October 15th

By Julie Barron:

October 15th is Infant Loss Awareness Day.  This is a day that’s important to 1 in 4 women, but a topic that often flies too far under the radar.  Women’s health is one that sadly is still being fought for in our culture, right alongside emotional health.  So you can imagine that this topic is an intersection of both, it is one that often brings up feelings of fear, sadness, isolation, and shame, instead of one that focuses on hope, love, community, healing, and building relationships.

Having the chance to express our emotions is a capacity we are innately given to help us process and understand biological changes happening within our bodies.  They are cues to help us decode our bodies deep functioning.  They help us manage our outside world: stress, fear, joy, longing, forgiveness, hope.  When we recognize, and allow ourselves to experience and express these emotions we are able to physically and emotionally begin to understand, accept, heal, and move forward, particularly when the emotions are leading us through a difficult transition in our lives.

In my own personal experience, having the ability to have a “safe space” to work through my feelings has been the key to piecing together the best way forward to me.  Having someone to talk to and to help me process my emotions, or even to just say “me too!” and “I’m so sorry this happened to you.”  Sometimes all you need is to feel heard and acknowledged.

Another thing that has helped me feeling lifted up and supported on my journey has been using essential oils to support my body, and soothe those raw emotions.  Essential oils work with our bodies and brains seamlessly.  When we breathe in these oils the olfactory bulb in our brain lights up and activates our limbic system, which is directly connected to our memories.  That’s why our sense of smell is our most powerful sense; it’s the only one with a direct pathway to our brain.  And that’s why you can smell something and it can totally transport you back to a particular time and place.  Essential oils harness that ability to direct our thoughts and feelings.  Here are a few of the oils that I often turn to when I’m trying to process complex emotions:

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Cypress: This oil is particularly supportive to the female reproductive system as well as our nervous system (emotions), so it’s a great oil to turn to.  This oil often helps us to address our feelings, and I find that when I really need to process something I turn to it.  I apply it to my pulse points and heart center. This oils helps ease the pain of loss or separation.
Clary Sage: This is another oil very connected to our feminine side.  It can help encourage uterine contractions, which may be helpful if you are trying to help your body along naturally.  It also helps with feelings of anxiousness or feelings of self-doubt.  It helps us to regulate our hormones, allowing us to better manage our stressors.
Bergamot: Citrus oils are very positive and uplifting, serving as a balm for our souls.  This citrus oil in particular is noted for its work in our body to allay stress and feelings of anxious feelings helping us to sleep more comfortably.  This oil can also help with cramping and abdominal discomfort.
Lavender: This oil is well known for it’s ability to help soothe and relax our bodies and minds.  I love placing a few drops in an epsom bath to help me relax and reconnect.  It helps to calm our minds, soothes inflammation and discomfort, and helps ease all of our body systems.
Peace Blend: This blend from doTERRA is formulated to help ease feelings of anxiousness, to calm and soothe our nervous system, and to help us feel relaxed and connected.
Console Blend: This beautiful blend of tree and floral oils helps jumpstart our journey of emotional healing; allowing us to feel more at peace and hopeful as we process and begin to move forward.
Forgive Blend: This blend of oils is targeted toward renewing and settling our emotions to help us move forward.These oils help promote feeling of contentment, relief and patience.
Here are a few resources for those of you coping with loss as well:
Miscarriage Support: Basic knowledge, information, and support.
Look for a local support group in your area.  Ask your doctor for resources.  Here is a group I belong to.  This group is local to me in Iowa, but anyone needing support is welcome to join our facebook community.
Bearing Hope: a wonderful, supportive book written by a woman walking these same roads.
Don’t Talk About the Baby: an upcoming documentary telling our stories and supporting women
lovely blog post from another mother in the trenches with us.



