It’s February Already!…..

Ok, can somebody please tell me where January went? I feel like I was smack bang in the middle of January and then BAM, February is here! January was not really a very productive month for me. How was it for you? Did you feel like it just flashed by too?

My eldest has settled back at school and my littlest baby started Kindy this year, so it has been a big adjustment for her. But I have to say, I am enjoying a little more time to myself! Although having said that, I have just taken a huge leap and enrolled into study life. It’s been a long time coming, and I always said once my youngest started school I would challenge myself and take my passion for health and helping people that little bit further. So I know that February is going to be a wonderful month, a busy month, but a wonderful month none the least!

February also brings with it some awesome offers on the worlds purest and safest essential oils. AromaTouch 5mL essential oil is our Product of the Month in February and if you’ve never tried Bergamot 15mL essential oil, now is your chance because it’s 10% off for the entire month.

Product of the Month

AromaTouch essential oil combines Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit and Lavender essential oils for a unique combination known for its relaxing and comforting effects.

You can receive AromaTouch 5mL essential oil by placing a single 125PV LRP order before the 15th of February so place your order today!

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10% Off In February

The most delicate of all citrus plants, Bergamot essential oil in unique in its ability to be both uplifting and calming in nature. It is a delicious additive to tea, salad dressings and other sweet or savoury dishes for an extra citrus kick.

You can purchase Bergamot essential oil for 10% off for the entire month of February!

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Ps, I would love to chat to people out there! I have been a stay at home mummy for a long time now, and I know the world is full of stay at home mummy’s, who sometimes just need someone to talk to. I’m here, ready to listen and be a friend.

A New Year, A New You!

Happy New Year! A what a great year it is going to be.

2016 was an interesting year to say the least. I recently read that 2016 was the end of a 9 year cycle, a year of purification. In Numerology it was a 9 year, and the number 9 is all about endings, a time for completion. But what comes after an ending, a new beginning. 2017 is a 1 year, bringing new beginnings. And a perfect opportunity to manifest for the new year ahead. And that is exactly what I did! The closing of old doors and the opening of new ones.

January brings some great promotions on the worlds purest and safest essential oils. If you have been interested in essential oils but feeling really confused as to where to start, then you have come to right place. I have helped many people get started in the world of essential oils and they always say to me ‘how did I ever manage without it’.

Have you started the new year with full intention to start eating a bit healthier, and to start exercising? Well you are going to love receiving 10% of the Smart & Sassy Metabolic Blend for the whole month of January. With its blend of Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon is designer to help boost your metabolism and manage hunger cravings and can be used as part of a weight management plan when combined with exercise and healthy eating.

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Frankincense is know as the ‘King of Oils’ and its easy to understand why. Being one of the three offered to baby Jesus, it is understood that through out history, Frankincense has been used to treat disease and sickness. It was so healing that it was considered to be worth more than Gold. Frankincense is known to stimulate the Solar plexus chakra and instilling abilities to adapt, by enhancing inner strength and confidence. A fantastic oil for supporting the nervous and immune system and is excellent for nourishing the blood and the brain and oxygenating and supporting cellular health and regeneration.

And it could be yours FREE! But hurry, offer ends January 15th.

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Lemongrass is our Product of the Month for January. Lemongrass not only smells amazing, it helps support a healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the bodies system. Its also purifying and toning to the skin and is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Not to mention its subtle citrus flavor when used in Asian cuisine soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef and seafood.

And it could be yours FREE, but offer ends 15th January, so hurry!

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If you have any question and/or would like to take advantage of the January offers, please Click Here to send me a message.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

Are all brands & types of essential oils the same?

