DIY Hand Soap

DIY Hand Soap I am not much of a DIY'er I must admit but this is something we have been making for the last 5yrs as it is super quick, super simple and best of all toxin free. As soon as I got my hands on doTERRA Essential Oils this was one of the first products in my home that I replaced and started to make my own. . To get started you ...

Exciting New Essential Oils In Australia and New Zealand!

I have just returned from a 5 day trip to Sydney (well I tell a slight untruth I have been home 4 days but it has taken me this time to gather my thoughts and get pen onto paper to write this blog). It was my 4th Australian Convention and I have to say it was the best so far. In a room surrounded by 5000 other Essential Oil lovers the room was el...

Essential Oil Infused Treats

Since we embarked on the GAPS diet back in 2011 I have consciously made any form of treat food for the whole household and once doTERRA essential oils came into my sphere of awareness I knew I was going to be able to create even more flavoursome deliciousness in the form of Gut Healing treats for the children and the adults alike. These make perfect yummines...

Removing Chemicals From Our Home Saved Our Health

This was a sign I needed on my front door before I started this journey to wellness back in late 2012. It never even crossed my mind that not only what I was feeding my family was destroying their health so was my choice of cleaning products and personal hygiene products. I was only doing what we were shown on all the adverts on the TV and in the Su...

Getting Started With The Gaps Diet + My Families Journey

. GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology diet and was created by Dr Natasha McBride MD MMedSci (Neurology), MMedSci (Human Nutrition) in 2004 after she had worked with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive-compulsive di...

Gaps Friendly Sri Lankan Curry

I must admit I am a curry lover. I am extremely fortunate to be married to a Sri Lankan and I have had quite a few cooking lessons with my in laws over the years over in the UK but also at Aunties and Cousins houses in Sri Lanka. I have been asked to provide recipes for my favourite curries which I incorporate many healing foods such as bone broth and...

Copper Detox: Otherwise Known As Copper Dumping

As a pyrrole that has to take a large amount of Zinc on a daily basis one of the temporary side effects is Copper Detoxing or affectionately known as Copper Dumping! There is nothing affectionate about this side effect. When the body is low in Zinc it then binds to copper leading you to have an excess. Copper overload actually is behind ...

Do You Know What Pyrolle Disorder Is? No? This Is For You!

I hear you asking what on earth is Pyrrole Disorder. That is exactly what I thought when my daughter was first diagnosed and as it is not known much in the general medical world your GP might ask the same. It is now a real part of family life as all four of us have been diagnosed with P and also Undermethylator’s. It is sometimes referred to as the Ma...

New Website Launch and a Reintroduction

Welcome to my newly launched website. It's exciting times ahead. Firstly for those who don’t know me or need a reintroduction my name is Jo Dissanayake and I founded Jo Dissanayake - A Gut Instinct. I have morphed from an Organic Coop which I started to enable our family to access organic items and produce at the best price possible to grow...

7 Ways to Use Copaiba Essential Oil Everyday

What is Copaiba essential oil and why you will need to have it in your essential oil collection immediately or on your wishlist! If you follow me, you will already know I am an Essential Oil Addict. I have been using essential oils for a long time but really got to grips with them almost 5 years. Copaiba became a firm ...

How Doterra Sources Copaiba Essential Oil to Ensure Sustainable

doTERRA source their Copaiba Essential Oil from the Brazilian Rainforest, Brazil occupies roughly half of South America, covering a total area of 3,287,357 square miles. This rainforest is approx 60% of the combined Global Rainforests area and has around 390 Billion Trees, some of which are the Copaiba tree. No Middle Man Promise doTERRA work w...

The Differences Between Copaiba and CBD Oil!

Since doTERRA released Copaiba Essential oil to the market in September 2017 I often get asked how it differs from CBD oil. There is a lot of controversy surrounding Cannabis, Medicinal Marijuana, CBD Oil and THC containing products. Firstly you need to understand how each product works and what it does then you can make an informed decision as to what is ...

Detox Your Home

Did you know that chemicals are absorbed into your body through your skin? So when you apply shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, face cream - you get my drift - the chemical and synthetic compounds are absorbed into the skin and can cause no end of issues for your body. Some of the chemicals found in seemingly ‘safe’ products on the shelf of...

How To Take Care of Your Diffuser

Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience the aromatic benefits of your favorite essential oil. Over time, your diffuser will develop an oil buildup that potentially can prevent it from working properly, so it is important to understand how to use and take care of it. Here are a few tips that will help you h...

How To Use A Reed Diffuser With Essential Oils

If you are looking for a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils, then you will love this DIY reed diffuser. This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils. Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Ingredients ¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil 15 drops favorit...

Using the dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist

The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist is the perfect addition to the well-loved doTERRA On Guard collection. It is infused with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend you’ve grown to love. In addition, the active ingredient in doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist will help protect...

dōTERRA On Guard® Pancakes

Submitted by: Carmella Papaleo, California Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup plain greek yogurt ¾ cup milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional...