Can I Use Deep Blue in Pregnant?

Can I use Deep Blue in Pregnancy? The short answer is…Absolutely YES! It’s totally SIP/B – (Safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding) dōTERRA has several products in their Deep Blue line including, Deep Blue oil, Deep Blue Touch (pre-diluted), Deep Blue Rub, Deep Blue Stick (with Copaiba), and Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex. These are ALL SIP/B…

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Fertility

For many couples, pregnancy comes easily, but others have a harder time conceiving. If you are one of those who struggle with this, it can be very stressful for both spouses and the relationship. When you add up all the variables that must be in perfect alignment for conception, it’s a miracle anyone conceives. Infertility…

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Methods of Using Essential Oils

Topically: Applying certain oils to the bottoms of your feet every day will help you stay healthy. Essential oils have been shown to destroy threats in the body while simultaneously restoring homeostasis. I recommend diluting essential oils with fractionated coconut oil. I like this because it stays in a liquid form and doesn’t go rancid…

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Are Essential Oils Safe in Pregnancy?

You may have come across many books that debate which, if any, essential oils are safe during pregnancy. You will often see a warning on the label or an advisory to contact your physician before using essential oils.You may read that “studies” showing certain oils can cause spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, or uterine contractions. The problem…

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Cycle Phases

When you have a bunch of girls living in the same house somehow they all start syncing their cycles. This was my family. SIX girls (including our exchange student) and me all on the same cycle.  My poor husband! His name is Paul and his definition for PMS was Paul Must Suffer.  Here are some…

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The Essential Oil Guide for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies

Pregnancy and childbirth can be so confusing. What’s safe? What isn’t? What’s best to take to the hospital? What’s best for your baby? So many books, posts, blogs, friends, parents- the list goes on. All offering different advice and sometimes sharing things that may not necessarily be true!  Using essential oils in pregnancy creates an…

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Bolivia

Today is totally random thoughts…If you could return to one place or time, which one would you choose? As I’ve thought about this, I have MANY awesome memories I might like to revisit but this one in May of 2014 had one of the greatest impacts on me as a healthcare professional. This was a…

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Essential oils for Newborns and Babies

Babies and mamas are my passion, add essential oil to that list and now I’m living my dream! I discovered essential oils in the ’80s and over the years I’ve used them personally, with my family and with my clients. I love to empower women and I can do that best with essential oils. Please…

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Interview with The Essential Midwife

What is your birth philosophy?  Homebirth is not for every woman. My clients and I are a team. We look at all the choices surrounding pregnancy, labor, and birth, and I support them in whatever they choose through offering education and choices. I am the mother of four daughters, three of whom were born at home.…

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It’s Not Your Fault

Hey mama…just for the record… It’s. Not. Your. Fault! Some babies just seem to fuss a lot with no apparent reason. Some babies want to be held all the time just as if they were still in your womb. Some babies just seem to cry a lot despite your best efforts. Some babies want to…

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The Perfect Pregnancy Kit

I hear you, mama! You are pregnant and want to ensure that you and your little family stays healthy! I get it! I want you to too! But I also want to bring calm to the storm. So here is the deal, pregnant mamas don’t appear to be any more susceptible to the effects of…

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Birth, Baby & Postpartum Essentials

I hear you mamas!! You have asked several times what the best, SIP (safe in pregnancy) and most cost-effective way to get started with essential oils. So…here it is…The Perfect Pregnancy kit! These oils are my essential go-to’s when you are about to welcome a new baby. Adaptiv is for the mama who is trying to…

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Turmeric Benefits

Mmmm…Turmeric smells amazing…said no one ever! But the benefits truly ARE amazing! The question I keep getting is… “How is the oil different than the spice, do I have to take it with black pepper and is it safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding?” The short answer is VERY different, NO and YES!…

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Why doTERRA and Not Amazon Oils

Why should I buy dōTERRA oils instead of oils from Amazon, Walmart, Costco, TJ Maxx, and other much “cheaper” retailers? I’m so glad you asked this question because I am committed to educating people on why it matters what oils you use. The Essential Oil Industry is Unregulated What this means is that you can…

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The Amazing Oil Turmeric

The Amazing Oil Turmeric

Can we just talk about the amazing oil turmeric for a bit, The question I keep getting is…”How is the oil different than the spice, do I have to take it with black pepper and is it safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding?” The short answer is VERY different, NO and YES!  When…

