Terra Cotta Pendants for your Neck, Wrist, or Car

Disclosure: This blog post features sponsored and affiliated items. If you make a purchase, I will earn a small commission to help sustain running Realm of Vibes. All opinions within this post are authentic and my own. Terra Cotta Pendants does not endorse any specific essential oil company. 

Since I became a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA, I have been purchasing diffusers for every room in my house and aspect of my life. Essential oils have helped improved my sleep and to balance my emotions throughout the day. They have also assisted in keeping my immunity strong against seasonal threats.

Diffusing essential oils are a great way to enjoy therapeutic benefits. I wanted a way to wear my oils, so Terra Cotta Pendants sent me a neck pendant, diffuser wrap bracelet, and car diffuser to try and review.

About Terra Cotta Pendants

Lori Gosselin, her husband, Auguste, and her daughter, Natasha are the Terra Cotta Pendant family. Auguste creates all the terra cotta pendants with his own two hands. Lori is the communicator, fielding e-mails and social media. Natasha has designed several pendant designs and her son, Alex, was the original Webmaster. (Although no longer here on Earth with us, he will be forever apart of the TCP family.) Terra Cotta Pendants is certainly a family affair!

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The Terra Cotta Family

On the website, you will see three items available for purchase:

  • Pendants
    • $8-9.00 Canadian dollars
    • Features designs like elements, flowers, leaves, runes, symbols, totems, words and zodiac
  • Wrap Bracelets
    • $11.00 Canadian dollars
    • Features one of my favorite symbols, an arrow.
  • Car Diffuser
    • $10.00 Canadian dollars
    • Features animals, words, symbols, leaves

Terra Cotta Pendants ship worldwide. Shipping information and a currently converter is on the website.

How it Works

Essential oils are naturally volatile, which means they evaporate easily, in normal temperatures. When a drop of essential oil is applied to the surface of the terra cotta piece, it is absorbed into the tiny pores of the kiln-fired clay. The essential oil slowly and naturally diffuses into the air, leaving you with a pleasant aroma throughout your day!

Directions for Use

Lay the terra cotta piece flat, and add ONE (or two, MAX) drops of essential oil onto the clay. Let it dry. When it is completely absorbed, it is ready to wear or hang in your car.

Review 

Terra Cotta Pendants

Terra Cotta Pendants

I started with the Terra Cotta Arrow Wrap Bracelet. I put two drops of Peppermint on the clay. It took a few minutes to dry completely. The waxed cotton cord was easy to untangle and lay flat. I slipped my wrist through, tightened the bead, and wrapped the bracelet around my wrist. Since I have been wearing this, I have received SO many compliments! Whenever someone asks about my Terra Cotta Arrow Wrap Bracelet, I reply, “SMELL!” and let them experience the refreshing, rejuvenating Peppermint essential oil. When I need a pick-me up during a long shift at work, I inhale slowly and take a deep, calming breath. Not only is the bracelet comfortable, but it holds the smell for a while. When the peppermint smell began to fade (about 4-5 days), I added a drop of Cedarwood, which is great for repelling insects since I have been spending a lot of time outdoors. Not only is the Terra Cotta Arrow Wrap Bracelet a statement piece, but it really helps me get therapeutic benefit from my oils throughout my day.

As most of you know, I have begun more of a holistic journey the beginning of this year after I injured my back. Besides being dairy and gluten free, I have rid my home of artificial everything… I was purchasing the vent sticks for my car, but wanted to find a more holistic approach to keeping my car smelling fresh. I tossed the vent sticks, and added two drops of Wild Orange to my Terra Cotta Joy Car Diffuser. You can get a ticket for hanging anything from your rear-view mirror in New Jersey, so I hung it from my volume dial. Now, when I enter my car, I get the fresh scent of Wild Orange. It truly is fabulous! The Terra Cotta Car Diffuser has a little magnet clasp, too!

Terra Cotta Pendants - Car Diffuser

Terra Cotta Pendants – Car Diffuser

The Terra Cotta Neck Pendant featuring an Angel is perfect for doTERRA’s Balance essential oil. doTERRA’s Balance is super grounding, and helps keep me calm, especially during stressful situations at work. The Angel couldn’t have come at a better time. Angels remind me that I have loved ones in Heaven always protecting me, and that when I am at work, it is my job to help others improve and enrich their lives. It serves as a reminder to be somebody’s Angel. I applied one drop of doTERRA’s Balance to the clay, and adjusted the waxed cotton string around my neck. I was inhaling the benefits of doTERRA’s Balance all day, creating the sense of calm that I so often need and desire! The Terra Cotta Pendant is light around my neck, and also attracted many compliments by coworkers and clients.

