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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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Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Products from DoTERRA September 2017


New Products from doTERRA!

I am so excited about these products that were just announced last week at doTERRA's global Convention 2017. Two products are now available and the rest will be available October 2, 2017.

Since I have had the products for a week now I wanted to share with you what they are, and all the benefits they each have.

I am so excited about all of them, I mean really excited. I love going to Convention and being there when they announce the products, information and then I get to get them before anyone else. Well there was 30,000 people at Convention who were able to get 2 kits each. There was a glitch in the system so some got more than two which isn't fair or right. Last year after everyone got two if they wanted then they opened it up to get more. Not this year. Why can't people be kind and honest? So you never know which is why you want to get your own ticket and join me next year.

Okay the New Products are....
Blue Tansy
Copaiba
Siberian Fir
Rose Touch
Neroli Touch
Jasmine Touch
On Guard Sanitizing Mist
Lumo Diffuser
Yoga Oils.... Anchor
Align
Arise

Now I am going to tell you some of the benefits of these amazing new oils and my personal experience with them in the past week. 



Blue Tansy



It is Blue, use at night because it will stay blue for a bit depending on the person. Blue Tansy, also referred to as Moroccan Tansy and from the Chamomile family. Great for the ski, or after a long day of work or intense exercise to aid the body in the natural recovery process. 

Primary Benefits 
* Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes add to moisturizer or cleanser
* Uplifts mood when used aromatically
*Provides a soothing sensation when applied to the skin
Wholesale $95.00
Retail $126.67

This is a strong oil, and blue. I do love the smell although some people find it to be very strong, I like it. I love it on my skin. I used it in my night moisturizer and my skin felt so great in the morning.

Copaiba

Love the smell of this one, it is derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree which is found in tropical South America. Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetic products since the 16th century. This oil is great for Cardiovascular and neurological support. 
I have been using it myself and on my mother and husband who have neurological issues. It is very calming and feels great on my shoulders. I have also used it on my kids and love it in the diffuser and on my skin. I just made a slave and put this in it as well as Frankincense, Melaleuca, Lemon and Lavender, and it smells wonderful. 

Primary Benefits
* Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune and digestive and respiratory systems
* Powerful antioxidant
* Helps calm, soothe and support the nervous system
* Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes
Wholesale $35
Retail $46.67

Siberian Fir

Well there is good news and bad news. The bad news is this essential oil is replacing doTERRA's White Fir, I know it is one of my favorite oils but there is no more. The good news is that Siberian Fir smells similar and has even better properties. I love diffusing this blend as I loved diffusing White Fir. Also it is the only Fir oil from doTERRA that you can take internally. The aroma is amazing.  Siberian Fir has a unique chemical composition that is predominately borynl acetate, which provides a majority of the easing benefits of this essential oil. This oil can be very soothing to the skin, a great addition to massages. It can also promote feeling of easy breathing, while calming the emotions and providing grounding effects. 

Primary Benefits
* Helps balance emotions and soothe anxious feelings
* Diffuse for a relaxing aroma
* Provides a soothing effect when used in a massage
Wholesale $20.00
Retail $26.67

Rose Touch
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when this one was announced. A 5ml bottle retails for $330 and in the past you could only win it, it was not available to purchase. I did win two, but I am so happy it is available in a touch, that we can even have that makes me extremely happy. 
The Rose Touch combines Fractionated coconut oil with Rose essential oil. One of the most precious essential oils in the world. The labor-intensive and delicate process of harvesting and distilling rose petals produces a sweet floral aroma that is renowned in the perfume and essential oil industries.  

Primary Benefits
Emotionally uplifting
* Helps balance moisture levels in the skin
* Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
* Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
Wholesale $75.00
Retail $100.00

Neroli Touch
Neroli is derived from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. There are three oils derived from the bitter orange tree. Neroli from the flower. Much research has been done on this oil. It calms the mind, reduces anxiety, supports healthy intestinal, supports late stages of pregnancy, supports hormon stages (I definitely need this one), encourages feelings for intimacy, optimizes cellular health. Emotionally this oil supports releasing and letting go. 
I love the smell and it has so many amazing properties. I have used this oil every day since the convention. Being a caregiver and a mom, I need all the help I can get and I am so grateful I have the tools from doTERRA's oils to help me with my emotions.

Primary Benefits
* Promotes a positive mood
* May help reduce feelings of anxiousness
* Soothes skin
* Encourages relaxation
Wholesale $47.00
Retail $62.67

Jasmine Touch

Jasmine touch combines Fractionated Coconut Oil and Jasmine absolute for gentle application and multiple uses. Renowned for its skin benefits it can promote a healthy looking glowing complexion. It is regarded as the "King of Flowers," Did I mention how happy I am about this as well. Like Rose, you could only win Jasmine in the past. It takes 21 million petals to produce a 5ml bottle, it take 1.5 days worth of work for a collector. This is a precious oil and now available to all of us. 

