Would you like to have more Energy? Less Pain? Look and Feel Younger?

You have to check out doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality Pack. 

I have been using the Life Long Vitality Pack for a year and a half now and I can honestly say the difference is AMAZING! Once last Fall I went for a week without it and each day I felt more joint pain, foggy headed, tired and on the verge of getting sick. Then my order of LLV came arrived and within two days the symptoms were GONE!

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One of my favorites of the three is Alpha CRS; it contains six of the most powerful anti-inflammatory on the planet all from plant based sources. It contains Boswellic Acid which has been used in research to prove its anti inflammatory properties. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17139192

Acute pain in the body is a warning sign that something is wrong and is the body’s most powerful defense mechanism. Swelling from increased fluids protects the injured area from further harm while the body activates itself and fends off bacteria, parasites and viruses. It not only kills off the invaders, but damages host tissue. Too much inflammation creates arthritis, back and knee pain, etc. LLV will nourish your body throughout the day and bring down your pain over a period of time with continued use.

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Primary Benefits of Alpha CRS:

  • Supports healthy cell proliferation and lifespan by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and other critical cell structures
  • Supports healthy inflammatory response to oxidative stress in cells
  • Supports cellular energy by supporting healthy mitochondria and by supplying metabolic factors of energy production.
  • Supports healthy cellular immune function
  • Supports mental clarity and a healthy brain

 

The second supplement in LLV is xEO Omega. This is your daily supply of omega fatty acids. It contains fish oils, land oils and essential oils. Omega fatty acids help support healthy joints, cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune system function, brain health and has been shown to help mediate healthy inflammatory response in cells.

Primary Benefits of xEO Omega:

  • Promotes cardiovascular health by reducing oxidative stress and mediating healthy cellular response to inflammatory markers
  • Supports healthy joint function and comfort
  • Provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function
  • Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy brain function
  • Promotes healthy skin

 

The third supplement in the LLV is Microplex VMz Food Nutrient Complex. This is an all natural, whole-food based combination of bio available vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets. The formula includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix micro nutrient based supplement. It also provides 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It contains food-derived minerals of calcium, magnesium and zinc and 72 organic trace minerals for optimal bone and metabolic health. Microplex VMz contains doTERRA’s Tummy Tamer botanical blend of Peppermint, Ginger and caraway to calm the stomach for those who may have experienced an upset stomach with other vitamin and mineral products.

Primary Benefits of Microplex VMz:

  • Provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, functioning and maintenance of cells.
  • Fights free radicals with the antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E
  • Supports healthy metabolism and cellular energy
  • Supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc and Vitamin D
  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Supports optimal digestion
  • Provides systemic benefits of vitality and wellness associated with optimal intake of nutrients

 

doTERRA is so committed to this product that they only sell it to their wholesale members and they sell it at cost, if you were to go to the store and purchase supplements that contain everything that these 3 contain you would spend over 250$. As a wholesale member you get a month supply for 74.50$.  doTERRA also guarantees that you will feel more energetic and have less pain and inflammation in your body and if you do not feel a difference within 30 days, you can return the product, even with empty bottles, and get your money back.

You have nothing to lose with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and everything to gain when it comes to your health, energy levels and well being.
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Interested in giving it a 30 day money back trial? Contact me for more details or click here and enroll with a wholesale account today! 

Bethany theoilqueen@gmail.com/425 922 0701

My Dog Died

My dog died. It was last May the week of Mothers Day. I intended to post about it long before now, but thinking about it was just too much let alone actually writing it. His name was Einstein and he was a Bichon Frise. He was my second baby, my dog Koko that he joined was my first.  I still miss him and get teary thinking about him.

Einstein was 18 ½ years old. He was almost blind, pretty much deaf and slept most of the time. I took him to our Holistic vet once a month just to check to see if he was in pain and always got the same report, looks good. He would spend his days wondering around the house looking for me, actually sniffing the air for me since he couldn’t see. He didn’t like to snuggle or be petted much anymore and I think that’s because he hurt. I found out later from our vet who does hospice with dogs that as they age their skin becomes sensitive to touch. He would lie next to me on the couch or in a chair and still slept in between our pillows at night.

I was diligent about giving him glucosamine in his food to help with his joints and for the last year of his life he had twice daily eye drops, one for both eyes and one for just his right eye. Einstein ore a belly band which is a Velcro band around his waist with a huge Depends pad in it. I would put Cypress and Lavender on the pad, Cypress to help stop the pee dribbling and Lavender to help soothe the area covered by the pad.

