Joining the Oily Biz

If you’re like me, you love your oils. And when you love something, it’s easy to share about them- right? Right!

If this sounds like you, joining the business side of Young Living might be for you.

Once you’ve got your Premium Starter Pack you’ll naturally find you start sharing the love with your friends- at least I did. Show your friends your starter kit and the magic that those little bottles contain and they will easily see the benefits. I often give out rollers, just to share the love.

When you buy you’re Premium Starter Pack, not only do you become a member, but you also become registered as a distributor- making it easy to start getting commissions.

Now, chances are that building your business will take a while, but it will come naturally if you love what you do. You will receive a $65 commission for each new sign up, plus a small commission on top of that for every consecutive order that the new member makes. You can cover the price of your oils just by making sign ups, or you can go even further and make a fairly good income. You get out of this business what you put into it.

You don’t need to know the in’s and out’s of all the products, but you do need to be willing to learn along with your family and friends- the people you sign up. And, I’ll help you. Anyone you sign up is more than encouraged to join the Wanderer Wonderer Community. The more the merrier. Read the Income Disclosure Statement for more information on that one- it’s important to look at so you know what you are getting yourself into.

Income Disclosure Statement

If you sign 4 people up in your first 2 months and keep up that momentum- you are entitled to some amazing bonuses. The Silver Bound Bonus will see you collecting these bonuses below.

Even if you don’t hit the milestones within the time frame, Young Living will still reward you with gifts for each rank you hit. The rewards are wonderful, and the little gifts that you get along the way make it very exciting. The biggest reward for me though, is the confidence and sense of community that I have gained.

I really appreciate this added bonus- it’s what life is all about.

Read more about the Silver Bound Bonus here:

Silver Bound Bonus FAQ

My Oily Story

Thanks for coming to visit. I’m Sally- mumma of two, wife, lover of life. I live here in Adelaide, South Australia with my fam bam, on our little plot of land just outside the CBD. We aim for an urban farm vibe with a lot of plants and colour thrown in. Pal, what’s a life without colour?

In my day job, I work as a Mental Health Nurse with a particular interest in anxiety. Why? Because I have lived experience in that area. This is how I became interested in Essential Oils and mate, the benefits that I have seen in my own health since using them has been phenomenal. I never even knew I could get so grounded.

I started using the oils in every aspect of my life. I add frankincense and orange to my face serum. I make my own foaming hand soap and foaming cleanser. Oils to sooth mozzie bites. I use the scents as perfumes and to assist me to go to sleep- I have to meditate and calm my thoughts in order to sleep or I will toss and turn all night. The oils help me to ground. I even use them in cleaning and on my kids. There is literally an oil for everything! Plus, with Young Living’s culinary range, the possibilities are endless.

I got involved in the oily biz after seeing these intense changes in myself and I have gained so much insight. My thoughts are clearer and I feel much more present.

The community that is growing around me is amazing and beautiful- it’s an honour to meet so many people who just want to do good for themselves and their families, and make this world a less toxic and healthier place. Anxiety can be a lonely place sometimes and connection is key. I’ve found that here. Supporting each other is so important.

You wanna join our community? Become a member! All you need to do to become a member, is snap up a Premium Stater Kit. It’s bloody good value too- 12 of the most used and versatile oils, 2 Ningxia Red sachets, Thieves hand sanitizer, Theives household spray and 2 roller filaments to make your oils in to rollers. Not to mention, a gorgeous diffuser. I love these beautiful pieces of art. I have one in almost every room in my house- total vibe setting.

All these items would normally cost over $500 and you get them, plus your membership for $267 (depending on the diffuser you choose)! It’s such a great way to get started on this journey.

These oils are pure. No fillers. No crap. All the oils and other items are so highly concentrated that they can be diluted substantially, so they will last for ages.

This is a safe place. I’m here to help you. Life is for learning so let’s do this together.

Your membership will also get you a welcome gift from me, exclusive support and content and invites to groups, classes and talks. You’ll be invited to join the exclusive Wanderer Wonderer Facebook group to provide you with easy access to resources as well as an opportunity to meet like minded people. No pressure, but if you do sign up a pal you’ll get $65 for each person you sign up, as long as you’ve spent 50 PV that same month. And it’s really not hard. Once you start using the products, they’re easy to share about because they work. Community is everything.

