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7 Essential Oil Spray Recipes For Your Home

7 Essential Oil Spray Recipes For Your Home

 

How To Make An Essential Oil Spray

 

You Will Need:

  • 1x Cup Of Distilled Water
  • 8 – 10 Drops Of Essential Oil
  • 1x Glass Spray Bottle

 

Note: Some people may like to use Witch Hazel or Vodka instead of water, It’s up to you.

 

Choosing An Essential Oil Spray  

 

Room Air Freshener

6 Drops Of Bergamot

2 Drops Of Lemon

1 Drop Of Eucalyptus

 

Stress Buster Refreshing Spray

4 Drops Of Lavender

3 Drops Of Rose

2 Drops Of Clary Sage

 

Pet Deodorizer

6 Drops Of Cedarwood

3 Drops Of Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

 

Citrus Spice Room Freshener

8 Drops Of Wild Orange

2 Drops Of Cinnamon Bark

 

Lemon Breeze Fridge Spray

4 Drops Of Lime

6 Drops Of Lemon

1 Drop Of On Guard

 

Mood Boost Spritz

4 Drops Of Chamomile

3 Drops Of Wild Orange

2 Drops OF Ylang Ylang

1 Drop Of Optional Peppermint

 

Simple Toilet Spray

5 Drops Of Eucalyptus

5 Drops Of Lemon

 

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4 Ingredient Essential Oil Face Wipes

Essential Oil Wipes For Sticky, Little Boogery Faces

Essential Oil Wipes can be used to make Face Wipes, Baby Wipes…even beauty wipes!

This recipe is very simple, it is also low cost and a little bit easier on the environment than store bought baby wipes,

especially if you use recycled paper or reusable cloth!

What You Need:

  • 1 roll premium paper towels
  • An airtight storage container/empty wipe container/wet bagNote: Use cloth for reusable wipes.
    *Adjust Tea Tree amount based on age & skin sensitivity.

 

4 Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 – 3 Drops drop Melaleuca/Tea Tree essential oil*

 

 

How To Make Essential Oil Wipes

  1. Cut paper towel roll in half with a serrated or electric knife.
  2. Use half the roll now, and half later.
  3. Combine water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and essential oils in a small bowl.
  4. Pour the mixture over the paper towels & then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use.
  7. Store in container of your choice.Tip: For on-the-go wipes, insert 15-20 wipes into travel size wipe container.

 

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DELIVERY + CUSTOMER ASSURANCE POLICY

FREE POSTAGE ON ALL JEWELLERY ORDERS*

All products in stock are sent from sunny Brisbane in Queensland!

Please allow up to 10 Days to arrive if you are in W.A. or a remote area.

If there are any problems just reply to your orders email and I will work on a resolution for you.

 

MY ITEM IS ON BACKORDER – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

When an item has been switched into backorder mode, it means we have placed an order for the product and it is currently being made or in transit from our supplier.

Backorders are made available for customers to secure their products before they sell out or are offered up in our advertising campaigns.

*All Backorders & Preorders take up to 30 days to arrive.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ITEM HASN’T ARRIVED.

I do not want you to stress about your product at all. If it gets damaged or lost in transit, contact me. Even if you think you might be worrying a little too soon, I’d love to hear from you so I can assure your item is on track for delivery. 

Customer Service Emails: [email protected]

 

DELIVERY POLICY

Items will be sent generally the next business day for orders processed before 5pm EST – We use the following methods depending on your area.

– Australia Post

– Couriers Please

– Fastway

Tracking will be provided for 500g – 3kg Parcel Sizes only – please visit the carriers website to track the whereabouts of your parcel

PLEASE NOTE: PURCHASES SENT TO WA, TASMANIA & NT MAY TAKE MORE THAN 10 DAYS.

 

Returns Policy.

If you have made a purchase and need to return it for change of mind, I will happily refund the amount for the goods once the package has been returned in good condition. Return POSTAGE is at the expense of the BUYER.

All Products are covered by a 30 Day Money Back Policy and are eligible for a refund if they are fault or you have received the wrong product.

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8 Social Media Strategy Trends That Dominated 2018

Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategy Trends In 2018.

Social Media Strategy is changing after 2018 revealed many changes.

