I woke yesterday with an itchy throat and through to itchy ear canal (sounds funny I know but best I can describe it) well and allergy so I put 4 drops of lemon, 4 drops of lavender and 4 drops of peppermint in a capsule and took with water. After about 5 mins I tasted that the capsule had dissolves and within mins the both had stopped itching. As so much better then take Clarintine. Know to get hubby onto my remedy, as its not only a cheaper option it is so much better for him.

I get my Capsules from the Chemist but you can also get them online or your local Health Food Shop.  My local Health Food Shop seems to always be sold out so they must be popular. 

Some other ways I use these oils
Lemon - Cleaning mainly - in a spray bottle with water for a bench top antibacterial cleaner. 
I take a drop most days first thing in the morning to help equalize the acid in my stomach.  
Add with Honey to help with a sore throat
To remove the gum residue when removing stickers.

Peppermint - I have 3 drops in my water bottle everyday for a more refreshing drink
I have a small spritzer bottle with peppermint for those hot days or after my cleaning.
I also use it on our children's feet when they have a high temperatures.
Add to shampoo to give a your head that cool refreshing feeling.  Also stimulates the hair.
Great in home made Choc mint Chocolates.

Lavender - Great for burns
I also use it for insect bits and stings.
I use Lavender in water for my Ironing Spray.
Ive used it in my Bath Salts particularly with the kids when they are having a ratty day and just before bed.
On our Pillows for a better nights sleep

Just to name a few ways I use the oils.  There are many many more uses for these oils.

This great little introduction kit is fantastic as these 3 oils can do so many things together or on their own.  Inside the lid of the box has all sorts of uses for these oils.
It also comes with a DVD and information booklet about Essential Oils and how to use them.
I would certainly recommend getting this kit.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
The foaming face wash is one of doTERRA's new products that was launched this year.  And I love it.  Ive even got a couple of guys using it now too, my hubby and my neighbor.  My hubby has always used the men's face wash from body shop.  He was very skeptical about trying it as he said they hippy products.  But he has been using it for about a week and a half now and is really enjoying the lightness of it and how clean his face feels afterwards without drying out his skin.
I love it too, previously I only used water and soap on my face with doTERRA scrub a couple of times a week.  But the foaming face wash I use daily.  I too find it doesn't dry my skin out at all.
Ill be getting another one next month for a couple of girls that I clean for. They are both late teens and I have noticed that their acne has really broken out of late.  But unfortunately currently they are using a brand that is well know and advertised by celebrities.  I read the ingredients and the key one is Peroxide. This so cant be any good for you skin at all let alone starting it at a young age. 

Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash
Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash leaves skin clean, fresh and radiant. This non-drying cleanse dispenses into airy foam that is gentle on the skin and yet packed with powerful ingredients, including CPTG essential oils and black cumin seed oil, to help keep skin in check.

Product Description
Designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin of impurities without stripping natural moisture, dōTERRA’s Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash is scientifically formulated to create a harmonious balance for beautifully clear skin. This gentle cleanser gives skin a spa-like treatment with light foaming action and a fresh scent. Powerful yet gentle combinations of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, blended with other key ingredients, are a
perfect solution for problem skin of all ages.

Hidden impurities along with excess sebum clog pores and can lead to many different skin problems. As dirt, impurities and oil remain unresolved on the skin, unsightly blemishes may form along with other possible conditions such as an unbalanced complexion and skin irritation. If not properly cleansed, the problems spread and worsen as time goes by.

Some products on the market meant to improve the condition of troubled skin end up stripping the skin of its natural oils causing an adverse effect. Many of these products contain harsh and artificial chemicals, fragrances and colorants that irritate skin even more. dōTERRA’s Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash gently reaches into the pores sweeping away dead skin cells and pore clogging residue. The unique combination of natural ingredients is very effective, yet gentle enough for daily use. The foamy cleanser distributes evenly for a
purifying result skin looks and feels clean and smooth.

Primary Benefits
What Makes This Product Unique?
• Formulated with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for targeted, essential oil applications
• Specialized skin soothers help to calm irritated skin
• Leaves the skin clean and free of impurities and oily residue without over-drying
• Formulated with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy, meaning it does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals

Key Ingredients
• A combination of CPTG® essential oils geranium, melaleuca, lemongrass and eucalyptus globulos contribute to an unfriendly environment for bacteria and microbes.
• White Willow Bark Extract is beneficial in cell renewal
• Glycyrrhiza inflata root extract, rosewood and candida bombicola help to manage sebum levels
• Soothing properties of black cumin seed oil, CPTG rosewood and lemongrass, combine to help reduce irritation and redness relating to blemish prone skin
• Vitamin A Blend improves overall skin health as it nourishes

Who Should Use this Product?
Anyone wanting to cleanse skin while improving skin clarity, tone and texture.
Directions for Use
Apply to damp face, morning and evening for gentle cleansing. Rinse with water

Foaming Face Wash
   eucalyptus globulus

This face wash can also be purchased along with the updated Clear Skin Product.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This great workbook is one of Goddess Leonie many tools.  I really love this one it is a great way for me to set myself some time for me, set myself some goals and plans.  And it is great to look back on it through out the year to see what I have completed and what I still desire to do. 

