Girls and their bling……

It’s safe to say that my girls and I all love our oils for a variety of reasons. I love to diffuse mine (I have a diffuser in my bedroom and the girls room going most of the day and night), I also love to aromatically dress in my oils, or at night I will run a bath and just soak after adding my sleepy oils.

My girls also have developed a love of oils, especially Miss G she is currently  working towards the Intro Kit featuring Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint. The girls are constantly asking for rollers to be made for them, they also now have lava pendants on which they put a few drops of their favourite blend.

Lava jewellery is a great way to wear your oils each day, I personally wear my bracelet each day and when going out I wear a long necklace.

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How do you like to wear your essential oils?

 

 

Mumma K xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When your mum says she is going to whack you……………..

Recently  the girls and I headed down south to visit my mum, I was still feeling under the weather and was in desperate need of some R&R.

As usual I took all my oils and my Aroma Move (a birthday present to myself) which was a great idea, being able to diffuse on the way there was a godsend, also having the oils in reach meant the girls could apply the Grounding Blend when they started to get a bit carried away.

When we finally arrived Mum had this enormous sore on her lip (I swore it was a Cold Sore, she swears it wasn’t), Mum has this habit of picking at things (I do too, it must be genetic) and it started to bleed. I asked the girls to get the Melaleuca (Tea Tree) out for me so Mum could put some on, now my Mum has used oils in the past but she hasn’t used doTERRA Tea Tree. Whilst standing with a hair brush in one hand and after been given instructions to put a drop on her finger and then straight on her lip, Mum announces that if it so much as stings she is going to whack me with a hair brush…………………………….

I know how good these oils are and so do my girls, but even I took a step away from my mum as she did as she was told (that was rare in itself – another trait I have of hers), after putting it on she was suprised it didn’t sting one bit……… Woohoo mum wasn’t going to whack me after all.

Next up was to get her to put some Frankincense on the roof of her mouth (soft palette) the King of Oils to support cellular function. I know it’s good for me I just need to get myself in the habit of doing it daily rather than when I remember.

Needless to say I think my mum is going to be receiving oils for Christmas, the only decision will be which ones.

 

 

Mumma Envy……….

I’ve always been envious of those mum’s that seem to have it all together, those mum’s that can whip up cakes that look like they are straight out of a magazine, those mum’s that have no problems sewing a costume for Book Week or dance concert, that have a organised house.

My baking skills are limited clearly I should have paid more attention in Home Economics and as for sewing I vaguely remember making a pair of shorts in high school that had one leg skinnier than the other. Personally I’d rather be making memories than fussing over scribble  on the walls or now the ceiling.

Recently our school combined Book Week with our Learning journey, the theme was Australia – easier said than done.

My eldest daughter went as a Isaballerina from the book her dance teacher wrote, Miss R went as Angelina Ballerina (not Australian I know, but not worth the massive meltdown that would’ve occured) and Miss G went as a gumnut baby. This costume was the most time consuming as we did not  already have it in the treasure of old dance costumes, so this Mumma thought she would make it ( I don’t even own a sewing machine for pity’s sake ) $60 worth of materials later and I was right to go. The idea was to make a shower cap type thing in green fabric and put tulle around it to act as the blossom and then to make a tulle tutu. With the assistance of oils  in the diffuser and then some applied on my wrists I was able to stay focused and complete the task (even if I was still assembling at 8am the day of the parade)

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This heavenly combination kept me focused

 

I added Rosemary, Lemon, Lime and Wild Orange to the diffuser and can I just say the smell was devine. I applied Grounding Blend to my wrists when I needed it and the Focus Blend  on the back of my neck.

I absolutely love the benefits of these oils and their versatility, from just the smell to uplift my mood, to giving extra flavour  to my cooking, to assisting in my everyday wellness.

If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on these awesome  oils  just complete the contact form and I’d be  happy  to help you out.

 

 

Mumma K xo

 

 

The Oil Nurse……….

I have been trying to get to a Spirited Children’s Workshop by Nat, The Oil Nurse for sometime, yesterday I finally got my chance when I took my youngest with me to experience the lovely pearls of wisdom and experience that Nat brings to her workshop.

Let me say first and foremost what I loved most was that Nat is totally down to earth, she calls a spade a spade, Nat reminds me of some of my best girlfriends they all can be blunt but have the most pure of hearts and intentions.

So why did I go??? Well as a single mumma of four girls (who I have raised to be strong and independent) I felt it was a workshop that would really benefit us as a family exploring the oils and how they work for us. My girls have been through a lot in the last couple of years, combined with 5 females in the house, all with very different personalities and patience levels life was starting to get interesting and at times this mumma felt she was going nuts. I wanted to empower the girls to make their own choices (with guidance in relation to safety).

There were cute names to help remember how to apply the oils, which reminds me of the scenes from Karate Kid ” Wax on, Wax off” in all seriousness though once explained it made perfect sense in the morning we needed to wake the body up and in the evening we want the body to shut down, we also wanted to remind the brain there is 2 sides and that they must interact.

One of the things that Nat suggests is letting your children use the oils, children have an amazing intuition of what they need. I often do this with Miss G as she has shown the most interest in the oils, she will pick out a blend for the diffuser in her room I will often think WTF? but then when I read about the emotions these oils are supporting it makes perfect sense. Last night I did it with Miss B the first oil she picked out of the box was the monthly womens blend (in our house this is referred to as the Werewolf oil), now Miss B is only 9 but is going through some changes I love the fact that she knows her body well enough to know when she needs to apply this one, this particular oil is the one oil that she reminds me every month we need to have.

