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Product Spotlight: Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit oil is becoming one of the most popular essential oils on the market. The bright, energizing aroma and many benefits of Grapefruit essential oil make it a fan favorite in the world of essential oils. Many people ask, “What is Grapefruit oil used for?” It turns out that many enjoy using Grapefruit essential oil for much more than simply its taste or smell.

So, what are the benefits and uses of Grapefruit essential oil? Keep reading to find out!

Use Grapefruit oil for weight loss
You may have heard people talking about using Grapefruit oil for weight loss. Experimental research shows that diffusing Grapefruit oil may help to curb cravings. If you’re trying to lose weight, consider diffusing Grapefruit oil to increase your motivation. Additionally, when taken internally, Grapefruit oil can help to support blood sugar levels that are already in the normal range.*

Use Grapefruit oil for skin
Do you love the smell of Grapefruit oil ? Keep its lovely aroma with you all day and improve the appearance of your skin by incorporating Grapefruit oil into your skincare routine. Try adding Grapefruit oil to your nightly skincare regimen to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Remember though, as a citrus oil, the use of Grapefruit oil on the skin poses a risk for sun sensitivity, so avoid ultra-violet rays for at least 12 hours after applying Grapefruit to the skin.

Use Grapefruit oil to support a healthy metabolism*
Did you know that Grapefruit oil can help promote a healthy metabolism?* Because it contains the chemical constituent limonene, Grapefruit essential oil has internal cleansing and purifying properties.* This is why it’s commonly used to support a healthy metabolism and to gently cleanse the body with detoxifying benefits.* To take full advantage of these benefits, simply add one to two drops of Grapefruit oil to a glass of water, and drink.

Use Grapefruit oil to create an uplifting environment
With an encouraging, cheering effect on the emotions, Grapefruit is the perfect essential oil when you want to promote an uplifting atmosphere. Feeling bored and sluggish at work in the afternoon? Try diffusing Grapefruit oil at your desk. Need a little pick-me-up in the morning? Place a drop of Grapefruit oil in your palms, rub your hands together, and inhale deeply to take in its energizing, delightful aroma.

*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.

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November 2019 Promotions Released!

🍂 W E L C O M E N O V E M B E R 🍂


🍊 Product of the Month: 5ml White Grapefruit

5ml White Grapefruit for FREE when you place a 125+pv Loyalty Rewards order by November 15th.

Benefits and uses: The vibrant yellow rinds from the Citrus paradisi fruit create a deliciously sweet, citrusy, sparkly essential oil. Along with helping to reduce the presence of unwanted microbial activity, white grapefruit essential oil is also used when looking to support minor pain and inflammation relief, to help build up the immune system, as a lymphatic stimulant, and as a tonic for promoting healthy skin. Some people use grapefruit oil to help with hangovers, headaches, fatigue, and depression. Others have found that it can help relieve muscle and joint pain, such as that caused by mental cramps or your general headaches. Known for their positive effect on the lymphatic system which is known for its role in detoxifying your body. (Which explains why people use it for hangovers!) Additionally, grapefruit oil contains vitamin C and antioxidants which help fight free radicals and can give your immune system a little boost. And finally, grapefruit oil has antidepressant properties that can help stimulate your brain, making you feel more alert, uplifted, or even relaxed. Emotionally and energetically, white grapefruit essential oil is uplifting and cleansing. This essential oil is often used when looking to inspire positive energy.


🍂 10% OFF on 15mL bottle Siberian Fir until the end of the month. This beautiful oil smells just like Christmas to me. Great for diffusing during the Holidays to put you in the spirit. It contains relaxing properties to keep you calm and your spirits high!


🎄Holiday/Christmas products are LIVE and are starting to sell out. Get them now before they go.


💧 Convention Kits are on sale and will be available while supplies last. This has all the new products released at the convention including the Yarrow/Pom items that are not available individually yet. The whole package is $244 (200pv) and a savings of over $100


📣 The Kit can be purchased on an LRP order *HOWEVER* as it is a Limited Time Offer (LTO) item there must be an additional item of PV in the template. No limit on online purchasing!


HAPPY SHOPPING 🎅🏻🎄MY ŌILY FRIENDS!