Click on the picture to be taken through to get your copy today.

2012 Creating Your Goddess Year ($9.95)

Filled with over 100 pages of worksheets & a printable calendar to help you dream, manifest, set your intentions, plan & cultivate your amazing new year.

The workbook has been lovingly handwritten & rainbow illustrated… perfect for you to print out, soak up the rainbow colours of & get thoroughly inspired by!

TerraZyme is this months 10% off special so I thought I would check it out.

dōTERRA’s TerraZyme™ Digestive Enzyme Complex is a proprietary blend of active wholefood enzymes and supporting mineral cofactors that are often deficient in cooked, processed, and preservative-laden foods. TerraZyme’s powerful combination of digestive enzymes support the body’s constant production of enzymes critical for healthy biochemical  functions throughout the body including healthy digestion of food nutrients and cellular metabolism of nutrients to energy. TerraZyme includes a variety of whole-food enzymes that help with digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars and fiber.
Enzymes are specialized proteins that function as catalysts in almost all cellular functions and chemical reactions throughout the body. Enzymes play a critical role in growth, healing, and reproduction. They are also necessary for breathing, thinking, immune function, hormone regulation, detoxification, and thousands of other biochemical functions. Enzymes are also necessary for digesting food nutrients and converting nutrients to energy in cells. Enzymes can originate inside and outside the body. Endogenous enzymes are produced in the body and can be classified as metabolic enzymes and digestive enzymes. Metabolic enzymes are active in blood, tissues, and organs. Digestive enzymes are excreted by the liver and pancreas and help the body convert food to usable nutrients. Exogenous enzymes are enzymes originating outside the body and are classified as food enzymes. Food enzymes are found in raw, unprocessed foods and help break down nutrients during digestion.  The body’s ability to constantly produce metabolic and digestive enzymes is limited by raw material availability and production capacity. If our diets do not include sufficient food enzymes to break down the food we eat, our body’s endogenous enzyme resources must be directed towards the production of digestive enzymes to speed conversion of food to bioavailable nutrients. Production capacity directed towards the production of digestive enzymes is capacity not available for the production of important metabolic enzymes.  The body’s constant need to produce digestive enzymes can result in chronic deficiencies in metabolic enzymes that are critical for optimal health and cell function. One example of an important metabolic enzyme is superoxide dismutase (SOD) which protects cells from free radical molecules. Metabolic enzymes are also necessary for energy production, tissue growth and repair, and managing toxic waste products. When we eat foods that are rich in food enzymes, our bodies can use fewer resources to produce digestive enzymes and have more capacity to create optimal levels of metabolic enzymes. Chronic enzyme deficiencies have been associated with numerous sub-optimal health conditions including gastrointestinal disease, yeast infections, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, compromised immune system, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease among other degenerative conditions.*

Food Enzyme Deficiencies

Fresh, raw foods naturally contain sufficient enzymes for proper digestion in the body.  However, when food is cooked and processed, these naturally occurring food enzymes can be destroyed. The pasteurization, sterilization, radiation, preservation, freezing, and microwaving of our modern food supply can render food enzymes inactive or alter their structure so much that they become useless to the body. Food processing can also remove important vitamin and mineral cofactors of enzymatic chemistry in the body.  We can reduce the internal demand for production of digestive enzymes in our body by increasing the amounts of fresh, raw foods in our diets. Some experts suggest a healthy diet would include at least 60 percent of food nutrients coming from fresh, raw foods—a good goal but not always practical in our modern lifestyles. Using a whole-food supplement of food enzymes is a more convenient way to guarantee sufficient enzymes in the foods we eat. 

dōTERRA’s TerraZyme™ Digestive Enzyme Complex

dōTERRA’s TerraZyme is a proprietary blend of eight active whole-food enzymes that are often deficient in cooked, processed, and preservative-laden foods. TerraZyme includes a variety of whole-food enzymes that help with digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and other food nutrients. TerraZyme also includes a patented Enzyme Assimilation System of whole-food minerals that are necessary cofactors for enzymatic activity throughout the body.

TerraZyme’s powerful combination of whole-food enzymes support optimal health by promoting more efficient digestion of food nutrients and by reducing the demand for internal production of digestive nutrients thus freeing resources for optimal levels of metabolic enzyme production and activity. TerraZyme can also be used as targeted support for specific food intolerance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates such as lactose.

