Immunity, Energy & Sleep- Naturally! (Wellness series pt 3)

Welcome to part 3 of our essential oil education series!  If you are just joining us, please start here:

Part 1: Essential Oil Basics

Part 2:  Wellness as a Lifestyle

Immunity, Energy & Sleep- Naturally!

Are you On Guard?!

OnGuard is doTERRA’s essential oil blend to boost immunity and fight off sickness.  I like to imagine a big warrior with a sword, ready to attack anything unwelcomed and protect me.  We use it on our feet every morning as prevention.  We diffuse it in our home constantly in the winter to stop the spread of sickness, reduce recovery time and help us avoid the bugs in the first place.  (Several years ago I remember being so sick of being sick.  It seemed that all winter I was home with someone that had a bug.  It would pass around over and over again.  Now we are maybe sick a few days a year.  It’s awesome!)

OnGuard comes in many products:

-Essential Oil Blend (topical, diffused)

-Beadlet (for quick on the go boost)

-Softgel (combined with the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral oils. This has knocked out many sicknesses for us a few hours.)

-Toothpaste (heavenly and safe to swallow)

-Laundry Detergent

-Foaming Hand Wash (stop the spread!)

-Cleaner Concentrate (for cleaning most everything)


Wow! The list sure has grown.  I love these products!


Energy Boost

-Peppermint: on feet, neck & inhale

-Slim & Sassy: 2-5 drops in a drink of water

-Mito2Max: supplement for stamina & sustained energy

Quality Sleep

-lavender: on feet, neck & pillow.  Inhale.

-Vetiver: if you need help with deep sleep.  Put the tinyest bit on your foot (big toe).  I can do this and 4 hours of sleep feels like a full night. (I do not recommend this, but on those nights when you just don’t get the sleep, it is a lifesaver).

Funny story with this one:  Grandma has a really hard time sleeping and I knew vetiver was good for that. I asked if I could rub her feet.  I used way too much (probably 8 drops or so).  The next day I was totally wasted and couldn’t figure out why.  Just by breathing it and having it on my hands I had slept all night and was drained all the next day.  This is hard core!   Just a tiny bit, please.   (Note:  everyone’s body chemistry is different, so my best oil for a certain issue may not be what works best for you.  Be patient.  You will find the right oil that is best for you.  The greatest resource is the Modern Essentials book.  It is a super easy guide book, A-Z look up your ailment and get recommendations on what has worked for others.)

-Balance/Serenity:  if you suffer from anxiety, This one is great.  Layer balance and serenity on your feet, neck and inhale.

Oils and their uses:

These are some things that have been found beneficial in my home and for those I know.

Melaleuca: great for the skin!  Acne, Boils, Cold Sores  (another funny- my 7 year old had his first canker shortly after I got my oils.  I heard Melaleuca was good and told him he could choose. I warned him it would taste gross, but he would feel better.  He agreed.  I put one drop on his cold sore.  He stuck out his tongue and complained that it was gross.  Of course, I couldn’t take it out.  Less than a minute later… “Wow! It doesn’t hurt anymore, Thanks MOM!”  Melaleuca is his favorite oil and he loves telling his story.)

Lemon: cleans sticky goo off (price stickers, labels, etc..), great white board cleaner, drink in your water daily to help your body flush out toxins (great for all citrus oils), makes a great lemon bar (recipe in Modern Essentials Book 5th ed)


Quick Recipe- Sanitizing Spray!

**OnGuard has been clinically studied and is amazing at stopping eColi, Staph, Strep and more… you can wipe the counter (onGuard Cleaner) and bacteria won’t grow for 7 days.  Truly Amazing!   It gets rid of the bad bacteria and lets you keep your good bacteria (unlike alcohol sanitizers that kill everything)

2 oz  misting spray bottle filled with distilled water

5-10 drops OnGuard


*I use this to spray surfaces (doorknobs, lightswitches, toys, etc.) whenever I need to sanitize and especially when someone is sick.   I gave a bottle to each of my kids to spray their hands as sanitizer and we spray throats to avoid or conquer illnesses.


Are You Interested in Joining &/or Purchasing doTerra?  

– You can always purchase dōTERRA essential oils and products retail from my store.  But, why buy retail, when you can get them BELOW WHOLESALE and even earn your Natural Healthcare for FREE!! Contact me for details and tons of education resources!!

– If you are drawn to this and need some financial healing, we can help!  Proven system and guidance to help you reach all your goals!


Online Health Summit


Our  Natural Solutions Health Summit is coming up  JULY 14-19th 2014.  It is completely ONLINE!  There are dozens of classes throughout the week – experts from all areas of Natural Health and Wellness.  This is not just essential oils people!  Nutrition, weightloss, candida, hair, cleaning, recipes, etc…  I learn SO MUCH in every session.   Watch as many as possible live and be entered to win HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN PRIZES!!  Catch those you miss on recording later.  It is AMAZING!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the education! Now for the most awesome part–  I have some free tickets available for Sidetracked Sarah readers! These tickets have a $200 value!  And you can have this awesome education for FREE!!!  If something is tugging at you and this may help you find some answers you’ve been looking for, please contact me and let me share this amazing gift with you!


Also check out our Essential Oil Internship  (If you want to jump right in to learn about essential oils and have them in your home!)

*If you would like to attend the internship or join the summit  and do not currently have a wholesale account with doTERRA, please contact me for a promo code.*

Please Include:



-Best Phone Number and time to call

-Natural things you use

-Top 3 health concerns

-Why you want to attend)


Please join us Monday (part 4) to learn how we use essential oils to Clean our homes and our bodies!


Healthy Snacks on the Go with OneBar + Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OneBar.

