A weekend of hosting Events

I had the pleasure of having Christina and Jana host classes over the weekend (five in total). Christina is enrolled in the doTERRA Diamond Club to help her grow her business and in doing so she was able to provide great incentives!

We didn’t realize that one class was approx. 80% of only Spanish speaking guest and although I’m Latin, my Spanish isn’t that great (especially to teach a class yet) but luckily Jana stepped in and did fantastic!

Having all these classes booked back-to-back wasn’t easy, we had some challenges but we met new people, made new friends, learned about different cultures and laughed alot.

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Hosting a party?.. here are some cute ideas on Raffle Gifts!

Searching the internet and googling, I found these affordable gift ideas for a raffle, for your hosting party.  I added my personal touch here and there 🙂

Essential Oil Tip: when adding drops of essential oils (i.e. lemon or slim & sassy) to your water, always use a “glass bottle” instead of a plastic water bottle.  The oils (especially a citrus one like lemon) can dissolve the plastic and the water may become toxic.

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Glass water bottle with a sample of Lemon essential oil.  A drop or two of lemon in your water provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day!

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Luxurious Lavender bath – Epsom Salt with a sample of Lavender essential oil.  Adding Lavender oil to bath water can soak away stress.

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Where to purchase supplies:

  • Crystal Jars at Amazon (click here)
  • Twine Spool at Amazon (click here)
  • I found these adorable Lemon Labels in this blog (click here)
  • Glass water bottles at your local Target but I actually found them at Amazon but without the cute sleeves (click here)
  • Epsom Salt at your local Target store
  • Oils – contact me 🙂

Soothing my dog’s upset stomach with Essential Oil

We woke up today, to our dog (Zoey) having an upset stomach, she was eating grass and not eating her food.  We definitely know something is wrong when she doesn’t even her bacon treat!  She carried her treat outside and just sat next to it.  So for the first time, I decided to apply an essential oil called “digestzen” which soothes an upset stomach… and hours later, she started eating! I rubbed the oil on her stomach, her back paws and I let her smell it too.

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Oh no, my poor Zoey is not eating her bacon treat!

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After using DigestZen, Zoey is back to normal and eating again!

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Essential Oils Spray & Roller Recipes

I want to share some cool blends I made this weekend.  I was especially interested in the “I’m Car Sick” spray since my son gets car sick often – we haven’t tried them yet but stay tuned.

Recipe Blends as follows:

I’m Car Sick (perfect for road trips, amusement parks or upset stomach)
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 Peppermint drops essential oils and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and mist into air or onto stomach.  Inhale deeply and avoid eyes!

Buzz Off Bugs (keeps biting bugs away)
10 drops Lemongrass essential oils, 10 drops Peppermint essential oil and top with distilled or purified water – in a 2 oz spray bottle.
To Use: Shake and spray onto skin or clothing. Allow to air dry and avoid eyes!

Immune + Roller  (supports immune response)
5 drops Melaleuca essential oils, 5 drops Lemon essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to bottoms of feet.

Sleepy Time Roller (encourages peaceful sleep) – and my son’s favorite bedtime routine!
10 drops Lavender essential oils, 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
To Use: Apply to chest and bottoms of feet at bedtime.

 

Where to purchase supplies:

  • 2 oz Spray Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • 10 ml Roller Bottles – Amazon (Click here)
  • Cute Labels from Shareoils.com – (Click here)
  • Oils – Contract me 🙂

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunset Place Farmers Market

This past Sunday, my best friend Ana and I had our 1st booth at Sunset Place Farmers Market (this was so last minute). It was a hot day but we had fun meeting new people and spreading oily love.  We were pleasantly surprise to meet so many people who are already using and loving essential oils, we even met someone from Texas – super cool! We’re definitely planning to do more booth and all of our events will be posted in our home page, so stay tuned. I hope you enjoy our pictures!

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Launch Business Training

Over the weekend on Saturday, the girls and I attended a Business Training in Melbourne (3 hours away) to learn about the new Launch Program which will help us reach to the Elite rank. I’m super excited about the new business materials & guides – I can’t wait to start using them. It was great to meet Diamond Rank Wendy Berry and her leaders, they’re such an inspiration.  I’m looking forward to having Wendy over my house this Saturday  and co-host the class with Jana.  It’s going to be a great opportunity to learn about the essential oils and their health benefits.  I’ll be sure to post more information and pictures!  As for my team, I’ll be updating the Team Training page with the new guides and adding my notes – stay tuned.

