Natural Oil Mom

doTERRA’s New Year New You 2018
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doTERRA has brought back one of their most popular promotions, which makes it the perfect time to expand your essential oil collection…at a fraction of the cost!

Learn more ways to use the oils in your every day life, become a member so you can receive wholesale prices, and receive FREE products.  This is the perfect compliment to any healthy resolution you have started.

 

Getting started is easy…just set up a New Year New You wellness consultation with me in January HERE and place a 100pv order.  This will enroll you as a member, which will give you access to the wholesale prices!

Then, place another 100pv order in February on doTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards program, and you’ll receive a credit for $100pv of products you choose.  Yay!

Some examples of the kits you can purchase to qualify are:

Sign up for a free wellness consult with Jenni HERE!

Starting a New School
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I’m starting a new school in Pakistan! I always thought it would be cool to do something like that, but I didn’t realize I would get the opportunity so soon.

If you follow me much, you know that I’m involved in a service organization called “Days For Girls,” which creates and distributes reusable menstrual hygiene kits for girls and women all over the world. I’ve blogged about it and posted on Facebook.

A couple months ago, a Christian minister from Pakistan reached out to me on Facebook to learn more about our humanitarian service and Days For Girls. I directed him the the DaysForGirls.org website, and started teaching him more about it. He was excited for a new way to help the girls in his community, but he also expressed the need for a school there.

This minister, explained that the population there where they live in Pakistan, is predominately Muslim, and that there was no school in the town for the Christian children. There are about 40 of them, ages 4-15.

His concern was that if people aren’t educated, it’s harder to understand the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ, so he wished for a way to provide education to these children. At that time, it was just a wish. Then I asked him how much it would cost. He didn’t really know, but he started to look into it.

First he hunted for possible places to hold a school. Land was somewhat expensive, and so was rent, it seemed. Our conversation took place over a couple of months. I didn’t really feel confident that I could help him. But I kept chatting with him, and he kept searching.

He finally found a building that would serve the purpose for only $250 in rent per month! He informed me, so I asked him to write a list of all the supplies, materials, teacher’s pay, etc. that would be needed to start and run the school. He went, without a vehicle (since his bike got broken), to all the merchants necessary to price out everything.

I knew I could help him when he reported that the monthly cost to run the school would be about $500. Wow, that’s so cheap! I knew I could figure out a way to help. The start up cost is higher, of course, to purchase all the desks, uniforms, books, and other items needed, which totaled about $4,200.

Again, that is cheap by American standards, and I know many generous people who could help.

I even have a Pakistani friend, who will be going to Pakistan in August, and will be able to visit our little school! My dream is to visit the school myself in a year or two.

Are you one of the generous people who will help start our new school?

To donate, CLICK HERE

To be a founding sponsor, CLICK HERE

Thank you for your generosity!

Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!
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 Every once in a while I run into some pretty cool people, and like to share about them with you.

Today I want to tell you about a wonderful team I’ve been working with recently, namely Ryan and Stephanie from Ultimate Bundles. For several years now, they’ve been putting together some incredible eBook and eCourse bundles.

You’ve probably seen some bundles around from time to time, but they’re not all created equally. What I love about Ultimate Bundles is the sheer quality of the resources included each bundle, the way they tie them together to make them instantly actionable, and the amazing customer support and happiness guarantee they offer.

And because I know how much you care about your family’s health, I have a feeling you’re going to love their newest bundle, and I want to let you know it has been extended till next May. It’s called the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle (evergreen). See? I knew you’d be interested! ????
The bundle contains 25 superb eBooks and eCourses designed to help you:

  • separate fact from fiction as you choose quality herbs and essential oils
  • confidently prepare salves, syrups, tinctures, and teas
  • properly dilute oils for topical use
  • learn blending principals for aromatic use
  • incorporate essential oils into easy and effective herbal remedies
  • know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children
  • use printables to organize your essential oils for safety and ease of use
  • and even create beauty products, herbal baths, and even gifts for friends and family

The combined value of everything in the bundle is over $800 but you get it all for an amazing price!

Worried about information overload? Don’t be: there’s a handy Getting Started Guide to help you take action right away.

