Have you ever wondered why women have higher expectations for themselves than men?

 

Think about it…

 

A woman is hard on herself when she gains a few pounds. A man often doesn’t notice or really worry about it.

 

A woman wouldn’t ever go in public in a swim suit without shaving her legs and presenting herself in attire that best fits her body shape. Men can put on whatever they can find and let all the hair, wherever it has grown, be flaunted in its glory.

 

A woman buys the latest anti-aging products for her face to help her skin look smooth, younger and radiant. Men embrace the aging process and bask in their physical signs of wisdom.

 

A woman buys padded bras or gets breast augmentation so “the girls” look even, perky and full.

 

Women research the best nutritional and exercise information for their health and wellness to have the perfect skinny fit body with sexy legs, tight backside and defined abs.

 

Women look for the perfect hair products to reach the all-coveted luscious, thick, shiny locks.

 

Women spend an enormous amount of time to look and feel beautiful inside and out, all while trying to be energetic, focused and successful in their career and family.

 

A woman is honestly, AMAZING!

 

There’s no question that we as women are in a whole different realm than men often are.

 

It’s not because we’re better. We’re just different. Our bodies were made differently, our hormones and innate abilities were designed for us to succeed where we were meant to flourish.

 

Now, whether that’s because we were born to SHINE or if the media through the years have enabled that perfectionism in us, I don’t know. Maybe both.

 

But, I’m here to tell you today that I’ve got ANSWERS for you!

 

Being an advocate with doTERRA has helped me become educated and obtain the knowledge to know where to turn to for answers for WHAT WOMEN WANT, from HEAD TO TOE. Here are some simple solutions for some of the most common problems we deal with.

 

BRAIN HEALTH

Have your ever walked into a room and forgot why you even walked into the room? It used to happen to me multiple times a day. My mind felt so scattered, being overwhelmed with stress and anxious feelings that mental clarity was lacking. As soon as I was consistently taking doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality supplements, along with TerraZyme, I noticed a difference! My brain fog was gone. I honestly don’t remember the last time I forgot what I was doing when walking into a room.

 

Sometimes life can get overwhelming with all of my pursuits and I need additional help to feel calm and collected. I turn to a few products: Adaptiv, Copaiba and Rosemary. Adaptiv, specifically to help manage the effects of stress and anxious feelings, Copaiba to help ease head tension and to help me think clearer, and Rosemary diffused, to help with my concentration and memory healthy.

 

HAIR HEALTH

Have you in recent years felt happy about your hair? If you deal with a lack of hair growth or dry, unruly hair, I’ve got a solution to help you get the hair you’ve always wanted!

I have seen a noticeable difference in my hair health since consistently using doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitalitysupplements. It feels thicker and hair growth isn’t an issue. I also love using doTERRA’s Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair feels clean without residue buildup from styling products, and the aroma of the shampoo is amazing! Once I comb through my hair, I apply the Root To Tip Serum that helps my hair look and feel smooth and shiny. If you could use an extra boost for hair growth, try this DIY Hair Growth Serum: Add 5 dropsPeppermint, 5 drops Frankincense, 7 drops Lavender, 7 drops Rosemary, 7 drops Cedarwood to 4oz distilled water and spray hair daily.

 

SKIN HEALTH

Does your skin health look different at every stage in your life? Mine does! Blemishes, dry, flaky skin, oily skin, aging skin with slight wrinkles, large pores…I’ve experienced it all!

 

Again, the foundational answer for each stage of life is take the daily supplements. But, in addition, I’ve found that the stage that my skin is in right now, the Customizable Skin Care Kit is perfect for me. I use the Facial Cleanser that purifies and tones my skin and helps me have a healthy complexion. The Invigorating Scrub that exfoliates, polishes, smooths and tones my skin. The Pore Reducing Toner that tones and balances my skin, increases hydration, and visibly reduces the appearance of pores. Last but not least, the Tightening Serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving skin hydrated and feeling smooth. I also add in the Anti-Aging Eye Cream, and Hydrating Cream.

 

In addition, I’ve found a couple of products that make my skin HAPPY. Immortelle helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce contributing factors to the appearance of aging skin and promotes smoother, more radiant, and youthful-looking skin. The Yarrow Pom Collection protects promotes collagen production and soothes the skin, improves skin firmness, reduces skin imperfections, and brightens the  complexion.

 

BREAST HEALTH

We all want perky, full breasts, but have you ever thought about wanting HEALTHY breasts? Just as we detox our bodies to rid itself of toxins, we also need to DETOX our breasts. Besides daily hand massage to get the lymphs moving freely, I would highly suggest doing a 30-day detox twice a year. All you have to do is combine 4 drops of each oil (Pink Pepper, Grapefruit, Frankincense) with fractionated coconut oil and apply it to the breasts twice daily for 30 days. Join me in the challenge coming up in JUNE! Click here if you’re interested in finding out more about it.

 

And speaking of healthy tatas, did you know that using a natural deodorant helps the flow of lymphs? Toxins can be released through sweat which frees up the congested lymph system. I’m all about being proactive against disease in a healthy, natural way!

 

DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Do you ever feel bloated and gassy after eating certain foods? Or maybe have to take frequent trips to the bathroom and have abdominal pain? It’s awful! I found out that my body is intolerant to certain foods and I hate that! But, I have found that my body adjusts better, experiencing less inflammation and discomfort when I combine TerraZyme and Probiotics to my daily regimen. It just allows me to enjoy some of my favorite foods every once in a while, all while helping my body break down foods and use the nutrients for the energy, I need every day.