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The Water Sprinkler Mess that caused my Rash

Since my husband’s broken ankle, I’ve been doing more outdoor stuff and trying to maintain our lawn (I don’t have a green thumb whats-so-ever!). So, this morning I was outside fixing the water sprinklers and a couple of them busted out with water as I mistakenly screwed off the top.  The pressure of the water was strong and I got wet everywhere and for some reason the water that hit my skin caused a rash.  I know I’m allergic to environmental things like grass and I was in between the bushes inspecting all the sprinklers units.  I rushed inside and applied Lavender oil without diluting cause I wanted it to work fast and it did (within 25 minutes the bumps & the itchiness were disappearing)… I didn’t have to take Benadryl, Zyrtecs or any allergy medicine.  This stuff works!

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* Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These product are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Suggested Oil Blends

I’m still fairly new to essential oils and I don’t know by heart what the suggested oil blends are. I come across these terms often when I’m reading an essential oil book or online. so, I created a list to have as a reference especially when I’m teaching a class and I thought it would be a great idea to share with you all! 

Oil Blends

Product Name

Anti-Aging Blend Immortelle
Blend for Woman Whisper
Calming Blend Serenity
Cellular Complex DDR Prime
Cleansing Blend Purify
Detoxification Blend Zendocrine
Digestive Blend DigestZen
Focus Blend InTune
Grounding Blend Balance
Headache Blend Past Tense
Invigorating Blend Citrus Bliss
Joyful Blend Elevation
Massage Blend AromaTouch
Metabolic Blend Slim & Sassy
Protective Blend OnGuard
Repellent Blend TerraShield
Respiratory Blend Breathe
Soothing Blend Deep Blue
Topical Blend HD Clear
Woman’s Monthly Blend Clary Calm
Encouraging Blend Motivate
Inspiring Blend Passion
Reassuring Blend Peace
Renewing Blend Forgive
Uplifting Blend Cheer
Comforting Blend Console
Bone Nutrient Blend Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex
Seasonal Blend Softgels OnGuard Softgels
Fruit & Veggie Drink Terra Greens
GI Cleansing Formula GX Assist
Energy & Stamina Complex Mito2 Max
Omega 3 Fish Oil xEO Mega
Chewable Multivitamins A2Z Chewable
Detoxification Complex Zendocrine Detoxification
EO Cellular Complex Cellular Complex
EO Omega Complex xEO Mega Omega Complex
Food Nutrient Complex Microplex MVp
Phytoestrogen Complex PhytoestrogenLifetime Complex
Probiotic Defense Formula PB Assist + Probiotic

Discover Essential Oils Kit – Available now!

Have you been curious about essential oils, want to know what they are and what the heck to do with them? Do you want to be empowered to take care of your family’s health at home naturally? I’ve put together this kit for you to take home and try out for a week!

Kit Includes:

  • Sample Oils (most popular oils)
  • Diffuser
  • Modern Essentials Book (essential oil resource book)
  • Sample of Fractionated Coconut Oil (to dilute your oils)
  • Product Guide (catalogue)
  • Essential Oils 101 DVD

How it works:

  • Let’s chat for a few minutes – I’d like to know how you plan to use the essential oils and come up with a game plan for what oils to use and how.  
  • You’ll take the Discover Essential Oils Kit home for 1 weeks and use the oils.

Rules:

  • Local lending only

There is only one kit available (for now) and if there is a waiting list, contact me to arrange your lending dates.

*Not local? Ask me about sample packs I can mail to you!

100 + Uses for Essential Oils

For those who already have the Home Essential Kit or is thinking about getting the kit, below are over 100 uses for each oil that comes in the kit.  Also check out the “Recipe tab” on the top menu for diffuser blends. I hope you enjoy – happy oiling!

OnGuard Uses 

  • Seasonal Relief – diffuse OnGuard (Protective blend) during flu season.
  • Boost your Immune System – some people amp up their Zinc or Vitamin C intake, try adding a few drops of OnGuard to your juice for added protection.
  • Dentist Visit – try swishing OnGuard with a bit of water after dental work. You can also apply On Guard directly to your teeth and gums (or add a drop to your toothpaste) to soothe irritated gums.  For a clean toothbrush, store it overnight in a small glass of water with 3-5 drops of the On Guard.
  • Gym – spray On Guard and water to wipe down sweaty vinyl seats at the gym.
  • Protection on the go – mix 5 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel, 4 Tablespoons water, 1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil and 8-10 drops of On Guard in a small squeeze bottle.
  • For the Home – a few drops of OnGuard in spray bottle with water works wonders on grimy doorknobs, hand railings and counter-tops.
  • Rinse Cycle – add OnGuard to your wash, during the rinse cycle for all of the benefits of Protective Blend in your laundry! It will leave your laundry extra clean and smelling great.
  • Clean Carpets – add 15 drops of OnGuard 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!
  • Tub Cleaning – mix 5-6 drops with a half cup of baking soda to clean your bath tub and skip all of the harsh, bleaching chemicals.
  • Air Filters – diffusing is awesome, but you can also put a few drops of OnGuard on your car’s cabin air filter or home air filters to obliterate dank, stale filtered air, right from the duct!
  • Garbage Bin – when you take out the garbage, spray down your cabinet with On Guard and water. On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is also excellent for this purpose.

