Monday, December 9, 2013

All natural cleaners

Use 1/4 c borax in 1/2 gallon of water.
To inhibit mold or mildew, do not rinse off borax solution.  Keep surfaces clean and dry.

Floor Cleaners
Vinyl Floors - 1/2 c vinegar or 1/4 c borax with 1 gallon of water.
Wood Floors - Damp mop with mild vegetable oil soap, such as castile soap or Murphy oil soap.

Mildew Cleaner
Scrub with baking soda, borax, or vinegar, for mold inhibition, wash with baking soda or borax solution.  Do not rinse.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Pour 1 c vinegar into bowl.  Toss in a handful of baking soda.  This mixture will foam.  Vinegar will clean hard water lime deposits if left standing awhile.  Scrub.

Tile/Tub/Sink Cleaner
Scour with baking soda or borax solution and a good stiff brush.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Italian Bread Dip

Italian Bread Dip

¼ cup olive oil

1-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar to taste

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)

1-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil (start with a toothpick and progress toward drops for desired flavor)


1. Gently mix together all ingredients in a bowl large enough to dip into.

2. Dip favorite Italian style bread into bowl and enjoy.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mulled Wine with Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

Mulled Wine with Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

4 cups of red wine

 cinnamon 1 drop

 clove 1 drop

 orange 2 drops

 mandarin 2 drops

 Blend together in 2 tablespoons of honey

 Slowly heat the red wine and add the flavored honey and stir well before you take it off the heat. When the wine starts to bubble it is time to take it off.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Some more ideas for face, packing, and dish soap.

Lavender Dish Soap

1/4 cup soap flakes
1/4 cup castile soap
10 drops lavender oil
Combine in a 24 oz. squeeze bottle, fill with warm water and shake well.
For a homemade soap that’s gentle on skin but still powerful enough to get dishes gleaming, mix soap flakes and castile soap (which cut through tough grease) and lavender essential oil (which delivers antibacterial action). Bonus: The soothing scent will make washing the dishes a little more pleasant!

Shipping Breakable Gifts? Try This!
Wrap the breakables inside a bunch of quart size bags filled with popped popcorn.

Skin Calming Face Wash
Now that the cool, fall weather is setting in, you may start enjoying oatmeal for breakfast. But did you know the yummy hot cereal (with all the toppings!) can actually be made into a facial cleanser that can help reduce redness and irritation caused by the changing seasons? Here's what you need:1 cup milk
1/2 cup dried oatmeal
1 Tbs. honey
3 Tbs. brown sugar
Simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl until creamy, then massage onto damp skin for 10 seconds and rinse. (The mix can be refrigerated in a resealable container for up to 5 days.)
How it works: The coarseness of the oatmeal works as an exfoliant to remove dead skin while its anti-inflammatory avenanthramides help calm the skin to reduce redness. Plus, the antimicrobial honey disinfects and the milk’s lipids soothe and moisturize. The result: skin that’s soft, even-toned and stunning!

We love how the temperatures are finally starting to cool off, but we recently found out the hard way that the sun is still in full force…and can still burn!
So when you’re seeing red—on your face, that is—try this ultra-soothing mask created by celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas: Mix 1/4 cup of yogurt (lactic acid exfoliates and soothes redness),
3 Tbs. of aloe vera gel (an anti-inflammatory and humectant) and
2 Tbs. of wheatgrass juice (revs lymphatic drainage to reduce bloat). Apply to your face and wait 10 minutes, then rinse for soft, glowing skin.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

