The Guy Side of dōTERRA Essential Oils

 

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originally posted on doTERRAeveryday.com

Who said essential oils were only for women? Even the manliest of men can benefit from the power of essential oils in their lives.

Dudes Welcome- Every Man Needs a Lemon
Use Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil and grease stains, and sticky residue or to prevent rust and loosen rusty screws.

Add 2–3 drops on a rag to remove grime from tools and make them look new.

Get rid of the stale food smell in your Dutch oven by leaving a paper towel with a few drops of Lemon until the next use.

Use Melaleuca and Lemon essential oil to clean a car battery and polish chrome wheels.

Dudes Welcome- Maintain Your Manliness with Personal Hygiene

Clean Mouth, Fresh Breath

Use On Guard Toothpaste every day to ensure fresh breath and experience the protective benefits of essential oils found in On Guard Blend.

Pop a Peppermint Beadlet for instant fresh breath and confidence.

Add a couple drops of On Guard, Melaleuca, and Peppermint essential oils to water for a refreshing mouth rinse.

One for the Beard

Love your facial hair? Use Root to Tip Serum to soothe and smooth facial skin and hair.

Toenail Care

Directly apply Melaleuca and Oregano at the edge of the nail two times daily. You can alternate between Lemongrass and Clove or Frankincense and Lemon .

Shaving Tip

Apply Melaleuca and Lavender mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil after shaving to soothe irritated skin.

Shoe Deodorizer

Add a few drops of Purify, Peppermint , or any citrus essential oils onto a paper towel or a used dryer sheet, scrunch, and place in your shoes overnight.

Dudes Welcome- Lifestyle and Health
A strong, healthy body can come in handy-especially when you are trying to raise a family. Taking care of your overall health will give you the strength and energy you need to work, play, and be the best man you can be.

Nutritional Boost

LifeLong Vitality is a nutritional powerhouse for providing your body the essential nutrients it needs.

Repair and regenerate your body on a cellular level with DDR Prime .

Healthy Energy

No need to pound energy drinks; take some Mito2Max when you need an extra push for any type of physical activity.

Feeling a little tense after a long day?

Apply some PastTense on your temples or neck for a comforting relief.

What man doesn’t like to eat?

Take TerraZyme with every meal to promote healthy digestion, especially after eating a protein-heavy meal. If your food choice fails you, don’t stress, a DigestZen Softgel can help ease indigestion and upset stomach.

Renew overworked muscles with Lemongrass , Deep Blue, and Peppermint after a long day of work, manual labor, or physical activity.

Handsome Sleep

Apply Lavender or Serenity on the bottom of feet before bedtime.

His Diffuser Blends

Add 2–4 drops of the following essential oil blends in the diffuser while working in the garage or office.

Wintergreen and Cedarwood for confidence and self esteem

Cypress and White Fir for clear breathing and a sense of empowerment

Peppermint or Melissa for alertness

Lemongrass for an aroma that most men enjoy

– See more at: http://www.doterraeveryday.com/dudes-welcome-the-guy-side-of-doterra/#sthash.inQLvs9g.dpuf

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10 Reasons to NOT Volunteer with Girl Scouts

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At Girl Scouts, one of the big reasons girls get to do such awesome things and learn so many amazing skills is because we have great volunteers who are willing to give their time and energy to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. So, naturally, we’re always encouraging people to volunteer with us.

But not today.

This time, we’re giving you 10 reasons NOT to volunteer with Girl Scouts. That’s right—we’re going to show you why it would be a terrible idea to join:

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Get Wild Tonight!

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Here’s a line up of some wild events that will get you outside enjoying nature in our great OC Parks tonight.

Sunset Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
6: 00 – 8:00 p.m.Hike with Ranger Adam Martinez as the sunsets over Laurel and Willow canyons. Observe the changes as day turns to night. Hear the last bird songs. Light interpretation with questions welcome. The terrain can often be rocky and uneven.

  • Participants should bring water, a snack, a flashlight, and wear proper hiking shoes.
  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration 

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Wildlife Walk: Bats – Yorba Linda Regional Park

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Learn some of the myths and truths about these fascinating creatures. Come learn how bats communicate, what they eat and why they are important to our ecosystem. Then we will take a short walk near the lake to see if we can spot some of our resident bats.

All ages welcome
Event is FREE!
Parking is $5 per vehicle

Email to register:
yorbapark@ocparks.com
Please leave your name, phone number, number of participants in your group and ages of participant(s) in your email.

