self destruction to self love… where it all began

After the death of my mum at age 14, I spent most of late teens and early 20’s partying in self destruction mode. I sought attention and did things to please others. I ran with the wolves and my worthiness was pretty punching a bit fat zero.

I looked externally for pleasure and blamed the world. I had a massive chip on my shoulder and felt I was owed something for my bad hand. I had no idea what self love was but my own large heart and gentle nature certainly got a few bumps and bruises along the way. I judged my worthiness based on what others said and I probably spent 80% of my time judging others and gossiping.

If only I knew the statement ‘you are the sum of the top 5 people you spend your time with’…

After a nasty breakup followed by an abortion I threw myself into work with a side of vodka. Then after the next breakup (and some ‘finding yourself’ time in Bali) an opportunity presented itself for me to take a job in Sydney. I had nothing keeping me and nothing to lose.

I went for two months and stayed for seven years …

In the first year I enjoyed the bright lights and city life. I danced til the wee hours in Kings Cross and spent my wage pretty much in booze and taxi fares.

Before long I realised I wasn’t getting any younger, I was the heaviest I had ever been and probably the most unfulfilled. I was in no state to meet a partner, let alone call in my soul mate. I had no money, didn’t enjoy looking in the mirror and busied myself up so much that I was rarely alone.

Then I did something crazy. I signed up for Dry July…

I had NO idea that this one simple single decision was about to be the catalyst for changing the direction of my entire life.

My colleagues thought I was mad, my mates didn’t believe I could do it and many thought it was a joke. I however was deadset on making it through the ENTIRE month without a drink. It sounds simple right?

That month felt like the hardest month of my life. What happened after that month though was a flow on effect for when you put something out to the universe and say “I am ready”. 

I ate healthier, I moved more, I partied less and had almost no hangovers… All those hours spent running, boxing or walking from Bondi-Bronte did something magical to soothe my soul. I lost 20kgs, made incredible friends, started to feel confident in my own skin, and for the first time life started to make sense. The more I said yes the more life started to flow.

Did I have a fucking rad time doing it all? Absolutely! I wouldn’t trade all those nights dancing under the stars for the world but thats because I know it was all part of the journey… the journey that led me to exactly where I am and who I am today.

A few years after this I started going to Melissa Ambrosini’s weekly Goddess Group and surrounded myself around women who also were saying ‘yes’. Yes to living a life from your heart and not your head. Yes to their soul’s work, and yes to going inwards. Every single week I would go & immerse myself amongst this incredible feminine energy. I would write pages of notes and go home so full yet with so many questions. Questions about where I was, who I wanted to be, where I wanted to go and more importantly a drive to go deeper – to go inwards. To that place I had been avoiding for so many years.

You see I was ready, ready to start healing old wounds and saying goodbye to the stories. Ready to start tapping into that feeling that I felt and knew all too well. Ready to start living and stepping into my true souls journey. Now I had no idea what it was at this point, and some days I feel I still don’t know.

But what followed was, and still is, a deep commitment to learning.

Learning…

To being a better person.
To listen more.
To follow my heart and not my head.
To fulfil me first, always.
To only ever seek comfort internally.
To remove the stories.
To expand and contract.
To be uncomfortable.
To continually helping others.
To have no expectations.
To love myself.
To feel I am worthy of my desires.
To trust.

The rest is pretty much history.

Are you ready? Just repeat after me “I am ready”…

My number 1 self care tool that I use when I am feeling stressed

Are you noticing a little trend on stress this week? That’s cos its something I too have been feeling lately. One thing I am truly grateful is my essential oils and their power to help support both my physical and mental health.

You know those mornings where you spill your coffee then you go on to run constant red lights, trip over going up the stairs, forget your lunch and then have a fight with your boss. If only you had of caught your mood and mindset back at that first spilt coffee you could have avoided all the rest! Yep, no shit.

The power of the mind can cause waves (and I mean tidal waves…)

When we feel good we usually get a tonne of shit done, bounce around from A to B and maintain our mood despite what gets thrown our way. Like literally nothing could impact us and you feel invisible or even a tad bulletproof…

However when we don’t feel so good it can easily spiral down and go on for the day (or even multiple days) and can have a massive flow on effect.

These not so good feelings can impact our quality of life, and even alter how our body feels and functions. Say whaaaat?

Did you know that people in ancient civilizations used essential oils, plants, and other plant materials for things like cooking, bathing, promoting healthy skin not to mention managing their moods and emotions. They were (and often still are) used during burials, rituals, and religious ceremonies. Yep! Apparently Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense during religious ceremonies and in ancient Rome, soldiers would use Fennel before going into battle to help make them feel strong and brave. Crazy eh? Well it’s not really crazy because I know first hand how damn effective oils can be.

There’s now a huge body of research about how safe and effective essential oils really can be when it comes to managing our mood and promoting those feel good feelings. There’s something to be said about going to a day spa right – you know the ambient music, soft lighting and calming aroma?

So why do essential oils ‘work’?

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Which essential oils would I start with?

