0

Happy Chocolate!

Yes chocolate is, well pretty much amazing. But in our new “earthy” lifestyle, we are also trying to eat better. We have been trying really hard to not eat processed food, not eat food that has more than 5 ingredients (especially ones that have ingredients that we can’t pronounce), eating more organic, and more fresh, raw, or cooked at home and from scratch. So despite this I have come to terms that I still need my chocolate, who doesn’t? But have you read the ingredients on the back? I have, especially all my old favorites, it is all time heart breaking. Seeing all those long listed, unknown ingredients makes my heart get sad and sink because I still want to stay committed to my new lifestyle all while REALLY wanting some chocolate.

Well long story short, I have found it is really easy to make, and tastes just as amazing, or even better because I know there isn’t any extra garbage. And then upon recent discovery I have found it is even better with doTERRA’s essential oils (because they are safe for internal use) for an extra boost and flavor. I basically used this recipe from Homemade Mommy, but I also just kind of throw in the combination of coconut oil, cocoa powder, raw sugar/honey/maple syrup, dash of salt and vanilla till it all has a nice consistency. Then for the extra boost of awesome, I added about 5-10 drops of wild orange. You know what that means? HAPPY CHOCOLATE!! (refer to my post about how I learned about doTERRA oils and how wild orange makes me happy!)

 

In my new recent discovery I have also experimented with adding peppermint oil, the slim and sassy oil blend, and even combining them all. Can I just say A-MAZ-ING! My love for chocolate, and my love for doTERRA has just reached a whole new level. happy chocolate

0

All things: “Earthy”

I have mentioned in previous posts that I have an “earthy” side, as well as it being part of the title of my blog. I promised a few posts ago I would explain, so here I finally am, going to explain. . I grew up with some “earthy” sort of stuff, and home remedies, but I haven’t really incorporated it as much into my older adult life until recently.

And the term “earthy” started with my sister when she said that she know essential oil uses, and they always smelled…earthy as she called it. So when I started using oils myself, my husband can’t help but call my “earthy” now too.

But it all started when I went to my first intro class to doTERRA essential oils. I just immediately felt excited and anxious to try them out. The girl that taught the class said that she had been on anti-depressants for most of her life and never really felt better from them. Then she started using “Wild Orange” and she has never felt happier, and has even completely been off the meds since.

I have never been diagnosed with depression, but I know it runs in my family, and definitely in my blood. So when I heard about how it has blessed her I knew I wanted to jump on board. I am not entirely sure where I would define my level of depression, and maybe it is just more of an overall sadness. There are just many days of my life that I feel like there are these nasty dark clouds that hang over me, and that no matter how hard I would try to “Choose to be happy” I couldn’t grasp it. My poor family has had to suffer to be around such a pest. Well I got my own “Wild Orange” (and as a disclaimer, I know there are many other oils that work for depression, and though this one worked great for me, it might not work in the same way for others, but that maybe a different oil would work too, we are all chemically built different, but everyone has a oil that can fit their needs). I haven’t felt so happy, since I don’t really know when. It is so much easier for me to “choose” to be happy! If I have my moments in the day when I want to explode at my children (just remember I am still human, and well sometimes little kids just drive you crazy!), I can snap back to my normal MUCH faster, where before the oils, if I had a bad run with them, my whole day was thrown under the bus, and I would turn into a grouchy bug under a rug. My poor hubby would have to come home to a crazy lady. There are days I forget to add a few drops to my water, and I can definitely tell a difference in my attitude and overall being those days I forget, verses days I remember (my husband can attest to it too. Sometimes he will ask me if I forgot when he comes home because I am a little more extra crazy, and he’s usually right. Now he helps make sure I get some in my morning drink of water to play things on the safe side).

