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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, September 29, 2017

Diffuser Autumn Blends



Diffuser Autumn Blends
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Why diffuse?
In short our sense of smell is closely tied to the refion of the rain that controls long-term memory, hormones, respiratory system and emotions. Essential oils also directly affect the respiratory system when they are inhaled.
We diffuse in our home all the time, my kids each have a petal diffuser in there bedrooms and we diffuse every night. I have two diffusers in our living room, one in the office, one in my mom's room and another in our bedroom and bathroom. I can tell you from diffusing in my home for 9 years now, I notice the difference. The power of aroma is true and amazing. 

Which Diffusers to Buy...
Image result for doterra diffusersThere are so many diffusers on the market today. I honestly have tried so many always end up coming back to doTERRA's. they last so much longer then ones I have bought else where. By all means if your budget can not afford a doTERRA diffuer, get what you can. From my experience, doTERRA's not only last years longer, but diffuse much better. My kids will testify to that. 

Autumn Diffuser Recipes
Autumn Wake Up
3 drops Wild Orange
3 drops Peppermint 
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Wood Spice
2 drops Spikenard
3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Lavender






Autumn Zest
4 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Cinnamon
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1 drop Clove

Strolling Through the Woods
1 drop Vetiver
1 drop Juniper Berry
2 drops Siberian Fir
3 drops Douglas Fir

Autumn Traditions
8 drops Cinnamon
8 drops Wild Orange

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Recharge
3 drops Siberian Fir
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Cypress






Autumn Relaxing Blend
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
Image result for autumn relaxingWe are big diffuser people in our home, car and when we travel. We all have diffuser necklaces and we just love essential oils. My son just asked me if I would give him a foot massage. So must go tend to the family and slather them with these amazing oils that we can't seem to get enough of. Thank you doTERRA for bring the "Gift of the Earth" for us to use in our homes and lives. 



Thank you and enjoy the change of seasons, it is beautiful here in Utah and the trees are amazing colors right now. We are going for a family hike will be using the Breathe stick and the Tri-Ease soft gels to keep our sinuses clear. 
Thank you and Enjoy these blends and please share some of your own. 

Resources AromaTools Diffuser Blends, my own blends and google photos. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Basil Essential Oil & Dairy Free Homemade Potato Soup (Bacon Optional)

Basil Essential Oil & Dairy Free Homemade Potato Soup (Bacon Optional) 

Dairy Free Homemade Potato Soup (Bacon Optional


What You need
6-8 medium potatoes of choice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1-2 onions
2 cloves garlic
3 stalks celery
3 carrots
4 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
1 tablespoon thyme
1-2 drops Basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil (we used essential oil and it was amazing and full of flavor)
1/2 teaspoon cyann pepper
8 pieces bacon cooked
Handful of scallions
Salt and pepper to taste

What to do...
1. Add Diced onions, garlic, chop celery and carrots to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Sauté until onions are translucent
2. Peel and chop potatos and add to onion mix
3. Add thyme, basil, cyann pepper and stir
4. Add broth and coconut milk
5. Bring to a boil for then simmer for 20 minutes
Turn off and let cool a bit.

Then remove 3 cups and put in blender, blend and place back in soup. Stir, then Serve in bowl and top with bacon and chives. Enjoy

Other options
Sever with green salad, bread of choice, add cheese to the top or make a cashew lemon sour cream to top with, add broccoli or red peppers. So many options...Be creative and enjoy.

Great with red or white wine.

My kids loved this recipe, thought it was sweet but spicy and ate it. Definitely going to try red peppers next time. My family loves them. May add to soup or serve on the side or dice and at as a topping.

We have used Basil for health ailments as well as emotions. This is an amazing essential oil, smells good, full of flavor and lot of amazing properties


Basil Oil Product Description 



Basil is a culinary must-have in your kitchen, it has been used to enhance the taste of food across the world. Basil is part of the mint family and is great for adding a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrées. Basil oil is rich with linalool, a naturally occurring chemical, which is beneficial in decreasing feelings of tension when applied to the temples and reducing anxious feelings when diffused. Diffusing Basil oil can also help to promote a sense of mental alertness and focus, this oil has been great for me and my kids. This essential oil is a great addition to a kitchen, study area, office, travel bag, and on the go.

Where to Buy Basil Oil

To buy a pure bottle of Basil, visit my website here or click shop now on the top right hand side. To learn more visit the Basil oil product page.

When buying essential oils, it is crucial to make sure that you are receiving oils that are pure and potent. When you purchase pure and potent oils, you are allowing yourself to receive the full benefits of essential oils. Many oils available to purchase today are filled with additives and contaminants, which significantly reduce the effectivity of essential oils. doTERRA knows how beneficial essential oils can be when they are pure and have a strong potency; that is why the mission of doTERRA is to create high-standard essential oils. We produce these high-quality essential oils through proper extracting methods and CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. This protocol ensures that each batch of essential oils goes through strict tests to guarantee that the oils are potent and free of harmful contaminants, so that our customers can get the most benefit and uses out of the doTERRA essential oils they purchase. 

Basil Oil Uses and Benefits

1.    After a  day of engaging in any activity, apply a few drops of Basil oil to the areas of your skin that could use some soothing. You will experience a cooling sensation that is  relaxing to your body after an active day. Basil oil acts as a powerful cooling agent for the skin and can bring some relief when you need it most.
 
