DIY Perfume

Did you know that you can create your own personal all-natural fragrance using doTERRA essential oils and a few household ingredients? Try this pleasing DIY floral perfume spray! 

You’ll need: 

10 drops Whisper
10 drops Citrus Bliss
10 drops Lemon oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang oil
1 tablespoon witch hazel
¼ cup water
Small glass spray bottle

To make: 

Add the witch hazel and water into your spray bottle and shake to mix. Add your essential oils and shake again. Your perfume will last one to two weeks. Refrigerating your fragrance can make it last longer. 

Feel free to experiment with other oil combinations to make your own personal scent!

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Fall Potpourri

When Fall rolls around, most of us head right to the Apple Spice or Cinnamon for our go-to air freshner. Step out of your comfort zone this season with this sophisticated all-natural potpourri! 

You’ll need:

Orange peels
Dried apple slices
Cinnamon sticks
Bay leaves
Vanilla sticks
Cloves
doTERRA On Guard
doTERRA Ginger
doTERRA Cinnamon Bark

To make:

Put all of your ingredients into a bowl or container. Add 3-5 drops of essential oils to the top of your potpourri. Freshen it up with a few drops of oils as needed if scent fades.

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Peace Love and Oils

In honor of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary, we’re celebrating doTERRA style! Woodstock was all about getting all kinds of people together to enjoy three days of peace and music in a time when our country was at odds with itself. Here are our favorite oils for inducing feelings of peace and love!

Featuring elements of Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang Flower, Frankincense Resin, and Clary Sage Flower, Peace essential oil fills the room with a calming, peaceful aroma. It promotes feelings of reassurance and contentment. You can add a few drops to your diffuser at night to help encourage sleep or apply to the bottoms of your feet to calm restlessness.

Often referred to wearers as “Liquid Love”, Whisper essential oil is composed of Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, flowers that are regarded as precious by those in the essential oil and perfume industries. The fragrance of this oil combines with each individual’s body chemistry to create a unique and personal fragrance. You can apply this oil to your pulse points such as the back of your neck and wrists as a fragrance. To enjoy a sense of calm throughout the day, simply put two drops in the palms of your hands and rub onto your clothing. This might be particularly pleasant on a scarf.

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OnGuard Pumpkin Smoothie

It isn’t quite cool enough for hot cocoa, but as the temperatures drop we can’t help but get the Fall feels! Try this delicious and immune-supporting pumpkin smoothie!

You’ll need: 

1 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup vanilla yogurt
2 frozen bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
2–3 drops doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
1 cup ice

To make: 

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until mixture is smooth. Feelin’ fancy? Top your smoothie with whipped cream and just a touch of cinnamon. YUM!!!

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doTERRA OnGuard Pancakes

There is the constant battle for balance when the school year begins. Mornings are often hectic with sharing the shower, getting homework in the backpacks, finding shoes, etc. It is tempting to pour a bowl of cold cereal and call it good. However, sugary cereals don’t really hit the mark when it comes to a nutritious breakfast. Give these protein-packed pancakes a try. They’re loaded with calcium, magnesium, and all kinds of flavor!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Canola oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 drops doTERRA OnGuard essential oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-4 drops doTERRA Cinnamon Bark essential oil

To make:

In a large bowl, smash the bananas. Add in the yogurt, oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, and doTERRA OnGuard essential oil. Combine well and set aside.

In a separate large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, oatmeal, nuts, sugar, salt, and doTERRA Cinnamon Bark essential oil.

Next, stir the wet mixture into your dry mixture until combined. Mixture will be lumpy.

Cook on medium heat until cooked through and top with syrup, peanut butter, or whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!

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Back to School Focus

Like adults, children sometimes have trouble focusing. For one reason or another, our brains just simply refuse to do what it needs to do so that we can complete tasks. Luckily, there are a few things we can do to give the ol’ noggin a hand.

Create a routine – Do you kids need a little break after school before they can focus on homework? Give them a set period of time for either playing outside simply kicking back before they dive back into the books.

