How to Save $ on Essential Oils

There are many ways to save when you buy dōTERRA’s essential oils. You can always buy as a Retail Customer at full retail price, however, there is the option to open a Wholesale Account or become a Preferred Member, which I would like to share with you now.

I always recommend the Wholesale Account to buyers, as the benefits speak for themselves, especially when you make more than one or two purchases a year, or even buy more than a couple of oils at one time!  You can also join a Loyalty Rewards Programme where the returns really start to add up:

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There is no minimum monthly or yearly sales commitment when you sign up to a Wholesale Account, (but it does open up the option to those that want to want to run dōTERRA as a business).

The cost of the Wholesale Account is US$35 (about NZ$50).  You pay this on top of your first order and you get 25% off products (unless you buy one of the enrollment kits where the fee is waived).

Once you open your Wholesale Account, you can access your own online virtual office to order at any time with your discount. You will also get valuable information from me about being a member and I can add you to the dōTERRA facebook community, which is a great place to ask questions and learn about how essential oils can help with various health complaints and help you to clean and care for your skin and hair without chemicals.  dōTERRA’s oils are so pure you can even use them in cooking and baking, so many recipes are shared also.  You can also ingest them for health.

dōTERRA’s Unique Loyalty Rewards Programme

Once you have a dōTERRA Wholesale Account you have an option to join dōTERRA’s unique Loyalty Rewards Programme (LRP).  With dōTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards, you will receive points which you can redeem for free product (one point is usually equivalent to USD$1). In addition, if you place an LRP order which reaches 125PV, you will qualify for the Product of the Month Club.  The Product of the Month Club is a permanent promotion, with a new free product each month!

I use my monthly Loyalty Rewards to buy…
Every 3 months one of the following:

Every month:

 

When we need them:

 

I previously bought these items at retail price from health food shops.  Now I get 30% back and wholesale pricing!  When I make an order totalling 125 points or more and get the order in by the 15th of the month I am eligible for the free product of the month deal.  This is such a lovely gift for me, or for Christmas and birthdays, and I love this “little thank you” from dōTERRA for my loyalty.

The longer you participate in the LRP, the more credits you can earn to redeem – up to 30% of your total monthly Loyalty Rewards purchases. Combined with your wholesale discount prices you are basically saving over 50% after your first year.

PLEASE NOTE:

An order in the Loyalty Rewards Program will auto-ship at the same time every month. You can edit everything about this order each month if you want to – products, ship date, payment, etc, but it’s meant to be an autoship, so it will order the exact same thing if you don’t remember to update your “template” with new products each month. The longer the order is active, even if you change the products within it, the more points you build up. You also accumulate points each time you order to redeem your product credits for free oils and products.

Or, contact me to better understand the LRP

Please ask any questions you have about what is the best way for you to buy your Essential Oils for wellness!

I look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you!

Much Love x x

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What I’m making for Christmas this year

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It’s coming up to that beautiful time of year again when for us, spending time with friends and family, eating good food, having a giggle and relaxing are higher up the agenda than masses of gifts!

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However, we do like to exchange something and I have always been a fan of homemade gestures.  A task made so much more exciting and simple with my range of essential oils on hand!

So here are a few of the things I will be making this year to plant the seeds of creativity in your minds!

  1.  Solid Perfume Necklaces

There is so much rubbish in perfume nowadays (Ethyl Acetate, Acetophenone, Acetone, Denatured Alcohol, Phthalates…), when essential oils can make you smell great naturally!  And you only need 3 simple ingredients – beeswax, sweet almond oil (or another carrier oil) and the essential oil(s) of your choice!

I love this beautiful blend from dōTERRA:

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Whisper is a complex and diverse blend that combines with each individual’s chemistry to create a uniquely personal fragrance.  Coupled with a simple locket and chain you can create beautiful gift that provides perfume on the go and a chic jewelry piece.  Great for the special sisters (both blood and otherwise) in our lives.

2.  Liquid Hand Soap

This is so simple and great for a little gift basket.

Take:
½ cup Castile Soap, we use Dr. Bronners
½ cup water (distilled or boiled if you don’t plan to use the soap within a few weeks)
1 TB vitamin E oil (I buy from Pure Nature)
1 TB nourishing oil (I use sweet almond)

Essential Oils (where to buy): Use 15 drops Melaleuca to clean and another 5-10 drops of a secondary oil to scent (lavender to relax, peppermint to invigorate, etc.)

