January, 2015

  • Increase Your Goal Success

    We are now in the 2nd half of January, so how is your New Year coming out so far?
    Are you part of the 5% still working toward their goals? Or are you in the 95%, those people who have made a New Years Resolution and have already broken it?
    Most people don’t even make resolutions because they have been disappointed year after year on their lack of follow through.
    That’s because so many of the times resolutions are just “wish lists”.

    It is only natural that at the beginning of each New Year, people want a fresh start. If you have been ‘wishin an dreamin an hopin’ with out planning and taking action on that plan, then you are just dreaming. The nice thing about setting a goal and taking action on the plan towards achieving it, is that you can start ANYTIME! Yes, it is not too late!

    Check out these 3 Things to Increase Your Goal Success

    1. Start focusing on WHY instead of focusing on WHAT

    I think we are all pretty good at making plans. But it is the following questionmarkthrough that is the real struggle. At the beginning, we are filled with excitement of the idea. As the weeks go by and we aren’t seeing the results we want, it can get really hard to keep on going. At least that is what happens to me if I don’t have a really STRONG WHY I AM DOING THIS!

    So what is your WHY? Is it really a certain weight or dollar amount? Or is it really what that weight or money will get you, how you will feel? Like more energy, stamina to keep up with the kids, do more with family and/or friends, more emotional freedom. I have often told people to keep asking themselves why until they get an answer that makes them wan to cry. Then you know you got it!

    Write it out in positive statements in the present tense, as if it is happening NOW! Read it, preferably out loud, morning and night. Some find making a ‘vision’ board a very helpful reminder.

    1. Focus on Adding the Right Things into your life instead of taking the wrong things away.

    The Strawberriesidea is to increase the good things or habits so as to crowd out the not so good. One of the nice things about this is it reduces guilt. Guilt just adds more stress and bad feelings which aren’t very productive.


    1. Surround Yourself with Support

    Surround yourself with good people who posses solid experience, sometimes family or close friends are not the best choice because it means you will cd-book-glassesbe changing which will directly affect them. The more people you associate with (through being with or through CDs, books, presentations, etc.) who relate to your goals/dreams the more support you will get for those goals and dreams.


    Goal SuccessNeed a little more help with setting and achieving your goals? Check out a previous blog on how essential oils and asking good questions can possibly do just that. Get it HERE

    Achieving a goal is a process and it is in that journey that we really find success!

    Blessings on all your efforts,


    P.S. Leave a comments below on what you have found helpful towards reaching your goals. I always like hearing from you!


    January 23, 2015 • Healthy Hints, Mind Managing • Views: 2252

  • Mouthwash made with Essential Oils

    Other than saving alot money, you might be wondering by bother with making your own mouthwash. Just take a look at the ingredients on the back of your mouthwash bottle. More than likely you will discover that you are actually getting a mouthful of chemicals.

    The active ingredients in mouthwash usually include Benzalkonium chloride, Methylparaben, Hydrogen peroxide, Domiphen bromide, Hexetidine, and Chlorhexidine gluconate. (Contact me to learn more about each active ingredient here.Other popular ingredients include foaming agents, ethyl alcohol, flavored oils (not necessarily natural), antimicrobial ingredients, colorants, preservatives and fluoride.   mouthwash-l

    Ethyl alcohol, one of the most popular ingredients, can weaken the lining of gums and oral cavity, which can increase the risk of damaging chemicals affecting your DNA. Research reported by Standford University suggests, though it is not conclusive, that the alcohol in antiseptic mouthwash might increase the risk of oral cancer. To learn more about the study contact me Kathy@kathyskinner.com 

    Most mouthwashes also include synthetic colors, aromas, and flavorings—which are basically perfumes. These perfumes and alcohols contained in most mouthwashes may take away mouth odors temporarily, but they can also alter the basic flora and pH of your mouth and throat which can have serious side effects.

    Not all mouthwashes are created equal, and some use more questionable ingredients than others. One way to freshen your mouth without the worry is to create your own mouthwash using essential oils that are naturally cleansing, purifying, or germ-destroying in nature.

    You can easily make your own mouthwash that is free of chemicals, perfumes, preservatives, artificial colors, and more with two simple ingredients—water and essential oils—which can be just as beneficial (if not more) than chemicals used in traditional mouthwashes.

    Try this simple and cost effective mouthwash recipe for a clean, refreshed, and healthy mouth.



    • 10 drops of doTERRA essential oil(s)
    •   2 cups water (distilled, filtered, or boiled water)
    •   16 ounce dark glass bottle


    1. Put 10 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice into the glass bottle or jar. (Not all essential oils are equal in purity –  learn more.)
    2. Pour in 2 cups of distilled, filtered, or boiled water into glass bottle. Note: If you boiled water, make sure you let the water come to room temperature before adding to bottle.
    3. When using, shake first and take a small sip of your homemade mouthwash. Swish around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds. Spit out, DO NOT swallow.
    4. You’re done! It’s that easy.

    There are many essential oils you could use in your mouthwash. Below are a few suggested oils you could use, by themselves, or by combining two or more to make a blend. My favorite to use is doTERRA CPTG OnGuard, the Protective Blend.

    Essential Oil Suggestions

    Lemon, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, Protective Blend, Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon or Cassia

    To purchase oils at Retail click HERE.

    Email me to get Discounts!  Kathy@kathyskinner.com 

    Note on Cinnamon essential oil: Be careful when using Cinnamon essential oil as it can be irritating if too much is used. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase if desired.

