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Get to Know Aromatherapist and Wellness Extraordinaire Jennifer Jefferies

Get to Know Aromatherapist and Wellness Extraordinaire

Jennifer Jefferies

To celebrate your inspiration-filled International Women’s Day Masterclass, Aromatherapy and the Feminine Spirit (Saturday 9th March 2019), we sat down with one of the key presenters, who is also one of Australia’s most respected authors and speakers in the health and wellbeing world, Jennifer Jefferies! Jennifer is a self-titled psychedelic hippie committed to leaving the world a better state. She is a philanthropist who loves breaking new ground. After burning out in her twenties, Jen reinvented herself as a naturopath and aromatherapist specialising in getting people out of survival mode and preventing burnout in the workplace. She has published 14 books including the #1 book on Intuitive Aromatherapy in the world. In this interview, Jennifer shares with you her personal empowerment story and why she thinks International Women’s Day is so important…

 

Perfect Potion: To start, can you tell us a little about yourself and your ‘personal why’ in life?

Jennifer Jefferies: I am a corporate hippie who is driven to leave the world a better place.  My proudest achievement in life is… Four years ago I set up www.theqfoundation.org.au where I help kids in poverty to have a better life and hope through education. We currently have 57 kids in our care in Thailand and our first ones completing apprenticeships in April. These are kids who would never be in school without our help.

Perfect Potion: What led you to become involved in the kind of work you do? Was it something that was always on the cards for you?  

Jennifer Jefferies: I joined the regular army at 17 as a driver instructor and after a three-year stint there I entered the pharmacy industry. It was the 1980s. Greed is good and all of that and I came into natural therapies after burning out in the pharmacy industry. I studied naturopathy and then aromatherapy with Salvatore Battaglia and did ten years in clinic and then was very frustrated not being able to help as many people as I wanted to; being limited by seeing 40-50 patients a week. So I brain dumped what I was telling my patients and that became 14 books over the years. For the last 17 years, I have traveled the world speaking on preventing burnout in the workplace and also aromatherapy.

Perfect Potion:  What does empowerment mean to you? Particularly in terms of female empowerment?

Jennifer Jefferies: I take a stand for helping women to find and use their voices. I grew up in the generation where girls are “seen and not heard”. I get excited seeing the young women today who have not had that and they are so assertive and feel empowered to be strong in themselves. To me, empowerment is simply being able to bring all of you to this lifetime.  Holding nothing back and feeling safe to do so.

Perfect Potion: Why do you feel International Women’s Day is important?

Jennifer Jefferies: We need to show younger women what is possible in life. For me, as a child Wonder Woman was my role model. I never had a role model in the women who were in my family. I want all women to have positive role models in life. I am deeply passionate about having other women understand the role of women over the years; particularly the Suffragettes. We would never have had what we do today without their pure courage.

Perfect Potion:  Who is your number one female icon?

Jennifer Jefferies: Wonder Woman all the way AND the Suffragettes

Perfect Potion:  Do you have a favourite quote about female empowerment?

Jennifer Jefferies: The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain. Susan B Anthony (Suffragette)

Perfect Potion: You’re one of the key presenters at our Aromatherapy and the Feminine Spirit International Women’s Day Masterclass, can you share a little bit about what people can expect from your presentation?

Jennifer Jefferies: We are emotional beings and using essential oils just for physical uses means we miss out on so much of their talents. I love sharing how and why essential oils help us tap into our natural instincts to really use essential oils to their full potential

Perfect Potion: You’re the creator of the INCREDIBLE and much-loved Aromatherapy Insight Cards, can you tell us a little bit about them?  

Jennifer Jefferies: The Insight cards came about through dealing with patients in clinic where I found in consultation they were unable to express what stress was influencing their health. They were so in it they could not see it. So I wanted a tool to help access what was going on for them emotionally. So I worked with Intuitive artist Karen Osborn to create the Insight system that has been taught all around the world for the last 19 years.

Perfect Potion: You’ve spoken before about the value in living the role of the ‘crone’, can you share a bit about this with us?

Jennifer Jefferies: When my mum was turning 50, I sent her a card saying congrats on being the Crone and she was mortified. She felt I meant, as most western people think, a silly old woman. I do lots of work in Asia and the post-menopausal woman “crone” is highly revered and respected. That’s lost in our western culture and we don’t value the incredible life experience of our wise women. I am passionate about redefining what it is to be a post-menopausal woman in the western world. For me, at 57, I feel like I am just starting the coolest part of my life. I want other women to stand proud in their “wise woman” time of life.

Perfect Potion:  And of course, we have to ask… what’s your favourite Perfect Potion product or favourite essential oil?  