Instructions:
In a mason jar or recycled soap dispenser, add the water first (to prevent bubbles) then the liquid castile soap, followed by the oils. Shake the ingredients together.
Shake the soap dispenser before using, then squirt a small amount on your hands as needed, rinsing with water.

3.  The Gardeners Hand Scrub

All you need is a jar, sugar, and the natural liquid soap above, plus some lemon essential oil! Mix them all together and VOILA!  Great for the gardener in your life.  The lemon is antibacterial and antiseptic, so great for those who like to get their hands dirty.  And you can dress up the jar to make it right for a man or a woman and even choose a coloured handwash to make it more appealing (although many natural liquid soaps are clear.)

4.  Dryer Balls

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I know.  This sounds like a dull present, but you can make the really cute with a good choice of wool and for fellow mums out there looking for a natural alternative to fabric softener and tumble dry sheets, and wanting to save a pretty penny, they are great!  Learn how to make them at doTERRA’s blog here.

You can also include these as part of a beautiful gift basket with other homemade gifts.

5.  Bath Salt Ornaments

This is another good one taken from doTERRA’s blog.  Check out how these useful festive ornaments are made here.

6.  Potpourri

I guess the word “potpourri” conjures up images of grandma’s house and frilly tablecloths.  BUT, this doesn’t have to be!  By using a good quality glass vase and organising your favorite spices and herbs creatively, potpourri can make a beautiful Christmas gift.  Just add a few drops of essential oil for an amazing aroma and you can gift a bottle of your chosen oil with the potpourri, so that once the aroma starts to fade, the receiver can simply add a few more drops when they need.

7.  Coconut Lotion Bars

Another simple, but luxurious gift.  You only need coconut oil and beeswax, plus your choice of oils!  This is a really nice way to personalise a gift that can be given to a man or a woman.  I am personally aiming these at the men in my life, who are prone to dry skin!  So I will be using oils suitable for a man and to heal – cedarwood and rosemary (where to buy) and then a complimentary oil for scent.  You don’t need many drops in this recipe.

8.  Finally… Sugar Scrub

Here at doTERRA’s blog, there is a cute recipe for a Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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However, you can be as creative as you like!  Frankincense and Myrrh would make luxurious alternatives or something else sweet like cinnamon/peppermint/orange chocolate using essential oils and chocolate!  Please do visit my online store to see a whole range of beautiful oils with which to make your gifts.  There are also other DIY ideas and recipes there.

I also love this page for Christmas decor ideas.

The final Christmas Gift I will be making is a way of sharing little samples of the oils I love with my friends and family.  I will just be taking the little coil tree and threading these cute little bottles that I picked up from Spotlight on it:

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I can provide 25 drop mini bottles of all of the oils quoted in this blog post for the purpose of your Christmas Creations and all of the above gifts are available for purchase, if you aren’t feeling the creativity!  Please place your order or send an enquiry about prices by email.

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Why I Started Caring What I Put On My Skin

I still cringe when I see this photo.  It makes my stomach twist and my heart hurt.  Throughout my pregnancy I was almost obsessive about what I used in the shower, in my hair, in the air and on my skin because I had read a horrifying statistic: Two separate studies conducted in 2004 and 2008 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the umbilical cord blood taken from 10 newborn babies contained 200-plus environmental toxins — that’s before they’ve taken more than their first gasp of air or had their first sip of breast milk.

How could this be?

Many of the industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides that are present in the products we use every day cross the placenta to the fetus.  Meaning our babies absorb what we absorb knowingly and unknowingly as part of our daily beauty and hygiene routines.

Apparently there are 85,000 chemicals permitted for commercial use in the US and the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t tested all of them to confirm they are safe. Many of them are in the products we use and the thought that these were what was found to be ending up in our babies and the implications of this on their long-term health sent me sick.  An average of 200 per baby — including polyaromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, furans, pesticides, chemicals from flame retardants, industrial lubricants, plastics, consumer product ingredients, wastes from burning coal, gasoline and garbage, and chemicals including lead, mercury, methylmercury, perfluorochemicals (PFCs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), to name but a few.

