June Newsletter

The Essential Pharmacist

Hello everyone~

Happy JUNE!! The sun is shining, the kiddos are out of school and summer fun is in full effect. Hope you all are doing well. There are a lot of great promotions from doTERRA this month, so be sure to check them out below. I am also booking up my summer classes with some GREAT incentives for hosting, so if you have a group of 4-7 friends and family you think would like to learn more about essential oils please let me know and we can get a date scheduled.

As always, I am so thankful for all of you and I want to be able to do all that I can to help support you. Whether you are completely new to essential oils, living, sharing, building a doTERRA business or some mix of the above, I want your oil journey to be a great one!

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The Essential Pharmacist

Difference Builders


Peace, Love & Oils,


P.S. So why are you receiving this newsletter? When you became a member with doTERRA, you also became a member of this amazing team Differnce Makers, led by me Nicole Bacon. You also may not yet be a member but have attended a class, vendor booth or other event where you included your email to receive more information. The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to give each of you an opportunity to hear important updates and engage in many of the fun and educational classes, events and specials that are available. Whether you want to learn more about the power of essential oils, connect with others in this great doTERRA community, or learn more about how to share and build doTERRA, this is the place to start. So, welcome and I hope you enjoy!

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Natural Sunscreen

Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body.

Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body.

Many of the ingredients in this recipe have a... natural SPF but since this is a natural recipe and has not been tested by a regulatory organization, I can’t make any claims or even guesses as to the combined SPF. The individual ingredients that are naturally SPF are:

Almond Oil- SPF around 5
Coconut Oil- SPF 4-6
Zinc Oxide SPF 2-20 depending on how much used
Red Raspberry Seed Oil SPF 25-50
Carrot Seed Oil – SPF 35-40
Shea Butter – SPF 4-6

The final version will have a varied sun protective ability depending on the amount of each ingredient used. For a simple version, even just coconut oil and shea butter with a little Raspberry Seed and Carrot Seed Oil or some Zinc oxide will work for moderate exposure. I added Lavender and Helichrysum essential oils for added skin healing and a wonderful aroma.

Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients

Homemade Sunscreen Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives, or other foods.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
  3. Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.
  4. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage.
  5. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!
  6. Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.
  7. Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within six months.

Additional Notes

  • This sunscreen is somewhat, but not completely, waterproof and will need to be reapplied after sweating or swimming
  • Make sure not to inhale the Zinc Oxide- use a mask if necessary!
  • This recipe has an SPF of about 15, though adding more Zinc Oxide will increase the SPF
  • Add more beeswax to make thicker sunscreen, less to make smooth sunscreen
  • I recommend coconut or vanilla extract or lavender & helichrysum essential oils for fragrance
  • Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge
  • I prefer to store in a small canning jar and apply like a body butter. It will be thicker, especially if you use coconut oil in the recipe.
  • remove the Zinc Oxide and this makes an excellent lotion recipe!
    As always check with your doctor or dermatologist before using any new products.

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Citrus Coconut Popsicles


1 can full-fat coconut milk

1 cup orange juice

⅓ cup (or to taste) agave or sweetener of choice

1–2 drops Lime essential oil


  1. Blend coconut milk, agave, and Lime.
  2. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold, dividing evenly.
  3. Place in freezer for 10 minutes, then top with orange juice.
  4. Freeze again for 30 minutes.
  5. Insert Popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until firm.
- See more at: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-citrus-coconut-sicles#sthash.GI2pVWS5.dpuf
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doTERRA Oil Properties Wheel

The Oil Properties Wheel is a tool designed to help our Wellness Advocates better understand the chemistry behind essential oils. In understanding the basic chemistry of each oil, individuals can more fully understand when and how to use the oils to achieve a desired benefit.

The wheel is divided between two sides: monoterpenes (oils that have a 10 carbon backbone) and sesquiterpenes (oils that have a 15 carbon backbone). The oils are further organized by functional group with the top one or two chemical constituents listed under each oil. Finally, the oils are grouped according to their shared key properties. The shared key properties provide a starting point for understanding how to use the oils. The combination of these different groupings enables individuals to begin to understand the characteristics and properties of dōTERRA’s amazing essential oils.