TerraZyme is safe to use with every meal, every day by all members of the family. It includes dōTERRA’s Tummy Tamer Blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway seed extracts to promote gastrointestinal comfort for those using TerraZyme for targeted digestive health.

Primary Benefits
• Supports healthy digestion and metabolism of enzyme-deficient, processed foods*
• Speeds conversion of food nutrients to cellular energy*
• Promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance*
• Supports healthy production of metabolic enzymes*
• Provides important mineral co-factors for systemic enzymatic activity*

What Makes This Product Unique?
• Proprietary blend of eight active whole-food enzymes
• Patented† Enzyme Assimilation System of essential whole-food mineral cofactors including 72 trace minerals
• dōTERRA Tummy Taming Blend™ of peppermint, ginger, and caraway seed
• Whole-food formula made with sodium lauryl sulfate-free HPMC vegetable capsules
• Safe to use by everyone in the family

Who Should Use this Product?
TerraZyme is formulated for use by all members of the family desiring supplemental wholefood enzymes. TerraZyme is an excellent product for individuals with specific food intolerance resulting from digestive enzyme deficiencies. TerraZyme is an excellent addition to dōTERRA’s monthly Lifelong Vitality supplement program of Alpha CRS+™, xEO Mega™, and Microplex VMz™.

Directions for Use
Take one to three vegetable capsules with meals throughout the day. If your meal includes lots of fresh, raw foods, take one capsule. If your meal includes highly processed, cooked foods or contain food products known to cause specific GI discomfort, take two to three capsules with meal.

Some people may experience an initial change to digestive schedule and function when they begin using enzyme supplements. For most people, these symptoms are mild and should disappear after a few days. Pregnant or lactating women and people with known medical conditions should consult a physician before using. Does not contain wheat or milk products. Does not contain ingredients made from animal products.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease
information from Modern Essentials A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.
Well it is Christmas time again.  Where has this year gone?  There has been a lot happen for us this year so very high highs and some very low lows.  But one thing that has certainly got me through this year is my Essential Oils from Doterra.  I love the oils themselves and learning as much as I can about them..  But the best part of it all is sharing them with others and experimenting together with them.  A couple of my friends and I have done a number of different things this year and we will be doing some great training/sharing sessions next year.  We just put up our Christmas Tree - for the first time in my life (35years) we have a fake tree.  As I was growing up we have always had a real tree.  Part of the fun was going out with Mum and Dad in the ute to find the tree.  I don't know how many times we would want the biggest tree we could.  Dad would say it is too big but he would cut it down for us anyway.  Then when we got home he would show us how tall it was and then he would cut some more off the bottom to fit it in the house.  Well we did this a couple of times for our kids too.  Last year my little brother brought us a tree and the kids loved having a real tree in the house and found it very funny.  But my husband has always had a fake tree and in a moment of weakness last year with the after Christmas sales he talked me into buy a fake tree.  Well we have put it together and it is very nice I must say but its not my real tree.  So as I sit here looking at it I was thinking what can I do to help the smell of Christmas, and I thought of our Holiday Joy Blend.  So I have made up a spritzer spray of it and sprayed the tree so for now it smells like Christmas at home now too.  I think will put some in the diffuse too this month.  Need a bit of joy around as this Christmas is going to be very difficult for us.  Because the Uncle we lost in August was the one that organised all the Christmas details for us.  From the time and place to the full days set menus all having new salads and deserts for us all to make, to the table place cards and the table decorating.  He would spend so much time and effort on all of this and we all loved it.  I was up at Mum and Dads with the boys and Grandma over the weekend and we were talking about what will happen for Christmas this year.  And unfortunately this year we wont be having the big family Christmas (normally up to 30 people coming and going all day) There will only be my husband and the boys, Mum and Dad, my little brother and Grandma.  Far from the big Christmas we are all use too.  But I'm sure we will try and carry on Teds organising and table sets at this was what made Christmas for us and the kids.  Hope all my readers have a great Christmas and Santa finds you safe and well.

On a lighter note here are some details on our Holiday Joy Blend and ways to use it.

Enjoy the delightful fragrances of our limited-time blend, Holiday Joy. This enchanting blend of Wild Orange, nutmeg, pine needles, cassia, cinnamon bark and vanilla promotes a warm holiday embrace and will fill your home and senses of the holiday spirit.
  • Scented Pine Cnes - Pine Cones (Can buy at most craft stores– or find them outside) Ziplock Bag Your Favorite Holiday Essential Oil - If you collected the pine cones from outside, you will need to clean them first. - Here is what you do: Wash them in the sink, then place on a foil-covered cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour at 200F, keeping an eye on the oven for safety.
  • Add a 5-10 drops of cinnamon, Clove, Cassia, Wild Orange, White Fir or the Holiday Joy blend essential oils into a spray bottle with a little water and spray cones until they are damp. Place scented pine cones in a plastic bag and seal for 24 hours. Then take out and let dry completely.
  •  Place pine cones in a seal able plastic bag, add several drops of  the Holiday Joy blend essential oil, close bag a and shake several times to distribute. Keep sealed for 2 -7 days for more fragrant cones. Put in Gift Bags for gifts, or for around the house place on Wreaths, or in baskets or bowls.
  • A few other ideas: You can also get an unscented lotion and add your favorite oil to it. Or make your own Lip Balm–this is a fun gift for teenagers to be able to give to each other as well!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Information from Modern Essentials A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.
_I was using my Deep Blue Essential Oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil on my arms and hands after working and found it fantastic. Since the new deep blue rub was added to the range I have change to using this product now.   I find it great for relaxing the muscles in my arms and hands after scrubbing up to 9 bathrooms a day.   And find this works quickly and really well, no aching arms within minutes and no soreness the next day.  With the cream I find I get an even coverage over my arms and it rubs in really well not leaving any greasy skin at all.  I love the warming feeling this rub gives, just like deep heat, but this is so much better for you with natural plant essential oils not chemicals.
On the weekend my husband played golf and found the back of his arm and elbow were rather sore.  So after a couple of applications of Deep Blue Rub he could fully stretch his arm out with out any discomfort at all.  This a rather surprising to him as he has been a bit skeptic about how my oils can do what I say they do.  But he has had a few experiences now and I think he is really coming around to knowing they are safe and have great results.  I even heard him mention to our neighbor how good the rub had worked and suggested that he use it too.
I have another friends husband has used the oil on a slipped disc in his back.  And his physio asked him "What he was doing the help himself as the work he was doing shouldn't have improved his back as quickly as it was".  When he told his physio it was "An Essential Oil" the physio told him "to keep doing what he is doing and he will be back to normal before he knows it".  My friend did comment that her husband was back at squash only 3 weeks after he hurts his back, thanks to the help from this awesome essential oils rub.  
Ive also used this rub on another friends ankles.  She has torn the ligaments in both of them and could no longer wear heels and could hardly walk let alone go up and down the stairs she needs to in her house,  So after a week of using this rub a couple of times a day and with some physio she is walking easily on the stairs and she mentioned yesterday that she went out the other day with a small heel and was surprised that she went all day at work with these shoes and no issues with her ankles.  The big test for her will be on the weekend as she is the Step Mother of the Bride and will try wearing a med size high heeled shoe.  Good Luck Kate, Rub up with Deep Blue. 


dō̄TERRA Deep Blue Rub is a rich, topical cream infused with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that provides targeted comfort to tired and sore joints and muscles. Formulated with a proprietary blend of natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients, Deep Blue Rub provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas. With close to 5 ml of dōTERRA's top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus, Deep Blue Rub is an essential addition to your bathroom cabinet, gym bag, or first aid kit. Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leave your skin feeling soft, not greasy.  Deep Blue Rub is the choice method of message therapists and sports practitioners for applying dōTERRA Deep Blue essential oil blend.

With close to 5 ml of dōTERRA’s top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus, Deep Blue Rub is an essential addition to your bathroom cabinet, gym bag, or first aid kit.

Primary Benefits

• Provides temporary comfort to tired and sore muscles and joints

• Supports circulation to muscles and joints when used as a massage medium

What Makes This Product Unique?

• Formulated with dōTERRA’s proprietary Deep Blue Soothing Blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils—close to 5 ml of oil per 4 oz tube!

• Includes other natural plant extracts and powerful ingredients including camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, wintergreen, and capsicum

• Moisturizing formula leaves skin soft and smooth, not greasy like other muscle rubs

• Provides a convenient medium for applying Deep Blue Soothing Blend in massage or sports therapy applications

• Formulated according to dōTERRA’s "NONE OF THE BAD PHILOSPHY" of not using harmful ingredients including artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, and triethanolamine (TEA)

Who Should Use this Product?

Deep Blue Rub is beneficial for adults seeking temporary comfort for tired and sore muscles and joints associated with strenuous physical activity or discomfort associated with advanced aging. Not recommended for young children with sensitive skin.

Directions for Use

Massage a pea-size amount of Deep Blue Rub into affected muscles, joints, and other surface tissues of the body. Repeat if necessary. Avoid contact with eyes. Use with caution on sensitive skin areas. For a more intensive treatment, apply Deep Blue essential oil blend on the skin prior to lotion application.  


