6 Essential Oils to Shift Your Mood

But first, a little history...  “Aromatherapy (the use of essential oils and plant extracts) has been a subject of interest for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Indians used essential oils for rituals and religious practices, recognizing the oils’ ability to influence human feelings. Even with this rich history of aromatherapy, th...

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doTERRA Essential Oil Diffuser Review

With so many options for diffusers, which one should you buy?  I have you covered my friends!   Today, I am going to review all 7 of doTERRA’s diffusers, tell you which ones I like best, what size diffuser to buy based on the size of the room, and why diffusing essential oils is so important. Let's get started!   First, why should I diffuse essential oils?  ...

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Top 10 Essential Oils to Get a Better Night's Sleep

Let’s face it, if we are not sleeping, we don’t feel good!   If there is one thing most people could use a little more of it is sleep. I don’t know about you, but I did not know how much of my adulthood would be spent discussing how much I wished I could sleep more.    Of course, the more we stress about sleep the more elusive sleep becomes and then before w...

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Spice Up Your Valentine's Day with Essential Oils

It’s the season of love, my friends, and I have a surprise for you!  Let’s talk Valentine’s day and essential oils.    I love essential oils and I love teaching people how to use their oils creatively!    Did you know that aromatherapy is so powerful that some oils are considered aphrodisiacs, responsible for evoking passionate feelings?    Disclaimer: alway...

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So you want to talk about nutrition? 

  (If you prefer to watch my video rather than read you can find it here. )   Truth is, there’s a lot of contradictory and even outright false information floating around about nutritional wellness. We all know we need to get enough protein but sorting through all the different brands and types can be intimidating. This is why dōTERRA decided to carry their...

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No Sew Warming Neck Wrap

There is something magical about a warm neck wrap paired with essential oils. The aroma relaxes my mind while the heat from the wrap increases circulation and deepens the tension relieving benefits of essential oils. While not as good as a massage, it's the next best thing I've found to melt tension away after a long day. You can buy a neck wrap from retai...

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Warming Ginger Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

Click to Print Recipe   Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite DIY gifts to whip up around the holidays. Not only does this recipes smell AMAZING the sugar gently exfoliates your skin, while the warming spices and essential oils increase circulation to the skin's surface. You will only need a few simple ingredients to get started including sugar, fractionated c...

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Dryer balls help freshen and fluff clothing without using dryer sheets that cover clothing with toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Over time, dryer balls save time, energy, and money.  Not only do dryer balls promote toxin-free living, they are also incredibly easy to make! The key material here is 100% wool yarn. A wool yarn blend will not felt prope...

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Calming & Moisturizing Bath Bomb Recipe with Adaptiv Oil

Bath bombs are an easy way to transform a regular bath into an aromatic adventure for your senses. Not only do these bath bombs smell AMAZING, the addition of coconut oil makes them extra moisturizing. I've tried 4 different bath bomb recipes and this one is by far my favorite. The base is from the YouTube channel, "Our Raw Beauty" where I learned that both ...

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DIY Lotion Bars with Listea Essential Oil

Click to Print Recipe These simple lotion bars can easily be made at home with only 6 ingredients. Not only do they smell delicious, they are also ultra nourishing to my skin during long Colorado winters. Lotion bars are solid at room temperature and transform into a luxurious moisturizer when they come into contact with warm skin.   I keep my lotion bar nex...

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Holiday Treats Infused with doTERRA Essential Oils

Baking season is in full swing at the Smith house and I have been busy creating 5 simple, and delicious recipes infused with doTERRA essential oils for you to enjoy this holiday season.  These treats are delightful to serve at your next gathering, gift to your neighbors, or whip up for your next movie night. All recipes include a short list of simple ingredi...

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup with Essential Oils

This simple elderberry syrup recipe is enhanced with immune supporting essential oils and makes a great addition to your winter wellness routine. I know it is time for me to make a batch of this elderberry syrup when the leaves start to fall and frost covers my windows.  Elderberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to support a healthy i...

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DIY Clay Diffuser Ornaments

The holiday season is filled with giving, and these adorable handmade essential oil diffuser ornaments are the perfect DIY gift for any of your loved ones! Not only are they cute as ornaments, but they can also be used as gift tags on any gift!  Keep reading below to learn how to make your own DIY essential oil diffuser ornaments at home! DIY Christmas Ornam...

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Pistachio Cranberry Bark with Cardamom Essential Oil

Click to Print Recipe This Pistachio Cranberry Bark with Cardamom essential oil is one of my favorite holiday desserts. It's both delicious and simple to make! It pairs wonderfully with a holiday dinner and it's also a favorite gift to bring to the foodies in my life. Plus, it would probably give you some good karma if you made some for your co-workers to ...

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Benefits and Uses of doTERRA's Aromatouch Kit

Looking for a simple way to get started with essential oils but don't know where to begin? Today, I will walk you through the benefits of these 8 beginner oils in doTERRA's "Aromatouch Diffused Kit."  Although I am an advocate for the topical and digestive uses of essential oils (check out my blog for  DIY Peppermint Lip Sugar Scrub   if you are too!), I als...

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The Benefits of Yarrow Pom Oil

My favorite essential oil at the moment is doTERRA Yarrow Pom oil. This essential oil is actually a combination of pomegranate seed oil and yarrow essential oils and is the perfect oil for anti-aging, vitality, wellness, and a healthy glow from the inside-out. I personally use Yarrow Pom oil every day. I apply the 2-3 drops of the oil after cleansing my skin...

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The Benefits and Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Essential oils have long been a part of human history. They have been used since ancient times as natural and effective perfumes, treatments, and disinfectants. One of the oldest used essential oils, think Biblical times, would be  cedarwood oil . Although cedarwood isn't the most popular oil in use today, it has many benefits that make it worth adding to yo...

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DIY Peppermint Lip Sugar Scrub

Click to Print Recipe I've received a lot of positive feedback on my recent green tea sugar scrub recipe   which inspired my newest post! Sugar scrubs are such an easy and inexpensive way to nourish your skin at home but their benefits aren't limited to your arms and legs. Did you know you can also make a sugar scrub for your lips? Lip sugar scrubs help gen...

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DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub with Rose & Sandalwood Essential Oils

Click to Print Are you ready for your skin to glow and to feel like a goddess? If so, you are going to LOVE this sugar scrub recipe made with green tea and 2 of my all time favorite essential oils, rose and sandalwood. Sugar scrubs are economical to make at home and will gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Sugar scrubs are simple to make and have endl...

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DIY After Sun Skin Soothing Spray

Click to Print Recipe Now that we're fully into the summer season, I wanted to share a super easy after sun skin soothing spray with you all that you can make at home! This skin soothing spray is great to use after a day out in the sun, for nicks and scrapes from hikes, and even an after shave spray and lotion! I use this all the time during the summer when ...

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