Free oils!

We love free stuff, I mean…who doesn’t?  Well, if you have been wanting to get started with dōTERRA- NOW is the time to do it.  For the month of December, they are running an amazing deal for any order (including enrollment orders!) of 200PV or higher, you get a FREE 15 ml bottle of Frankincense.  This is the king of oils!  If you enroll with the Home Essentials Kit, your enrollment and FREE Frank are included.  If you enroll with the Family Physician’s Kit, you can add on some Balance and Whisper and Bergamot (our three favorite oils!) and anything else you might want to try and then you too will get a FREE Frank. We didn’t want to miss this opportunity to tell you all about this great deal.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all.  We would love to have you on our dō team!

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p.s. why we chose dōTERRA

why we chose dōTERRA

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Someone recently said that essential oils seem to be the Mary Kay for the hipster community.  That sure made me laugh….it is definitely gaining much chatter and popularity these days for sure.  But it is not just in the hipster community- people everywhere are loving oils and wanting to learn more.  There is a reason why!  These things are amazing and we believe every family should have them in their home.

There are several essential oil companies out there, and it can honestly be a bit overwhelming for a newbie to figure out which direction to go in.  We want to shed some light on why we personally chose and love dōTERRA essential oils. We will never bash another company – I know too many people that feel bullied by other companies and we don’t want to do that. We simply want you to know why we chose (and LOVE) dōTERRA!

The problem is, all too often, these supposedly therapeutic-grade essential oils don’t quite live up to their billing.  Sometimes their chemical profile just doesn’t meet an acceptable standard; other times, the chemistry looks good — but only because it has been spiked with a synthetic chemical.  Some oils, marketed as therapeutic-grade, are actually totally synthetic.  This is most likely the case with the oils you can purchase online or in health food stores.

Reasons we love dōTERRA:

- dōTERRA provides oils that are organic, GMO-free, unadultered, contain no fillers or contaminants, completely natural and safe.

- dōTERRA sources their plant material indigenously (where the plants are locally grown, rather than farming something in the states that is native to Europe or Asia) and works closely with the farmers.  In producing an oil that is truly therapeutic-grade, it is not enough that the oil is 100% pure.  Even though an essential oil is 100% pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical make-up of the extracted oil will not provide predictable and powerful benefits. dōTERRA® sources all of its oils from producers who have extensive knowledge of how quality oils are produced.  No short-cuts are tolerated, because it’s all about the quality of the end product — and how it works for you.  And, while these producers are trusted, each batch of oil is proven in the lab.

- dōTERRA’s Healing Hands Foundation is dōTERRA International’s registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving lives through partnering with organizations that offer hope to millions around the world. Healing Hands seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, for lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. dōTERRA International, LLC provides for all overhead and administrative costs of the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to those receiving aid.

- dōTERRA is an encouraging and wellness-minded community that offers support, encouragement, and helps you learn everything you need to use your oils and to share them with others.

- Even doctors are choosing to incorporate dōTERRA into their practices. The Family practice that we both use diffuses OnGuard in the waiting room and in the sick rooms. They also use the OnGuard foaming hand wash in their bathrooms. Vanderbilt has been using dōTERRA oils for a while now as well – with amazing results. 

CPTG – Certified Pure Therapeutic-Grade

(click the link above to learn even more about CPTG)

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- CPTG is dōTERRA’s promise to the quality of their oils.  At dōTERRA®, every batch of its essential oils are 100% pure and natural, carefully sourced from qualified and reliable producers.  In addition, each batch is thoroughly cross tested at independent labs, using state-of-the art gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectromety (MS), to ensure extract purity, composition, potency and activity.  This quality testing ensures that each batch of oil offered by dōTERRA®:

  1. contains the correct profile of active chemical compounds suitable for use in aromatherapy, and
  2. doesn’t contain any synthetic constituents or chemical adulterations.

dōTERRA‘s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and natural, free of synthetic compounds or contaminates (including pesticides), and far exceeding the AFNOR and ISO quality standards.  This is an extra assurance from dōTERRA® that your oils are truly therapeutic-gradeCertified Pure Therapeutic-Grade® (CPTG®).

- So when you see the CPTG on the labels, you can know that no short-cuts have been taken, either in the production of the oils or in the verification of their suitability for medicinal aromatherapy.

These are just a few of the reasons we love dōTERRA, but there are so many more. We hope you will love them and incorporate them into your daily lives as well!

oil routine: after yard work

I love getting my hands dirty in our yard.  We have a lot of yard, so it is a lot of dirt and a lot of work! I often get on a roll and keep working as long as possible but that means I end up with a horribly sore lower back and tons of bug bites and a hand that I can barely un-fist from all of the weed pulling and pains in the most random spots from squatting and lifting and pulling.  Who needs a gym membership when you have a big yard, can I get an amen??

After I come inside and drink a huge glass of water with a couple of drops of Wild Orange oil, I prep myself for my post-yard work essential oil routine.

Nashville Moms Oil Routine: After Yard Work

Deep Blue oil and rub:  ahhhhh just thinking about it makes my muscles relax.  This is comparable to an icy/hot situation that you can get at the pharmacy but it is so so so much better because it is all natural!  It is a delicious smelling soothing balm to my sore and achy body. This has a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue Chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus.  It comes in an oil or rub.  I use the oil straight on the most painful spots like my hand or wrist and use the lotion for a larger area like my low back.

Frankincense + Marjoram:  These two oils together are magical for relieving the pain deep inside that I can’t reach with my Deep Blue oil.  I put a few drops of each into an empty veggie cap and take them internally and the relief is almost instant.  Frankincense is the most power anti-inflammatory oil that you can get.  Marjoram works to relax muscles and eliminate spasms.

Purify: this blend works for those pesky bug bites behind the knee, on the ankle, everywhere that can just drive me crazy.  This blend is made up of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca (tea tree oil) and cilantro. These oils work together to clean your skin and help pull out the toxins from the bug bite and almost instantly take the sting and itch away.  I also use lavender oil as well if it needs extra oil lovin’.

If you are interested in ordering or learning more about dōTERRA CPTG Essential Oils, please email us at thenashvillemoms @ gmail.com

Livelong Vitality

I have never really been a vitamin taker.  They always made me think of my grandparents who would take at least 15 with their meals and whose house often smelled a bit like a vitamin bottle.  So, I was pretty slow to jump on the LLV train.  However- I am now a believer and cannot praise these things enough!  The Lifelong Vitality vitamins from dōTERRA have been game changers for me in regards to my energy level (I only take a half dose and my energy level is through the roof), my mood, and my overall gut health.

dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements

dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements

One of the things I love most about dōTERRA is that they understand how important a strong nutritional foundation is for overall health.  Essential oils are magical but they won’t work on their own. The oils work to help your body heal itself, but that goes along with nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc.  Unfortunately, in this culture it is often really hard to find the nutrition we need from our foods (thanks for nothing, GMOs).  That is where LLV can come in to help!

Some of the reported results of Lifelong Vitality are

- cellular inflammatory response

- cellular longevity/lifespan

- increased energy/metabolism

- immune system support

- cardiovascular health

- bone and joint health

- stress management

- digestive health

- brain/cognitive health

- and so much more!

From dōTERRA: “dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality supplements are formulated with potent levels of essential nutrients and powerful metabolic factors for optimal health, energy, and longevity. Couples with dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils and a lifelong commitment to dōTERRA’s Wellness Lifestyle, they naturally support a lifetime of looking, feeling, and living younger, longer.”

dōTERRA is actually running an incredible deal right now where you can get a FREE one month trial of the oils.  Email us at thenashvillemoms @ gmail.com for more info!

FREE LLV

FREE LLV

Open House

A couple of weeks ago we went to Salt Lake City for dōTERRA’s annual convention.  It was amazing to get to know the wonderful company, meet so many new people, and see all of the fabulous new products!  We want to give you the opportunity to see, try, smell and fall in love with all of the new (and old) products.  So….we are hosting an open house and you are invited!   This is not a formal class and we will not be selling anything.  We just want to have you over to get to know you better and for you to get to know dōTERRA better.  This is a drop in from 3-5 this Sunday- October 5 at Joy’s house.  We will be having a little giveaway too!! FREE stuff, woohoo!  Please email us for the address or with any other questions: thenashvillemoms @ gmail .com

Hope to see you there!

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We love oils!

If you follow us on instagram you know by now that we love us some dōTERRA Essential Oils!  We have both used them consistently for over a year now and don’t want to keep them a secret from you anymore.  We want everyone to know and experience what we have found in these all natural and completely amazing oils! We have used the oils to help maintain health, strengthen our immune systems, sleep more soundly, lift our moods, and oh so much more!  We have seen this plant “medicine ” transform our lives!  We are so excited to share what we have learned as well as tips on how to utilize these oils to implement more happy and healthy into your life too!

We are definitely planning lots of posts but wanted to give you a quick “what are essential oils anyway?” in case you have not been introduced to their amazingness before now! Essential oils are extracts from the roots, stems, flowers, bark, seeds, etc of plants.  In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease.  Essentially they do the same thing in us!  Essential oils can be used topically (on your skin), internally, or aromatically (by diffusing them or even just smelling them).  We are going to explain specifically how we use them and why we love them in future posts.

We have seen such improvements in our homes and lives and we are thrilled to be including you on our journey!

Nashville Moms top 5 essential oils

Joy: Balance, Bergamot, and On Guard.  I use Balance every single day to help with my anxiety- I can definitely notice a drastic difference in my overall mood if I skip this oil- it is my magic potion! Bergamot is in my diffuser every day- it works well with pretty much every other oil to make my house smell amazing.  On Guard is the best at keeping up our immune systems and we use it daily during cold/flu season especially on Dylan’s feet before school/church.

Rachel: Frankincense, Balance, and Whisper. These three are my holy trinity of oils. Since using Balance and Frankincense daily, I haven’t had a single vertigo attack. Y’all. That is huge for me. I was having them monthly, and it has now been 9 months since my last. They do a huge list of other things as well, that we will dive into another time. Whisper I use as a perfume but it also balances hormones and much more.

Sidenote: We are not doctors and have never been to medical school. We are just two moms who have found something that works amazingly well for us and we want to share. So feel free to follow along here on the blog, and on instagram. We are excited for what is to come!

instagram

We ADORE instagram.  It is by far our favorite social media forum.  We have both made dear friends via our beloved ig and post possibly too many photos of our darling girls but we are totally ok with that ;)  We are new to ig as @nashvillemoms so we do not have a ton of photos up yet, but please- let’s be instafriends!

Be our friend!

@nashvillemoms

Our personal ig’s are:

@rachelarnold

@joygwilson

Here are our darlings, being darling.

 

 

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