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Shield your strands with a heat protectant spray made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA® Salon Essential Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Small spray bottle
Directions:

  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.

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Warming neck wraps are a terrific gift to give during the holidays. They can help soothe sore muscles and enhance relaxation. When used with essential oils, they can provide additional relief and aromatherapy benefits. Below are three tutorials on how you can make your own warming neck wraps that vary by skill level. Even if you don’t consider yourself a crafty person, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own. No matter your skill level, you will be able to find a tutorial that’s right for you. Have fun!

ADVANCED LEVEL
Materials Needed:
½ yard flannel or cotton cut into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing machine
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Cut fabric into two 8 x 20 inch pieces.
  2. Place right sides (pretty sides) together and pin along edges.
  3. With right sides together, sew ¼” seam all the way around the fabric leaving a three-inch opening on a short end and turn right sides out.
  4. Divide the length of the fabric into four equal sections and mark with a fabric marker.
  5. Loosely fill the first quarter with two cups of rice or flax seeds.
  6. Sew on marked line. Repeat until all four sections are filled.
  7. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  8. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Kitchen Towel
6 cups flaxseed or rice
Sewing Machine
doTERRA  Essential Oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Fold towel in half longways (hot-dog style).
  2. Sew around the edges leaving a three-inch opening. Turn right side out.
  3. Loosely fill with flax seeds or rice.
  4. Sew opening closed and you’re done.
  5. To use, microwave for two to three minutes and add 2 drops of essential oil on the outer fabric.
BEGINNER LEVEL
Materials Needed:
Tube or dress sock
3 cups flaxseed or rice
doTERRA essential oil(s)
Directions:
  1. Pour flaxseed or rice into sock.
  2. Tie a knot and you’re done.
  3. To use, place in microwave for 2-3 minutes and then add 2 drops essential oil.
Tips:
  • If you smell burning while microwaving your heating pad, you are microwaving it too long. Try cutting down the heating time or lowering the power setting to 50%.
  • Use the leftover fabric to make hand warmers.
  • Homemade heating pads make great gifts. Give a heating pad with a bottle of your favorite doTERRA essential oil to friends and loved ones for a practical gift they are sure to love!
Editors Note: If you don’t have a microwave, you can heat your heating pad by putting it in an oven-safe dish and heating it in the oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes. Remember to set a timer and to frequently check your heating pad to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and become a fire hazard.
CAUTION: The heating pad will be very warm and can burn you if you heat it for too long. Start by putting your heating bag in the microwave for 1 minute, and then increase by 30 second increments until you have achieved your desired temperature. If you accidentally heat it for too long, let it rest until it becomes cooler. You might also want to place a wash cloth or towel against your skin to act as a barrier and to ensure you don’t get burned in case you heat it more than you intended.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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hand-cleansing-spray
This doTERRA On Guard hand cleansing spray is an easy and convenient way to clean your hands. Keep a bottle in your purse, car, or office for any time you need it.
 
Ingredients:
4 ounce spray bottle, glass
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
20 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
Water
 

Directions:

  1. In spray bottle, combine aloe vera and doTERRA On Guard.
  2. Fill the rest of bottle with water. Shake until combined.
  3. To use, spray on hands and rub together.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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sweetcassarole
With Thanksgiving just around the corner we thought we would share some delicious holiday recipes, but with a healthier doTERRA twist. The first recipe is a Sweet Potato Casserole with pecan topping and spiced with doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil. This side dish is sweet, creamy, and highlights many fabulous fall flavors.

Health Highlights:
Most holiday meals leave us feeling sluggish and maybe a little guilty, but there is a silver lining to this tasty Thanksgiving treat. Check out some of the health benefits that this casserole contains:

Sweet Potatoes: Though they are “sweet,” these vegetables still offer plenty of nutrients. Due to a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes can be helpful in maintaining energy and controlling blood sugar, which is helpful for everyone, especially those with diabetes.

Orange: The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C in oranges help support heart health. Increasing potassium intake can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg can act as a sedative, and helps with inflammation, muscle pain, arthritis, and more.

Ingredients:
4 cooked sweet potatoes, peeled
3/4 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 orange, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
4 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Pecan topping:
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Directions:
Place cooked sweet potatoes, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, nutmeg, orange juice, and Cinnamon essential oil into a large bowl.
With a hand mixer, blend until everything is combined. If desired, you can add more maple syrup or essential oil.
Spread into an oven-safe dish and set aside.
Combine all topping ingredients until pecans are well coated. Sprinkle on top of sweet potatoes.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until pecans have slightly browned. Serve warm.

Tip: For additional deliciousness, drizzle maple syrup on top.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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autumnsmoothie

Healthy, glowing skin means giving your body the best nature has to offer. That includes eating plenty of organic fruits and veggies as well as feeding your skin with products that are chock-full of natural and organic ingredients.

How else can you flush the toxins this fall? Getting a good night’s sleep, sweating it out and drinking plenty of water are just a few more ways that you can detox naturally. Add to that list our favorite go-to for detoxification: a simple smoothie. With inspiration from the fall harvest, this Autumn Detox Smoothie incorporates fresh fruits and veggies of the season that are packed full of antioxidants, nutrients and plenty of detoxification properties.

