Some Like it Hot!

 

 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps you to maintain a Healthy Immune System.  It’s considered a “Hot” oil, so a little goes a long way.

Here are some ways to incorporate Cinnamon oil into your daily life:

1.  Mix a drop of cinnamon oil and raw, organic honey into hot water.  Sip & Enjoy!

2.  Add a burst of flavor to your coffee. Wakey, Wakey!

3.  Mix into butters, yogurt or cheese spreads to enhance the flavor.


4.  Don’t forget about adding it to your fruit juices and ciders.


5.  Protein shake with Cinnamon? Oh Yeah!!!


6.  Add cinnamon oil to an empty capsule (supplement) and swallow with 8 oz. of water.

What are some ways you like to use Cinnamon Oil for?  Leave a comment below.

Live, Life, Love,

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Back to School: 6 Must Have Essential Oils

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It’s almost time for the kids to go Back to School, so now is the time to take an inventory of your Essential Oils. Essential oils used regularly as part of your child’s routine will help boost their immune system from those pesky germs and may help improve their concentration.

Here are 6 Must Have’s to use throughout the day:

Peppermint: If you’ve ever inhaled a bottle of doTERRA peppermint oil, you know it instantly perks you up. This oil is great for the morning and afternoon time when the kids are doing their homework. I like to call it the “homework helper” oil!

Wild Orange: This oil is uplifting to the mind and body. Simply place a couple drops in a diffuser 30 minutes before the kids wake up.

Citrus Bliss: Positively affects mood with energizing and refreshing properties. This oil is a blend of Wild Orange peel, Lemon peel, Grapefruit peel, Mandarin peel, Bergamot peel, Tangerine peel, Clementine peel and Vanilla Bean Absolute. O La La!

On Guard: Supports a healthy immune system and has an energizing, uplifting aroma, which is the reason it’s a Must Have. This is one oil that is diffusing in my home all throughout the Fall and Winter months. This oil is a blend of Wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

Lavender: For a good night’s sleep place on bottom’s of feet and a couple drops on their pillow case. Night, Night, Sleep tight.

Serenity: If there was one oil that I could not live without, it would have to be Serenity. This oil helps to calm the kids down before bedtime by diffusing it 30 minutes before bedtime. This oil is a blend featuring Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and vanilla bean.

 

Be Well,

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Genie in a Bottle!

Hello! If you’re new to essential oils, you’re probably wondering what they are. At first, I thought they were to make your house smell good. BOY, was I wrong! I quickly discovered these powerful oils are so much more than that.

My first purchase was a bottle of Lavender oil because it smelled so good and I was having trouble sleeping at night. I would place a drop on the bottoms of my feet each night. It actually worked! My sleep was so good that I couldn’t believe I was sleeping so much better than I had in a long time. After that experience, I decided to dive right in.

Best decision I ever made.

My family used the oils for headaches, toe fungus ( I know TMI!), aches & pains, sleep, and I can go on and on about the many ways to use them.
If I had to pick my favorite Essential Oil, it would have to be Lavender.

If you’ve ever walked by a lavender bush, you would know what I’m talking about!

Here are my favorite 3 ways I like to use it:
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Sweet Dreams: Simply place drops of Lavender on your pillow at night….inhale the magic. It helps you to get a better night’s rest with a feeling of calmness and relaxation.

Seize the Oats: For a natural scrub, fill a baby food jar with oatmeal and add in 5-8 drops of lavender oil. Wet your face, apply scrub, and get your glow on!

In the Zone: Your mind is spinning in all different directions, your muscles are tight. Sound familiar? Add a few drops to your warm bath and soak for 10-15 minutes. Feel your stress go away.

I want the best for me and my family and you should too. Natural solutions aren’t just for life’s emergencies. These little powerful oils have been a wonderful blessing in my life and I never would have known about it if someone hadn’t thought to share it with me.

Let’s Get Started!

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Investing in Customer Service

As a business owner it’s important to keep customer relationships strong.  If you have not heard from your customer or they have not placed an order, why not send them a note.  Think about how they would feel if they opened up their mailbox and received your handwritten note.  It would definitely make them feel special and in turn would keep the connection alive in your business.

Another way to help your business grow is to send thank you cards telling them how much you appreciate their business.  If you can afford it, include a sample of your new product.  This can lead to even more sales.  People are more likely to buy from those they know and trust.

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If you have specials you offer as part of your business, most likely they aren’t going to know about them.  The open rate on newsletters is very low, even though it’s cost effective.  Sometimes just sending them a note about your upcoming specials may help to boost your business.

Can you think of anything else to add?  If so, please comment below.

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Roller Ball Creations

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These nifty little roller balls are packed with relaxation, energy, balance, and confidence.  A blend of essential oils and fractionated coconut oil makes the perfect recipe to combat your symptoms.