    Note on Wintergreen essential oil:   Wintergreen is not labeled for internal use as it contains some phytochemical constituents that can make you sick when taken in large doses.  We use a child safety cap on Wintergreen because it smells like candy and don’t want kids drinking it, although it would be very hard to gag down enough to hurt someone.  Some oils are not recommended for internal use because they are either not safe or there are no health reasons to use them internally.  It does not mean they are not pure or safe; they are just not used in that way.  Some individuals use Wintergreen in small amounts for a mouthwash and it is not an issue in this regard.  However, we don’t recommend you use high levels (more than 20 drops at a time) of any essential oil internally because they are very concentrated.  It is important to remember that more is not always better.

    I love my essential oil mouthwash because I know that I am doing something about reducing the toxins in my body which helps keep me healthier. By using doTERRA OnGuard Blend I am also boosting my immune system and that keeps me healthier, too.

    And this mouthwash has already save me tons of MONEY too!

    What is your favorite essential oil(s) to use in your mouthwash???

    Blessings for Health, Joy & Laughter,


    P.S. Where to get ‘glass’ bottles???  HERE

    The advice shared in document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis


    January 16, 2015 • Essential Oils, Healthy Hints • Views: 1309

  • Essential Oils for Goal Creating, Achieving

    “When we fail to plan, we plan to fail.”Goal Success

    This quote by so many leaders reminds us that we do have more control over our lives than we sometimes want to admit. Creating and achieving a goal is a journey in self-improvement and in gaining more control over our lives.

    When setting a goal, it needs to be specific, a clear WHY I Want It, steps to getting there and date for accomplishment. You can greatly enhance the process by using esDiffuser greenairsential oils for your goal creating and achieving process. For this process diffusing the oil in a diffuser or placing a drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and then breathe in.

    Learn about using essential oils HERE .  I only recommend the use of  doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils because of their of purity.

    Essential Oils for Goal Creating, Achieving

    Maybe you have already set some goals and just need a little help achieving them. If that is you scroll down for some oil suggestions.

    Or maybe you’re not real sure what goals to set for yourself. Breathe in an oil suggested here and start asking yourself questions like:

    • What do I want to experience more of right now? in my life?
    • If I had that, would it make a difference? How?
    • How serious am I in making changes in my life to accomplish this?

    Essential Oils to Help:         Make a Purchase

    You Gain Vision and Clarity about What You’d Like to Achieve  

    Balance®, The Grounding Blend – oil of grounding, clarifies; helps to provide balance

    Cassia – oil of self-assurance – helps assist in discovering innate gifts and talents

    Citrus Bliss®, The Invigorating Blend – oil of creativity, helps motivate one to use their true creative power

    Clary Sage – oil of clarity and vision, helps assist in opening creative channels

    InTune®, The Focus Blend – oil of presence, helps calm the mind facilitating inner peace

    Lemon – oil of focus, helps with mental clarity and clearing the mind

    Roman Chamomile – oil of spiritual purpose, helps support discovery and living ones true life purpose

    Rosemary – oil of knowledge and transition, helps during times of confusion, difficulty adjusting or learning

    Vetiver – oil of centering and descent, helps assist in deeply connecting with what one thinks and feels – can be very supportive in self-awareness work

    Wild Orange – oil of abundance, helps to foster creativity


    To help Remove Blocks try using:

    Basil – oil of renewal, gives hope and optimism

    Bergamot – oil of self-acceptance, supports self-love and acceptanceblack-pepper-oil-bottle

    Black Pepper – oil of unmasking, helps give strength to overcome challenges and issues carried inside

    Cassia – oil of self-assurance, helps bring gladness and courage to heart and soul

    Cilantro – oil of releasing control, facilitates emotional cleansing, shedding what is not in harmony with ones true self

    Clary Sage – oil of clarity and vision, helps assist in clearing creative blocks

    Cypress – oil of motion and flow, helps to remove emotional blocks

    Helichrysum – oil for discomfort, helps to restore confidence in life and in self

    Immortelle®, The Anti-aging blend – oil of spiritual insight, helps to assist in releasing negativity, and limiting perceptions

    Lavender – oil of communication, supports individuals in releasing tension and constrictions that stem from fear of expressing one’s self

    Oregano – oil of humility and non-attachment, helps remove blocks and clear negativity

    Purify®, The Cleansing Blend– oil of purification, diffused in air it can help facilitate emotional breakthroughs

    Thyme – oil of releasing and forgiving, helps to assist in addressing trapped feelings


    O.K. you have your GOAL, you’re focused on doing something each day that brings you closer to it – BUT – sometimes you just can’t get yourself going.

    Oils to help you Achieve Success:

    Balance®, The Grounding Blend – oil of grounding, helps to provide inner strength and fortitude

    Citrus Bliss®, The Invigorating Blend – oil of creativity, helps to return motivation and drive when it is lacking

    Ginger – oil of empowerment, helps individuals in taking full responsibility for their life circumstances, to choose their own destiny

    Lemon – oil of focus, helps to restore energy, mental flexibility and drive to complete a project

    Lemongrass – oil of cleansing, helps with dispeling feelings of despondency, despair and lethargy

    I would love to hear your comments on the oils, your goals, what support you might need. I’m here for you!


    P.S. If you have any questions on the oils, their uses, etc. email me kathy@kathyskinner.com

    Or if you are interested in making a purchase and like getting discounts (no sharing or selling required), go to https://www.mydoterra.com/kathyskinner/#/ 

    I can help you with that also! Kathy@kathyskinner.com

    The advice shared in document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis

    January 12, 2015 • Essential Oils, Mind Managing • Views: 1916