My journey in life as a stay at home mom of three, building a career and being a caregiver to my mother and husband after a horrible tragedy. Balancing life and the journey of tragedy, love and faith, family connection and healing physically and mentally. Contact me on the Weekly Essential face book page or feel free to email me if you would like to know more if you are looking for support and a lifestyle change, how to survive the unexpected in life and how to love yourself and life again please book an appointment with me or email me at kollette@weeklyessential.com. Facetime and Skype appointments available as well. Essential oils not only changed my life but helped me be prepared for the unexpected and they were and still are a great tool for my family and I both physically and mentally.


Monday, December 9, 2019

Winter Essentials DYI


As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, I begin to fantasize about warm baths, cozying up, and ways to slow down and show myself some love with fun and easy pampering DIY.

Wondering why DIY when it’s so easy to order things online? Well, a lot of methods of self-care can cause harm, such as (often hidden) harmful chemicals in store-bought bath and beauty products.

This is why DIY is the way to go! By doing it yourself, you know every ingredient, get more bang for your buck, and have fun making things EXACTLY how you want them!
dōTERRA® has a wonderful DIY blog: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy.
I’m also going to share a few of my favorites that I know you will love, too!


I have a fantastic neck wrap tutorial that can help soothe sore muscles while enhancing relaxation with the aromatherapy benefits of your favorite essential oils!

There are a few ways to make the wrap, and if you’re making the easiest one, you’ll need a tube or dress sock, 3 cups of flaxseed or rice, and your favorite 
doTERRA essential oil(s).

It’s quite easy to make… simply pour the flaxseed or rice into the sock and tie a knot at the opening of the sock! To use, place in the microwave for two to three minutes and add two drops of your preferred essential oil. (Try Peppermint, the Holiday Joy blend, or the Cheer blend!)


Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! These Bath Salt Ornaments can be personalized to the receiver with their favorite scents AND they are quite easy to make!

- Clear, round ornaments
- 1 cup of Epsom salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornaments)
- 5 - 10 drops of doTERRA essential oil(s)

1. Mix the desired amount of Epsom salt in a bowl and add some skin-safe colorant if desired.
2. Add dried herbs or flower petals to the mixture for color and added aroma.
3. Add the essential oils of your choice and mix well.
4. Add the bath salt to the ornaments until full.
5. Once full, put the top of ornament back on and decorate if desired.
6. When ready to use, add the desired amount to a warm bath and enjoy!
Again, the credit goes to the dōTERRA DIY Blog! https://bit.ly/2yn43hO
Who do you know that would love some personalized pampering?


This room spray smells INCREDIBLE. At first, there's a top note of Grapefruit, mingled with just a hint of welcomed Frankincense. The Douglas Fir lends an appleyness, 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!
- Grab your Frankincense, Douglas Fir, and    Grapefruit essential oil.
- In a glass spray bottle add water, 15 drops of Frankincense, 15 drops of Grapefruit, and 30 drops of Douglas Fir.
- Shake the bottle of spray.
- Spritz the room until your heart’s content!

Note: Depending on the size of your spray bottle you may wish to use more or less, but make sure to keep the ratio of twice the amount of Douglas Fir to equal parts Frankincense and Grapefruit.
The original spray can be found at https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-holiday-room-spray
Are you thinking Frankincense, Douglas Fir, and Grapefruit? Or will you use something similar like Siberian Fir or a touch of Clove? (Remember, you can customize EVERYTHING with essential oils!) The Holiday Joy and Holiday Peace blend are great around Christmas time. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Melissa ~ 20% off in December


Melissa Officinalis

One of the rarest of doTERRA’s essential oils, Melissa has a wide range of benefits and uses. In particular, it provides powerful support to the nervous and immune systems and promotes healthy cellular function.*


  • Add Melissa to your daily moisturizer to rejuvenate the skin.
  • Take one to two drops internally to promote a healthy immune response.*
  • Take two drops internaly to promote healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range.*
  • Apply a drop under the tongue and swallow to support cellular health.*
  • Diffuse at night to lessen feelings of stress and create a relaxing environment.


