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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Enter to WIN!

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


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. Enter to win this FREE diffuser by clicking here and liking the page. I will announce the winner by end of the month. Thank you for your support and good luck winning the diffuser.

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. 

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. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Five Tips for Grilling

I just hosted a facebook class on Cooking with Essential Oils, it was a ton of fun. We grill a ton and love how creative you can be. I have recently been messing around with different marinades which ended up really good. I love taking recipes and adding something to it.  So here you go guys! Enjoy!

1. Starters 

  • Use different plates and tongs for raw and cooked food
  • Use different cutting boards Microwave sponges for a few seconds 
  • Wipe Down food prep area with doTERRA On Guard Cleaner 
  • Reduce food sticking by oiling your clean, hot grill with an oil soaked paper towel. 
  • Hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.
2. Marinade

Use spices, herbs, sauces, and essential oils to create flavorful marinades.
Tip: Marinade tender meats such as chicken, fish, or shrimp for 2 hours or less; tougher meats anywhere from 4 hours to overnight. Refrigerate marinating meats.

Balsamic Rosemary Marinade

This is one of our favorites, mix ingredients in bowl and soak meat in mixture for as long as you wish, I have made this quick and it tastes great!

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar 
  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 teaspoons pepper 
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil 

*Recommended with beef

3. Tame the Flame 
Keep a squirt bottle, filled with equal parts water and vinegar, near the gril to quickly douse any unexpected flare-ups.

This was such a great tip, especially for me. Since my husbands heart attack and brain injury I have had to learn to do a lot, one of them is grilling. We have had so much fun learning together. But now I know what to do with those unexpected flare-ups.

Chili Lime Marinade 


  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave 
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • 8 drops Lime essential oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon grass, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes 
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ginger 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 

*Recommended with shrimp

Indian Marinade

  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander 
  • 1 drop Cinnamon or Clove essential oil 

 *Recommended with chicken.

4. Grilling Vegetables

Best Vegetables for Grilling: 
  • Asparagus, 
  • Eggplant, 
  • Corn, 
  • Mushrooms, 
  • Onions, 
  • Peppers, 
  • Zucchini, 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Potatoes

Tip: Soak wooden skewers in water for 20 minutes before grilling. Oil metal skewers to avoid food sticking. 
1. Brush fresh veggies with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
2. Cook in closed grill over 350 to 400 (medium-high) heat turning occasionally for 4-10 minutes depending on the vegetable. Your goal is to achieve tender, slightly charred vegetables.

My Dad's BBQ Potatoes

  • 4-6 Large Potatoes
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • Spices of choice
  • 1-2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop oregano essential oil
  • 1 drop Thyme essential oil
    (You can add Basil too or mix up these oils and use whatever your in the mood for)
Bake Potatoes for 20-30 or Microwave for 5 min. Until about half cooked.
Let cool, then slice long way. Then dip in Oil mixture and put on grill until brown on both sides and fully cooked. 

You can make any dipping sauce of choice. Note: Be creative and use other veggies. You can also purchase a BBQ Veggie tray to bbq vegetables on grill, great gift. 

5. Grilling Meat 
Use and instant-read thermometer to see if your meat is fully cooked. Place it onto the thickest part of the meat. 
Safe Cooking Temperature: 
Steaks 145° F 
Sausage 165° F 
Ground Beef 160° F 
Salmon & Shrimp 145° F 
Poultry Breasts & Legs 160° F

I have never used a thermometer but I probably should. I usually cook burgers 5-7 min on each side. When I flip to second side depending on the thickness, I shorten it by 2 min then put cheese on. 
Steak 5-7 min each side depending on how you liked it cooked. 
Chicken (if frozen 10 min each side) or 5-7 minutes each side until done. 
I usually have my grill at 350-400 degrees. Chicken is best if cooked on upper rack. 

I have to mention the importance of Organic Meat! Do your own research, but seriously do yourself a favor and just buy organic meat! 

Okay one more recipe and a big Thank you to doTERRA and the Living Magazine for all the wonderful idea's and recipes. 

Sweet & Sour Marinade 

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar 
  • ½ cup honey 
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed 
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 8 drops Wild Orange essential oil 

 *Recommended with pork.
Enjoy! and Thank you for visiting me 

Reference; doterra.com, doterra Living Magazine Summer 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer DIY for Kids

This summer my kids begged me not to put them in summer school. So I didn't, they have been really good about doing online work, reading and learning a little Spanish and projects around the house.

The end of summer is near, kids sleeping out on the deck, late nights, family time. The Joys of Summer.

I think as a mom, I get so excited for school to be out,  I will have more time in the summer because we won't be running around. Wait, baseball is not over and my kids are home and that means I have to keep them busy, create a new routine, get everyone to stick to it and somehow I become more busy then during the school year, more interruptions, more meals to cook and prepare, keeping them busy on not in front of TV or video games. I do love having my kids around and I love spending time with them, so I have learned to become more relaxed so everyone can enjoy summer while still being productive and get things done around the house.

So I created the Love to get things done list. Which I have found works great and I give it to them at the beginning of the week so they have all week to do it. We also have 2-3 goals for the week to specific things daily to accomplish, we go over our goals every Sunday Night. We talk about how we could do better or how great we did!

Every one feels good for accomplishing their goals and list, or doing better next week. In the evening at the dinner table we go around and everyone names 5 things they are grateful for, and our favorite part of the day.

Being organized and planning ahead has given us more family time, for summer fun and completing projects together or if you need a break, these DIY's will keep them busy either way.

Summer DIY for Kids
Here are some fun idea I got out of the doTERRA Living Magazine I wanted to share with you. I have done the play doe and today we are going to make the moon sand, and I can't wait to make the bouncing balls. I am excited for a few more family fun projects to do together. Karly and I had a blast making play dough. And all of it smells so good.

Moon Sand 

What you need:
 8 cups flour
1 cup vegetable oil
8-10 drops Lavender essential oil

1. In large bowl combine all ingredients.
2. Mix with hands until well combined.
Note: You may need to add more vegetable oil until you reach a moldable consistency.

Karly making Play Dough Click here for slide show

Play dough 

What you need:
2 cups flour
2 cups colored water
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 drops of your favorite essential oil

1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.
2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.
3. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.
4. Once cool, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.
5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun!

Bouncy Balls 

What you need:
½ cup of water
1 teaspoon borax
1/8 cup of clear glue glitter
1-2 drops of Balance essential oil

1. In a plastic cup mix together water and borax, once the borax dissolves, set aside.
2. In a small bowl mix together glue, Balance essential oil and glitter until combined.
3. Pour glue substance into the cup of water mixture, and stir with a popsicle stick until it forms a clump of glue.
Note: the glue will not combine with the water, you are simple swirling it around until the glue becomes more solid
4. Take the glue out and place it on a paper towel. Fold the paper towel over it to dry the water.
5. Play with it in your hands so all of the bubbles release, and form into a ball. Tip: Use two round tablespoons to get the perfect ball.

TIP: Make summer more exciting with a once-a-day challenge for your kids. Write your daily challenge on a small piece of paper. Challenges can include activities such as "have a picnic with mom," "help in the garden," "make play dough," or "go fishing with dad and catch one fish." Roll up the paper, and place it in an empty essential oil bottle and designate an area that the new challenge will be placed every day. With this thrilling new  trick, your kids will be rushing to see what's next!

References, doterra.com, doterra Living Magazine Summer 16

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