Motherhood is a beautiful thing. It’s the hardest and most rewarding job on the planet. I love the way Brené Brown put it when she said,

“The real questions for parents should be: “Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?” If so, plan to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions. Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time. The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children. Perfection doesn’t exist, and I’ve found what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.” // Brené BrownDaring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

My twin boys were born 12 weeks premature. At 28 weeks gestation, we really didn’t know whether or not we’d ever bring them home. Their time in the hospital was rough and their recovery was long. On the outside, they look the same as every other four year old out there, but on the inside, developmentally, they are less than half their actual age. This confuses a lot of new people in our lives and can often, at first, be the elephant in the room. In the early stages of recovery, we knew there was something different about our boys, but we weren’t sure what to call it. We were told their symptoms would go away and that they’d be “normal” by the age of two. I believed everything the therapists and doctors told us back then. Silly me. No one knows their child better than their mother. Am I right? I feel like now that we are settled deep into their Sensory Processing Disorder diagnoses, we’ve been able to adjust to what our life looks like and the things we can and cannot do. I have immersed myself in the vernacular of SPD, therapies, diet restrictions, and IEP’s. I do still have days where I get frustrated and wish things were different. I’d love to be able to take all of my boys, by myself, to the park or even on a walk down the path near my home. That’s not our reality. However, I would never exchange what we don’t have for what we do. They are perfect, crazy, little men that I insanely adore and love with all of my heart.


I struggle daily to find time and energy to invest in myself. It is equally as important to care for me as it is to care for my four sons. Sometimes by the end of the day, my feet and ankles are so sore and swollen that I am now the elephant in the room. This is when I sneak into the bathroom and soak my achy feet in the tub. I pour 1/4 cup epsom salt, and three drops each of Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, and Wild Orange. These three oils, coupled with the magnesium and sulfate, decrease puffiness and increase circulation. Oh, and the aroma is heavenly! This little act of self love is just what I need to get up and do it all over again the next day.


Hello October and NEW Products!!!

We are so excited for the TWENTY-THREE new products coming this month and we can’t wait to share them all with you! These are amazing additions to the doTERRA line up and we are just so excited. Below is a round up of them all and how exactly to order for AMAZING savings.


Up first…the spa line. The doTERRA spa line has 11 products and includes: Moisturizing bath bar, Refreshing Body Wash, Detoxifying Mud Mask, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Replenishing Body Butter, 3 Moisturizing Lip Balms, fragrance free Hand and Body Lotion, Citrus Bliss Hand and Body Lotion, and Rose Lotion!


Looking for a better night’s sleep? doTERRA’s new-and-improved Serenity Restful Blend combined with the all-new Serenity Restful Complex Softgels provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep. Use the Serenity Restless Blend aromatically and take the Softgels internally.


The new doTERRA PB Assist® Jr. is a sweet and fruity way to get kids (and adults) to take a probiotic. It’s sweetened naturally with xylitol, which is known to be teeth-friendly. Your kids will enjoy a ‘treat” while you enjoy knowing your kids are getting a probiotic.


Your doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ Touch products just got a lot more convenient! All of the proprietary blends will now be available in a touch delivery format. We’ve developed a proprietary, roll-on bottle that doesn’t leak and dispenses oils more consistently.


Kids and adults can enjoy getting their daily vitamins with the new-and-improved doTERRA a2z Chewable! Enjoy a blend of B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and E, and other botanical extracts to help support healthy cell development and longevity. * Plus, the doTERRA a2z Chewables now come in a yummy natural watermelon flavor!


Let’s give a big welcome to another addition to the doTERRA® family – Petitgrain! This Essential Oil is derived from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree.

Traditionally, Petitgrain has been used for cleaning and also internally to support a healthy immune system and nervous system function.*

Our favorite way to use Petitgrain? Add to the bottom of your feet or on your pillow before bedtime to help promote a restful night’s sleep!


Spikenard is a new addition to the doTERRA® family! This Essential Oil has a spicy, woodsy scent and is distilled from the roots of the flowering plant in the sub-alpine region of the Himalayan mountains.