Essentials Oil will work different on each person so often it can be a little bit of trial and error. I often find I am drawn to particular oils which resonate with how I am feeling in that moment. Generally though there are certain oils that are known to provide calming, soothing or grounding effects and these can be use individually or blended together depending on how you feel.

When you choose essential oils to add to your toolkit its really important firstly to purchase oils that you can know and trust. I personally only use doTERRA essential oils. There’s a few reasons I fell in love with doTERRA and you can read about that over here.

My go-to oils can change depending on the type of stress and what else is going on for me but I don’t tend to stray far from these oils below. I will usually pop a couple in the diffuser, add to a bath or mix in a roller and douse myself in them for a few days or until the feelings subside.

Bergamot

Bergamot is a delicious citrus oil and perfect for mixing with the heavier woody oils. Add to rollerblends, bath or simple sniff from the bottle!

Cedarwood

The ‘oil of community’ is really supportive when you are feeling disconnected. I love to add this one to bed time sleep blends or the bath.

Clary Sage

This one would be one of my all time fav’s and I often use Clary Sage in lieu of Lavender. Divinely supportive for women especially around the cycle and for PMS. Its super calming and just brings you back to base.

Copaiba

This incredible oil provides support at a cellular level and helps support a healthy nervous system. Pop a drop under your tongue or apply over your jawline, base of the neck or along your spine.

doTERRA Balance

This is what I call my ‘mum go-go juice’. When you are feeling super chaotic and your head is racing a million miles per hour take 5 to just sit and breathe in this oil. 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand, close your eyes, rub your hands together and cup under your nose. Take 5 really good long deep breaths (in for a count of 4 and then out for a count of 8).

doTERRA Elevation

This bottle is powerful potent mood enhancer and is the ‘oil of joy’. Its super fresh and perfect to replace those toxic perfumes your spiriting on yourself. I love to add to my diffuser with a drop or 2 of spearmint and some extra wild orange or lemon.

doTERRA Lavender Peace

This is a staple in my home, but more so for my son. We diffuse this almost every night and is perfect for baths or body massages. A great one to diffuse after work, stressful events or before bed to soothe the mind.

Frankincense

This deep earthy and heavy oil seriously brings you back to planet earth. I like to sit on my couch in my office (kinda freudian style) and inhale while I close my eyes momentarily. This might be on a shitty day while my son is asleep, or late at night when sometimes the tears seem to flow and all is still. Also perfect for popping on the soles of your feet and another great one to add a drop under the tongue.

Frankie is touted as the ‘king of oils’ and is the clear quartz of the crustal kingdom so pop him in all your blends to take them to the next level.

Geranium

For the longest time I hated the smell of this oil but since I became drawn to it I’ve gone totally head over heels. I love to intuitively blend up Geranium with other oils as its a perfect oil to help heal matters of the heart but is also super soothing and calming to the mind and body. Doubles as great for the skin too! Diffuse with Clary Sage and Lavender or add to an epsom salt bath with doTERRA Lavender Peace.

Lavender

Lady Lav! She won me over good and proper. If you dislike the smell of Lavender, or maybe your mama used to drown you in it don’t totally write it off til you smell are unadulterated bulgarian Lavender!

This stuff is the shizz. I go through a bottle of this every 2 months. I drip on my pillow, rub on my temples and massage over my body at night with Frankincense. Every since doing this I have started to sleep better, spend less time tossing and turning and am able to switch of my mind more easily.

Spearmint

Funnily enough we tend to go to the calming oils when we feel down but we also need to look tothe oils that pepp us up! Spearmint is great for lifting the mood and according to the Emotions and Essential Oils  book is the ‘oil of confident speech’ (so perfect to accompany your journalling or therapy session). I love to pump up the music and add some doTERRA Elevation and Spearmint into the diffuser and shake it off. Its near to impossible to be in a bad mood when your bare foot and fancy free.

Wild Orange

Happiness in a bottle. This little bottle is so cheap and so cheerful. I love that I can add to my water, mix with chocolate and massage on my body all at the same time. One whiff of this bottle and you will be smiling in no time.

Ylang Ylang

Dr Eric Z swears by Ylang Ylang and says every woman needs this in their toolkit. You’ll regularly see this oil in personal care products or natural perfumes. Its certainly not one you need much of but is really supportive for mood management and bringing a sense of peace. Plus this doubles as a sexy time booster so fella’s if your reading this buy her four bottles :p

I could honestly list out a dozen more oils.

Some other favourites are the Emotional Aromatherapy range and Peace and Cheer are two of my most used oils. Depending on the cause of the stress Console or Forgive might be more appropriate or even Motivate! Neroli is another favourite especially for womens hormone and libido support.

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I usually recommend starting with the simple staple oils that can be used widely (like Lavender, Frankincense and Wild Orange) and then building a collection slowly. If you want to chat about your situation I offer 1:1 wellness consults and we can tailor the oils to suit your needs. Book in your session here or contact thegroundedmama@gmail.com

 So how the flip would I use them?

There are so many gorgeous ways to use essential oils which I why I LOVE how versatile they are. 

