Top 10 Rollerball Blends for Peace, Love, & Happiness

Essential oils are scientifically proven to calm, soothe, and relieve anxious thoughts. They can also support deep sleep, relaxation, and lift feelings of overwhelm and stress. I KNOW that we all need a little bit of help in all of those areas!

So today...I'm going to tell you all about my 10 favorite blends for peace, love, and happiness! But first...let's find out why rollerballs are so awesome.  

There are 5 things that happen when you make and use essential oil rollerballs:

1. Your oils last longer. 
You can create endless amounts of rollerballs with one bottle of oil. This is a great way to have one in your purse, one in the bathroom, one in the kitchen...you get the idea! 

2. Your oils are super effective. 
Using oils "neat" or straight out of the bottle is effective, but not always the most desirable way to apply oils. Diluting your oils with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, etc.) actually keeps them on your skin longer and decreases the evaporation rate. 

3. Your friends are happy.
I LOVE giving rollerball blends as gifts! If someone has never used oils before, rollerballs demystify the process. Roll here, roll here, roll here. Easy peasy. They might think they are just smelling good...but the emotional and health benefits are endless! 

4. Your life gets easier.
Rollerballs make everything with oils easier. Put them in your bag and you're out the door. No messy oils on your hands while you're out and about and need a quick application. When your kiddos need oils NOW, you don't want to be opening 3-4 bottles of oil to apply. Rollerballs to the rescue!

5. Your family is empowered. 
I love rollerballs because they are highly diluted and very safe for kids. My girls (ages 3, 6, and 11) all have their own rollerballs that they carry with them. They use them for emotional support throughout the day...and when they feel themselves getting angry or upset, they know to reach for their oils. This helps them become very aware of their feelings and how their needs shift during the day. I love that they are empowered to take action on their own.  They also each have their own rollers for bedtime. 

Don't forget that all of these recipes also work perfectly in a diffuser (which is the perfect compliment to topical use for emotional support! Just use about half of the amount recommended. 

I recently recorded a "How to make an essential oil rollerball" on Periscope too! Check it out on Katch, along with my other archived scopes!!

@nestinggypsy

 

**All recipes are for created for 10ml rollerballs. Add the oils and then top rollerball off with fractionated coconut oil. Creating rollerballs is like creating the perfect entree or cocktail...each person will do it a little differently. Use these as starting points and find your perfect custom blend!**

Let It Go Blend
Serenity - 15 drops
Balance  - 15 drops

This is my girls' favorite blend...it was named after our favorite Disney movie! They use it primarily for meltdown mode. And I use it for my mommy meltdowns too. ;-) I LOVE this blend to support healthy sleep as well. This is the rollerball I made for a dear friend when she was going on a LONG roadtrip alone with 3 young kids. And she came back a total believer!

Soundly Sleeping Blend
Lavender - 5 drops
Bergamot - 5 drops
Cedarwood - 10 drops

I can't imagine our evening routine without oils! The smells of the oils create familiarity for them, and it allows me to have a really special connection time with each girl as I give them their foot and back massage with oils. We love to layer the effects and take a bath with these oils, and then diffuse them all night. 

Abundance Blend
Sandalwood - 5 drops
Ylang Ylang - 5 drops
Patchouli - 5 drops
Frankincense  - 5 drops
Vetiver - 2 drops

This blend does exactly what it says...it's SUPER calming and focusing and brings feelings of peace and presence in the moment. This is the perfect blend for prayer time and yoga practice!

Everyday Magic Blend
Frankincense - 10 drops
Melissa - 5 drops
Patchouli -5 drops

Oh my goodness. Only 3 oils...but boy does it pack a punch! Melissa is one of the most rare essential oils available...and it's benefits are powerful! It not only supports the immune system but it clears out feelings of overwhelm and hopelessness quickly. It's the oil of LIGHT and it helps to chase away those dark days. Frankincense is the KING of all the oils. It's perfect for spiritual enlightenment...as well as releasing anxious thoughts and feelings. And patchouli...oh patchouli. You'll notice that it's in LOTS of blends here! Be sure to check out my Periscope about why EVERYONE should be wearing patchouli! It's calming and grounding and helps the person using it see themselves as worthy. Peace, love, and happiness...and a little everyday magic!

Happiness is Here Blend
Citrus bliss - 5 drops
Elevation - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Peppermint - 3 drops
Patchouli - 3 drops

This blend is heavy on the CITRUS oils, which are immediately uplifting for the mood and spirit. Again, frank and patchouli...and then the addition of peppermint gives a nice little "kick". This blend is the perfect way to start your day! Because...HAPPINESS!

Peace Out Blend
Wild Orange - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops
Cedar wood - 3 drops
Lavender - 3 drops

This blend is calming and uplifting at the same time! The cedarwood has a woodsy, earthy scent and is super grounding. The wild orange boosts mood and creates a sweetness to the blend. Frank and lavender are calming and help release anxious thoughts. Perfect blend for settling in for the evening. 

Mood Shifter Blend
Patchouli - 5 drops
Elevation - 5 drops
Cedarwood - 5 drops
Balance - 5 drops
Basil - 5 drops
Vetiver - 5 drops

This is a powerful blend...and it created to release feelings of anger and frustration. The basil in this blend supports the adrenals and helps to restore the body to it's natural rhythms of sleep, activity, and rest. We've talked about all of these other oils...so you can see how intensely CALMING this blend is! 

Sunshine Soother
Lavender - 10 drops
Helichrysum - 5 drops
Peppermint - 5 drops

Have you ever had a beautiful...LONG day in the sun? I know I have. It's times like these that I am SO thankful for essential oils. If I've had a lot of fun in the sun, I immediately put on this blend and it is so soothing! You can also put this blend in a spray bottle and it's an easy way to apply. 

Sexy Blend
Whisper - 10 drops
Passion - 5 drops

This blend can be worn as a perfume to enhance feelings of love and intimacy. Our Passion blend has the essential oil Damiana, which is well known for it's aphrodisiac properties. If your husband doesn't believe in essential oils now, he might after you wear this one! ;-)

 

The Bearded Lumberjack Blend
Patchouli - 5 drops
Sandalwood - 5 drops
Clary Sage - 5 drops
Frankincense - 5 drops

Your man (bearded or not) will love this blend! Earthy and rugged with a hint of sweetness. He can use it IN his beard or as cologne. It has all the side benefits of peace, love, and happiness too :) 

If you are super excited to try all of these blends...but you need OILS & ROLLERS...it's your happy day.

 For the next 3 days, when you open a wholesale account to order oils with me, I'm going to send you these gorgeous RAINBOW ROLLERS for FREE! Along with the neoprene case! The InTune Focus Blend (total magic for kiddos and adults who need to quiet busy minds) comes to you free as well, when you start with the Natural Solutions kit. This is just one of many pre-made blends that doTERRA offers!

All of the details are HERE. Remember...this ends on Thursday, March 31, 2016!

Also, I'd love it if you would PIN your favorite blends on Pinterest! If you hover over the photo, it will pop up a Pinterest icon for easy pinning! You can also re-pin this collage of photos from my wall! Thanks so much for spreading the word!

If you are already using oils...post your favorite blend in the comments!

Happy Rolling!

Friday Favorites

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It's Friday! Good Friday to be exact. We've been settled near Vero Beach, Florida for the past 3 weeks...the girls all found friends their age there. Fellow homeschoolers. Every day they would ride bikes together, play hide and seek, swim for hours, and peruse the store for candy. They also found some "adopted grandparents" who would do crafts with them and bring them little gifts. Sweet deal. I'm always so thankful for these connections! Now we're headed down to the Keys! We've got our snorkel gear and our sunscreen and we're ready to roll. 

I am particularly interested in paddleboarding. I paddleboarded for the first time in Vero and I can't stop thinking about it. Must.Go.Again. So that will be one of the first pieces of equipment I find there...along with perusing this site. If you've paddleboarded in the keys...where is your favorite spot? 

