Green super juice, no waste

We invested in a juicer a year ago and this summer it’s been getting a work out. The great thing about it, is that it crushes up all the fruit and vegies and comes out compact on the other end that it’s perfect to go into a batter. Whether it’s carrots for carrot cake, this time around I had some pretty great ingredients for a super green juice:

1/2 cucumber
2 cups of spinach
2 cups grapes
1 Apple
2 kiwis

I turned the left over pulp into a savoury pancake and added 1 drop Cumin essential oil to give it a herbaceous flavour. Whoa – looks green, mean and bloody delicious!

I may have eaten more than the little guy, but he didn’t mind it with the cheese.

#homemade #pancakesarethebest #greensmoothie #iron#vitaminsandgoodness #healthyliving #winner

Sunday 19 November 2017 Introduction: Essential oils for babies and families

Come and join us on a journey into natural solutions to health and wellness as we explore the power of plant medicine for everyday living. Support your sleep, your babies sleep, boost immunity and explore ways to use essential oils to create your own natural first aid kit for the home. Soon, you’ll become a disruptor in healthcare and saying, ‘I’ve got an oil for that!’.

Learn how to blend the oils you have, how to gain confidence in using new oils and how to use oils in ways you may never have before.

Proudly presented by dōTERRA Gold leader Nicole Brown and hosted by Wellness Advocate Hien Blackmore.

Visiting us from Brisbane, Queensland, Nicole Brown is a wife, mother of two beautiful children 6 and 4 years old. She is a Primary School Teacher, Doula and Hypnobirthing Practitioner and best of all a dōTERRA Gold leader and founder of Love Nest Nurture. She loves sharing her story and how she has incorporated essential oils into her family and become a chemical free home.

Hien Blackmore is a first-time mum, living in regional Ballarat, Victoria who has been using essential oils to support her family’s health and wellness over the past twelve months. She is a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and owner of Zen Essence. She is caring and passionate mum who wants to share the joys of using these oils in everyday cooking and around the home.

Tickets are free but bookings are essential

Any questions, please contact Hien Blackmore 0450 709 704.

November 2017 promotions

If you’re interested in getting started with essential oils, here are November promotions!

There’s 10% off the Ginger 15ml essential oil blend.

For those on the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) with doTERRA, the Product of the Month is a Cedarwood 15ml essential oil. Your LRP orders need to be shipped before the 15th November to receive your Product of the Month with a minimum of 125pv.

The 50 for 50 enrolment promotion continues until the end of November.


This month we’ve also got BOGO deals! Check out the details below.


October Promotions 2017

If you’re interested in getting started with essential oils, here are October’s promotions!

There’s 10% off the Peace 5ml essential oil blend.

For those on the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) with doTERRA, the Product of the Month is a Peppermint Touch 10ml roller bottle. Your LRP orders need to be shipped before the 15th October to receive your Product of the Month with a minimum of 125pv.


In addition to this month is the 50 for 50 enrolment promotion.




September Promotions 2017

It’s another epic month of promotions this September!

There’s 10% off the uplifting blend ‘Cheer’ roller bottle blend.

For those on the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) with doTERRA, the Product of the Month is a bottle of Clove 15ml essential oil. Your LRP orders need to be shipped before the 15th September to receive your Product of the Month with a minimum of 125pv.

In addition to this, there is a special 200pv promotion this month from the 1 – 30 September where if you place a single order of 200pv you get Litsea 15ml and Manuka 5ml essential free (valued at $144 total) – whoa!


You’re in time for BOGO starts Monday 21st August 2017

If you’ve been waiting to get started with essential oils, now is the time. It is the most INEXPENSIVE time to start and I’ll walk you through the process. A weeks’ worth of FREE essential oils awaits you! That’s right, Buy One Get One free.

This promo only happens a once or twice year and it’s important to take advantage because that’s where you’ll save the most money. Here’s how to get started!

If you’re NEW to dōTERRA:

You’ll start by grabbing a wholesale account (A$35) which will give you wholesale pricing (25% below retail) for the entire year! You won’t be required to purchase monthly, share/sell oils or fill any quotas. It’s simply a customer account.

This is a journey that you will never have to do alone! Zen Essence community will help support you along this wellness path.

After you’ve enrolled and joined our members group, you’ll be totally in the know!

DōTERRA BOGO sales are released daily at midnight AEST and will include one oil for purchase and another you’ll get FREE. What’s great is that you can purchase up to 5 of each deal per day…so gift or gather up for your friends and family!

