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Summer Livin'

Living in Perth Western Australia and having three boys who love playing cricket, our family spends a lot of time in the sun and exposed to the heat.  I really enjoy the summer months although I am struggling with the heat as I get older, and I know there are many people who don’t tolerate the extreme conditions and count the days until April.  Tod...

Natural therapy for all Types.

Essential oils, aromatherapy, and diabetes may seem like an unusual combination, however natural therapies and essential oils have stood the test of time and have earned a place in the world of complementary treatments. With thanks to cheap and easy access to processed foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles, Australians are at risk of becoming...

Zest for Life

Introducing the beautiful Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata)     Tangerine 🍊 is a type of citrus tree. The essential oil (eo) is cold press extracted from the fruit peel and is the second most widely cultivated citrus in the world. The tangerine is a hybrid variety of mandarin which makes it one of the sweetest of the citrus oils, making ...

Rest and Digest versus Fight or Flight

Stress!  Chronic stress is the underlying cause of all chronic illness, and chronic illness begins when our organ systems struggle to reset, restore, rejuvenate and refresh at the cellular level.  Although symptoms often occur in one organ system, over time our entire body can become affected and symptoms can increase in severity. Our modern-day li...

It Makes Scents - dōTERRA® Touch Kit

It makes Scents - dōTERRA® Touch Kit There’s no denying that scent is a powerful tool for our wellbeing and the practice of aromatherapy is a thoroughly researched and respected method of healthcare across the globe. Though it’s not until you’ve personally experienced the positive effects of therapeutically pure essential oils that you can understa...

Calming Copaiba

Introducing Copaiba   This powerful essential oil has been used since the 16th century in traditional medicines and holistic health remedies to provide relief for symptoms ranging from respiratory issues, inflammation, bacterial infection, and to support general health and wellbeing. Being packed with nourishing vitamins and minerals, Copaiba is al...

Seasonal Threats

A change of season is here with Spring arriving this month and although the sunny days are lovely, sunny days after winter rain have the plants bursting into life and preparing to share their seeds and pollen with us all. So what do we do to assist in our home with seasonal threats? Well, we use the powerful combo of lavender, lemon, and peppermint...

Essential oils to the rescue for men

Looking at the differing range of hormone levels that occur throughout life we can see that men experience changes from childhood, through puberty and into adulthood at similar major milestones as women. The naturally occurring increases and declines can have an exponential impact on the body. For this reason it’s important to know and understand t...

Master Your Microbes

So what exactly are Microbes you ask?   Microbes are microscopic creatures - like bacteria, fungi, and viruses - which live in and on our bodies at all times. They can enter our bodies through the eyes, mouth, nose, or genital openings, or through open wounds and bites that leave a break in our skin. Most of these microbes don’t cause any harm, and...

Essential Oils and Sleep

  Sleep is essential to our survival and so it’s no wonder that without it, we struggle to function. We’re living in a fast-paced and demanding period of time, where many of us have lost touch with the most basic needs of the body and the messages our bodies are sending us. As we emerge from lock-down and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic across ...

Low Toxicity Living

Low Toxicity Living Winter has arrived and as the weather becomes cooler and we huddle for warmth, we become more vulnerable to toxic exposure. With windows closed, heaters on, and lovely dyed wools wrapped around our necks, being in winter contributes to the overall toxic load in our lives. You may be wondering what I mean by toxic load, and how i...

Mental health is a 20/80 balancing act.

Mental Health is a 20/80 balancing act. When you have lived with or through a mental health experience your attitude towards self-care really changes. The best perspective on what this really means will come from someone who’s experienced the downward slide, the inability to connect the dots, the fear, the stigma, the shame, and then the recovery. ...

Immunity Support with Essential Oils

Immunity Support With Essential Oils I had a health crisis in 1999 that lead me to move away from conventional medicine and seek solutions from ”alternative” therapies. Fortunately as a trained Medical Scientist and Medical researcher, I had the skills and belief that I could figure out how to “flick the switch” and get back to how I felt when I wa...

My Daily Routine Habits

My Daily Routine Habits From the moment I open my eyes to the last flicker of my eyelids, the days are full and busy. I’m healthy, energetic and have a positive outlook on life and I want to share my routine with you! My intention is to bring some clarity and provide guidance on how to feel healthy and maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Y...

The Problem With Women's Health is Male

 I declared last month in my first blog that I’ll be using this platform for sharing my thoughts, opinions, and any articles that capture my attention.  This week I stumbled upon and shared an article that has done more than capture my attention. My determination has been fueled and my frustration is palpable by the obvious truths that are undeniab...

Your body tells you what it needs. Are you listening?

Hi, I’m Joanna Rusling, a Functional Nutrition, Lifestyle Practitioner, and Wellness entrepreneur in Perth, Western Australia.   I teach people how to communicate and listen to their body and to trust their innate ability to heal. Sharing natural health solutions and empowering people to share the positive benefits brings me joy beyond my wildest d...

Guide to Taking Care of Your Essential Oil Diffusers

Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience the aromatic benefits of your favorite essential oil. Over time, your diffuser will develop an oil buildup that potentially can prevent it from working properly, so it is important to understand how to use and take care of it. Here are a few tips that will ...

Joanna's Paleo Pancakes
THERMOMIX® RECIPE

Ingredients: Make Flour 250 g Raw blanched almonds Pancake Batter 3 large eggs 70 g coconut milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan/Celtic Sea Salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (bicarb) Cooking Coconut Oil for Frying Recipe Preparation: Add almonds to TM jug and mill 5 seconds on speed 9. Remove lid a...

Make Your Own Reed Diffuser

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils. Ingredients: 60mL doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil 15 drops favorite essential oils or doTER...

Using the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitising Mist

The dōTERRA On Guard ® Sanitising Mist is the perfect addition to the well-loved dōTERRA On Guard collection. It is infused with the dōTERRA On Guard Protective Blend you’ve grown to love. In addition, the active ingredient in dōTERRA On Guard Sanitising Mist kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The dōTERRA On Guard Sanitising Mist will help ...