June 2018

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Dear Oil Lover, 

Welcome to June's Newsletter!
 
When the opportunity to visit a hot country presents itself, I’m first in line. "We’re all going on a su-mmer ho-lidaaaay, no more working for – a – week, or twooooooo” Am I right? The only problem of course are those pesky midges and mosquitos. You really have to keep an eye out for them. Somehow, there's always one that manages to get me! 

                          Spotlight on TerraShield                    

Some years back, I visited Kerala in India. It was a truly wonderful trip but the photographs I took of the bites to my legs are unpleasant enough to unsettle even the strongest stomach. What I didn't have at the time was dōTERRA's outdoor spray: TerraShield. Now, I wouldn't dream of going away without it. For me, it's very tempting to call it "MagicShield" because it has worked like magic in shielding me (and in particular, my legs) from being bitten. And I don't just use it when I'm abroad - I have applied it when sitting in my garden during the evening or when attending a daytime picnic in the park. One of the things I love about it is that it is, like all dōTERRA products, 100% pure and natural (AND it doesn't contain deet).  
Julie Johnson, who took this photograph says: "This blend has been brilliant in the jungle in Borneo ... a great natural alternative to keep the mozzies away!"
What's in TerraShield? Fractionated Coconut Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower, Tamanu Seed, Nootka Wood, Cedarwood Wood, Catnip Plant, Lemon Eucalyptus Leaf, Litsea Fruit, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Arborvitae Wood. Put it like this - it smells divine and it isn't greasy! 
  
What does dōTERRA say about TerraShield? 
When it comes to outdoor protection, no defence is better than Mother Nature’s offerings. Among these are essential oils which provide a vapour barrier for plants, protecting them from potential threats in their environment. TerraShield Outdoor Blend contains powerful essential oils and other plant oils known to provide outdoor protection in a natural, safe way. This newly updated formula contains a select blend of essential oils including Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute—all of which possess specific chemical compounds known to protect against environmental annoyances. The addition of Tamanu oil provides added support and through dōTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing®, the harvesting of Tamanu oil is positively affecting the livelihood of harvesters in Madagascar”.

How do I use TerraShield? It is available in both a 15ml bottle and new 30ml sprayer. Diffusion: Add 4-6 drops from your 15ml bottle to your diffuser – can be used indoors or outdoors. Topical use: Use the sprayer to apply to desired areas (legs, arms and neck generally) before outdoor activity. Reapply every few hours as needed. Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Want to try TerraShield? Get in touch! 
 
Tried and Tested with Sylvia 
 
This month, I have been testing dishwasher tablets and comparing them to my usual tablets. Here’s the recipe I used (makes approx 16 tablets):
250ml Bicarbonate of Soda
60ml Lemon Juice or Citric Acid
1tbs dōTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
5-6 drops dōTERRA Citrus Oil of your choice - I used Grapefruit.
Getting the ingredients ready.

The recipe is really easy and would be a good project to do with children. I tested these tablets over 4 washes - 2 lightly soiled loads (mainly glasses, plates and cutlery); 1 load of pots and pans; and 1 load of heavily soiled baking tins and pans. My husband Mike helped with the testing and added two slices of lemon to this last load as well.

Mix all the ingredients together and push down really firmly into an ice cube tray (I used a plastic tray but I think a silicone tray is preferable). Leave to dry; this can take some time so be patient. Remove and store in a glass jar.

And the good news? They do indeed work. Phew - after last month's attempt at oven cleaner! The tablets dissolved easily and didn’t leave a residue. The dishwasher smelled clean and most importantly of all, the dishes were clean. The tablets struggled a bit with the heavily soiled items so I would probably use my normal tablets for this type of load or perhaps add two of the dōTERRA tablets rather than one. I will certainly be making these again and trying various citrus oils like Lemon and Wild Orange. Well done dōTERRA!

Next month, I’ll be taking a break from cleaning recipes and trying out some citrus ice cubes and perhaps a little something else.
Here are the dishwasher tablets setting.
June Promotions
 
Save 10% when you purchase dōTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask  
https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-doterra-spa-detoxifying-mud-mask 

Get a free 10ml bottle of Lavender Touch when you place an order worth 125PV or more before the 15th June.
http://media.doterra.com/gb/en/pips/lavender-touch.pdf

 
Earn three dōTERRA On Guard products when you place any single 200PV order from 1st-30th June.
 
You can view the promotions by visiting www.mydoterra.com/rinabailey, and pressing SHOP.
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What’s In Store Next Month?
 
I will be making recommendations for my favourite oils for soothing the skin. May come in handy if you've overdone it a bit relaxing under that big yellow ball in the sky. 
 
Sylvia will be having a break from trying and testing cleaning products and will be giving Citrus ice cubes a go.

See you all in July! 
Rina Bailey

Wellness Advocate 
Mobile: 07816113083
E-Mail: rinabaileylovesdoterra@gmail.com
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Rina Bailey