Why I love my collaborative business

I have been in business in one form or another for most of my adult life. I love it. I love being the captain of my own ship, so to speak.

When I owned by beauty and nail business, it was all on me. Everything implemented was on me. Answering to massive overheads and the stress that can at times come with staff, having to be available at set hours, many times missing out on school events and times when my son was sick having the stress of knowing if I didn’t go to work I might not be able to meet all the financial requirements I had for the business, let alone rescheduling clients and then having to work overtime to fit them back in. It was exhausting!!

That mainstream model of business is what we are often taught to believe is the only way to operate. Network marketing has been given a stigma due to unethical companies and practises. Having now experienced both models, I can whole-heartedly, hand on my heart say network marketing is the way forward. It is supportive, community oriented and at the end of the day it is something we all do without even realising it.

When I purchase a product I really love and have outstanding results from, or receive great service from a business, I tell everyone I know. I recommend it over and over.

This is what network marketing is. The bonus is we receive financial compensation for our recommendation – ongoing. We aren’t out to promote a product just for the pure aim of making a dollar – or at least I definitely am not.

Making money is an important way of life and nothing to be ashamed of, however I only recommend my products to people when I see they have a genuine need for it and I feel it may benefit them. I would only ever align myself with a product and company I believe in, that I believe offers incredible results, and I will only recommend those products and company based on that premise, not just to my friends and family, but to everyone.

It has been through building my network marketing business with dōTERRA that I have found a beautiful community of like-minded people to grow with and support each other on our wellness journeys.

A tribe of people who want to be a part of something bigger, who believe together we rise.

A community that believes in being empowered to rock the status quo and seek natural and low toxin solutions for the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our families.

My business is comprised of 95% wholesale customers of whom I support and educate, and a small handful of people building their own business whom I lead and mentor.

I have discovered earning an income can be fun, but also the support of a residual income in times when I would not have been able to go to a day job is priceless.

  • I don’t have the same stresses I mentioned before that I had in my past business.
  • My overheads each month are incredibly low.
  • My time is flexible and fits easily around my family and other commitments.
  • I work from home.
  • The residual income offers support for me to pursue my other passions with ease.
  • Many of the systems and strategies have already been put together for me, and have been tried and tested for success.
  • The network marketing model is one that offers endless opportunities other industries just do not and can not offer.

Just like anything, it may not be for everyone.

You must be dedicated, prepared to do the work required including a commitment to personal development, be coachable, a good communicator, a team player, hold a positive and abundant mindset, be goal-oriented and self-motivated.

My team are currently from all over Australia, my wider team from all over the world. We meet in person a few times a year, and regularly via video online, over the phone and in our private groups. We are from all walks of life – parents, nurses, counsellors, life coaches, holistic therapists, corporate, and more – all lifting and supporting each other to reach our goals individually and collectively. I am eternally grateful this business has connected me with them all, they are a beautiful group of people.

If this has peaked your interest and you would like to learn more check out this page or contact me for an obligation free chat, we always have room for you in our team.

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Using Essential Oils for Emotional Support

Essential oils are a powerful tool for emotional support. Aroma has long been revered for its ability to bring forth memories, both positive and negative, therefore using essential oils for emotional support must be approached with care.

We all have unresolved feelings of hurt from past experiences. It is by bringing them to the surface we can be offered the opportunity to resolve them, let go and move forward with our lives. Essential oils set the foundation for us to work with our emotions, from there it is up to us to do the personal development – the emotional and mental work required, to move past the issues.

According to Enlighten Healing in their book Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing, there are five stages of healing. Essential oils may be used to support this process. An example used is that as we regain our physical health, we may then begin to heal our emotional health and so on through the five stages.

The Five Stages are:

  1. Essential oils assist in healing the physical body.
  2. Essential oils assist in healing the heart.
  3. Essential oils assist in releasing limiting beliefs.
  4. Essential oils increase spiritual awareness and connection.
  5. Essential oils inspire the fulfillment of our life’s purpose.

– Enlighten Healing, Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing (Fall 2016 ed.)

I personally have used essential oils to support my emotional state in many situations. I first began using essential oils (Bergamot and Ylang Ylang) when weaning myself off antidepressants.

I have used blends that include oils such as Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, Arborvitae, Thyme and other oils to support me in moments of feeling deep heartbreak, feeling let down, abandoned and wronged.

I also use essential oils to uplift me. Citrus oils are perfect for that with some of my favourite being Wild Orange, Lemon and Tangerine.


The doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy range and the Mood Management kit are some of my favourite oil blends for managing emotions. They are carefully selected blends designed to support particular emotions such as, doTERRA Cheer, doTERRA Forgive, doTERRA Console, doTERRA Balance, doTERRA Citrus Bliss, doTERRA Elevation and doTERRA Serenity, just to name a few. What I love about these blends is it takes the thinking out of what oils you are going to use to support a particular emotion.

