The many health benefits of Lemon

Well spring is here, Praise the Lord!  Last weekend we got a wonderful taste of what is to come.  The girls played outside all weekend in the 70 degree weather.  It was fantastic to open up the windows and let the warm breeze blow through the house. 

I had this blowing through the house as well.  It's my spa vapor diffuser with doTerra Lemon Essential oil.  Oh my heavens, the house smelled like one giant lemon.  It was fantastic.  I got rid of air fresheners and candles many years ago after learning how toxic they are to our bodies.  They can cause allergies, asthma and many other health problems, just by breathing them in.  If I burn a candle now, I make sure it's soy and essential oils.  Nothing else.

Not only do I breathe in lemon, but I also drink it.  That's how I start out my morning.  I take my 22 ounce glass water bottle (always glass, never plastic when consuming essential oils) and add 5 drops of doTerra lemon essential oil to my water.  I do this right when I wake up before I make my morning protein shake for breakfast.  I have seen amazing results already.  I've lost weight and the inflammation in by body is decreasing.  How do I know that?  Well, I had something called a Lipoma, a benign fatty tumor, underneath my left shoulder blade.   It was pretty big and I was concerned at first until I found out what it was.  Between my chiropractic care, cutting out sugar and gluten and drinking my lemon water everyday, it's shrinking.  I can't believe it.  It's about half the size it was about a month ago. 

Lemon is also used in the FluBomb.  What is the flu bomb you ask?  It's a mix of 4 doTerra essential oils to help the body heal itself from the flu.  I watched my niece and brother-in-law recover from the flu in 2 days. Truly unbelievable.  These Certified Theuraputic Grade Essential oils have become a huge blessing to our family.  We choose not to get the flu shot every year and this year, this has become a way that I can help protect my family from the flu.  The girls both got strep, but no flu.  Brian and I were able to escape the flu as well.
I love playing scientist.  I mix up all of these oils and put them in a roller bottle.  That way at night my girls can just roll it on their feet before climbing into bed.  It's really that simple.  Just one more way I can protect them from the flu and build up their immune systems.

doTerra is not sold in stores.  If you are interested in how these amazing essential oils can help you and your family, please drop me an email at I would love to chat with you.  You can also visit my store at

Have a great weekend.  We have a special one planned.  Can't wait to share it with you.  What plans do you have for the first weekend of Spring?

Disclaimer: This is my opinion. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on t.v. I am a wife and mom who enjoys researching the ingredients in the products my family uses and the foods that we eat. Thank you.

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

I'm so excited about this post today.  I'm teaming up with my friend Krissy and her husband Eric of Faithful Wellness.  They have a weekly podcast all about health and wellness.  Today we are discussing the health benefits of coconut oil. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

As Krissy mentioned, here are a few other benefits and tips for using Coconut Oil.

1. It can be used as a sunscreen as well as relieve sunburns
2. Soothes diaper rash. I would also add a drop of doTerra Lavendar Essential oil into the coconut oil
3. Eliminates dry and cracked heels
4. Eliminates fleas and ticks in pets
5. Treats bee stings or insect bites
6. Helps get rid of craddle cap in babies

and much much more....

If you are interested in learning more about Coconut Oil and it's amazing benefits, I highly recommend you read this book written by the founders of Tropical Traditions.


Lastly, remember that the largest organ of our body is our skin.  EVERYTHING we put on our skin goes straight into the bloodstream.  I will be talking more about this in the future, but think about getting in the habit of reading the ingredients of the products that you are putting on and in your body.

To learn more about doTerra Essential Oils that we discussed on today's podcast, you can click here .  I will be posting the Flu Bomb recipe I talked about in the podcast on Monday, so stay tuned.

Disclaimer: This is my opinion. I did not get paid to tell you about Tropical Traditions.  I am just a fan of their products.  I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on t.v. I am a wife and mom who enjoys researching the ingredients in the products my family uses and the foods that we eat. Thank you.


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