pamper and nourish

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
dating confidence

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.

Manuka Essential Oil (video)

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.

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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


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

how to deal with anger after divorce

How to deal with anger after divorce

How to deal with anger after divorce.

how to deal with anger after divorce

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Are you wondering how to deal with anger after divorce? You’re not alone.

I think everyone who has gone through divorce experiences anger at some point in their life. It’s an emotion I am very familiar with.

This morning I lost my temper after receiving a text message from my ex husband. The circumstances are not what is important, however, what surprised me, was that after 6 years, I am still emotionally triggered by certain things that he does. And today, was a storm in a tea-cup. I was ready with the blame and the frustration and the anger, and for once, it was not water off a duck’s back. That’s life isn’t it? Feelings creep up on you, and unresolved they explode, if you are not mindful of them.

Often in the middle of a disturbing emotion, we lose sense of perspective and objectivity. Anger is a message that one of our fundamental values has been compromised, and it insults and irritates us. The extent to which it does, sometimes correlates to the extent of our anger. Other times, it’s a lack of sleep, distraction and misinterpretation, and those stories we have in our head.  You know the ones that go like this…

I can’t believe he said that!

What does he think I am?

How selfish!

expletive expletive

It’s his son for xxx sake.

What a stingy bastard.

Now the above may or may not be true.

It is possible that what was said, was simply interpreted in your mind according to your perspective, and isn’t what they meant at all.

A good test is to explain what was said to an impartial person.  If they say, “No, I don’t think they meant that” then it is highly likely that you overreacted. Don’t shame yourself over it. Just learn from the experience.

There is nothing wrong with anger as an emotion, and repressing it serves no purpose other than to create mental and physical disharmony. However, we need to find ways to become mindful of our anger as it rises, so that we can find ways to express it and then move forward.

For me, if I can be mindful enough to access my essential oils, I can calm down fast enough to change my perspective, get a little space and not overreact.

How to deal with anger after divorce using essential oils:

Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants.  Being an all natural substance, they are much kinder to your body and mind that diffusing anger with food, alcohol, video games, revenge sex, physical violence or any other form of distraction.  Essential oils help promote emotional, physical and spiritual healing. Each different essential oil has different emotional components which are interpreted by the amygdala which is stimulated by fragrance.

When we inhale essential oils, we access our limbic system via our olfactory system (your nose).  The limbic system is the control centre for emotions in our body. So when we inhale essential oils, they travel up the nasal passage via the mucous membranes and reach the limbic system. There they are interpreted and then a message is sent through your nervous system to your body. So if we understand which essential oils create the varying emotional responses, then we can reach for the correct essential oil, or combination of essential oils, at the right time.

What is a diffuser and how will it help me deal with my anger after divorce?

A diffuser is a simple device that you plug into electricity that contains water. It sends out cool mist which contains the aroma molecules of the essential oils you have placed in with the water. You generally need only 4-6 drops of essential oil each time you use the diffuser. Diffusers vary by brand and functionality, however, I like the Petal diffuser because it has 3 timer settings, a night light and it turns off automatically when the diffuser runs out of water. A diffuser of this size generally sends out enough aroma for one standard room.

Don’t be fooled, extra water storage capacity does NOT mean that it will service a bigger room. You need a specialised diffuser which has controls to change the intensity of the aroma.

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What essential oils should I use to help with my anger after divorce?

Cardamom essential oil is the oil of objectivity. It is perfect if you get hot headed as a result of frustration and anger with other people. It helps bring mental clarity and balance and objectivity. It also assists with the “digestion” of intense emotions by redirecting the energy to the solar plexus, the centre of responsibility. Cardamom essential oil will help you stop blaming others and take personal ownership and responsibility for your feelings, resulting in you feeling calmer and more peaceful and in control.

