Girls’ Night In: Diffuser Blend

Girls’ Night In: Diffuser Blend

Girls’ Night In…

This is the perfect blend for you and your girls!!

You know, put on your favorite pj’s, curl up with your favorite book or movie, and turn on the diffuser!

4 drops doTERRA Serenity®
2 drops doTERRA Passion®
2 drops Frankincense

It’s easy to fall in love with this blend. It smells amazing!

Girls Night diffuser blend


Want to learn a little more about the oils in this amazing blend?


Serenity Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that provides a unique user experience. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. Serenity combines essential oils that are known specifically to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions. In addition, this blend supports restful sleep when used aromatically.

Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day. This will help reduce worry from life’s daily stressors. Diffuse at night to help quiet a restless baby or child. The addition of Cedarwood, Ho Wood, and Vetiver essential oils gives dōTERRA Serenity a grounding aroma. As a result, it calms the mind and soothes the senses.

Serenity Positive Properties: calm, relaxed, peaceful, compassionate, connected, tranquil, peaceful


Say goodbye to the boring, the mundane, the predictable and welcome in a life full of vigor and excitement with the doTERRA Passion Inspiring Blend. doTERRA Passion is enriched with a combination of spice and herb essential oils and will help inspire creativity. In addition, doTERRA Passion will ignite a passion for life when there seems to be little.

This blend will fill your senses with renewed joy and feelings of wonder! In particular, it will have you daring to try new things. doTERRA Passion blend will certainly help you find greater delight in the blessings that surround you. So leave your boredom and disinterest behind with a little encouragement from the doTERRA Passion blend! As a result, it will help you soar to new levels of excitement, creativity, and inspiration.

Passion Positive Properties: inspired, creative, playful, alive, spontaneous, passionate, risk-taking, vitality


Frankincense is known as the king of essential oils and has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically. In addition, it promotes cellular health and immunity and produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally,* among other benefits.

Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices. For some religions, Frankincense is correlated with one of the most prized possessions of ancient biblical times. Furthermore, it was considered valuable enough to be given as a gift to Christ after his birth. Frankincense was also used during religious ceremonies for salves for soothing skin and perfume. Without a doubt, the aroma that Frankincense emits promotes feelings of satisfaction, peace, relaxation, and overall wellness. That is to say, these feelings explain its unique value in ancient times. Frankincense oil is highly valued in the doTERRA community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils.

Frankincense Positive Properties: wisdom, protected, loved, connection with father, enlightened, spiritually open, discernment



Heat Protectant Spray: dōTERRA DIY

Heat Protectant Spray: dōTERRA DIY

DIY Heat Protectant Spray

Whether you like to curl, straighten, blow dry, or style your hair, heat can take a serious toll on your strands. If you use these hot styling tools during your daily hairstyling routine, it is a good idea to use some sort of protecting product to shield your lovely locks from heat damage. Instead of buying a pricey protectant spray, consider making your own with this Essential Oil Heat Protectant Spray that uses essential oils like Clary Sage and Geranium to protect your hair. Not only will this DIY spray keep your hair safe from the heat, but it will leave your strands with a wonderful smell all day long.

Shield your strands with this heat protectant spray, made with Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils. Easy to make, this DIY spray will have your hair feeling full and healthy.

1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA Salon Essentials® Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup water
5 drops Clary Sage oil
5 drops Geranium oil


  1. Pour half of water into spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.

We’d love to hear how this spray worked for you!

You Are Too Smart to Get Rich Quick 

You Are Too Smart to Get Rich Quick 

You are Too Smart to get rich quick
You want to build a long-term business but don’t know what your business is yet.

You don’t want to make a large investment of money because you know that is risky.

People tell you you need money to start a business (they are wrong).

YOU ARE THE ASSET that will produce the INCOME stream.

You have talent.

You are willing to put in labor to make it happen, as long as you don’t have to sacrifice your family or the things that are important to you.

You don’t want a schedule.

You don’t want to carry inventory.

You really don’t want to be a salesperson but you like helping people.  When you learn something, you like to share your knowledge.

If you had a product you believed in, you could build a business around it.

Find what you believe in and share it with the world.

I was passionate about nature and built a long-term business (Jill Wiley | Our Essential Life) around my passion without investing money or carrying inventory.

What are you passionate about?


red rock canyon: best show in vegas

red rock canyon: best show in vegas

keep your eyes on the road

We first heard about Red Rock Canyon over 20 years ago. We were climbers in college back then, and we saw it in a magazine. Ok maybe we weren’t real rock climbers. Real climbers were hanging off the edge of half dome in a hammock suspended only by pieces wedged into the rock. That being said, we were weekend warriors who could sport climb (5.10-5.11) and appreciate the sport. When we saw Red Rock’s colorful hues and smooth surface in the magazine, it beckoned us from our Southern California apartment five hours away. 

red rock canyon adventure jillwiley doterra

red rock canyon – steep overhanging climbing route in calico tanks

 A climber looks at mountains and rocks differently than everyone else. Just as a photographer is always scanning the scenery while driving instead of watching the road, a climber is always looking up at the rocks and mountains. The first thing a climber notices about Red Rock Canyon is its smooth hard sandstone surface that won’t tear fingers apart like granite does. Throw in the gorgeous colors, 5 minute approach, and beautiful mountain scenery and you have a climbers paradise.  

