Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils

Ancient Secrets of Essential Oils

Been wondering about the ancient secrets of essential oils? Why are they “suddenly” so popular? It’s time to reflect on man’s journey from natural remedies to modern medicine and pharmaceuticals and back again. Come join the tribe of people who are tired of having their health owned by drug corporations who are happy to list “death” as a side effect of their synthetic remedies. In this video we look at the ancient civilisations and how they used essential oils, and then we look at how a brain reacts when exposed to the aromas of essential oils through inhalation. It’s truly fascinating!

 

 

Interested in watching the full version of the movie? Click here to watch it for free.  This movie is non company specific- it does NOT mention brands or companies, only the benefits of essential oils, the historical references and uses of essential oils, and some amazing examples of brain scans whilst inhaling essential oils. I learnt more than I expected and highly recommend it!

If after watching this movie, you are interested in purchasing essential oils, please contact me or go to the shop to get started right away!

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Myrrh essential oil

Myrrh Essential oil

Myrrh essential oil

Myrrh Essential oil

Myrrh Essential oil is a beautiful thick, sticky essential oil made from the resin of the Commiphora myrrha.

Native to regions in Africa and Arabia, the Commiphora myrrha is a small tree that produces a sap that hardens into the resin known as myrrh. Typically a thorny tree or shrub, the myrrh tree produces few leaves and rugged, angled branches. Due to its highly aromatic nature, myrrh has been used since ancient times for medicine, perfumery, incense, religious purposes, and burials. When extracted, sap from the myrrh tree, also referred to as myrrh gum, eventually hardens and dries into myrrh resin. When the myrrh tree is harvested, it “bleeds” the tree sap, which then turns hard and glossy. Through steam distillation, myrrh resin is converted into an essential oil with a dry, woody aroma.  Source: doterra.com

According to Modern Essentials, because of its chemical constituents Myrrh is

It has been used historically as incense in religious rituals, in embalming and as a cure for many ailments including herpes, cancer, leprosy and syphilis. The French have also used it medicinally to help with a wide range of issues including respiratory and digestion related issues and thrush.

Myrrh is also reputed to be fantastic for oral health and if you watch the video below you will find out about how Myrrh and other trees were linked to the origin of the humble toothbrush!

 

Myrrh essential oil for beauty and Skincare

Researchers have found that the topical application of Myrrh essential oil can help decrease sebum damage and protect skin from damage.

Due to its chemical design, Myrrh oil has proven to be helpful for cleansing, improving the appearance of skin, and promoting grounding feelings or the balancing of emotions. The sesquiterpene ethers in Myrrh essential oil are known for their soothing properties, which is why Myrrh is useful for soothing the skin or soothing emotions. One of the primary sesquiterpene ethers in Myrrh oil, curzerene, is commonly added to skin care products because of its ability to improve the appearance of skin.

 

Myrrh essential oil is an active ingredient in the dotERRA Spa Clarifying Mud Mask and in Salubelle (Imortelle in USA), both pictured below.

 

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Blends using Myrrh Essential oil

My favourite oil to blend with Myrrh is lavender, but it is a match made in heaven with Sandalwood and Frankincense and also Cedarwood, to achieve deep rest and relaxation.

 

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DIY: Razor Relief Serum

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Emotional Properties of Myrrh:

Emotions & Essential oils- A Modern Resource for Healing identifies Myrrh as the Oil of Mother Earth due to its nurturing properties.

Myrrh oil nurtures the soul’s relationship with its maternal mother and with the earth. This oil supports individuals who have had disturbances with the mother-child bond. Whether it is a division between the child and the biological mother or whether it be mother earth herself, Myrrh can help bridge the gap and heal the disturbance. This division or lack of attachment may be related to adoption, birth trauma, malnourishment, experiences of abandonment or other childhood issues. Myrrh helps the soul to feel the love and nurturing presence of mother. Similar to the nutrient-rich colostrum found in mothers milk, Myrrh oil inoculates individuals from the adverse and harmful effects of the world. Like the warmth of a mother’s love for her child, Myrrh assists individuals in feeling safe and secure”. 