Jennifer Jefferies: Eros and Earth Essential Oil Blend

Aromatherapy and the Feminine Spirit – Meet the Presenters

You’re invited to rise and claim your power and enhance your intuition with us at an exclusive Perfect Potion International Women’s Day Event with Sze Wing Vetault and Jennifer Jefferies. 

This day is dedicated to aromatherapy and the feminine spirit. It’s about inspiring and empowering you to be the best you can be. Learn about the goddess archetypes and how they apply to you and your life, how to embrace your transformation and how to cultivate courage and use your feminine power to make a positive difference in your life. Be inspired and explore how to use essential oils on your healing journey, how to tap into your intuition, develop your emotional awareness and discover the subtle, metaphysical uses of aromatherapy. You will also enjoy VERY special offers on the day featuring Sze Wing Vetault’s book Goddess with Many Faces and Jennifer Jefferies Aromatherapy Insight Cards! Book and find out more here!

Meet the Presenters

About Sze Wing Vetault

Often called the ‘modern-day Mary Poppins’, Sze Wing Vetault is a coach, author and creative entrepreneur specializing in personal development and spirituality. Graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science, she began her career as an economist and later working as a consultant. Sze Wing takes a practical and holistic approach to personal and business transformation. She coaches individuals and purpose-driven businesses to inspire change and foster growth. Sze Wing has presented her work in Australia and overseas. She is also a co-founder of the Lighten Up™ Summit; an online video summit showcasing Australian conscious thought leaders in the health & wellness industry. Find out more at SzeWingVetault.com.

About Jennifer Jefferies

Jennifer herself as a psychedelic hippie committed to leaving the world a better state. She is a philanthropist who loves breaking new ground and living in the unknown zone of life. After burning out in her twenties, Jen reinvented herself as a naturopath and aromatherapist specialising in getting people out of survival mode and preventing burnout in the workplace. She has published 14 books including the #1 book on Intuitive Aromatherapy in the world. Jen is comfortable whether walking the 800km Camino Way across Spain or speaking on the world stage. Jennifer is The Present Day Wise Woman, and says her greatest achievement is founding The Q Foundation, which brings hope, health and happiness to children in poverty. Find out more at http://jenniferjefferies.com/.

5 Ways to Make Your Pure Aromatherapy Elixir Last Longer

Obsessed with the luxurious and addictive scent of your Pure Aromatherapy Elixir? Here are 5 tips on how to make your favourite elixirs last longer.

1. Store your perfume properly

If you want your fragrance to last longer, avoid storing it in damp, warm locations or in direct sunlight. It’s said that heat, light, and humidity break down and decrease the quality of the perfume. Try storing them in cool, dry spots away from natural light instead.

2. Apply after showering

When your perfume is applied is a secret to creating that oh-so-divine lingering effect! According to the experts, clean, damp and hydrated skin actually helps lock in scent for longer by giving the smell ‘something to hold on to’. For optimum staying power, try spritzing your perfume on after you’ve stepped out of your shower while your skin is still slightly damp to touch.

3. Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

As mentioned in tip two, moisturised and hydrated skin is key when it comes to making scent stay! Fragrance molecules actually bind to the oils on your skin. So whilst showering will help hydrate, priming your skin with a moisturiser (or Body Wash or Aftersun Rescue Gel applied to pulse points) first, will give your fragrance a superior surface to bind to. The result? It will last longer than if you were to spray it onto dry or un-moisturised skin. The concept is much like how primers create a base for foundation. Tip: opt for an unscented body lotion/moisturiser to avoid a scent clash! Or as mentioned before, add After Sun Rescue Gel strategically to your pulse points and layer the perfume on top of that. Being a humectant, it will help hold the fragrance to the skin. Another option? Dive into layering for a more intense signature scent. Use a synergistic Body Wash and Body Lotion for fragrance layering.

4. Apply strategically

The best places to apply perfume are the pulse points of your body (wrists, neck inside of elbows, behind the ears, base of the throat, behind the knees etc). These are places where your blood vessels are closest to the skin and are therefore warmer parts of your body. The warmth helps emanate the fragrance across your entire body, enhancing its sillage. Another quick tip… Spraying fragrance directly onto the hair can dry it out. Instead, spritz the scent through your hairbrush before running it through your hair to lightly scent it.

5. Avoid rubbing your wrists together

Contrary to popular belief, rubbing your wrists together after spritzing with fragrance is actually one of the quickest ways to hinder fragrance longevity! The friction caused by rubbing actually crushes the top notes of the perfume.

