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Are you trying to prevent this?!

Strong Bones Needed Here!!

Why do we get Osteoporosis? (I know this is a long article-I hope to break it up and do “mini” sessions live on my Facebook page, but so much of the information was pertinent, I couldn’t leave any out)! According to one article there are several factors that increase yourRead More

Clary Sage

Clary Sage

Clary Sage Salvia sclarea Top to Middle Notes Blends well with: citrus, herbs, florals, and woods Active constituents: *Linalyl acetate: 49% *Alpha-terpineol 3% *Geraniol 2.4% *Linalool 24% *Sclareol .31% Clary sage is used for many different medicinal purposes. It is ironic, the most spoken about and common reasons for claryRead More

Stay healthy on vacation and don't catch a virus!

Spray those “Baddies” and Stay Healthy!

The oil of the month is usually dedicated to a specific oil. This month I am going to talk about an oil that I already used as an oil of the month last August: On Guard. The reason is because it is a fabulous “killer” of the bad things “outRead More

Time to Pack Your Bags!

How to have a healthy vacation!

Do you have vacation plans this summer? Do you often get sick when you travel or go on vacation? Why does this happen to so many people and what can be done about it? Let’s start with just going to your destination! You get on that plane, right? Many peopleRead More

When you need focus...

The Focus Blend

This month the Health Article is all about blending and how to blend oils. DoTERRA has several blends already made that are very effective. In Tune contains oils that have been studies for their abilities to promote calmness, focus and peace of mind. I wrote an article on the abilityRead More

Create beauty or disaster?

Why Blend?

I am asked frequently, how do I blend the essential oils? I am also asked from time to time, should I mix (blend) the essential oils? In answer to the second question: it depends on what effects you want, however, what you should know is that research has shown thatRead More

Be aware of other's emotional needs.

What IS she doing?! Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever met someone who was truly brilliant…but didn’t have a clue? You know the person who can personally create a space shuttle, perform neuro surgery, or remember all kinds of laws and regulations, but can not figure out how to make someone they care about feel special (aRead More

spa stones peace flower

Peace, We All Need Some!

Are life’s anxious moments leaving you feeling overwhelmed and afraid? doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend of floral and mint essential oils is a positive reminder you don’t have to be perfect to find peace. Slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect with the composed, collected you. Everything turning out fineRead More


Eucalyptus Globulus

Check out this month’s health article of the month. You will know why I am choosing Eucalyptus Globulus (E.G.)! As per FDA requirements I cannot come right out and say. It is often recommended to use Cinnamon, I have always thought this as well, yet in my oils research thereRead More

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Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent in our society. What is it?   It is when your body has higher blood sugar (glucose) levels than normal. With type 2 your body can’t keep up with the necessary amount of insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels. A little extra sugarRead More

Nothing says feminine like a soft rose.

Whisper, the essence of femininity

Whisper: The Oil of Femininity* I like to “tie” my oil of the month into my articles. This month’s articles would have tied in very nicely to Lemongrass or Rosemary, however, those have already been chosen as Oils of the Month in the past. Rather than tie into the articlesRead More

Natural Ways to Fight High Cholesterol!

Cholesterol and Natural Ways to Fight It!

Cholesterol, it is the new bad word! So many people are fighting a high level or have already succumbed to a taking a statin. I am one of the blessed that has high cholesterol as a genetic fluke. I follow a good diet and exercise religiously, yet that cholesterol remainsRead More

The Oil of Knowledge and Transition according to Daniel McDonald

Oil of the January: Rosemary

The following is a list of FDA approved uses for Rosemary.  I personally use Rosemary often for much more and love it! Supports healthy respiratory function. May help to support healthy digestion.* Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.* Apply to scalp and massage for an abundant- looking head ofRead More

Is there a "make it happen" fairy?

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.

I just couldn’t resist this title for the article of the month for the beginning of a New Year!    How many of you are old enough and hip enough to remember the Spice Girls from 1996?!  This is a great title simple because some of us want things, but areRead More

Magic Bullet

The Magic Bullet to Health!

You drink your 64 ounces of water. You walk your 10,000 steps a day. You do your 150 minutes of cardio a week. You are even trying to cut out the whites (sugars and flour) in your diet. Yet all of this seems like a lot of work to leadRead More

Love Hate

Love/Hate Relationship!

December’s Oil of the Month:  Vetiver When you are talking about Vetiver, usually there are only two reactions you get, people love it, or they hate it. Vetiver is grown in Haiti and is derived from the roots of the plant. It smells very, uh, earthy. I love it.   IRead More

Life can be a precarious balancing act-get help!