So I made a pact with myself to be informed, read labels, buy better and make what I could at home.  I didn’t paint my nails, cut out makeup and actually really enjoyed preparing body washes and baby wipes from natural ingredients, like rose water and witch hazel and massage oils from sweet almond oil, etc.

I was proud and excited when Eden finally arrived and I could take her home to her “homemade pamper cabinet”!  However, while I was pretty much out of it after an emergency c-section my midwife bathed her in the hospital soap.  Johnson and Johnson chemical overload in her first few moments when I didn’t want anything touching her skin apart from me.  I was furious!

I am sure, thinking more rationally now I am not overloaded with hormones, that this little “miscommunication” didn’t do her much harm, but it made me even more committed to thinking about what I use with her, even now she is older.  Everything I use, if I can’t make it myself is as natural as possible and I am proud that I make this effort for her health and in support of a more sustainable world.

Of course now she is older essential oils are a big part of the ingredients I use because they are so powerful and effective.  However, in the same way as that it is important to know what is in the not so natural products available, it is important to know what is in the natural ones!  Not all Essential Oils are made equally.  Quality is paramount and this is often guided by how much you pay for them.  A cheaper essential oil is likely to have a lot more in it than just the essential oil itself (fillers, preservatives, carrier oils) and these are not the things you want to be putting on your skin.   The source of the oil is also important to its quality and a good quality essential oil is potent (read more here) and because of this potency we should also use essential oils with care and good guidance (why it is great to buy from a doTERRA Wellness Advocate who can advise you).

So what is an Essential Oil?

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Have you ever torn a leaf and seen a little drop of liquid form at a tiny vein? That’s a drop of essential oil…like the life blood of the plant. These oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, barks and roots of plants. A single drop of essential oil contains the amount of active compound that would be found in 15 to 40 cups of medicinal tea.

Scientific discoveries about frequency have helped us understand how essential oils are so effective. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow between two points. According to the late Dr. Royal Rife, a healthy human being resonates at a frequency between 62 and 78 megahertz during the day. Dr. Rife’s frequency generator indicated that every disease has a certain frequency as well. He taught that a substance with a higher frequency could destroy a disease with lower frequency. More recently, the pioneering scientist Bruce Tanio built the world’s first “bio- frequency monitor,” that can actually test a frequency. He teaches that when a cold or flu sets in, our body’s normal frequency drops to 58 Hz. Candida and fungus resonate at about 55. Barr and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome start at about 52. Recently, Dr. Gary Young, along with Tanio, got some very interesting results when they measured the frequencies of certain foods. Canned foods register at 0-15 Hz, dry herbs at 15-22Hz, fresh herbs at 20-27 Hz, and essential oils from 52 to 320 Hz, with pure grade oils having the highest.

So when we rub essential oils on our skin and they get absorbed into your bloodstream, or when we breathe them in via aromatherapy, and they directly affect our brain’s limbic system, which controls emotions, this is part of the reason why.  “Retuning” the body to its original frequency brings it into balance and restores its natural harmonic resonance – illness either doesn’t manifest or is resolved.

The other important reason that essential oils are so effective is the active chemicals that are in essential oils.  Each plant extract has chemical properties that are distinctive, such as anti-inflammatory or cell rejuvenation.  These healing properties are carried in the bloodstream to all areas of the body heal in the areas of need.  They also work for us like they would work for a plant – repelling insects is a great example.

If you would like to learn more about how to use Essential Oils for your health, please attend one of my free workshops.  Contact me for upcoming dates and venues.

I also run fun and informative Make and Take Workshops where I teach you how to make your own products using Essential Oils.  These classes are run on demand, so please let me know that you are interested and your specific area of interest by dropping me a quick email.

As I know too well life can be busy, so if making your own solutions to day-to-day needs isn’t an option, but you want a range that you can trust to be natural and effective, visit my online shop to see beauty products, spa products, cleaning products and more already made up for you and tried and tested as effective.

Happy creating (or shopping 😉 )!

Much love x

Innovative, Useful and Beautifully Scented Way to get your Daily Dose of Magnesium!

It’s happened.  The temperature has kicked up a notch, the humidity is intensifying and the homemade deodorant I use during winter just isn’t going to cut the potential perspiration!

