​Parenting in a Pandemic – Be the calm!

We cannot hide the fact that this is a challenging time for us all. How we respond to stress has never been more important - not only for our health but also our children.We model behaviour for them. We model how to respond in a crisis. We model how to treat others and ourselves.We can choose to model selfishness or decide to model kindness and decency. We make better decisions when we are calm…

Beat Mental Fatigue

Mental fatigue is exhausting. If you find it hard to concentrate on tasks, have too much on your plate are easily irritable, impatient and are snapping at everything that moves – I would suggest making time to press pause and not do further damage to yourself.Mental exhaustion can be the cause of procrastination, avoidance, perfectionism, indecision and apathy.With everything going on around t…

Massage / body oil is so misunderstood...

Massage / body oil is so misunderstood.Many people stay away from it cause they don't want to feel greasy. Fair enough. Greasy mineral based oils aren't fun to use and they don't absorb into the skin as well as some natural oils do. I've always stuck by Sweet Almond oil. Its hands down the most versatile and easily absorbed oil that can be effectively used by most skin types.If you have nut all…

Exercise is not a dirty word!

Exercise is not a dirty word. It has been proven to reduce stress and help with relaxation. Stress comes in many ways. According to Harvard mental symptoms of stress range from worry and irritability to restlessness and insomnia, anger and hostility, or sensations of dread, foreboding, and even panic. Mental stress can result in physical symptoms such as tense muscles, headaches, neck…

How to prevent burnout!

The end of the year is sadly synonymous with burnout, exhaustion, anxiety and stress.  According to multiple resources, the signs and symptoms of burnout may include: Increased errors, fatigue, irritability, increased frustration, apathy, insomnia, substance abuse, high blood pressure, exhaustion, anger and more. So, what can you do to prevent burnout? Especially if you're a high achiever…

Behind the Scenes // FAQs

For all you curious folk, here's a few answers to questions I get asked frequently....(like a LOT LOT)!YES, my entire range is handmade. Every product is blended and poured into bottles by hand. Every label is placed by hand. My family and friends can testify to this, especially if I've asked them to pop over and help when it's become too much for me.YES, I use pure, PURE essential oils in my…