I am afraid to say, that no they are not! Like most people, I didn’t know much about essential oils other than they smelt good when used in my oil burner.  Since those days, I have learnt a lot about the world of essential oils, and that they are categorised by a grading system:

  • Therapeutic (Safe for internal use, pure and unadulterated)
  • Natural / Food (Natural oils that are organic or have been certified, but can still have chemicals)
  • Perfume (Extended or altered oils which contain chemicals and solvents)
  • Floral Water (Low quality, synthetic or nature-identical oils which goes into hair and skin products)

But, be warned! Not all essential oils are created equal. Essentials oils that can be found in the supermarket, pharmacy, health food store or online, can contain additives and synthetics or may have been distilled in such a way that they cannot guarantee a high quality of therapeutic constituents. This is why it is so important to know where your essential oils come from, how they are distilled and how they are processed. Don’t be fooled by cheaper essential oil products that are legally labelled as ‘Pure & Natural’ or ‘100% Pure’, they are actually only required to have 5% of the essential oil present in their product. You definitely get what you pay for and pure quality essential oils do cost more.

While scientists can duplicate the fragrance of essential oils, they are unable to duplicate the health benefits. Take Lavender for example, there are many Lavender fragrance oils on the market. They all smell like Lavender, consistently smell the same and can be long lasting, but have no health benefits at all. Many people complain of getting headaches or feeling unwell after using Lavender essential oil bought for shops, and this is due to the synthetics and additives that are added during the duplication process.

The purity of an essential oil is its most important characteristic. Proper methods of growing, harvesting, and distilling are crucial to maintaining purity. Poor production practices and the development of synthetic essential oil variations suggest that it is impossible to accurately identify a pure essential oil without scientific analysis. Appropriate analysis of the constituents within an essential oil is one of the most challenging and detailed aspects of quality assurance.

When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

As you personally experience the powerful benefits of essential oils, you will understand why doTERRA is revolutionising the way families manage their health.

When you experience the refreshing, uplifting smell of pine trees, the calming scent of lavender or the invigorating smell of lemons, you are experiencing essential oils – powerful, natural aromatics.

In nature, essential oils are found in the roots, stems, leaves, resins, flowers, and rinds of the plant. Essential oils help the plant adapt to its ever-changing environment – protecting against threats and providing beneficial properties. When the plant’s aromatic compounds are distilled for purity, potency, and efficacy, they become a powerful tool for maintaining a family’s health.

Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

School Backpack Makeover

If you’re like me and always looking for ways to improve your children’s health, then look no further, with this easy school backpack makeover guide, using pure essential oils.

Quenching Thirst Buster:

For a healthy refreshing way for your children to rehydrate during the day, add a drop of doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil to their stainless steel drink flask. It will help promote energy and a positive attitude, plus it’s a great way to boost their immune system.

Cleansing Hand Gel:

This is a great sanitiser to add to your child’s school bag.

Ingredients:

5 Tbls Aloe Vera Gel

4 Tbls Water

¼ tsp Vitamin E Oil

8-10 drops On Guard Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.
  2. Add 8-10 drops On Guard Essential Oil to mixture
  3. Add water and mix well. Add more or less water based on the desired consistency.
  4. Pour into small container for use.

Balance:

To restore emotional balance and ease anxiety, dilute Balance Essential Oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage on your child’s feet, neck and shoulders.

Stay Focused:

Blend together InTune, Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oils with a little Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the bottom of feet and back of neck to help restore focus and increase the ability to stay alert.

A2Z Chewables:

An easy to chew, strawberry flavoured vitamin. A great way to make sure your children are getting their daily dose of nutrients, which is really important in early development.

Wild Orange Fruit Dip:

You can’t go wrong with this combination. Yum!

Ingredients:

230g Cream Cheese

1 Cup Vanilla Yoghurt

½ Cup Honey

2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions:

Mix all ingredients into a bowl and enjoy with fruit.

Wild Orange Peanut Butter Sandwich:

Your children will love the Wild Orange Essential Oil, adding fun and flavour.

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter

Fresh Banana Slices

Honey to taste

2 drops doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil

Fresh Wholemeal Bread

Directions:

Mix 2 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil into peanut butter. After placing on bread with banana, drizzle with honey. Enjoy!

Granola Bars:

A healthy twist on the muesli bar.

