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    Bertha Yoder

    July 28, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Among the host of dōTERRA® oils, Summer Savory is one of the few with a perfectly descriptive name that almost completely encapsulates its strongest qualities. Truly, the herb called summer savory enhances the flavor of savory dishes and carries all the warmth of a full-bodied summertime scent!...
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    July 14, 2020 · Essential Oils
    It’s no news that the ginger plant has a long history of uses in traditional health practices and is still trusted to this day for its soothing properties. Earthy and warming, dōTERRA® Ginger essential oil is derived in Madagascar from the fresh rhizome, which is an underground stem that shoots...
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    July 3, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Ever heard of a Greek city named Marathon and a courier who collapsed after running a great distance from there to Athens, bringing news of a military victory? Here’s how this seemingly random historical tidbit ties in with a plant worthy of discussion: “marathos” is the Greek word for fennel,...
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    June 23, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Quiz question: do you happen to know which kids’ movie contains a song about a gleaming, glowing flower that supposedly has the power to “make the clock reverse?” If you’ve viewed a certain magical adaptation of the classic Rapunzel fairy tale, you may have thought this idea of a flower with the...
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    June 14, 2020 · Essential Oils,Doterra Essential Oi
    This one’s for the men – the few, the proud, the males who use dōTERRA® essential oils and find them to be practical and purposeful additions to their daily lives. Today we focus on a couple of particularly masculine applications for oils, perfect for both a seasoned user and one who is brand new...
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    June 5, 2020 · Essential Oils
    To the rest of the world, the colossal island nation of Australia automatically brings to mind a host of interesting creatures, including bouncing kangaroos and those oh-so-cuddly looking koalas. But Australia also has unique plant life to offer! Native to this continent down under is the niaouli...
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    May 23, 2020 · Essential Oils
    When the names Cananga and Ylang Ylang roll off the tongue, they can cause listeners to wonder just what unknown language is being used to address them. Don’t those rhythmic syllables sound like something you’d hear deep within a foreign jungle, surrounded by the mystery of a tribal ritual? Well,...
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    May 13, 2020 · Essential Oils
    We who depend on natural products to keep our homes and families running smoothly value our favorite tried and true oils. We’ve experienced how they help us respond readily to a variety of situations. This high value is largely due to the protective qualities of dōTERRA® essential oils, which are...
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    May 6, 2020 · Essential Oils
    It’s time to shine the spotlight on a rather exotic essential oil that brings its lemony twist to multiple dōTERRA® blends, yet somehow sneakily avoids the limelight. We’re talking about Litsea, and because it’s not always available as a single oil, you may have to get sneaky yourself to spot it....
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    April 21, 2020 · Essential Oils
    From the bitter orange tree comes not one, not two, but three different oils: one from the fruit peel, one from the leaves, and one from the flowers. But the essential oil which distills from the delicate white flowers of this tree has a unique and alluring history. To take it all in requires a...
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    April 16, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Melissa, one of the rarest and most valuable dōTERRA® essential oils, is prized for its ability to support the whole person, both mind and body. If essential oil bottles wore superhero capes, Melissa would wear one standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Clove, Oregano, and Frankincense –...
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    April 7, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Over a century ago, the first recorded clementines sprung up in the garden of an Algerian orphanage. Cold-pressed from the rinds of fruits grown in Brazil, dōTERRA® Clementine essential oil is best known for its cleansing power and mood-boosting properties, but today let’s see how we can...
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    March 25, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Who among us doesn’t need a sweet, calming influence in our lives now and then? Whether you’re flying high or feeling low, increasing the calm factor is always a good thing, which is where Magnolia comes in. If you’re familiar with Lavender and its abilities, you’ll be able to catch on quickly...
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    March 17, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Remember simpler times? Let’s take a moment to return to the basics with two streamlined essential oil recipes. The beauty of these recipes is that they appeal to those just beginning with dōTERRA® as well as to those who need a refreshing reminder of where they began. For those of us who’ve been...
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    March 9, 2020 · Essential Oils
    Sourced from the swaying blades of a grass native to the humid wetlands of Nepal, Palmarosa’s rosyscent makes us lean in with closed eyes to drink in its beautiful aroma. Also known as Indian geranium, Palmarosa is waiting to add its welcoming, refreshing capabilities to your dōTERRA® lineup! ...
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    February 28, 2020 · Essential Oils
    For something a little different, today’s showcase features an exclusive oil that is currently available only as part of a larger package, the Winter Protection Kit. Because it’s nested within this kit and not available for individual purchase, it would be easy to miss it; but don’t! That 5 mL...
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    February 18, 2020 · Essential Oils
    For the ever-sentimental holiday we call Valentine’s Day, it seems like the ante is constantly being upped for creating show-stopping valentines to distribute to multiple special people. Parents may want to give identical creations to every student in their child’s class, while some who work in...
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    February 12, 2020 · Essential Oils
    New dōTERRA Ravintsara essential oil certainly has an exotic and unknown ring to it, doesn’t it? If you’re familiar with Eucalyptus, though, you’re already acquainted with some of the aromatic features of this new oil. You might describe it as a milder version of Eucalyptus: similarly earthy, but...
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    January 27, 2020
    Do you make a habit of enjoying a steaming hot cup of tea? If so, chances are you’re acquainted with an encouraging essential oil derived from a lesser-known member of the citrus family. Interestingly, this fruit is rarely consumed due to its extremely bitter flavor profile. The fruit is none...
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    January 23, 2020
    The big day! The day you have been waiting for with great anticipation.... ..your due date. The day you get to meet your baby. The day you become a Mama/Daddy. The day you witness the miracle of birth. The day you are at your strongest, yet most vulnerable. The day you get to snuggle, kiss...
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