Citrus Oils

*Orange *Lemon *Lime *Grapefruit *Tangerine

What do these all have in common??? Well they’re citrus of course. Also refreshing and delicious! And perfect for Summer!

The uplifting aroma of any and all of these citrus oils make them a perfect way to freshen the home and your senses. Diffuse one or a combination, as they all blend well together, allowing your home to smell fresh while cleaning the air. Your mind will also benefit from the stimulating and purifying fragrance, while boosting your immune system.

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Nighttime Diffuse Blend

Favorite Nighttime Diffuser Blend

My favorite nighttime diffuser blend is Eucalyptus and Serenity. 

Eucalyptus because to be perfectly honest, I’m obsessed with the smell. 
The benefits are just a bonus! It helps with my allergies, relaxes me, and the scent I just find pleasant and soothing. 

Serenity because it smells like Heaven in a bottle! The hint of vanilla along with all the best relaxing oils. How can you go wrong?

Copaiba

Inflammation and pain relief

Copaiba is anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Protects the liver

Studies show Copaiba helps reduce liver damage by OTC pain relievers.

Protects the brain

Copaiba is a neuroprotective oil to aid in healing after a neural disorder.

 Acne treatment 

Copaiba helps clear up skin blemishes and acne. 

 

 Autoimmune support 

New studies show Copaiba helps regulate immune response. 

Oral health  

Bacterialstatic against Strep bacteria when added to oral preparations.

Fight infections 
Help prevent and fight infection with Copaiba essential oil. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thinker

The Focus Blend for Kids!

Thinker, the Focus Blend for Kids! Doterra’s Thinker blend is a great tool for little ones that need that little bit of extra help with concentration. And lets be honest, who doesn’t right? Even as adults, we all can use a little help from time to time.

Doterra selected the perfect combo of essential oil to assist your child with attention and focus. Containing; Vetiver, Peppermint, Clementine, and Rosemary, combined in a fractionated coconut oil base, diluted enough for a little ones sensitive skin.

  • Vetiver – Assists with attention
  • Peppermint – Helps with alertness
  • Clementine – Enhances the mood
  • Rosemary – Boosts concentration
  • Fractionated Coconut oil – Diluted for skin sensitivity

Use Doterra’s Thinker roller bottle before reading, homework, school projects, or any other time of the day your child can use a little help learning. Simply roll on the back of your Child’s neck.

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils for spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils. Essential oils are a great way to clean without chemicals! What better time to start than spring? Mix peppermint and lemon in a spray bottle with water for a refreshing cleaner to spray on countertops. Tea tree oil is great for mold, mildew, and killing those unwanted germs. Lemongrass helps get rid of unwanted smells. Put a drop in with your laundry detergent to freshen up a dingy load. Rosemary and eucalyptus also work as an air and surface sanitizer. Diffuse wild orange, or grapefruit to give your home that fresh scent of citrus. Happy spring!

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil

Grapefruit essential oil made from the rinds (peel) of the grapefruit has amazing benefits.

  • Grapefruits energizing and invigorating aroma is a mood enhancer. Diffuse for an uplifting aroma therapy experience.
  • Incorporating grapefruit in your skin care enhances the appearance due to its cleansing and purifying properties. Also known to improve the appearance of cellulite!
  • Grapefruit oil promotes a healthy metabolism. Suppressing those sugar cravings, reducing feelings of hunger, and helping to balance blood sugar.

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Calming Oils

horses and children

Calming oils

Calming oils for spirited horses, when your littlest treasures are animal lovers. You want to be sure your spirited horse is calm. Doterra’s Serenity blend is the perfect recipe for both horse and child. Keeping that calm energy to promote a safe and positive experience. Serenity contains a perfect blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Vanilla Bean, and Hawaiian Sandalwood. My horses love this blend. Offer it on your hand and let the horse smell the oil as long as it wants. You will likely see an immediate calmness as the horse makes a noticable effort to breathe it in. I also apply topically in a roller bottle on my grandchildren. Keeping them calm is just as important. Fostering that special relationship between two things I love so dearly means the world to me. I am so grateful for my essential oils! #horsewhisperer

Read more about the benefits of lavender here —-> lavender

Sensitive Horses

Sensitive horses

Sensitive horses

Do you own a sensitive horse, one that reacts to seasonal changes? Well I do! She’s a chestnut mare, need I say more? Anna (my arab) reacts to every seasonal change, allergens in the air, flies, bugs, you name it. She often gets hives which are itchy and uncomfortable. I know this because I too have allergies. We are two peas in a pod.

Anytime I see raised bumps on her, I do not panic, as I know from experience this is a common thing with her. I immediately get out my essential oils. For hives I use lavender and peppermint diluted in fractionated coconut oil. I put it in my hand and rub it directly on her hives. This also helps with the itchiness making her more comfortable. Usually by the following day the hives are smaller. I continue this until they are completely gone, usually takes a couple days. Until the next outbreak then we do it again. She sure is a beauty, but with beauty comes pain. Happy trials. 🙂

Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil

Horse healing wound with essential oils

Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil

Horse Wound Healing w/ Essential Oil. The picture does not show the true trauma of this open wound. It had already been cleaned and treated, skin pasted back together. Needless to say I was devastated when I seen my horse. And so close to her eye! How was I going to make sure this large open wound, ensuring that it didn’t get infected. Or heal too quickly. As well as safe to treat right above the eye.

I immediately looked at my arsenal essential oil, trying to select the oils that had the most gentle healing powers. Lavender is an immediate choice. Frankincense is an oil for everything, and copiaba is a great compliment to the blend.

Now considering the location, what was the best way to apply? I came to the conclusion that making a suave would be the most effective, and least chance of dripping in her eye. Coconut oil with a couple drops each of the 3 oils mentioned above mixed well.

I braided her forelock so the hair wouldn’t interfere, let her smell the suave to be sure she was ok with the smell. Horses like people have a keen sense of what they like and what they need, they will let you know. I put a small amount on the wound making sure the skin stayed as closed as possible to lessen the chance of dirt and debris interfering with the healing process.

I continued this regime every day, never missing a day. My horse depended on my consistency.  The wound seemed to get worse before it showed signs of healing, but I never gave up. I knew what these oils are capable of.  I also knew that the severity of the wound meant the healing process needed to be slow and would take time.  It began to scab, appeared to swell and get larger, however, I just continued to let nature take its corse.

After about 3 weeks I stated to notice the area getting smaller as if it was healing from the outside in.  I continued the treatment. Making sure I did not disturb the natural healing process by rubbing or cleaning too often. As long as there was not any debris in the wound I would let it be.  It continued to heal slowly. At about 30 days the piece of dead skin dried up and came off on its own. Eventually the entire area closed up with new skin and even the hair began to grow back.  This exceeded my expectations. I assumed she would have a terrible scar. However, if you were to see her today and not know of the injury, you would never suspect.  

Essential oils are amazing. Never underestimate the power of natural healing. Happy trails! 

Essential Oils for Fever

Fever reducer lavender peppermint essential oils

Essential oils for fever

Essential oils for fever. Lavender and peppermint are both cooling and effective in drawing fever out. Also relieving uncomfortable symptoms while your body works to fight the infection causing the fever. Both are safe and effective for both adults and children. Place a few drops of each in a diffuse or mix together in a roller bottle diluted with fractionated coconut oil and apply often. how-to-make-an-eo-roller-bottle