hOMmade Frankincense Face Cream  I can't seem to make enough to keep up with the demand of this amazing cream! Monthly batches are made since there are no preservatives, chemicals or fragrances.  This hand-crafted luxurious cream is made with: Grapeseed oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, beeswax, vitamin E, lanolin and therapeutic grade  Frankincense  Essential Oil as well as my LOVE!   Place your order today  $15 for 2 oz. glass jar   (+$5 for shipping, unless your local)  

hOMmade Frankincense Face Cream
I can't seem to make enough to keep up with the demand of this amazing cream! Monthly batches are made since there are no preservatives, chemicals or fragrances.

This hand-crafted luxurious cream is made with:
Grapeseed oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, beeswax, vitamin E, lanolin and therapeutic grade Frankincense Essential Oil as well as my LOVE!

Place your order today $15 for 2 oz. glass jar   (+$5 for shipping, unless your local)  

Frankincense is known as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, it can offer a variety of health benefits internally and externally. As the king of all oils, Frankincense is known to promote cellular health and immunity, even fighting cancer. It serves as an overall tonic to the body's systems by reducing pain and inflammation. It's soothing qualities are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and slows the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. This powerful essential oil can also help by relieving chronic stress and anxiety, by inducing feelings of peace, relaxation and overall wellness.

Frankincense Oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s commonly grown in Somalia. This tree is different from many others in that it can grow with very little soil in dry and desolate conditions.

Harvesting Frankincense resin is a delicate process that requires careful planning and precise skill and takes over five months to complete the process. Frankincense harvesters must travel long distances, leaving their families and communities behind. They often live in caves along the way as they harvest frankincense resins from remote locations. Once the tears are harvested, the resin is carefully cleaned, separated, and organized (by size and color) typically by women.

Despite the lengthy and difficult harvesting process, harvesters are often unable to sell their frankincense resins for a fair price. Because of the intense harvesting process and the lack of adequate payment, a large portion of the available frankincense trees in Somalia have not been harvested. 

The doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative provides frankincense harvesters with fair wages and on-time payments (including food and cash prepayments spread out during the year) by working around the layers of middlemen and instead working directly with those who harvest and sort the frankincense. This arrangement provides a much more stable and reliable income to Frankincense harvesters. doTERRA is also working with our partners to ensure that the cleaning and sorting of the frankincense resins takes place as close to the harvesting locations as possible so that these important jobs (typically held by women) remain in rural areas where they are most needed and benefit the harvesting families. Our initiative also ensures that these women receive fair wages and that they are able to work in more favorable working conditions. Along with these sustainable sourcing efforts, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ has also funded the construction of two new schools for hundreds of students from harvester clans. For more information, see more here. These efforts are making a positive impact for improving the rural families’ livelihoods.

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Living in Harmony

After leading another successful Yoga and Surf Retreat in Costa Rica with some amazing souls, I decided I really wanted and needed to stay a little longer. So we rented a 4-wheel drive car and headed south. We took the ferry across the Nicoya Peninsula, drove over crocodile filled rivers and through small rivers, stopped in a few small towns and followed the western coast along a rugged dirt road to the tip of the Osa Peninsula. Here we found paradise, an untouched pristine region of the country, exactly what I was looking for! According to National Geographic it is the most biologically diverse places on earth. I have been dreaming of this place since my first visit to Costa Rica in the year 2000.

