What’s the Big Deal?

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Welcome to Our Essential Health!  If you are here, perhaps you are wondering about these essential oils everyone is talking about or maybe you have some health goals or concerns for which you would like to have some natural solutions!  I’m glad you came because we can navigate this journey together!

Here you will find information, support, give aways, and answers to questions!  Of course, I certainly do not know all there is to know about essential oils ~ I am learning too ~ however, this is a great place to share what I am learning.

Looking forward to this journey with you!


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Empowered Life – Back to School!

Empowered Life Back to School

Today my daughter received her first Jr. High schedule in the mail.  Ugh!  (Next month she becomes a teenager, too.)  It’s difficult to believe she is going into Jr. High already.  It’s also difficult to believe that summer is almost over and school will start in a few weeks.

Of course, that means notebooks, pencils, highlighters, backpacks, lunch boxes, new clothes and … germs, homework, sports, new teachers … so much happens all at once! This month doTERRA is offering a FREE webinar in their Empowered Life series that’s all about Back to School.  School is an important part of our kids’ lives.  It’s exciting to know that we have the tools to support them naturally.

Click here for more details and to register!

One more thing!  If you participate in the webinar, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!  Be sure to come back and tell us what you learned.

Empowered Life

A Lifetime of Looking & Feeling Younger!

Anyone can pick up vitamins at the grocery store and hope that they contain what they are supposed to … and don’t contain what they should not have in them.  They all seem to have some kind of “seal of approval” or endorsement but, if you’re like me, you may wonder what that really means!

Not all vitamins and dietary supplements are the same. Many popular supplement brands, in fact, contain artificial additives, synthetic flow agents, chemical colorings, and even imitation vitamin compounds that your body does not recognize and cannot fully process.” (www.naturalnews.com)

As our family is looking to incorporate more natural and safe tools to keep our family healthy, one area of concern is vitamins and supplements.  It is a process to change my mindset, especially when it’s so easy to grab those stylish looking bottles on the shelf as I’m out shopping!  BUT we CAN do it!!  Let’s stay committed to living more naturally!

Do you want to boost your commitment to a healthy lifestyle with supplements that naturally support a lifetime of looking, feeling, and living younger, longer?  You may want to check out this offer!

Aug-Sept Offer

How to Earn: 

  • Sign up as a new doTERRA Wellness Advocate or Wholesale Customer.
  • Place a 100 PV enrollment order from August 1–31.
  • Opt in to the Loyalty Rewards Program.
  • Place a 100 PV Loyalty Rewards Order from September 1–30.
  • Receive a FREE doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® ($106.00 Retail Value) with your qualifying 100 PV Loyalty Rewards order.

This is a great time to get started on your oil journey and receive an amazing FREE gift!!  PLUS, if you join this month, I will also send you a FREE GIFT ~ a diffuser!

Click Here to learn more about doTERRA membership and get started today!

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Ideas for Oregano Oil!

🍃🌿 15 Uses for Oregano 🌿🍃

Oregano Oil

🌿An Immune System Boost. Take several drops in a Veggie Capsule for periodic immune support. Use essential oils for your family and boost their immune system.

🌿Keep Calm And Oregano On. Concerned about the sanitary conditions of a public place you or the kids have just walked on with bare feet? Your feet absorb more than you think. Follow up by applying one drop of Oregano and Thyme, diluted with 6-7 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Happy feet.

🌿Savor The Flavor. Put a drop of Oregano essential oil in your spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, on a roast, or any other entrée for delicious flavor. Because Oregano is so strong, you may want to put the drop first on a spoon and then use a toothpick to slowly add oil to the recipe.

🌿The Best Defense Is A Good Offense. To help keep your home clean, mix 3 drops of Oregano with water in a spray bottle and spray it in corners of the shower, sink and other damp and darkened areas.

🌿Little Italy At Home. Put a drop of Oregano and a drop of Basil in your veggie dip! Or, mix them both with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a savory bread dip!

🌿Bring On Sandal Season! Apply one drop of Oregano to 6 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil to soften cuticles and rough spots that many be encroaching on your toenail real estate. Oregano keeps impurities out!

🌿Digestive Dilemmas Abated. Oregano is a key ingredient in dōTERRA’s GX Assist, for good reason! It helps create a peaceful environment that is unfriendly to ‘the unmentionables’ that tax our digestive systems.

🌿It’s About Natural Effectiveness. Essential oils quickly go to work in your system. This year, when a change of seasons may have you down, make your own wellness blend by combining 3 drops Oregano, 5 drops On Guard, 5 drops Melaleuca and 5 drops Lemon into a Veggie Capsule. By putting the properties of these oils to work, you will feel better naturally!

🌿Warming Wonder. Dilute just 1 drop in several drops of fractionated coconut oil and massage quickly into hands and feet to help warm the body.

🌿Chase Away Whatever Is Blocking Your Lower Registers. When it comes to effortless breathing, having oregano in your system (taken with a Veggie Capsule) has the ability to clear respiratory gunk.

🌿Comfortable Exit Ramps. When your body’s waste liquid elimination systems are unhappy, it’s uncomfortable. Cranberry juice is great, but Oregano in your system can work to clear this out, clean it up and help you feel better.

🌿Target The Source of Unsightly Skin Woes. Anyone’s skin can have imperfections, bumps or feel irritated. The same properties that make oregano great for internal use are also effective as a topical ointment. Use sparingly! Oregano is potent. Dilute 1 drop to 4 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

🌿Tea Time Boost. On a cold winter day, Oregano added to an earthy, hot tea can do wonders to the body and soul!

🌿Foodborne Problems Beware. Oregano has properties that can counteract the effects of improper food handling practices, preparation or food storage. Combined with regular hand washing, Oregano has been known to be effective in contributing to the healthiness of foods.

🌿Less Is More. In nearly all applications, more Oregano is not the answer. Oregano is one of the most potent essential oils—one drop is usually all you need. When used improperly, be sure to have Fractionated Coconut Oil on hand to dilute its potency if needed.

💦✨Ready to get started with oils? I’d love to help you on your oil journey!! Go to https://ouressentialhealth.blog/get-started-with-oils/

Buy One, Get One – What?


BOGO Deals Are On the Way!

Next week, Monday through Friday, there will be daily Buy One, Get One Free deals!  This is so exciting at doTERRA only does this a few times a year!!

How does it work?
Each morning doTERRA will announce the day’s special.  It is only available that day so if you want it, go for it!  Each account will be able to order a limited number of the special.

How Can I Get these Deals?
You have several options for getting your hands on these deals!

Option #1:  Once I find out what the deal is each day, I will post it in my Facebook group.  Let me know by 8pm of that day that you want to order the special and I will add your order to my own.

(Not in the Facebook group?  >>> Click here to be added to the group <<<)

Option #2:  If you already have an account, use your account to place an order. This is a great opportunity to let your friends and family know about the deals because you can add their order to yours.

Option #3:  Now is great time to start your own membership!  For just $35 you can become a member, get wholesale prices plus other awesome perks and benefits!  And in a year when your membership renews for $25, you’ll receive a free bottle of peppermint (retails for $27) so that’s like getting your membership for FREE!  If you decide to do this, then you will have access to these daily BOGO deals too!

>>>  To Get Started, Click Here <<<

Looking forward to this exciting week!!

Essential Oils On the Go!

Having tools in our “health toolbox” is an important piece in a mom’s life.  My mom always carried pain relievers in her purse so that wherever we were she had something on hand in case one of us suddenly had a headache or other ailment.  Of course, I continued this tradition in my own purse in order to take care of my family.   Recently I’ve added a few more tools in my arsenal.

First, I added two rollerball bottles with fractionated coconut oil and peppermint ~ one diluted for adults and the other diluted for kids.  Peppermint oil, like so many others, has a variety of uses and can be a great tool for alleviating headaches, tummy aches, congestion and even cooling off on a hot day.