Desiree Mangandog, author of ‘I am Fabulous’ believes that using oils topically is just as powerful as inhaling them to help affect our moods and emotions. Each organ has a correlating emotional associated with it and using the bodies meridians we can help to un-trap any emotions stored in the body.

WHERE TO APPLY 

1. Inside elbow creases: helps to enter the lungs and heart quickly (organs associated with sadness and grief). You might experience the sensation of your chest opening and feeling mightier.

2. Inside of wrist creases: lungs, pericardium and heart channels run through wrist creases. Oils move quickly to the chest and is an easily accessible place to apply oils (one of my personal favs!).

3. Inside forearm: roll up and down inside of the forearm (both sides) to help oils circulate whole body. Best place to instantly create change change to your emotional state!!

4. Back of the neck: to help with mental clarity (quick place for oils to enter the brain – although I did notice one special blend is to be rolled across the forehead!!).

5. Over the heart: on the sternum between breasts when dealing with heartache and disappointment.

6. Around belly button: as out guy is our second brain and we store a lot of emotions here this is a special place to allly oils. Esp when relating to protection, boundaries or immune support.

7. Up/down midline of belly: apply here for self-confidence and self-worth. Belly has serotonin receptions that contribute to feelings of happiness and self-esteem. You should feel an immediate shift in your emotional state when applying here.

8. Bottoms of the feet: for calmness and grounding!

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How do I purchase me some essential oils?

The cool thing about doTERRA is that you don’t purchase them off the shelf at your local supermarket and go home thinking ‘now what the fuck do I do with these?’. doTERRA is a direct selling company which means when you purchase our oils you not only get oils but you get a community, education and shit tonnes of support.

I will be your biggest cheerleader to help you go tox-free and introduce natural solutions into your home.

Don’t forget if you want to chat about your situation I offer 1:1 wellness consults and we can tailor the oils to suit your needs. Book in your session here or contact thegroundedmama@gmail.com

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My top 3 tips for kicking stress and preventing burn out

Once every few years (sometimes more) things feel really unmanageable. Cortisol runs through my veins and there’s a pit of never ending tummy complaints, headaches, uncontrollable weeping and often days where the desire is to not get out of bed.

I‘m an A type personality who tends to go-go-go until I fall into a heap.

I hear the niggles but ignore the warning signs. Why?

In my 10 year career in human services I have come close to burn out at least twice and I reckon I am on the verge again if I don’t shift things up. Things like self care start to skip, sleep decreases, exercise is minimal, diet goes south and working hours increase. That can only go on for so long before your body says ‘ahoy there’!

1. Know the signs

It’s so important that you know your signs. Each of us have different smoke signals that our body sends out when things are getting a little cray cray.

For me, it generally starts with my mood. I’m tired and irritated and not so pleasant to be around. But let’s face it usually other people are the first to notice rather than ourselves. Then it usually goes to my body in physical signs or symptoms. Often it’s heightened emotions and uncontrollable crying, brittle nails and dull skin… and when things are bad I start to get little cuts in the corners of my mouth.

2. Shift things up

Now we can’t all quit our jobs or spend days in bed but we can make some subtle changes to start bringing some equilibrium back. We need to make sustained changes over time and as much as I love a 3 hour pamper session at the local day spa it’s not sustainable nor does it yield long lasting benefits.

Things like sleep, meditation and self care are proven to be good for our mental health and these are what we should focus on. What’s even better is this is all totally free and you can do half of them from anywhere!

Now I am not perfect… no one is. I occasionally let my self care slip but if it goes on too long our physical and mental health pay the price.

My go-to self care tools are:

  • intuitive daily perfumes from my essential oil collection
  • yoga
  • guided meditations (abraham hicks is the bomb!)
  • epsom salt baths with essential oils
  • dancing (to really loud tunes)
  • journalling
  • session with my foam roller
  • ice blue or aroma touch massages
  • visualizations
  • take a mental health day
  • connecting with nature
  • moving my tooshie
  • cuddles with my son
  • soul chat with my hubby
  • therapy
  • a good sweat session (sauna, run, boxing etc)
  • waking chat with a bestie
  • nourishing warming meals
  • hot cup of cacao / herbal tea
  • reading

3. Ask for help

Often when we are stressed out and nearing burn out we try so hard to look like we are holding it all together. This is partly due to the stories we tell ourselves that we ‘should’ be able to cope and the way society seems to knock down the people who are already down.

With a turning of the tides it is so important we spread the word around things like anxiety, stress and mental to help others to put their hands up. It’s ok to not be ok!

‘This too shall pass’ is a mantra I often repeat and remind friends of when times get tough. Sometimes it helps just knowing that these periods do pass and is critical to being able to move through them.

But sometimes in order to move through them we need help.

Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness and can come in many forms.

It might be a friend coming to help with the kids, cutting back your hours at work temporarily, asking your partner to do some extra things around the house – it might even be paying someone to help prepare meals or a house cleaner.

Asking for help might also involve seeking professional support from a counselor or psychologist. I’ve seen many over the years and as a social worker myself I see a lot of value in talking therapy. Often when things get to the point of feeling like burn out there’s usually more than one cause and it’s important to know what each contributing factor is so you can see the signs in advance in case there’s a ‘next time’.
Let me know below your go-to strategies to help when things get tough 👇🏻

Need help starting your essential oil journey? Head here!