Ryan and Steph (and their awesome team) only put out a handful of bundles each year — because they spend so much time researching which resources would be BEST suited to the needs of people like you. Because of their commitment to including only the best eBooks and eCourses, over 22,000 purchase their most recent bundle. That many people simply can’t be wrong!

~Jenni Wilson, Natural Oil Mom

P.S. This is the most specific, tailored bundle they’ve ever offered, really narrowing in on resources that are ideal for those who want to use herbs and essential oils safely and effectively for themselves and their family. For anyone wanting to take charge of their own health, it’s the perfect way to affordably add more resources to your natural remedies library.

What you will get:

For Everyday

      • 30 Essential Oil Recipes for DIY Beauty and Skin Care by Chrystal Johnson ($7.00)
      • A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils:  by Tonia Lyons ($8.99)
      • Dr. Z’s Essential Oils for Abundant Living: Setting the Foundation for Success by Dr. Eric Zielinski ($97.00)
      • Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes: 100+ of the Best Aromatherapy Blends for Home, Health and Family by Pam Farley ($7.99)
      • Essential Oil Love: A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Essential Oils the Safe and Effective Way by Kristyn Bango ($2.99)
      • Essential Oils 101: What Every Beginner Needs to Know by Kristen Smith ($7.95)
      • Herbal Cookery E-Course: Getting Herbs to the Table by Kathie N. Lapcevic ($37.00)
      • Organic Skin Care for Natural Beauty: DIY Homemade Organic Skin Care Recipes by Andrea Green ($4.99)
      • The Calendula Guidebook: Simple Home Remedies for the Aspiring Herbalist  by Stacy Karen ($7.95)

For Family

      • DIY Herbal Apothecary: Your Blueprint to Reconstruct Your Medicine Cabinet by Christine Dalziel ($197.00)
      • Infused: Handcrafted Products & Projects. For a Simple. Natural. Life. by Lisa Barthuly ($9.95)
      • Natural Family Essential Oils: Biblical History, Basic Uses and Recipes for Beginners by Kelli Becton ($5.99)

For Illness/Injury

      • Cancer, Nutrition & Natural Healing eCourse by Sayer Ji ($39.00)
      • Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies by Kate Tietje ($1.99)
      • Simple Remedies for Cold and Flu Season by Angela Schneider ($19.95)
      • The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies by Kresha Faber ($17.99)

For Safety

      • Essential Oil Ingestion: An Evidence Based Approach by Jessie Hawkins ($79.00)
      • Printable Essential Oil Reference Guide by Mandi Ehman ($7.00)
      • Top 60 Essential Oil Profiles by Lea Harris ($24.98)

For Wellness

      • DIY Natural Remedies by Nina Nelson ($7.00)
      • Edible and Medicinal Flowers: 8 Healing Flowers that Boost Energy, Heal Skin, Activate Digestion and Turn any Meal into a Celebration by Kami McBride ($47.00)
      • Herbal Materia Medica Course by Marlene Adelmann ($79.00)
      • Herbal Medicine Ebook by Nicole Carter ($19.99)
      • Herbs & Essential Oils by Wardee Harmon ($20)
      • How to Host an Essential Oil Make and Take Party by Rachel Zupke ($6.99)
      • Making Herbal Ointments, Salves & Balms: The Ultimate How-To Guide by Meagan Visser ($4.99)

 

Order HERE

How I Eliminated Toxic Fragrances and Chemicals From my Home
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Guest post, by Lori Logue

When I clean house, I love the scents of pine and lemon or clove and cinnamon. My home smells delicious!

In the past, I burned scented candles or popular wax candles to get that inviting scent. Sometimes. I’d start to feel a little sick or friends would come over and get headaches within a few minutes. One friend admitted that she couldn’t come over because the artificial smell triggered her allergies.

I started researching the effects of burning scented candles and learning about the ingredients. I was pretty mad at myself. As that mom who tries to keep her family healthy, I was sending toxins into the air of my home. Ughh!

It was about this time when I bought a diffuser and started researching the essential oils that cleaned the air and actually reduced the bad junk we were breathing.

