When you can't afford organic...

Fresh fruit and veggies are so important to our diets and these days with so many chemicals and pesticides being used organic is always best. Unfortunately not everyone's budget can stretch that far. However that doesn't mean we have to give in and consume the our fruit and veg with a dose of extra nasties! Here is a quick and inexpensive way to wash your supermarket fruit and veg, getting rid of those nasties and as an added bonus will prevent pre-mature ripening meaning they last longer and you have less wastage! Winning :-) Ingredients: 10 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil 1 cup raw apple cider vine...

Breakfast Smoothie - The Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast on the go can be a challenge - well at least it used to be! I used to be the queen of coffee in a travel mug and out the door! Not surprisingly I then would find myself starving at 10am and reaching for a muffin or banana bread or something laden with fat and sugar to keep me going. NOT ANYMORE! These days smoothies ...

Top 10 Things my Life has Taught Me...

Recently I had a birthday. When asked how old I was I said 30- ish. I should probably just own it lol. I have been thinking about life (as you do when it's your birthday) and I realised that 34 isn't so bad. I've learned a lot. With that in mind here are my top 10 things my 34 years have taught me: 1. Life will always surprise you. It can swing both ways- bad surprises that test you, good surprises that restore your...

What are You Waiting For?

It can be so easy to get caught up in the 'busy-ness' of life. Work, kids, housework (yuk!) it all eats into the day and before you know it, you are waking up to do it all again! It can be easy to "wish" for balance - or me time, or date night. I get it I have been there! I am busier now than I have been in forever - I am feeling happier though than I have in a long time.. That is because I have been forced to learn a valuable lesson. I can let being busy get in my way, make me shitty and resentful and drudge along help...

(Surprisingly) Instant Chia Pudding

It happened - my first real struggle with my new choice to be vegan. Of course it was my sweet tooth causing the problem - I wanted chocolate and I wanted it bad! I was a bit grumpy over not really having anything in the house to deal with the chocolate craving so I got ready to make some chocolate chia puddings for the next day (can't say I don't learn from my mistakes!). Well the last lot of Chia puddings I had made didn't blend as well as I had hoped (after the overnight soaking in the fridge) so I thought - maybe I should pre-blend (before the fridge) and then blend again after... Woo hoo insta...

Butternut Pumpkin (Squash) and Cauliflower Empanadas

So last week (I know it's been like 5 days and I am only just getting to this now!) I had the day off work. This is awesome, I was thinking. I will have loads of time to think about and prepare dinner. You see, I have embarked on a new food journey - taken the leap from vegetarian to vegan. I know some of you maybe thinking "what's the big deal? Isn't it pretty much the same?". Well actually the truth is - nope. Totes not the same - I had no idea how many recipes I used (and loved) that had some form of animal product in the...

Shining a Light on the Shadows - Episode 2

Episode 2 - Have you ever had a dream or a goal that just seemed so big and scary you couldn’t tackle it by yourself? Well we are in that boat right now. We are two best friends with the same journey- the journey to dōTERRA Diamond rank. We are best friends… soul sisters even but we live on the opposite sides of the country to one another. We have committed to a regular accountability call with one another to inspire and support each other along the way and realised we...

Shining a Light on The Shadows - Episode 1

Have you ever had a dream or a goal that just seemed so big and scary you couldn't tackle it by yourself? Well we are in that boat right now. We are two best friends with the same journey- the journey to dōTERRA Diamond rank. We are best friends... soul sisters even but we live on the opposite sides of the country to one another. We h...

Quick Relief Caps

If you are needing some quick relief from seasonal or environmental threats especially around the change of seasons then this is a great way to get some! This is a "go-to" in our house, and we are back to using it daily 🙌🏻 . This combo is cooling, soothing and balancing both internally and externally and promotes clear breathing and respiratory function. I use 2-3 drops of each in a veggie cap and take with a glass of water. If you don't want to use your own then doTERRA have a pre-made version in a softgel available from the US store (it's called TriEase)  💕

When Life Suddenly Makes Sense!