Cleaning 101 – Part 1

When I made the switch to oils I was already purchasing organic cleaning supplies which cost an arm and a leg. Basically they were no different to what I could make at home. As my nana used to say ‘a little bit of vinegar and bicarb darling’ 

33200307_1987393061575153_149484124829122560_oI make a general all purpose spraywith Tea Tree & Lemon essential oils. A dash of vinegar then fill with distilled water and your ready to go. I like to mix it up with OnGuard especially over winter or when you really need to zap some nasties.

I also use a drop of Lemon straight onto benches to lift any hectic stains or marks (hello grubby little fingers) and whip up a paste of bicarb, water & lemon for the oven or hot plate.

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Add a drop or twp of Lavender to dryer balls. Pop a drop or two of Lemon in with wet clothes to freshen, in a paste with bicarb for heavy stains or a spritzer with water for a fresh aroma!

 

Simply add some vinegar and essential oil of your choice as a fabric softener.

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There is nothing better than a clean bathroom that smells divine at the same time!
Natural cleaning doesn’t have to be hard or smelly.

Fill a 500ml amber spray bottle with 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 15-20 drops of essential oil and top with distilled water. My favourite for the bathroom is a mix of OnGuard, Lemon and Oregano. Perfect combo for combatting mould also with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties it’s a sure fire winner!

Whip up some toilet pods and a loo spray and your good to go! Lemongrass & Cedarwood, or Peppermint & Lemon is a regular in our home.

With winter looming now really is the perfect time for a seasonal clean! Spritz the windows, polish the lounge, clean out the air con and soak all the toys.

I love to get a big bucket of warm soapy water with a good squirt of On Guard cleaner concentrate and wash the floors, walls and wipe down any furniture.
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Fill a large glass spray bottle with 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 distilled water then add 15 drops of Lemon or Grapefruit. I use this as my glass cleaner but also doubles as a room spray or even a barking mist for my poodle! 

I used to have sooo many products under my sink but now-a-days we only have about 5. Some vinegar, bi-carb, castile soap, on guard cleaner concentrate and my home essentials kit.

If you are ready to DETOX your home head here to grab your first oils.

You will get me as your chief oils coach and mentor + a banging welcome gift.

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Stay tuned for Part II…

 

How I supported my son through his latest lurgie…

We have had the worst few days!! Zero sleep. Raging fevers. Screaming child….

Here’s why 👇🏻

My little bug has hand, foot and mouth. I can honestly say it’s the pits!

On Saturday morning we went to one of those play centers in Sydney and had tonnes of fun…. but by 7pm my babe had raging fevers & was pretty unwell!After two nights of very restless sleep and ongoing fevers we decided to come home a day early and boy are we glad we did. But not before a quick visit from the home doctor who prescribed panadol and rest 🤦🏼‍♀️His little bottom, hands, feet, mouth, legs and back are covered in sores and appear to be really irritating him. Of course it’s a virus which means there’s nothing they can give you. Thankfully when the doctor says ‘ride it out’ I know we are blessed to have natural options to turn to in times of need.What’s so incredible is that the molecules of essentials oils are so tiny they have the ability to penetrate the cell membrane. What the heck does this mean? Well it means they can get inside to where virus’ live and support our bodies.We hopped in the car last night and I lathered him in Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree & Manuka to soothe his irritated skin. We did this three times during our long stint in the car and each time he went from screaming to calm in minutes and fell back asleep.We also have been rolling an anti-viral blend blend along his spine and feet and have been doing this every few hours for the last couple days. I’ve been using manuka, oregano, onguard, tea tree, lemon & frankincense then layering with my rose roller.He is in much higher spirits today & seems less bothered by his sores but is highly contagious so it’s house bound for us for the week.

Here’s a quick video I did of the oils we have been using and how we used them…

If you want to have natural solutions at the ready for times like these simply jump to the ‘Essential Oils’ page and follow the instructions to invest in your health and grab your first Home Essentials Kit today. Don’t panic – it comes with ongoing education and support, loads of information, recipes, e-books and a special little welcome kit!

Why I made the switch from Lady Lav to Rebellious Rose

Good old Lady Lav (Lavender for those of you who aren’t in the ‘in’ crowd around here) has been sprouted from the roof tops as a handbag must have and for the longest time I carried her around with me… UNTIL

that was until I met Rebellious Rose!

You see people just think of Rose as maybe a perfume but it is SO much more than that. 

In the past few months she has taken up residence in my purse and I don’t leave home without her.

Last year when we had to put my husbands childhood dog, ‘Millie’ the Labrador down, we needed a lot of support. You see Millie was 14 years old and was gifted to my husband by his late mum. She had been ill and progressively got worse and we could no longer stand seeing her in pain and medication was no longer helping. So we decided to go to the vet to discuss our options.