Here are a few favorites from my week:

My friend Sarah at Kith & Kin. If you're looking for an "investment" bag...one that is going to last and last and one that you will SWOON over when you hold it for the first time...this is IT. These are straight up handmade deliciousness. I have one of the bigger overnight bags, but this one is next on my list for sure. The perfect day tote (don't let it fool you with the diaper bag assignment...it would be awesome for anyone!) Love that you can customize the fabric swatch. Dreamy. 

I'm totally loving Pocket Fuel. Their Easter series is awesome.

www.naturallife.com

Super cute gypsy-esque clothes and house stuff. This is where I get some of my sweet flags. And mugs. And art. And shirts. And scarves..

I love A Cup of Jo's house tours (and the whole rest of it. she's awesome). But this one is super dreamy. 

Are you a handwriting geek? Be sure to check out Lettergirl's Etsy shop. And her free practice worksheet!

I've started Periscoping! Check out my archived scopes here.

And lastly...don't forget to click over to my oil page for the rainbow-tastic freebie I'm giving away to those who want to get started with oils. I do personalized consultations if you need help with specific health concerns!

I'd love to hear about your favorite restaurants in the keys too...specifically seafood places. Yum yum.

Hope you all have a restful and introspective EASTER weekend...celebrating the FREEDOM that Jesus gave us when he took on all of our sins and paid the price ONCE and for all. So thankful. 

 

 

The Top 10 Places I Want to Visit Again

It's no secret that we LOVE to travel. If you've been following us for awhile, you know that we were on the road full-time for 5 years and have had a few different RV's. Now we are on the road about 6 mo of the year...venturing out to our favorite places when we get that nomadic bug. 

We've now been to 47 states in the RV (Hawaii & Alaska were missed for obvious reasons...and Rhode Island, well...sorry Rhode Island.) Which means that we have had time to come across a few favorite places! You'll notice that most of our favorites are are the western side of the country and/or near an ocean. Cuz we just know what we like!

We've started flying a lot more as our business has grown...and as much as I love the RV, I will NEVER TIRE of air travel. There is something so magical about being strapped into a large metal tube and jetting off into the sky. The miracle of flight is impressed upon my heart each and every time we take off. Did you know I was going to be a commercial pilot back in the day? Yep...even had my pilot's license

Bottom line...no matter HOW we arrive at a destination, we LOVE the new experiences and the constant motion. Let's get started with our top 10 faves (in no particular order)...

1. Northern California

California. I LOOOOOOOVE California. No, we don't want to move there. But we love to visit! One place we really felt at home was at the Petaluma KOA. It was beautiful and wooded, close to San Francisco and other amenities, and the people were super friendly. KOA's are known for their super kid friendly atmosphere...and this one had a climbing wall, jump pad, tons of activities, and GOATS. 

We are also always on the lookout for great pools...this one fit the bill! It was huge, and had a hot tub...and it during the time that we were there, no one was ever swimming because it was "too cold" for them. Not for my crazy fish family. This photo was one of the most perfect nights there. We had the pool completely to ourselves. And I found a tiny bottle of cabernet at the campground store and my new book had just arrived from Amazon that day. It was a good night. 

2. Portland, Oregon

Ahhhhh Portland. This was during a trip in the fall and all the colorful leaves were falling. We've been back to Portland many, many times...and each time it's fabulous in a different way. But my favorite thing is probably the food, the food, the food. *sigh*. We've stayed at Jantzen Beach RV Park, and I've stayed alone at the Monoco downtown (oh my heavens...best hotel ever). We've stayed in Eugene and Salem and along the coast of Oregon as well. The lush green moss gets me every time. 

3. Austin, TX

The sunsets in Texas are consistently breathtaking...nearly every night. We've spent time in wildflower country...southeast of Austin...and we've spent LOTS of time in the Austin area and I really don't have any desire to venture anywhere else. Maybe a day trip to San Antonio and back to Austin. :-) The coffee? Amazing and abundant. The food is fab, the people are funky. It's good. Traffic is a little intense...but if you're in a walkable area, it's bliss. I'd love to get myself to SXSW one of these years!

4. Jamaica

Aaaaaaah Jamaica. January 2015 was the first time Matt and I had been across an ocean and the first time we'd left the girls in 11 years. This trip was completely free, thanks to dōTERRA...and it was a life-altering experience. Once of those things along the path of life that changes everything. I snorkeled for the first time...which left me awe-struck. We met friends there who are now besties...and on that trip we decided that we will be spending a lot more time on islands. 

Fruit. So much amazing fruit. That slimy little purple thing? BEST. EVER. What is it? Someone tell me the name!

We stayed at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall...and it was our first experience with an all-inclusive resort. Our room overlooked the ocean and the salty air every morning was intoxicating. We were completely blissed out the entire time. 

5. Union Station - Denver (on a train to anywhere)

Traveling by train is an experience EVERYONE needs to have at least once in their life! My most recent excursion was out of Denver, in the newly remodeled (and stunning) Union Station. Sometimes I think I was supposed to be born in another era...when train travel was the norm. 

6. New York City

This was the view from my hotel room this past October when I met my sister and sister-in-love and dear friend in NYC for a 4 day rendezvous. The energy of the big city feeds my soul. When I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than to be a magazine editor and walk the streets of NYC every day. I had no idea what that even meant back then...but it sure sounded glamorous. I'll be doing a separate blog post about our trip there...because I never want to forget those feelings. 

7. Dominican Republic

And...back to an island! In January we went to the Dominican Republic with dōTERRA and fell in love all over again with that turquoise blue ocean. This was me taking a little break to call a friend and sipping my favorite drink while we were there...a caipirinha. Oh my heavens...I would like one right now! They made it with frozen lemonade and tons of muddled lime...my perfect Caribbean cocktail. This trip solidified...again...our desire to bring our girls to an island and stay for awhile.

8. Oceanside, California

Succulents are my spirit plant. ;-) So when I came across The Succulent Cafe in Oceanside...I may have had a little freak out moment. This corner is just a tiny bit of the awesomeness. The coffee was great, the fountains soothing, and it's just a few blocks away from the ocean. Perfection. Everyone must go. 

Speaking of Oceanside...after we spent a month RVing with friends there last winter, we knew we'd be back. This time, we rented a house on the beach. It was the first time we'd ever slept so close to the beach where we could experience every sunrise and every sunset...and everything in between. Getting up in the morning and opening the patio doors to waves crashing was like a dream come true. I have a bit of an obsession with surfers (watching them...someday I will do it myself!)...and the beach we were on had TONS of surfers every day. 

9. Santa Cruz, California - The Redwoods

I can smell these trees through the screen! Redwoods. Go there. The end. 

No really...it's a spiritual experience. I've been able to spend much of my time there with dear friends. In fact, I had a blessingway for Emma INSIDE the "mother tree" at Henry Cowell. In the dark. With twinkle lights and chocolate and tea. It holds a special place in my heart for sure. The above photo was when 7 of us flew in from around the country to be together for a weekend. Traveling with friends or spending time in a new place with friends is one of my favorite things. Matt and I prefer to spend time with friends instead of alone...so RVing works out well for us. Caravan or meet up...or meet some new friends. Full-time travelers are a fascinating bunch. 

And of course, Santa Cruz. The bookshop, Verve, Natural Bridges. It has my heart. It's one of those places I will never tire of.

10. Home - Boulder, Colorado

And lastly...beautiful Boulder. Home sweet home.  Pearl Street never gets old for me. I love the people and the performers and the food and the art...all in the shadow of the majestic mountains. So much goodness to explore. 

Even with my intense love of travel...I still LOVE being at HOME. Sitting by our fire...watching snow softly falling down. 

Or gathering on our deck with our friends and family. Eating, drinking, and laughing together. We'll be returning home in a month or so...and I can't wait to fill this space with dreamers again. 


Where are some of YOUR favorite places?