In Bloom

In Bloom

In Bloom Promotion

April and May are exciting months with doTERRA because it is the only time of the year that you get the chance to be gifted Jasmine and Rose essential oils. These oils are NOT available for purchase at any time of the year, however as a thank you for your support and sharing the oils with friends and family you love, doTERRA gives you the opportunity to receive these oils as a GIFT. Jasmine is valued at $US266 retail and Rose is $US375 retail.

If you would like to know how you can do this, (share the oils with friends and family, via Skype/Zoom, a coffee or face to face class of your choice) please book at time with me via my calendar at


In Bloom

All about Rose Essential oil



How many Roses do you need to make one bottle of essential oil?

A lot!!!

Vibration of Rose Essential oil:

My lovely friend Jessie Reimers wrote this:

“Did you know there is a subtle bio-energy that flows through all organic life. It goes by many names and is sometimes referred to as Chi or life force. This energy is expressed as an electromagnetic vibrational frequency – and pure essential oils have the highest frequencies of any measured natural substance!!

Of the essential oils, Rose has the highest vibration on the planet that we know of at 320 MHz.

Before the sun crests the horizon, workers can be found in fields harvesting the delicate bloom of the rosa damascena. The labor-intensive production process has a very low yield; it takes approximately 1,160,000 freshly picked rose petals to produce only one ounce (30 mL) of Rose essential oil. Because the petals are so delicate, the distillation process must happen the same day that the flower is harvested. But, from this labor comes an essential oil known for its sweet floral aroma that’s beautiful and romantic.”

Vanessa Jean’s Rose Chocolates

Vanessa Jean is a legend in the kitchen, and I, however, have different skill sets 😉 So I thought I would share this gorgeous video with you.

In my next two posts, I will explain Jasmine and ‘the One” blend of essential oils. I will also be writing a special series on aphrodisiacs.



Cultivating the attitude of gratitude with Spikenard

Cultivating the attitude of gratitude with Spikenard

Ask anyone who has been through tough times and come out the other side on top, the key to this has been gratitude. We hear countless times, to cultivate and attitude of gratitude.  But how do we really do this? To be truly grateful requires stoping and taking stock of where you are in you life, and instead of obsessing about what is going wrong, what is taking too long, and what should be happening we have to search for what we can be thankful for.  To some, this may come easily, and they can write down a whole list of things to be grateful for. But to the rest of us, it may take a complete change of attitude and time. This is where Spikenard essential oil can help you.



How to get started?

Grab a notebook and create a daily gratitude journal. It doesn’t have to be a fancy notebook- don’t let that be your procrastination. Write three things every day that you are grateful for, and whilst you are doing that, diffuse Spikenard essential oil, and listen to fast paced, uplifting music.



Diffuser Blends

Change your mind and stop focusing on what didn’t work. Be grateful for the lessons learned and let it go.



Sourcing Spikenard

I think the true definition of gratitude is also in understanding what people went though to get you the food on your plate, the clothes on your back and the oil in your diffuser. That’s why understanding where Spikenard comes from , and what the people of Nepal have to endure to harvest the plant, is important to me.



Like to add Spikenard to your daily gratitude routine? Shop now, or contact me for further information.

Reward yourself with the Loyalty Rewards Program

Reward yourself with the Loyalty Rewards Program

I’ve been using the doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program since December 2015, and believe it is the best way to order products through doTERRA. At the basic level these are the reasons I went on the Loyalty Rewards Program, and why I continue to place an order each and every month.


The simplest way to begin is by substituting the products that you would normally purchase at the supermarket, pharmacy and health food store and your hairdresser. Why buy these products at retail price when you have access to them at WHOLESALE price? You also have access to non-toxic products, with natural ingredients and a selection of beautiful essential oils. Once you try these products, you won’t go back.







The secret sauce

Want to know the secret sauce about the Loyalty Rewards Program?

  • Delivery is credited back to your account in product points!
  • Each month you place an order you earn a % of the total order product value in points. The percentage rate depends upon how long you have been placing orders and of what value. You start at 10% after the first month and after 13 months reach 30%
  • You can cancel anytime.
  • There is no minimum order amount. You decide.

In order to earn product points, you simply have to order 50 PV and above on the Loyalty Rewards Program.

