mental health


As the seasons change, many of us find ourselves facing increased stress that can take a toll on our mental and physical well-being. Fortunately, there are natural strategies to help manage and reduce stress. I want to share with you today a few effective stress-relief techniques, including meditation, deep breathing exercises, aromatherapy, and the use of adaptogenic herbs, to help you stay calm and centered during the season.



Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment without judgment. It helps you become aware of your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to respond to stress more calmly. Start with just five minutes a day, sitting quietly and focusing on your breath.



Diaphragmatic breathing, or belly breathing, involves breathing deeply into your diaphragm rather than shallowly into your chest. This technique helps activate the body’s relaxation response. To practice, sit comfortably, place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly, and take slow, deep breaths, ensuring your belly rises more than your chest.


Box breathing is a simple technique that involves inhaling for four counts, holding the breath for four counts, exhaling for four counts, and holding the breath out for four counts. Repeat this cycle several times to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

calming lavender bunch held in hands for relaxation



Aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote relaxation and well-being. Oils such as lavender, frankincense, and orange are known for their calming properties. Use a diffuser to fill your space with soothing scents, or apply diluted essential oils to your wrists and temples. Find the best quality and most effective oils here. These are the only ones I’ll ever use!


Taking a warm bath with added essential oils can be a luxurious way to unwind. Add a few drops of your favourite calming oil to your bathwater, (my fave is a blend called Peace & Calming) and soak for at least 20 minutes to enjoy the stress-relieving benefits.



Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body adapt to stress and supports overall well-being. It can reduce cortisol levels, which are often elevated during periods of stress. Ashwagandha is available in various forms, including capsules, powders, and teas.


Rhodiola Rosea is another adaptogen known for its ability to enhance resilience to stress. It can improve mood, reduce fatigue, and support mental clarity. Rhodiola can be taken as a supplement or in tea form.


Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is revered in Ayurvedic medicine for its stress-relieving properties. It helps regulate cortisol levels and supports a calm, balanced state. Enjoy Holy Basil in tea form for a soothing and beneficial drink.



Regular physical activity, such as walking, yoga, or dancing, can significantly reduce stress. Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood lifters, and helps clear the mind. Just don’t go too heavy or too fast for too long. This will increase your cortisol and potentially lead to burnout and a negative effect on your immune system.


Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a powerful way to process stress and gain perspective. Try journalling for a few minutes each day, focusing on what you’re grateful for and any positive experiences you’ve had.


Spending time with friends and family can provide emotional support and reduce feelings of stress. Engage in activities you enjoy together, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support when needed.

Managing stress naturally involves a combination of practices that address both the mind and body. By incorporating techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, aromatherapy, and adaptogenic herbs into your routine, you can better navigate seasonal stressors and maintain your well-being. Embrace these strategies to create a more peaceful and balanced life, no matter the season.

Winter’s shorter days and longer nights can have a significant impact on our sleep patterns. As the seasons change, it’s essential to adjust our routines to ensure we get the rest we need. Let’s explore a few strategies for optimising sleep quality and quantity during the Winter months. From creating a relaxing bedtime routine to establishing a sleep-friendly environment and addressing common sleep issues, these tips will help you achieve restful, rejuvenating sleep all season long.


A consistent and calming bedtime routine signals to your body that it’s time to wind down and prepare for sleep. Incorporate these elements into your nightly ritual to promote relaxation:


Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends, helps regulate your body’s internal clock, making it easier to fall asleep and wake up naturally.


The blue light emitted by phones, tablets, and computers can interfere with the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep. Aim to unplug from electronics at least an hour before bedtime. Instead, opt for calming activities like reading a book, journaling, or taking a warm bath.


Incorporate relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or gentle yoga into your bedtime routine. These practices can help calm your mind and prepare your body for a restful night’s sleep.


Enjoy a cup of caffeine-free herbal tea, such as chamomile, lavender, or valerian root, which are known for their calming and sleep-inducing properties.


Your sleep environment plays a crucial role in the quality of your sleep. Make your bedroom a sanctuary for rest with these tips:


A cool, dark room is conducive to sleep. Aim for a bedroom temperature between 15-19°C. Use blackout curtains to block out external light and consider using an eye mask if needed.


A supportive mattress and pillows tailored to your sleep style can make a significant difference in sleep quality. Take the time to find bedding that provides the right balance of comfort and support.


