Calling All Teachers



Here are the requirements:
1) You have to be a school teacher or work at a daycare (in short you have to be around a lot of KIDS!).This also means lots of exposure to germs soon.
2) You can NOT already be enrolled with doTERRA as a wholesale member or a preferred member.
3) You can NOT be working with another Wellness Advocate (so if you have a friend who shares oils ask that friend if they will do this challenge with you!).

The Challenge:
-I will provide you with OnGuard Protective Blend beadlets and OnGuard+ softgels to last you the entire 5 months.
-You will have to use 1 beadlet a day, even on the weekends and use OnGuard+ if you are in a situation where your immunity may need an extra boost (I will help you know when and how to use the OG+ softgels).
-You will start taking the beadlets on August 1st and take them till the end of the December keeping track of how they have benefited your immune system. I will ask you to share the results with me, (My grandson and I use them.)

-The first 5 qualifying teachers to respond will get to do this challenge! Who’s in?? I am excited about this. You can also email me at if you want or ask questions below.

This is also on Facebook, so the five spots will go quickly!! Act now.



Unbelievable Deal and Counter Cleaner!!


This is such an exciting deal.

First, let me tell you about one of my favorite kitchen counter cleaners. I love cleaning my home in a natural way! This spray smells amazing and I feel like my kitchen is super clean after using it. Just take a spray bottle (glass one) and add 10 drops of Lemon, 10 drops of On Guard and 10 drops of Purify and fill with water. Shake, spray your counter tops and wipe!!! You simply can not find a more natural cleaner than this!! I wish you could smell this spray now by scratching my screen, it is so wonderful! ūüėČ

Now, two of these oils come in any of the enrollment kits you can get with doTERRA!

PLUS, if you order this month (May 2015) you will also receive!!!

My promo 2

  1. $50 dollars in free oil credits from doTERRA
  2. From me you will get: A  Free Modern Essentials Guide РThis will help you learn to use the oils
  3. Three free 10ml roller bottles to make some of the popular blends such as tummy blend, mood blend, immune booster blend, head tension blend and more)
  4.  A key chain that contains sample bottles so you have easy access to your new oils at all times! I know you will love them that much!
  5. Did I mention $50 dollars in FREE OILS !!! ūüôā
  6. You will receive free training from me!
  7. You will gain access to a secret Facebook page where you will have lots of people to help you learn more about your oils.

I can’t tell you how much I use my oils! For everything. I want you to experience the success stories I have. ¬†Join and receive 20% off the cost of retail prices and I will then explain how you can receive money back each month of what you purchase in credits for more oils.

I have 10 spots open now! But hurry, they go fast.

Contact me at, leave a note below, go to my store or or go to Facebook and find Essentially Nanna.

I can’t wait to share more with you and have you on my team.

This smells wonderful!!

Tuesday Tip-off!


Ylang Ylang, while famed for its exquisite fragrance and long history as a component of perfumes, has much to offer therapeutically. It is an effective mood uplifting agent as well as having calming properties.

I absolutely love the smell of this oil. I sometimes wear it as a perfume. Have you smelled this yet?

How do you use Ylang Ylang essential oil?

Now is the time to try doTERRA and earn CASH back from me

If you have been wanting to try doTERRA essential oils I am so confident you will love these oils as much as I do, I am offering to pay you 10% of the product value of your order. You just need to order before the last day of APRIL 2015.  Here is a link to my store.

I will also add you to a Facebook page where you will get even more tips on how to use oils, over and above the one-on-one help I will offer. You can email me at and/or find info on my Facebook page – Essentially Nanna.

So, if you have been wanting to order, but just have not, don’t miss out on this offer

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Spring Cleaning Part 2

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I have tossed  all my store bought cleaners since I have been using essential oils.  Not only do the oils smell great and clean and disinfect, they save me money too!  I am here to tell ya, they are a miracle in a bottle as far as I am concerned. Now for 10 of my favorite things to do with the oils!!

1.  Disinfecting Spray

  • Mix 6 drops Lemon Oil in with 1-2 oz water in a glass bottle.
  • Shake and spray on countertops, cutting boards, mirrors, windows, or any surface. ¬†This will leave your surfaces sparkling clean and smelling great too

2.  Wood Floor Cleaner

  • 1 gallon of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap
  • 15 drops of citrus oils (Lemon, Wild Orange, or oil of your choice)
  • Mix in a bucket and mop.
  • No rinsing needed

3.  Wood and Furniture Polish

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 10 drops of Wild Orange or Lemon Essential Oil
  • Mix in an 8 oz¬† glass spray bottle
  • Shake well before each use.
  • Apply to a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean.