Primary Benefits
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
* Uplifts mood
* Promotes a healthy looking, glowing complexion
Wholesale $42.00
Retail $56.00

On Guard Sanitizing Mist

I just love all the On Guard products, we use them all the laundry detergent, the hand soap, the cleanser, and of course the essential oil. This blend is amazing and I am super excited about this new product. I don't have to make my own anymore. We have sprays in our car, bathroom, rooms, so I am super excited. The new O Guard Sanitizing Mist purifies hands by eliminating 99.9 percent of bacteria and other germs on the skin through an extremely fine, quick drying mist. Infused with a natural apple extract, the moisturizing formula will not dry out the skin and leaves hands feeling soft and smooth. The On Guard blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary CPTG® essential oils provides an uplifting citrus spice aroma and its protective benefits. The naturally derived active ingredient, USP Certified ethyl alcohol, gives the mist antiseptic properties to effectively cleanse hands and prevent the spread of bacteria. Sanitizing hands with the convenient mist is perfect for traveling, school, work and on the go. 

We used it today when we went out to lunch and no one wanted to go wash there hands. 

Primary Benefits
Kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria
* Infused with moisturizing apple extract
* doTERRA on Guard Protective Blend provides an invigorating citrus spice aroma
*Spray on airline armrests and tray tables when traveling, at home door knobs and kids toys, and your cell phone
* Mist yoga mats and other gym equipment before use
A must have where ever you go. 
Wholesale $6.50
Retail $8.67

doTERRA Lumo Diffuser
I am in love with all of doTERR's diffusers, WHY? Well lets see I have bought the cheap ones, lots of them. I have also had all the doTERRA ones and hands down they diffuse the best and last the longest. My kids can testify to that. This lovely diffuser diffuses for up to 10 hours, the lights change and pop the lid off and fill with water, no extra parts. I love this diffuser, my favorite one so far. 

Primary Benefits
Customizable output:2 or 5 hrs continusous preset/10 hrs intermittent preset (5min on/5 min off)
* Ultrasonic technology
* Seven lighting color options
* Maple wood base
* Coverage of up to 540 sq. feet
Wholesale $70.00
Retail $93.33

The YOGA COLLECTION
The body achieves what the mind believes

Okay we are down to the last three, these three oils aren't just for Yoga. They are great for the mind, body and Spirit. Well they smell amazing and they have other uses as well. They smell wonderful. Introducing the New YOGA Collection by doTERRA. Arise, Anchor, and Align.

Anchor

This blend has a lot of my favorite oils in it, for those of you in your crazy busy world can feel uprooted and unsure of yourself. With so much to do and all your unknowns that are thrown at you throughout your day, we need some balancing. This oil brings trust in yourself so you can approach your life with calming strength. This oil features Lavender, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Black Pepper and Patchouli essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut oil. This blend supports your connection to yourself, your community, your emotional harmony and your innate wisdom. Enjoy.
Primary Benefits
* Supports effective yoga practice
* Promotes feeling of completeness, calmness and courage
* Encourages a steady foundational sense from which to move forwars
Wholesale $52.00
Retail $69.33
Align
Today so many of us feel disconnected and unable to control our circumstances. Aromatherapy and some simple centering yoga poses can create a new sense of peace and purpose, leading to a renewal. Remembering your own worth and remaining steady in yourself is a daily practice and it is not easy. This oil blend features Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine absolute, and Rose essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. this blend helps you to trust in yourself and stay open to all possibilities. 
Recommend to use over your heart on your wrists and back of neck to promote feelings of self acceptance and helps with focus. 

Primary Benefits
Supports effective yoga practice
* Promotes feelings of self-acceptance, trust and fluidity
* Encourages harmony and calm progress
Wholesale $52.00
Retail $69.33

Arise
Challenges and discouragement are not uncommon as you strive to accomplish your goals and your dreams. With daily affirmations and uplifting yoga poses and joyful aromas, you can move past obstacles. This blend features Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Melissa and Siberian Fir essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. This blend inspires moments of rising up and reaching for your highest. The aromas of this blend support your stability as well as your freedom, endurance for your body and courage and happiness in your heart. Apply to temples, wrists and neck to promote feelings of happiness. Great to use when you are challenging yourself to achieve the next level.

