You put that in your mouth?

Have you ever forgotten your toothbrush when you travel? I did this weekend.  I love that hotels will provide you with a complimentary toothbrush, but have you ever really looked at the toothpaste they bring you?

Ok that little tube is so cute! But don’t let its cuteness fool you. (click on the pic for ingredients)

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about how a simple change of toothpaste can significantly impact your overall health. Onguard toothpaste to the rescues!!

Brushing your teeth everyday should be a no brainer, my question is why are there SO MANY toxins in your toothpastes? Did you know that there is a warning label on your toothpaste? I found this ingredient particularly disturbing.

I am so grateful to have doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste. It cleans my teeth and freshens my breath all without adding toxins to my body. If you want to read more about the ingredients and the benefits of doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste, click this link.

Want more info on how to “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

These boots weren’t made for walking

Oh my goodness my feet are killing me!! As much fun as it is to dress up and to wear heels I’m not sure the days of pain after are worth it.

So much fun walking around Las Vegas with good friends, after our 25 year wedding vow renewal ceremony. More pics to come!

Luckily for me I have amazing natural solutions that help me deal with the discomfort in minutes rather than days. Deep Blue to the rescue!! I rubbed a little bit of this into my feet, oh that felt good, AND a little foot massage is so good for you. Read here if you want to know more about reflexology

Here’s the thing, not only do my feet feel better but so does my back. I didn’t even realize how sore my back was until I felt the relief.

Isn’t it cool how putting oils on your feet can actually help other parts of your body?

Here are some other oils that can help with different parts of your body

The other great thing is that I didn’t have to use a product that has a list of side effects. I was able to use something natural that my body was able to “digest” just like food. Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to try Deep Blue for that high heel induced body ache. Or any other body discomfort you might be experiencing.

“Breathe” with me

Help me Breathe!!! I am allergic to cigarette smoke, well all smoke really. And I forgot that you can smoke pretty much everywhere in Las Vegas. You can’t smoke indoors anywhere in Minnesota. So I’ve been having a bit of respiratory distress since we got here.

Of course, I travel with a case of oils. And I always have “Breathe” with me.

1 drop in my hand and I’m breathing easy for hours.

You can also put Breathe in a diffuser or rub some on your feet or chest. For more ways to use Breathe check out this doTERRA blog

Want more info on how you can “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

Protect yourself from the gross

Do you Travel? If you do then this is a MUST! Actually, if you walk out your door and interact with people then this is a must!

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is brought to you by dōTERRA’s OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist. I’m here in Las Vegas celebrating my hubby’s 50th birthday and we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (a little early).

This place is LOUD…and to be honest a bit gross. So why are we here of all places? Well, we are renewing our vows…at an Elvis wedding chapel. There will be pics tomorrow!

Airports are gross, planes are gross, bathrooms are gross…get where I’m going here? You don’t know who has been touching, sneezing or coughing on the thing that you are about to touch.

First thing I did when I got on the plane was to spray down my tray. (Isn’t my honey cute??)

My go-to used to be store bought hand sanitizer, I bought the stuff by the gallons. (you tend to do that when you have an immune compromised kid) Then I learned about all the toxins that are in that stuff. If you want to read more about that check out this article.

So your quick “Do you dōTERRA daily” switch is to use dōTERRA’s OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist.

Want more info on how to “dōTERRA daily” let’s set up a free Wellness Consult #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

Wake up and Smell the oils

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is an easy one. Do you have a diffuser? If so, add water, oils and inhale! It’s that easy! How often do we forget this SIMPLE step?

If you don’t have a diffuser, grab your favorite essential oil (mine is Citrus Bliss) open the bottle and inhale. It’s that simple!

Want to get fancy? Put a drop in your hand, rub your hands together, cup them, bring them up to your face, and inhale.

Want to read more more about “Why diffuse?” Check out this blog post

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Do you doTERRA daily?

Everyday I see people complaining about this ache or that pain. I see them talking about how sick and tired they are of being sick and tired and I think… I’ve got an oil for that. But it is so much more than that!

I realized that people aren’t using their oils and supplements daily. They aren’t using natural cleaning products. dōTERRA hasn’t become a lifestyle for them. So, I decided I need to speak more about my daily routine, my daily dōTERRA.