 

To purchase Myrrh essential oil, click on the image below and follow the instructions.  In December 2017, Myrrh is 10% off with a wholesale price of $83.25 AUD for Australian customers or $110.29 AUD for retail customers.

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Best essential oils for summer

Best Essential oils for Summer and the Silly Season

Summer’s almost here and on top of that it’s the silly season, and the kids are about to be off school for 8 weeks! So here’s my top tips for surviving the heat, the crowds, and your kids with your sanity intact! I recorded a Facebook live from my Facebook page for you, otherwise below the video I will outline my top tips.

 

 

Christmas Tips:

Beat the bloating and “overfull” feeling after your Christmas feast with DigestZen Essential Oil.  It’s comprise of Anise, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, Coriander, Tarragon and Fennel Essential oils and helps your body digest that abundance of alcohol and food. You can place one drop in a glass of water if you enjoy the licorice and aniseed flavours, diffuse in your diffuser or rub onto your abdomen. For children and those with sensitive skin always dilute in a tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil.

Balance Essential oil is fantastic to keep you and the kids and the entire family calm during Christmas shopping!

Get your skin beach ready!

Grapefruit and Cypress Essential oils are your best friend. Grapefruit helps smash out those lumps and dimples in your legs, and Cypress works wonders with those veins.  My favourite thing to do is to make up my own body scrub with raw sugar, 10 drops of essential oil and enough coconut oil to cover and mix through. I keep it in a sealed container in the bathroom and scrub my legs before shaving- it makes my legs all nice and lubricated, so I don’t have to use soap on my legs.  If you prefer, doTERRA has a gorgeous body scrub in the Day Spa collection which is made with Bergamot essential oil.

 

Get prepared for the great outdoors!

Lavender is your best friend for bites, stings, burns and sunburn and blemishes. Apply directly to the source of irritation.  Terramour is our special blend of essential oils which you can use instead of those nasty chemical laden DDT bug sprays. It comes in a 15ml bottle or in a spray bottle for easy application. This is a blend of fractionated coconut oil, Ylang Ylang, Tiamnu seed oil, Nootka Oil, Catnip Oil, Litsea Oil, Arborvitae Oil, Lemon Eucalyptus oil, and Vanilla Bean extract.

 

 

 

To purchase any of the products mentioned in the video click below and follow the instructions

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Essential oils for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Essential oils for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Does Seasonal Affective Disorder get you down in autumn and winter? Don’t be SAD, let me help you. It’s not uncommon to feel a little blue when the hot bright sunny days give way to rain, and cold grey days and snow. Seasonal Affective Disorder is common and characterised by changes in emotional health. Most people may feel that they just don’t feel like their usual self, and lose interest in their hobbies, without realising what is causing it.

Robert Tisserand describes the symptoms as “difficulty waking up in the morning, nausea, tendency to oversleep and overeat, cravings for carbohydrates, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating or completing tasks, withdrawal from friends, family and social activities and decreased sex drive. While sharing many symptoms with clinical depression, the main distinguishing factor of SAD is its seasonal character.”

Essential oils are a powerful tool for dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder because our sense of smell involves our olfactory system.  The olfactory system is linked to our limbic system which helps us create changes in emotional state.

How does the olfactory system work?

Let’s not get too complicated- a simple video will explain to you how your body uses your nose to smell, and how what you breathe aromatically can create direct changes in the body:

Essential oils stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine helping combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

In a 2013 article, researchers at Xiamen University, China, commented: “Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23531112.

Research has shown that citrus essential oils have a positive effect on boosting mood.

Robert Tisserand continues:

Many studies have found that vaporized citrus oils are particularly effective for mood enhancement. In one, a mixture of bergamot, orange and lemon (with lemon predominating) was slowly vaporized throughout the day over a two-week period, and depressed patients exposed to this fragrance were able to reduce their dose of antidepressants (Komori et al 1995).