Now, my diffuser runs constantly with cinnamon and orange or maybe I’ll add some melaleuca or doTERRA Breathe blend if I feel congested from seasonal allergies. It’s fun and there is no guilt when I crank up the diffuser and send those incredible scents throughout my home.

That was step one in my journey, and once I bought my book on the things oils can do, I was pretty hooked.

While I could write for days on the lifestyle changes we have made, one other significant way we use oils in my home is for cleaning.

I love the smell of lemon furniture polish, but I read an article about how toxic that is to your skin. One chore I give my kids is to dust the furniture. Again, the mom in me cringed when I realized that I could be harming my children form this simple chore.

I did a quick search for oils that are great to clean with and my good old standby, lemon, popped right up. I simply added an equal mixture of olive oil and vinegar into a glass spray bottle. Then, I put about 10 to 15 drops of my lemon oil into that and stirred it around. It was so simple and it’s easy to make more whenever I need it. My kids love helping and making their own sprays too.

My daughter even made a nightly spray for her baby brother and labeled it Monster Spray. She just added some lavender and water to one of our glass bottles and it’s totally safe for them to spray on pillows or in the air. It’s an added blessing for sweet dreams and a fresh-scented bedroom.

Having a clean home doesn’t just mean sweeping and mopping. It is so important to think about what we are cleaning with and what we are breathing in or putting on our skin.

Like with any change, it’s good to start small and manage one task at a time. We shouldn’t overwhelm ourselves by doing more than we can handle at once. It will all start to click as we feel better and realize that it is all just getting back to the basics.

Hi! My name is Lori Logue.  I am a full-time REALTOR, mom of 3 incredible kids, homeschool  mom, and wife to an amazing man! I am also a doTERRA wellness advocate and have been a lover of essential oils for almost three years.  My family and I  have changed our lifestyle so much in the last few years, and I am happy to share our experiences with you!

Bundle Festival!
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I am so excited about these upcoming bundles!  I think it’s the perfect way to help implement those new year resolutions, and help keep you and your family on the healthy track throughout the year.  These bundles have everything from fitness secrets to clutter control to warding off winter ailments.  I have these bundles, and I love them!

Bundle Festival starts on Monday, January 22nd and runs through Friday, January 26th. This will be a series of 24-hour flash sales featuring some of my favorite bundles from 2017.  Each of these are at least 90% off!

You could buy each bundle separately this time OR you could pay $67 and get ALL five.  Click HERE to purchase the all access pass.

 

 

dōTERRA Empowered Life Series
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FREE ESSENTIAL OIL CLASSES! Just click the videos you would like to view!

Fitness & Weight Management

Love Your Skin

  
Immune & Respiratory Health
Immune & Respiratory Health #2

Digestive Health & Detoxing

Green & Clean: Non-Toxic Cleaning

Cellular Vitality & Energy

 

 

Mood & Emotional Health

Women’s Health

 

Guys’ Health

Yoga and Meditation

Mother’s and Babies

Back to School

Holiday Hacks Videos
Holiday Hacks Recipes & Blends

My own sister, Emil Whitney, is one of the presenters for the January 2018!
She’s awesome!

The January webinar will be posted on doTERRA’s website. To see all past classes on doTERRA, CLICK HERE!

Non-Dairy Coconut Lime Ice Cream
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For many people the lactose in dairy can cause digestive issues and some just choose not to consume dairy. Fortunately you can make a healthy non dairy ice cream for you and your kids.

Lime essential oil is a great detoxifier and has antioxidant properties. If you want to take advantage of the last fleeting warm days before the cold sets in this is a fun recipe you can make.

Non-Dairy Coconut Lime Ice Cream

Ingredients

2 (13- to 15-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk

1/2 cup sweetener, such as agave syrup, maple syrup, or honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cornstarch, or 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3-5 drops doTERRA Lime Essential Oil

Optional Toasted Coconut for Topping and/a lime wedge

You will need a Ice cream machine (at least 1 1/2 quarts

Instructions

At least 24 hours before you plan to churn the ice cream, put the ice cream machine’s bowl in the freezer to freeze. It should be frozen solid before using (you should hear no liquid sloshing inside when you shake it).

