I am Belinda from Ballarat, Victoria Australia. Originally a NSW girl, we moved here in 2008. Over the years, I have worked as a Radiographer, become a wife, a mum, a runner, a cyclist, a food lover and essential oil addict. I seriously can’t get enough of pure plant smells as I really don’t like the fake ones
Here you will find information about using essential oils that I have learnt and experimented with. I also hope to share recipes that we enjoy as a family to fuel our bodies. I am a big believer in that we are what we eat and put on our skin.
Have you had a light bulb moment? Mine was a few years ago at a party. The kids ate anything and everything. After getting home with their pockets stuffed with lollies and after eating a whole lot of junk, their behaviour was terrible. When I say terrible it was 48hrs of all three of them having meltdowns and behaviour that was not like them at all. After that weekend, I really started to look at what they were eating and started trying to clean things up a little. I had always cooked, infact loved it but I did make a lot of things with butter, sugar and flour. I started looking at how much sugar was in the yoghurt, the mueslie bars and the breakfast cereal I was buying from the supermarket. Much more than any of us needed. I started to try and up the veggie intake, cut out preservatives and reduce sugar. I concentrated of cooking nourishing foods. This is an ongoing journey and one I think it so important to teach my kids.
Once my kids all started school I did an online course called Home Detox Bootcamp with Laura Trotter an environmental scientist. I really wanted to reduce toxins in my home and I really did not understand what I was using. I was introduced to Essential Oils. First, I used them in my cleaning. I seriously could not believe I could clean my home effectively and safely and no one had told me!! I am here to tell you that yes you can, it smells great and won’t break the bank.
I had been trying to reduce the chemicals in my home but had not considered the impact of fragrances on our bodies. Essential Oils have filled that gap and my kids love them as do I. They have so many uses. Aside from cleaning, they are great for calming emotions, deterring bugs, supporting sleep and so much more. More recently I completed the Low Tox Life course with Alexx Stuart- everyone should do this! This covers so much
I hope you learn something, I hope you are inspired and I love to connect so please get in touch!
Life is a journey
Enjoy Belinda x