The doTERRA Difference

There are so many reasons why I decided to partner with doTERRA to improve and up-level my personal health, my home and my family. I continue to see the amazing effects these oils and products have on my life and therefore share them confidently knowing the impact they'll have on someone else's life too. 

Watch this video less than 14 minutes long for a full download and explanation of why I love doTERRA and the impact they are making around the globe. 

If you're interested in purchasing oils for 25% off, you can create your own wholesale account here. As always, contact me with any questions! 

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Allie Rae

3 Signs you KNOW Self-Care is Calling

Our mind, body and emotions are constantly keeping us informed as to whether they are being taken care of or not. Our body is our biggest divination tool, meaning, our body is so highly intelligent that it tells us exactly what we need to know in order to make the necessary shifts or step in the right direction.

Here are 3 signs (yes, there are many more!) to know that some self-care practices are in order:

1) Feeling Stressed, Irritated and Frustrated
The modern world seems to now run on copious amounts of coffee for breakfast, overwhelm for lunch and stress for dinner. Our culture and society is moving at a faster pace than ever and our bodies can feel it. The response? Becoming more irritated, frustrated and REACTIVE rather than proactive. The more we do, do, do, the more we find ourselves on the hamster wheel of coffee, overwhelm and stress trying to accomplish more, produce more, be more.

Our body suffers. Our mind suffers. Our relationships suffer. Ultimately this leads to complete burn out which when not tended to, leads to disease or dis-ease.

2) Lacking Motivation & Procrastinating
Remember that thing you were going to do yesterday but kept putting off? And today you’re not in the “mood” to tackle it? Tomorrow you are busy with other things and this weekend you have family coming into town? YA....I get it. Through my entire schooling procrastination was my middle name and seemed to be the only way I got my assignments, papers, projects, etc. done. By waiting until I was so stressed and had no choice but to complete it.

Obviously, this is not healthy. If you find yourself unmotivated (likely due to the hamster wheel above) which leads to procrastination, this is a wake up call. Are you living in a way of proficiency, efficiency and productivity?

3) Lacking Zest or Passion for your Life
Nothing seems to “light you up” anymore. You don’t have the same inner radiance shining from within. You stopped seeing your favorite people and engaging in your favorite things. I’ve been there. Feeling completely blue and down in the dumps. You begin to isolate yourself only to increase your lack of zest and passion.

Resonate with the above? Ya, so do I! Each day is an opportunity to step into our life with a sense of awe, wonder and delight for the gift of this body and the gift of our life. It is a choice that we make each day.

Get my ultra favorite top 3 simple mini midday [re]TREATs to bring you back to your confident, creative self by giving yourself the attention you need & deserve. 

12 Ways to Use dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend

One of the top selling doTERRA essential oils is non other than On Guard. doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.

To purchase your own doTERRA On Guard oil, visit: http://bit.ly/EnhanceYourHealthOils

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Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

Ingredients

Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.

12 Ways to Use On Guard in your home

1. Diffuse On Guard (Protective blend) anytime you are concerned about what’s going around.

2. Mix a few drops of On Guard with 2 drops Lemon essential oil and honey or agave nectar in a teaspoon to soothe your throat during the winter.

3. Add 15 drops of On Guard to a cup of corn starch or baking soda. Mix, sprinkle and rake on carpet then allow it to sit for up to an hour. Then, vacuum it clean!

4. Mix 5-6 drops with a half cup of baking soda to clean your bath tub and skip all of the harsh, bleaching chemicals.

5. Put a few drops of On Guard on your car’s cabin air filter or home air filters to obliterate dank, stale filtered air…right from the duct!

6. Boost your Immune System Some people amp up their Zinc or Vitamin C intake (via orange juice) every autumn. If this is you, add a few drops of On Guard to your juice for added protection.

7. Gargle with one drop of On Guard to 4-6 oz. of water for fresh breath. Bring it for after your teeth get cleaned at the dentist and sign up your dentist (!)

8. For a clean toothbrush, store it overnight in a small glass of water with 3-5 drops of the On Guard.

9. When you take out the garbage, spray down your cabinet with On Guard and water (new ON GUARD MIST COMING OCT 2nd!). On Guard Cleaner Concentrate (my favorite!) is also excellent for this purpose.

10. After your oven’s self-clean cycle, spray a mix of purified water, On Guard and Lemon essential oil onto the oven interior. This will clear up all of the greasy smells as well as the smell of the oven cleaner...

11. Before climbing on to the equipment at the gym, spray it with On Guard and water.

12. I have a bottle of OnGuard next to my kitchen sink and always put a few drops in after we clean up; then i use the Cleaner Concentrate in spray bottle on every counter.

