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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, March 30, 2018

March 31, 2018 Libra Full Moon Ritual


I am so excited for this full moon. The last moon cycle has been rough. Full moons are a great time to relax, re-evaluate and reconnect. 
How are you feeling, have you been to busy to notice? Are you feeling good about yourself or are you feeling negative? Do you feel like you are on track in your life or do you feel like you are off balance? Do you feel out of control and lost?
By taking the time to tune in and check in with yourself, you can become aware of your thoughts, behaviours and patterns, and what changes need to be made so you can live the life you desire. You deserve to live an abundant life. 
The life you lead is simply made up of the thoughts you think and the actions you take, so if you want to change your life, starting with your thoughts and actions is a great place to begin.
Full Moon’s always have a way of drawing things out of us, which is why they are such a potent time to connect within and take inventory.
Under the light of the March 31st Libra Full Moon, we are all going to be guided to release things that are blocking us from finding balance and to cleanse away any stagnant or stuck energy that is weighing us down.

This ritual will help you to harness this energy and will help to clear and cleanse away all that is stopping you from finding balance and harmony from within.
Libra Blue Moon Ritual for Cleansing 
This ritual is best done between March 31st- April 8th, 2018 
You will need:
·         Your favorite smudging tool
·         3 of your favorite crystals*
·         Bowl of water
·         Sea salt or Himalayan Salt
·         Candle
·         Incense/Essential Oil burner

*Because you will be placing your crystals in salt water, avoid using crystals that end in “-ite” like selenite and calcite as they could be damaged by the water. Every crystal is unique and there is a chance that it may not react well to salt water, so if you prefer you can substitute with flowers or herbs.

Directions:
1.) Have all of the ingredients for your ritual out in front of you on a table or on the floor. Set up your space by lighting your candle, and having your essential oil diffuser or just open the bottle, place a few drops in your hand, rub together and inhale. This will help to set the mood. Suggested essential oils are Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood or any essential oil of choice. You may also use incense if you don't have any essential oils. 
2.) Begin by smudging your aura and your entire space. For specific instructions on how to do this read this. As you cleanse recite the following mantra or write your own –

“Dear spirit guides and guardian angels of the highest light, I ask that you cleanse and release me and my space from all energy that no longer serves my highest good. I ask that you gently loosen me from the grips of patterns, attitudes, thoughts and beliefs that are keeping me stuck, I ask that you cleanse me of any heavy weight that is no longer mine to carry. I set the intention and know that it is done. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.”


3.) Get comfortable and hold your crystals/flowers in your hand. Take a few breaths here. As you breathe, try to inhale deep into your belly. Feel your belly and ribs expanding on every inhale and contracting on every exhale. Repeat this belly breathing for 7 - 10 breaths.

4.) Keeping your crystals close to you, take your bowl of water and sprinkle in some of the salt. Swirl the water with your finger and recite the following (feel free to edit to make it your own)-
“As I stir the water is cleansed, as I stir the power of my intention is infused into the water. I intend this water to cleanse my mind, body, and soul. I intend this water to recharge my spirit and fuel me with the energy of Divine love.”

5.) Now you are going to assign each of your crystals (or flowers/herbs if using) with an intention. Your intention can be to release something, but it can also be to bring something into your life as well. There is no right or wrong here, so just do whatever your heart feels guided to do. (The best way to do this is to hold the crystals one by one for a moment, feel into them and then see what guidance emerges.)
6.) Once you have an intention for your crystal, hold your crystal in your hand, feel your intention, whisper it into the crystal and then drop it into the bowl of salt water. Repeat this for all crystals.
7.) Now taking your finger, dip it into the water and gently brush the water over your third eye chakra (middle of your eyebrows) and on the nape of your neck. You can also brush the water on your navel, heart center, and on the bottoms of your feet. These are all places of the body that are sensitive to receiving and releasing energy.



8.) Hold your hands in prayer position over your heart and speaking from the heart, make a prayer/wish for yourself. Thank your angels and guides and leave the bowl of water out overnight. Be sure to blow out your candle before sleeping.

*If you are nervous to leave your crystals in the salt water overnight, take them out, dry them and place them around the bowl of water.
9.) In the morning, take the water and wash your hands in it. As you wash your hands forgive yourself and release yourself from any lingering energy or thoughts that may have come up for you overnight. As you wash your hands repeat- “I am cleansed, I am light.”



Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious and Southern Living. Image Credit Google and doterra.com

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Full Moon Ritual March 2018


I don't know about you but I love the full moon, but since last month I have been a mess. I am looking forward to this month's ritual. It has been a crazy few months since the solar eclipse and I read that it would effect us through February and it sure did me. 


I have had my trials and had a rough couple of months but feeling so much better as this full moon approaches. I know I am not alone as we are all going through transformations in some way, hardships, learning, growing, letting things go and awakening. Are you ready for this months full moon? Oh yes and we get two this month, some of you may be wondering what a Blue moon is, it is where two full moons happen in one month. 

The  March 1st-2nd full moon falls 11 degrees Virgo and is going to bring grounding energy that will help us know where we need to focus our attention. Since the start of the year we have been experiencing a lot of transformation energy with the potent Eclipses, and now that the energy is starting to simmer, we are perhaps starting to feel a little more directed.

If you have felt uncertain about where to focus your energy, or you have been unsure on how to proceed, this Virgo Full Moon is going to light your way, and will be a guiding hand to point you in the right direction.

This ritual is designed to help you tune in and welcome this energy into your life. This ritual will help to gently open you up so you can feel guided and confident about the path ahead. This is a great ritual to do to help you get on the right track with your life. We have spent the last few months on letting go, now it is time to get back on track.
Virgo Full Moon Ritual for Getting on Track
This ritual is best done between March 1st- 9th, 2018.

You will need:
·         Your favorite smudging tool (I am digging the California white sage)

·         Candle (purple, blue or white is preferable but you can use whatever you have)
·         3 of your favorite crystals (love the Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz)
·         Pen and 3 pieces of paper

·        
Essential oils of choice (I recommend the Balance Grounding Blend, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cypress, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli. 


 Directions:
1. To choose your crystals, close your eyes and ask yourself what crystal would be most beneficial to you right now. Open your eyes and pick the three crystal that you gravitate towards.

2. Start by smudging your aura and surroundings using sage or whatever smudging tool you prefer. For more instructions on how to do this, read this. As you cleanse your aura, recite the following mantra or write your own-

“I cleanse and release all old and heavy weight from the past. I cleanse and release all that is weighing me down and stopping me from moving forward. I release all self-doubt and worries, and I replace them with love, confidence, and motivation to move forward. All the heaviness has melted away, I am now reset, I am now on track with my life, I am now being guided towards my highest path.”

3.  Light your candle and place it on a table or altar. Put your crystals around your candle in a triangle shape. (If you don’t have crystals you can substitute using natural rocks from the garden or flowers/leaves)

4. Lay down, sit cross-legged, or sit on chair with you feet on the ground. Close your eyes and take 11 deep breaths in and out. As you breathe, imagine filling your body with a beautiful white light on every inhale, and exhaling out any heaviness as a black smoke.

5. Pick up one of your crystals and hold it for a moment. Holding the crystal, close your eyes and ask yourself- “I feel most on track in my life when…” notice any thoughts or feelings that arise, or notice the first words that your hear/feel/think. Repeat this for all three crystals.

6. Once you have the three responses, write each of them down on a separate piece of paper. Fold the paper and place it under each crystal. Arrange your crystals and the papers back into the triangle configuration around the candle.

7. Now add a few drops of essential oils of choice in your hands, rub together and inhale, then take another 11 deep breaths to calm and settle yourself. Close your eyes, and placing your hand over your heart, make a promise to yourself that you are going to do the best you can to listen to the wisdom you received today so you can feel more on track with your life.

Here is a mantra to help but you can definitely write your own or run with it in the moment. (It is best if this is said out loud)-
“I am going to do my best to bring (insert here) into my life so I can feel on track. I know I am supported and guided on this mission, and I know that I am always on track as long as I am listening to and loving myself. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

8. Leave the candle burning for as long as you are around to attend to it. When you are ready, snuff out the candle but leave the crystals and papers out overnight. In the morning you can keep the papers in a safe space or burn/discard them if you wish.

9. For the next 3 nights sleep next to your crystals, use your essential oils and meditate  in order to keep receiving their guiding/Full Moon energy.

Enjoy this Full Moon!

Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious. Image Credit Google and doterra.com


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Softening The Granite: Three Year Anniversary

Softening The Granite: Three Year Anniversary: I wrote this in October 2017 and wanted to edit and then post. Sorry it took me so long. A new update will be coming soon. Wow for someo...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 2018 Full Moon Ritual



January Cancer Full Moon Ritual December 31, 2017 - January 7, 2018
One of my favorite times of the month is the full moon. It has been a rough 2017 and doing a ritual every month reminds me to take care of myself and to let things go and set positive intentions. I find when I don't do a ritual during the full moon, all the negative stuff carries over to the next month. It is a way to break the cycle and release what no longer serves me. I am excited to share this ritual with all of you. Enjoy and love yourself, learn and let go your stuff from 2017. Get ready to embrace 2018.
January 2018 is a busy month that starts off with a Super Full Moon on the 1st-2nd and ends with a Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 31st.
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While all of this energy will be kick starting the new year ahead, it will also be reminding us to bring closure to the year gone by. Boy do I need closure. I thought 2016 was bad and ready for 2017 when my whole world changed again with the loss of my father. It has been a rough 3 years since my husbands accident, I am ready to let go of it all and embrace 2018. This is my year, my families year, it is going to be amazing and so full of love, joy and peace. 
Full Moon’s always represent a time of completion and releasing, and seeing as this Full Moon falls in the watery sign of Cancer, we are being asked to cleanse and release all that prevents us from truly loving ourselves.
Cancer energy represents nourishment, intuition, and self-care, and on this Super Full Moon we will all have to tune into that softer, intuitive voice within and take care of our mind, body and spirit.
This ritual is designed to help you do just that, and will help to cleanse and release all energy that is no longer yours to carry.
This ritual will also help you to shed the dead weight of the year gone by, so you can welcome and embrace the new energies of 2018. I am ready for this! 

Cancer Super Full Moon Cleansing Ritual 2018

This ritual is best done just before showering from the 31st December to the 7th January 2018.
You will need:
  • Sage or another smudging tool of your choice
  • Jug/Bowl of water
  • Your favorite blend of essential oils (you can also use dried herbs and flowers)
Recommendations:

Essential Oil blend for letting go - Sandalwood, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Melaleuca, Thyme, White Fir and Douglas fir

Essential Oil Blend for Loving yourself - Grapefruit, Eucalyptus, Coriander, Ginger, Cinnamon, Lemon, Lavender, Spearmint

Other recommendations, The Inspiring Blend, Renewing blend and Reassuring blend. When in doubt use Frankincense. 

Directions:
First -  Light your sage and begin smudging your aura, starting at the top of your head. Wave the smoke around your whole body making sure not to forget the back of your neck and the bottom of your feet. As you smudge yourself, recite the following affirmation three times-


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“I cleanse and release all energy that is no longer mine to carry. I shed and clear myself of any pains of the past and release myself from any guilt or regrets that are weighing me down. I cleanse myself so I am light and free. I cleanse myself with light and loving energy.”
Second - Once cleansed, get your bowl or jug and fill it with water. Into the water add your own essential oils, dried flowers or herbs. To choose the perfect blend of oils/herbs etc. place your hand over your heart and say to yourself-
“Intuition please guide me to the perfect blend of herbs, flowers and oils that will lift my spirits, cleanse me of any pains and heal my mind, body and soul.” 
Then trust whatever ingredients you feel drawn to.
Third - Gently stir the water in the bowl using your finger and repeat the following affirmation nine times (feel free to write your own too)-
“I seal this water with the power of self love. I seal this water with the wisdom and power that comes from within. I am strong, I am light. I deserve to love myself. I deserve to be happy. I deserve to let go of any pains and to see the beauty in all of life. I am strong. I am light. I love myself.”
After reciting the affirmation nine times, clap loudly 3 times. Clapping can help to remove any negative energy and can help to seal the intention of your affirmation.
Fourth - Once the water has been infused by your affirmation, take it into the shower/bath with you. In your mind keep repeating- “I love you” or another powerful self-loving affirmation.
Pour the water over your body allowing it to infuse into you. Imagine it soaking away all your troubles and cleansing you so you feel loved and inspired for the year ahead. You can then shower as normal. Discard any remaining herbs/flowers in the garden or compost.
Embrace 2018 and Enjoy this Full Moon!

Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious. Image Credit Google

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Essentials & Recipes


Here is the recorded webinar, recipes from webinar are below.


Recipes from Winter Essentials Webinar, Happy Holiday's

Try this recipe in a glass of water daily for Immune Support
1 drop of Lemon
1 drop of Lavender

1 drop of Peppermint





-On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops
-Peppermint Beadlets
-DigestZen® Softgels
-Breathe® Vapor Stick
-On Guard® Toothpaste
-Serenity® Restful Complex Softgels
-Lip Balm



What are your health goals for this winter?
These products have helped me reach my goals!
My goals this holiday season is not to gain weight, no stress, enjoy the holidays and if it does not bring me Joy I am going to pass. I am going to look back on 2017 and remember what I learned and let go of what no longer serves me and get ready for a Fantastic 2018. I start everyday with all of these products and am so blessed to have them. I invite you to try them.

-LifeLong Vitality® Pack
-Slim & Sassy® TrimShake
-Mito2Max® Energy & Stamina Complex
-Deep Blue® Rub Soothing Lotion


I don’t know about you, but as the temperature drops and the days get shorter, I begin to think about warm baths, days in, and ways to slow down and show myself some love! 

I practice self-care by taking the time to play with fun DIY that I can later use myself. (That’s DOUBLE self-love if you ask me!)

Unfortunately, a lot of methods of self-care can cause harm, such as harmful chemicals in store bought bath and beauty products.

This is why DIY is the way to go! Know every ingredient, get more bang for your buck, and have fun making things EXACTLY how you want them!

I also think it is very important for you to pamper yourself. I don't know what I would do without my massages. I want you to take a moment and pick up the phone and make yourself an appointment for a massage or whatever you love to do to pamper yourself, a pedicure or whatever you like. You deserve it! 


Here are some DIY Recipes to Enjoy and Pamper yourself. 


Bath salts are incredible way to moisturize, exfoliate, supplement magnesium, AND relax. These fizzy Peppermint bath salts also give the added bonus of a fun fizzle, similar to popular bath bombs!

Instructions:
In a dry bowl, combine the salts, essential oil, and food coloring until thoroughly combined. Then add baking soda and citric acid until completely mixed together. Divide into airtight containers into however many servings you would like (I usually do 3-4).

*Be sure to store these in a DRY environment or the fizziness will deactivate.

To Use:
Pour desired amount into a warm bath and RELAX!

(Note that you can prepare these like bath bombs if you have molds. If you do not care for the fizzle, omit the citric acid and just simply mix everything together!)


Dry skin is a common complaint as the air gets cold and dry and our skin doesn’t know quite how to acclimate without ample moisturization. No fear, I’ve got a solution for you: lotion bars! They are easy to make, smell wonderful, and are GREAT for your skin.

I also recommend Wintergreen, Peppermint, Lavender, and Wild Orange!

Instructions:
-Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in double boiler
(*Tip: if you do not have a double boiler, you can place a large mason jar filled with the ingredients in a pot of shallow hot water, but BE CAREFUL)
-Stir constantly until mixture is fully melted and incorporated
-Remove from heat and add essential oils
-Pour mixture in desired container. Candy or ice trays or empty deodorant tubes work great!

Be sure to store these in a COOL environment (like the fridge) or they may melt.

To Use:
-If chilled, heat up lotion bar by rubbing it in between your hands to make application easier
-Rub desired amount in desired areas (or all over!)   

These also make great gifts!


Chapped Lips are a thing of the past with this holiday lip balm! I’m sorry, but you are lying if you say you NEVER suffer from chapped lips. Okay, maybe you aren’t lying, but you are LUCKY. Try this yummy Cinnamon Orange Lip Balm to keep your lips smooth all winter long!

Instructions:
-Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in double boiler
-Keep mixture on heat and stir until it is fully melted
-Add essential oils
-Pour mixture into small jars, lip balm tubes, or any other desired container

To Use:
Apply directly onto your lips or with your finger.


A good salve can be the base to many amazing recipes. Similar to the texture of petroleum jelly, you can customize this salve with essential oils to meet your needs.

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup grapeseed oil
-1/2 cup almond oil
-2 tablespoons beeswax
-1/2 tablespoon vitamin E oil
-5 drops each of Lavender, Cypress, Melaleuca, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus essential oils
Directions:
-Melt beeswax in double boiler
-Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted.
-Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
-Add essential oils and stir.
-Pour in container of choice and allow to set for 2 hours.

