Give your Liver a Kick with this Tasty Morning Tonic

Liver flushes, like the below ACV Tonic and Liver Kick recipes, can be used to stimulate the elimination of waste from the body, increase bile flow, improve overall liver function, and purify the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

A 3-Step Toolkit for Inner Beauty

Our lights may not shine as bright when we don’t feel our best. That’s why a discipline of daily beauty practices can help us look and feel as beautiful as we are on the inside.

Essential Oils for Athletes

In the world of sports, essential oils have many benefits for athletes. A university with an NCAA Division I athletic program now works with doTERRA to receive instruction on essential oils and the AromaTouch® Technique. All of their campus training facilities have implemented doTERRA products into their training and physical therapy approaches with impressive results.

3 Romantic Recipes with Rose Essential Oil

No flower embodies love and romance quite like the rose. The essential oil of rose Rosa damascena (Mill.) is also known to provide psychological and emotional support when added to a bath blend or diffused into the air. It’s a mood booster that can promote joy, relaxation, as well as memory and mental clarity. 

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, why not try experimenting with an essential oil that’ll give you warm fuzzies on the inside? Whether or not you’re sharing this Valentine’s Day with a special sweetheart, you’re pretty special year-round. Celebrate this holiday of love—and some sweet self-care—with rose R. damascena essential oil.

Before you start whipping up your “love in a bottle” with our favorite recipes (keep reading!), here’s a quick crash course in blending with rose essential oil:

How to Use Rose Essential Oil in Perfumery and Blending

If you’re a budding aromatherapist, natural products manufacturer, or perfumer, rose R. damascena essential oil is a standard floral for your tool kit. When 100 perfumers were asked to select a standard for a floral aroma, they chose Bulgarian rose.

Rose oil has a warm, deep floral, slightly spicy, rich, honey-like odor. The absolute is unique in that it has a high tenacity alongside a deep, rosy fragrance. Distilled rose otto has more of a top note, and absolute rose has more fixative power. 

Rose is the perfect oil to blend with other florals (like jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum (L.) or geranium Pelargonium graveolens (L'Her.)) to create sweet, romantic, and uplifting fragrances. On a chemical level, rose R. damascena contains about 2% of a sesquiterpene alcohol and farnesol, which is an important constituent for perfumery. Additionally, the esters, the nerol, the nonyl aldehyde, and trace constituents (such ascarvone and rosefuran) are all important for perfumery.

Specifically, rose blends beautifully with: 

  • anise Pimpinella anisum (L.)
  • benzoin Styrax tonkinensis (Pierre) Craib ex Hartwich
  • bergamot Citrus aurantium (L.) var. bergamia
  • black pepper Piper nigrum (L.)
  • chamomile (Roman) Chamaemelum nobile (L.) All.
  • costus Aplotaxis lappa (Decne.)
  • fennel Foeniculum vulgare (Hill)
  • ginger Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) 
  • immortelle Helichrysum italicum (Roth)
  • neroli Citrus aurantium (L.) var. amara
  • orris root Iris ×germanica notho var. florentina (Dykes)
  • patchouli Pogostemon cablin (Benth.)
  • sandalwood Santalum album (L.)
  • vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides (Nash)
  • ylang ylang Cananga odorata (Lam.) var. genuine

My all-time favorite—which is super quick, easy, and simple—is a blend of rose R. damascena and neroli C. aurantium var. amara. 

Don’t forget: less is more. A small quantity goes a long way in your rose essential oil blends. The suggested use level is 0.02-0.05 mg%.

Bottling Romance: 3 Recipes with Rose Essential Oil

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so let’s get blending! Here are three recipes with rose essential oil that are sure to make you feel like falling into a bed of roses this holiday.

Click here to read the full blog from the American College of Health Sciences.

The Healing Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil Benefits Skin, Depression and Hormones

The smell of a rose is one of those experiences that can ignite fond memories of young love and backyard gardens. But did you know that roses are more than a pretty smell? It’s true, for they have therapeutic benefits that can help heal many health conditions.

Rose essential oil, which is created through a simple process of steam distillation, has been used to treat health conditions and used in natural beauty treatments for thousands of years.

