Why we don’t buy doTERRA on Amazon!

My aspiration is to educate the masses.

Why we don’t purchase doTERA through Amazon;

1. You get what you pay for – the essential oil industry is growing at a fast rate. Many people are in it for the money and not for the true therapeutic benifits of the oil. The caps and seals can be purchased for next to nothing and it is way too simple to dilute or even replace the oils that are in the bottles. Amazon has no control over this and it is scary to think of what’s out there and what is being portrayed as an essential oil.

2. As of March 31, 2016 there are no authorized doTERRA sellers on Amazon.

3. Community support – there is a lot to learn when it comes to essential oils. It’s a journey and is not something that will happen overnight. We have an amazing community set it place to help, guide and support you in any way imaginable! If you purchase from Amazon you do not receive any of that.

Personally for me, because I use the essential oils to support my family and myself I want to make sure that I get guaranteed pure oils and the education to maximize. Plus I get 25% off retail, FREE oils every month AND 25% back on each purchase I make. That is 50% off just because I am a wholesale member.

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Copaiba

I was previously very impressed with Charlottes Web CBD Oil and would often recommend it to clients. But the pice tag was SHOCKING and still ran the risk of possible THC interactions 😔 If you don’t know about medical marijuana or hemp, aka CBD, then you need to know that there are two components that have an affect on our body systems – CBD and THC.

CBD interacts with our CB2 receptors and gives us incredible therapeutic benefits such as:

-tension relief

-decreased inflammation

-reduced anxiety

-nervous system support

-lowered insulin levels

-cardiovascular health

-and more!

*THC is the controversial component that interacts with our CB1 receptors which is responsible for causing the “high” associated with marijuana.

*What you may not know is that there’s a THIRD type of cannabinoid–BCP (aka Copaiba). BCP is the long lost relative we always hoped we’d find!

It was only just discovered as a cannabinoid in 2008. And while it’s different from CBD, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors and is a much more concentrated form.

For example:

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💧CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4% concentration.

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💧CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration.

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💧dōTERRA’s BCP? 60%! Wow!

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dōTERRA is the first company ever to formulate their Copaiba using 4 different species making it the highest concentrated cannabinoid available. Yet because it is not a cannabis derivative it will never show up on a drug test or alter your cognitive state out of a natural comfort range.

Lastly dōTERRA Copiba is 1/3 of the price of a good quality hemp CBD! I’d say that in my opinion. I feel Copaiba is the superior option. How about you?!?

Starch Spray

I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to share information with you. Starching clothing is a dying art but one my grandmother took pretty seriously 😋 Personally the spray bottle with numerous warnings never beckoned me to take up this practice but it does not have to be that way. Did you know you could starch your clothing naturally. Please just ensure the ingredients you are choosing are Gmo and pesticide free. Happy Starching 💜

Ingredients

1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. You can vary the amount to get a greater or lesser degree of stiffness.

1 pint cold water

1-2 drops essential oil (optional)

1 clean spray bottle

Preparation

1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)

2. Add a couple of drops of dōTERRA essential oil for fragrance (if desired)

3. Then, transfer to a clean spray bottle, and use. You want to use a clean spray bottle that hasn’t been used for chemical products. Cornstarch is a neutral chemical, but it could still pick up traces of other products.

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I love what I do, Do you?

I love what I do but I often am looked at like I have two heads. I support not only one but TWO multi level marketing companies!!! And why would an individual with a fantastic education and career options choose to do this? For me its simple I see the amazing opportunity and the changing scene of our economy. But most importantly they allow me to further my personal mission of health and holistic wellness education support in such a beautiful way. As well as allowing me to remain at home with my children and continue homeschooling. I find that for most individuals who hold opposition to the industry simply have a lack of education and understanding of the Direct Sales market of today. Holding opinions based on misinformation and closed minds. I seek to bring us all to a place of full enlightenment, breaking down walls of superiority and judgment for that which we do not understand moving towards mutual respect for one another.