There you have it, 5 ways to keep that luscious scent lingering longer! Discover our range of pure aromatherapy perfumes here and apply these tips to carry the scent of the most divine certified natural and organic aromatics wherever you go!

 

 

Your Self Love and Rose Infused Ritual

Craving a replenished, supple complexion? Then this ritual is your skincare fairy godmother! Whether you have a decadent date in mind or are spending Valentine’s Day with the most important person in your life (you!), this self-love and rose-infused facial will fulfill all your skin wishes. Use it to treat your complexion to luxury and leave your soul feeling nourished. Get ready to turn your attention inward and indulge in time dedicated to soul love, self-care and replenishment…

Here’s your self-love infused facial at home, inspired by rose, the symbol of love, and Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation…

1. Set the Scene

Assemble everything you need first to set the scene. This will help your pamper session flow seamlessly and keep you floating through your ritual in bliss. To create the perfect ambiance, allow spa-inspired music to play softly in the background, light some soy candles and diffuse a soul-hugging essential oil blend. Free your face from your hair with a ribbon, towel or headband. Spend a few moments with your eyes closed, slowly and deeply breathing in the essential oils to transport your senses into a dimension of love and peace.

2. Ritualistic Skin and Soul Cleanse

Remove makeup and wash away the effects of the day with a slow, mindful cleanse. For this step, we suggest Replenish Cleansing Milk for its abundance of self-love promoting rose essential oil (or use the cleanser best suited to your skin type). To begin, gently press your face with a warm, damp cloth. Using clean hands, slowly massage a small amount of cleanser over your face and neck using gentle, upward circular motions to enhance circulation. Take your time to remove your cleanser using a damp cleansing sponge or cloth. As you wash your cleanser away, visualise removing not only the cleanser and skin impurities, but also washing away any traces of self-limiting beliefs.

3. Fragrant Facial Compress

Elevate your cleansing ritual with a fragrant facial compress. An effective compress is said to improve circulation, soften your pores, aid deep cleansing and impart a luscious glow to your complexion. Fill a small bowl, or your bathroom basin, with 200ml of warm water and 3 drops of rose essential oil and 2 drops of lavender essential oil. Agitate the water to disperse, then dip a small clean cloth or towel into the water. Remove from water and lightly squeeze to remove excess water. Place gently on your face. Once it has cooled off, redip and reapply up to 2 more times. This little ritual will infuse your mind with harmonising, comforting, gentle vibes and your skin with extra love!

4. Remove impurities

Sometimes you need more than a deep cleanse to counteract the pollution your skin endures throughout the day. This is where exfoliation works its magic. By drawing out impurities hidden beneath the top layer of your skin, it takes your cleansing routine to a whole new level. Bare Faced Exfoliant stars white clay and rice flour to lift off layers of dull, dead skin cells, absorb impurities and help unblock your pores to reveal the fresh, clean skin beneath.

To use, combine one teaspoon of Bare Faced Exfoliant with one to two teaspoons of Rose Water until a smooth paste is formed. Massage over your clean, damp face, neck and décolletage using gentle circular movements. Rinse to remove. (Side note: You can also use this as an absorbent mask by leaving it to dry for approximately 15 minutes before removing and rinsing well).

5. Soothe and Refine

After exfoliating, spritz your gleaming skin with a Fine Tuning Solution or floral water to tone, hydrate and refine your complexion, help restore your skin’s acid mantle and refresh your senses.

6. Experience Multivitamin Magic

After clearing out impurities, infuse your skin with total replenishment with a serum. Serums possess tiny molecules that move deep into your skin to convey potent healing properties directly to the deepest layers of your skin for maximum effect. They’re an intensive skin treatment; a supercharged multivitamin for your complexion! Replenish Serum is perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed ritual. It blankets your skin in a world of healing actives, extracts and phytonutrients for skin that is supple and recharged from the deepest level. Its suruplus of replenishing fatty acids and antioxidants work to soften and regenerate. It helps neutralise free radical damage, promote the formation of news skin cells and enhance suppleness. Gently massage a small amount into your face using upward movements, then press gently into your skin to aid absorption.

7. Lock in Moisture

Moisturising is the icing of your skin loving nourishment cake. It helps prevent dehydration and dryness and creates a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. Perfect Potion moisturisers are infused with pure, aromatic essential oils. So while your skin drinks in all their therapeutic properties, your spirits are also replenished and uplifted by the subtle qualities of aromatherapy. Given it’s a Valentine’s Day-inspired ritual, we suggest Frankincense and Rose Moisture Cream.  Massage gently into your face, neck and décolletage using upward movements, then press into your skin to aid absorption and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and enriched.

