family we are working very hard to prioritize self care for all of our family members.  For us the focus has been around diet and exercise.  So it has meant scheduling in each of our activities and even scheduling in grocery shopping and meal prep.  This has been the game changer, if its on the calendar then we somehow manage to book around it!  Fraser and I sit down each week and schedule our workouts, allowing each other time to go out and get that much needed exercise in.  Plus we meal plan, make a grocery list and then grocery shop and meal prep (typically on a Sunday but doesn’t always work that way).  No person or family is perfect but we are trying to find a way to just make this our new normal!  I used to be able to find every excuse but now we just do it and feel so much better… the results have been incredible.  Both of us have found we have more energy, better and more stable moods, more patience with the kids and overall just happier, plus we both have lost weight (Fraser more than I!).

What stops you from making time to be a better version of yourself?  How can you take care of your family and your responsibilities if you are not taking care of yourself!   We all know what we should do and what makes us feel good but knowing and doing are two different things.  I encourage you to see if you can make a date with yourself this week!

What does self care look like to you?  Sometimes we are so out of practice that we make the time and then don’t know what to do with it, or we think every self care activity is expensive and we cannot afford it, this is so not true… here are some of my favourite suggestions.

  • Go for a walk
  • Take a bath
  • Hit up the gym or even the local pool for a swim
  • Clean (I am a little crazy but sometimes cleaning makes me feel so good)
  • Grab a Starbucks and read a Book
  • Mediate or practice yoga (this doesn have to be at an expensive studio, use YouTube or an app)
  • Paint or colour or draw… I am no artist but sometimes just listening to music and painting feels so relaxing.
  • Write or Journal… not sure where to start how about all the things your thankful for, or a bucket list,

Hope some of these ideas inspire you!  Would love to hear from you and the ways you make time for self care!

The Modern Tupperware Saleslady

So for those of you that know me you probably already know that I am a natural sales lady.  I can’t help it, it just is a part of me… I sell people on anything I believe in or love, as long as I think it can truely benefit them.  It has taken me a long time to learn just because I love something does not mean everyone will, and I think this is an amazing trait and is part of what makes me a good salesperson.  For the last 3 years I have been home with my babies, and I love it but when I get a little taste of selling I realize there is a part of me that misses that.  I love selling because I believe whatever I sell helps people and I do not want to sell people something they don’t want.  I feel it is part of the job of a sales person to find out what the customer is looking for and help them find it.  I also miss having my own money and feeling accomplished (because currently my big accomplishment is making sure everyone is fed and clean).  I am fairly motivated, like to have challenges and goals and be constantly learning. My previous job had all of this, and although I no longer want the long hours, or set schedule I am ready for a new challenge that will fulfill me.  Basically that is what got me started selling doTerra.  

I had been invited to a party and had a good friend who had just signed up to be a Wellness Advocate, so despite my hesitancy and normal dislike for any sort of home sales party I went to see what it was about.  I had received a few oils and a diffuser for Mothers Day and was loving having a safe way to scent our house (basically candles have become very dangerous with my pyro group of kids!).  SO, with hesitancy I went to my first Class for doTerra oils.  My girlfriend and her mentor did a good job of talking about the products and I immediately was impressed with their knowledge and the quality of the oils they were selling.  But still a bit of skeptic I ordered a couple of oils and thought I would compare them to what I already had.  Within a couple of days the oils arrived and were amazing, armed with all the information I had learned I began using the oils for a variety of different things and I was comparing to the brand I had bought in a store locally and was shocked at the difference in quality.  Well by this point I was already planning on hosting my own party and it lead me to thinking why host when I could be the salespersons.  So, with a little bit of courage I decided to give it a try.  This is why and how I came to sell doTerra.  

Now my plan with doTerra was to give it a try but have no pressure.  I really was excited about starting a blog and was doing that as a personal project (no financial expectation) and felt like if I could tie the two together it would be fun!  So, with this in mind I have obviously started my blog and also started sharing my love for doTerra.  I am going to continue to use the oils personally but if someone is interested I would love to answer any questions or share any knowledge I have.  I do not want to be the pushy in your face make you uncomfortable sales girl, I will do as I would do with anything I love and talk about it, I will also try to be creative and come up with fun events using the oils.  But when it is all said and done I will just write and share and hope for some the oils will be a way to help be more natural and replace traditional products in your homes with this alternative.  They sure have helped calm, relax and motivate us, as well as help with the kids sleep, anxiety and even with some sickness!  

