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TerraShield Kills Fleas!

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Okay this is too good not to share!

My dog Lola spent the entire summer with fleas all over her. I tried flea collars, frequent bathing, Dawn, herbs, Revolution… EVERYTHING! The flea collars did NOTHING. The frequent bathing just made Lola angry (she hates bath time). Dawn did a great job at killing some of the fleas but Lola’s coat suffered. The herbs didn’t seem to help at all. When I applied the Revolution, I saw almost instant results… but the fleas were back just a little while later, not exactly what I want from an $80 prescription.

Then I heard about TerraShield, an oil blend from doTERRA. TerraShield is an all-natural insect repellent which is said to last up to 6 hours per application. I did a little research on this blend and found it to be safe for both humans and animals. Now, in the past I had tried Lemongrass to keep the fleas off Lola and the only thing it seemed to do for her was change her white coat a lovely but very unwelcome shade of chartreuse. Needless to say, I was a little leery of TerraShield– I was tired of seeing my dog so uncomfortable all the time so I tried the blend anyway. I applied two drops at the base of her neck and a little while later (maybe an hour or two) noticed dead fleas falling off of her. VICTORY!! It’s been a week now since that first application and still NO FLEAS!! That’s pretty darn good for one application of an oil that is said to last up to 6 hours.

TerraShield comes in a 15ml bottle and only costs $12.67… no joke. Maybe your pet has fleas, your child plays sports, your family has a camping trip coming up, you want to spend the day in the garden, or perhaps you just want to go outside… I encourage you to try this oil. It works. It’s affordable. And it just so happens to smell AMAZING!

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Let’s Heal That Broken Pancreas

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I recently attended an essential oil class where special guest, Al Garcia, told us about his brother Vince’s struggle with diabetes. After hearing and using some wonderful advice, Vince’s diabetes was “reversed and virtually gone” in 3 years, he lost 100 pounds, his blood sugars, blood pressure, & cholesterol all returned to normal levels. His blood sugars fell within 3 days!

The three oils that Vince started with are:

  • Basil– to balance blood sugar.
  • Lemon– to cleanse kidneys, liver, and bladder. And ultimately heal the pancreas.
  • Oregano– to kill viruses, bacteria, and even parasites.

Take a capsule, twice a day, filled with 3 drops Basil oil, 3 drops Lemon oil, and 1 drop Oregano oil. This will help release toxins from the body.
Here is a testimonial from Vince Garcia via Lifeforce doTERRA

My story begins 8 years ago when I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes
and lived with being over weight and having a pretty sluggish feeling all
the time because of the medications that I was on to control my blood
sugars. I than made a life choice, that led me to come to Utah to start a new
direction from the restaurant business, so my family and I came to
work and and learn the herbal and natural approach to changing my condition
naturally. We worked really hard using vitamins and minerals, magnets
and pure & alkaline waters, diet and life style changes, exercise and
walking and began a regiment of rebuilding.My health was beginning to show
improvement though my blood sugars really did not show the improvement
I was hoping for.

It was not until I met Dr. Hill at an introductory to Oils event at our
Herbs for Health Store that I asked Dr. Hill what he had to help with
my diabetes and he shared with me a recipe of taking 3 drops of basil 3
drops of lemon and 1 drop of oregano. He also recommended Doterra’s life
long vitality pack and use of Balance oil on the feet in the morning and
lavender at night.

I can’t tell you how this protocol has changed my life over the past
several years, I saw my blood sugars go from the 400 range and dangerously
peaking into the 500 range to balancing in the low 100 range within 3 days.
Still two years later I have maintained in the low 100 range.

I have lost a total of 100 lbs over the 2 years and have maintained my
current weight for 10 months now.

Since Coriander came on the line for Doterra and the intro of Slim n Sassy, I have change my oils to:

3 drops coriander
3 Slim n Sassy
1 drop of Oregano
2 times daily morning and evening

I can’t begin to tell you how my life and health have change for the
better. Both lifestyle and Doterra have changed my life completely.
If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing doTERRA oils, please visit my website.

Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint is one of doTERRA’s top selling oils.

Evidence of peppermint oil as a medicinal cure-all dates back to ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece. In fact, dried peppermint was found in a pyramid that was carbon dated to 1,000 BC.

In 2007, Italian investigators reported that 75% of the patients in their study who took peppermint oil capsules for four weeks had a major reduction in irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, compared with just 38% of those who took a placebo.

Peppermint oil can be used Aromatic, Topical, and Internal. *If you have sensitive skin, you may want to mix it with a carrier oil before applying topically.

To give you idea as to how powerful this oil is– One drop of doTERRA Peppermint Oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea.

PROPERTIES:

  • Analegsic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant

WELLNESS USES:

  • Calm and stress relief
  • Cold and Flu season
  • Insect Repellant – especially when used with eucalyptus
  • Mental Acuity
  • Skin Care

COMMON HEALTH CONCERNS:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flu
  • Colic
  • Congestion
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Insect Bites
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Migraines
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stomach Ache
  • Stress
  • Toothache

Here’s a FUN FACT about peppermint oil:

Peppermint oil soaked rags were used in the early 1900′s to catch rats. The strong scent of the oil, combined with ferrets to chase the rodents, lured rats into cloth bags so they could be removed from homes and businesses.