What Is Melissa Essential Oil?

Melissa, also known as lemon balm, has been used as part of traditional health practices in Europe for over 2,000 years. It was used to support cognitive health, calm the nervous system, support digestive health, and promote healthy immune function.* The emperor Charlemagne is said to have ordered melissa grown in the herb gardens in his empire. The melissa plant has one of the lowest yielding oils, which means it takes the most plant matter to produce a bottle of oil, making Melissa essential especially precious.

What Is Melissa Oil Used For?

Melissa oil contains the chemical constituents citral, germacrene, and beta-caryophyllene, all of which are supportive to the immune system.* Experimental research suggests that citral has internal cleansing properties that may help support healthy immune system function when needed most.* When taken internally, Melissa helps support healthy immune response.* It also provides antioxidant support.*
Like Frankincense, Melissa is supportive of cellular health.* The citral content in particular, supports healthy cellular function in the nervous system when taken internally.* Take a drop of Melissa under the tongue every morning to promote healthy cellular function, support cognitive health, and soothe the nervous system.*

What Does Melissa Oil Smell Like?

The fresh, herbaceous aroma of this essential oil is calming and soothing. Diffuse or rub on your chest to lessen stress and promote emotional well-being. It can be especially helpful at night to promote feelings of relaxation and help encourage a restful night’s sleep. Mix Melissa and Lavender essential oils with fractionated coconut oil for a massage blend to calm the mind and body.

What Else Is Melissa Essential Oil Good For?

Melissa also has surface cleansing properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify surfaces in the home and is especially helpful in the kitchen. Add a few drops to a spray bottle of water to create a simple cleaning spray. Melissa has a soothing effect on the skin. Add it to your moisturizer and apply daily to rejuvenate the skin.

Information from doterra.com. *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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Getting Motivated

It has been a while since I have written, life happens and I was spending time and taking care of my mother the last stages of her life, My sweet mother passed away in May 2019. The things that happen in life and so many emotions and so much going on. It has been hard for me to get back into writing. I love to write and thought how can I transition back into it. It has been a struggle. 

 Then I remembered to use my essential oils and I got my motivate blend out and diffused it and put the roll on next to my computer and started using it. When I started using the Motivate blend, I laughed at myself. You are being silly, just sit down and write. The Motivate Blend was the push that I needed. 

I am so grateful for this blend. 

I have been diffusing the Motivate the last three mornings and I have gotten a lot of things crossed of my list. Here I am, writing, and it feels so good. Let me tell you more about this blend.  

The Motivate Blend is a wonderful blend for emotional support to help support emotions on anyone who is struggling to get moving again. We all have been through hardship or know someone who has from getting homework done to get going when you are down or you are on an emotional roller coaster and can't seem to get off. Let me invite you to try this blend. 

Need a push to get motivated....The Motivate Blend is a great place to start. 

The information below is from doTERRA blog, great information. 

doTERRA Motivate Product Description
If you’re experiencing stagnancy in your life, or have found yourself with little inspiration, minimal confidence, or greater pessimism, take time to make a change with doTERRA Motivate and propel your life in the direction of creativity and purpose. doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend is formulated with mint and citrus essential oils that inspire the senses, allowing you to tear down the demotivating road blocks that stand between you and your potential. Whether you need motivation to clean your room, start training for a race, or pick up your paintbrush again, doTERRA Motivate blend can support you with the courage and confidence to replace a pessimistic outlook on life with an optimistic one full of possibilities. 

