New hydrating body spray!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Is the gloomy fall weather bringing you down? Enjoy the uplifting and energizing aromatic benefits of doTERRA’s Beautiful Captivating blend to combat the fall blues. The natural oils of Sunflower, Avocado and Passion Fruit help soothe, soften and hydrate skin. It is perfect for replenishing and maintaining the skin’s natural barrier during these cold dry months.

During the fall and winter months, my skin gets so dry and I am excited to use the doTERRA Hydrating Body Mist to help hydrate my skin. Formulated with the nourishing properties of coconut, sunflower, avocado, passion fruit and doTERRA’s Beautiful blend, the hydrating mist will improve your overall appearance for healthier and radiant looking skin. Mist over entire body after bathing or in the morning to begin your day feeling the hydrating glow of the doTERRA Hydrating Body mist.

I have also used this mist to hydrate my hair after showering. I spray one or two mists on the palm of my hand, then rub through the end of my hair. 

Please let me know what you think in the comments.
Be well!

Move over pumpkin spice...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Whenever I think of fall, my mind goes straight to family, friends, and food. There are so many holidays packed with spending time with loved ones and gathering around the table to enjoy delicious meals together. 

It's okay if Keto doesn't work for you. Here's why:

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Friends... I have been on the ketogenic diet for 18 months now. In those months I have struggled, I have cheated on my diet, I have almost given up but here's the thing... when I stick to the ketogenic diet my body feels better. Yes loosing one hundred and twenty five pounds has made me feel better but the symptoms of a health condition I have are dramatically reduced when I am starving my body of glucose.

Recipes with Rob: Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Friday, August 17, 2018

This week on Recipes with Rob we are making lemon cream cheese cookies. We have two kiddo's joining us to give us their honest opinion. Our little brother does not like the flavor of lemon nor does he like cream cheese... but he didn't seem to mind either ingredient as over the course of the weekend he ate them all! Watch the video below to see how its made and what the kids thought!

Top 3 Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lemon was one of the first essential oils I purchased from doTERRA. For all the properties this oil boasts it is a steal at $13.00. Read our top three uses below.

Recipes with Rob: Marinated Porkchops

Friday, August 10, 2018

On this episode of recipes with Rob we pan fry pork-chops that had been marinating in essential oils. Our good friend Aarion came over to try essential oil flavored meat for the first time and was very impressed. Find the recipe and the reaction in the video/blog-post!

Ask Apothekayla: How do I hold a class

Thursday, August 9, 2018

So many people have told me that they want to do what we do. Learn about the oils and share them to earn income. The problem comes when they think about holding a class. I totally get it. My first class was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences... or at least the moments leading up to it were. On today's Ask ApotheKayla post I want to address a question that several people have asked me over the years... How do I hold a doTERRA essential oil class?

You are in charge of your own life so act like it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

You are entitled to a drama free life, a toxin free life, a good-stable-financially healthy life... but do you have that? If your answer is anything less than yes... you have work to do. I can't do it for you or I would. I'm far from perfect and I still have work to do... but that my friends is the entire point of this post. We can all improve our lives and should.

Top Three Uses of Fennel Oil

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Fennel is one of Robert's favorite essential oils to cook with. This week on Recipes with Rob you will get to see one of his recipes using doTERRA's fennel essential oil. Today we want to point out the top three uses of this flavor packed essential oil.

Recipes with Rob: Summer Peppers

Friday, August 3, 2018

Our dear friend Eriona came over to be our guest chef. She prepared this dish for us one evening at her place and it was SO good we had to have her teach us how to recreate it! This dish is a favorite in Eriona's home country of Albania. She said it has a Greek influence but is prepared all through Albania when the peppers are fresh in the summer.

Ask ApotheKayla: Can you show me the savings?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

You have so many great questions and I love it when you reach out and ask them. Your questions help others which is why I have created Ask ApotheKayla! 

Meagan asks:
Hey Kayla!

I have been really interested in maybe buying a bottle of Lemon oil to flavor my tea and water. You have said before that each drop of lemon oil costs $0.04 cents. Can you tell me more about how far one bottle of lemon oil will stretch? Are there any other ways I could use Lemon. I know it only costs $10 but I want to make sure I am getting my moneys worth. Can you show me the savings?


Kayla answers:
Thanks for writing Meagan.. great question!

