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Why a Carrier Oil?

When using essential oils topically, I prefer to blend with fractionated coconut oil. FCO is odorless, non-greasy, absorbs easily and doesn’t go rancid quickly. I use roller bottles for essential oils I use often; this gives me oils with a carrier and helps to stretch out my oils over time.

Why use a carrier?

Although essential oils are readily absorbed, there are many ways to increase absorption. Using a light massage will increase the blood flow to the area of application, in turn improving distribution throughout the body. Also, use of a carrier oil can also increase absorption, especially in skin that is dry or flaky as it helps moisturize the skin and slow evaporation of the oil. Giving the essential oil a carrier to “grab” onto will also prevent the molecules of the EO to evaporate before going deep into the skin for benefit.

To decrease the likelihood of developing a skin sensitivity, especially on young or sensitive skin, it is advisable to use a carrier oil to dilute more potent oils and when trying an oil for the first time. The recommend dilution ratio is typically one drop of essential oil to three drops of carrier oil.It’s always advisable to use several small doses throughout the day rather than a single large dose. Start with the lowest possible dose (1–2 drops). A topical dose can be repeated every 4–6 hours as needed. Because every individual is unique, the dose will vary for each individual based on size, age, and overall health status.

Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils:

•Neck
•Forehead and temples
•Chest and abdomen
•Arms, legs, bottom of feet.

Be cautious and avoid some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes, and broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin.

Interested in learning more? Just message me at staciewyatt@gmail.com

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Acne No More

I spent most of my teenage years acne free and lived through three pregnancies without the dreaded the hormonal zits.  I even somehow survived having my ovaries removed at age 30 without the after effects to my face.

And then I turned 40.

I had already eliminated so much “stuff” from my diet; grains, sugar and limited caffeine, but I had yet to fully remove dairy.  It isn’t like I am a milk drinker, because I am not, but I did rely on full-fat greek yogurt, or cottage cheese to help sustain my protein requirements.  What I have come to connect though is that dairy means acne for me.

About a year ago, I tossed out the yogurt and cottage cheese with the intent of doing a trial to see what happened skin wise.  Within a month, my face was clear! I learned to live without diary and made adjustments to my protein needs.

The first cool fall day brought an intense need for homemade soup.  I have come to learn that most men perceive soup to be an appetizer, so the man in my life asked for a hearty chowder….a New England Chowder.

As good as it was, within  24 hours my face was speckled with small and determined zits.  Gahhhhhh.

Besides making him eat the leftovers, I was affirmed that I shall never take in large amounts of dairy again.

Want to know what I use when the acne shows up?

1. Wash my face two times a day with charcoal soap

2. Apply Essential Oils like juniper berry, cedarwood, Melaleuca and lavender.

3. Drink tons of water

4. Take charcoal capsules

My face is on its way to returning to a clear one! If you would like to learn how you can get your hands on quality essential oils, or learn how I can help mentor YOU on cleaning up your diet, just shoot me a message!

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Essential Oil Chakra Blends 

I am so excited to be putting these together! I had to cleanse and charge the crystals before mindfully putting them into each chakra blend. I meditated and put so much good vibes and love into each bottle. Keeping our chakras open and balanced is critical for the overall health of our mind, body and spirit.  Using gemstone and plant vibrations that resonate with our energy centers, along with affirmations,  is a beautiful way to begin to find harmony.  

•Root: black tourmaline; cypress, sandalwood, balance, vetiver and cedarwood. I AM.

•Sacral: carnelian; clary sage, patchouli, bergamot,  ylang and wild orange I FEEL.

•Solar plexus: citrine; cinnamon, coriander, ginger, clove, and peppermint. I DO.  

•Heart: rose quartz; lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper and sandalwood I LOVE.

•Throat: sodalite; bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and lavender. I SPEAK.

•3rd eye: amethyst; cedarwood, lemongrass, frankincense, marjoram, sandalwood. I SEE. 

 •Crown: quartz crystal; frankincense, myrrh, Roman chamomile, lavender and rosemary. I UNDERSTAND. 

*Also each blend has a clear quartz crystal inside to amplify the crystals chosen in each blend. 

Message me if you would like to purchase a set of these love filled blends. 


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DIY beard oil

Have a man in your life with a hairy face? 

I sure do! I’m making a few of these up for my son. I buy my bottles on amazon, but as always recycling old cologne bottles or other small glass containers is good too. 
The blend below is both woodsy and spicy. For a more earthy aroma use vetiver, patchouli and spikenard. Or mix and match, you can’t go wrong. 
1oz glass bottle 

💧5 drops melaleuca 

💧3 drops white fir or Siberian fir

💧3 drops black pepper (or other spicy oil)

💧2 drops peppermint 

💧2 drops cypress or cedarwood

💧top off with fractionated coconut oil

Apply to beard for conditioning and great smell!


