Every stick you eat gives a BURST of delicious strawberry melon flavor! Whether you like it on its own or added to your favorite drink, we have a delicious tip for you to try! Add one pouch to one cup sliced strawberries and mix for…
Month: January 2018
The study of chemistry helps us both understand and classify materials and how they interact with one another. In this view, chemistry is an important part of the products we use on a daily basis. For example, when you use a bar of soap, you’re…
No one likes the feeling of chapped lips, but it’s an all-too-common phenomenon. Our lips possess the most delicate skin on our faces, so they’re even more sensitive to sunburn or to getting dried out. This is especially true when the weather is cold outside and our furnaces are going full-blast. For healthier, softer lips, take a look at the following tips.
It’s All about Hydration
To prevent dry lips before they even start, your best course of action is to hydrate. This means of course to drink more water. This may seem redundant; everyone tells us that we need to drink more for a variety of reasons. But, here’s just one more reason to get enough H2O. When you have enough water in your system, it will show in your lips. Instead of falling prey to chapped, dry skin, your lips will be hydrated.
Aside from drinking water, being hydrated also means to plug in your humidifier. If you live in a humid climate, this is not a step you really need to worry about, but for those in drier climates, it’s a must. Have it run while you’re asleep to get healthy moisture into the air. Your lips—and your skin in general—will thank you for it in the morning.
Conversely, you will want to avoid doing anything that is prone to drying out your lips: licking your lips, using long-wear lipsticks, or picking at flaky skin.
Keep Up a Regular Routine
Making some simple additions to your routine can make all the difference. Eating more fish for the hydrating omega-3s is a good option. But if you just can’t bring yourself to eat more fish, consuming fish oil is your next best option. (The doTERRA supplement xEO Mega® is a great option here. It has powerful combination of both marine and plant-based omega-3s.)
Start to regularly exfoliate your lips with a gentle sugar scrub once a week or as needed. A quick homemade version will do the trick. See the doTERRA recipe for Sugar Lip Scrub for an example. The honey is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that, in addition to the essential oils, will help your lips.
Soothe and Protect
Use lip balm. Sometimes, this step seems to be an either-or argument. Either you never find yourself without lip balm, or you never use it because you’ve heard it dries out your lips. The truth is this: how effective your lip balm is for hydrating your lips all depends on the ingredients.
While other lip balms or lipsticks can contain questionable ingredients, the doTERRA SPA Lip Balm only contains the safest and most natural ingredients possible, including the natural fragrance of essential oils. As for moisturizing, all three versions of the lip balm contain the following extremely hydrating ingredients:
Aleurites moluccanus seed oil from the Kukui seed
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride from coconut oil
Moringa oil from the Moringa seed
Phytoseryl Canola Glycerides from corn oil
For soft, hydrated, and healthy lips, we recommend using any of the three doTERRA SPA Lip Balms daily.
An extra tip: when you’re using the lip balm at night, make sure to put some outside of your lip line, too. This will protect the border of your lips that is most prone to being dry. It’s not the most flattering look, but the only sign in the morning will be completely hydrated lips.
Introduction The fear is real. Research has identified anxiousness caused by dental visits as one of the primary influences in the declining state of oral health.1 In fact, up to 40 million Americans avoid the dentist for this very reason.2 Dental professionals have stated that…
“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” –Hillary DePiano
It’s that time of year again to set resolutions for the New Year. Unless you’ve already mastered the art of making goals, you may be overwhelmed at the idea. Sometimes, it must be admitted, we pick goals out of pressure to have the “right” goals according to other people. But, with no real plan and no real inspiration, nothing happens. Instead, set meaningful goals for yourself with the following tips:
Do an end-of-year review. Take some time before thinking of new goals to think of what you achieved over the past year to see how you’ve changed and grown. As you look over the past 12 months, think about the accomplishments you are most proud of, the new things you learned, and be honest about your own well-being. (Did you sleep enough, eat for your health, and spend quality time with loved ones?) Finally, consider what didn’t go right, and what you learned from any failures. Give yourself credit for any risks you took, large or small.
Select a few goals you actually want to achieve. Real goals, or the goals that you will follow through on, are goals that you have a strong emotional connection to. You have a desire to do them, no matter the outside voices that tell you what your goals should be. Ultimately, to figure out what is inspiring to you, write out a long list of possible goals, more than you could ever accomplish. Once finished, go back over your list and circle the ones that inspire you.
Get the full picture—take into consideration what is going on in your life. If you know you have other big immovable projects that have to get done, fit your goals in around those times. For example, if you have to fix the roof this year, then any goals to take a rejuvenating vacation for your well-being need to be timed so that you have the funds and the time for both.
Consider what needs to happen to make your goals a reality. Planning out your next steps is the hardest part of this process, but absolutely necessary to success. Antione de Saint-Exupery famously said “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” So, if you have a goal to build up your savings, plan out what needs to happen to enable you to meet that goal. Accountability to others is a factor in continuing toward a goal, but it won’t help you achieve anything on its own. Voicing your goal out loud to another person is a great first step towards your goal.
Go forward with the right tools. Come up with a way to monitor and update your goals throughout the year. We recommend reviewing them periodically every few months. You can remember to do this by setting reminders in your phone right now. Set up another system to keep yourself accountable to someone else, and have them check in with you at a predetermined time. Finally, consider that essential oils can help you on this journey. While no oil is going to be the magic super-power to making you achieve your goals, they certainly have the power to help you get in the right frame of mind. Read on for suggestions on the best oils to use.
For a sense of focus and a clear mind:
To combat occasional stress:
Finally, to motivate and uplift your spirits: