Think essential oils just smell good? Back when I first started using them, I did too. I have learned through the years that they are actually working inside your brain and body to support every cell within our body. Crazy, eh?
Think about it. Long before pharmacies came to town, our ancestors used plants to help our bodies. Peppermint plants, homemade salves from herbs and tree parts, teas and much more. We strayed from these methods but I think more and more people are coming back to them.
People often get overwhelmed when learning about essential oils and I admit, it can be confusing at forest. But, using essential oils is really pretty simple.
Stop for a second.
Ask yourself what you are feeling. (Stressed, tired, overwhelmed, in pain, etc)…..then ask yourself what you WANT to feel. (Happy, calm, energized, peaceful, content, etc), then grab an oil that will offer that.
The simplest terms of beginning to learn about aromatherapy is to think of a tree. The higher up on the tree you go, the more uplifted and energized you’ll feel (citrus), the lower to the ground and close to the tree the more grounded and calm you’ll feel. (trees, roots, barks, flowers). Mints and herbs are low growing and provide unique properties. Mints will be both soothing and uplifting and herbs are typically used for ailments and brain support (basil and rosemary and excellent brain supports).
Put a few drops in your hands. Cup your nose and breathe. Apply the extra to the back of your neck and chest.
There ya go. Aromatherapy 101! I have a great downloaded ebook that explains it all. Once you get started, I will hook you up with education and mentoring plus a fabulous welcome gift.
Been struggling? In addition to all the gunk that is going around, many of us are challenged by temporary or ongoing respiratory issues. Breathing well is so important to our overall health and having natural tools to support you is so empowering. Plus, the emotional benefits that aroma can give you can help you get through the hardest of days. This diffuser blend is perfect for better breathing.
My favorite way to purchase top quality essential oils is with wholesale pricing that gives me the best bang for my buck and also helps farmers and growers all over the world have a better life. Isn’t that a win-win?
Did you know that you can get ten of the most used and most versatile oils AND a diffuser at wholesale pricing and be able to breathe a little better, deal with mood a little better, sleep better, clean better, handle aches and pains better and just have a totally better handle on life’s issues?
This bundle includes:
Lavender: Lavender can be soothing when used internally,* and its calming and relaxing aroma promotes a peaceful environment that’s conducive to sleep.
Lemon: With natural cleansing properties, Lemon is effective for freshening the air and cleansing the surfaces in your home.
Peppermint: The refreshing, minty aroma and versatility of Peppermint—with uses ranging from oral care to respiratory health and digestive support*—has made it a doTERRA favorite.
Tea Tree: Tea Tree is best known for its topical purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin and nails.
Oregano: A popular cooking spice, Oregano essential oil also serves as a powerful cleansing agent and offers powerful antioxidants,* extending its uses far beyond the kitchen.
Frankincense: Often called the king of oils, Frankincense can be used internally for a variety of health benefits* or topically to soothe the skin.
Deep Blue®:Formulated to soothe and cool, Deep Blue is an enriched blend of essential oils—perfect for a massage after a long day or an intense workout.
doTERRA Breathe®: A popular oil blend, the refreshing aroma of doTERRA Breathe helps create feelings of easy breathing.
doTERRA On Guard®: doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function when used internally* and also contains cleansing properties.
DigestZen®: This oil blend is wonderful effective when it comes to aiding food digestion, soothing occasional stomach upset, and reducing uncomfortable gas when used internally.*
Pebble™ Diffuser: This ultrasonic diffuser provides several incredible features, including a five-hour continuous runtime, a ten-hour intermittent runtime, and multiple light settings.
Better is better. Plus, you’ll get lots of ME to guide you. Which is even better!
I cannot seem to get enough of this oil lately. I find wearing it along my wrists, behind my ears, under my nose makes for a super calm, feminine feeling sassiness all day long.
Although native to the tropics, jasmine is cultivated in gardens around the world, thanks to its beautiful blossoms and exquisite fragrance. The aroma of Jasmine essential oil has an almost universal appeal. Intensely floral, it is warm, sweet, musky, and exotic.
Due to the delicate nature of the blossoms, Jasmine cannot be distilled like other flowers. Instead, a precious, highly concentrated absolute is made from the flowers. It takes thousands of freshly picked petals to produce a 5 mL bottle of Jasmine absolute. There are over 200 varieties of Jasmine, most of which are native to warm climates in Northern Africa and Southern Asia. doTERRA Jasmine essential oil is sourced in Egypt from Royal Jasmine flower petals (Jasminum grandiflorum). Royal Jasmine is the most sought-after fragrance in the perfume and aromatherapy industries, thanks to its superior aroma. Of course, doTERRA’s standard takes that to the next level with added health benefits.
Is Jasmine Oil Good For Skin?
Jasmine essential oil provides several skin benefits. It promotes healthy-looking, glowing skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can also be applied to the scalp to nourish and protect the skin. When used in skincare, jasmine essential oil acts as an effective antibacterial, soothing dry skin and eczema and increasing cell turnover to lighten the appearance of scars.
Is Jasmine Effective for Mood?
There is evidence that aromatherapy can effectively reduce depressive symptoms. A study that looked at jasmine essential oil found that when compared to a placebo, jasmine oil increased behavioral arousal.
This included significant increases in blood oxygen saturation, breathing rate, and blood pressure. The participants in the jasmine oil group also reported feeling more alert. The researchers concluded that the stimulating and activating effect of jasmine oil could be useful for relieving depression and improving mood.
Jasmine oil used in aromatherapy massage was found to be particularly effective.
Another study published in the Journal of Health Research examined the effects of jasmine oil inhalation on the central nervous system and mood. When inhaled, jasmine oil affected brain activity and mood states and the participants reported feeling more positive, energetic, and romantic.
You can reap the mental benefits of jasmine oil aromatherapy by using it in massage oil or in a diffuser, or by inhaling it directly from the bottle.
Is Jasmine an Aphrodisiac?
Jasmine’s romantic scent has long been believed to have an aphrodisiac effect. It’s been worn as a fragrance, and in parts of India, jasmine flowers are often included as décor at weddings in the newlyweds’ bedroom to set the mood for romance.
There is little scientific evidence to back its effects as an aphrodisiac. We do know that inhaling jasmine or using it in aromatherapy massage improves mood and has been reported to increase romantic and positive feelings, as well as energy levels.
These things could, in theory, prime someone for romance and sex. Also, its stimulant effect on brain waves may make a person more alert to sexual cues, possibly increasing blood flow to the penis, according to a small study that looked at the association between odors and sexual response.
If you’re hoping to spice things up in the bedroom with jasmine oil, try dabbing some of the oil on your neck. Your body heat will enhance the scent. You can also add a few drops on bedding, to a warm bath, or to a diffuser in the bedroom.
Where Do You Apply Jasmine Oil?
Jasmine essential oil can be applied to pulse points for a calming aroma that uplifts mood and promotes a positive outlook. It evokes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. In addition, Jasmine essential oil provides a myriad of benefits to the mind and body.When worn as a personal fragrance on the wrists and neck, Jasmine essential oil helps balance mood throughout the month and is highly sought-after for its ability to stir feelings of euphoria and romance. I love to apply Jasmine across my lower belly from hip to hip and behind my ears.
Are you ready to get Jasmine in your collection? You can grab one here. Check out this amazing ebook, too. It is packed with information to get you inspired to use essential oils for many uses in your home.
I am so excited about my theme of this month–ABUNDANCE. When we choose to look at all that IS, all that is so good, so full, so bountiful, we actually set ourselves up for even more goodness.
I crafted this blend with the idea of FULLNESS and it doesn’t disappoint.
Abundance is a manifesting blend that helps you attract wealth and health in your life. Eight essential oils are combined to create an aroma that enhances the frequency of the energy field. When you are stimulated through aroma in your thought process, the frequency—called the electrical field or the aura—creates what is called the law of attraction. To simplify, smell Abundance essential oil blend and think about abundance. This may bring about abundance both physically and emotionally. I love this blend to bring joy, positivity, attraction, energy, good feelings, wealth, and wellness.
Abundance is a blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon bark, frankincense, ginger, black spruce, patchouli, myrrh essential oils. Also added is Tigers Eye for making dreams a reality and Peony Flower for prosperity and good fortune .
“There is a cleansing from winter darkness the moment we sink our fingers into spring’s fresh earth.” — Toni Sorenson
In this yoga practice and the essential oils we will be using are designed to help the body-mind-spirit to let go of toxins and toxic or negative thoughts, stress and tension, and to open up to receive oils that help us clear out or detoxify our being. As we let go, we will apply oils to replenish us physically and emotionally so we can end renewed, with a softer, cleaner and clearer sense of ourselves and our world.
If you need essential oils samples to work with this class, please reach out to me here.