To Use:
-Apply to skin.
(I recommend the chest, bottom of the feet, or the base of the neck. I also prefer Coconut oil and Olive oil instead of grapeseed and almond.

As for customization, you could add dōTERRA® Breathe® to help maintain feelings of clear airways, dōTERRA® Serenity® or Lavender to help you rest better, or Citrus Bliss® for an invigorating moisturizer. So many options, use what you would like. 



As much as the holiday season is full of fun and love, it can also bring in a lot of stress. Stress on our bodies can make us physically ill, mentally foggy, and even, dare I say it, cranky!

Try this blend in your favorite massage oil base (or even just your favorite carrier oil!):

3 drops of Frankincense
2 drops of Ginger
4 drops of Orange
3 drops of Cedarwood

Frankincense is one of my FAVORITE oils for meditation and daily stress relief. Cedarwood is great for grounding and feeling more balanced. Orange is uplifting and makes me happy! And last but not least, Ginger plays a huge role in encouraging circulation. This combination is the perfect mix for a nice, warming, stress-destroying massage!

Or you can throw it in a bottle and it’s the perfect gift for a loved one!

Ingredients:
-15 drops of Frankincense essential oil
-15 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
-30 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil
-Glass Spray bottle

Instructions:
-Fill spray bottle with water to fill it about ¾ of the way full
-Add essential oils
-Top off with water if necessary
-Shake it up & enjoy!

*I know we may not all have the same size spray bottle, so the amount of each ingredient may be a little different for you. One thing to remember is keeping a 2-to-1 ratio for the Siberian Fir to the Frankincense and Grapefruit.

This room spray smells GREAT. At first there's a top note of Grapefruit, mingled with just a hint of Frankincense. The Douglas Fir lends an apple-like scent, and after being in the air for a little while, the Grapefruit fades to a faint sparkle to reveal a heartier base note of apple, pine, and a spicy, earthy resin from the Frankincense. You can't help but be in a good mood when you've got this magic in the air!

You can purchase aluminum spray bottles at 
Aromatools.com, sunburst.com or in bulk at essentialsbycatalina.com


I could take up all of our time just telling you my favorite blends, so I will try my best to shorten my list...

If I missed any that you LOVE, share below, please!


Frosty Forest
-3 drops White Fir
-2 drops Cypress
-1 drop Cedarwood


By the Fire
-2 drops White Orange
-2 drops Frankincense
-2 drops Cinnamon


Long Winter’s Sleep
-1 drop Cassia
-2 drops Cedarwood
-2 drops Wild Orange


Bye, Bye Winter Blues
-3 drops Citrus Bliss
-2 drops Juniper Berry
-2 drops Frankincense


Winter Chai
-3 drops Orange
-1 drop Cinnamon
-1 drop Cardamom
-1 drop Clove


Holly Jolly
-1 drop Lemongrass
-2 drops Wild Orange
-2 drops Juniper Berry
-3 drops Citrus Bliss


Fresh Snow
-3 drops White Fir
-2 drops Cardamom
-1 drop Clove


Candy Cane
-4 drops Peppermint
-3 drops Bergamot


Bright and Merry
-2 drops Lemon
-1 drop Wild Orange
-1 drop Siberian Fir
-1 drop Citrus Bliss
-1 drop Cinnamon


Warm and Cozy
-2 drops Cinnamon
-2 drops Wild Orange
-2 drops Clove


One of my favorite things to do with essential oils is cook with them. At the top right hand corner of this blog is an ebook on how to cook with essential oils and also you can click on the tab above for tips and tricks. We did our whole Thanksgiving dinner with essential oils and it was delicious. We are doing it again for Christmas and New Years. We also made some holiday treats with the oils, Lemon bars (I could eat the whole pan myself, Peppermint bark and ginger cookies. Yum 
You can go to my website www.kollettechambers.com for the recipes and for winter round up recipes click on the link below. Enjoy!


Just take a look at these recipes on the doTERRA blog: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipe-roundup-essential-oil-recipes-for-winter

I love share essential oils and my experience with them. I invite you to bring them into your home. 

Enjoy the Holiday Season! 

References and photos from Synduit.com and doTERRA.com

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