doTERRA Local News Update


Don't Let The Bugs Bug You This Spring!

Spring is the time of year when mosquitoes and other insects start to feed. As the swarms descend, we scurry to our cabinets or first aid kits to find the long forgotten, often synthetic, chemical-based repellents, in hopes of warding off the feeding frenzy. However using synthetic and chemical-based repellents does not come without environmental and health safety concerns. High concentrations of DEET have been linked to rashes, disorientation, and seizures. The more I educate myself about DEET and other chemicals, the more I’m convinced I have to be proactive about finding better alternatives.

So how do I keep my family bug-free? What are my natural alternatives? I have found that Essential Oils can help and being a creature of convenience...doTERRA has made it easy for me by already blending several oils known to have insect repellent properties. Introducing TerraShield: TerraShield combines a proprietary blend of highly effective and safe essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil to help ward off insects. A primary function of essential oils in plants is protecting against insects and other predators. Unlike other products that contain synthetic and toxic chemicals, TerraShield is a natural approach to managing exposure to biting insects. TerraShield can be used safely by everyone in the family. One application provides coverage that lasts 4 hours and it is also sold in a convenient pump spray. Natural bug repellent will need to be reapplied every few hours for maximum effectiveness.
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Make Your Own Flea and Tick Spray

I have found the following recipe to be effective for not only our dog Dexter, but for my family as well. Feel free to contact me directly with questions: 551-804-9128 or email:


Add the following to 8 oz. of purified water

4 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil

2 drops Cleansing Essential Oil Blend (Purify Blend)

5 drops Repellent Essential Oil Blend (TerraShield)

8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

4 drops Lemon Essential Oil

2 drops Geranium Essential Oil

2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

Spray dog, bedding, and yourself!

Disclaimer: This information provides benefits and uses of essential oils. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, illness or injured condition of the body. This information is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Anyone with a disease, illness, injury or medical condition should consult a qualified health care professional.

Discussion Groups

If you would like to host a discussion group about essential oils please contact me to discuss a date and time. Discussion groups can be done in person or via your computer or smartphone. We can tailor the discussion to a particular health and wellness topic or provide information on Essential Oils for Beginners.

You will find that the in-person groups are very interactive as I will bring oils for all to experience and learning materials are provided for all guests.