Bergamot and lemon oils are among the most widely-researched for positive effects on mood. Rodent studies show that lemon oil is antidepressant (Komori et al 1995) and invigorating (Komori et al 2006). It also reduces anxiety and boosts both serotonin and dopamine (Komiya et al 2006), two neurochemicals that are often reduced in SAD. In addition to lemon oil, other essential oils that positively impact dopamine and/or serotonin, and are also antidepressant, include clary sage, Atlas cedarwood, eucalyptus globulus and orange (Costa et al 2013, Kako et al 2008, Martins et al 2015, Seol et al 2010)

 

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Which citrus essential oils are good for Seasonal Affective Disorder?

  • Lemon
  • Lime,
  • Orange
  • Kumquat
  • Mandarin
  • Petitgrain
  • Neroli
  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamot
  • Tangerine

Other essential oils for Seasonal Affective Disorder:

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose
  • Clary Sage
  • Litsea (otherwise known as May Chang)
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood

Helpful blends for Seasonal Affective Disorder:

  • Cheer (Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Star Anise Fruit/Seed, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Nutmeg Kernel, Vanilla Bean Extract, Ginger Rhizome, Cinnamon Bark, Zdravetz Herb)
  • Motivate (Peppermint Plant, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute)
  • Elevation (Lavandin Flower, Lavender Flower, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Tangerine Peel, Melissa Flower, Ylang Ylang Flower, Elemi Resin, Osmanthus Flower, and Lemon Myrtle Leaf essential oils)
  • Citrus Bliss (Wild Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Mandarin Peel, Bergamot Peel, Tangerine Peel, Clementine Peel essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute)
  • Sunny Citrus (Grapefruit, Wild Orange and Peppermint)

How to use essential oils to feel uplifted rather than SAD this winter:

  • For portable support, use the essential oils on a piece of aromatherapy diffuser jewellery such as lava bead bracelets and earrings and necklaces.
  • When at home, diffuser using a diffuser- 4-6 drops in a diffuser should be enough. Diffuse as required.
  • Use “touch” rollerballs, portable roll on versions of the essential oils, which have been diluted in fractionated coconut oil for ease of application. Wear it like a perfume and apply to pulse points when required.

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To purchase these essential oils, and a diffuser so that you can diffuser the aroma in your home and workplace, click on the image below.

 

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  • Please note that these are the reference articles provided by Robert Tisserand on his website.

Bradley, B., Starkey, N., Brown, S., & Lea, R. (2007). The effects of prolonged rose odor inhalation in two animal models of anxiety. Physiology & Behavior92, 931–938.

Chang, K.-M., & Shen, C.-W. (2011). Aromatherapy benefits autonomic nervous system regulation for elementary school faculty in taiwan. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM2011, 1–7.

Costa, C., & Cury, T. (2013). Citrus aurantium L. essential oil exhibits anxiolytic-like activity mediated by 5-HT1A-receptors and reduces cholesterol after repeated oral treatment. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine42, 1–10.

Goes, T., & Antunes, F. (2012). Effect of sweet orange aroma on experimental anxiety in humansThe Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine18(8), 798–804.

Gupta, A., Sharma, P. K., Garg, V. K., Singh, a. K., & Mondal, S. C. (2013). Role of serotonin in seasonal affective disorderEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences17(1), 49–55.

Haze, S., Sakai, K., & Gozu, Y. (2002). Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults. The Japanese Journal of Pharmacology90(3), 247–253.

Heuberger, E., Hongratanaworakit, T., & Buchbauer, G. (2006). East Indian Sandalwood and alpha-Santalol odor increase physiological and self-rated arousal in humans. Planta Medica72, 792–800.

Jafarzadeh, M., Arman, S., & Pour, F. (2013). Effect of aromatherapy with orange essential oil on salivary cortisol and pulse rate in children during dental treatment: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Advanced Biomedical Research2, 1–10.

Kako, H., Fukumoto, S., Kobayashi, Y., & Yokogoshi, H. (2008). Effects of direct exposure of green odour components on dopamine release from rat brain striatal slices and PC12 cells. Brain Research Bulletin75, 706–712.

Komiya, M., Takeuchi, T., & Harada, E. (2006). Lemon oil vapor causes an anti-stress effect via modulating the 5-HT and DA activities in mice. Behavioural Brain Research172, 240–249.

Komori, T., Fujiwara, R., & Tanida, M. (1995). Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. Neuroimmunomodulation2, 174–180.

