Gifts of the Magi Giveaway

This giveaway was so popular last year that I wanted to do it again. Read on to see how you could win a free bottle of Myrrh, On Guard AND one of the new Petal Diffusers!

My family has celebrated pretty much every holiday with great enthusiasm (as most families do) but one holiday we celebrated that a lot of others may not is Three Kings Day. It is a date celebrated throughout Latin America, Spain, and in many Hispanic communities of the United States. This is the Epiphany of the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus.

It was a very special holiday, maybe even the most important holiday, for my grandmother who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She would actually have us set out grass and water before bed (sound familiar?) and we would receive 3 special gifts the next morning. In Latin America, January 6th, and not necessarily Christmas, is the day that children actually receive their gifts.  I always enjoyed hearing the story of the three wise men bringing these special gifts...especially knowing what I do now about essential oils and their versatile uses and meanings. 

In addition to the honor and status implied by the value of the gifts of the magi, scholars think that these three were chosen for their special spiritual symbolism about Jesus himself—gold representing his kingship, frankincense a symbol of his priestly role, and myrrh a prefiguring of his death and embalming—an interpretation made popular in the well-known Christmas carol “We Three Kings.”

I plan to continue the Three Kings Day tradition with my little ones once they are older as another opportunity to teach about Jesus.

I thought it'd be fun to share about this holiday and give away a few oils too. Here is what you could win. (everyone gets Frankincense by the way so technically you're all winners ;-))

Frankincense

Perhaps the most precious of the ancient oils, frankincense is highly sought after by modern consumers for its many uses—including relaxation, immune support, and mood enhancement. Learn more about this valuable oil by watching the video below. It is a holy oil in the Middle East.  Oman, where doTERRA's Frankincense is from, is believed to have been a center of the frankincense trade along the recently rediscovered "Incense Road”.

 

Myrrh

Myrrh is often referred to as a "liquid bandaid". It was commonly used on infant's umbilical cords for healing making it a very useful gift for the Christ child. Other uses include arthritis, bronchitis, colds, cough, and digestive issues.  Further, it stimulates the immune system and also stimulates blood circulation that can relieve pain, subduing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. doTERRA's Myrrh is grown in Ethiopia and taken from the gum resin of the Myrrh tree or shrub.

"Gold" On Guard

Ok, so I'm not going to give you Gold (because I don't have any) and Frankincense is the oil nicknamed "liquid gold" but since you already receive that FREE from doTERRA this month, I thought I'd include On Guard as the Gold. It is probably one of our most valued oils in our home. It is a blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary and is a powerhouse blend for immune support. It has been lab tested to kill MRSA and decrease the symptoms of the flu virus! We use it daily on the bottoms of all our feet for immune support, diffuse in the air to kill germs and bacteria and I even clean with it. Health is worth more than gold in my opinion so I thought it a fitting oil to replace Gold in the giveaway.

Petal Diffuser

PLUS this year I am also including one of the new Petal Diffusers. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 100 square feet. The Petal Diffuser has three timed settings—1, 2, and 4 hours—allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. It's awesome for home or the office. 

This giveaway is open to all customers under the Nourishing The Home (Bre Taylor's) team - retail, wholesale, LRP and new enrollees. Simply place a 200PV order by the end of December and you will qualify. Details below photo. Just ask the person you are enrolling with if you are on my team and they can let you know.

If you are already a wholesale member on my team, place your 200PV order as a Loyalty Rewards order by the 15th and receive a free bottle of Holiday Joy AND an adorable Christmas ornament that you can put oils on to. 

Giveaway Details:

    •    To qualify, a 200PV order must be placed between Dec 1st and Dec 31st.

    •    Order can be made via retail, by enrolling in wholesale with Nourishing The Home (or someone on my team), or as one of my current wholesale customers.

    •    Free Frankincense will come from doTERRA, with your 200PV+ order.

    •    Free Myrrh, On Guard and Petal Diffuser will be sent to winner with one week of drawing.

    •    A winner will be randomly selected on Three Kings Day 1/6/15.

If you do not already have someone helping you with doTERRA,

contact me or ENROLL NOW!!

To learn more about the Wholesale Membership, click here.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Black Friday (weekend) Special!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, ready for some deals!! Don't miss my best enrollment incentive yet.

Enroll with a 100PV enrollment and receive $72 in free oils and products! What's PV? It stands for Point Value and every product is assigned a PV (usually 1PV = $1). So enroll with a $100 in product or the very popular starter Family Physician Kit and you will qualify.

