Saturday, June 27, 2015

doTERRA - Using Oils in the Home (Owie Spray)

It seems like I'm talking a lot about miss Zoey these days, but who wouldn't, look at this adorable face!

Anyways, she is my most sensitive baby, thus far, when it comes to her diapers. She always has a diaper rash, just as I get one cleared up another appears! I really have to be on top of making sure she stays dry down there. Well my solution has been the Owie Spray combo! This had been a life saver for my baby.

The Owie Spray is a combination of Melalueca and Lavendar essential oils, but I went a little bit

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Be Prepared: June - Sugar

This month we will be collecting sugar in all it's forms; from white granulated sugar to jams and honey. Sugar is most definitely a staple to have in your food storage. You need it for baking, preserving and flavor.

You're probably asking: How much sugar should I have in food storage for my family? Well I have an answer for you. I found a calculator to help me figure out how much I need for my family of 5. It has you enter the number of family members ages 7+ and ages 0-6. This is what I got.

Or course you would need to adjust this as your family grows. You should always be updating the amount of food you have stored for your family to make sure you have enough.

How to store white granulated sugar

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Be Prepared: May - Water

I know that I'm late in getting this posted but life has been a bit crazy. This month's good storage item is water. Recently I've read in the news that California is going through a major drought and the water is almost dried up in the state. YIKES!! I can't believe it, one of Earth's most renewable resources is being depleted in California. Now more than ever is the time to store water. I live in Arizona, but still the thought of not having enough water to help sustain my family and our home kind of scares me now. I started storing water a few years ago but haven't been very consistent. I have a few gallons stored in the bottom of my pantry, but it's not enough to sustain my family for a year.

There are so many different ways to store water or even collect it. I want to share with you some ideas to help you get started.

If you live in a state, or region where the average rainfall is more than 2 inches a year, a rain barrel is going to be a good option for you. There are several different sizes to fit your needs. The good thing about having a rain barrel is you can use it to help water your garden, which you should've started last month, or whenever your prime planting season is for your area.

Another option is to refill milk jugs or large juice jugs. My preference is clear, so that I can see what is inside. I label it with a date, and I store it in my pantry. You should always store your smaller water bottles and containers in a cool dark place to avoid evaporation.

You can also order small water pouches for your 72 hour kits. Or get canned water. Did you know you can can water wig a hot water bath process, like you do fruits and veggies? Yep, pretty cool, huh!?

You also want to make sure you have water purification items just in case you get caught with unclean water. You want to be able to clean it enough to drink it so that you don't get sick.

May preparedness file

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Friday, May 15, 2015

doTERRA - Using Oils in the Home (Everything but the Kitchen Sink Combo)

Ok so Zoey is coming down with something, not sure what it is yet, but little body is trying to fight. So I decide to make a combo that would fight multiple things. Here is what I came up with.

I'll explain why I chose these oils. 

Peppermint (10 drops): as a fever reducer
Frankincense (10 drops): an enhancer to all the oils
Basil (10 drops): as an anti-inflammatory and for the ears
Lavender (12 drops): for soothing and calming
Lemon (10 drops): to draw out the toxins
Arborvitae (10 drops): also an anti-inflammatory and also for its regenerative properties

I mixed them in a 10 ml roller bottle, and filled the rest with FCO.

So far it seems to be working. I'm using it in conjunction with Tylenol, b/c of her high fever.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

doTERRA - Natural Solutions Class

This past weekend I helped with my first Natural Solutions Class. Although I didn't teach, but I took notes, I helped set up and prep for the class. I wanted to share with you a few ideas of things that I did to prep for the class.

For this class we decided to have rollerballs available to buy ahead of time for the class, to generate an interest in the class. If a participant ordered a rollerball we advised that they would need to pay the day of the class. We had great success with this. I ordered the Rollerball Remedies Make and Take kit from My Oil Business. This kit had the stickers and recipes to make the rollerballs. I ordered 10 mL roller bottles, a box of 24 from Amazon. I think that I used about half the box. haha!

Next what I did was type out the recipes from the rollerball kit, so that I could had them out in the packet I was making for the class. That way they had information on how to combine oils and how much. Here is the link to the recipes. I will also be posting them in my Printables section for future reference. I made copies at Staples, so that I wouldn't use up all of my ink from home.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Recipe: Skinny Philly Cheesesteak

So in January I enrolled in Weight Watchers, for the like the 3rd time! ha! I've been doing really well. I'm 4 lbs away from my 5% goal. Whoo hoo!! Well anyways, in order to stay on track with my points I've been finding yummy recipes. This time I wanted to try to do one on my own. For dinner the other night I really wanted a sandwich, but wanted to do something different. I was looking online and then the thought hit me! Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Ya! So here is how I made it for 9 points.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich


1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1/2 onion
thinly sliced roast beef, deli meat
reduced fat provolone cheese
1 whole wheat pita bread

First you slice the veggies thin and saute them in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Stir them occasionally.

Next place the meat in a pan and warm it through, stir occasionally.

Then heat up the broiler. Butter your bread. (the sub rolls were for the hubby and son)

Then put the meat, and veggies on the bread, put 2 slices of cheese. Stick back in the broiler until cheese has melted. Now you have a yummy and easy, 9 point Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich (Pita). MMMM

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Friday, April 3, 2015

doTERRA April Promotions

It's April and that means new doTERRA promotions! Here's what's happening this month.

The Dive into Deep Blue has been extended until April 15th!! Whoo-hoo!! If you didn't get a chance to earn this, now is your chance!

The 10% product savings this month is Melaleuca. Honestly, you can never have enough of this oil in your home. Each time I order it, I get 2 bottles because I use it so much.

The product of the month is DigestZen. This is also a staple in my home. With little ones and a big kid, tummy issues always arise. You can get a 5 mL bottle of DigestZen with an LRP order of 125PV or more.

Finally the big Kahuna, doTERRA has come out with new products! Yea! The products are now available this month!

Ready to go shopping? Click on the picture below to get started.

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