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – hiking/scrambling up calico tanks

“When I was a kid, we walked through 10 miles of snow to get to school”

Times were much different 20 years ago though. The visitor center you see today didn’t exist, and Siri wasn’t at your fingertips waiting to tell you how to get to Red Rock Canyon. The internet barely even existed then to the average person and hardly anyone had a cell phone. Ok, we didn’t walk through 10 miles of snow to get to school like our parents did, but you get the picture. Times were wildly different and information was scarce.    

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – mount wilson, oak creek canyon and rainbow peak (left to right)

Exploring the outdoors two decades ago involved gathering information the old fashioned way. You had to get your hands on a hard cover climbing guide and a fold out map. Even with those, your adventure involved many wrong turns before you reached your destination. 

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – view of keystone thrust from calico tanks

Remember pay phones?

If you got lost, no one would know for days or weeks because when you stayed in a hotel room, you didn’t use their phone. It cost too much to call out-of-town from a hotel phone. Sure, there were pay phones in the lobby, but even back then, using a pay phone wasn’t that much less ridiculous than it is today. Pay phones were for emergencies. People didn’t hang out at phone booths and use them to update their friends and family about their cool selfie pictures and awesome day.

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – calico tanks

The only people you talked to on vacation were the people that were physically right in front of you. If you documented your trip with a few photos, you didn’t see any of the pictures until a few weeks later when you paid a fortune to develop them. People knew you made it home safely only after you arrived home and made a phone call from your land line.

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – calico tanks

“huh – I expected the red rocks to be redder than this”

Now you might be able to understand how we failed to find Red Rock Canyon twenty years ago. Somehow we ended up in the middle of the desert with no red rocks in sight. It sounds ridiculous now given how easy it is to find the visitors center these days. It’s only 30 minutes from the strip, but we lived in an information dark age then. Wherever we were that day, we bouldered around for a few hours and then returned to our casino hotel. The visual and auditory stimuli of the Vegas casinos took over and we forgot all about our failed attempt. We lost interest in climbing a year or two after that trip as adult responsibilities took over.

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – turtlehead peak

“ok mr. double down”

Gambling blood runs deep in our family, and so we have been to Vegas about 20 times since then. Unfortunately, we never bothered to make a second attempt at Red Rock and nearly forgot all about it. The architects that design the casino mazes are great at their jobs. They managed to keep us at the craps table all those visits instead of venturing outside the strip. Nonetheless, we usually had a great time with only a few regretful nights trying to exceed my ATM withdrawal limit. You know its time to go to bed when even the pit boss doesn’t want to let you take out more money.  

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red rock canyon – climbers on calico tanks

red rock canyon: 20 years later

This year I finally left the casino and had an incredible experience at Red Rock Canyon. Part of me wished I was climbing it, but part of me was happy to just explore it. It’s easier to just wander and appreciate its natural beauty without the heavy gear or a specified climbing route. Besides, I’m 20 years older now, physically at least. My knees can no longer handle hiking with heavy climbing gear, and I have to carry around peppermint for when my heartburn acts up. Mentally, I may not be a full 20 years older, but I do worry more than I did back then.

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red rock canyon – calico tanks as sun begins to go down

The park host at the new visitors center said the scenic loop drive would take about 45 minutes. Instead, I managed to spend 7 hours hiking and exploring.  I didn’t stop until the park closed, which fortunately didn’t happen until just after sunset. It’s the only time I can remember being happy that it gets dark as early as 5pm in the winter. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have witnessed this crazy sunset. I thought lava was about to spew out of Rainbow Mountain.  

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – sunset at rainbow peak

There is still so much more to explore at Red Rock Canyon. Next time we are in Vegas, I may even take my climbing gear. That shouldn’t be long from now as you know we are gamblers. Our Vegas trips will now include at least one morning at Red Rock Canyon instead of 10am gambling (8pm gambling still perfectly ok)!

red rock canyon

red rock canyon – hiking the keystone thrust


unplugged in san felipe baja: the south campos

unplugged in san felipe baja: the south campos

where the desert meets the sea of cortez

Baja is not just a place. It’s a way of life. Technology and innovation have changed our lives irreversibly. Our children will never understand life without selfies and the internet, and we will never have a chance to experience the wild west. You can’t go back in time, but fortunately you can go to San Felipe Baja!

