Are Oils Safe for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding?

The short answer is to avoid Clary Sage during pregnancy and peppermint while breastfeeding. You will find warnings everywhere about which oils you should and should not use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These previously were very valid concerns because of the impurities that were so prevalent in the oils available and the threat that they […]

Are essential oils safe in pregnancy & breastfeeding?

Just in Time

Birth Story

4:00 AM Mom calls to say she has been having contractions for an hour and they were about every 10 minutes. She said you said to call you when there is change. (Note to self, tell mom’s unless you need me there now, if change happens in the middle of the night, and it’s not […]

JUST IN TIME

FREE Deep Blue

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Deep Blue: Deep Blue is an amazing soothing solution for muscles and joint discomforts. It is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus that all work together to soothe and relax muscles and ease achy joints. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into […]

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Round Ligament Support

There are lots of “normal” discomforts in pregnancy, after all, the body is creating a human and that’s a lot of work.  Nevertheless, those discomforts are real, but we have natural tools to help and sometimes understanding what is happening is half the battle. Did you know that you have round ligaments on each side […]

Round Ligament Support

Breastfeeding Tips

BREASTFEEDING TIPS DID YOU KNOW…low levels of essential fatty acids may decrease your milk supply? The basic vitality supplements offer the perfect amounts of essential omega fatty acids to help with this. If you feel your body is craving more, you can add extra omega three’s to your daily routine. They have the best source […]

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Why Choose Cloth Pads?

They are better than disposable in so many ways!

Why choose cloth pads? They are soft, absorbent, incredibly comfortable, dependable protection for menstruation, postpartum (or incontinence!).  You might be enticed to try reusable pads because of it’s tremendous long-term reduction in cost or because it’s the eco-friendly choice, (in fact, you will actually keep thousands of dollars in your pocket over the long run) […]

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doTERRA Cares

Due to the nature of the doTERRA business, many Wellness Advocates have the opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles and educate others on wellbeing. Wellness Advocate, Elaine Davis, has the unique opportunity to provide healing therapy for people in pain. Aside from promoting her doTERRA business, Elaine also volunteers with Bio-Touch—a touch-healing therapy program. This program […]

Simple Green Smoothies – Recipe Book

Book Giveaway!

It’s probably my favorite time of year. There something to say about warm and fuzzy socks, busting out my slower cooker and curling up with a book. And what a better way to enjoy the start of this cozy season by diving into a new book from a free giveaway? Get it at SimpleGreenSmoothies.com My […]

Simple Green Smoothies

Should I avoid Clary Sage in Pregnancy?

Some might ask, “Should I avoid CLARY SAGE during pregnancy?” I usually recommend avoiding clary sage in pregnancy until 40 weeks, then in labor, if you need to intensify or strengthen contractions clary sage is perfect. Clary sage is not going to force the body to go beyond what it’s capable of. It’s adaptogenic and […]

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Lactation Boosting – Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed Cookies

(6 dozen cookies) 


A “Hot Topic” among my breastfeeding friends is how can I increase my milk flow. I can give you lots of essential oil ideas and I will definitely be doing that in another post, but this is my favorite because honestly, who doesn’t love fresh baked chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, with warm, gooey yumminess all […]

Lactation Boosting