Doterra Oils

doterraI have been using oils off and on for the past 2 years. I have just started “selling” them and recommending blends to my friends and family. I am not a doctor and this post is merely and suggestion to help with some of your every day ailments not to diagnosis or treat you. If your interesting in learning more about the oils or have any further questions please feel free to email me at urbanannebags@gmail.com. If you are interesting in some samples please email also! If you know for sure your ready to buy and would like to order you can visit my DoTerra Homepage to order at http://mydoterra.com/underthebrella.

I first heard about Doterra Oils about two years ago from a friend that I knew from camp. She was using them with her young son. I had read on her Facebook that she was reading a great book. So I wrote her and asked her which book. She then told me it was Modern Essentials. I then researched the book and asked her to send me a copy. I was SUPER excited to get my oils. I have been ordering and using oils off and on for the past two years. I want to give you the readers the facts about each oil and what they are commonly used for. There are three different ways in which the oils can enter you body. You can use the oils aromatically and just smell the oils to help your condition. When using the oils aromatically you can use the oils in a diffuser and you can also place a few drops of the oil into your hands and cup them other your nose and mouth to enjoy the aromatic benefits of the oils. You can also use the topically. There are two ways in which you can apply the oils topically, neat and with a carrier oil. When applying the oil neat you are using the oil straight out of the bottle. It is recommended for some oils to use with a carrier oil because it is considered “hot” and it could burn/irritate the skin. The other way you can use most DoTerra oils is internally. You can fill an empty veggie capsule and take the oils to help various conditions. (Please be sure when using other oils you research if they are safe to take internally.) I will be reviewing each oil that comes in the Family Physicians Kit. You can purchase this kit for your own personal medicine cabinet for $125.LavenderLavender: I used lavender for several months for a good nights sleep. I would place the oil neat on my feet, behind my ears and on my wrists. I love the smell of the oil and associated it with sleep after I slept so well. Suggested uses include: diffuse or apply topically to calm anxiety, apply to irritated skin of lips, place on bottom of feet, back, or a drop on your pillow before bed, and apply to calm bee sting or bug bite reactions. Lavender calms skin irritations like bug bites, burns, and it heals skin tissue quickly.

LemonLemon: I love to carry a small bottle of lemon in my purse to add to my water when I am out to eat. Suggested uses include: add to honey to soothe a sore throat, diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood, use as a cleaner for kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances, take internally with water as a detoxifier.

Peppermint
Peppermint: I started using peppermint to help with my headaches. For me it did not work the best so I have tried other oils that have helped. I have most recently added this oil to my coffee in the morning along with some chocolate almond milk for a “peppermint mocha” taste. I really like to diffuse this oil with wild orange in my classroom. Suggested uses include: using with lemon in water for a health and refreshing mouth rinse, inhale deeply to increase alertness, add to a spray bottle with water and mist body when overheated, apply to neck and forehead to calm headaches. Peppermint also helps with sunburns, hot flashes, heartburn, cold sores, and allergies when mixed with lemon and lavender.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree): My first experience with this oil was when I received it in my physicians kit. I had heard and read so may things about how it helped with acne so I tried it! I really like to place the oil right on my acne neat. I have also add this oil along with frankincense to some coconut oil which I use as a face moisturizer at night. Suggested uses included: apply to skin blemishes and rashes, use with shampoo and conditioner for a health scalp, apply to feet after showering, swimming, or working out. Melaleuca helps skin infections, fungal infections (yeast/nail/athletes foot), eczema and diaper rash.

Oregano: I honestly have not yet tried this oil yet. I plan to try out this oil when I have an internal infection or any kind of foot fungus problems. Suggested uses include: take drops in a gelatin capsule for immune support, dilute and apply to bottom of feet as a natural defense, use internally as part of a monthly cleansing for your GI health. oregano helps with warts, skin tags, and internal infections. BE SURE TO DILUTE IF APPLYING IT TO YOU SKIN.

Deep Blue: This oil is considered a blend through DoTerra. I use this oil at least once a week. I work out on a regular basis and this oil works wonderful when applied to sore muscles. DoTerra makes a great lotion that already has this oil mixed in. I have shared this oil and lotion with several people at the gym. All are amazed how much it feels like icy hot but doesn’t have the after effects or chemicals. Suggested uses include: applying to tired or aching joints, rub on muscles before and after working out, use with a carrier oil for a therapeutic deep tissue massage. Please not this oil is only used for topical uses. Deep Blue can be used in any pains- headaches/migraines, arthritis, growing pains, etc.

Breathe: This oil is considered a blend of oils. I have not yet used this oil yet but it came in my physician’s kit. I plan to try out this oil on my sinuses and chest before going to a workout. If I come down with a cold this winter this will be the first oil I will go to and place it on my chest. Suggested uses include: apply to chest and neck to help clear lungs, diffuse or add to a humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep, apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort. This oil blend should not be taken internally.

Digestzen: This oil is considered a blend of oils through DoTerra. I LOVE this blend. When I am going through my time of the month I tried out this oil first for my symptoms of bloating. It works like a charm topically. I have had friends use it daily for their bloating symptoms from colitis. My sister is currently using this oil on the bottoms of her baby’s feet to help with his upset tummy issues. Suggested uses include: rub on stomach to ease discomfort, nausea, or motion sickness, internally take at meal time to support healthy digestion, apply to bottoms of feet to help ease digestion issues.

