We wish you lots of blessings & abundance for 2017 – may your year be filled with love and joy and peace!
With the New Year also comes a new format for this newsletter. We’ll start off with a section focusing on a particular oil, product or way of using the oils. Followed by the ABC of Oils where I introduce three different oils each month. Then we’ll have DIY blends, products and recipes, special promotions and last a monthly challenge with the option to win a prize.
I know that lots of you got a free bottle of Frankincense with your order last month – such a precious gift. And one worth sharing with family and friends: add 15 drops of Frankincense to a 10 ml roller bottle and top up with fractionated coconut oil and pass on to your loved ones. And if you didn’t get a free Frankincense – or would like another free bottle – then here’s the good news: doTerra has extended the offer until 15th January! For more info see ‘Promotions” below.
Frankincense is one of the most versatile essential oils and it’s no wonder Dr. Hill likes to say: ‘when in doubt get the Frankincense out’! Here’s what else Dr. Hill has to say about Frankincense: ‘Frankincense, considered “liquid gold” of ancient times, is among the most valued essential oils in the world. The use of Frankincense spans across millennia and countless cultures. Traditionally, Frankincense resin was burned as a part of many religious ceremonies. It has also been used for meditation, worship, and many aspects of wellness.’
Frankincense has the following properties: anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumor, expectorant, immune stimulant and sedative – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils.
When diffused it’s aromatic influence helps to: focus energy, minimise distractions and improve concentration. It eases hyperactivity, impatience, irritability and restlessness and can help enhance spiritual awareness and meditation – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils.
Frankincense oil Common Primary Uses: Alzheimer’s Disease, Aneurysm, Arthritis, Asthma, Balance, Brain (Aging), Brain Injury, Breathing, Cancer, Coma, Concussion, Confusion, Coughs, Depression, Fibroids, Genital Warts, Hepatitis, Immune System Support, Improve Vision, Infected Wounds, Inflammation, Liver Cirrhosis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Memory, Mental Fatigue, Miscarriage (After), Moles, MRSA, Multiple Sclerosis, Nasal Polyp, Parkinson’s Disease, Plague, Postpartum Depression, Scarring (Prevention), Tumor (Lipoma), Ulcers, Uterus Tissue Regeneration, Virus of Nerves, Warts, Wrinkles – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils
I get my main dose of Frankincense through the Lifelong Vitality supplements: the Alpha CRS+ supplement contains a standardised extract of Boswellia serrata for boswellic acid that supports healthy cell function. And with healthy cell function comes an overall feeling of vitality and wellness – so important in our busy lives! I also love adding a drop of Frankincense to a tsp of fractionated coconut oil and massaging this luxurious blend into my face and neck after a shower. It makes my skin feel silky smooth. And have you tried drinking Frankincense? I sometimes add just 1 drop to my water bottle and to me it feels the way I imagine liquid silk would feel if you could drink it.
Frankincense is also called the Oil of Truth: Frankincense reveals deceptions and false truths. It helps create new perspectives based on light and truth and is a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness. Through connecting the soul with its inner light, this oil reveals the truth. – exert from Emotions & Essential Oils
For more information on Frankincense visit the doTerra webpage
We’ll also have a Frankincense challenge this month. More about that later…
This month I’d like to introduce you to three oils that I love: Arbovitae, Basil and Cypress
Arbovitae is also called the Oil of Divine Grace: Arbovitae addresses the need to control one’s outcomes in life. It invites individuals to live with peace and joy by trusting in the abundant flow of Divine Grace. – exert from Emotions & Essential Oils
Arbovitae is antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anticancer, antitumor, atringent, expectorant, an insect repellent and stimulates the nerves, immune system, uterus and heart muscles – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils. It is also very grounding and I love to diffuse it together with Frankincense and Lime. You can also make a grounding aromatic mist by adding 5 drops each of Arbovitae, Frankincense and Cedarwood to a small spray bottle and filling it up with water.
