Monday, November 19, 2012

Also I realize that it is a shift in our thinking to use something other than bleach or some other harsh chemical to feel like a surface or toilet is really clean.  Take another look at my previous post and all of the natural cleaning properties that are in these oils, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral...etc. :)  THEY REALLY DO CLEAN!!!

Okay sweet people.  I thought that I should try these recipes out before I gave them to you, but what I want to do is to turn you loose and YOU TELL ME which you like! :)  I will continue to post and tell you what I am liking, but it will be fun for you to do a little exploring yourselves.  

All-Purpose Spray:
All-Purpose Cleaner
2 c. vinegar
2 c. distilled water
10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Tip: Shake well before each use.


I use 3 cups baking soda with about 20 to 25 drops of essential oil – I use Lemon or Citrus Bliss or On Guard, in a container glass or plastic. Mix thoroughly cover and let sit 12 or so hours. Then sprinkle it on your carpet I let it sit a while – usually 1 to 2 hours, some people do it overnight and vacuum!

Bathroom/ Counter Discinfectant
2 cups water
10-15 drops lemon or onguard, I like to do a little of both.

Basic Cleaning Solution:

In a glass spray bottle full of water, mix together:
·                     Purify, or Citrus Oil (3 drops)
·                     Peppermint (3 drops)
·                     On Guard (2 drops)
You can use this solution to clean and disinfect any surface that needs to be wipe down such as: door knobs, light switches, interior of car, outside of toilets, counter tops etc. Since oil and water will separate, make sure to shake before spraying. 

Linen/Bed Spritzer:

Freshen your bed linens as you make beds or prior to bed time as you turn down the sheets. Not only will it kill germs and pathogens, it will repel dust mites, bed bugs, fleas and spiders. It also leaves a clean fresh smell. Dust mites live in your bedding, feeding from the dead skin cells you constantly shed.

In a small glass spray bottle, mix;

·                     ½ - 1 Cup distilled or filtered water
·                     10 drops Citrus Oil
·                     10 drops Lavender 
Also consider a few drops of eucalyptus (Breathe™ has eucalyptus in it) occasionally as studies show it is effective killing dust mites.

Spray over turned down sheets and pillows a few minutes prior to bed time. Use Serenity™ to help induce a restful sleep. Consider Spritzing closets where clothes or coats are hanging. Or drawers and freshly folded laundry.

Countertop Disinfectant: 
(I think that this one uses more oils that I would personally for just 2 cups of solution)

1 cup distilled white vinegar 1 cup filtered or distilled water

Option 1: 30 drops melaleuca oil 5 drops peppermint essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil
Option 2: 30 drops white fir 5 drops melaleuca oil 5 drops grapefruit oil
Option 3: 35 drops On Guard™ 5 drops Purify™

Fill a glass spray trigger bottle with ingredients and shake to mix well. Spray on countertops and wipe with cloth or clean sponge. Shake often.

Not-Wood Floor Cleaner- to Mop:

Use drops, about 15 (use your judgement here, don't break the bank, put in 10 and see if that's enough, if not, put in a few more) of your favorite oil & mix with sink or bucket of warm water. I LOVE ONGUARD AND LEMON!

Fill bucket or sink with water and mix in oils.  ENJOY!!




  I really am so grateful to have essential oils in my 

life! Let me know how you are doing! I sure love you all! 

With joy!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Clean, Dance, and Clean Some More!

What good group of friends these are! :)  I am going to start out with basic recipes with these basic ingredients.  You can find other recipes for cleaning with doTERRA oils that have Castille Soap, borax, or some other ingredients.  I may include those in a latter post.  But in the current moment.  I really just want you to dive in and already have the ingredients you need.  There are many, many variations of these recipes.  

Experiment and see what you like best, you may could use more oils, or less, or even less vinegar, etc. Google "cleaning with doTERRA essential oils" and it always brings a good time! :)  I will give a couple of recipes just in case you have a preference.  I will write the one that I have tried first.  Don't hesitate to make these recipes your own.  I always try to go a little less on the more expensive ingredients. :)



Glass/Mirror Cleaner
2 cups water
1/4 cup vinegar
7-10 drops of lemon or wild orange oil. 