Ingredients:

2 ½ Cups Oats

½ Cup Puffed Rice

½ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

¼ Cup Rapadura

½ tsp Salt

¼ Cup Flaked Coconut

1/8 Cup Flaxseed

1/8 Cup Sesame Seeds

1/8 Cup Chia Seeds

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

¼ Cup Honey

½ tsp Vanilla

2 drops of your favourite Essential Oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together. Melt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix uniformly.
  4. Allow wet ingredients to absorb into dry ingredients. If mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil or honey. If mixture is to wet, add more oats.
  5. Line tray with non-stick baking paper. Pour in mixture and pat down.
  6. Cook at 180 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  7. Let cool and cut into bars.

IQ Mega:

Flavoured with Wild Orange Essential Oil, its great tasting and easy to swallow and helps to support brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint health. Your children will love it.

You don’t have to make it complicated to start making healthy changes. Just take it one step at a time. Talk to your children about what you’re making or what you’re adding to their school bag today. Make it exciting and share the fun. And remember, your children are our future leaders.

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If you’re ready to start making changes to your health and the health of your family, and would like to learn more about doTERRA essential oils, please click here.

Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

Depression – The Silent Killer

Statistics show that 1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health disorder at some point in their life. Mental health disorders can range from mood disorder, anxiety, depression to a more serious form of mental disorder like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bi-polar and Schizophrenia, but do not underestimate the silent killer that is responsible for over 60% of all human illness’s and disease.

The sad news is that it is becoming increasingly common, and it could be effecting someone close to you without even knowing they are suffering from depression. Some signs of depression might be fatigue, sadness, moodiness, low sex drive, low self-esteem, loss of appetite, and declining invitations to go out with friends.

If you are being treated by a doctor for depression, they have no doubt prescribed an antidepressant pharmaceutical medication to help treat the condition. These antidepressants work by altering the balance of certain chemicals in your brain. Like all pharmaceutical medication, this can come with nasty side effects, including nausea, blurred vision, dry mouth, and drowsiness, loss in sexual desire, dizziness, agitation, irritability, anxiety, and even weight gain.

However, the good news is, there are natural remedies for depression, like using certain essential oils. Clinical studies have shown that essential oils have proven to elevate mood. When the scent of an essential oil is inhaled, molecules enter the nasal cavities and stimulate a firing of mental responses in the limbic system of the brain. Our emotions and hormone balance are in response to the most basic of smells, making essential oils very powerful in our day to day lives because they are a direct pathway to memory and emotion.

Below are four essential oils to assist with depression:

Lavender

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. It is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continues to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender Essential Oil helps elevate mood and has long been used to help battle depression. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and back of the neck. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must have oil to have on hand at all times.

Bergamot

Bergamot is the most delicate of the citrus plants, requiring special climate and soil in order to thrive. Italians have used Bergamot for years to reduce feelings of stress. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxiety and sad feelings. Bergamot is a great antidepressant and because it’s very stimulating and can create a feeling of joy, freshness and energy by improving the blood circulation.

Roman Camomile

Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has grey-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smell like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it had positive effects on plants growing nearby. Ancient Romans used the oil for courage during war. Chamomile is one of the best medicinal for fighting stress and promoting relaxation. It also provides soothing qualities to help with depression.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang essential oil is derived from the star-shaped flower of the topical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in aromatherapy to lessen tension and stress and to promote a positive outlook. It has amazing benefits for starving off depression and negative emotions associated with depression. Inhaling Ylang Ylang can have immediate and positive effects on your mood and works because of its mild sedative like effects, which can reduce stress levels helping to promote relaxation. Ylang Ylang blends well with Bergamot.

It is important to make sure that any essential oil that you use is 100% pure. The reason I choose doTERRA essential oils.

 

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

Oregano Essential Oil Vs. Amoxicillin

Known as a popular cooking spice, Oregano also acts as a powerful cleansing agent, and offers powerful antioxidants – extending its uses far beyond the kitchen! Oregano Essential Oil is starting to prove superior over antibiotics, without the harmful side effects.

Unfortunately the antibiotics prescribed by most modern day medical doctors have terrible side effects like causing antibiotic resistance, reducing vitamin absorption, damaging the digestive lining causing leaky gut syndrome and not to mention destroying good bacteria (probiotics), that are needed to help fight against viruses and bad bacteria.

