Category: Essential Oils/doTERRA

Meditating with Essential Oils

Using meditation to start your day, get through your day or end your day is so important. As a morning practice, mediation helps you prepare for day. I like to start my day by giving thanks and then spent some time in meditation.

Now, let me be honest sometimes that means I only get a couple of minutes but any little bit helps to relieve stress, refocus my energy and receive inspiration for the day. Although including oils and/or crystals is not necessary, I love the balance and intention they add to my practice.

By simply putting a few drops of essential oil on my hands and inhaling makes such a great difference. I also like to put a dab on my forehead, my throat, on my shoulders, over my heart, right over my belly button and on my ankles. I know time can be an issue but this only takes a couple of seconds. If you want to enhance your space even more, put a couple of drops in a diffuser.

This infographic by Organic Aromas has an example of just a few essential oils that can be used and their properties. I am not an affiliate for their products but I do love their hand – carved diffusers.

Infographic courtesy of

If you would like some help finding some of the oils mentioned here or have something more specific in mind, feel free to send me an email and I can help find the right oils for you.

Peace, Love & Yoga,

Annette – Project Refined Life


An Ounce of Prevention…

Benjamin Franklin said it best “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

This is the quote that comes to mind for me when I hear about the highly contagious Enterovirus 68. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing and low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia). The symptoms can be severe, in particular for those children who suffer from asthma. It has already affected children in over 12 states with over 900 confirmed cases in Colorado alone.

Enterovirus 68 spreads through coughing, sneezing, or by touching things or people  who have been infected. So far, the only confirmed cases been children. I’m not going to wait to see if my children are affected, I’m taking action now!

Here’s my plan:

  • I started today by applying On Guard Essential Oil blend onto my girls feet (3x times a day).
  • I placed an order for On Guard Beadlets and A2Z Chewables. As soon as they arrive my girls will start taking those every morning.
  • I’ll be preparing some On Guard Hand Cleanser/Sanitizer for my daughter’s backpack and my purse.
  • I am cleaning everything in my home with On Guard cleaner.
  • I am diffusing On Guard and Breathe.
  •  I am applying Breathe on their chest and back. I will add Frankincense on top of Breathe (if needed).



This threat is serious and spreading quickly. God gave us these “Gifts of the Earth” and I will be taking every precaution I can.