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The reality is every business in our modern world has a tiered system. There is an owner or board, a CEO, upper level management, supervisors and staff from service to maintenance. In this system only one person can be at the top and there is not much room or potential for growth available to those below them. Even if we are a traditional business owner, your reach can only really extend within the capital and energy available to you. Your footprint in a specific field and these boundaries limit you and your potential. Why has it become less threatening and more comfortable for so many to support corporations over family and friends? Like somehow these multimillion dollar companies have your best interests at heart? I spend hours carefully considering my customers needs and researching option available to support them.  As well as countless hours personally supporting them on their journey and how to implement the tools and training offered by not only the companies I represent, but my life experiences and my secondary education. Not to mention the immense support within the communities aligned with the companies themselves. When a person is involved in network marketing they are often selling you an opportunity and the product is a sidenote. That has always turned me OFF!!! I have no interest in that! And I’m sure you don’t either. What I AM interested in though is a fantastic product that I would purchase on a regular basis whether or not there was a business opportunity involved. I personally feel very strongly that the direct sales industry is the new family corner store of our generation. Our economy shifted at such a rate that the overhead of maintaining a small family business became very difficult and sadly many were forced to shut down. I believe in the direct sales model because I feel it is putting the power back in the hands of the people; fighting back against a flawed system. I am encouraged by an honest (no they are not all honest – do your research) company choosing to redirect a large marketing budget to support the individuals who believe in their product and would be using, conversing about, and recommending it anyway. In turn the opportunity is given to share in the profits of the company’s growth. A hard-working individual is able to make a living and receive payment for as much or as little work as they choose to put in and the level of income will reflect their level of effort they chose to output. I am very thankful and encouraged by this changing economy. Technology advancements are excelling and with it job security declines. For many that is a very scary reality. But it opens doors to an opportunity for change. I see this as our generation’s push back and beautiful solution with equality for all, combating the flawed systems we grew up within – watching our grandparents retire and go to work at Walmart because there is little to no pension available to them. I have met incredible friends and mentored under some of the most brilliant people I have ever met.  I am so very lucky because I adore my job. It feeds my soul to support others. So many of our lives revolve around our job and the way we make our income. There has to be a better way than the current failing system. The direct sales model differs from a retail system in a few important ways. Those ways are what makes it superior and one of equal opportunity for all involved. I dream of a world were we link arms endless opportunity available for those who are committed and willing to work for it. That social status and western opinions on their education do not limit them. Technology is accelerating at such an incredible rate and job security as a result is declining right along with it! On Monday morning the heart attack rate increases by 35% that is an eye-opening statistic that paints a very clear and sad picture. Yes there are many practical career oriented majors available at various education centers to our children and ourselves. They are offered because we have created a need and appetite for them, not because employers necessarily value them. Many classified ads I see these days simply ask for a degree or certification. They are not even concerned about the area it was obtained in. Because all they are looking for is an intelligent well-rounded individual who is eager to learn and able to be taught. Having a certification helps lend towards the idea that you might fit into that category. Much like diamonds some secondary education programs hold only the value we have artificially placed on them. The fact that one has a degree in publishing, literature, graphic design or video game design does not mean someone is going to hire you in the field . Or provide the level of pay that would be required to both support your life and repay the large loan taken out for the degree. In fact these mentioned areas are more largely based on talent and skills. We can learn incredible skills from our elders and mentors willing to teach and foster us. WE all have unlimited potential within us and sometimes its best discovered and fostered by someone who truly cares for us and really sees it. We all had that “one” teacher. What if you could find that person you are truly feed and inspired by. Work with them and come away from it with a sustainable income? I love mentoring new business minded individuals in discovering their incredible personal potential. Now lets break down some facts about the industry. Direct sales are NOT a pyramid scheme. Pyramid scheme did not have a product! They are illegal and there are large regulating bodies in place to monitor any illegal activity. Within direct sales, a company and business builder can choose to avoid all the overhead involved with marketing and launching a product, hiring the staff, buying or renting space and conducting interviews to try to find a committed motivated passionate staff. In the direct sales model your staff comes to you driven and determined ready to align with you because they believe in what you offer it is a mutual respect that is mutually beneficial. When looking at companies to align with ensure the Product is something you believe in and would use regardless for the business opportunity or not. Investigate the compensation plan and if it is well written and fair and within it income potential is often only limited by the work you are willing to put into it. Did you know that its very simple to out rank and out earn the individual who enrolled and introduced you? Another very common misconception. You will get out of your business what you put into it. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme and if a company is marketed that way they are misrepresenting themselves and probably do not have a good product to share. Out of all the product users I have in the companies I choose to partner and align myself with only a small few are building a business. That is because the products themselves are amazing and offer incredible health and healing benefits creating the ability to stand alone regardless of the business. In 2013 the NFL grossed over 9.5 billion, Music industry 15 billion, Movie 88 billion, Natural Food industry 90 billion the direct sale industry grossed 178 billion in 2013 alone and there has been a steady increase yearly. Out of all of those industries we can’t all be in the NFL,. Movies or Music but we can all align ourselves with a reputable direct sales company and earn an honest sustainable income. For those I work with their income allows them to offset that cost of living holistically and green. One of the biggest challenges in today world is that of finances but is within your power and mine no matter our history to change that. Even Forbes is advising to find a good Multi level marketing company to get involved with to earn a fair, secure sustainable income. In 2016 over 20 million people in North America were involved in direct sales and the industry grossed 36 billion in growth from the previous year it was a 5% growth! That type of increase is rare in the growth is going directly to the people who have alighted with thees companies not a CEO. I feel that we have been taught to accept our current system as superior because it feeds the agenda of the 1%. It keeps the rich, rich and the middle man in the middle. Not only financially but mentally physically and emotionally. Over worked underpaid and under constant pressure. This does not lend itself towards an enviroment ripe for change. Personally I pray for equality in the world and I see this a beautiful opportunity to offer that. I am able to share my experience with those I love and care about. I am able to link arms and support them in their own business, teaching them to fish rather than giving them a one time gift. I have incredible value to offer this world and so do you. Please do not allow misconceptions and pre-judgment to limit your growth as a person and in your chosen career path. The face of our economy is changing and I desire to support everyone in true whole wellness lifestyle success. I am a heath and wellness coach who is rooted in early childhood development. I began my career as a Montessori educator who specializes in early years development. I loved my job and the families I was blessed to work with. But I was so drained by the mindset of a pill for every ill.  I knew that there had to be a better way and I have been searching finding freedom and teaching in it ever since Discovering true release from the conventional systems. I am a warrior woman for sure objective thought, that just because its “how things are done” dose not mean it is right or what going to work for myself or our family. I encourage you to truly consider the facts and thoughts presented here. This is a legitimate respectable career path with equal opportunity.  I would love to hear your thoughts. I truly enjoy engaging with my readers and am not afraid of respectful opposing options in conversation I believe in that space is where true growth can occur.