I would love for you to join our Community.

Members will enjoy 24% off retail pricing on your favourite products.

There is no monthly commitment.

When on Essential Rewards we can:

  • earn rewards and free products through our Essential Rewards Loyalty Program.
  • Take advantage of unique promotions.
  • Enjoy reduced shipping costs with the Essential Rewards program.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive Young Living Events.
  • Earn commissions just by sharing Young Living.

Essential Rewards is well worth it for a Low Tox lifestyle. Not having to go to the shop to get the things I need makes my life so much easier.

With Essential Rewards, you’re rewarded with a different 5ml oil at 3, 6, 9 & 12 months.

Not only that, you get points back for each order for you to spend, and the amount you get back increases the longer you are involved. You get your first 10 points just for signing up. Get all your cleaning products, oils, beauty products and personal hygiene products delivered to you on a monthly basis- takes the stress out of low tox living for me! I love how easy Young Living make it for me to live well.

Have any questions? I am here to help- shoot me a message over on Instagram or leave a comment here, and I’ll be happy to answer.

Rosemary- not just for cooking.

I’ve been reading A Scented Life- Aromatherapy Reimagined by Pat Princi-Jones.

Through it, I’ve learned that Rosemary is the oil of Remembrance- which makes sense as to why we wear Rosemary on Remembrance Day and hold it at funerals.

Pat says that Rosemary has the capacity to improve concentration and relieve mental fatigue. It also helps keep bugs away. Diluted, Rosemary can be used as a sports rub.

I’ve been using it in my diffuser this week and the scent is so uplifting. It’s a current favourite.

Shea butter moisturiser bars.

I’ve been wanting to make my own Shea butter moisturiser since I bought a jar in London many moons ago. I haven’t quite found the right recipe for that just yet, but here is a simple bar that does the trick for me in the meantime. If you know a good cream one- hit me up! Keen!

• 2 Tablespoons of Shea butter.

• 2 Tablespoons of grated beeswax. (Find yourself a friend with a hive. 😉)

• 2 Tablespoons of solid coconut oil.

• Essential oils of choice (I used 5 drops of lemon and 5 drops of Frankincense).

Melt in a bowl in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between each.

Or-

Melt in a stovetop over low heat in a small saucepan, stirring until melted.

Pour into small silicone moulds or ice cube Trays. Place in the fridge until solid.

They heat up with your body heat, so rub them all over your body, put them back in the fridge and then rub the residue into your skin.

Anxiety and coffee scrub.

The internet seems awash with information about self care and anxiety. Anxiety is incredibly common. It’s normal to feel anxious in any given moment. It’s when that anxiety starts to effect our quality of life- that’s when it becomes an issue.

I speak from experience, and also from research. I am a mental health nurse and I am currently studying Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

I still remember the first panic attack I ever had. It was in the car, driving to uni when I was in second year nursing. I was in a crappy relationship that I felt trapped in. My brain interpreted this as genuinely being trapped, and would trigger the Fight or Flight response in my body, throwing out adrenaline when I least expected it to. I didn’t know what was happening. I felt the seat belt feel tight across my chest. I felt my heart pound, my breathing struggled and my head went light. I wondered if I was going to die. I didn’t. And despite feeling that way a hundred times after this initial experience, I never died and other than that passing (although horrible) feeling, nothing bad ever happened.

Now, I’m lucky I’m stubborn. I will be controlled by nothing and no-one, and so although I found these panic attacks to be quite fear inducing I worked on restructuring my thoughts about them, remembering that panic attacks can not kill me and that people jump out of planes to feel that same adrenaline rush that I experienced by just existing. I also left the situation that was causing the panic attacks to happen.

They continued to last for about a year, and the generalized anxiety that accompanied it is something that I am always working on. I don’t let it hold me back, though. I mean, we only get one life, so we have to be brave. The more brave we are, the less our negative thinking patterns can effect us.

Our thoughts effect our feelings effect our behaviours effect our thoughts and so on.

Next time a negative thought creeps into your head, stop. Think about if that thought is actually true. Realise that it’s not true. Replace that thought with something positive.

