What on earth is GISH?

If you’ve been following my social media stories you may have recently noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. I have been participating in GISH- the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt.  What is this madness? Well, IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME! The idea is that you plus a team of 8-14 other people around the world have a week to complete as many Hunt Items as you can. The Hunt Item list was released on, at which point it’s GO TIME! While some people act like it causes UNREASONABLE PAIN AND SUFFERING, in reality, it’s actually a lot of fun and you can go as crazy or as mild as you like.

The items range from simple things like “thigh-high crocs” to more extreme such as “clear customs with a parachute” and their point value also varies accordingly. The idea is to get as many points as you can to win! However, there is also a Hall of Fame and a Coffee Table Book which celebrate the BEST submissions for that year and for many teams, their goal is to make this item.

Alongside the adult hunt items, there is also a “kids menu” designed to keep the kids occupied and included. My kids have loved doing these items, and they have actually been really fun boredom busters.

The best thing about doing GISH is being challenged to be creative. Many of the items can be interpreted in different ways and it’s fun trying to decide how to fulfil them. Many of the items are designed to encourage participants to make the world a better place or to raise awareness of a social justice issue. While some might argue the hunt is too political, I personally think that with over 200+ items if you don’t like one item, just don’t do it! Leave it for another team member to complete, or just skip it altogether. As my original team only had 5 people we were merged with another team and it’s been lots of fun making new friends around the world (our team is based in Spain, USA and Australia).

If you want to follow along in the shenanigans, keep an eye on my Facebook and Instagram stories and also follow the official GISH Facebook page. Unless specified, we are not allowed to share our FINAL submissions until after the hunt is over, so that is why I’ve not posted my final efforts just yet. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about GISH and are inspired to join next year!


Make your own wood polish

One of my favourite DIY recipes is making my own wood polish. It smells amazing and leaves my furniture looking fantastic!

WHAT YOU NEED
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
4 drops Arborvitae
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Wild Orange
 
WHAT YOU DO:
Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle.
Add the essential oils.
Shake well before each use.
Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every two to three months or as often as needed.


New product: Black Spruce

Wholesale: $27.00 AUD | PV 20

A powerful essential oil from the pine family, this woody, refreshing fir oil is grounding, cleansing, and soothing. Black Spruce is slightly sweeter in scent than some of the other fir oils; its harmonizing aroma is perfect for your next diffuser blend or evening massage. Bornyl acetate, the main chemical constituent in Black Spruce oil, promotes calmness and relaxation. Black Spruce’s invigorating, rejuvenating aroma is used in aromatherapy to help maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. Its aroma also creates an environment of harmony and balance. In fact, Black Spruce is one of the oils included in the doTERRA Balance® Grounding Blend.

After strenuous exercise, or when your body is in need of topical support, massage Black Spruce into the skin with a carrier to create a soothing, comforting massage. Diffuse Black Spruce or apply to the back of the neck throughout the day to create feelings of harmony and balance. The refreshing aroma of Black Spruce essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to help maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing.

Uses

  • After strenuous activity, combine one to two drops of Black Spruce with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into the skin for soothing comfort.
  • When working through difficult circumstances, diffuse Black Spruce to help reduce stress.
  • Apply topically to the skin to help soothe minor irritations.
  • Inhale throughout the day to experience the refreshing aroma and to promote feelings of easy breathing.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears or other sensitive areas.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Provides soothing relief to the skin
  • Relaxing and calming to the emotions
  • Helps reduce and manage stress
  • Promotes feelings of clear and easy breathing
  • Soothes minor skin irritations

Aromatic Description

Balsamic, green, fruity, woody


New product: Adaptiv

15ml Wholesale $55.00 AUD | PV 42

Touch Wholesale $30.00 AUD | PV 23

Adaptiv Tranquil Blend oil is perfect for life’s most stressful moments. It helps improve sustained attention while easing the body and mind. With stress and anxiety becoming more prevalent in today’s world, doTERRA wanted to create a blend that could support our body in times of difficulty.

“You can’t control the situation, you can only control how you react to it”

When stress and tension seem to be relentless, Adaptiv Tranquil Blend is the precise solution. Use Adaptiv to help get comfortable with new surroundings or situations.  In preliminary studies, the scent of Lavender, a main ingredient of Adaptiv, has been found to contribute to an environment conducive to performing tasks requiring sustained attention. Lavender, Magnolia, Neroli, and Sweetgum provide stress-relieving effects while Wild Orange and Spearmint energize and uplift. Copaiba and Rosemary soothe anxious feelings to round out the calming blend. Whether you’re feeling fatigued or restless, indecisive or irritable, Adaptiv Tranquil Blend is part of the toolbox to help the body and mind to stay balanced.