For All Your Health Needs Winter or Summer

Feel Serene
Snacking on fruit and cheese can calm your nerves and make you feel more optimistic for up to 4 hours, according to Stanford researchers. The reason: Fruit's carbs and fructose induce soothing serotonin, while a protein in cheese increases production of feel-good hormones. Paired up, they pack a one-two punch against fall doldrums. 
Create energy
Need more oomph to tackle to-dos? Give yourself a boost by adding cilantro to dishes. The flavorful herb delivers phytonutrients that ward off energy-draining blood sugar spikes and crashes for up to 6 hours, so you energy steady, lasting pep. For a delicious treat, toss together 2 cups of diced peaches, 1/2 cup minced green peppers, 1/4 cup minced red onions, 2 Tbs. minced cilantro and 1 Tbs. minced mint and dress with 2 Tbs. lime juice and 1 Tbs. honey. Yum! 
Reduce stress
We love this new finding from Australian scientists: Consuming cocoa daily helps people feel calmer and less reactive to daily stress. The credit goes to polyphenols that interact with stress-relieving GABA receptors in the brain, generating feelings of peace. To enjoy the effects, look for high-quality dark chocolate and cocoa powder to use in drinks and baked goods. One of our favorites: Reserveage Organics CocoaWell Powder ($18 for 8 oz., at and Whole Foods Market stores.
Mental Energy
Wake up feeling a little fuzzy? Try adding some blueberries to your morning routine! Researchers at Tufts University report that eating 1 cup of these sweet gems can increase mental energy by up to 45 percent. Credit goes to anthocyanins in the fruit, which activate brain neurons and get your cerebral juices flowing. 
Flush Toxins
We’re looking forward to the weekend’s festivities, and to help ensure that we don’t suffer any morning-after malaise from sipping holiday cocktails, we’re ending the night with an 8-oz. glass of alcohol-free eggnog. The reason: An amino acid in eggs has been shown to speed the breakdown of alcohol and other toxins in the liver, helping to ward off and even ease headaches, queasiness and fatigue. Cheers!
Ease Dry Eyes
Between fall allergies and sitting in front of the computer, our eyes can get pretty irritated. To the rescue: coffee! Researchers reporting in the journal Ophthalmology gave dry eye sufferers 200 to 600 mg of caffeine, then tested their tear volume after 60 and 120 minutes. The result: Everyone experienced an approximately 30 percent increase in tear volume. A cup of coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine, so when our eyes start to feel gritty, we'll sip two cups to help ensure that we get the eye-soothing benefits.
Rev the Zen Hormone
Our new stress Rx: pretzels! According to scientists at the University of Cincinnati, nibbling on ½ cup of these salty bites before a high-pressure event can prevent anxiety symptoms like sweaty palms and a pounding heart—and this stress shield lasts hours at a stretch. The credit goes to sodium, which blocks the release of a powerful anxiety hormone while boosting activity of the soothing hormone oxytocin.
Sweets for Breakfast?
This just may be the sweetest research we've read all year: Women who dig into a big breakfast that includes dessert lose three times more weight than those who forgo A.M. confections. The reason? Enjoying a filling morning meal that ends with a treat prods the brain to boost serotonin production during the day. And as researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond explain, serotonin dampens hunger pangs, cuts carb cravings and speeds fat burning. Pass the cupcakes!
Sooth Brain Waves
Lying in bed wide-eyed when we should be sleeping is so stressful. Fortunately, there's a yummy fix: Munch on a handful of chocolate-covered nuts just before bedtime. According to researchers at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut, the cocoa and magnesium in this sweet treat work synergistically to boost the brain's production of calming beta waves—an effect that ushers in sleep in 18 minutes or less.
Supercharge Energy
How’s this for sweet news: Unique plant compounds in this spice stimulate insulin activity, increasing the body’s ability to absorb and use sugar. That action helps curb blood-sugar fluctuations by 29 percent—just what we need to stay energized and upbeat during the busy holiday season!
Ahhh Immunity
There’s no time to be slowed down by sniffles now that the holiday season is in full swing, so we’re upping our intake of these spuds. In USDA research, sweet potatoes were shown to be nature’s top source of beta-carotene—a nutrient that supercharges the activity of virus-fighting white blood cells to ward off colds and flu. Now that’s tasty medicine!
Poor Man's Antibiotic
For a tasty way to outsmart sniffles and painful sinus, throat and ear infections, flavor meals with garlic. Canadian research suggests that working 1 clove per day into dishes can cut the risk of viral infections by 43 percent. The credit goes to a sulfur compound in garlic (allicin) that prevents the spread of invading germs.
Burn More Fat?
The perfect reason to enjoy chips and guacamole: Eating half an avocado daily can help you shed up to 4 pounds monthly. Researchers say the omega-9 fatty acids in this creamy superfood cause liver cells to burn fat for energy. And for a mood-boosting bonus, omega-9s stimulate the brain to produce feel-good serotonin and dopamine—an effect that can reduce the incidence of blue moods by 31 percent or more!
Slim down
The countdown to swimsuit season is on, and we have your first step right here: Sip a fresh juice! In a study at the University of California at Davis, people who drank one to two glasses of vegetable juice per day lost four times more weight than juice skippers. Why? The phytonutrient-packed veggies reduce fat-packing cellular inflammation. A recipe to get you started: Juice 2 red apples, 1 large handful of mixed greens (watercress, kale, spinach or whatever you have on hand), 1 small handful of alfalfa sprouts, and 1 small chunk each of raw beet, carrot, celery, broccoli stem, cucumber, zucchini, lemon and ginger. Serve over ice if desired. (Recipe courtesy of nutritionist Jason Vale, author of 7 lbs in 7 Days: Juice Master Diet)
Anyone Screaming Diabetes?
The perfect reason to enjoy a delicious yogurt treat: Getting a daily dose of probiotics helps regulate insulin sensitivity, reducing the risk of diabetes by 12 percent!
Don't be Tired Today
Winter’s shorter, darker days have us feeling a bit worn-down, but research points to a delicious cure: beef! Savoring 4 oz. of red meat three times per week has been shown to trigger a 39 percent spike in energy, thanks to amino acids and minerals that help the body burn more stored fat for fuel. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Aroma Lite Diffuser