For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on wounds or damaged skin. Do not bandage tightly after application or use with a heating pad. If a raised area of redness appears after application, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Key Ingredients,

 Wintergreen Essential oil - contains 99% methyl salicylic , which gives
it cortisone- like properties.  It may be beneficial for arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis and any other discomfort that is related to the inflammation of bones, muscles and joints.
 Camphor Essential Oil - is analgesic (pain relieving) and anti-inflammatory.  It may be beneficial for arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aces and pains, sprains and bruises. 
 Peppermint Essential Oil -  is anti-inflammatory to the prostate and to damaged tissues.  It has a soothing and cooling effect that may help with arthritis and rheumatism.
 Blue Tansy Essential Oil - is analgesic and anti-inflammatory.  It may also help with low blood pressure, arthritis and rheumatism.
 German Chamomile Essential Oil - is anti oxidant, anti inflammatory, and analgesic.  It may also help relieve congestion and arthritis,.
 Helichrysum Essential Oil -  may help cleanse the blood and improve circulatory functions.  It is anticlerical in structure and nature.  As a powerful anti-inflammatory, it may even help reduce inflammation in the meninges of the brain.  On a spiritual level, it may help one let go of angry feelings that prevent one from forgiving and moving forward. 
Osmanthus Essential Oil - comes from one of the 10 famous traditional flowers of China.  The blossoms are highly aromatic and are used in the world's rarest and most expensive perfumes.  It is used in Chinese medicines to "reduce phlegm and remove blood status."
Eucalyptus globulus Essential Oil - is anti-inflammatory and has pain-relieving properties. Is is often used to help alleviate aches, pains adn skin infections.
Menthol - is the main constituent of peppermint oil and is know for its ability to cool the body and skin.
Capsicum frutescens Fruit Extraction - comes from a species of chilli pepper.  This extract cause a gentle warming sensation on the skin.

I must say I also love the smell (clears the sinuses) and the warm feeling the rub gives after the first few mins. 
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Information from Modern Essentials A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.
Ive been dreading the hotter weather again this year with a need for being in swimmers and shorter clothes.  I haven't been comfortable for a couple of years now.  We since our second bub was born I have struggled to loose any weight at all.  After the birth of our first son,  I lost all of my baby weight and a few extra Kgs and loved how I looked and felt.  Second time round not so,  I was having issues with not loosing any weight and being very tired and falling asleep while feeding and then bub wasn't feeding enough as he too was falling asleep and therefore needing to feed more regularly and the circle started for there.  So I saw my GP and had tested done to check to see if everything was ok.  And the results showed that I now have Hasimoto’s disease or an under-active thyroid- so my body isn't producing enough hormones to kick off my metabolism.  Here is part of my answer to why I cant loose the weight, another part being In a Mum of 2 little ones so finding the time to exercise is difficult and not looking after myself. 
I had started to work on an eating plan thanks to a PT friend and after meeting another lovely lady last week who did a test to see the how many antibodies I have and the results were very low.  I came home and thought about it and yes for the past few months I certainly haven't been looking after myself.  I have been struggling with the lose of my uncle and my parents being away that I have had a few too many chocolates and cans of coke.  So I know that for me and my family enough is enough and I have to get back onto my proper eating plan and with the help of the doTERRA Trim Shakes I am determined to loose my baby weight.  Seeing our baby is no longer a baby and he is now 2.  Being a busy Mum of 2 littles and working I have found getting out by myself to do exercise quite difficult. But I have found myself a circuit at the local park where I can do some jogging as well as some other exercise while I can still see the kids play.  (although they want to do it with me.  So the 3 of use together are doing some exercise now)
So I cashed in my loyalty rewards points to get the Chocolate Shakes and 4 bottles of the Slim and Sassy along with doterra Long Life Vitality Supplements I will loose this weight and begin to see the light again. So Ive been having a shot glass of Slim and Sassy, Zendocrine and water first thing in the morning and as I feel a bit of a craving for anything but when I should be eating.  I'm also have a shake at lunch time.  Ive been doing this for a week now and  I need to go and check out the scales but I'm a bit afraid at the same time.  But I have noticed that I don't need to eat as much and not picking throughout the day and  I'm feeling full with smaller potions of food, I'm really loving it.  I must say that I have found the Vanilla too sweet, this week I have tried the Chocolate and really enjoyed this one.  Ive also tried today to mix both the Vanilla and Chocolate with a bit of Wild Orange Essential Oil and made a Jaffa flavoured Trim Shake.  So lets see the results before Christmas.

So here is some great information about the Trim Shakes.

Slim and Sassy Trim Shakes are a high-fiber, high-protein meal alternative drink powder with a low glycemic index and low calories.  These shakes also contain extracts from the ashwagandha plant  (withania somnifera) that have shown potential to decrease blood serum levels of cortisol and to reduce stress.  Cortisol - a hormone created by the adrenal glands -  is released into the blood as the result of stress or anxiety, and it also plays a role in the body's sleep/wake cycle.  When an individual is exposed to constant or chronic stress, levels of cortisol remain elevated in the body disrupting the body's ability to relax and its ability to sleep naturally.  Chronic stress abnormally elevated cortisol levels have also been associated with increased cravings and with increased levels of obesity and abdominal weight.