Terra Cotta Pendants - Pendant

Terra Cotta Pendants – Pendant

Final Thoughts

Terra Cotta Pendants are an affordable, portable way to enjoy all of the therapeutic benefits from essential oils.

These would make awesome gifts; purchase an enrollment kit and a Terra Cotta Pendant, wrist wrap, and car diffuser. What a thoughtful and personalized gift!

I highly recommend Terra Cotta Pendants for all day diffusing and to keep your car smelling fresh!

Visit Terra Cotta Pendants on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Google+. Lori has excellent videos for Independent Contractors like myself; make sure you take a look!

After you pick your Terra Cotta Pendant, make sure you visit my doTERRA shop and e-mail me at realmofvibesdg@gmail.com so I can help you pick out the best essential oils to wear or for your car diffuser!

Namaste.

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Chakras: What They Are and How To Start Using Them

by Rachel Erazo of Modron Lotus Garden

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There are centers of energy within your body called chakras. These spheres are constantly in movement, moving energy throughout your body.

When aligned and balanced, you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually feel at peace. But, as energy is constantly shifting, your chakras can move out of alignment. This post will teach you about chakras and how to achieve optimal alignment for spiritual and overall well being.

What are chakras?

To put it simply, chakras are energy centers within our bodies. They’re constantly moving and shifting.

To explain a little further, check out this scene from Avatar: The Last Airbender:

**Note: Yes, the video doesn’t explain in depth what each chakra is but it’s a great introduction, especially for teaching children. I highly recommend watching Avatar for it’s introductory take on the elements, different forms of martial arts, and the use of meditation and energy work.**

There’s many different chakra areas in your body but there’s seven major ones that we’ll focus on.

Root (Earth) Chakra – Muladhara
This is located at the base of the spine and is our foundation. We use this chakra to be grounded and stable. It also deals with our instincts, security, and survivability.

When its out of balance we may feel anxiety, hopelessness, or instability.

Sacral (Water) Chakra – Svadhisthana
This energy center is located in the pelvis. It involves our sexuality, creativity, confidence, and ability to accept others/new experiences.

When out of balance, there may be issues of addiction, emotional imbalance, a lack of well-being, and feelings of loneliness.

Solar Plexus (Fire) Chakra – Maripura
This area deals with out self-esteem, self-love, willpower, energy, and vitality.

Problems with gas, stomach ulcers, procrastination, or a lack of confidence can occur when this chakra is out of alignment.

Heart Chakra – Anahata
This chakra is located in the center of the chest.

​It’s considered the connection between mind, body, and spirit; it connects the lower chakras to the upper within our body and acts as a bridge between the two.

This energy center deals with love, inner peace, and connection.

There’s guilt and a fear of intimacy, along with asthma, heart conditions, or allergies, when this center is unbalanced.

Throat Chakra – Vishuddha
This chakra is located in the throat, governing truth, verbal expression, and self-expression.

Feelings of confinement, difficulty expressing your feelings, sore throats, and thyroid problems are signs of an imbalance.

Third-Eye Chakra – Ajna
Located between the eyebrows, our third eye is the center of our intuition and focusing abilities.

Problems with eyesight, lack of intuition, and hormone imbalances can occur when this chakra needs to be reopened or realigned.

Crown Chakra – Sahaswara
This chakra connects us to our higher self, Guides, deities, and universal energy and spiritual sources. It’s at the crown of the head.

When unbalanced, you can experience problems with meditation, sleep deprivation, and generally feeling disconnected.

How do I know my chakras are out of balance?

It depends on how bad the shift is.

Sometimes it’s very slight; you can’t tell that much of a difference. Maybe your pelvis feels slightly off or you’ve had to pop your knuckles today. Something small and unnoticed.

But let’s say you get really sick. Your throats is burning, your eyes are watery, nose is dripping, and you’re running a fever. Although it may not be the cause, chances are your throat and crown chakras are out of alignment. Re-balancing them will help you recover quicker.

When can go our whole lives without being realigned; the energy within our bodies can shift back into place. However, when we take initiative and realign our own energy, we’re taking our complete health and well-being into our own hands.
You don’t have to go to a guru and have your chakras worked on for over an hour to be realigned (although that is a viable option).

Re-balancing your energy can can easily be done from the comfort of your own home or while you’re going about your day. Here’s some ways you can change it!

Food

Yes, eating food can realign your chakras. But don’t break out the Ding Dongs yet!

You have to eat:
Food that nourishing for your body
Corresponds to the different chakras

An easy way to do this is just with the color of the food you’re eating. But here’s a sample list of foods you can use:

Chakras and Food

Essential Oils

Using essential oils for balancing your chakras is one of my favorite ways to realign! But I also love smelly things like candles and oils.