Komori, T., Fujiwara, R., Tanida, M., & Nomura, J. (1995). Potential antidepressant effects of lemon odor in rats. European Neuropsychopharmacology5, 477–480.

Lee, K.B., Cho, E., & Kang, Y.S. (2014). Changes in 5-hydroxytryptamine and cortisol plasma levels in menopausal women after inhalation of clary sage oil. Phytotherapy Research28(11), 1599–1605.

Lehrner, J., Marwinski, G., & Lehr, S. (2005). Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety and improve mood in a dental office. Physiology & Behavior86, 92–95.

Levitan, R. D. (2007). The chronobiology and neurobiology of winter seasonal affective disorder. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience9(3), 315–324.

Liu, S., Lin, T., & Chang, K. (2013). The physical effects of aromatherapy in alleviating work-related stress on elementary school teachers in Taiwan. Evidence-Based Bomplementary and Alternative Medicine2013, 1–7.

Martinez, A., & Gonzalez-Trujano, M. (2013). Antinociceptive effect and GC/MS analysis of Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oil from its aerial parts. Planta Medica75, 508–511.

Martins, D.F., Emer, A.A., Batisti, A.P. et al (2015). Inhalation of Cedrus atlantica essential oil alleviates pain behavior through activation of descending pain modulation pathways in a mouse model of postoperative pain. Journal of Ethnopharmacology175, 30–38.

Moss, M., Cook, J., Wesnes, K., & Duckett, P. (2003). Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults. International Journal of Neuroscience113(1), 15–38.

Moss, M., & Oliver, L. (2012). Plasma 1,8-cineole correlates with cognitive performance following exposure to rosemary essential oil aroma. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology2(3), 103–113.

Negoias, S., Croy, I., Gerber, J., Puschmann, S., Petrowski, K., Joraschky, P., & Hummel, T. (2010). Reduced olfactory bulb volume and olfactory sensitivity in patients with acute major depression. Neuroscience169(1), 415–421.

Ni, C., Hou, W., Kao, C., & Chang, M. (2013). The anxiolytic effect of aromatherapy on patients awaiting ambulatory surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine2013, 1–5.

Peng, S., Koo, M., & Yu, Z. (2009). Effects of music and essential oil inhalation on cardiac autonomic balance in healthy individuals. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine15(1), 53–57.

Postolache, T.T., Doty, R.L., Wehr, T.A. et al (1999). Monorhinal odor identification and depression scores in patients with seasonal affective disorderJournal of Affective Disorders56(1), 27–35.

Postolache, T.T., Wehr, T.A., Doty, R.L. et al (2002). Patients with seasonal affective disorder have lower odor detection thresholds than control subjects. Archives of General Psychiatry59(12), 1119–1122.

Sayowan, W., Siripornpanich, V., Hongratanaworakit, T. et al (2013). The effects of jasmine oil inhalation on brain wave activities and emotionsJournal of Health Research27(2), 73–77.

Schablitzky, S., & Pause, B. M. (2014). Sadness might isolate you in a non-smelling world: olfactory perception and depression. Frontiers in Psychology5(45).

Seol, G., Shim, H., Kim, P., & Moon, H. (2010). Antidepressant-like effect of Salvia sclarea is explained by modulation of dopamine activities in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology130(1), 187–190.

Watanabe, E., Kimura, M., & Rauwald, W. (2015). Effects of Bergamot (Citrus bergamia (Risso) Wright & Arn.) essential oil aromatherapy on mood states, parasympathetic nervous system activity, and salivary cortisol levels in 41 healthy femalesForschende Komplementärmedizin22, 43–49.

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Friday Feels Diffuser Blend

Friday Feels Diffuser Blend

Friday feels like freedom. It’s the start of the weekend, and after a long hard week, there’s nothing better than that Friday afternoon feeling. So grab a glass of wine, your friends and loved ones and set your diffuser up with this divine Friday Feels Diffuser blend.

Let me know what you think!

If you are looking for other essential oils to change your emotional state, check these pages out.