I highly recommend visiting the doTERRA-Aromatics website– they list LOTS of great uses for Peppermint Oil, including:

How to use it:

  • For poison ivy and poison oak
  • To stop hiccups
  • To remove ticks from pets
  • To curb appetite

You will also learn that by adding peppermint oil to a can of paint you can dispel fumes. And using peppermint oil before and during a workout will boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

As always, you can visit my website, if you are interested in purchasing oils or becoming an Independent Product Consultant.

Are You Ready To Quit Smoking?

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*Image borrowed from http://www.electronicbestcigarette.com

 
ARE YOU READY TO QUIT SMOKING?

There’s an oil for that!

Try doTERRA’s OnGuard

General Applications:

  • Diffuse with cold air diffuser or place on cotton balls and inhale.
  • Place 1 drop Clove and 1 drop OnGuard onto a cotton swab and rub on tongue and sides of cheeks. Rinse with blend (1 drop Clove, 3 drops OnGuard mixed in 2 ounces of water) 3 times per day. Place 1 drop dilute Clove behind ears.

Lavender

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My Family Physician Kit arrived from dōTERRA yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited to use it! I had spent the weekend at the beach on Sullivan’s Island and forgot to put sunscreen on my face– awful, I know! I came home Monday evening looking like a lobster. Tuesday morning I woke up with much discomfort, I was getting ready to grab a piece of my Mom’s aloe plant so I could smear its translucent green slime on my face… eww. Then, my Mom (she’ll be guest blogging soon!) walked in with the mail– my Family Physician Kit had arrived!! I opened up the kit and grabbed the Lavender oil, knowing that Lavender is doTERRA’s most popular oil and is commonly used for its soothing, calming, and cooling properties. I applied two drops to my face and was greeted with relief in seconds!

Lavender can be used Aromatically, Topically, and Internally. It can be applied NEAT meaning it can be used topically with no dilution.

Lavender is a powerful antihistamine and can be used for a large number of things–

Burns, Calm and Relieve Stress, Cuts and Wounds, Depression, Earache, Insomnia

  • Diffuse in a room or apply topically to calm and soothe emotions.
  • Apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips.
  • Massage on back or bottom of feet and apply a drop to pillow at bedtime.
  • Apply immediately to help calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite.

Another great trait of Lavender Oil is that it doesn’t leave you with any nasty side effects.

 

If you would like to try Lavender Essential Oil yourself and see why everyone loves it so much, visit my website. Lavender is just $28 for a 15 ml. bottle, it may seem costly but you only use a few drops at a time and essential oils NEVER EXPIRE.

Reinventing Healthcare

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The following post was taken completely from a doTERRA flyer purchased from www.MyOilBusiness.com.

The Healthcare Industry

Annual Global Healthcare spending:

$4.5 Trillion is spent every year. In 2009 only $787 Billion was spent on the U.S. Economic Stimulus Package.

If $4.5 Trillion each year were spent on…

  • The Transportation System– we could pave a road around the world 1737 times each year.
  • The Education System– more than half of the entire U.S. population could go to a private college every year for free.

After $4.5 Trillion is spent on Healthcare every year, are we any healthier today than 5 years ago?

Healthcare today is based on Medication

Medication:

  • Pharmaceuticals make
  • Doctors prescribe
  • Patients use

What is our BIGGEST Drug Problem?

“The biggest and fastest growing part of America’s drug problem is prescription drug abuse.” -National Institute on Drug Abuse

“The number of overdose deaths from pain killers more than tripled from 1999 to 2006.” -Pharmacoepidemiology  & Drug Safety

“The truth is that preschool aged children are the fastest growing age group being prescribed anti-depressants.” -National Mental Health Association

doTERRA Essential Oils are FAST, INEXPENSIVE, and 100% NATURAL

Essential Oils vs. Traditional Medicine

  • Child’s Fever

Peppermint Oil– Cost: 33¢ Time: 5-10 min.

Fever Medication– Cost: 50¢ Time: 30+ min.

  • Upset Stomach

DigestZen Oil– Cost: 39¢ Time: 5-10 min.

Over the Counter Medication– Cost: 70¢ Time: 15-30 min.

  • Ear Infection

Lavender & Melaleuca Oils– Cost: 64¢ Time: 1 Day

Doctor’s Visit & Antibiotics– Cost: $28.99 Time: 7-10 Days

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They did the research, I’m just sharing the information. (MyOilBusiness.com, please don’t sue me for borrowing your knowledge. If you see this post and wish for me to remove, I will do so. )

Welcome!

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Hi!

I’m Jessica.

I recently became an Independent Product Consultant for dōTERRA. This blog will be used to share knowledge of essential oils that I gain as a product consultant. Essential oils are a very powerful wellness alternative.

Healing properties of essential oils have been recognized for hundreds of years– think about it, what did the Magi (or wise men) present as gifts to Baby Jesus? Hint: Matthew 2 offers the answer– Frankincense, gold, and myrrh. I must confess, I always felt bad for the man who clearly drew the short straw and had to lug around the heavy bar of gold. Silly me. Now I know all three of the gifts were oil. (The gold is now more commonly known as Oil of Balsam, in case you were wondering.) If these oils were good enough to give to the Holy Child then why would we ever doubt them?!

I plan to set up a FB page as an additional place to post helpful oil knowledge. As soon as that is up and running I will post a link to it. In the meantime, feel free to check out my dōTERRA website.