To learn how to incorporate essential oils into your home or office + purchase your own doTERRA On Guard oil, visit: http://bit.ly/EnhanceYourHealthOils

 

**Adapted from Elena Brower

Forest Bathing: What it is and Why it's healthy

Wellness trends come and go, but we can always look to nature for timeless wisdom that’ll never go out of style. If you’ve taken a walk in the woods lately, you probably know what we mean.

Forest bathing is a creative term for something our ancestors have known for a long time: nature heals. It comes from the Japanese phrase “shinrin-yoku,” which means taking in the forest atmosphere, and was first proposed in 1982 by the Forest Agency of Japan as a wellness and relaxation activity to promote good health – especially for those who lived in cities.

Simply being among trees, breathing fresh air, and walking at a comfortable pace can do our bodies and minds a world of good. But it wasn’t until recently that the scientific research of forest bathing caught up with the reasons how.

Here are some of the benefits associated with walking in a forest:

  • Improved immune system functioning, with an increase in the body’s cancer fighting Natural Killer cells – partly due to the essential oils from wood in the air
  • Reduced stress and blood pressure – via a reduction in cortisol
  • Improved mood/positive outlook
  • Increase in energy
  • Greater ability to focus and think clearly
  • Improved sleep
  • Quicker healing from illness or surgery
  • Additionally, participants in research studies on forest bathing showed a decrease in mortality rate from cancer and a greater frequency in feeling “calm,” and children also experienced benefits in fitness, weight, and attention span.

Now that spring is upon us in the northern hemisphere, this is the perfect time to get the benefits of forest bathing firsthand! No matter where you live, find the closest forest or hiking trail and embrace wilderness on a regular basis.

Why do we love forest bathing?

At Integrative Nutrition we believe that health is about much more than what you eat. Our concept of Primary Food states that a holistic approach to life creates the greatest balance, which is why we consider spending time in nature, physical movement, a fulfilling career, nurturing relationships, and many other non-dietary elements as all playing a vital role in our wellbeing.

Published by: Institute of Integrative Nutrition

3 Ways to Create a Wellness Tribe Wherever You Are

Isn’t it nice when you can let your hair down and just be yourself? When you can share your personal passion, struggles, or vision for the future, and have someone to turn to with questions, someone who actually “gets” you on a deeper level?
  
That’s what a wellness tribe is all about!
   
A wellness tribe is a group of people who share a common interest in wellness, who get together to exchange ideas and provide mutual support, and who gain inspiration from collective empowerment.
   
The concept of tribes is ingrained in human history, and was used to refer to groups of people who shared land and followed certain ways of life for many generations. But in modern times, we can choose our tribes as a form of non-dietary social nourishment.
   
If you’ve ever felt alone in your efforts to change your diet or lifestyle, or transition your career in a more positive direction then a wellness tribe is definitely for you. It can help you feel more connected, inspired, and motivated to maintain your wellness habits and experiment with new ones. Besides, it’s fun to discuss creative new yoga trends and the most affordable superfoods with others who will get as excited about it as you do!
  
So what can you do to create a wellness tribe if you don’t have one?
   
1. Attend a meetup.
Meetup.com is a great resource for local gatherings centered around nearly any topic you can imagine, including wellness or even specific areas of wellness, such as nutrition, fitness, mental health, certain conditions, energy healing, you name it! See what you can find in your area and attend a few meetups to connect with wellness-loving people in your area.

2. Organize a gathering.
If you have a few friends or acquaintances who are also interested in wellness, schedule a get-together at your place, or meet for lunch at a healthy café once a month. You can share your latest personal wellness practices, favorite recipes, books, challenges, or tips. Keep it regular so you stay connected, and use social media to share virtually between gatherings.
 
3. Become a regular at a local wellness hub.
Whether it’s a yoga studio, a café, or a meditation center, chances are that there’s someplace in your area where wellness-loving people are already coming together, so go there and check it out! A real tribe is one you come in contact with regularly, so once you find a place you like make it a part of your schedule to attend. You’re likely to meet new people and keep the connection alive even outside that particular hub.
 
Wellness tribes that connect in person will have a stronger bond, but digital tribes can be great too! Find a virtual wellness program that has a “community” element so you can interact with others regularly, or find forums or Facebook groups focused on topics that interest you.
  
Consistency is key when it comes to tribes. You won’t get the deeper feeling of connection if you jump around from one group to another, so find one you like and stick with it or start your own!
  
Do you have a wellness tribe you’re a part of? Share in the comments below!

Published by: Institute of Integrative Nutrition