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My journey in life as a stay at home mom building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband. Balancing life, family, and the unexpected. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more about essential oils or a business opportunity kollette@weeklyessential.com. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected in life and how to deal with it.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Spikenard and Petitgrain

I am so excited to share doTERRA's two new oils just announced at Convention! Wow I am tired, it has been a long three days of learning. BUT so much great information and I get to share with all of you! The theme at convention was ONE, One drop, One person, One community at a time. The oils are a gift and I am your gift, to help educate you on essential oils and their uses. I have an amazing team and we are all working hard to spread the word. doTERRA is an Amazing company and I am so blessed to be a part and I love the oils, the products, the company.

My life has changed and I am so grateful. My life is hard and I am sure yours is too! We all have our difficulties and hardships! But with faith, love and each other we can preserver with hope and have Joy, love and peace! We need to love one another, love heals everything. So be kind to people and send love to those who are hurting and if that is you, have faith and believe everything will work out.

Okay now lets get to the two new oils.

Spikenard

I know a lot of you have heard about this oil, but I never have and oh what a name, but the benefits are amazing. This blend comes from Nepal (the co-impacting doterra does is amazing). We have heard for years, when in doubt use Frankincense, now it is when in doubt use Frankincense or Spikenard. Both oils are diverse and are great to seal the deal with other oils and you can blend with all other essential oils.

Primary Benefits

  • Uplifting aroma
  • Promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation
  • Frequently used in aromatherapy and meditation for its grounding properties
  • Purifying to the skin

Aromatic Description

Woody, spicy, musty

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part

Roots

Main Constituents

Jatamansone

Description

Spikenard, a flowering plant of the Valerian family, is native to high altitudes in the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the plant and has been valued for centuries, traditionally used to anoint people of high honor and in the Ayurvedic health practices of India. Historically, Spikenard was used to uplift mood and promote relaxation. Spikenard promotes clean, healthy skin. Today, the oil is commonly used in perfumes and relaxing massage oils for its woody, musty scent. By sourcing Spikenard oil from Nepal, doTERRA is able to support much needed income streams for harvesters and partner distillers, particularly in the remote areas where it is harvested, as well as support needed rural community development projects through our Co-Impact Sourcing® initiatives.

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 anti-aging product to promote healthy, glowing skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

And for all of you who don't like lavender, this oil is for you...
Petitgrain
This oil is very similar to Lavender, but it comes from the bitter orange tree. For all who don't like the smell of Lavender and would like to benefits, this oils is for you.
It is strong and I didn't think I liked it but then I diffused it and I really like it.

Primary Benefits

  • May help support healthy cardiovascular function*
  • May provide antioxidant support*
  • May support healthy immune function*
  • May help promote a restful sleep*

Aromatic Description

Fresh, floral, slightly herbaceous

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part

Leaf, twig

Main Constituents

Linalyl acetate, linalool, alpha-terpineol

Description

Petitgrain essential oil is derived from the bitter orange tree, which has a long history of use in traditional health practices. Historically, Petitgrain essential oil has been used for cleaning purposes and it has been used internally to support healthy immune system and nervous system function.* Emerging scientific evidence provides support for these traditional and other uses.
There are three essential oils derived from the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, Neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms, and Bitter Orange oil is produced by cold pressing the rinds of the fruits. Petitgrain is widely used in the perfume industry, giving body sprays, fragrances, lotions, and colognes a fresh, herbaceous note that is popular among both women and men.

By sourcing Petitgrain from Paraguay through our Co-Impact Sourcing®initiative, doTERRA is able to support needed rural community development projects and provide diversified income for small-scale farmers. This approach provides an economically viable alternative to clear-cutting land, dramatically helping to protect the remaining patches of the Atlantic Rainforest in eastern Paraguay.

Uses

  • Diffuse for a calming and relaxing aroma. Blends well with other citrus oils, Cassia, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Lemongrass.
  • Take internally to help ease feelings of tension, help calm the nervous system, and promote restful sleep.*
  • Before going to bed, add a few drops of Petitgrain along with Lavender or Bergamot to pillows and bedding for its aromatic benefits.
  • Add one to two drops to water or juice and drink to help support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, nervous, and digestive systems.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Referenced from doterra.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School Routine 2016 and Win a Diffuser!