November oil of the month: Balance

While we are talking about stress during the holidays and how to “calm the crazy” in your life, I thought it would be great to introduce Balance. Balance is a special blend by doTERRA consisting of: Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil. IRead More

Quality time with family NOT time spent running around!

Tips for having a quality not stressful holiday season!

The holidays are around the corner and one of the most common emotions felt, unfortunately, is stress. This month’s article is a collaboration of many different sources in how to best deal with common holiday stressors. According to U.S. News and World Report: (this article primarily deals with surviving theRead More

Spa Stones

Breathing for a Better Life

Can learning to breathe really improve my life? I went to two different conventions in September loved them! I usually teach the classes; now I was the student. I thought about why I am doing this; education, personal growth, improvement, etc. As I chased that rabbit, I was led toRead More

Coconut OIl

Coconut Oil, Fraction…what?

**As a side note:  When I first wrote this article (I think two years ago) there were no FDA limitations. I was able to give you all kinds of great information I researched of the web.  Now, this information is considered almost contraband!  So, I will post it until theRead More

Kid with Bubbles

The Importance of Joy

This month my online classes are all mood related: Mood Management and Beat the Blues.   I wanted to follow these up with a related article and first thought I would clarify joy. Many think of joy as happiness. According to Health Psychology Center, happiness is temporary and joy lasts. WhileRead More

Smiling Oranges

Citrus Bliss: The oil that smells, well happy!

September is back to school for many. It is the beginning of the stores putting out Christmas items (what is with that)? It is also the month that many experience seasonal blues. I am addressing moods this month in my online classes so I am following up with some greatRead More

Deep Blue

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex: Ease Aches Naturally

I usually talk about an oil of the month, I have changed the format of my facebook and I post an essential oil every Tuesday as well as information about that oil. So, tune into that page to get great information every week about a new oil. This month’s healthRead More

Twisted Tree

Inflammation: Starting at the Beginning of Your “Dis” Ease

Where there is a chronic ailment, there is often pain. This pain usually stems from inflammation. Inflammation has been found to have a connection with almost every health condition. This article addresses looking at the root cause of your distress, inflammation, instead of how the symptoms manifest (ie. Arthritis). MostRead More


July’s Oil of the Month: Lemongrass

I love Lemongrass oil! I use it a lot at my house and am delighted to spotlight it this month! It is the July oil of the month that will come free if you place a 125 point order. People don’t know much about it and often confuse it withRead More


Metabolism…Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

Metabolism is one of those terms that comes up a lot, but until I looked into it, I didn’t truly know what it was.  There is a lot of science, however, in a nutshell, it is the use of nutrients and the ability to get those nutrients. (If you wantRead More

Blood-Brain Barrier

Blood-Brain Barrier And Essential Oils

By David Stewart, Ph. D. (If science is hard for you to read-as it is me-but this interests you, I have starred the most important paragraphs to get the “gist” of what this means)! **A question has come up regarding the so-called Blood-Brain Barrier and the use of essential oils.Read More

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry

10% off this month! Juniper Berry is a newer oil at doTERRA and I must confess, I won’t be getting it anytime soon at my house, not because it doesn’t do great things, simply because I have a child that registers astronomically high on the allergy scale from Junipers. Now,Read More

Red Quinoa Salad

Red Quinoa Salad

I change this by replacing the garbanzo beans with black beans (I have made it both ways and the garbanzo beans did not have enough flavor for me). To make the salad even more Terra Fit perfect-I also omit the feta cheese-it is perfect! Ingredients 1 cup uncooked red quinoaRead More


Kale and Quinoa Salad

I am usually a rule follower. I love recipes and I am a great cook as long as I have one. That being said, I rarely just throw things together. Unfortunately for you, the one thing you really liked, I just threw together! You are going to have to playRead More


Freezer Meals

I created this post as a no muss, no fuss reference for quick meals or freezer meals. I will hopefully continually add to it! I would love others to add their freezer meals, crock pot meals, or dinner on the table in 30 or less meals. Chicken Pesto Stuffed Shells,Read More

DIY Recipes

DIY Recipes

More DIY recipes added to Essential Healing’s Facebook Page Every Saturday!! Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer as well as antibacterial. Olive oil has anti-oxidants, including Hydroxytyrosol and other anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender EO is your skin’s best friend. Not only does it calm the senses, it also has amazing healingRead More

Norovirus vs Essential Oils

Norovirus vs. Essential Oils

Summer Vacation! Yeah, it is summer time and for many people that means travel! In my newsletter this month I covered which oils would be great to take when you went on vacation. I would like to tie in the website article of the month by addressing Noroviruses. What isRead More



Each month I have an “Oil of the Month”. My goal is that you will be able to learn quite a bit about the essential oils by having them introduced one at at time! This month I decided to go with one of doTERRA’s supplements instead. My newsletter main featureRead More



Yikes! The bugs are starting to bite! DoTERRA makes a special blend, TerraShield, the Repellent Blend, specifically for bugs! On a personal note, I will say that it did not get rid of gnats, mosquitoes and no-see-ums. However, when I added Peppermint oil, presto, all of the pests were covered!Read More

What is in a smell

What is in a smell?

The importance of smell. When it comes to essential oils, not as much research has been done as we would like to see.  The cost of oils don’t justify the cost of the double blind studies in the eyes of the FDA or pharmaceutical companies.  However, quite a bit ofRead More


Diffusers: What are They and How do I Get One?

What are diffusers? Diffusers are not humidifiers.  Diffusers are used to disperse essential oils into a room so a person can benefit from their aroma.  There are many different kinds of diffusers. Heat diffusers, any diffuser you use heat with (candle, car jack, plug in with a scent pad, etc)Read More



Zendocrine is a blend of oils that are targeted for organ cleansing, specifically the liver. The body is very good at filtering a certain amount of toxins.  However, today we have environmental pollutants, chemicals in foods, beauty products, even plain water!  If you feel your organs could use a littleRead More

Love Potions

Love Potions

Love Potions “I took my troubles down to Madame Rue You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth She’s got a pad down on Thirty-fourth and Vine Sellin’ little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine” (Love Potion #9, The Clovers) If you are looking towards this Valentine’s Day with trepidationRead More



February Oil of the Month: Cinnamon Bark Cinnamon mainly comes in two forms: bark or leaf. Make sure you know which one you are getting, the acting chemical compounds are different in each one. Cinnamon is a strong anti viral, antiseptic, and bactericidal. Before I had blends that were alreadyRead More


Does a detox cleanse offer health benefits?

Many articles I read said that your body was made to eliminate waste, it shouldn’t need help in the form of diet or products to do this.  The other argument against detox diets is just that, when people try to restrict their bodies from a number of things they mayRead More

Lose Weight

How to Effectively Lose Weight

The oil of the month for January is Slim and Sassy, simply because a lot of people look at the new year, look at their lifestyles and whether they resolve to live a healthier lifestyle or dream about, it crosses most minds. The article I decided to do for JanuaryRead More

Slim and Sassy

January’s Oil: Slim and Sassy

Slim & Sassy Blend Description The oil for January is doTERRA’s special metabolic blend: Slim & Sassy. I chose this for several reasons. First, it is the new year and so many people make resolutions to exercise more and lose weight. This is doTERRA’s answer to help jump start thatRead More

What is Oil Pulling

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling is an ancient practice out of the Ayrvedic medicine tradition. It is a cleansing technique that consists simply of swishing oil in your mouth for a few minutes each day. Surprisingly, oil pulling has been found to kick-start your weight loss program, whiten teeth, improve dental health (fightRead More

Holiday Joy

Holiday Joy Essential Oil

Holidays are a great time to use doTERRA’s special oil called Holiday Joy Essential Oil. Everywhere you look the facts are pretty slim on what the oil does to benefit you. There must be a therapeutic and emotional benefit was my feeling because that is basically what doTERRA stands for.Read More



I have not written an “Oil of the Month” in some time due to my websitebeing down. I pondered which one I would come back with, when I decided upon Serenity. We are entering the holiday season and that means many different things to many different people. So, whether theRead More



I must admit that when I was first introduced to essential oils I was a little bit cynical. I thought to myself, “How can one oil do so many different things for a person?” Even though I had these thoughts going through my head, I never doubted lemon. I wasRead More

Wild Orange

Wild Orange

In February of 2013, in my coverage of Lime, I stated in the opening of that oil, many of the citrus oils have similar functions and properties. Although, when you mention a particular oil, usually one or two specific benefits come to mind that may be unique to that oilRead More

On Guard

On Guard

Depending on what part of the country you are in, August may be a time for back to school! Most of us do not associate the hot days of August with on coming colds, the flu and germs, we are usually thinking of amazing corn on the cob! Well, yourRead More



Ah, it is summertime! That means so many different things to different people. I live in Northern Arizona, so even though I usually prefer the fringe seasons (Spring and Fall), there is a season within a season up here in the mountains that is my all time favorite: monsoons. AsRead More

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