The Cure For Entitled Children

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People act responsible when they are given responsibility, including children. If we want to eliminate entitlement, we need to set expectations and demand responsible behavior. I’ve seen this play out in my own home. One of the easiest ways to do this is to give kids responsibility. I’m not standing on a soap box of perfect parenting because this took me years to realize, but when we give them responsibility in the home there is a huge difference in their attitudes. They may whine and mope at first but in time they feel proud of themselves for a job well done and they take stewardship over the area they have been assigned.

Here’s an example. Our oldest child just turned 12. She can be the best whiner and complainer. Procrastination? I’m sad to say she probably learned that from me. She loves to do the littlest effort possible, sometimes she’ll even put more time and effort into getting out of the thing she’s asked to do than it would have taken for her to actually do it. Ringing a bell? My daughter also happens to be one of the most talented people I know. She is a beautiful vocalist, artist, and writer. Her creativity seems to have no bounds. We recently put her into voice lessons and paid for the first month ($160). Then I had this brilliant idea! What if she pays for half of her voice lessons? Well that means she’ll need to earn money somehow. Hmm…how can a 12 year old earn money? Babysitting! You mean we can go on dates again? She can earn money? She also gets to have her voice lessons and we don’t have to pay for all of it? She will also feel a sense of pride in contributing to her lessons? She’s also going to learn to value money and that if she really wants something she needs to work for it? WIN-WIN-WIN!!

There was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth to get to the point where she accepted being more responsible. Really, I have to give credit to my amazing husband. He loves a clean kitchen and I have a full plate. He’s tried in the past to get our daughter to be the keeper of the kitchen but I’ve always jumped in because I felt guilty for not being able to do it myself. Superwoman complex? Yes, but that’s for another time. After months of us going back and forth between me stepping in and my daughter getting out of being responsible I finally let him do his thing. What has come of it? Miraculously, a clean kitchen! Ooohs and aaaahs! What else has come from it? She is proactive about making sure everyone is rinsing off their dishes, putting garbage in the trash instead of setting it on the counter, there is even a little bit of pride (the good kind) bubbling to the surface because she knows that it is through her efforts that we have clean dishes to eat off of.

My son is no different. This boy would play video games 24/7 if we allowed him to. When he gets grounded off of them (generally for not doing his chores) it is like his life has ended. He is a free thinker. He loves to be imaginative and creative, and doesn’t like to do chores. Last week though, I wasn’t feeling well so I was planted on the couch and noticed that the floor in the living room needed vacuumed…which is his job. I called him in and asked him to do his job and vacuum the floor. After a fantastic display of drama he finally went and got the vacuum. He plugs it in, ran it over the floor in a couple of places and called it good. Haha! Not going to work while I’m overseeing the job. I told him he wasn’t finished. Que the dramatic production. After he was finished with his theatrics he picked up the vacuum again and I told him (which I’ve told him before) vacuum in straight lines, that way you know where you’ve been. He whines back that he’s been everywhere already. I said “Let’s see. Run the vacuum where and how I tell you to and lets listen to see if it picks up dirt.” It did of course, lots of it. I saw a shift in him though as he started realizing that the job he was doing was actually picking up unsightly dirt and it made him feel good. He wound up the vacuum cord with a sense of accomplishment. Then I asked him to fix the couch…theatrics begin… and I’ll save that for another time.

My point is that we all think that having the cush life would be the best life, including our children. Who wants to exert effort if we don’t have to? In all honesty, we all do. We just don’t realize it. We want to feel accomplished, needed, valued, important, in control, and proud. Proud of ourselves and of what we’ve accomplished. Our children are no different. When we deny them the ability to be productive we are actually blocking their ability to learn, to earn, and to be self-reliant.

I have family coming into town today. The feeling of dread set in. I’m going to have to clean this whole house. Then reality dawned on me. The living room is already vacuumed, the kitchen is clean, the floor is mopped. All that needs to be done is the kids’ bathroom (which my daughter will be doing) and the boys’ room needs to be cleaned (which they will do). Two cheers for giving up my control issues. We now have a cleaner house and our children are more responsible! Oh and two cheers for my husband for having a stronger constitution when it comes to the wailing and gnashing of teeth bit.

Essential Oils in Medical Facilities?

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In 2012 Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN announced that they were using essential oils to uplift and energize their workers and remove that “hospital scent”. Diffusing essential oils can have an effect on the Limbic system which is connected to the Brain. The Limbic system controls the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress and other emotions. According to the survey of more than 100 staff members the oils helped to significantly decrease stress in the workplace. Before the oils 41% said they felt stressed at work and 60% were frustrated at work. After the oils only 3% felt stressed and 6% frustrated.

doTERRA has worked very hard to create relationships with several other medical facilities to help boost productivity and increase overall health. The list below is a few of the facilities that have jumped on board with doTERRA. Is there one near you?