 

This topic takes me to gut health. Did you know that your gut is considered your second brain and influences mood and well-being? If we don’t take care of our second brain, we will provoke other issues as a side effect, such as moodiness, sadness and anxious feelings.

 

So, although the Emotional Aromatherapy Kit is perfect for additional emotional help throughout the day, eating a good balanced diet, along with the daily supplements, TerraZyme and PB Assist, will help your gut health tremendously. You might even find that you don’t have to pull out the oils as often as you used to for those roller coaster moods.

 

THYROID HEALTH

Have you experienced weight loss, fast heart rate, high irritability/nervousness, muscle weakness and tremors, infrequent menstrual periods, sleep problems, eye irritations and heat sensitivity? Or maybe the opposite: weight gain, slower heart rate, fatigue, more frequent and stronger menstrual periods, forgetfulness, dry skin and hair, hoarse voice and intolerance to cold? Maybe you attributed the symptoms to eating too much or not eating enough, or your stressed life. But it may be something totally different. These symptoms have to do with an overactive, or underactive thyroid!

 

If you have these symptoms, try this DIY Thyroid Support Recipe: Add 20 drops Frankincense, 20 drops Clove, 20 drops Myrrh, 20 drops Lemongrass, 20 drops Basil, 20 drops Marjoram to a 10ml roller bottle and top it off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply it to the bottom of your feet two times daily.

 

If that doesn’t help, I suggest making an appointment with your health practitioner to get your blood tested so you can begin to heal and start feeling healthy and unstoppable again.

 

URINARY SYSTEM

Have you laughed so hard you peed your pants? Or maybe wanted to enjoy playing with your kids outside on the trampoline only to have to run back in the house to change your underwear? Annoying right? I just want to have a body that allows me to jump, cough, sneeze or laugh without dealing with bladder control. I know I’m not alone!

Simple solutions include: Reduce or cut out caffeine (coffee, tea, cola drinks), very sweet drinks and alcohol. Avoid constipation by eating plenty of fiber from fruit, veggies and whole grains. Drink the recommended amount of water per day. Maintain a healthy weight. Do pelvic floor exercises. If you are still having trouble when you pull out that jump rope, these work great too!

“Not another urinary tract infection!” Are those words you’ve muttered? Anyone who’s ever gotten a urinary tract infection – and that’s most women – know how irritating and perilous it can be. Some of us are also prone to recurrent UTIs, where infections keep coming.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep a healthy urinary tract. One of them is to use probiotics and another is aromatherapy. Here is a great DIY Urinary Tract Support recipe: Use equal parts of Cypress, Juniper Berry and Cedarwood diluted with fractionated coconut oil (FCO) and rub on your lower abdomen and lower back in the morning and 2 hours before bed. (You don’t want fluid moving through you — making you need to pee — too close to bedtime.)

 

 

VAGINAL HEALTH

Do you get embarrassed when the word vagina comes up? In the past, parts of our body, like the vagina, were considered more “hush-hush”. We probably didn’t talk about it much with our mother, and that’s because she probably didn’t talk about it much with her mother. But, the attitude towards it can change with you! Women need to talk about vaginal health more so we can have a healthier sex life, a higher fertility rate and more confidence, ease and comfort in the bedroom.

 

For a body part that can be the source of mind-blowing pleasure, it can also cause a lot of discomfort- yeast infections, dryness, itchiness, odor, etc. If you’re suffering from any of these ailments, try out some of the DIY Essential Oil remedies for optimal vaginal health. Or, this great DIY Sexy Time Bedroom Blend to spice up you and your partner’s mood: Add 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Geranium, 2 drops Jasmine, 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Black Pepper and 4 drops Cypress to a 10ml roller bottle. Top off with FCO.

 

SEXY LEGS

What does your optimal “sexy legs” look like? Mine would be smooth, toned and vein-less! Why do women have to get those unsightly varicose and spider veins? For those of you who suffer from these unattractive creatures, there are a number of different ways to prevent and treat them, ranging from expensive surgeries to using natural essential oils. But before you turn to irritating prescription creams or expensive laser surgeries, consider a DIY remedy first.

 

One of the best for specifically supporting vein health is Cypress oil, which has the ability to increase circulation and support the circulatory system. Try rubbing five drops of Cypress essential oil on the area or concern twice daily for several weeks. If you experience muscle aches, swelling or skin blisters, try using other diluted essential oils like Peppermint, Tea Tree and Lavender oil in small amounts to soothe problem areas.

 

If you suffer from dry, flaky skin on your legs, restore moisture to them by using the Exfoliating Body Scrub and follow-up with the Replenishing Body Butter. You’ll never want to go without these two products again!

 

For toned legs, I wish I could tell you there was a magic pill to have the nice toned legs you might see in magazines, but there is not. It’s called exercise! Lunges, squats, and calf raises can all help you achieve the dreamy legs that you desire.

 

FEET HEALTH

Are you one of those women that hate feet? I find that a good foot massage is a way to my heart! A little bit of Deep Blue rubbed on the bottom of my feet and between my toes is so soothing! It helps me relax and calms my achy feet. Don’t forget the Tea Tree for those itchy toes, or unappealing toenails. It works miracles!

 

Please remember: We can’t achieve our optimal appearance and health all at once, or maybe ever at all. Take it in stride. Just know that happiness doesn’t come from how you appear on the outside, but how you feel about yourself on the inside. It is a direct result of your self-confidence and knowing who you are in life.

 

Work on your inner happiness, then choose something that you want to improve on physically and GO FOR IT!

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