Friday, February 27, 2015

Marching Into Spring

Ice storms, snow, freezing temps, oh my! We've had quite the winter and we're less than a month away from Spring. For those enduring the cold temps are all shouting "Hallelujah!" For those in warmer areas, we are jealous, oh so jealous right now. My household has had quite a busy February and we're looking forward to a much calmer March.
In the past couple weeks my mom had some medical issues and was even hospitalized. As I sat in the Emergency Room waiting to go back to see her I leaned over to my dad and said..."I'm kinda grossed out right now. This waiting room is filled with germs and yuckiness. Use some of this On Guard Hand Sanitizer every 10 mins." Ha! Seems a bit excessive, I know, but there is nothing clean about a waiting room in any building especially a hospital. And as soon as my mom was admitted and I was able to get home and back I had a diffuser in her room. We had a couple staff comment on how great it smelled. I had a nurse say it smelled like a spa. Any time you can make a hospital room a little more like a spa is a win in my book! Yesterday when I took my mom to her doctor's appointment, her Doctor had a diffuser going in the waiting room. I love seeing the health care profession getting behind using natural options as well! I know that Vanderbilt University Emergency Room set the tone when they started using doTERRA in their waiting room, staff and now with patients. You can read about it here and here.

Speaking of health care professions recommending essential oils as an added benefit to overall care look at the Tweet I saw today from Dr. Josh Axe. If you've not heard of Dr. Axe read all about his credentials here.

You can read the whole article here. The article talks about what Frankincense essential oil is, some reasons of what it is used for, it's benefits, and several DIY recipes. You can read more about what some call Liquid Gold (nope, it's not Velveeta) at EverythingEssential.me. It also has a great video webinar by Dr. David Hill about Frankincense essential oil and it's benefits. My favorite use for this oil currently is in my facial moisturizer.
I will be placing an order next Friday, March 6th. If you would like to be part of this order, please let me know by NOON on Friday, March 6th.

And as always, if you have any questions or need information please let me know. I would love to help you in any way possible.

Stay warm!
Natasha


PS - Last month I gave a free Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion to one lucky person who placed an order with me. This month I'm going to have a drawing for a free doTERRA Lip Balm with Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oils. All you have to do is place an order with me (on my website or through me) by March 15th to be entered in to the drawing! Good luck!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spreading Love!


We are just a few days away from Valentine's Day and I hope that you've thought a little about of how you plan on showing your lovies some lovin'. If not, below are some ideas to help you along that are may not be your obvious (read: generic) choices. Remember, it doesn’t take much and it doesn’t have to cost a lot...it requires just some thought and maybe some planning. The important thing is to remind those around you that you love them. Don't hate on the holiday...embrace it!

Valentine’s Day Spreading Love Ideas:

1.) Homemade Card - be creative...check out Pinterest for ideas.
2.) Scented Heart-shaped Salt Dough Ornaments. Read my previous post Bliss-fully Yours for instructions.
3.) Mani/Pedi certificate (If you are in the Greater Nashville area...call Lisa Alexander at Salon Utopia | 615-457-7916). You can get $5-$10 off if you are a first time client.
4.) Aromatherapy products from doTERRA - you can order here...need help choosing? Just ask!
5.) Unwind box - include everything someone would need for a restful night at home...bath bombs, scented shower gel, wine, gourmet popcorn, favorite movie.
6.) Giving Key - jewelry with a message and cause. Pick a key with a word that you think best fits your lovie. Courage, Love, Faith, Inspire...all good choices.
7.) Cleaning Service for day - help them unwind with having their home cleaned. Need someone in the Greater Nashville area? I have a couple suggestions...both use natural products!
8.) Complete those Honey-To-Do List items - do they have a list of items they want done like painting a room, moving some furniture, putting up those pictures on the wall? Now is a good time to get those tasks done!
9.) Cashmere anything...can’t go wrong with cashmere! Blanket, scarf, gloves...luxurious!
10.) 52 Things I Love About You...You may bring them to tears and it's a great reminder all year round.
11.) Cupcakes - there are plenty of specialty shops out there now...find one near you and pick out their favorite!
12.) Cheesy Candy and Soda messages...Use a Crush glass bottle with a tag that says "I have a Crush on you" or a box/jar of Reese's Pieces with a tag that says "I love you to pieces"... have fun, be silly!

If you choose to do Flowers make sure to go to a quality store like Fresh Market or a florist...some of my favorite flowers have come from Sam’s Club too.

No matter what you decide to do remember to tell all your loved ones that you love them today and every day!

Much love!

PS - You have a couple more days to be entered into a drawing to win a Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion. Check out Bliss-fully Yours for more information how to be entered!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bliss-fully Yours

Am I one of the few adults that loves Valentine's Day so much? I love any holiday that celebrates telling people that you love them. It's always a good reminder to actually say the words that we feel. I'm reminded of this more today than usual as I honor two friends that passed away this day in 2007. I am so thankful that one day I will have the opportunity to tell them face-to-face that I love them again! Whatever your feelings are about the holiday, may it at least remind you to share the love...loud and clear.

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to tell your family and friends that you love them? Make a Valentine's Day scented ornament that they can hang in their car, room, bathroom or just about anywhere. This way every time they see or smell it, they'll be reminded of your love! You most likely have these ingredients in your pantry and you can use whatever essential oil you prefer to add the scent. It's a quick project and great for kids as well!

