Anxiety....

I have a vivid imagination. Really helpful when you are teaching 3-year-olds and want to go on a bear hunt. Not so good when it’s 2 am and you are trying to sleep….

I have been very open and honest about my struggles with Post Natal Depression and the anxiety that has still lingered. I want to say that it’s ok to not feel ok. If you are feeling upset or stressed or struggling please reach out. Ask for help. There are so many amazing free services that can support you!

Oils I use to support me when the anxiety brain tries to start running the show:

Frankincense– a drop under my tongue helps me feel calm and relaxed
Balance– a drop on my feet and back fo the neck helps me to get grounded and centred
Wild Orange– a drop in my hands and inhale deeply helps me to feel uplifted and happy
PLUS
Citrus oils– Lemon, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Mandarin, Bergamot, etc. -any of the citrus oils help me to feel joyful and happy
Elevation– this blend is called the Joyful Blend for good reason! It is great at helping me feel happy
Arborvitae– this is the “oil of divine grace” and it really helps remind me to trust in God and know that He is watching me and my family
Lavender– this one is great for calming me

If you have been struggling with anxiety and would like to try a natural solution I’d love to help you get started with your oil journey. I am so blessed to have these beautiful, 100% pure oils in my life and I am passionate about sharing them with others 💜

I need oils NOW

My #1 oil for PMS

About three days before my period hits…my husband will sneak over and gently hand me my ClaryCalm and say “Babe, maybe you might want to use this?”

To which I usually angrily yell at him “WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ARE YOU CALLING ME HORMONAL” (Me? A rage monster at a certain time of the month? Noooo….)

About five minutes after putting it on I’ll slink back over to him, give him a cuddle and apologize for being a horrible person to him.

I will openly admit that ClaryCalm is basically the one thing that stops me from turning into a mean monster. It’s also amazing at soothing the tummy cramps I get. I have polycystic ovaries and I also had amenorrhoea for a few years. When my period did finally return I actually thought I had food poisoning the cramping was that bad!!

Now one thing to bear in mind is that ClaryCalm is a roll-on oil, NOT a “Touch” version. This means that it is not diluted with any carrier oil. As such, some people may find it intense. If you try it and find it’s too strong for you, you can pop the lid off and decant it into a second roller, then top them both with some carrier oil. Alternatively, you could apply some carrier oil to your skin first, then roll the ClaryCalm on top.

I find that I only need to use it from about 3 days before my period till it ends, but I know lots of friends who like to use it daily as it helps with hormone regulation. It’s often used a pure-fume too due to its pleasant aroma.

Those experiencing menopause will also benefit from using it. You can apply daily on the lower belly and bottom of the feet to help with hormonal regulation.


How to clean your diffuser

Over time, the build-up of essential oil residue in your diffuser can cause problems. Thankfully it takes only a few minutes to get it sparkly clean! I suggest cleaning your diffusers once a month, although you could do it more frequently if you wanted.

How to clean:

Add 1 TBSP of vinegar (just plain old white vinegar from the supermarket is fine!) and 3 TBSP of water. Run the diffuser for around 10-15 minutes. Empty it, and then wipe it clean with a cloth. Be careful not to press on the ultrasonic plate at the bottom (the metal bits).

 

Voila! Easy peasy, lemon oil squeezy.


Aromatic Dressing

What is aromatic dressing, and why is it amazing?

Aromatic dressing is a daily ritual using your oils that you can easily add to your life. It is all about giving your body the nourishment it deserves. You lovingly massage an oil or a beautiful blend with a carrier oil onto your body while you talk to your body with messages of joy and acceptance. You can create your own personal powerful affirmations and aromatic anchors as you are using your doTERRA oils.

Once you’ve had a shower or bath, start at the bottom of your feet and work upwards towards your heart. Apply the oil in big circular motions as you layer your body with oil and loving words. Start your morning with power and purpose, and finish it with relaxation and peace.

There are endless combinations that you can use! I love to do my aromatic dressing in the morning, while the children are focused on having their breakfast. Often I will do a quick “emotions check” and ask myself how I am feeling. I’ll look at my diary and see what I have on, and think about how I want to feel during the day. If I have lots of things to do, I will pick a motivating combo. If I have something I’m anxious about coming up, Peace & Joy is a good option.

It’s also a great way to include the whole family in using oils. My children love getting to join in with me in the mornings! I’ll ask them which oils they would like to be using, and then we all aromatically dress together. I love that I am empowering my children to be proactive with their health.


Why FRANKINCENSE is the KING of the oils!

Frankincense is the KING of the oils and is probably one oil I never leave home without. When in doubt, get your frankincense out because you can’t go wrong with this super oil!

👑I like to call this oil my “drop of wine”. You know that relaxed chilled out feeling you get after a nice glass of wine? Frankincense has the same effect on me.

👑The aroma helps promote feelings of relaxation.

👑Amazing for your skin! It helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically. Pop a drop in your moisturizer for great skin.

👑 Cranky teething shark baby? We found rubbing a frankincense and lavender diluted along the jawline worked wonders on my two bubs.

👑Anxiety an issue? Check out my video about Oils + Anxiety where my husband Will share how he uses Frankincense to support him managing his anxiety disorder.

When I first was looking into oils, I freaked out when I saw the price. However keep in mind that a 15ml bottle of oil has around 250 drops, so Frankincense is around 29c per drop and you usually only need 1-2 drops at a time.

 

 


Why is Copaiba so AMAZING?

When Anchorman Ron Burgendy said… “I don’t know how to put this but I’m kinda of a big deal” he could have been describing Copaiba! When it was released half the doTERRA population went totally nuts. The other half (me included) kinda scratched our heads and went “So….why exactly is this so exciting??”

Let me tell you, the more I learn about Copaiba the more amazed I am!

Ok so let’s have some science nerd-gasms. So in your body you the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and chemical components that interact with the ECS are called cannabinoids. The ECS regulates lots of functions related to the brain, endocrine system, central nervous system and immune system because it focus on maintaining homeostasis- a state of balance.

Now we can derive from plants three main types of cannabinoids: THC, CBD and BCP. THC and CBD come from cannabis which presents certain legal challenges (and THC also is what makes you trip out so definitely not what we are wanting!)

BCP however is found in other plants like copaiba and has the same therapeutic benefits as the other cannabinoids but without the psychoactive effects. WIN!

So what are ways this superstar can support our body?

MOOD: Balance emotions, soothes anxious feelings, relieves fatigue and tension

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: can kill pathogens, antihistamine so soothes allergies, soothes inflammation

SKIN: Promotes a clear, smooth complexion, reduces signs of aging, promotes cellular regeneration, soothes irritations

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: Supports healthy blood pressure and stimulates healthy blood flow

PAIN: Here’s where it REALLY does some amazing stuff. Very powerful anti-inflammatory, soothes achy muscles and joints, soothes cramps and spasms

NERVOUS SYSTEM: Neuroprotective (supports brain health), regulates inflammatory response, protects nerve cells

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Powerful antioxidants fight free radicals, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: Soothes this system and provides relief from discomfort, protects the liver

HOW I LIKE TO USE IT: I love taking a drop under my tongue every night before bedtime- it helps me to feel so relaxed and calm! I also love to diffuse it.