Click here to get started: https://www.kristensoils.com/doterra

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30 Days of Co-Impact Sourcing Starts Soon!

🎉 🥳 Are you ready to win some awesome oils? 🥳 🎉

Learn about doTERRA’s awesome 🌿 Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative, ❤️ feel great about getting great oils and get the chance to win…

🎉 doTERRA’s Aspire and doTERRA’s ONE blends! 🎉

🤯 These oils aren’t available anywhere else! They were limited special edition oils that have long since SOLD OUT!

👉 Join now so you will be ready when the 30 Days of Co-Impact Sourcing starts! https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoImpactSourcing

🙋‍♀️ I can’t wait to start this awesome journey with you! See you there!

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2019 Holiday Products!

😍🎁 The HOLIDAYS are around the corner!! And every year dōTERRA comes out with a new line of holiday products! 🎅🎄

We can’t wait to show you what we have coming your way for the holidays!

🍗 Available November 1st:
– Brevi® Stone Diffuser with Holiday Peace® 15 mL
– doTERRA Holiday Joy™ 15 mL
– doTERRA Holiday Peace® 15 mL
– Holiday Truffle Collection
– Holiday Peace® Hand Wash
– Nepal Dryer Balls with Wintergreen 15 mL
– Concrete Lava Rock Diffuser
– Storage Case
– doTERRA Touch® Trio
– Shea Butter Collection
– doTERRA Serenity® Linen Mist
– doTERRA Hope® Touch and Rose Hand Lotion

❄ Available December 1st:
– Yarrow|Pom Travel Collection
– Herbal Tea Kit

Check out more details here! https://www.kristensoils.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Holiday-Guide_2019_US_LR.pdf

These products do SELL OUT! So be ready November 1st! 😉

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Product Spotlight: Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver Oil

The roots of the vetiver plant are unique in their ability to grow downward, creating a thick tangle of roots in the ground. The root of the hearty vetiver plant is the origin of Vetiver oil and produces a fragrance that is earthy and strong. This aroma has been used among many perfume industries and is a notable characteristic of Vetiver oil. Vetiver oil is composed of multiple sesquiterpenes, giving Vetiver oil a grounding effect on emotions. This grounding effect makes Vetiver oil a commonly used essential oil in massage practices and topical and aromatic uses. Vetiver oil can also be taken internally to support a healthy immune system.*

Where to Buy Vetiver Oil: To buy a potent and pure bottle of Vetiver, visit the Vetiver oil product page.

When buying essential oils, there are two factors that are crucial to consider—potency and purity. The more potent and pure an essential oil is, the greater its ability to meet individual needs. 

With a mission to provide the highest standard of pure essential oils, doTERRA submits each batch of essential oils to the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® protocol. This protocol contains a series of strict tests that prove the purity of each batch of essential oil. When the oils are found pure, they are sold so that people around the world can receive their benefits. When you purchase doTERRA essential oils, you can feel confident knowing that the oils they receive are pure, potent, and of the highest quality. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to use Vetiver oil. 

Vetiver Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. When experiencing anxious, unnerved, or stressed feelings, use Vetiver oil aromatically or topically. Vetiver oil is rich in sesquiterpenes, which contain grounding properties. When used on the skin or inhaled, Vetiver essential oil can help provide a calming and grounding effect on emotions. 
     
  2. Aid your immune system by taking Vetiver oil internally.* Vetiver oil contains immune-supporting properties and is a great way to fortify your immune system.* For healthy immune support, place a couple of drops of Vetiver essential oil into a doTERRA Veggie Capsule and take it internally.*
     
  3. School can be taxing and sometimes stressful for children. After a difficult day at school, help your child relax by applying Vetiver oil to your child’s neck and feet. This will help promote calm and grounded feelings. 
     
  4. Give your body a little TLC with a Vetiver essential oil bath. For best results, fill the bathtub with warm water and add a couple of drops of Vetiver essential oil the water. These simple steps will provide you with an ideal bath that is perfect for deep relaxation. The aromatic benefits of Vetiver oil will also aid in creating a soothing and calming atmosphere.
     