Back to school is a stressful time for the whole family and I know I get wrapped up with what I have to do that I sometimes forget about my children's emotions and the nervousness they are dealing with.

My Children love the AromaTouch Technique and I love giving it to them. It includes the use of 8 essential oils, this technique is like shutting down a computer and rebooting it. It is like a fresh start and they do great when going back to school. Click here to watch a short video. Click here to learn about the 8 essential oils in the Technique.

But on a daily basis here is what my kids favorites are. My daughters favorite oil is the Balance Blend and Lavender, My middle boy loves the InTune and DigestZen, and my oldest loves Lavender, Wild Orange and Peppermint.

Here are what we have done in the past and still do.
2012 Routine
2013 Routine
2014 and 2015 our family was in crisis and trauma mode. Still using the oils and routines but I was not blogging at that time. Now I am back and so excited to share with you again. Enjoy!

Here are some great back to school options shared by essential mermaid (Thank you!)


Enter to Win a FREE diffuser, give to a teacher so your children have the oils at school or put in there room, or anywhere you'd like.

All you have to do is go to the Weekly Essential Facebook page (Click here) and like the page to be entered to win. Winner will be announced Thursday September 1, 2016. Good Luck.

Thank you all for visiting my blog. Have a great day! 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Emotional Aromatherapy

What is Emotional Aromatherapy?


While scientists and psychologists have studied emotions for hundreds of years, this area of the human framework is still rather mysterious. Despite the confusing nature of human emotions, it is clear that they can directly influence our well-being and quality of life. Throughout history, essential oils have been found to trigger responses that can alter mood. Using pure essential oils, comprehensive research, and scientifically formulated blends, doTERRA® has created the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ System to provide users with unique emotional health benefits.



I would like to introduce to you six essential oil blends for Emotional Aromatherapy. These blends were introduced shortly after we had crisis and trauma in our lives. The unexpected happened and our whole world turned upside down. I was so blessed to have this kit with these oils. This morning I am diffusing Motivate so I can get all of my list done today. I call my list, love to get things done. I invite you to try these oils if you are suffering emotionally. It is hard to take care of yourself, emotionally, spiritually and physically and we can use all the tools we can to help us. These oils are a great tool to have in your home. Let me tell you about each oil blend and the emotions wheel. 


dōTERRA Motivate® Encouraging Blend


When setbacks, disappointments, or a lack of inspiration weigh you down, it is often necessary to regroup in order to restore your confidence, allowing you to find purpose once again. Whether you are trying to muster the motivation to organize your cluttered desk, finish a term paper, or overcome your frustration at work, doTERRA Motivate helps plant positivity within you while melting away cynicism and doubt.
This blend combines citrus and mint essential oils known for their uplifting properties, including Clementine, Peppermint, Yuzu, and more. With a chemical profile made up of monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend helps promote feelings of confidence, courage, and belief. When trying to foster creativity, counteract emotions of doubt, or regain confidence, doTERRA Motivate will help you get the job done.

INCLUDES

  • Peppermint
  • Clementine
  • Coriander
  • Basil
  • Yuzu
  • Melissa
  • Rosemary Leaf
  • Vanilla Bean


dōTERRA Cheer® Uplifting Blend

Avoiding discouragement and negative emotions can often feel impossible—even with a can-do attitude or optimistic outlook. Like a ray of sunshine, doTERRA Cheer Uplifting Blend can help dispel heavy emotions by providing a positivity boost using a fresh, bright aroma that promotes feelings of optimism and cheerfulness.
Enlisting help from spice and citrus essential oils like Wild Orange and Cinnamon, the chemical makeup of doTERRA Cheer uses monoterpenes and aldehydes to help promote uplifting and warming feelings. In addition to these properties, Star Anise essential oil adds an energizing element to the blend, helping to incite feelings of optimism. When happiness and positivity are in short supply, Cheer is waiting to brighten and invigorate your mood.