Your FREE products include:
-A Trio Kit (5mL bottles of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint oil - makes a great gift!)
-Breathe Respiratory Drops - love these for cold/flu season!
-Hand & Body Lotion - unscented so you can add your own scent!
-Peppermint & Wild Orange Lip Balm - love this for dry season!

PLUS, the first 5 people that enroll will be entered to win a Petal diffuser!! That's a 1 in 5 chance of winning. Pretty great odds!

Visit www.nourishingthehome.com/enroll or reach out to Bre at 972-824-1046 or bre@nourishingthehome.com to get started.

Do not miss this! Ends Sunday night at 9pm CST.

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Healthy Fall Snack

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Re-post from Oct 28, 2013

So one of our favorite snacks that comes out of the recipe book every Fall is Jon's Caramel Popcorn. It's ridiculous. Ridiculously good. And ridiculously not good for you.

I've been wanting to kind of re-do the recipe to healthier ingredients but managed to go a step further and found a recipe with healthy ingredients AND an ability to boost your immunity. Bam! We served it at my most recent oil class and it was a hit! And very easy to make. 

Try it! You won't regret it.

Ingredients

1 cup popcorn kernels (or 1 bag of organic microwave popcorn)

1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

5-6 drops On Guard Protective Blend

2-3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil

Ground Cinnamon to taste

Salt to taste

 

Directions:

Air pop the popcorn and place in a large mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup and essential oils. Pour maple syrup mixture over the popcorn and mix well. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and a touch of salt. Mix thoroughly and enjoy!

Serves 4. 

 *Recipe from dōTERRAblog.com

 

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NEW Products - Convention 2014

My team and I have just returned home from doTERRA's 2014 Convention. I am excited to share ALL the exciting new essential oils and products. Those of us that attended are doing a Live event for anyone that's interested and you are invited! You can join us in person if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or you can join us online via Google Hangouts. 

It will be Sunday, September 28th from 1:30-3:30pm CST. Here is the Facebook event to RSVP or email me if you are not on Facebook. (bre@nourishingthehome.com)

Now, on to the amazing products.

Arborvitae (5mL)

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in therapeutic benefits. Arborvitae essential oil has a high content of tropolones, a group of chemical compounds that protect against environmental and seasonal threats, have powerful purifying properties, and promote healthy cell function. It smells woodsy of course and very grounding. 

 Hinokitiol, one of the tropolones in Arborvitae, protects the body from harmful elements while supporting normal cell activity. This compound also contributes to Arborvitae’s natural insect repellent properties. Thujic acid, another tropolone found in Arborvitae, has been studied for its ability to protect against common threats in the environment. 

Order Wholesale: $22
Order Retail: $29.33


Cardamom (5mL)

I am very excited about this next oil! A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as being the most expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used to help reduce indigestion and nausea, and to soothe stomach discomfort and promote digestion. Its distinct scent can lessen motion sickness while promoting a positive mood. Cardamom has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1,8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, yet minty aroma and flavor. dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.

Wholesale: $26
Retail: $34.67


Breathe Respiratory Drops

Breathe is a long-trusted essential oil blend and has helped many with oils such as Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and now Cardamom. Respiratory issues are not fun and we all turn to anything that will help, but very little ever does. Breathe essential oil is a tried and true support to this age-old foe.

Breathe all-natural drops are a blend of selected oils from Breathe CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oil blend mixed into a respiratory drop to make it more convenient to enjoy the benefits of these oils. Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Melissa, and Cardamom essential oils all help to clean and soothe airways and now they can be delivered straight to your mouth and throat in these great-tasting lozenges.

I've already been using these this week with this cold I caught!

Buy Wholesale: $14.50
Buy Retail: $19.33


Petal Diffuser

The dōTERRA Petal Diffuser is a small, user-friendly diffuser that delivers health-promoting benefits to your family and home. It has a relaxing mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion, and can cover up to 100 square feet. The Petal Diffuser has three timed settings—1, 2, and 4 hours—allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. This convenient diffuser is stable, light, and easy to use—perfect for home or office use. 
The Petal Diffuser permeates an ultra-fine, yet substantial mist output into the air, releasing the aromatic and therapeutic benefits of dōTERRA CPTG® essential oils quickly and safely. This high quality, affordable diffuser is perfect for both novice and experienced essential oil users who want a reliable, easy-to-use essential oil diffuser.

NOW available in the Home Essentials Kit if you are wanting to enroll!!!

Buy Wholesale: $47
Buy Retail: $62.67


Correct-X Essential Ointment

I have already used this TWICE since I've been home 24 hours.