  1. Shake the coconut milk: Cans of coconut milk separate into a thick, creamy layer and a thin watery layer on the shelf. Before opening them, shake the cans of coconut milk thoroughly to incorporate the layers.
  2. Set aside 1/2 cup coconut milk: Open the cans of coconut milk. Measure 1/2 cup and set this aside.
  3. Pour the coconut milk into a saucepan: Pour the remaining coconut milk into a 2-quart saucepan.
  4. Add the sweetener and salt: Add the sweetener (agave, maple syrup, honey, or sugar) and salt.
  5. Warm the coconut milk: Warm the coconut milk over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sweetener has completely dissolved into the coconut milk, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Whisk the starch into the reserved coconut milk: Add the starch to the reserved 1/2 cup coconut milk and whisk until the starch is totally dissolved.
  7. Add the cornstarch mixture to the coconut milk: Pour the cornstarch mixture into the warm coconut milk while whisking gently.
  8. Heat the ice cream base until thickened: This is your ice cream base. Increase the heat to medium. Stirring occasionally, continue cooking the base until it has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes. Do not allow the base come to a boil.
  9. Remove the base from heat and stir in the vanilla and lime essential oil
  10. Chill the base: Pour the base into a shallow container. Let the base cool slightly on the counter so it’s not hot when you put it in the refrigerator. Before refrigerating, press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface — this coconut milk base doesn’t form a skin quite as badly as a milk-and-egg base, but it doesn’t hurt! Cover the container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or for up to 3 days.
  11. Begin churning: Your base should be completely chilled and slightly pudding-like in texture. Pour the base into your ice cream machine and begin churning.
  12. Churn until the consistency of soft-serve: Churn the ice cream until it thickens considerably and is roughly the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. Depending on your machine, this could take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes — keep an eye on it! If you want to add any extras, add them now and churn a few more seconds until they are fully incorporated.
  13. Transfer to a freezer container: Scrape the ice cream into your freezer container. Press a piece of parchment or wax paper against the surface to prevent ice crystals from forming. Seal the container.
  14. Freeze for at least 4 hours: Freeze for at least 4 hours to harden the ice cream.
  15. Warm slightly before serving: If your ice cream is too hard to scoop, let it warm a few minutes on the counter before scooping. I find that coconut ice cream melts a little more quickly than milk-based ice creams, so don’t wait too long!

Essential Oils For Head Lice
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A few weeks ago my 11 year old daughter pointed out an itchy spot on the side of her head. I assumed it was a mosquito bite, and had her apply some Correct X to relief the itch. The next day she brought me a small bug she found in her hair. LICE!

My daughter had lice.

My 11 year is the youngest of our four children and this was our first experience with these pesky little bugs. It is important to note that head lice can happen to anyone, no matter how clean the person or how clean the house. We homeschool and interaction with other children is limited to church and the dance studio. After calling the dance studio I found out that 3 other girls also reported lice. My daughter picked up her annoying little hitchhikers at tumbling.

Some helpful facts about head lice from the CDC website:

  • Head lice do not spread disease.
  • They move by crawling, they do not fly or hop.
  • Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.
  • It takes 8-9 days for the head lice nits to hatch.
  • Nymphs mature into adults in about 8-12 days.
  • An adult louse can live for 30 days on a human’s head.
  • The species of lice which live on humans can not live on our pets and vice versa.

I’m sorry. Is this making your head itch?

There are many different recipes for natural lice treatment, some using vinegar, vodka, coconut oil, olive oil, but one thing is consistent – Melaleuca.

Coconut and Essential oil treatment:

1 cup coconut oil

5 drops melaleuca

4 drops thyme

2 drops lavender

2 drops geranium

 

I worked this mixture through all 4 of my kids hair and my own. My 11 year old was the only one with lice, but I was being thorough. Nothing will make your own head start to feel itchy like pulling lice out of your very snuggly, loves-to-give-hugs little girl.

 

My plan was to keep the mixture in her hair over night then comb through her hair in the morning. But she was anxious to wash her hair. After 2 hours she washed her hair and while her hair was still wet and using a lice comb I carefully worked through her hair washing the comb out in a bowl of water. There were only 3 adult lice, but several nymphs floating in the water. I think we caught this early.