If your interested in learning more or even hosting a class please contact me at craeplain@gmail.com or leave a comment here  you can also check out my doTerra website for more info  https://www.mydoterra.com/carlyplain1/#/

Back to School Blends

I have been so busy with back to school and back to schedules and back to routine that I have been a little slow with sharing my oil information with you all! But I will start now, and what better place top start with then some of the oils that are most helpful with our kiddos (and us) and helping ease them into routines!

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Essential Oils or specifically doTerra I will just let you know when I recommend oils or how to use them I am referring to doTerra Oils. All brands and oils are made differently and used differently so just be careful and aware of what you are using.  For more info on using Essential Oils click here.

So basically my goal with my kids and school is to make sure they feel good in their bodies and they are well and able to learn.  SO many things affect kids and their learning (environment, learning style, mindset, diet and mood… the list is really endless).  And so many of these things we are able to control or change, some obviously are harder than others but we can adjust the lighting, remove distractions, change foods and diet, add in breaks through out the day and visuals for learning or whatever else might help.  Another way to help with making kids feel good for school is by using oils.  The oils I am going to focus on today will help with 4 main areas

  1. Physical Health (Cold & Flu & Germs)
  2. Anxiety & Mental Well Being
  3. Focus
  4. Strength (Bravery Blends)

1.  KEEPING OUR PHYSICAL BODIES HEALTHY (Cold & Flu type stuff)

First thing that comes to mind when I think feel good is to stay healthy, and we have a few oils that can aid in helping with healthy bodies in kids.


DigestZen:  This is a great one for kids with tummy issues,  just dilute it into a roller ball with fractionated coconut oil and then rub on child’s tummy.  It will help with gas, bloating, digestion.  


On Guard:  This is the oil for school, again you dilute and put it on a rollerball and have your child put it in their sock drawer.  Then before they put their socks on have them roll the bottoms of their feet.  It helps protect against environmental and seasonal threats with a blend of oils known for their positive effects on the immune system. 


Easy Air:  This is a good one for help breathing for any sort of issue (maybe its shortness of breathe from anxiety or maybe its dust in the classroom, exercise, etc). Whatever the reason same application as DigestZen , dilute in a rollerball and then have your child apply to chest.  A really easy way to get them to do this is to say make a heart on your chest with the rollerball!

2.  MENTAL WELLBEING & ANXIETY

Another big thing in our house with the kids is Transitioning into preschool. Currently in our world my kids (mainly my son) has had to transition into a more structured day, with time away from mom and dad and siblings and having to be up and out of the house by 9am.  Obviously every family is different and it might be different issues with your little or big kids but they may gave some of the same solutions.  So here are a few helpful oils!


BALANCE & SERENITY

AKA Liquid Calm these two oils are grounding and calming blends.  Balance is a bit of a woodsy smell to it and it works for when you are feeling on a bit of high and need to come back down, Serenity has a floral/ vanilla scent to it and is calming for people, even good to help with sleep.  Serenity has a very gentle aroma and would even be nice put on a piece of diffusing jewelry for a child to have.  (Balance is one of my all time favourites) 


CONOSLE & PEACE

Console has been described as a hug in a jar, but the really cool thing about console is DoTerras team of chemists actually researched how the brain reacts to a hug and tried to find a combination of oils that had the same reaction… so this is as close as you can get to a hug from oils!  It has a floral scent to it and is a blend of many different oils including Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Rose and more.  Peace is known to give the immediate calming feeling, literally you just cup it in your hand and breath it in to feel the calm!  These two oils are good for helping with separation anxiety.  (These are on my next personal order for sure, both my older kids have been having serious separation anxiety!)


CITRUS BLISS

Exactly how it sounds an invigorating blend of citrus scents with a touch of vanilla. This blend is uplifting and energizing and when combined with Balance it is known as “Monster Juice” used to calm your little monsters.  

3. FOCUS

These oils can be used to help kids or anyone focus. Sometimes you migh find ADD or ADHD students can find these oils useful in keeping attention.

 

LEMON: The clean scent of lemon helps to bring you back to focus. So if you find you are easily distracted and your mind wanders this might be a good oil to try!