Don’t get me wrong, dōTERRA isn’t the “fix” for everything…

… but it’s pretty darn close. (Can someone please get this guy to the hospital?)

I also know that people get overwhelmed. Wow that’s a lot of supplements to take, man I can’t remember all that, with the mixing and the carrier oils… oy vey!

Not to worry, we’ll take it slow. I’ll just show you a bit every day so you too can “dōTERRA daily.“

Today we are going to start out with one simple thing that you can do daily to support your immune system. Now, just like everything else in life you have choices and I’m going to give you a few. That does NOT mean that you have to do all of them. It just means that you can choose the one that you like best.

I wake up every morning and I put oils on my feet to help support my immune system. I have my go-to’s depending on how I’m feeling.

#1 Stronger – Yes this is a kids blend, but it smells AMAZING and it is strong enough for an adult, gentle enough to use on little ones.

#2 OnGuard – This is what I used daily before they made Stronger. Now here you have another choice, you could put 1-2 drops on straight (did that for years) or you can use the OnGuard Touch which is prediluted so perfectly safe to use on yourself and children.

#3 Oregano Touch – This is when I start to feel a little under the weather and I want to nip it in the bud right away. I will still use the On Guard but I add the Oregano Touch for that extra support.

You can stop here if you want and just get to “doing your daily dōTERRA” Or you can continue and read more about how and why it works in the following links: Stronger, OnGuard, OnGuard Super Science-y Study Oregano, and my personal favorite… All the things! Be sure to watch the videos in that link.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more dōTERRA Daily #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

Frankincense I literally Put That Sh…Stuff On EVERYTHING!!

One of the things that people that are into essential oils will tell you is “When in doubt but Frankincense on it.” Well that’s great and all but…why? Well hopefully I can help you understand the why behind it.

doTERRA Frankincense

Frankincense oil has been around for thousands of years, there is a reason that it was a gift to baby Jesus because this stuff is almost miraculous (except its actually science) It is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically. It is used in a lot of beauty products.

Frankincense is also used to promote cellular health and immunity by helping your body to produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally.

doTERRA Frankincense

I could go deep into the science of why Frankincense works but I don’t have to, if you want to read all the science-y goodness of how it contains a complex mixture of monoterpenes such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, and beta-Pinene. then visit the doTERRA Science Blog. This blog can explain it a lot better than I can.

What I can do is share with you a few different ways I use Frank daily.

My beauty routine wouldn’t happen with out my buddy Frankie. It is in my Essential Skin Care line and I add a little extra because well…wrinkles LOL. I always thought that I would just allow myself to go grey and grow old gracefully. That was until I started aging outwardly but inwardly I still feel like I’m in my 20’s. So, I will do all I can to naturally fight all that outward signs of aging.

doTERRA Essential Skin Care

Frank and I work on my cellular health because if your cells aren’t healthy well you aren’t healthy. I take my Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily to help feed my body on a cellular level. (These vitamins deserve a whole blog post so I will work on that)

doTERRA LifeLong Vitality Vitamins

Another thing that Frank helps me with is my big Toe. I have a toe that I have broken so many times that I have been told that I have something that starts with “A” happening in that Toe…but I am not old enough for that to be happening…just sayin.

But If I were to have that “A” thing then my daily drop of Frankincense on my toe is perfect. It helps my body to produce a healthy inflammatory response. So if you know people that are old enough…who am I kidding… everyone can benefit from using frankincense to support the body when occasional inflammation happens…even if that occasion is daily.

Well hopefully I’ve helped you see that you and Frank can be best friends but if you need more convincing or information please check out this doTERRA blog post https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-frankincense-oil

doTERRA might make you swear…

I had the best experience working with a 15 year old with Anger issues. When we first started talking he was pleasant but closed off to the idea of essential oils. He wanted to know if this was scientifically proven…son, science is a bit of my specialty when it comes to oils.

So I busted out some of my best science-y talk about how your amygdala is your emotional center and how the fastest way to the amygdala is through your olfactory senses. He was convinced enough to let me try and help him.

I asked him “What do you have going on in your life that I can help you with? He said “I get really angry and I can’t control it”

So I looked in my emotions and essential oils book and saw a list of oils that could help. I decided to try the Forgive blend. My main thoughts for using this blend was that even though he was talking about how angry he was it seemed like he was mad at himself for not being in control of his life. I also thought that maybe there are a few people in his life that he might need to forgive so…that’s what I went with.

