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Blogging Through the Alphabet – B is for Balance and Breathe

Welcome back to the second week of this journey of Blogging Through the Alphabet. I am glad that you are here! Please make sure you check out my co-hosts when you get a chance:

This week, we are on the letter B. For this, I want to share with you about doTERRA’s Balance, or grounding blend. This oil is a must-have in our house! I currently have three open bottles in three different parts of the house right now and plan on ordering more! Yes, Balance is that good!

My second runner-up for the letter B is Breathe or the respiratory blend. This essential oil comes in many different forms besides the oil, like the vapor stick and the respiratory drops. All of these will help to clear your airways and help your breathing.

But first, Balance. Balance is a blend of spruce, ho wood, frankincense, blue tansy, blue chamomile, and osmanthus. This is a woodsy smell that will help to promote a sense of overall relaxation. This is also a great oil to help with your anxious feelings. We use it in daily in our house.

Ray Ray loves when I diffuse Balance in his room at night. By diffusing this oil, he seems to relax for the night and actually goes to bed when I diffuse this oil. He loves the smell, telling me that it is not a girly smell. This is a big thing for him when I diffuse this blend in his room every night.

I personally use Balance as a perfume for myself. I will apply it with doTERRA’s Hand and Body lotion on a daily basis. I will also apply it to my pulse points on extremely stressful days to keep me grounded and in check with myself.

Now, Breathe, the respiratory blend, is another great oil! This blend comes in a few different ways. You can get the oil, a roller bottle diluted and ready for topical use, the Vapor Stick, and respiratory drops.

Breathe combines Merges Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamon, Ravintsara, and Ravensara essential oils to help maintain the feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. So, how do we use this one?

I personally love to apply it to the back of my neck and behind my ears before I go to bed. I feel that I sleep better with this on, and I have been told I might not snore as much! We also love to diffuse this oil at night when someone has a stuffy nose.

The vapor stick is one of my favorites to have on hand when the sniffles come into the house. We are able to apply this like any other vapor rub, but since it is in stick form, I don’t have to get it on my hands to apply it. The kids are even able to apply it to themselves, with my supervision, which makes them feel more independent in their own health.

We have not tried the respiratory drops ourselves, but I have heard great things about how they help to soothe and cool the nasal airways. This is one of those items on my never-ending wish list of things I want in the house!

Have you used Balance or Breathe in your house? What is your favorite way to use them? Do you have questions about them? Ask away in the comments, or send me an email at hopkinshomeschool(at)gmail(dot)com.

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9 thoughts on “Blogging Through the Alphabet – B is for Balance and Breathe

  1. interesting info here! I use a blend of oils for both balancing and for breathing that are similar. They sure do add to our quality of life and peace of mind! Thanks for sharing your favorites 🙂

    1. They are great oils! I can’t imagine life without them now that I have found them!

  2. I love the quote for Balance too! We have a diffuser, but it hasn’t been used it months (after being packed away for a move). Do you let you kids pick their blend for bedtime or decide together based on the days events or surprise them?

    1. If it has been a day where I know what they need, I will pick the blend, otherwise, they love to pick their own and they are usually the same each night. If they request something different, I use it as my cue to ask them specific questions about their day 🙂

      1. Great way to observe and connect, mama!
        Looking forward to letter C and continuing #abcblogging with you!

  3. I love the balance blend. It was one of the first oils that I bought, and I usually keep a bottle on hand. I might have to try the breathe out. I always have issues with breathing through my nose at night.

    1. Balance is key to my everything! I can not imagine not having it on hand! Breathe is a blessing at night. If you don’t want to apply it topically, my husband loves when I diffuse it at night. Such a great smell!

  4. I love the smell of spruce so I can imagine what Balance would diffuse 🙂
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  5. So many things that oils can help with. You have me curious about Breathe. Thanks for sharing some info with me.

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