Your Essential oils for Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Dog!

Hello natural beauties are you ready for the next new year? This Friday we usher in the most colourful of all new years – Chinese New Year. I’ve always loved the style and designs of this celebration, and love the zodiac even more. What’s in store for you this year, and which oils will be best to support you as you navigate the ups and downs of life in 2018?



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Dog Chinese Horoscope in stone


Are you born in the Year of the Dog? You’re a winner baby, this is your year. To find out which is your animal zodiac, check out this link.

About the Dog Year

The dog is the 11th zodiac animal out of 12 so we are in the autumn stages of the cycle. To be specific this year is the year of the Brown Earth (Mountain) Dog. Next year we move into the first water sign, but for now, this is a year to look after your friends and family. Stay true and loyal to those around you, and try your best to embrace empathy and togetherness with your brothers and sisters around the world.

This is not a year to be selfish and put yourself above others, if you do it will backfire and you will not have flow and harmony in your life. This year is a good time to pay attention to your health, and you may even feel inclined to have a more conservative approach in your everyday life. The dog year is very oriented to work, and everything around it. Learning new skills and working with others are big themes this year.

This is a year of solidarity! 

Read on to find your oils …

The Dog



Keywords: prosperity,  new ventures, stay in the present

Oils: petitgrain, black pepper, frankincense


The Pig



Keywords: party, seize new opportunities, up-skill in work environment

Oils: orange, basil, cedarwood Atlas


The Rat



Keywords: work achievements, be open, creativity

Oils: cedarwood Virginian, palmarosa, nutmeg


The Ox




Keywords: self belief, don’t stress, new friends

Oils: lavender, chamomile, lime


The Tiger



Keywords: work/life balance, planning, new business

Oils: peppermint, bergamot, cypress


The Rabbit



Keywords: fortuitous, be alert, recreation 

Oils: black spruce, rosemary, mandarin 


The Dragon



Keywords: one step at a time, new connections, travel

Oils: myrrh, geranium, juniper


The Snake



Keywords: success, change in work, relaxation

Oils: ylang ylang, fennel, clove


The Horse



Keywords: progress, social opportunities, seek advice

Oils: lemon myrtle, rose geranium, peru balsam


The Goat 



Keywords: learning through others, temptation, happy home

Oils: pine, cardamom, may chang


The Monkey



Keywords: networking, advancement, positivity

Oils: melissa, patchouli, spearmint


The Rooster



Keywords: flexibility, don’t rush, look at the big picture

Oils: lemongrass, marjoram, cinnamon



I hope you like the oils I’ve chosen for you this year. Good luck my friends!


An English Country Meadow in Sydney, Roses, Sunflowers and a Cat – A Week in Pics


Hello natural beauties, have you ever experienced the delightful scene of an English country meadow? Sweet flowers, tall grasses and buzzing bees abound.

In Sydney we have a ‘pop up” meadow in the gorgeous Botanic Gardens and its lovely. 



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The Summer Meadow – pic by my friend Darryl, The Vitalist


“We have seen hundreds of people wandering through the interactive display, but it’s also humming with healthy insect life” said David Laughlin, Horticultural Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

“We wanted to create a beautiful, unique feature that challenges peoples’ expectations about what a botanic garden can display, but that also gives back to the urban ecosystem it grows in.”

“A meadow of wildflowers is great because it provides a paradise for hungry insects in our city environment before it transforms itself into green or plant-based manure to enrich and fertilise the soil it sprouted from.”

Out and About with Kids




I can never get enough roses. This little video was taken at a clients house. They smelt wonderful!


A sunflower in a swan vase with a cat


Jack the next door neighbours cat came to pose with my sunflowers.


And that was my week. How was yours? Did you have a floral week?


Essential Oils for the Eclipse of the Super, Blue, Blood Moon

Hello lovely natural beauties! I hope you’re well and happy.  Lucky for us, tonight we’re having a celestial party with the moon coming very close to us in more ways than one. What is this interesting planet (or hollow, old ET base) trying to tell us? Forge on to find my oily recommendations for this special occasion.


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Full moon


Our moon tonight will be full and as close to the earth as it can get. That’s what makes it super.