4.  Sink or Tub Cleaner

  • Wet the sink
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of baking soda (more if a kitchen sink or tub)
  • Add 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • Scrub with damp rag or sponge

5.  Dryer Sheets

  • Put Purify, Elevation, Lavender,¬† Serentiy or another favorite oil on a wet rag and place in the dryer with your wet clothes. ¬†Helps with static and makes your clothes smell fresh and clean.

6.  Wash Aid

  • Put a few drops of Purify essential oil in your washing machine with your clothes to make your clothes smell fresh and clean.

7.  Air Freshener


  • 1 small Mason jar with a lid and band
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Hammer
  • Small screwdriver or nail


  1.  Put 1/4 cup baking soda into your small Mason jar.
  2. Add 5-6 drops of your favorite dŇćTERRA essential oil or blend. Recommended Essential Oils: Balance, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, On Guard, Purify, or Wild Orange.
  3. Put the lid on top of the Mason jar and seal it tight with the band.
  4. Take your hammer and nail and punch small holes in the top. Add some style by drawing a design onto a piece of paper and then securing the design on top of the lid with a strong tape around the edges and poking holes along the pattern.
  5. ¬†You‚Äôre done! Just place the jar in an area you would like to keep smelling fresh. This could include: the bathroom, near a garbage can, in your closet, near your dirty clothes, etc. Shake the jar often to activate the fresh scent. If the scent starts to fade, simply add 2-3 more drops of essential oil into the jar. –

8.  Toothbrush Sanitizer

  • Place your toothbrush in a cup of clean water with 4 drops On Guard
  • ¬†Let set for 5-10 minutes.

9.  Dish Soap


  • 2 cups unscented castile soap
  • 20 drops Lime essential oil
  • 8 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil


  1.  Fill a large, clean bottle with castle soap.
  2. Add essential oils. Shake bottle before each use.
  3.   You’re done! Just add 1-2 tablespoons to dish water for use.

10. Stove Top Cleaner


  • ¬ľ cup baking soda
  • ¬ľ cup table salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4‚Äď5 drops of Purify Cleansing Blend


  1.   Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes or longer for hard-to-remove stains.
  3.  Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
  4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.

So, there you have it. ¬†Ten of my favorite¬†ways to clean with doTERRA. ¬†It’s so much fun to see all the different ways to use these oils.¬†¬†I would love to help you learn more. Check out my store at

Using Essential Oils Safely

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Using dŇćTERRA¬†essential oils have ¬†provided amazing benefits for my familys and friends. When people try them for the first time ¬†I have found that they ALWAYS go into this skeptical, but they return AMAZED at the benefits they are now experiencing. I love ¬†that I am providing natural solutions to concerns or ways to make my home a place with less chemicals (cleaning products) for ¬†my family.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The contents are not intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis, opinion or to recommend any particular course of treatment

As you begin to use essential oils you need to take the following precautions.

  • Keep oils out of the reach of children.
  • Use only 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils.
  • Follow all label warnings and instructions.
  • Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, on open wounds or in the ear canal
  • Keep essential oils away from the eyes. ¬†After applying oils, keep hands away from eyes.
  • Dilute oils when using on infants, young children and those with sensitive skin.
  • Do not use on a child‚Äôs hands as they may transfer oils to the eyes, additionally, cover a baby’s feet with socks after applying oils so they will not put their feet into their mouth.
  • Some oils are ‚Äúhot‚ÄĚ such as cassia, cinnamon and oregano. ¬†Always use caution and dilute.
  • Many essential oils are just as effective when diluted down to 5%. I have a previous post about carrier oils and dilutions you can read.
  • If redness or irritation occurs when using topically, apply vegetable oil (olive, coconut or almond oil, etc) to the affected area.
  • Do NOT consume an essential oil internally unless the product is FDA approved as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Many doTERRA oils may be used internally. Look at the bottle for this information¬†if you ¬†are not sure.
  • Avoid the sun after using citrus oils which cause sun sensitivity.
  • Consult with your physician before using essential oils, ¬†particularly if you are pregnant or under a doctor‚Äôs care.
  • If pregnant, avoid most essential oils without doing further research.
  • Do your research if you even if you are not pregnant. ¬†ūüėČ Empower yourself!!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Essentially Nanna – Barbara

Carrier Oils- Everything you wanted to know!


When you use an oil topically, you can use them neat (no dilution except for sensitive skin or with hot oils) and/or you can dilute with a carrier oil. You can also dilute any oil you that want to make it spread easier. I make lots of roller ball recipes to use at home.

