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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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Friday, August 18, 2017

When Life Gives You Limes, Make Limeaid

Homemade Limeaid



Here is What You Need...

 8 cups of water
1/2 Cup Honey
Juice of 3-4 Limes
Ice
3-5 drops Lime Essential Oil
Lime Slices and fresh mint leaves for garnish

Here is what to do...

Step 1. Combine honey and water in a pot or saucepan over low heat. Stir to dissolve the honey, once dissolved removed from heat.

Step 2. Stir in fresh lime juice and lime essential oil.

Step 3. Chill and Serve with ice.

Other Yummy options are Lemon, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lavender and Ginger Essential Oils. You can mix and match as well. I love the Lime with Ginger. My kids love Lemon and Lime. My husband loves Peppermint and Wild Orange.  Enjoy!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Accidents Happen - Take Care of you!

Accidents happen and we are often so busy we don't take care of ourselves. My husband must have been hurting before his heart attack, two months later his dad had chest pain for four days before he told anyone and he was experiencing his fourth heart attack! I am sure you know someone who has done the same in some way. Why do we ignore taking care of ourselves? Through my experiences and yes I am busy but I am here to tell you to stop and take the time to take care of yourself and loved ones because you just never know.

Last week I was horseback riding with my neighbor and husband. We were strolling along on a flat part of the trail, I was eating my apple and enjoying nature and good conversation. A very fluke thing happened and my horse lost her footing and did a face plant and went down. So of course I did too! Didn't get a speck of dirt on my apple. My horse was so good and went back to where my husband was and to our other horse. I was a little shooken up and shaking and probably a bit in shock.

I walked to my horse, she was shooken up too. She had a scrape on her forehead and nose and her knees were a little scraped but no blood. My knee was scraped and my wrist hurt. Not too bad for the fall we had. I walked my horse around to make sure she was okay and didn't have any other injuries. I was grateful to have my first aid kit in my saddle bag. I put deep blue rub on my wrist and on her knees. She was more interested in my apple. I gave her my apple. Got back on her and we headed home.

Once we got home I put the healing slave (recipe here) on my horse's forehead, her knees. I put some Aromatouch blend, marjoram and peppermint on my wrist and the correctx on my knee. I also iced my wrist.  Got everything put away and off I went to take my mother to her doctor appointment.

We made it through my mother's doctor appointment and then I went out to lunch with her and my daughter. Then my wrist really started throbbing. After we returned home to drop off my mother and pick up my husband to get him to the dentist. I did re-apply the oils, deep blue rub and correctx (similar to neosporan, but with oils in it). And off we went to the dentist.

After the dentist my husband suggested I go to the clinic to make sure my wrist and everything else was okay. So we did. Few all okay, well I didn't break Anything, I was a little bruise and hurt my wrist. I was very lucky. I got a soft cast for my wrist, and only need to wear it for 5-7 days and ice it and no horse back riding. I am so glad I got checked out and only had minor injuries. I am so blessed I had my oils and deep blue rub in my saddle bags and able to apply immediately.

I continued my oil routine on my horse and I and we are healing beautifully. I am so glad I went to the clinic and got checked out, it really eased my mind and my husbands. So please stop and slow down in today's busy life and remember to take care of you or your loved ones. And if you see or hear someone else hurting, stop and help them. Life is precious!

I am ready to get back on my horse in a few days and so grateful. I will be adding the salve to my saddle bags. I also have a first aid kit and oils in the car. You just never know and it is always better to be prepared for life's little mishaps.

Here is a list of what I have on hand in my essential oil first aid kit.

Helicrysum
Deep Blue Rub
Lavender
Frankincense
Melalueca
DigestZen
OnGuard
Peppermint
CorrectX

Pick and choose which oils you want to have with you. Your favorites or ones that make sense to you. Use your intuition. It is always changing what I take with me on a daily basis. I do however always have the deep blue, On Guard, Lavender, Melalueca, Peppermint and Frankincense..

Remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Slow down and listen, enjoy the path you are on. Learn from your mistakes and what the universe is teaching you.

Emotionally, I have had a hard time, my horse feels really bad and I needed to stop and listen. The Console, Peace and Balance blend have been very helpful. I feel bad that my horse feels bad, it was an accident. But sometimes we need to figure out why accidents happen. Are they just accidents or is it a message? You get to decide. I know why this happened to me and what I need to do. Be aware, pay attention as my husband used to say. So much to learn in this life and I am so grateful for every experience, good or bad. I hope you find this post helpful in your own life. Everyone is different, everyone has hardships, and different experiences. Sending you love. Be aware and love yourself.

Thank you for letting me share my story and I hope you choose to bring essential oils in to your life. Remember to love yourself!

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lemon Marshmallows

These are so yummy and you can adjust the recipe to other flavors. Enjoy!