Research and personal experiences tell us that rose oil can improve acne, balance hormones, relieve anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido.

Rose Essential Oil Profile

Rose essential oil is made by extracting Rosa damascena, and researchers have uncovered that it contains several therapeutic compounds known to promote healing in the body:

  • Citronellol – effective mosquito repellant (also found in citronella).
  • Citral – strong antimicrobial that is necessary for vitamin A synthesis (also found in lemon myrtle and lemongrass).
  • Carvone – effective digestive aid (also found in caraway and dill).
  • Citronellyl Acetate – responsible for the pleasant flavor and aroma of roses, which is why it’s used in many skin and beauty products.
  • Eugenol – powerhouse behind clove, the richest antioxidant in the world.
  • Farnesol – natural pesticide (also found in orange blossom, jasmine and ylang-ylang).
  • Methyl Eugenol – local antiseptic and anesthetic (also found in cinnamon and lemon balm).
  • Nerol – sweet-smelling aromatic antibiotic compound (also found in lemongrass and hops).
  • Phenyl Acetaldehyde – another sweet-smelling and aromatic compound (also found in chocolate).
  • Phenyl Geraniol – natural form of geraniol, which is commonly used in perfumes and fruit flavorings.

Top 3 Rose Oil Benefits

1. Rose Oil Improves Depression

A perfect example of how beneficial Rose oil can be is seen in how it affects depression. As our ancestors battled situations where their mental status was dampened, or otherwise impaired, they would have been naturally drawn to the pleasant sights and smells of the flowers that surrounded them. I have never seen a person take a whiff of a powerful rose and not smile; instead, they remark how incredible and uplifting it is.

The journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice recently published a study that set out to prove these types of natural reactions to rose aromatherapy clinically. With a subject group of 28 postpartum women, the researchers separated them into two groups: one who would be treated with 15-minute sessions of a 2.5 percent solution of rose/lavender oil aromatherapy twice a week for four weeks, and a control group.

Their results were quite remarkable. Not only was it discovered that the women experienced a significant decrease in postnatal depression scores, they also reported marked improvement in general anxiety disorder!

How to use rose oil for depression: If you’re ever feeling anxious or down in the dumps, try putting five drops of rose and five drops of lavender in a diffuser by your nightstand before bed. Hopefully you will wake up renewed and at peace!

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2 Healthy Chocolate Tonics Recipes

Live Divine Chocolate Maca Shake & Rx Tonic:

TONIC 1: Rx Tonic

By Eric Baumgartner

1 teaspoon Mind’s Eye or Adrenal Essence
8-12 oz almond milk, coconut milk, or milk of choice (warm or cold)
Sweeten with Raw Honey, Stevia or sweetener of choice
1-2 Tablespoon coconut oil, MOT oil, ghee or grass fed butter (optional)
1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder (optional)

Blend and serve. Garnish with Cinnamon. Enjoy!


A Heart-opening and hormone enhancing celebration in a glass


  • 1/2 cup Brazil nuts (soaked and rinsed) or other raw nuts
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 semi-frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup Brazil nut milk (option:almond or coconut milk, or pure water)
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt


Blend all the ingredients until smooth.

Add cold or room-temperature water if needed to adjust to desired thickness (but do not add warm water or heat this recipe). Option: Spice it up by adding Living Libations Immune Illume Hotberry.

DId you like these recipes? Do you want more?? You can find these as well as many more from the 21 Day Superstar Cleanse by clicking here

Posted on January 16, 2017 .

How to Make a Perfect Vegan Pizza

We invited E! News to our kitchen to demonstrate how to make a healthy alternative to a fast food favorite, pizza! 

This recipe is featured in our book, The 21 Day Superstar Cleanse: A Rejuvenating Lifestyle Program to Help You Feel Younger, Healthier and Ready to Rock the World, that shows readers how to cleanse their bodies while eating great tasting foods.

With simple ingredients found at local organic grocery stores, this recipe is quick and easy. Start off with vegan crust, either made from corn or rice, layer on some pizza sauce, sprinkle on Daiya cheese, add your fave vegan toppings and pop in the oven for 10 minutes. 

Click below to check out the video to learn how to make the perfect vegan pizza!