Yes, lemon is a super affordable oil. If you are only planning to use the lemon to flavor water or tea it could last for up to 500 cups of water or tea. When you add essential oils to water the best way to do it is add one drop to the bottom of a glass or cup. When you add the water or tea to the glass the oil will coat the inside of the cup. In my experience I can still taste the essential oil when I refill my glass the second time.

There are 250 drops in each 15 ml bottle of doTERRA Essential oil. If you are using the lemon as described above the cost is actually $0.02 cents per cup and you can use it 500 times.

There are so many amazing ways to use lemon essential oil. If you are a part of my ApotheKayla Insider's group on Facebook you can watch this live video (click for video) on 30+ ways to use lemon.

Some of my favorite are:
-Adding two drops to the diffuser for an uplifting scent
-Adding 10 drops to a large spray bottle with a mixture of 50/50 water/vinegar for a purifying surface cleaner
-Adding 2-3 drops to a soft cloth and using to polish silver
-Adding to any lemon flavored desert (although I can't have sugary deserts right now lemon bars and cakes were my favorite before).

There are so many ways to use lemon oil and if you replace fresh lemons with lemon oil the savings is immense. Typically one lemon costs between $0.40 - $0.60 and can be replaced with one drop of lemon oil at $0.04 cents. doTERRA's essential oils will not go bad either which is a savings in itself.

I hope this answered your question. If you need assistance placing your order i'm here for you. Because you are all about the savings like I am, if you want to know about earning free oils let me know!


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Essential oil spotlight:

Lemon Citrus limon

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers. Learn more...

What is Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil

Monday, July 30, 2018

Melaleuca oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree native to Australia. The Melaleuca tree has been used as a medicine by the aborigines for centuries. Now our modern technology allows us to harvest the powerful essence of this plant and bring it into your home.

Episode 006: Halley Murrow's Myrtle Beach

Saturday, July 28, 2018

My sweet cousin Halley gives us all the behind the scenes info on how to visit Myrtle Beach and make the best of your vacation. As the creative host of SC Weekend, a news segment featuring local attractions, Halley has had the opportunity to really explore and get to know the amazing town she now calls home. 

Recipes with Rob: Ginger chicken salad with your choice of dressing

Friday, July 27, 2018

On this episode of Recipes with Rob we serve up a ginger chicken salad with a homemade ranch and a vinaigrette dressing. The chicken and the two dressings are flavored with essential oils! Everyone loved it and it made for an amazing healthy dinner.

Ask ApotheKayla: Lavender for babies.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I get questions about essential oils and usage guidelines all the time. I felt like it would be awesome to share some of those with you and answer any questions you may have.

Ashleigh asks:

I love using doTERRA essential oils and recently had a baby. He seems to be an anxious baby and has a hard time falling asleep if I am not holding him. I have lavender oil and wondered if it would be safe to use on him. If so how much and how often.


Kayla answers:
Hey Ashleigh!

My first thought was as long as you are using doTERRA, which I know is a safe brand of essential oils. I wanted to offer a few tips on how to move forward with using essential oils for babies.

If you are going to apply them to the bottom of his feet, for example, I would follow the doTERRA dilution guidelines if you do not already have the doTERRA Touch Lavender roll on. Fill a 10 ml roller jar to the bend of the neck with fractionated coconut oil. Add 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake and roll on the bottom of his feet.

I would use the touch blends:
doTERRA Touch®These products are awesome because they come pre-diluted. Young skin is different from adult skin—it’s thinner, more delicate, and generally more sensitive. It’s a great idea to dilute any essential oils before applying them to children, and this kit takes the mess out of dilution. 
My other recommendation would be to diffuse lavender in his room or in the room he sleeps in. Diffuse 2-3 drops of lavender per 1/2 cup of water.

Also, use some of that lavender on yourself my friend! Babies pick up on the emotions of those around them and if you are more calm he will be more calm.

Let me know how it works for you! Here's to sweet dreams.


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Essential oil spotlight:

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. Learn more...

Top 3 Uses Of Melaleuca

Monday, July 23, 2018

Melaleuca (tea tree) is a great oil to help with keeping your scalp and skin oils at a normal level. We love having this oil in our home. It is one of the essential oils we use in our healing salve recipe. Here we have compiled the top three most popular uses of this essential oil.