The last 6 months I was worried about the pain he may have been experiencing, he never cried but he was up multiple times a night and the last couple of months he just could not get comfortable. So I diluted peppermint oil and rolled it down his spine along with Frankincense. These oils help block the pain receptors in the brain.

A year ago Einstein was at the vet and she told me he had two teeth rotting out. He was too old for surgery and her solution was to put him on antibiotics for the rest of his life. I didn’t want that for him so I told her I wanted to use essential oils. The vet was excited about this and we came up with a blend that I would give to Einstein orally for a month. When we had our appointment the next month the vet was stunned, the infection was gone! I used a blend of Copiaba, Lemongrass, Myrrh and Helichrysum the first month. Then 2 months later did a round of On Guard, Frankincense, Copiaba, Lemongrass, Myrrh and Wintergreen.  The infection didn’t come back.

In May on a Wednesday I looked at Einstein and knew we were both exhausted. My husband and I were up several times a night with him because he could not get comfortable. I held Einstein and told him he didn’t need to hang on for me that he could go. The reaction was almost immediate, he started to fail fast. On Friday I called the vet to come to the house on Monday to help him along, he was in some pain now and we wanted a smooth transition for him.

So, on Monday morning in May, the week before Mothers Day my second baby Einstein went to heaven to join Koko and our son Alexander. I sobbed uncontrollably. I never felt one moment of guilt over helping him along, it was time.

Thank God for essential oils as I grieve, Melissa, Balance, Lavender, Bergamot and many more.

I know Einstein is running and playing in heaven and one day I will be able to join him and w will snuggle again.

Einstein as a puppy.

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Perseverance and Courage – Affirmation and Essential Oil Blend

Perseverance is the only way you will get through this situation. It may seem an impossible task, but you need to have faith and courage in your original intentions and see this project through to the end. Take heart in the many times in your life where you have felt like giving up, but instead you persevered and were ultimately successful.

Boost Courage and Persevere

Blend:

3 drops of Fennel

4 drops of thyme

1 drop black pepper

1 drop ginger

Top off with carrier oil

15ml Roller bottle

Affirmation: I am joyous and full of courage. I look to the future, live in the present, and let go of the past.

As always you can purchase essential oils and fractionated coconut oil here.

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Frankincense – with Guest Blogger – Victoria Sexton

                                  Why I Love Frank and You Should Too!

No, I’m not talking about my husband, I’m talking about Frankincense.

I love essential oils and one of my favorites is Frankincense. And when I say Frankincense, yes I’m talking about Frankincense like the Frankincense and Myrrh that the 3 wise men brought to baby Jesus.

Frankincense was one of the first oils I fell in love with. It’s earthy and had almost a dark and mysterious component to it. What does it smell like? Earthy, yet spicy, it can be used as either a middle note or a base note (if you’re into perfuming or oil blending).

Frankincense is actually a hard gummy resin that forms on the surface of the tree when it is cut; it’s called, “Weeping.” The Frankincense essential oil is a distillation from this resin. The resin is a maple color that hardens into a nugget.

Historically, Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for medicinal (antiseptic and anti-inflammatory) purposes. The Egyptians used it for everything from insect repellant to healing skin salves. They even used the charred frankincense as eye liner. Frankincense is still used in Chinese Medicine today to treat many health conditions.

There are some substantial reasons why really you want to keep Frankincense in your arsenal of essential oils.

Reasons for using Frank:

1) Frankincense induces Apoptosis.
Apoptosis – the cell terminates itself without doing any damage to the body. Why is apoptosis a good thing? It flushes out cells with DNA damage, which reduces the likelihood of cancer.

2) Frankincense also has Antibacterial/anti inflammatory/antiseptic properties, this makes a great addition to something like an owie spray or owie stick for kids who tend to get lots of cuts and scrapes.

To make your own owie spray, use the following:
Frank
Melaleuca
Lavender
Fractionated coconut oil

Add 10-20 drops of each oil, depends upon how strong you want it. Fill the spray bottle with fractionated coconut oil and use as necessary.

3) Frankincense has been used for centuries in religious ceremonies. Both Frankincense and Myrrh have been burned as incense in churches, depending upon the denomination. And Frankincense can be used to ease “monkey mind” or mind chatter. I like to use some right before yoga to deepen meditation. I love it so much that I created a blend called Monkey Mind that you can find on my Etsy site.