To Learn more about Motivate visit 
doTERRA Motivate Encouraging Blend product page. 

doTERRA Motivate Uses and Benefits
  1. Too often, feelings of worthlessness, apprehension, and weakness can cloud thoughts and limit potential. When you feel these feelings start to weigh on you, use the doTERRA Motivate blend topically or aromatically for a boost of positive emotion. doTERRA Motivate oil blend can promote feelings of confidence, courage, and belief and will help you become a more positive and more inspired you. 
  2. If setbacks and disappointments have you down on yourself or are starting to have a discouraging effect on your emotions, it may be time to regroup and restore you to a more positive outlook. In times like these, use doTERRA Motivate as an encouraging companion to steer you away from negative emotions. doTERRA Motivate will help counteract the damaging emotions of doubt, pessimism, and cynicism. 
  3. In need of a boost of confidence before a performance or speech? Here’s a little essential oil tip specifically for those moments. Simply apply doTERRA Motivate oil blend to a shirt collar or a piece of clothing that is close to the face, and the blend’s aroma will give you the self-assurance you need to perform your best. 
  4. When working on a long paper for school or spending hours on a project, add one or two drops of doTERRA Motivate blend to the diffuser of your choice and diffuse. This fresh and minty blend will help you stay motivated and determined so that you can complete your projects. 
  5. Once you’ve taken the step to get up and press forward, continue to use the doTERRA Motivate essential oil blend to encourage and motivate you in your endeavors. If you are a part of sporting events or other competitions, apply doTERRA Motivate oil to your pulse points before participating. This will give you a positive surge of confidence that will assist you in doing your best.
Chemistry of doTERRA Motivate
doTERRA Motivate is formulated with a blend of citrus and mint essential oils such as Yuzu, Clementine, and Peppermint. These oils come together to create a chemical profile that is high in monoterpenes and monoterpene alcohols, which contain uplifting and toning properties. If you would like to learn more about the chemical backgrounds of other aromatherapy oils, visit the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy page. 

Key Ingredients
  • Peppermint Plant
  • Clementine Peel
  • Coriander Seed
  • Basil Herb 
  • Yuzu Peel
  • Melissa Leaf
  • Rosemary Leaf 
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant 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.
Quality Matters
Something unique to doTERRA essential oil blends is their composition. All essential oils blends from doTERRA are made up of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils. When oils are classified as CPTG®, they have passed the CPTG protocol, which involves a series of rigorous tests that assess the purity, potency, and quality of each batch of essential oils. When you purchase a blend from doTERRA, you can be confident knowing that the essential oil products you receive are pure and potent, and ready to meet your needs.

The purity and potency of an essential oil is crucial to its effectivity. These qualities are so critical because when essential oils are filled with filler substances and impurities, as many oils on the market are, their quality and effectivity are diminished. However, when oils are pure and potent, they are able to work properly and effectively to enhance well-being. 
I hope you enjoy this blend as much as I do. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Weekly Essential: Essential Thanksgiving Recipes

Weekly Essential: Essential Thanksgiving Recipes: I am so excited to share these recipes. I just love doTERRA's living magazine, the articles, recipes, idea's and education. doTERRA...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Calming and Centering October Full Moon Ritual

Photo Taken By Kent Chambers
This ritual can be done anytime between October 24th and November 4, 2018

Calming and Centering Ritual - October Full Moon Ritual

CALMING and CENTERING FULL MOON Ritual. The Full Moon in October is the the Taurus Full Moon which falls on October 24th, this full moon is going to help us to find our strength. This is the strength that comes when we align with our center and remain calm and open, even in situations that are volatile or difficult.
This Full Moon is not necessarily going to conjure up challenges for you, but it may highlight and expose your triggers and you could find yourself feeling off balance or out of sorts.
As an Earth sign, Taurus energy wants us to be grounded and stable, it wants us to be strong so we can build and create towers as tall and as magnificent as the sky. Essential oils for Strength are Frankincense, Cedarwood and Rose.
Doing this ritual is going to get those energies flowing of the Taurus Full Moon. It is also going to guide you to find your calm and align with your center with yourself. 