Recipes with Rob: DIY Diffuser Charms

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thank you for joining us on Recipes with Rob. On this episode our little brother joins us again to make a fun craft. There are many ways to enjoy the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Today we are sharing a quick, cheap, and easy DIY craft using Sculpey Clay. Check out the video for the instructions!

Safe Skincare with Beauty Counter

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Recently Melissa from Real Nutritious Living reached out to me to offer a product she was sure I would love. She was right. I am very passionate about making sure the products I put on my skin are as pure as possible. Melissa is a representative of Beauty Counter. Beauty Counter is a brand of makeup and skincare that not only produces safe products but advocates for safe products. 

What is Frankincense

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Frankincense is an oil that should need no introduction. Even if one is not familiar with all of the medical benefits the oil has to offer we can all think of a use for Frankincense. This precious sap is harvested from the hardy but endangered Boswellia tree.  We slash the tree to allow the resin to bleed out and harden creating tears. The oil is steam distilled from those tears.

Recipes with Rob: Shepherd's Pie

Friday, July 13, 2018

Over the last ten years we have prepared Shepherd's pie many times. This, however, was the first time we made it using essential oils. Our friend Amy joins us to try it I (Kayla) also appear on Recipes with Rob for the first time. :)

The recipe:
-2 pounds of ground beef
-1 large minced onion
-2 tablespoons, give or take, fractionated coconut oil
-2 drops of thyme essential oil
-1 drop of rosemary essential oil
-1 drop of coriander essential oil
-2 cups of frozen organic corn
-2 large potatoes
-1 cup of milk
-2-4 oz of butter
-3 drops of black pepper essential oil
-2 cups of shredded cheese

Once you have browned the meat with the onion, fractionated coconut oil, thyme, rosemary, and coriander drain the meat. Then spread into the bottom of a large glass pan. Pour the corn over the meat and spread it out. Mash the potatoes using the milk, butter, and black pepper oil. Evenly sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Bake until cheese is crisp (between 20 and 40 mins).

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. If so please share on your social media pages.

Essential Oil Spotlight
While it is frequently used for cooking, Rosemary has long been revered by many cultures for its internal benefits and energizing scent. Learn more...

While Coriander has long been used to promote healthy digestion, it is also known to aid in maintaining a clear complexion and promoting feelings of relaxation. Learn more...

With a specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system, Thyme is a potent, warm essential oil that holds powerful cleansing and purifying properties.* Learn more...

With noteworthy topical and internal benefits, Black Pepper essential oil can be used to add spice and sharpness when cooking, or to ward off seasonal and environmental threats. Learn more... 

Kicking ass with Keto

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Guys!! I did it, another milestone in my weight loss journey is... well, under my belt.

Top 3 Uses of Rosemary

Rosemary is my most used essential oil. It has such a vibrant savory smell and has so many benefits. Read on to learn about our top 3 favorite uses.

Use number one: Flavoring. I keep finding more and more dishes that call for Rosemary. This popular spice adds a savory flavor to your favorite dishes. Take your favorite recipe to the next level by substituting dried herbs with a drop of essential oils.

Use number two: Repel insects. It is a good thing that we humans love the scent of Rosemary as with all its many uses it also just smells nice to have it around. It is also good that bugs hate it. Diffuse it in your diffuser or add it to your perfumes and lotions to keep the little blighters at bay.

Use number three: Support healthy digestion. Rosemary is the first oil I used, and I first used it for this reason. Now I carry it with me always. I put it on before a meal I know might bring on indigestion or might make me gassy. Definitely a must before any trip to the fair.   

Please let me know what you think in the comments.
Be well! -Kayla

Oil spotlight:
Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Read more...

Today I have an icky tummy.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

This is a sentence I use way to often. I have always had a troubled stomach. When I was a kid they said I had ulcers and I started drinking Maalox by the gallon for years. As I got older I tried all sorts of other medications and found them to be unpleasant and unhelpful.

Episode 003-You're only one oil away from a better life.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fernando and Robert met at work almost a year ago. Fernando and his fiance quickly became some of our best friends. We were ecstatic when they decided to join our doTERRA tribe as business partners.

Recipes with Rob: Breakfast with Sandra

Friday, July 6, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome back to recipes with Rob! This week Robert made breakfast for dinner using essential oils to flavor the eggs and to make a delicious (Sandra confirmed it was delicious) citrus cream cheese spread.

What is eucalyptus

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ah... Eucalyptus. This is an essential oil I carry in my purse daily. 

Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Eucalyptus radiata. These tall tree "Gum trees" are native to Australia. The plant might be better known as the favored food of the Koala Bear but for us it is a source of a versatile and valuable oil.

Episode 002 - Travel Life: Amy introduces Montenegro

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a podcast I recorded with my friend Amy. I met Amy at the non-profit organization I work for. We met on break one day and have been friends ever since. I found out that Amy grew up across the world in Montenegro. I have asked her about this romantic country a few times but when I decided to start this podcast series I knew Amy had to be a part of it. When I asked her to join me on the show she was super excited and wanted to share about the beautiful country she grew up in with all of you!

Recipes with Rob: Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hello friends! We hope you are having an amazing Friday! Last night Robert and I had our friend Kim over who has never tried food flavored with essential oils. Robert and I are both really picky about the flavors and types of veggies in our beef stir fry so he makes them in separate pots! Kim was able to try both. Check out the video:

Top 3 Uses of Helichrysum

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Are you a fan of a good curry dish? Did you know that you can cook with helichrysum to add the flavor of curry? Helicrysum is also useful for skin imperfections and healing emotional wounds as well.

What is Coriander

Monday, June 25, 2018

Coriander oil is steam distilled from the seeds of the cilantro plant. The seeds and the leaf of the cilantro plant have distinct flavoring and medical properties.  Believed to have originated in Iran it spread quickly throughout Asia Europe and North Africa for its use as a spice, a medicine and a perfume.  

Week of June 18th

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Good morning friends!

This was a really busy week. It was packed full of friends, fun, good food, and new projects on the blog!

Episode 001 - Introduction and tips to becoming your best self

Saturday, June 23, 2018

You're listening to the very first episode of Life on purpose a podcast by ApotheKayla. Welcome to the show if you're anything like me you want a podcast to feel cozy... On this podcast I will interview friends from all over the country and family members including my super smart and super suave husband. 

Recipes with Rob: Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Friday, June 22, 2018

Welcome back to another episode of Recipes with Rob. This week Robert makes one of my all time favorite dishes using essential oils instead of spices. We had our dear friends Fernando and Jess over to taste test; the recipe was enjoyed by all!

What is Sandalwood

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sandalwoods are medium-sized hemiparasitic trees, and part of the same botanical family as European mistletoe. We steam distil the oil from the wood of the tree. Sandalwoods are found all over the world and have various spiritual and medicinal uses. The wood is valued for its ability to hold its scent for a long time, this same property is found in the oil making for a potent and long-lasting and potent perfume.

Week of June 11th

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hello wellness friends!

This week was full of abundant moments. I wanted to take a moment a share a few of those with you.

Top 3 uses of Cassia

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cassia is one of my favorite essential oil scents. I love adding Cassia to my perfume blends. Check out our top three uses of this oil below:

What is Helichrysum

Monday, June 4, 2018

Helichrysum Italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family. We extract the oil from the flowers through steam distillation. It is found in the rocky, dry terrain of the Mediterranean. Often picked by hand on the island of Corsica it is known there as liquid stitches for its fast healing properties.

Recipes with Rob: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, June 1, 2018

This week on Recipes with Rob, Robert makes his famous chocolate chip cookies with peppermint essential oil! Even those who don't really like mint chocolate loved the cookies!!

Top 3 uses of Thyme

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thyme is an amazingly versatile oil. Read about our top 3 uses below!

What is Myrrh Essential Oil?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Recipes with Rob: Mother's Day Oatmeal Cookies

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hello friends! So this video is posting after Mother's Day but we wanted to share anyways! Robert used to make cookies all the time in NC. Now that I'm on the Keto diet he doesn't make them as much because it is SO hard for me to resist them! On this Recipes with Rob video he shows you how he makes his famous oatmeal raisin (or craisin) cookies using essential oils!

Wellness Wednesday: Cooking with Essential Oils

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Happy Wednesday. We are halfway through the work week and I am excited to bring you a wellness Wednesday topic of cooking with essential oils.

What is Lemon Essential Oil?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Lemon is of the citrus family and its oil is extracted using the cold pressed method from the rind. A descendant of the citron fruit it finds its origins rooted in south Asia. It has been used historically as a food flavoring, perfume, and a wide variety of medical uses. Its popularity brought it over to the new world with the first settlers and is grown from coast to coast.                                                                                                      

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