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Ugh… I’m sorry!

I didn’t get my blog written yesterday. I have so many excuses and I thought about listing them all off as I figure out what to write about today. Then I took a deep breath and rolled Forgive over my heart and put Blue Tansy on my big toe.

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is about forgiving yourself. So often we expect so much from ourselves and we are harsh with ourselves when we don’t accomplish our tasks. The idea of writing a quick blog everyday shouldn’t be that big of a deal, until you factor in: the person writing it really doesn’t think of herself as a writer, it’s the month of December and all that entails, her only daughter is getting married January 2nd, family obligations, daily business, household chores, opening a non-profit this month and on top of everything lets throw in a quick sewing project.

Michael said the only ugly Christmas sweater he would wear is a plain one that said “UGLY”
So I made him this one.

With daily lists as long as most of us write, it is no wonder that people are stressed all the time. It’s no wonder that we say “I’m sorry” rather than, “excuse me” when we bump into people in the grocery aisle. (Blog about that to come soon.)

So today I will slow down a bit and look at all the things I did accomplish yesterday and not the things I didn’t. ( I really do think the “ugly” Christmas sweater for my hubby turned out great!)

What can you forgive yourself for today? #DoyoudōTERRAdaily

Do you have a Vision Board?

Are you a goal setter? Do you have a vision board?  Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily?” is inspired by my being able to take something (actually 2 things) off of my vision board (VB). WOOHOO!!!

I have big goals and huge dreams. I started a vision board YEARS ago but hadn’t been able to take anything off of it until now. First off most of the things I put on there aren’t completely in my control, so this year I added a few smaller goals that are completely in my control.

Next, I started adding Blue Tansy to my big toe before I sit down in front of my VB. If you have a VB you should sit in front of it every morning and every night imagining that those things are already true.

Why Blue Tansy and why the big toe? Blue Tansy being the Emotional Oil of Inspired Action, can you guess what it does??? That’s right, it gets your rear end in gear. It has helped so many people to stop procrastinating.  Many people named it “Anti-procrastination in a bottle” Why the BIG toe you ask?? The big toe is the reflex point of the brain, don’t we all want to have a direct effect on the brain point with inspired action. Motivation, movement and momentum, sound good to you?

So are you ready to take action in your life? Contact me for your Free Wellness Consultation. #doyoudōTERRAdaily

Get thee hence satan (or super bugs)

Oh the cleaning that has been happening around here is crazy! If you read Tuesday’s blog then you know the “visitor” that has invaded my house is not one that is a welcome guest. Hands are being washed every few minutes, my son has been banished from the kitchen and all the door handles, light switches and stair railings have been wiped down…repeatedly with OnGuard Spray.

Here’s the cool thing, no one else in the house is displaying any symptoms so we are pretty sure that our uninvited guest got the idea and has vacated the building.

You might ask why I use OnGuard and not typical household cleaners? Science is why!! Check out this super cool science project that was done by a 5th grader

Did you know that chemical cleaners are not only hazardous for your health in many ways, they are pretty ineffective. The only thing that performs as well or better than OnGuard is straight up bleach in every Petri dish experiment I’ve seen! Kids can clean with OnGuard and even lick it with no concerns to toxicity.

This was a post by Katy Smolik. Her son Hayden did a 5th-grade school project on OnGuard essential oil versus Clorox and Lysol and how it kills bacteria. His results speak volumes! Katy said the Clorox didn’t make it a day! The bacteria was sourced from their chicken coop.

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to make the switch to On Guard products. There are a bunch of them, I’m not going to stop you from getting them all (I couldn’t live without them all) but I will tell you if you can only switch one right now go with the On Guard Blend. When you have this blend, you can DIY most of the rest of them.

No time to DIY, me either, get all the OnGuard Products here. You won’t regret it

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

Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is all about total PANIC!!! What was I thinking? A blog a day for 30 days, are you kidding me? Whose idea was this anyway?

Ok it was totally my idea, and I know why… I love using oils daily. This should be easy, and using them is easy. Writing about how I use them everyday, is NOT easy.

So what to do when the world seems to be on your shoulders and the weight of your decisions seems overwhelming? Umm… that’s easy… use some oils. (I bet you saw that coming)

My favorite go-to’s when it all gets to be too much are:

Breathe blend, totally helps you breathe mentally as well as physically.

Citrus Bliss, have I mentioned this is my happy place??

Adaptiv, I could teach an entire hour long class on the amazingness of Adaptiv. For those of you that want more than “oh my gosh the blend just works” Then check out this blog post.

There are SO MANY more but I will just mention 2

Lime, there is a reason they “put the lime in the coconut” its because lime is super uplifting and helps you relax.

And last but certainly not least FRANKINCENSE. This is the king of oils. There is a reason that this was a gift to baby Jesus…this stuff is a miracle! For situations like today where I’m having a bit of a freak-out, Frank comes in like that best friend and just gently reminds me that all is well. For more info on Frankincense read my other blog post

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

What to do at 11pm and your child isn’t feeling the best.

My son came to me at 11pm last night with a raging throat discomfort. It was too late for urgent care and not dire enough to go to the emergency room. Essential Oils to the rescue!

I am so very thankful for natural solutions in my home when my kiddos aren’t feeling the best. Today’s “Do you dōTERRA daily” is how I helped my son with his raw throat.

When I need info on how to use my essential oils I have a few favorite books. The Essential Life, Modern Essential and Essentials of the Earth. If you don’t have any of these books there are several apps, google and there is always Pinterest. I try to stay away from Pinterest unless I have a ton of time to spend. (Anyone else think that time goes faster when you are looking on Pinterest?)

Here is the blend that we used last night to help his throat feel better.

This morning I did take my son to the doctor and I’m really glad I did as he has Strep. We got him a prescription and he is on the mend. He did ask to do the honey and oils again to help soothe his throat while he waited for his meds to kick in. I have a feeling tomorrow’s blog will be about how I use essential oils to “exercise” the house from the microscopic demons that have invaded.

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

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

Raise your hands if you’re sure

Did you know that dōTERRA is more than just an essential oil company? Most people don’t, this is why I started my “Do you dōTERRA daily” writings. I wanted to help people see all of the other amazing products that dōTERRA has. And I wanted to show how easy it is to make the switch to using healthy products without all the harmful chemicals.

Let’s talk about deodorant. Do you know how hard it is to find a Natural deodorant that actually works??? I do! I have tried so many and am so grateful that dōTERRA has finally figured it out (their first attempt at a natural deodorant was no very good).

So, my get to it right now “Do you dōTERRA daily” is to switch your deodorant.

I do want to remind you that this is a deodorant, not antiperspirant. Sweating is healthy! We’re born with millions of sweat glands for a reason. Sweating is a vital process that performs a number of tasks for the body such as supporting proper immune function, killing certain viruses and bacteria, helping the body stay cool, eliminating toxins, preventing diseases related to toxic overload, AND cleaning the skin’s pores, reducing blackheads and acne!

Click here more info about dōTERRA’s Natural deodorant with Balance.

“But I have Sensitive skin” Not a problem!!! dōTERRA’s got you covered with a Gentle Formula.

Do you want the science-y goodness?? Then check out this Time article on the dangers of deodorant. NOT to worry… dōTERRA’s Natural deodorant is aluminum, paraben, phthalate and talc free. It features arrowroot powder and baking soda to give you a long lasting freshness and dryness throughout the day!

This video is a MUST watch!! I will be referencing it several more times. If you don’t watch it today that’s ok, you will have a few more reminders this week.

One more thing, you have to give your body time to adjust to a natural deodorant. It takes almost 2 full weeks to officially detox toxic ingredients from your armpits, and you may sweat more or smell more during this detox process. Give a new deodorant a full month to decide whether it is truly working for you or not! In the mean time you will want to wipe down your pits a few times during the day and reapply your deodorant.

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