Spikenard is sourced in Nepal and is part of the doTERRA® Co-Impact Sourcing® Initiative.

Use Spikenard to promote feelings of relaxation or to help promote clean, healthy skin.

*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.

Now, are you ready to order?!?!

You will only be able to purchase the new doTERRA items through your back office starting October 3rd. The best way to do this is through our Loyalty Rewards Program(LRP). By doing this, you will be saving MORE than those who went to convention and purchased the Convention Kit! When you purchase through LRP, you will earn free shipping, points back towards free product on your next months order, 3 free product of the month (if ordered before the 15th) and you will be entered in a drawing to win an exclusive blend called “Hope” (given to convention attendees, if ordered a minimum of 15 new products)!

Let’s play:

Order 15+ of the new products on LRP in the next 3 months and you will be entered in a drawing to win the Hope blend!!

How to order all the new products:

Choose your game-plan below and then make sure you order on LRP. Place the order before the 15th of the month and you will earn the free product of the month!

How to save money:

Make sure you use any points you earn toward your new products! If you are brand new to LRP, you will earn 10% back in free product points. If you have been on LRP for awhile now, you will earn up to 30% back!!! And bonus, when you order before the 15th, you’ll get the free product of the month.

(feel free to make substitutions)


Spikenard – $49.50 (49.50pv)

Petitgrain – $26 (26pv)

Mud Mask – $14.50 (12pv)

Serenity Softgels $19.50 (17pv)

PB Assist Jr – $24.50 (20pv)

Bath Bar – $6.95 (5pv)

TOTAL = $140.95 (129.50pv) place before the 15th to get free Rosemary & Lifelong Vitality Supplements (over $100 in FREE product)

ORDER #2 (use any earned points towards thisorder)

Emotional Aromatherapy Touch Kit – $100 (100pv)

Body Wash – $12.75 (10)

Body Butter – $17.50 (15)

TOTAL = $130.25 (125pv) place before the 15th to get the free POM

DECEMBER ORDER #3 (use any earned points toward this order)

New Serenity Blend – $30 (30pv)

New a2z Children’s Vitamins – $19.50 (17pv)

Body Scrub – $19.50 (15pv)

3 pack of Lip Balm – $15 (10pv)

Roman Chamomile – $33 (33pv)

TOTAL = $117 (105pv) Add 20pv more in any product you want to make it 125PV and qualify for the free product of the month

OPTIONAL – add Melissa – $135

Want to get started with our community? Find out more info here!



September goodness, DDR PRIME + MELALEUCA


We are so excited for this month’s promos!!! During the month of September, DDR Prime Softgels are 10% off! We just wrote an awesome blog post sharing the benefits of DDR, and will list a few below for you too.

Next, Melaleuca is the FREE product of the month! We love this oil for so many reasons, and in a pre-diluted roller it is amazing for our sweet kiddos.


  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
  • Promotes healthy immune function.*
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.*
  • For occasional skin irritations, apply one to two drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
  • Apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Apply to the bottom of feet and inside shoes for a refresher.

DDR Prime® Softgels

  • Promotes a healthy response to free-radicals.*
  • All the benefits of DDR Prime in an easy-to-swallow softgel.*
  • Protects the body and cells from oxidative stress.*

If you also order 160pv LRP, you are qualified to receive Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, AND Melaleuca free if ordered by September 15th!

Find out more about LRP here or e-mail kim@thedailyessentialco.com to get your questions answered – we are here to help!

Want to enroll? See some of our favorite kits and a step by step of how to do it here! With The Home Essentials Kit and above you will receive all three of these oils FREE! You can get started now.

We hope to have you as part of The Daily Essential Co Family soon!



EO Candles, DIY!

I used to be a candle addict. I literally had two full cabinets, stacked top to bottom with candles and yet I’d still buy more every new season. It wasn’t long after I started cleaning my house up of chemicals when I learned how many come from burning candles. I was surprised to find that most waxes and scents have chemicals such as, alkans, alkenes, and toluene. When burned, these chemicals cause air pollution in your home, lung damage, asthma, and in some extreme cases- cancer. I was completely heartbroken to find this out. I was ALL IN with going clean with my beauty and household products…but candles!? How would my soul ever TRULY enjoy Fall again!? Even so, I gave them up. It was a rough break but when you burn them as much as I did and you’re being starred in the face with cancer by a loved one, there’s just no playing around.

I’ve come to love my diffuser with all that’s in me but with Fall lurking around the corner, I just needed my candles. Today I tried my hand at making my own and was totally surprised at how easy it was! Here’s a short step-by-step, along with a few of my favorite combos I used; most combos can be used in a diffuser as well…


What you’ll need:

  • 100% natural soy wax
  • Measuring cup
  • Candle wick
  • Straw or wooden stick
  • Jar
  • Scissors or nail clippers
  • A pot
  • Glass bowl or jar
  • Essential oils

Step 1– Boil water in a small pot. When water is hot enough, Scoop 1 cup of the soy wax into glass bowl and set in boiling water.

Step 2– While wax is melting, take wick and measure length of jar; trim about 1-2 inches above jar. Making sure the wick is touching the center bottom of the mason jar, set the straw or wooden stick in center and wrap remaining wick around straw.

Step 3– When wax is completely melted, take off burner and let it sit for 1-2 minutes to cool. When finished cooling, add your choice of essential oils and stir.

Step 4– Pour wax mixture into jar and let it sit.

Step 5- Once the wax has hardened, cut the wick, light, and enjoy!


A few of my favorite EO and spice combos I used:

  • Fall Breeze- 5 drops Tangerine, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark, and 1 drop Clove
  • Walk In the Woods- 4 drops Cypress, 2 drops White Fir, and 2 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops wild orange and 2 bay leaf
  • Herb garden- 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Thyme, 2 drops Oregano, and 2 drops Spearmint
  • Pumpkin Pie- 4 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Cinnamon, 1 drop Wild Orange, and 1 drop Clove.

I’m so thankful for these safe alternatives so I can enjoy my cozy candles and favorite scents while knowing they’re helping my family breathe easy all at once!

DDR Prime, what is it?

DDR Prime is an oil that often sneaks under folks radar.  What’s funny, is that this oil blend is a cellular powerhouse, and even our notorious Dr. Hill has said that if he could only have one oil from doTERRA, it would be DDR Prime.  And it’s an oil that our family loves and uses daily.  It’s a blend made by doTERRA’s certified aromatherapists, and you can purchase the oil blend, or pick it up in gel cap form.  This blend contains frankincense, wild orange, summer savory, niaouli, lemongrass, clove & thyme.

So why all the excitement about this blend from those “in the know?”  Well this is an oil that helps protect the cells in our body from oxidative stress.  And oxidative stress is what causes all of the problems in our bodies.  When there is an imbalance in our body between the creation of free radicals, and the neutralization of them via antioxidants, our cells become stressed and age.  Doesn’t sounds very good, does it?  So having an oil blend that supports our cellular health and helps neutralize those situations where we have an unpaired electron just hanging around causing us issues, seems like it would be pretty helpful for us all, right?

My husband is a cancer survivor, and he takes DDR Prime everyday.  I am anxious to bring up cancer in an oil conversation, because I am definitely NOT telling you that DDR Prime is going to solve all your woes related to the dreaded c-word.  But, what I can remind you is that cancer is also a disease that thrives off icky free radicals floating around your body in abundance.  So, if I can help my husband support and protect his cells, and to continue to promote overall wellness in his body, that is a positive choice we have the ability to make.  We choose to use DDR Prime in a daily, proactive way to support ongoing cellular health, and to keep things nice and balanced in our household.

Back to School LRP!


Back to school for us means stocking up our essential oils cabinet, on top of all of the school clothes and supplies for the classroom! We rounded up our top oils that we use throughout the school year, which if you order in your LRP will include a FREE Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint (for 160 PV) !