AND did I mention they smell Amazing!!!

The basic recipe is 5-10 drops of each oil and fill remaining with fractioned coconut oil.  I always start with 5 drops of each oil then inhale and see if I need to add more to get the perfect scent I like.

1.  RENEW BALANCE – Bergamot, Vetiver, Patchouli, and Ginger.  Apply behind knees and on the wrist.

2.  INNER CONFIDENCE – Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orange, Ginger, Bergamot, and Ylang Ylang.  Apply on sacrum and lower abdomen.

3.  ENERGY – Patchouli, Orange, & Peppermint.  This helps to reduce anxiety and have a positive, energetic attitude.  Apply behind ears, back of neck, or wrists.

4.  RELAXATION – Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Sandalwood.  This blend is healing and relaxes the worn mind.  It’s anti-aging and rejuvenating.  Apply to bottoms of feet.

For supplies, you can order the roller balls from Amazon and essential oils and fractionated coconut oil here.  Make your own labels from an office supply store or use the oil stickers I got here.

Hope you give these a try!  What are your favorite blends?

Naturally,

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. DoTerra products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women or persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any doTERRA products.

Gimme Some Sugar!

26 SECONDS is all it takes for chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream.  Have you ever wanted to try an all-natural beauty recipe and thought it takes too much time? Well… I’m here to tell you it’s easier than you think.

With the weather getting warmer, it’s time to combat those dry areas (knees, elbows, bottoms of feet or over your entire body).  You deserve to give yourself some self-care with this easy recipe.  I even recommend you use it on your hands!

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The Primary Benefits of Cinnamon are:

  • Promotes circulation
  • Maintains a healthy immune system
  • Helps alleviate sore muscles and joints

The Fractionated Coconut Oil and Cinnamon Essential Oil can be found here. Making scrubs are easy and fun to try different scents with essential oils.  What are some of your favorite essential oil scents?

Keeping it real!

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Source:  DoTerra tools

Comfort Vegetable Soup

Comfort Vegetable Soup

This is one of my family favorite meals.  It’s so healthy for you and tastes delicious!

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Ingredients:

4 cups Organic Vegetable Broth

2 Garlic Cloves

1/4 Cup Onion

3 Celery Stalks, chopped

2 Tomatoes, chopped

2 Zuchinni, peeled and chopped

1 Yellow Squash, peeled and chopped

2 Red potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped

6 Brussel sprouts

2 Handfuls of Asparagus

1 Cup Carrots

1 Cup Green Beans

1 Cup of Brown Rice

Combine all ingredients in pot with broth except the Brown Rice.  Cook for 1 1/2 hours and add Brown Rice the last 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Get Your Glow On!

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DIY Healing Salve

Healing Salve is very simple to make.  Just apply to the dry areas of your body (knees, elbows, and feet).

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces of Organic Beeswax
1.5 ounces of Cocoa Butter
4 ounces of Olive Oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Instructions:

1.  Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler over low heat until melted.

2.  Remove from heat and add the olive oil and essential oils.

3.  Stir and pour in glass jars.

Makes approximately 7 ounces

Isn’t it time to get back to the basics of living a healthy & simple life?  Let’s start by nourishing our bodies on the outside in.  If you liked this recipe, comment below.  I would love to hear from you!

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Energizing Essential Oils

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Energizing Essential Oils: 

  • Elevation

  • Citrus Bliss

  • White Fir

  • Lemon

  • Peppermint

  • Eucalyptus

  • Wintergreen

  • Basil

  • Thyme 

Diffusion:

Add an energizing essential oil to your diffuser in the morning, at the office, or during an afternoon slump. 

Morning Pick-Me-Up:

  • Add a few drops of wild orange, lemon, or peppermint to your morning coffee, tea, or smoothie! 

  • Add your favorite energizing essential oils to your shampoo and wash cloth.

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Contact me today or visit here to start your journey to better health right away, there is no time like the present!

Don’t Skip Meals

I see this quite often in my health coaching practice.

 

It’s common for people to think that when they skip a meal, they are ‘saving’ calories.   What happens though is it backfires and by mid afternoon or early evening, they’re starving.  Then they feel like they have no ‘will power.’ Our body needs fuel in the form of food to function, so when it’s deprived, it screams out for what it needs – food!

Willpower is no match and then they end up feeling guilty. 

Skipping meals sets you up for failure and feeling guilty.

Eat 3 meals a day and healthy snacks when needed.  You’ll notice you get through the day with more energy, and when you plan your meals out during the day, you can make healthier choices.  It’s much easier to make unhealthy choices when you need to eat something now, and you just grab the closest thing you can find.

Plan ahead and be sure to not skip meals, and you’re sure to notice a difference in how you feel and will usually end up eating fewer calories during the day.

Love Your Body,

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