Deep Breathing

As life and technology seem to drive us to move at warp speed, how can we remain calm, confident, and capable even as we complete to-do lists, reach for goals, and show ourselves present in relationships? There are many answers to this question, but the most simple and immediate is to slow down and take… Continue reading Deep Breathing

Myrrh

Myrrh is the “mother earth” oil, known and used by the ancients as a medicine and perfume, traded along the spice routes, five times more valuable than frankincense in Roman times, used by queens in beauty preparations. Is it still useful in our times? YES! Myrrh is one of my favorite oils, and I use… Continue reading Myrrh

Do you float?

Although this solution for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges has been around for decades, it is only recently that REST – or reduced environmental stimulus therapy - has been more widely available to the public. Even if you can’t swim and have never floated in a pool, a lake, or the ocean,… Continue reading Do you float?

Lemon

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

Got preps?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “prepper”? A mountain family living off grid? Someone with a remote underground “bug out” storage and living area capable of supporting several people for a year or more? Well, let me broaden your vision a little today. To me, prepping simply means being prepared. For a… Continue reading Got preps?

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

Lavender

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

In Touch

Touch is the technique that humans use to soothe themselves and others. It works in a way that mental exercises simply cannot, and it certainly transcends words and the intellect. In recent posts, we covered the importance of finding stillness and resting in it and also how to give names to the emotions you are… Continue reading In Touch

Oils and Emotions

Essential oils work well at balancing emotions because – after entering the nose – the vaporized oil molecules bypass the intellect, go directly to the limbic system, and are sent out through the bloodstream as messenger molecules with instructions for cells throughout the body. Your body does not fight the changes they want to make… Continue reading Oils and Emotions

Be Still

In our very busy western society, we often wake up tired and later fall into bed exhausted, feeling as though we’ve rushed at breakneck speed through another day. Is life one long checklist that you can never quite complete? Believe me, I have been there. And there are definitely days that are like that from… Continue reading Be Still