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!



2017 Year of the Rooster – Your Sign & Your Essential Oils

Hello natural beauties and scent lovers everywhere. This Saturday the 28th January 2017 marks the start of a new year for the Chinese community and the zodiac. We say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Rooster! Goodbye to a cheeky and troublesome year for some, hello to a year of getting things done, reassessing how we do things and where that can lead us. Unstable at times, the Rooster year favours those willing to work hard. Read on the find out which oil can benefit you this year.



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Year of the Rooster 2017

Year of the Rooster 2017


The Year of the Rooster 

Keywords: hard work and discipline will pay off; keep your cool; look within yet take action; congratulate your self on achievements; make things happen for yourself; be flexible in your attitude

Wow here we are living in the future – 2017! Onwards and upwards people, lets set about making the world a better place.

Which Chinese zodiac are you? Here’s a chart:

Look for your sign on this chart

Look for your sign on this chart


Here are my predictions for your lucky oils this year:



Rat – pic via



Keywords for this year: listen to your intuition; changes with work; new relationships

Your oils:                      Australian sandalwood, cedarwood Atlas, black pepper





Keywords for this year: stay alert for opportunities; pursue new interests; commit to goals

Your oils:                      petitgrain, basil, patchouli





Keywords for this year: creative developments afoot; romantic prospects; ask for help

Your oils:                      fennel, rose, bergamot




Keywords for this year: fast paced year – proceed with caution; set long-term goals

Your oils:                      marjoram, frankincense, jasmine




Keywords for this year: lucky; improved work situation; travel

Your oils:                       lemongrass; tea tree; rose geranium




Keywords for this year:  improved work life; new recreations; abundance

Your oils:                       Indian rosewood, cinnamon, pine




Keywords for this year: adapt; ask questions; watch finances

Your oils:                       palmarosa, neroli, juniper




Keywords for this year: flexibility and strength; stand up for yourself

Your oils:                      may chang, lavender, lime




Keywords for this year: steady progress, spirituality; discipline

Your oils:                       cypress, Peru balsam, Ylang ylang




Keywords for this year: destiny; open your mind; happiness

Your oils:                       geranium, orange, Siberian fir




Keywords for this year: balance; keep your cool; increased activity

Your oils:                      melissa, peppermint, wintergreen




Keywords for this year: self-development; socialising; progress

Your oils:                       cedarwood Virginian, nutmeg, lemon



So how does that sound?

What are you lucky oils for this Year of The Rooster?



Do Essential Oils Work on Our Souls? Week 3 of 3

Here’s an excerpt from my book on essential oils and aromatherapy. This is the third week of 3, quoting little sections in “Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils”. Week 3 – Do Essential Oils Work on Our Souls?


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“The Soul – Instantaneous – Universal

Essential oils work via the brain, which acts as a processor of data, through the spaces between our molecules and atoms, and into our etheric body and spirit. Cosmologists and physicists say that our molecules, like the universe itself, are made up of 99.999% space. SO as we delves deeper into each molecule, to see electrons, neutrons and atoms buzzing around at super-high speed, we are also seeing a reflection of the universe at large. When we view the two together (understanding the fundamental oneness of the universe and us), we allow the soul to be revealed in full flight and acknowledge the essence of spirituality.


Flowering tarragon

Flowering tarragon


I use essential oils to enhance my experience of spirit. It’s that part of ourselves that exists in no particular place inside our mind or body. It is the immeasurable, yet quietly powerful part of ourselves know as the soul. We cannot separate this part of ourselves from our bodies and mind, and it has been difficult to prove the soul’s existence in a scientific sense (unless you are Deepak Chopra – he’s so brilliant he seems to be able to do it!)


Roses by me

Roses by me


The use of essential oils to penetrate the soul goes beyond trying to get you to believe they work. There is something delicious and haunting about scent and the way it soaks into our very essence – it is a depth of knowingness that essential oils can form a link between physicality and spirituality. The soul is universal and is eternally connected to divine intelligence – without the constraints of time or location.


Flowerin rosemary in a client's garden


The more you use essential oils the more comfortable you will feel about them.

The more at ease you are with these oils the more likely you will be to rely on your intuition.

The more you rely on your intuition, the stronger you will connect to your true self.

The more these connections are used the more confident you become in your environment.

The better you feel about yourself in your world, the more you will be able to turn your true desires into your destiny, by allowing more of the real you to be revealed.

The more you live and breathe your true purpose in life, the more you will shine from within. Your light will become joy. When others benefit  from your joy you are living your destiny, and acknowledging your true spiritual nature. Easy.





Our soul = The Universe


Essential oils,

allows us to

  • transcend the body and mind – essential oils working via the brain into our etheric body and other dimensions in the spec-time continuum


  • activate universal consciousness within us


  • inspire living with heightened awareness, helping to reveal more of the real essence within us “the real you”, without earthly limits


  • entice our souls to reveal the path of our destiny, and the reason we are here


My wonderful book

My wonderful book


Thanks for reading my friends!

Have essential oils helped your spirit?

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

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Free Ebooks, Meditations and More!

There are loads of FREE ebooks, meditations and courses from all kinds of spiritual entrepreneurs in this big giveaway – and it only lasts until September 30th 2015!


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Divine self care

Divine self care

Over 500 healers, coaches, light workers, body workers, and intuitive therapists alike have joined together to offer free gifts. You can download just one, or as many as you like.

I have offered my Tarot and Essential Oils Ebook, just to give you an idea of what you might find. There are meditations, little courses, sleep MP3’s, mantras, attracting abundance videos and heaps more. Even though some text is slightly marketed toward other healers, these gifts are for anybody and everybody

If you click this link, you will be taken to the sign up page, and then into the free marketplace. The first few pages are special offers but you DO NOT have to buy them. There are further special offers on courses and books that do require payment, but everything is optional. You don’t have to spend a cent if you don’t want to.




I hope you find something fun in Your Divine Biz Gifts, which was started by a business coach for spiritual workers to come together in numbers, and offer support to each other, as well as learn how to work in a smarter way.

I hope you find something interesting!


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What Does Myrrh Essential Oil Have to Do with Steve Martin? – Video


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What Does Myrrh Essential Oil Have to Do with Steve Martin?

Myrrh is a wonderful resin that is steam distilled into an essential oil. I have written about it here before “Myrrh – A Healing Resin of Old”, so check it out if you’d like some more detailed info on this incredible essential oil.


Myrrh is a wonderful oil to help you connect to your spirit, and heal emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. Don’t be afraid to add a drop or two yo your essential oil blend to give it a deeper dimension.

Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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Chapter 5


Another look in between the covers of my book

Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils

Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils


Chapter 5


“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher than your own soul”

Swami Vivekananda


In this chapter in my book I look at the importance of meditation and intuition within the subject of essential oils and spirituality. Which ever way you see it, both meditation and intuition are practices in looking within to find the answers to the questions we seek.

Meditation creates positive ripples in your environment

Meditation creates positive ripples in your environment

Essential oils will definitely enhance your meditation experience and one of those oils is…..


This ancient oil is THE oil for relaxation as it has an effect on the lungs by opening the bronchi and encouraging deeper slower breathing. Used in some religions and churches for thousands of years, this oil is distilled from the resin that is tapped straight from the tree. If you find it difficult to sit quietly and meditate, vapourise essential oil of frankincense and have another go. You will be calmed by its magic.


Use your intuition (borrowed from

Use your intuition (pic from

Developing and/or acknowledging your intuition can be fortified using essential oils – by the way in which you choose them to treat yourself. As a novice essential oil user its fun to play the game of “which essential oils should I use/buy?”. Allowing yourself to be guided by your feelings is a perfect way to open yourself to your own genius that lies within.

When I first started practising Aromatherapy I would choose the oils for my client, and while they were getting on the massage table, I’d quickly flick through a book to work out why I had chosen those particular oils, so I would have something to tell them. After a while I slipped more easily to an intuitive state, and combined with my intention, the oils would be the perfect combination (of course!).


Basil is a clearing and opening oil for the upper chakras, and while it’s stimulating to the mind it can also help you go beyond your thoughts to connect straight to universal intelligence. Even tearing up a basil leaf and crushing it between your fingers then inhaling, can do wonders for your soul.

There are so many more oils I attribute to bringing a more vital knowledge of spirit, and you probably have your own too! To find out what other oils I have on my spirituality list check my book out using these links:

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Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.

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Himalayan Cedarwood – Cedrus deodora

The shaggy Christmas tree type of Cedrus deodora - pic via

The shaggy Christmas tree type of Cedrus deodora – pic via

While I was searching for some good pics of Himalayan cedarwood I came across a few species variations, but they all look gorgeous – especially the one above which looks like the perfect Christmas tree to me. This cedarwood comes from the Pinacae family and the genus Cedrus (like Atlas and Lebanon cedars but not Virginian cedar which is actually a juniper).

The essential oil of Himalayan cedarwood is steam distilled from the wood, however I can’t find any evidence to support the notion that the needles are also used. I would have thought some twigs and leaves would also be used in the distillation process, but at any rate it’s a bloody gorgeous oil. It has an almost creamy, spicy, woody scent which seems much more rounded than Cedar Atlas and has roots in Ayurvedic medicine and spirituality on the sub-continent of India. Traditionally in India, the forests of Cedrus deodora have been regarded as sacred places, maybe even where one could reach a clearer connection with Shiva. In one of my Ayurvedic Aromatherapy books, the author Farida Irani claims the wood is offered to Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Both these Gods are part of the Hindu religion.

It’s also the national tree of Pakistan.

In both Ayurveda and traditional aromatherapy this cedarwood is indicated to treat –

* respiratory tract infections, particularly the lungs as it is a drying oil

* urinary tract disorders

* fluid retention

* oily and acne skin.


Up close and personal with Himalayan cedarwood - pic via

Up close and personal with Himalayan cedarwood – pic via

As with many essential oils Himalayan Cedarwood is used to treat anxiety and stress related conditions and isn’t it interesting that many essential oils are used for the same thing.


By smelling an essential oil your brain responds almost immediately to the stimulus and starts to bring about change. This change could be anything from a change in emotion, a stimulus to the hormone producing centres in the brain and/or a shift in consciousness. These moments can start to breakdown resistance to the flow of life and therefore be interpreted as lessening stress. The outcome will be stronger the more you like the scent of the oil, and the more you are willing to release negativity.


One type of Himalayan cedrawood - pic via

One type of Himalayan cedrawood – pic via

Enhanced connection to spirit is often a claim when using essential oils and I wholeheartedly agree with this surmise. Essential oils are little drops of coded information, on which the future of the universe rides. Delve into a scented paradise and try to disprove me; you won’t be able to as you continue to expand exponentially!

Stay tuned for 10 Recipes with Cedrus deodora!

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