We’ll post the BOGO sales each morning along with product info and usage tips on our Zen Essence – Pure Essential Oils Facebook group.

To JOIN in time for BOGO, follow these steps (for Australians):

  1. Head to click JOIN AND SAVE
  2. Select your preferred language and country of residence.
  3. If you’re in Australia, choose the local AU OTG option to order items from the Australian Warehouse in Australian Dollars.
  4. Next, select Wellness Advocate option to get wholesale pricing and other benefit.
  5. Fill in your Personal Details; Contact Information; Shipping Address; Sponsor / Enroller ID (Note: The Sponsor / Enroller ID should be prefilled but if it isn’t, my ID is 4040430)
  6. Create a Password, tick to agree to the Online Application Terms and Conditions to continue.
  7. At checkout select the A$35 Introductory Enrolment Pack, OR an enrolment starter kit of your choice (membership fee waived with a kit for 1 year)
  1. Enter in your payment information and then hit “Process Order Now” and “Continue”.

That’s it!  You will receive a confirmation email from dōTERRA and you can log into your account right away and start shopping for BOGO!

After you join, email me at and I’ll add you to my private Facebook online community.

Existing customers with an account:

Daily BOGO specials will be announced each day on the dōTERRA Australia Facebook page or Australia Instagram @doterraau account and just look for the special offer image. There will be one unique product a day. Monday through to Friday, for a total of five specials for the week.

This 2 for 1 limit is 5 per account, per day while stocks last.

To receive a free item, simply put the item in your cart and the free oil will automatically be added.

For example, if the daily special is Buy 1 Grapefruit get 1 Lemongrass free, you would just simply add Grapefruit to your cart, process the order and the Lemongrass will automatically be shipped to you.




Happy Monday everyone! It’s Day 1 of BOGO week “Buy One Get One” free.

Buy 1 // DigestZen // 15mL essential oil and receive an // Easy Air // 15mL essential oil FREE for today only or while stocks last!

DigestZen Internal blend can be added to water or tea to aid with digestion. It’s my go to for tummy aches, constipation, bloating or feeling bleh in the stomach! Retail price $52. Wholesale price $41.

This winter, I’ve been pumping a lot of Easy Air blend during the day and night to help clear up those airways, blocked noses and promote a restful night’s sleep. Retail price $34. Wholesale price $27.

If you’ve never tried essential oils and have been looking to get started, this is a fantastic way to kick start your experience with a wholesale account. Pay $35 membership fee, access all products at 25% off for a year plus you’ll get heaps of support from myself and my oily tribe – just message me.

#bogo #freebies #mondaymotivation #getstarted #digestzen #easyair#zenessenceau


BOGO has been postponed in Australia due to some IT technical difficulties with BOGO Day 4. Watch this space for more details.






Vegan Laksa Soup


When I think of Laksa, I imagine a bowl of hot steaming, slightly spicy, creamy coconut with a bunch of delicious goodness! There are so many variations out there and it really is a great soup all year round. Normally, I’d use a whole chicken to make my stock and broth, but this time around, I experimented with my ingredients to make a vegan laksa. You can choose to add soy sauce.

I made my veggie stock from scratch using half a cabbage, handful of shiitake mushrooms, 4 medium carrots, half a celery, 1 leek and two onions with the skin on. Be sure to give the veggies a quick rinse and they only need to be roughly chopped. In a stock pot with 6 litres of water, cook for about 4 – 6 hours until it’s reduced to about 4 litres.

Servings: 6

2 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp curry powder
6 tbsp Vegan laksa paste
6 cups veg stock
1 400ml can coconut milk
1 large head broccoli, chopped
1 zucchini sliced
10 button mushroom quartered
2 large tomato, chopped
toothpick ginger essential oil
1 drop of lemongrass essential oil
toothpick of black pepper essential oil
1 250 tin of sliced bamboo shoots
vermicelli noodle for 6
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 large handful bean sprouts
4 spring onions, sliced
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
slices of lime



  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large wok, and fry the Laksa Paste until it is fragrant.
  2. Add in the coconut milk and vegetable
    stock and stir well.
  3. Add the tomato, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms into the mixture, and cook on high until mostly tender; about 5-10 minutes.
  4. While cooking, place the vermicelli in a bowl of hot water. If you’re using thicker noodles, heat them in a small pan over a medium heat.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar and essential oils.
  6. When the noodles are soft and the vegetables are tender, divide the noodles out between the 6 bowls.
  7. Ladle the soup onto the noodles, diving it between the bowls.
  8. Top each soup with bean sprouts, spring onions, mint leaves and coriander, and serve with 2 slices of lime.