On Guard: This oil is considered a blend of oils through DoTerra. I have been using this oil for a LONG time. This is one of the first oils that I invested my money in. I decided a few years ago that at the beginning of the school year I would place this oil on the bottoms of my feet every night at the start of the school year and didn’t get sick at all. Suggested uses include: dilute and gargle in the morning and night as a protective blend, take in a gelatin capsule for immune support, dilute in a spray bottle to clean doorknobs, telephones, and community surfaces, diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens.

Frankincense: I was super excited to get this oil in my kit. I have always been told that when in doubt use frankincense. I have placed this oil along with melaleuca in some coconut oil to use as a moisturizer on my face. When I make mixes of oils for friends and family I always add in at least 5 drops of this oil because every little bit will help heal and boast their bodies functioning. Suggested uses include: use to clean and dress minor cuts, bites and sores, apply with Lavender and Peppermint to neck and forehead to help calm stress and headaches, apply to feet or take internally to help boast immune support, use with favorite moisturizer for beautiful radiant skin, use aromatically and topically to help list mood and awareness. This oil is good for applying to scars, preventing wrinkles, and it aides in cell repair.

I hope that this post was helpful. Let me know if there is an oil that you love and use daily!

Love and Peace

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Happy Birthday Sister #3

IMG_2021HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER #3!!! I hope you have a ‘flippin’ good birthday! I am SUPER excited to see you in just one short week. I hop your finals go well. I hope you have a wonderful day and can’t wait to celebrate your birthday once you are home!

Love and Peace

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Baby Shower for “J”

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 I am so EXCITED to share this post today. My family and I had planned to have my sisters baby shower before she had her sweet baby boy but God had other plans. I am so thankful that he was out of her belly to be passed around and LOVED on! My sister and her husband planned not to know what the baby was so we planned a gender neutral shower. Growing up she LOVED the song “You Are My Sunshine.” I thought what a great way to incorporate what she likes with a gender neutral color YELLOW! As soon as I got the OK from my mom to go ahead and plan the shower I started searching the internet. I was so excited with what I found.

FOOD!

While talking about food for the shower I wanted everything to be finger foodish (YES that is a word!) and easy. I had seen some cute veggie cups (1st picture) while spending time on Pinterest and I thought what a great and easy idea. So we went to the dollar store and picked up some cute sun stickers and the cups. My youngest sister and I cut all the veggie ahead of time and my mom made a homemade sour cream dip to add to the bottom. Along with sunshine and grey cloudy skies comes the rainbows so I thought what better way to display the fruit then to make rainbow kabobs (2nd picture) along with some LARGE marshmallows. I figured if I place something sweet on the end that more kids and adults would be interested in eating the fruit kabobs. If I was to go back I would make a rainbow on the plate but the fruit would be separate just placed in the shape or a rainbow. I found some AWESOME cake topers from Pinterest and just HAD TO place them on the cupcakes (3rd picture.) My Sister 4 and I baked both chocolate and yellow cupcakes. We did indeed make them from a box. The cupcakes were wonderful!

 

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 GUESTS:

We had a great turn out to celebrate my sister and the newest addition to our family. I took the following picture so that one day we can look back at it when  these girls are getting married and having babies. These two girls are sisters and they were Sister 2 and my sidekicks. The older one I babysat until I went off to college then came along the younger one and she was Sister 2’s other half until they were old enough to not need babysitters. This family is very dear to both Sister 2 and I. We are so glad that they were able to come and snuggle this cute baby. Who knows maybe one day they will be babysitting for Sister 2’s little man.

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Games:

My sister did not want to play the tradition baby shower games, so we searched Pinterest to find some fun and creative activities. All the guests had a great time and they made some awesome things for baby “J” to have as he grows up. Sister 4 found a fun activity where you write on the outside of a diaper so that there are funny sayings on the diapers as mom and dad are up late changing the new buddies diaper. The saying were super funny and I am sure they will bring a smile to my sister and brother-in-law’s faces changing late night diapers. 
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I was looking up game ideas on Pinterest and found this very sentimental “game.” You buy 18 birthday cards for the new baby and you ask the guests at the shower to each sign a card. For each birthday the baby will get to open up a card. My extended family all lives in the midwest so when we traveled back we had our grandma’s, grandpa, aunts, uncles and cousins all sign cards. I am so excited as baby “J” grows to see his face of love as he opens each card.

Game3

Sister 3 planned an AWESOME activity that one day baby “J” can actually use. She had suggested that we have the guests each color a page with a letter of the alphabet and then put them together into an ABC book. This will become baby “J’s” first ABC book and all that people that love both him and his mom have all had a hand in helping make it.:) Thanks for the great idea Sister 3.

Game2

I have a good friend that was due right around the same time as my sister and at her shower she had made these super cute cards in which there was hopes and wishes for the baby. I thought this was such a cute idea that baby “J” and mom and dad could hold onto and look back on with fond memories. Every guest filled out a card and even people that did not attend the shower also got to fill them out. I hope this is a keep sake from the shower the family will treasure.

Game1

The next three pictures are of the decorations and the favors made for the shower. We had several spots throughout the house in which we placed these cute sunshine looking decorations. Sister 4 and I did LOTS of crafting before the shower. We made all the jar cups in which the guests were able to take home to reuse. When I first started planning the shower because we did not know if the baby was a boy or girl I thought these Hershey’s bars would be fun to hand out. I had already finished coloring all the chocolate bars and then my sister went into labor where we found out the baby was a boy. So, instead of redoing this craft project I thought it would add to the charter of the shower to just cross out the SHE part.

Enter

Jars Chocolate

 

Sister 4 and I had such a fun time planning, shopping and crafting for this shower. I LOVED the way it all turned out. Baby “J” and mama felt loved by all the guests that came to shower them.

LOVE and PEACE

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