Turn Your Dreams into Reality in 2017!

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
~ Ellen Goodman

Happy New Year!

During these final days of 2016, we prepare to welcome the New Year by reflecting on how to bridge the gap between the life we now lead and the one we want to manifest. One of the most effective ways I've found to turn our dreams into reality is to create a vision board!

The collections of images, illustrations and words which visually represent the life you’d like to lead help you clarify goals, focus energy, establish new habits, and attract opportunities. As a visual aid, instead of just words, the goals are able to embed in the subconscious. 

According to a recent Harvard Business Study, while only 1% of people write down their goals and regularly review them, those are among the highest achievers in terms of career, finances, and happiness.


1. Select the size; It can be a piece of paper, poster board, cardboard, canvas, cork or magnetic board, or whatever works for your space.

2. Make a list of 10 things that you'd like to be, do, or have. Phrase these in the positive/affirmative (i.e. instead of "stop eating junk food," write "nourish myself with a healthy, well-balanced diet" or "eat more fruits & veggies").

3. Collect images that represent the things on your list like photos, magazine clippings, newspaper articles, business cards, flyers, drawings, journal pages, quotes, etc.

4. Allow yourself a sacred time and space to assemble. Arrange your images in a collage on your board however you feel called to with tape or glue them down.

5. Place your vision board in an area where you'll see it often. In your office or at your desk, on your refrigerator door, near your bathroom mirror, or in your bedroom so it's the first thing you see in the am and the last thing you see before falling asleep.

6. Go digital; Take a pic of your board and make it the wallpaper on your phone to stay inspired throughout your day.

Questions to reflect on when preparing your vision board:
* Where do you want to live?* Who do you want to live with?
* What is your passion?
* What are your career goals?
* Which of your gifts would you like to share more of?
* What health challenges or goals would you like to improve?
* What do you need guidance with or want to learn more about?
* What's most important to you?
* What do you feel is missing?

For more support in empowering your true self to emerge in 2017, we invite you to join our 21-Day Superstar Cleanse this Winter!

Reboot Green-Patterned Water by Lesa Carlson

There's some debate amongst health advocates regarding ingesting essential oils. So we want to be clear that we are referring to certified pure therapeutic essential oils only, and not the generic oils you may buy at the store, even if they are labeled as "organic". It also should be clarified that a little goes a long way and that even 1-2 drops in 4 fl. oz. of liquid daily is sufficient.

That said, the internal use of these food grade essential oils can be a powerful way to supplement your current health regimens and give a nourishing boost to culinary recipes. For example, this essential oil infused green cocktail recipe is a perfect reboot for relieving anxiety and overall wellness.

Reboot Green-Patterned Water Recipe:
Combine aloe vera juice, nopali cactus, green pepper, lemon, celery,  and cucumber into a juicer, and add hydrating water as desired. Top off with the recommended essential oils (CPTG food-grade quality only!) and swirl the cup to mix. Salud!

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Keep your home clean and protected with the power of essential oils!

This All-Purpose Cleaning Spray is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner and is even edible. It is fortified with a proprietary blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, which provide natural protection against certain environmental factors while elevating the overall cleaning capability.

Combined with distilled white vinegar, it provides a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of this All-Purpose Cleaning Spray make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

DIY Beautifying Bath Salts

The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and, unlike other salts, has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, relieving skin problems, soothing aches and pains, easing muscle strain, supporting the immune system and drawing toxins from the body. One of the simplest ways to ease stress and stress-related problems is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a cups of these Beautifying Bath Salts.

The essential oil blend as well offers a unique, exotic aroma with a grounding effect that calms emotions, lessens stress, eases body tensions, promotes a restful night’s sleep and overall health.

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

DIY Face + Body Spray

Approximately 40 million adults in the US struggle with anxiety and 14.8 million adults are affected by depressive tendencies. That aside, many of us also strive to stay positive amidst daily stresses and disappointments.

That's why we advocate for the use of certified pure therapeutic-grade (CPTG) essential oils as an easy, effective and natural way to relieve tensions and promote emotional health. We formulated our Harmony Essential Living signature line of health, beauty and home care products to cultivate physical well-being and peace of mind.

