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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Finding Peace Prosperity

The call links are in green again this week.

We have been focusing our calls on changing our whiner energy to winner energy using the book The Top 10 Distinctions Between Winners and Whiners.  

Two weeks ago Allison & I challenged everyone on the call to go 3 days without being negative this included not being critical, condescending, or judgmental.  We are aware that this is a very difficult challenge for most of us.  This week on our call, Dawn shared her experience this past week as did I.  How did the rest of y'all do?  We'd love to hear your experiences too!  Dawn & I both discovered that following the exercise is beginning to smooth out the rough edges in our homes.  I know I for one will continue to work on making my energetic garden a more peaceful place.


Our product spotlight focused on the oils that can bring peace.  We highlighted both the Joyful Blend - Elevation for those of us in doTERRA - and Roman Chamomile.

Two of the recipes I shared are here on the blog.

We think of Elevation as a happy blend.  But it is also one that can help bring calm & peace as well as lift your mood.  I was surprised at all I learned about its emotional benefits.





I can't wait to try these two!

Roman Chamomile we often think of for sleep but it's properties are also important for helping us to find peace & purpose.  I never thought much about oils helping us to connect with our higher purpose - but that's what Roman Chamomile is used for by many.

The other two recipes are found in the audio files & .pdf files on Oils Mentor for Roman Chamomile.




Our next call will be on December 5th to allow everyone to observe and enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday.  Have a great week!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Essential Oil Christmas Gift Ideas

Today on our conference call Dawn, Marcia & Debbie shared how they use their essential oils to make gifts for others.  Debbie is a jewelry artisan, she make aromatherapy jewelry from both cork and clay.  She talked to us about how to make our own aromatherapy jewelry from clay today.  She suggests a simple air dry clay like the one made by Crayola. I can't wait to buy some and start playing!



And Marcia talked to us about sugar scrubs, play dough & foot scrubs.  All of these make awesome gifts!  My own kids have had a blast with the home made aromatherapy clay.   It truly is an awesome gift for a child.
Here's the recipe for the play dough that Marcia shared with us:

Basic Homemade Playdough Recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons liquid cooking oil (olive oil can be used).
Food coloring
6-8 drops essential oil of your choice
Instructions: In a sauce pan, stir the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together.
Add in the water, cooking oil, and food coloring and mix until smooth.
Turn on the heat to medium low, and stir until the mixture forms a ball.
Once the mixture has reached playdough-consistency, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for 3-4 minutes.
Knead in the essential oils of your choice.
Store in an air-tight container.


I personally want to try a few grown up versions as "Stress Relief Putty".  Can you imagine tweaking this recipe (that I found on Pinterest) with our oils instead of the spices?? YUM!


Or maybe you could make a version designed specifically for stress and use The Grounding Blend & The Calming Blend together. Or maybe I could make a version with The Protective Blend or even the Holiday Blend!  There are so many possibilities!

And here's Marcia's recipe for the Sugar Scrub:

Make a simple sugar scrub to relieve dry, itchy skin:
1 cup white sugar

¼- ½ cup liquid oil (fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond, or olive oil will 

work)
10-15 drops of essential oils (Use whatever combination you like. My
personal favorite is peppermint and wild orange.)
Instructions: Combine all ingredients. Apply to skin in the shower or
bathtub and rinse off.
Store in glass container.

Then Dawn discussed how we can use these gift ideas to become business building opportunities. Have you ever considered having a crafting class with your friends where you make aromatherapy jewelry?  Dawn suggests too that you offer free babysitting to get larger numbers.  And I suggested having the aromatherapy play dough, finger paints, and such for the smaller kids.  Then Dawn also suggested having a beading area for the older kids too.  There are so many opportunities to share the oils with this kind of idea. Can we say PARTY??




I think I need to go clean my house.. An open house/crafting day sounds great!  We can make bath salts, sugar scrubs, play dough, soaps, lotion bars, and so much more.. The biggest hurdle ( aside from cleaning ) will be deciding what to craft!

I hope you enjoy listening to the call! Have a great week & enjoy planning all the ways that you will be using essential oils in your Christmas gifts this year!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Personal Improvement Challenge & Oils to Help Release Your Inner Victim



This post is brought to you today courtesy of the Minions.  Why?  Because it's Friday, I'm wearing my Happy blend, and I just found out this week about the Minion movie coming out next summer.

Again this week, all the call links are in green!

Today on our call we continued our discussion on The Top 10 Distinctions Between Winners & Whiners by Keith Cameron Smith.  By the way, I found a FREE version of the book online this week! Or you can get it on for your Kindle app HERE.


