On the topic of health… have you heard about essential oils?

I believe I’ve mentioned on the blog that I’ve become involved in DoTerra. It’s been over a year now and I’ve just been ‘puttering’ away at it, in my usual ‘slow and steady wins the race’ kind of way. When I decide to get into something, I jump in wholeheartedly, but I don’t jump into the deep end immediately. I like to wade around in the waters for a while, really get to know what I’m doing, and then I make my way over into the deep end. 🙂 It’s just the way I am. I believe it’s because I always have quite a bit on my plate with raising kids, the home, homestead and home business. If I jump too quickly into the deep end, waves would splash over into every other area of my life and some areas would indeed flood.

No one wants a flood. 😉

My journey with DoTerra has been wonderful thus far. I have been pulled out of my comfort zone and have forced myself to teach classes! Teaching is something I truly enjoy, but I spent 21 years of my life teaching my five children, and this, well this is completely different. lol Can’t say I’m great at it, but I can say I’m practicing. That’s what’s most important!


All three of my youngest girls help with the classes. It’s been a great learning experience for us all.
Hopefully the thing they’ve learned most is that even if you’re scared to try something new, just get out of your comfort zone and do it anyways. If mom can, they can!


I’m quite passionate about these oils and it’s really hard for me to keep quiet sometimes when people mention different ailments, aches, pains, and most of all, struggles with certain types of emotions.
I battle with myself all the time, because I don’t want to come off as ‘preachy’, but at the same time, I know how much essential oils have changed MY life, and I just really want that for everyone else that I come into contact with too! So it’s hard to keep quiet…

One thing I won’t keep quiet about though, is bug repellant!

If you live in an area, like we do, with ticks and mosquitoes and you find yourself reaching for chemical bug repellant all spring/summer/fall, do yourself a favour and learn about essential oil alternatives!

Last year I used ONLY TerraShield as a mosquito and tick repellant. What I love most about it, is that I can even put it on my FACE! Every summer we’d go camping and I’d be doing my best to keep myself well covered up in long sleeves etc.., only spraying my clothing and wearing a hat,  just so that I could spray my hat with  bug spray, but the mosquitoes would STILL go after my face! It drove me bananas! Well last year I used only TerraShield and I was able to put it right on my face, my neck, and anywhere else, without getting bit! The mosquitoes would still fly near me (buggers, don’t you just HATE their buzzing) but they wouldn’t actually bite/sting me. So awesome!

I’m hosting a FREE ONLINE facebook class on The Willard Homestead facebook page, so come on over and join in!
The class is being held on May 9th at 7:30-9:00 est, but you are welcome to come and go as you’re able. Just be sure to click on the “Going” button so you don’t miss out!
Feel free to invite ANYONE to join you for this class!