  5. Traveling always comes with certain risks—environmental threats being one of them. To help prepare your body for traveling and a change in environment, take Vetiver essential oil internally. For best results, combine one to two drops of Vetiver oil with Lemon oil in a veggie capsule. This powerful combination of oils will help support a healthy immune system.*
     
  6. Vetiver oil’s aroma is sweet, woody, and smoky–emitting a strong, earthy scent. Use the earthy tones of Vetiver essential oil as a base for your favorite DIY diffuser blends. Adding Vetiver essential oil to a diffuser blend will provide aromatic benefits that have a calming, grounding effect on emotions. 
     
  7. Sleep is extremely important for the health of both the mind and body. When we do not receive adequate sleep or have too many sleepless nights, our body functions begin to slow down. To help promote a restful night’s sleep, rub Vetiver oil on the bottom of your feet. Vetiver oil is a great essential oil for sleep and relaxation and can help give your body the sleep it needs.
     
  8. Give your body a powerful boost by adding one to two drops of Vetiver essential oil to your tea or hot drinks during the winter months. Vetiver essential oil contains immune-supporting properties that will help fortify your body against seasonal threats.*
     
  9. Because of Vetiver oil’s grounding effects, it is commonly used for massages. After a long day of standing, apply a few drops of Vetiver essential oil to your feet and slowly massage the oil in. A Vetiver oil massage is perfect after a long day, and the aromatic features of the oil can also provide a grounding and calming effect on emotions. 

Plant Description

The Vetiver plant, Vetiveria zizanioides, is a member of the grass family. The grass of the plant is a vibrant green color and grows straight and vertical.  Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. The many roots of the plant grow in large clusters underground. doTERRA obtains Vetiver essential oil from the roots of the vetiver plant.  

Chemistry of Vetiver Essential Oil

Main Chemical Components: Carvone, isovalencenol, khusimol The main chemical constituents of Vetiver essential oil are carvone, isovalencenol, and khusimol. Both isovalencenol and khusimol are sesquiterpenes that are part of the alcohols functional group. These chemicals have grounding properties and are what makes Vetiver essential oil a grounding oil. Carvone is a monoterpene that is a member of the ketones functional group. Carvone contains energizing properties that add to the beneficial chemical properties of Vetiver essential oil. To learn more about the chemical makeup of Vetiver oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog

Oils that Blend Well with Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver oil blends well with LavenderdoTERRA Serenity®doTERRA Balance®Sandalwood, and Lemongrass

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Credits

Repost of original content from doTERRA. The original article can be found here: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-vetiver-oil

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Big Changes Are Coming!

You may have noticed that I haven’t published a new design in a few weeks. Yeah… about that…

Sorry! You see, I’ve been crazy busy. I have a TON of ideas floating through my head. Usually, at what seems like the worst times possible. Isn’t that how it always seems to happen with us crazy artsy-types? Anyway, in the midst of my designing frenzy that usually accompanies these creative moments, I got a notification from my printing house. They are discontinuing dozens of products and literally THOUSANDS of color options from products they are keeping. Totally destroyed my creative moment.

You see, my storefront workflow looks kinda like this:

  1. I get creative.
  2. I spend hours, usually days, pouring over a design to make it perfect.
  3. I send my design to the printing house. They hang on to it for me.
  4. I add my design to select merchandise that the printing house keeps stocked, so they can quickly and easily print up an order.
  5. You find something that you fall totally in love with!
  6. So, you go ahead and buy it. You just HAVE to, after all! You love it! 🙂
  7. The printing house prints my design on the merchandise you choose and sends it out to your doorstep for me.
  8. You love your awesome new stuff and check out my other designs (I hope, at least!) 😉

But now I realized there’s a break in my work flow.. a critical break that I didn’t even see before. When I need to *change* a product in my storefront, it’s a bit of a pain in the backside. Okay, a total pain in the backside. I’ve been a programmer for almost as long as I could type (that’s a long time!) so I know my way around the technical side of running an e-commerce web site. I designed and set up this entire site on my own, after all. Even so, making these THOUSANDS of changes is very daunting. The problem is that I can’t do it in a big batch. I have to do it individually.

One. At. A. Time.

OMG serious! That’s literally months of work on a 40-hour workweek. The printing house gave me a week. ONE FRIGGING WEEK!