2.    Bring the flavors of Spain and Italy to your table with this delicious Basil Marinated Roasted Pepper & Manchego Sandwichwith Basil oil. Basil oil is often used to bring a fresh, herbal taste to many dishes and these sandwiches are no exception. The Manchego cheese used for this meal originates from La Mancha, Spain. This cheese has a delightful nuttiness and texture that plays well with the piquant flavor of Basil oil. Combine this dynamic duo with the flavors of marinated red peppers, arugula, and ciabatta bread and you will find yourself craving this meal again and again.


 
Image result for doterra diffuser   3.    Diffusing Basil oil has many powerful benefits and can be used to improve a variety of different situations. Basil oil has the capability to promote a sense of mental alertness and lessen anxious feelings when diffused. Try bringing your diffuser and Basil oil to work with you and then diffuse it when you are feeling tense or are at the end of a long work day and are seeking feelings of relief. If you or someone you know is having difficulty focusing when studying or reading, diffuse Basil oil to promote a sense of focus and mental alertness.

If you are looking for a great Basil oil diffuser blend, try combining Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint with Basil. This blend will not only give you the benefits of Basil oil, it will also provide you with an invigorating aroma that will positively affect your mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.
 
4.    Making your own marinara sauce with basil oil is easy and nutritious. We have been changing the way we eat and my kids love this recipe. Eliminate the preservatives of store bought sauces and flavor your favorite dishes with homemade Roasted Marinara Sauce try this essential oil recipe in your kitchen. This recipe includes a delightful mix of natural ingredients topped with a hint of Basil and Oregano essential oils that will bring a delightful kick to your meal. The whole family will love the light and flavorful touch that this essential oil recipe brings to the table.
 
5.    After a long day, what better way to unwind than with a light massage with Basil essential oil? Add Basil and Wintergreen together with a carrier oil. Use this blend and massage it onto the back of your neck or have a friend help. This blend will assist in relieving stress and providing a relaxing experience. The natural components of Basil oil will help dispel feelings of tension and act as a cooling agent for the skin.  
 

6.   I love this recipe
 Herbed Pasta Salad is an inexpensive and delicious essential oil recipe that will have even the pickiest eaters wanting more. This recipe puts a twist on traditional pasta salad with its many fresh ingredients and Basil oil dressing. No matter what the occasion may be, Herbed Pasta Salad is a crowd-pleasing dish you won’t want to pass up.
 

 
7.    The discomforts that accompany a menstrual cycle can cause intense aches and muscle cramps that can sometimes hinder normal daily activity. In order to ease some of the effects of the menstrual cycle, put one drop of Basil oil into a Veggie Capsule and take internally to help provide soothing support during a menstrual cycle. Basil oil is a powerful oil when it comes to feminine discomforts. By internally taking appropriate amounts of Basil, the oil can help diffuse the monthly unease and can assist in getting women back on their feet and enjoying their regular routines.
  
  
8. Watch this Basil Tuesday Tip-Off for a simple way to incorporate Basil oil into your cooking.


Fun Fact
In Italian culture, basil was used as a sign of love. Placing a pot of basil on a balcony meant that a woman was ready for her suitor to come. If the man arrived with a sprig of basil, then the woman would fall in love with him. Wearing basil on his person signified that a man had serious intentions for a woman he was courting.

Emotional Support
The smell of Basil oil brings strength to the heart and relaxation to the mind. This oil is also excellent for states of nervousness, anxiousness and despair.  Basil supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain. It brings rejuvenation of ital forces after long periods of burnout and exhaustion. Basil oil may strengthen the adrenals and restore the body to its natural rhythms of sleep, activity and rest. It also helpful for recovery from negative habits. Basil is indicated for those who are weary in id and body and for those in need of strength and renewal. 

Plant Description
Basil is a perennial plant that is part of the Lamiaceae (mints) family. There are many different varieties of Basil plants and they are typically grown for their leaves, which are used as herbs. These basil leaves are oval shaped and are either green or purple. The Basil leaves branch from a single stem that also produces clusters of white flowers at its tip. The leaves of the basil plant can grow up to 3–11 cm long and the plant as a whole can grow to be 30–130 cm tall.2

Chemistry of Basil Oil
Main Chemical Component: Linalool 

One of Basil’s most prominent chemical components is linalool. Linalool is a natural chemical found in a variety of plants and flowers. High linalool content in both plants and flowers has the unique ability to help relax the mind and body, especially when concentrated into an essential oil. The linalool found in the basil plant and Basil essential oil is known for its ability to reduce feelings of tension and sadness when ingested. Scientists in Mexico City recently found that linalool affects the monoaminergic system of the brain, which includes such familiar neurotransmitters as serotonin and dopamine, and the adrenaline/noradrenaline adrenergic system.* Linalool is extremely effective on these neurotransmitters because it acts on multiple receptors in this monoaminergic system. When substances like linalool target multiple receptors, they are more potent and longer lasting than molecules that only target one receptor. Because linalool supports brain chemistry balance in these receptors, it reduces sad feelings.3*  The high linalool content in basil plants and Basil oil provides a great natural solution for balancing mood and reducing sad moods. To learn more about the chemical constituents of Basil oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.

Oils that Blend Well with Basil Oil
Basil oil blends well with BergamotLavenderMarjoramGeraniumPeppermintCedarwoodClary SageGingerGrapefruit, and Lemon essential oils for diffusing. 


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.

Add Basil to your essential oil collection and in your kitchen for flavor. Enjoy!



References
1. "Basil"
5. Emotions & Essential Oils

*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.



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.

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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.