Self Care Using Natural Solutions

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Sunday May 12, 2024 comments Tags: #DeannaSnyder, #BeWellEssentials, #dōTERRA , #selfcare, #castoroil, #essentialoils, #wellness



Ah, self-care!  Most people think that self-care is selfish.  I know I did.  As I matured and navigated through life, I found that taking care of myself is the best thing I can do to serve others.  There is a famous quote that states, You can not pour from an empty cup.  The more stress we are under, the more it takes its toll on our bodies.  I have experienced that firsthand! Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.   Friends, it doesn’t have to be this way!


Since the end of last year, I have been on an extensive healing journey that has opened my eyes to self-care, setting boundaries, purging toxins, and being grateful for this body that I have been inhabiting for almost six decades. I found out that I can’t keep putting off “me” and found time to dedicate to my health and wellness.  I’ve kicked it up a notch or two and will share some practices that have helped.


What We Eat

Food is the foundation for our health and well-being.  What we eat, (and we eat, eats) either fuels health or promotes disease.  It’s either or and there is no in-between.  Doing the best we can daily adds to our health “bank account”.  Making these daily deposits is vital for our survival.  Eliminating highly processed foods and knowing the source of what you are consuming helps feed us at the cellular level. 


What We Put on Our Bodies

Most products on the market contain synthetic ingredients that often mimic nature.  Again know the source and partner with those companies that align with your beliefs.  For me, dōTERRA checks those boxes.  Together with farmers and distillers, dōTERRA sources the most pure, potent, and effective oils on earth.   We help individuals seeking natural solutions on both sides of the bottle.  For more information, I invite you to visit our Source to You website.


Castor Oil

I found another amazing company, Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil.   Did you know castor oil has been around for thousands of years?  In fact, Cleopatra was the first “influencer” of castor oil.  Queen of the Thrones created products that bridge time-honored ancient cleansing, drainage, and detox practices with modern day convenience.   I’ve been using their castor oil packs to help support my body as I continue to detox. It has enhanced my wellness practice.  Castor has helped with enhancing hormones for relaxation, supports my digestion and bowel movements, supports a healthy inflammatory response, and supports lymphatic drainage.  I’ve been using their Thyroid & Liver Packs and noticed a difference in my overall health.  I am adding it to my essential oils for maximum up-leveling. My skin has never looked better as I support my body from the inside out!


Essential Oils

Two of my favorite rollers are the Shinrin-Yoku Touch / Forest Bathing Blend and Jasmine Touch.  Together these two magical oils are layered on my pulse points and neck to help support my cortisol levels and overall well-being.


Shinrin-Yoku Touch essential oil blend is inspired by shinrin-yoku (or forest bathing), which is about mindfully absorbing the calming atmosphere of natural spaces like the forest.


Connecting to nature for relaxation is universal. Shinrin-yoku as a practice originated in Japan in the early 1980s. Decades of research and recent studies indicate being mindfully immersed in a forest likely has amazing health and well-being benefits.


This contemplative practice led to the transformative Shinrin-Yoku oil blend. Shinrin-Yoku essential oil blend features terpene-rich CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade® essential oils, which clinical research shows promote a calming environment that’s perfect for slowing down, focusing, and centering when inhaled.


Terpenes are phytoncides that protect trees. Other phytoncides in Shinrin-Yoku oil blend include limonene, α-Pinene, and β-Pinene—all found in essential oils known for their comforting, grounding aromas.


Shinrin-Yoku Touch essential oil blend combines Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing Blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil in a convenient roller bottle.


doTERRA Jasmine Touch combines Fractionated Coconut Oil and Jasmine flower for gentle application and multiple uses. Apply to pulse points for a calming, yet euphoric aroma.


Renowned for its skin benefits, Jasmine Touch can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy-looking, glowing skin.


Regarded as the “King of Flowers,” Jasmine is prized for its highly fragrant aroma, making Jasmine Touch ideal to use as a personal fragrance throughout the day.


These two layered together creates a delightful fragrance and puts the Ah, in amazing! Click on the button below to experience this powerful duo!


Marine Collagen

MetaPWR Advantage is a powerhouse of goodness! 


Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and performs important roles across its 28 different types. MetaPWR Advantage includes nine types of collagen:

  • Collagen type I is related to skin beauty.
  • Collagen type II is related to bone protection and is the main component of cartilage.
  • Collagen type IV is the main protein of the basement membrane, connecting the dermis and the epidermis and forming a network structure to make the basement membrane malleable.
  • Collagen type V is related to the regular arrangement of collagen fibers, stabilizing the structures of type I and type II collagen.
  • Collagen type VI maintains mechanical function in the cell, supporting both muscle function and cell membrane integrity. Additionally, this collagen type inhibits oxidative damage and prevents spontaneous apoptosis.
  • Collagen type IX is an important component of cartilage and is mainly distributed in the cartilage cells of growth plates, joints, and intervertebral discs.
  • Collagen type XXV inhibits the fibrillation of amyloid beta peptide.
  • Col1a2 protein is collagen fibrillin.
  • Vacuolar protein sorting 37A is involved in cell growth and differentiation.


doTERRA’s collagen is sourced from sustainably harvested cold-water marine fish and has been hydrolyzed (predigested) by endopeptidases and exopeptidases. These enzymes create small tripeptide fragments of three amino acid sequences for optimal absorption. Other collagens in the market—whether from land animals or marine sources—typically contain tripeptide content of 15–35%. MetaPWR Advantage collagen contains more than 70% tripeptide fragments for superior absorption (in some cases, up to 12 times more absorbable).


I love that you can purchase baby care, oral care, hair care, skincare, sun care, body care, and home care products infused with the highest quality of essential oils on planet Earth from dōTERRA!


Click the button below for my special curated cart featuring Shinrin-Yoku Touch Oil Blend, Jasmine Touch, and MetaPWR Advantage to start your self-care journey!




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There are so many options to live a toxin-free lifestyle. Feel free to reach out to me for your custom health plan. 


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Until the next time,

Be Well, Deanna

Peace. Love. Oils.  



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


Deanna Snyder, RN

About the Author: Deanna Snyder, RN

Deanna is a seasoned registered nurse who specialized in adult critical care, and is certified as a health coach, Reiki & AROMATOUCH practitioner. She is a wellness advocate and community volunteer.  With over 35 years of healthcare experience, Deanna will take you on a journey of health, wellness, and vitality as you crowd out old habits and replace them with natural, safe, and effective alternatives.