What are Essential Oils?

WHAT THE HECK ARE ESSENTIAL OILS ANYWAY?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a blooming flower, the zest of a lemon, or a mint leaf rubbed between your fingers, then you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils!

These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They give plants their distinctive smells and essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.

Essential oils are extracted from the plants with careful and skilled distillation processes. If not done properly, the constituents of the essential oil are damaged and the quality is gone. Once the essential oil is extracted, it should go straight to the company for quality control testing, middlemen only increase chances of substandard essential oils.

 In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and holistic health care practices. Now that scientific research has validated their benefits, more and more people are enjoying the profound health benefits essential oils provide safely and cost effectively!

Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit a powerful emotional response!

 

Self Care – Oral Health

~ SMILE, YOU’RE ON CANDID CAMERA ~

OK, not right now, but everywhere we go now there are cameras! Don’t you want to have the best smile possible? I sure do 😀 How about clean, whiter teeth without all of those chemicals in your mouth?

As an entrepreneur and business woman, I am meeting people all the time. It is important to have a great smile and fresh breath. I am a “smile” person, the kind that notices smiles before any other attribute. It is important to feel confident with your smile and dōTERRA’s OnGuard Natural Whitening Toothpaste can help you. I add Peppermint Beadlets throughout the day to keep my breath fresh and give myself a boost of energy!

Benefits to using the toothpaste:
 Cleans and freshens breath
 Soothing to the mouth, gums, and throat
 Naturally whitens teeth by removing stains with gentle polishing agents

Benefits to using the beadlets:
 used for oral care
 respiratory health
 digestive comfort
 and all other situations in which Peppermint essential oil is used internally

Before I started using OnGuard toothpaste I had very sensitive teeth and was using a popular brand toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I was worried about switching and having my teeth hurt again. I discovered that Clove, a major ingredient in the toothpaste, helps decrease sensitivities as well as being a powerful antioxidant and cleaner! I started using it 3 years ago and have not have any sensitivity issues since I switched!

Tell me below what toothpaste you are using and why you like it.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Restful Sleep – The Preperation

~ WHAT DO YOU DO TO PREPARE FOR SLEEP? ~
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Prepare for sleep? What do you mean? I know it sounds kinda weird, preparing for sleep! Well, it is something that is very important for those of us that have sleeping issues. We can’t just go lay down and go to sleep. Our brains just don’t respond that way. Our brains are so active throughout our busy day they need time to wind down before hitting the hay.
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Here are some very simple things you can do to prepare for sleep:

 Turn OFF all screens 30 minutes before bed time
 Soak in a warm bath with Epsom Salts and a calming essential oil
 Go to bed at the same time every night, you brain like routines!
 Reading for 10-15 minutes causes your brain to slow down
 Mindful breathing or meditation
 Breath in calming essential oils or diffuse at bedside
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You don’t have to do all of these suggestions every night, but you will find you probably need to do 2 or 3 things. Once your brain gets its routine down, you will be able to sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed instead of on the wrong side of the bed!
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Do you have a bedtime trick or tip you could share with us?

Self Care – Skin

~ LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN ~

Skin, the largest organ in/on our body and it needs loving! This protective barrier, that we so despise sometimes, gets all the abuse from us. We let it dry out, we take it out into the sun and don’t protect it, we get mad at it when it wrinkles and then, we use products on it that really don’t help the situation.

Well, I have been that person. I treated my skin so poorly. I actually used Dial bar soap on my face for years! Oh my goodness, and I don’t think I even moisturized. Wow, what a fool I was. Thank goodness for the luck of good genes that saved my face for the most part. Today I am blessed enough to know the difference between good and not so good products. dōTERRA has an amazing array of skin care products to choose from.

I use the Essential skin care line for the most part, but I do use parts of the other lines as well. We have the Verage anti-aging skin care line and the HD Clear skin care line in addition to the Essential Skin care line. Each product is composed of true gifts from the earth—nourishing plant extracts, pure and potent essential oils, and select natural ingredient. You will love the results, pure and simple.

What is it about your skin that you dislike the most? Let’s see what skin care line would be best suited for YOU!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Self Care - Skin
Self Care – Skin

Self care – Hair

~ WASH, RINSE, CONDITION! ~

I am so excited to be talking to you about self-care and amazing dōTERRA products. We are all so busy and tend to forget about caring for ourselves properly. Self-care is an absolute must for us busy ladies so we can stay on top of our game and look AH-MA-ZING doing it!

Today I want to talk about hair care. Caring for your hair is just as important as your skin! It becomes more important if you do silly things like color, straighten, or curl your hair like I do! We spend a lot of money on our hair and then spend pennies to care for it on a day to day basis (oh how that used to be me!)

Luckily dōTERRA has an incredible hair care line. Salon Essentials shampoo and conditioner are amazing! They are NOT chock full of chemicals and they ARE color protective! They are infused with essential oils like Lavender, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Rosemary and more!

Primary Benefits:

• Provides deep conditioning to restore moisture. Leaves hair soft, shiny, and silky
• Reduces combing force in both wet and dry hair to reduce styling damage to hair
• Reduces mechanical styling damage to hair and shortens styling time
• Promotes cleansing of the hair, hair follicle, and scalp, by helping to remove residue left behind by styling products
• Botanical extracts provide hair color maintenance and protection, as well as lipids that support healthy-looking hair

Other hair care products include: Root to Tip Serum, and Healthy Hold Glaze. They can all be used collectively or individually to promote healthy, soft, and beautifully shiny hair.

What questions do you have about our hair care products? Let’s talk about them and get to know them better!

Self Care - Hair
Self Care – Hair