Reduce noise levels in your bedroom by using earplugs or a white noise machine. If outside noises are disruptive, consider using a fan or a white noise app to create a soothing soundscape.


Aromatherapy can enhance relaxation and improve sleep quality. Use a diffuser with essential oils like lavender, cedarwood, or bergamot to create a calming atmosphere. If you’re feeling blocked in the nose or need support with snoring.. try eucalyptus, thyme or one of my favourite blends, Valor. Rub on the chest, on the tips of the big toes or along the cervical spine.


Winter can bring about specific sleep challenges, such as increased fatigue, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and disruptions in circadian rhythms. Here’s how to tackle these common issues:


Shorter days and reduced sunlight can lead to feelings of fatigue. Spend time outdoors during daylight hours to boost your exposure to natural light. Consider using a light therapy box in the morning to simulate sunlight and help regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle.


Depending on where you live in the world, SAD can affect sleep patterns and mood during the Winter months. In addition to light therapy, maintain a regular exercise routine, eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and stay connected with friends and family to help manage symptoms.


Your body’s internal clock can be disrupted by changes in daylight during Winter. Help balance your circadian rhythm by sticking to a consistent sleep schedule, getting plenty of natural light during the day, and avoiding caffeine and heavy meals close to bedtime.


Dehydration can interfere with sleep quality. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but reduce fluid intake in the evening to minimise nighttime awakenings.

How do you feel about these tips?

You probably already do most of them but were there any that surprised you?

Optimising your sleep during the Winter months involves a combination of creating a relaxing bedtime routine, establishing a sleep-friendly environment, and addressing common sleep issues. By incorporating these strategies, you can improve the quality and quantity of your sleep, ensuring you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated all season long.

Got any specific sleep questions for me? I’d love to help!

Winter’s chill might tempt you to hibernate indoors, but staying active during the colder months is crucial for maintaining your fitness levels and overall well-being. Whether you prefer the warmth of your home or the brisk outdoors, there are plenty of exercise options to keep you moving and energised. Today I’ll be sharing a variety of indoor and outdoor exercise ideas to help you stay active and fit all Winter long.



Yoga is a fantastic way to stay active indoors, promoting flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. With countless online classes available, you can practice yoga in the comfort of your home. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, there are classes to suit all levels and styles.


Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact exercise that combines slow, deliberate movements with deep breathing. It’s perfect for improving balance, reducing stress, and enhancing overall fitness. Look for online tutorials or local classes to get started with this calming practice.


Home workouts can be just as effective as gym sessions. You can find a variety of workout videos online, ranging from strength training and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) to dance and Pilates. All you need is a little space and some basic equipment like dumbbells or resistance bands.


If you have a stationary bike, indoor cycling is a great way to get your heart pumping without braving the cold. Join a virtual cycling class or follow along with an online workout to keep things interesting and challenging.


Turn up your favourite tunes and dance your heart out! Dancing is a fun way to burn calories, improve coordination, and lift your spirits. Try a dance workout video or just freestyle in your living room.



Winter hiking can be a beautiful and invigorating experience. With proper clothing and footwear, you can enjoy the crisp air and stunning scenery. Check out local trails and parks, and remember to stay safe by informing someone of your plans and carrying essentials like water and snacks.


In my opinion, only for the brave!! Well I guess it depends on where you live, but for me, I need it to be hot to enjoy swimming in the sea. I see a lot of hard core enthusiasts out in the waves in Winter though so maybe that’s for you too! 


A hobby of mine no matter what the season, however it IS incredible feeling that icy cold water spray when you get a little too close in Winter. Most waterholes are far too cold for swimming at this time of the year, but hey! people are paying other people to dunk themselves in an ice bath so maybe to you this sounds like just the ticket to get you feeling energised and alive!


Don’t let the cold deter you from running outdoors. With the right gear, winter running can be exhilarating. Wear moisture-wicking layers, a warm hat, and gloves, and choose running shoes with good traction. Start with a thorough warm-up and be careful on those slippery surfaces. Use eucalyptus essential oil (or a blend) on the chest to help with respiration.


Ice skating is a fun winter activity that improves balance, coordination, and strength. In Australia, that’s usually at an indoor rink, (how beautiful would it be on a frozen lake!?) and it offers a fun way to stay active and enjoy the season.