Store in a glass spray bottle and any extra in a glass jar, i.e. mason jar.  Always shake before using to distribute the ingredients throughout. 

It seems like it is going to be streaky-but just make sure to keep buffing until it is completely dry.  

Alternative recipe:
1 1/2 Vinegar
1/2 Cup Water
8 drops any citrus oil
 I threw some water on this mirror a couple of days ago so it would be dirty.  I have been having VERY clean mirrors lately, because I love using this cleaner. :)

Whoa!  Is there a mirror there? :)


 I have been LOVING using this on my wood kitchen table and a tea table that we have in our front room.  I really have to mix it well with each use and then dip the paper towel, or cloth in rather quickly, because it separates fairly fast.  After I did a first wipe-down of the wood, I make sure to do a couple of swipes with a dry paper towel, just to get rid of any oiliness  

Wood Polish

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup vinegar

10 drops Wild orange essential oil or Lemon essential oil

Cloth or Paper Towel

Mix well with each use and apply; wipe clean.  


Alternative Recipe:

1/3 tsp Olive Oil

1/4 cup Vinegar

4 drops Lemon Oil

I used a fork to mix it up before use. 

I do not have a wooden floor, so I have not tried this following recipe.  But if I did I would! :)

1 Part White Vinegar
1 Part Water
5 drops Lemon oil, 
2 drops Melaleuca oil 
5 drops Lavender oil

You could use this as a spray, or in a bucket for some mopping action. 


Inside Toilet Germ Buster:
1/2 cup baking soda
5-8 drops of doTERRA's lemon, Onguard, or Purify oil
1/2 cup white vinegar (The last recipe below uses less vinegar)

Pour baking soda, then essential oils, then vinegar into toilet.  Scrub and let sit overnight or all day, if you can.  

Alternative Recipe I:
1 Cup Borax 
1/4 C Vinegar or Lemon Juice
6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Pour in toilet bowl, let sit at least 2 hours, scrub and flush. 

Alternative Recipe II:

½ cup baking soda
10 drops melaleuca, or oil of choice. 
¼ cup vinegar
Pour in toilet bowl, let sit at least 2 hours, scrub and flush

I will post more recipes as I try them.  I don't want 

to post anything that I haven't used and loved!  :) 

With love and joy!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Off the Hizzy Cleaning Option!!!

So for most of you probably guessed that I am talking about cleaning with doTERRA's essential oils as the other method of cleaning that would be an awesome alternative to the chemical cleaning of less than par. :)  Personally, cleaning with the oils literally makes cleaning SOOO MUCH FUN for me.  I love that they are such powerful cleaners AND we get therapeutic benefits when we clean with them in our home.  I literally jump to start my cleaning now that I am using oils to clean.

I wanted to do a little cat-walk with the oils and highlight their effective and very fantastic qualities.  These are just a few of the oils that I chose to highlight.  Most ALL of the oils have cleaning properties.  I sourced my info from "MODERN ESSENTIALS" book, that I normally call the Bible for essential oils.  It really is a must have book.  

LEMON—antiviral, antiseptic, uplifting, antifungal, antioxidant, astringent, invigorating
WILD ORANGE—antiseptic antifungal, antibacterial, disinfectant, antidepressant

 PURIFY— antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, smells clean  

MELALEUCA—antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, a strong antiseptic, antioxidant, immune stimulant, insecticidal

PEPPERMINT—antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, invigorating, anticarcinogenic
ONGUARD (contains: Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, Rosemary)—antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral

LAVENDER--antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic

These oils are so powerful that when we clean with them, they need to be stored in glass spray bottles, or containers.   I get my glass spray bottles from  They are a couple of dollars and very worth the money.  I personally have a bottle for a glass cleaner, dust mites, bathroom cleaner, counter cleaner, and I would say that that is the bare basics if that were all that you would order, about 4 bottles.  It is always fun though to have a spare bottle to make a new kind of cleaner trying out new oils.  I have been enjoying the 8oz or 16oz size of amber bottle.  The 32oz is a little heavy when full, so I would end up only filling it up half way.   You have to order the spray nozzle separate from the bottle and in total they are still under $2 a piece.  If you want to make sure that you order exactly what you want I would order over the phone.  Their contact info is below.