Totally not possible.

So, instead of trying to accomplish a total miracle, I decided to make a big change. A big, productive change. But the change requires a ton of work. I’m switching to a different printing house. So, my products from my previous printer will be disappearing from the site and replaced with equally awesome products from the new printer. I’m not sure you will even be able to notice a huge change from one printing house to the other from your end, as a customer, after I get the migration finished. Well, other than the fact that you will see a lot of new items available because the new printing house stocks a huge assortment of merchandise, whereas the previous one was pretty limited in their scope of products.

So, to summarize: some people have some crappy business practices and I am working hard to protect you (and me) from unscrupulous businesses by making sure I’m using a well-established printing house with a huge variety of merchandise available and an awesome reputation for top-notch printing and materials! Even though it is taking a long time to make the change, you will see a brand new design line available once it is complete! Yay! I already have the design finished and ready. I just need to finish the work behind the scenes to bring it to you. Stay tuned for the next update: I’ll let you know once it’s all done with a brand new announcement and perhaps a new sale to celebrate!

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Neural Training Through Audio-Stimulation?

What? Is this possible?

It’s kind of fringe, sure. But in a nutshell: yes. It’s possible! Now you want to know how this all works, right? Well, the answer is kind of simple and kind of complex. I’ll go simple for now.

Perhaps you’ve heard those people who say that everything in the universe has it’s own unique “vibration”? After being laughed at for decades now, science has actually proven these “crackpots” to be right! Bear with me… Light and sound travel in waves. Well, light is both a particle and a wave but.. yeah, it still has wave properties. Since light and sound travel in waves, our perception of the universe is based on the waveform. Without those waveforms of light and sound, we would essentially be blind and deaf to the world around us. Using that fact as a basis for studies, scientists have determined that not only does our perception of objects rely on visual and auditory waveforms, but the objects each have their own unique vibrational pattern that transforms into additional “background noise” waveforms. The source of these vibrational patterns was as elementary as it can get, yet shocking at the same time: atomic and molecular movement!

EVERYTHING is made of atoms and molecules, from the smallest dust particle to the largest star! But, what does this have with neural training? Just bear with me. I’m getting there.

Not only does everything have its own unique vibrational pattern, but our BRAINS also generate vibrational patterns! The vibrational patterns generated from within our brains are believed to be the product of electrical stimulation, discharge, and currents flowing in our brains and our bodies. Using FMRI scans, we have been able to locate exact spots in our brains that are triggered during different activities and emotional experiences. We have also been able to determine the vibrational frequency that is produced by those places in our brains during that activity or experience.

When I talk about “vibrational frequency”, think about actually hearing a vibration. Have you ever heard a Tibetian Singing Bowl? How about someone making a wine glass “sing” by running their fingertip along the lip of the glass? If you have heard those things, you have heard a vibrational frequency! A vibrational frequency is simply the audio tone that is produced by any given vibration.

But, most of the sounds that would be produced by our brain’s electrical signals are in the infrasound range. It’s pretty much inaudible to human ears, though some other animals are known to respond to infrasound. Elephants can produce and hear infrasound so effectively that we believe they use it to communicate over vast distances! Whales also produce and hear infrasound, which travels more effectively through water, and can use it to communicate across hundreds of miles! Animals are known to flee sites long before they are struck by earthquakes and tsunamis, we believe the animals hear the infrasound waves of the event which are released long before the actual vibrations are felt on the ground or the waves actually reach the shore. This usually allows them time to escape the catastrophe. But, just because we can’t actually hear it as an audible sound doesn’t mean that we don’t hear it! Our brains respond, even if our ears don’t tell us that there is a sound there!

I’m not going to take all day restating science but there’s plenty of people who ALSO recognize an earthquake is coming before it is felt shaking. Their warning usually appears as a queasy feeling and a rather unique type of headache, but it is usually only within seconds to minutes before the earthquake. Animals respond faster because they actually register the sound as being heard by their ears, but humans have much less of a response time because it takes the human body longer to develop enough of an annoyance with the infrasound tone to generate a physical response. Basically, our ears don’t register the sound as heard, but it still creates a reaction within the brain.