Uses

  • Soak in a relaxing Epsom Salt bath by adding three to four drops to bath water.
  • Mix three drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil for soothing massage.
  • Diffuse the oil in a room diffuser to promote a centered and calm mindset.
  • Apply one drop to hands, rub together, and inhale deeply as needed throughout the day.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying product.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Helps boost mood
  • Complements effective work and study
  • Increases feelings of tranquility
  • Soothes and uplifts
  • Calming and relaxing aroma

Ingredients

Wild Orange, Lavender, Copaiba, Spearmint, Magnolia, Rosemary, Neroli, and Sweetgum

Aromatic Description

Sweet, citrusy, floral


New product: Lemon Myrtle

Wholesale $47.00 AUD | PV 36

While Lemon Myrtle has popped up now and again as a limited time only product, doTERRA Australia has now announced that starting June 2, 2020 it will be a permanent Australian exclusive oil!

Lemon Myrtle essential oil is distilled from the citrus-scented leaves of the subtropical lemon myrtle plant. Native to Australia, lemon myrtle has long been used by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as part of their diet. Lemon Myrtle has a calming and relaxing aroma. Lemon Myrtle is first and foremost cleansing, but it also promotes feelings of positivity and calm.

Citral, which is known for its cleansing properties, is the main chemical component in Lemon Myrtle. Use Lemon Myrtle to cleanse the skin or surfaces or purify the air. Always dilute Lemon Myrtle with a carrier oil to minimize skin sensitivity.

Sweet, lemony, and slightly herbal, the aroma of Lemon Myrtle is simultaneously soothing and uplifting to the mood.

USES
• Try diffusing fo a calming and relaxing aroma.
• Add a drop of Lemon Myrtle essential oil to your water for a refreshing taste.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Food flavour use: Add 1 to 2 drops to food.


New product: Lemon Eucalyptus

Lemon Eucalyptus is a new oil sourced in Kenya. Steam distilled from the Eucalpytus Citriodora plant, lemon eucalyptus is ideal for surface and skin cleansing. It’s perfect for the DIY Spray bottle or diffused for a revitalising and refreshing atmosphere.

It’s grown and harvested by 333 families and farms in Kenya. Sprawling over 124 acres, it lies within doTERRA’s co impact sourcing Lunga Lunga project, and as a result, doTERRA’s Healing Hands foundation have more than 10 community projects in this region that have benefited the health and wellbeing of thousands of Kenyans.

n the past two years, the following community projects have been funded through donations from the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation:

  • Construction of a new community center, kindergarten, community water tower and river bridge;
  • Improvements to two primary schools;
  • Creation of a water maintenance trust fund;
  • Indigenous culture and health trainings for over 2,000 school-aged children; and
  • Education and reforestation of indigenous trees.

In addition to donations from the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, doTERRA has established a Community Development Fund in Kenya. For every kilogram of essential oil produced by its farmer cooperatives, a portion of that revenue is set aside in a fund overseen by the cooperatives themselves to finance larger development projects at their discretion.

Lemon Eucalyptus is derived from a lemon-scented blue gum eucalypti plant, a tall tree with smooth bark. With many topical benefits, Lemon Eucalyptus provides powerful antioxidant support to the skin. the oil is known for its refreshing aroma that helps create an invigorating environment. Lemon Eucalyptus is high in cleansing citronellal and citronellol, making this essential oil ideal for surface and skin cleansing. In addition, research suggests that Lemon Eucalyptus may provide antioxidant support when applied topically. Keep Lemon Eucalyptus on hand when in need of a revitalizing boost.

Not Just Another Repellant

$18.00 AUD | PV 14

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil is commonly associated with Citronella, and for good reason—they both are rich in citronellal and contain citronellol—but there are some key differences that make these essential oils distinct. The chemical composition of Lemon Eucalyptus is dominated by citronellal, but it also contains measurable amounts of other volatile aromatic compounds. In fact, GC/MS data suggests that Lemon Eucalyptus contains over three dozen volatile aromatic compounds in easily measurable concentrations. While that high concentration of citronellal and citronellol suggests that Lemon Eucalyptus has skin, hair, and surface cleansing and repellant properties, that is just a small part of the picture1.

doTERRA’s source of Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil contains concentrations of a terpene compound that you may have little familiarity with: isopulegol. Also found in Geranium and Lemongrass, isopulegol is a chemical precursor to menthol, and has shown some similar benefits in experimental research. Experimental research suggests that isopulegol, like menthol, may have surface cleansing properties2. Other experimental studies suggest that isopulegol may also be highly antioxidant and have mood-modulating properties3,4.