How to deal with anger after divorce

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Topical application of essential oils to help with anger after divorce:

The second way to diminish feelings of anger, that is more portable than lugging a diffuser around with you, is topically. What this means is applying the essential oils to your skin, on your pulse points. Now the rule of thumb is always to dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut. 1 drop per teaspoon of coconut oil. However, this is not always practical, so I always buy the essential oils that I want to keep in my bag, in a rollerball, that way they are already pre-diluted. Peace of mind.

Here’s an example of two essential oils that are already in a rollerball, that help with calming the emotions:

how to deal with anger after divorce

Why is it important for me to deal with my anger after divorce? Isn’t it just a “stage” I am going through that is justified?

It is important to deal with your anger as it arises. Why? Becuase your thoughts are actually physical, they become chemicals inside our bodies once we think them.

“The instance a thought occurs, you hypothalamus – ‘the control centre’ at the base of the brain- turns that thought into hundreds of neuropeptides, each associated with the dominant emotion of the corresponding thought. Those neuropeptides – your thoughts- are actual molecules being transmitted through your mind and body”…..”The body’s cells develop more and more specialised receptors for the neuropeptides to which they are most exposed. In fact, cells will even begin to crave these neuropeptides and ask the hypothalamus to produce them. Over time your cells wind up supporting a self-fulfilling emotional prophecy all brought about by the power of thought.”

Source: Living Healthy & Happily Ever After by Rebecca Linder Hints and Dr. Susan Lawton.

So, in short, if you don’t tend to your anger and learn to watch it rise, and diffuse it gently then you will become increasingly angry as a default emotional response.

Why not let essential oils be the tool that helps you?

If you need additional help with other emotions you are experiencing then the following pages will help you with anxiety, stress, and heartbreak and grief. This webinar also covers how essential oils help manage emotions.

The products below will help you manage your anger and are listed at RETAIL prices in USD. If you would prefer to have a WHOLESALE membership (saving 25%) and pay in your own currency then this is the link you need. 

Gut Heath Reboot Program

Gut Health Reboot Program

The best foundation for mental health and for weight loss or stabilisation is with a healthy gut. I recently tried this doTERRA program and loved it. The only changes I made to my diet were to eliminate caffeine and alcohol. I felt much better, craved less sweet foods and noticed immediately how much of an emotional eater I really am. I noticed how I use wine to calm me and also tea and coffee and sweet food when I am craving mental stimulation (ie bored at work).

Whilst undergoing this 30 day program I used Patchouli in the diffuser and also used it as my body lotion (in coconut oil). Patchouli is the oil of self acceptance.  Zendocrine is best taken in capsule form, but also available as a liquid essential oil. It is really gorgeous in the diffuser, and I found that overall the unexpected bonus of this program was that it helped me build boundaries and cleanse toxic people from my life. They literally opted out, and to be honest, I felt relieved.

My business partner Chantal Roleofs is running a Gut Health Reboot Program.

We are so excited to be offering a supported journey to reboot your gut health. We offer you a journey with a month of preparations and a month of “gut cleansing” infused with a whole lot of heart, soul and love.

We are committed to YOU getting the right results for YOU.
We understand this journey is not just about taking things out of your diet and taking a few supplements. It’s so much more than that. This is an emotional and practical lifestyle journey too.

Why go through a Gut Health Reboot and Reduce Toxic Load ?

Good lifestyle habits and proactive health care have significant influence on our physical and psychological well-being. To achieve an even greater sense of wellbeing and more energy – we can minimise toxic load and adapt to more conscious ways of living in honouring our body and our health.

Toxins are everywhere in our environment…and reducing the toxic load on the body is a lifelong affair. A “toxin” is any substance that causes excess stress to the body – and we come in contact with them everyday. That is why a regular gut cleanse is a good idea.

doTERRA’s gut cleanse consists of a series of innovative products that work with your inherent cleansing processes, when combined with a healthy diet, the renewing cleanse works to maximize the health and efficiency of your vital cleansing organs so that you can minimize toxic load naturally and maintain the results long-term.