As we walked from the car to the waiting room, Millie sliced her paw open on a stone and was bleeding. We sat down on the waiting room floor, blood everywhere and Millie just curled up. I pulled out my Rose oil ‘cos I remembered something about it being good for bleeding. I massages it all over her legs and paw and wiped it over my heard – lets face it by then I was a total mess.

When we made the call that it was time – I rolled it over my hands and massaged it all over her head and heart and ours. I felt the power this oil created for all of us. It bonded us together and cemented our decision and that it was right. Millie simply curled up and went to sleep. She was at peace and she was loved and supported and no longer in pain.

From this moment on I never took Rose out of my purse. 

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So what is Rose Essential Oil and why is it so amazing?

Emotionally Rose is the oil of divine love and holds a sacred and spiritual meaning to most wearers. For me rose belongs over the heart and creates a unity within. Some say roses are a symbol that higher forces are at play and you are supported by angels.

Rose is also vibrating at the highest frequently of ALL oils. For example Rose vibrates at around 320 megahertz and lavender only at 118MHz. If you want to take things to the next level then whip out some Rose, apply to pulse points and off you go. 

BUT WHAT WOULD I USE IT FOR??

Historically rose has been known for its aphrodisiac qualities – ok cats outta the bag, let me formally introduce you to Rebellious Rose!! *cue fifty shades soundtrack* 😉

Rose is often used for issues such as acne, rosacea, anxiety, bleeding, constipation, bloating, cramps, depression, dry skin, eye irritations (rose water), eczema, fevers, frigidity, grief, heartache, hormone imbalances, infections, low libido, menopausal flushes, stress and wrinkles.

So if Rose, one single oil, has properties like antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, hormone balancing and skin healing you can see why I take it everywhere right??

Just to make it clear … Rose Oil: 

 Aphrodisiac (say goodbye to low libidio).

 Promotes even skin tone, balances moisture levels, reduces skin imperfections, and promotes a healthy complexion.

 Fights inflammation.

 Highest vibration oil.

 Balances hormones.

 All round immune support (layer to bottoms of feet and along the spine).

 Delicious pure-fume.

Did you know? It takes approximately 242,000 individual petals (or 8,000 rose flowers) to produce one 5 mL bottle of rose oil.

This makes rose oil one of the most precious essential oils in the world, has one of the most laborintensive production processes and yields very little oil per petal. Because of this, Rose oil commands a high price.

Yep! Thats why its almost impossible to find a bottle of 100% Pure Oil for sale for under $450 that isn’t either adulterated, synthetic or diluted.

Never fear…. doTERRA has us covered with two convenient options

  1. a Rose Touch Roller (available soon to down under)
  2. Salubelle Roller which Rose features as one of the expensive and rare oils in this must have blend.

This provides us with super convenient application and an option thats manageable for the hip pocket – WIN!

And cos we are winning at life you can get Salubelle for FREE in March when you grab your Home Essentials Kit (and its worth $129!!!). 

READ MORE ABOUT SALUBELLE AND HOW TO GET FOR FREE HERE.

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My top tip for eternal youth and beautiful skin

Growing up in my teens I struggled with rosacea BIG time.

Every time I performed, spoke, looked at a cute boy or heck, thought about drinking alcohol I would go BRIGHT red. It was embarrassing and it never really sorted itself out. It didn’t matter what I did I always had a complex about it and as I got older I grew more and more conscious of it, often turning to makeup.

Then about 15 years later I found doTERRA and even more so, I discovered the ah-mazing fountain of youth.

Im talkin’ bout Salubelle.

Since using these oils, and in particular this particular one my skin has calmed down significantly.

And whats even more incredible? It is freeeeeee in March – this is so EPIC because its normally RRP $129!!

You see Salubelle is this INCREDIBLE Anti-Aging Beauty Blend and if I didn’t know any better I’d say its the fountain of youth. This is seriously my all time fav oil to use as part of your skincare! This 10ml roller of plant magick is many things but mostly:

 Anti-aging, hydrating, beautifying to the skin.

 Fights inflammation and is a FANTASTIC oil to layer over Ice Blue.

 Highest vibration blend (Frankie, Helichrysum, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Rose, Lavender). Apply to temples, heart, back of neck and heart during meditative and contemplative practices. The oil of ‘Spiritual Insight’.

 Supports healthy and sustained eyesight.

 All round immune support (apply to bottoms of feet and pulse points).

 Delicious layered on top of Citrus or Floral oils as a pure-fume.

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This is incredibly high valued and all of expensive, rare and high vibrational oils. The ingredients alone would be worth over $650 to purchase in bottles of their own.

Frankincense Resin, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender Flower, Myrrh Resin, Helichrysum Flower, and Rose Flower essential oils.

A proprietary blend of powerfully renewing, rare essential oils used throughout history for their beautifying benefits. Salubelle is formulated to protect and nourish skin while helping to reduce contributing factors to the appearance of ageing skin. These powerful essential oils help sustain smoother, more radiant, and youthful-looking skin. Salubelle easily absorbs into the skin and can be used on the face, neck, and décolletage to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and ageing skin.