Motivate (23pv): We LOVE Motivate for it’s encouraging and uplifting qualities, great to diffuse during homework hour or before school to get your kids ready for the day.

Arborvitae (22pv): Arborvitae is our favorite for kiddos since it’s a little more gentle than On Guard. It’s great to diffuse when kids get home from school to cleanse and purify the air. Also works great applied on bottoms of feet!

Serenity (30pv): Our love for Serenity runs deep. We put this in our children’s diffuser every night before bed.

Balance (20pv): Ahh, Balance. A blend we use morning, noon, and night! Also great to apply to wrists and bottoms of feet before tests or presentations at school!

InTune (34.50pv): InTune is so great in so many ways, a blend that the whole family can benefit from (and use! since it’s already diluted). We apply every morning before school or work, and you should too!

On Guard Touch (21pv): The touch oils are ones that we ALWAYS keep in our bags while we’re on the go, or close to us at home. We apply On Guard Touch every night as part of our nightly routine to support a healthy immune system!

On Guard+ Softgels (21pv)On Guard+ contains essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system, particularly when seasonal threats are high. We always take them when we don’t feel 100%, and also can pop the soft gels and apply to kids’ feet!

Now with all of those oils above added into your LRP (that you can edit each month to fit your needs!!!) you will receive a FREE Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint! Such an amazing deal for the top used oils! Read more about those oils HERE. This offer is good through the 31st so get while you can!


When it comes to self care – finding something that is simple that you can do every day is key. Hello, dry brushing!


Dry brushing is amazing for your skin, helps your body detox and can even help keep you sane. It’s also  proven to reduce cellulite…COUNT ME IN.

Here are three reasons you need to add it to your daily self care and beauty routines ASAP.

  1. Dry brushing gently moves and wakes up the lymphatic system. This is directly beneath your skin. When you keep your lymphatic system moving in your body, you literally wake up your entire being and assist your body in detoxifying naturally. Such a great benefit (similar to rebounding!).
  2. It exfoliates your skin. While not intended for exfoliation, moving the brush gently on your skin will do just that! It’s great for keeping your legs looking fabulous and can even help remove the dead skin cells that can annoyingly cluster on your arms.
  3. One of my favorite things about dry brushing! It’s an intentional act of slowing down. When you find little things you can do things throughout your day to slow yourself down, you’re lowering your stress levels and anxiety as well. Win win.

So, how do you dry brush? It’s oh-so easy! First, you’ll need a natural bristle dry brush (like this one). When you dry brush you want to move from the outside towards your heart. I like to start at my feet and moving in a circular motion move all the way up the legs. I then do my arms, my belly and back.

One thing I also like to do is make a blend of coconut oil, Cypress and Grapefruit to spread over my legs after I dry brush. Cypress and Grapefruit are both incredible to support circulation, cellulite reduction and skin complexion.

That’s it! Seriously the easiest and will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed to hop in the shower.

If you want to hear more about why I love dry brushing you can watch this free webinar!

Peppermint, Lemon + Lavender FREE!

Hi friends and Happy August!

This month’s doTERRA promotion is super exciting and a great way to stock up on the essentials!

When you LRP or Enroll with 160 PV you will receive 15ml bottle of Peppermint, Lemon + Lavender FREE! These are such staples in any home you can never have too many and this is so generous of doTERRA!

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What would you use these three oils? We love this list from basicoils.com!


1- Stop Grease in its Tracks. You just fixed your bike. Your hands are black and greasy. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will.  Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!

2 – A Brighter Complexion. Lemon oil can help remove dead skin cells and exfoliate.  For a homemade exfoliant, add 4-5 drops to a small amount of oatmeal and water for a homemade scrub.  Feels great!

3 – Energy Boost. For a quick, refreshing energy boost, combine a couple drops each of lemon essential oil and peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and drink up. Add a lemony taste to your bottled water


1 – Calm a Tempest.  Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!

