Monday, November 16, 2015

200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Here are the current dates for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training beginning in January 2016:
January 29th, 30th, 31st, February 26th, 27th, 28th, ,March 18th, 19th, 20th, April 15th, 16th, 17th, 2016, May 20th, 21st,22nd, June 10th, 11th, 12th, August 13th, 14th, September 24th, 25th
Here are the current dates for the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher training beginning in January 2016:
January 22nd, 23rd, 24th, February 26th, 27th, 28th with more to come.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Living in Minnesota on the Mississippi River

November 2, 2015
El Nino is here this year and it has been unseasonably warm.  Right now it is 66 degrees.  My husband just got done mowing the lawn and it is November 2nd.  People are still wearing shorts when we should be wearing our winter clothing.  We have had a very dry Autumn which means the ducks most likely will not fly this way from Canada.  If the weather doesn't cooperate the ducks may not leave Canada!!
Even though the weather hasn't cooperated the season is still upon us.  We just got done with Halloween and now we are moving into Thanksgiving.  The craft shows are in full swing for our Christmas shopping pleasure.  This is one of my favorite seasons Autumn into Winter.
I cleaned the windows yesterday and took out all the screens.  Without the screens in the windows the house is so much brighter and sunnier.
Went for a walk this morning with the dogs.  All the yards are decorated with pumpkins and Halloween leftovers.  I decorated the deck and turned on Halloween music outside to draw the kids in for treats.  My Halloween is all cleaned up!  The squirrels ate my pumpkins!
I have a bird feeder right outside my door.  The squirrels think it is a squirrel feeder.  I am in the process of war with the squirrels.  I think the squirrels are winning!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Boo-nanas with Lemon Essential Oil

Boo-nanas with Lemon Essential Oil

For Halloween this year, try making this fun and healthy snack that your children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews will surely love!
Servings: 4
Time: 15 minutes active; 30 minutes inactive
Difficulty: Easy


2 bananas
8 popsicle sticks
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 drop lemon essential oil
16 mini chocolate chips


1. Peel bananas, and cut them in half. Then cut the halves lengthwise.
2. Carefully stick a popsicle stick in each banana, and then lay the bananas on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
3. Place the cookie sheet with the bananas on it in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt and lemon essential oil in a glass. Note: You can use any flavor of Greek yogurt you desire; just choose one that is white in color and that goes well with the lemon flavor. We used both blueberry and strawberry yogurt with delicious results.
5. Remove the bananas from the freezer, and dip each of them in the glass of yogurtturning until fully coated.
6. Return the bananas to the waxed paper, laying them on their backs, and place two mini chocolate chips near the top of each banana for eyes.
7. Once all of the bananas are done, return them to the freezer until ready to serve.
8. Enjoy these darling boo-nanas as a delicious and healthy frozen Halloween treat!

Extra Idea:

Try substituting the Greek yogurt with melted white chocolate for a sweeter Halloween treat!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Give a Gift of Health and Joy for Christmas (On Guard, Peppermint, and Wild Orange)

Share the gift of health and joy with our most popular oils. Combined in a fun tin, 5mL bottles of doTERRA On Guard®, Peppermint, and Wild Orange express your love and care for others when you gift this trio. Available to purchase November 2nd. $34 retail | $25.5 wholesale 20PV

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Living in Minnesota on the Mississippi River

October 15th 2015
We have had an unusual warm fall.  We are still waiting for our first frost which usually comes in September.  Right now the Maples are showing their beautiful arrangement of colors. The yellow trees are glowing in the sun while the orange trees appear to be bursting in flames.  The trees colored in red look as though they are bleeding through the other trees.  The colors are magnificent right now.  The hills are painted with many colors as you gaze through them.
Our first frost will come this Friday night as the temperature will drop to a warm 27 degrees.  I am hoping the mold count will drop and I will once again want to go outside.  My allergies always let me know when mold is present.
We have had very little in precipitation and everything outside is beginning to dry up.
I am beginning to hear the sounds of the winter birds outside.  The spring birds have flown away right past the winter birds going in opposite directions.  It's fun to sit and watch out the window at the many variety of birds at my feeders.
Duck hunting will open up once again the coming weekend and the sound of war will once again be outside our windows.  The craft shows have started back up for the fall women who lose their husbands to hunting.  It's the beginning of the Christmas shopping season with many treasures to find at craft shows.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Living in Minnesota on the Mississippi River