When exercising outdoors, dress in moisture-wicking layers to stay warm and dry. Start with a base layer that wicks sweat away, add an insulating layer for warmth, and top it off with a waterproof, windproof outer layer.


It’s easy to forget about hydration in the cold, but it’s just as important as in the heat. Drink water before, during, and after your workouts to stay properly hydrated.


Always start with a gentle warm-up to prepare your muscles and joints for exercise. After your workout, take time to cool down and stretch to prevent injury and aid recovery.


Set realistic fitness goals to keep yourself motivated throughout the winter months. Whether it’s running a certain distance, mastering a new routine, or simply staying consistent with your workouts, having goals can help you stay focused and committed.


Exercising with a friend can make your workouts more enjoyable and keep you accountable. Whether it’s a virtual dance class or a walk around the lake, sharing the experience can boost your motivation and commitment.

Staying active during the Winter months is essential for your physical and mental health. With a mix of indoor and outdoor exercise options, you can keep your fitness levels up and enjoy the unique beauty of the season. Embrace the Winter with these tips and ideas, and make the most of the colder months by staying active, healthy, and energised.

Tell me… which of these do you already love to do or are thinking about doing?  Send me a message and let me know.

Winter is a time of reflection, rest, and rejuvenation. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, it’s essential to embrace self-care practices that nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits. Let’s explore a variety of holistic wellness rituals designed to help you stay healthy, balanced, and serene throughout the Winter months. From mindfulness exercises to relaxation techniques and stress-relief rituals, these practices will support your overall well-being during this introspective season.


Start your day with a few minutes of mindfulness meditation to set a calm and positive tone for the day ahead. Find a quiet space, sit comfortably, and focus on your breath. As you inhale and exhale, gently bring your attention to the present moment, letting go of any thoughts or worries. This practice can help reduce stress, increase mental clarity, and enhance emotional resilience, setting the stage for a balanced day.


Incorporate warming herbal teas into your daily routine to support your body’s natural rhythms and promote relaxation. Teas made from ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric are not only soothing but also have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Sip on a cup of herbal tea in the morning, afternoon, or evening to warm up from the inside out and enjoy a moment of tranquility.


Engage in gentle yoga and stretching exercises to keep your body flexible and your mind centered. Practices like yin yoga, restorative yoga, or simple stretching routines can help release tension, improve circulation, and enhance your sense of well-being. Aim to dedicate at least 15-30 minutes each day to these mindful movements, focusing on deep breathing and mindful awareness as you stretch.


Harness the power of aromatherapy to create a calming and peaceful environment in your home. Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus can be diffused, added to a warm bath, or used in massage oils to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Experiment with different blends to find the scents that resonate most with you, and incorporate them into your daily self-care rituals.


Use the Winter season as an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth by keeping a journal. Write about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and set intentions for the months ahead. Journaling can be a powerful tool for processing emotions, gaining insights, and cultivating a deeper sense of self-awareness.


Even during the colder months, spending time in nature can have a profound impact on your well-being. Bundle up and take regular walks in natural settings, such as parks, forests, or along the coast. The fresh air, natural light, and connection to the earth can help boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve overall health.


Create a calming evening routine to unwind and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. This might include activities such as reading a book, taking a warm bath with Epsom salts, practicing gentle stretching, or listening to soothing music. Avoid screens and stimulating activities at least an hour before bedtime to support a more restorative sleep.

Winter is a season of rest and reflection, offering a unique opportunity to focus on holistic self-care practices that nurture your body, mind, and spirit. By incorporating these winter wellness rituals into your daily routine, you can stay healthy, balanced, and serene throughout the colder months. 

From morning mindfulness meditation to warming herbal teas, gentle stretching, aromatherapy, journaling, nature walks, and evening relaxation rituals, these practices will support your overall well-being and help you embrace the season with grace and ease. So, take the time to slow down, tune in, and nurture yourself this Winter. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.

Which of these self-care practices appeal most to you? Send me a message, I’d love to know.

What the world needs now is love, yes, more love.. but also.. more light.

Maybe they’re one and the same.

Most of us know how to express love whether that’s to the people we are closest to, or strangers on the street. But do you know how to give more light?

It starts with first recognising it within your self and then as if by magic, or more likely by divine grace, your light inspires someone else to shine too.


Have you noticed a change in the energy of people these days?

Truly, the last few years have knocked us all for a six.

Even for those who are usually pretty good at keeping their vibe high. It’s been hard hearing all the stories of people who have been hurt and lost so much. But there’s been a lot of growth too. A lot of reaching out and community spirit resurfacing. And that’s a good thing!

So what can you do to help boost your own mood?


I know there are a lot of things you can do, and I talk more about that here but this post is supposed to be about how to boost your mood with essential oils, so that’s what we’ll talk about today.

First of all, essential oils by their very nature have a profound effect on our mental and emotional health.

Simply by inhaling them you immediately activate the limbic part of the brain which is where we process emotions and house memories.

You can’t really go wrong with choosing an essential oil to try, however there are some that are especially helpful to boost the mood.


Any of the citrus oils, hands down, will do the job.

Lemon, orange, bergamot, lime etc. They’re just so vibrant, smell so fresh and are super high in d-limonene. You can’t help but smile when you breathe these babies in.


  • Clary Sage (floral)
  • Lavender (floral)
  • Frankincense (balsamic/resin)
  • Geranium (floral)
  • Ylang Ylang (floral)
  • Eucalyptus (wood)
  • Ginger (spice)
  • Rosemary (herb)

All of these oils will help to boost the mood either by awakening the senses, reducing stress or both!

You don’t need to use all of them all at once, just intuitively choose one or two to work with and switch it up from time to time. Inhale straight from the bottle, diffuse or dilute and apply topically as needed.


I have a free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

I also have a discount code for you if you’d like to try the same top notch oils that I use.

Massage is one of those things that not everyone enjoys but everyone needs!

There are so many health benefits that I could write numerous posts on it, but for now, I’ll just list a few..

  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • reduces tension in the body
  • relaxes tight muscles
  • improves digestive function
  • lowers cortisol
  • relaxes nervous system
  • lowers heart rate and blood pressure
  • improves blood circulation
  • improves function of lymphatic system
  • improves function of immune system
  • improves sleep
  • increases energy
  • improves alertness
  • improves flexibility

I could literally go on and on and if you are someone who has experienced a wonderful massage, you will know how it feels to float off the table when it’s done.

The effects of a good massage can last for weeks, especially if taken regularly.


Have you ever added essential oils to your treatment?

Aromatherapy massage has its own unique sequence, primarily to improve lymph flow and relax the body.

By adding essential oils to any massage session you will not only be gaining the benefits of the massage but also of the specific oils that are chosen.

Your therapist may already have a selection of oils to choose from, however they also may allow you to bring your own.

Here are my favourite massage blend recipes for relaxation..

Add essential oils to a 50mL glass amber dropper bottle, then top up with your chosen carrier oil.

15 drops Eucalyptus radiata, 10 drops Tangerine, 5 drops Geranium

15 drops Orange, 10 drops Sandalwood, 5 drops Ylang Ylang

15 drops Roman Chamomile, 10 drops Geranium, 5 drops Lavender

15 drops Geranium, 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata, 5 drops Lavender


I have a free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

I also have a discount code for you if you’d like to try the same superior quality essential oils that I use.

Nothing beats a good soak in the tub with warm water and some essential oils.

Adding the Epsom salts not only acts as a carrier but it also provides the following health benefits:

  • improves sleep
  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • reduces pain and muscle soreness

Here are my favourite bath soak recipes for relaxation..

Choose one of the blends below and add to 1 cup of Epsom Salt.

Use 1/4 cup per bath.

3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Eucalyptus radiata

3 drops Bergamot, 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Tangerine

3 drops Patchouli, 3 drops Orange, 2 drop Frankincense

3 drops Roman Chamomile, 3 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Lavender

3 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon

3 drops Grapefruit, 3 drops Geranium, 2 drops Ylang Ylang


I have a free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

I also have a discount code for you if you’d like to try the same superior quality essential oils that I use.

Have you ever been diligent with your water intake yet still feel a lack of hydration?  There might be other factors working against you.

One of those factors could be stress.

When you experience stress, your adrenal glands produce extra cortisol, the stress hormone, and under chronic stress, your adrenal glands can become exhausted, resulting in lower electrolyte levels.

Low electrolyte levels means your body is not efficiently maintaining and regulating the correct amount of fluid in the body which leads to dehydration.

Dehydration zaps your brain’s energy, impedes serotonin production, increases stress in the body and can even elevate the recurrence of anxiety and panic attacks. 

So you can see, it’s a vicious cycle of dehydration causing stress and stress causing dehydration.


Some studies have shown that frequent dehydration, even if it’s mild, may lead to permanent kidney damage. So the sooner we make hydration and support of the kidneys a priority, the better.

Here are some of the ways we can support them..

  1. Drink more water – aim for light yellow/colourless urine
  2. Keep active and fit
  3. Avoid processed meats and high sodium foods
  4. Avoid common non-prescription pills like ibuprofen and naproxen (NSAIDs)
  5. Reduce stress and maintain healthy blood pressure
  6. Increase intake of dark leafy greens, apples and berries
  7. Avoid alcohol and smoking
  8. Detox from heavy metals
  9. Eat probiotic rich foods and supplement
  10. Boost immune system 


Ashwagandha – helps regulate stress, improves sleep and energy.
Schisandra – tones the kidneys 
Rhodiola Rosea- supports healthy cortisol levels
Holy Basil – maintains equilibrium with the stress system in the body
Eleuthero – increases the ability to withstand stress


K + B Herbal Supplement – Supports healthy kidney and bladder function

Vytalyte Drops – ionic trace minerals and salts to improve electrolyte balance

Essential Oils – bergamot, black spruce, cardamom, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, peppermint, pine, rosemary and vetiver.  

Dilute your favourite combo and apply topically to the kidney/adrenal area.

For an all natural and healthy electrolyte drink that you can make from home and have on hand when you need some extra hydration.. check out this post:

Homemade and Healthy Electrolyte Drink

Ever been stuck in a funk that you just can’t seem to shift?

Try one of these 10 restorative and uplifting essential oils to rebalance and improve the mood and get you moving in the right direction.


Peppermint essential oil has a sharp, stimulating aroma that can feel like an energetic slap in the face. Breathe it in to increase vitality and motivation, especially if you are feeling disconnected with your surroundings and what you’re doing in this life. Peppermint helps us to refocus on who we are and what we want to achieve. It brings wisdom, alertness and spiritual awareness.


Basil essential oil has a warm, peppery, aniseed-like aroma that is stimulating to the mind and emotions. Breathe it in to encourage positivity and creativity and help you to tap in to your true desires and purpose. Basil is a great oil to use when you need to make big decisions as it ‘switches’ on the mind while cleansing any lingering thoughts away that no longer serve you.


Orange essential oil has a fruity, fresh aroma that imbues the essence of creativity and childhood. Breathe it in to uplift the mood and create a space of lightheartedness and regeneration of spirit. Orange encourages feelings of positivity, joy and magnificence, while allowing the body and mind to let go of past experiences that may be keeping you feeling stuck.


Bay laurel essential oil has a spicy, sweet, fresh fragrance that has traditionally been used as a symbol of victory. Breathe it in to encourage confidence and fortitude when planning and reaching for your goals. It’s also a useful oil for those times when the way ahead seems uncertain or when you need a little extra courage. Bay Laurel provides inspiration, protection and a sense of direction.


Ylang Ylang essential oil has an intensely sweet, floral aroma that increases self-esteem and confidence. Breathe it in to uplift the mood and to awaken a feeling of enthusiasm for life. Ylang ylang helps you to forgive yourself and others and has the ability to dissipate anger. It’s calming, yet joyful, playful energy reminds you of all the beauty and wonder in the world and that you equally are a part of it.


Melissa essential oil has a light, fresh and somewhat citrus aroma that brings understanding and a feeling of strength. It’s a useful oil when dealing with negative and repetitive emotions as it helps us to break through these limitations and rise above what we once thought we couldn’t. Melissa brings a sense of peace and protection as you take steps forward to improve your life.


Lemongrass essential oil has a grassy, lemony, citrus aroma that not only cleanses the physical body but also the spiritual. Use this oil to help clear negative experiences such as shame, regret and unforgiveness to encourage feelings of positivity, upliftment and progression. Lemongrass helps us to become clear with our thoughts and reminds us that all outcomes are based on the choices we make.


Cardamom essential oil has a spicy, green and sweet aroma that enlivens the spirit and increases feelings of abundance and prosperity. It can be used to clear the senses, stimulate creativity and help motivate you to reach for your heart’s desire. Cardamom helps us to connect to our higher purpose, especially during times of overwhelm and stress and can improve feelings of gratitude.


Cistus essential oil has a musky, sweet balsamic aroma that has traditionally been known to soothe the heart. It is a useful choice when feeling disconnected from your spirituality and life purpose. Cistus can be used to help shift from a place of fear, to a place of unconditional love and acceptance. Use it during times of loneliness, isolation and grief or when you just need some more harmony and balance in your life.


Frankincense essential oil has a warm, sweet and spicy, balsamic aroma that has been traditionally used in spiritual practice for thousands of years. Breathe it in to help you stay connected to spirit and help induce feelings of emotional stability and a sense of unity. Frankincense gives courage in hard times as it calms the emotions and helps you to feel grounded and secure. The ultimate comforter and protector.

So that’s my Top 10 essential oils to help you out of a funk.

Which one have you tried or which one would you like to add to your emotional home wellness kit?

Lavender is such an underrated essential oil, maybe because it’s so readily available!

Do you have some at home? Most people do.

Or maybe you have a grandma who used to grow it in her garden..


  1. Lavender works on serotonin receptors in the body to help balance the mood. It has been used to treat anxiety and depression and it helps to calm the nerves. Use it after a long day when you feel mentally and physically drained and any time you need to de-stress.
  2. Lavender helps regulate sleep patterns and prepares the body for a restful night’s sleep. Insomnia is a common issue today and studies have shown that the chemical structure of lavender may increase time spent in deep, slow-wave sleep. Sprinkle a few drops on your pillow or diffuse at bedtime.
  3. Lavender is soothing and balancing to the skin. Use it on itchy bites or any areas that are red or inflamed. Skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis may also benefit from lavender’s soothing nature. Use it to hydrate irritated and sensitive skin.
  4. Lavender naturally contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be a useful ally during seasonal changes. Dilute and apply topically alongside the nose, sinus, throat and chest area and try a swipe along the inside of cheek. Be sure to always only use the absolute purest and unadulterated essential oils. Most on the market are not what they say they are!
  5. Lavender helps fight infections with its natural antiseptic and antifungal properties. Keep it on hand to treat minor cuts, scrapes, irritations and burns. Lavender essential oil is also great for when you’ve been a little too kissed by the sun. Combine with aloe vera or use on its own.
  6. Lavender promotes hair growth by protecting the hair follicles from oxidative stress. Add it to your all natural hair care routine to nourish the scalp, or try out this Mermaid Waves Hair Spray recipe!
  7. Lavender helps to relax the muscles, reducing discomfort in the body. Dilute and apply topically to any areas that need support. Apply to the temples and breathe in the aroma to help alleviate a tight headache. (Try peppermint if your headache is of the pounding variety).
  8. Lavender can even out skin tone and help reduce redness. It may also help to prevent scarring by promoting cell and tissue growth. Lavender helps to balance acne prone skin.
  9. Lavender helps promote collagen synthesis and stimulates fibroblasts, making it a good choice for wound healing. Quick application post-injury can also reduce bruising. Try making a cool compress.
  10. Lavender has antioxidant properties that protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays that accelerate the skin’s aging process. Use it in your favourite organic moisturiser or make a facial spritz and use any time of the day.
  11. Lavender supports respiratory and immune health. Use it alongside eucalyptus and frankincense (or on its own) during times of physical exhaustion or anytime you need to breathe deeply and easily.
  12. Lavender is a true adaptogen bringing peace and calm to you and your personal space. Breathe in straight from the bottle or diffuse in your favourite ultrasonic diffuser for lasting, healing benefits.


Lavender is such a readily available and abundant herb that you don’t have to look far to find the essential oil on the shelves. Unfortunately there is no governing body that ensures that what you purchase is actually what’s written on the label. Many manufacturers cut corners, adulterate and synthetically manipulate their “essential oils” to reduce costs but at the end of the day you are left with a product that has no therapeutic value and can even cause more harm then good!

If you have ever received a headache from smelling Lavender essential oil, it may very well be because it was synthetically put together or had a synthetic component added to it. It really pays to know where your oils come from and how the plants are farmed, harvested and distilled.


Here are some recipes for you to try that incorporate the soothing and healing benefits of this gentle oil.

Mermaid Waves Hair Spray

Lavender-Infused Dry Shampoo

Royal Hawaiian Face Serum


I have a free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

I also have a discount code for you if you’d like to try the same superior quality essential oils that I use.