Being introduced to these oils has been a huge blessing in my life, and also my children. Other blessings I love about them are: They have a immune booster blend of oils called OnGuard, I love this stuff! Since I got my first stash of it I have been putting it on my girls feet in the morning or at night, almost every day, but sometimes will miss a few days. Since then my children and I have not been sick at all (update: we got sick one weekend, but it only lasted about a day, verse a week like it used to be before the oils. And if I wake up with a sore throat feeling, I will rub a drop of this stuff on my throat and with mins up to an hour it is all gone, and no more sickness progress!)! I have many friends and acquaintances that have been sick along with their kids. Addie goes to nursery at church every week (with who knows what kind of germs going on there), we go to the store with all those goodie germs too. We haven’t turned into hermits, we go to the park almost daily, definitely being exposed to handful of germs, and we haven’t been affected at all. In fact when I first went to the intro class, Ruth was sick, and I got a small sample to take home for her, and it saved me having to take her to the doc, because she was getting worse, until I started using it on her.

Then since being a member I have also got a blend called Balance (which can also be another good one for depression), it is a nice grounding, calming kind of blend, it just gives you balance again, wherever you might need it. This one has been amazing for Addie. There are times she will FREAK out, like a crazy mad child, I don’t even know what to do because she is so screamy, crazy, and irrational. But when she gets like this I will just hold her feet down, put it on, and just gently rub her feet, and it is INSTANT! She will calm down, give me a hug, and be so much better. I don’t always remember to do this since I am kind of a space at times, but when I remember it is amazing. These are just a few small tidbits of how these goods have blessed my life. They have a book on everything you can do with the hundreds of different oils they offer, and there are endless cures for endless problems, it is amazing. You have a problem, there is an oil for it!

oil for that

And well, what is so neat about them, is that they actually don’t really “cure” you, they are giving you the extra boost or whatever it is your body needs, so that your body actually can heal itself. I have found this intro video that I have found to be pretty amazing in introducing the greatness of it all, especially if you aren’t local and wouldn’t be able to attend a class that I will put on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY1_lBGczPY, This presentation is given by Kalli Wilson.

And then if you want to overlook the website and all that doTERRA has to offer, you can check out this link here: www.mydoterra.com/happylife

This is just the beginning, you will definitely being hearing more from me about these wonderful goodnesses. I hope you have a wonderful day, and don’t be afraid to take a step on the “earthy” side 😉

1

DoTERRA 2013 Convention Notes

doterra

This last few weeks have been jam packed with awesome information. If you don’t already know I am a member and independent consultant of doTERRA essential oils. I absolutely love the oils, and the products that I have been able to try so far. And after having opportunity to listen/watch/take notes on their annual convention this last few weeks I am even more in love with the company and their leadership.

I hope this doesn’t fall under in copyright breaking laws, anyone please stop me if I am. But I just wanted share my notes from the convention since I just loved everything I got out of it, and some of the PowerPoint slides are so valuable to see if you didn’t get a chance to watch. So I am sharing. And again, please anyone inform me if I am overstepping my bounds sharing this. I hope you enjoy as much as I did, although a bunch (I mean a BUNCH) of notes however will never do the justice of actually getting to watch, or even be at the convention (hopefully some day I will actually get to be there in person). So in the future, if you can, I would defiantly recommending seeing the live feed at home, or even better be there in person. It was a great event. And now I will stop rambling. And one more thing, please let me know if you are unable to view any of the links. Happy Wednesday!

Wed Morning: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzIS3hocnVpUHZRSGs/edit?usp=sharing

Wed Afternoon: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzIT28xUjJDYXdlblE/edit?usp=sharing

Thurs Morning: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzIUGlDZktncjlnOFk/edit?usp=sharing

Thurs Afternoon Part 1:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzITl9uc3JOd0twRTQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thurs Afternoon Part 2: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzIME4tVFhoTzQwbFk/edit?usp=sharing

Friday Morning: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzISTdJY3lVcHZzQjg/edit?usp=sharing

Friday Afternoon: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PWiDT5SjzIbHBXSFhyTmZXM2M/edit?usp=sharing