Last weekend saw me at Kim Morrison's Twenty8 course graduation on the Sunshine Coast. Having completed the course last year, it was only now that I actually had the time (after a very hectic 2015!) to go to the graduation- and I had a ball! The weekend led nicely into our Toowoomba Community Health meeting on Wednesday night where I introduced Kim's oils, Twenty8, and how they can be used with much passion and excitement.
Since 2010 Kim has been a real mentor in my life, both from afar in the Up For a Chat podcasts, and recently as I have had the privilege of meeting with her in person on a few different occasions. Kim is such a beautiful, vibrant soul, with a fantastic health and wellness philosophy that resonates with me and my practice. Therefore, it was natural for me to complete her aromatherapy course and implement that knowledge into my own integrative and holistic practice.
In Kim's book Like Chocolate for Women (which you can purchase here) she describes aromatherapy as 'a wholistic art of healing which uses aromas released by plant extracts to maintain and restore our physical and mental wellbeing.'Essential oils can be used in many different ways: as a perfume, in a diffuser, as a cleaning agent, as a healing property. I would encourage all to start exploring aromatherapy, and learn first-hand how this element of nature can enhance your life. Essential oils allow us to practice self-love and self-care, and honour ourselves, to create beautiful rituals and moments of mindfulness to make each day special. Two of the easiest ways you can begin to implement essential oils into your life is by doing a body boost and by burning them in a diffuser. To do the body boost, all you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon of a high quality carrier oil with 3 drops of essential oil of your choice, and 3 sprays of magnesium spray to then rub the mixture all over your naked body, whilst setting an intention for the day (therefore it's great to do this ritual in the morning, however just doing it everyday is the key here, regardless of time and place!).
Essential oils also operate to raise your vibration, especially Rose oil and frankincense! I am loving Frankincense right now; I feel protected, strong and alive. The moment of my body boost everyday provides me with a anchor throughout the day. I am able to set my intentions of what I am going to achieve and choose the word of the day to ground myself.
So now I am very excited to be able to host SPArkle parties in Toowoomba and Regional areas. These parties will focus around self care, self love, and creating rituals as a girls night in or similar event. If you would like to book in a SPArkle and explore health, wellbeing, Essential Oils and Natural Skincare please get in touch.
Kim Morrison is will be coming to Toowoomba on the 13th March at 10am, We will also be having a intimate dinner with her on the Sunday evening to get up close and personal, and understand the ethos of Twenty8 and the Healthy Lifestyle Educator Course. For more information and to book your place please contact me via email at email@example.com, ph: 0404 002 771, or PM on facebook.
This weekend I am with another of the Up for a Chat girls, Cyndi O'meara, at the Changing Habits course graduation that I also completed last year (crazy, I know!). Here are two big game changers that I've learnt so far while here with Cyndi:
- Digestive cells in tract require nourishment to rebuild and heal - Saturated Fats are full of Vit A, Arachidonic acid, that is required to rebuild the integrity of gut health.
- The importance of correct preparation of food; fruits require fermentation before consumption, as pectin compromises the mucous in our digestive tract.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the weekend holds in store, and sharing my learnings with you guys in the coming weeks, and at our community health meetings (you can book your seat to our next meeting with guest speaker Jen Shaw, founder of Barefoot Kitchens, here). I'm also super excited for the release of Cyndi's documentary 'What's with Wheat', of which I will be holding a public screening of here in Toowoomba in April/May- so stay tuned for more information around that!