 Oregano Uses

  • Less Is More – Oregano is one of the most potent essential oils—one drop is usually all you need.  When used improperly, be sure to have Fractionated Coconut Oil on hand to dilute its potency if needed.
  • Savor The Flavor – put a drop of Oregano essential oil in your spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, on a roast, or any other entrĂ©e for delicious flavor. Since Oregano is so strong, start with one drop lightly.
  • Dip – put a drop of Oregano and a drop of Basil in your veggie dip or mix them both with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a savory bread dip!
  • Cuticles – apply one drop of Oregano to 6 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil to soften cuticles and rough spots.
  • Immune Booster – make your own wellness blend by combining 2 drops Oregano, 5 drops Protective Blend, 4 drops Melaleuca and 4 drops Lemon into a Veggie Capsule. By putting the properties of these oils to work, you will feel better naturally!
  • Elimination – when your body’s waste liquid elimination systems are unhappy and uncomfortable.  Cranberry juice is great, but Oregano in your system can work to clear this out, clean it up and help you be well.
  • Skin Imperfections – anyone’s skin can have imperfections, bumps or feel irritated. The same properties that make oregano great for internal use are also effective as a topical ointment. Use sparingly! Oregano is potent.  Dilute 1 drop to 4 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Frankincense Uses

  • Calming ­­– inhale with Lavender and Peppermint and apply to neck to help calm stress and relieve tension.
  • Relax – Frankincense can be applied to the bottoms of feet to relax and calm mood swings minor to major.  In fact, it has been used to calm expectant mothers during pregnancy and labor. Diffuse in the room or massage a drop onto the chest or back of the neck.
  • Skin Nourishing – use a drop of Frankincense with 3 drops of carrier oil or in unscented lotion for beautiful, radiant looking skin.
  • Uplifting – Frankincense smells wonderful and uplifts the mood. Wear it as a perfume to lift your mood and feelings of alertness.
  • Promote Inflammatory Responses – rub Frankincense oil on your hands after a long day of working to promote normal inflammatory responses.
  • Healthy Nails – apply a drop of Frankincense oil to strengthen weak fingernails.
  • Focus – apply 1-2 drops to your temples and the back of your neck to help improve your concentration.
  • Maintain healthy – dilute a drop of Frankincense oil in 1 teaspoon of honey or in a small herbal tea and take daily.
  • Relieve Nerves – use Frankincense oil to help relieve anxious feelings and create a positive mood! Try combining Frankincense, Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oil in your hand, rub hands together, and inhale deeply. This mix will also help with the most severe need for a three o’ clock pick-me-up!
  • Relax And Revitalize – soak in a warm Frankincense bath to calm the nerves or diffuse Frankincense in the bathroom while you relax in the tub.
  • Muscle Relief – use Frankincense with a cold compress after working out or on a hot day to cool down and relax or use with a hot compress to soothe tired muscles or occasional cramps.

Lavender Uses

  • Lavender Bath – drop a bit of lavender essential oil along with Epsom salts to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
  • Restful – after working out or a long day on your feet, rub Lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.
  • Cleaning with Vinegar – add 4-5 drops of Lavender to your vinegar cleaning mixture for a more bearable scent.
  • Skin irritation – mix three parts Fractionated Coconut Oil with one part Lavender essential oil in a small spray bottle or use a roll-on to help clear up skin irritation associated with chafing.
  • Sleep – rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
  • A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow will help a restless toddler (or adult) fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Clean Mattress – sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops of lavender essential oil over your mattress. Allow the mixture to sit for at least one hour then use the vacuum hose to clean it up. You can combine with drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary as well.
  • Skin Burns – apply Lavender essential oil to the affected area to soothe skin irritation, reduce redness and ease swelling.
  • Aftershave – use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.
  • Clarity – apply Lavender to the temples and back of neck to ease anxious feelings and stress and promote mental clarity.
  • Itchy – rub Lavender essential oil onto an itchy spots.

