Saturday, 7 July 2012

Raw is MORE

Well, today I was invited to an empowering event, about eating healthy, wholesome, mostly raw foods, being mindful also when it comes to fitness and meditating. This amazing couple are living their passion and they just have this incredible glowing energy for life and want to share it with the world.... they definitely walk the walk (just like my mentors Gary Young, Jen Gallagher and Artemis)
Kristine Matheson and her husband Wayne have both survived cancer and other illness by living as close to nature as they could, raw, organic, vegetarian, healthy and happy. She is also an author, her book 'From Cancer to Wellness- the forgotten secrets', is a must for anyone who wants to change the way they view food and feel about life.
Wayne started off awakening everybody's energy by getting us to move about to Zumba and then we experienced one of Kristine's yummy Raw cakes, apricot, cashew cream tea cake AMAZING!
They offer 7 day Raw food, fitness & mind/body connection Retreats, which are held at the Glass House Mountains.... First one starting the first day of SPRING. It will be a life changing experience for anyone who needs a break from life or wants to really look inside their bodies!

Anyway, I have been wanting to post about these yummy treats I made about 2 weeks ago.... and finally today I feel inspired to share this deliciously simple wholesome treat with you all. It is fantastic for mums as it is quick to make (what I love the most), your kidlets can help and also contains no processed sugar, chocolate, butter or flour!

Buckwheat, sultana and cacao cinnamon oil treats (inspiration from Gem Mystic –thank you, tweaked by me!)
(You can call it **Chocolate Honey Balls** if you have a 3 or 4 year old that screws their nose up at the word buckwheat.....)

1 cup of buckwheat soaked in water over night

1&1/2 cups of sultanas

1 cup of Coconut shredded

 ½ cup Cacao

¼ cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons Maple Syrup

2/3 drops of Young Living cinnamon oil

Grab a blender

Whiz up the sultanas (you may need to add a touch of water if you have a low speed blender, if you have something like a vitamix awesome) scoop out into a bowl.

Add the drained cup of buckwheat to the sultanas, add shredded coconut, cacao, maple syrup and oil drops.

Wash your hands J

Have fun scweltching and mashing it between your fingers. Mix together, then roll into rustic bits between your palms, forming a little sweet treat…….. place on plate or in container and then in fridge for a few hours…. (Taste a few before hand of course)

Yummy sweet treats, great for adults and kids parties, delicious, nutritious and fast!!  J
Energising and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.

While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein gluten's. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavoured, dark honey.

Buckwheat is native to Northern Europe as well as Asia. From the 10th through the 13th century, it was widely cultivated in China. From there, it spread to Europe and Russia in the 14th and 15th centuries, and was introduced in the United States by the Dutch during the 17th century.
Buckwheat is widely produced in Russia and Poland, where it plays an important role in their traditional cuisines. Other countries where buckwheat is cultivated commercially include the United States, Canada, and France, the country famous for its buckwheat crepes.

High in Manganese, Magnesium, Fibre and Copper, known to enhance your cardiovascular health, control blood sugar levels, lower risk of diabetes and even help prevent gall stones among other things. Its great for your entire being!

I am loving reading and learning about making old favourites with new and exciting healthy ingredients...................... Many more "superwholefoods" to come!
Enjoy :)

Joyous Health and Harmony,

Amy Marais BSc

Phone 0405 377 298

Essential Oil consultant – member 1090238

Young Living Essential Oils the purest on earth!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

:::::The power of Thieves - every mothers best friend:::::

Forget the poisons HOTLINE…….

Here is one powerful safe plant based (concentrated) cleaner for your entire home….. Let your kids help out J

Cars, bins, benches, stainless, toilets, basins, shower, kitchen, dishes, floor, walls, oven, fridge, windows, mirror, mould, silk plants, live plants, carpet, room deodoriser, mattress, sheets, pillows, laundry, spots, stains and sticky fingers……

One capful into spray bottle or bucket of warm water is all you need!!!
Why is it called Thieves??
Well, back in the day during the Black Plague in France, there were four thieves who protected themselves from picking up the killer disease. They used a combination of cloves, rosemary, lemon, cinnamon bark and Eucalyptus radiata while robbing victims.
When captured they were offered a lighter sentence in exchange for their secret recipe. Young Livings essential oil blend offers the same kind of defence. 
Thieves has been university tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.
The oil blend is fantastic when used in a non water diffuser to actually digest the mould spurs in rooms... more on that another day :) 

Simple, synthetic free and safe for families J
And of course its not just for mums fellas!!!!