(This event will be outside. Please bring water and dress accordingly.)
Click Here for more Info

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Bats of Orange County – Laguna Niguel Regional Park
7:15 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.Join Park Ranger Brad Barker as we learn about those mysterious creatures of the night – bats!Ranger Barker will lead a 45-minute presentation about bats that can be found in Orange County. After the presentation, join us for a 30-minute walk to the nearby lake as we look for bats and listen for their echolocation using a bat detector.Meet at the amphitheater. Come early to look at a bat skeleton and skull.

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel.
  • for questions call: 949-497-8324.
  • Parking: $5/vehicle.
  • Program is free; donations appreciated.
  • Registration encouraged using link below.

Online Registration

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Ranger Led Campfire Program – O’Neill Regional Park
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Join us each Saturday Night at the amphitheater for this Ranger led talk on local animal life, set to the glow of fire light. This event is only open to those camping at O’Neill Regional Park. No access for day use after sunset.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free

(Event is outdoors and dependent on weather conditions.)

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Campfire Program – Caspers Wilderness Park8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Every Saturday night, join us for a campfire program that may include a slide presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, animal adaptations, skins and skulls, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly.

  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • All ages welcome

For information call the park at 949 923 2210

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Give your Children a Backpack Makeover

Originally published in doTERRAblog.com

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Give your kids’ backpack a dōTERRA makeover! Check out the ideas listed below for great ways to use essential oils throughout the school year and prepare your kids for success. Make sure to try out the homemade granola bars, Wild Orange peanut butter sandwiches, and On Guard Hand Cleansing Gel!

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1. Natural Energy and Clear Thinking (Water Bottle with Lemon essential oil)

Add a drop of Lemon to your kid’s water in place of less healthy drinks to promote healthy energy and a positive attitude.

2. Cleansing Hand Gel

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons aloe vera gel
4 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
8-10 drops On Guard Protective Blend

Directions:

1. In a bowl, combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.

2. Add 8-10 drops of On Guard Protective Blend to mixture.

3. Add water and mix well. Add more or less water based on the desired consistency.

4. Pour into small container for use.

3. Balance

Massage your child’s feet, neck, shoulders, or back to ease anxiety and restore emotional balance. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to calm any skin sensitivity.

4. Stay Focused (InTune/Peppermint/Wild Orange)

Apply to bottoms of feet and back of neck to help restore focus and increase ability to stay on task. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to calm any skin sensitivity.

5. a2z Chewables

Easy to chew and strawberry flavored, a2z Chewables are a great way for your kids to get the daily nutrition needed in early development.

6. Wild Orange Fruit Dip

2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese

1 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup honey

2 drops dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy with fruit.

7. Wild Orange Peanut Butter Sandwich

Wild Orange essential oil adds a fun, new flavor that kids will love!

Ingredients:
Peanut butter
Fresh banana slices
Honey
dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
Whole wheat bread

Directions:
Mix 2 drops of dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil into peanut butter. After placing on bread with bananas, drizzle with honey.

8. Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups of quick oats
½ cup rice crispies
½ cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup flaked coconut
⅛ cup flax seed
⅛ cup sesame seed
⅛ cup chia seed
⅓ cup coconut oil
¼ cup honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 drops of your favorite essential oil

Directions:

1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
2. Mix all wet ingredients together. Melt in a sauce pan over medium heat.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix uniformly.
4. Allow wet ingredients to absorb into dry ingredients. If mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil or honey; if too wet, add more oatmeal.
5. Line cake pan with parchment paper. Pour in mixture and pat down.
6. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12–15 minutes or until lightly brown.
7. Let cool and cut into bars.

9. IQ Mega

Flavored with Wild Orange essential oil, this great-tasting and easy-to-swallow supplement supports healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint functions.

–Take one teaspoon daily.

– See more at: http://doterrablog.com/backpack-makeover/#sthash.Ev01z6Z6.dpuf

Don’t make the End of Summer the End of Summer’s

From: Blog Like MADD

By MADD

Labor Day is celebrated by many Americans as the symbolic end of summer. With back to school and fall just around the corner, many families take advantage of this long summer weekend and head out on a last summer vacation or a day trip to the beach, pool or lake.

But holidays like Labor Day can be an especially dangerous time on America’s roadways. In 2012, there were 147 people killed in drunk driving crashes over Labor Day weekend. To put that into perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one every 34 minutes.