Just a value-tip for Salubelle also. It’s pure oil, so you can dilute across two to three roller bottles to help it spread further. It won’t diminish the efficacy AND you’ll get three bottles for the price of one. If you’re using on your face, consider diluting with rosehip or pomegranate seed oil for an extra luxe experience!!

In the oh so wise words of Tara Bliss:

HUMANS: ‘Hey, Mama Earth, you know what would be really cool? It you could provide us with an amazing natural solution that can target inflammation, reduce irritation, renew, hydrate and regenerate skin, imbue elegant radiance into our complexions, open up the 6th and 7th chakras (because… #medi), provide immune support, and … while we’re here, even act as an all natural deodorant! Is that asking too much?’
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EARTH: ‘Ah… sounds like what you’re requiring is a synergistic blend of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Rose, Helichrysum and Lavender essential oils. My mates over at doTERRA came and saw me about this years ago. We’ve been collaborating on this for an age and if you and speak to them, you can get this blend — Salueblle — for free when you place a 200 point order in March. Tell them I said hello!’
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HUMANS: ‘You da best. Thanks mama. No one does it quite like you!’
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ME: For every human who places a 200 point order in March — whether you’re an existing customer or you’re juuuuust about to become one — you can look forward to receiving this goddess oil in your purple box this month.

Not sold yet? Here’s a few little testimonials from my team members…

  • a lot of our skin stuff we hate is caused from inflammation and this addresses that and is a fraction of the price from expensive treatments and products – Peta S
  • I had a skin cancer removed from my forehead in December. I’ve been massaging in Salubelle 2-3 times each day and it’s looking amazing! Overall my skin is brighter and fresher. Love it! – Susan K
  • Pimples – seriously gone overnight!!! – Lauren A
  • I recently discovered that it is THE best deodorant EVER! Not only does it keep the dreaded pong under control, my underarm skin is sooooo smooth! And considering how roughly we can treat the skin there (looking at you razors, hot wax, lasers) it’s a great healer. – Hope L

AND you can get your hands on a bottle for FREE in March with ANY 200pv order (this includes when your besties decides to jump on the train!!).

HOW DO I ENROL TO PURCHASE?

Click this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/thegroundedmama

•    Click Join and Save
•   Click Join
•    Choose the country and language that’s appropriate for you.
•    Click ‘Local.’
•    Select Wellness Advocate
•    Enter your personal information
•    At *Enroller id* it should have my number if not enter 4036877
•    Then click verify (it should then show you my name – Kelly Hensley)
•    Set yourself up with a password
•    Click over to the next page
•    Select the Home Essentials Kit and be sure to add some Fractionated Coconut Oil too!
•    Enter your Credit Card details and process your order

Once your payment processes, you’ll be asked whether you want to set up your Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) order. This is voluntary and totally a personal choice, however, if you’re looking at exploring the business opportunity, a monthly order is essential so you can get paid commissions. If you’re simply interested in being a customer, you’ll love the LRP for the free product incentives and its a great way to build your collection slowly.

If you decide to go ahead and set this up, select a date preferably before the 15th of next month (you’ll receive a FREE oil from doTERRA if your order reaches 125PV or more), select your oils, and enter your payment details one more time. Please note: your credit card will NOT be processed until the date you’ve selected for shipping.

NEED SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR SECOND ORDER?

+ Mood Management Kit
+ PastTense (for neck and shoulder tension)
+ InTune (focus blend)
+ Clarycalm (monthly blend for women)
+ Whisper (your new perfume!)
+ Smart N Sassy (metabolic blend: bye-bye cravings!)
+ Vetiver (for a good night’s sleep)
+ and Wild Orange are other favourites.

Of course, feel free to select ‘No’, and I can run you through the LRP later.

Let me know if you have any questions, if not I’ll be back in touch with you as soon as I see your order process.

BOGO – final day

For today only when you Buy a Petal Diffuser you will Get a 15ml Litsea FREE.

This is SUCH a goodie because diffusing oils is by far the easiest way to use them and get their benefits.

Did you know that oils have the power to affect your mood? No to mention to ninja threats in the air, help you breathe clearly and even sleep more deeply.

A Petal Diffuser is worth $75 but only $55 with a wholesale account. If you are *yet* to get an account today is the perfect day because your membership is basically FREE by the time you grab a diffuser and get a bonus Litsea. Feel free to add on some other essentials like Lavender and Lemon and DigestZen!

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Litsea

Litsea oil has a delicious, fruity and sweet aroma (somewhat like lemon fruit tingles). This oil has a wide range of aromatic uses. Being native to East Asia, Litsea has a long history of traditional use by the indigenous people of Taiwan and has been widely distributed in Japan, Taiwan, Southern China, and Southeastern Asia.

Litsea oil has a delicious, fruity and sweet aroma (somewhat like lemon fruit tingles). This oil has a wide range of aromatic uses. Being native to East Asia, Litsea has a long history of traditional use by the indigenous people of Taiwan and has been widely distributed in Japan, Taiwan, Southern China, and Southeastern Asia.

