Essential Oils

Spikenard? What did you call me?!

Spikenard essential oil.  Am I the only one who finds this name funny-sounding? At first it made me think it sounded like an insult.  But now after recently watching some reruns of The Office, I can’t get Andy Bernard’s nickname “Nard Dog” out of my head.  Think of this as the oil that can calm…

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3 Easy Things You Can Do with Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Spotlight on Frankincense Essential Oil Frankincense is known as the King of Oils.  A saying that you’ll hear a lot is… “When in doubt, go with Frank.” What does that mean exactly? Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the Boswellia tree. Because the components in the oil contain ingredients from four…

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Mosquitoes are NOT my friend. What about for you?

Mosquitoes are NOT my friend! In general, I don’t like to use the word “hate”.  It’s negative, feels bad, and is typically used in an over-dramatic way.  But I do hate mosquitoes.  I really do.  And they really, really like me.  It’s not a reciprocal relationship. Do a google search on “benefits of mosquitoes.”  It’s…

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Natural Deodorant. It can be done!

Wondering how my natural deodorant transition is going? If you missed my post on natural deodorants a few weeks ago (Click here to see it), I will recap briefly for you… Switching away from an aluminum-based antiperspirant to a natural deodorant was my final frontier of getting toxic products out of my house and off…

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Want to see which oils get to go with me?

Travelling with Essential OIls

Want to see which oils get to go with me? I take oils with me wherever I go.  Yesterday I was packing for a long weekend trip and thought I would show you my travelling doTERRA oils.  These might change per trip, but here are my go-to’s this time. My zipper roller case holds 12…

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You want me to detox what? Are you kidding?

You want me to detox what? Are you kidding? Okay, yes, we are really going to have a talk about armpits. A.k.a. axilla, underarms, pits, whatever you want to call that area. About 4+ years ago, I went on my “I’m finally going to get rid of all the toxins in my house” mission. Removing…

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Here is one easy way to lift others

Let’s talk money. We hear a lot of discussion in this country about “The 1%” regarding distribution of wealth. (Now please know that I am not going into a political discussion here. I have a rule that no one is allowed to discuss politics in my clinic because it is such a huge trigger for…

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doTERRA Seminar Highlights

doTERRA’s 2018 Regional Product Education in Chicago Last Saturday, I attended doTERRA’s product education seminar in Chicago and was quite impressed.  I cannot possibly share everything or this post will be a mile long, but here are some of the highlights that might interest you… Co-Impact Sourcing: We’ve talked about their Co-Impact Sourcing in classes…

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Five Paths to Progress

Everybody is different.  Progress in health shows up in different and sometimes unpredictable ways.  This applies to acupuncture as well.  What makes it unpredictable is that while we have the same body parts and the same basic physiology, we all have different influences on our health – different lifestyle habits, different food choices, different childhoods,…

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