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Friday, April 4, 2014

Juniper Berry & Commitment

Today on our team call, Nicole spotlighted Juniper Berry & did an amazing job!  I knew Juniper was good stuff, but wow!  It can be used to help so many things!

Here's an infographic from last year's convention.  Please remember to use caution!  And only use doTERRA oils internally!

Also, be aware that Juniper Berry is only available in a 5ml bottle - but its not a bad price...

For our business topic, I spoke about Commitment.  

I love this quote!  Are you committed to becoming the person you want to be?  Are you committed to giving 100%?

You can listen to the call HERE.

If you like what you hear, please drop us a comment!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lime and Why You Need a "Why"

Ok, guys, it's Tuesday & I still haven't got most post up for last Friday's team call.  I must be a slacker or something! LOL!

No it's just really been that busy around here.  So here goes!

We discussed Lime oil last Friday & it has a lot of uses like its cousin Lemon.  For the most part they can be interchanged.  Now I love the smell of Lime... but I like the taste of Lemon better!  But for all that, I need to learn to utilize Lime a bit more often.  Here's an infographic that explains some of the things Lime can do to help your body.

Then after the product spotlight Dawn shared Why we need a "Why" & how it can help us. I love this infographic on what your why can do for you.

Once we know our why, the how becomes a whole lot easier.

You can listen to the call HERE.

Maybe this week I'll get it posted a little faster... No promises though!  I love being this busy with doTERRA!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Elevation & Getting Ourselves Trained as Wellness Advocates

Wow! Our page is really becoming popular!  I hope you'll all take a minute once & a while & leave some feedback on your favorite posts! 

Today on our team call, I was having some biological difficulties!  But, Nila did a great job teaching us about Elevation essential oil.  It's also known as the Joyful Blend!  I found some infographics online and thought I'd share.
From Tamarah Bartmess @

From Kimberley @

For our business topic today we discussed the importance of tuning in to the training opportunities we have available. As doTERRA Wellness Advocates, we have been blessed with the opportunity to share not only the oils, but a way of life, with everyone we come in contact.  I encourage everyone to take theses opportunities & become the best Wellness Advocate that you can be.

You can listen to the announcements, the product spotlight, the business topic, and our discussion HERE.

And again, I apologize profusely for those "biological" difficulties I mentioned earlier!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bergamot & Developing Ourselves

The team call this week focused on Bergamot for our product spotlight.  It's a pretty amazing oil.  However, it comes with a warning:  It is photo-toxic & can cause serious issues when exposed to sunlight.  Please wait at least 12 hours before being in the sunlight after applying it to your skin.

Here's an infographic that shows some of the uses of Bergamot:

For our product topic, Julia discussed the importance of personal development.  She quoted one of my favorite authors & speakers on network marketing, Jim Rohn.

We need to learn and grow every day.  If we don't develop ourselves, we can never become what we want to be.

Don't give into self-imposed limitations.  There self-imposed limitations are what keep us from growing.  What are these? Some of these might be:

1. Procrastination
2. Blame
3. Excuses

These are just a few.  I'm sure there are many more.
Another Jim Rohn quote that goes along with this topic is:

I hope you'll take some time to listen to the call.  Julia did a fabulous job teaching us about why personal development needs to be a big part of our lives.

You can listen HERE.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Citrus Bliss Popcorn

At tonight's event, I made Citrus Bliss popcorn.  It was heavenly!  Sheer bliss!  It was definitely worth the effort & I'll probably be asked to make it again by my children (who felt they didn't get enough after sharing with the class!).

We used a popcorn ball recipe - but it had been so long since I'd made popcorn balls & I was rushing that we ended up just making it  like caramel corn.  But I'll share the recipe here.

Citrus Bliss Popcorn
18 cups popped popcorn
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup water
2 tsp. distilled white vinegar
2 tsp. sea salt
1 stick of butter, cut in pieces or pre-melted
8 drops of Citrus Bliss essential oil

Coat a large heat proof bowl with butter or cooking spray.  (Mine was stainless steel, so I didn't worry about it.) Place the popcorn in the bowl.

Place the sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar & salt in a pot and stir to combine.  Bring to a bowl over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. I should have boiled it to 260 degrees Fahreheit for popcorn balls (my intention) but I was impatient and I think it made it to about 250. Remove from heat and add the butter.  I stirred the butter completely into the mix and then added 8 drops of Citrus Bliss to my spoon & stirred it really well.

Then I drizzled the mixture over the popcorn & began to toss it with 2 spoons.When it's thoroughly coated, allow to cool for 3 minutes if your making popcorn balls.  We poured it out onto 2 cookie sheets & put in a oven at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes to help dry it out.

I was running out of time or I would have turned it & cooked it for another 10.  But I like my caramel popcorn slightly sticky & this was really good that way too!

We washed the big bowl we'd used before while it was baking & we just gave everyone a cereal bowl served it from the mixing bowl.

It really was amazing!  I hope you'll try it!

Italian Pasta Basil Salad

So last week for my doTERRA event, I made an Italian Basil Pasta Salad.  It was YUM! I even forgot to add the last ingredient - the fresh mozzarella and it was still delish!

I thought I'd put the recipe here for anyone who wanted to try it.
(I got my inspiration from Taste of Home see link below the picture.)
1 (16oz) pkg. bow-tie pasta
2 cups grape tomatoes
7 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed (still delish without!)
1 medium sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion (probably even less, since my hubby is allergic!)
1/2 cup of pickled banana pepper rings (next time I'm trying peppercini)
1 (2 1/4 oz) black olive slices
8 slices salami, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly shredded

3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 drops of Basil essential oil
Mix all dressing ingredients in a blender until emulsified.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain & rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients leaving dressing until last.  Toss with dressing to coat. Cover & refrigerate 1 hour to allow flavors to mingle.
Serves 18 or less depending on your crowd's appetite!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Purify & Sharpening Your Axe--

Today we heard from Dawn about Purify - which is the Product of the Month from doTERRA.

Did you know Purify is also good for bug bites, scorpion stings, as well as wasps & bees?  Did you know it has antibiotic, antiseptic, antibacterial. anti-parasitic, and anti-fungal properties? It has the ability to help repel insects as well.  It's especially good for cleaning and repelling bed bugs.  It's also good for clearing out the smell of cigarette smoke also. Use it in your laundry to sterilize & sanitize your clothes and remove nasty odors.  This is an oil that can irritate sensitive skin so be sure to dilute if you're applying it topically.

My business topic today was on sharpening your ax.

You can listen to the call to hear the two stories I told.  The point is that if we don't spend time "sharpening our ax" by improving our skills & improving ourselves, we can lose opportunities.    Work on those things that will make you better at whatever it is that you need to improve.  Be committed to do it - no matter what!

Be sure to listen to some of the ways we use Purify & hear the stories & comments that were made.  You can listen to the call HERE.