I discovered this awesome solution by accident.  And it is awesome because it not only makes a really effective natural deodorant, but supports getting your daily dose of magnesium.  Did you know that even people who eat a nutrient-dense diet are at risk of magnesium deficiency?

I personally didn’t know this, or realise how important magnesium was until after I fell pregnant.  Just like with my first pregnancy I had debilitating morning sickness.  I vomited so much I ended up in hospital and NOTHING seemed to help.  As I desperately searched online for ideas, I stumbled across Mommypotomus’ blog (source) and read:

“That cortisol (the stress hormone) can cause weight gain, but did you know that’s because one of its main functions is to increase blood sugar? Yep, excess cortisol in your system takes your blood sugar through huge spikes and crashes, resulting in fatigue and nausea (aka morning sickness).

Normally, magnesium balances cortisol levels by cleaning the excess from our blood. BUT – Pregnancy hormones inhibit our ability to absorb magnesium! This can lead to a vicious cycle in which excess stress hormones cause nausea, which causes stress, which we can’t fully remedy because the very thing we need we can’t fully absorb, and then you get this → Ugh!”

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I was so excited I almost fell off the sofa!  I read on to discover how this magical magnesium would save my life!

“That’s Why The Secret To Morning Sickness . . .
Is to build up your magnesium stores before getting pregnant!”

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I could have cried, but it didn’t stop me learning more about magnesium and ordering some magnesium oil anyway, which I began to use in a number of ways…

  1.  To get my daily dose of magnesium.  I read that as a woman aged over 30 I needed 320 mg/day. As a pregnant woman over 30 I needed 360 mg/day.  I read the skin of the armpits is considered especially good for transdermal application and that eight sprays of magnesium oil delivers around 100 mg of beneficial magnesium onto the skin for your body to absorb.  So, I sprayed before I went to bed because I also read that magnesium was good to relax and thus, I drifted off into dreamy world… (just to note I certainly didn’t need 8 sprays under my armpits!  So I sprayed a couple under each arm, a couple to massage into my neck [which felt glorious] and a spray into each sole of my feet.)

Now this is going to sound gross, but one of the other yicky symptoms I have during pregnancy is extra perspiration, especially at night, which means generally in the morning I smell less than fresh.  I am not a fan of over the counter deodorants, filled with nasties like aluminum salts (associated with Alzheimer’s disease), parabens (methyl-, ethyl-, or butyl- endocrine disruptors), propolyene glycol (also found in anti-freeze), synthetic fragrances (contain phthalates and neurotoxins), dyes and more.  Even the ones that claim to be natural, to me, contain unnecessary and questionable ingredients.  So I had taken to making my own using witch hazel, melaleuca and lemon.  You see, our sweat doesn’t smell, but the bacteria that hang out in our armpits do.  Melaleuca is great at killing bacteria, witch hazel cleanses the skin pores and lemon is both antibacterial and great smelling and makes me feel naturally uplifted, so this little mix worked great to freshen up and I guess work on the bacteria from the sweat causing any odour, but it didn’t really address the perspiration itself.

Cue the Magnesium!  That morning after I applied the magnesium oil to my armpits the night before I woke up dry and fresh.  At first I thought it must be a one off, so I repeated the next few nights and found the same!  The real test came when we had the first really hot day of late spring.  Again I found I sweat less, but I didn’t smell overly fresh?  (I guess navigating the tantrums of a toddler does put extra stress on the sweat glands…) Good news is I didn’t smell bad though, but it was at this point I decided to try the lemon oil and the results were perfect.  A light, fresh, summery deodorant that stops sweating and helps me to get the magnesium I need every day.  The benefits of which I am definitely feeling.  My headaches have reduced, my morning sickness did reduce (I also started to take a good probiotic, which may have also supported this), I have less aches and pains in general and in these last few weeks of pregnancy when braxton hicks have increased I am now using magnesium for these also.

Great natural food sources of magnesium include green, leafy vegetables like spinach, nuts, beans, peas, and soybeans, and wholegrain cereals, but I guess you have too eat a lot to get what you need and I, personally, am not a saint!

2. The second way I use magnesium is in response to the onset of a headache.  If a quick massage of lavender directly to my temples doesn’t bring relief (which it usually does), I mix with with frankincense, lavender or peppermint (depending what is going on for me in that moment, and sometimes I mix all three!) and I use a roller bottle to apply to the back of my neck or shoulders.  Then I massage in and take a few deep belly breaths to relax.

