Come enjoy the evening with friends who love using essential oils. Try Peppermint, Wild Orange, Copaiba and more.

Email at trishwinstead@gmail.com to get the time and an address.


For now, here is a link to the Living Magazine, Summer 2014 Issue.    Geranium and Ginger essential oils get a closer look — how to use Zendocrine essential oils and gel caps — making doTERRA a part of your summer adventures (think at least TerraShield to keep away mosquitoes or Eucalyptus to put a stop to the ant train – they just go away, no killing necessary!) — recipes for a back-yard bash — and a centerfold that is a doTERRA Journey to Wellness family board game!  How much fun is that?  Along with Ask Dr. Hill and some great weight loss stories, there is also a Dudes Welcome and Girl’s Guide that includes a fabulous foot scrub.  Enjoy.

Keeping our skin healthy starts on the inside. Yet it is an inside out – outside in kind of world, so we can start where our heart lies. In the case of skin care, we benefit from both or either approach, so let’s go.

Pop over to the doTERRA blog and read about our essential skin care needs in a post called Essential-skin-care-needs-psst-one-size-does-not-fit-all.

We’ll talk more later about the specific products, so enjoy till then.

This morning on a webinar from Brilliant Solutions that some of us “attend” every Monday, we learned we could use dōTERRA’s On-Guard Foaming Hand Wash to take stains out of a carpet. We ran and tried it and it worked really well!

Who would have guessed you could clean your carpet with a product that contains essential oils – five of them, in fact!!


On Guard Foaming Hand Wash contains On Guard essential oil, a blend created by doTERRA.  On Guard is composed of the essential oils of wild orange, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary.  Although it was not designed with carpets in mind, it works amazingly well.  Another attendee at the webinar mentioned that she used the general On Guard Cleaner in her carpet cleaner and loves it.  I am going to try that for an overall rug scrub (one of these days!!)

doTERRA also came up with an amazing concept for a laundry detergent. Since the company is dedicated to natural products that do not compromise our health, it took three years to develop the detergent. (It is getting some three-year old stains out of my life!! LOL)

Guess what? The product contains the same types of enzymes one would take to promote healthy digestion!!! You got it -amylase, protease, etc. How cool is that? And how brilliant!!on-guard-laundry detergent

On Guard Laundry Detergent

On Guard Laundry Detergent is a naturally based, highly concentrated 6X laundry detergent that utilizes the power of On Guard Protective Blend and bio-originated enzymes for amazingly clean clothes.

  • Each naturally sourced enzyme targets and gently removes a specific types of stains
  • Contains 10 mL of On Guard Protective Blend (over $28 retail value) for an added cleaning boost
  • Safe for the environment and the whole family
  • 64 loads in each bottle; 1 Tablespoon = 1 load (using a high-efficiency washer)
  • Great as a pre-treatment for stains

Here is a link to find this excellent and very affordable laundry detergent.  You use only a Tablespoon per large load

On Guard Laundry Detergent

If you need to discover more about essential oils, our personal doTERRA website offers tons of information. Scroll to the bottom of the home page to see links to all kinds of education about the uses of the oils.

Do you love zmags? Here is a link to a Living Magazine that has a center fold you might like if you work out. Pages 20-21 offer a Gym Bag Makeover.

If you have never used zmags, you click arrows to take you forward and backward in the magazine.  Click the page itself to enlarge then use the mouse to scroll the page. Click the page again to reduce the page size and get back to the page turning arrows. Oh, and there is a slide on the right side of the screen that allows you to choose the pages by clicking thumbnails of the page.

Here is another Living Magazine that offers a Medicine Cabinet Makeover on pages 16-17. And on pages 20-21 there is a great guide to Super Immunity with a number of the great products that contain On Guard essential oil. And finally, speaking of Super Immunity, here is a link to the doTERRA blog article on the same topic, just a different format. Enjoy!


How to Use TerraShield Repellent Blend:

Apply several drops all-natural super-concentrated TerraShield to exposed skin and openings in clothing before outdoor activity. Reapply every 4-6 hours or as needed.  (Tip from the doTERRA blog)

Here are tips from the doTERRA Facebook page.

Our Favorite Tips from our Facebook Fans:
1. Spray the oil (a few drops mixed with water) on windowsills to prevent bugs from getting into the house. (Submitted by Rosa O.)

2. If someone (who isn’t using TerraShield) gets stung by a bee or wasp, apply TerraShield to the bite to reduce the swelling and redness. (Submitted by Deena S.)
3. Add TerraShield to a homemade all-natural lotion base and apply to skin. (Submitted by Melit C.)
4. Spritz it in the basement to repel the spiders. (Submitted by Shauna M.)
5. Put a few drops in the water you use for plants and flowers to eliminate bugs and flies. (Submitted by Alicia G.)
6. Use a drop on each ankle and wrist. (Submitted by Karalie V.)
7. Use it in the kitchen to repel ants. Add 25 drops to a spray bottle with a drop of dish detergent, then spray on surface. (Submitted by Brenda L.)
8. Spray around vegetables/fruit that attract fruit flies on the kitchen counter. (Submitted by Stephanie F.)
9. Mix with fractionated coconut oil and put around neck, ears, and wrists. (Submitted by Jennifer B.)
10. I have used it on my family when we are outside and I also use it on my horses. It is great to rub on the inside of the horses’ ears and put a few drops down their back. It is great and it smells great. (Submitted by Amy M.)

And here is another post about great summer oils in general.

Essential Oils for the Outdoors
1. Lemon–after you catch THE fish, add some lemon oil to it while grilling it. YUM.
2. Lavender–chances are someone in the group will get a bit sunburned. Lavender soothes sun-stressed skin. 
3. TerraShield–yes, there are bugs in the outdoors. TerraShield will keep the critters away :)  
4. On Guard wipes–showers are a luxury, and may not be accessible at your campsite. It helps to at least be able to wipe the dirt off hands and feet.
5. Melaleuca–this anti-fungal oil is always useful to have on hand. Using tweezers to remove splinters? Disinfect them with melaleuca oil.
6. Frankincense–for any emergencies (cuts, bruises, bleeding), this is the oils to use!

And finally, here is a great post on the doTERRA blog about using CPTG (Certified Pure Therpeutic Grade) essential oils on your pets.

This pdf file is a 32 page booklet that talks about the oils, their quality and functions.  It has loads of great photos that will inspire you, too.

So check out the doTERRA product guide here.