In this video we share our recipe for Chill Essential Oil Blend, a soothing, edible all-purpose spray for linens, body, face and even your mouth! Just close your eyes, open your mouth and spray for a unique, exotic aroma with a grounding effect that calms emotions, lessens stress, eases body tensions, promotes a restful night’s sleep and overall health.

DIY Cacao Coffee Sugar Scrub

26 seconds is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream. There's no escaping that what goes on our bodies gets in our bodies and if you can't eat it, it probably shouldn't be on your skin either.

That's why we're delighted to share one of our favorite recipes for indulgent skin care. This chemical-free Cacao Coffee Sugar Scrub is infused with an essential oil blend that naturally exfoliates and replenishes, leaving skin glowing and healthy. 

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

Happy Holidays: Giving from the Heart!

Happy Holidays from our hearts and homes to yours!

We love this season because it inspires us to give, and it is in giving that we truly receive.

When selecting what to gift our loved ones, we like to think of what would benefit the whole individual as well as being beneficial to the planet. That's why the best gifts are heartfelt, individual and support the person's transformation and healing.

We invite you to check out this special holiday web series on Giving from the Heart and to stay tuned for more DIY gifts for TLC this season.

To purchase these signature health, beauty and home care products ready to ship, come visit our Harmony Essential Living shop online.

2016 Eco Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season to be merry and bright! We love this season's emphasis on kindness and giving others what they need to help us all through the dark winter days and prepare for the year ahead.

But in the midst of all the festivities, it's easy to lose sight of our environmental integrity. As we celebrate, decorate, give gifts and travel this holiday season, we also tend to generate a lot of waste and increase our energy use.

A study from the Environmental Protection Agency states that from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, household waste increases more than 25%! The added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills. Annual trash just from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals to 4 million tons in the US alone. 

However, there are plenty of holiday gift options that create less waste and actually give back to the planet while improving the health and wellness of your loved one's. If you're looking for some inspiration, here are our top picks of eco gifts for every budget!

1) Gift Cards

Give the gift of choice with a gift card to someone's favorite shop (preferably a small/local business) that gives back. It's more personal than cash by showing that you've considered their unique personality. If your special someone is interested in health and natural lifestyles then our RML Gift Card could be the perfect fit!

2) Essential Oils

It may come as no surprise to our community that we're a big advocate for essential oils! They're a great way to give a meaningful gift that empowers family's with natural solutions for their health, beauty and home care needs. The particular certified pure therapeutic-grade brand we use offers fantastic kits with all the basics and plenty of oils that are $20 and under. Email us at to discuss how to get top quality oils at the best price or click here to learn more.

3) eBooks

Reducing paper usage does more than saves trees, since pulp and paper mills are also a major source of pollution. So choosing an eBook instead of paperback helps to lower your carbon footprint regardless of the content of the book. But you can take it a step further by choosing an eBook of something that inspires a healthy lifestyle and encourages self-development. For example, our eBook of The 21-Day Superstar Cleanse includes 100+ plant-based recipes, daily wellness advice, sustainable lifestyle practices, yoga poses and fitness tips suitable for health enthusiasts or anyone looking for a fresh start.

4) Digital Gifts + eCards

In addition to eBooks, digital downloads for cards, music, videos, eCourses, apps or memberships are another way to show you care without adding to the landfill. If you're loved one is interested to get started with yoga or deepen their practice, our online catalog of video downloads may be just what you're looking for! For a great deal, check out our ra'yoKa Virtual Fitness System with all series and modules presently 50% off!

5) DIY Gifts

There are many advantages to giving a heartfelt, homemade gift instead of something store-bought. When you do-it-yourself you can choose to use non-toxic, biodegradable, natural ingredients or parts that are a sustainable choice for the environment. You also get to put all your creativity and love into it, making something unique for your loved one. A great choice is to make some homemade beauty and home care products!

In Los Angeles, we're hosting our annual Holiday Gift Making Party to connect in community, libations and celebrations while crafting gifts that nurture health and the planet too.

If you're in the area, email us at for details. If you can't attend, click here to check out some of our recipes for a Peppermint Scrub, Hoilday Joy Spritzer and more!