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Medicine Cabinet Makeover: safer, holistic options for your family Medicine Cabinet Makeover: safer, holistic options for your family
When was the last time you looked at your medicine cabinet?  Take a look and what do you see?  I bet that many of... Medicine Cabinet Makeover: safer, holistic options for your family

When was the last time you looked at your medicine cabinet?  Take a look and what do you see?  I bet that many of the products you see are synthetic, toxic, addictive, and expensive and they may even be dangerous to your health.  Chances are that you would love to replace those pills and potions with safer, holistic options for you and your family.

Get this. High quality, pure grade essential oils can actually help alleviate common, everyday ailments such as headaches, colds and even aches and pains.  Plant-based essential oils can even replace your toxic household cleaners, which can also contribute to the toxic load that can result in your body.  Wouldn’t you love to wash you or your child’s clothes in a clean solution that cost pennies to make?

My own story with essential oils began when I was introduced to doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils.  After dealing with a health scare as a result of high-stress and digestive issues, I was frustrated with the lack of holistic health remedies that my doctor provided.  I decided to take control of my own health through a plant-focused diet, lifestyle changes and decreasing my toxic load.

Essential oils are non water-based phytochemicals made up of volatile aromatic compounds. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp,to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue.

Try this at home: Squeeze the peel of a ripe citrus fruit such as an orange or grapefruit. The fragrant residue on your hand is full of essential oils from nature.

doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils are the highest quality you can purchase. Due to their indigenous sourcing, extraction methods, testing and purity, you can use them on everyone from babies to pets!

Here are my top three favourite oils for everyday use:

doTERRA Lavender

doTERRA Lemon

doTERRA Peppermint Have I got you interested?  Incorporating doTERRA Essential Oils is the smartest, safest and most affordable decision you can make to incorporate natural solutions to your health care and home.  Here are three ways you can learn more:

Join in on a Medicine Cabinet Makeover Workshop at the Silk Purse Arts Center in West Vancouver on Wednesday, August 27th from 7pm – 8pm.  RSVP at

Book a complimentary 30-minute wellness consultation to learn how you can incorporate essential oils into your home and life.  This can be done over the phone or in person. Email


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doTERRA’s Introductory Essential Oils kit includes an introductory audio CD and booklet highlighting the uses of essential oils, and a 5 ml bottle of dōTERRA’s CPTG® Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils.

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Julie Pecarski is the founder of, a health and lifestyle solutions site offering clean-living recipes, nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice.  Julie is a doTERRA Wellness Consultant and Educator in an effort to provide safer health alternatives to homes and our health care.  She is currently studying to become a Register Holistic Nutritionist.

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Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Natalie

    August 14, 2014 #1 Author

    I love using essential oils – I have a health kit where I use them on the go for stress, headaches, breathing better etc. And I use them in my diffuser. But I just found out that I can use peppermint oil to keep spiders away. I’m going to try this!


  • sunshine

    August 14, 2014 #2 Author

    I haven’t really used them before, but as I learn more about them, I am getting more interested to try them.


  • Brenda Penton

    August 15, 2014 #3 Author

    I use them in my homemade cleaners, added to food, and I add a few drops to my vacuum.


  • Melinda L.

    August 15, 2014 #4 Author

    I use it in the scent warmer and made some homemade mosquito repellent


  • Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    August 15, 2014 #5 Author

    I have used tea tree oil for various things. I would love to use more.


  • Leah

    August 15, 2014 #6 Author

    I love lavender oil at bed and peppermint for headaches and my tired pregnant legs . Tea tree oil is my go to for keeping away head lice at school and for fungal infections . Soo many wonderful oils as uses! Love them all .


  • Sarah kilmartin

    August 15, 2014 #7 Author

    I actually haven’t really used essential oils! But would love to :)


  • Serena Debolt

    August 15, 2014 #8 Author

    We love to use essential oils for massages as most massage oils on the market don’t smell as good unless we add our own good smelling oils :)


  • Lynn m

    August 15, 2014 #9 Author

    I have used essential oils before, but it has been awhile


  • Dayna Wilson

    August 15, 2014 #10 Author

    I use tea tree oil as a disinfectant, and I make a spray with water and peppermint oil that cools us down wonderfully on hot summer days.


  • Erin W

    August 16, 2014 #11 Author

    I use a blend to help my daughter sleep at night!


  • libby k

    August 16, 2014 #12 Author

    tea tree oil in a homemade face wash :)


  • Lynn Mathieu

    August 17, 2014 #13 Author

    I use essential oils to help relieve stress,headaches and also in my homemade cleaners!


  • Marisa. P

    August 18, 2014 #14 Author

    We use thuja oil for warts! Natural wonder. We also use melaleuca oil for scrapes and sore throats.


  • Lindsay

    August 19, 2014 #15 Author

    I have never used essential oils and would love to learn more about them!


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