Essential Oils

Essential oils are a fantastic way to manage your moods. Not only that, they have a heap of awesome health benefits. I love to use essential oils to clean my home, remove toxic chemicals, help maintain a healthy environment and of course, they smell amazing!

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness

    Alopecia Hair Scrub with Essential Oils

    alopecia hair scrub with essential oils

    Let’s talk alopecia hair care (or lack-there-of!) With this Alopecia Hair Scrub with Essential Oils! So yesterday, I told you all about how I came out to my entire community about my alopecia. (You can read that post here) It was both a terrifying and freeing experience. One that I would recommend to anybody who has struggled in their life – Hair related or otherwise! Today I am going to talk to you about a little scrub that I made this morning. Essential Oils and Hair Loss I have never used essential oils for my alopecia before, I always intended to but it never happened.Now I want to try that…

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    Oil spotlight – Bergamot

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    Bergamot The oil of Self-Acceptance What is Bergamot? I had no idea what it was at first, I knew that it fell in the citrus category but that was as far as my knowledge went!Bergamot is a citrus fruit the size of an orange, according to Wikipedia, it is likely a hybrid of a Lemon and a Bitter Orange. Who would of thought!The word “Bergamot” translates to loosely means “Prince of Pears” (Even though it isn’t a pear!) Bergamot is great for combating negative moods such as low self-esteem, despair, self-judgement and hopelessness. When I first found this out, it made so much sense as to why this oil is…

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    Oil Spotlight – Lemon

    Welcome to this weeks essential oil spotlight! LemonThe oil of focus This will only be a quick post, we are going to get straight to the good stuff today!Lemon is an amazing oil, it brings an uplifting and refreshing feel wherever it goes. This doesn’t just apply for the oil but also the fruit itself! Want to add some zest to your life? Add lemon! Key Properties Antiseptic Anti-fungal Energising Disinfecting Detoxifying Uses Given its amazing properties, this oil is up there with Lavender as an essential part of your oil collection! There are so many ways you can use Lemon in your life, I use it daily myself. The…

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    Creating a self-care routine

    In my last self-care post, we went through why it is important to take some time for yourself. You may be wondering now “How can I find the time in my busy schedule?” As a mum, I know how hard it can be to find some down time. You set out to have a quiet coffee and your child suddenly needs you to look at every toy she owns. Or you get ready to do some yoga and somehow your sleeping child senses your relaxation and prematurely wakes from their nap. I totally get it, it happens more often than not! Does self-care work? As with everything, it depends person…

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    Oil Spotlight – Balance

    BalanceThe oil of grounding I would love to start by saying that Balance is another must-have doterra oil, but let’s face it.. I could say that about all of their oils! So instead of that, let’s just get straight into it. Balance is a blend. What is a blend, you ask? A blend is a combination of various oils, it is not just a single oil in the bottle.For example, when you buy Lavender, you are getting just lavender in that bottle.When you buy Balance, it contains these wonderful oils: Spruce – Mood Management Ho Wood – Calming Frankincense – Relaxation Blue Tansy – Mood Lifting Blue Chamomile – Soothing…

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    Carpet Cleaning Powder

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    Carpet Cleaning Powder is such an underrated cleaning product!Sprinkling powder on your carpet and then vacuuming it off… this reminds me so much of when I was younger and my grandma used to do it. I remember loving the smell and just wanting to roll around in it – but of course, I couldn’t. Now that I am a bit older I have learned that a lot of house hold cleaners have super simple home made alternatives, and this is no exception. How to make Essential Oil Carpet Cleaner What you will need BiCarb Soda Lavender Essential oil (if you don’t have it, you can get it here) A container,…

  • Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting

    What a day!

    Do you ever have days, as a parent, where you are just at the end of your tether?Today was one of those days. As a long-term sufferer of GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), I already had my own struggles to overcome – then everything just seemed to go wrong and nothing seemed doable!Nothing was working, everything was overwhelming. When you have anxiety, you are in a constant state of stress. So when you add the stress of parenting and particularly rough days.. Everything can go from zero to 100 in a split second. Being a parent with anxiety sometimes feels like being a person who’s terrified of sharks being thrown into…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Island life

    Toothache relief

    essential oil clove tooth ache relief

    Living on a remote island can be hard, especially when it comes to medical situations, that is why a DIY Toothache Remedy is super essential for my lifestyle. Our local hospital is great, the staff are amazing and supportive and we have all of the basic services we need to get us through the day.However, a lot of bigger issues, such as my impacted wisdom tooth, require a flight off the island to get it fixed.This is a very costly experience. The flight is paid for by the hospital but you have accommodation, travel, food and then the medical costs to cover. Over the last few months, my tooth has…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Gift Ideas,  Health & Wellness,  Parenting

    Spoil Mum with these simple (and impressive) DIY ideas!

    Mothers day is quickly closing in and you might be stressing.You love your mother (or aunt, grandma, anyone who is important in your world!), but you aren’t sure what to get her this year. You’re tired of getting mum the same slippers and chocolates and want to show how much you care. Nothing says you care more than making a gift, and I’m here to give you a few ideas! I try to make gifts wherever I can. I love putting in time, effort and thought to create a unique present for someone I care for. When I make gifts I try to make them time and money efficient, I’m…