October 5, 2015

The Festmaster's Ball was a lot of fun.  The new 2015 Festmaster was announced with many other festivals joining us for the evenings event.  On Sunday afternoon my friend and I went to the Oktoberfest Festgrounds in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  It was a chilly afternoon with no sun in sight.  The wind was coming out of the north reminding us that winter is soon to come.  While we were at the festgrounds, rock bands played inside the tent and folk music and sounds of the 60's and 70's played in the Garten Center.  We enjoyed the taste of deep fried pickles while we sipped on ice cold beer.  We also enjoyed a Wisconsin Brat with horseradish mustard.  Yummm.  On the way out we took home Gyros, Corn on the Cob and pulled pork.  There were many favorite foods to choose from.

This past weekend marked the final weekend for duck hunting.  The sounds of shots in the air were silenced on Sunday for two weeks.  By the time duck hinting opens again, the weather should be a little cooler and possibly the Canadian ducks will be flying through our area.

Fishing has become a fisherman's dream.  Now that the bugs are no longer sitting on top of the river for the fish to eat, the fish are now entertaining the fishermen by biting onto the lure.  The water temperature is also cooling down making the fish more delightful to catch.

In such a small city, the streets are bustling in the morning with parents dropping kids off at school and returning to work for the day.  Our home sits on a bus route so our street is busy each morning and afternoon with school busses passing by.  As for me, another full week of work!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Living in Minnesota on the Mississippi River

October 2, 2015
What a difference two weeks make.  Two weeks ago we were wearing shorts, T-shirts and Sundressed.  This morning it was 37 degrees when the dogs and I went for a walk.  I put on my mittens, hat, winter coat and boots.  The rooftops were coated with crystal frost glistening in the sun.  The trees are dotted with leaves of yellow and red and the hills are no longer a lush green.
We're getting ready for the Oktoberfest this weekend.  Two weeks ago we celebrated Applefest here in La Crescent.  We featured a float in the Applefest Parade.  What a fun time!  But this weekend is Oktoberfest.  My husband and I will be visiting the Festmaster's Ball tonight to find out who the new Festmaster is for Oktoberfest in La Crosse, Wisconsin on the other side of the Mississippi.
Duck hunting opened here in Minnesota last weekend.  My husband and my dog Sam go hunting opening day.  Sam didn't have to work very hard this year.  It was a warm opener with the temperatures raising into the upper 70's low 80's.  This weekend should be a little cooler for the hunters with the temperatures only reaching into the low 60's.
When we go out for a walk or run, we can smell the scent of fall in the air.  The smell of turning leaves from green to gold is a wonderful scent this time of year.  Our fire places are burning, warming up the house.  Now is the time I start thinking about chili on the stove or a roast in the oven.  Yummm.
It's always fun to get back into sweatshirts and sweatpants.  Feeling the softness of flannel sheets as you climb into bed is another reminder that winter is about to arrive.  I have also been purchasing Christmas presents the last few weeks.  It is also fun to start going through magazines to plan the meals at Christmas time.  We are now entering my favorite time of the year!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tummy Stick

Tummy Stick 

This blend is perfect for calming upset stomachs and sooting digestive issues. Roller bottles are great for on-the-go issues:
10 drops digestive blend
10 drops wild orange oil
Fractionated coconut oil
Combine oil in 10 ml roller bottle like this, shake well and apply. for essential oil needs.

Pet Deodorizing Spray

Pet Deodorizing Spray 
Pets can get pretty stinky even when washed regularly. This two-ingredient spray is ideal for eliminating unwanted germs and odors from pets in between washes: 
10 drops cleansing blend
8 ounces water
Combine in a small glass spray bottle like this, shake well and spray. for essential oils.

Monday, July 13, 2015

doTERRA Mold & Mildew Cleaner Recipe

doTERRA Mold & Mildew Cleaner Recipe

4 oz. glass spray bottle

White distilled vinegar or hydrogen peroxide

2 drops of doTERRA lemon essential oil

3 drops of doTERRA melaleuca essential oil

1 drop of doTERRA clove essential oil


1. In a glass spray bottle mix white distilled vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with double the amount of water.

2. Add lemon, melaleuca and clove essential oils.

3. Shake well before spraying on surfaces.

4. Leave on for half an hour before rinsing.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patriotic Shish Kebobs with Essential Oil Fruit Dip


  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3–4 drops of lemon essential oil


  1. Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, and lemon essential oil with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Serve with your choice of fresh fruits (we used bananas, strawberries, and blueberries threaded on shish kebab sticks!).
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Foods that you eat can trigger your allergies.

Are your allergy symptoms always awful? The foods you’re eating might be partially to blame. Many raw fruits and vegetables have proteins similar to those found in tree, grass and weed pollens, so your body responds to them in the same way.

Telltale signs of a so-called cross reaction with food or drink–which up to a third of people with seasonal allergies experience–include an itchy mouth and tongue and swollen lips. Consider cutting the following edibles from your diet (or peeling or cooking them before eating–which can reduce the effects) during allergy season to ride it out more comfortably.
• If you’re allergic to tree pollen, avoid almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazelnuts, parsley and pears.
• If you’re allergic to grass pollens, avoid melons, oranges and tomatoes.
• If you’re allergic to weed pollens, avoid bell peppers carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley and sunflower seeds.
• If you’re allergic to ragweed pollens, avoid bananas, cantaloupe, chamomile tea, cucumbers, honeydew, watermelon and zucchini.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Volumize Thin Hair the Natural Way

To maintain lustrous full locks, busy model, author and TV host Carol Alt tells us she uses a homemade rosemary mask. “I mix together 1 egg, half an avocado, ¼ cup of coconut oil and 15 drops of rosemary oil. I put the mixture on my hair and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water,” she notes. “It keeps my hair looking shiny and vibrant."

Orange Probiotic Smoothie

This smoothie gets its health-promoting punch from probiotic-rich kefir. The bifidobacteria in yogurt and kefir has been shown to strengthen the intestinal wall, so undigested food particles and toxic waste can’t leach out of the gut and trigger fat-promoting cellular inflammation. In fact, Finnish researchers found that consuming this probiotic strain reduces the risk of weight gain by 22 percent.

Plus, the probiotic strain L. acidophilus in yogurt and kefir lowers levels of the appetite-stimulating hormone leptin, according to research in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The credit goes to the friendly bacteria’s ability to increase the absorption of hunger-satiating nutrients.

Here’s the yummy recipe:

1 medium orange, zested, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup plain kefir, or 1 (6 oz.) container orange yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In blender, puree chopped orange, 1/4 tsp. orange zest, and remaining ingredients 30 sec. or until smooth.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Three things you should know before adopting a new pet.

3 Things You Should Know Before Adopting A Pet

Before you pick out your pet, read these tips from Lena C. France, DVM, the ALL YOU veterinary expert.

1. Get to know the breeds
Do research to figure out which breeds or mixes would be good fits for your family—and your home. Australian shepherds, for example, are smart, work-oriented and full of energy, so if you have a small apartment and a 9-to-5 job, you probably cannot give that kind of dog the space or people-time it needs.

2. Conduct a personality test
Many shelters have private rooms where you can interact one-on-one with a cat or dog. Take advantage of that, so you choose one that jibes with what you're looking for. If you have young kids, you'll ideally want an animal that seems pretty relaxed—anxious dogs might nip out of fear. But do keep in mind that it's stressful to live at a shelter, so timid animals could turn out to be social.

3. Look out for health issues
Sick pets need to find good homes, too. But if you think you won't be able to pay big vet bills right off the bat, check to see that the animal doesn't have watery eyes or discharge from the nose. In dogs, those symptoms can indicate canine distemper; in cats, they could signal feline herpes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb (about 3 stalks)
3/4 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced    
1 tablespoon lemon juice   
2 tablespoons cornstarch


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. Mist with cooking spray.
2. Make crumb mixture: Using an electric mixer on medium-low speed, combine butter, flour, salt, vanilla and 1 cup sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread 1/2 of mixture evenly over bottom of prepared pan and press down.
3. Make filling: Combine rhubarb, strawberries, lemon juice, cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Spread evenly over crust in pan. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over fruit. Bake until bubbly and browned, 45 to 55 minutes. Let pan cool completely on a wire rack.
4. Using foil overhang, carefully lift bars out, peel back foil and cut into 9 squares. Serve at room temperature.

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

Tossing and turning at night? You may be sabotaging your sleep cycle and not even know it. Learn what little changes will help you to clock the hours you need every night and wake up feeling refreshed every morning.


Skip Alcohol in the Evening

Your body has to work hard to digest alcohol, so you’re likely to wake up more often in the night—interfering with the deep, restorative stages of sleep your body needs to undo everyday damages. If you want to enjoy a glass of wine, have it with dinner or at least two hours before going to bed. Stop at one drink, so it will wear off by the time you lie down.


Check Your Medications

Numerous medications can disrupt sleep, including cold and allergy medicines. Review which ones you are taking and talk to your doctor to find out if the medications you take could be disrupting your sleep. Sometimes it may even be as simple as changing your dosing schedule.


Hit the Gym In the Morning

Working out too close to bedtime can be detrimental to your sleep cycle—your body temperature goes up, then doesn’t fall until about six hours later. Aim to work out at least four hours before bedtime. A mid-afternoon stroll can reduce stress, promote blood flow and oxygen all over your body and help you sleep through the night. Don't belong to a gym?

Make a Sleep Schedule

With a set schedule, the release of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone, peaks at the same time every night, making it easier for you to fall asleep and sleep soundly. Don’t vary your routine by more than an hour on weekends or you may throw your circadian rhythms out of whack. Some people also find it helpful to keep a journal if you tend to ruminate in bed. You don't have to write down deep thoughts; spending even 5 to 10 minutes jotting down whatever is on your mind — stray to-dos, reminders — can help your brain deal with information overload.


Cut Caffeine

It’s not always obvious which foods and drinks contain caffeine. Read the product labels and avoid consuming caffeine after noon (once it’s in your body, it takes about six hours to eliminate just half of it).

Dim the Lights

Bright lights can delay the release of melatonin. Turn down the lights half an hour before bedtime. Put a nightlight in the bathroom and a dimmer switch in your kitchen, if you use the bathroom or get a drink during the night. Use blackout shades to block outside light.


Pass on Spicy Foods

Skip spicy foods if they give you heartburn; stomach-burning discomfort can keep you tossing and turning until morning. Try eating food that contains tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, chicken, cheese, eggs and nuts.


Keep Pets Out of the Bedroom

As much as you love them, your pets' noises and movements can wake you up slightly without you realizing it. Keep pets out of the bedroom or at least off the bed. Run a fan or a white-noise machine to muffle their night sounds.


Get Balanced

Shifts in estrogen and progesterone during the premenstrual phase, pregnancy and perimenopause can alter the time you spend in the deeper stages of sleep. Talk to your doctor about different solutions such as low-dose birth control pills, hormone therapy or even something as simple as exercise to help regulate your hormones.


Night-Proof Your Partner

If your sleep mate’s tossing wakes you, place a large pillow between you or try a movement-absorbing foam mattress. If snoring is the problem, use earplugs or a fan to drown out the racket. Have him see a sleep specialist to treat (or rule out) apnea or restless leg syndrome.


Allow Time to Unwind

Hearing upsetting news (on the TV or radio), having difficult conversations, paying bills or checking e-mails before bed can hype you up. Instead, make a point of doing something relaxing, such as taking a warm shower or bath (afterward you experience a drop in body temperature that mimics the one you undergo during the early stages of sleep, making your drowsy) listening to soothing music, doing yoga or meditating, or reading a book.

Don't Hit the Snooze Button

By waking up and going back to sleep several times, you’re missing out on the opportunity to activate neurons that make you feel alert. Move your clock away from your bed so you’re forced to rise when it goes off—and then stay up.



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen
1 Tbsp Shea Butter
3-5 drops Jojoba Oil
3-5 drops Vitamin E Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1 Tbsp Zinc Oxide Powder
Add coconut oil, Shea butter and jojoba oil to a double boiler. Heat on low until Shea butter is just melted. Remove from double boiler and allow to cool a little. Add zinc oxide powder, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Stir well to combine. Store in a Dark Jar in the Fridge. Keeps 6 Months.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer Essential Oil Blend

Yummy "Sweet Summer" Diffuser Blend:


4 Drops Tangerine

2 Drops Lavender

1 Drop Lime

1 Drop Spearmint


Combine all oils in your diffuser or in a spray bottle with water.
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8 Essential Oils for Summer Vacations

AromaTouch Massage Blend

•After a long day of walking around sightseeing, this blend feels fabulous massaged into your legs and feet.
•Great to apply to your feet before a flight to help increase circulation. Right after you go through security is a great time to apply.
•Soothing in a bath after a day of travel to calm tension.

DigestZen Digestion Blend

•Great for motion sickness due to travel, amusement park rides, etc.
•Travel food can cause digestive upset and this blend is amazing to help restore balance to the system.


•Add a couple drops to a spray bottle and use to cool and uplift after a long day at the beach, in the sun at fairs, parades, and parks.
•Keep a spray bottle with a couple drops of peppermint in the car to freshen the air and uplift the mood of travelers on a car trip.

TerraShield Repellent Blend

•Great for keeping insects at bay during outdoor activities. I make a spray bottle with water and 40-50 drops or apply the blend directly to the skin with a carrier oil.
•Make a spray and use as a gardening help to deter insects and pests from your plants.
•Use indoors to keep insects away.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

•Great for minor skin irritations. You can make an “owie” spray with a couple drops of lavender and melaleuca in water. Keep with you hiking, camping, and other outings where irritation might occur.
•Apply directly for skin blemishes and breakouts.
•Use a carrier and apply to the chest or sinus area to help improve respiratory function.
•Great one to help enhance immunity and help you feel better.


•Soothe mild sunburns and other occasional burns. You can make an “after-sun” spray with a couple drops of Lavender and Peppermint in water. Shake and spray after a day at the beach, swimming, or just being outside. Calms and soothes skin and feels great!
•Help skin recover quicker. Apply around the area or make an “owie” spray with melaleuca.
•Make a linen spray and spritz bedding in a hotel, tent, or other temporary room to promote a restful sleep in an unfamiliar place.


•Combine 2 drops each of Peppermint, Lemon, & Lavender for seasonal threats. Great for when you are outside with pollen and other stressors.
•Lemon is a great oil to remove sticky things such as sap and sticker residue and markers and crayons. You never know when you’ll need this. I’ve used this on sap covered kid hands in the woods and permanent marker in a condo. It’s a lifesaver!
•Great one to spray rooms, cars, and enclosed spaces where the mood needs lifting. I keep a little tiny sprayer in my purse and use it a lot.

On Guard Protecting Blend

•This oil smells like fall with orange and clove, but it’s a great one to have handy during the summer months too. Keep a mini spray bottle with a couple drops of OnGuard to spritz down surfaces in public spaces.
•Use it daily to help maintain healthy immunity during the summer months, no one wants to get sick on summer break.
•Diffuse it to help energize and uplift.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Essential Oil Scents That Heal

Peppermint (Feel Alert)
Smelling peppermint essential oil made driver's perkier in one study.  In another, basketball players who sniffed peppermint oil had more energy and performed better.

Lavender (Sleep Better)
Research shows, it increases brain alpha waves associated with relaxation and might also alleviate PMS symptoms.

Ginger (Ease Nausea)
It reduced queasiness of all kinds.  Cancer centers use it for patients who've had radiation.

Grapefruit (Curb Appetite)
One study found that inhaling grapefruit oil aroma inhibited a key gastric nerve, dulling hunger pangs.

Eucalyptus (Stop Sniffles)
A study suggests it diminishes nasal congestion in people with sinusitis.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Elevate Your Mood

One of the BEST things about essential oils is their ability to impact your mood. The science behind scent and emotion is pretty cool. There’s a fun article in the New York Times that explains the science pretty well.
Basically, smells pass right into your olfactory cortex which contain your limbic system and amygdala- the place where emotions and memories are stored.
Because of their unique molecular structure, essential oils can help trigger a memory, change an emotion, alleviate stress, and help heal emotional trauma. This is why diffusing, or aromatic use, of essential oils is the best way to utilize smell to stabilize or enhance emotions.

doTerra Blends that can help your Mood:

Citrus Blend (Citrus Bliss)-Uplifting, Stimulating, Motivating, Amazing Aroma, Calming and Elevating
Calming Blend (Serenity)-Peaceful, Calming, Helps with Anxiety, Stress and Sleep
Uplifting Blend (Elevation)-Peaceful and Calming, Inspiring, Encouraging, Helps with Anxiety, Stress and Sleep
Grounding Blend (Balance)-Grounding, Reassuring, Balances the body, Helps with Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Nervousness

Additional Beneficial doTerra Single Essential Oils:

Bergamot- Antidepressant, Helps with insomnia, Relieves anxiety, Relaxing and calming, Feelings of Self-Appreciation and Love
Frankincense- Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative, Helps create new perspectives, Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier, Eases Impatience & Restlessness
Geranium- Antidepressant, Refreshing, Relaxing, Ease Nervous Tension, Balance the Emotions, Lift the Spirit, Foster Peace and Hope
Melissa- Assists in soothing action on heart and nerves, Benefits restlessness, insomnia and nervous agitation, Acts as mild tranquilizer, Penetrates deepest layers of human psyche, Restores clarity and security, Fights depression and feeling of foreboding, Eases grief and soothes sadness, Uplifting and calming
Patchouli- Allows oxygen to cross the brain barrier, Helpful with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Helps with ADHD and Autism, Reduces anxiety, Antidepressant, Stimulates the senses, Uplifts the mind, Calms the body, Reduces mental fatigue and lethargy, Helps manage anger
Peppermint- Reduces mental stress, Induces a state of relaxation and regeneration, Alleviates anxiety, Calming effect on the central nervous system, Reduces blood pressure, Decreases pain, Decreases depression levels, Helps with insomnia,
Roman Chamomile- Reduces anxiety, Antidepressant, Calming in distressed situations, Helps with insomnia, Muscle relaxant
Vetiver- Brain oxygenating, Increases production of white blood cells, Stimulates production of red blood cells, Brings thoughts and actions into focus, Helps stabilize mental and physical energy, Restores balance and harmony, Antidepressant, Relieves anxiety, Relieves absentmindedness, creates clarity, Helps with ADHD
Wild Orange- Antidepressant, Calming, Uplifting, Feelings of Abundance, Creativity
Ylang Ylang- Relieves depression, Soothes anger and frustration, Uplifts and creates sense of peace, Minimizes aggressive behavior, Stimulates enthusiasm, Helps to improve harmony and confidence, Helps to recognize enjoyable experiences
Experiment with what oils you like, what ones help you feel balanced, uplifted, and happy. Here’s a fun DIY blend from the spring edition of doTerra Living Magazine:
In a 1 oz. roller bottle:
10 drops Peppermint
5 drops Roman Chamomile
10 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Frankincense
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add essential oils to your roller bottle and top with FCO.

On the go methods of aromatic use for when you don’t have a diffuser handy.
Rub between your palms and cup your hands around your mouth and nose. Close your eyes and inhale.
Place on a tissue and put it over a fan, A/C unit, etc.
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Happy Essential Oil Blend

This is such a great blend recipe. I LOVE it!  It just makes me happy!
It includes these oils:
Bergamot: Has restorative and calming properties, it is uplifting and invites individuals to see life with more optimism.
Grapefruit: Has a fresh invigorating and uplifting aroma. It helps teach respect and honor for the body.
Ylang Ylang: Is effective for lifting mood as well as giving feelings of calmness and peace. Helps allow emotional healing of the heart.
Cypress: Is an energizing oil and a great oil to use during times of change. It works in the heart and mind to create flexibility.
Frankincense: Helps with relaxation, mood enhancement, and immune support. It invites the individual to let go of negativity and look for new perspectives, truth, and light.
Ginger: Ginger is warming, empowering, and helps to powerfully persuade the individual to be fully present and experience life.
Recipe for the blend:
• 20 drops Bergamot
• 10 drops Grapefruit
• 10 drops Cypress
• 10 Drops Frankincense
• 5 drops Ylang Ylang
• 2 drops Ginger
• Fractionated Coconut Oil
Combine all essential oils in a clean roller bottle (fill the remainder with FCO if needed) and apply topically or combine & diffuse as you would other essential oil blends.
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5 essential oils to increase joy!

5 Oils for Increasing Joy:

1. Lemon: Lemon improves ability to focus, restores energy, and promotes buoyancy.
2. Bergamot: Bergamot helps relieve feelings of despair & promotes optimism.
3. Rosemary: Rosemary is a great oil to aid transition and support confidence.
4. White Fir: White Fir addresses negative family patterns and assists in lightening burdens.
5. Peppermint: Peppermint helps you see the positive in the situation & helps increase joy.

Diffuser Blend:

This is a great blend to put in your diffuser when you are feeling angry or there is tension in your home. These oils together are great for helping let go of the negative and lift the positive.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

200 and 300 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training

Simple Pleasures Yoga offers 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.  You will be able to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion.  Visit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The next Yoga Teacher Training will be the dates of March 6th, 7th and 8th, 2015. Visit for more information. The trainings usually meet once a month for 8 weekends. The training is approved by Yoga Alliance and you will be a registered yoga teacher upon completion. You may also call 608-780-7909 to register.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

New 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training begins January 30th, 31st and February 1st. This is a Yoga Alliance approved training. Start a new career and be a yoga teacher today! Visit for all the details! We meet one weekend a month.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Yoga classes online

Now you can enjoy yoga from the comfort of your own home.  We have beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga classes.  Visit for more information.