BASIL & GRAPEFRUIT (AROMATIC/DIFFUSE):
PHYSICAL (BASIL): Supports the respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system and the muscles and bones.Helps us focus while studying or learning or reading.Cooling on the skin and effective in any massage blend for occasional sore muscles and joints.May help support the adrenal system when there hasbeen excessive fatigue or stress over a prolonged period..
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of the Renewal. Relaxes the mind and strengthens the heart.Good choice for those feeling overwhelmed, fatigued or with low energy. Helps rejuvenate or renewvitality after long periods of burnout and exhaustion—rebalancing us to achieve greater health and strength.Used in today’s workshop begin detoxifying our minds and organs and open up and release any blocks holding us back.
PHYSICAL: Detoxifies and cleanses the body to supports a healthy lymphatic system. Taken internally throughout the day with 1-2 drops in water, supports a healthy metabolism and assiststhose trying to diet or lose weight.Uplifting aroma helps lift our mood and let go of anxious feelings.Powerful cleansing oil to use when trying to get the body to let go of “issues” stored in the tissues—from skin to internal to emotional.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of Honoring the Body. Encourages self love and respect of our body’s true needs. Releasesdeep-seated tension, frustration, irritability and moodiness. Helps control stress-eating driven by anger and self-cricism.Encourages us to tune into whatour body honestly wants and let go of toxic thinking resulting in body abuse, strict regimens, eating disorders and other forms of addiction.Used in today’s workshop as a powerful internal detoxifier, urging us to let it go, let it go…on all levels from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual.
PHYSICAL: Supports a healthy respiratory function to take in a deep breath.Known as the Herb or Oil of “Remembrance”Helps us let go of mental fatigueso we can improve our recall and memory.Uplifting and exhilarating to awaken our minds to the spring season –especially if feeling a bit “foggy.”Energizes the heart and encourages blood flow in the body and to the brain.Helps us to open our conscious mind to take in our practice today.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of Knowledge and Transition. Promotes deep thought to excavateourtrue knowledge to discover our own answers.Supportsa healthy ego –one that values itself and its purpose in this world.Helps us know we CAN learn new information and experiences and that although we may not see it yet –there is a grand plan for us, our destiny!Boosts our confidence and morale to have faith in our own potential. Used in today’s workshop to help us awaken on both a superficial and deeper level, to our true potential.
PHYSICAL: Historically significant oil with many uses.Supports a healthy immune response and nervous system in the body.Powerful cleansing properties for the mouth and throat (included in OnGuard toothpaste too!)Soothes skin, promoting a youthful complexion, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Promotes emotional balance and well being when tensionis high or to bring peaceful feelings to your home or area.
EMOTIONAL: TheOil of Mother Earth. Nurtures any unsettled aspects of the relationship with your maternal mother (Mother’s Day this month!) and with the Earth. Renews a healthy attachment based on trust and safety vs fear or old wounds. Provides this support in a calming, relaxed and supportive way.Used in today’s workshop to help you anchor and support all that is shifting around and in you, as well as anything that you are releasing.
PHYSICAL: Oils of: Tangerine, Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Geranium and CilantroPurifying and detoxifying blend for all the body’s systems including circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and more. Supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the primary organs of detoxification in the body: liver, kidneys, colon, gallbladder, lungs, skin. Individual oils each have their own properties, but are purposely selected in this blend to accelerate the body’s natural cleansing ability.Provides powerful antioxidants.
EMOTIONAL: These oils cover emotions relating to: Knowledge and Transition, Releasing control, “Night” or hidden emotion, Cheer & Creativity, and Love & TrustCombined…these oils move into our deepest emotional roots, help us welcome the transition to open up and let go of whatever no longer serves us, replacing this with love and trust!Used in today’s workshop to excavate and let go at the deepest levels. Clearing out, cleaning out and preparing for the new.
PHYSICAL–Powerful and rare oil that is very diverse in its use on/in/around the body. The “one” oil you want if you can only have one!Known historically as aholy oil used for anointing and sacred ceremonies when spiritual awareness is desired.Highly researched for its ability to helps build and maintain a healthy immune system and function.Known to support the rejuvenation of skin and other epithelial tissue.
EMOTIONAL— The Oil of Truth. Connects us to our spiritual selves creating a healthy attachment to our actual father or the father figure in our lives.Reminds us we are loved and protected with a gentle, loving Divine spirit (God). Helps release us to break free from our past, making it an ideal oil to use for those seeking spiritual renewaland evolution through meditation and prayer.Encourages tranquility, insight, spiritual self-discipline and compassion for others.Used in today’s workshop to provide reassurance and a calming conclusion to our practice. Helps us realize that releasing what we no longer need has made space for something beautiful to arrive in lives.