It's a funny feeling when things finally click! When you have been wondering about the choices that you've made and WHY it all happened. Then all of a sudden the light turns on and you realise! OH THIS IS WHY! It's weird when it all suddenly makes sense! About 14 years ago I decided I wanted to be a Beauty Therapist - I went to school, I studied, I paid $1000s in fees and I got my diploma. The thing is, I didn't L...

Cool Down Spray DIY

It's Summer here in Perth and it's hot! Not much we can do about the weather but we can feel a little less overwhelmed by the heat with this simple DIY Cool Down Spray! This contains 3 ingredients and they are all natural of course! Peppermint Essential Oil is cooling and calming and Lavender Essential Oil is soothing. Mix with distilled water in a convenient spray bottle and you have a refreshing and cooling spray. Spritz over yourself when you need to cool down, or spritz on your skin after a day in the sun to take the heat out and feel a little cooler and more comfortable. I was at my first market in the city this weeken...

DIY After Sun Gel with Essential Oils

Being Visible

I have been spending some time in quiet contemplation today. My anxiety has been triggered and I am desperately trying to find the answers as to why - if I find the trigger I am better placed to manage it going forward. This is something that comes up for me from time to time and I genuinely like to look inward for the answers. They are usually in there, hiding behind some ridiculous excuse masquerading as truth. I think tonight it has been dancing in the shadows,...

Are there really any coincidences? Or Have I Drunk the Cool Aid?

Ok, so it's Monday morning, the usual rush is over and other three members of 'Team Awesome' are off for the day. This is when I usually breathe out, have the one and only coffee I allow myself in a day and get ready to power up for the massive day ahead. Chloe "daycare days" are always jam packed - today I have a meeting with Digital Monopoly about Facebook marketing for The Home Loan Coach, I have a meeting with a client about a home loan application, about a million foll...

LEMON & COCONUT TRUFFLES

Lemon & Coconut are like a match made in heaven! Today I am sharing with you coconut truffles with a hint of doTERRA lemon essential oil. Lemon oil has a multitude of benefits including the following: • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion • Supports healthy respiratory function • Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability • Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits • Soothes an irritated throat In this instance it just tastes amazing!! This recipe is great for avoiding processed rubbish and is gluten free, vegan friendly and refined sugar free. It does have maple syrup though so if you are following the I Quit Sugar regime you may want to substitute rice malt syrup fo...

The Fringe Made Me Do It!

Have you ever experienced a change in how you feel about yourself on the inside that was triggered solely by a change in how you see yourself on the outside? I have had this happen to me recently after a disastrous haircut. Thankfully after having a shocking experience with a terrible haircut at the tender age of 16 (OMG, I am soooo ugly I am going to die! My friends aren't going to speak to me anymore, my boyfriend is going to dum...

THE BUSINESS EXPERIMENT

I accidentally started a new business. It sounds ridiculous, but it is what happened. Go back to the beginning of May and I sent Lauren a text message that I wanted my own account. I wanted the 25% discount that comes with a wholesale account but not a business. I'm pretty s...

Top Five Essential Oils for Easing Stress & Anxious Feelings

It's no secret that today we are living in a high stress world. Everything from our jobs, to financial pressure to our environment itself is contributing to our stress levels. It's no wonder then, that so many of us are seeking stress relief and natural health alternatives are on the rise. When used correctly essential oils can be amazing at relieving stress and anxious feelings I use essential o...

Sorry Aldi

Today started with a whirlwind of activity as I rushed out the door determined not to be late for my annual compliance audit. I was so juiced up on stress hormones and coffee, totally focused on getting to the office before the auditor did, that I left b...

Essential Remedies for Every Family Workshop

I am holding a workshop on Saturday (11th June) at 3pm at the Bayswater Bowls and Recreation Centre, 58 Murray St, Bayswater WA. You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/essential-remedies-for-every-family-essential-oils-tickets-25758376999 The 10 essential oil remedies that no family home should be without. As a parent your main objective in life is to keep your little people healthy and happy. This is not always an easy job and there is nothing worse than watching your favourite little person suffer and feeling like there is nothing you can do to...