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Supporting Hormone Symptoms With Essential Oils

What Are Hormones?

Hormones (For eg. estrogen, testosterone & adrenaline) are chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health.

Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs. These glands include:

  • thyroid
  • adrenals
  • pituitary, ovaries
  • testicles
  • pancreas

The entire endocrine system controls the level of hormones circulating throughout your body.

It only takes one of these Hormones to be slightly imbalanced and you may experience some health problems.


Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

  • Irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Changes in appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Hair loss & hair thinning
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido


If you think you have hormone issues, seek a doctors advice immediatley. It’s important to be fully informed and understand exactly what is going on with your body, before you make any decisions about treatment.


Modern Medicinal treatments for hormonal imbalances usually consist of prescribed medications, for example:

  • Synthetic hormone replacement therapies
  • Birth control pills
  • insulin injections
  • thyroid medications


Unfortunately, for the majority of people suffering from hormonal disorders, relying on these types of synthetic treatments often experience a series of side effects and are dependant of pharmaceuticals their entire lives. 


There are a few reasons people use essential oils for Hormone support.

Sometimes Hormones aren’t necessarily imbalanced, We do go through changes during our menstrual cycle.

Stress and other factors can often lead to temporary changes in the body.

If you are on medication, Essential Oil can still be a wonderful complimentary support product.

You can support your anxiety and mood with essential oils, making these changes easier to tolerate.

It’s important to be well rested and enjoy a healthy diet alongside any treatment you pursue.


Essential Oils To Help Support You:

Clary sage helps to balance estrogen levels because it contains natural phytoestrogens. During your menstrual cycle, rub three to five drops on the abdomen for a soothing massage.

Fennel: Promotes a healthy metabolism & can be added to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.

Lavender: Lavender oil promote calm. Reduces anxious feelings and promotes peaceful sleep

Sandalwood: Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties. Inhale Sandalwood directly from palms or diffuse to lessen tension and balance emotions.

Thyme: During the Middle Ages, Thyme was often placed beneath pillows to help promote a peaceful sleep and to ward off nightmares Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to targeted areas on the skin to purify and promote healthy-looking skin.


Dealing With Emotions Using Aromatherapy Support

doTERRA makes emotional aromatherapy easy and accessible for anyone dealing with common negative emotions with a new line of proprietary essential oil blends representing six categories of emotional well-being. Each delicate blend contains CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils that can be used aromatically or topically to help balance and brighten your changing moods. Just a few drops of these naturally complex, fragrant blends can elicit profound emotional responses to help you let go of burdens, find comfort and encouragement, or inspire you to dream with passion again.

The doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy Kit contains all six of the emotional blends from the doTERRA range.

You receive 5ml bottles of Cheer, Console, Forgive, Motivate, Passion and Peace.



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Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils

Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils

Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils come in a variation of sizes, colour & quality.


The Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils I stock range from low budget bottles, perfect for samples up to every day use quality bottles.

When creating samples for spur of the moment giveaways, I always recommend a cheaper dropper or roller ball bottle.

I use these when Im sampling because the potential customer will use the oil very quickly and its unlikely they will refill a 1ml bottle. 



1/2 ml Sample Style Roller Bottles

1ml & 2ml Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils are available HERE

For a cheaper option, from around 60 cents ea,  you can use 1/2ml Droppers HERE



5 – 10ml Roller Bottles Suitable For Workshops

For Make & Take Classes using Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils, I recommend a budget 5-10ml Roller Bottle.

These will come at an attractive price when your invitees prepare their own blends to take home. 

Starting from $5.95 for a 6 pack, the Metallic Cap 5-10ml Roller Ball Bottles are perfect.

These bottles often sell out as they are one of very few with have a slim enough base to fit into a $2 Standard Large Letter with Australia post.

To find out more about posting your samples, visit my guide HERE.


5 ml Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils


Premium Long Lasting Roller Ball bottles – Steel Ball

For a premium Glass Roll On Bottles For Essential Oils, I recommend a thicker glass. This is less likely to smash if accidentally dropped or experiences being crushed in your handbag.

The 10ml Ombre Blue Roller bottles are both presently and tough. You can purchase the, from $1.85 each or in discounted packs. 

These 10ml Roller Ball bottles are one of the best selling products in the store with repeat customers coming back for more.