At first, he held the open bottle and sniffed…then he leaned in and inhaled and I actually saw his body relax and he deeply inhaled again. He held the bottle out, looked at it with awe and quietly said “Shiiiiit”. He was in a bit of shock at how quickly the essential oils worked to help him feel calm.

He looked at me and asked “Can I vape this?” Ok kid that is a whole other conversation about why that is bad for you. “No, you can’t vape this. Let me show you how you can make your hands into a quick diffuser.”

We then showed him how to carefully drop one drop into his hands, rub them together and breathe deeply without getting oils in his eyes.

I LOVED this experience! It was so great to see him taking control of his own emotions and understanding that he truly was in control.

As a mom of 4 amazing (sometimes angry) humans I have to say that I loved seeing hope in his mom’s eyes…I know that hopeless feeling when your kids are frustrated but there is nothing that you can do about it. Well…there is one more momma out there knowing that she’s not completely helpless.

#essentialoilstotherescue #mommasgothope #hopefullnothelpless #whatcouldbebetterthanthat

My Copaiba can beat up your CBD!

I can’ tell you how many times I get this question… Do you have CBD oil? To answer your question no I don’t have CBD. There is a lot of hype around CBD and for good reason. There are a lot of benefits that can happen when you feed your CB2 receptors.

If you don’t know what your CB2 receptors are here’s a little info…CB2 receptors are most often found on the cells of our immune system. They help moderate inflammation and our immune response to pathogens. When these receptors are fed properly then they help our body respond better to everyday stressors and occasional threats. CBD, THC and Copaiba all feed your CB receptors so how do you know what to pick?

Do you know how hard it is to break down complicated sciencey stuff into a short easy to understand blog post??? Maybe this will help…

Here is why I feel Copaiba is a better option than CBD.

  • Copaiba is legal in all 50 states. This is a especially important if you have a job where you are required to be urine tested. Copaiba is the resin of a tree, tapped in the same way that you tap a Maple Tree.
  • Copaiba directly interacts with your CB2 receptors rather than indirectly which is what CBD does.
  • doTERRA’s Copaiba is third party tested, and has a strict limited variance meaning that between bottles and batches you are going to have consistent results. Unlike CBD which when third party tested the same company, same product, but different batches had a variance of 2%-35%. (Many different companies were tested)
  • doTERRA’s Copiaba is a much better value! Price, Purity, Potency, AND Pathways. But don’t take my word for it check out this AMAZING video with Dr. Hill and Dr. Osguthorpe

Please let me know if you have any questions – Ronai

To Sunblock Or Not To Sunblock…That Is The Question

There is so much in the news about sunblock being vital to avoid skin cancer and now we are hearing that sunblock is the reason for skin cancer, it is very hard to know what is true.

You can find research for both sides of the argument, so who do you believe? I really don’t have the answer for YOU ( I know what I prefer for my family) what I can do is post a few links that I’ve read and allow you to do your own deciding.

I can also tell you from my own experience you can’t believe that all natural sunblocks are actually all natural. Or just because the company adds words like clean, natural or even organic to their product or name of their company that it will be completely clean, natural or organic. I ended up with a chemical burn using Babyganics Kids SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray this winter when I went to Mexico. I have since discovered and app called “Think Dirty” That shows you rating on how clean and natural or how dirty and chemical laden your products are. This one gets an 8/10…you want to keep your numbers low to have a clean product.

Unfortunately I never got a before pic. This is when it was mostly healed

The other thing I can do is give you a recipe for a natural sunscreen that I’ve made, tried and tested it on my sensitive Minnesotan skin, and give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Here’s what you need: Grape Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Lavender, Melaleuca, Sandalwood and Helichrysm Essential Oil. A 2 oz spray bottle and distilled water.

I actually did the whole blogger thing and took pics while I was making the blend. I was so proud of myself…well…most of them disappeared somewhere in the digital ether. So here you go just make it and you can take pics yourself if you really need all that LOL

I will tell you that I used this recipe and then went out with my boys paddleboarding for a few hours on a full sun, 90 degree day. I DID NOT BURN!!!! That was amazing! Now I will tell you that this recipe is NOT waterproof and I’m not sure how often to reapply yet. As I figure this stuff out I will let you know.

Now get out there and enjoy summer!