Additionally, in 2013 at doTERRA’s annual convention they had a panel of 6 Physicians discuss the topic of doTERRA Essential Oils & Western Medicine and how they can work together. On the panel was:

  • Dr. Paul Winterton, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Brannick Riggs, MD – Primary Car Physician
  • Dr. James Geiger, MD – Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. James Yorgason, MD – Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist
  • Dr. David Steuer, DMD, MS, MMsC
  • Dr. Brendon C. Stack Jr., MD – Thyroid Specialist

You can watch the discussion here:

 

Medical Facilities Partnering with doTERRA:

Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Aurora Healthcare System, Foxpoint, WI
Banner Health, Mesa, AZ
Benedictine Hospital, NY
Beth Israel Complementary Care Center, NY, NY
Children’s Healthcare, Roseville, MN
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY
Elk Regional Health Hospital, PA
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, AK
Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, FL
Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, IN
Heather Hill Hospital, Chardon, OH
Ingham Regional Medical Center, Landing, MI
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Oakland, CA
Manilaq Hospital, Kotzebue, AK
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
Mercy Holistic Health, Cincinnati, OH
Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, PA
St. Barnabas Healthcare System, Toms River, NJ
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
St. John’s Riverside Medical Center, Yonkers, NY
St. Luke’s Medical Center, New Bedford, MA
Sentara Healthcare, Wilmington, DE
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
University of Michigan Hospital, MI
Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Sharp Chula Vista, San Diego, CA
Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Why Choose Natural Over Synthetic

For the past three years I’ve been diving further and further into natural living. I was raised in a home where we used medications if necessary and I didn’t know that there was anything different. My first encounter with the “natural” world was after I got married and my Mother-In-Law started talking about herbs, and salves, and our bodies building up toxins…I thought she was crazy! It wasn’t until I was pregnant with our third child that I started looking at what was on the labels of products. All of a sudden I realized that I needed to be careful what ingredients I put into my body.

For me, the journey to natural living really started when a friend suggested I use essential oils for the illnesses my then 4 year old son had been dealing with his whole life. I didn’t even know what essential oils were but I noticed that he loved to have lemon essential oil applied to the bottom of his feet when he was at her house. I purchase a book called Modern Essentials to learn more about what they were, how to use them, and what they might help with. I was shocked by the list of ailments and health concerns that the books said essential oils could help with. Shocked! I would run to my husband, book in hand, flip open a page and say “Look at this! It says that these oils can help with ____ (fill in the blank)”. After doing that for the umpteenth time he finally said “Maybe we should get some and try them out.” I was still a little skeptical but I knew the Dr.’s offered my son no answers or solutions and I was desperate to find a solution for him. I bought a  kit of essential oils and the rest is history. What they did for my son is nothing short of miraculous. If I hadn’t lived with his illnesses for four years I probably wouldn’t even remember what it was like because the contrast now is so different.

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From that point we started being more aware of the natural world and wanted to explore what other things we were missing out on. Along our journey I started seeing research pop up about medications and recalls and side effects and I became more and more leery of the medications. I wanted to know really what it was about them that made them so dangerous. What I discovered was the difference between natural compounds found in plants and synthetic ones that are created in laboratories.

What Does Synthetic Mean?

In the Oxford Dictionary the definition of synthetic is ‘made by chemical synthesis, esp. to imitate a natural product’. What happens most often in the medical and pharmaceutical industries is that they will discover something in nature that offers a health benefit. Take methyl salicylate for example which can be found in wintergreen essential oil. It also happens to be a primary ingredient in the sports cream, BenGay. Since you can’t patent a natural compound, most pharmaceutical companies will recreate the compound synthetically and add it to their medications.

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What is the Problem With Synthetic Substances?

The easy answer? They aren’t natural and shouldn’t be put into our bodies. Here’s why…

Quenching. Wintergreen oil contains many other compounds besides methyl salicylate and these additional compounds work in a way that mitigates the natural methyl salicylate and helps to make it safe. This is a process sometimes known as “quenching”, where one or more compounds in an oil or substance help tame the possible nasty effects of another compound in the oil.

Isomeric shape. The molecules of natural methyl salicylate have a specific isomeric shape while laboratory-produced methyl salicylate can have up to 19 different shapes. Why is this important? The shape of a molecule determines which receptor sites on cell membranes can be opened, hence the organs and human tissues affected by a synthetic variant are not all the same as those affected by the natural version.