Enjoy this beautiful practice. To purchase the oils to fully enjoy this practice, just pop over here. These essential oils have a multitude of uses, so once you get them we can connect to learn how to use them in everyday ways. Mentoring is just one of the amazing things you’ll get from me!
With the right alignment, everything you want makes it way into your experience. You are the keeper of your own gate – Esther Hicks
In this workshop, we use essential oils and yoga poses specifically designed to create holistic alignment. Moving more slowly through our practice and holding specific postures will help us notice the subtle shifts in our body, mind and spirit that the oils assist in creating, as we realign and balance ourselves to the core of our being.
PHYSICAL: Energizing aroma used to bring energy and vitality to the spirit. Promotes clear breathing. Eases muscle tightness and tension–excellent to apply following physical exertion. Supports healthy movement of fluids of our lymphatic and circulatory systems. Used topically on the skin to smooth the appearance of legs and hips.
EMOTIONAL: Oil of Motion & Flow. Creates energetic flow where there has been stagnation. Helps those mentally or emotionally stuck, stiff, rigid, tense, over-striving or perfectionist tendencies. Perfect for our practice today–helps us diffuse the need to force or try to control what is around us, recognizing that this need stems from fear. Allows us to have perfect trust in the flow of life –to cast aside our worries and let go! Used in today’s workshop to help us let go of those things pulling us in undesired directions so we can begin to return to balance.
PHYSICAL: Comes from the rind of the fruit. One of the oils in the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend to help manage appetite and weight gain. Supports the healthy movement of fluids in the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems —-similar to Cypress oil we are diffusing. A wonderful cleanser –perfect for supporting a healthy and effective digestive and metabolic systems. Uplifting and balancing aroma–so as we take a sip, we breathe in its calming scent.
EMOTIONAL: Oil of Honoring the Body. Encourages us to direct love and respect toward our body & listen to our body’s needs. Releases deep-seated tension, frustration, irritability and moodiness. Helps control emotional, stress-eating that often results from inner anger. Lightens our spirit and helps us recognize our BEAUTY –you are perfect as you are! Used in today’s workshop to help us cleanse thoughts & feelings to prepare our mind and heart to recognize that we are beautiful, we are strong and we are doing exactly what we are here to do in this lifetime.
PHYSICAL: Powerful and rare oil that is very diverse in its use on/in/around the body. The “one” oil you want if you can only have one! Known historically as a holy oil used for anointing and sacred ceremonies when spiritual awareness is desired. Distilled from frankincense tree resin harvested from a small region in the Middle East & Northern Africa. Highly researched for its ability to helps build and maintain a healthy immune system and function. Known to support the rejuvenation of skin and other epithelial tissue.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of Truth. Connects us to our spiritual selves creating a healthy attachment to our actual father or the father figure in our lives. Reminds us we are loved and protected with a gentle, loving Divine spirit (God). Helps release us to break free from our past, making it an ideal oil to use for those seeking spiritual awakening and evolution through meditation and prayer. Used in today’s workshop to bring our spirit into alignment with our mind and heart.
PHYSICAL: Comes from a common herb found in kitchens around the world. Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains”. Very effective for its calming properties –applied topically to soothe tired, stressed muscles. As we calm tissue in the body, the body can direct each of its parts to relax and open. Particularly beneficial for respiratory and nervous system health and support. Aroma invokes peace, calm and restful sleep.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of Connection. Encourages us to have trust vs fear and therefore creating close relationships. Good for those who tend to be aloof and uncommitted with others, thereby sabotaging hopes of long-term relationships. Assists individuals to soften their heart and warm to new relationships –knowing it is safe to connect and share love with others. Used in today’s workshop to help us open and realign our entire body-mind-spirit in practice…relaxing so we can open to others.
DEEP BLUE BLEND
PHYSICAL: This blend includes Wintergreen/Camphor/Peppermint/Blue Tansy/BlueChamomile/Helichrysum/Osmanthus essential oils. These oils combine to support a healthy inflammatory response in the body. Soothes sore muscles and joints and supports healthy circulation. Wonderful tool for home use for adults of all ages, and professional body workers to rub onto achy muscles and joints.