What will you get in this program?
– Information and access to support within a Facebook Community
– Weekly interactive webinars during May and June with a different focus each week
– Online Cooking Classes (and in person in Brisbane with a small fee)
– A “Toolkit” which will be posted to you including a recipe booklet, journal with weekly prompts and fridge magnet of the protocol (Mailed to your address)

Your investment:
// Your commitment, energy and ability to show up for yourself
// A Cleanse and Restore Kit through your dōTERRA account (contact me if you don’t have an account)
// And ONLY $33 for our program (Yes – ridiculously low cost to make this accessible to all – this is the Early Bird Ticket Price Throughout April).

Want to join us: GO TO

To take part what you will need to purchase through your dōTERRA Wholesale Account (or talk to me or the person who introduced you to this Gut Health Reboot Program to get access to a wholesale account and to these products):

The Gut Cleanse Kit you need to purchase:
// Life long Vitality Pack Trio
// Terrazyme®
// Zendocrine®
// GX Assist®
// PB Assist®
// Lemon Oil and/ or Smart and Sassy Oil Blend

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please contact your health professional if you have health issues or concerns before entering a gut cleanse protocol.

For further information about the cleanse visit this page.

Cooking with essential oils

Cooking with essential oils

Have you tried cooking with essential Oils??

It is a FLAVOUR EXPLOSION with something that is 100% natural, pure and contains therapeutic/energetic qualities and an incredible vibration.

Pure Essential Oils are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs.

1 drop of Peppermint Essential Oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea.

Essential oils can add rich, deep, vibrant, colourful, powerful flavour, are extremely cost effective when you think of the cents per drop, save money and time, especially if you’re notorious for killing your herb garden and are looking for a NATURAL way to add extraordinary flavour to food.

You need a very tiny amount for a big impact.

Each 15ml bottle contains approximately 250 drops of oil.

Other situations when you can try cooking with essential oils:

  • Travellers (instant herbal tea without worry about the dried herbs in a bag)
  • Sailors (no need to carry herbs)
  • No throwing out expensive supermarket bought herbs that wilted in the bottom of the fridge.
  • No “out of date now going mouldy” “fresh” herb pastes in the fridge!

I use and recommend doTERRA Essential Oils as they are 100% Pure, Ethically and Sustainably Sourced from the Indigenous Habitat Globally, tested for potency and purity, as well as third party tested and are safe, natural, free of contaminants/synthetics/fillers and offer incredible therapeutic value, they are also beyond food grade (many essential oils on the market should NOT be used in food). All of our oils are Vegan.

Get started with your Gourmet Cooking Wellness Box

To all of our essential oil chefs out there, it’s your time to shine! We’ve combined everything you need to cook up a storm in the kitchen into one specially designed little blue box!

Our Gourmet Cooking Wellness Box contains:

  • Rosemary 15mL,
  • Ginger 15mL,
  • Black Pepper 5mL,
  • Cinnamon 5mL,
  • Basil 15mL,
  • Fennel 15mL and
  • Lime 15mL to meet your every culinary need!
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The complete list of essential oils you can use in cooking:     


  • Bergamot 
  • Grapefruit 
  • White Grapefruit
  • Yellow Mandarin
  • Green Mandarin
  • Kumquat
  • Lemon 
  • Lime
  • Wild Orange 
  • Tangerine



  • Juniper Berry 
  • Litsea


Herbs and Spices

  • Basil 
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom 
  • Cassia 
  • Cilantro 
  • Cinnamon Bark 
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Ginger 
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano 
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Rosemary
  • Siberian Fir
  • Star Anise
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric


Floral/ Tree

  • Geranium 
  • Lavender 
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Jasmine
  • Frankincense




About the essential oils

Please click on the blue highlighted name of each oil to be transferred for further information and videos about the sourcing and production of these oils.

Citrus Oils

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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 and to soothe and rejuvenate skin. In Greece, the unripe fruits are used as sweetmeats, eaten by the spoonful as a dessert or with coffee. Bergamot is unique among citrus oils due to its ability to be both uplifting and calming, making it ideal to help with anxious and sad feelings. It is also purifying and cleansing for the skin while having a calming effect.