Primary Benefits
* Supports Effective Yoga Practice
* Promotes feelings of happiness, clarity and courage
* Encourages rising to achieve goals and improved performance
Wholesale $52.00
Retail $69.33

Well that concludes the new products release at the Global Convention September 2017, Products will be available October 2, 2017. Except Siberian Fir and Copiaba are available now. Enjoy these amazing essential oils. Feel free to comment or contact me if you have any questions. I have all the oils and love every one of them. Become a healer in your home and bring essential oils in your life. I promise you won't regret it! Enjoy!




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




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Full Moon September 6, 2017 Ritual and Intuitive Meaning

My family and I embrace the full moon every month. It is a fun family get together and a great way to get in tune with nature and all the beauty the world has to offer. 


I search on the internet every month and come up with a few of the same websites that I really enjoy. This month I decided to share this with all of you. Our ritual always includes essential oils. If the ritual calls for them or not they are a great addition. Use your intuition and decide which essential oil is going to help support you this full moon.

I feel the moon is very powerful, this is where shifts and changes take

We are going to do the ritual below as a family. Enjoy




Here is Intuitive Astrology for September Full Moon from Forever Conscious (Click Here).


september full moon astrology



This is a really great article on your intuition, transitioning, letting go, Mercury Retrograde, Energy clearing, shifting from fire to water, being calmer, relaxed, tranquil and creative. Are you open to be awakened and blossom into the power of your true self? Click here to ready more


A Full Moon Ritual - Letting Go (Click Here)!




We really enjoyed this ritual. In this post you will learn the Moon Cycles, purification using the elements, and a full moon release ritual.

full-moon-release



Pisces Full Moon Bedtime Ritual September 2017 

pisces full moon ritual

Image Artwork by Stella Im Hultberg
The September 6th Pisces Full Moon is going to be helping you to unlock your subconscious mind and tune into your softer, intuitive voice. This is a great ritual and must be done for bedtime. I can't wait to try this. 
Enjoy the full moon this month and follow your instinct, use essential oils, learn about yourself, let go, be relaxed and enjoy the change.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lemon or Lime Bars

Lemon or Lime Bars - I have made the Lemon Bars and just about ate half the pan myself. If you need a dessert for everyone, you won't go wrong with this recipe.



What You Need

CRUST
1 cup butter, softened (not melted)
2 cups flour (you can use coconut or almond flour)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

FILLING
4 eggs (can use ground flax seed or other egg substitute of choice)
2 cups of sugar (may substitute with 1 cup of honey or equal amount of sugar substitute) I am not a fan of sugar and have been learning how to bake and cook without it. 
3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 drops lemon or lime essential oil (or more to taste)

TOPPING
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 drop of Lemon or Lime essential oil

DIRECTIONS
Mix butter, flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and salt with fastry bender. Press into the ottom of 9x13" pan. Tip - for nicer presentation, line pan with parchment paper so you can lift bars out of pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

While baking, next you are going to mix eggs and sugar till light and fluffy. Then add the Lemon or Lime juice, essential oil, water and cornstarch. Pour mixture over semi-cooked crust and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 more minutes. 

Next mix powdered sugar and citrus oil in a baggie and shake it up. When bars are done, sprinkle with citrus infused powdered sugar on top y putting into metal strainer and shaking onto warm bars (Let them cool and bit but not completely and serve.) 

Enjoy!


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, August 28, 2017

Back to School Routine 2017

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, night, child and closeupIt has been a few years since I shared our back to school routine. Not only is it important to get your kids back into a routine but yourself as well. There is nothing worse than being unprepared. We had a wonderful summer, it went way to fast but we enjoyed it. We had so much fun we were all dreading going back to school.

Getting Ready
A week before school started we started going to bed earlier. This summer my kids went to bed on average around 10:00-10:30pm. On a School night I like them to go to bed at 8:30-9:00pm. So we started going to bed a half hour earlier every night and started our foot massages consistently every night. I do try to continue throughout the summer giving them foot massages with Frankincense, OnGuard or an oil of there choice.

Aromatouch Technique
I try to give the kids an Aromatouch once a month, or when needed. I would love to give them one weekly but it is hard. Life is busy. I do love giving them Aromatouches. With summer we are so off schedule and it is nice to be off schedule. Getting geared up to get back on schedule takes time, not only for them but me too.

Not only had we started going to bed earlier every night. We started our evening meditation and I gave AromaTouches to all a few days before school started. As the first day of school got closer, we all were getting more excited and nervous for back to school night. I have a 8th, 6th, and 4th grader this year. My 6th grader was the most nervous as we home schooled last year and this year he is going into middle school, no recess  and shorter lunch and they have to change classes. We got home from back to school night and they were all so excited. my 6th grader wanted another AromaTouch and the other two followed, so I got the pleasure of giving them all another AromaTouch before bed.