In late 2016 Facebook turned the tables on Snapchat with it’s release of stories to Instagram.

Since then, Instagram’s algorithm changes resemble the same tragic cut to organic reach on Facebook.

With 2018 creeping past us, you can be sure of one thing…

Social Media continues to evolve.

 

1. AR, VR & User Experiences

The rise of AR & VR experience continues with the iPhone X offering Augemented Reality Experience as an inbuilt feature.

As the tech of the future gains momentum it’s popularity will eventually see features being incorporated into social media strategy. 

2. Instagram Story Takeover

The Instagram Storie feature has been the death of Snapchat by comparative standards. While 50 Million users still enjoy the Snapchat platform, Instagram has put a cog in the wheel of Snapchats rising success. 

IG Stories is just over 12 months old.

Over 200 million people use the Storie feature each month.  

Brands looking to connect with users can take advantage of the “Swipe Up” feature but more importantly, Instagram is now implementing store features and it’s own payment platform. 

Marketers know one of their biggest challenges is getting a user to leave the platform in order to make a conversion. This will no longer be necessary with the new changes.

The pending introduction of these features have already been regarded as a “game changer” amid discussions between leading social media strategy providers.

 

3. Influencer Market – Should You Invest?

Despite social media algorithms strangulating organic reach, Influencer Marketing is still alive and kicking.

Influencer Marketing offers flexible campaigns, including contra deals which a lot of smaller influencers with high engagement are happy to accept.

Influencer Marketing offers a different style of audience connection than traditional advertisement. Utilising an influencer to market your product is also considered as endorsement, which can carry a brands message a long way.

With platforms like Tribe experiencing a huge amount of growth, Influencer marketing is still regarded as a successful social media strategy for both branding and sales. 

 

4. Gen Z Are Becoming Your Customers

Millennials are now the biggest working generation while many Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age.

Gen Z has grown up with new age technology readily available.

They are quick on the pulse of popular culture and trends move faster than ever.

Marketers are starting to market differently in order to appeal to the Gen Z culture now that a good percentage of this audience manages their own finances. 

 

5. Messaging Bots, Paving The Way For AI

Generally speaking a bot is any software that performs an automated task.

With messaging bot platforms like ManyChat, the process of funnelling a customer to a product source or supplying them information is easier.

The applications are becoming smarter, with AI being introduced. 

Conversational ChatBots are already being rolled out in the online marketplace. 

The real question is, will the AI bots of the future have the potential to automate even more for your business?

My opinion is yes. So start learning the basics now.

 

6. Live Streaming Isn’t Just A Fad

Live Streaming is a valuable part of a brands social media strategy. More  business owners have utilised the live streaming feature as a regular way to promote their products on Facebook.

Live Streaming is a way for a brand to soften the lines of traditional ads and connect with an audience on a personal level. 

 

7. Twitter Is Dead….However

Twitter has been left for dead….however….

Don’t give up just yet. Keep your toe in the water, especially if you have a brand which aligns well with the Twittersphere.

If Twitter sells and the social media platform does turnaround (I know, it will take some innovative features never done before)….You will wish you had of at least made an account before the changes. Secure your business names, even if you don’t actively use the service.

 

8. Facebook Groups & Tight Communities

Facebook Groups enjoyed a massive boost in 2017.

Groups didn’t get completely battered to death by Facebooks algorithm until early 2018. They still are an easier method to achieve growth than a Facebook Page. 

You won’t see many corporate brands jump on the group bandwagon. This is great for the small business owners as groups remain unsaturated by huge players in the game.

If you have great content and value to offer, you can achieve an intense amount of growth using Facebook groups. 

Facebook Groups are not over and will still be relative to your 2019 Social Media strategy. 

Give your community a group they can’t live without. 

What Does All Of This Mean For Internet & Social Media Strategy?

VR, AI….Chat Bots. Algorithm changes…It’s a lot to take in.

You don’t have to do all of it, but you should have a key focus in a couple of areas.

If you look at the big names in social media, you will see a common factor between them.

They were all there on the pulse when the next big thing blew up.

 

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TopBuzz Is Rewarding If You Are A Content Thief

So What Is The Deal With TopBuzz?

