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Advantages of Working from Home in Hawaii

Have you ever wanted to work from home? Some people like to keep their home and work life separate. My wife and I have been working out of home for a year, and we love it. For the record, you can keep work and home life separate in a home-based business. We have a separate room in our house dedicated for our business. This is our home office. That he...

If I’m eating healthy, do I need to take vitamins?

If I’m eating healthy, do I need to take vitamins? The answer: It depends. I eat dark leafy veggies with every meal. I avoid processed foods and junk food. I meet most of the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals through my regular meals. Based on the recommendations by the United States Food and Nutrition Board and Institu...

doTERRA Wellness Summit 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii

Essential Oils are only great if you know how to use them. Sure, you can learn how to use essential oils online or by reading a book, but there's something about a live essential oil event that makes it better. It's not the person on the stage (Although they can be fantastic speakers.) It's the attendees. It just makes the information shared more real and...

Paleo Cooking with Essential Oils: Healthy Mexican

Did you know that you can cook with essential oils? It's true, essential oils can be more potent than extracts. Be careful though. Not all oils can be taken internally and not all brands are the same. Always read the labels! Most of doTERRA essential oils are GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) for internal use. The rule of thumb with doTERRA oils is if yo...

We visited every Disneyland in the world

What is your hobby? Do you collect anything? Do you play sports or play music? Do you like working on cars? What if you can do more of that? It’s no secret. My wife and I are Disney fans. Ever since we got married, we’ve gone to a Disney park every single year. We went to Disneyland’s 60th anniversary with our friends in 2015 and 2016. We...

I lost 11 Pounds and 1.94% Body Fat in One Month

Path to Wellness When I was in Europe back last month in May 2017, I noticed that I looked very bloated in some of my pictures. The only thing I could do is to keep my jacket on to hide my overall physique. I knew that overeating and a lack of exercise has caught up to me. I was resolved to make changes in my life when I returned home, to create a man...

Essential Oil Chemistry: Synergy and Quenching

Understanding essential oil chemistry can give us insight to why we choose essential oils. While it's great to feel positive effects, the results are not quite measurable. Thr ough scientific methods, one can identify the molecules found in essential oils. Scientist research to identify active ingredients, components which are shown to produce a desired eff...

Visiting Paris for the First Time

After spending a week in the Czech Republic , we spent a week in Paris before going back home to Hawaii. Flying to the City of Lights and going to Disneyland is our dream vacation that we had since before we got married. When Cassy and I married, we had a very tight budget. We planned on going straight home after the reception. Our wedding was on Sa...

Beware of Fraudulent Essential Oils in the Market

There are many brands of essential oils to choose from. Unfortunately, what you see is not always what you get. Some brands promising 100 percent purity contained no essential oils at all. On the right, these oils are marketed as "100% Pure." They were found to have synthetic additives. Each 15ml bottle oil is sold for $2.97...

Learning from our Mentors at a Business Retreat in Prague, Czech Republic

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” -Proverbs 15:22 Who do you go to for guidance? Who are your mentors or advisers? I have mentors in different areas of my life. I have financial planners . I’ve hired a health coach and a personal fitness trainer. I talk to pastors regarding life advice. ...

A Comparison of Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamomum verum picture by Simon A. Eugster What is the difference between cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon leaf essential oil? Both come from cinnamomum zeylanicum also refererred to as cinnamomum verum tree. Both have that familiar cinnamon aroma (although cinnamon bark has more depth). Both have properties that help maintain a healt...

Evaluating Essential Oil Prices

I am going to go over how to look at essential oil prices. Rather than choose premium brands from Europe such as Pranoram, Primavera, or Sanoflore, I decided to compare prices of essential oils that we can find in our local health food stores in Honolulu. Today, I went to the local GNC Store, Whole Foods, and Down to Earth. Oftentimes, I hear that people g...

Learn About Deep Blue Rub

Our friends and family love Deep Blue Rub. It's one of those items that you use everyday that didn't matter how it worked as long as it works. In fact over these past few years, rather than talk about it, I'd just people experience it. People tell me that they have better results with Deep Blue Rub than other creams or lotions. Today, I looked over the ing...

Learn About On Guard Essential Oil Blend

On Guard is an essential oil blend we never leave home without. When we travel, we either diffuse it, use it in a spray for the airplane or hotel, or take a capsule of it in On Guard+. Benefits of On Guard include: Supports healthy immune and respiratory function* Protects against environmental threats* Supports the body’s natural antioxidant d...

Choosing an Essential Oil Blend to Meet Your Need

What do you do when you need to choose an oil to aid in digestion* or to soothe occasional aches*? When you look up what to use, somehow that ginger essential oil or peppermint may not satisfy your need completely. There are several options: Use a different oil. We each have different body chemistry and have different needs. An oil that works for a frien...

Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood ('Iliahi) Essential Oil

Growing up, I was taught that sandalwood in Hawai'i was exploited to near extinction in the 1800s. You can imagine how surprised I was when doTERRA announced that they will be offering Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil at their 2012 annual convention. Sandalwood, especially Hawaiian Sandalwood is prized for it's unique aroma. It was high in demand hundreds...

Learn About Vetiver Essential Oil from Haiti

Vetiver essential oil is a popular base note oil to us in essential oil blending and perfumery. Vetiver is the base in many perfumes and colognes including Dior's Eau Sauvage, Geurlain's Vetiver, Roja Parfums Vetiver Extait. Besides perfumery, vetiver is used extensively in aromatherapy. Common with other base note oils with heavier molecules, Vetiver help...

Where do doTERRA essential oils come from?

UPDATE 6/13/2017 - Added Manuka Oil UPDATE 3/20/2017 - I've been to all the conventions and major events receiving the most accurate and up to date information. doTERRA essential oils come from the best sources around the world that can produce enough quantity to support the demand of essential oil enthusiasts. When I look at doTERRA essential oil bot...

Facts About Essential Oil Quality. Is there a difference?

Have you every stood in a store wondering why one brand cost significantly more than the other? Usually, we learn from trial and error or a recommendation from a friend. Sometimes the internet may help us and at other times it doesn't. In the past, I purchased whatever is on sale or brand that I recognize. Sometimes, I assumed the most expensive product was...

Wintergreen (Nepalese) Essential Oil from Nepal

Wintergreen is great for your muscles after a workout. It is a natural source of methyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. The methyl salicylate used in topical creams are typically synthesized in a laboratory. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that co...