We stayed at an eco-lodge that is nestled in the dense jungle and filled with wildlife (our next retreat location :). Our entertainment couldn't have been better. We watched the 4 different types of monkeys swinging from branch to branch, wrestling, howling at all hours and peeking over the roof to check us out. A pair of toucans ate their breakfast in the tree out front, Scarlet Macaws flew by squawking to let us know to glance up to watch the magnificent birds show their colors, and hundreds of other types of birds sang to us all day long! There were tons of lizards, which I particularly love :) a scorpion on my toilet seat, frogs to accompany our walk back from dinner, the ground literally moved! We took a short stroll after dinner through the pitch black jungle to the beach, eyes peeled for glowing eyes staring back at us, a possible jaguar or puma sighting would of just been over the top! I am sure they were among us as we gazed up to a wide open sky FILLED with stars This place is ALIVE, filled with Prana, it felt so nourishing, so peaceful and so natural. Breathing felt like an exchange of energy between me and the plants, the animals, the butterflies and the stars.... harmony! Now this is living, if only we could sustain it without actually moving there (although it's in the back of my mind).
I have finally returned back to my life here in Southern California. It is a fantastic, BUSY life that requires a lot of energy, physically, emotionally and mentally. I am sure you can relate, right? How do I keep that feeling of harmony and peace? And if you haven't felt that in awhile how do you get those feelings without having to travel to a remote jungle?

Here are my suggestions to living in harmony:

1. Take a mini vacation everyday! Set aside an hour of your day for yourself, doing exactly what feeds your soul.... walk in nature, practice yoga, surf, bike, read, tea with friends, you name it. In order to give to your family, your lover, your kids, your job, without getting depleted.... you MUST feed yourself with nourishing practices so there is an even exchange of energy.

2. Allow time each day to prepare your meals with nature's finest whole foods, eat your meals slowly and be completely present for each bite. Food is what makes up your body, if you are giving it low quality fuel, your gonna get low quality living. 

3. Use natural healing methods such as Yoga, meditation, massage and essential oils as your medicine to keep your body, mind and spirit in good health.  

As a seeker in this life, I have been blessed with the desire, to change to grow to learn. These are MY intentions for the new year, what are yours? 

Boosting Immunity

We are coming upon a season recognized by medical establishments and pharmaceutical companies, FLU season! The fear of getting sick has increased drastically, thanks to media. (Iv'e got east coast in my blood... sarcasm is in FULL effect today!) This added stress is exactly what we need to avoid in order to keep our immunity up. The anxiety actually weakens the immune system, so in a sense we can bring it on ourselves. The media has drawn attention to the worse cases; the majority of people are not dying or getting severely ill.



So in addition to chilling out, here are a few suggestions to keep the flu and other season colds at bay:

1.               Wash hands throughout the day, keep Onguard Essential oil by your side to apply regularly

2.               Keep your hands out of your nose, ears and mouth

3.               Stay away from those that are sick

4.               Exercise daily, get outside

5.               Keep a healthy diet of whole grains, organic fruits and vegetables

6.               Stay away from alcoholic beverages

7.          Up your intake of water, more than 8 glasses a day

8.            Order your daily whole foods based vitamin supplement, such as DoTerra's Lifelong               Vitality, this will help keep your body in balance and able to fight any invaders.

9.               Stay home, relax and do your part by not spreading the illness to others

10.            Get at least 8 hours of sleep

Most of these reminders are niyamas within Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Practicing saucha or purity creates cleanliness in the body and mind. This will allow our body to work optimally to fight any invading bacteria. A clean and uncluttered environment will be beneficial as well.

When sickness is in the air try to stay home more often to avoid exposure but also give yourself some stress-free quality time. While at home stock up with healthy goodies and make some home cooked meals. The following recipe is easy and healthy. The miso paste is sold in natural food stores. A cup of miso soup provides an abundant amount of valuable minerals, fat and protein (even more if you add organic tofu or chicken ). It also contains healthy bacteria, such as lactobacilli helping to promote healthy digestion. Warm foods are easier on the system, allowing the body to direct its energy where it is needed most.

Miso Soup
2 chopped onions
2 chopped carrots
¼ small cabbage, chopped
1 tablespoon sesame oil
6 cups of water
6 teaspoons of Miso

Lightly sauté the vegetables in oil, then add 6 cups of water to the pan. Simmer for 30 minutes. Dissolve the miso in a cup of hot water and add to the pan 5 minutes before the end of the cooking. Do not boil the soup once the miso has been added to avoid killing the healthy bacteria. Feel free to add any seasonal veggies and seaweed for additional nutrients. Share with loved ones and stay positive!


