Using essential oils as you grow emotionally intelligent

Have you noticed how people have become increasingly emotional and decreasingly logical. It’s not that emotions are bad, but they’re usually not a reliable way to navigate life.

Learning key tools for emotional intelligence can help you succeed at life, in work and in relationships.

In this video you will learn how to grow in awareness of your emotions so that you can respond in healthy, logical ways.

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Solve the Stinky Car Problem!

Does your vehicle serve as a taxi, and your office, and sporting goods equipment storage, and diner, and your second home? In Nashville, we spend a lot of time in our cars. This little gem of a promotion could single-handedly reduce poor attitudes and poor driving. The Iris car diffuser PLUS three free citrus oils are sure to put you in a great mood!

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Practical Tools for Teachers

A few weeks ago I was shopping with my daughter, and had a very silly observation in the toy aisle at target. (See photo) As a former teacher, I empathized with that poor Teacher Barbie. When that silly observation was shared thousands and thousands of times on Facebook, I started reading some comments. One particularly cynical platform shared the image, and I realized I needed to speak to the pain points underlying the jokes.

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We get it, Teacher Barbie.

We do.

If you’re a teacher, and you’re feeling like this, I have some insight and inspiration to share.
Raise your hand if you would like to know more about:

Happy, Healthy Classroom

Teaching Emotional Intelligence

Amplified Learning Outcomes with Essential Oils

Happy, Healthy Teacher

Super Simple Self Care for Teachers

Let’s keep learning and encouraging one another.

I know these two things are true:

1) Teaching can be hard.

2) Teaching matters!

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How to be a Confident Essential Oil User


If you’re just getting started using essential oils, here are a few ways you can grow in knowledge and confidence to take a natural, proactive approach with your health and wellness goals.

1) Understand the basics of using essential oils safely. If you haven’t been able to attend and introductory class, this online class will be helpful for you. Or visit this helpful page.

2) Find great resources for integrating oils into your everyday life. I like searching for the botanical name of the essential oil on Pubmed.gov to find peer-reviewed scholarly research. There are also books and resource manuals available. Be careful to select quality resources that cite scholarly research. Unfortunately, general aromatherapy guidelines don’t pertain to all brands of essential oils.

3) Only use tested, trusted essential oils. I only use doTERRA oils for this reason. When medical labs, hospitals, and researchers choose this brand of essential oil because of the purity and potency, you know it’s the real deal!

4) Read the product labels. If it has nutrition facts on the side, it can be used internally along those guidelines. Easy peasy.

5) Learn to listen to your body. This is one of those recommendations that would have sounded crazy to me before, but over the years, I have learned how to understand what oil to use for a particular situation by paying attention to what my body needs. As you gain experience, you will grow in this confidence. For example, the other day, I applied spearmint and eucalyptus to my feet in the morning to promote healthy respiratory function. Throughout the day, I noticed that my mental clarity was much better than normal. (Bye, mom brain!) Now, when I need a cognitive boost, I will diffuse or apply spearmint and eucalyptus.

6) Download doTERRA’s free Daily Drop app. You can receive bite sized pieces of education each day, and gradually grow in confidence for integrating oils into your everyday life.

7) Take advantage of continuing education opportunities through Essential Oils Daily Collective and doTERRA Corporate. I highly recommend the Empowered Life Series.

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Complex Chemical Profile = Many Uses

doTERRA Spikenard is steam distilled from the roots of the plant, it was historically used to anoint people of high honor in the Ayurvedic health practices of India. Today, it’s used in perfumes and massage oils for its woody, musty and deep aroma. Combine with your favorite moisturizer for soft, smooth, and hydrated skin.

Spikenard’s chemical profile is very complex, with over 120 different constituents. An oil so complex can be used to promote health in the body in many ways.

USES

• Diffuse or apply one to two drops to back of neck or to temples to promote feeling of calmness and relaxation.

• Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver.

• Combine with a hydrating cream to soften and smooth skin.

• Add one to two drops to your favorite cleanser or antiaging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Read all about doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing project in Nepal with doTERRA Spikenard’s spotlight here:

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-all-about-spikenard

 

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Motivation in a Bottle

Need a little boost or pick me up? The fresh, minty aroma of dōTERRA Motivate Touch Encouraging Blend promotes feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. Apply to the back of your neck before giving a speech, playing a sport, teaching a class, or introducing dōTERRA to new members to instill fresh feelings of confidence. dōTERRA Motivate Touch will help you unleash your creative powers and find the courage that comes from believing in yourself again. Challenge yourself to find more motivation by setting a goal, writing it down, and placing it somewhere you’ll see it every day.

Learn more about the different ways to use dōTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend on the spotlight page below:

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-motivate-encouraging-blend

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Respiratory Support on the Go!

When I was introduced to doTERRA in 2010, Breathe Respiratory Blend was one of the first "WOW!" experiences I had. A relative was visiting for the holidays and he hadn't been getting much rest because of some head congestion. While I normally don't mix blends with other blends, I added a few drops of Breathe + a few drops of Serenity to a diffuser and put it in our guest room for him. The oils went to work and created an environment for deep rest. The next morning he awoke refreshed and rested. 

I love applying Breathe over my airways to support healthy breathing during exercise. 

If my children need respiratory support in the night, I add a drop to their pillow for aromatic use while they sleep. I love meeting their needs without disturbing their slumber. 

When I travel I always take the Breathe Drops in my bag. For quick mess-free relief, pop a doTERRA Breathe Respiratory Drop in your mouth to receive cooling benefits for a dry or irritated throat. This combination of doTERRA Peppermint and Eucalyptus energizes, cools and relaxs as the drop slowly dissolves. Along with the soothing properties of the doTERRA Breathe Respiratory Drop, are the calming benefits which can provide a relief.

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Basil on Everything!

Do you love fresh Basil pesto? I sure do. Did you know this lovely aromatic herb also has plenty of health benefits too? When the essential oil is distilled we can use it for a variety of purposes. 

Apply basil on the bone around your ear to promote healthy drainage and soothe occasional discomfort. 

As the kids are getting back to school, it’s important to help them stay focused while doing their school work. Once they come home, diffuse dōTERRA Basil essential oil in your child’s study area to promote a sense of focus for studying, reading, or completing other tasks that require mental clarity. The aroma from diffusing Basil creates a perfect stress-relieving experience. Not only can Basil be used to promote focus and alertness, but it can also add a little extra flavor to your cooking. The spicy, yet herbal taste of Basil adds the perfect flavor for meats, pastas, and entrée dishes.

Shop for Basil and other oils here

Love pizza? Check out this fun and easy recipe for homemade pizza using dōTERRA’s basil essential oil. 

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipe-homemade-pizza

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How to Host a Convention Viewing Party

There's nothing quite like the excitement of a doTERRA convention! The new product announcements, the cutting-edge research, the global humanitarian projects, the confetti at Gala, the cross-line friendships, the aroma of essential oils over Salt Lake City... it's one of my favorite events each year. If you're hoping to build a doTERRA business, convention is the best investment you can make. 

In some circumstances, however, it's impossible for some of my team members to attend convention. What a blessing that doTERRA has made most of convention available via live stream again this year! Last year, I attended in person and purchased the online pass because I just couldn't take notes fast enough during some of the presentations. I love being able to go back and get beautiful screen shots from the online presentation, rather than trying to snap photos of the screens in the arena. 

Whether or not you're attending convention, it's a great idea to host a Convention Viewing Party! While nothing compares to the events presented by the doTERRA team, here are some things to make your Viewing Party extra special. 

Decide if you're hosting your party during the convention or afterward. If you host it during convention time, you will have the suspense and enthusiasm of new product announcements. If you host it afterward you can include a "Product Showcase" with your convention kit. (Kits are only available to convention attendees.) 