Ingredients -
Protein Blends
- is a blend of whey, pea and rice proteins that helps support the body's protein needs-which is critical during exercise and dieting to help maintain and build lean body tissues such as muscle.
Fiber Blends - contains a mixture of insoluble fiber and prebiotic soluble fiber that can help promote beneficial GI tract bacteria function and elimination.  These dietary fibers include maltodextrin, guar gum, and oligofructose.
Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extracts: have demonstrated a potential to help reduce stress and to help lower bleed serum cortisol levels.
Vitamins and Minerals - include nutrients that have been shown to support cellular energy levels and muscles and bone health.  The vitamins and minerals included in this supplement are listed below -
Calcium (dicalcium phosphate) - helps support bone density and muscle contraction.
Magnesium (magnesium oxide) - supports ATP production and use for energy.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - is antioxidant and supports blood vessel and cartilage health.
Vitamin E (vitamin E acetate) - is antioxidant
Vitamin B7 (biotin) - helps support metabolism of fats and aerobic energy generation
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) - helps support cellular energy creation
Iodine (potassium iodide) - plays a role in two important thyroid hormones.
Zinc (zinc oxide) - is an important component in many critical cellular enzymes and proteins.
Vitamin A (vitamin A acetate) - plays a role in vision, skin health and DNA transcription.
Cooper (copper gluconate) - is found in several enzymes, including super-oxide dismutase.
Vitamin B5 (D-calcium pantothenate) - plays a role in the metabolism of fatty acids
Vitamin D3 - plays an important role in bone health and strength
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) - is important in the creation of enzymes that aid in the creation of energy
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - plays an important role in the creation of energy from liquids (fat) and carbohydrates in the cell.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate) - plays a critical role in generating energy from carbohydrates within the cell.
Vitamin B12 - plays a key role in the synthesis of DNA and in nerve cell protection
Folic acid - is a critical nutrient for the creation of DNA and RNA in cells.

Stevia - is a natural herb with a very sweet taste (said to be many times sweeter than sugar).  This naturally-sweet herb found in at least one study to increase glucose tolerance while decreasing plasma glucose levels in normal volunteers.
Other Ingredients- sunflower, natural flavors, coco powder  (chocolate flavor only)

Suggested Uses - Blend one scoop of powder with 240 ml of water, nonfat milk, almond milk, rice milk or soy milk.  Use up to twice a day as a meal alternative.

Companion Products - Slim and Sassy,  Life Long Vitality supplements, TerraZyme, Zendocrine capsules, Zendocrine.

As I was researching some ideas from others about using these shakes and success stories I came across these great recipe ideas.  Certainly sounds like some yummy Shakes

Tropical Breeze TrimShake
• 1 to 2 scoops of Vanilla Slim & Sassy® TrimShake™
• 1 to 2 cups of nonfat or other milk
• 2 strawberries, 2 chunks of fresh pineapple, 1 peach
• 2 drops of Wild Orange essential oil
• 4 to 6 ice cubes

Mix in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into tall glass
and enjoy!

Orange Creamsicle TrimShake
Simply add a few drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil to your Vanilla TrimShake™.

Lemon Custard Trim Shake
Simply add a few drops Lemon Essential Oil to your Vanilla TrimShake

Berry Spinach Shake
8 oz. Almond Milk
2 scoops doTERRA Vanilla Trim Shake
8 oz Ice
½-1 c. Strawberries/ raspberries/ blueberries
Handful of Spinach (washed)
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve. (2 servings)

Chocolate Banana TrimShake
• 1 to 2 scoops of chocolate Slim & Sassy® TrimShake™
• 1 to 2 cups of nonfat or other milk
• 4 to 6 ice cubes
• 1 banana
Mix in blender on medium for 1 minute or until smooth. Pour into tall glass
and enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Shake
8 oz Almond Milk
1-2 drops of peppermint oil
8 oz ice
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve (2 servings)

Chocolate Mango Trim Shake
8 oz. Almond Milk
2 scoops doTERRA Chocolate Trim Shake
8 oz Ice
1 Mango peeled and sliced
Pour all ingredients in blender and serve. (2 servings)

Energy Protein Bar with doTerra Trim Shake
2 Cups Organic Peanut Butter
2 1/2 Cups doTerra Chocolate Trim Shake
1 3/4 Cup Agave
3 1/2 to 4 Cups Rolled Oats
Mix peanut butter and agave. Heat in microwave 60 to 90 seconds. Add Trim Shake powder and oats. Mix. Spread in 9 x 13 pan. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut and serve like a no bake cookie.