3. The final way I use magnesium is for sleep – for me and my daughter.  I make a relaxing body butter of coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and essential oils.  A popular oil for sleep, which works for me and Eden is lavender, but it is not right for everyone.  Alternatives are frankincense, vetiver and dōTERRA’s proprietary blend, Serenity.

All essential oils are available for purchase from my online shop if you would like to discover how magnesium can make a difference to your health.  A good supplier of magnesium oil is iherb online. I can also prepare any of the solutions above for you (the sleep body butter, the headache roll on and deodorant) for purchase if you just want to have a trial of these solutions and see how they work for you.  Please contact me for prices and to place an order.

Have you had a positive experience with magnesium oil or have more tips to share?  If so, please comment below!

Hope you are all enjoying this gloriously sunny weekend

Much love x x

Ponderings of a Sleepless Mum

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It feels so surreal that in just a few weeks I will be holding a new baby in my arms.

So many different emotions are swimming around my head and heart – excitement, trepidation, love. Will it be like taking the same journey we had with Eden over again? Or will it be a totally new journey? How do you let that existing, beautiful connection go, just a little bit, to let another one in; to your heart where they bury so deeply?

I will never forget those first few days with Eden when I felt my heart would burst. How could I ever love anything more than this? And then I do, daily… Is there room for more love like this? Instinct tells me there is.

Journey is such a perfect word for motherhood – the ups, the downs, the speedbumps, the learnings and the extensive distance traveled from when you see that line on the pregnancy test, to when you hold that baby in your arms, to all the other massive milestones that follow – first steps, first words, first signs of their beautiful personalities shining through. They find yourselves, but you also find/become you. You definitely lose you on the way through as you discover what it means to be someone’s mother and you have moments when perhaps you wish you weren’t because it’s so so challenging… But you would never change a thing…

“Embrace Motherhood”, I definitely will, I already do ❤

Step out of your COMFORT ZONE…to your LUXURY ZONE!

Warning. Long rambling blog post ahead. Make a cup of tea, make yourself comfortable, because believe me, when I get to my point, it’s going to be worth it!

I am going to hazard a guess that nearly everyone reading this will have tried an essential oil for something at some time in their life, whether on a natural health journey or not – lavender to calm, chamomile to soothe, some yummy blend in a diffuser to make the house smell nice… And if not in the form of an oil, they have experienced the power of a plant or herb, like peppermint tea for an upset tummy.

I am very passionate (as you might have guessed) about how and why we have gotten so far away from the powerful properties of plants in the first place, related to our healing, to reach for modern day drugs and all their dangerous side effects as a first option. Did you know many of them find their origins in the chemicals that are found in plants anyway?

Take aspirin as an example. Many moons ago in the mid-eighteenth century, willow bark extract became recognized for its specific effects on fever, pain and inflammation. By the nineteenth century pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals related to the active component of willow extract, called salicylic acid.  In 1829, scientists discovered that it was the compound called salicin in willow plants that give you the pain relief. The problem was that it was tough on the stomach and a ‘buffering’ of the compound was needed.  Cue French Chemist, Charles Frederick Gerdhardt.  In 1853 he neutralized salicylic acid by buffering it with sodium and acetyl chloride, creating acetylsalicylic acid.  This was rediscovered in 1899 by a German Chemist names Felix Hoffman (who worked for Bayer) and thus the ‘Wonder Drug’ Aspirin was patented, on February 27, 1900.

Aspirin is now used for fevers, pain and inflammation (and other things), but has some serious side effects for the unlucky ones, which last much longer than the effects of a headache. What baffles me is that this is what the original willow bark was used for in the first place, and successfully.

In my bid to get back to the natural when I had Eden, rather than use over the counter remedies for the discomforts that come part and parcel with being a bubba, I stocked my wellness toolbox with essential oils (amongst other thing like vitamin c and probiotics, but that’s a whole other blog post!) as my “go to” in cases of illness or discomfort:

  • Lavender for sleep and to calm
  • Chamomile to run along her jaw line when teething and clove to rub directly on her gums when it got really bad
  • Melaleuca for bad nappy rash and thrush
  • And peppermint when she was stuffed up from colds.