What is a carrier oil? A carrier oil is named such because they “carry” an essential oi to the skin. Carrier oils refer to base oils that are used to dilute essential oils before applying them directly to your skin. Carrier oils are usually cold-pressed oils that are produced from fatty portions of a specific plant

Why use a carrier oil? ¬†Carrier oils are used for so many reasons. ¬†You might use a carrier oil in order to help you cover a large part of the body. ¬†For example, if you are massaging your ¬†legs, ¬†you could add a few drops of ¬†essential oil to the carrier oil in order to apply to the entire area easier. ¬†Carrier oils are also used as a safety precaution they are very powerful. ¬†When using EOs on someone with skin sensitivity or an infant or child, it is “essential” ¬†to dilute them. ¬†Carrier oils are also used tohelp the oils absorb more rapidly into the skin.

Some carrier oils  and some info on the oils are outlined below.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • Light
  • Doesn’t go rancid
  • Leaves no residue
  • Good for all skin types

Almond Oil

  • Soothes dry, irritated skin
  • Slightly Oily
  • Good for beauty and health recipes

Grapeseed Oil

  • Good for delicate skin types
  • Commonly used in cosmetics for its many benefits
  • Relatively odorless

Jojoba Oil

  • Closely resembles natural oils of skin
  • Waxy and relatively expensive
  • Non-greasy feelings
  • Relatively Odorless

Olive Oil

  • High in vitamin and mineral count
  • Excellent for hair
  • Heavy and oily
  • Strong Odor

Oils to Dilute

Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Oregano Thyme, and the followings need to be diluted for sensitive  skins, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium Ginger, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, and Wintergreen

Suggested Dilutions  or how much carrier oil do I need to use?  This all depends on your purpose.  I’ve read lots of research that indicates that an essential oil maintains its therapeutic benefits even when diluted down to 2%, 5%, or 10%.   The Modern Essentials guide to essential oils has a great chart that shows dilution ratios.  These are very  light dilutions.  Remember, it’s o.k. to dilute at a much heavier ratio.  In fact, it can be safer and more effective.  I say….dilute!

Infants are not listed on the chart but it is recommended that one drop of essential per Tablespoon of carrier be used.


Here is another chart with heavier dilutions.


Here is a link to a chart that shows some of the oils and how they are used.

What happens if I burn myself or get an EO in my eye?  Use your carrier oil.  If you apply an oil and it starts to tingle, just add  ;ittle carrier oil.  You will find that it immediately takes away the tingle or burn.   If an oil gets in the eye, you can also use your carrier oil around the eye area.   I speak from experience, it helps.   Trust me, my grandson got some in his eye!! Not fun, but this worked. DO NOT USE WATER!!!!!!  Diluting or trying to wash off an oil with water will not work.   Water will only drive it in further as oil and water and oils do not mix.

So, there you have it.  Everything you wanted to know about carrier oils but were afraid to ask.

Do you use a carrier oil?  Tell me, what is your favorite?

Diaperbag Makeover with dŇćTERRA Essential Oils

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I am a Nanna to 4 beautiful grandchildren (soon to be 5 in September) so this is a topic near and dear to my heart. How wonderful to have a choice of natural products to use on your baby. I am including a link to the¬† dŇćTERRA page for your review.

There are recipies for three items to use at home and in your diaper bag for your baby or grandbaby.

  1. Diaper Cream –¬†This ¬†recipe is free from petroleum and artificial ingredients that can further irritate skin. –
  2. Talc Free Baby Powder РYour baby’s skin is delicate and very sensitive to chemicals that could be irritating. This safe and effective talc-free baby powder will make your baby’s skin soft, dry, and smooth.
  3. Homemade Baby Wipes  РCommercial wipes are made with ingredients that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. This easy recipe is great on the go, just place wipes in a wet bag

Homemade Diaper Cream:


What You Need:

  • 1/2 ounce bees wax
  • 3 1/2 ounce Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 2 drops each: doTERRA’s Melaleuca Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil
  • (1) 4 ounce glass jar – (Tip: Use a Baby Food Jar!)
  • Spoon or stick for stirring ( I found that¬† a popsicle or craft stick is best)


  1. Put the beeswax into the glass jar and place in the top portion of a double boiler. Gently melt it over simmering water, stirring until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the Fractionated Coconut Oil
  3. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Stir, then let cool.
  4. Label your cream and done!
  5. Tip: If it’s too firm, reheat and add more fractionated coconut oil.

 Talc Free Baby Powder

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Arrowroot powder
  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
  • 1-2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup finely ground oats

Note: You can find Arrowroot powder at most health food stores.