This all comes down to the point: neural training. And using tones that we don’t actually hear with our ears! We do have somewhat of a list of the frequencies produced within our brains when we feel certain things or when we do different activities. Sleeping generates a different tone than play. Focusing our thoughts on a certain task generates a different tone than when we do things “on autopilot”. Dreaming sleep (REM) generates tones unique from a deep, dreamless sleep. Active learning and passive learning also have their own, unique tones.

I have been experimenting. I use Adobe Audition on a regular basis anyway, so I already had a good software suite to experiment with. And Adobe Auditon has a utility where you can add tracks with specific hertz frequencies. Perfect! I downloaded some ambient audio sounds, songs, and compilations. I edited them to include very specific tone frequencies unique to what I wanted to use the audio track for.

My “sleep music” has the sound of a stream bubbling by, a campfire, light drumming in the distance and some ethereal tonal music mixed in. To this, I added specific hertz frequencies to stimulate healing, promote deep and restful sleep and alleviate anxiety.

My “study music” has ambient music backed by hertz frequencies for focusing on a task, passive and active learning and anxiety relief.

So far, results have been AMAZING! Not only for me, but my entire family has also noticed changes! We ALL sleep much better, feel better when we wake up and feel more refreshed. We use the “study music” when my son is doing his homeschool lessons and the difference is like night and day! Not only has it helped him stay focused and “in learning mode” during lessons, but more open and calm throughout the entire day as well!

I highly recommend neural training to anyone and everyone! Even if you aren’t having specific issues, there are passive tones that just help you to feel more relaxed, calm and more productive. And, trust me, it works! It sounds weird and strange, but then again… I’m kinda weird and strange so it makes perfect sense that I’d try it out. Even so, I would only recommend the technique to anyone else if it actually worked! So, go give it a try! What are you waiting for? Your brain will thank you 🙂

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Completely Reworked Site!

It’s been a long time, but I’m finally done… I think!

I have been totally reworking this web site to more accurately reflect my intent in a professional manner. I finally got myself collected and focused! I set myself up with a print-on-demand print company that I now utilize to apply my designs to various products and send directly to my customers. I really like this company so far, they even offer brand-name, high-quality products to adorn with my designs!

Some of the updates to the site include:

  • Completely new design & layout
  • Easier navigation
  • Merchandise added!
  • Merchandise separated into different sections for easier searching
  • Added three different online payment methods, fully secured with SSL: debit card, credit card & PayPal
  • Streamlined the checkout process
  • Added FAQ sections
  • Added a full-featured help desk and support ticket system to the site!
  • Added support chat that connects directly to ME, so the only times I’m not able to respond are when I’m sleeping or at the doctor’s office!
  • Added support for push-notifications to help you stay up to date on all the new stuff!
  • Added not one but THREE newsletters that you can subscribe to: General Updates, Merchandise Updates, and Essential Oils!
  • Streamlined back end to reduce your time spent loading pages and images
  • Streamlined the order process so you get your merch faster!

Granted, I have a lot of things demanding my time lately: homeschooling my son, staying on top of all of the housework and meal prep with EDS (it’s a lot harder than you might think!) and trying to be a “present” wife and mother. SO, the updates have taken about a month of work in my free time. Free time… what an interesting concept. What exactly IS that, again? But anyway, I digress… it’s taken about a month of work, ZERO free time, and a lot of hand cramps and backaches from hovering over my computer and laptop for hours on end every day but it’s done and it was SO WORTH IT!!!

I’ve so missed doing my digital artwork and it feels so good to be back at it! All this work has been to give me a creative outlet for my digital artwork that I could also use to help support my extra bills from my doctors and to pay for medical equipment. Sure, we have great insurance through my husband’s work but it only pays so much and doesn’t pay a penny for medical equipment unless it is provided from a medical facility (like a hospital) after a procedure. So if I had back surgery and the surgical team gave me a back brace for recovery, it would be covered. When I need a back brace because I have a degenerative illness and can’t walk without being braced, I’m S-O-L. So, here is my delightfully fun and creative way to work on that issue 🙂

I hope you really enjoy the new site. Don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletters and push notifications and check out all the new designs in the Merch section! I’d love to hear your feedback, so post your comments below! Suggest changes to the site if you want, suggest new design ideas, anything! And don’t forget to share with your friends 🙂

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Clothing Shop Now Open!