TopBuzz Is Rewarding Content Thieves 

Here’s Why.

The amount of work that goes into creating original content, only to post it onto TopBuzz and make very little revenue.

It just isn’t worth it.

Not only that, you agree to some pretty shady BS if you sign up to TopBuzz.

You may as well just give them your content and pretend you don’t even exist.

 

No outbound links are allowed using the platform.

You will help TopBuzz with a substantial amount of growth if you are continually bringing the fire content. Only to not even be recognised for it from a growth perspective, just a few pennies.

The platform is a million times worse than BuzzFeed who are notorious for restricting content providers from building a profile for themselves.

The by-product of this ends up being a platform filled with publishers from low economic countries who are recycling reposted news stories and content that doesn’t belong to them.

These are people who are keeping the wheel turning for TopBuzz for a few dollars a day and when a copyright claim is made the person receives a “Strike”.

 

Does TopBuzz wear any of the responsibility?

It is very clear from the trending feed that the owners of Topbuzz are aware of the reposted content. The platform is oversaturated with it. 

So if you are a content thief, you will be rewarded. Reposting content takes very little effort.

If you create original, creative and entertaining content, you will not be paid what you are even close to worth and you risk TopBuzz owning your content. 

On a whole, It’s not the place you want to be if you are planning on growing an online presence. I suggest pushing that energy into developing your blog or social channels more.

This is my opinion after testing the TopBuzz platform with around 50 pieces of content over a 6 week period. 

 

TopBuzz paid me $500 to join the platform, when I joined I thought it might be a place that nurtures content creators. 

It’s just the same old news clips and “viral” trash being recycled by other platforms and posted as “transformative” content.

 

If TopBuzz is going to really go somewhere, it needs to offer something that other platforms don’t.

I will continue to test the platform occasionally, I actually hope it improves because there are a lot of great creators who don’t have the audience to earn on revenue, but still produce content with revenue potential.

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Repurpose ONE Image For So MANY Different Uses

Repurpose ONE Image Using ONE Simple Process.

To repurpose your images you need to know two skills. 

  1. How To Create An Image 
  2. How to Reupload/Resize Images 

 

If you do not have those skills, learn them before you even fill your brain with what I’m about to show you. 

You can follow a basic tutorial HERE.

 

The ONE simple process you need to repurpose your image content is to Reupload/Resize. 

This is all you are doing here unless you choose to edit/add things**

You are just repeating this for the different sizes you create. 

 

Repurpose ONE Image several times.

Step 1:

We started with a Facebook Post.

This was a cute recipe name brought up by a member in the group FREE Essential Oils Social Media Images.

 Step 2:

Using Magic Resize* in Canva, this was then turned into an Instagram Post. 

Tip: To make this easy to read, condense your text by doing things like replacing “and” with “&” and “Minutes to “Mins”

Step 3:

Using Canva, Open up a Pinterest Size Template or your preferable Pin Size. 

Reupload your Instagram image onto a Pin, Edit around the rest.

Alternatively you can just make a new pin – but why take the extra time?

Step 4:

Using Everything you now have, Whip up a blog post. Upload or Embed the images you already have. 

Step 5:

Pin your blog post to Pinterest. If it is a recipe or helpful tip, share it in groups that allow this. 

 

This is where your repurpose adventure may end, however – look where this took me…You are here right now!

 

Here are my personal steps from here….

Step 6: Using all of the above images, create an image on “how to repurpose images”.

Step 7: Write a blog post, upload this image – this is where we are now.

Step 8: Create a Pin for the Blog post & create optional extra FB & Instagram images to promote blog post.

 

 

Look How I Repurpose ONE Image Into So MANY Different Pieces Of Content

  • Several pieces of content for social media.
  • Two different blog posts (One Essential Oil Recipe & One “How To” digital resource). 
  • Pinterest Pins to produce traffic .
  • Printable Images for cute flyers and cards.
  • Extras: You can even make GIFS and Videos with your images
  • Extras….So many more possibilities, but Ill leave it here for now.

 

 

*For Canva NON-Premium Members, Instead of using RESIZE, Just download and Reupload your image into the size you are after.