Allison talked a lot about our energy gardens,  We know from the scriptures that we reap what we sow.  So how would your energy garden look if you were to plant it in the physical world?  Would it look like this? Is it full of despair & neglect?


Or are you creating a beautiful space that's full of peace and beauty?  Something that looks maybe a bit like this?


As I release my negative emotions and take responsibility and make more conscious choices in a positive direction, I hope that my garden looks like this one just above - full of bright, happy colors & a peaceful, happy, joyful place to be.

Allison challenged us to go at least 3 days without voicing any negativity.  That will be hard for me - I have 7 brats oops, I mean munchkins running around needing me ALL day long! But I'm accepting the challenge!  I'll be wearing out my HAPPY blend (see below) for sure!

As for the oils, we discussed some ways to restore determination, release negative emotions, clear negative energy blocks, and balance ourselves emotionally so we can help our bodies rise to a more happy place. Most of the Blends I shared come from the Book Living Healthy & Happily Ever After by Rebecca Linder Hintze & Dr. Susan Lawton.  But, I even gave the recipe for my basic HAPPY oil.  Everyone deals with the blues and anger issues from time to time, but with 9 of us in the house, it seems we have someone experiencing some kind of negative energy almost daily.  This is our go-to blend! We do change it up slightly from time to time (especially in the 10ml bottles), but these are the oils that are always in it.



Now here's something to help you smile!  I think I need some Minion stickers to go on my Happy Blend roller balls now.  (Yes, we have 3 in our house... 2 - 10ml and a 5ml.  We love it!)





I hope you all enjoy the video AND the call!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Taking Responsibility & the Oils That Can Help Us

Just a reminder - to listen to the calls, click on the colored text.  Today's call links are all green.  The other colors are different links.

Today on our call Allison started our discussion of Keith Cameron Smith's book - The Top 10 Distinctions Between Winners & Whiners.  



Today we discussed taking responsibility and shedding the victim mentality.  One of the things that I learned from this book when I started reading it over a year ago is that when things happen that are disappointing, it's okay to feel that disappointment.  Feel it, accept it but give yourself a time to be over it and then be over it.  Disappointment left to fester leads to discouragement & discouragement leads to depression.  Winners deal with their disappointment, encourage themselves & then move on.  We must take responsibility for our actions or in-actions in EVERY area of our lives - otherwise we give into that victim mentality.

Something else that I saw in the book that we didn't address is that "You can't be a winner without others.  Winning comes through UNITY".  This is especially important those of us in network marketing.  We must work together as a team.  It can be hard to work with the people in your group, but it is imperative that we make the choice to do what we can to help each others.  When you get into a situation that makes you uncomfortable, take a breath and make the choice to keep moving forward.



On the second part of our call, we talked about the oils that can facilitate us in releasing the victim mentality & taking responsibility for our situation. Specifically we discussed the Grounding Blend, Ginger & Fennel.  I shared some recipes from Dr. Susan Lawton.  You can find those at oilsmentor.com in the Audio Training section.  Just look up each oil.  You'll find even more recipes than the ones I covered.  I just shared the ones that went well with our topic.

I hope you enjoy this format and the discussion that we had today.  We will be continuing to discuss this book throughout the next few weeks, but we'll be taking breaks here and there to allow for some more fun calls & give everyone a chance to digest what has been discussed.

Don't forget too - that we have some holidays coming up so we will NOT have calls on November 28th, December 26th, or January 2nd.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Better Sleep & More on Compliance

Today's call featured a spotlight by Allison on Night Terrors and the oils that can help promote a more restful night's sleep. Allison talked about some of her client who have been successful using these oils. Specifically the Calming Blend & Bergamot together.


Have you studied at all about Night Terrors? They can be awful for the person having them and for the family. They differ from nightmares because this is an EVERY night occurrence. Often the person never awakes, but on the rare occasions when they do they can be so terrified they are difficult or impossible to console. Almost always they cannot tell you what frightened them so much. As parents they can make us feel helpless. Especially since we're often told NOT to wake the child from the disturbing situation because it can cause disorientation & even more terror and confusion.

We're supposed to wait it out. Experts tell us some steps to try and prevent it which include: reducing the child's stress, establishing and stick to a bedtime routine that is simple & relaxing, make sure they are getting ENOUGH sleep (difficult to do when there are terrors involved, DUH!), and to try not to let the child become overtired (from kidshealth.org).