Your oil to get closer to the earth is PATCHOULI.

Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

The Earth’s shadow will totally block out the vision of the moon. It’s an eclipse baby!

Your oil to help you see beyond what is in “blocking” you is NUTMEG.

Blood Moon

“The Earth’s shadow is not completely black, but has a reddish hue. This has led many cultures, including some Indigenous Australian communities, to describe a lunar eclipse as a Blood Moon.

Sunlight still manages to reach the Moon but it must first pass through Earth’s atmosphere. This both reddens the light (by scattering away the shorter wavelengths or blue light) and also bends the path of the light, directing it into the shadow.”

The Conversation

Your oil to allow you to know that the darkness you find in your life, will pass, and you will see hope and light again is LAVENDER.

Full moon and lovely flowers

Blue Moon

The blue moon refers to the second full moon in a calendar month. Lucky, lucky, lucky! Auspicious too!

Your oil to tap into the flow and opportunities of the multiverse is LIME.

Full moon with a stunning eagle

My dear beauties, your oils are

patchouli, nutmeg, lavender and lime!

Let me know your experiences when you use this blend, or the any of the oils above.

♥ Thanks, and may the entire multiverse that resides within you be fulfilled and exalted tonight and for eternity 


Hello natural beauties! Happy New Year. I’ve taken a few weeks off writing and I’ve been enjoying the Sydney summer.  I hope you’re going well wherever you are. What do you want more of this year? Which oils are for you? Read on my friends, to discover your perfect good luck oil for you this year.



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cinnamon – my own pic


Answer this:

In 2018 I’d like more:

  1. Love and compassion
  2. Clarity and Focus
  3. Happiness and Fun
  4. Spirituality and Manifestation
  5. Relaxation and Flow

Which did you choose? Maybe you want it all? I’m sure its possible to have everything!

Here are your oils:


Roses by me


Love and Compassion

rose, geranium, patchouli, ylang ylang, mandarin, jasmine, pine, peru balsam


Clarity and Focus

basil, black pepper, rosemary, peppermint, lemon, lemongrass, neroli, juniper



Happiness and Fun

spearmint, orange, cinnamon,rose geranium, bergamot, may chang


Spirituality and Manifestation

cypress, myrrh, Atlantic cedarwood, Australian sandalwood, nutmeg, petitgrain, Indian rosewood, black spruce


Caught on camera somewhere in Sydney


Relaxation and Flow

Lavender, Roman chamomile, marjoram, vetiver, lime, palmarosa, frankincense


And if you just cant decide – or you do want a bit of everything, choose one oil from each section and create the Amazing New You Blend!

Let me know your choices and your wonderful recipes!



Essential Oils Recipes for Festivus 2017

Festivus is here again and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve created some recipes to stand alongside the key parts to this wonderful day. What is Festivus you may ask? It’s the holiday that crushes Hanukkah and Christmas, allows a coming together of like minds, and gives a day of fun for those who are not religious. Celebrated by George Costanza’s father, Frank, (from the comedy show Seinfeld), let’s embrace this fabulous celebration! 



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Festivus for the rest of us! pic via

Festivus for the rest of us! pic via


To be more precise it’s the family of the writer of this episode who created Festivus:

Festivus was conceived by editor and author Daniel O’Keefe and was celebrated by his family as early as 1966. In the original O’Keefe tradition, the holiday would take place in response to family tension, “any time from December to May”.] The phrase, “a Festivus for the rest of us”, also derived from an O’Keefe family event, the death of Daniel O’Keefe’s mother.


The Festivus Pole

The Festivus Pole  pic via


The Festivus Pole replaces the Christmas tree and stands unadorned:

“Frank Costanza cites its “very high strength-to-weight ratio” as appealing. During Festivus, the pole is displayed unadorned. According to Frank, “I find tinsel distracting.”



I love the simplicity of the Festivus pole and I’m hoping it can inspire you to simplify this Christmas Here are a couple of blends for yourself, to help to feel less stressed and more streamlined.

Method: Nourishing Body Oil Blend

For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.