4) Because of the fact that Frank induces apoptosis, it balances skin growth and development, which helps to maintain skin thinness. Meaning, the older cells are cleared out, decreasing your chances of having mutated cells. All of that translates to the fact that it’s great for your skin. Try adding a few drops to your night cream.
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At a cellular level, frankincense is great healer. Emotionally Frankincense is the Oil of Truth and helps with abandonment, spiritual disconnection, and encourages you to go deep inside. Talk about an oil with more than one use. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/apoptosis.htm

If you’re just starting out with oils or even if you’re not, Frankincense is a great high value oil to have on hand.

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Victoria Sexton is a mom, entrepreneur, blogger, DIY skincare enthusiast, essential oil fanatic, and pay-it-forward-er.
After getting her MBA and working in corporate America, she became a mother. She also became obsessed with making sure everything going on her (and her baby’s) body was natural.

This obsession lead to a long journey of making her own skincare products and studying aromatherapy at the world renowned Bastyr University.

You can read more about her and her adventures in her blog, check out her products on her webpage, or attend/host a make and take class.

Victoria Sexton
Natural Goodness, LLC
http://www.NaturalGoodnessSkincare.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NaturalGoodnessSkin
Natural Goodness Blog
425-949-9860

doTERRA VS. Young Living – Hummmm

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I have been seeing this ALL over the internet, on blogs, websites and Facebook and for the most part I pretty much ignore it. Then all of a sudden I find I am on the receiving end of some pretty mean attacks from the competition. Why? I mind my own business, I use my oils, I share and when someone tells me they buy from a competing company I say, “YEA! Aren’t you so pumped and excited you discovered essential oils?”  

To me it’s all about the wonder of essential oils and the difference they have made in my life and my family’s life. My dream is that one day everyone in the world will discover this wonderful gift God has given to us!  Unfortunately, I feel I have been drug into the arena on the doTERRA vs. Young Living issue so here are my thoughts.

1)   Are you happy? Are the oils working for you? Do you get the results you want and are you happy with the quality? If you answer yes, then why worry about where you get your oils and give others the same respect.

2)  Are you getting paid to bash your competition? Is it paying off for you in some way? I can only assume the answer is, “NO!” All this negativity is not good for you physically, emotionally or spiritually, it’s time to let it go and concentrate on more important things.

3)  What if we took the energy that is being put into bashing each other and put it into something more rewarding like say, volunteer work, spending time with family, talking a walk, or praying/meditating? WOW! What a world we would have if we all did this!

4)  No one really cares how the competition got their start; no one cares about any fight or law suit that is happening. People won’t remember what you spew at them; they will only remember how you made them feel.

5)  Let it go, let it go, don’t hold onto to it anymore! (Imagine the tune from Frozen with this!) I think it’s time we let it go, there are more important things to go on rampages about. Say…child abuse, homelessness, poverty, wars, etc.

Whether you are on one side or the other really makes no difference to me, in the long run it won’t to anyone else, really.  It’s just a waste of precious time and energy.

So, please stop making nasty remarks to me on Facebook because I will just delete them and move on, just as you should. In reality we are on the same side, we want to bring essential oils to the world. So let’s lay down our weapons and quit bashing each other. Let’s offer each other a smile and wish each other the best in life. At least that’s what you can expect from me.

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Update: Sunscreen with higher SPF!! Summer Survival with Essential Oils: Natural Sunscreen, Sunburn Spray, Bug Spray and Owie Spray!

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Summer is almost here and it’s time to head outside and have some fun! Along with this we also pull out our chemical filled sunscreen, sunburn spray, bug spray and owie spray. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have natural alternatives for these? Well, there is!  My Summer Survival Kit consists of: All Natural Sunscreen, Sunburn Spray, Bug Spray, Bug Bite Roll On and Owie Spray. I never leave home without them!

Organic Lifestyle Magazine published an article on the dangers in sunscreen and how they can actually contribute to skin cancer. To read the full article click here: Sunscreen Dangers

There are many carrier oils which have a natural SPF that you can add to your homemade sunscreen to increase the SPF. Here is a chart with a selection for you to try. To purchase these oils you can find them on my Resource Page at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Here are Three sunscreen recipes for you to try:

1) All Natural DIY Sunscreen made with Essential Oils

This recipe is roughly around SPF 30+.  Zinc oxide can absorb ultraviolet radiation of sun and protect the skin from sunburn and other damaging effects of UV radiation. Because it absorbs the broadest spectrum of ultraviolet radiation, the FDA has approved its use in sunscreen, lotions, creams, makeup, deodorant, soaps, and more.