For our business topic we talked a bit more about compliance.  Again, this is not something we should really worry about and unless doTERRA comes forward and asks us to share more, this will be the last time I bring it up for a while.

We discussed how we should never make any claims that a product brings a person from a state of illness to a state of wellness (that would make it a drug).  So remember, you can't diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.  The oils support, or strengthen us and then our bodies do the rest.

We also discussed how 3rd party entities cannot promote a trademarked item with a claim (that would make it a drug, remember!) with an intent to sell.  This includes our personal testimonies.  This means I need to rework my own testimony and make sure it is not claiming to take me from  illness to wellness... Which could have gotten me into trouble. Now I know better!

The 3rd party reference guides now refer to the proprietary blends by a descriptive titles.  You can contact me through the back office and I will send you a list of names & titles to make it easier for you.  I go through and mark my books with the blend names on tab dividers so I can find them easier and faster.  You may want to too.

I was going to try and post the video I mentioned in the call, but it is unlisted and we are only supposed to share it with wellness advocates.  So again, message me for more info on that as well.

I hope this compliance issue won't keep you from sharing the oils and their message of hope and increased wellness.  If you are nervous, get the Class in the Box we talked about last week and just follow the outline for it.  You'll do great!

Enjoy the call!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bonus Bucks Raffle Contest Rules

Bonus Bucks Raffle



Rules for entry:
  1. You must be on Allison King's team. We will be comparing names and numbers to those in our down line. Any entry that is not listed in our back office will be immediately disqualified. (If you are a first time hostess enrolling at your own party, be sure to enroll before participating in this contest!)
  1. You must have a qualifying LRP order (or enrollment order for new hostesses) of 100PV or more each month to be eligible.
  1. Pictures of your event with attendees present must be emailed to me: bb_raffle@hotmail.com with BONUS BUCKS RAFFLE in the subject line. Include the dates and a phone number to verify your event. Please tell us also in the email if we have permission to post your event on the blog.
  1. A maximum of 4 tickets may be earned per event. One for the presenter; one for the hostess, and each may earn one extra ticket per for personal enrollments. (A presenter may earn one for a personal enrollment & the hostess may earn one for a personal enrollment. The hostess & presenter cannot be the same person to earn all 4 tickets- in this case the maximum number per class would be two.)
  2. Each month we will award each person who purchases a Class in the Box a one time Bonus ticket. Drop us an email and tell us you did. Include your order number so we can verify. One time Bonuses can be earned also for enrolling in The Oil Games.


We hope that you have more than one enrollment at each party, but since some people seem to naturally attract more customers than others, we are capping each event this way in order to give more attention to the number of events themselves.


For the next two months as we begin to get people participating, the prize will be a $25 Visa card. We considered oils or business tools but we felt that those prizes while great, didn't reward you in a way that could benefit your family and spouses. With the Visa card, it can be used for date nights, groceries, a movie for the family, or stocking stuffers for Christmas. If the raffle takes off and we see more and more people begin to participate, we may up the ante and offer bigger prizes or more prizes each month. We'd love to be able to do $100 every month, so get your teams participating so we can do this.


We highly suggest that you purchase the Class in a Box and use it in your classes as we feel this will be an easily duplicable way for new hostesses to begin presenting their own classes. The Push/Play DVD alone will be invaluable to new presenters.


We will be using a randomizer to plug in everyone's entries. If you earn multiple entries, your name will be added to the list once for each of the number of chances you have earned.



Lastly, we must have the emails from you for you to be qualified. This contest begins November 1st. So start planning your classes now. Class in a Box kits purchased in October can count for the first round that starts in November...

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Class-in-the-Box System & our Bonus Bucks Raffle

On today's team call we covered the Class-in-the-Box System.  



Have you heard about this program?  It's an amazing system that can help brand new doTERRA Wellness Advocates to give their own presentation!  Most of the work is done for you!  it replaces the old Empower kit with a new streamlined program to helps your new team members get started sharing the oils.

We covered what is in the kit, how to give a presentation, and what is in the Living doTERRA Naturally, Sharing doTERRA Naturally, and Building doTERRA Naturally brochures.

Then we covered the Bonus Bucks Raffle that Allison & I are co-sponsoring.  



This contest will run each month for the next two months at least.  And if we get lots of participation, we will continue it & maybe even increase the prize - which is currently set at a $25 Visa Card.


We wanted everyone who participated to have a chance to win something that was not necessarily business oriented (but could be).  This is what we decided on and you can use it for anything - even stocking stuffers if you want!

I'll figure out how to post all the rules here soon, but for now, enjoy the call!