Here's a recipe from the doTERRA blog on how to make the ornament. You can customize your ornament with just a few simple tricks. The key is to have fun and make something that will bring a smile to your loved one's face.

Here are some ideas:
- Use a heart shaped cookie cutter
- Paint them with a special design (you can do this after they dry)
- Use food coloring to change their color  (you do this as you are making the dough). Magenta and Purple Neon can add a little pop!
- Use Valentine inspired ribbon to hang your ornament
- Include a tag that shares your sentiment (I used Citrus Bliss essential oil blend, so my tag said Bliss-fully Yours...but check out the doTERRA blog for more suggestions AND pre-made cards too....so clever!)
- Add a little sparkle...You may want to use glitter glue to contain glitter if kids are involved (make sure it's NOT the kind that dries clear).
- Use Valentine inspired stamps and ink colors
- Use stencils to create a pattern or design
- Layer different size ornaments for added depth and style
- Add handprints, initials, thumbprints for keepsakes

Here's a sneak peek at mine...I'll post a finished picture after they have been sent out!


In the spirit of sharing the love...I'm going to do a Bliss-fully Yours drawing this month. Everyone that places an order on my site (visit link or select doTERRA tab above) or places an order with me through February 15th, 2015 will be automatically entered to win a Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion. This lotion is one of my favorites especially when I need a little afternoon mood pick me up...not that any of you ever need that.

Have a wonderful February, friends!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Last Daily Thanksgiving Special - Don't miss out on this one!






On Guard is dōTERRA®'s unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use. 

• Supports healthy immune function
• Protects against environmental threats
• Cleanses surfaces
• Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
• Energizing and uplifting aroma  


Click here to read about 52 ways to use On Guard!

Don't miss out on this one. It is absolutely perfect for the winter season! Click on the doTERRA tab above or let me know if you need more info.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Daily Thanksgiving Special from doTERRA - Wednesday Edition








Cassia, a close relative of cinnamon, is notable for its wonderful fragrance. Mentioned in the Old Testament, cassia has literally been used for thousands of years both for its fragrance and calming properties. For aromatic or topical use. Cassia can be used in Cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts. Cassia is recommended for digestive problems including diarrhea and constipation.

• Promotes healthy digestion
• Supports healthy immune function
• Warming, uplifting aroma  


Clove is much more than a popular cooking spice, it is a favorite among both health care professionals and health conscious individuals for its many useful and healing properties. It is also a powerful antioxidant. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use. Dentists recommend and use it for its antiseptic and analgesic properties.

• Powerful antioxidant properties
• Promotes circulation
• Supports cardiovascular health
• Helps soothe teeth and gums
• Promotes oral health
• Supports a healthy immune system

 You can order online (just click on doterra tab above) or contact me for more information!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! And doTERRA daily special!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's here! My all time favorite time of year...Thanksgiving through New Years...it's finally here! This time is just magical. And this year we are having a family Thanksgiving at our house and I couldn't be happier! Our house will be full of 30 or so adults, more than a dozen kiddos and some precious babies...plus the smell of deliciousness. Just thinking about this time of year puts a smile on my face. So wonderful!

I have Holiday Joy diffusing in my car and house...I may even be wearing it as perfume. Ha! I can't help it...it's the perfect scent especially when paired with some JohnnySwim Christmas music.

doTERRA is doing a fun "daily Thanksgiving special" this week. Each day they have a new special that is only good for 24 hours. Today is buy a 15mL bottle of White Fir and receive a second bottle free!

"White Fir is recognizable as the common Christmas tree.  It is a powerful antioxidant and has historically been used for relief of exercised muscles, for soothing muscle and rheumatism pain and has been widely used for strengthening the immune system. Fir also increases poor circulation, is effective with genital and urinary infections, and reduces asthma and coughing. It energizes the body and the mind.  It is also used as a disinfectant and decongestant. White Fir is from the botanical family Pinaceae and comes from Austria.  The oil comes from the needles of the White (Silver) Fir tree."

Check my Instagram/Facebook through Friday for the special deal of the day. Each deal is ONLY available for THAT day.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Holiday Season starts now!

As of today, November 7th, there is 47 days until Christmas. Woohoo! I start celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas the day after Halloween. And I may or may not have already been diffusing Holiday Joy a couple weeks before Halloween. I can't help it! I just love it so much!

A lot of you have family friends that are holistic...aka natural, granola, hippie, crunchy and so many more. It's not easy to get gifts for some of these friends and family members because you're just not sure what they do or do not use/eat/drink/wear. It can be a struggle especially when wanting to stay on a budget. Well, I've got a good place for you to start this year. So, if you're needing a thank you gift, host/hostess gift, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthday or no reason gift...here's a starting point.

doTERRA essential oils has a great Holiday Guide that's loaded with great options. Check out the virtual guide here. You won't want to miss out on the seasonal only items. Lip Balms and hand lotions are some of my favorites. And I want to try the Moisturizing Body Wash and Butter....mmmhhhhmmmm!

Want to be even more budget conscience this year? Make your own gifts for your holistic family and friends. Bath Salts, Lip/Feet/Hand/Body scrubs, Homemade food treats. Pinterest is loaded with many great recipes and many are super easy! You can check out my Pinterest Board for ideas here. Also, here's some ideas for the doTERRA blog. I love making homemade/personalized gifts (and it saves me a lot of money).

Place an order today because a lot of the seasonal items have been flying off the shelves and they are not restocking this year! For more info check out the doTERRA tab above or leave me a message!

47 days...folks...47 days! :)