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Lotion bars!

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Eeep, it's Christmas super soon!
Do you need last minute gifts that are useful and wholesome, and quick to whip up? I remember buying my daughters some lotion and bath products when I didn't know any better... now I cringe at what they may have put on their skin!

These natural moisturising lotion bars should do the trick!

What's a lotion bar?
It looks like soap, but it's lotion.
It is firm but melts when applied to your skin.
It's normally a combination of wonderful butters, and oils and some wax to create a solid but spreadable final product.

Nourishing and soothing do your dry skin all you need to do is massage the bar on your skin and let your body's natural heat melt the lotion, then do what you normally do with lotion, spread it and enjoy its beautiful aroma!

Ingredients:
Version 1 Version 2 ⅔ cup beeswax
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup cocoa butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil1 cup beeswax
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup Shea butter

and
10-20 drops of dōTERRA essential oil (see …

Summer Essential Oil Safety

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The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends. We know that many of you will be hitting the pool, enjoying family barbecues, or spending time in the camping or at the beach. We want to ensure that you and your family stay safe this summer, and are also able to use your essential oils in the most effective ways possible.



General Oil Safety Always check the label on your dōTERRA Essential Oil/Blend bottle.
Each essential oil has specific directions for use. Look at the labels and follow direction closely, especially if you are trying oils for the first time. Many oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil. For application convenience, many of dōTERRA’s most popular oils are pre-diluted with a carrier oil as part of our Touch line. The Peppermint touch roller is a summer favorite for many because of its cooling effects on the skin. When applying to your face, avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or ears.
I prefer making my own Cooling Spritzer …

Exciting things are happening!

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Exciting things are happening!Hello there!!!
This is my latest newsletter, I thought I'd share here too!

I'm so excited, I've managed to get my act together and am now proud to invite you to essential oils classes and workshops which I am hosting in  East-Fremantle with my friend Liz. It's about time, eh? Yes, NOW is the time!!

In these classes you can learn how essential oils, specifically dōTERRA oils, work and how they can be used in a multitude of ways! It's an opportunity to get together, learn and have some fun.
At each class I will have a giveaway/door prize and you'll have the option to make-and-take a useful essential oils infused item, from inhalers to roller ball pure-fumes to cleansing sprays for chopping boards and preparation surfaces for a small fee.

I would love to see you at one of my classes,you can get more details on my classes either by going to my Eventbrite page or by following my Oils with France page on Facebook and going to the events…

Bonjour Perth was Amazing!

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I've neglected this site for a bit, as I was in full swingBonjour PerthMode!!!

I have had an excellent time and met lots of people, talked about oils a lot (one of my favourite topics) and made great connections with people. I hope to return next year.

In the meantime you can get in touch with me via mydoterra.com/fstewart or via the form on the left-hand side of my main page: oilswithfrance.com

I may be a bit busy to add to this website for now, but I am never too busy to answer questions!

I have intro classes coming up, and classes on a variety of topics, to register (if you are in the Perth/Fremantle area) please visit my Eventbrite page



Why use Essential Oils daily?

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Why you should use Essential Oils daily and what I use almost every single day!
While essential oils can (and should) be used for occasional health issues, perhaps their most useful application is for that of maintaining your health. Think of oils as you would a dietary supplement; when you use supplements you are doing so to give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly. While there are differences from person to person in usage preference, it is generally accepted that using the oils consistently is important to getting your desired results. I have found many differences in many aspects of my life since I started using oils more regularly, from not having to miss a day of work because of a cold or flu, less reactions to pollen when the seasons change, and all around sleeping way better and being generally a lot calmer, and knowing what to use to calm myself down when things are getting out of hand.

Dr. David K. Hill states, “Using a variety of essential oils on a regul…

dōTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy

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dōTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™
An Innovative Way to Influence Emotions Scientists and psychologists have spent centuries trying to understand the phenomena we refer to as emotions. Although science can not yet definitively explain the exact mechanisms, we do know that emotions have vast influence on well-being. Employing the most current research and the purest essential oils, the new doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends are unique volatile aromatic compounds that address the emotions that so greatly influence your health.

Although the term was not coined until the 20th century, aromatherapy has been used to influence emotions for thousands of years. How essential oils influence emotions through their aroma is a fascinatingly complex process. While much is known about aromatherapy, we are just beginning to understand the connection between scent and emotions. It wasn’t until the early 1990s, with a Nobel prize winning study by Linda Buck and Richard Axel, that biologists began to u…

Using the doTERRA Spice Essential Oils

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Using the Spice Essential Oils
If you remember from our using the herbal oil post, spices are from the root, stem, seed, fruit, or bark of the plant. This means that Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, and Juniper Berry all fall under the spice category.

Like the herb essential oils, the spice essential oils are all steam distilled. The part of the plant that each oil comes from varies, however, which is why we included the plant part in individual descriptions of the oil.

All of the spice oils’ most obvious use is in cooking—these are potent oils however, so all that is needed in most instances is a toothpick's worth, that is, when you dip a clean toothpick in the oil and swirl that in your recipe, repeating if necessary.

Cooking with these oils helps enhance the flavors in the dish, and also carries over some of the benefits of the spice oil—for example, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cassia, Coriander, and Cumin, Dill, Fennel…

Using the dōTERRA Herbal Essential Oils

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dōTERRA essential oils come from all varieties of plants. From herbs to trees, we wanted to explore each category of oils and explain how to use that group of oils. Though there are similarities between individual oils within groups, each oil is also unique. For this post, we will be discussing how to use all of the oils that are derived from herbs. (Keep an eye out for future posts with information on using the Spice, Wood, Citrus, and Floral oils.)



First, please note that herbs are a separate category from spices. Herbs (according to the Farmers' Almanach) always comes from the leafy green part of a low-growing plant, while a spice comes from the root, stem, seed, fruit, flower, or bark of the plant. This leaves 🍃 Basil, Cilantro, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, and Thyme in the herb category. More on our spice essential oils next week.

We’ll start with the similarities: all 12 oils in this category are distilled using steam d…

May doTERRA Specials

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Promotions for the markets which involve my teams are found on this page, if you need info about other markets, contact me via this form and I can help you out or explain how to find the info you need and would love to welcome you to our team!

Here are the May Promos! Yay!!!
10% off products Australia and New Zealand
Spikenard, a flowering plant of the Valerian family, is native to high altitudes in the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the plant and has been valued for centuries, traditionally used to anoint people of high honor and in the Ayurvedic health practices of India. Historically, Spikenard was used to uplift mood and promote relaxation. Spikenard promotes clean, healthy skin. Today, the oil is commonly used in perfumes and relaxing massage oils for its woody, musty scent. By sourcing Spikenard oil from Nepal, doTERRA is able to support much needed income streams for harvesters and partner dis…
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