And second has been this awesome bracelet from Loilj.  A few drops of oil for whatever support you need for the day!

Bracelet Collage

I particularly love doTERRA’s blend called Motivate!  I will often add a couple drops to my bracelet especially on days that I really need to focus, keep moving and have a lot to accomplish.  As I’m out and about running errands or perhaps doing chores around the house, a quick sniff of my bracelet can be just the lift I need!  The other day I had already put some Motivate on my bracelet however as the day went on, circumstances were causing a lot of stress.  I knew I needed to calm myself a bit as I ran some errands so I added a drop of Lavender to the little tassel piece.  Just what this mom needed and it went everywhere with me!

As you can see in the picture, I may have ordered a size too small so I made a little extender which is working great!

How do you like to take your oils with you on the go?



Tick Repellent Spray

Tick Spray

My friend Bonnie at Essential Oils for Moms recently posted about the TICK SPRAY she made using oils. This is great!
I’ve been getting a ton of questions about a bug and tick spray. This is my first summer using oils and I found this great recipe that I’ll be using. (I also added terrashield to the recipe.)
Also, I’ll be using dōTERRA’s terrashield spray!
I have Lyme disease so I’m really concerned about ticks.
This is what I’ve found so far but I’d love to hear what’s working for you.
When it comes to the nastiest outdoor insects, ticks take all the honors! The easiest way to deal with ticks is to avoid areas where they may be found; however, it seems their habitat is expanding, so we need to be more vigilant. As always, repelling the insect is a more desirable goal than dealing with the aftermath of a bite.
Ticks dislike the following Essential Oils:
• Lavender
• Lemongrass
• Thyme

Consider this great repellent spray next time you venture out!
• 2 c. White Vinegar
• 1 c. Water
• 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 5 drops Thyme Essential Oil
• 10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
Combine and shake well. Apply to clothing, skin, and hair. Reapply every 4 hours to keep ticks away. Be sure to examine yourself when you get back inside.
If you do happen to find a tick on your body, remove immediately with tweezers or a tick-removal device. Do NOT try to smother the tick with liquid soap or Essential Oils.
Irritating the tick and making it to “let go” will cause it to regurgitate potentially dangerous toxins into the bite.

If you do find yourself in this situation, use the following recipe after removing the tick:
• 3 drops Oregano Essential Oil
• 2 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
• 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• 2 drops Cleansing Essential Oil Blend
• 1 tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil (or carrier oil of your choice)
Apply twice daily to bottoms of feet, and the area where the tick was located on your body, until all symptoms are gone. If possible, take the tick in to a medical professional to be tested for disease.


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Think About it Thursday Testimonial!


think about it ThursdayOn this Think About It Thursday I wanted to share this with you. My friend Amber from @VintageSilverLining shared a testimonial about her son’s eczema last month and the amazing results. Now, to be honest, I saw the AFTER post first and thought, “I don’t see much if anything. What’s she talking about?” Then I saw the BEFORE post! What results for just one application!

~~~ Remember to follow proper dilution when using with children ~~~



Makeover Monday – Fabric Softener

Makeover Monday

Last week we ran out of fabric softener … and our clean clothes came out smelling kind of funky.  😦  My family does not use just any old fabric softner though for 2 reasons:  First, my girls have sensitive skin.  Two, I prefer not to have our clothes soaked in chemicals and then worn on our bodies.

Thankfully I found this easy recipe to makeover my fabric softner!  Claire at everydayroots put together a natural and scented fabric softner that can be used in high efficiency machines and can be added to the drawer or directly in with your load of laundry.  Since this recipes calls for Epsom Salts, Baking Soda, essential oils and a tightly closing container, you may already have everything you need on hand!  I made mine with OnGuard by doTERRA and we all enjoy the scent!

For the full scoop (haha!) hop on over to everydayroots!


Fabric Softner Makeover updated