Getting stuff done

I’ve had a setback.  My goal is to post one blog per week.  Hasn’t happened. I have no excuse.

I’ve thought of so many blogs to write about since my first post but . . . nothing. I’ve been asking myself why that is and I think it’s because I feel like I am supposed to write longer and more insightful blogs than what I’m willing to do. But you know what?  I don’t. If I want to write 5 sentences, then that’s what I’m going to do.  I just need to write something. If I just do something, then something leads to more somethings and before you know it, I’m blogging like a blogger should.

I credit my inspiration today to a blend of peppermint, wild orange and rosemary essential oils that I’m diffusing in the room.  This is a blend that almost never fails to give me a boost of energy to get me moving.

Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oils are a great non-toxic pick-me-up to help perk you up when you’re dragging or just not feeling motivated.  If I don’t have time to diffuse, I put a few drops of each in my hands, rub them together and then cup my hands over my nose and mouth and inhale.  It helps to clear the sinuses in addition to that energy boost I feel.

Peppermint may also help to support relief of an upset stomach. I have a bottle of doTERRA Peppermint Beadlets that I like to keep on hand. These are tiny, soft vegetarian beadlets that you can just pop in your mouth. Helps freshen your breath too.

I suffer from vestibular migraines and peppermint oil, along with a few other oils I’ll discuss in another blog, helps me with the headache if I catch it early.  I mix the peppermint oil with fractionated coconut oil (oil that always stays liquid) and put it on my forehead, temples, back of the ears and back of neck and I get some relief.  Some days more than others and some days not at all.  It’s hit or miss for me but on those days that it works, I feel so much better knowing I knocked out the headache with a natural substance.

Wild Orange essential oil comes from the orange peel.  It is a great non-toxic cleaning agent that also leaves the house smelling nice. It’s an uplifting citrus scent that I sometimes diffuse in my home just for the scent. If I’m ever feeling a bit “blah,” a whiff of Wild Orange essential oil helps with that.  Put it in your hands and inhale or just inhale it out of the bottle like I often do.

Rosemary is my absolute “go-to” when I need to focus.  If I just don’t feel motivated, but need to be, I put a few drops in my hands and inhale.  It has never failed to get me focused. Whether it’s real or imagined, I don’t care. All I know is if I use that oil, I get stuff done. As long as I use it properly, I’m not harming myself so the way I see it, who cares if it really works or it’s all in my head?

I hope you try one or all of these oils for yourself.  If you don’t already have a preferred brand or source for your essential oils, you may buy them at my doTERRA web site at http://mydoterra.com/oilsbycoils.

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Welcome to my world

Hello there Readers and welcome!

The purpose of my blog is simple. Knowledge sharing. My hope is that you will learn a little something about essential oils through my experiences and the knowledge I have gained and, in turn, share this knowledge with others.

I decided to start this blog because when people learn I use essential oils, they immediately start asking me a lot of questions. I’ve come to realize when answering these questions that I know a heck of a lot more than I thought. Not everything. Far from it. But more than the average person.  I suppose I would describe myself as an advanced beginner.

I have also come to realize when speaking with these people that there is almost a sense of relief that they have found someone with whom to discuss essential oils.  Almost like there is a big secret they have been keeping and when they learn I know the secret, they start talking a mile a minute.  Essential oil usage may be seen as very “woo woo” by others; especially in the corporate world, and it can be very risky to your career if you are perceived as one of those “woo woo” people. So, in me, they discover they have a like-minded friend who will not judge and they pick my brain.  I have enjoyed the brain picking so much that I feel like I need an outlet to share what I have learned and what I have yet to learn. Hence, the blog.

I am primarily a doTERRA user and, yes, I am a Wellness Advocate. I became a doTERRA Wellness Advocate primarily to take advantage of the wholesale prices but I do have a web site where you may order some of the oils we will be discussing if you like. Just go to: http://mydoterra.com/oilsbycoils   (Hey, I’m not an idiot.  If I can share my essential oil knowledge, direct you to a good quality oil brand and pick up a little cash for doing so, good for me.)  I also enjoy Rocky Mountain Oils and oils by animalEO.  I haven’t used Young Living yet but plan on trying their Thieves blend soon.  If you know anything about those brands, you’re probably very surprised I’m a fan of both companies.  I don’t understand why people who sell doTERRA or people who sell Young Living have to trash each other’s brand.  It’s stupid as both are good quality oils. I suspect these people are more interested in their bank account than helping others.

I also have “oilsbycoils” Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Facebook accounts as people have their preferences so this is my attempt to reach people who may not search for a blog on essential oils but will happily scroll through tweets or Instagram pics.

I hope you come along with me on this journey and enjoy the ride.