  1. Mix well and put in a shaker style bottle.
  2. Tip: Use an empty spice jar with a sifter lid.
  3. If you don‚Äôt have finely ground oats, combine ingredients in a blender and pulse until finely ground. –

baby wipes

What You Need:

  • 1 roll premium paper towels
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Melaleuca essential oil
  • An airtight storage container/empty wipe container/wet bag

Note: Use cloth for reusable wipes.


  1. Cut paper towel roll in half with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later.
  2. Combine water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and essential oils in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes.
  4.  Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use. Store in container of your choice.

¬†dŇćTERRA recommends the following essential oils for babies

¬†Respiratory Blend‚ÄĒApply alone or with a carrier oil onto the chest to open airways

Basil‚ÄĒGently apply on the ear with a cotton ball, avoiding the ear canal, to help relieve earaches.

¬†Digestive Blend‚ÄĒMassage clockwise onto an upset tummy or rub on the bottoms of feet.

Roman Chamomile‚ÄĒSoothes irritated skin Lavender‚ÄĒCalming, relaxing, and soothes irritated skin

Melaleuca‚ÄĒSoothes irritated skin and has strong anti-fungal properties. –

Here is the pdf for this information.¬†¬†The link ¬†has information about what¬†to do when having a dŇćTERRA themed baby shower. But, it has lots of information. I can see just such a shower in my son and daughter-in-law’s future. ūüėČ

I will be posting more about babies and children in the future. But, I thought this was a great start.

Enjoy Your Day!

Essentially Nanna (Barbara)

WIN A FREE doTERRA Intro Kit – We have a winner on 2/22/15


WE HAVE A WINNER! Thanks for helping me reach my like goal on Facebook. I will have another giveaway in March.


This is the doTERRA Intro Kit. As you can see there are three 5ml bottles in this kit. The oils  are Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint. Here is a link with 101 uses for this kit.

All you need to do for a chance to win this kit is go to my Facebook page РEssentially Nanna  and find the post that is pinned to the top of the page about this give-away.

As soon as my page gets to 50 likes (it is close) I will draw a random winner. All you need to do is:

  1. Like my Facebook Page Essentially Nanna
  2. Like, comment on and share the post about the free give-away. Like I said above, it is pinned to the top of the page.

I am new to this and trying to grow my business and my increase my social media presence. I hope you join me for this journey and I look forward to growing with you. I would also appreciate any follows on this blog! It is a work in progress, but, I am excited!


Barbara – Essentially Nanna

Why do I use essential oils? And other random stuff.

I am new to blogging and still a little unsure of what I am doing! However, I know I want to share what essential oil use has meant for me. I did a lot of reading and researching on essential oil uses prior to making my decision. My choice was to go with doTERRA. I can not say enough how much I value this company and the benefits they bring to my family. My medicine cabinet has been purged as well as cleaning products. I do it all with oils now. Over time, I plan to share natural solutions for your family’s well-being and natural cleaning products for your home.

I am about to be a Nanna again (YAY) and I am looking into diaper cream for babies, talc free powder and more. There is a diaper bag makeover I will share in the next few days too.

Essential Oils, by doTERRA, can be used three ways, aromatically, topically (typically with a carrier oil) or some can be used internally. I can’t wait to share different uses and how they have helped me.

The first oil I used was Serenity. My oldest grandson (Ethan) lives with us and we both can not sleep well. WOW is all I can say after using it the first night. The next morning we woke, up looked at each other and said the same thing, at the same time!! “I feel rested!” Ethan is becoming quite the expert on which oil to use for what concern he has! He is only 13 and is learning how to seek natural solutions for his health!!

I grew up in a small farming town and when we were sick my grandmother would go outside and bring in some bark, herbs or something else and make something for me to drink, rub on, etc. I always got better. I see this as getting back to basics.

Now, my husband, Jeff has not embraced this as quickly as Ethan and I have. He calls them my “witch oils”. But, on an almost daily basis now, he comes to me with a concern and asks if I have an oil for that and I always do. He keeps some roller balls and other oils in his truck and golf bag now. He still says he is not sure, but he can not argue with the results he is getting.

I hope as you join me you have patience as I learn to blog and share parts of my day with you. Some blogs will be about my family, my friends and our adventures, how I am eating gluten free (I have a severe gluten allergy) and life in general.

Let’s learn together and through this all I will share my growing knowledge and love of essential oils. You can contact me at ¬†I would love to help you learn to explore natural solutions for your family and for your home.

We are expecting snow and ice here in Georgia over the next two days. I don’t like the cold. I am in front of the fire, nervous about publishing this for the first time.

Talk more soon!

Barbara – Essentially Nanna