Other Options For Samples & Essential Oil Bottles

For sampling, you may want to consider the large range of droppers available. These are cheaper than Roller Ball bottles as they don’t have an expensive insert.

Some of my dropper bottles have a luxury look, like the Gold 3 ml Dropper.


To scroll the entire range of Glass Roll On Bottles, Visit HERE

Some packages attract free shipping and I have a flat fee shipping policy of $9.50 so you can enjoy bulk orders at minimum cost.

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Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

5 Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe Blends Featuring Doterra’s Passion Blend

Passion “The Inspiring Blend” is a blend of:

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Cardamom Seed
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Ginger Rhizome
  • Clove Bud
  • Sandalwood Wood
  • Jasmine Flower Absolute
  • Vanilla Bean Absolute
  • Damiana Leaf

The Passion bend was created to:

  • Ignite feelings of excitement, passion, and joy
  • Counteract negative feelings of boredom and disinterest

Passion is a highly recommended essential oil blend for your own roll on essential oil perfume blend recipe ingredients.


You can play with the strength of these. Most of the Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe are suitable for a 10ml Roller Ball Bottle.

Always fill the remaining space of your Roller Ball Bottle with Fractioned Coconut Oil.

Using Essential Oils undiluted may cause skin irritation, especially when rolled on sensitive areas.

To create a DIY essential oil perfume spray, simply switch to an atomiser.


5 Incredible Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe Using Passion


Passion + Whisper

Whisper is a blend of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Patchouli Leaf, Bergamot Peel, Hawaiian Sandalwood Wood, Rose Flower, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon Bark, Vetiver Root, Labdanum Leaf/Stem, Cocoa Seed, Ylang Ylang Flower. It pairs with Passion beautifully giving your Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe a musky edge.

  • 10x drops Passion
  • 5x drops Whisper


Passion + Grapefuit

With Passion having a spicy rich tone, it pairs well with any citrus oil. This creates a spicy + sweet Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe

  • 5x Drops Grapefruit
  • 5x Drops Passion


Passion + Bergamot 

Bergamot has a Floral Note, so it’s a great oil for a Roll On Essential Oil Perfume Recipe. With the addition of Passion to its already spicy undertone – you will smell amazing.

  • 4 Drops Passion
  • 3 Drops Bergamot


Passion + Tangerine

Once again, using any citrus oil with Passion creates a sweet + spicy aroma which will not only smell amazing, but is also uplifting.

  • 5 Drops Passion
  • 5 Drops Tangerine


Passion + Citrus Bliss

This blend is dubbed as the “Darryl blend” as put together by our amazing presidential diamond Jessie Reimers Partner Darryl.

While Darryl uses this as a Men’s cologne, it’s still an amazing scent for women as well.

  • 6x drops Citrus bliss
  • 2x drop Passion


I recommend the Ombre Blue Bottle for Perfume Blends as the glass is relatively thick so can be carried around and used daily. 

To Try Passion From Doterra you can purchase Retail or Enrol as a wholesale customer + receive 25% off for 12 months.

You will also have access to other promotional offers like Buy One Get One Free + Postage Points.

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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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Choosing a Diffuser Jewellery Supplier

The main supplier I use for my diffuser jewellery is in Laos, (south East Asia, North of Thailand).

The market style manufacterer only employs adults and often sends photos of the ladies who create the items. 

Laos is known for silk and local handicraft products which support the local economy.

Laos has an average federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 and Full Time workers earn a minimum monthly rate of $100. This is significantly higher than areas in Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. While still considered a third world country, the Laos government has been working to achieve economic reform.


Choosing an overseas supplier is hard.

You have to weigh up a few things. One of those is wether the manufacturing process involves children.

While you can never 100% guarantee this isn’t the case unless you are visiting the country, you can request pictures and get to know the supplier a little better over time. It helps if someone int he company speaks reasonable english or you have somebody who can translate.

I have been importing products for years, you simply cannot ignore the things that go on in the industry. Always do your best to maintain a reasonable amount of dignity when choosing products. 


Look after your suppliers – Don’t haggle down to their last piece of bread.

Look after your suppliers, they look after you.

While it’s okay to haggle in price, recognise that often in Eccomerce, you ate lucky to maintain a 25% return.

Trying to reach that 100% mark up is not worth participating in slave labour.

While some people are completely against imported products, you also have to take into consideration how a worker would feel if the entire worlds trade shunned their handcrafts tomorrow. They simply would not be able to feed their family without trade import.