Really it could not be easier and perfect for babies and toddlers who are inquisitive and will put everything in their mouths because its fun...... No need to even have these nasties in your house anymore, there are some amazing things on the market at the moment. Like soap nuts! Who has tried them before I just bought my first bag, so will be sharing my view shortly.

If you are interested in cleaning with different kinds of essential oils, vinegar or baking soda? You may like to read chapter 2 of our book 'An Aromatic Life'... at only $20.......  it has a great section on Chemical-Free Cleaning (Chapter 2 - Robyn M. Schow), my chapter if anyone is interested is Chapter 7 Pregnancy, Babies and Kids :) Recipes, nutrition, belly oils, sleeping and lots more! Chapter 5, Emotional Clarity Using Essential Oils, is also incredible and helped me out last year when I went through a bit of a hard time with anxiety, depression, darkness and even not wanting to get out of be in the morning... everything just seemed a bit too much, even being a mum! So thank you to the lovely Lorna Russell fellow Raindrop Practitioner for your wonderful words..... "Empowerment has many perspective; I believe it is to attain the knowledge and the ability to create the life that we want to live."

Louise L. Hay is also an amazing author and personal growth master..You can heal your life is life changing, love her stuf!

Anyway, a bit of the track there :)

So, Thieves Cleaner, its Awesome...
Let me know if you would like to get some!

(*NEW website coming soon, with fun facts, super foods, books and testimonials)

Joyous Health and Harmony,

Phone 0405 377 298


What is a Raindrop Technique?

While out and about at playgrounds, parks and beaches with my gorgeous girls, I hear this question many times.... So what do you do?

Well, the quick answer (other than being a multitasking mama)
I educate, empower and change lives..............

I am truly passionate about living a plant based lifestyle one that is kind to the earth and safe for our little families.

It gives me an enormous amount of pleasure sharing the love of these amazing medicinal oils and showing people just how easy it is to use them to enhance your physical health, emotional wellbeing, inner nourishment, natural first aid, cooking, cleaning and pretty much all aspects of your life, even your pets!...
My girls especially love dropping oils on their bellies and rubbing them on their feet... and at just 4 and 2, they know which ones to use and when...

Then I say oh I am also a Professional Raindrop Technique Practitioner.... which usually creates a puzzled look on the people around me, which is fair enough, lets face it, its not as widely spoken about as the common practises such as remedial massage and acupuncture.

So it gives me great delight to tell the world about this beautiful technique and if you know anyone who is a practitioner where you live, do your mind, body and spirit a favour and experience its fabulous healing and soothing benefits.......... It is an incredible technique, you even grow a little from lengthening and aligning your spine...... freaky I know.....

The 7 Powerful Benefits You Will Receive From Raindrop Technique:
1. Helps reduce pain
2. Helps reduce inflammation
3. Helps improve circulation
4. Can help prevent the bacterial and viral causes of spinal misalignment, including    scoliosis and kyphosis
5. Helps to relieve STRESS
6. Helps to improve immune function
7. Can facilitate the release of pent-up negative emotions

I am sooo passionate about Raindrop Technique because the first time I had one (during my level 1 course) I felt instant contentment, clarity and pain relief and have not had sciatica pain since. That was over 3.5 years ago, even after carrying two girls on my hips over the last 4 years.... that is why I use these oils, I love them, they work!!

So what is a Raindrop?

Raindrop Technique: Incorporates a blissful spinal Vitaflex (Tibetan reflexology) on your feet using 9 different oils. You then turn over (reluctantly, after I awake you from your relaxing dream state) while oils are dropped along your spine and tired muscles, they are then feathered in using a spine tingly “feathering” technique inspired by Native Americans and Ancient Egyptians. Your back is further invigorated with a combination of unique bodywork and massage techniques. 

Vitaflex Technique: Helps regulate your body, bringing it back into balance using gentle triggering action on your feet and legs, enhances different organs and functions such as your digestion and sinuses for example, includes scalp massage. Love your body inside and out.

Both Techniques may help increase your energy, your immune system, relieve aches and pain, enhance joint health and overall well being.

This is me giving my 5 year old nephew Jet a Raindrop, he got up off the table and said "Aunty Amy that was the best massage I have ever had" well, it was his first but still...... he loved it :)
Does this sound like something that you would love?
Allow 90 minutes of total bliss, (includes client history discussion) for $90..
If you would like to experience this unforgettable treatment book today and receive a 10% discount when you mention/follow this blog or like my facebook page...  

You can connect with me via phone 0405 377 298 or my facebook business page:
I am your local Pine Rivers Young Living Member 1090238

Young Living Medicinal Essential Oils are the purest on earth “nature’s living energy”
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, and have a wonderful rest of the week! 

Joyous Health and Harmony,