VETIVER: Earthy and woodsy smell that is also used for anxiety and panic attacks. Vetiver can help stop mind chatter, so if you have brain that just doesn’t stop and its hard to focus because it has so much going on up there try Vetiver!

PEPPERMINT: Smells as you would imagine (almost like a candy cane) and it helps make you more alive, it wakes you up!  This oil can help your brain catch up to your thoughts. 


IN TUNE:  This blend was specifically designed to support focus, one easy way to apply would be on the bottoms of the feet before school or on the back of the neck,  even to have in an inhaler so that your child can smell it whenever they need to throug out the day. 

4.  STRENGTH (BRAVERY BLENDS)

Who couldnt use a little help with finding strength and bravery in everyday situations, and when your little school projects or difficult situations definitely need you to brave.  A few great oils for this are:


GINGER:  This warming oil is great for empowerment, amazing for self confidence!  Plus if you are anything like me difficult situations can upset the tummy and this oil helps to calm the tummy.


TERRASHIELD:  Interestingly enough is the bug repellent blend but it is also ab ink fir shielding (setting boundaries).  If your kiddos are having issues with dealing with others maybe this would be a good one to help. Think warrior oil!


MOTIVATE:  This citrus and minty blend is made to give you an uplifting push of motivation.  It can help keep the heart open and communication!

Essential Oil Basics (101)

I am new to Essential Oils and new to DoTerra and overwhelmed with all the information out there.  I am enjoying learning all about the oils and how to use them, plus so surprised by some of what I am learning.

First, essential oils are not new!  They have been used by many cultures around the world for centuries.

DoTerra means “Gift of the Earth” and prides itself on being ethically sourced pure oils of high quality.   Each oil that you buy from DoTerra comes with a batch number and can be looked up to see the testing that it underwent before being approved for sale, click here to check it out. They also have expiration dates on the bottom of the oils, but I would be surprised if you don’t run out well before it expires we sure do!


DoTerra oils can be used 3 different ways

AROMATICALY–  through a diffuser or just breathing in the scent

  • Helps to manage mood (can enhance mood, calm, energize, help with anxiety or depression)
  • Eminimates germs in the air (ask me about on Guard)
  • Help to open air passages
  • Makes your house smell great!

TOPICALLY-  meaning on the skin, usually heavily diluted in a carrier oil (see dilution charts below)

  • One drop of oil can service every cell of your body
  • When applied to the bottoms of your feet oil hits the blood stream within 30 seconds (then just cover with socks)
  • When in doubt just apply to your problem area (ex. Tummy issues rub a little Digestzen on your tummy!)

INTERNALLY- specific oils can be taken internally, a drop in your water, in a gel capsule or under the tongue

  • This is great for digestive tract, chronic disease and liver
  • Use only CPTG (the therapeutic Grade oils)
  • NOT suggested for kids

To learn more about how to use the essential oils these ways check out doTerras page.

DoTerra oils are very potent, and for the most part safe for use with kids when heavily diluted.  As a rule of thumb 6 years and under needs very little essential oil to carrier oil ratio.  Childrens skin are thinner and therefore more sensitive, plus we always want to think proportion to body size (the bigger the body the more oil or in this case the smaller the body less oil).  This is a handy chart to help with dilution.



I hope this gives you a little information on Essential OIls and has you interested, I would love to hear from you!  So please CONTACT ME with any questions or thoughts you have about oils.  I would love to host a class for you and your friends so you can get started using these oils with your family and friends!

Back to School Make & Take Workshop

So as some of you already know I am selling Essential Oils and in preparation for this week and back to school a friend and I partnered and hosted our first Make & Take Workshop. It was so easy, you came by and brought your kids, learnt how to use the doTerra pure therapeutic grade essential oils and make anxiety rollerballs, lice spray and hand sanitizer.  It ended up being a beautiful day and the kids were super into making these great products. Hope they got used today!

For those of you who couldn’t make it here are our recipes. 

LICE SPRAY

  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of rosemary or peppermint

Place into your spray bottle and when your finished you just fill it up with distilled water. 

ANXIETY BLEND

  • 1-2 drops balance
  • 1-2 drops Serenity
  • 1-2 drops Lavender 
  • 1-2 drops wild orange, bergamont or citrus bliss (whatever oil child prefers)

HAND SANITIZER

  • 2 Drons On Guard
  • Mix half aloe gel and half water

Please contact me if you are interested in any more information or any oils.