 Lemon Uses

  • Respiratory – take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.
  • Destroy odors – diffuse Lemon essential oil to neutralize odors.
  • Sticky Stuff – lemon essential oil is excellent for removing sticky tree sap, sticker residue, and permanent marker gets gum out of hair.
  • Water – add lemon oil to your water, you’ll love the flavor!
  • Uplifting – first diffuse lemon essential oil to brighten and energize your mood. Then, pamper yourself by mixing a few drops with Melaleuca and fractionated coconut oil and apply on tired, dry, cracked feet.
  • For Energy – when you lack motivation or energy, try rubbing a drop of Lemon on your hands, the back of your neck or even through your hair.
  • Flavor Boost – add a drop of Lemon oil anytime you are cooking with lemon juice to give it a deeper, richer flavor.
  • Dishwasher Safe – add a couple drops of Lemon oil to your dishwater. Adding Lemon will make it a better experience for you while taking advantage of the cleaning qualities in Lemon essential oil!  Your glassware will be crystal clean.
  • Stay Awake – diffuse with Peppermint in the classroom or during homework time to help the kids stay awake and focused.
  • All-Purpose Cleaner – mix 5-6 drops Lemon essential oil with water and vinegar in a spray bottle to cleanse and purify surfaces. Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances. For stainless steel, mix Lemon essential oil with olive oil for best results.
  • Preserve Fruits – use Lemon essential oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.
  • Refresh Washcloths – when your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add Lemon essential oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better!
  • Nourish Leathers & Furniture – preserve and prevent leather from splitting with a Lemon soaked cloth. A few drops of Lemon essential oil combined with a few drops to olive oil makes a great furniture polish.

 Peppermint Uses

  • Healthy Breathing – dilute a drop of Peppermint essential oil combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil and place under your nose to support open airways and help you breathe easily.
  • Hot Feet – add Peppermint essential oil to a cold compress and cool down your overworked feet.
  • Summer Heat – keep a spray bottle of water with a few drops of Peppermint essential oil nearby, especially when you REALLY need to cool down!
  • Mouth Rinse – use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Take A Deep Breath – inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness.
  • Stressed – apply peppermint oil to your neck and forehead with Lavender to relieve tension and pressure.
  • A Joint Effort – peppermint is a great way to cool joints – it helps to soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort.
  • Tummy Calmer – rub on the stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort.
  • Shake It Up – add a drop of Peppermint to your chocolate Trim Shake for a yummy twist.
  • Control appetite – most people eat until they feel full. Diffusing Peppermint will help reign in the urge to snack on junk food.  It’s a good way to control appetite and to feel full faster.
  • Open Road – don’t fall asleep at the wheel! Inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up on long drives.
  • Awaken Your Senses – before your next work out, apply a bit of Peppermint to your chest or just take a deep breathe straight from the open bottle.
  • Scalp Health – after your workout add Peppermint oil to your shampoo to stimulate your senses and help with scalp health.
  • Improve Concentration – Peppermint oil can support blood circulation and leave you feeling rejuvenated to keep those creative juices flowing. Simply spritz peppermint on child’s shirt before study time for improved concentration and alertness.

Melaleuca Uses

  • Razor Burn – apply after shaving to prevent any skin irritation. You can also mix Melaleuca oil with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil for a great facial moisturizer. Consider also mixing with Lavender or Frankincense for added benefit.
  • Add To Your Lotion – help soothe your skin by placing 1 drop of Melaleuca essential oil in your moisturizer during your morning and night skin routine. You can also apply to skin blemishes as part of a daily cleansing program.
  • Bathroom Cleaner – combine 10 drops of Melaleuca oil with ½ cup baking soda and ÂĽ cup vinegar to clean the toilet.
  • Refresh Your Wash add a couple drops of Melaleuca oil to laundry detergent to get rid of any musty smells caused by poor ventilation.
  • Baby Bottom Remedy – mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lavender, and Frankincense to make a diaper paste for baby’s irritated skin.
  • Sleep Feeling Clean – spray Melaleuca oil on your mattress pad when you change the sheets.
  • Handy For Hikers – take Melaleuca oil in your pack next time to take the off beaten trail. Melaleuc­­­­­a essential oil is a great cleansing agent for occasional scrapes and other skin irritations.
  • Boost Your Immune Function – diffuse Melaleuca oil or rub it on the bottom of your feet. Combine with the Protective blend for even more immune support.
  • Chemical-Free Cleaning – dilute 8-10 drops with water in a spray bottle to clean around the house. It is great to use in damp places and in the bathroom!
  • For the Athlete – apply directly to the feet and toenails after practice each night and especially if you are also showering, swimming or exercising in public, high traffic areas.
  • Healthy, Happy You – massage onto the bottoms of feet and the chest area to promote overall health, especially during the winter.  For occasional skin irritations, apply Melaleuca oil directly to the skin or dilute with a drop of fractionated coconut oil.