Choose a location. If you're planning a multi-day event, clear some space and any distractions. I love the idea of gathering together with your local team to watch the whole thing. You'll want to have access to a smart TV or a laptop, HDMI cable and TV or projector so that you can stream from your computer to a big screen. 


Make a guest list. Decide if your local team is going to camp out for the hours and hours of convention fun, or if you'll have a brief event featuring some highlights. 

Send invitations. My husband created this great invitation to match the theme. Feel free to download and customize it with your information. 

Plan refreshments. The doTERRA blog has some wonderful, oil-infused refreshment ideas. If you can, have other leaders contribute by bringing some too! 

Make it fun! The doTERRA events team goes to great lengths to provide fun photo opportunities around every bend. You can have fun decorations at your event too. Keep it simple or do it up! It's up to you. 

Diffuse something that helps increase focus without encouraging chatting through the presentations. You can pop the roller top from InTune and add a few drops to your Lumo with a pipette! 

You may also want to provide: notebooks and pens, throw blankets, and custom rollerball blends. 

What other ideas do you have to create a Convention Viewing Party that rivals the real event? Let me know if you'd like to contribute to my group Pinterest board

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My favorite essential oil diffuser

Over the years, I've tried so many essential oil diffusers, and this one is my all-time favorite! 

 The doTERRA Lumo Diffuser is convenient when you are going to be away for an extended period because of its run-time features. It’s multiple color options are a great addition to a child’s bedroom when diffusing at night to keep the room slightly lit. I love the look of the maple wood base. 

This diffuser can run for up to 10 hours which makes it perfect for classrooms and offices. I've selected the Lumo for the Essential Oils Daily Diffuser Lending Program. If you're a Nashville business open to trying essential oils for a week in your setting, I'm happy to loan you a Lumo along with a few crowd-pleasing, uplifting, cleansing oils. I love working with professionals to integrate oils into your gym, office, classroom, or boutique.  For more information on this program, contact me

 

Enjoy this list of diffuser blends to experience the aromatic benefits of the doTERRA Lumo Diffuserhttps://www.doterra.com/US/en/brochures-magazines-doterra-living-Summer-2017-summertime-diffuser-blends

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Cedarwood is Versatile!

It's always a wise investment to purchase quality oils that can be used for many purposes. 

Cedarwood is sometimes considered "Poor Man's Frankincense" because it has some similar chemical constituents, but costs a fraction of the price, at just five cents per drop! 

Did you know that dōTERRA Cedarwood is a great oil for promoting relaxation? With properties that help to soothe the mind and body, the warm, woody scent of Cedarwood essential oil can create a relaxing environment when used topically or aromatically. After a long day, diffuse to create a calming environment or apply one to two drops to the bottom of your child’s feet to help soothe and calm them when they wake up frightened.

Not only is it used to help you have feelings of calmness, it also helps keep your skin looking healthy. During your facial routine, add one to two drops to your facial toner or moisturizer to promote clear, healthy looking skin.

Cedarwood can be added to conditioner to nourish hair and promote healthy growth. 

Everyone in our household loves cedarwood, but do you know who doesn't care for it at all? Pesky insects like moths and bed bugs. I love including several drops of cedarwood in our DIY linen spray. 

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Exclusive Essential Oils as a Gift

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I saw this lovely gift from doTERRA. Have you heard about it yet? This month (August 2018) doTERRA is giving these two exclusive and beautiful essential oils to anyone who places a 200PV order. This can be a wholesale order, a Loyalty Rewards order or Enrollment Order for a brand new customer

Until now, these oils have only been available to customers and Wellness Advocates in Australia, where they are grown and distilled. I cannot wait to get my hands on Litsea and Manuka Touch. 

If you need help claiming your 25% discount and free gifts, let's chat. 

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My children ask for these each day!

Are your children heading back to school soon? Our back to school preparedness plan involves soaking up the last days of summer, getting plenty of sunshine, rest, and nutrient-dense food from the garden. 

One way to give little bodies what they need is with proper supplementation. My children enjoy the watermelon flavor of A2Z Chewables and I love that they have folate derived from lemon peel.