If you are local I did buy extra bottles when I went to aromatools if you would like to save shipping. 

1351 W. 800 N. 
Orem, UT  84057

Mon. - Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Toll-free Customer Service Line: 1-866-728-0070
Toll-free Fax: 1-866-715-3937
Local Phone (Utah County): 801-798-7921

YES and next post we will unleash the power of essential oils and LET THE CLEANING OF JOYFULLNESS....BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cleaning With Essential Oils Series!!!!!

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!  Is all that I can say and think when I realize how easy and wonderful it is that we can all get the nasty chemical cleaners out of our homes, for good!  Here are a few tidbits that will suggest that natural cleaners and cleaning with doTERRA essential oils is the way to go.


  1. In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls.
    1. Of these, 120,434 exposures involved children under six, who can swallow or spill cleaners stored or left open inside the home.
  2. Chemical cleaners contribute to indoor air pollution and increases toxicity of the home.  They are still in the air of your home HOURS after you use them, even though you cannot smell them.  
  3. Chemicals contaminate any surface used on.  If you clean the floor with a toxic cleaner and then "wipe" it away it will still get onto the skin of anyone who comes into contact with the surface.  
  4. Poisonous in nature, not only if ingested.  Must wear gloves and make sure NOT TO BREATHE IT!!  ha ha.  Not quite sure how to accomplish the feat of not breathing while cleaning. :):):)
  5. Fragrances added to many cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals or allergy and asthma sufferers. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic.
  6. Chemicals that are so-called "hormone disruptors" can interfere with the body's natural chemical messages, either by blocking or mimicking the actions of hormones. (SOURCE:

Wouldn't it be awesome to know of a way to clean that wasn't total death to you and your environment in your home and the earth?????   Well I will tell you after cleaning my home growing up and also cleaning hotel rooms, I sure wish that I would have know about an alternative.  

Which makes me SOOO excited to share with you a 100% safe, eye-popping effective, and putting the booty dancing back into cleaning where it belongs method next post.  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Awkward Topics That Needn't Be:),--DIGESTION

Elysha's Top 6 Simple Tips for Better Digestion

1) Don't eat at least 2 hours before bed

2) At least a pint of water upon waking in the morning, preferably with lime or lemon juice in it. 


4) Watch your placement of fruit.  Eat fruit alone or with greens, NOT AFTER OR DURING A MEAL.  This varies from person to person, maybe this is not an issue for you.  If it is, give it a shot, eliminate the fruit during or after a meal and see if your digestion improves. I eat them in the morning at least 20 mins before I eat anything else, except greens.  Eat your green smoothies! :)   

5) Drink water at least 20 minutes before a meal.  NOT DURING!  If you need something during a meal, choose apple-cider vinegar water, or "Sassy" water, made from an essential oil metabolic blend from doTERRA. 
5 drops of doTERRA's "Slim and Sassy" metabolic essential oil blend per quart of water.  Drink throughout the day.  
Apple-Cider Vinegar Water
4 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (the kind with "The Mother" present, I use Bragg's) per quart of water,
and about the same amount of honey, 4 tsp... or to taste.

6) Stop eating your meal when you are 80% full.  It does not help ANYONE if you over eat, especially your digestion. :)

At the end of the day, the most important thing is self-love.  These are guidelines with which I have had great success.  Contour them to you and what works for you.  If you fall off the wagon, no worries... laugh, love yourself and joyfully leap back on. Make it SUSTAINABLE for you! 

Enjoy the now! Love the now!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

An Intro of How I Use Doterra Essentail Oils in My Home.

This is a quick peek of how I use Doterra essential oils in my home.  I LOVE THEM!  My children and husband have fallen in love with them as well.  Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Energy Tool-Meridian Tapping, EFT

Were you wondering about the tools that I talked about that can help us move our roadblocks?  Meridian tapping is one of them.  I wanted to demonstrate how I use this tools in my life! Cheers!

