Illusions

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ― Maya Angelou Today’s blog is dedicated to my daughter on her 20th birthday. It is when you leave your teenage years that you start to really think about being an adult and doing adult t...

Are you a Turkey? 

I never thought that a turkey farm would have such a profound effect on my life. We moved to Seekonk, MA almost ten years ago and happen to have a turkey farm right around the corner from our home. We pass it several times a day. I recall a conversation with our neighbors about the farm when we first moved to the neighborhood. Their youngest daughte...

dōTERRA Deep Blue® Study

Deep Blue essential oil blend is composed of oils from Wintergreen , Camphor, Peppermint , Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum , and Osmanthus. In a recent study, doTERRA researchers investigated the effect of Deep Blue essential oil blend on human skin cells using the BioMAP® dermal fibroblast system.1,2,3 By adding certain factors to cultu...

Healthcare Costs - A Reality Check

I am recently back from the annual doTERRA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. In case you don’t know, doTERRA is the world leader in essential oils and brings their products to market through a direct selling system. Similar to Avon, MaryKay, etc. They are the fastest growing company in the network marketing space, mostly due to the quality and efficacy...

Zest for Life

I spent all of last week at doTERRA’s annual convention in Salt Lake City, UT. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. This year was absolutely the best one ever. Incredible new oils and research released. The day I arrived I joined some friends at one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I was tired from the long flight and from getting up...

Rose Pedals

Today I want to discuss ‘Mindset’. I’ll start by sharing a quick story that will clearly indicate which mindset I operate under. I have a man town in my home. It’s all mine and no one really goes down there but me. I have an old red leather couch that is very comfortable. It’s definitely worn in. One day my daught...

Give Peace a Chance

Are you breathing? If you are, I bet it is very shallow breaths. Our world is in a crazy place at the moment. There is incredible hatred bubbling up and spilling into our civil society. There is great unease in our country and in the world in general. We still have to remember to take care our ourselves and be there for our family. Especiall...

Allowing Atlas

I had a thought the other day. When I was a child, growing up in Warwick, RI, there was a statue of Atlas holding up the world. The statue was in the local mall parking lot and was there for as long as I can remember during my childhood. It was bigger than life and I was always attracted to it and emotionally moved by it. One day, years ago, it disa...

DIY: Patchouli Mouth Rinse

Patchouli is part of the mint family and pairs well with Peppermint for a simple, non-toxic, effective mouth rinse. Benefits Baking Soda : Many teeth-whitening products and toothpastes include baking soda because it has the ability to remove minor stains from the teeth. Baking soda is made up of a chemical compound that acts as an abra...

Why I Welcome a Class Action Lawsuit

I was actually happy to learn of a potential class action lawsuit within the essential oil world. Please see https://kohnswift.com/2017/05/26/essential-oil-scams/ for specific information. As I travel and educate, I hear horror stories of people that have purchased from other companies, hoping to save themselves some money, only to be extremely...

Summer Essential Oil Safety

Essential oil safety is important because each doTERRA essential oil is pure and potent. With the summer months upon us, here are a few safety tips to keep your essential oil experiences positive. With school out, young children have more time at home. They often are bored and spend their time exploring the home. Keep your oils in a safe place out o...

Forget About the Planet...

My daughter and I sometimes sit in wonder at why some people don’t seem to care about the planet. How could they not be concerned? What are we missing? If the planet goes, so do we!!! How is that not concerning?!?! Then one day something occurred to me. As I travel the country I come across many people. I see them making choices that could b...

Essential Oils for Anxious Feelings?

As I travel and teach workshops across the country, the number one issue that people ask about is helping to reduce anxious feelings. I can only assume that this will continue to get worse as technology continues to pervade our every waking hour. I see young people getting upset when a friend doesn’t IMMEDIATELY return their message. They are ALWAYS...

Listen to your body.

When I first tasted kombucha I hated it. I wanted to like it. Everyone seemed to be enjoying it. I kept hearing how great it is for our gut health, but yet I just didn't like the experience. So I tried it again when offered a glass at a raw food restaurant in Providence, RI. Sadly, the restaurant is no longer open. It was just a test kitchen concept. Howev...