Their is a balance to be achieved here. Some of it falls on the consumer as well who will often go for the lowest price they can possibly find. 


When I can’t Get It from one place, I source it for another.

Not all of my items are from Laos, they don’t create everything I choose to stock. 

Some of my items are imported from Hong Kong, usually from highly rated suppliers. 

When a supplier is highly righted it means they have clean factory conditions & are transparent with their employee count and other factors.


I’d love to stock handcrafted items in Australia

I’m hoping 2018 brings some different partnerships with talented people in Australia who hand craft their products, with at least 70% home grown items.

If you do want to discuss this with me, contact me through my Facebook page in the sidebar. 

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Wild Orange Essential Oil – So Versatile!

Wild Orange Essential Oil – So Versatile!

Wild Orange is such a simple product, but it will make you fall in love with essential oil.

It’s fun, sweet and can be paired with almost anything in your diffuser. 

I find it really easy to use with the kids, because they enjoy the smell too. 


I always wanted to wear perfume, but it never sat well with me.

I’d buy the latest celebrity perfume and it would just collect dust.

Since committing to Essential Oil I wear them everyday!

Clearly, my body just didn’t agree with the fragrance and chemicals in retail perfume.


During the holidays I powered through my Wild Orange.

We have a daily swim after lunch and then rest time.

This usually involves kids sprawled out on the floor watching a movie.


I make myself a coffee and slug out with them or tap away at my computer.

It was during the holidays my gratitude for this oil intensified.

I roll Wild Orange onto my wrists and neck after I get out of the shower.

Its refreshing and the action of massaging it in relaxes me. 


This normally happens in the morning, but during the holidays I enjoyed it half way through the day.

I noticed it benefited my mood and damn, I smelt good.

I received quite a few compliments during the holidays, must keep the midday Wild Orange routine a permanent one!


Diffusing this oil, along with Lavender or something you have a preference for will fill your home with the most amazing aroma.

Wild Orange Essential oil is so versatile it can be couple with almost every oil.

While it’s an uplifting aroma often used for motivation, I find it relaxing at the same time.

I suppose, if anxiety and stress levels are reduced with any Essential Oil – you will feel the benefit of relaxation. 


The Wild Orange Blends I Use With My Kids 

  • Easy Air & Wild Orange

I have been using a touch of Wild Orange with my son’s Easy Air as he prefers the smell. This makes it easier for my to introduce oils into his daily routine. He has chronic rhinitis due to a collapsed nasal passage during his tumor surgery. Easy Air has improved his overall health so much. I have introduced an inhaler recently as he is older and can be trusted with the usage. 

  • Wild Orange & Peppermint 

My daughter loves this blend. The Peppermint from Doterra is more like a candy cane, less herbaceous than some oils. I prefer this aroma especially when blending it with citrus oils. My daughter says it reminds her of Christmas, she uses a roller ball every night before sleep. I snuck a little lavender into the most reason bottle to promote sleep.

  • Wild Orange & Balance

This is for my youngest. My little firecracker. She’s wild, crazy and happy most of the time. When her mood dips though, we all certainly know about it!! She seems to crash and burn hard, just today she fell asleep on my in the pool after an hour of working very hard to impress her siblings in the water. She’s 5, So I have only just recently started using topical roller ball blends. 


Wild Orange Essential Oil Is A Bit Like Us Really…

Wild & Sweet.



Making a Roller Ball Blend 

For me personally, I use 10-20 Drops in a 10ml bottle topped off with Fractioned Coconut oil.

Always use Essential Oils Safely when creating your blends. 


Essential Oils & Children


When creating blends for Children, I suggest using less and ALWAYS do a skin patch test.

Supervise your children when using Essential Oils & keep them out of reach when not in use.

You can read more about using Essential Oils with your children HERE





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People Say Essential Oils Don’t Work, How Do You Explain This?

People Say Essential Oils Don’t Work, How Do You Explain This?

Some people say Essential Oils don’t work. That’s a pretty cut and dry statement isn’t it though”

“Essential Oils Don’t Work”


Okay then. Why are their…

several products on department store shelves with Lavender that promote sleep?

The “go to” disinfectant in the Chemist made up of Tea Tree oil?

Coconut & Argan Oil huge in the Hair Care Industry?

Household brand “Vicks Vaporub” contain Eucalyptus oil?


Why would these products keep selling for decades if they don’t work?