So here is a loose format of how I use tapping.  It really can be done in many different ways.  You don't have to write your feelings down, but I've found that it helps when you are just getting started.

1) Find a target that you would like to tap about.
2)Then write your feels about your target phrase or topic.  Just right phrases that capture how you are feeling about the subject. I like to include I am feeling in my body concerning the topic.
3)Then write how you would LIKE to feel about your target.  Just imagine how it would be if you were doing it exactly like you wish you could.

Okay now comes the tapping.
4) See what your "number" is 1-10, 10 being very intense and 1 is no problem. WRITE IT DOWN!
As you are doing these rounds of tapping really try to embody the feelings that you write down on your paper.

Start tapping on your karate chop point.
Do a setup statement and validation 3 times.

Even though I _______________ I deeply love and accept myself
Even though I _______________ I love myself anyway
Even though I feel____________ I am of infinite worth.  (Use your creativity here, there are many options)

Then carry on to the eyebrow point and continue to do rounds.  I do about 2.  I say a phrase or sentence that I wrote down, one per pressure point.  When I do another "round" you start at the eyebrow point, you don't need to do the setups at the karate chop point.

Do about 2 rounds.  Take a deep breath.

Tune in and see what your number is now.

Now, start at the eyebrow point and read from your "positive" paper, and how you WANT to be regarding your target topic.  One phrase or sentence per point, or a couple of phrases, whatever works.

Do about 2 rounds.  Take a deep breath.

Tune in and see what your number is now.

Let me know if you have any questions or need any clarifying.

Find Target
Tune in and write down your number 1-10

Karatechop (3) times
Side of the Eye
Under the Eye
Under nose and above upper lip
Chin point, in the crease below the lower lip and above the bottom of the chin.
Collarbone point, below the knot and a little to the outside
Side point, a hand width below the armpit
Top of the head, a loose circle

Do another round starting with the side of the eye.  Repeat as many rounds as you would like.

After 2 rounds, or whatever you decide, take a deep breath and let the rest of the energy out.
Take a look at your number and see what it is now.

Now do a couple of rounds from your "positive" paper, and how you WANT to be regarding your target topic.

After 2 rounds, or whatever you decide, take a deep breath and let the rest of the energy out.
Take a look at your number and see what it is now, 1-10.   Be curious if there are any other layers that came up that you need to tap about.

Here is one of my favorite Tapping gurus, Nick Ortner's Blog.  He has a great tapping script here to try.

Enjoy your day, moment by moment!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Intro to Coaching

Whew! I finally feel that in a video I captured what I do in my coaching practice. I graduated last weekend from my coaching program and am SOO excited to bring change into the world. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rock your choices at Sam's Club and Costco!

I FINALLY DID A VIDEO!!!  ha ha.  Gotta love an amateur! ;)  Here are some things that I buy at Sam's Club and Costco.  Let me know what you buy there. ENJOY!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Get Your Harvest on Part 2 of 3.

 Pickled Beets- raw, live probiotics!!

I cannot think of a better way to harvest garden produce.  I have felt MANY FABULOUS, and FANASTIC benefits from eating fermented, cultured foods.  My digestion is much, much better, I am heartier and get sick less, and best of all I have more energy.  I made pickled beets yesterday and they will be sitting on my counter for about a week, happily culturing. :)  

I was going to post the recipe on this one, but them I realized that for copy right's sake I should not.  I got this recipe and SOOO many more from an informative, recipe book, Robyn Openshaw's   "12 Steps to Whole Foods".  It is an easy and fabulous way to either introduce yourself into more whole foods, or to compliment an already whole food diet.  She eats 60-80% raw and is a huge advocate of green smoothies.  It changes lives!~ ~

I believe that things made with love have higher nutrition! :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Get Your Harvest On! Part 1 of 3.

Ahhhhh... harvest time.  Though harvest season may not be in full swing, there are a lot of current wonderful opportunities to stock up and store for later.  I am excited to put together a 3 part series of some ways that I am getting my harvest on!

What is a HUMONGOUS category of food that most are hugely deficient???????  Gallant, Glorious, GREENS!  Yes, I had to use an online adjective finder for the gallant. :)  It is unreal to see the nutritional profile of greens, put up against basically any other food.  A green smoothie is the most brilliant way to get those greens into our diet, in the delicious way. 