 

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Citrus Trio: get in quick

citrus trio

 

doTERRA have release a limited time collection of gorgeous uplifting essential oils: Red Mandarin, Sunny Citrus and Kumquat essential oils.

The set features three 5mL citrus essential oils in a gift box:
Kumquat
Red Mandarin
Sunny Citrus Blend (Blend of Grapefruit, Wild Orange, and Peppermint)

$28.50, 25 PV, 60201640

Limit 2 per account, per household. While supplies last. Order in your virtual office or call customer service at 800.411.8151. Available for U.S. and NFR orders (with the exception of AUS/NZ).

Contact me to set up your account for the first time, or log into your account if you are an existing member and select USA shop.  Please note the price is in $US and is shipped from the USA.

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How to use Essential oils to spark romance: your guide to sensuality and creating a mood for romance

How to use essential oils to spark romance

How to use Essential oils to spark romance: your guide to sensuality and creating a mood for romance

If you’ve been wondering how to use essential oils to spark romance, you are in the right place! Essential oils are the “tool” that you have been looking for to spark romance. Forget stuffed bears, long stemmed roses or expensive date nights, essential oils are the easy way to use the power of aroma to create romance.

Even ancient civilisations knew how to use essential oils to spark romance

The power of aroma to awaken the senses and impact your love life is not just a myth, or a legend. There are clues dotted through books and sacred texts and in the drawings of the Egyptians. Cleopatra was famous for her use of essential oils and roses to create lasting memories and associate feelings of love.

How to use essential oils to spark romance

 

How to use essential oils to spark romance:

Essential oils can be used by:

  • giving your partner a loving massage
  • wearing essential oils as a pure-fume   (a pure-fume is a perfume made from non-toxic ingredients)
  • Aromatic dressing (when you anoint your body with essential oils by placing the oils in your body cream and rubbing into your arms and legs before putting your clothes on).
  • in a diffuser in your bedroom to make your bedroom smell amazing and also “set the mood” and tone
  • sprinkle your sheets and pillow (create your own linen spray)

 

Spice essential oils spice up romance

Spices such as cinnamon are used for their ability to “spice things up”. Words and phrases we often use in every day language actually allude to the truth. Spices heat up the body and help stimulate desire. If you look at the synthetic ingredients of commercial perfume you will find that spices are a key fragrance used in cologne for men. Essential oils unlike perfume do not disrupt your endocrine system and are non-toxic.

Spice essential oils include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cassia
  • Clove
  • Black Pepper (see below)
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger

Are you having less sex because you are too tired after your busy day?

We lead busy lives, and one of the side affects of stress, is reduced sexual desire. It’s not just couples who are dating who are and should be interested in the sensual nature of essential oils. Couples who have been married and had children together, need to learn how to spend time intimately together again. I find aromatherapy to be more discreet and less invasive and potentially embarrassing for a couple than say introducing sex toys or lingerie when a lull in the marriage produces reduced sexual intimacy and a feeling of being “flatmates” rather than lovers.

Often stress leads to a viscous cycle of anxiety in relation to sex. We know we haven’t had sex in a while. We feel bad about this, and maybe our partner is alluding to this via subtle or not so subtle comments in private or in public. The more stressed we feel about this, the more we feel we have to “fit sex in” like something that you would schedule on your calendar. This makes it a chore, and blocks the body’s natural ability to feel aroused. We may even just jump into bed to “get it over with”

(cue scene in the Sex in the City Movie where Miranda says to Steve There are more important things than sex, Let’s just get it over with”…. (we inwardly cringe, but most of us have been there)…

 

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How to use Black Pepper essential oil for sparking romance

How to use essential oils to spark romance

Black pepper is a wonderful essential oil to use to help us take of the masks that society has taught us to wear. We are born free of cares and worries, but as we are “domesticated” into life, we are taught what is wrong and right and how to act, what to dream for and to expect in life. Black pepper allows us to stop and show our true selves. We need not mask our true personality or undesirable characteristics and body flaws. It teaches us that we can be loved and accepted for who we really are.

Black pepper is particularly good for stimulating and arousing the genital areas by increasing blood flow to the region. Please however, use with caution and only when diluted in a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, as it is a spicy oil!

