For those who've been attending my DIY Masterclasses lately (which are so fun), it's where we get the opportunity to play with your existing essential oils and ensure you're using them confidently and safely, we also play with over 60 other oils and we get our hands dirty, blending and making DIY natural skin care serums, skin toners, natural perfumes, body scrubs and antiseptic multipurpose bench spray, that you get to take home! If you want to know when the next Masterclass is on, or you want me to come to your pad for your own Masterclass touch base with me here
One of my latest obsessions that everyone in these classes is falling head over heels in love with is Grapefruit essential oil. Grapefruit oil comes from the rind of the fruit and contains up to 95% of a potent constituent, limonene, which is well-known for it's cleansing properties; it's incredible to support cleansing and liver detoxification, support fluid retention symptoms and externally it works to cleanse bench tops and mop the floors
Grapefruit is the oil of honouring the body; it's all about loving and respecting your body. It's the must-have oil if you get judgy of your body weight, focus on certain areas that you want to change, unconsciously practice negative self talk and are motivated by any disgust or resentment towards yourself.
Grapefruit essential oil also:
- helps curb sugar cravings
- supports weight management
- decreases fluid retention (a must-have when flying)
- supports healthy cholesterol levels
- stabilises mood
- fights inflammation
- Can be used for hangover symptomsYou can enjoy a drop of grapefruit essential oil in a glass of water upon rising or add a few drops to your diffuser. To use as a cleaning product I add 15 drops of grapefruit and 15 drops of tea tree in a 200ml spray bottle filled with water.
A hormone-balancing and hydrating home-made body scrub that will literally change your life is made with sugar, coconut oil, grapefruit essential oil and geranium essential oil. As you rub it on you're honouring your body, literally. Read all about Geranium here
This body scrub is 4 ingredients, easy to do and costs next to nothing. Just one drop of Grapefruit essential oil costs 8c, and one drop of Geranium essential oil costs 15cents, making the total cost of this body scrub less than $3! Such an easy Mothers Day, birthday, christmas and anytime gift, that's made with love!
Home-Made Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil/olive oil
- 5 drops Geranium essential oil
- 5 drops Grapefruit essential oil
- Mix sugar in a bowl
- Slowly add in the oil. Stir to combine
- Add in the essential oils and stir
- Put the scrub in to a glass jar and apply to skin lovingly, regularly
Olivia McFadyen, based in Lane Cove on Sydney's North Shore, is a Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist, Herbalist and Homoeopath and doTERRA Wellness Advocate (aka essential oil lover). Olivia is your girl-next-door Naturopath; there's no calorie counting, deprivation or fad, just practical nutritional recommendations, which includes 7-day meal templates, meal ideas, recipes and shopping lists, and easy-to-apply lifestyle recommendations. She services her patients by offering in-clinic and Skype consultations and corporate workshops. Olivia also loves collaborating with fellow health enthusiasts; she offers essential oil workshops, that take place in the clinic in Lane Cove or in the comfort of your own home, with your loved ones. She looks forward to connecting with you