Uses

  • Add to a spray bottle to cleanse surfaces and refresh any room.
  • Diffuse to encourage a positive environment with a bright, fresh scent.
  • Add one to two drops to the palm of your hands, rub together, and inhale to uplift and brighten your day.
  • During your skin care routine, add one to two drops of Lemon Eucalyptus to your favorite doTERRA skin cleanser.
  • Blend three to four drops in Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing, uplifting massage.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Primary Benefits

  • Topical antioxidant benefits
  • Uplifting and invigorating aroma
  • Cleansing to surfaces and skin

Aromatic Description

Fresh, lemony

Main Constituents

Citronellal, citronellol


New product: Citronella

Wholesale $27.00 AUD | PV 20

Citronella is a tall grass grown in Asia with a crisp, fresh aroma. It is soothing to the skin and creates an uplifting atmosphere. Citronella essential oil is a known powerful insect repellent and an ideal companion during outdoor activities.

From the leaf of a tall grass native to Asia, Citronella essential oil has a crisp, fresh aroma. With powerful pest repellent benefits, Citronella oil keeps creepy-crawlers out of the house and off your skin and clothing. It is an ideal companion for camping, hiking, and trips to the great outdoors. The oil works by masking the human fragrances that insects find appealing. Oil components include citronellol and geraniol, which are good for cleaning surfaces in and outside the home. When inhaled, Citronella promotes happy, positive feelings. Applied topically, it can be soothing to the skin and scalp.

What You Don’t Know About Citronella Essential Oil

  1. It’s great for your skin2.
  2. It has powerful antioxidant properties to support cellular and skin health3.
  3. It provides a research-proven uplifting aroma4.
  4. It is great for cleaning the kitchen or bathroom5.
  5. It can clean, condition, and add shine to your hair.

While Citronella essential oil should be your go to for keeping those pesky environmental threats at bay, it has so many other benefits that you may not have considered. Take advantage of the amazing benefits of Citronella by using it in your daily self-care routine, or to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean.

Uses

  • Diffuse to ward off insects, especially mosquitoes.
  • Apply to skin with Fractionated Coconut Oil for use as a topical insect repellent.
  • Add three to four drops in water to clean surfaces.
  • Diffuse to promote a cheery, optimistic environment.
  • Use in shampoo and conditioner to boost cleansing while adding shine.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity, Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

 

Primary Benefits

  • Natural pest repellent
  • Cleans surfaces
  • Emotionally uplifting and stress reducing
  • Skin and scalp soother and booster

Aromatic Description

Slightly sweet, floral, rosy, rosey, lemon-like,

Main Constituents

Citronellol, geraniol


New product: Kid's Collection

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Wholesale: $140.00 AUD | PV 95

(Purchase as an enrolment kit for $175)

A unique collection of essential oil blends formulated with little ones in mind. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or new to essential oils, the doTERRA Kids Collection is the complete and ready-made “whole body” essential oil toolbox designed to empower caregivers to confidently care for the health and wellness of little ones. Formulated specifically for developing minds, bodies, and emotions, these essential oil blends feature unique combinations therapeutically balanced to provide powerful benefits while being gentle on delicate skin. Don’t let the name fool you though, as these blends are all suitable for adult use and enjoyment as well!

Comprised of 6 unique roller blends, this essential oil toolbox is to help kids be carefully taken care of, they are powerful and designed to appeal to kids and support their emotional and mental wellbeing.

When distractions are high, try dōTERRA Thinker – a slightly sweet, herbal blend for focus in the classroom and ideal for study time.

dōTERRA Calmer helps you quiet your little ones’ mind and provide a powerful environment for deep, restful sleep. Roll onto the bottoms of the feet, on the spine, or on the back of the neck to quiet your little one’s mind and invite restful sleep.

Inner resilience: try Stronger – promote wellness and vitality during the change of seasons.

Support active bodies with doTERRA Rescuer is a blend to support active bodies and after a big day in the playground or challenging sports.

Learning, playing and making new friends. Try doTERRA Steady for perspective and confidence for calming and confidence.

Nothing should hold your little one back – use Brave for when they are needing support in times of change or challenge, and instil confidence with positive affirmations and watch them thrive.

With adult help, your child can learn to safely apply these essential oil blends to their tummy, hands, head, and heart. As your children grow up using these oils, they can learn to identify their feelings and solve everyday complaints for lifelong success and happiness. The doTERRA Kid’s Collection includes six pre-diluted 10 mL roll-on blends designed to support the heart, body, and mind.

doTERRA Kid’s Collection Uses and Benefits

The doTERRA Kid’s Collection is a kid-friendly introduction to essential oils. Here are some of the ways to use this collection help your child.