What if you could transform your health in 30 days?

If you have been stressed out, feeling low energy, or struggling to lose weight this might be just the right time to make a change.

Up to 80% of diseases today are directly related to toxicity.

Is your body giving you warning signs? Well than listen up! 
Toxicity is the leading cause behind these issues:

Slow Metabolism
Low Energy
Brain Fog 

Digestive Issues
Leaky Gut
Skin Blemishes

Hormone Imbalances
Thyroid Problems
Difficulty Sleeping

Your solution may be simple... fuel your body with the right foods for YOU and imagine the possibilities...

  • A healthy functioning digestive system

  • A focused mind and productive day

  • Increased energy without caffeine or stimulants

  • Wean off medications that give nasty side effects

  • Take steps to prevent disease 

  • Shed those extra pounds you've been carrying around

Mindful Balance's 5 Pillars of Health

Healing the body and mind can be done when given the right recipe....

Cleanse and Restore Program

Through this program you will eliminate foods that have caused an imbalance in the body. Most foods these days have been altered by man, making it harder for the body to digest, this leads to inflammation in the body and can cause serious damage. Alisha will guide you as to what foods may be contributing to your specific condition and offer healthier alternatives that are better for you and the environment.Then we will replenish your body with the proper nutrients, doTerra's Cleanse and Restore Kit is included with this program and will provide you will all of your daily vitamin and mineral needs as well as support the body through detoxification.

How it all works

  1. Sign Up by Oct 4th to take advantage of the local deal! Otherwise the sooner the better, and don't even think about waiting until after the holidays!!!  

  2. Initial consultation with Alisha Welch, Holistic Nutritionist to customize the cleanse for YOU. Everyone will be different so it is important to work with a nutritionist to determine which foods/supplements are appropriate for your UNIQUE body. Together we will set an appropriate start date for the cleanse. In this conversation we will discuss health concerns, goals, daily habits and current dietary intake.

  3. Order supplements that enhance the efficacy! Then go shopping for whole organic foods. Alisha will provide the guidelines for the cleanse so will be clear as to what you CAN eat, and don't worry you will have plenty of yummy and healthy options.

  4. Now you have everything you need so start making healthy choices on a daily basis, stick to the program for 30 days and I guarantee you will feel AMAZING!!! I will be here to support you as I am doing it too so your NOT alone.

Please don't wait to better your life, I am here to support you on this journey. 
Contact me today to get started!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I know it sounds crazy but one taste and you'll be hooked....

Chocolate Pudding
2 ripe avocados
3 Tablespoons Organic Raw Cacao powder (Mayan Superfood)
2-3 Tablespoons Organic Raw Agave
Blend all 3 ingredients until smooth and no green is showing (so you can trick your friends/kids).
Taste and adjust ....add more agave if not sweet enough or more cacao if not chocolatey enough
Top with fresh organic berries and enjoy

Cleanse and Restore 30 Day Nutritional Program

At least once a year I find myself craving a detox, a chance to feel my best again! After a summer full offun including BBQ's, camping, birthday parties, concerts, travel, weddings etc. it's time to RESET! I will be starting this cleanse on Wednesday, the Fall Equinox, this is a perfect time to make some positive changes and get in sync with nature. Join me and sign up by Wednesday the 23rd and I'll throw in a bottle of doTERRA Lavender or Peppermint essential oil! This is an amazing introductory offer, don't miss out! (Value $574=Consult $125, Supplements $225, Cleanse Program $99, Farm to Table 5 course meal $100, and week of CSA share $20).  

Follow my blog for recipes, helpful tips and ways to stay on track on!

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AMAZING Kale Smoothie Recipe with a drop of Cinnamon- YUM!

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
— Hippocrates

I've been trying to incorporate more kale into my diet and experimented with a recipe this morning and it came out fabulous so I thought I'd share....