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Sink Scrub 

Over the last year or so I have revamped most of my toxic load in and out of my body. This includes cleaning products. 

I use essential oils and good ol’ vinegar for so many cleaning jobs but I recently made this sink scrub and  I love it! 

For sparkling clean sinks, tubs and counters, mix drops of Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, or Wild Orange essential oils with baking soda and enough water to make a paste. I used 2 cups baking soda and 10 drops lemon and 10 drops peppermint. I filled the paste into a wide mouth mason jar for wash scooping. 

Scoop out cleanser with your hand as needed, and scrub and wipe down as usual—a soft scrubbing brush works great!

If you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them in everyday wellness, just shoot me a message! 


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Essential Oils Meet Yoga

There is something so amazing when essential oils and Yoga come together. I have been using oils and yoga for over fourteen years and have always loved the aromatic influence of certain oils. Depending on what oil is used the experience can be filled with a sense of groundedness or uplifting energy.

My experience is that essential oils can help bring the mind, body, and spirit into the present moment.  Our sense of smell is our most powerful sense and by incorporating oils into our yoga practice we are not only adding valuable properties for our physical and emotional body, but we are helping to keep us in the present moment and connected to our experience on the mat. 

The definition of Yoga is union, so as we begin to push out  our past and future thoughts– or ideas of comparison or conception–we peel away the layers of our false self/ego to reveal our True Self, which we can then begin to form a union with.  By using the specially formulated essential oils that doTERRA recently released I am excited to  use oils to assist in this process through the steadying oils of Anchor, the centering oils of Align and the enlightening oils of Arise.

ANCHOR (STEADYING BLEND)

You would start your practice with this by dropping into your hands and inhaling, then apply to heart and back of the neck. Apply this, breathe it in and set the intention for your Yoga practice. With our crazy fast-paced lives with a mile-long to-do list, this blend gives you that grounding, firm trust in yourself so you can approach your practice (and life) with a calming strength.

This blend has Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Black Pepper and a hint of Patchouli. You can smell the spicy in the blend with the Black Pepper and Cinnamon.

  • Promotes feelings of completeness, calmness, and courage
  • Encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward

ALIGN (CENTERING BLEND)

Intention setting, body awareness and warm up stretches, you can begin to incorporate  Align.  I love the fresh and crisp aroma of this blend.  Diffusing Align during the practice will infuse the space with the aromatic benefit.  As you moved through your expansive poses where we elongate our spine, like extended mountain and traditional sun salutations, this blend will help to bring a sense of centered strength in each posture.

The oil blend in this one is Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine. It’s incredible.

  • Promotes feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity
  • Encourages harmony and calm progress

ARISE (ENLIGHTENING BLEND)

Arise is the enlightening blend. This is very bright, tropical and it almost smells like a less sweet Citrus Bliss. This would be great to assist you with your daily affirmations as you move through your postures while seeing yourself reaching for the highest place you can go.  Allowing a drop or two to fall into your palms and inhaling, then applying to your heart and solar plexus would be a great application of this blend as well as diffusing. Some great postures include warrior series, triangle and revolved lunge and revolved triangle.

The oils in this blend include Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa. It is uplifting and very heart opening.  It really is lovely.

  • Promotes feelings of happiness, clarity, and courage
  • Encourages rising to achieve goals and improved performance

I invite you to incorporate essential oils into yoga and meditation practice.

Contact me to set up  your own wholesale account that will  get these oils at wholesale price.  In addition you will  get an exclusive welcome gift and access to my private Facebook group for mentoring and continuing support using the essential oils.

These products become available on Oct. 2. Can’t wait!

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No Shame Oatmeal

I’m not really an oatmeal girl but my body was craving it today. Add in some slivered almonds, unsweetened shaved coconut, fresh blackberries and blueberries, a drop of lemon essential oil and voila! Yumminess in a bowl! 
I used to obsess about eating certain foods especially grains when I changed my way of eating to a more paleo style. However, in my process of listening to myself and my intuition, I have come to realize that my relationship with food shouldn’t be so stressful and really shouldn’t be punishing or shaming.  I learned that it really is okay to eat what my body is craving. Because I eat so clean, I rarely crave anything “bad” like sugar or super carby foods. 

But, today my belly said oatmeal and berries. And that is exactly what it got. And it is okay. 

No Shame Oatmeal: 

  • Steel cut oats cooked as directed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shaved coconut 
  • 1/4 slivered almonds 
  • Handful of berries 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • Drop of lemon essential oil 

Interested in learning more about incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle? Or how to shift out of the shaming around food? 

 I am here to help!