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Referred to as a “forbidden fruit” and one of the “Seven Wonders of Barbados, ” Grapefruit was first documented in 1750 by Welshman Rev. Griffith Hughes. The name “grapefruit” is attributed to the fruits growing in clusters, which resemble those of grapes. Known for its energizing and invigorating aroma, Grapefruit helps uplift mood and provides a clarifying effect to the mind. Grapefruit is also renowned for its cleansing and purifying properties and is frequently used in skin care for its ability to promote the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin. Grapefruit can also support a healthy metabolism.*

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The top-selling doTERRA essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavour of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.

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Try Lime and Cinnamon bark raw chocolate, amazing in drinks, entrees, a drop or two in salad or hummus is also divine. Lime essential oil contains powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals and enhance immunity. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift mood, and balance and energize the mind and body. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.

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Wild Orange

Some orange oils smell of Jaffa, this one is like cutting an orange open. It’s fresh and delicious. Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function when seasonal threats are high.* As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Wild Orange enhances any essential oil blend with a fresh, sweet, refreshing aroma.

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Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil provides important antioxidants,* including the powerful antioxidant limonene. Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system.*

Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.


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Juniper Berry

Derived from the coniferous tree, Juniper Berry essential oil has a rich history of traditional uses and benefits. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent, and supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function.* Juniper Berry acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes. Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming, grounding effect. When diffused, Juniper Berry helps cleanse and purify the air.

Herbs and Spices

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Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavour to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, but it is also cooling to the skin and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus and lessening stress.

Black Pepper

Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but should be used with caution when applied topically due to its strong warming sensation. It can also help with the digestion of foods, making it an ideal oil to cook with and enjoy both for its flavour and internal benefits.*

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A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used to help soothe occasional stomach discomfort.* Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Cardamom also has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1, 8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.* Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavor. doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.

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Cassia and Lime is a dynamic duo, especially when creating a delicious chocolate recipe. A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical health and promote emotional well-being. Cassia is a “warming” oil that helps promote circulation while maintaining healthy immune function. It can also aid in digestion, lessen nausea, and is a great oil to diffuse during cold months due to its warming properties and spicy scent. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts.

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The therapeutic and culinary uses of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Cilantro contains antioxidants known to protect the body’s cells from oxidative stress. Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and acts as a powerful cleanser and detoxifier for the body’s systems, known to help detox heavy metals. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin (dilute with carrier oil), and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavourful twist to meats, salads, stir-fries, dips, and guacamole.

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Think Chai spiced tea, Lime and Cinnamon raw chocolate and a million and one other recipes that call for Cinnamon, you literally just need a drop or two for an amazing flavour. Cinnamon is also known to help regulate blood sugar and a healthy insulin response, curb cravings, support dental health and promote circulation. It also helps maintain a healthy immune system, especially when seasonal threats are high. Perfect for adding flavour to teas, desserts, entrees and more.

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Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavour and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful antioxidant properties and supports cardiovascular health when taken internally.* As a cooking spice, Clove adds a spicy flavour to any dish or dessert while providing internal health benefits.* One drop can clean the teeth and gums while promoting fresh breath.

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Coriander is an annual herb that grows three feet high and is very aromatic. Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to aid digestion, and is still used today for this same benefit.* Coriander has a high linalool content which helps skin maintain complexion. Coriander can be soothing to the body. Coriander’s sweet, herbaceous aroma is both relaxing and stimulating, making it a good rotation oil to use in blends to add a fresh, herbaceous note.

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Sweet fennel

Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel is best known for its distinct liquorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion is equally noteworthy.* Fennel may help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract and can be added to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.* Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.*

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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.*

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A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavour and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavour, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems. It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass can soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an ideal oil to use in massage therapy or applied directly diluted with carrier oil to problem areas. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.


Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavour to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces: in Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In modern applications, Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system.* It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems.*

cooking with essential oils


Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess purifying and antioxidant properties. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin. Oregano essential oil contains phenols—powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals. In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano supports healthy digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive juices. When diffused, Oregano acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends and can help maintain healthy respiratory function. Popular in many Italian dishes, dips, tomato based dishes, pizza/pasta sauce and in roasts.


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Spearmint is a perennial plant that grows 11–40 inches tall and flourishes in temperate climates. It is widely used in gums, candies, and dental products for its minty taste, and it can also be used to support healthy gums and teeth. Spearmint has been used for centuries for its digestive benefits and to promote healthy respiratory function. Its sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to help clear the mind and evoke a positive mood. Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin. In cooking, Spearmint is frequently used in salads, drinks, and desserts; but it can also be used in home-made salad dressings and to marinate meats.

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The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for ora hygiene, Peppermint also helps to alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential with essential oils


Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffing and roast lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many health benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion and helps soothe sore muscles and joints. Long revered by healers, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy to combat nervous tension and fatigue.

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Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and clarifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high phenol content, Thyme should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemotypes that produce a broad-spectrum activity in promoting winter-time health. Thyme adds a wonderful, fresh, herbal flavour to meat and entree dishes.




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A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.

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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 continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

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Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smells like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on plants growing nearby. Ancient Romans used the oil for courage during war. While the most common use of chamomile is in teas, Roman Chamomile can also be found in face creams, drinks, hair dyes, shampoos, and perfumes. Roman Chamomile has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body.* It soothes body systems.*

GET STARTED cooking with essential oils

To get started  CLICK HERE and choose your Language and Country you want to ship to.

Choose the WHOLESALE PRICES option, fill in your details, then add the $35 introductory enrolment packet and type in the names of what you want below, so Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lime, Cinnamon Bark, Cilantro, Thyme, Cassia, Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Lemon and Lemongrass.

Why Becoming a Wholesale Member is by far Your Best Option!

  • Wholesale pricing (25% discount)
  • No monthly order required
  • Option to receive 10-30% of your total purchase back in FREE product points
  • Eligibility to receive dōTERRA’s FREE Product of the Month
  • Ability to earn compensation and bonuses by sharing with others
  • This is the lowest overall product cost & smartest way to buy

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

To purchase any of the essential oils mentioned above, click on the image below:

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine Essential oil is the second oil in the InBloom promotion from doTERRA. This essential oil is NOT for sale with doTERRA as a 5ml bottle however, once a year you can be gifted a bottle of it, with thanks to doTERRA for sharing the gift of these oils with your family and friends.Jasmine


Renowned as the “King of Flowers,” Jasmine is prized for its delicate white flowers, which emit a highly fragrant aroma for up to 36 hours after being hand-picked. Extracting the essential oil is labor-intensive and must be done at daybreak, when the flowers are most fragrant and have the highest percentage of components intact. Jasmine essential oil provides a myriad of benefits, both aromatically and topically. Its esteemed fragrance can be calming, yet euphoric, instilling a positive outlook. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. It is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy looking, radiant skin. It may also be beneficial in nourishing and protecting the scalp. Due to the large amount of flowers needed to produce a small amount of oil, Jasmine is highly sought after in both the perfume industry and in aromatherapy.

Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil:




Emotional properties of Jasmine Essential Oil

Every essential oil provides emotional benefits when inhaled, as well as topical benefits. Known as the “Queen of the night” Jasmine is a powerful aphrodisiac.



Sourcing Jasmine Essential Oil:

I absolutely love this video about sourcing Jasmine Essential Oil. We take for granted so many things in our life, and don’t even think about how much time it took to grow and prepare the things that we use everyday. This video shows you the delicate process of sourcing Jasmine essential oil. You will come to understand why it is so expensive

For further information about how you can be gifted a precious bottle of this essential oil, valued at $US266.67 retail  contact me. Jasmine can also be purchased as a rollerball in the “touch” range. 

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.