Love and Many Blessing B ❤ @simplewellnessmomma

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Drink to your Health

I want to begin sharing on the basic foundations of health. My aim is to support a undersanding and general awarness. You do NOT have to be a professional to have a fantastic grasp on the functionality of your body and how to best support it. I want to empower individulas to full awaness, objective though and taking their power back from a broken medical system that is sadly dissapointing and failing so many of us!IMG_7545 

     Water does you body good! Chronic dehydration is a condition which affects many individuals and they are more or less unaware. It contributes to degenerated disease, shortens life span and negatively impacts general quality of life. Water is essential for the proper mechanical and physiological functioning of everything within our bodies. It is the most common molecule in the human body without it your body cannot function normally. Next to oxygen water is the most essential element for your survival. Most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration. Water helps your body maintain a HEALTHY WEIGHT. Weight management is one of the top reasons individuals seek support and guidance. But we really do have all the tools we need to manage our general heath and wellness on our own. Adequate water intake is one of those tools. It enables your body to excrete  excess waste through our elimination system. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush your system of unused matter, as do your intestines. Water plays a key role in helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract. If we are consuming predominantly beverages that are NOT water we are increasing our bodies work load, and it is forced into tons of unnecessary extra work filtering through the beverage to get to what it actually needs. This is increasing the amount of unnecessary waste and taxing your systems. Without adequate water intake is very difficult for the body to remove unused matter so it is often stored unnecessarily causing various health issues from minor to major. How much water should we be drinking? A few factors come into play when considering how much you should consume. Your activity level, any medications you may be on, if you drink coffee and how much muscle you have. A simple formula is to divide your body weight in half then divide by 8 to find the number of cups per day you should consume. But if that is too much math aim for 3L. Increasing your intake over a few days to gradually get to 3L. 

