Geranium – The Oil of Love & Trust

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I’m going to focus primarily on the emotional aspects of Geranium to BOOST your LOVE;)

Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others & in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances. It also assists in reestablishing a strong bond to one’s mother & father. When there has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love & forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love & connection. Geranium aids in healing the broken heart. It encourages emotional honesty by facilitating the emergence of grief or pain that has been suppressed. Geranium softens anger & assists in healing emotional wounds. It assists in reopening the heart so that love may flow freely. Indeed, Geranium could be called”the emotional healer”.

Geranium is a gentle oil, perfect for babies & children. It nurtures the inner child & supports in the re-parenting this aspect of the Self. The individual who has a difficult time accessing their emotions can be supported by Geranium, as it leads away from the logical mind & into the warmth & nature of the heart. As its root, Geranium heals the heart, instills unconditional love &n fosters trust.

  • Negative emotions to assist with: Abandonment, loss, distrusting, unforgiving, unloving, disheartened, heavyhearted & grief.
  • Positive emotions to bring forth: Emotional healing, trusting, forgiving, gentle, loving, tolerant & open.

Please COMMENT below how you use Geranium or how you will. Ready, Set, Go…

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OnGuard: the Powerhouse Protector

At the first sign of a cough or cold, OnGuard must be at your fingertips. OnGuard is a protection blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalypts and Rosemary. Each of these oils do well on their own, but together they are a powerhouse that cannot be stopped.

OnGuard is a blend of the following 5 oils:

Wild Orange: Uplifting oil that supports
Insomnia & Stress
Heartburn
Colds
Anxiety & Fear
Detox
It’s a great addition to foods (try a drop or two in your vanilla frosting)

Clove: Warming oil that supports
Liver & Brain 
Immunity Boost
Tooth Pain & Cavities
Thyroid & Metabolism 
Infection
Smoking Addiction

Cinnamon: Awakening oil that supports
Blood Sugar
Oral Health
Vaginal Health
Muscle Strain & Pain
Cholesterol & Heart Issues

Eucalyptus: Clearing oil that supports
Earaches
Congestion Bronchitis & Pneumonia
Fever
Muscle Fatigue & Pain
and this oil is a great cleaning disinfectant

Rosemary: cooling oil that supports
Respiratory Infection
Cancer
Multiple Sclerosis
Chronic Fatigue
Jaundice & Liver Conditions
Nervousness & Depression
Cellulite
Fainting

…so get your Powerhouse on! This oil can be taken internally, applied topically, or diffused for health and emotional wellness. This oil has also been incorporated into dōTERRAs cleaning supplies and wellness products to meet all of your cleaning needs in their dōTERRA OnGuard® Products

9 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME! HOW COULD YOU GO WRONG?

If you are new to essential oils, this could be your first and best oil you will ever own.

We have 4 of the OnGuard products in our Natural Solutions Kit: the foaming handwash, toothpaste, essential oil blend and the beadlets. At $700, this kit it a great start to your natural solutions transformation. dōTERRA wellness advocates and wholesale customers get this kit 25% off for $550! Including the discount and package deal, you save $220 AND you will receive 100 in free product credits to use the following month! All new enrollments through me will also receive “The Essential Life” book,  400page+ full color essential oil resource guide detailing benefits from an ailment guide to blending and recipes worth $35, free from me, and a wellness consult (priceless)!

Reach out to me directly at doyoumamma@gmail.com or go directly to my website doYOUmamma where you can sign up directly.

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer (Alcohol-Free)

My 3 year old daughter empowered herself when she made her own DIY alcohol free hand sanitizer!

My daughter has horrible reactions to conventional hand sanitizers that contain alcohol. It makes her hands burn. I needed something effective yet gentle so I went to my local health food store to see what was already on the market.

I actually found some pretty great items, problem was, was that they were really expensive. I live by the ideology “Quality over Quantity” but I honestly didn’t want to spend $15 on a 1oz bottle of something that had ingredients I couldn’t pronounce especially when I knew I had essential oils and other natural products in the home that would work just as well.

To the drawing board I went. I researched how to make a base hand sanitizer, alcohol free. I found out all it was, was aloe vera and witch hazel. Next was I needed to find ingredients that would that would combat germs. OnGuard, Melaleuca and Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) I personally recommend NutriBiotic Brand.

What is grapefruit seed extract you ask? Commonly referred to as simply “GSE” grapefruit seed extract is a general anti-microbial that when applied to the skin works as an anti-septic. It can also be taken internally as a daily regiment or if you are feeling under the weather.

It’s important to remember that drug interactions with grapefruit juice are well documented. The chemistry of the grapefruit varies by the species, the growing conditions, and the process used to extract the juice. Before adding grapefruit to your diet or your list of natural medicines, check with your healthcare provider if you take medications.

And that’s it… aloe vera, witch hazel, some oils and some GSE… oh! you need a vessel. Store your hand sanitizer in a glass bottle with a pump spray for easy application, or you can keep it always on you with this handy little tool!

