Homemade Deodorant Recipe (and how and why to make the switch).

Homemade Deodorant Recipe  (and how and why to make the switch). I don't wear antiperspirant, instead, I make my own homemade deodorant, and here's why.  Sweating is one of the ways our body regulates its temperature and removes toxins . It's a detoxification process and an important one at that.  Antiperspirants are classified as over-the-counter drugs ...

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Cleaning with Essential Oils  Cleaning is not the most exciting subject or thing to do (I'm no Monica).  But cleaning with essential oils at least makes the task smell a lot better, plus I love to see how using plants instead of chemicals can get the job done.  Why Clean with Essential Oils?  Normal cleaning products are loaded with toxic chemicals that we...

The benefits of Essential Oils

The Benefits of Essential Oils There are many benefits from using essential oils.  More than you might think.  There are generally two types of people who want to learn more about essential oils.  The first has never used them before, doesn’t know anything about them, but something is nudging them (call it intuition) to learn more. If this is you, maybe ...

5 chemicals to avoid in your beauty products

That can't be true, can it?? I was as surprised as you are about to be when I found out that the chemicals found in normal beauty products could be deregulating my hormones and leading me to: Store fat  Have low energy  Make me irritable  Cause digestive issues  Create heart palpitations!  WTAF???  Endocrine disruptors are defined as chemicals that interfere...

Radiant Skin Naturally

As I write this, I'm sitting with a pimple on my face.  I’m not perfect.  And we don't need to be!  The beauty industry needs us to believe that we are less than, so that we buy their products.  It stinks of the message that we need to outsource our healthcare, that it doesn’t come from within - that we have need help from outside of ourselves.  Now, don't g...

It's Easy To Make Your Own Candles

DIY CANDLE MAKING I was (and still am) a candle addict. But as I started to learn about what is in most commercially bought candles I slowly started to swap out store-bought candles with their synthetic fragrances, paraffin, and toxic waxes to make my own with natural ingredients.  As you will see, it’s super fun, less expensive and really easy to make your ...

Essential Oils for Kids

Has anyone else's baby had eczema? Jasmine (my second daughter) had full-blown, all over her body, red itchy patches of skin.  It was horrific.  In a bleary-eyed postpartum new mum moment, I had gone to the doctor and started using a steroid cream.  It didn't work PLUS it kept me up at night as I hated the idea of using something so strong on her tiny littl...

Essential oils to relieve hay fever

Hay fever SUCKS !! I started getting hay fever when I was 10 and it’s rubbish!  Hayfever is an auto-immune response. The body overreacts to the pollen believing that it's something to get out of the body. The body produces histamine which causes symptoms such as itchy eyes and runny nose.    The body isn't doing anything wrong, it's just misunderstanding tha...

How to help yourself sleep well

Sleep is the best drug on the planet, the secret sauce. Everything in our body and mind works better with proper quality sleep.  Whilst we are all individual, most people do well with a minimum of 7-8 hours uninterrupted sleep.  Not getting enough sleep increases your risk for chronic diseases such as; type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, memory loss, de...

The benefits of using essential oils

The benefits of using essential oils  Back in September I found myself in the US surrounded by 40 000 strangers wondering what on earth am I doing here? I was thousands of miles away from my children …   In Salt lake city, which, let’s just say is not a destination top of my list …  Jet lagged and spending hundreds of ££ on a very mediocre hotel.  WHY WAS I ...

Guide to Taking Care of Your Oil Diffusers

Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience the aromatic benefits of your favorite essential oil. Over time, your diffuser will develop an oil buildup that potentially can prevent it from working properly, so it is important to understand how to use and take care of it. Here are a few tips that will help you h...

Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils. Ingredients ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 15 drops favorite essential oils Reed diffuser sticks Note:...

Using the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist

The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist is the perfect addition to the well-loved doTERRA On Guard collection. It is infused with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend you’ve grown to love. In addition, the active ingredient in doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist will help protect your ...