DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

Just listened to the weatherman predict record lows for our New Year’s Eve. Like, cold, cold. Like 20 below 0 cold with a windchill of -35!! That’s reeeeaaallly cold for this California transplant. And it’s cold for the Midwest, for sure. Anyway, I’m preparing to batten down the hatches and thinking about not going aaaaanywhere…

Frankincense: 10 Ways to Use this Majestic Oil

Frankincense: 10 Ways to Use this Majestic Oil

Frankincense is one of the most beautiful oils on the planet. Called the “King of Oils,” it’s a rare and precious oil that has been used for thousands of years! It’s most renowned for its use in religious practices and meditations, and is found throughout history. The Bible talks about Frankincense at least 17 times,…

15 Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil

15 Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil

I’ve recently fallen in love with a new essential oil. Patchouli.  The funny thing is, I always thought I hated patchouli. I’ve smelled it in many fragrances and even by itself in the cheap essential oil bottles from the store, and I just couldn’t stand it. So when my team announced we were going to…

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream with Essential Oils

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream with Essential Oils

I suffer with really dry skin in the winter. Like, reeeeeaaaaalllly dry skin. It’s awful some days! It’s chapped and red and bleeding. Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot of it on my face, which, one, looks bad, but, two, is very itchy and uncomfortable! I started using this face cream recently to help…

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

On Guard has quickly become one of my very favorite oils. As a mom of three busy little ones, I find myself using it a lot! I’m so thankful for the amazing support it gives me! What is On Guard? On Guard is doTERRA’s protective blend. It’s a beautiful blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud,…

My Essential Life: the Daily Routine of an Oily Stay-at-Home Mom

My Essential Life: the Daily Routine of an Oily Stay-at-Home Mom

When I talk about essential oils, I normally talk to 1 of 4 types of people. People who are genuinely interested and want to learn more, or maybe even ready to start! People who just aren’t interested at all and feel like oils are probably a waste of money. People who are slightly amused, slightly…

4 Simple Homemade Gifts for Father’s Day – with essential oils

4 Simple Homemade Gifts for Father’s Day – with essential oils

If you’re anything like me you have quite a few bottles of essential oils in your cupboard. In fact, my husband just made me a special cupboard all for my essential oils. It makes me feel slightly like a witch doctor, but it’s cool. I have a growing herbal/essential oil apothecary and I’m trying to…

Homemade Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Homemade Bug Spray with Essential Oils

Our backyard backs up to woods and a creek, and so we ALWAYS have a mosquito problem every year. A bad mosquito problem. I have come in from gardening with what feels like hundreds of bites all over. The agony of itchiness all night you probably know well. At least I’m assuming so if you’re…

Geranium Essential Oil: 10 Powerful Benefits and Uses for This Sweet Little Oil

Geranium Essential Oil: 10 Powerful Benefits and Uses for This Sweet Little Oil

Geranium oil has quickly become one of my favorite essential oils. This is funny because, when I first opened the bottle, I couldn’t stand it! I mean, it was awful, and it made me feel kinda queasy. But I’ve learned to love this pungent little oil for both it’s fragrance and it’s many health benefits!…

Which Essential Oils Should You Buy?

Which Essential Oils Should You Buy?

It can be tricky navigating all the essential oil bottles. I know. For years I struggled with knowing which ones were better, purer, more potent, and which ones I should buy! I didn’t want to buy essential oils just to experiment with purity! I tried to go by smell, but that was tricky, and I…

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