Frankincense, Helichrysm, Melaleuca, Cedarwood, and Lavender—all CPTG® essential oils known to help assist in soothing skin irritations—form the base of d ōTERRA Correct-X. This multi-purpose, all natural ointment helps soothe skin and enhance the natural process of skin returning to a healthy state after being distressed. Correct-X provides a moisture barrier that helps protect against additional damage while simultaneously soothing and hydrating the skin. This petroleum-free, preservative-free ointment absorbs quickly and is gentle and non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

Buy Wholesale: $12.00
Buy Retail: $16.00



TerraGreens

dōTERRA TerraGreens is a proprietary blend of whole food fruits and vegetables combined with superfruits and dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Essential Oils. This powdered mix packs a daily boost of fruits and vegetables into a mix that can be stirred into 8 oz. of liquid for easy and convenient nutritional supplementation.

  • Provides the body with essential nutrients
  • Supports immune health
  • Supports digestive health
  • Supports weight management
  • All natural ingredients
  • GMO and gluten free
  • Vegan-friendly

Buy Wholesale: $28.00
Buy Retail: $37.33


Veráge

I am planning on a separate post just on this amazing new skin care line but here is an overview until then! :)

Veráge is an exclusive system of natural skin care products that nourish and hydrate skin and reduce the visible signs of aging. The advanced plant technology used in Veráge promotes an optimal lipid balance—the same balance found in healthy, youthful-looking skin. Each product is composed of true gifts from the Earth: nourishing plant extracts, pure and potent CPTG® essential oils, and select natural ingredients. The dōTERRA Veráge Skin Care Collection delivers results you can see and feel, naturally.

Buy Wholesale: $84.50
Buy Retail: $112.67


HD Clear Skin System 

HD Clear is a three-step system that works synergistically, with each product building on the next to thoroughly cleanse and purify the skin, control overactive oil glands, and deliver optimal hydration for a balanced moisture level. Derived from pure plant extracts, the ingredients in HD Clear are gentle and calming to the skin, but powerfully effective. Using HD Clear every day will help reduce breakouts; promote a clear, healthy complexion; and soothe the irritation of distressed skin. HD Clear provides a natural solution for problem skin of all ages.

Buy Wholesale: $46.00
Buy Retail: $61.33


On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste Samples (Pack of 10)

Now in Sample Size, dōTERRA’s fluoride-free Natural Whitening Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of dōTERRA’s proprietary On Guard® blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils with other natural ingredients that help strengthen teeth, reduce plaque and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. The On Guard blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils provides an extra cleaning boost. Additional essential oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, and the natural sweetener xylitol, give On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavor that leaves your breath—and toothbrush!—fresh and clean throughout the day.

Buy Wholesale: $3.50
Buy Retail: $4.67


As you can see, doTERRA's new products are amazing, all-natural and affordable - especially with a Wholesale Account! If you have some essential oils and products you are wanting to try, visit my info page on the Wholesale Account or go to this how-to to enroll. Not ready for a wholesale account? Retail is still a great way to try doTERRA. 

As always, I am here to help. Contact me via the form to the left and we can set up an oil consult to get you started with what you need most. 

The Oils My Man Loves: Essential Interview with a doTERRA-minded Husband

I'm starting something called Essential Interviews where I interview fellow oil-users to see how they incorporate doTERRA's products into their daily lives. And guess who our first guest is? My #1 supporter and husband, Jon Taylor. Although he is very naturally minded, he didn't start using the oils from day one like I did. He was fine with me using them on me and our kids, but it took a little time for him to see how he could use them for his own health concerns. But once he did, he was hooked. Let's get started. 

ME: We've had doTERRA's products in our home for almost 2 years now. What is your favorite doTERRA product (non-oil)? 

JON: Mmm...good question. Probably the On Guard toothpaste. It's a really good toothpaste, tastes great and I love that it contains the On Guard blend so it's a great immunity booster. I love that we're not consuming any crappy crap that is typically out there on the market. 

ME: Crappy crap?

JON: Yep. There's so many toxins out there and it's a great product at a great price. 

ME: So, what is your favorite oil?

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JON: Balance. Because I put it on our son's feet every night and have him smell it to calm down but it helps me relax after a long day. 

A close second for me would be Citrus Bliss - helps me connect to nature while at work. I can close my eyes and it feels like i'm in the middle of an orange orchard and it's uplifting too and really helps me to feel reinvigorated in the middle of my day. 