For example, last night negative thinking patterns creeped in to my head. I started to think negatively about my body and my skills as a parent. And then a light bulb went off. My kids love me and I love them. My body works as it should and I am so lucky that it does. I get to dress it in clothes that make me feel creative and it holds the hugs that I so enjoy. Would I speak to anyone else the way I just spoke to myself? No fucking way. That shit has to stop.

Do something nice for yourself for a change and notice how everything else will change with it.

Now, a body scrub may seem a bit boring and a bit useless, but starting small and being kind is the best way to start.

Plus, a coffee body scrub is sensory and can help us to ground ourselves- touch, smell, and sight and even hearing are all the senses that we can use here. It feels good. And while you do it, think about the things that you are grateful for.

Gratitude is the attitude. I read recently, that when we are in the habit of thinking negative thoughts, our brains actually can’t access positive memories. That’s why we get stuck in a cycle of negative thinking. Break that cycle, and you’ll remember all the good times as well.

Mocha Body Scrub.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Brown Sugar.

Half a cup of Coffee grinds (Can be used).

2-3 Tablespoons of Cocoa.

Half a cup of oil- I used coconut or olive.

1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil (make sure that this is good quality essential oil- you don’t want to be buying anything with fillers.)

Method:

In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Store in a clean jar and use within two weeks. Can be kept in the fridge to extend the shelf life, however make sure you take it out before you want to use it so that the oil has a chance to melt.

To use:

Jump in the shower and get a little wet all over. Turn the water off and start scrubbing all over. This mixture can be used on your face, however make sure to not get it in your eyes. Once you’re feeling all scrubbed, turn the taps back on and wash the mix off. Continue your shower as normal.

And here it is in Youtube form.

I hope that this helps someone today.

Sauerkraut and probiotics. A good team.

 

I have a little food swap group with some friends. We use this as an excuse to catch up, mainly, and we swap some amazing food that we have cooked or grown or bought and have excess of. I was going to share with them my knowledge of how to make sauerkraut. It’s something that I’ve been making for a while now, and generally always have some in the fridge. It makes a nice addition to almost any meal. I especially love that when I’ve run out of greens, I can trust my huge jar of sauerkraut will be there ready to go. It lasts a fair while which makes it super handy when you can’t get to the shops.

If you’re thinking about making sauerkraut or if you’d like to see more- I’d love it if you’d take the time to watch my video and click ‘like’ and ‘subscribe’. Fireworks will go off in my heart and you’ll bring me silly joy.

If you’ve started a blog, YouTube Chanel or have started something creative, I would love to hear about it. Let’s inspire and support each other.

Community forever.

 

Fermented in Iso

I chose to go on annual leave at the most peculiar time. I am a mental health nurse. It’s my job to ensure that people who are facing mental health concerns have the support suitable for them to maintain a good quality of life.

I took annual leave to further my studies into CBT. That, and I was turning 40. Then, isolation became a thing. We had plans to party and travel. Plans that are now postponed.

But I’m not sad about it. I’m doing all the things that have been on my list. Those things that get pushed way down to the bottom because there is always something more pressing to be done.

I’m a rusher. I rush here there and everywhere. From the moment I wake up in the morning, until the moment I close my eyes I have something I ‘have to do’. Even at the point where my eyes are closed, the ‘to do’ list continues, reminding me of what I haven’t done, causing me some mild forms of panic. This effects my sleep, which increases my stress levels. And the cycle continues.

This pandemic has given me an opportunity to stop.

Having the privilege of this time has forced me to be calm. My bond with my children has expanded, as that mum-guilt alleviates. The pressure I’ve put on myself has subsided. I’ve home schooled and cooked with them. They’ve let me into their world of play. They’ve crawled and climbed my body and hugged me more deeply and extensively. They’ve side-eyed me with those cheeky grins just to look at me, looking at them.

I have taken time and crocheted myself a blanket- deliberately something for myself. Time that I never would have allowed myself before. I have indulged in the way that I have always wanted to exist, but never had the headspace or energy to achieve.

For me, that existence is simple. I’m not after anything fancy. My shoes have been off and I have been grounded. My veggie patch is expanding. My compost is churning. My worm farm is doing whatever it is that worm farms do.

And mate, you should see all the things I have in jars right now. It’s like a science experiment.

