**Essential Tip of the Week** Welcome Spring with a Mattress Cleaner

How often do you clean your mattress? Almost never, right? You do clean everything around the house, the kitchen, the counters, the bathrooms, etc but not the cozy place where you spend 8 hours dreaming. Well, guess what? Your mattress is in desperate need of an one on one clean day!

Do you know what dust mites are? They are tiny little bugs that can only be seen with a microscope. Dust mites can cause an allergic reaction in some people that is similar to hay fever and asthma, or can even cause sneezing or a runny nose. The places where you can find dust mites are usually mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, and fabric-covered items.

It’s Spring Time and you want to start fresh and clean. Follow these very simple steps to clean your mattress and enjoy this new season of your life!  

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You need: 

  • 1 cup baking soda (enough for a queen size mattress),
  • 10  drops of dōTERRA essential oil choose from Lavender, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen or Peppermint that are recommended to kill dust mites. 
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Sifter
  • Vacuum

Directions: 

  • Remove bed linens and wash them in hot water. ( Clean sheets should be used after cleaning your mattress)
  • Add the baking soda and essential oils to a Mason jar. Shake to evenly distribute the oils.
  • Use the sifter to distribute content on the mattress, let it sit for 30 min-1 hr and vacuum it.

This is a simple and awesome tip to get rid of dust mites. You can also clean your carpet, and upholstered furniture by using the same steps!

Get lavender essential oil here http://store.do-essential-oils.com/lavender-essential-oil/
Get Eucalyptus essential oil here http://store.do-essential-oils.com/eucalyptus-essential-oil/
Get Wintergreen essential oil here http://store.do-essential-oils.com/wintergreen-essential-oil/
Get Peppermint essential oil here  http://store.do-essential-oils.com/peppermint-essential-oil/

 

 

dōTERRA Peppermint For Fever & Cooling Down

Hi I am Bonnie White, I am a doTERRA product consultant and I am on do-essential-oils.com team.

One of the scariest things as a parent is to have a child with high fever. One of the most effective oils for that is the Peppermint essential oil. It works very quickly and can be applied in several different areas depending on the age of your child and how sensitive they are to the oil. Not only for fevers but just for generally cooling down you can apply peppermint essential oil.

When my five year old daughter got a 102 degree fever and we couldn’t give her over the counter medication we applied peppermint essential oils on her around her nable and on the bottom her feet and it reduced her fever almost immediately.

To apply peppermint essential oil 2-3 drops in your hand, rub it on the bottom their feet or around the nable to reduce fever. Specifically for kids you can do a half dose and it is recommended to put it in the bottom of their feet as they are sensitive. You can also apply with lemon, or lavender on the spine to help relax and cool down the body.

See more uses for this oil and other doTERRA products at do-essential-oils.com

Peppermint for Headache

Headache 300x200Peppermint is a top-selling favorite. Peppermint provides a myriad of health benefits.

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck.

 

 

 

You can apply Peppermint both topically and internally.

  • Topically – Apply 1-2 drops directly on area of concern or to reflex points. For those with sensitive skin dilute 1:1 (fractionated coconut oil)
  • Internally – Place 1-2 drops under the tongue or in a beverage. Take in capsule.

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Peppermint has many other uses including:

alertness, antimutagenic, autism senses, bad breath, Bell’s Palsy, Crohn’s Disease, diarrhea, digestive system, dog heart problem, dog travel sickness, endurance, fainting, fever, gamma radiation, halitosis, heatstroke, herpes simplex, Huntington’s Disease, hypothyroidism, indigestion, irregular menstruation, irritable bowel syndrome, itchy hair, itchy skin, motion sickness, myelin sheath,nervous system, olfactory loss, paralysis, polyps, radiation, scanty menstruation, sciatica, shock, skin (maintaining), stimulate blood cell, stimulating,surgical wound.

Essential Oil Recipe – Guilt Free Apple Pie

Apple pie is a staple at most homes because of tradition and its spicy and fruity flavor. We added a twist to this American classic by flavoring this sweet (and sometimes tart) dessert with dōTERRA essential oils for additional health benefits and flavor. We also substituted honey or agave as a sweetener instead of sugar. Treat yourself to a slice of pie (or two). Bring this version of apple pie to a party and see how many compliments you can receive from this lighter, healthier, and tastier apple pie.

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Ingredients:

  • 10 cups apple pieces (sliced and peeled)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup honey or agave
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 drop dōTERRA cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 toothpick dōTERRA ginger essential oil
  • 1 toothpick dōTERRA clove essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 drop dōTERRA lemon essential oil
  • Prepared double crust (Gluten free or whole wheat pie crusts are available at most health food stores).

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Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a pan and place on stove. Cook until apples are soft and then cool before placing in pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

DigestZen for Heartburn


heartburn 300x298The well-recognized essential oils in DigestZen are known for providing soothing digestive relief.

Heartburn is a form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the esophagus.

 

 

 

 

You can apply DigestZen both topically and internally.

  • Topically – Dilute as recommended, and apply 1-2 drops to chest.
  • Internally – Place 1-2 drops in an empty capsule; swallow capsule.

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DigestZen has many other uses including:

Abdominal cramps, Bloating, Colitis, Colon (maintaining), Cow scour, Food poisoning, Gastritis, Mucus, Worm parasite