8. Come full circle

Time to complete your ritual. Add 1 drop of the essential oil or essential oil blend used in your diffuser at the start of your ritual to your palms. Rub your palms together and hold your hands 5-10cm in front of your face. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for 3 slow breaths. Your ritual is now complete. Drift off and enjoy the rest of your evening remembering to hold only the most loving thoughts about your beautiful self!

Discover the magic ingredients in our NEW soap range

We have created a luscious new handmade aromatherapy soap range that is 100% palm oil free and vegan! These beautiful new handmade soaps are kind to the planet and loving to your skin. Discover their key nourishing ingredients below…designed to leave your skin feeling deliciously soft and your senses delighted.

Learn about the 5 key luscious skin-loving ingredients in our NEW soaps…

Shea butter is one of the nourishing ingredients starring in our handmade soaps. Here’s why we included it. A renowned skin superfood, shea butter is overflowing with essential fatty acids and stars unparalleled softening and suppleness boosting powers to nourish and comfort your skin beautifully.

Olive oil has been dubbed liquid gold for a reason! It is filled with potent skin loving properties and an abundance of oleic acid which is famous for replenishing dry skin. It locks in moisture and nourishes the skin with a plenitude of antioxidant compounds.

Coconut oil features an encyclopedic number of skin-enhancing properties. It also contains a high level of fatty acids to provide moisture and ensure a luscious glow. Coconut oil’s ability to create a beautiful lather adds a truly luxurious element to the experience of using our handmade soaps.

Castor oil is a superior moisturiser and is one of the magic skin-loving ingredients in our aromatherapy soaps. Starring a high concentration of fatty acids, it helps soften and hydrate the skin.

Ultra-nourishing and rich in antioxidants, cocoa butter helps soften skin and reduce moisture loss. It’s especially beneficial for repairing dry cracked skin.

Win a Luxe Aromatherapy Kit

Win a Luxe Aromatherapy Kit!

Celebrate a beautiful 2018 and welcome in a wellness infused 2019 with your chance to win a Luxe Aromatherapy Kit valued at $741.30!

The Prize
Luxe Aromatherapy Kit is the ultimate aromatherapy collection. It features a Wooden Essential Oil Box handcrafted from sustainable materials, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy 3rd Edition, 2 x pipettes, 2 x 25ml amber bottles, Sweet Almond Oil 100ml AND a collection of 25 certified organic essential oils including Bergamot Essential Oil 5ml, Black Pepper Essential Oil 5ml, Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil 5ml, Clary Sage Essential Oil 5ml, Clove Bud Essential Oil 5ml, Cypress Essential Oil 5ml, Eucalyptus B. Mallee Essential Oil 10mlSweet Fennel Essential Oil 5ml, White Frankincense Essential Oil 5ml, Bourbon Geranium Essential Oil 5ml (Limited Edition), Ginger Essential Oil 5ml, Grapefruit Essential Oil 5ml, Kunzea Essential Oil 5ml, Lemon Essential Oil 5ml, Mandarin Essential Oil 5ml, May Chang Essential Oil 10ml, Sweet Orange Essential Oil 10ml, Palmarosa Essential Oil 5ml, Patchouli Essential Oil 5ml, Peppermint Essential Oil 10ml, Rosemary Essential Oil 10ml, Black Spruce Essential Oil 5ml, Tea Tree Essential Oil 10ml, Vetiver Essential Oil 5ml and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Complete 5ml.

How to Enter
Simply spend $100 or more in a single transaction between 1st January and 28th February 2019 instore or online at Perfect Potion to be automatically entered into the draw. Purchase must be made under your Customer Care Member account to be eligible. Please see below for full terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions
Please read prior to entry. Competition opens 1st January and closes 11:59pm 28th February, 2019. The winner will be announced and contacted on 1st March, 2019. Winner will be selected at random. Entrant must spend $100 or more in one single transaction between 1st January and 28th February 2019 instore or online at Perfect Potion and be a Customer Care Member at time of purchase to be eligible. Entry is automatic upon meeting competition requirements. By way of entry, entrants agree to their name to be used by Perfect Potion for promotional purposes. The prize is not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash. The prize must be taken as offered and may not be varied.

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Way to Store Your Essential Oils

 New Handcrafted Wooden Essential Oil Storage Box

Nothing but the best to store your pure Perfect Potion essential oils…

Imagine how lovely your essential oil collection will look in this beautifully handcrafted wooden essential oil storage box.