I have kombucha, sourdough, apple scrap vinegar, wild honey mead (locally sourced raw honey) and a ginger bug. I have locally foraged olives in brine, homegrown preserved lemons and friend grown pears in vanilla and cinnamon sugar syrup. I have sauerkraut, and I even made a video about it. It’s cost me hardly anything as I scavenge and forage.

The interesting thing is, my connections within my community have grown because of my love of fermenting and foraging. Prior to iso, I swapped and traded. Some of us are still managing to do this, although keeping our distance. I received some beautiful leek seedlings that were placed on a neighbours porch for me. I traded a kombucha scoby for a sourdough starter. Tonight, I’ll be raiding olive trees.

The irony here is that previously I found I often felt alone and lonely in all my rushing. The stress was intense and I often just could not think straight. My to-do list was exhausting. There was rarely time for genuine connections.

And now- I mean, I’m not allowed to go anywhere or see anyone, but I have been in contact on a personal level with far more people than I usually am. I am opening myself up and loosing that self consciousness that normally haunts me.

I am smiling at strangers. They smile back.

I’m feeling connected.

And pal, it feels so good.

On Monday, I’ll return to the frontline real world. I’ll be there to support others with my feet firmly on the ground.

How are you feeling during this time? I encourage you to talk. Talk to anyone. A family member, a friend, a stranger. If things are feeling overwhelming, talk to your GP who can organise a mental health plan for you. Alternatively, if in Australia, call Mental Health Triage in your state or Lifeline on 13 11 14 for support. Talking is important. You might be surprised at how much it helps, not only you- but those around you.

I’ve been thinking.


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. This is 2018. It’s the year to get shit done.

I’ve been thinking about why life gets so uncomfortable and why we stay in situations we hate without remembering that our time here is limited.

When we’re on our deathbed, what will we regret? 

Unfulfilled dreams. Not loving enough. Not communicating what we really felt. 

As someone who has spent most of her life in a existential turmoil, I feel like this is the answer to solve those crises. 

Live your truth. Make it happen. Only you can take the steps forward to achieve your peace. 

Seek and you shall find. 

The meaning of Life. 


So many people I know are in their 30’s and are single. Many of them, hitting their late 30’s and really starting the feel the push of making the decision to chose their career or to be overwhelmed with a rush to find that special someone and settle down. Buy a house in the ‘burbs and have children. 

The other day, a friend who has just recently separated from his partner of 7 years, called me to ask if he could borrow my stand up paddle board. Before he asked that though, he asked if he could ask me a question. Instead of asking to borrow the SUP, he asked ‘Sally, what is the meaning of life?’ 

My immediate response was to say ‘It just is.’

The more I think about this question, the more I feel like maybe I finally got the answer right. 

I’ve spent a lifetime in an existential crisis. What is the meaning of it all? How long do I have? Am I doing it right? 

You know what I realised?  The fact that we exist is the meaning of it all. 

It’s like that zen moment in the end of the Dark Crystal after the gelfling replaces the crystal chard and the mystics and the skekzis become one. Suddenly, they stop fighting and calm descends over them all. 

We don’t need to search. We don’t need to fight. We don’t need to stress. We just need to be. The world will keep turning. Even if there is an all out nuclear war, the world will keep turning. 

It just is. 

Minus shift work. 

Today is Friday. Friday in the world of maternity leave is not a great deal different to most other days with one exception. 

I know that tomorrow, I’ll wake up, roll over & see all the faces in the family I’ve made. 

That I’ve created. 

Lately, it occurred to me that even if I live to be 100, that’s only 38,900 days on this planet. It’s just not enough. That realisation has really spurred me to reassess my priorities and goals. 
My future hopes are: 
•Focus on family. Give them my undistracted time, love & attention. 
•Remember that happiness from things is only temporary and stop spending money on things that will soon become clutter. 
•Work my garden. Help it grow. 
•Save the monies. Get debt free. Buy a house so that when I’m old, I’ll be debt free, won’t have to pay rent & have an investment for my kids. 
I’m far from perfect. These are simple goals. 
I want to stop wanting more things. I think that’s the key. 
I’m generally happy with the things I have here & now. I don’t need more clutter. 
This is it.