Here’s a beautiful video about the Co-Impact Sourcing of Arbovitae – also called the Tree of Life.
Basil is also called the Oil of Renewal: The symptoms of adrenal exhaustion help identify the main moods that are treated with Basil, primarily: overwhelm, fatigue, low energy and the inability to cope with life’s stressors. The smell of Basil oil brings strength to the heart and relaxation to the mind. – exert from Emotions & Essential Oils
I use Basil for earaches: never put essential oils directly into ear canal. Apply 1 drop on surface of the ear and behind ear. Or apply 1 drop to a small cotton ball and place over opening of ear canal – do not press into ear canal.
Basil is a great support for the adrenal glands which sit just above your kidneys. If you feel exhausted and overworked and low in energy try applying a drop of Basil on your back just above the kidneys.
Basil is also recommended for: Bronchitis, Abdominal Cramps, Chronic Fatigue, Frozen Shoulder, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Mouth Ulcers and more – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils
And a drop of Basil in pasta and pizza sauces or Thai curries adds a yummy fresh taste.
Cypress is also called the Oil of Motion & Flow. I love that. Maybe because I love going with the flow… This powerful oil creates energetic flow and emotional catharsis. Cypress teaches the soul how to let go of the past by moving with the flow of life. It encourages individuals to cast aside their worries and let go of control so they can enjoy the thrill that comes from being alive. – exert from Emotions & Essential Oils
When diffused Cypress creates a feeling of security and grounding. Try a diffuser blend of Cypress, Lavender and Wild Orange to ground, calm and uplift.
Cypress’ properties are: antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, mucolytic, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, lymphatic and prostatic decongestant, refreshing, relaxing and vasoconstricting – Modern Essentials Guide to Essential Oils. Looking at this list one gets an idea of how this Oil of Motion & Flow moves along mucus and other body fluids.
PS: Cypress also helps with haemorrhoids. I made a roller bottle of Cypress with fractionated coconut oil for a friend yesterday.
These diffuser blends are so yummy! I can’t decide which one I like best… If you don’t have all the oils required just experiment with what you’ve got.
Please let me know if you need any help with placing an order. The Frankincense offer is also valid for anyone who wants to become a doTerra member and be able to buy oils at member prices.
Okay, who is ready for the first Monthly Challenge?
Since our focus is on Frankincense this month AND we can get another free bottle with our orders before the 15th January let’s have a Frankincense Challenge:
My friend Liz in Arizona shared last month how she experimented with taking 2 drops of Frankincense under the tongue every morning and this is what happened:
So, if you’re up for a challenge let’s all try taking 2 drops of Frankincense under the tongue for one week and see how it effects us. You can email me the feedback and I will draw 3 winners who will receive a surprise gift from me.
*LIVING* – please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the oils, how to order or how to become a member and access member prices.
*SHARING* – I’ll be in Melbourne and Tasmania between the 16th – 26th January and back in Perth from the 27th January to 20th February. If you have experienced the extraordinary effects of doTerra Essential Oils first hand and would love to share them with family and friends then make sure to book a class during the above dates and I’ll come to your place with my big oil box and a special host gift for you! A class can be for just one friend or for a group of people – anyone you’d think would benefit from the oils.
*BUILDING* – I am also still looking for committed and enthusiastic people who would like to partner with me in this business to create financial freedom for themselves through residual income. I feel so blessed to be working with a company like doTerra whose mission it is to change the world and who have created a thriving business model in these difficult economic times by being inspiring leaders who care about the welfare and health care about everyone who comes in contact with them. Make sure to talk to me if this resonates with you!
Last but not least… we still have a couple of spots in our *soulful escape to bali* retreat in March this year. Check out our website and join us for a creative retreat in Bali’s cultural center. As part of the retreat you will receive an AromaTouch massage and a doTerra gift.
With lots of love and warm greetings from Bali, Nicole xo