Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The best of Lavender!

Lavender is one of the most popular oils. "It has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use."

There are so many uses for Lavender .. my top 15 uses are listed below.. my favorite for summer are in bold!

1. Use to alleviate sunburn pain and severity. Put 1-2 drops of Lavender oil in spray bottle with water. Spray directly on skin.
2. Use to alleviate diaper rash. Apply 1 drop to area, may also use with a carrying oil if needed.
3. Diffuse or spray around the house to calm moods and stress.
4. Apply 1 drop oil directly to skin that is cut or bruised. Lavender has anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.
5. Apply 1 drop oil directly to skin that has been burned by heat to help cell renewal.
6. Apply one drop of oil to pillow to help body have good night sleep. Use to help with insomnia.
7. Use 1 drop of Lavender oil and one drop of Lemon oil to clear up dandruff. Apply to scalp or use with shampoo.
8. Use 1-2 drops of Lavender oil with carrying oil or lotion to soothe rash or irritated skin. Helps with eczema and psoriasis.
9. Use one 1 drop of Lavender oil with carrying oil and apply to infants feet and along spine to help calm an irritable baby, can help with Colic.
10. Help alleviate flatulence, rub 1-2 drops on bottom of feet, stomach, or take internally by mixing one drop oil with 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of a beverage. Internal use is not for children under 6 years. doTERRA Lavender oil is one of the only brands of essential oils that can be taken internally. It's because of it's CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade). Best in the industry!!
11. Helps with sun stroke or heat exhaustion. Apply topically to forehead and bottoms of feet. May also add one drop to small amount of water and drink for internal use.
12. Help alleviate pain associated with painful cold sores. Apply 1 drop Lemon, 1 drop Lavender to cold sore.
13. Help lessen severity and pain of bee stings or insect bites.
14. Minimize scars and stretch marks by rubbing 1-2 drops with carrying oil at site.
15. Apply 3-5 drops to a load of laundry in washing machine to freshen and sanitize clothes.

Don't forget.. *There's an oil for that*

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Every single day... .

..we are using these oils.. when i say every single day I am not exaggerating not for one minute. We use lavender for sunburns. Melaluca for acne. Lemon for building immunity. Frankincense/lavender for eczema. Deep blue for sore muscles. I am excited to share the many uses of these oils and how they have made a difference in our home and how they can make a difference in yours.

This is a picture of three of my kiddos.. forgot to put sunscreen on. I put lavender on the one in the middle. The other two.. aloe. We love lavender. The next day our lavender girl was ready to run and play in the sun. Our aloe boys wanted to stay inside. Lesson for mom.. SUNCREEN.. . and if I happen to forget.. LAVENDER for everyone.
*There's an oil for that*

Monday, June 21, 2010

Just me

My name is Shauna.. some call me.. Shaun.. short people call me.. Mom.

Just a little about me.. I have been married to an awesome guy for the past 10 years and I am a full time mom to 5.. yes .. you read it right 5 super spunky kids. Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. They are my passion. And while I dreamt of becoming a mother.. I never in a million years dreamt I would enjoy being a full time mom as much as I do.

Recently I was introduced to doTERRA essential oils. This has become my most favorite product on the market for so many reasons.

First, it is a 100% natural way for me to care for my family's never ending needs. *MOM I fell* *Mom I can't stop itching.. my tummy hurts.. I'm hot!* *Hun.. this muscle really hurts.. I have shin splints.. I think I am getting a cold sore.. My allergies are driving me crazy..* You get the idea. We have never been quick to run to the medicine cabinet and since having access to the doTERRA essential oils we have not gone once.

Secondly.. I never in a million years thought I would write this... not me .. no way.. the product is shared through a network marketing system. Don't cringe. It gets better.. and I love it. I share this product that I love.. with my friends..and their friends.. which I love.. and I know that they will love... I have tax write offs.. they can have tax write offs.. and we all get benefits from an amazing product. Lately, I have been pondering a way to help families have quality time with each other without compromising their standard of living. And it seems like this opportunity just fell in my lap.

People say.. you have to have a reason.. and I have a reason.. I want to help families just like me and mine to spend more time with each other, creating unbreakable relationships and amazing memories. To not have to sacrifice memories..or jeopardize these relationships because we have a meeting.. or because we have to work late.. or maybe we are unsettled in our lives. We write our own story. Write a good one.

Please feel free to contact me whenever about whatever.. it can be about families.. it can be about doTERRA.. if you just want to hang out. Or if you need a listening ear. I love life.. I love people..

*There's an oil for that*