** A beginner can certainly get away with creating images by just reuploading/resizing – ONE SIMPLE PROCESS ON REPEAT.

If you are intermediate, you may want to edit and add things based on the platform – as you can see in some of my variations here.

 

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Stop Feeling Shamed For Putting A Price On Your Knowledge

Stop Feeling Shamed For Putting A Price On Your Knowledge

One minute you are putting out loads of content, showing others how to build up their business.

Next minute, you can’t get out of bed.

You can’t focus, you seem irritated and the fire has gone from your belly.

What happened?

 

You Thought You Could Be a Hero Is What Happened.

It’s quite simple, you overdelivered and received nothing in return.

Sure, you got praise. 

Sure, your team thinks you are a hero.

Sure, you are getting a little raise in product commission. 

But that doesn’t fix the absolute mental drain you are now suffering.

 

Trust me, I know this back to front.

Which is why I have a balance of FREE content and PAID content.

I know how to look after myself, and other people.

 

Charge If You Have Something That Will Make Others Money.

People are happy to pay premium memberships for services like Canva, Tailwind, Mailchimp.

All of these different tools help a business make money.

Why should you miss out when you are providing the same service?

Often it’s far more personal and will jumpstart a persons business overnight if they utilise your products properly. 

 

There is NO SHAME in putting a price on your knowledge.

Let’s say you dragged your ass through mud for 15 years to gain the insights you have.

Why should you be shamed for not parting everything with a freshman?

The work, tears, fear, heartache , nights up late….for what?

Of course if you create something that will help someone else skip all of that – you deserve to be paid!

There is no shame, you should be proud you came out with something to offer.

 

We Need To Stop.

Stop the shaming. I get it, theres a lot of lame guru stuff going around at the moment.

But please, not everybody is looking for a quick buck.

 

Nobody is forcing anybody to buy anything.

We all have a product to sell, it just varies. 

 

 

 

 

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How To Format Your Instagram Stories So They Look Amazing!

Getting Your Instagram Stories To Look Right.

Instagram Stories are a fun experience for users and easy to scroll through. 

With Instagram providing a sort of “Daily Digest” this makes it easier to be present everyday without having to curate a perfectly photographed piece of content.

This is a little tip for getting your content to look “Instagram Story” friendly. 

 

Using Snapseed, the expand tool provides a way to size up your instagram stories so they fit neatly.

There are “Instagram Story” apps you can use however most creators already have Snapseed on their phone.

 

I figure, why download yet another app when you can use the one app for multiple things!

 

 

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Is There A Dark Side Of Doterra

Is There a Darkside Of DoTERRA?

Before committing to joining Doterra as an advocate I researched the good side and the dark side of Doterra. 

 

I’m Kate Shelby and when I became a Doterra distributor in 2017….

I came to the conclusion that like all MLM Companies, there will always be someone who left angrily because they invested a lot of money and came out with nothing.

ANY business takes hard work. In my business experience the only time I haven’t had success is when I have given up or have lost a passion for what I am doing.

All I could find were pissed off people who made the wrong choices in their business and failed.

While I consider failure a bit of a dirty word, when you carry around resentment and anger because your business didn’t take off – it applies. 

 

It’s Not Just In Network Marketing, Its Business.

I knew someone who opened a coffee shop in the middle of the depression, in a town with minimal population.

He went broke within 6 months. He tells people he had no idea about the depression, because his newspapers weren’t being delivered properly.

People will always find someone to blame. 

 

Schemes & Health Claims 

Yesterday I saw someone call Doterra a scheme and quote “Essential oils should never be ingested.”

Well, Essential Oils have been ingested well before Doterra came along.

Like all things, don’t overdo it. I’m sure this person is happy to ingest canola oil on a daily basis though.

Doterra can’t control every little thing advocates say, once again because it’s network marketing it gets the bashing of a lifetime.

I think theres far more important things we could be holding a microscope over, politicians for example.

 

You won’t find a single network marketing company without a “dark side”

Amway, Avon, Tupperware, It Works – They all have misguided reps with sales tactics that annoy people.

Network Marketing is competitive – because so many people do it – so its bound to have some dark stories. 

You know what else is annoying? Pushy Car Salesmen – but you will hear less about those because its not an MLM.

 

The Doterra Product – Lets Focus on that.