INCLUDES

  • Wild Orange
  • Clove
  • Star Anise
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Zdravetz


dōTERRA Passion® Inspiring Blend


When life starts to feel stale and predictable, we often lose our vigor, purpose, and passion for living. Whether you are looking to revive enthusiasm for your current circumstances, or reach beyond your comfort zone, doTERRA Passion Inspiring Blend can help give you the extra spark necessary to rekindle the flame of excitement in your life.
doTERRA Passion pulls the renewing properties found in herbal and spice essential oils to create a chemical profile that is high in esters and phenols. These chemical components allow the user to benefit from warming and rejuvenating properties. If it is time to extinguish feelings of boredom and disinterest and ignite your creative, innovative, and daring side, doTERRA Passion will boldly lead the way to a renewed, purposeful life.

INCLUDES

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine
  • Vanilla
  • Damiana

dōTERRA Forgive® Renewing Blend


It can be difficult to live a life of contentment when feelings of anger, betrayal, guilt, and negativity hang like a dark cloud over your head. These emotions often lead to excess stress and can dampen any effort to achieve feelings of peace or forgiveness. When embarking on the path to forgiveness, doTERRA Forgive Renewing Blend is an encouraging companion that will help you remember to let go and keep moving forward.
The chemical design of doTERRA Forgive uses tree and herb essential oils with components like monoterpene esters, sesquiterpenes, and alcohols, which help balance the emotions in situations of stress or frustration. With essential oils that promote feelings of renewal and relief on your side, you’ll be one step closer to achieving the liberating feeling of forgiving, thus inviting feelings of peace and contentment to replace the negative emotions that once ruled your life.
INCLUDES
  • Spruce
  • Bergamot
  • Juniper Berry
  • Myrrh
  • Arborvitae
  • Nootka Tree
  • Thyme
  • Citronella

dōTERRA Console® Comforting Blend


Hidden sorrows and overwhelming grief can wear on the soul, often leaving us feeling hopeless and melancholy. Sadness can become all-consuming and will affect well-being if we let it. doTERRA Console Comforting Blend works to engender feelings of comfort by wrapping the user in an essential oil “hug” of floral and tree scents.
With tree and flower components rich in monoterpenes and alcohols, doTERRA Console offers a grounding and renewing chemical structure to help ward off feelings of grief. Using Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and more, this blend helps counteract negative emotions related to sadness, renewing hope. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, coping with the pain of disappointment, or just need the strength to carry your burdens for one more day, doTERRA Console Comforting Blend is ready to bring an extra dose of emotional strength to your day.
INCLUDES
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Labdanum
  • Amyris
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose
  • Osmanthus

dōTERRA Peace® Reassuring Blend

When feelings of fear and anxiousness creep into our minds, we seek for peace and reassurance from many sources. Though it can be difficult to remain calm and composed in our hectic, unpredictable world, doTERRA Peace Reassuring Blend provides an escape from discontent and worry.
Floral and mint essential oils come together in this blend, creating a special chemical profile that provides users with a renewing experience. Essential oils like Spearmint, Lavender, and Labdanum help promote feelings of balance and reassurance in times of distress. As you inhale the positive, comforting aroma of doTERRA Peace and exhale crippling emotions like fear and worry, this blend will help you regain your composure and face the future with reassurance and stability.
INCLUDES
  • Vetiver
  • Lavender
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense
  • Clary Sage
  • Marjoram
  • Labdanum
  • Spearmint

How To Choose A Blend




  • Identify the emotion you might be feeling on the emotional aromatherapy wheel.
  • Select the corresponding essential oil blend that is right for you. (You may find that two or more blends are appropriate to balance your varied emotions at any given moment.)
As essential oil chemistry is naturally complex and each person is unique in their response to specific aromas, you may also personalize your aromatherapy applications by using single dōTERRA® essential oils from the aromatic plant families corresponding to the emotions found on the system wheel—naturally safe and simple.
A—Can be used aromatically
T—Can be used topically
N—Can be used topically with no dilution (NEAT)
S—Dilute for young or sensitive skin (SENSITIVE)
CAUTION: Do not use essential oils in eyes, ears, or nose. To dilute, use doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil, olive oil, or other carrier oil.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
References from www.doterra.com, All Rights reserved doTERRA LLC. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Sweetest Things


Earn a FREE 15ml of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint in August my placing any single order of $160pv or more in the month of August.  Enter to win a FREE diffuser too at bottom of page. 


