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Spring Cleaning

We've talked before about the importance of removing toxic things from our environment, and I think spring is a great time to bring it up again. There are many things that we could consider toxic: pesticides in our lawn or garden, cleaners for our kitchens and bath, and we could even think about all the cosmetics we use on a daily basis. Women interact with between 150 and over 500 chemicals on any given day with all the products used in a normal routine. Yet, we have no idea what serious affects this is causing.

I started paying attention to chemical exposure at a young age. I was at a party, and I literally couldn't breathe. I was 13. The amount of hairspray, perfume, and cigarette smoke that wafted through a basement family room was very overwhelming. I had to step outside multiple times until the gathering was over, simply so I could breathe. In early adult hood, I found out that I have sensitive skin, which made me pay attention to ingredients of all body products. This solidified what I knew I had to do: I had to go all natural with anything that touched my body. I had to because I didn't want to risk a breakout from an unknown combination of chemicals.

While we were potty training our son, I noticed another layer of sensitivity. Many times he wore a pull up to bed, so we could avoid a wet bed the following morning, he would wake up with irritated skin that mapped where the pull up touched his body. We had tests run, and they were all inconclusive. But, the point was clear: we needed to be super careful what we put on our delicate son's body.

Be kind to your body this spring! Do a spring cleaning of all the products in your home. If you think they are questionable in chemical makeup, give them a toss. Here in the Portland Metro region we can take all our chemicals to the local Hazmat facility, where for a small charge, they will dispose of them safely.

I feel very lucky to have a cache of natural solutions to turn to. With these natural solutions, I can keep my body and my skin in optimal health and in turn take those benefits to my family.

References & Research

The Average Woman Puts 515 Synthetic Chemicals On Her Body Every Day Without Knowing

Not so pretty: women apply an average of 168 chemicals every day

Diffuser Idea

Essential oils are plant based goodies that we get to use in our homes. They have the power to clean the air. This spring, try this recipe in your main room diffuser to bring an uplifting aroma to your space. 

  • 6 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Wild Orange

Oils in Your Food

Have you seen the recipes on doTERRA's blog? Often, they are user submitted, and there is quite a collection now. Here's one that sounds quite yummy - especially as we are getting ready to plant our gardens, anticipation of the harvest to come.

Cumin Rainbow Salad

High in vitamin C and with cilantro, the ability to support good cholesterol levels, this Cumin Rainbow Salad packs a colorful punch to any dish. Remove the corn and beans and your salsa is paleo friendly. 

Win/Win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions ... Win/Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena.
~ Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

March Promotions

Check out these amazing product promotions. 

Product of the Month: dōTERRA Melaleuca Touch

Melaleuca Touch delivers the purifying benefits of Melaleuca essential oil diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil. Melaleuca Touch can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to promote a healthy complexion.

10% off in March: On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash With 2 Dispensers

doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh soaps that may dry and irritate sensitive skin.

200 pv Promotion: Deep Blue Duo

Earn a bottle of Deep Blue Rub and Deep Blue Touch with any order, over 200pv, ordered through the end of March. Click here for details.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, March 6 - Business Meeting, Downtown Portland, 7pm PT
  • Thursday, March 16 - Essential Oils 101, 1pm PT
  • Saturday, March 18 - Essential Oils 101, 1pm PT (4pm ET, Webinar)
  • Monday, March 20 - Symphony of Hormone Balance, Downtown Portland, 7pm PT
  • Thursday, March 23 - Essentials Oils 101, 1pm PT
  • Thursday, March 30 - Essential Oils 101, 1pm PT
RSVP to MichelleMari or Jodi for locations and other class details. Already an oil user? Be sure to check out the weekly product calls, date and time on the Facebook group. Interested in learning more about the business? Contact one of us to learn more.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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