Need a little focus? Try this!

This is one of my favorite blends for staying on task and getting things done. It helps with ADD/ADHD, concentration, nervousness and anxious feelings, mental clarity, and is very calming and grounding.

InTune comes in a 10 ml roller bottle, and I roll it on starting from my chest, down to my belly button and back up again, then I rub it in. You have a ton of serotonin receptors in this area, and their job in part contributes to feelings of happiness and self-esteem. I physically feel a shift in my energy when I apply oils here. I also use InTune on my temples, back of my neck and across my forehead.

The main oils in this blend include Patchouli, Frankincense, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood and Roman Chamomile. The scent is earthy and uplifting.

Retail price: $46 / Wholesale price: $34.50. To order yours: mydoterra.com/indigomartini

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Self-confidence in a bottle… and no, it’s not wine!

This is one of my favorite oils, and I use it almost daily on my wrists for emotional stability, and it also promotes feelings of self-acceptance and of being ‘good enough’. It helps you to love yourself unconditionally and to let go of self-criticism and judgement.

Like all citrus oils, it has a very uplifting, energizing aroma. Bergamot has anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It’s great for fighting infectious type ailments, helping with oily skin, achy joints and muscles, alleviating stress and insomnia, and it’s a super powerful cleanser that works great for creating DIY non-toxic household cleaners. Multi-purpose for sure!

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I think you will love it!

Permission for Success Granted!

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This was the message from Tiffany Peterson‘s FB Live training this morning. You don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to be successful, or to create the lifestyle and business you love.

She was coaching us on playing small in our business, and what could potentially be holding us back.

Here’s a big one:

Fear of criticism or disapproval from friends or family, or even from people we don’t know. Really? Yes! And so what! Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s fine. Don’t take it personally, especially from someone who is not supporting you and your family, or paying your bills. Their opinion does not matter. And what others think of you is none of your business.

Once you can shine a light on what is subconsciously holding you back, you can take action to work through, around or over it.

Have your own back… and take the power back from people who may be criticising or discouraging you not to move ahead. You don’t need their approval. You’re not a kid anymore, you’re an adult, and you don’t answer to anyone other than yourself.

Stop being stingy with your gifts! Share what you got with everyone! You are an intelligent, successful, amazing and beautiful person, and don’t allow anyone to tell you differently. Even if you never heard these words from parents, family, teachers or others, it doesn’t mean they are not true.

Many of us are still operating from old negative thoughts or ‘tapes’ that have been playing in our heads since we were kids. What your parents said and how they treated you sticks in your brain, and can shape how we view ourselves and our abilities as adults. I’ve been working through some of this stuff in the last couple of days, specifically about my mother, (sorry, I said it), and I started doing the emotional work to get unstuck.

It’s not easy, and it involves tears, but I can honestly say that I feel like an emotional burden has been lifted, a sort of shift in my feelings, and I’m seeing myself now through a different lens, one that makes me really grateful and happy-ish.

Here’s the book I’m reading now: The Power Is Within You, by Louise Hay. Super powerful and it will help you on your emotional healing journey. I love that what I do is help people know that they can be successful, and they can do whatever they decide to do.

Got sore muscles? I did… but now I’m better!

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This is one of my favorite blends, as it’s used for massage and general relaxation. It also works great for sore muscles. I slipped in the bathroom yesterday and injured my hamstring, and it hurt like you know what. I have been massaging AromaTouch oil and a few others on my thigh, and it feels about 80% better, after just 1 day.

Also, the scent is outdoorsy, not flowery, making it easy to use on men as well.

I love this stuff, and I love that I had this oil on hand, so I could start self-treating my leg right away. Once you learn about the power of the oils, you’ll never want to be without them.

Emotional Aromatherapy: How to choose the best oil for you!

With dōTERRA’s new Emotional Aromatherapy kit and wheel, it’s easy to find the best oil to help you feel better. My favorite is Motivate, which helps me get to work and get it done! I love the blends, as they are so powerful and easy to use. They all smell great, and I’ve used all of them at different times. At first I didn’t think that I would need all of them, especially Console and Forgive, however, I’ve used ALL of them, and I love ALL of them.

Using these oils is super easy: They can be used aromatically, which means inhaling them directly from the bottle or diffusing with an ultrasonic diffuser. Aromatic use is the fastest way to get the oils into your system.

The other way is topically by applying directly to the skin with dilution, especially for those with sensitive skin. When using oils topically for emotional support, it’s best to start applying near your heart and go up from there. This also makes you a walking ‘diffuser’. Some of my favorite places to apply oils is behind my ears, on temples, and on the back of neck. When using the oils, a drop is a dose, so start with just a drop and you can layer on more if needed.

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The oils work very quickly, especially aromatically, so you can begin feeling relief in minutes. If you’re new to the oils and would like to try a sample, please contact me. I also have a link to my dōTERRA website on the right sidebar.

Sometimes it’s both…

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Physical and emotional… but many times it’s emotional, what’s really at the core of your issue, ailment or problem.

Last week my physical issue was related to those pesky seasonal threats and discomforts that happen in the Spring, or so I thought. Yes, I had the nose thing, stuffed up face, scratchy throat and eyes, and oddly enough, I even had one of those big bumps on my left eyelid that made my eye swollen, red, and it hurt like heck.

In my work with essential oils I use a GSR ‘scanner’ that tells me in about 3 minutes which specific oils would benefit me at that moment. Naturally I expected oils related to respiratory support, however, I was very surprised that none of the typical oils came up related to my physical symptoms, but what came up was a blend called ‘Forgive’. Interesting…

This blend assists in releasing negative feelings and energy associated with attachment, holding on, critical, judgmental, resentment, and bitterness. I started doing research.

I love the book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K Truman, and on page 228 under ‘allergies’, one of the probable feelings causing ill-ness it states: ‘Feeling aggravated by someone or something’. Hmm… And under ‘eyes: stys’ this same book states: ‘Unresolved anger towards someone’ and ‘Hanging on to feelings of resentment’. Wow!

Initially I couldn’t really see how that applied to me, it didn’t resonate. But the more I thought about it, I realized I had been having negative feelings of resentment towards several people and situations… in fact, I was upset about something that happened that day. It was starting to make sense.

I spent last Saturday evening reading, praying, meditating and journaling about what it could be, and it started to come to me, all the people and events that made me feel resentful. I chose to release all of the negative feelings and one by one I forgave all of the people I felt were at the source of the resentment. This is not easy to do, especially when you’ve had specific situations stuck in your brain for years, and especially if they relate to family members.

I was also using the Forgive oil on my pulse points, behind my ears, at my temples, and of course inhaling it.

Then an awesome thing happened: I started feeling ‘lighter’, less burdened, different, happyish… I’m not saying that the nose thing stopped running immediately, but I slept really well that night, and over the next few days I felt much better. Not saying that I’m done with the emotional work yet, but I think it’s a small step in the right direction. And that’s a big step for me.

Awareness is key, and I really didn’t realize that I had been mentally complaining about certain people and situations, and I was resentful. Whatever you think about, you attract more of it in your life, so I am really monitoring my thoughts to keep them positive. Again, not easy, but necessary.

I’m not a doctor or a therapist, I’m just sharing my experience, and I hope it is beneficial.

I’m so grateful that I have the tools, oils and insight to figure this out.