doTERRA On Guard+ Giveaway!


This giveaway has been a long time coming! I am so pleased to offer all of you the chance to win a bottle of doTERRA’s On Guard+ Softgels, also known as doTERRA’s “Flu Bomb”.  These little gems are a MUST HAVE natural solution to have in your home this winter!

doTERRA Soft Gels Giveaway


These softgels contain a proprietary blend of essential oils, which includes: Black Pepper, Oregano, Melissa, Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. This wonderful combination of essential oils provides support and helps strengthen the immune system, as well as providing protection against environmental threats. doTERRA’s On Guard Softgels are wonderful to have on hand when threat of seasonal viruses are high. This is the perfect time of year to win this bottle of these doTERRA On Guard+ Softgels to help keep you and your family healthy this winter! 

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The winner will be announced via Facebook and newsletter on October 9th, so be sure you like the Live Essentially Facebook page and Join Our Email List

*Open to anyone not currently affiliated with doTERRA International as Wellness Advocate or Preferred Member. Must be over the age of 18. Only ships within the U.S.

5 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Essential Oils on Amazon

5 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Essential Oils on Amazon

Amazon seems like a logical place to buy just about everything, especially when you have that lovely Amazon Prime membership, right? However, you might want to reconsider when it comes to buy essential oils. There are a few things that you should know and take into consideration before you add those oils to your Amazon cart.

1) Quality! If you are looking to buy good, quality doTERRA essential oils on Amazon, you may want to reconsider. Did you know that anyone can buy resealable caps (just like these) to put on open or used bottles of essential oils? This means that anyone can damper with, dilute, or completely change the essential oil in a doTERRA bottle, reseal it, and ship it out to you. If you want doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils without running the risk of spending your money on a far inferior product you should by directly from a Wellness Advocate. Read here why purity and potency of essential oils are so important.

2) Essential oils are very powerful tools when you know how to use them. When you purchases essential oils through Amazon, you do not receive the education that you would from a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. It is imperative to know the uses and applications of each oil so that you experience the most effective and therapeutic outcome. Just think of all the time you could save by asking a question to someone who has studied aromatherapy (that’s me) as opposed to researching and digging for the answers by yourself! Let’s face it, sometimes we can’t always rely on Wikipedia.  :)

3) doTERRA offers a very generous wholesale membership that is open to anyone, consumer or business builder. Their wholesale membership works just like a Costco membership and will give you an automatic 25% discount off all of your purchases with no minimum requirements or strings attached. If you open a wholesale account with doTERRA you will be given your own online account with access to see current promotions, place your orders, and browse other resourceful information at your own leisure. Click here to become a doTERRA Wholesale Member.

4) In addition to saving 25% off of your essential oil purchases with your wholesale membership, you can also participate in doTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) which works just like a frequent flyers program. If you participate in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you are eligable for FREE products of the month and other special promotions and discounts. On top of those amazing benefits, you also receive shipping rewards, so every dollar that you spend on shipping, you earn back in free credit points. For me (in Indiana), that is $9 of free oils that I get just from having my order shipped the month before. Pretty irresistible right? Click here to learn more about the Loyalty Rewards Program.

5) When you share what you know about essential oils or invite someone else to give them a try, you can actually make money. If you love Peppermint for headaches and someone close to you has a headache, chances are you are going to recommend trying some Peppermint oil, they will, and then they will want to have that oil on hand for the next time they get a headache. It is literally that easy. So now, not only are you saving money with your wholesale membership and earning free credit points from your Loyalty Rewards orders, but you are earning money just for recommending oils to someone else. Click here to learn more about doTERRA’s Business Opportunity.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding essential oils or memberships. I will be happy to share any resources that I have with you!

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter


I love anything that promote self sustainability, which is why I get so much joy out of making homemade anything. I find it empowering. Chances are, that you are reading this because you feel the same way. We must be kindred spirits. :)

Homemade almond butter is such a simple thing to make, it almost seems silly not to.




What You Need:

  • Food processor with an “S” blade (like this)
  • 2-3 cups of almonds


Almonds in processor




  • Pour the almonds into the food processor and begin processing
  • Pause and scrape down sides as needed
  • Wait patiently, it has taken me anywhere from 15-30 minutes to get a creamy consistency
  • Enjoy on just about everything

Thanks for stopping by! Have a secret ingredient that you add to your homemade almond butter? Please share! I would love to give it a try.