Additional Help:
Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily

**Rub Grapefruit Oil or Slim & Sassy Oil Blend on cellulite areas!!**

Other changes can have an impact on your weight loss success:
  • Eat only at the table. No snacking in front of the TV, in bed, while driving, or while standing in front of the open refrigerator.
  • Learn about appropriate portion sizes.
  • Choose low-calorie snacks, such as raw vegetables.
  • Learn new ways to manage stress, rather than snacking. Examples may be meditation, yoga, or exercise.
  • Keep a diet and exercise journal. This may help you identify overeating triggers in your life. All adults should get 2 1/2 hours of aerobic exercise each week. Spread the exercise out over the week. Exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time.

    Find ways to increase your activity level very day.

    • Walk instead of driving. If you have to drive, park several blocks away from your destination.
    • Climb stairs instead of using an elevator or escalator.
    • Do other house activities, such as gardening.
    In addition to burning off extra calories, exercise will also:

    • Lift your mood and help with anxiety
    • Make your bones stronger
    • Reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke
    • Help you manage high blood pressure and cholesterol
If you too are interested in moving forward with your weight loss and wellness goals in a powerfully effective way, I thought this 10-day starter regimen sounded like the perfect way to do it, thanks to Everything DoTERRA
  • Before Breakfast: 5 drops Slim & Sassy with one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Morning Meal: Trim Shake, LLV Supplements, (1) Terrazyme, (1) Zendocrine, (1) GX Assist
  • Between morning and lunch: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Noon Meal: Trim Shake, (1) TerraZyme, (1) GX Assist
  • Between lunch and dinner: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
  • Evening Meal: Healthy Meal, Lifelong Vitality Supplements, (1) Terrazyme, (1) GX Assist, (1) Zendocrine
  • Before Bed: 5 drops Slim & Sassy and one drop Zendocrine Blend
This is for the first 10 days of the program.  DoTERRA also suggests doing 45 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 x per week, 45 minutes of resistance exercise 3 x per week and 15 minutes of flexibility/stretching daily.

With all of these suggestions, the most powerful thing you can do is to take action today.  Set yourself up for success by starting with small, attainable goals and steadily increasing them.  For example, taking a 20 min. walk in the morning, a 15 minute walk during lunch and a 10 minute walk in the evening equals 45 minutes of exercise for the day.

Weight loss and wellness don’t have to be “hard.”  The thing I love most is how doTERRA’s products enhance your dietary, fitness and mental goals by providing nutritional support.

There are many, many people who have experienced great success using doTERRA’s Slim & Sassy Weight Management products.  I too will be one of these success stories.

This Months 10% off oils is Zendocrine - a detoxification Blend.  I have ordered this oil so time to find out how to use it and what are its benefits.

This blend contains oils that have been studied for their abilities to help support organs cleansing and healthy tissue function.

The following is taken from the Zendocrine Detoxification Complex concept information:  The body's filtering and waste management system is quite capable of managing a certain amount of exposure to toxic influencers. But in a modern world of environmental pollutions and harmful chemicals found in prepared foods, beauty products, treated water, etc. the body's filtering system can be significantly challenged. Just as a filter in a car, furnace, or coffee machine can plug up over time, your body's filtering organs can also become "plugged" with toxins. Healthy organs have the capacity to "clean" or "unplug" themselves under normal conditions, but many sub-optimal health conditions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin can result from an overexposure and buildup of toxicity in these vital organs.

Single Oils Contained in this Blend -
    Clove - contains high levels of eugenol, which has been found to be an effective antioxidant.  Clove is also used in France as a treatment for endocrine disorders such as impotence.
    Grapefruit - has demonstrated an ability to stimulate the adrenal glands.  It is also often used to help cleanse the kidneys and they lymphatic system.
    Rosemary - has demonstrated strong antioxidant effects and has been used to help mitigate the effects of endocrine disorder, such as diabetes and stress-related chronic fatigue.
    Geranium - may help with hormonal balance, liver and kidney function, pancreas support and the discharge of toxins from the liver.

Body Systems Affected - Hormonal systems, Emotional Balance, Skin and Hair.

Application - Take 3-5 drops of the Zendocrine oil blend in capsule either alone or with the Zendocrine supplement capsules up to once a day.  Massage the bottoms of feet.
Safety Data - Because this blend contains citrus oils, it may increase skin photosensitivity.  It is best to avoid sunlight or UV rays for 12 hours after topical application.  Repeated us can result in contact sensitization.  Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant, epileptic or have a medical condition
Companion Oils - Whisper.

After looking in my new book I thought why not look at one of the new oils so today Im learning about Fennel.  I know it is in the Digestzen oil and smells divine in there.  And I have it on order that should be here in a few days.  So time to see what I can do with it.

