Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Essential Oils 101
Tuesday December 9th, 11:00 - 12:30
Yoga North of Duluth
Ten Spots Available; please RSVP
Be your own advocate and empower and heal yourself with essential oils!

Come experience the amazing healing effects of doTERRA essential oils. This is a free education class where we will inhale, drink, and apply the oils. Learn how to use the oils as a part of your family’s daily life….as medicine, as food, for your skin, your house, your mind and your body! The applications are endless. Live to your Fullest. Live Empowered.

Margaret Harstad
Essential Oils Educator, doTerra Oils

I can’t wait to share this beautiful gift of the earth with you.
Please RSVP to attend, email or text welcome

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

DoTerra Info....Exciting!!!

Products I love....and if you don't have them you should!
The New Petal Diffuser
Wholesales at $47
Great size, great diffusion, love it

On Guard Products
I am now a regular user of the toothpaste, the all purpose cleaner, and the foaming hand wash.
I also diffuse On Guard regularly in my home and office to keep the sick bugs at bay, especially in the winter.

Verage Skin Care Line
Is an awesome new skin care line that is great for anyone with sensitive or combination skin.
Super great deal as it is $84 wholesale for the whole kit

Long Life Vitality Supplements
I am honestly not a heavy supplement taker but these supplements are making a huge difference for Hansi and me.
Awesome at reducing inflammation, keeping cells healthy and keeping pain to a minimum.  

Stories to Share.....Please share yours back with us....I love stories.

I have had a huge sun spot on my left temple for twenty years that I got as an idiotic sun worshipper teaching sailing in Baja
Burned the heck out of my face and hadn't looked in a mirror for a month so didn't know the severity of it.
It is going away!  Ask me to see it!  Immortelle on the spot once a day for ten days, a short break, then ten days more.

Clary Calm
I have honestly changed my menstrual cycle with Clary Calm!  Good for cramps, PMS, hot flashes, etc.
I have put it on my belly once a month for one day.  The cramps are gone, just as if I have taken ibuprofen.
Now, my period has gone from crazy insane cant keep up with it heavy to medium and seven days long.
Maybe too much information, but its sort of crazy!

Many breathe stories.  
Story One:  Tae wakes up, middle of the night, can't breathe, super snot!
Breathe on the Feet, 20 minutes, breathing and sleeping again, no more snot all night!
Story Two:  My mother in law suffers from terrible allergy attacks.  I gave her a sample of
Breathe, thinking it would just sit on her shelf.  A week later, she called.  "Margaret, you're not
going to believe it....I was having an attack last night and I grabbed the Breathe and put it on
my temples.  My allergies were gone in twenty minutes and it lasted all night!"
She was shocked.  She bought two bottles.

Did You Know???

Oregano Oil has been researched and proven to be as effective as many prescription antibiotics?

Frankincense is AMAZING for your skin!  Wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, overall moisture.  A magical Oil.

If you enroll a new wellness advocate, you make 20% of all their purchases for the first 60 days?

Holiday Items at doTerra

Check the doTerra back office for holiday items, oils and specialty items.
There are definitely some awesome looking things.

Classes, Yoga and More

Yoga North is now going to be carrying doTerra Oils
I will be teaching Essential Oils Classes there for new Wellness Advocates. 
These will be classes not for you, necessarily, but for people you may be interested in enrolling.
Let me know if you would like more information on these.  There will be one per month.

Essential  Yoga is Coming to Yoga North!
Starting in January, I will be teaching monthly Yoga incorporating Essential Oils

Essential Candles soon to be for sale at the Studio.
I am candle obsessed and will be selling Essential Homemade Candles at the studio.

I am attending an Aromatouch Training on Saturday!!!!  Excited to learn more about this technique taught by doTerra.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Essential Oils 101
Tuesday November 11, 11:00 - 12:30
Yoga North of Duluth


Be your own advocate and empower and heal yourself with essential oils!
Come experience the amazing healing effects of doTERRA essential oils.
This is a free education class where we will inhale, drink, and apply the oils.  Learn how to use the oils as a part of your family’s daily life….as medicine, as food, for your skin, your house, your mind and your body!  The applications are endless.  Live to your Fullest.  Live Empowered.