 

How to use essential oils to spark romance on the go: with pure-fume

One of the easiest ways to make yourself feel sexier is through aroma. Everyone knows the allure of perfume for both the anointed and the passerby. When you wear specific essential oils that are known to increase libido and arousal, you will enhance romantic feelings for yourself, and loved ones who can take in the gorgeous aromas that you are wearing.  I find it easiest to use essential oils in a pure-fume in the form of a rollerball. You can carry them in your purse and apply when going out to dinner or a date.

Here are a few of my favourite pure-fumes for romance:

My favourite essential oil pur-fume is the doTERRA Passion Touch. It comes in a handy pre-diluted rollerball so you can simply apply to your neck, pulse points and anywhere else that you desire to be kissed.

 

Salubelle (known as Immortelle in the USA/Canada ) is another essential oil pure-fume that gets great compliments and comments

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How to use essential oils to spark romance with a diffuser:

There are so many different combinations of essential oils that you can use in a diffuser in a bedroom, or your lounge room to create an invigorating aroma that stimulates and arouses you both.  This is possible because essential oils are inhaled via your nose, and travel via the mucous membrane up to your Olfactory system, and then into the Limbic system, which is the control centre for emotions in your body. Once your Limbic system interprets the codes found in the aroma, it passes the message to your body via your nervous system. So you literally can teach your body to respond to a set of essential oil aromas by using those oils exclusively for times when you want to instigate romance and sexual and sensual activities.

 

How to use essential oils to spark romance

How to use essential oils to spark romance

How to use essential oils to spark romance

 

For further information about essential oils, how to use them when dating, contact me or shop now.

 

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Pamper and Nourish yourself this weekend

Pamper and Nourish

If you live in Brisbane, then this weekend is your opportunity to be pampered, and to nourish your skin. I’m “treating” six people on Saturday and 6 people on Sunday with complimentary Spa pampering sessions. We’ll be using amazing essential oil based skin care and spa products to cleanse your skin, give it a gorgeous mud mask, exfoliate your arms and then smooth them with body butter and lastly a hand massage.

If this sounds divine to you, then book your place here.

 

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If you’ve already got plans this weekend, but would like to host a session for your gorgeous friends and family, then you can do so online.

Book now 

Information about the products I will be using can be found below:

doTERRA Spa Hand & Body Lotion

Moisturizes hands and body with its lightweight, all natural, and absorbent formula, giving the skin a soft and smooth feel.

Key Ingredients:

  • Sunflower and macadamia seed oils are known for their exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to retain moisture in the skin
  • Easily blends with your favorite essential oil for a customized aromatic experience

doTERRA Spa Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion

Awakens senses with the uplifting aroma of the Citrus Bliss®essential oil blend and provides hydration through seed oils and nourishing botanicals.

Key Ingredients:

  • The Citrus Bliss essential oil blend’s refreshing aroma is energizing and uplifting
  • Sunflower and macadamia seed oils are known for their exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to retain moisture in the skin

doTERRA Spa Lip Balm (Herbal, Tropical, Original)

Provides extra moisture to lips with a natural formula containing plant oils, botanicals, and essential oils that will soothe and hydrate throughout the day.

Key Ingredients:

  • Each lip balm contains a select blend of essential oils that provides a unique sensory experience
  • Moringa oil is an emollient that helps improve how the lips look and feel
  • Avocado oil provides hydration, essential fatty acids, and softening to keep lips looking healthy
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Need a little dating confidence?

Need a little dating confidence?

Dating after divorce is both daunting and exciting. Unless you were born a supermodel we all could probably do with a little dating confidence. For many the prospect of getting naked with someone is overwhelming because they spent the last 5, 10 or 20 years with one person. For women who have given birth, there are new  scars and marks to their body.

If I could offer myself some advice six years ago it would be- you are skinner and sexier than you think, and no one in the heat of the moment is looking at your faults. So stop obsessing about it. I would also remind myself, that other divorcees are also used to being with someone who is changed as a result of childbirth and life, so there is nothing that they haven’t seen before.