Grand Opening Coupon
Grand Opening Coupon
Enter GRANDOPENING discount code during checkout for 10% off your entire order!

Let me start by announcing the grand opening of my clothing line! You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/KristensMerch/shop as well as on this site at https://www.kristensoils.com/apparel-drinkware/

Now here’s the story of how it came into being…

I have mentioned on this blog and in some vlog episodes that I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This syndrome has kinda taken over my world in the last few years. It’s progressive and degenerative to the connective tissues in my body, so I have joints that are literally falling apart. Walking is tough. I don’t run anymore. Ever.

I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom since I had my son 10 years ago.

My husband has a good job with the government, good insurance, the whole nine yards. But, even so, the remaining annual deductible and co-pays have been hurting our budget lately. Couple that with the fact that I now need “durable medical equipment” (walkers, wheelchairs, etc) and insurance don’t even touch helping in those costs, and we’re in debt up to our eyeballs from medical bills. I tried getting disability since I honestly can’t hold down a regular job anymore due to my illness. I discovered that I am 100% ineligible for disability because I haven’t gained at least 5 social security work credits in the last 10 years. Never mind the fact that I have been taking care of my kid full time during those 10 years. AND he actually needed full-time care due to HIS medical needs. But even so, “rules are rules, I’m sorry,” is all I heard.

So, one social security work credit is equal to having paid taxes on $1300 of income in a year. I can earn up to 4 per year. So, I need to make taxable income of at least $5200 per year for two years. Either that or I can apply and get denied, then challenge that denial enough times that I get an actual court hearing in front of a judge to determine if I should or shouldn’t get help with my medical stuff. “As a general rule,” I was advised by a social security attorney, “that process will take 5 to 8 years.” But if I could get taxable income, I could qualify without the whole appeals process within 2 years. Yes, I do think that is all by design. I was also told I could try to qualify for SSI, but my husband makes too much for me to qualify. There are waivers available per county on basis of need. but my county has an annual allotment of 300 waivers and a waiting list of 6,000 people.

I’m severely restricted by life and illness, but I am one hell of a creative person. Surely there is something I can do to make taxable income for two years…

I had used Cafepress for years and years. When I signed up with them and started creating designs, they gave me 30% commissions on all sales of my designs. Not great, but not bad either. It wasn’t a serious business for me. Instead, it was mostly an outlet for some creativity, and I enjoyed making designs that I could later order for myself or my friends.

In recent years, they have gone from 30% to somewhere closer to 10%. What does that mean for part-time hobby clothing designers like myself? My commission payouts went from $30 every month or so to $30 once or twice a year. My sales were up, they were literally selling thousands of dollars of merchandise with my designs, but I was getting diddly.

So, finally, I decided I was fed up with that bullcrap. I need the income and I can really do better than 10% commission.

I’ve been a web developer for longer than I had ever designed clothing. I like to think I’m at least decent at it. I have a web site with a very reliable CRM (content management software – I use wordpress for my site). I have a presence on both facebook and instagram. I have the entire Adobe creative suite at my disposal. Surely I could do this…. right?

So I started. I came up with some brand new designs since I can’t re-use the ones I had previously used on CafePress. (Interesting note: CafePress owns your designs once you upload them to the cafepress system and you can’t use them again on your own for anything else legally). Considering I’m a full-time stay-at-home-mom, full-time homeschooling instructor AND full-time housewife, I didn’t have a lot of time to devote to this project on a day-to-day basis. Yes. Most folks don’t think it is too hard to be a stay at home parent but lemme tell ya… it gets exceptionally hard when you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and can hardly walk most of the time! Tasks that used to take 10 minutes can now take all day if I can even do them at all! So, needless to say, not a heck of a lot of time for other things. Like life, creativity, ya know… crazy.