Full Moon Ritual for Calming and Centering

This ritual is best done right after a shower or a bath, it can be done morning or night. The energies are strongest for this ritual from October 21- November 4, 2018, however you can do it anytime that feels right for you. 
You will need:
·         Smudging Tool of choice
·         One Candle
·         Handful of Leaves or flowers, dried or live
·         1 Piece of Paper and a Pen
·         Essential Oils

1. Begin by smudging your aura and surroundings using the mantras below. As you smudge your aura recite the following-

“I am cleansing myself light and free. I am cleansing myself so I can be me. I am cleansing away the struggles of my past, I am cleansing and opening my heart. My heart is now open and I am aligned. My heart is now open and I am aligned.”
As you smudge your surroundings recite the following-

“I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. Only positive energy may enter this space. I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. It is safe for me to dwell here, it is safe for me to call this space home. My home is cleansed and I am renewed. My home is cleansed and I am renewed.”

2. Next, start by putting a few drops of essential oil of choice in your diffuser. . I really like earthy oils for this ritual, like Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Arborvitae, Douglas Fir, Siberian Fir, Cypress.  But you can use whatever you have on hand. Light your candle and place it on the floor or on a table in front of you.

3. Take your piece of paper and draw either a triangle, circle or heart on it. Choose whichever symbol speaks to you the most. To help you with this choice, triangles represent the mind, the body, and the spirit. Circles represent wholeness or completion, and hearts represent love. If you wish, you can also draw another symbol that has special meaning for you.

4. Place your candle on top of your symbol. Try to place the candle so it is in the middle of the symbol. Take your leaves or flowers, and place them around the paper so it looks pretty. (Part of ritual work is the beauty of it too!)

5. Take a deep breath to settle yourself. If you are sitting at a table, be sure that your feet are flat on the floor. If you are on the floor, try to sit up cross-legged so you feel rooted and connected to the ground.

6. Place your hands over your heart center. You can also place them over your belly. Again, just use your instincts as to where you are going to place them. Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths here.
7. Now take one of the flowers/leaves in your left hand with palm facing up. Look at the leaf/flower and repeat the following three times- 

“The energy of mother earth guides me as to what I need to release.”

8. Now take your hands in prayer position so the leaf/flower is wedged between both hands. Close your eyes and breath deeply here. Repeat to yourself the mantra again as best as you can remember.

9. Still holding your leaf/flower, stand up and shake out your body. As you shake imagine you are releasing and letting go of any anxiety, any frustrations, any pains, any hurts. Just stand up and shake it all out. Keep shaking and moving your body until you feel released and cleansed. Trust that mother earth is helping you to release whatever it is that needs to get out of your body.

10. Sit back down. Take your leaf/flower that’s in your hand and exhale into it. Imagine exhaling the last of any anxieties, frustrations or hurts. Just blow it all out into the leaf/flower- it can handle it!

11. Place that leaf/flower off to the side and pick up another one. Hold it in your right hand this time with palm facing up. Look at the leaf/flower and repeat the following three times-

“The energy of mother earth supports and nourishes my soul.”

12. Once again, bring your hands to prayer position. Close your eyes and take 9 deep breaths. 9 is the number of completion. On your 10th inhale open your eyes, look at the leaf/flower in your hand and imagine inhaling beautiful, supportive energy from mother earth. Imagine that breath coming into your body and supporting and nourishing your soul.

13. Place that flower/leaf off to the side with the other one you just used.

14. Now gaze upon your candle, and with hands in prayer position repeat the following or feel free to say whatever you feel in the moment-

“I call on my highest spiritual guides and angels to help me stay in my center and stay in my calm. I know that mother earth is always guiding and protecting me and I thank her for that. I thank you all divine spirits who have joined me in this ritual today and have aided and supported me on my journey so far. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

15. Blow out the candle. You can keep the symbol, candle and the leaves/flowers as decoration on your altar, or you can discard the flowers/leaves in the garden and recycle the paper- whatever you wish.

For the two leaves/flowers that you worked with during this ritual, be sure to bury them in the garden, drop them off the top off a hill/building into the wind, or toss them in the ocean as soon as possible after completing this ritual.

Enjoy the Full Moon!

Source/Inspired: Forever Conscious. Image Credit Kent Chambers and Google 
**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.