 

  1. Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body; it provides the power to live.
  2. Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient – less abnormal DNA is made.
  3. Water greatly increases the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow, where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms) – including its efficiency against cancer.
  4. Water is the main solvent of all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.
  5. Water increases the efficiency of red blood cells in collecting oxygen in the lungs.
  6. Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.
  7. Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
  8. Water is used in the spinal discs to make them “shock-absorbing water cushions”.
  9. Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.
  10. Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and brain, and helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  11. Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, most particularly thinking.
  12. Drink to a healthier you!
  13. Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
  14. Water can help prevent attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
  15. Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
  16. Water makes the skin smoother and decreases the effects of aging.
  17. Water decreases premenstrual pain and hot flashes.
  18. Dehydration prevents sex hormone production – one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
  19. Water reduces the incidence of morning sickness in pregnancy.
  20. Water helps prevent the loss of memory as we age. It helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  21. Water helps reverse addictive urges, including those for caffeine, alcohol, and some drugs.

Drink up and cheers to a healthier you ❤

Dragon Manor Farms

I awoke one morning with this heavy realization that this was in fact happening. Our family was moving and not just into another neighborhood or town but an entirely new Country. We would be getting on a plane in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and flying to Bangor Maine USA to get into a car and drive another 2h on to the Island of Mount Dessert to a small town on the coast called Southwest Harbor. We would leave our 1400sq ft modern home to rent a 800sq ft home built in 1865 that cost almost as much to heat as it did to rent!! As I began the packing process we quickly realized relocating all of our possessions was not in our budget. I don’t think our belongings were even worth the 10,000 plus dollars it would have been to move them, but were the memories? As I began to sort though the baby clothing, toys, artwork, family heirlooms the tears came in waves. All I could do was cry out to God for help. How does one get a lifetime of memories into two suitcases a person? My husband was already in Maine. He had been living between the two Countries since we were married. Being an eel and lobster fisherman there wasn’t much work for him in land locked Winnipeg. So I had 8 suitcases I could fill, but we were also all needed clothing lol. At first it was so hard then a cathartic peace washed over me, a peace that can only come from the Holly Spirit. I know this because I could not ever have done it under my own strength. I should have known then that something  big was in the works. But I was to involved with the task at hand, and thinking to hard about anything seemed overwhelming and completely daunting.IMG_9423