In addition, you only need to order 1PV each month to maintain your accrued points and current standing. Only order what you need and I am happy to help!

As long as you maintain this monthly ordering volume of 50+ PV, you will begin earning points following this schedule:

Months 1, 2 and 3: 10%
Months 4, 5 and 6: 15%
Months 7, 8 and 9: 20%
Months 10, 11 and 12: 25%
Month 13 and beyond: 30%

If this sounds good- contact me to get started with doTERRA, or to create your first Loyalty Rewards Order.

suddenly single

suddenly single?

Suddenly single?


Don’t just sit there and feel sorry for yourself. Your relationship has ended and it sucks big time, however, now is the time for you to take care of yourself.  A relationship ending is usually the time that we let ourselves go, and our emotions run wild, however, now is the time to INVEST in yourself. Be the kindest you have ever been to yourself.

You have to continue to take care of yourself even when you feel there is no one watching. How you present to the world sends a message of how you feel about and value yourself. People see how you value yourself and use this as a benchmark on how to treat you.

Personally I use essential oils to support my emotions, and then use “pampering” sessions to help me take care of myself and feel better.

You don’t need to pay for expensive spa treatments, when you can turn your own home into your own private spa! The doTERRA Spa range of products is all natural and contains divine essential oils which will leave you feeling cared and loving the body that you are in. The global product range contains:

  • Body Wash
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Bath Bar
  • Detoxifying Mud Mask


doTERRA Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub

The doTERRA SPA Exfoliating Body Scrub is a natural, indulgent body scrub that gently exfoliates and polishes skin with natural sugar cane, leaving a healthy, natural glow. Infused with CPTG® essential oils of Wild Orange, Grapefruit, and Ginger, this luxurious scrub provides a custom at-home spa experience that entices the senses, pampers the body, and warms the soul. Formulated with a rich blend of kukui, macadamia, and coconut oils, the doTERRA SPA Exfoliating Body Scrub not only removes dead skin cells through exfoliation, but replaces vital hydration to keep skin looking smooth and soft.


doTERRA SPA Replenishing Body Butter

Pamper your skin with the rich hydration and luxurious feel of the doTERRA SPA Replenishing Body Butter. The base of this natural formula combines shea and cocoa seed butters, known for their deep moisturization and ability to promote skin suppleness. Jojoba seed oil absorbs quickly into the skin and helps keep skin looking hydrated while avocado oil provides essential fatty acids to nourish and soften skin. CPTG® essential oils of Wild Orange, Douglas Fir, and Frankincense turn this indulgent formula into an intensely aromatic spa experience while providing purifying and rejuvenating benefits.


doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask

Indulge your skin in revered gifts from the Earth—CPTG® essential oils, natural earth clays, purifying minerals, and nourishing botanicals. The doTERRA SPA Detoxifying Mud Mask is a natural clay mask that provides purifying and detoxifying benefits while reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Infused with CPTG essential oils of Myrrh, Juniper Berry, and Grapefruit, this proprietary mask delivers a luxurious and aromatic spa treatment that pampers the skin and enlivens the senses.


doTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash

The invigorating scents of CPTG® Bergamot, Grapefruit and Cedarwood essential oils are refreshing and uplifting, making it an ideal body wash to start the day. Natural surfactants derived from coconut oil and essential fatty acids provide gentle yet thorough cleansing without irritating the skin like other harsh soaps and body washes. This natural gel cleanser provides a perfect foaming action that glides across the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Formulated with only nature’s finest ingredients, the doTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, and fresh.


doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion

Indulge your skin in doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion—a light, non-greasy formula that contains jojoba and macadamia seed oils, murumuru and theobroma seed butters, and nourishing plant extracts. This lightweight lotion absorbs quickly to leave skin feeling silky soft and smooth. Ideal for both hands and body, this lotion pairs perfectly with essential oils, allowing you to create a personalized aromatic experience from head to toe.


doTERRA SPA Lip Balm

doTERRA SPA Lip Balm is a natural formula containing plant oils, botanicals, and essential oils to hydrate and soothe lips while delivering the unique scent and taste of essential oils. This extra-moisturizing lip balm contains coconut, moringa seed, and avocado oils along with beeswax to glide easily across the lips, leaving behind deep hydration that lasts throughout the day. Along with our new formula, we’ve added two new flavors to our original blend of Wild Orange and Peppermint. Experience the scents of paradise with Ylang Ylang, Clementine, and Lime essential oils found in our Tropical Lip Balm, or invigorate the senses with our Herbal Lip Balm containing Lemon Verbena, Marjoram, and Spearmint essential oils.