But the good news is, there is a natural alternative to prescription antibiotics – Oregano Essential Oil!

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional health practices for its cleansing and immune boosting properties. The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess cleansing and antioxidant properties. One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function, and it can be taken more frequently when seasonal threats are high or as needed to further support the immune system.

Over 800 studies reference carvacrol in PubMed, the world’s #1 database for scientific evidence based literature, which emphasizes that research is quite supportive of its healing capacity. Research has shown that carvacrol has been proven to reverse and reduce bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, candida, allergies and even tumors.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

Natural Stress Reliever

Got stress? We have all had it at some point in our lives. Stress can either be a positive force, giving us the motivation to perform well. But often it can be a negative force, and if you experience it for a prolonged period of time it can become harmful on your health – unless you take action!

Did you know that Ginger has been shown to lower the response to stress from the adrenals and Cinnamon has been shown to help reset the “adrenal fat switch” when insomnia throws it into fat storage mode.

Many of the pharmaceutical medication on the market which is designed to help aid with stress relief can come with harmful side effects. Anti-anxiety drugs can cause hallucinations, delusional thinking, confusion, aggression, violence, hostility, agitation, irritability, depression, and suicidal thinking. They are also the most difficult drugs to withdraw from!

GINGER

Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant – the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavour when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets – gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Studies have been conducted on Ginger for its common effect on joint health; however, Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea.

Primary Benefits:

  • May help to support healthy digestion
  • May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion
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CINNAMON

Cinnamon is derived from a topical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45 feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Extracted from bark, cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune support properties. Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamon should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and only one to two drops are needed for internal benefits. Cinnamon supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. Cinnamon is frequently used in mouth rinses and gums. Cinnamon has a long history of culinary uses, adding spices to deserts, entrees, and hot drinks.

Primary Benefits:

  • Supports healthy metabolic function
  • Maintains a healthy immune system
  • Naturally repels insects
  • Long used to flavour food and for its internal health benefits

 

Isn’t it time that you took care of your family’s health naturally? Let me teach you how easy and cost effective it is to make the switch.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Natural Cologne

Look good, smell good, feel good! Dress to impress while wearing Cedarwood Essential Oil as a natural cologne.

Cedarwood provides a musky, masculine aroma with a grounding effect.

Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of benefits. It is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. When applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.

Play Dough With Essential Oils

The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning play time into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough! This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. Use a variety of oils and colours to help kids learn new scents. Some fun essential oils could include: Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, or Lavender to help turn play time into nap time.

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Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.
  2. Once combines, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.

Note: Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.

  1. Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.
  2. Once cool, add 5 drops of your favourite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.
  3. You’re done! Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here. 

What are Essential Oils?

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

But what exactly is a volatile aromatic compound? In short, these compounds are small organic molecules that tend to change quickly from their solid or liquid state to a gas at room temperature. They are called volatile because they change state quickly. When you first open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent and you can smell it typically even from some distance. The physical and chemical properties of the volatile aromatic compounds that compose essential oils allow them to quickly move through the air and directly interact with the olfactory sensors in the nose. Such unique properties make essential oils ideal for applications inclusion in aromatherapy – using these compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body – as well as other applications. The type of volatile aromatic compounds present in an essential oil determines both the oil’s aroma and the benefits it offers.

Over 3,000 varieties of volatile aromatic compounds have been identified to date. The nature of an essential oil varies from plant to plant, within botanical families, and from species to species. The delicate ratio of aromatic constituents found in any given essential oil are what make it unique and give it specific benefits.

Even with pure essential oils the composition of the oil can vary depending on the time of day, season, geographic location, method and duration of distillation, year grown, and the weather, making every step of the production process a critical determinant of the overall quality of the essential oil product.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.

Want to learn how to use essential oils? Well, I would love to teach you. So click here, and let’s get started.

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Disclaimer: *The information on this blog is based upon my research and personal use of doTERRA Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.