After combing her hair out I sprayed her hair with a lice repellant spray.
Lice Repellant Spray

4 ounce glass spray bottle

20 drops melaleuca

10 drops Eucalyptus

10 drops lavender

Fill with water. Shake before each use.

I washed all bedding, sprayed her stuffed animals with the Repellant Spray and put them in sealed plastics bags for 5 days and vacuumed my house.

The next day (day 2) I applied the coconut/essential oil mixture and wet combed again. No adults and less nymphs. I sprayed her hair at least 3 times that day.

Day 3-  I sprayed her hair and wet combed and couldn’t see anything.

Days 4-6-  I sprayed and looked carefully through her hair.

Day 7-  I sprayed and wet combed again but found nothing.

I added melaleuca and rosemary essential oils to our bottle of shampoo as a preventative measure.

It has now been two weeks and we have no recurrence of head lice. I am using a little more caution now. Some of my steps going forward are:

  • Adding oils to our shampoo.
  • Spaying the kids with the Repellant Spray before dance or other activities.
  • Not allowing my kids to try on any halloween masks/hats at the store.  

Other Essential Oils For Lice Prevention/Treatment:

This was my first experience with lice as an adult. I remember having lice once as a child. How does my experience compare to when your kids had lice? What did you use? Did you try any natural products? I would love to hear your story.

Zucchini, Lemon, Mint, and Dill Fritters
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These zucchini fritters are a great way to introduce more vegetable to your family or use those zucchini from your garden! This dish is great appetizer for a party or get together.
Lemon EO is great to cleans toxins from the body, Peppermint EO is great for the digestive system, & Dill EO is known for its fresh and invigorating properties

Zucchini, Lemon, Mint, and Dill Fritters

Ingredients 

3 small or 1 large zucchinis, grated coarsely

1/2 cup of plain flour  (I needed more with the flax eggs but my zucchini may have had more water in it to. It needs to be a firm batter consistency. So adjust as needed)

2 eggs or 2 flax eggs

4 drops Lemon essential oil

1 drop Peppermint essential oil

Toothpick drop of Dill essential oil (Dill EO comes in the Summer Sensation kit for dōTERRA)

2 Tablespoons fresh chopped or 1 Tablespoon dried parsley

2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese or a non-dairy Parmesan (made of nuts and nutritional yeast)

salt and pepper

Olive oil for pan

paper towel

 

Flax eggs

1 Tablespoons flaxseed meal (ground raw flax seeds)

2 1/2 Tablespoons water

  1. Add flaxseed meal and water to a dish and stir.
  2. Let it rest for 5 minutes to thicken. Add to recipes in places of eggs
  3. its not a exact 1:1 substitution in every recipe because it does not bind and stiffen during baking quite like a egg does. But I’ve found it to work incredibly well in pancakes, quick breads, muffins, these fritters and many other recipes

Instructions

  1. Grate the zucchini, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and leave to drain in a colander for 15-30 minutes, press out any excess water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add the eggs/flax eggs, parsley, 3 drops lot Lemon essential oil, 1 drop Peppermint essential oil, take a toothpick dip into the Dill essential oil bottle and swirl it into the egg mixture, parmesan cheese, and flour in a bowl, once combined stir in the grated zucchini.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a pan to a medium high heat and add one spoonful of the mixture a time, press down gently with a spatula to make a patty. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and sit to drain on a paper towel.

 

Herbed Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
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This is a light and healthy meal or side dish, something that can be made ahead of time and it just gets better as it marinates. This Pasta Salad is packed with lots of vegetables along with a light and nutrient packed Basil Vinaigrette!

 

Herbed Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1 (16oz) pkg. bow-tie pasta

1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered

7 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed but its optional to make recipe dairy free

 

1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, grilled to blacken a bit then diced

 

 

1/2 small red onion, chopped

 

1/4 cup of pickled banana pepper rings

1/2 can of artichoke hearts, chopped

1/2 can of black olive slices

 

1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly shredded

 

Dressing: 

3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

2 drops doTERRA basil essential oil

Handful of fresh basil, optional

 

Instructions:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water.

2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.

 

3. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.

4. Toss dressing with pasta until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour to allow flavors to mingle.

5. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy!