• Chakra balancing with essential oils
    Essential oils,  Holistically

    Chakra balancing with essential oils

    You may have already heard of chakras if you practice yoga or are interested in holistic and spiritual practices. On the whole, when people think about chakras they are the 7 chakras: your root chakra, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakra. But did you know there are 10 chakras you can work with to heighten your practice, and really help align and balance your body? If you haven’t heard of the chakras but you’d like to know more, you can check out this article here, by mindvalley.     The 10 Chakras So if you were surprised to learn there are in fact 10 chakras you…

  • Natural remedies for pain relief
    Essential oils,  Holistically,  Pain Relief

    Essential Oils for pain relief

    One of the things I deal with on a daily basis is pain. Most often constant muscle and joint pain, which isn’t fun for anyone. So whether its an old injury playing up, chronic pain, or just old age creeping up on you, I thought it would be useful to share some of the natural remedies for pain relief that I use daily to help. I have split this into three posts. Here is part one on essential oils for pain relief. In full disclosure I have a prescribed medicine too, or have been taking one. But as I don’t like the side effects I’m gradually reducing my dosage to…

  • How to use essential oils
    Essential oils,  Holistically

    How to use essential oils

    Essential oils are a big love of mine, and as I will probably be talking about them quite a bit, it make sense for me to give you a bit of basic information on their use as well as a few tips, and best practices. For those completely new to essential oils I thought it might be useful to put together a simple how to guide to explain the basics of preparing, applying, and storing essential oils and how they can be used for the best results. I should also mention at this point that not all essential oils are made equal. There are only a few brands of essential…

  • My top 5 essential oils
    Essential oils,  Holistically

    My top 5 essential oils

    Essential oils have become a favourite part of my daily routine. In fact I now even mix my favourite oils to create my own unique scent instead of using perfume. Not only do essential oils have countless benefits for our health and bodies, but they can have a positive effect on our emotions and mental well being too.   What are essential oils? So what are essential oils? For those new to essential oils (and I’m sure most of you will have heard of them by now), they are simply the natural oil found in the seed, bark, root, stem, flowers, and other parts of plants extracted using the process…