Once upon a time, I was getting ready for an all day outing.  I began packing my my diaper bag for my growing toddler. My toddling one year old seemed to be always hungry, so along with the regular clothes, diapers, wipes and toys, I decided to pack some food for him as well.  “A banana will do the trick”, I think to myself as I put it in the bag.  Later on in the day, as my toddler shows signs of needing a snack, I pull that banana out of the bag and find that it had gotten squished.  Mashed banana all through my diaper bag.  It was staining the clothes and creating a sticky mess.  Not fun.  Not fun at all.  Now, in order to feed my little boy, I either have to make due with that banana, or make him go without.

OneBar:  Healthy Snacks for Your Little Ones!

Another time, in a situation similar to the above, I packed the banana in a separate pocket of the diaper bag, so that if it did happen to get squished, I wouldn’t get it on all of the clothes and diapers.  This time, I did not end up needing the banana that day and totally forgot about it.  I found it days later, rotting and black, oozing out juicy, rotting banana juices and once again, causing a mess in my diaper bag.

It’s times like these that I wish I would have known about OneBar!  This awesome snack would have given my child that serving of fruit that I was looking for, without creating the mess in my bag!  If I had forgotten to give it to him that day, it would still be fine as it won’t rot like a normal piece of fruit will.

OneBar:  A Healthy Snack Option, with a Full Serving of Fresh Fruit!

Are you looking for a great snack to take while you’re on the go?  Not only is this snack great for you, it’s also incredibly delicious!  And guess what?  You will love it AND your kids will love it (and it won’t rot or make a mess either!)!  Now that’s a win, win if you ask me!

What makes OneBar so healthy?

  • There’s no sugar, wheat or gluten
  • It’s a serving of fruit in just one bar!
  • There’s only 70 calories in one bar
  • They contain baobab, a superfruit new to the US that is packed with more nutrition than any other superfruit.

So, I know you’re wondering what this baobab is all about.  I was, too!  Let me tell you!

All About Baobab

  • It is very alkaline and is an excellent way to address the high acidity of the American diet.
  • It is one of the few sources of dietary calcium found in plants.
  • It has nearly six times the amount of potassium found in bananas,
  • It has lots of vitamin C
  • It is a great source of fiber and magnesium.

What Flavors of OneBar can I get?

OneBar:  One Pure Serving of Fruit

There are 3 flavors available:

  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Mango

My personal favorite is Apple, but I liked all of them nearly as well!  The fruity taste was so fresh and the texture was just the right amount of chewiness.  I normally don’t like any cherry flavors because I always think it leaves an unpleasant after taste.  This cherry taste, though, I was so surprised that I actually liked it!  I’m impressed OneBar!  3 of my kids have tested them as well and they all really liked them!

OneBar:  A Healthy Fruit Option!

Buy It!

You can buy OneBar from their site by clicking the following link:

OneBar:  One Pure Serving of Fruit

If you use the coupon code EasyFruit, you’ll get 25% off of your order!

Win It!

Enter to Win:  3 Boxes of OneBar (40 Winners!)

You can also have a chance to win 3 boxes of OneBar, one in each flavor!  There will be 40 winners!  All you have to do is enter, using the Rafflecopter entries below:

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 Which OneBar flavor do you think you would like the best?



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OneBar.

You Can Still Register for This California Homeschool Convention!

(This post is sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links)

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I remember when I started homeschooling.  I went to my first homeschooling convention and learned so much.  I was excited to rush home to start putting all that I learned (and purchased) to good use!  It was so much fun flipping through the curriculum, dreaming up the perfect schedule and getting advice from well seasoned homeschooling parents who  already had their feet “wet” in the homeschooling world.  I came home with so much motivation and vigor to throw towards my dream of homeschooling.  Now, as I’m a much more seasoned homeschooling mom, I still go to these conventions for my annual homeschool mom recharge.  (This year is the first year I’ve not attended, since I was due to have a baby in the spring).

I know that many of you are already homeschooling and some are just thinking about starting next year.  If you fall into either of these categories, I highly recommend that you attend a homeschool convention.  Homeschool conventions can help you to get off to the best start possible in the upcoming school year.  You can get all of your questions answered there, too.

If you can get to California next month, I highly recommend that you attend the last conference hosted by Great Homeschool Conventions this year, held in Ontario, California.  It runs from June 12th through the 14th.

Lots of Great Speakers!

There will be lots of great speakers including Michael Medved, Heidi St. John and John Walsh.  If you can’t make it to all of the sessions that you are hoping to, you’ll be able to purchase CD’s from the event, as all of the speaking sessions are recorded.  To plan out the sessions that would fit your family and homeschool the best, be sure to take a look at the schedule.

In addition, there will be an amazing vendor hall, where curriculum vendors come and share all the different curriculum samples that they sell.  I love getting to thumb through the different books that I’m considering purchasing, to see if they’ll be a good match for my family!

Other features of the Great Homeschool Conventions California event include:

  • Friday Night Comedy Night with Bob Smiley
  • Teen Track – A place where your teen can attend and learn about Real Faith for the Real World
  • Children’s Conference – Runs simultaneously during the adult conference (may want to purchase ahead of time, as other locations sold out!)
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted Hotels - GHC has partnered with hotels in the area where you can get a room for $89 and $99 per night!

If you think you could make it to the GHC California event, be sure to get your tickets right away!   If you can’t make it this year, maybe you can plan ahead for next year when they’ll be back in Cincinnati, OH; Greenville, SC; and Ontario, CA.   They’ll also be adding one more location:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX will be in February 2015!!  We’re excited about that!

Did you attend a GHC event already this year?  Tell me the highlights of the event!