In a blender (Vitamix preferred:) combine 

A large handful of clean organic kale leaves, 1 small banana, 1 cup of ice cubes, 1 scoop of Vanilla protein powder (I like Garden of Life- Plant based and organic), 1/2 cup coconut water, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, and 1 drop of Cinnamon Essential oil  

Not only does the smoothie taste great, the Cinnamon promotes circulation, which helps to alleviate aches and pains naturally. The oil from the Cinnamon bark also has therapeutic properties that builds and maintains a healthy immune system. Kale is a powerhouse of nutrients, it has anti-inflammatory properties (vitamin K) and high doses of antioxidants (vitamins A & C) both of which help to prevent and combat against cancer, and help inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, autoimmune disorders and asthma.     



Rid your home of harsh chemicals found in most commercial cleaners and create a healthy living environment for you and your family. DoTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential oils naturally kill various types of bacteria, mold, spores and even viruses. Even if they are only used as a natural deodorizer they can provide an amazing scent without any artificial fragrances. These recipes for DIY cleaners are both cost-effective and safe to use in homes with children and pets. Try these 5 easy recipes for natural cleaning products that are good for your home, your body and the planet- just as nature intended!

1. All-purpose cleaner: An all-purpose cleaner is just that—something you can use for just about every surface in your home, from kitchen counters and appliances to bathrooms. Using a spray bottle, combine 2 cups of white vinegar, 1 cup water and 15 drops of a disinfecting essential oil: On Guard, lemon, Purify, melaleuca, lime, cinnamon thyme or peppermint. The spray will keep indefinitely and provide healing properties for you as well.

2. Mildew spray: It's hard to keep things clean living by the sea, but with regular maintenance this spray will keep your bathroom mildew free and is good for your lungs! Mix 5 drops of lemon and 5 drops of white fir with 2 oz. of water in  a small spray bottle..

3.Carpet cleaner: To clean and disinfect your carpet, mix 1 cup baking soda and 20-50 drops melaleuca, lemon, Purify or any other favorite oil in a glass jar. Close it, shake it, and let it sit overnight. Sprinkle over the carpet and let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum.   

4. Toilet cleaner: No need to pollute our ocean with those toxic toilet bowl cleaners, use this natural solution instead. Sprinkle baking soda or pour white vinegar into the toilet, and a couple drops of lemon or grapefruit essential oil and let sit for a few minutes. Scrub with a good toilet brush. 

5. Air freshener: Ever wonder about the toxicity of synthetic air fresheners, well maybe not but I do. The ingredients used have been found to be linked to a number of health problems from headaches to cancer, here is an easy fix....Place 5-8 drops of a deodorizing oil: Purify, peppermint, clary sage, melaleuca, lavender, geranium and eucalyptus in a 1 oz. spray bottle and fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Shake well and spray into the air. If you would like these amazing oils diffusing in your home all day or night, I highly recommend purchasing a quality diffuser, your home will smell incredible! 

*Since some oils can clog spray bottles, it may help to dissolve the essential oil in 1 tsp. of grain alcohol before adding water to the spray bottle.

All of these oils and more can be purchased directly from me, please visit my site    

Happy Spring to All,


Cooking with Lemongrass Essential Oil

I have been exploring more and more ways to use therapeutic grade essential oils in my everyday life and came up with this yummy soup. But wait, don't go run out to the store, not just any essential oil will do. Many oils are being processed at high temperature and high pressure, which may keep their aromatic properties but will diminish their healing properties.

Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils such as doTERRA essential oils are safe and natural and are a great way to enhance your meals. They are more concentrated and can be used year round if fresh herbs and spices are not available or replacing dried herbs or powdered spices that have lost many of the essential oils that are found in the natural plant. A little goes a long way, you won't need very much. I recommend to start with a drop or two and check the flavor before you add more. It is best to add the essential oils when the food has cooled down a bit, so the volatile oils are not affected by the heat. If you need to add the oil sooner then you may add a bit more to account for any oil that may be evaporated during the cooking process.