*Note: this recipe is not suitable for SPF protection during water-related activities.

What you need:

1/2 cup olive oil  (SPF 2-8) or Avocado Oil (SPF 4-15)

1/4 cup dōTERRA Coconut Oil (SPF 2-8)

1/4 cup beeswax

4 tablespoons zinc oxide (25% which is 30+ SPF)

1 teaspoon vitamin E

2 tablespoons Shea butter (SPF 3-6)

12 drops dōTERRA Helichrysum or Lavender essential oil

Add 10-15 Drops of one of the oils listed with High SPF in the chart above- I like Carrot Seed Oil

Directions:

Add everything except zinc oxide and Helichrysum essential oil in a medium sized glass mixing bowl.

Fill a medium double boiler with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.

As the ingredients start to melt, stir occasionally to mix.

TIP: Use a Popsicle stick to help stir for an easier cleanup.

Once all ingredients are melted, remove from heat.

Add the zinc oxide and Helichrysum/Lavender essential oil and stir well to mix.

Note:  Adding additional zinc oxide will increase the SPF factor.

Pour into a pint-sized tin or Mason jar and store in a cool place (like a refrigerator). Use within six months.

 

2) TIME-SAVER SUNSCREEN

If you are in a rush to head to the beach or pool, you can still make an effective sunscreen with fewer ingredients.

What you need:

1 tube dōTERRA Spa Hand and Body Lotion

12 drops of  dōTERRA Helichrysum/Lavender essential oil

2 tablespoons of zinc oxide

Directions:

Add ingredients to an 8-10 ounce empty lotion bottle and mix well by either stirring the mixture with a straw or shaking vigorously. Apply before sun exposure and reapply every couple of hours.

Note: this recipe is not suitable for SPF protection during water-related activities.

These recipes were originally featured in dōTERRA’s Spring/Summer 2013 Summer Living Magazine.

3) Homemade Sunscreen Bars

Sunscreen bar Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil 
  • 1 cup Shea, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three equal to 1 cup)
  • 1 cup beeswax (can add an extra ounce or two if you want a thicker consistency, which leaves less lotion on the skin when used)
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) of Zinc Oxide (available online or in many stores on the diaper aisle, just make sure it is pure zinc oxide- For those concerned about contaminants or nano-particles, this version has larger particles)
  • Optional: Vitamin E oil to preserve. I added 1 tsp vitamin E oil for  this recipe made with 1 cup of each ingredient)
  • Optional: a few drops of vanilla or essential oil for scent (do not use citrus oils!)

How to Make:

Combine all ingredients (except zinc oxide and essential oils if using) in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it.

Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth:

Remove from heat and add the zinc oxide powder and essential oils.

Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.

Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used these silicon baking cups, though any mold would work. This recipe exactly filled 12 silicon baking cups when I made it.

Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds for different holiday gifts (hearts for valentines, flowers for Mother’s day, etc.) or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.

They can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge or freezer for longer term storage. Keep below 80 degrees or they will melt! Adjust coverage to your needs and be careful not to burn while determining how long you can spend in the sun with these.

 

Now, for those times when you do get a sunburn here is a wonderful sunburn spray that I have used. It stops the pain and swelling and prevents peeling!

Sunburn Spray

15 drops of one of the following – (or all 3!)

5 drops doTERRA Lavender

5 drops doTERRA Melaleuca

5 drops doTERRA Roman Chamomile

2 ounces of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil

Glass Spray Bottle or Glass bottle

Apply frequently to sunburned skin!

Going camping? This all natural bug spray is a must!

Bug Spray

4 drops TerraShield essential oil
4 drops lemongrass essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops peppermint essential oil
1/4 cup pure witch hazel
Directions
1. Add all ingredients into a small glass spray bottle. Shake & Spray! Apply liberally

Opps! You got bit!

BUG BITE BLEND

You can make a blend of Lavender and Melaleuca (mixed equal parts with Fractionated Coconut Oil) in a roll-on bottle to help with the itchy bite areas.