***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”


Lemongrass                  3 drops

Cedarwood Virginian     2 drops

Peru Balsam                  2 drops

La Verité

Bergamot                     5 drops

Geranium                     2 drops

Vetiver                          1 drop


The Airing of Greivances

The Airing of Grievances pic via


Ah yes the Airing of Grievances, straight after the Festivus dinner, seems a good way to finish off the year and start the new year afresh. Here are a couple of blends for your space to support this difficult yet necessary part of Festivus.

Method: Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil

Release Frustration and Anger

Mandarin         12 drops

Ylang Ylang       6 drops

Marjoram           4 drops

Frankincense     3 drops


Orange          10 drops

Palmarosa       8 drops

Lavender         4 drops

Patchouli         3 drops



Feats of Strength!

Feats of Strength! pic via


The Feats of Strength championship finalises the Festivus celebrations. As depicted above, when the head of the household is pinned to the ground, the day concludes. here are a couple of blends to help you find inner strength this holiday time.

Method: Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

Courage and Endurance

Lavender                1 drop

Black Spruce         1 drop

Lime                      1 drop

Inner Calm

Melissa                   1 drop

Vanilla CO2             1 drop

Indian Rosewood    1 drop

clove oranges – tedious to make and then they went mouldly within a week due to the humidity in Sydney


Whatever you’re doing this Christmas season, whether you celebrate or not, I hope you are able to reflect on the good things life can bring – even if they are very small.

How will you be celebrating and which oils are calling to you?

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

ps this is a reblog from last year


Vegan Perfumes at the Sydney Vegan Market


Hello natural beauties! I hope you’re all well and fabulous. This week I had a stall at the first Sydney Vegan Market in Marrickville in Sydney.  I loved meeting beautiful people and chatting about botanical perfumes, essential oils and being vegan. I had planned on doing some filming during the day to talk about my perfumes but it was so busy I didn’t get a chance.



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I was happy to showcase my range of perfumes that correspond with my book Revelation! Most people who ventured into my “scent tent” were very receptive to new ideas about personal scent, and how it can be transformative. Yes!



I manage to talk about all the products I’ve brought with me EXCEPT my beautiful perfumes. Next month that will be my goal – a walk through of the perfume range.  And here’s a link to my shop so you can buy the perfume of your dreams from the comfort of your couch



Until then, keep popping back to see me and next week I’ll post the link to a free ebook I’ve created.

Thanks, Suzanne.




Interview with an Aromatherapist – Could This Be You?

Hello natural beauties! I know you love natural scents and the world of plants, but do you know an Aromatherapist who may be interested in sharing their story? Are you an Aromatherapist who would love to participate in keeping the essential oil world alive?

Read on …


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“Interview with an Aromatherapist” was an idea I had years ago and have never had the time to sit down and write the questions. I’ve just been blabbing about my own experiences with aromatherapy and natural perfumery, but I need more interesting people sharing their passion!


In a nutshell: 

 – a few pics – definitely one of you and then a couple of others in and or around your natural environment. This could be a pic of the flowers in your vase, your dog or kids, your favourite cafe or tree.

– answer the questions 

– send it back to me



The Specifics:

Submit Your Article Checklist

1. Attach the pics as a file with a name eg me, the park, my dog

2. Answer the questions in the body of an email.

3. Include links to your business web site, facebook page, twitter, and instagram if you like

4. Send to with the Subject “Interview with an Aromatherapist”

I will let you know when it is being published so you can share it with your friends, followers and social media sites.


I will edit and compile the article. This may mean omitting a photo that you have sent and/or editing out words or phrases if necessary.


frangipani, Sydney


The Questions – Keep Your Answers Brief Please

Who are you?                                    

What’s your business name?  

Where are you located? 

What is your first scent memory?

What made you study aromatherapy?  

What is your most prominent aspect of being an Aromatherapist ? eg do you do massage, make products, teach? Maybe you don’t practice at all? Do you just use aromatherapy in your everyday life?             

Give 3 words to describe essential oils.

What is your favourite botanical ingredient (right now)?

Give 3 words in advice to a newcomer using essential oils.


cinnamon – my own pic


Thanks I look forward to sharing your gifts with the world.