Differing vibrational energy fields. Over a year ago, I first touched on the subject of energy and frequency of natural substances, essential oils and foods. Natural essential oils and substances will harmonise with our bodies energetically as well as chemically. At the beginning of this post, I quoted Dr David Stewart: Synthetic substances have energy fields that share the same intelligence as robots. Natural substances on the other hand have energy fields that express discriminatory intelligence. The intelligent life force is a topic that comes up often in discussions of quantum physics.

Let’s take the example of arsenic, an element which if allowed to accumulate in our bodies is ultimately lethal to us. Now there are traces of arsenic in our soils and in the foods we eat and yet over a lifetime we don’t accumulate enough of arsenic in our bodies to die. Why? The reason is that when arsenic has passed through a living process before we ingest it, it acquires a vibration that allows us to pass it through harmlessly. So our body is able to metabolise organic sources of arsenic and eliminate it from our system before it can accumulate. However if you try the same with arsenic that’s come out of a laboratory or factory, you will eventually accumulate it to the point where you sicken and die.

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When you look at the difference between nature vs. laboratories it’s easy to see that Nature’s Medicine and Man’s Medicine aren’t the same thing. Knowledge Empowers You! Come Learn more.

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Natural Solutions for a Bladder Infection

When I was 18 I got my first bladder infection. I ended up in the emergency room with the most severe pain I had ever felt. I thought I was going to die. They put me on two medications to combat the infection and also gave me a pill to take as a precautionary measure because of the side effects of the medications. It was at that time that I found out that I was allergic to sufla (one of the medications they gave me) and the other one was so bad that it would turn (TMI coming) my urine orange and would actually stain the toilet if it got on the seat or anywhere that wasn’t water. After going through these medications it still didn’t take care of the problem and I had to do another round. Lame-o!

doterra-essential-oil-blend-OnGuardI recently started feeling like I was coming down with a bladder infection and there was no way I was going to let that get out of control. Of course I turned to my oils first. After using On Guard on my abdomen a couple times a day for about 4 days and the pain was gone. I will usually use it for a few days after the pain is gone just to make sure the infection is really gone. If it gets really bad I will sometimes add pure cranberry juice to the mix. Not the cocktail kind of cranberry juice but the straight-up, no sugar added kind. It is very sour but very good for your urinary tract. I will usually mix it with grape juice just to take the edge off.

What natural solutions have you found to work for bladder or urinary tract infections?

If you would like to learn more about using essential oils feel free to check out our Medicine Cabinet Makeover Webinar. To purchase oils go here: Purchase Essential Oils

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DIY Foot Scrub

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After giving your feet a nice soak follow it up with this amazing scrub. The thing that I love about this scrub is that you don’t have to moisturize your feet afterwards. The coconut oil in it is perfect for keeping your feet nice and soft.

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Raw Sugar

  • ½ C Epsom Salt

  • ½ C Coconut Oil

  • 10-15 Drops Essential Oil

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a container. The coconut oil may harden. If it does you may need a spoon to get the mix out. It quickly melts in your hand though when you work it over your feet. I love using this because I don’t need to use a foot cream afterwards. It leaves your feet feeling amazing!

Possible Essential Oil Combinations:

  • Peppermint & Citrus Oil

  • Lavender & Lemon

  • Citrus Bliss

  • Elevation

  • Bergamot & Sandalwood

This scrub can also double as a body scrub.

Homemade Foot Soak

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There is nothing quite like sitting back at then end of a long day and letting your feet soak in warm water. I wish I had known the benefits and value of letting my feet soak earlier in life. I’m sure I could have released a great deal of stress…and toxins. :)

I did some searching around online to take a peek at some other recipes and decided to take the elements that I liked and add some of my own. I love this foot soak recipe because it is soothing, relaxing, and also helps detox the body.

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. Epsom Salt

  • 1 C. Baking Soda

  • ⅓ C. Sea Salt

  • ⅓ C. Redmond Clay

Mix together the ingredients in a Quart jar. When you’re ready for your foot soak pour 1/4 C. of the mix into a tub of hot water (as hot as you can get without burning yourself). I like to put it into a small tub that just my feet fit it. Here’s the topper! Essential Oils! Add 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil to the water. These are some good suggestions based on your needs.

  • Metal Cleanse – Cilantro

  • Relaxing – Lavender, Serenity, or Balance

  • Rejuvenating – Peppermint, Deep Blue, AromaTouch

  • Candida Cleanse – Melaleuca

  • Uplifting – Citrus Bliss, Elevation, Wild Orange

Follow up with our DIY Foot Scrub! :)

What is Epsom Salt

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What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom salt, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.

Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.

The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salt.

The sulfates in Epsom salt help flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Your skin is a highly porous membrane and adding the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis, which actually pulls salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it. For a detoxifying bath, at least once weekly add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a bathtub and soak for 10 minutes.

These are some other benefits of using Epsom Salt:

  • Relieves pain & muscle cramps
  • Helps muscles and nerves function properly
  • Helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
  • Makes insulin more effective
  • Relieves constipation

Sources:

Report on Absorption of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts) Across The Skin

Epsom Salt Uses & Benefits

ADD-ADHD and Essential Oils

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When you Google “ADHD on the rise” you will find a slew of articles from mainstream media giving their take on how much it has risen and why. The following is just one that I came across.

“New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, with one out of every five high school-aged boys receiving the medical diagnosis, the New York Times reported.

Overall, 11 percent of school-age children are being diagnosed with ADHD, the study found, and the numbers have been on the rise over the last decade.

Approximately 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have received an ADHD diagnosis, which is a 16 percent increase from the amount of children diagnosed with ADHD in 2007, as well as 53 percent increase over the past 10 years.

In terms of medication, the CDC also found that two-thirds of those diagnosed with ADHD are taking prescription stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall.” Source

While I could go on and on about the side effects of those medications and the various factors that contribute to ADHD and give my two cents on why it’s on the rise…I won’t. What I really want to share with you is some natural solutions that you can look into that may help. If you really want to look at ADHD more in-depth this is a great article: ADHD Causes & Essential Solutions

The following are some recommendations of different essential oils that have been studied for their effectiveness in helping to combat ADHD symptoms and causes.

  • German Chamomile – Possess properties similar to a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor, SNRI, which has been used successfully in pharmaceutical treatment of depression and some ADHD cases. It also includes several compounds that have sedative effects.

  • Ylang Ylang – A study found that it produced sedative effects measured by the decrease in pulse rates and blood pressure, and also significantly increased attentiveness and alertness after inhalation of the essential oil.  Ylang ylang would be a great alternative treatment to use for hyperactivity as well as the inattentive behavior in ADHD children.

  • Lavender – This oil has been widely studied for its calming effects and one study reported that lavender produced calming effects, improved mood, and concentration in test subjects.  Lavender has been shown in studies to cause calming affects via the main constituents of linalool and linalyl acetate. Both produce clinical sedative effects.

  • Cilantro – There is very supportive evidence in using cilantro as a natural way to address the concern with high levels of heavy metals found in relation to behavioral disorders. Cilantro essential oil exerts highly anti-microbial, anti-depressant, anxiolytic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and lead-detoxifying properties.  One study evaluated the lead-induced changes in test subjects and found that administration of cilantro extracts protected against the deposits of lead in the body.  Another study confirmed as well the lead protective properties of cilantro and found a significant decrease in the lead concentration in the body and the study concluded that cilantro induced suppressive activity on lead most likely via the chelation of lead.   Cilantro was also found to remove mercury from an aqueous solution by binding to mercury.

  • Melaleuca – Melaleuca is highly regarded for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.  Inhalation of it was also found to improve the immune system by increasing the activity of the immune cells.  This essential oil seems to hold a variety of solutions for treatment in ADHD due to the anti-inflammatory effects, aide to the immune system by increasing the activity and the immunoglobulin cells, which is compromised from gastro-intestinal problems, and high anti-fungal and anti-bacterial affects that are needed to suppress the clostridia and candida albicans overgrowth found high psychiatric patients.

There are also a couple blends that people have had a lot of success with.

  • InTuneTM – This blend consists of Amyris (West Indian Sandalwood), Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Roman Chamomile. The oils used in this blend have traditionally been known for their abilities to promote calmness, focus, and a balanced state of mind. Many of the oils also contain sesquiterpenes, which have demonstrated an ability to pass the blood-brain barrier to reach the cells of the brain.

  • Serenity – This blend contains Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Bean Extract. This is a very relaxing blend and contains oils that help calm and soothe feelings of stress, excitement, and anxiety.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these oils, you do so here: Purchase Essential Oils

New Products Announced at Convention

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The first week of October was doTERRA’s 2014 Convention. There were several new products launched at convention. The links for each of the products are in purple. You can find out more about each product by clicking on those links.