So let me tell you about these three essential oils. First of all I love them, we use them monthly so I am excited about this months special. These three oils are a must have. I have them all over the house, in my car, my pierce, night stand, bathroom, kitchen, kid rooms, kids bathrooms. Here is a little information about all three oils. 

Lemon Citrus limon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.

Primary Benefits

  • Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Promotes a positive mood

Aromatic Description

Clean, fresh, citrus, bright

Collection Method

Cold Pressed/Expression

Plant Part

Lemon rinds (peel)







Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.*

Primary Benefits

  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feeling and promotes peaceful sleep*
  • Helps ease feelings of tension.*

Aromatic Description

Powdery, floral, light

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Flower

Main Constituents

Linalool, linalyl acetate




Peppermint Mentha piperita

The high menthol content of the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil sets it apart from others when it comes to quality—making it one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • Repels bugs naturally

Aromatic Description

Minty, fresh, herbaceous

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Whole Plant

Main Constituents

Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cineole

If you would like to learn more about Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint visit www.kollettechambers.com or www.doterra.com

My family and I love all three and use them monthly from drinking lemon in water, lavender on our pillows and diffuser and peppermint on the back of your necks and in the diffuser on those hot summer evenings. For an introduction to essential oils Click Here

And to diffuse these amazing oils you need a diffuser. Enjoy!



References doterra.com.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is a great oil to have in your home.
Aromatically it uplifts mood and is good for concentration and smells so good. Emotionally it eases and helps focus, have clarity and very joyful. Topically it is great.. Apply with a carrier oil.  You can Apply to hands for Hand sanitizer, dilute and apply to hands. Internally, you can drink it in water and it tastes wonderful. It is great with honey and warm water. It taste just like a lemon drop. It is also great to remove Crayons and ink marker as you will see below. My children and I had a lot of fun and enjoyed putting this post together. So we hope you Enjoy it! 

Other uses for Lemon Essential Oils around the house. 

I used Lemon to remove this purple crayon that my four year old daughter had so much fun decorating with. When her father saw it, he was not so happy. Lemon Oil to the rescue.

Here is a before picture with the purple crayon.



Here is the video to show you how easy it comes off with Lemon Essential Oil.


Here is the after video, having technical difficulties, thanks for being patient with me.





Here is an After Photo, after applying a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
to a paper towel and rubbing it on the wood.




And There is More....
Here is a video showing how Lemon works on getting crayon off a painted wall. 





And even More... 
Here is a video on how it removes sharpie marker ink from a dry erase board. 
My daughter even used a wood polishing pen and it worked on that as well. 
So far on everything I have tried.




Okay Lemon can be used for more than just getting ink and crayons off of different surfaces. Here are some other uses we use Lemon .... We Love to diffuse and clean with Lemon.


Make Hot or Cold Drinks. 
We love warm water with Lemon EO and honey. In the summer we have Lemon and agave with sparkling water and have a refreshing lemon soda. 


Thank you for letting me share with you, how my family uses the Lemon Essential Oil. 
Here is some additional information on this wonderful oil. 

Lemon
Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion • Supports healthy respiratory function • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability 
About Lemon
Lemon trees were first cultivated in China, then to southern Europe, and finally made their way to the Americas as early as the arrival of Columbus in the 1400s.  The fruit has long been associated with freshness and cleanliness and now its aroma is advertised by many products with terms like 'Lemon scented' to entice buyers.  Many essential oils are produced by distillation but Lemon and other citrus oils come from cold pressing the peel under great pressure.  This eliminates the use of any heat and thereby preserves the delicacy of the natural essence.  Italy is one of the best sources forthe essential oil, Lemon.
DōTerra Lemon Essential Oil is from the botanical family cultivar, grown in Italy and expressed from the peel of the fruit.


Precautions:  Can be a skin irritant over time.  Use a skin test.  May react to sunlight or UV rays.  When using photosensitizing oil, wait a minimum of six hours before exposing skin to UV rays.  The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.






These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.