October 2018

Dear Friends, 
Welcome to October's Newsletter.
As I sit here compiling October's newsletter, my feet are relaxing in the Mint Lime Foot Soak Sylvia tried and tested in September. I have to admit, it's very soothing and relaxing! I definitely don't give my poor feet the attention they deserve and so this Foot Soak is a really good way for me to pamper myself without too much effort. You will see below that Sylvia has tried and tested a Hand Sanitiser this month - this is right up my street and I can't wait to give it a go. 

Every month, I receive lots of emails and texts commenting on how much you enjoy reading these newsletters. There's no doubting that Tried and Tested with Sylvia is a highlight for some of you. Oh the anticipation every month! Will it or won't it work? Is it something worth trying at home? Will it save money? Does it look difficult to make? Can I be bothered to give it a try? Whatever your take on it, I'm delighted that Sylvia's efforts are so well received. Do let me know if you try any of the recipes yourself - and send a photo! I'd love to know how you get on.  

Sylvia will be looking for volunteers in the near future to assist with some of her recipes. Watch this space! She is also keen to hear from anyone with suggestions for recipes you'd like her to try. Don't be shy - send her an email: sylviahallinanlovesdoterra@gmail.com

And so without further ado, here is this month's offerings...

Tried and Tested with Sylvia 

As the weather turns colder and germs and bugs are in the air, I’m looking at ways to protect myself from picking up common coughs and colds. I recently made a hand sanitiser with my niece Jessie and this is how we did it.
Hand Sanitiser
5 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
4 tablespoons Water
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
10 drops of On Guard 
5 drops of
Wild Orange
1 small bottle (I recycled an old sanitiser bottle)

Mix all the ingredients together and place into the bottle (you may need to use a small funnel)
Hand Sanitiser with On Guard and Wild Orange
This is a great recipe. It's easy to make and only takes a few minutes before you have lovely smelling hand sanitiser. It feels slightly sticky for a few seconds but this soon disappears, leaving your hands feeling soft (the addition of Vitamin E oil is a bonus).

My next recipe was suggested by Roz Parry who wanted me to try out a fabric conditioner - thanks Roz!

Fabric Conditioner

2 tablespoons Bicarbonate of Soda
27fl oz/830ml Apple Cider Vinegar

6fl oz/180ml Hot Water
20 drops of dōTERRA essential oil - I used Geranium
1 large container (because of the bubble reaction)
Mix the water, bicarbonate of soda and apple cider vinegar together.
Add the oil and shake well (this was the fun bit!)
Leave to settle and add 4 tablespoons per wash.

Geranium Fabric Conditioner

This is quite an expensive product to make, mainly because of the quantity of apple cider vinegar needed. The end result is good and my clothes smelled fresh and felt soft. I would probably only use it occasionally but its fun to make and you can use your favourite oil to customise the conditioner.
Autumn Diffuser Blends
I am often asked which oils blend well together in the diffuser. There are popular blends such as Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon or Citrus Bliss and Balance but I always advise that you do some experimenting of your own to find out what you like and what works for you. My auntie Julia, for example, loves the smell of Patchouli but she got a bit over excited one day and added lots of other oils into the diffuser mix. The result? Not great. The combination was so unpleasant that she had to bin the lot. Isn't it surprising given that she is such a fan of Patchouli? And who is to say that the next person may not have thought that the smell was divine? It just goes to show that sometimes you just have to get stuck in and be prepared to make a few errors along the way.

Given that we are moving into Autumn, I have put together some diffuser blends to help you get in sync with the change in season. Some oils appear in more than one blend to ensure that you can experiment to you heart's content. 

Autumn Meadows 

4 drops Douglas Fir
2 drops Cypress
2 drops Patchouli
2 drops Spikenard

Warm Pumpkin Spice 

3 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Ginger
3 drops Clove
2 drops Cardamom



Spooky Halloween Blend

2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Patchouli
2 drops Clove
2 drops Spikenard


Orange Cinnamon Buns  

4 drops Wild Orange
3 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Cardamom 


Hot Cider

2 drops Cheer
2 drops Cassia
3 drops Citrus Bliss
1 drops Motivate

Evening by the Fire  

3 drops Wild Orange
3 drops Douglas Fir
3 drops Frankincense
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Sandalwood 



Ginger Snaps

4 drops Ginger
2 drops Cassia
2 drops Cinnamon


Fancy trying these diffuser blends but don't yet have your own dōTERRA account? Enrol today by visiting https://www.dottys-oils.com/yoga-meditation/

Don't want to enrol with your own account? You can still get your hands on a diffuser and oils here: https://www.dottys-oils.com/become-a-retail-customer/

October Promotions

Seasonal Gifts are now available!
From top-selling favourites to original gift sets, there is something for everyone on your shopping list. A new gift item will be added each Monday in October, so keep an eye on Dotty's Oils Facebook Page and Instagram for updates. You will also be able to see the new gift items by logging into your dōTERRA account, if you have one (and if you don't have one... why not?!)

The Seasonal Gifts are available while supplies last and so don't delay if you spot something you fancy. 
What’s In Store Next Month?
I will be focussing on "diffusing on-the-go". All will be revealed!
Sylvia will be testing a Bonfire Night Soup and "Dotty's Potty" Perfume Spray.

See you all in November! 
Rina Bailey

Wellness Advocate 
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E-Mail: rinabaileylovesdoterra@gmail.com
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Rina Bailey