Known as an “Oil of Tranquility” is recognised for its powerful effect in terms of promoting physical relaxation and mental calm. It is recommended for those suffering from work related stress and the “can’t switch off” phenomenon. Historically the oil from this exotic plant has been blended with almond oil and used to perfume the body prior to meditation or prayer in order to impart a sense of strength, calm and mental clarity.

Due to its high content of geranial and neral, Litsea has many surface cleansing properties. Geranial and neral are also found in Melissa and Lemongrass and have very similar scents and properties.

Litsea can promote feelings of fresh energy to your day when diffusing, or create your own blend by combining with complimentary oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Vetiver, or Fennel.

When vaporised, it also acts as a respiratory tonic. Use it in skin care for its mild astringent properties which can be helpful with acne and oily skin. Litsea is also a very effective deodorant that helps to reduce excess perspiration, so added to a lotion it can be used to make an all-over body lotion.

Suggested Uses:

Aromatic: inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse or place 2 drops directly into the palms of the hands, rub and inhale.

Topical: Dilute 1-3 drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply on forehead, temples, or nape of the neck.
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HOW TO PURCHASE BOGO’S & GET A WHOLESALE ACCOUNT

A couple things up front….

  1. did you know doTERRA is such a generous company they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all our products? yep if you don’t love the oils (god help you) you can send em’ right back!
  2. there is NO selling required EVER
  3. a wholesale account gets you 25% off the retail price (the same prices that I get my oils for) PLUS ongoing oily love and mentoring from me for a lifetime!!

Click this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/thegroundedmama

•    Click Join and Save
•   Click Join
•    Choose the country and language that’s appropriate for you.
•    Click ‘Local.’
•    Choose Wellness Advocate (not wholesale customer)
•    Enter your personal information
•    At *Enroller id* it should have my number if not enter 4036877
•    Then click verify (it should then show you my name – Kelly Hensley)
•    Set yourself up with a password
•    Click over to the next page
•    Select what enrollment kit you’d like to order – add the “Introductory Packet” which costs $35

Then start typing the name of the oils in the toolbar and it will appear for you to select it to add to your cart. Purchasing a kit waives this enrollment fee.

If you want to get the most value for money then start with a kit – this gives you free membership and will save you a shit tonne of money! The kit I recommend is the Home Essentials Kit.

Be sure to add some Fractionated Coconut Oil too!

•    Enter your Credit Card details and process your order

BOGO Day 4 – calm yo farm!

For today ONLY you can Buy One 15ml doTERRA Balance and Get One 10ml Lavender Touch Roller FREE

These are two of my MOST used oils!!!! Cracker deal so don’t miss out. Balance is a daily staple that I use in my aromatic dressing and a frequent in our diffusers at night (esp my sons!!). Lavender Touch comes on all away trips with us for teething, calming and just general skin irritations, bites or bumps.

BALANCE

doTERRA’s Balance Grounding Blend is a firm favourite for families who use doTERRA oils the world over for its ability to create a sense of calm and well-being. A blend of Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile and Fractionated Coconut Oil offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation.

Emotionally, Balance Grounding Blend is the ‘Oil of Grounding’. Based on a blend of tree oils and roots, which mirror the ability for this oil to ground and anchor their wearer or user into the present moment. This Grounding Blend offers the individual the opportunity to connect with the lower body and the earth and call an individual who is prone to disassociating, disconnecting, or who seek escape from life, the opportunity to have inner strength and fortitude in the present moment.

Suggested Uses: 
Aromatic: inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse or place 2 drops directly into the palms of the hands, rub and inhale.
Topical: Dilute 2-4 drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into arms, legs, base of spine or soles of the feet.
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LAVENDER

This sweet, sleepy aromatic lavender is pre-diluted for you, ready to throw into your handbag, your child’s school bag or to keep beside the bed for an easy integrayion into deep and restful sleep.

Lavender is widely known for its calming and relaxing properties and ability to soothe occasional skin irritations. doTERRA Lavender Touch combines Lavender essential oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil to provide these same benefits to individuals who have delicate or sensitive skin.

Keep Lavender Touch on hand to calm a restless child, to lessen the effects of minor skin irritations, or to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. doTERRA Lavender Touch can be applied to the temples, back of the neck, bottoms of feet, or pulse points to experience its calming, grounding effects.

Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and the touch roller makes this perfect for using across age spots, scars, stretchmarks or uneven skin tone.

Emotionally, Lavender oil is the ‘Oil of Communication and Calm’. Lavender oil may assist an individual in releasing tension and constriction that comes along with withholding expression. This oil may encourage emotional honesty and feelings of liberation and courage in the individual to feel free to share their true self with others.
Suggested Uses: 
Topical: Apply to the temples or back of the neck for a relaxing, calming effect. Rub on the bottoms of feet of a restless child before bedtime. Apply to occasional skin irritations.
Roll onto palms and cup under nose and inhale to ease feelings of anxiousness or heightened emotions.
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HOW TO PURCHASE BOGO’S & GET A WHOLESALE ACCOUNT

A couple things up front….

  1. did you know doTERRA is such a generous company they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all our products? yep if you don’t love the oils (god help you) you can send em’ right back!
  2. there is NO selling required EVER
  3. a wholesale account gets you 25% off the retail price (the same prices that I get my oils for) PLUS ongoing oily love and mentoring from me for a lifetime!!