San Felipe Baja View

Our $10k beachfront shack we bought near San Felipe Baja 13 years ago takes us back to a different time. You wake up when the sun rises and gives you light. There is no electricity where we live 40km south of town, which means no crowds. Imagine having beautiful pristine beaches and miles of desert trails all to yourself.

San Felipe Baja Sunrise

The few people that do live in the south campos rely on a few solar panels to charge a few batteries to run a few lights. Propane runs most refrigerators and stoves, and water comes from a well or a truck. It takes a little getting used to primitive housing conditions. I recently burnt my fingers trying to reach into the crowded propane stove (I used lavender and frankincense to ease the pain). Septic systems don’t handle toilet paper, and we have to light the water heater twenty five minutes before we are ready for a hot shower.

San Felipe Baja fishing

you’re not in san diego anymore toto

It’s hard to believe we are only 5 hours away from San Diego. Most people pay thousands of dollars a month to share walls there. We couldn’t reach our nearest neighbor with a rock, and we pay $1300 a year in rent (our house sits on leased land).

San Felipe Baja beach

People in the states worry about crime when they think of Mexico. Maybe we are kidding ourselves, but most people know each other around San Felipe Baja. You know the street vendors, you know your neighbors, and you know the restaurant owners. If someone drives into your campo (neighborhood), your landlord or neighbor will see the trail of dust coming from a mile away.

San Felipe Baja Campo

Without all the people and technology, you can get more in touch with the land and nature. There’s no shortage of beautiful natural scenery to inspire your creative side. You might even find yourself in front of a canvas with some paint or collecting artifacts to add to your yard art.

San Felipe Baja Yard Art

the tide rules in san felipe baja

It’s hard to escape nature in San Felipe Baja. The tide and the weather are powerful forces that influence daily life there. When the tide rises enough to cover the rocks, fishermen launch their boats, kids go swimming and gringos hit golf balls into the sea. When the tide goes out, it’s time to collect the golf balls, mussels, clams and octopus from the exposed rocky shore. Our landlord makes an amazing ceviche from the seafood he collects in the morning low tide.

San Felipe Baja octopus

High tide is the perfect time to visit the natural hot springs of Puertecitos, just 70km south of San Felipe Baja. As the tide begins to recede, the healing waters of the hot springs are exposed at the perfect temperature. You don’t even have to take the roads to get there. Hop on a buggy or jeep and and take the beach.

San Felipe Baja buggy

an off-roading paradise

Regardless of the tides, you can always fire up your favorite off road vehicle and explore the beach and desert. You can ride up and down the beach for miles and miles, only occasionally passing and waving to another person. Or you can head inland and explore the desert trails that host the famous Baja 250. When the race is on, you can get as close as you dare to the trophy trucks as they fly by you across the desert.

San Felipe Baja quad motorcycle

the santa ana winds are your friend if you kitesurf

When the winter Santa Ana winds start blowing dust everywhere, most people stay inside and play games or try in vain to clean the dust from their house. However, that’s when a few of us pump up our kites and let the wind drag us around the Sea of Cortez on our surfboards.

San Felipe Baja Kiting

Baja is one of the few undeveloped places in the world where the desert meets the sea. Everyone knows how great it feels to stand on the beach and look out to the sea. However it’s a whole different experience to glide across the water and look out at the desert, mountains and beach.

keith kiteboarding San Felipe baja

Baja seems like one of the last frontiers not yet spoiled by human development and regulations. If you ask our landlord what the rules of the campo are he will tell you there are no rules. Sure, some overzealous old timer may try to put up his own 5mph sign along a dirt road, but there’s no one to enforce it.

San Felipe Baja Desert


Forget about having a schedule. In San Felipe Baja, things happen when they happen. If you ask someone a question that begins with when, the answer is mañana (tomorrow). The desert is littered with half built structures that we call mañanas.

San Felipe Baja mañana

We wouldn’t mind if those half built structures never get finished, let alone mañana. The beauty of San Felipe Baja is its pristine undeveloped nature. The lack of crowds is what makes it special – that and those amazing desert sunsets. I don’t know why, but the sky there produces incredible sunsets every night.

San Felipe Baja Sunset

San Felipe Baja sun

baja midnight

After sunset, you might find yourself around a campfire with friends and family, but don’t get too comfortable. People go to sleep soon after it gets dark, called “Baja midnight” (which ranges from 7-9pm). Lights are used sparingly at night so as not to drain solar powered batteries. This makes for some amazing night time skies filled with more stars than you have ever seen.

San Felipe Baja camp fire

The best thing about Baja midnight is that we will wake up when the sun rises and do it all over again mañana. Every morning as we sip our coffee and stare out at the sun rising over the sea, we are reminded why we love San Felipe Baja.

San Felipe Baja Sunrise

San Felipe Baja beach buggy

San Felipe Baja colors

San Felipe Baja Handstand kite

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San Felipe Baja 3

San Felipe Baja 4

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