Is History Important?

This past week, I visited with family in a state several hours away from my home. The central event was my aunt’s 90th birthday party and a chance to get together with her and many cousins. I stayed with my son and his family who live nearby. That son has reached an age where he… Continue reading Is History Important?

All Hail the Queen!

A rose to the living is more than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.      ~ Nixon Waterman Lately I have been completely overtaken by a desire to use Rose essential oil on my skin on a daily basis. I had already been adding rose water to my refreshing skin spray (borax and filtered water) for many… Continue reading All Hail the Queen!


I have never met anyone of any age who dislikes the aroma of lemon. Period. It is fresh, bright, uplifting, clean, and as rich as a very sunny day. When we say that we smell the aroma of a lemon, we are in fact smelling the aroma of lemon essential oil. Citrus trees produce essential… Continue reading Lemon

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are an indispensable part of the essential oils lifestyle. They are used to help spread a drop or two of essential oil more  easily over an area of skin; to allow the effect of those drops to have a more even, prolonged effect; to protect against skin sensitivities; and to “tone down” the… Continue reading Carrier Oils

The Gift

Sometimes an event or condition that seemed terrible when first encountered turns out to be a great gift. Just such a thing happened to me recently, and it is the subject of this week’s post. THE DESCENT Earlier this month, I spent several days in Atlanta, Georgia at a doTERRA Leadership retreat. It was a… Continue reading The Gift

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

Are dōTERRA essential oils unique?

The short answer is a resounding YES! Since the reasons are varied and important, I wanted to gather some keys points in one place. Co-Impact Sourcing: dōTERRA executives and staff research and SPEND TIME ON THE GROUND in more than 40 countries around the world to locate the very best seeds, plants, growing conditions, and… Continue reading Are dōTERRA essential oils unique?