About Lemongrass

It is a tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems. It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass can soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an ideal oil to use in massage therapy or applied directly to problem areas. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Soothes aching muscles
  • Purifies and tones skin

Would you like more information on essential oils? I'd be happy to chat. Contact me with your email and phone number and we can set up a free consultation.  Browse or shop NOW for doTERRA Essential oils and start using them in your home and experience the healing for yourself!

Here's to your health!

Love and Gratitude~

Alisha Welch, Holistic Yoga Therapist, doTERRA Wellness Advocate #1685758



Mindful Eating

As we all know it is extremely important to be mindful about what we are eating, but how many times do we consider how we are eating? How we consume our food effects the quality of our digestive system, which directly relates to our overall state of health. The majority of diseases originate in the colon, therefore, numerous health conditions are linked to inefficient digestion, some of which are deadly.

The list below may help you on your way to conscious eating:

·     Eating in a calm and quiet setting will create a peaceful meal. Throughout the day we are exposed to distractions that stimulate the mind. At meal time we should be free of these distractions and focus on the meal. Eliminating music, books, television and conversation will help to keep our focus on the beautiful gifts we are about to receive on our plate, allowing us to be more aware of the tastes, smells, and textures of our food.  

·     Allow plenty of time to eat your meals and chew food well. Chewing thoroughly will start the digestion process in the mouth by releasing enzymes and will also allow the food to be absorbed properly by the body.

·     Prepare your plate with appropriate serving size and stick to it; it takes some time before your stomach tells the brain that it is full. So don’t head over for seconds until you have given the body at least a 15 minute break, then re-evaluate.

·     Create a routine and eat at the same time everyday, this way the body can function with a routine as well. Variety of food choices will keep eating pleasurable and satisfying and will also eliminate cravings and deficiencies.

·     Do not eat when you are emotionally imbalanced. Most likely you will consume foods that are deficient in nutrients or overeat. This will create cravings and lead to feelings of guilt or stress.

·     Minimize the amount of water you drink during the meal. Water during meal time decreases the digestive fire and dilutes some of the key digestive enzymes needed for proper assimilation.

Last but not least, give thanks! All the time and energy expended for one meal deserves a prayer of gratitude to all who made this possible. The warmth from the sun, the energy from mother earth, the hard work from the farmers, and every life that made it possible for these gifts to be a part of our meal should be recognized with each bite.

How to make your own Almond Milk & Almond Meal

Not only is it super easy but it's healthier and can be cheaper! WIN WIN and WIN!

You will get 4 cups of raw, pure almond milk as well as the almond meal byproduct that you can use to bake with in many healthy recipes (toss in your smoothie, bake bread, cookies etc)

Here are the 4 easy steps with photos:

1. Start with a cup of raw whole almonds and soak overnight in purified water.

2. Rinse in the morning and blend with 4 cups purified water. If you like it a little sweeter, toss in 2 dates while blending (remove seeds).

3. Strain through mesh sieve and store milk in refrigerator and reserve almond meal.

 4. Bake almond meal in lightly greased pan for about 45 minutes at 200 degrees.


This homemade recipe is made without all the other fillers, but needs to be consumed within a week since it doesn't have preservatives to make it last longer. See ingredients below to note the synthetic ingredients that are in store bought almond milk products. 

Let me know how it goes...

Giving and Receiving

In today’s modern society we are challenged by the thought that giving has to be in the form of something tangible, especially around the holidays. To better understand this Universal law, we must think of giving and receiving as simply an exchange of energy.
When we give without the expectation of receiving we allow the energy of the universe to flow naturally. Similar to the exchange of the tides, as one gives the other receives and this balanced state creates harmony.
The attitude of "getting" limits the flow of good that wants to come to us. If we simply give to get, we cause the flow to stop.
When we are truly giving, we are not seeking any reward or payback. When we give from the heart and with no expectations, we open ourselves up to the abundance of good energy in all forms.

Follow this exercise from Deepak Chopra:
I will put the Law of Giving and Receiving into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
2. Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.
3. I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.