Forget the science, I don’t even want to go there.

Let’s just have some common sense about it.

“You are saying this because you are a Doterra advocate”


No, not really.

For years my mother would mention putting Lavender on my pillow, she would always tell me to put Lavender on my wheat bag. 

It helped her, so she figured it would help me.

I knew about Essential Oils well before Doterra, I just didn’t know how to use them properly.

Funny thing is I can’t stand Lavender, it hurts my head and the smell of it triggers my mood into irritation. 

So you see, what works for someone else – doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.

For me I find Balance works very well (Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile for Non-Doterra customers), It’s probably the Frank & Chamomile. 


“Things that have improved, Things I didn’t plan on”

Even after I joined Doterra I would get slightly frustrated when Essential Oil would be recommended for my migraines.

It bothered my that people thought such a horrendous condition would just “go away” with the rub of some oil.

I have been battling these migraines for years and they are a result of health issues I can’t always control.

I usually get a migraine 1-2 times a fortnight, often lasting for two days.

Basically, I’m one big walking ball of brain pain.


When I started using Essential I only diffused it, very rarely topically applied.

Then I started creating samples daily, I would rub the excess balance and wild orange onto my neck.

I would do this everyday, 5 weeks later I realised I had not had a migraine in a full 30 day cycle.


Now keep in mind, at no point did I make an effort to use oils for my migraines. 

I didn’t have any faith at all when it comes to such a painful health problem.

I don’t want to say it’s the essential oil, because I worry I’ll jinx myself – but 30 days….


I put it down to this.

While creating samples of Balance & Wild Orange, I wore the Balance everyday.

I think this has kept my stress and anxiety down to a minimum, allowing me to stay calm and NOT get a migraine.

You see when you a migraine sufferer, it doesn’t take much to tip you either way. 


Essential Oils Don’t Work For You

This is what people should be saying. “Essential Oils don’t work for me” is a more accurate statement. 

Just like my epidural didn’t work during childbirth, a Lavender bath doesn’t do shit for you….am I right?

I don’t go around telling people Epidurals don’t work, even though they are used by qualified health care professionals.

I refuse to project my experiences onto someone else. 


“Essential Oils Don’t Work” is often french for “MLM Companies piss me off”

I get it, I do. But don’t make this about Essential oil.

If you don’t like Network Marketing companies, be logical and say what you really mean.

Don’t piss all over essential oils just because people choose to sell it through a Network Marketing gig. 

That’s like saying “Laundry powder doesn’t work” when AMWAY sells a ton of that shit.


“Essential Oils Don’t Work, I know because my sister used them”

Wha? You haven’t even tried them?

Oh and FYI….Grabbing some Peppermint oil from the cleaning aisle in your local department store doesn’t count.

It can take some time to find what works for you.

Hey, maybe they don’t work for you – but you have to actually have a reasonable attempt at trying something before you can bash it. 


So before you say essential oils don’t work again, for the love of god restructure your sentences properly. 

If Essential Oils Don’t work for you and thats okay, but don’t project your experiences onto other people before they have even had a chance to try them.


Wanna give it another go?



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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



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.


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.



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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Do It Yourself Essential Oil Bath Salt Recipe

Do It Yourself Bath Salt Recipe

Naturally fragrant bath salts using Doterra Essential Oils. No perfume, Nothing suss.





3 Cups Of Epsom Salt

1/2 Cup Baking Soda

30 Drops of your favourite Essential Oil Blend (or 10 – 15 Drops Pure)

Mix all the ingredients together wearing gloves or with a fork.


Using Your Bath Salt

We use 1/2 a cup as our chosen blend is quite strong.

Mix well to ensure that the salt has speed out  dissolved a little in the tub before entering.


Storing Your Bath Salts

This recipe is best made fresh and used within a couple of days. If you want to keep your salts for longer, store them in a sealed airtight container.


Things To Keep In Mind When Creating Your Own Bath Salts

This bath salt recipe doesn’t contain a stabiliser (such as Polysorbate) so bear in mind the oil will have contact with your skin immediately.

While some recipes state 30 drops of Pure Essential Oil (no carrier oil) to 3 Cups of Epsom Salt – I feel this is far too strong without a stabiliser.

Something you may forget when using salts is not to jump in with freshly shaven legs or skin irritations unless you are using appropriate oil types.


Enjoy Your Bath Tonight!

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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… 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.