We were blessed to be able to visit my in-laws this past weekend.  They have a gorgeous garden and greenhouse and are very generous with their produce.  We are going to be able to have green smoothies for many moons. It took a little work, but totally worth it.  Hooray for chard!!

Don't forget all of the other greens out there that can be harvested, cleaned and frozen for a later green smoothie day.  How many of you have dandelions in your yard that have NOT been sprayed?  If so, you have a free source of a green smoothie right there.  I BUY dandelion greens from a store, I am now looking for other free sources of obtaining them. 

We have LOVED growing kale in our garden this year.  Snip, snip, and we have beautiful and nutritious kale for our dinners and smoothies.

Don't forget to buy your huge bags of spinach, available at Costco (bigger bag than Sam's Club, but SOMETIMES Sam's club has organic baby spinach) or Sam's Club, and freeze it!!

 A little bit of help for mom, maybe a little too much? :)

Friday, July 13, 2012


YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!  You have taken a wonderful step forward to better and more vibrant health.  Below are some helpful websites that have information about culturing milk with kefir grains.  You have 1 T of kefir grains. I would start with culturing about a cup of milk per day and then increase as the kefir grains grow.  Have the best day ever!

Much love!
Elysha Maughan

Kefir Instructions With Pictures Link

Another Source of Kefir Instructions Link

Delicious Kefir Smoothie
1 to 2 cups kefir
One frozen banana
4 strawberries or 1/3 cup of berries
    (can use frozen berries)

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy! 

Enjoy browsing down below and see some whole-food recipes that taste fantastic as well as being fantastic for you!!  I also highly recommend, "12 Steps to Whole Foods", by Robyn Openshaw.  This is a wonderful manual that helps anyone transition to eating more whole foods.  See her link below. Enjoy!
12 Steps to Whole Foods Link

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dinner Deliciousness

Elysha's Veggie-Rice Pot Pie
Makes 6 cups

1 1/2 to 2 cups rice (Less would make it a little more creamy)
4 cups water- to cook the rice in

Sauce A:
2 1/2 cups water
4 rounded tsp of quality- good ingredient bouillon powder or cubes
2 tsp parsley

Sauce B:
1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
1/2 cup whole wheat flour, freshly ground 
1 tsp onion flakes
1 tsp, good quality non-refined, sea salt

4 cups of cooked veggies of choice

Get water boiling for rice.  Once water is boiling, add rice and turn down to a simmer.  Cook for approx. 45 mins.  

While rice is cooking get 2 1/s cups water for "Sauce A" boiling in a separate pan.  When boiling, add boullion powder or cubes, stir until dissolves.  

In yet another pan :), steam any veggies that are to be put in.  Hint:  if you don't have a steamer, or don't want to dirty another pan, just thaw some peas in a strainer with hot water and stir them in at the very last.  Done! :)

In another pan, pour the liquid coconut oil in the pan.  Have it on Medium heat.  Pour in the onion flakes and stir them until a VERY light brown.  Add the whole-wheat flour and turn until it is a thick paste.  Then pour in the "Sauce A" (Boullion mixture) and mix with the thick paste.  Keep stirring and allow it to thicken.  Add the salt and pepper at this point. 

When the Sauce, uh... I guess we'll call it "Sauce C" :), is thick, now is the time to mix everything together.  Mix the rice, veggies, and sauce.  Stir until all of the rice is coated.  Yay!!! You did it!  Your family will love this one.

 You MUST watch out for nasty ingredients in boullion.  Try to avoid as many ingredients as you can that do not grow out of the ground.  Like: Monosodium Glutamate, Autolyzed yeast, etc.  They do not do a body good. :)

 This is the liquid coconut oil and flour mixture.  I added more flour in the end, SO your will look thicker than this, actually more like a paste. 

 Pour "Sauce A" (Boullion Mixture) in with the flour-coconut oil paste.  Stir until thickens.

 Mix all together! Rice, sauce and veggies. 

 There she is!  The most delicious and healthy "Pot Pie" recipe that you have ever seen. :):)