The AromaTouch Technique is a simple yet powerful way to provide every individual with an essential oil experience



To watch a short I mean short under 2 min  video that explains what an AromaTouch is.visit www.aromatouch.com

Well worth watching! And well worth getting one if you can. 


The First Day
The next morning, first day of school, up early, excited and nervous but calmer than the days before. I applied the Balance blend and Lavender to the back of there necks, had them take a few deep breaths, set there intention for the day and off we went. I also have them repeat after me, I say you are a leader, not a follower. Then they say I am a leader not a follower. God has your back, then they repeat that, then God has a plan for you, they repeat that. Then I have them choose and I am affirmation. Examples are I am Smart, I am delightful, I am fun, I am fortunate etc. Then I have then tell me three things they are grateful for, my daughter has about 10 things. I love that they are willing to do this.
They had a great first day.

The First Week
What you begin the first week, can be a start to a great school year so don't be afraid to jump back in. Create what you want and what is best for everyone. Family time is very important to me. They grow up so fast and we get so little time with them. When they got home from school, a quick snack and then homework. I don't let them do anything until homework is done, I have found the longer we put it off, the harder it is to get it done. Once homework is done, they can play and enjoy the evening. We also don't do any fall sport activities, well my daughter might do Gymnastics for one month but she is still in elementary school. And she is extremely good about getting her homework done. I feel it is hard enough to get back into the routine of school and so much is new and it takes a few weeks to figure it all out.

Spending time with my kids is important, as a caregiver to there father with a brain injury and Nana (my Mom) with memory issues and living with us. My kids will tell me often they need attention. It is a hard balance but I manage to do it and I am grateful they tell me when they need attention.

We are blessed to have horses so I made sure they all got a horseback ride with mom before school started and we were so lucky to witness the eclipse the day before school started. We had a wonderful ending of summer and we were ready for our new adventure of the school year.

We all had a great first week. I made sure they were up early enough, ate a good breakfast, put the oils on them. When they got home, I gave them a healthy snack, got homework done and then family time. Before bed teeth brushed, computers plugged in,  relaxing Tibetan bowl meditation, foot rubs and then off to bed.
Image result for tibetan bowlsRemember to take care of you
My husband, my mom and had a great first week with a lot of getting things done and self care. Patrick and I went horse back riding, went to doTERRA for couples massage, went horseback riding again, cleaned out the garage. Now that they are back in school I can get to work on all those summer projects I was going to get done this summer. Oh Nana got a massage too.

Here are some suggestions I got from the Empowered Life Series Back to School from doTERRA. for essential oils to help support you and your children before you go back to school and throughout the school year.

Mental Clarity and Self Focus
In Tune - Recommended to put down the spine. People who are sensitive can put on the bottom of
feet.
It is really important to also take out red food die and add Omega's into your diet. Doterra has wonderful Omega supplements. The IQ Omega for kids, has wild orange in it or the Omega's i the Life Long Vitality pack for adults. Which I recommend all the supplements from doTERRA.
Other oils for Mental Clairity and Focus are Peppermint, Wild Orange and Frankincense. I love all three and so do my kids, just depends on the day.
Peppermint Beadlets are wonderful to have on hand and in your childrens back pack for focus and stomach issuesand I have them on me always. I need self focus to keep up with my children.


Immune System Support
For you and your Children. The Children's supplements and PB Assist and for adults the Life Long Vitality pack. Especially in the winter months or bad weather, make sure you are all getting enough Vitamin D. Low levels of Vitamin D are not good. Also make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating the right foods. Do your kids need a snack before dinner? Try banana's and dates - they both promote a restful night sleep.

I did forget to mention that my kids do take the doTERRA chewables, Omegas and PB Assist JR.

On Guard - Put on the bottom of the feet daily, doTERRA has the new On Guard touch which is in a roll on already diluted for easy application and they can take it to school with them. A great gift for the teachers is a doTERRA Petal Diffuser, with On Guard or Wild Orange. Diffuse as much as you can in school and in the home.
Again they mentioned diet - Lots of fruits and veggies and exercise which provides more oxygen to the brain.

Heavy Metals - accumulate in the Bran, be aware to know how to avoid them. Oils for support are the Balance Blend
Serenity
Frankinsence
Myrhh
Vetiver (my favorite)
Sandalwood.

Not sure what to use? When in doubt use Frankincense on feet every morning and night.

We love the Balance Blend and use is every day. Remember to take care of yourself and use the oils on you too! Also I recommend a monthly massage for mom, you deserve it.

I wish you all a great school year! You are not alone and you have tools and support. Bring essential oils and doTERRA in to your life.

Here is a link to Past Back to School routines Click here
Enjoy!

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

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!