When I choose a brand price is one factor. So is consistency and brand ethics.

I trust Doterra.

That doesn’t mean every other brand is terrible, but I have found the brand I love.

For me, there is no dark side of Doterra.

 

I’ll admit I was very sceptical about Essential Oils in general, despite being told over and over to use them.

I used Lavender and Peppermint oil initially to try and help my sons sleep and sinus issues. 

It had some effect, often the smell made me feel ill though.

 

The peppermint oil I had purchased was from the general store, in the medicine section.

While it contained “pure” oil – it also had another ingredients.

This smelt disgusting while diffusing. 

 

Then I Met Doterra

I met a woman at a market stall who explained Essential Oils to me, not just the Doterra brand.

So I purchased Easy Air and and a different brand of oil.

The Easy air won and I was done, no more shopping around for me.

It’s just costing me more money switching brands all the time. 

So when I see the cost raised as a dark side Of Doterra – I immediately think back to the $60 of Peppermint & Lavender wasting away in my cupboard.

Occasionally I tip the dodgy brands into the toilet with bicarb, because the toilet is where they belong.

 

My Personal Favourite Doterra Oils 

These are the oils I love and use daily. There is no dark side of Doterra here, just a new found love for Essential Oils and how they make me feel.

They have helped my sons sinus and sleep issues more than any medication ever prescribed by a doctor.

 

If you got to this point in my opinion piece, I would like you to take away one thing.

 

I was educated for free by a wellness advocate at a local market stall, then continually supported by my friend & upline Kat Abianac.

Without them, I wouldn’t know what to do with these oils. That is what you are buying into here, not just a single bottle of oil.

That is what changed things for me. Great products & a great company.

 

Ice Blue

This is by far my favourite so far. Keep in mind Im Ausralian so trying oils like Copaiba is still on the Bucket List. 

I suffer from pelvic pain after a car accident in 1998, the Ice Blue gives me so much relief and isn’t full of chemicals like pharmaceutical creams.

You can try the Ice Blue & Peppermint Roller Recipe HERE

 

Peppermint

A classic, so of course it’s a favourite. I mix this with my Ice Blue in a roller ball recipe to prolong it’s effect. It works a treat. 

It also smells amazing as a cleaner around the home.

Aromatouch

I love the smell of Aromatouch, I regularly use it in the bath after a long day. I’m a mother of three energetic children, so it helps me wind down.

 

Wild Orange

This Essential Oil makes my house smell amazing. Its such a sweet uplifting smell. I also wear it almost daily along with the occasional dab of peppermint. You can ready more about how I use Wild Orange Essential Oil HERE.

 

Balance

I really don’t enjoy the smell of Balance, but I like the effects. I like using it in the bath, however it does tingle a little if you use too much. 

 

Easy Air 

While I don’t use this on myself, I diffuse it for my son. My son is a post cancer patient and was near hospitalisation last year, I will get to his story soon. The short version – he has facial paralysis and can’t clear out his sinus effectively and this oil has been a godsend. We haven’t used pharma nasal sprays and sinus meds since.

 

Those are my favourites, pretty basic aren’t they!

While some people love Frankincense & Melissa, I keep things cost practical when it comes to daily use. 

I wouldn’t want to end up hating Doterra because of my usage choices….*note the sarcasm*

There is no dark side of Doterra.

 

 

If this is what has been holding you back from enrolling as a customer or advocate,

Let’s have a conversation, you can contact me HERE.

If you have decided to enrol, you can do that HERE.

 

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Could Something As Simple As Lightbulbs Be Holding You Back?

Today I did something I have been meaning to get done in a while!

I changed my light bulbs! Might sound boring hey….but it kinda matters when you are running a business on social media.

 

Some of the best content is created spur of the moment.

Which is why kitting your house out with cool white light is such a good idea.

Having to stop and set up lighting or roaming to find a good corner on an overcast day…..buzz kill!

 

Great idea + bad lighting often means content you don’t feel is quality.

Great idea + great lighting – BOOM. Beautiful.

 

This is not about being false or putting on a show.

This is about cutting through the noise and being SEEN.

 

Note: If you are moving house take your expensive light bulbs with you, put cheap ones back in.