Some explanatory notes:

Only the top one or two chemical constituents were used in this construction, with the decision to ignore the minor constituents of the oil, which often have important effects.

Oils with a significant (about 25% or greater of the whole) secondary constituent outside of the top constituent’s functional group are included in parenthesis. An example of this is Cilantro (Decenal). Decenal is an aldehyde that is present at about a quarter of the whole oil. The top constituent of Cilantro is linalool, which is an alcohol. Therefore, Cilantro belongs in the monoterpenoid alcohol functional group, but it also has high amounts of an aldehyde.

Melissa (Caryophyllene) and Helichrysum (alpha-Pinene) also have a secondary constituent in parenthesis. Although neither caryophyllene nor alpha-pinene is present at 25% of the whole, they serve to explain the uniqueness of these special oils.

Anethole, one of the components of Fennel, is actually not a monoterpene, but a phenylpropene, as noted.

- See more at: http://doterra.com/US/en/blog/key-topics-doterra-oil-properties-wheel#sthash.dtZ6nN2H.dpuf

Forbes Ranks dōTERRA No.10 as America’s Best Employers of 2016

Salt Lake City – March 30, 2016 – doTERRA has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine, adding to a prestigious list of similar accolades received by the company and its employees. doTERRA is listed at No. 10 of the top 250 midsize employers nationally, which also positions it as the best employer in the packaged goods category.

The companies on the Forbes lists of best midsize and large employers were chosen based on an independent survey among a sample of 30,000 American employees working for large or midsize companies or institutions. The survey was conducted on companies from all industry sectors employing more than 1,000 workers in the United States. The willingness to recommend one’s own employer to someone else was used as the most important factor in the assessment. A secondary dimension to the assessment involved asking employees to mention good or bad employers in sectors and industries beside their own.

“doTERRA is more than a growing company of Wellness Advocates and employees. We are a family. We appreciate this recognition from Forbes as it is a reflection of the environment we work to cultivate in every aspect of the business,” said David Stirling, CEO, doTERRA. “This selection, based on our employees feeling inspired, secure, understood, and needed, is aligned with our values company wide. As we grow, we will continue to build on our unique culture by retaining and rewarding the best and most passionate employees to support our ever growing number of Wellness Advocates who educate about our products every day.”

doTERRA is a world leader in the sourcing, testing, manufacturing, and distribution of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and oil-infused personal care and spa products, dietary supplements and healthy living products. The company currently employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. Last year, doTERRA finished the second phase of its corporate headquarters, adding a state-of-the-art warehouse and additional office tower bringing the total square footage of the campus to nearly 400,000. Offices were also opened in Mexico and Singapore with future expansion into Canada anticipated this summer.

About the Forbes America’s Best Employers List Methodology:

Now in its second year, the Forbes ranking of America’s Best Employers is drawn from an online survey of more than 30,000 employees at companies with at least 1,000 people. The survey was conducted with global digital data collection partners who use innovative technology and proven sampling methodologies to facilitate a deep understanding of consumer opinions and behavior. Participation in the survey was voluntary, and respondents were recruited from thousands of sources to maximize reach and representation. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, and ethnicity) in the sample represents American employees. Each employee surveyed was asked to rank both his own employer and other employers in the same industry sector.

June Classes

- Tuesday June 14th @ 7:00 pm; Why doTERRA? Why Now?; Greenwood, IN (Message me for more details)

- Tuesday June 21st @ 7:00 pm; Membership & Business Overview; Greenwood, IN (Message me for more details)

- Wednesday June 22nd @ 8:00pm; Taking Charge of Your Health; Private Zoom webinar (Message me for more details)

- Sunday June 26th @ 4:00pm; Natural Spa Products Make & Take; New Palestine, IN (Message me for more details)

-Tuesday June 28th @ 7:00 pm; Essential Oils 201; Greenwood, IN (Message me for more details)

- Wednesday June 29th @ 5:00 pm; Taking Charge of Your Health; Brownsburg, IN (Message me for more details)