Children 4 years and older can enjoy these natural watermelon flavored supplements twice a day with meals. Encourage your children by taking the dōTERRA a2z Chewables alongside with them, adults can take up to three a day. With school right around the corner, these supplements are a great way to strengthen your young one’s immune systems before *seasonal threats occur.

 

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My husband is going crazy for these!

Have you heard the news? This collection is available in individual pieces now! The doTERRA Amavi Collection is universally appealing, highlighting the unique aroma of CPTG essential oils like Buddha Wood, Hinoki, and Litsea along with the doTERRA Balance blend. The collection includes a 10 mL Amavi Touch, Amavi After Shave Lotion, and doTERRA Onyx Balance Bath Bar. Each product is expertly crafted to evoke the feelings of a hero's heart while supporting the fearless in spirit. Not only does this collection help uplift and refocus your mind throughout the day, it also creates a simple daily regimen to clean, soothe, and hydrate your skin.

The aroma is unlike any other oil blend. My husband says he's been waiting years for something like this! 

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Sunshine in a Bottle

Summer is great for going outdoors and energizing your soul.  dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend combines the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form a unique and harmonious blend to bring the outdoors in. Citrus Bliss is not only nice for uplifting your mood, but can also be mixed with water for a perfect solution for wiping down countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent. Use doTERRA Citrus Bliss by mixing 2 drops of Citrus Bliss with 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Peppermint. Gently blend and apply to temples and inhale to help improve your focus.

Save money and reduce the amount of chemicals in your home this summer by making your own citrus air freshener with essential oils.

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-citrus-air-freshener

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Bandage Boost

My children are obsessed with character bandages from the health and beauty section of the store, are yours? Maybe because we rarely shop for anything else in that section. (Thanks to Loyalty Rewards) 

It's not uncommon for me to find my three-year-old applying bandages to herself just for fun--Boo boos or not. The other day she was digging in the bathroom drawer and asked, "Mommy, where's the stuff that goes on before this?" I went in to find her holding a bandage and hunting for the Correct X

When your children are busy, taking care of their skin in distressed moments can be difficult. Apply doTERRA Correct-X to soothe and purify skin during the healing process to keep summer playtime going. The blend of Frankincense, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, Lavender, Jojoba, and Cedarwood essential oils combine to protect and promote healthy-looking skin. These key ingredients are versatile and help soothe and improve the texture of skin.

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Elevation, Joyful Blend

Need a little pick-me-up after a busy day? ’dōTERRA's Elevation Joyful Blend is great for elevating your mood, promoting feelings of confidence, and increasing your energy. When you start to feel negative emotions arise, use Elevation topically or aromatically. This blend will help elevate mood and increase vitality. Elevation is great for rubbing over your wrists or putting a few drops into a bath for relaxation. It is especially perfect for diffusing in the mornings before your kids wake up to help them have a more positive and energized mood.

 

With the kids out of school for summer, try making this fun DIY Aromatherapy jewelry with doTERRA Elevation.

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-aromatherapy-jewelry

 "your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy." Psalm 45:7

"your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy." Psalm 45:7

Rootbeer Float Diffuser Blend

My grandma always loved to make root beer floats, and I love thinking of her. However, I haven't indulged in a root beer float for years! Just a few drops of each of these oils take me back to those happy childhood memories. 

Citrus Bliss is like sunshine in a bottle, sweet and fresh. 
Wintergreen is stimulating and soothing. A tiny drop packs a potent aroma! 

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Fruit Loops Diffuser Blend

Did you eat Fruit Loops as a kid? While I've given up sugary cereals, I still get a good dose of nostalgia from time to time. This diffuser blend smells just like the cereal! 

Unlike the cereal, however, the oils will be beneficial for your health and mood! 

Lemon is cleansing, uplifting, and purifying. 

Ylang ylang is calming and relieves tension. 


What other aromas would you like to recreate with an essential oil combination? 

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