Margaret Harstad
Essential Oils Educator, doTerra Oils

I can’t wait to share this beautiful gift of the earth with you.
Please RSVP to attend, email or text welcome

Sunday, August 17, 2014

This Flubber Recipe comes from the DoTerra Blog
To Learn more about DoTerra oils, see my website at 

This gooey concoction is a ton of fun and will keep little hands busy for a long time. This flubber slowly melts into a fun ooze and stretches to make fun shapes.

What You Need:
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon borax
Essential oil of choice
Food Coloring
Warm water
1 cup white school glue (1 bottle of glue is approximately 1/2 cup)

1. In one bowl combine glue, 3/4 cup warm water, food coloring, and essential oil. Stir well to combine.

2. In second bowl combine borax and 2/3 cup warm water. Stir until dissolved. 
Note: Make sure to only add 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon borax. If you add more, the flubber will be thicker and won’t stretch as much.

3. Slowly pour glue mixture into borax mixture. Mix together until ball forms.
4. Enjoy your slime! Store in an airtight container.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Welcome to doTerra Oils!!

You can come in and receive an Oil Rich Massage, order from the link to the right, or email me to talk more about the wonderful empowerment of Essential Oils!

Lets start with one of my favorite oils....

Home Use
1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!
2. Tame Oozy, Sappy Trees. Whether the sap is on your carpet, clothes or seeped into your skin, lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.
3. Stop Grease in its Tracks. You just fixed your bike. Your hands are black and greasy. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will.  Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!
4. Disinfect the Disgusting. You can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and attack what may be living in your range hood, on your tables, countertops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.
5. Lose the Gas Mask. When you clean the gunky build up in your shower, do you practically have to wear a gas mask to survive the fumes? Go gas mask free and clean with lemon oil. Just a small amount of lemon oil will go a long way in removing hard water build up.
6. Nourish Your Leathers. Whether you ride a Harley in style or cherish the patina of your leather sofa at home, your leathers are not maintenance free. Use a lemon oil soaked cloth to preserve them, and prevent leather from splitting.
7. High Ho Silver. A lemon oil treated cloth is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver or other metals. You may not eat on silver every day, but bracelets, earrings, necklaces often need some love.
8. Deactivate the Sticky. Lemon oil can help you avert a hair cutting crisis the next time you deal with gum in hair. Got kids with obsessive addictions to stickers or temporary tattoos? Works for those too. Not for wide receivers.
9. Love Your Luster. Bring your furniture back to life with lemon oil! Just add a few drops of lemon oil to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish. Lemon oil leaves a beautiful shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and replaces lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes.
10. De-Smudge Your Stainless. You don’t need to hunt down that “single use” stainless steel cleaner anymore. Multi-use lemon oil is great for cleaning stainless steel appliances. You’ll love the way stainless looks and smells!
11. Clean Granite or Porous Stone. What is living in the pores of your natural stone counters or floors? Lemon oil cleans deeply, seeps into stone and leaves you with a “real fresh lemons” aroma, rather than that fake lemon chemical smell.
12. Energize your Brush.  If your toothbrush seems a bit tired, add a drop of lemon and peppermint oils to chase away that run-down feeling.
13. Quarantine Pungencies. Moldy kid’s sneakers, a baby’s blowout, potty training … it all adds up to an less than desirable aroma. Diffuse or spray lemon oil and neutralize odors at their source!
14. Take the Spine Out of Scuffs. Got a scuff mark that just won’t go away? Lemon oil lifts scuff marks in remarkable ways!
15. Curtail the Dank, Musty or Mildewed. Things get stored away. Things get old. Things don’t see the light of day. Chase away that “old smell” and inject new energy with a good lemon oil wipe down.
16.Stop Cutting Board Bacteria Palooza. Cutting boards can harbor bacteria in your kitchen.  Nobody wants to taste the chemicals you have in your cleaning closet, yet most people love the taste of lemon!
17. Control an Aphid Invasion, Naturally.  Aphids — those pesky little bugs that dine on your roses and other plants.  Lemon oil (or peppermint) with water in a garden spray bottle are a natural pesticide that kills aphids and their larvae on contact, but leave your plants looking lovely.
18. Spot-Free Dishes. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your dishwasher soap container with each load.  Your dishes will come out looking like new… spot-free!
19. Refresh Bad Smelling Washcloths. When your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add lemon oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better!
Cooking & Food
20. Energy Boost. For a quick, refreshing energy boost, combine a couple drops each of lemon essential oil and peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and drink up. Add a lemony taste to your bottled water.
21. Zest Up Your Sugary Indulgences. There are an infinite number of ways lemon oil can add a bit of freshness to your sugary savors: Lemon frosting • Lemon meringue • Sour cream lemon pie • Lemon cakes • Lemon tart glaze • Lemon squares  • Lemon cookies  • Breathtaking, awe-inspiring lemonade
23. Pep Up Your Entrees. With lemon oil, there are countless ways to make the bland zippy, or the blah peppy:  Roasted salmon & asparagus with lemon oil, Linguine & shrimp with lemon oil, Lemon oil drizzled over vegetables (especially broccoli),  Lemon garlic shrimp  … or to add a fresh kick to an already great salad.
24. Preserve What You’ve Got. Use lemon oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.
Body & Mind
25. Ease Respiratory Gunkity Goop. When used with a humidifier, it’s a great way to slow wheezing, colds, cough, and other upper respiratory problems.
26. De-scratch Your Scratchy Throat. Adding a couple drops of lemon essential oil to warm water & honey can change that yucky sore throat feeling, slow a nasty cough, and douse a fever. Lemon oil fights bacteria, as well as viruses.
27. Honeylicious Hair Highlights …Chemical Free. Skip the expensive salon highlight treatment, and use lemon oil to create your own hair highlights.  Just go in the sun after using with your hair product, and it will lighten your hair.  Be careful, it works well!
28.  Fight the Fungus Among Us. Tired of seeing that unsightly nail fungus?  Lemon oil is great for nails, and can help fight against nail fungus.
29.  Halt the Nervous Nellie, In You. When combined with lavender oil and diffused into a room, you’ll find you feel less anxious, a better  mood, more even keel, and well … linear.
30. Clear Thinking & Clear Focus, Made Visible. A clear mind, a clean slate, a fresh outlook.  It’s all good.  Real good. Diffuse lemon oil and you got it.
31. Take the Heat Out of Cold Sores. When you have a gnarly cold sore that’s just begging for attention, douse it with a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll have a new best friend.
32. Nice Mood … No Really.  Chase away the moody blues (not the band), with a bit of blah-reducing lemon oil. Whether you choose to diffuse it or apply topically, it’s hard to not improve your outlook with lemon oil around!
33.  Was That a Crusty? Next time you notice hard, crusty skin on your feet, (e.g. corns, calluses or bunions) regularly add a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll soon have softened skin!
34.  A Brighter Complexion. Lemon oil can help remove dead skin cells and exfoliate.  For a homemade exfoliant, add 4-5 drops to a small amount of oatmeal and water for a homemade scrub.  Feels great!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Valentine's Yoga Date Night
Yoga North of Duluth
Friday, February 14, 5:30-7:30pm
www.yoganorthduluth.com to register

