Vetiver – was my son’s life changing experience

I love vetiver  essential oil for the difference it has made to our family.  It allowed my son’s busy mind to shut off to allow him then to fall asleep. A good nights sleep makes the world of difference to the child and their ability to cope with the day ahead, and to the parent to have some down time (alone or with partner!).

I explain my son’s journey with vetiver in this video but as a synopsis, we recognised many symptoms of autism in his behaviour and emotions. Having discussed with the school we started down the CAMHS process for a diagnosis. In May 2017 I started using vetiver every night on his feet.

The response was amazing. He would slowly shut down and allow his mind to slow, close his eyes and fall asleep.

He would have a good nights sleep (an individual amount right for him – not the stats version!). In the morning he was more grounded and calm and seemed to cope better at school. Less issues in the playground and emotions more balanced.

We were offered a cancellation appointment at short notice with CAMHS and were then rejected as his symptoms were not visible enough to diagnose!

12 months has now passed and he is a different boy, more mature and able to cope with emotions. We still see his autism spectrum “symptoms” but the negative behaviour  no longer  follows.

Life changing for us all. I can’t sing the praises of vetiver enough!


Not just for Autism – Sleep is the Key

Vetiver is a grounding oil and is produced from the roots of the vetiver plant over in Haiti. It is very earthy and grounding when diffused or applied and really pulls you back into your body. Perfect for those with busy minds who struggle to switch off before sleep – and we all do sometimes!

So with your sample you can apply directly to your feet before bedtime or dilute with an oil or cream and massage your feet. Then allow the oil to soother you and allow calmness & grounding to flow through your body.

This short video gives more information. If you’d like a sample please contact me on the number or email above


Flies and Bugs Bothering You? A Few Essential Oil Solutions

Got flies bothering you? In the kitchen or garden or biting insects in the evening? Let me share a few suggestions!

It’s that time of year when the flies start to come out – out conservatory seems to have a hover fly party in it at the moment as the door is always open!

So here are a few tips and solutions I like to use: Continue reading “Flies and Bugs Bothering You? A Few Essential Oil Solutions”

Emotional Essential Oils – Peace

Worried? Fearful? Anxious or insecure? Then the reassuring blend by doTERRA, “doTERRA Peace” could be the blend for you.

When events around us bring us unwanted emotions of fear and anxiousness, we can often find ourselves emotionally drained, out-of-balance and distressed.  At times like this we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves, breathing and meditating to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. doTERRA’s Peace blend can support the calming of emotions and help obtain a peaceful mindset. Continue reading “Emotional Essential Oils – Peace”

Shropshire Wellness Summit – June 2017

Are you looking for a new key to your wellbeing?
Natural solutions to support you and your families health and wellbeing?
Are you prepared to take charge of your life and move forward on your own terms?
Are you a looking for solutions to support your emotional wellbeing and happiness?
Then this workshop has been created for you. Continue reading “Shropshire Wellness Summit – June 2017”

Mood Booster – Wild Orange

I have to say Wild Orange is one of my favourite oils – up there with lavender (which I use a lot!).

Its scent is sweet and fruity and really uplifting.

Wild orange is cold pressed from the peel of oranges and has a energising  and citrusy aroma. Continue reading “Mood Booster – Wild Orange”

Frankincense the King of Oils

When I first started using essential oils, the frankincense sat in the box and remained there for quite a while. It was only a few months later when I started researching the oils that I realised how amazing frankincense really was! Its never in the box now and indeed when I do a class I have to make sure I pick the bottle up before leaving!

Continue reading “Frankincense the King of Oils”