Deep Blue Uses

  • Enhance Your Work Out – rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort.
  • Desk Job – after long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue essential oil blend on the shoulders and neck to recover and ease muscle tension.
  • For Fast Fingers – deep Blue is great for those who spend long hours typing on a computer. Just massage into the hands, fingers and wrists when needed.
  • Growth Spurts – massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto the growing kids’ legs before bedtime to help with occasional aches associated with growth spurts.
  • Back Muscles – if you’ve been doing some heavy lifting at work or during a move, Deep Blue will support those strained lower back muscles.
  • Massage – your better half will thank you after you treat them to a massage using the Deep Blue. Use several drops with carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
  • Joint & Bone – deep Blue contains blue tansy and Helichrysum which when used regularly, can help promote long term muscle, joint and bone health.
  • Deep Blue provides a cooling and warming sensation that cools joints yet warms muscles and soothes occasional joint or bone pain.
  • Inflammation – use Deep Blue to promote and maintain normal inflammatory response in cells.
  • Muscle Miracle – occasionally, muscles will cramp if they have been worked hard or are lacking the vitamins they need. For these muscle cramps, try massaging Deep Blue into the area.
  • Runner’s Knee – application after a long run will help soothe the joint and promote strong, healthy muscles.
  • Healthy Blood Flow – if you’ve over-exerted yourself playing sports, apply Deep Blue followed by a warm compress to support healthy blood flow and promote a healthy inflammatory response.

Breathe Uses

  • Restful Sleep – for a restful sleep during seasonal respiratory discomfort, diffuse Breathe blend at bedtime or keep in a roll-on bottle by the bedside, in the car or your purse. Roll it on the chest or bottom of feet.
  • Clear Up – put a drop of the Breathe blend and a drop of Wintergreen essential oil in a sink of hot water. Then, place a damp towel over your head and inhale deeply.
  • Working Out – forced heating, cooling and sweaty can be a bad combo. Apply Breathe blend before exercising to invigorate and enhance breathing during your workout.
  • Confined Spaces – can sometimes have stagnant air, which can be claustrophobic. While in these spaces, free yourself mentally and emotionally by applying Breathe blend.
  • Improve Concentration – it’s easy and convenient to just place a drop of Breathe in your palm, rub the palms together and take a deep breath from your cupped hands.
  • Boost Brain Power – breathe contains Eucalyptus essential oil which is known to help stimulate mental activity and wake up your mind.  The powerfully beneficial oils of Peppermint, Lemon, and Melaleuca are all included in the Respiratory blend and are perfect if you are feeling under the weather.
  • Habit Breaking – overcoming nagging habits are tricky and occasionally lingering side effects affect breathing. Breathe will help you kick bad habits by promoting easier breathing while maintaining lung and throat health.
  • No Diffuser at Hand– diffusing is great, but when you don’t have a diffuser handy, simply add a drop of both Breathe and Frankincense into the palm off your hand.  Then, make a fist with a small opening over the oils and breathe in through your fist. This simple technique does wonders!

DigestZen Uses

  • Tame a Tummy – rub on your child’s or an adult’s tummy for the occasional tummy ache.
  • Baby’s Tummy – dilute 1 drop of the Digestive blend with fractionated coconut oil and massage onto baby’s tummy when upset.
  • Too Much Dairy – try taking a Veggie Capsule filled with the Digestive blend when you have too much dairy in the belly.
  • Long Road Trips – don’t let those long rides ruin the experience! Try diffusing the Digestive blend in the car from time to time to keep everyone’s stomachs calm.
  • Flying – turbulence is often a problem for the stomach – when traveling by plane, make sure the Digestive blend goes with you.
  • Kick Tension & Pressure – the Digestive blend certainly helps calm an upset stomach but can also be applied to the temples to help relieve tension and sinus pressure.
  • Greasy Foods – some foods are usually packed with grease that can cause discomfort. Be preventative by taking a Veggie Capsule full of several drops of the Digestive blend before you set foot in a cafeteria.
  • Kids – to get things moving, put a drop of the Digestive blend in your child’s bath water and support healthy digestion.
  • Regularity – the next time you feel stomach churn or feelings of indigestion help yourself stay comfortable and regular by adding a drop to your water or rice or soy milk daily.
  • Neutralizer – use 1-2 drops in 4-6 ounces of water as a mouth rinse with water at night if you’ve eaten a meal with strong smells, like garlic, onion, curries and more. If you like the taste of black licorice, you will love the taste of the Digestive blend because it contains Fennel essential oil.