What better way to kick off Valentine's Day?! Partner postures are done together working with balance, support, 
trust, strength, and flexibility. In addition, learn some of the relaxing, releasing and nurturing benefits of 
Thai Bodywork with one another. You are welcome to sign up with a partner, friend, child, or yoga buddy. Poses are 
taught for a variety of levels for all to enjoy. No experience necessary.

$30/couple. Sign up in advance. Space is limited. Only one person should sign up to reserve a spot for a couple.

Have been missing for a while here.
Have been holding many successful workshops...
Principle Based Partner Yoga was a great success with a great bit of acro-yoga mixed in.
Death and Dying workshop was held in December...a humbling experience.
Most recently, held another Yogi Date Night!
Next workshop coming Valentines Day...
Stay tuned.
Or see all classes listed in the sidebar...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

SatDate: 11/2/2013From: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lotus Room
Taught by Margaret Harstad, this workshop is back by popular demand.

Come with a friend, family or loved one and share the nurturing benefits and luxury
of Thai Bodywork with one another.In this workshop we will spend our time
grounding, stretching, twisting, breathing and taking care of one another
while we learn a 30 minute sequence and alternate giving and receiving.
Take home a manual and duplicate the practice at home. No experience necessary.

$60.00 per partner group pre-registered & pre-paid ($75 at the door)

www.yoganorthduluth.com to register