Thankfully, law enforcement will be out in force ready to arrest drunk drivers who put lives at risk from August 15 through September 1, covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Research shows that these campaigns result in a 20-percent decrease in drunk driving deaths. With one person, on average, dying every 34 minutes in a drunk-driving crash over Labor Day weekend, that’s a lot of lives that could be saved!

There are several ways you can help keep your loved ones safe this Labor Day holiday:

Plan for a safe way home with a non-drinking designated driver for you and your loved ones before consuming alcoholThrow a safe party for all of your guestsRecognize and report drunk drivers on the roadways

If you plan to be on the road during this dangerous time period, please be careful, and remember to spread the word that driving after drinking is simply not worth the risk … so don’t take the chance.

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– See more at: http://www.madd.org/blog/#sthash.xvqgexoB.dpuf

Los Angeles County Fair

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The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair starts today! The fair runs from Aug. 29 – Sept. 28, 2014. In addition to the fair food, rides, exhibits and “End of Summer Concert Series”, there are a few additions.

LACF_Luminasia_MythsLegendsThis year “Luminasia” an exciting new exhibit presented by Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, lights up LACF’s hillside with speectacular, larger-than-life Asian themed and whimsical lanterns. Each is hand-crafted and custom built using an ancient art form and 100 artisans from China. This special exhibition has ever been seen in California. (a separate admission fee does apply)

LACF_HallofHeroes4Hall of Heroes is also new. This a fun, educational, and visually stunning mix of Interactive Science Devices all dressed up in a Superhero costume. For all you Dr. Who fans, be sure to check our the Tardis as well as other Whovian gadgets.

LACF_FarmKitchenThere has also been a four acre crop expansion to the farm where you will be able to taste some of the fresh herbs and vegetables in cooking demonstrations and the “Farm Kitchen” a new dinning experience. Here you’ll find fresh flat bread made on an open wood fire pizza oven. You can enjoy veggie flat bread grilled right in front of you, using fresh ingredients directly from the farm. The Farm still has the traditional favorites like the Big Red Barn, milking demonstrations and the petting zoo.

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I’ve included the hours, admission fees, rental fees and of course, the “Special Offers” below.

As always, a reminder from me to help our community by participating in “donation” days. 

  • Food Drive Fridays presented by Ralphs on Fridays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon – 3 p.m. Donate five canned goods and receive free admission that day only.
  • School Supply Drive – Free Admission with Donation Thursdays, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Must Donate at least 5 new or unwrapped school supplies in order to receive free admission to LACF. The items will be donated to Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools Program and local community schools.
  • Blood Drives – Receive an any-day ticket to LACF, by donating blood. Check out times and locations HERE!
  • For Veterans and active military, reserves, police, fire and paramedics – be sure to take advantage of the Weekend for Heroes, Saturday, Sept. 13 & Sunday, Sept. 14  with ID along with one guest can attend the Fair for $2 each. The proceeds from the $2 admission for hero and guest will be donated to Wounded Heroes of America.

Opening Weekend Hours

Friday, Aug. 29 – 3 p.m.-Midnight

Saturday, Aug. 30 – 10 a.m.-Midnight

Sunday, Aug. 31 – 10 a.m.-Midnight

Monday, Sept. 1, Labor Day – 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sept. 4-28 Hours

Wednesdays – Noon-10 p.m.

Thursdays – Noon-11 p.m.

Fridays – Noon-Midnight

Saturdays – 10 a.m.-Midnight

Sundays – 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Luminasia Hours

Wednesday through Sunday – 6 p.m.-Closing

Admission

Weekdays     Weekends & Labor Day
Adults, 13+ $12.00 $19.00
Child, ages 6-12 $8.00 $12.00
Seniors 60+ $10.00 $15.00
Senior Wednesday $6.00
Season Pass $29.99

Group Discounts

VIP Concert Experience

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*LACF has discontinued $1 admission over Labor Day Weekend, please visit our promotions page to see all the programs available.

Carnival

Price Notes
200 tickets $100 Check for special offers
100 tickets $50 Check for special offers
40 tickets $20 Check for special offers
Unlimited Ride Wristband $50 Good for one day only

Carnival Wristband Restrictions

Wed.-Fri. Voucher must be traded for wristband at carnival ticket booth by 9pm. Wristband is good for use til 11pm.
Weekends Voucher must be traded for wristband at carnival ticket booth by 4pm. Wristband is good for use til 7 pm.
Labor Day Voucher must be traded for wristband at carnival ticket booth by 4pm. Wristband is good for use til 7 pm.

*You must be 36” or taller to ride any of the rides.


