How do essential oils work?

Oils are volatile aromatic compounds. This means that they waft into the air (the reason you can smell a lavender bush as you walk past it). They're extracts from plants found inside roots, seeds, flowers, bark.  Now, my favourite part - they help keep the plant safe, warding away harmful pathogens and assisting with pollination  - so you literally have nature's protection right there in those pretty little bottles. They’re concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds (wah! Yes, nature has natural chemicals, they are still chemical compounds) which act as messengers within your body, ...

Release shoulder tension. Fast.

Do you find yourself tense in the evening? Perhaps it feels like your shoulders are around your ears, or just super heavy? I get that sometimes and find it hard to go to bed on days like that, almost as though the day hasn't had a satisfying end to it yet (anyone else, or is that just me??!). So I do this. Now I do it almost every evening just because I love it so much. It's effective, instantly releasing and just really helps my body and mind to wind down in seconds...and ready for bed, the weight of the world, ...

Brain hack to create new habits

Creating new habits can be hard, am I right?! But - the science of neuroplasticity shows that we can re-wire our brains. We can create new neural pathways that guide us to instil healthier habits. Here's how. Oh, and when you've watched this, pop down to the comments to let me know one new habit you'd love to adopt! Your browser does not support HTML5 video.

Behind the scenes! How I set myself up for success

Come along with me as I walk through our flat to show you exactly how I set myself up for success with my daily health habits. You'll see how easy! When you stack health habits like this throughout the day, it's much easier to stick to them. Your browser does not support HTML5 video.

my favourite oil resources

Essential oils aren’t just nice smelling bottles of oils. When you start using oils this pure, this potent, you get that there’s more to them than that, that they have real therapeutic value - and knowing how to best use them will optimise your experience. This is how they become the first thing you reach for. They are effective, useful, supportive and for many, no less than life changing. Here are a few ways you can educate yourself: - doTERRA’s blog (science blog, DIYs, free ebooks) - doTERRA...

Muscles need soothing?

after exercise or during menstruation? or to reduce feelings of tension for kids' growing legs? This oil. One of the great things about using natural options, is that you can reapply them as often as needed. Every 5 minutes, or 30, or every 2 hours or just twice a day. There’s no restriction as long as you dilute them and use them little and often. And if it’s emotional traumas you want support with, ...

All Natural Skin Care

Is your face cream so natural that your dog wants to lick it off thinking it’s a delicious treat?  I literally have to peel Joey's tongue off my face - I could leave it there as I know that the products I use are 100% clean so won’t poison him. But, when I’ve just enjoyed a lovely face routine, I don’t really want his sticky tongue all over (apparently the eye lids are his favourite spot, must be the additional yarrow pom I add there). The average woman uses 12 products a day. ...

the secret benefit of my natural pure-fume

Do you have a favourite perfume? It’s one of those things that can feel so personal and hard to let go of if you have a favourite! Now that I’ve switched to all natural everything, I can’t even cycle behind someone wearing perfume without squirming. Hospital entrances (in Denmark at least) ask people not to enter if wearing perfume. Hmmm… Fragrance companies aren't required to disclose ingredients? And so you have the general term “fragrance.” Whenever you see this - whether on personal care products or household cleaning products, it ai...

Post Surgery support oils

Check out my post surgery skin support roller! So pretty! It’s got: *15 drops yarrow Pom (the chemazulene compound in it is what gives the blue colour. It’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory) *5 drops Rose *10 drops Sandalwood, frankincense, myrhh I roll it around the plaster for now and once the stitches have fallen out in 10 days or so I’ll roll it directly on the relevant skin area for several months to promote healthy skin rejuvenation. Many times a day. Btw I use most of these oils on my face daily for the collagen supper, cellular regeneration, you know, that glow and graceful ageing we all want Tell me what you think about this colour!?