Reduce distraction – Some people can’t focus in a messy environment. Others need complete silence. TV and mobile devices can also create a “noisy” atmosphere. Help your child figure out what works for them and create a space that will help them focus and do what they need to do.

Incorporate essential oils – Teachers have actually began utilizing doTERRA essential oils and diffusers in their classrooms. Eucalyptus oil has been found to help clear the mind during exams. Douglas Fir oil can help increase focus. Something about Spearmint oil has been proven to invigorate the mind. Lavender oil is handy to help create a calming environment.

Take a cue from your children’s teachers and set up a diffuser in their workspace. You never know until you give it a go!

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Sleep Like Babies

Summer is over, folks! Kids are back in school and it’s time for the whole family to get back into a set routine. Sometimes this is easier said than done. One of the toughest parts about going back to school is reestablishing a bedtime. 

Sleep has a huge impact on our health. Inadequate sleep causes changes to ghrelin and leptin, the hormones that regulate the body’s energy balance. Even the slightest sleep deprivation (or a night of crummy sleep) can affect our mood, ability to focus, etc. According to studies, twenty-one percent of adults reported experiencing more stress when they didn’t get adequate sleep. Our children can experience the same stress when they don’t get adequate sleep. 

To help get your family back on track, try the following:

Establish a consistent schedule – Have everyone get up at the same time and go to bed at the same time daily, including weekends. Letting kids stay up late on Friday or Saturday may seem harmless, but it can throw them off for the following school week. 

Have a bedtime routine – Doing something like taking a bath or reading a book before bed can help calm the mind and get the body in the mood for a good night’s rest. 

Mix in essential oils – Products like doTERRA Serenity, a blend of essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, can support a restful sleep when used aromatically. Applying doTERRA Lavender oil to the soles of our feet can also help encourage some zzzzz’s. 

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Green Tea Peppermint Scrub

Sugar may not be great for our diets, but man, is it good for our skin! Sugar is a natural abrasive that gently removes dead skin cells from the face, lips, and body. Add a touch of doTERRA Peppermint essential oil to really refresh those tired and clogged pores!

You’ll need:

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp Matcha Green Tea powder
1 tbsp green tea leaves
1/2 cup coconut oil
2-3 drops doTERRA Peppermint essential oil

To make:

In a large bowl, mix the sugar, matcha powder, and green tea leaves. Next, add the coconut oil and peppermint oil. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month (or up to 2 months if refrigerated).

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DIY doTERRA Air Freshener

Some store-bought air fresheners can leave your home spelling a little on the chemically side. On the other hand, doTERRA essential oils are completely safe and nature to keep your home funk-free and smelling fresh. All you need are oils and baking soda!

What you’ll need:

¼ cup baking soda
Piece of cloth (big enough to fit over the mouth of the jar)
Small mason mar with the jar band5–6 drops favorite essential oil (we like Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, doTERRA On Guard®, or Purify)

To make:

Put the baking soda into the mason jar and add 5-6 drops of your doTERRA essential oil of choice. Place the piece of fabric over the mouth of the jar and seal with the jar band. Give it a light shake and enjoy!

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Summer Foot Scrub

Our feet can get wrecked during the warm Summer months. The warm air can dry out our skin and walking around barefoot can leave our feet rough and calloused. Try this luxurious homemade doTERRA foot scrub to pamper your tired and rough feet. Your toes will be sandal-ready in no time!

You’ll need:

  • ½ – ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ – ½ cup epsom salt
  • 1 cup oil such as fractionated coconut, olive, jojoba, or sunflower oil
  • 8 – 16 drops of doTERRA essential oils (possible combinations include lavender and peppermint, rosemary and peppermint, bergamot and sandalwood, and bergamot and ylang ylang)

To make:

Mix sugar, epsom salt, and your choice of oil until well blended. Add essential oils, alternating oils one at a time if you’re using a combination. Ensure ingredients are mixed well. Transfer mixture to an airtight container for storage. Use as needed to treat your feet!

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