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February 2018 Specials!

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Melaleuca Touch – FREE (10ml) 


The perfect balance of Melaleuca essential oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil has been combined in doTERRA Melaleuca Touch, making it ideal to use on gentle and sensitive skin.
Melaleuca is best know for it stellar ability to:
– Cleanse and purify the skin and nails
– Soothe occasional skin irritations
– Promote a healthy complexion

 

Replenishing Body Butter – 10% Off

Pamper your skin with the luxurious feel of the doTERRA SPA Replenishing Body Butter infused with Wild Orange, Douglas Fir, and Frankincense essential oils.

 

 

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*EARN REWARDS!
The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. AWESOME!

January 2018 Specials!

SPECIAL PROMO
Frankincense – FREE (15ml) 

This amazing deal is extended through January 15th!

With any 200pv order you place this month, you will receive a FREE bottle of Frankincense!!

This oil is known as the King of Oils and for good reason! Renowned for its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties, it also is used in the following ways:

  • Internally: supports healthy cellular, immune, nervous, and digestive functions
  • Aromatically: promotes feelings of relaxation
  • Topically: reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

 

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Wild Orange – FREE (15ml) 


With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.  Some of the many properties:

A powerful cleanser and purifying agent.
Supports healthy immune function.
Is uplifting to the mind and body.

 

 

Terra Greens – 10% Off

doTERRA TerraGreens is a proprietary blend of whole food fruits and vegetables combined with superfruits and doTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils.

Terra Greens are superstars!
– Provides the body with essential nutrients
– Supports immune health*
– Supports digestive health*
– Supports weight management*

 

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*EARN REWARDS!
The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. AWESOME!

December 2017 Special!

(See EARN REWARDS below.)

SPECIAL PROMO
Frankincense – FREE (15ml)

With any 200pv order you place this month, you will receive a FREE bottle of Frankincense!!

This oil is known as the King of Oils and for good reason! Renowned for its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties, it also is used in the following ways:

  • Internally: supports healthy cellular, immune, nervous, and digestive functions
  • Aromatically: promotes feelings of relaxation
  • Topically: reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Holiday Joy – FREE (5ml) + Free dolomite tree ornament

Place an order over 125 pv this month before December 15th and you’ll receive the Product of the Month, a 5ml bottle of Holiday Joy. This delightful blend will fill your home with the inviting scent of the holiday season. The warm, sweet aroma of Holiday Joy creates a welcoming environment for holiday gatherings and can be diffused every day to purify the air and uplift the spirit.

 

 


Myrrh – 10% Off (15ml)

Myrrh is 10% off this month!

What a wonderful month it is! Order yourself a bottle of Myrrh and the 10% appears instantly in your cart!

Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued at its weight in gold. Myrrh essential oil is derived from the gummy resin of the small, thorny Myrrh tree and has been used for centuries for its internal and external health benefits.
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*EARN REWARDS!
The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. AWESOME!

November 2017 Special!

NOVEMBER IS ALL THINGS AUTUMNAL & WARM!
Get in on these awesome deals.

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Clove – FREE (15ml)

Place an order over 125 pv this month, you’ll receive the Product of the Month, a 15ml bottle of Clove. This warm and stimulating oil is energizing to the body.  It’s also a fantastically cleansing for your teeth and gums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siberian Fir – 10% Off (15ml)
Siberian Fir is a brand new oil to us, launched in September! Try it out!
This refreshing and woodsy oil is wonderfully soothing and comforting to tired or sore muscles.  It’s also wonderful to address skin irritations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Already using the oils and loving them?  BEGIN EARNING REWARDS for FREE!
The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. AWESOME!

Spooky Sugar Cookies with Wild Orange Essential Oil

These delicious little Halloween-inspired sweet treats are perfect for the season.

 

 

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 drops Wild Orange doTERRA Essential Oils
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs, vanilla and Wild Orange essential oil and flavoring.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and blend into egg mixture.
Cover and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough to ⅛-inch thickness on a floured board.
Cut into desired shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until cookies are a delicate golden color.

Makes approximately 4 dozen.

 

*Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book

October 2017 Special!

OCTOBER IS THE RIGHT MONTH TO START EARNING REWARDS.
(See EARN REWARDS below.)

SPECIAL PROMO
Citrus Bliss, Balance, Serenity – FREE (15ml)


With any 200pv order this month, you get these three oils FREE!!!
This deal is uniquely remarkable. Theses three oils smell absolutely delightful and are a perfect trio for keeping you energized, relaxed and on an even keel this season.  (Hey – science says so!)

 

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
OnGuard – FREE (5ml)


Place an order over 125 pv this month before October 15th and you’ll receive the Product of the Month, a 5ml bottle of OnGuard. This fabulous protective blend helps everyone in your life healthy and those nasty seasonal threats away.


Ginger – 10% Off (15ml)


Ginger is 10% off this month!
This spicy oil delivers warmth and packs a punch!  It is lovely because of its powerful properties.  Use it bake or flavor your tea or coffee.  Soothe an upset stomach or achy joints.

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*EARN REWARDS!
The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) provides free product credits (points) for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn points that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. AWESOME!

Dirty Dozen | Pesticide-laden fruits & vegetables

2017 LIST OF ALL 48 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH PESTICIDE RESIDUE DATA

EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for the following popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best – lower numbers indicate more pesticides.
Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Domestic and imported versions of two items – blueberries, green beans and snap peas – showed sharply different results, so we have ranked those domestic and imported items separately. As a result, the Shopper’s Guide displays 51 entries.

1EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Strawberries

2EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Spinach

3EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Nectarines

4EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Apples

5EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Peaches

6EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Pears

7EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cherries

8EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Grapes

9EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Celery

 10EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen ListsTomatoes

11EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Sweet Bell Peppers

12EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Potatoes

13EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cucumbers

14EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cherry Tomatoes

15EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Lettuce

16EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Snap Peas – imported

17EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Blueberries – domestic

18EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Hot Peppers+

19EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Kale / Collard Greens

20EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Blueberries – imported

21EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Green Beans – domestic

22EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Plums

23EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Tangerines

24EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Raspberries

25EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Carrots

26EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Winter Squash

27EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Oranges

28EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Summer Squash*

29EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Green Beans – imported

30EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Snap Peas – domestic

31EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Bananas

32EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Green Onions

33EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Watermelon

34EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Mushrooms

35EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen ListsSweet Potatoes

36EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Broccoli

37EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Grapefruit

38EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cauliflower

39EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cantaloupe

40EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Kiwi

41EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Honeydew Melon

42EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Eggplant

43EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Mango

44EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Asparagus

45EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Papaya*

46EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Sweet Peas – frozen

47EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Onions

48EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Cabbage

49EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Pineapples

50EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen ListsAvocados

51EWG's Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean Fifteen Lists Sweet Corn*

* A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

Find out more: http://www.ewg.org/

Ginger+Carrot+Berry Blast

This smoothie is a winner!  It tastes great and it is so amazingly good for you!

These powerhouse ingredients help keep your immune system strong, your digestion healthy, as well your organs and skin young and vibrant!  Just try not to glow after sipping on this delightful treat.

 

 

INGREDIENTS
1 cup mixed berries raspberries (try any combination you like)
3/4 – 1 cup almond milk (feel free to substitute any milk here.  I also enjoy coconut, rice, oat milk)
Large handful baby spinach
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 medium carrot, ends trimmed, chopped
5 fresh mint leaves
1 drop doTERRA cinnamon essential oil
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Add all ingredients to blender.
Process until smooth.
Enjoy!

I use organic ingredients, whenever possible, to lower the intake of toxins, found in pesticides used in the growing cycle.  Check out the Dirty Dozen list!

Marina from Argentina

Tell me about yourself.

I’m 23 years old, from Buenos Aires Argentina. I study psychology and work in the afternoon and evening. I’m a traveler, I love animals, I’m interested in people. For my family, I moved out right after high school. It forced me to have the tools to face life. I have strong opinions and I can’t look away when something bothers me. It can be really difficult to move out.

Tell me about your country.

It’s a mess. Nothing ever works, but we’re very happy. We’re so used to things not working, so we don’t stress about it. Things never work out but you’ll find your way. There are so many complaints – there’s a lot of corruption, but nobody can say bad things. It’s nice to not stress, but that’s also the reason for no progress. We don’t worry about it. It’s the difference between us and Germany. There, they work hard to fix their problems. But for Argentinians, we love our country. When traveling, if we find another person from Argentina in the world, it’s an instant bond. We are very passionate about everything – everything is life or death, love or hate.

What are some stereotypes people in your country have of the USA?

So big! Stereotypes – the fat guy or redneck with a gun, haha. I think the USA is very progressive with rights, like human rights, gay rights, etc. I think it’s one of the best countries for women. We also have the stereotype of Americans as workaholics. But we love the USA, and consider Miami is the capital of Latin America. We hate that you call yourself “Americans.” We are Americans too!! America is a continent, not just your country. Another stereotype – you think you’re the center of everything. I think it must be strange to be so exposed. Like all the world knows everything that happens in your country and everyone has an opinion. Isn’t that a strange feeling? For us, not many people care, and that’s okay.

Also – your drinking age! What is with that? So stupid.

What is it like to be a woman here?

It’s a fighting moment!! It’s really not good, but getting better, I think.
All the women I know are constantly afraid of human trafficking. It is so real and it is every single day. It’s not normal for it to be so common. Many people I know, including myself, have survived kidnapping attempts. Everyone knows someone who has gone through that. My friends and I all track each other using “Find my Friends” app. We always call each other when we get home and take this very seriously.

There’s a silence culture around violence against women. Lots of victim blaming. But now there’s a new movement called “Ni una menos” which means “not one woman less.” It was started in Argentina but is now in many countries. For every death of a woman, we march. We fight the silence culture and give women and victims a voice. There’s a new feeling of sisterhood.

What is something a mother/aunt/grandmother figure taught you?

No . . . I made myself. I have the fighting spirit that makes me want to work for injustice. I want to work for people without a voice. I cannot stand it.

I have women I admire, but not in my family. But women fighters inspire me. They can fight to do what they want. I admire a lot of teachers. I have had teachers who really helped me in the past, they gave me a strong model.

Herby and Fresh Bean Salad

This colorful, healthy and mega-flavorful salad is a winner for all seasons! It is vegan and gluten-free. Use this star as a bbq side or a main affair at your next picnic.

INGREDIENTS

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained drained
2 medium sweet potatos, peeled, and diced
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt, pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
2 large handfuls cilantro, chopped
5 mint leaves, finely chiffonaded
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 lime, juiced and zested
1-3 drops doTERRA essential lemon oil (optional)
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (or chili powder, for less heat)
3-5 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat pan over medium heat and add oil. Cook diced sweet potatoes until lightly browned on all sides and cooked through. Add salt, pepper to taste and half the cumin powder (2 teaspoons) .
In a large bowl combine chickpeas, black beans, garlic, onion, cilantro and mint.
Add sweet potato with the lemon juice and zest, lime juice and zest, essential oil (if using), rest of the cumin (2 teaspoons), red pepper flakes (or chili powder) and sesame seeds.
Toss to combine. Add additional olive oil (up to one tablespoon — optional).

*Adapted from Vicky Berman

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