1 July 2024

BBB - Oils for the family

Despite what you may think I do not go around dragging a huge sack of oils with me wherever I go. I do have a tiny pouch of mini's that go most places with me but there is one rollerball that is always in my bag. 

When I first started using oils I went to France with my family when the boys were 1, 3 and 5 and I needed something to cover all eventualities - eggs on heads, bruises, mosquitos bites, the strange rashes Jim sometimes gets when faced with unusual grass! Was there such a thing? I did my research and created the BBB (bumps, bruises, bites) rollerball and we've been using it ever since. 

Bumps, bites, bruises rollerball

So what's in it?

Frankincense: the king of oils, promotes cellular support, soothes and calms the nervous system and therefore the skin, reduces the appearance of skin imperfections

Tea Tree: soothes irritated skin (remember putting it on spots in the 90s?) promotes healthy immune response

Lavender: a natural antihistamine, soothes the skin,  reduces inflammation. Yes it's calming but my goodness this is a bit of a miracle worker on the skin. 

Water burn after oil application

As I was writing this my son came to me having splashed himself with water from the kettle (he is old enough to be making himself tea) and I immediately reached for the BBB roller. The first picture above is the burn, second picture a few minutes after one application and then I applied again and we went out. An hour later he showed me and we couldn't even see where it had been! Obviously the severity of burns vary but this was a fairly painful one and I was pleased to be able to help. 


23 April 2024

Seasonal Threats

A lot of people suffer with allergies, hayfever and sensitivity to pollens and grasses but did you know there is a solution that won’t leave you feeling drowsy and can be on hand wherever you go. I've put together a Seasonal Threats bundle which will get you through with no nasty chemicals - perfect.

Lavender oil has been used to help soothe and relax for thousands of years. Uses include: helping anxiety, soothing burns and skin wounds, aiding sleep and reducing stress but did you know it is also a natural antihistamine helping reduce irritation and relax breathing. Other uses include:

  • Diffuse at night to calm
  • Add to dryer balls
  • Add 2-3 drops to a warm bath
  • Apply to skin to soothe irritations (I have this diluted in a roller ball in my bag for any burns, bites etc when I'm out and about, especially great with kids)

Peppermint This is so useful for a variety of reasons and I use it all the time - from nervous brides to car sick toddlers Peppermint usually has you covered. When we are dealing with allergies quite often breathing becomes restricted, Peppermint is fantastic for opening the airways

  • Drop 3-4 drops on the shower flower to help invigorat
  • Inhale while driving to stay alert 

Lemon Energising and uplifting this oil helps balance emotions, provide energy and is also wonderful for help when cleaning. For those suffering with allergies it relieves respiratory inflammation

  • Place 1-2 drops on the palms of the hands and inhale for a burst of energy
  • 3-5 drops of lemon in a diffuser can help with stress 
  • Rub it on glass jars etc to remove sticky label residue

How to use these oils to help with hayfever:

To make up a 10ml rollerball simply add:
For adults - 10 drops Peppermint, 10 drops Lemon, 10 drops Lavender and fill to the top For children - 3 drops Peppemint, 3 drops Lemon, 3 drops Lavender and fill to the top

Apply to the temples, pulse points or under the nose

To take in a vegetable capsule - suitable for adults only
Add 2 drops of each to an empty capsule and take with water


24 February 2024

Lavender Oil

Lavender has been used for thousands of years to help soothe and relax. Not only can it aid sleep and reduce stress and anxiety but it is also fantastic for soothing burns, skin irritations and burns. 

For recipes and tips on using lavender clip the Lavender label

You can get your lavender here https://doterra.me/DckwP5

10 Things you need to know about lavdender


25 January 2024


One of my first wow moment with oils was when I had been suffering with a gripey tummy for a week and having tried everything had resigned myself to going to my sisters 40th (already delayed by lockdown) and not being able to eat or drink and feeling rather nauseous the whole time. In desperation I messaged my friend, an aromatherapist, and she told me to take these 5 oils in a vegetable capsule. I did without holding much hope and only realise later, having eaten, drunk and danced all night that there was no tummy pain or nausea in sight. 

This combination is particularly good for colds, flus and other viruses. I always have a rollerball of this made up and for my eldest son, who won't take calpol or paracetamol, this has been my trusty friend in the middle of the night when his temperature is high and neither of us have had much sleep. 

Floot Doterra Oils

Doterra oils are certified food grade (not all of them) so these are the only ones I use. 

Get everything you need here 

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