Vegan Laska Paste

(Makes enough to feed 8)

3 red chillies
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp  paprika
1 tsp  cumin
1 tsp  turmeric
1 white onion, chopped
4 lemongrass stalks, white part only, chopped
3cm piece galangal, peeled and chopped
1 small handful cashew nuts
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp  brown sugar
2 tbsp lime juice


  1. Heat the coriander, paprika, cumin and turmeric in a pan for several minutes until fragrant.
  2. Place the spices in a blender or food processor with all other ingredients and blend into a fine paste.
  3. Place into an airtight container, ready for use!


July Promotions 2017

July is full of wonderful promotions!  The Salubelle promo has been EXTENDED until the 15th July where if you make a 200pv order you’ll get the Salubelle (RRP $124) below – wow!

In addition, there is 10% off the doTERRA’s shampoo and conditioner.

For those on the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) with doTERRA, the Product of the Month is a bottle of Marjoram 15ml essential oil. Your LRP orders need to be shipped before the 15th July to receive your Product of the Month with a minimum of 125pv.

So really… if you made a 200PV order, you’d get BOTH the Salubelle and Marjoram! AWESOME FREEBIES!


My FREE stash of oils this month


Look what came in the mail today? *clapping hands excitedly* I love being on LRP it’s kind of like frequent flyers and so easy to do. This month, I’ve received a FREE Easy Air blend, FREE Salubelle and because I’m on LRP I used my product credit points to get a FREE bottle of Helichrysum. That’s over $280 of products absolutely FREE. Say whaaaat?! Let’s look at what my goodies can do…

Correct X – ointment to clean and soothe skin
Digestzen – the tummy tamer and reduces bloating
Easy Air – respiratory support
Helichrysum – rejuvenate and improve skin
Litsea – brings fresh energy and stimulation
Myrrh – powerful cleansing properties soothe skin
On Guard – boost healthy immune function
Roman Chamomile – soothe body systems
Salubelle – nourish skin, reduce wrinkles

Plus, doTERRA have phased out plastic packaging and gone with environmentally friendly paper that’s recyclable. Yay!


Golden crispy pan fried Gyoza

Gyozas are one of my favourite dishes to make and it’s so easy once you get the hang of pleating many. The other day, I invited our mothers group to my place for lunch and made Gyozas! There are many different recipes on the internet and various ingredients to substitute with. The version I’ve got here is lovely because of the little crunch you get from the water chestnuts. You can also use a cup of cabbage or bamboo shoots, but water chestnuts is just simply divine! I’ve also included a vegan version below too.

Meat Filling

Ingredients: 500g chicken mince, 200g can of water chestnuts, 2 spring onions finely chopped, ginger essential oil (toothpick) or 2tsp of minced ginger, 1 small garlic clove finely chopped, 1 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt / pepper to taste, 30 pack gyozas, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ½ chicken stock (or water), soy sauce to serve

Vegan Filling

Ingredients: 10 button mushrooms, ½ can 200g of water chestnuts, handful of green beans thinly sliced and chopped, 2 spring onions finely chopped, 1 small garlic clove finely chopped, 1 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt / pepper to taste, 30 pack gyozas, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ½ cup water, sesame oil to serve (optional: grated carrots, chopped bamboo shoots, shredded cabbage).


  1. Combine chicken mince, finely chopped green onions, minced ginger (or using a tooth pick, dip into ginger essential oil and dip into mixture – it’s very pungent so 1 drop will be too much), garlic, finely chopped water chestnuts, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper in bowl.


  1. Place a gyoza wrapper on a clean work surface. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of chicken mixture on to the centre of the wrapper. Brush the edge with a little water. Use your fingertips to pleat the edge 4-5 times. Fold over to enclose the filling. Place on a plate. Repeat with remaining mix and wrappers.

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large fry pan over high heat until just smoking. Remove from heat. Arrange the dumplings over the base of the pan. Return to heat and cook for 2 minutes or until the base of the dumplings are golden. Pour ½ cup chicken stock over the gyoza, cover with a lid (careful, it might splatter!). Cook, covered, for 3-4 minutes or until gyozas are cooked through and water has evaporated. Add a couple of drops of sesame oil, spread around pan and allow gyoza to get crispy. Remove from heat and set aside for 2 minutes.
  1. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately with soy sauce.