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Life Long Vitality

If you’ve ever wanted happier moods, to feel less stress, to get sick less often, reduce aches & pains, to have mental clarity and SUSTAINABLE energy and SO MUCH MORE… then you need to give your body what it needs to give you these things. These are complaints I hear nearly everyday and LLV is…

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Essential Oil Labor Support Blend

Interesting FACT… Did you know there is a direct connection between your throat and your cervix? Labor is a LOT of work and just like if you were straining to lift something heavy you may make some noise as you lift it. I don’t know why but making noise always helps. The same applies in…

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Fertility Support 30 Day Cleanse

One question I am asked over and over is how can doTERRA help with infertility. Unfortunately, I think we have a rise in fertility issues over the last couple of decades and I feel much of it has to do with candida overgrowth in our gut. Cleaning up our diet and resolving the candida issue…

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The 8 Great Essential Oils for Stress

Essential oils are my first go to when it comes to emotional stress in pregnancy. There’s not much you can take when pregnant but essential oils have been used for thousands of years to help balance your emotional self both while pregnant and not. They can bring a sense of calmness when all else fails.…

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A Recipe for Asparagus (It’s that time of year!)

1 pound of asparagus 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 drop of black pepper essential oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons fresh herbs of your choice (parsley, tarragon, or sage) or 1 tsp. dried   Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash asparagus thoroughly, snap at…

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TerraZyme

doTERRA’s TerraZyme Digestive Enzyme Complex is probably one of my favorite products doTERRA offers. You’ve probably heard the saying your gut is your second brain and I’m pretty sure that’s true.  If the digestive system is on track you are set up for your whole body system to be on track and the opposite it…

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Soothing Peri-Spray: Immortelle

Every mom has a favorite blend and this is at the top of this list for postpartum. I make this spray up for all my new mom’s to have right after she welcomes her new babe. This is a must have peri–spray for every new mom. It offers amazing soothing comfort to that “oh so…

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Diffuse Essential Oils for a Restful Night Sleep

I know (actually I don’t know, I can only imagine) the work, the scientific knowledge and the intuitive knowledge that goes into making a proprietary formula.  Seriously, each blend represents the converging wisdom of many years of therapeutic essential oil experience and validation of research and scientific study.  Each blend is formulated and synergistically balanced…

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Serenity Restful Complex

Serenity

Sleep is right up in the top five priorities to sustain your superpower when creating a baby and making milk to feed that baby. Serenity Restful complex soft gels before you go to bed and a drop or two of the Serenity oil on your foot and/or pillow will be your nighttime BFF. Order doTERRA…

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Deep Blue

Deep Blue will be your best friend in pregnancy because it 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…

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Homemade Shower Disks

  I often wake up a little stuffy in the morning and I diffuse eucalyptus in the bathroom to help clear it out while I’m showering and getting ready for my day. I’m not one to spend too much time in the shower, but when I heard about this cool shower disk I was excited…

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Diffuse Douglas Fir and Grapefruit

Diffuse Recipe

Looking for a boost of positive energy? Diffusing Douglas fir and grapefruit is positively amazing together. Not only can this combo help with clear easy breathing, but they are super motivating when there’s a job to get done. There’s no magic recipe, just put 2-3 drops of each in your diffuser and enjoy. [button href=”http://www.mydoterra.com/theessentialmidwife”…

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is an amazing oil because of its effective digestive properties. Whether we’re talking about an upset tummy or severe nausea in pregnancy, ginger has been used for thousands of years as an effective digestive aid. It comes from the same family as cardamom and they both actually block the nausea receptors in the brain.…

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Arborvitae

doTerra_Arbovitae

Arborvitae has been a favorite oil since the day it came out. I was speaking at convention and when I heard it teaches us there is no need to be fearful; relax, take a deep breath and trust. I knew I needed this before I went on stage and sure enough, there was a bottle…

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FREE Deep Blue

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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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…

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Simple Green Smoothies – Recipe Book

Simple Green Smoothies

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? [shareable]This book will change your…

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Should I avoid Clary Sage in Pregnancy?

clary sage

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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How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil in Pregnancy

peppermint

Over the last several years, the quality and purity of essential oils has improved and far surpassed anything I have ever used in the past. dōTERRA is the brand I choose to help my clients and their babies have an easier pregnancy, labor and postpartum as well as ease my job as their midwife.  I…

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Makeover My Diaper Bag

Makeover My Diaper Bag

When you become a mom, all of the sudden the way you have done things in the past isn’t good enough; you want your baby to have the very best. Your diaper bag becomes your new purse and it’s a great place to include your healthy basics. Now you can make everything from homemade wipes…

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