Aroma Lite Diffuser

Experience the aromatic benefits of dōTERRA essential oils with the dōTERRA Aroma Lite Diffuser.
  • Releases essential oils through high frequency oscillation for up to eight hours (depending on mist setting).
  • Designed to be small and compact?perfect for traveling and hotel use.
  • Features four mist output settings and an optional night light.

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Aroma Lite Diffuser (33130001)
US$ 119.93

Monday, October 21, 2013

Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Juniper Berry - Essential Oil 5ml  All New!

The woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma of Juniper Berry reveals its rich history of traditional use and therapeutic benefits.
  • Supports healthy kidney and urinary function.
  • May benefit problematic skin areas.
  • Acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent.
  • Helps relieve tension and stress.

Juniper Berry - Essential Oil 5ml (49290001)
US$ 25.33

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Granola Bar Recipe

2 1/2 cups of quick oats
1/2 cup rice crispies
1/2 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup coconut
1/8 cup flax seed
1/8 cup sesame seed
1/8 cup chai tea
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 t vanilla
drops of your favorite essential oil like lemon or orange.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
Mix all wet ingredients together.  Melt in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Mix uniformly.
Allow wet ingredients to absorb into dry ingredients.  If too dry, add more coconut oil or homey, if too wet, add more oatmeal.
Line cake pan with parchment paper.  Pour mixture into pan and pat down.
Cook at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

doTerra Total Skin Care Kit

Total Skin Care Kit

Enjoy all the skin care products in the dōTERRA® family. These amazing products all use CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, as well as quality ingredients for beautiful skin. Total kit includes Facial Cleanser, Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, Pore Reducing Toner, Immortelle, Clear Skin Blend, Tightening Serum, Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Hydrating Cream and Invigorating Scrub.

Total Skin Care Kit (3723)

I love these products for my face.  When I use them I get a little aromatherapy with it. to order today!
US$ 276.33

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Travel Easy. Use good scents.

While traveling on airplanes it is good to bring good scents onto the plane.  Mix orange, clove, peppermint, birch, and cinnamon oil for their good antiviral properties.  The mix will help you stay calm and relaxed and also avoid colds.  Put dots of the oils on your wrists, neck, and chest.  Try wrapping a scarf around your neck to help breathe in the fragrance during the flight.  Another good blend to use is On Guard from doTerra essential oils.  The oils are already blended for you and it is a wonderful treat.  Visit and click on doTerra for all of your essential oils.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Immortelle essential oil blend for the face

Anti-Aging Blend

A beautiful blend of powerful essential oils, Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend is formulated to protect and nourish skin while helping to reduce inflammation―a major contributor to the aging process. Supporting skin health at the cellular level, these essential oils sustain smoother, more radiant and youthful skin.