Botantical Family - Umbelliferae  (parsley)
Extraction Method - Steam distillation from the crushed seeds
Properties - Antagonistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti toxic, diuretic, and expectorant.
Common Primary Use - Benign, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Blood Clots, Bruises, Digestive System Support, Gastritis, Kidney Stones, Lactation (Increase Milk Production) Pancreas Support, Parasites, Skin (revitalizing) Tissue (Toxic Cleansing), Wrinkles.
Historical Uses - The accent Egyptians and Romans awarded garlands of fennel as praise to victorious warriors because fennel was believed to bestow strength, courage and longevity.  It has been used for thousands of years for snakebites, to stave off hunger pains, to tone the female reproductive system, for earaches, eye problems, insect bites, kidney complaints, lung infections and to expel worms.
French Medicinal Uses - Cystitis, sluggish digestion, flatulence, gout, intestinal parasites, intestinal spasms, increase lactation, menopause problems, pre-menopause, urinary stones, vomiting.
Other Possible Uses - Fennel oils may be used for colic, stimulation the cardiovascular system, constipation,. digestion (support  the liver) balancing hormones, nausea, obesity, PMS and stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.
Body Systems Affected - Digestive and Hormonal Systems.
Aromatic Influences - It increases longevity, courage and purification.
Application - Can be applies neat (without dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop of oil to 1 drop oil carrier oil) fir children and for those with sensitive skin when using topically.  Apply to reflex points and directly on area of concern.  Diffuse.
Oral Us As dietary Supplement - Generally recognised as safe for human consumption .  Dilute one drop of oil in one teaspoon of honey or 120ml of liquid. Not  for children under the age of six.  And great caution and dilution for children older than six.
Safety Data - Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if suspect epilepsy.  Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blend Classification - Equalizer and Modifier.
Blends with- Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood.
Oder Type - Top to Middle Notes (20-80% of the blend) Scent Sweet, somewhat spicy, licorice like, Intensity:4

A few drops rubbed between the palms of the hand and inhaling has an amazing positive effect inside and out.  Fennel encourages us to express ourselves!  Fennel Oil releases our urge to create. It helps us to find, like oil of Ginger, productive outlets for the active mind.

Application Blends:

Cellulite Massage: Fennel 6 drops, Coconut oil 10 drops – make blend and massage into areas of skin where Cellulite may have collected unwanted wastes – twice a day -while focused on eliminating weight and changing eating habits.

Cellulite Massage: Fennel oil 2 drops, Rosemary 2 drops, Cypress 2 drops, Lemon 4 drops, Patchouli 1 drop; gently blend and apply to sides of thighs in upward motion am and pm.

PMS Body Oil: 4 ounces of coconut oil, Fennel 5 drops, Ylang Ylang 4 drops, Clary Sage 5 drops, Roman Chamomile 6 drops, Lime 4 drops, Coriander 5 drops; gently blend together and massage the oil over your body daily, as needed

Cycle Regulating Bath Oil: 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts, Fennel 2 drops, Coriander 2 drops, Geranium 3 drops, Clary Sage 3 drops; add oils to Epsom Salts and then into bath water – soak for 15 minutes and pat dry

Menopause Balancing Bath: 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts, Fennel 1 drops, Geranium 1 drop, Clary Sage 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 2 drops; mix oils into bath salts and then into bath water-soak 15 minutes.

Cramp Relief Bath: 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts, Fennel 2 drops, Lavender Oil 1 drop, Ylang Ylang 3 drops, Marjoram 2 drops; gently blend oils into Epsom Salts and then into bath water –soak for 15.

Appetite-Suppressing Inhalant: Fennel 6 drops, Bergamot 9 drops, Patchouli 6 drops; gently blend and add to wick and seal the inhaler and use to reduce cravings and stretch time between meals.

Courage Boosting Blend: 1 tablespoon coconut oil, Fennel 3 drops, Thyme 4 drops, Black Pepper 1 drop, Ginger 1 drop; gently blend and apply to bones behind the ears  and the backs of the knees.

Appetite-Suppressing Stomach Rub: 2 ounces of coconut oil, Fennel 8 drops, Patchouli 4 drops, Grapefruit 5 drops; gently blend and apply to tummy.

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David Sterling and (CEO) and Dr Hill (Chief Medical Adviser) are coming to Australia.  Check out below where and when they will be here in Australia.
dōTERRA CEO David Stirling and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Hill are rallying together to blitz the Australian continent to deliver a taste of the excitement felt at the EMPŌWER 2011 Celebration & Training Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20-22! Included in this tour will be highlights from this empowering conference, including new product launches, cutting-edge research from our Scientific Advisory Board members, and solidification of dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality standard. The making of dōTERRA’s new song appropriately entitled Powerful performed by David Osmond will also be shared. We have prepared some special product samplings and promotional offerings exclusive to the EMPŌWER Tour 2011, so mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss it!

Keep checking back for more details!

November 28, 2011
David Stirling & Dr. David Hill
Gold Coast, QLD

November 29, 2011
David Stirling & Dr. David Hill
Melbourne, VIC

December 1, 2011
David Stirling
Perth, WA

December 2, 2011
David Stirling
Sydney, NSW