EMOTIONAL: Oil of Surrendering Pain. Generally used for physical pain, but can also help us if we resist addressing the emotions that underlie our pain. Gives us strength to observe our pain but stay calm, cool & collected to face it. Transformation is possible when we excavate what lies beneath our outward expression. Allows us to see pain as a teacher as we let go of resistance….it dissipates. Used in today’s to help us begin pulling out what lies beneath any misalignment in our lives so that we can make conscious change where needed, when we are ready.
PHYSICAL–Blend of Spruce, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, HoWood and Blue Chamomile. Designed to help us ground our emotional and physical body –to keep us centered or balanced about whatever challenges cross our life’s path. Soothes and relaxes sore muscles and joints. Assists the nervous system to remain healthy and balanced. Harmonizing blend –connecting body, mind and spirit together and calming anxious feelings. Frankincense in the blend is known to support cellular health and overall well being.
EMOTIONAL— The Oil of Grounding. Calming tree and flower oils that brings tranquility to our spirit. Helps us reconnect or settle into our “roots”–very important to help those who spend a lot of time thinking, speaking or in spiritual activity. Good for those who tend to avoid long-term commitments to root down like a tree rather than finding themselves drifting on to the next thing, with the wind. Applying it helps us stay present in the moment to achieve our longer term goals –as a tree grows slowly over time.
To purchase the essential oils needed for this class, just click here. The oils can be used in so many versatile ways and included in your investment is a personalized virtual wellness coaching session with me to learn how to use them in your daily life, not just on the mat. To take a peek at the may ways you can incorporate essential oils into your life, check out this gorgeous and free ebook on the basics.
The Gentle Yoga Practice to accompany these essential oils can be found here. Enjoy!
Let’s face it aging is something that must be embraced but I think it can be done with a little help along the way, too. I have noticed as my skin ages, it has lost some elasticity and has found some fine lines. I have experimented with a bunch of serums, creams, masks and the like, but always return to this serum because it is natural, smells amazing and gives my face a glorious glow,
We know that florals are going to be the best essential oils for the skin and this combo does not disappoint. I find it to be just what my skin is looking for. The neat thing is if you do not have all these oils, no worries, just use the ones you do have until you get the others.
Oh my goodness winter weather is here and it is playing havoc on my otherwise soft lips! After some trial and error I think I have crafted the best version of a lip scrub with simple ingredients. Plus, when you use a DIY lip scrub, it removes the dead tissue from the skin and it will leave them feeling softer and smoother. It helps to neutralize lip discoloration, moisturize and help your lips look fuller.
This lip scrub also makes a fun activity for a spa birthday party or a great Valentine’s Day gift for friends. Because the ingredients are natural, you can feel good about whipping up a batch to gift to teachers, neighbors, and anyone that might enjoy some softer skin this winter.
It is super easy and you can customize it to your own aroma liking….although lemon, wild orange or eucalyptus are all pretty amazing! And for extra fun and plumping action, try peppermint or spearmint!
I am going to be honest. When I was first using essential oils I was so overwhelmed. I wasn’t sure what did what, if I was going to mess up or if I was going to make a horrible concoction, so I got a great resource book and starting learning. In no time I gained confidence and was able to learn how to use them safely and effectively.
Learning new things is exciting to me and this topic still excites me. When I am helping new people get started I often say, “remember when you had to learn how to cook?? You needed a recipe or cookbook, right?”…..Oils are so similar! We all need the equivalent to the Joy of Cooking when it comes to using essential oils. Here is my fave resource book to learn from.
Grab your resource book and commit to learning 1-2 oils a week! In no time you will be making up remedies, creating fabulous diffuser blends to switch up the mood in your space, tossing together a cool DIY and probably sharing your new knowledge with just about anyone!
If you are not quite sure how to even start using essential oils, check out this gorgeous ebook. It covers the basics and the cool thing is, when you get started I connect you to tons of free education and mentoring in my community and send you an amazing welcome package.
Keep this handy chart because it really can be asa simple as this, too.
Nothing beats the smell of the mountain air. I love to throw these into my diffuser to bring that aroma to my space. Not only does it smell amazing, but the benefits are pretty awesome, too.
Eucalyptus is a great oil to open the airways and allow space to enter into the body. It helps with breathing support and is a great aroma to create a spa like experience. I love to use it in making bath bombs.
Siberian Fir is my favorite tree oil. It smells so earthy and like you are standing in a forest. It is super calming and is also great for aches and pains when applied topically.
Balance is a blend that is made up of some of the most calming and grounding oils–spruce, ho wood, frankincense, blue tansy and blue chamomile. This is one I use more than any other oil!
To learn more about the ways to use essential oils, check out this gorgeous ebook.