Click this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/thegroundedmama

•    Click Join and Save
•   Click Join
•    Choose the country and language that’s appropriate for you.
•    Click ‘Local.’
•    Choose Wellness Advocate (not wholesale customer)
•    Enter your personal information
•    At *Enroller id* it should have my number if not enter 4036877
•    Then click verify (it should then show you my name – Kelly Hensley)
•    Set yourself up with a password
•    Click over to the next page
•    Select what enrollment kit you’d like to order – add the “Introductory Packet” which costs $35

Then start typing the name of the oils in the toolbar and it will appear for you to select it to add to your cart. Purchasing a kit waives this enrollment fee.

If you want to get the most value for money then start with a kit – this gives you free membership and will save you a shit tonne of money! The kit I recommend is the Home Essentials Kit.

Be sure to add some Fractionated Coconut Oil too!

•    Enter your Credit Card details and process your order

BOGO day three – Arborvitae and Cedarwood

For today ONLY you can Buy One 5ml Arborvitae and Get One 15ml Cedarwood FREE

ARBOVITAE

This warm, earthy and woody aromatic oil, Arborvitae, is known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in therapeutic benefits. Arborvitae essential oil has a high content of tropolones, a group of chemical compounds that protect against environmental and seasonal threats, have powerful purifying properties, and promote healthy cell function. Hinokitiol, one of the tropolones in Arborvitae, protects the body from harmful elements while supporting normal cell activity. For this reason Arborvitae oil is a great healthy skin support when applied topically.

This compound also contributes to Arborvitae’s natural insect repellent properties. Thujic acid, another tropolone found in Arborvitae, has been studied for its ability to protect against common threats in the environment. When in the outdoors, applying Arborvitae to the ankles may ward off insects and bugs.
Emotionally, Arborvitae is the ‘Oil of Divine Grace’ and may assist individuals who are closed off and believing that progress is only to be made in solitary effort and through struggle. This oil may help remove the need to control outcomes in life so that an individual may live in peace and joy, trusting in this overflowing of divine grace.
Suggested Uses: 
Aromatic: inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse or place 2 drops directly into the palms of the hands, rub and inhale.
Topical: Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over the upper stomach – the Solar Plexus – for grounding, trusting, and surrender, on the Crown of the Head or bottom of the feet for emotional support. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil or mix with water in a sprit bottle and use as a topical repellant on the ankles and wrists.
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CEDARWOOD

Cedarwood oil has a light, warm and woody aroma along with properties that help to soothe the mind and body and create a relaxing environment. Known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent, Cedarwood essential oil provides a myriad of benefits. It is native to cold climates, thriving in high altitudes and growing up to 100 feet. Reminiscent of its size and strength, Cedarwood has a grounding aroma that evokes feelings of wellness and vitality. When applied topically, Cedarwood has clarifying properties. Additionally, Cedarwood is frequently used in massage therapy to relax and soothe the mind and body.

This oil is wonderful to blend with and partners well with oils such as bergamot, lavender, geranium, fennel, ylang ylang or basil.

Emotionally, Cedarwood is the ‘Oil of Community’.

Cedarwood has been used to increase spirituality in cultures throughout the world, including Native Americans and Egyptians. It stimulates the hypothalamus and pineal gland, which is associated with spiritual sight and development. Cedarwood stimulates the mind and maintains steadiness, balance, and integrity.

Cedarwood oil can assist an individual to foster inner strength and to express their individuality with knowledge that they have the support and power of community beside them.
Suggested Uses:
Aromatic: inhale directly from the bottle, diffuse or place 2 drops directly into the palms of the hands, rub and inhale.
Topical: Dilute 2-4 drops with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into arms, legs or soles of the feet.
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HOW TO PURCHASE BOGO’S & GET A WHOLESALE ACCOUNT

A couple things up front….

  1. did you know doTERRA is such a generous company they offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all our products? yep if you don’t love the oils (god help you) you can send em’ right back!
  2. there is NO selling required EVER
  3. a wholesale account gets you 25% off the retail price (the same prices that I get my oils for) PLUS ongoing oily love and mentoring from me for a lifetime!!

Click this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/thegroundedmama

•    Click Join and Save
•   Click Join
•    Choose the country and language that’s appropriate for you.
•    Click ‘Local.’
•    Choose Wellness Advocate (not wholesale customer)
•    Enter your personal information
•    At *Enroller id* it should have my number if not enter 4036877
•    Then click verify (it should then show you my name – Kelly Hensley)
•    Set yourself up with a password
•    Click over to the next page
•    Select what enrollment kit you’d like to order – add the “Introductory Packet” which costs $35

Then start typing the name of the oils in the toolbar and it will appear for you to select it to add to your cart. Purchasing a kit waives this enrollment fee.

If you want to get the most value for money then start with a kit – this gives you free membership and will save you a shit tonne of money! The kit I recommend is the Home Essentials Kit.

Be sure to add some Fractionated Coconut Oil too!

•    Enter your Credit Card details and process your order