My favorite scents to start the day with are always citrusy, energizing, uplifting, and refreshing. I love combinations with mint and citrus, and sometimes a grounding oil. Throwing these blends into my diffuser and starting my morning off with a slow and gentle yoga practice is my ideal way to start off my day. Here are five of my favorite blends to uplift and energize! They’ll leave your air fresher and purified, and will help you wake up and get moving!

Peppermint Oil: Soothing and invigorating, elevates senses
Wild Orange Oil: Uplifting, calming, can help with depression

White Fir Oil: Energy, helps open respiratory system
Grapefruit Oil: Helps with depression, aids with headaches, de-stressing, balancing, uplifting
Citrus Bliss Oil: Peace and Energy

Douglas Fir Oil: Focus, grounding, anxiety
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing

Bergamot Oil: Calming and uplifting
Peppermint: Soothing and invigorating, elevates senses
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing

Breathe Oil: Opens respiratory system, invigorating
Wild Orange Oil: Uplifting, calming, can help with depression
Lime Oil: Anxiety, calming, uplifting, soothing


If you’re interested in the oils I love and trust for myself and my family, visit the Essentials page here! Or check out my Facebook page or visit my doTERRA page


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Essentials oils are a recent love of mine, but I’ve fallen truly madly deeply in love with them. I originally got mine to make bath bombs but quickly started using them for pretty much anything and everything throughout my day to day life! And hands down, my diffuser was one of my all-time best purchases.

These are the five oils I reach for nearly constantly!

LEMONGRASS – This one is tangy and citrusy and fresh and clean. I use it to make a basic countertop cleaner (10 drops oil, 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in a small glass spray bottle), to clean my toilets (dump in some baking soda and around 3-5 drops, let sit for around 5 minutes, then scrub out), to diffuse for a bright happy scent, and to add to sparkling water!

LAVENDER – At first I wasn’t that excited about lavender oil, as it’s pretty basic and mainstream at this point. I do love the scent, it reminds me of this amazing lavender farm we’d visit as kids, run by a charming British lady who served tea every day. But I wasn’t convinced of its amazingness until I pierced my ear and used it to support the healing process, and to help with chronic migraines. It’s one I absolutely can’t live without now!

DIGESTZEN – Being both lactose intolerant and celiac, I have times where my digestion needs some massive help. This one has been a lifesaver to me! I’m a big believer in “layers” of health, where you do the best that you can to help your body not have issues, and then you layer on support. So for me, that looks like eating a wheat (and all grain/bean) free diet, as well as a lactose-free diet 99% of the time. But there will be times when I either have no control over what I’m eating (for example, if I eat something I think is safe but turns out not to be so), or just plain want to live a little. This blend saves my butt and adds that extra layer of support!

CLARY SAGE – Another oil I got simply to copy cat a favorite bath bomb scent, and discovered was amazing for cramps! If you’re like me and get horrific cramps once a month, you need this oil. I’ve made myself a rollerball that has clary sage, cedarwood, bergamot, and ylang ylang, which are all great for relaxation and hormonal support, and I roll this on my stomach around every 2 hours when I’m suffering from cramping. Game changer!

WILD ORANGE – No post of mine on “top oils” would exist without this oil. This oil is my love language, my kryptonite, my obsession. Mildly sweet, fresh, happy. It’s detoxing, so I start my day with a drop in a huge glass of water, and it also helps me drink way more water since I love the taste so much! I diffuse this oil a ton (favorite blend is Breathe [respiratory blend], lime, and wild orange!), and my favorite roller blend is a ton of citrus oils – it’s happiness in a bottle!

If you want to learn more about the doTERRA essential oils I exclusively use and trust, I have a tab on my site here with some info! You can also visit my Facebook page, where I’ve been posting a ton of info and education! You can also find me on Instagram as @DeepMagicEssentials


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

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This album has been on repeat for me for months now! It’s so encouraging, moving, uplifting. Aren’t the Psalms always though? Plus it has one of my favorite hymns of all time, “All People That On Earth Do Dwell.” I love it so much I painted a giant piece for our house (and actually listened to the song on repeat the entire time I painted!

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My friend Hannah introduced me to these beautiful shoes, as we’re both in love with Louboutins but the price is a bit out of reach. Ivanka Trump makes a very similar heel to the Pigalle or So Kate, and even at full price it’s a great deal for how well they are made, but it’s even better when you can get them on sale. I scored this pair on Poshmark for…get this…EIGHT DOLLARS. They’re real leather, and the comfiest 4″ heels I’ve ever worn. Never taking them off! (P.S. If you’re new to Poshmark, it’s an app/site where you can sell your clothing and buy from the closets of others! Use the code PZVMA when you sign up for $5 off your first order!)


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I try to do one of these every year, because I really and truly love Etsy. You get to buy high-quality, unique gifts, all while supporting another artists’ dream! This one is a little last minute, as I’ve been crazy busy with heaps of orders from my own shop and both me and Seeley are sick with colds. (The rest of the family is about to come down with them, boo!) Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this list…these pieces are just too pretty! EtsyGiftGuide2015

porcelain organic entree plate
fir needle beard oil
herringbone Turkish towel
‘take me to the sea’ original watercolor
bent wood coat hook
mini stud earrings
shooting star pacifier clip teether

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