Lemon Marshmellows 


Here is What you need

• 1 cup filtered water
• 3 tbsp. grass-fed beef gelatin
• 1 cup organic honey
• 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
• 2–3 drops Lemon essential oil (Also try Spearmint, Peppermint with mini chocolate chips, wild orange, Lime, Cinnamon and Sweet Fennel/)
• ¼ tsp. sea salt

Here is what to do....

First.  Line 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil. To prevent stickiness, dust with powdered sugar or arrowroot powder.

Second. In a bowl, mix gelatin with ½ cup of water; set aside.

Third. Bring other ½ cup of water honey, vanilla, and salt to boil over medium-high heat. Place a candy thermometer in sauce pan and continue to boil mixture until it reaches 240f; immediately remove the sauce pan from the heat.

Fourth. Slowly pour the honey mixture into the bowl combining it with the softened gelatin; mix on medium-low. Add Lemon oil, and vanilla. Increase speed to high and continue mixing until it reaches a smooth, thick, and creamy consistency.

Fifth. Pour marshmallow mixture into prepared baking dish and spread evenly.

Sixth. Let sit at room temperature for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Seventh. Dust top of marshmallow with powdered substance of choice.

Eighth. Carefully remove from pan and cut into squares. Keep in airtight container for about a week.

Note: They also freeze well, and don’t need to be thawed out. Be sure to dust them with extra powdered sugar, arrowroot, or cornstarch before freezing to avoid stickiness.

Our favorite is Peppermint Essential Oil with mini chocolate chips. You can also add coconut for the topping. Enjoy!

I got the recipe courtesy of doTERRA Living Magazine. But the ideas for other options we came up as a family. Enjoy!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Lime Citrus aurantifolia

Lime Citrus Aurantifolia


Lime is known for its distinct aroma and taste, Lime provides wonderful cleansing benefits when taken internally or used topically—making it the perfect oil for purifying skin, air, and surfaces.* I love cooking with this oil, adding it to fruit salad and drinking it in my water. I have added it to smoothies and I love diffusing it. It has so many uses and benefits.Lime is Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, doTERRA Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. I love the taste and smell of Limes. Lime provides internal cleansing benefits* and can be diffused to help purify the air. It is also great to clean with. Lime is known for its ability to uplift, balance, and energize. Lime is is known for its purifying properties and uplifting scent. Lime also promotes emotional balance and general well being. It can also be used to help cleanse and; add p purify the skin.UsesLime can be used Topically, use 1 - 2 drops of oil. It is recommended that you use a carrier oil to dilute for sensitive skin. Fractionated coconut oil, coconut oil or grape seed oil are recommended. Internally you ca use one drop of oil in 4 oz. of liquid. Diffuse, use three to four drops in a diffuser to freshen the air.For cooking, one drop is recommend to the equivalent of 2 tsp. of dried herb.Precautions - 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. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.


This month, the month of August 2017 doTERRA's Lime essential oil is the product of the month and FREE with a Loyalty Rewards order of 125pv. If you would like to learn more about doTERRA's product of the month and get your FREE products every month, feel free to contact me or visit my web site Click Here.RecipeHere is a great recipe using Lime essential oil. This recipe is from the doTERRA Blog. 

Ingredients
Chicken
Water
Salt
 
Directions
  1. Place chicken in gallon-sized plastic bag.
  2. For each pound of chicken, add 1 teaspoon of salt and 4 drops of Lime essential oil.  A
  3. Add enough water to make a liquid marinade. Marinate for 8 hours. 
  4. Grill chicken.
Tip: Place on corn tortillas with guacamole and salsa fresca.
Enjoy the benefits and flavor of this amazing essential 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, doTERRA.com, doTERRA blog, Itovi app





Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Diffuser Blends




Summertime Diffuser Blends

We all get so busy during the summer and even forget to get our diffusers going at times, new routines a lot going on, travel. It is important to diffuse, it is healing and I am here to tell you how it benefits everyone in the home. I travel with my diffuser, it is easy to slip into my suitcase and take with me wherever I go. I also have one in my car. I have one in every room of my home and it is part of my daily routine to get those diffusers going, just like brushing your teeth. So make it a habit, I promise you won't regret it and you will notice a difference. 

I want to share some great recipes that I got from the doTERRA Living magazine to get the excitement back in your lives again to get that diffuser out and get it going again or just to have some fresh new recipes if you are a daily diffuser.  Here are some great recipes for summer to get that excitement back.


Summer Break
4 drops of Lemongrass
3 drops of Spearmint
3 drops of Lemon



Under the Stars
3 drops doTERRA Serenity
3 drops Lime
1 drop Black Pepper


Passion Fruit
3 drops doTERRA Passion
3 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Wild Orange




Summer Lovin'


3 drops Wild Orange
3 drops Lemon
1 drop Peppermint





Freshly Cut Grass

1 drop Douglas Fir
1 drop Basil
2 drops Lemon



By The Campfire

2 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Cypress



Flower Medley

4 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Lavender
1 drop Geranium


Mother Nature

1 drop Rosemary
2 drops Patchouli
2 drops Lime

There are so many wonderful blends and if you have one you would like to share, please do. I can't believe how fast summer is going by this year, remember to slow down a bit and enjoy it, enjoy your loved ones and I wish you all Peace and Joy!


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







Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spearmint

Spearmint

I love the smell of this oil. I was so happy when doTERRA came out with it. I love to drink it in my water and diffuse it. I had a friend ask me about this oil and looked it up and learned even more about all the amazing things Spearmint is good for and wanted to share with all of you.


Scientifically known as Mentha spicata, is a perennial plant that has been used for centuries for its health-supporting properties and pleasant flavor. Aside from its refreshing and commonly recognized flavor, Spearmint has a wide range of impressive benefits. You’ve most likely experienced spearmint flavor in candy, toothpaste, chewing gum, or tea. It’s sweet, refreshing aroma helps evoke a positive mood. When taken internally, this essential oil has an ability to ease occasional stomach upset and support overall digestive health. Compared to Peppermint, Spearmint is a gentler option to use on children and those with sensitive skin.

Spearmint Oil Product Description 
Commonly known for its flavor, spearmint is a perennial plant that offers a sweet and minty taste and aroma.  Spearmint essential oil also promotes fresh breath and is used frequently in cooking and baking to create salad dressings, drinks, desserts, and meat marinades. Aromatically, the cleansing and energizing aroma of Spearmint essential oil encourages a sense of focus while simultaneously uplifting mood. Spearmint oil can also promote digestion and help to reduce occasional stomach upset.

How to Use
Aromatically For a boost of confidence, diffuse a few drops in the diffuser of your choice. To help keep away insects, add a drop to the shower for a refreshing aroma.

Internally
Add 1–2 drops to baked goods, beverages, and homemade chewing gum. Place 1-2 drops in a veggie cap for the occasional stomach upset. Also great in tea and we make mouth was with it for the whole family. My kids love it!

Topically 
Apply to toothbrush before brushing teeth for fresh breath. Massage over the heart, on the soles of the feet, or on the back of the neck during times of stress and tension. Add to lotion or coconut oil and apply to skin for a pleasantly soothing experience.

Other 
Add a few drops to bathwater for a relaxing and cooling bath.

Historical Uses
Spearmint has bee used to relieve hiccough colic, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, headaches, sores and scabs.

Spearmint Oil Uses and Benefits
1. One of the strongest benefits of Spearmint oil is that it promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset.* When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 fl. oz of liquid and drink. Spearmint oil can also be taken internally by dropping the oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingesting.

2. Feeling the blues? Try using some Spearmint oil to brighten up your day. Spearmint oil consists of chemical components such as carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties. Use Spearmint oil topically or aromatically to receive the mood uplifting benefits of these components.

3. After reading or studying for long amounts of time, use Spearmint essential oil topically to help promote a sense of focus. Diffusing Spearmint oil will also help promote a sense of focus and will help uplift mood. For the best diffuser results, place three to four drops of Spearmint oil into the diffuser of your choice and enjoy the minty aroma as it elevates your mind and mood.

4. Before leaving your house for the day, apply Spearmint essential oil to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth. Once you’ve bushed your teeth, you will be ready to take on the day with fresh breath and a hint of mint in your mouth. Spearmint oil is an ideal essential oil to incorporate in oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth.

5. Please your taste buds and your stomach by adding Spearmint oil to your kitchen creations. For a delicious, minty flavor, add one or two drops of Spearmint oil into any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée. When added to non-baked or non-cooked foods, Spearmint oil will not just serve as a flavoring, it will also aid in digestion.*


INTERESTING FACTS
In the Middle Ages, spearmint was scattered on the floor to get rid of rodents and encourage good health. The name “spear” mint derives from the pointed leaf tips. Distillation Method: Steam Sourcing Origin: India Plant Part: Whole Plant.

Fun Fact 
Because teas were not taxed by the English around the time of the American Revolution, mint teas became a popular drink in North America. Spearmint was even used as a prominent cash crop in Connecticut during this time.

Oils that Blend Well with Spearmint Oil Spearmint essential oil blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils for diffusion. 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.


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









Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Fling Room Spray

Love this recipe and had to share.

https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-spring-fling-room-sprayou



Looking for the perfect spring/summer room spray? This Spring Fling spray is light, fresh, and has a touch of sweetness and tart.

Ingredients:
20 drops Lemon
20 drops Grapefruit
20 drops Lime
Distilled water
Glass spray bottle

Directions:
  1.  In a glass spray bottle, add essential oils and top with water. Depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may wish to add more essential oils. That’s all! Just give that bottle a shake and spray to your heart’s content. 
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