Juniper Berry Essential Oil: 5ml – Derived from the coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil has a rich history of traditional uses and therapeutic benefits. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing agent, both internally and externally. Juniper Berry supports healthy kidney and urinary function and is very beneficial to the skin. Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming effect that helps relieve tension and stress. When diffused, Juniper Berry helps to cleanse and purify the air.* Common uses: Acne, Alcoholism, Dermatitis/Eczema, Kidney Stones, Tinnitus

Cedarwood Essential Oil: 15ml – Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of health benefits that date back to biblical times. Cedarwood is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. Diffusing or inhaling Cedarwood will help maintain healthy breathing and respiratory function and, when applied topically, Cedarwood promotes clear, healthy skin. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.* Common uses: Calming, Tension, Tuberculosis, Urinary Infection, Yoga

Grapefruit (Pink) Essential Oil: 15ml – Grapefruit’s fresh, invigorating aroma is sure to uplift the mood and please the senses. Pressed from the rind, grapefruit is more than just a fresh scent—its cleansing and invigorating properties have made it a favorite among essential oil lovers. Common Uses: Addictions (drugs), Anorexia, Appetite Suppressant, Bulimia, Cellulite, Dry Throat, Edema, Gallbladders Stones, Hangovers, Lymphatic Decongestant, Mental Stress, Miscarriage (after), Obesity, Overeating, Performance Stress, PMS, Slimming/Toning, Stress, Withdrawal

DigestZen Softgels (60 count): dōTERRA DigestZen® Softgels are a convenient and easy way to obtain the benefits of the proprietary DigestZen essential oil blend. Each vegetarian softgel contains 120 mg of DigestZen, the oil blend you know and trust for overall digestive health. DigestZen contains a unique combination of Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Anise, and Coriander to aid in digestion and ease stomach discomfort in a soothing, natural way—all in a vegetarian softgel that dissolves easily. DigestZen Softgels are perfect for on-the-go or for those wanting an easy way to consume DigestZen essential oil blend.

On Guard + Softgels (60 count): On Guard+ Softgels combine the proprietary blend of d ̄oTERRA On Guard essential oil with Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa essential oils for additional immune support. On Guard+ is a great way to strengthen and maintain healthy immune function when seasonal threats are high or to protect against elements that can weaken the immune system. Encapsulated in vegetarian softgels, this distinctive blend contains essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system and their ability to protect against environmental threats. On Guard+ should be taken on an occasional basis, when healthy immune function may be compromised.

On Guard Laundry Detergent (up to 64 loads): On Guard Laundry Detergent is a natural-based, ultra concentrated 6X laundry detergent that utilizes the power of On Guard Protective Blend and bio-originated enzymes to target and lift stains for amazingly clean clothes. This small bottle packs a punch with 10 mL of On Guard essential oil and the ability to do up to 64 loads of laundry! It is color safe for washable fabrics at all temperatures and is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins, which makes it a safe choice for your family as well as the environment.

The natural enzymes include: protease (breaks down proteins), amylase (breaks down starches), cellulase (helps prevent natural fiber materials from balling), manase (breaks down organic stains), and lipase (breaks down fat & oil stains).

Reveal Facial System: Enjoy a spa-like facial treatment in the comfort of your home with the Reveal Facial System—a carefully formulated, two-step process that gives your skin an amazing, youthful glow.

Step 1: Refining Polish—purify and cleanse with tiny polishing beads, botanical enzymes, and Wild Orange and Lime essential oils as you exfoliate away dead skin cells and impurities, promote healthy circulation, prompt collagen and other skin-saving substances, and increase your skin’s ability to absorb important nutrients and moisture with a luxurious, light massage.

Step 2: Peptide Activator—support and strengthen as you deliver the vital nutrients and peptides that your skin needs.

Slim and Sassy V Shake (40 servings): The dōTERRA Slim & Sassy® V Shake is a convenient, completely vegan-friendly, and delicious weight management shake mix that provides essential nutrients and only 47 calories per serving. Blended with nonfat dairy; almond, rice or soy milk, or water, V Shake can be used as part of a weight-loss strategy of reducing daily calorie intake and burning fat stores through exercise. Slim & Sassy V Shake includes the patented weight-loss ingredient EssentraTrim that has been clinically demonstrated to help manage cortisol—a stress hormone associated with fat storage in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Slim & Sassy V Shake also includes Solathin®, a special protein extract from natural food sources that supports an increased feeling of satiety.* V Shake blends well with water or rice or almond milk and provides 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Aroma Lite Diffuser: The Aroma Lite Diffuser features a large reservoir and multiple settings, allowing you to customize the diffusion of dōTERRA single oils, oil blends, or your own customized blends for up to eight hours (depending on the setting). Small and compact, the Aroma Lite Diffuser silently purifies and humidifies the air and has an optional night light, making it perfect for night time use and for traveling.


You can purchase these and doTERRA’s other products retail or wholesale.