2 – Add Zip to All Things Chocolate. Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!

3 – Wake Up Your Mind.  Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain.  The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.


1 – Take the Bite Out of It. Insects, creepies and crawlies are not too fond of the smell of lavender. In fact, they hate it. If you forget to go the prevention route, lavender soothes bites, itching and inflammation

2 – Therapeutic Dish or Laundry Soap. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits and antibacterial properties. It transforms your cleaning experience!

3 – Reactions, Sinuses & Congestion Oh My!  Lavender can calm down unruly sinus issues, defiant contagions, and other respiratory issues. Just apply on the back of your neck, chest, and between your eyes.

Find out more about LRP here or e-mail kim@thedailyessentialco.com to get your questions answered – we are here to help!

Want to enroll? See some of our favorite kits and a step by step of how to do it here! With The Home Essentials Kit and above you will receive all three of these oils FREE! You can get started now.

We hope to have you as part of The Daily Essential Co Family soon!


The Nordstrom Sale – for the essential oil lover

The Nordstrom Sale isn’t JUST for fashionistas….it’s for oil lovers too! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things from the sale just for YOU, the oil girl.THE NORDSTROM SALE

1-Who says dreams start in January? This planner is perfect for your new leader, new rank or a new you starting August 2016! Perfect for convention. Also found in black.

2-Some say cosmetic case, we say essential oil case.

3-Need to celebrate that new Gold leader? How better than this tumbler. This one also stole our hearts.

4-This beautiful tissue cover, cause #emilywright.

5-My favorite thing to use my Verage cleaner with is the Clarisonic….and I’ve NEVER seen it this cheap! It just makes your face so shiny and new!

6- This darling water bottle set kills me…and they’re glass which means they’re essential oil safe!

7-This marble display case for your essential oil classes would be SO gorgeous!




Let’s talk about why getting started on July 20 is going to be the best bang for your buck EVER, EVER. We promise, EVER.QUALITY GOODSBuy One Get One is a special doTERRA runs only twice a year. It’s a unique opportunity to buy an oil and get one FREE! You can read more about that here.

So if you’ve ever wanted to get started using essential oils but have been hesitant – here is how you’ll get going to receive 10% off and over $100 in free essential oils!

On July 20-22

  1. Start here and enroll with The Touch Kit which is currently 10% off and the easiest way to get started using essential oils with 9 of the most commonly used oils! (read more here)
  2. THEN add the BOGO deal of the day! You can always see what it is both on our Instagram and Facebook. Today it is add Arborvitae and get Clove FREE!
  3. Check out with a total of 150 PV or more (this will make perfect sense in your cart) and you’ll receive Cheer, Motivate, Balance AND your BOGO essential oil…..FREE! 
  4. Now you’ll be receiving wholesale prices on essential oils and other doTERRA products for the entire year as well as order BOGO deals at wholesale cost for the next two days!

That’s freaking insane you guys! We’ve been around a long time and it’s SO rare to see so many goodies coming at ya — doTERRA is so generous!


  • you are not required to purchase a certain amount or anything at all monthly.
  • you are not required to share and sell the essential oils should you not want to.
  • you will become an exclusive member of The Daily Essential Co and receive a wellness consult on safety, usage as well as continued education.

So if you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger – set your alarm for July 20th because it’s going to be incredible.

edit //  TODAY’S (July 21) BOGO DEAL:

Ginger: We LOVE Ginger for it’s digestion capabilities! It is also great for cooking, add a drop or two to replace whole ginger in recipes.

On Guard, which you get for FREE, is an oil we use DAILY in our home. Used frequently for immune support, it’s one we love to diffuse and apply. Rub on bottom’s of kid’s feet during the school year, or put it in your diffuse before guest’s arrive to cleanse the air. It also makes a great All Purpose Cleaner!

Now you know WHY today is YOUR day…so get started!

With any questions regarding this limited time deal please e-mail Kim@thedailyessentialco.com