The method to the madness:

In a 2oz spray bottle…

2T witch hazel

4T aloe vera

5 drops grapefruit seed extract (GSE)

5 drops melaleuca

15 drops OnGuard

 fill the rest with water

It’s the little things that matter, she’s my little thing and she matters.

So many empty bottles. So many uses. 

After a year of using essential oils I have more than my fair share of empty bottles.  I’ve had a handful of people ask me what to do with them and every time I give a different answer. There are so many ways to reuse a bottle that I thought I would give my three favorite ways.  

  1. I use essential oils all over my home and it seems pointless to always run to our bedroom (where I can keep my main stash) if I need oils in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the kids’ room or in my laundry room so I decided to keep bottles of what I use most, where I use it most. When a bottle is empty, after I purchase another, I will just split the bottles. One bottles can be in two places at once!
    These oils have a home.  I stopped splitting custody.
    Purify for the wash. Lavender and dryer balls, well, for the dryer
  2. Another thing I do with empties is use them with sampling. If I have a bunch of the same empties I’ll just give it to a friend after putting about 5-10 drops into the bottle.  They get a beautiful and real representation of the product and they can continue to have the aromatherapy benefits when they’ve used the last drop. 
  3. This is my current favorite: I make personal blends for neat (not diluted) application or for diffusers.  If I’m always using multiple oils for one use, I’ll just make a bottle if it so I’m not cracking open 2 or more bottles anymore. To me. It’s about  efficiency. For example, Jack has been doing really well and sleeping through the night while I’ve was diffusing cardamom & lime in his room.  He caught sister’s cold that she caught from school (I wasn’t fast enough with the OnGuard) and it really helped him breathe at night. I really love the smell and benefits of bergamot. Their benefits are similar and their monoterpenes are the same (they’re both citrus/limonene) so I switched it up and I saw even better results; longer naps and we’ve notice a more accelerated improvement in his eczema! 
    Good for the body, good for the soul

Like I mentioned before, I was tired of running to my bedroom to grab the oils for Jack’s room and then “losing them” because I never brought them back, so when I was about half way through my bottle of cardamom I popped the reservoir top off and filled the rest with bergamot, then I labeled it! This bottle can now stay in Jack’s room and I still have another full bottle of the others! 

Magic in a bottle!
Jack’s sleepy time blend

So! That’s it! Those are my top 3 ways to use empty bottles.  Follow my Pinterest page for more ways to use empties that other essential oils users have come up with, including ways to remove the sticky label (hint: it involves lemon oil)! 

Comment below if you’ve got a fantastic way to recycle or up-cycle your bottles and you and your tip can be featured here!

Happy oiling and don’t forget to Share Always and in All Ways.  

My old breast friend could be your new breast friend. 

Ask any breastfeeding mom who has (or who has not) had supply issues at any point in time and they will suggest to you an overwhelming amount of products and ideas. Power pumping, block feeding, oatmeal, over the counter products…. and the list goes on.

As a mom of two who has successfully (and currently) nursed both of my children, I have tried it all. Some worked, most didn’t, and luckily, I didn’t lose my supply over it. I wanted to bring to your attention something natural and effective yet gentle and safe for your baby.

Basil and Fennel essential oil.

Do you know what a galactagogue is?

A galactagogue is a food or drug that promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.

One of the most popular of galactagogues is fenugreek.  Though it is an effective natural solution, it comes with a price of used too much. Oversupply, colic, foamy green poop diapers can be just the beginning, loss of supply or mastitis could be the end. Literally.

You’ll find fenugreek in a lot of over the counter “mother’s milk helpers” but without proper advice and use what you think could be helping you, could actually be hurting you goal: to nurse naturally to a point of time that makes both you AND baby happy.

All moms want to do is feed their babies. So what do you do when you feel as if you’ve exhausted your natural options, your milk supply has been professionally diagnosed as low (by a breastfeeding professional) and you don’t want to resort to prescription medications and you don’t want to use formula?

You talk to me.

I am a certified lactation counselor who has a Masters in Public Health who not only has 3 years of practical experience as a nursing mother but also clinical experience who has counseled hundreds of mothers with and without supply issues to reach their breastfeeding goals.

I have put together a kit to help nursing moms with supply issues.  This kit includes 100% pure, therapeutic grade, Basil and Fennel oil, a 400 page full color health and wellness book and the necessary tools needed to apply the oils. You also have access to my education and support as a breastfeeding counselor.

The book that saved me, my family and my kids
I open this book every single day. You should too

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This kit allows you to safely promote your milk supply without resorting to medication. There is nothing to eat or drink (though you can safely consume these oils without causing harm to your baby). These oils are simply applied topically to the breast and massaged in. These oils can also support your babies digestion if applied to the baby as well when diluted.

If this sounds like something that you can benefit from I suggest you reach me today. Fill out the form below and you will be contacted shortly. You could be receiving the support you need within a week.