You can make your own perfume, candles, hair mist, or anything you can think of with these oils to rebalance yourself. Bath bombs are my favorite; plus it’s bath magic! Woo!

Here’s a list of oils you can use:

Chakras and Oils

*If you are looking to purchase essential oils, please look no further than Danielle’s doTERRA page where you will receive personalized guidance to choosing the best essential oils for your lifestyle and well-being. Please click here to shop and e-mail Danielle at realmofvibesdg@gmail.com to get started!

Crystals

One of the more popular methods amongst the witchy community, crystals can be used to realign your chakras or increase their vibration.

All you have to do is place the properly corresponded crystal on the energy center and meditate/relax for awhile. Here’s a list to help get you started:

Chakras and Crystals

Tarot readings

Tarot can be used to tell you the current status of your chakras and what you can do to realign yourself. This method can be incredibly personal, which is very good for realigning your chakras in everyday ways.

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I do offer a reading for identifying the state of your chakras and offering advice on how to fix them on my shop. It uses the lovely Dreams of Gaia tarot (as you can see above).

Pendulums

My absolutely FAVORITE way to balance my chakras: using my pendulum. I do this after I take a long, bubble bath and boy do I sleep great.

One way you can use a pendulum is to stand over someone who needs their chakras balanced, place the pendulum over each center, and ask it to realign that chakra. It will take a minute to do this; as one chakra moves into position another may move out. So be super diligent.

Another way is to simply have your hand out with your pendulum over it. Ask it to realign or balance your chakras. Done! The downside to this method: you don’t know what’s out of alignment because it’s so general.

My personal favorite is to make a pendulum board specifically for your chakras and have your pendulum tell you which is unbalanced and let it work on each one individually. I made one in my personal witchy journal and it works fantastic! Very much a sketch, but it works for me.

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And voila! There’s your introductory guide to chakras, what they are, and how to realign them in everyday ways!

If you liked this article and want to share your thoughts, hop over to the Facebook group for witchlings.

What do you think about chakras? What other ways can you align them?  Leave a comment below!

​Until next time, stay balanced!

Namaste.

 

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My April doTERRA Order

I seriously love doTERRA’s Loyalty Reward Program. In April, I received 8 free products. Yup, you read correctly, eight items I didn’t have to pay for…crazy, right? I picked five of my eight free doTERRA products to review…enjoy!

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

I love Cedarwood. It reminds me of my yearly vacation to Maine. It has a woodsy scent and is used for a plethora of reasons. Cedarwood has calming properties, so diffusing creates a sense of relaxation. I mix 3 drops of Cedarwood and 3 drops of Lavender and diffuse at bedtime for a great night’s sleep. I also mix one drop of Cedarwood into my facial moisturizer to clarify any impurities. Cedarwood is also used to repel insects, so before I go on hikes with my dog, I apply a few drops to my skin. The smell is unbelievable! The wholesale price for Cedarwood is $13.00 USD.

Lavender Essential Oil

I can’t say enough about Lavender. I diffuse with Cedarwood (see above). I also add one drop to my chamomile tea at night, and apply topically to the bottoms of my feet, neck, and temples to relax. I also put a few drops on a cotton ball and stick it in the air vents in my car (no more road rage!). I add one drop to the rinse cycle when I wash my sheets. My bedding smells like lavender, which relaxes me! I haven’t tried cooking or baking with lavender, but you can create wonderful recipes with this essential oil. The wholesale price for Lavender is $21.00 USD.

DigestZen Essential Oil

I must admit – I hate anise. I never liked black licorice. However, DigestZen is amazing. If you take a few drops and put in a veggie capsule, you don’t taste anything. DigestZen provides relief to occasional stomach upset, indigestion, bloating, and gas. It helps you to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract in a natural, healthy way. You can diffuse, apply topically to your abdomen, or ingest. DigestZen really helps me feel better when my tummy gives me trouble! The wholesale price for DigestZen is $31.00 USD.

doTERRA Breathe Vapor Stick

Hello, Spring! Bye, seasonal discomfort! The doTERRA Breathe Vapor stick is used to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. When applied to my neck and chest, I feel like I can breathe easier. It feels soothing and cooling, without that greasy, yucky feel. The stick is great for carrying with me in my bag to use throughout the day. The wholesale price is $8.50 USD.