  1. Apply Calmer™ Restful Blend to wrists before bedtime or naps to quiet the mind and soothe away worries. It is helpful for children of all ages. This blend can help older children take control of their own sleeping habits.
  2. When your child is feeling self-doubt, worry, or anxiety, reach for Brave™ Courage Blend. This energizing blend promotes confidence and belief in oneself. It can be helpful to keep on hand before a sports event, musical performance, test, or anytime children need a little encouragement to believe in themselves.
  3. If your child is getting distracted during homework time, pull out Thinker™ Focus Blend. Apply to the wrists of children who are easily distracted. This is also a great blend to use before tests.
  4. When your child is in need of a comforting touch, apply Strong™ Protective Blend during times of distress. It supports a natural immune defense and offers emotionally strengthening benefits. When your child isn’t feeling the best, leave a bottle of Stronger Protective Blend on their dresser or apply to the back of the neck for an added boost.
  5. After your child’s soccer game or after a busy day running around the neighborhood, apply Rescuer™ Soothing Blend to your child’s temples, neck, joints, or other targeted areas for all-around comfort. In addition to its topical benefits, Rescuer also promotes a relaxing and tension-free environment.
  6. When your child’s emotions seem close to the surface, you can support balanced feelings with Steady™ Grounding Blend. Before your child leaves for school, apply Steady on the bottom of the feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day. Apply Steady to wrists or neck as needed during the day to steady the emotions.

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New product: Celery Seed

Wholesale: $53.00 AUD | PV 33.42

Introducing a new oil: Celery Seed. It has been used as early as the 5th Century in Chinese Culture and widely used in Indian and Ayurvedic cultures.

Sourced from the celery plant, Celery Seed essential oil improves digestion when taken internally. It is soothing to the skin and adds to a comforting after-workout massage.

Greeks and Romans used it a flavouring and belonging to the same family as carrots, parsley and fennel – this vegetable grows strong, sweet and spicy, it is complex and unique. It is jam-packed with limonene, Celery Seed rivals citrus and fir needle oils making it very calm and soothing when diffused.

It takes over 30kg of Celery Seed to one 15ml bottle of essential oil. Add 1-2 drops of Celery Seed to your favourite smoothy or your pre-bed beverage at night for powerful digestion.

Celery has a complex, strong, sweet, and spicy aroma. The plant takes two years to fully mature and produce its small fruit, which are tan to brown in color. The seeds are the primary repository for essential oil. Limonene, the dominant constituent, puts Celery Seed oil in the same league as the refreshing citrus peel and fir needle oils. Soothing digestive issues is one of the many benefits of Celery Seed essential oil.* Experimental research suggests that it may soothe muscles and help joint discomfort when taken internally.* The oil creates a calming, relaxing, and positive environment while providing cooling and soothing effects.

Uses

  • Consume one to two drops morning and night to promote healthy digestion.*
  • Soak in a relaxing, sleep-inducing Epsom Salt bath adding three to four drops to warm bath water.
  • Blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage.
  • Diffuse to promote a positive and uplifting mindset.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid or use in a veggie cap.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with a carrier oil, then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.


Webvention 2020 Update: New products!

The doTERRA Webvention launched today! There were some minor access hiccups but they have now all been resolved and ticket holders have received updated instructions via email.

For those who have access, it’s been an amazing opportunity to hear the updates of what’s happening. Some exciting things such as a new office in Melbourne and a new website were highlighted. Even more exciting- our first Australian Regulation Therapeutic Goods oil has been APPROVED! After a long process doTERRA is finally able to announce that PEPPERMINT is TGA approved.

However the most exciting news: THE NEW PRODUCTS coming to Australia!

Webvention 2020 Kit

The kits contain:

The Kids Collection: Brave, Stronger, Rescuer, Calmer, Thinker, Steady
Lemon Eucalyptus
Lemon Myrtle
Adaptiv
Adaptiv Touch
Celery Seed
Black Spruce
Citronella

Thrive Blend:  Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon Eucalyptus, Douglas Fir, Lemon Myrtle, Yuzu, Cedarwood, Grapefruit

Together Blend: Bringing people together with Yuzu and Magnolia in FCO base and its only available in the Convention Kit.

To purchase, log onto your doTERRA Account and click on the Webvention tab right now! Available until stocks sell out.

 

New products to be available in Australia from June 2, 2020:

The Kids Collection: Brave, Stronger, Rescuer, Calmer, Thinker, Steady
Lemon Eucalyptus
Lemon Myrtle
Adaptiv
Adaptiv Touch
Celery Seed
Black Spruce
Citronella
Helichrysum Touch

 

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