When I first started using essential oils, I heard a story about a woman who had only a bottle of Basil oil and used it for everything for an entire year before she moved on to other oils. At the time, I wondered if that could really be true. This post covers only some of… Continue reading Basil

Gifts from the Heart

Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages”. In it, he explains that each of us has a different way of feeling loved. He outlines five love language categories and says that these hold true across all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. I have a very special sixth… Continue reading Gifts from the Heart


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

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

Happy Lymph

True wellness includes a smoothly flowing, healthy lymphatic system. What is that, and why is it important? Well, that’s the subject of this post – just the basics, I admit, but enough to get you started on a journey to appreciate and take great care of a body system that may not have even been… Continue reading Happy Lymph

Blood Type Diet Basics

In recent weeks, we have discussed how essential oils are delivered throughout the body via blood flow and how emotions are simply the movement of blood flow from one part of the brain to another as you respond to circumstances or events that you didn't expect or can't accept.  By now you are starting to… Continue reading Blood Type Diet Basics

Personal Peace

On this second Sunday of a New Year, the parties are mostly behind us, and the year ahead is full of promise...and probably many goals and the commitments necessary to reach them. How does the phrase "goals and commitments" make you feel? Do you feel your stomach or shoulders or throat or head tighten? Do… Continue reading Personal Peace

Aromatherapy – the relationship between your nose and your health

What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils or other aromatic plant-derived substances to promote health and well-being in mind, body, and spirit. The human sense of smell is up to 10,000 times stronger than any other sense. It is our early warning system, able to chemically process molecules from objects at a… Continue reading Aromatherapy – the relationship between your nose and your health