15 mil roller bottle

7 drops each of Melalecua and Lavender

Fractionated Coconut Oil to top off bottle

 

 

Scraped knees or elbows? Try this owie spray that my kids LOVE!

Owie Spray

15 drops Melaleuca

15 Drops Lavender

Fractionated Coconut Oil

15ml Spray Bottle

 

 

 

Where can you purchase the above items?

Essential Oils: Here

Fractionated Coconut Oil: Here

Carrier Oils – On my Resource Page there is a link to Mountain Rose Herbs

Bottles/Containers: Here

 

Hope this helps keep your summer be the best one yet!

Upcoming Classes on Essential Oils!

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If anyone lives in the Seattle area I would love to invite you to one of my ongoing Essential Oil Classes. They are free and full of information on how to use essential oils!

Healing with Essential Oils-Continuing Education Classes

May & June 2014

Bethany Williamson – Healing with Essential Oils

June 3rd – Summertime Survival Oil – Bethany Teaching – Bothell

June 10th – Essential Oils and Dogs – Bethany Teaching – Kirkland

June 17th – Mood Management and Focus for Kids – Bethany Teaching – Kirkland

June 24th – Medicine Cabinet Make Over – Sebrina Teaching – Bothell

 

Email Me for Location Address!

theoilqueen@gmail.com

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Grind…Grind….Grind….There go Those Teeth AGAIN!

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Grind…Grind….Grind….there go those teeth AGAIN!

  My daughter is a HUGE teeth grinder at night; she can wake me from a dead sleep when she is in the same room! I too, according to the dentist, grind my teeth! There are many reasons why people grind their teeth, anxiety, stress, digestive problems, asymmetrical teeth, irregular or disturbed sleep patterns to name a few.  Magnesium or calcium deficiency can cause it as well.

Whatever the reason, grinding destroys our teeth! I have found a simple remedy for my daughter’s teeth grinding and hopefully mine as well. I use doTERRA’s Serenity Essential Oil Blend. I put about 15 drops in a 15 mil roller bottle and fill the remainder up with fractionated coconut oil. I roll the bottle between my hands to blend it. Starting at the base of ear/top of the jaw I roll the oil on the jaw line all the way down and around to the base of the opposite ear/top of the jaw.

Let me tell you when I forget to put this on my daughter at night I can hear her teeth grinding a mile away! It also has the added benefit of being a relaxing and calming oil blend so it aids in her falling to sleep! Double win!

Here is where you can find everything to make your own!

Serenity Essential Oil Blend

Fractionated Coconut Oil

15 mil roller bottle

 

Let me know if you try this and how it works for you!

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Feeling Over Tired and Sleep Deprived?

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My 18 1/2 year old Bichon Frise passed last Monday. It was a hard day and a blessing, for him and for us. This past month he has not been able to get comfortable or move around well. My husband and I were up 3 times each a night helping him. I am EXHAUSTED! Both physically and emotionally. So, this blend will come in hand right about now. I hope you like it! 

Feeling over tired and sleep deprived?  

Try this blend

In a 10ml roller bottle:

4 drops Frankincense
2 drops Ginger
2 drops Rosemary
3 drops Basil
4 drops Tangerine (if no tangerine try Wild Orange or Grapefruit)

Top off with fractionated coconut oil. . Roll some on the inside of your wrists and the back of the neck.

Let me know how it works for you!

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Taran’s Blend – Focus, Anxiety, Calming, Concentration and Self Esteem

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Last summer in one of my Essential Oil classes at Bastyr we decided as a class to come up with an essential oil blend. We took my son, Taran as the “client” and customized it just for him. Here was the process:

1) Symptoms – easily distracted/focus, anxiety, easily aggrevated, low self esteem, overly energetic, mind chatter, and reactive.

2) Properties we want in an oil – calming/soothing, balance to the CNS and ANS, sedative, grounding, anxiolytie, stimulate the mind/concentration.

3) The oils we selected: vetiver, cedar wood, frankncense, lavender, bergamot, wild orange, 

4) Here is the blend reicpe listed in the order we put in a 30mil bottle and topped off with carrier oil – fractionated coconut oil

Vetiver – 2 drops

Cedar Wood – 2 drops

Frankincense – 3 drops

Lavender – 4 drops

Bergamot – 3 drops

Wild Orange 2 drops 

Roll the bottle between your hands to blend. 

To purchase the above oils that I used click here. 

Please let me know how it works!!

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