This was as adventurous as I got in those early days, but I was amazed by how these remedies worked so well for us. 

Inspired and I guess curious, it was at this point that I invested in dōTERRA’s Family Physician Kit and dared to take my oil use to the next level…

When this magical box arrived my eyes opened wide to the possibilities… Lemon, oregano, a number of oil blends and then I saw it…. Frankincense!

I began to read about this oil straight away because while I had heard about the benefits of the other oils, to be honest all I knew about Frankincense was that it was one of the gifts offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus! I guess this made it pretty special, but how it could help me I was unsure.

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I began to read… I learned that Frankincense comes from the Boswellia genustrees, particularly Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carteriis; a tree or shrub that produces a gum or resin that can be steam distilled into an essential oil. Its aroma is uniquely warm, deep, rich and kind of like incense (sounded good so far). The high level of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes in this oil are what promote the body’s natural healing processes.

As I began to look at what areas of my life could incorporate this luxurious oil, the possibilities seemed endless! And exciting.  It seemed I could replace many of my shop bought beauty products with frankincense alternatives and then there was the ways in which Frankincense could support my emotional well-being. It all felt a bit too good to be true, so I began experimenting.

The first thing I created was a simple moisturiser using coconut oil as a carrier for my face. I am naturally ruddy in the cheeks, which I hate, and had tried numerous creams to help, which hadn’t and were expensive. In fact I had resorted to just using straight coconut oil, which left my skin beautifully soft and hydrated, but was not supporting the reduction in the blemishes and din’t get rid of break-outs.  Using my Frankincense moisturiser, within 3 days I saw a difference!

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I have since changed the carrier oil in my moisturiser to fractionated coconut oil from just a cold pressed organic coconut oil because I discovered that the solid fats in the cold pressed were clogging up my pores and this was not clearing (and was possibly causing) the breakouts.  I still use the cold pressed oil with Frankincense to rub onto my big baby bump, as frankincense can support the body’s ability to keep existing cells and tissues healthy and promote healthy cell regeneration.

A property of Frankincense that has really interested me is to do with comforting in times of stress and despair, and clearing the mind; useful for visualizing and improving one’s spiritual connection.  I must admit that I personally do not use oils much for aromatherapy.  I often diffuse for my daughter and see benefits, but I guess for me I didn’t see a “need”.  Now I know that is not true and that I have really been missing out.  As an anxiety sufferer, Frankincense has proved to be a very effective sedative for me that induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, and satisfaction, and helps relieve my anxiety (or anger or stress), whatever the negative emotion.  I inhale 3 deep breaths of Frankincense in the morning and I feel my mind clearing.  I am now waiting on the delivery of a beautiful clay necklace to diffuse the oil when I need it at other times – challenging meetings, when being a mum gets hectic or if I feel fear or anxious for any reason – any occasion where I feel I need to let go of lower vibrations, deceptions and negativity.

I am now looking at Frankincense’s uses as an astringent to strengthen gums and hair roots, stop wounds from bleeding and speed up the healing of cuts, acne, insect bites, and boils.

I am fascinated by this oil’s connection to improving overall wellness, especially spiritually because I think we all have moments of darkness.  Can this powerful oil really shield the body and soul from negative influences?

I guess only more experience with this oil will tell.  I was definitely sticking to my comfort zone when I first started my journey with oils and was both surprised and impressed by what we are now achieving as a family by using all the oils incorporated in the Family Physician Kit.  And the great thing is that once you have your good quality oils you can make so many things yourself, rather than buying over the counter – for beauty, cleaning, well pretty much anything!  And I guess as a mum we spend so much time looking at the things we need to make sure things are clean and safe and good for our family, but with Frankincense you can do all of this and still have a bit of luxury for yourself!

I will leave you with this luxurious bath salts recipe for the next time you get (or make!) a moment for yourself (I call this the Cleopatra)…

Take:

  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 cup Dead Sea Salts
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 8-10 drops Frankincense essential oil (where to buy)
  • 8-10 drops Lavender essential oil (where to buy)

And… mix all the above ingredients together and throw them in the bath! (Don’t bathe with soap at the same time otherwise you will be washing away all the important nutrients before they’ve had a chance to be absorbed through your skin.  A good excuse to have to lie still for 15-20 minutes!)

ENJOY xxxx

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