Here are a couple of essential oils I have used to help me with body  and dating confidence:

Patchouli is a great grounding and calming essential oil to diffuse. I love to use it when I am feeling a little scatty, and at night with other wood based oils like Frankincense and Cedarwood. It’s wonderful diluted with fractionated coconut oil or your favourite body butter or cream and massaged into those areas you have confidence issues with. You need to look at yourself with rose tinted glasses rather than with a magnifying glass. If you are going to hide under the sheets and turn the lights off, it will be a big turn off, not turn on in a new relationship.  Men and women alike are inspired and turned on by body confidence.

The additional bonus of using Patchouli is that it is an oil which is fabulous for fine lines and wrinkles. I am a huge fan of V necked dresses and tops, and as a result this area of my skin has aged faster from sun exposure. I love to rub in patchouli with fractionated coconut oil into this area of my body.

 

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Trusting again

Your heart has already been broken, so why should you trust that it won’t be broken again? Well, if you don’t try, you will never find out, and you will miss out on the wonderful experiences and relationships that you could experience. It would be folly to think that the first person you meet is going to be the next Mr or Mrs Right. Who wants that anyway? You want to take your time to figure out what you are looking for in a relationship this time around.

In the meantime, you can use Geranium essential oil, on your heart, to help with trust and to heal the emotional wounds. This is a very sweet smelling essential oil, which I have come to love, and I like to diffuse it and wear it as a pure-fume.

 

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If you would like to purchase these oils, contact me or click to shop now.

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Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential Oil

Everyone knows about the healing powers of Manuka honey right? So what’s the fuss about Manuka Essential Oil? Let me put it this way. The essential oil takes the healing properties of the Manuka plant and provides it directly to you. A bee is involved in first consuming the nectar of the Manuka plant (Leptosperum scoparium), then creating honey, then the beekeeper has to get the honey from the hive, then you get to eat it, or put it on your wound, covered with a dressing. Both are intricate and time consuming but distilling the actual essence from the plant is the most direct, and potent way to get the healing benefits of the plant.

manuka essential oil

Revered by the Maori people for its many restorative properties, Manuka has been used for centuries in New Zealand for a variety of traditional health applications, but most famously for it’s ability to assist with wound dressing and healing. To listen to an interview about how Manuka honey (not the essential oil) is being used by a research team to replace antibiotics in hospitals, due to it’s antibacterial properties, listen here. Given essential oils are 30 to 50 times more potent, can you imagine the impact that the oil would have over the honey (not to mention a lot less stickier!!)

According to some sources, the honey makes bacteria less resistant to antibiotics, which is a real lifesaver when talking about Golden Staph and other issues in our hospital system. This article is from the Journal of Microbiology.

The difference between Manuka Essential Oil and Manuka Honey

  • Manuka Essential oil is more potent than Manuka Honey
  • It is not sticky!
  • More convenient and portable in a 5ml bottle than carrying around a jar of honey!
  • It can be used in a diffuser for emotional and aromatic benefits (assists with coughing)

How to use Manuka Essential Oil:

dōTERRA’s New Zealand Manuka essential oil™ is a pure steam distillation of the potent aromatic compounds found in the flowers, leaves and stems of the Manuka tree. Manuka essential oil has a rich, spicy, herbaceous fragrance that can relieve feelings of stress and promote feelings of relaxation. Use the essential oil to ground and centre energies while shielding yourself in preparation for deep meditation. Manuka essential oil can also be diffused aromatically to help cleanse and freshen the air. Applied topically, it promotes the appearance of smooth, healthy looking skin.

 

 

More information about Manuka Essential Oil, and blends

The gorgeous Vanessa Jean, recorded this earlier in 2017 when the Manuka was part of an ANZAC day pack. The information about the emotional properties is however, still relevant.

 

 

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For further information from doTERRA about Manuka you, can read this product information sheet.

How to purchase Manuka Essential Oil

Manuka Essential oil is $97 AUD retail or $73 wholesale. Click here to purchase now, or contact me using the form below to find out if this oil is part of a promotion. (In September 2017 it is a free oil with any Home Essential Kit purchase or other 200 PV purchase) This product is only available for purchase by Australian and New Zealand residents.

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