If you’d like to book me in for a pampering session, contact me. To purchase, visit my shop or send me a message.


positive reflections on loss and grief

Positive reflections on loss and grief

Morning! Just wanted to share with you the Instagram account of my wondering friend and acclaimed Author and Grief Therapist Claire Bidwell Smith. Every Sunday morning (USA time) she is sharing a post and asking for reflection about grief. If you have lost a loved one and would like to share your positive experiences about the loss, then today’s post is for you.

positive reflections on loss and grief

Find her on Instagram here. 

Here’s what I wrote to Claire.

At a purely selfish level, if I hadn’t lost dad, I wouldn’t have read your books and found you 🙂 I think that loss makes you much more aware of the destructive power of fear. My fear lead to pretty foul anxiety attacks, which lead me to understanding the use of essential oils, which lead to my current business. Loss also lead me to continue writing to process my emotions, at a time when photography (my usual way of expressing emotions) was not possible. My constant writing has lead to my son’s loving the craft of writing naturally, and they are amazingly talented- so much more than myself. I think that loss shows you that you can survive, even if you don’t want to know what life would be like without them. It forces you to redefine what is important to you in life. It has made me stick up for my mother and myself in situations where I would have otherwise accepted less than perfect treatment and I am now passionate about palliative care, something that I would have never considered in the past.

Natural remedies for Upset tummies and stuffy noses

Natural remedies for upset tummies and stuffy noses


natural remedies for upset tummies

It’s hard being a parent when your kids (oops children, mine keep telling me they are not baby goats) are not feeling well. Help is at hand.  Over the past couple of years I have learnt how to use essential oils to safely and effectively help my children with the symptoms of their illness, and importantly to reduce the number of pharmaceutical products we use! I rarely visit the pharmacy anymore and my hip pocket is dancing a happy dance!

Natural remedies for Upset tummies

Image credit: Twigyposts

Easy Air essential oil (known as Breathe in the USA) are your reasons to throw that disgusting tub of Vicks in the bin. This is an all natural product which is actually safe to put on your children. It doesn’t have toxic ingredients unlike other products we have grown up using. It contains Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Laurel Leaf Oil, Peppermint Oil, Menthol,  Melaleuca Leaf Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Ravensara Leaf Oil and Cardamom Seed Oil.

This video explains how you can use the essential oil and the the vapour stick. It also comes in a handy rollerball, which I prefer to carry in my handbag. I use the oil in the diffuser and the stick on the children at night and before school when they are congested.  Personally, as soon as I lie down at night, my nose gets blocked, so I use the rollerball and rub it underneath my nose for immediate impact.




Natural remedies for Upset tummies:

Digestion is one thing that we all know impacts our lives, but we don’t really talk about it until it’s too late and we, or our loved ones, are running to the bathroom with digestive issues. This is a product that I have personally resisted using, but my kids love. When Hamish has an upset tummy, he will specifically ask to use this and have it massaged into his tummy. He also likes it in the diffuser. Why does he like it? Because it works.  (We also use it on his tummy on those days that he’s feeling anxious about school, and the anxious feelings are showing as an upset tummy- I’ll rub the oil into his belly button and he’ll be feeling back to normal by the time he goes to school. He knows now, that I know when he’s trying to stay at home, and that I will take his complaint seriously and he can stay at home if sick, but if it’s anxious feelings, then it’s best to put the oil on, and see if he wants to talk about it. Often I find it is a bit of separation anxiety).

DigestZen is known as doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend due to its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health.* This unique blend contains Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.* DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective. DigestZen is a healthy, natural, and gentle way to soothe an upset stomach or maintain a healthy digestive system.*

I don’t have a partner, but if you do, and they love to relax with a beer, but it gives them the burps or flatulence, then this is the product for them. You’ll be surprised at the results. If your partner is not adventurous to take a drop in a glass of water, rub it in the soles of the feet, or convince them that a stomach massage of the oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil will provide them with instant relief.



*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.