Immortelle - Roll On Anti-Aging Blend 10ml (37140001)
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This is one of my favorite products for my face with the qualities of aromatherapy.
US$ 92.67

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Simple Pleasures Yoga Class Schedule for Fall

Beginners YogaTuesday 5:00pm & 6:00pm
                           Wednesday 5:30pm
                           Thursday 5:00pm & 6:00pm
                            Friday 9:30am
Yoga for People 50 and Over - Monday 9:30am

Monday, September 9, 2013

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training

As the first day of the Yoga Teacher training is approaching, we are busy getting the house and training in order.  We want to offer the best education we can give while making the accommodations comfortable.  We have been remodeling the house for three years in preparation for this day.
Christina has spent several years on planning this training and preparing the house and school requirements.  The application process with Yoga Alliance is quite hefty and they are in the process of changing requirements which means more work.  Christina will persevere and continue to march forward.  Visit for all the details.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The training will start in two weeks.  It's time to sign up!
Teacher Training 1 $225.00
To encourage you to sign up the price will remain the same until the start date.
September 13, 14 and 15th
Friday 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 6pm
Yoga Alliance approved.  One weekend a month excluding December.  Graduation is in May of 2014.  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cleansing the body for the season with doTerra

Cleansing Blend

From bug bites to sneezes, protecting yourself is more important than ever. Purify is dōTERRA®'s formidable blend of CPTG® essential oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally, without toxic additives. Its refreshing aroma quickly eradicates unpleasant odors and purifies the air and environment with the essential oils of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca and cilantro. For aromatic or topical use.

Purify - Cleansing Blend 15ml (31060001)
US$ 24.00

Friday, August 16, 2013


2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
3 drops dōTERRA tangerine essential oil

Mix well and pour in greased cake pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Frost with “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops dōTERRA tangerine essential oil

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spread consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups of frosting.

You will need;  doTERRA Summer Splash Kit

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

doTERRA Total Skin Care Kit

Total Skin Care Kit

Enjoy all the skin care products in the dōTERRA® family. These amazing products all use CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, as well as quality ingredients for beautiful skin. Total kit includes Facial Cleanser, Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash, Pore Reducing Toner, Immortelle, Clear Skin Blend, Tightening Serum, Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Hydrating Cream and Invigorating Scrub.

Total Skin Care Kit (3723)
US$ 276.33

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I have been using these products and love the way my skin feels and looks.  My skin is much brighter and softer.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Simple Pleasures Yoga DVD

If you would like to purchase Simple Pleasures Yoga DVD, visit
It's fun and easy.  It can be broken down or done all at once.  There are 10 segments to choose from.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

doTerra Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer

5 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

4 Tablespoon Water

2-3 drops witch hazel (melaleuca)

1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

8-10 drops On Guard Protective Blend

Small Squeeze Container

Note: Essential oils can be stored in plastic containers if the essential oils are highly diluted. Make sure they are high quality if you do use plastic containers.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Did you know doTERRA oils do this?

Lavender acts as a natural antihistamine.
Peppermint helps with sinus-related headaches.
Wild Orange helps to clear stuffy noses.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend

Anti-Aging Blend

A beautiful blend of powerful essential oils, Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend is formulated to protect and nourish skin while helping to reduce inflammation―a major contributor to the aging process. Supporting skin health at the cellular level, these essential oils sustain smoother, more radiant and youthful skin.

Immortelle Essential Oil Blend 10ml (3714)
US$ 92.67

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This is one of my favorite anti-aging blends.  When you put it on it also has a little aromatherapy benefit.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On Guard Beadlets (Immune Boosting)

On Guard Beadlets

On Guard Beadlets are an easy and convenient way to obtain the immune-boosting benefits of On Guard Essential Oil Blend. On Guard Beadlets provide a flavorful dose of dōTERRA?s proprietary blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary, all contained in tiny vegetable beadlets that melt in the mouth quickly to freshen breath and support the immune system. On Guard Beadlets are perfect for home use, while traveling, and to boost your family?s immunity ? anytime, anywhere.

On Guard Beadlets (35410001)
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US$ 20.00

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Black Pepper

Black Pepper is not just for adding spice to your food!  As an essential oil, it has many health benefits.
Therapeutically , Black Pepper essential oil is stimulating and helps increase circulation.  The analgesic, warming, and circulatory qualities make it ideal to use during a massage.  It has traditionally been used to help with sore muscles, arthritis, and sciatica.  Black Pepper is also beneficial to the respiratory system.  You can even use it in a massage blend to rub on your chest when suffering from the common cold, flu, or bronchitis.  Because one of its main constituents is beta-caryophyllene, it offers strong anti-infectious properties.
dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade black pepper essential oil is a multi-purpose oil that is extracted from the unripe red fruit of the Piper nigrum plant. A stimulating and highly antioxidant essential oil which has been shown to improve circulation, aid digestive system, as well as help curb urges to smoke. Black pepper is also a wonderful flavor enhancer but a little goes a long way - use sparingly.

★ Black Pepper Essential Oil 5ml (41040001)
To order visit and  click on doTERRA Essential oils.
US$ 29.33

Monday, July 15, 2013

Subaru Forester 2012

I drive a 2012 Subaru Forester.  I have lived in winter in the UP of Michigan where we would get over 300 inches of snow a year.  Now I live in Minnesota where it rains ice and the wind blows and sometimes we get snow.  I have found the Subaru to be the best car to drive in all kinds of weather.  It is also the safest car as my car insurance was reduced once I bought it.  Next time you're out looking for a car, check out the Subaru,  it may be worth the visit.  I am comparing it to many cars and 4 wheel drives.  I do have experience with driving in weather....I also drive a Chevy Trailblazer.

A Healthy Routine by Sean Wolfer, Operations

I start my day with a Chocolate TrimShake made with a banana.  It tastes good.  It's refreshing, and because I am not a breakfast person, it fills me right up.  When drinking TrimShake, I take the Lifelong Vitality supplements.  Along with Lifelong vitality, I always take Terrazyme, Zendrocrine, and PB Assist.  I put on Intune when I get to work to help me focus and get in the zone.  I try to keep my work environment free from germs, and I am constantly pumping On Guard Protective Blend through my diffuser, and usually suck on 2-3 On Guard throat drops each day.

At dinner I take a regular dose of LifeLong vitality with Terrazyme, Zendocrine, and PB Assist+. 

I end the day by brushing with On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste and sometimes I even put an additional drop or two of On Guard essential oil on my toothbrush to give myself a really fresh, clean mouth!  Because of sticking to this daily routine, I can't remember the last time I got sick! - Sean Wolfert, Operations.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Simple Pleasures Yoga & Massage News: Find Daily Balance

Find Daily Balance

Put 3-5 drops of Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend into a glass of water and drink this in water all day to help reduce your appetite.  Use Wild Orange and Peppermint together on your neck when you need energy to work hard.  For dinner, put IQ Mega on your salad, and before bed put Lavender and Balance on your feet.  To order these items visit and click on doTERRA Essential Oils.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Don't Scratch! Use doTERRA.

Don't scratch that!  If you have brushed against a plant that is less than friendly to your skin, you'll usually figure it out fast.  It starts with the relentless itching, which turns to scratching, and can eventually lead to the spreading of poison all over the body.  Many essential oils have a calming effect on the skin.  When combined with a few other household ingredients, you can make a natural lotion to help with cases of severe itching.

What you need:

1T sea salt
1T baking soda
1 T bentonite clay
4 drops of each:  doTERRA Geranium, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Roman Chamomile
Water to form a paste.


Combine all of the dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix.  Slowly add water and stir until a smooth paste is achieved.  Add the essential oils,  transfer to a squeeze bottle or jar with a lid and apply where needed.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Essential oils for Allergies

Essential Oils Great For Allergies

Roman Chamomile

Tips for using essential oils to help combat allergies:

1.  Take 2-3 drops each of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oil in an empty capsule.
2.   Apply topically underneath the nose, to the chest area, or bottoms of the feet.
3.  Diffuse aromatically to help with indoor symptoms.

Essential oils are available by going to and click on doTERRA essential oils.
Empty capsules are also available through doTERRA.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tangerine Cupcakes

tangerine cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 drop of doTERRA tangerine essential oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.  Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  Beat the butter and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attached on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Beat in the vanilla.  Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low, beat in half of the flour mixture, all of the milk, and then the remaining flour mixture until just combined.
Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each 3/4 of the way full.  Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 – 20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.  Transfer the pan to a rack and let cool 5 minutes, then remove the cupcakes to the rack to cool completely.  Top with frosting.
  • 1 8 oz. stick of cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 drops doTERRA tangerine essential oil
  • for color: use 9 red drops and 10 yellow drops
In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.  Add one cup of powdered sugar at a time, beat until completely combined.  Add 2 – 3 drops of doTERRA tangerine essential oil (to taste), add food coloring.

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1 cup shredded chicken
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1 drop dōTERRA cilantro essential oil
2 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
4 tomatoes
1 avocado
Shredded cheese
Mix together chicken, black beans, corn, cilantro essential oil, lime essential oil, tomatoes, and avocado. Heat up grill. Place 1 tortilla on grill and spread a small amount of the black bean mixture on half of the tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on the tortilla and fold. Allow the tortilla to heat up and the cheese to melt. Repeat with as many tortillas as desired.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Protect yourself with TerraShield®

Outdoor Blend

TerraShield® is an all-natural formula of lemon eucalyptus, citronella, lemongrass, and a proprietary blend of 12 other therapeutic-grade essential oils blended in a base of pure fractionated coconut oil. A primary function of essential oils in plants is protecting against insects and other predators. Unlike other products that contain synthetic and toxic chemicals, TerraShield is a natural approach to managing exposure to biting insects. TerraShield's fresh, light citrus smell is wonderfully invigorating and can be used safely by everyone in the family. One application provides coverage that lasts up to 6 hours.

TerraShield® Essential Oil Blend 15ml (3119)
US$ 12.67

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yummy Fruit Dip Recipe

Yummy Fruit Dip

8oz pkg. cream cheese softened
1 8oz. tub whipped topping (for a change of flavor get strawberry cool whip)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3-6 drops of any of the following oils (or you can mix and match)—lemon, wild orange (my favorite), Lime, or Grapefruit.
Food coloring

Mix together and chill. Dip your favorite fruits in this!

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Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip
2 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 t lemon juice

1 drop doTERRA  lemon essential oil

1 T hot sauce

1/2 t minced garlic

pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Serve with tortilla chips or fresh vegetables.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yoga Party coming to a yoga studio near you!!!

Friday June 21st at 5:30 pm:  Yoga Party!
Let’s kick of the summer with a yoga party!  At this event we will practice yoga, name this pose, Can you do this pose(?), and Twister (a family game).  We will also practice yoga.  A short yoga class that every body can do!
There will be beverages, food, wine and other stuff like lots’ of fun!  Please call
608-780-7909 to RSVP so we know you’re coming.
$15.00 for one $25.00 for two.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tahini cookie recipe

Tahini Cookie Recipe

1 Cup Tahini
1 egg
1/2 cup agave syrup
1 cup shredded coconut
3 drops doTERRA Cinnamon essential oil

Mix together, roll into balls and flatten with a fork.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

doTERRA Grill Master Marinades

Lemon Pepper Marinade

1/4 cup beef broth
3 T apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 t lemon pepper
1/2 t onion powder
1 t parsley
1 t garlic
1 drop doTERRA black pepper essential oil
1 drop doTERRA lemon essential oil

Mix and marinate for one hour.

All Spice Marinade

2/3 cup beef broth
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 small onion diced
1 drop doTERRA clover essential oil
1 drop doTERRA thyme essential oil
1 drop doTERRA wild orange essential oil
2 T olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Mix and marinate for at least six hours or overnight.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

doTerra Sunburn Soother

doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is great for adding moisture to scorched skin.  Add 15 drops of doTERRA essential oil to 2 ounces of FCO in a container and mix.  Apply frequently to sunburned skin.

Recommended oils:

Lavender (item no. 3011)
Melaleuca (item no. 3015)
Roman Chamomile (item no. 3080)

Make Your Own Ultra Moisturizing Natural Sunscreen

Ultra Moisturizing Natural Sunscreen

1/2 cup Olive oil
1/4 cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil
1/4 cup besswax
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
1 teaspoon vitamin E
2 tablespoons shea butter
12 drops doTERRA Helichrysum essential oil

 Directions: Add everything except zinc oxide in a medium sized glass mixing bowl. Fill a medium sauce pan with a couple inches of water and place over meduim heat. Place th...e glass bowl on top of the saucepan so that the saucepan is cradling the bowl. As the ingredients start to melt, stir occasionally to mix. when all ingredients are completely incorporated, add the sinc oxide and stir well to mix. Pour into a pint-sized tin or mason jar and store in a cool place. Use with in six months.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School

Beginning in September of 2013, we will be launching a new teacher training school.  The school will run through May of 2014.  It will be one weekend a month excluding December.  Visit to find out more...
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