Essential Oils for Gardening AND the Gardener

Ahhhhh, summer. If you live in a temperate climate, you are familiar with the necessary limits imposed by the annual cycle of planting, growing, and harvesting. There are certainly some crops that can be planted throughout the summer for continuous and/or fall harvest, some that will grow throughout the winter in the open or covered,… Continue reading Essential Oils for Gardening AND the Gardener


One of the most powerful foods on earth is the humble garlic. It is a member of the allium (onion) family and is closely related to onions, shallots, and leeks. Used by cuisines throughout history and around the globe, garlic is easy to grow and prepare and is intensely flavorful. It also has a wide… Continue reading Garlic

Grow Your Own

This week's post is a little different. I want to share a few thoughts on growing your own food on your own property. I am a huge advocate for growing and eating your own fresh fruits and vegetables. You can start with some herbs in a container. You can build raised beds. You can start… Continue reading Grow Your Own


Today is Easter for many Christians around the world, so it seemed a perfect day to talk about the miracle of resurrection. This won’t cover the topic in the way you’d think, so read on no matter what your faith practice is or even if you have none at all. PLANTS As you may know… Continue reading Resurrection


Lavender angustifolia is doTERRA’s top selling oil in terms of sheer number of bottles. It is probably also the DIY plant “solution” that is best known and most used among the general public. Why is that? Lavender is the most complex of all known essential oils, with more than 100 chemical constituents and an extremely… Continue reading Lavender

Clean Produce

If you are reading this post, you probably have at least some interest in “eating healthy”. I know that there are at least dozens - if not hundreds - of recommended diet/eating plans available through seminars, books, and websites. Regardless of which one you are following, one recommendation is probably fundamental to all but the… Continue reading Clean Produce