However, more often I tend to work with essential oils quite intuitively. I believe once you start using essential oils, particularly high purity, and high vibrational oils such as doTERRA essential oils our intuition becomes heightened and our bodies/minds ‘just know’ which oils are required at any given time.

I often will choose a few oils from my collection to use in my diffuser and after I will look up the emotional aspects and meanings in my Enlighten Healing book and be blown away by the accuracy of the oils I have chosen for what I am experiencing at that time.

How to use essential oils for emotional support

Essential oils are most effectively used for supporting emotions by using aromatically and topically.


View More: http://inkandivory.pass.us/casandrasmithUsing a diffuser is an effective way to create a positive atmosphere in your home that supports the whole household by dispersing the oils into the air.

By using calming oils, such as lavender, you can create a relaxing and soothing environment, perfect when anxious feelings are rising or to prepare to wind down for rest or sleep. Using uplifting oils, such as a combination of peppermint and wild orange is great to elevate and motivate you.

Inhaling essential oils either directly from the bottle or applying a drop or two to your palms, rubbing together and inhaling from cupped hands is a fast way to affect your mood. This method very quickly impacts the olfactory system and reaches the brain particularly the amygdala and limbic areas where emotions and memories are stored.


Essential oils are potent, particularly pure, high quality oils from doTERRA and should be treated with respect. It is therefore important to always protect the skin from possible sensitivity by diluting with a carrier oil. I prefer fractionated coconut oil for its ability to absorb easily into the skin without leaving a residue and also as it has almost no aroma.

To use essential oils topically you may create an aromatic dressing by putting a few drops of your chosen essential oil in a dressing bowl with a carrier oil (see dilution ratios below) and massaging the blend over your body.

Making your own rollerball blend is an effective way to use essential oils topically and making your blend last for longer. Add the chosen essential oils to the bottle, top with the carrier oil and you’re ready to go. Making your own ‘purefume’ is a perfect alternative to using synthetic perfumes and can be taken with you wherever you go to be reapplied every few hours.

A general rule of dilution

Adults: 5 drops (in total) essential oil to 10ml carrier oil

Children (half adult ratio): 3 drops (in total) essential oils to 10ml carrier oil

Babies: 1 drop essential oil to 10ml carrier oil
There are many essential oils inappropriate to use with babies, please diligently do your research before applying essential oils topically to babies.

If you are sensitive or using potent oils like oregano, clove or cinnamon you may need to dilute further. Avoid using essential oils in your eyes, nasal cavity, and in your ears. If you have a reaction or to an oil or the oil blend is too strong, dilute with carrier oil or milk to the area, not water.

Essential oils best known for the emotional support they offer

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It all started with a vision in Shavasana at my local Yoga class.

This guy appeared in my mind, the clearest image I’ve ever seen, as though I had seen him before and the name Tom came to me.


It all started with a vision in Shavasana at my local Yoga class.

This guy appeared in my mind, the clearest image I’ve ever seen, as though I had seen him before and the name Tom came to me.

My shavasanas, meditations rarely give me images, or signs, usually there is just calm and back then it was usually creating a to-do list, reminiscing about stupid crap, ready to move onto to the next thing.

The class ended, I walked out and grabbed the latest copy of Holistic Bliss magazine. When I got home I looked at the cover, there looking back at me was Tom Cronin, founder of the Stillness Project and the man hanging out in my vision. This moment was when life as I’d been floating along with changed. I knew I had to, that I would, meet him.

6 months later I saw him speak at an event, another 6 months later I was on his retreat.

In fact exactly 12 months since I had the vision, I was on the retreat.

By that stage I had enrolled with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy, completed my first year at University, change was happening fairly unconsciously.

So many things changed within me on that retreat, at the end of 2016. These things began the catalyst for my 2017 – a year of Expansion.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”

– Joseph Campbell

This year I completed my training with Beautiful You Coaching Academy (Read more about that here), continued my university studies for a Bachelor of Counselling and began my business with doTERRA. I felt deep hurt when one of my closest friends crossed a line very important to me, I felt the uncomfortable growing pains that comes with being in a network marketing business, and I put myself in situations that are way outside of the comfort zone of this little introverted empath.

I discovered how important boundaries are for survival. I learnt how much beauty there is in a desire to serve. I learnt that flicking your mindset has the power to change your trajectory in an instant.

I learnt I am not alone, I am loved and supported and when you think you are alone and no one gets you, all it takes is a leap of faith and the universe will throw you head first into a crowd of souls that are YOUR people.

2017 hasn’t been all roses, but being able to see the beauty in the pains, the stretching and having the ability to look behind and be grateful is priceless.

I am no longer the same person I was on 30th December, 2016. And I am just so so excited to see who I am on 30th December 2018.

Much love,

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