We settled into our beautiful quaint home just at the hight of spring and it was gorgeous. I had a beautiful and romantic introduction to Maine. The simple and refreshing way many live their lives here was so foreign to me but so exciting. I was born and raised in a city,  but I have always been a county girl at heart. So deeply renewed and refreshed by the simplicity of Gods beautiful creation. But as the Summer came to a close. Fall was usered in by cool winds and foliage that I’d never seen before, it was breathtaking! The tourists all went home and the Island became quiet. The reality that I was not in Kansas anymore began to hit and God came in like wild-fire. I have struggled my whole life with mental health and feelings of inadequacy. As a result I probably had a pretty co-dependant relationship with my mother. For she was how I processed my life, she was my filter. I was taught not to trust my own perception. But out here I was on my own and had no choice but to find my feet. But well I didn’t find my feet in the way I thought a person should. What I am finding are these beautifully well made footprints to follow in the snow. Growing up on the Canadian prairies finding a path someone else has already made that morning in the newly fallen 4ft of snow it like winning a lottery! This is what I feel its like, there is this constant blizzard of life I am trying to find my way through. First there is my everyday life and the stuff that comes up. Being a momma of three kids 2,8,11 a wife, homeschooler a hobby homesteader and trying to run a lifestyle business, oh my gosh the hats I try on lol! Then there is the years of fog I’m trying to let go of and find my true self within. So there in lies the blizzard but everyday I seem to somehow find this well made footprint path to follow and when I stray it’s so darn deep I simply can’t continue and am lovingly reminded to make my way back to the path. So as the walls began to close and I was feeling very lost out here at the end of the world. I had a very vivid dream. Our family owned a farm, a beautiful large property with tons of land, and on it was our family home, a church, a daycare, a school, and a  leadership retreat. We had a beautiful private home hobby farm and many animals. I woke up from this dream so full of hope and overflowing with ideas and inspiration. But how in the world was any of this ever going to happen. We had been house hunting for months already and there was NO WAY we could afford anything that would allow us that much space. So I just continued to pray and daydream not ever knowing what was in store. Now fast forward 1 year and God has given us an amazing home with 17 acres so much room to grow and develop the property into whatever He leads us towards. Right now its a daily comical development of a city atheist, pop culture “pretty girl’  becomes an accidental  homeschooling, homesteading, crunchy christian. My mom was recently teasing me in a phone conversation that I can’t seem to fit into a box. I always seen to be pushing boundaries no matter what I do. Even as I sit here writing this I am constantly interrupted by having to go shoo our  free ranging flock of chickens out of my garden! They are eating all my sprouts, an experienced farmer would probably have had some forethought there. Yesterday I had to go rescue a duckling who got his foot caught and is now hobbling around with a splint made from a broken bbq skewer, old sweatpants and medical tape! We have lovingly named this lovely little duckling Watermelon. After spending a few weeks in the basement under a heat lamp the littles were finally able to move out to the barn with the ladies (our 9 chickens). Our children often share their fruit and veggie scraps from their various snacks out in the yard with them. Calling them over and tossing them apple cores carrots nubs of whatever they happen to be nibbling. This particular duckling got his name after our eldest son accidentally hit the duckling over the head when tossing his watermelon rind. The poor little tyke was knocked right over behind over tea kettle, for a moment they were all very concerned! But he soon shook it off and waddled away. But this is now the THIRD event for this little duck so we are beginning to question if this rind incident may have caused permanent damage. We can’t ever share these thoughts with our poor son though he’s still traumatized about the whole thing. So off little Watermelon hobbles with his homemade duckie splint with prayer and well wishes.

My essential oils are spread from one end of our home to the other making salves, roller balls and sprays to deter bugs and treat the various bites, scraps and random rashes developing from being outside trying to develop and get this farm off the ground. My husband and I are learning as we go and its total trial by error. As I am forced to really think on the past few months I am overcome with Joy at how incredibly luck we are on so many levels. The work that is being done within our family through this scary life altering move across the country is nothing short of miraculous. This morning we bottled a new batch of fire cider, set kombucha and water kiefer to brew, made granola from scratch collected all the eggs, fed and watered the chickens, ducks and dog and its only 10:00am. We still have school to get through and tons of work developing and preparing the property and farm. What will become of our little endeavor only God truly knows. But the gifts and growth, awareness and lessons we are being given as individuals, a married couple, parents and a family are absolutely priceless. I am so thankful that I was plucked from my comfort zone. I was totally stuck and completely blind to it! If you offered my house back full of all our memories and things I would give them all away again to end up here. But even more I would also freely give up all we have built thus far here and start all over again for a second, third , fourth and fifth time. For I know now that one gains so much more through experiences, growth and giving. As opposed to holding on to the past protecting and guarding a vision of what we feel we should be attaining to find happiness. There is complete freedom in true surrender and release. I would not change our beautiful uncertain chaos for anything. That is possibly the biggest gift of them all a genuine thanks, love and appreciation for my life, my marriage our home our children absolutely just as they are. I adore you Adam Dragon you are my life and my heart forever, and I am so blessed to be on this crazy ride with you! God lead us and we will follow hand in hand ❤IMG_9555