ME: Citrus Bliss is awesome. So I've noticed that many people experience a WOW moment with doTERRA's oils. What was your first WOW moment?

JON: I think the blend that I made for my cold sore was what did it for me. I was frustrated that I had another cold sore coming on so I googled essential oils for cold sores and built my own custom blend based on what we had (BRE: so proud). It accelerated the healing in just a couple days compared to what used to take over a week. I was really amazed. 

ME: Sometimes you share with guys or people you know about the oils and what I do. When you talk to other people, specifically men, about essential oils, what do you say?

JON: That they're a safe way to support the body. They basically can go straight to the brain and heal from within which is much kinder to your body. I always talk about how we use them with our kids as well just in case that particular dad wants to share all the benefits with his wife and family. I also mention the income potential of it too because sometimes guys will connect to that much quicker than to the product. A lot of times they're like "essential oils what?" but if they tell their wife about the income potential and their wife contacts Bre about doTERRA and, in turn, falls in love with the oils, then it's a great partnership moving forward because both have things they love about doTERRA. 

ME: Very true. So a while back, you came to me wanting your own go-to bag of oils. Mind my asking what's in it? 

JON: Breathe for opening up my airways, Frankincense for my head, DigestZen for any poor food choice days, of course Balance and then Citrus Bliss. I also love Deep Blue to calm my muscles at the end of a long day. 

ME: You went with me to Leadership Retreat this past March and we got to hear from the doTERRA founders and leaders about the integrity of the company and the opportunity. We noticed that many of the active Wellness Advocates there were women. It's like that episode of Friends when Chandler says, "Where are all the men?!" What would you tell someone, and specifically men, about the opportunity with doTERRA?

JON: I would say to them - that it does pay off but you have to support and partner with your wife in this business venture - so that may mean helping with the kids in the evenings or weekends, or picking up some slack around the house so she has time to build the business because eventually it will overtake what your income is. We're not there quite yet but we see the potential is there and it's on the horizon for us. This business could become your primary income so you want to engage with your wife on that so she has all the support she needs...and find a place that you fit in if you are passionate about the oils too. 

ME: Awesome. Thanks for sharing your point of view. 

Essential oils can be for everyone, especially the men in your life. So don't be afraid to share with everyone - even those that are initially hesitant. And here's a few other tips and ideas for essential oil uses for men. 

doTERRA Oils Men Will Love:

Cedarwood - Jon is a woodworker so he of course loves the smell of Cedarwood but it also has great therapeutic benefits. If the man you know isn't a fan of the more floral scents like Lavender or Serenity, Cedarwood is a great substitute to encourage good sleep. We roll on some diluted Cedarwood on the bottoms of our feet every night before bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzz!!

(#EssentialTip: Cedarwood paired with Wintergreen in the diffuser is a *great* blend for men - great for confidence and self-esteem.)                                Retail: $26.67  Wholesale: $20

Balance - this is a very woodsy scent which is why a lot of men probably gravitate to it. It is a blend of Spruce, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Ho Wood, and Blue Chamomile Flower. GREAT for a homemade aftershave lotion or just for applying to the bottoms of the feet at the beginning of the day.                                                                                    Retail: $26.67  Wholesale: $20

doTERRA Products Men Will Love:

Lifelong Vitality Pack

Provides the nutrients your man needs for a healthy heart and mind with whole foods, not synthetics! 

Alpha CRS - proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer.
Microplex VMz - an all-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets.
xEO Mega - unique formula of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and proprietary blend of marine and land-sourced omega fatty acids. Supports healthy joint, cardiovascular and brain health!          

Trio Pack - Retail $99.33  Wholesale: $74.50

Jon takes 2 of each, with breakfast and dinner. Plus TerraZyme before every meal. Our food is zapped of healthy enzymes which is what helps us digest our food properly and then your body knows what to do with all those nutrients you’re putting in. Terrazyme gives you enzymes to help with that!

TerraZyme - Retail $50.00  Wholesale: $37.50

On Guard Toothpaste

doTERRA’s fluoride-free toothpaste provides the protective benefits of therapeutic-grade On Guard essential oils against germs and other harmful pathogens, while also reducing plaque, and whitening teeth with gentle polishing agents. On Guard’s unique cinnamon-mint flavor, with xylitol, also leaves your breath (and your toothbrush), fresh and clean.
Retail: $11.33    Wholesale: $8.50

Some other great DIY Goodies for Men

DIY After Shave Lotion - I love using my favorite blend Balance
Cologne Blends 
Grill Cleaner