Attending the workshop was a fantastic opportunity to hear about Nat’s experiences and also gain access to some of her recipe blends not only for our Spirited Children but their Spirited Mumma’s as well.

I am looking forward to the next workshop and will be trying a few of these blends out to see which works well for us.

You can find out more about Nat’s workshops at The Oil Nurse

Enjoy

 

Mumma K xo

 

 

 

All in a day’s work…………..

Lately I  have been unmotivated, overwhelmed and highly strung to say the least. There has been so much going on in mine and the girls life I was honestly starting to wonder when I would get a break….

I had these beautiful oils but I wasn’t really using them, what I mean is I was diffusing them, but I wasn’t really getting the most out of them. So I set off on a search for some basic recipes.

First stop was a bathroom cleaner – I’m not one to buy cleaners, I think my Nan put me off she has an amazing collection and has now gone back to basics.

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Nan’s old cleaning supplies

 

I found a recipe that called for very few ingredients just vinegar, water and Essential Oils I chose Lemon, Tea Tree, Protecting Blend and Clove Oil. Just spray leave for half an hour, scrub and rinse. I hate cleaning yet I found this so easy to do and let’s not forget the cost savings.

A days work

 

I’ll pop the recipes up for all the additional products soon.

After I’ve cleaned the bathroom again (gastro has hit argh)

What are your favourite recipes?

 

Mumma K xo

 

 

Letting go……

Today I face the task of sorting, cleaning, letting go…

Today is all about releasing things that no longer serve a purpose in our life. I am faced with the challenge of de-cluttering, it started with the girls clothes (personally ‘m sick of the amount  of washing), honestly I didn’t realise how much they had until I started going through them all. Our local charity will be happy as I fill yet another bag. Next up is all the excess Tupperware (my friends will love me as I do this and gift it on).

However the mere thought was overwhelming I mean where to start…… Thankfully I have essential oils in my life. I’ve placed a drop of Lavender on my temple, behind both ears and along my jawline. In the diffuser is a blend of Lemongrass, Refreshing blend and Wild Orange.

 

 

What are you letting go of today?

 

Mumma K  xo

The best friend a girl could have……..

Before I tell you about todays blend, I want to tell you the inspiration behind it.

Tonight the girls and I are having dinner (like we do every second Monday) with the best friend a girl could ask for. But what makes him so special I hear you wonder…….

We met funnily enough on an online dating site, we started chatting and he just got me, our conversations flowed however I made the decision to date a farmer and whilst I did that for a few months, my friend and I continued to chat, he continued to ask me to have coffee with him, so when I and the farmer stopped dating it seemed only natural to finally meet this man who had seen me through so many storms. I think I made him wait over 7 months just to meet me for a coffee (he is extremely patient). Since that coffee we have been the best of friends, he has seen me at my worst and still wants to be in mine and the girls life.

There are so many qualities that make him special, it’s the hugs that you just melt into, it’s the random I brought you coffee because you said you were tired,it’s the I’ll drive home after a concert so you can enjoy a night out, it’s the offers to help with maintenance,it’s the bond he shares with my girls (it’s a fight who gets a hug first and more often than not I am pushed off the couch so they can have cuddles), it’s the daily chats we have about the most random things, it’s the wacky sense of humour, it’s the way he has embraced my love of oils and is willing to try whatever I give him.

 

Todays blend consists of Comforting Blend (because his hugs just provide so much comfort), Wild Orange (because we love him in abundance) and Frankincense the King of Oils (because he is the King of his domain and a fantastic role model for the girls and his own children).

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Enjoy the warmest of hugs from those you love.

 

 

Mumma K  xo

Wintery cuddles……

After yesterdays storm and the tidal wave of tears, today I decided I needed a warm hug, you know the ones that you just melt into and stay taking in the scent, the heartbeat and the strength of the persons arms wrapped around you.

However my babies are at their dads today and it’s way too early for my best mate to be out of bed otherwise I would have knocked on the door with coffee in hand just to get one of his hugs, it’s also a few hours before a family lunch at the pub so I am letting the warm aromas wrap their arms around me.

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The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla from the Holiday blend is delightful mixed with the  scent of geranium and wild orange (these two are fast becoming favourites), now all I need is a book and a roaring fire.

 

Mumma K xo

Rain on my parade……….

I don’t know whether it is the weather or just recent events, but this morning as water poured into my room I felt the sting of warm tears running down my face.

I was feeling betrayed and hurt, as I struggle to finish the half done jobs my ex started whilst knowing that he renovated the woman he left me for home. I had told myself that the girls and I were better off, yet here I was struggling with a tide of emotions and not ones I like to feel, I then realised it was ok to be angry.

Today’s blend is inspired by Betrayal and releasing its negative hold. As the delightful aroma fills the room, I find myself feeling lighter and even with the girls all fighting I know it’s going to be ok and I can get through this because….

I AM STRONG

I AM WORTHY

I CAN DO THIS

I AM ME

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Calming Blend, Geranium, Wild Orange

Calming Blend – The oil of forgiveness

Geranium – The oil of love & trust

Wild Orange – The oil of abundance

 

Rug up, stay warm we will be as we wait for the men and women in orange (SES) to come lend a hand.

 

 

Mumma K x