Trim Shake – Chocolate

I am super picky with shakes. I use them as a meal replacement (usually breakfast or lunch) so they need to keep me full and taste good. I mix a scoop of the chocolate Trim Shake with almond milk, ice, and a banana. It’s delicious. One scoop is only 70 calories and provides 8 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber. 40 servings come in the container. Trim Shakes do not contain gluten, are soy free, and GMO free. They are sweetened by stevia. I love drinking them – the chocolate flavor is fantastic and it doesn’t leave an after taste. It keeps me full for hours and I look forward to drinking doTERRA’s Chocolate Trim Shake after a hard workout at the gym. The wholesale price for Trim Shake is $39.50 USD.

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All of the above products, I got for free through my enrollment in the Loyalty Rewards Program.

Do you want the opportunity to score free products?

Head over to my shop here.

To bypass the $35 enrollment fee, purchase an enrollment kit.

Click “Join & Save” to become a wholesale member. Click “Shop” to make a retail purchase.

Follow the prompts. My Wellness Advocate number is 4191408.

E-mail me at realmofvibesdg@gmail.com – I would be happy to help you on your essential oil journey!

Namaste.

Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

My March Loyalty Rewards Program Order with doTERRA

I am proud to say that I am a doTERRA Wellness Advocate! I can earn free products and shipping each month I place a Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) order. For the month of March, I took advantage of the montly promotion, earned a free product, and gained two more free products for placing a 200 PV order. (PV is personal volume. Each item is assigned a PV value.) I also added two more essential oils to my repertoire.

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Let’s review my March order:

  • On Guard Foaming Hand Wash with 2 Dispensers
    • Promotion: I saved 10% by ordering this product in March
    • My thoughts: I am obsessed with On Guard essential oil so I knew I was going to like this hand wash. It is gentle, cleans and softens, and leaves my hands smelling citrusy fresh with a hint of spice. On Guard supports healthy immune function and I feel good knowing that I am using an all-natural product to clean my hands. 
  • Melaleuca Touch
    • Free Product of the Month (Orders over 125 PV, placed between the 1st-15th of the month)
    • My thoughts: This is a blend of Melaleuca (tea tree oil) and Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO). Melaleuca Touch can be used to cleanse and purify skin and nails and helps to promote a healthy complexion. After I shower, I use Melaleuca Touch on my nail beds and I also put a drop into my facial moisturizer. I have also used this after shaving to calm my skin and sooth irritation.
  • Deep Blue Rub
    • Incentive, Free Product with orders over 200 PV
    • Deep Blue Rub is a topical cream that is non-greasy and promotes a soothing, cooling effect. This is often used by massage therapists and clinicians. My job as an occupational therapist can be physical, so I use Deep Blue Rub on my lower back, neck, and knees. It feels good on my skin after a long workout at the gym.
  • Deep Blue Touch
    • Incentive, Free Product with orders over 200 PV
    • This is the Deep Blue essential oil mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO). This is both adult and child friendly. I carry Deep Blue Touch with me in my backpack. I unscrew the top and apply directly to my neck, back, and knees. I like the cooling effect.
  • Lemon Essential Oil
    • I purchased wholesale for $10.00 USD for a 15mL bottle.
    • I love lemons. It is a very uplifting, invigorating, refreshing essential oil. I add one or two drops to a big glass of water to aide in digestion, I diffuse to cleanse and purify my living space, and I use lemon essential oil as an all-natural cleanser. I can’t wait to make a poppy seed lemon bread using a few drops of essential oil. Lemon truly does it all!
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
    • I purchased wholesale for $14.00 USD for a 15mL bottle.
    • In the spring, I have an herb garden and rosemary is my go-to herb when I make poultry, fish, and meat. Rosemary supports healthy digestion and respiratory function, and also reduces feelings of nervousness and fatigue. In my diffuser, I put 2 drops of rosemary, 2 drops of lemon, and 1 drop of peppermint for a refreshing scent. I have added a few drops to my marinade or slow cooking dish, and I have applied rosemary with castor oil to my scalp to keep my hair strong and to assist with those pesky white flakes.

I love my doTERRA essential oils! I integrate them into my life every day to improve my overall health and wellness. The information above was gathered from here and in my book, The Essential Life, 3rd edition, by Total Wellness Publishing. I purchased the book here.

Are you ready to try doTERRA essential oils and products?

Contact me, realmofvibesdg@gmail.com, and I will help you shop to select products and assist you in becoming a wholesale member or Wellness Advocate.

If you want to browse, please shop my store here.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These product are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor. None of the information posted here is to be taken as medical advice. What works for me may not work for you. Before you use essential oils, make sure you discuss with your physician. Use a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, to dilute before applying essential oils directly to your skin. Please do your due diligence and research before incorporating essential oils into your life. I am happy to help you; don’t be afraid to ask.