I got started on the technical side of things. I had to design a shop and I knew I wanted a social media presence to make my marketing much easier but I couldn’t devote any money yet. Nothing. I looked at Shopify, which would be awesome but it has a monthly fee. IF I could make enough to guarantee enough money to cover taxes and Shopify fees then that would be fine but there’s no promise of having enough sales to start. Once I got started and off the ground, I could totally do Shopify but until then, I have to find something else. I set up a shop section on the site using WooCommerce (an e-commerce add-on for WordPress) and found a print-on-demand company that I liked. No commissions, just a printing company. So I can make a design, upload it to my printing company who supplies me with the product information and photos with my design added for my shop, list the item on the shop on this site and then update to add it in the facebook shop catalog. It’s a lot of steps but I have the technical know-how to do it all myself and thus I don’t need to pay someone else to do it for me.

So now I can make my own designs, list them and when a sale does happen, I don’t get a measly 10% commission. I handle the sale myself. The order is automatically sent to my printer, along with my wholesale cost payment and shipping fee. The design is printed on the desired product and shipped directly to the customer by the printing company, which saves on turnaround time. Anything else beyond the wholesale cost, shipping cost, and sales tax is taxable income to count towards my eventual ability to qualify for social security disability to help me with my medical needs. It took a long time to set it all up. A lot longer than it would have taken me 20 years ago. About a month longer. But it’s done and live! I’m trying to add at least one new design per week and I’m open to creating custom designs for people who want them, just drop me a line using the chat at the bottom of every page on this site! Here’s a taste of some of the things I have designed so far…

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June 2019 doTERRA Promotions!

Welcome to June! ❤️❤️.

🎙 JUNE PROMOTIONS 🎙 are here & this has never happened!

⚡The Free Product of the Month is a NEW EXCLUSIVE OIL! Get Summer Savory for absolutely FREE when you place a 125PV LRP order by the 15th of this month.

👉🏻 Place your order EARLY before they run out of this exclusive oil!

The oil Summer Savory is in DDR Prime + Softgels but we have never had this oil as a single. Summer Savory is much like Oregano and Clove being high in carvacrol which is a phenol constituent making it one of our hotter oils but packing a punch with all the antioxidant properties. This oil supports a myriad of body systems including respiratory, immune, nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive and cardiovascular systems.

OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate is 15% OFF, yes you read that correct! 15%! This month doTERRA is being extra generous to us!
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200 PV Promo THIS MONTH!! Place ANY 200 PV LRP order and get Past Tense, Balance + Aromatouch ALL FREE! + the NEW EXCLUSIVE OIL SUMMER SAVORY!

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POM: Summer Savory

Throughout ancient Egypt, the dried summer savory herb was powdered and used in various ways. Today, it is common to find this peppery and piney herb in cuisines worldwide. The inventive uses of summer savory throughout the world make it a diverse and powerful plant. Chemically similar to Oregano, Summer Savory essential oil has a warm, herbaceous aroma, making it the perfect addition to herbal and tonic blends. This essential oil is high in antioxidants and carvacrol content, which make it extremely beneficial when used internally. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Summer Savory. When applied to the skin, Summer Savory should be diluted at a 1:10 ratio with a carrier oil.
💧Use one to two drops in the diffuser of choice.
💧Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
💧Dilute 1 drop essential oil to 10 drops carrier oil.

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doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with the proprietary doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability.
💧MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
💧BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
💧DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.
💧TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.

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BALANCE® Grounding Blend

The fresh, woody aroma of doTERRA Balance makes it a perfect go-to-oil during times of stress. This blend evokes feelings of tranquility, relaxation, and well-being.
💧Begin your day by putting doTERRA Balance on the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day.
💧Apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings.
💧Diffuse in your car during road trips to create a calming, soothing environment.

PastTense Tension Blend

To help ground and balance emotions, PastTense uses a fresh, cooling aroma that can ease stressful feelings and promote a sense of calm.
💧Massage into shoulders, neck, and back for a cooling, soothing sensation.
💧Add to temples and back of neck before taking a test or presenting in public.
💧Apply to the wrists while traveling to help calm emotions.

AromaTouch Massage Blend

As a vital part of the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique, doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend, AromaTouch provides comforting and relaxing effects, by combining essential oils that add important benefits to a massage.
💧Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
💧Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
💧Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.

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Diffuser Blend Ideas!!

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