Below are a selection of key smoothie ingredients that can help you cleanse and detox the natural way:

Beets (a.k.a beetroot) – Not only are they rich in fiber (and color), beets are also a potent source of vitamin A, manganese and nitrates. This purple veggie works hard to purify your blood stream and deeply cleanse your liver (Veg Kitchen).

Pears – As one of the highest-fiber fruits, 1 pear meets your daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. This fruit cleanses your colon, prevents belly bloat and keeps your digestive tract in check (PopSugar).

Apples – High in vitamins A and C, calcium and fiber, apples help clear the digestive track and expel toxins from your system (Best Health).

Spinach – When it comes to detox, leafy greens are your friend. Greens like spinach boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract which helps rid your body of toxins (PopSugar).

Ginger – In addition to its liver cleansing properties, ginger has approximately 40 antioxidant properties that fight free radicals and provide anti-aging benefits.

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 cup of organic baby spinach
  • 1 pear
  • ½ red apple (we used an organic Red Gala apple)
  • ½ green apple (we used an organic Granny Smith apple)
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • ½ ripe banana
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp of honey (or to taste if you prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie)
  • ⅓ cup of water (coconut water or coconut milk optional)
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Chop beets, pear, and apples into small cube sized pieces.
  2. Grate ginger and chop mint into smaller pieces.
  3. Place all ingredients in blender, with the exception of the beets.
  4. Bring water to a boil on the stovetop and add beets. Boil for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove beets from boiling water and add to blender with other ingredients.
  6. Squeeze lime juice into the blender on top of the ingrdients.
  7. Add honey, water (or coconut water/milk) and ice cubes to the mixture and blend on high until all ingredients are combined.
  8. Option 1: Pour into glass and serve.
  9. Option 2: If you prefer a cold smoothie, we suggest pouring the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze for several hours. Once frozen, put cubes back in the blender, add approximately ¼ cup of water and blend on high until smooth.

Serves 1-2

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Tell us in the comments below.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

pumpkinsmoothie

Forget about Pumpkin Spice Lattes–try this doTERRA On Guard® Pumpkin Smoothie. Fall in love with the flavors of fall with this delicious treat infused with doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.

Health Highlights:

Almond Milk: This type of milk is cholesterol free which can help enable a healthy heart. Almond milk can also aid in maintaining and lowering blood pressure.

Pumpkin: This vegetable is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene can help decrease the development of particular cancers, such as prostate cancer, and can help reduce risks of getting heart disease and asthma.
Bananas: Potassium is a significant nutrient found in bananas. Consuming a good amount of potassium and lowering intake of sodium are great choices to help reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Bananas are also a great food choice when fighting off viruses because they are easily digested and can get you nutrients without making your stomach upset.
Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
2 frozen bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
2-3 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend
1 cup ice
Directions:
Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Note: For a garnish, add some whipped cream and pumpkin pie seasoning.
Makes 4 servings.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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pumpkincookies

Pumpkin Cookies Submitted by Colleen E. Garrigan, California

“I make these cookies for every class. Everyone loves them and asks for the recipe!”

Ingredients:
1 cup canned pumpkin
½ cup non hydrogenated vegetable shortening
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 drops doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil
2 drops doTERRA Ginger essential oil
1 drop doTERRA Clove Bud essential oil
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup oat flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Optional: 1 cup pumpkin seeds

Tip: Make your own oat flour by tossing oats in a food processor or blender.

Directions:
Reduce pumpkin by placing in a saucepan over medium heat for 30–45 minutes. Stir often until pumpkin has reduced to ½ cup. Set aside to cool.
Cream together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in cooled pumpkin, vanilla, and doTERRA oils.
Sift remaining dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place onto baking sheets. Flatten tops with a spoon. Arrange a few pumpkin seeds in the center as garnish.
Bake 10–12 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Essential Oils:
Cinnamon
Ginger
Clove Bud

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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fallscrub

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be glammed-up with some natural, skin-safe, food coloring. The options are endless!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 drops Cassia essential oil
4 drops Clove essential oil
2-4 drops Ginger essential oil

Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Directions:
Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
Add essential oils.
Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or    Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.
For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour  each layer.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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makeupbrushdiy

Are your makeup brushes in need of some deep cleaning? This makeup brush cleanser is super easy and only takes three simple ingredients!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Melaleuca essential oil

5 drops Grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

1. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.

2. Swirl your brush in the Fractionated Coconut Oil for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.3. Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.

3. Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear. Please note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attach and shorten the life of your brushes.

4. Let your newly cleaned makeup brushes dry on a towel for 4 hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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garbage-disposal

Does your garbage disposal need a little refreshing? With everything that goes into the disposal, odds are that odors could be accumulating in there. Try this simple DIY recipe to make your own garbage disposal refreshers to help freshen, clean, and deodorize your garbage disposal.

 

Ingredients: 

2 cups baking soda

1 cup salt

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup liquid castile soap (any scent)

30 drops Lemon essential oil

 

Editor’s note: Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap commonly found in health food stores. Dr. Bronner’s is a popular one. Look for unscented.

 

Directions:

1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.

2.  Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.

3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of “damp sand”. It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.

4. Grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.

5. Once the mixture has been scooped, let dry for 24 hours or until they are hard. One batch should make about 36 garbage disposal refreshers.

6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just put 1-3 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing Lemon essential oil.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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