Quality, sustainability and supporting locals are values we hold close to our heart. That’s why we have been searching for the perfect essential oil storage box for such a long time! The standard was high! We had to ensure we had the perfect craftsperson who was passionate not only about an extremely high level of quality and aesthetics but was also conscious of the importance of sustainability. These precious boxes are the result of our search. Beautifully handcrafted by a local Queensland craftsperson, they are made from sustainably sourced silky oak. We are mesmerised by both their beauty and the integrity and attention to detail with which they’ve been so elegantly crafted.

What are the features?

These gorgeous, finely crafted boxes hold 25 pure essential oils and also feature extra storage space for carrier oils, pipettes etc. They feature a box joint for superiority when it comes to strength because of the greater surface area for the glue to bond to when the joint is closed. This greatly increases the longevity of the box! The beautiful latch is designed so that a small lock can be looped through if desired. The boxes also features a custom hinge that keeps the lid open at a 90-degree angle.

These boxes truly are the perfect way to store, protect and display your beautiful collection of oils in a way that is environmentally sound.

Discover Listen to Nature Range

NEW Listen to Nature Range

Have you noticed the moon lately?  When was the last time you lay on the grass and watched the clouds float by?

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock, The Use of Life.

It takes time to slow down and untangle our busy mind from our hectic daily schedules and just stop and listen to nature. I am sure you have noticed that you feel better after spending some in nature.  Researchers have actually found that as little as 20 minutes exposure in nature can have profound therapeutic effects.

My inspiration to create the listen to nature range has come from two beautiful terms Shinrinyoku and dadirri. The Japanese word Shinrinyoku – which literally means ‘forest bathing’ or ‘taking in the forest’. Bathing in the forest refers to taking in the forest through all our senses. Dadirri, is an Australian Aboriginal term which means deep listening and quiet still awareness. It refers to ‘tuning in’ and connecting with nature in a spiritual and meaningful way.  Dadirri is from Ngan’gikurunggurr and Ngen’giwumirri languages of the Aboriginal people of the Daly river region, 220 km south of Darwin, NT.

Both these terms understand the unique biophilia that exists between nature and ourselves.

Essential oils can also have a profound effect on our psyche and play a very important biological, emotional and spiritual role in reconnecting us with nature. They can touch our heart and make us more keenly aware of the beauty around us.

Allow these five beautiful essential oil blends to awaken your awareness and connection to nature.


Walk in the Forest Blend
… and into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. – John Muir.

Feel awake, invigorated and as you experience the vitality of the forest when you take a walk in the forest. Allow the revitalising aromas of lemon, bergamot, sweet orange, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sage, Virginian cedarwood and Siberian fir CO2 to rejuvenate your energy levels and bring strength to each new day.

My heart leaps to my mouth at the sound of the wind in the woods. I whose life was but yesterday so desultory and shallow suddenly recover my spirits.
 Richard Higgins, Thoreau and the Language of Trees.


Listen to the Rain
Pluviophile (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Soothe your restless soul and find harmony and tranquility when you listen to the rain. Take time to pause and feel the calm energy of the rain when you inhale the musty, woody and earthy aromas of Atlas cedarwood, patchouli, Santalum spicatum and vetiver and the revitalizing aromas of grapefruit and lavender.

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. – Bob Marley.


Watch the Clouds Float By
A parade of clouds and little puffs behind them, they follow as their mother. – Julia Hartwig, Spojrzenie

Allow your mind to drift away into a dreamy landscape as you watch the clouds float by. The fresh aromas of grapefruit, Atlas cedarwood, fragonia, frankincense, Bourbon geranium, lemon, petitgrain, rosemary, and spearmint essential oils allow you to drift away and surrender your conscious awareness to your dreams.

What is eternal is the cloud drifting slowly out of sight. – Mary Rubin


Bask in the Sunshine
I am alive, and drunk on sunlight. – George R.R Martin, A storm of swords.

Allow the joyful vitality of the sunshine warm and gladden your senses as you bask in the sunshine. Infuse yourself with the warm, sunny and effervescent qualities of bergamot, ginger, pink grapefruit, may chang, mandarin, petitgrain and sweet orange essential oils that will cheer your soul and gladden your heart.

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air of your imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Gaze at the Moon

Selenophilia (n.) loving the moon and finding it soothingly captivating.

Allow yourself to feel pensive and reflective as the moon enchants and captivates your soul. This intoxicating blend of Atlas cedarwood, clary sage, lavender, lemon, myrtle, petitgrain and rosemary essential oils will illuminate the mysteries of the soul.

The moon stared at me through sprinkled night time stardust and alone I smiled. – Jay Long.

Listen To Nature features 5 x 10mL pure essential oil blends available as a kit or individually.