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Adult Admission (ages 18+)  $9.00
Child Admission (ages 6-17)  $5.00

 Parking Prices

General Parking $15.00
Valet/Gate 3 $30.00
Season Pass $60.00

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Rental Equipment

At all gates: Yellow, Blue and Green Gate

Strollers $10
Wagons $15
Double Strollers $15
Lockers $5 all day (in/out privileges), including
$5 key deposit that is returned at end of day
Wheelchairs $25
Scooters $50
Scooters after 7pm $35

Enjoy our special offers and save on your visit.

 Buy your Season Pass now!

Discover the Los Angeles County Fair again and again! A Season Pass good any day of the Fair for ages 6 and older is just $29.99.  Click HERE to purchase.

School Supply Drive – Free Admission with Donation

Thursdays, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Must Donate at least 5 new or unwrapped school supplies in order to receive free admission to LACF. The items will be donated to Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools Program and local community schools.

Drink Specials, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

$1 fountain drink with purchase of $5 minimum food item at participating stands. $2 Off Happy Hour draft beer and margaritas, at participating stands, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

Blood Drives
Receive an any-day ticket to LACF, by donating blood. Check out times and locations HERE!

$5 after 5 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays only Guest must PRINT coupon to receive discount. Please click HERE for coupon.

Senior Wednesdays
Seniors age 60+ receive $6 admission with PRINTED coupon. Please click HERE for coupon.

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Get into LACF for free with College Days!Free admission to LACF when you present your College Day coupon and valid student ID. Find your College Day Coupon HERE. Be sure to wear your schools colors, bring your pride, and PRINT your coupon for admittance to LACF. See you there!Costco Fair Savings 

Just $59.99 for 4 adult tickets, 1 parking pass and 44 ride & game tickets. Rides & games require multiple tickets. Available online.

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 Cardenas Market Any-Day Tickets

Come to any participating Cardenas Markets beginning Aug. 1 – Sept. 28, to purchase admission tickets for just $11 for adults, ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Cardenas adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive carnival ride wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., and used by 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., and used by 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased in the carnival at a ticket booth by the designated times. For a list of participating Cardenas Markets, click HERE.

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Ride Metro to LACF

For more information on public transportation to LACF, please visit the Metro Trip Planner and Metro Destination Discounts for special promotional offers.

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 Ride Metrolink to LACF
Offering late night service from Union Station to LACF on weekends. Find out more and purchase discounted tickets by clicking HERE.SpecialOffers_Oreillys

 Wild Wednesdays, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts

Fair admission and a carnival ride wristband for just $25 on Wednesdays only; available beginning August 29th in participating locations. Purchase required and restrictions apply. Good Wednesdays only.

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 Ralphs Any-Day Tickets

Come to any participating Ralphs grocery store beginning Aug. 18 – Sept. 28, to purchase admission tickets for just $11 for adults, ages 13+ and $6 for ages 6-12. Each Ralphs adult and child any-day admission ticket comes with an exclusive carnival ride wristband offer (purchase required, restrictions apply). Wristbands are $35 and must be purchased before 9 p.m., and used by 11 p.m. weekdays; must be purchased before 4 p.m., and used by 7 p.m. weekends. Wristbands must be purchased in the carnival at a ticket booth by the designated times. For a list of participating Ralphs, click HERE. Presented by Ralphs. 

Food Drive Fridays presented by Ralphs
Fridays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon – 3 p.m. Donate five canned goods and receive free admission that day only.

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 T-Mobile Thursdays presented by T-Mobile

$25 admission & a carnival ride wristband, available beginning August 29th in participating stores. Purchase required and restrictions apply. Good Thursdays only.

 

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 Southern California Toyota Dealers Service Promotion Starting Aug. 29 a voucher good for two tickets to the Fair with any Toyota Service or Toyota Genuine Parts purchase of $59.99 or more at a participating Southern California Toyota dealer. While supplies last, tickets valid Wednesday – Friday. Presented by Toyota.SpecialOffers_WellsFargo
 $10 for up to 4, Sept. 13 and 14th onlyWells Fargo customers that use their Wells Fargo debit card receive a Los Angeles County Fair discount admission ticket for just $10 each, up to four tickets. Offer good at all LACF gates, Sept. 13 and 14 only.SpecialOffers_DayHeroes1
Weekend for Heroes, Saturday, Sept. 13 & Sunday, Sept. 14
Active and retired military, reserves, police, fire and paramedics, with ID along with one guest can attend the Fair for $2 each. The proceeds from the $2 admission for hero and guest will be donated to Wounded Heroes of America.
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