Day 24 of the Health Advent

Harmony – The oil of Agreement
This is an oil that can bring Harmony and balance back into your life.  A chance to stop beating up on yourself,  allowing the release of hostility that builds up and ridding the body of any fear of being punished.  This oil balances the emotional body and can assist to restore hope.

Emotions Addressed:  agitation, anger, apathy.

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Day 23 of the Health Advent

Frankincense – The oil of Truth and Light
10x Monoterpenes 64-90%, 4x Sesquiterpines 5-10%, 5x Alcohols 2-5%, 1x Sesquiterpenols 0-1%

The last of the great 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture.  Once we can connect again with our spritiual self we can find our true purpose in the world, Frankincense can support us on that journey.  It allows us to be more spiritually rather than ego driven.  This is an oil that has been used and treasured for over 5,000 years to assist us with connection of the body mind and spirit.

Emotions addressed:   Rejection, neglect, confused.

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Day 22 of the Health Advent

Rose of Sharon  Cistus –  The Oil of Tranquility
2x Monoterpenes 42-65%, 3x Alcohols 9-15%, 5x Esters 5-12%, 4x Ketones 5-10%, 

3x Aldehydes 3-6%, 2x Diterpenols 1-2%, 1x Carboxylic Acid 0-1%

This oil can quieten the mind and calm and relax the body.  It can also stimulate the five senses.  Cistus is oxygenating to the brain and a great oil for meditation.

Emotions Addressed:  Unease, disquiet, apprehension.

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Day 21 of the Health Advent

Myrtle – The Oil  of Balance
2x Oxides 31-48%, 3x Monoterpenes 30-45%, 8x Esters 8-22%, 7x Alcohols 5-18%, 

4x Aldehydes 2-5%, 1x Phenols 1-4%, 2x Furanoids 1-3%, 1x Lactones 1-2%

This is an oil that can bring back balance in our lives.  It can free you if the rigidity of holding on to a belief that does not serve you.  It balances the male and female energies by releasing anger and conflict.

Emotions addressed:  Rigidity, pride the need to always be right.

Day 18 of the Health Advent

Myrrh – The Oil of Encouragement
10x Sesquiterpenes 55-75%, 8x Furanoids 20-27%, 3x Ketones 15-20%, 5x Monoterpenes 4-6%, 2x Triterpenes 4-7%, 3x Aldehydes 2-5%, 1x Arenes 2-3%, 3x Carboxylic Acid 1-2%, 2x Phenols 0-2%

Myrrh has been used as a Spiritual oil for over 5,000 years.  Fostering acceptance and trust of our selves.  Nurtuting ourselves and learning to love oneself are the great benefits of applying this oil.

Emotions Addressed:  Disconnection, loathing of self.

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Day 20 of the Health Advent

Hyssop – The Oil of Self
3x Ketones 39-65%, 8x Monoterpenes 20-40%, 3x Sesquiterpenes 3-7%, 

3x Sesquiterpenols 1-5%, 3x Phenols 2-5%, 2x Alcohols 1-2%, 2x Esters 1-3%, 1x Oxides 0-1%

Hyssop is an ancient oil that was mentioned 12 times in the Bible.  It has been used to assist with focus while meditating.  This oil can help those in struggle to re-identify with their true self.  A chance to remove the shackles of trauma, pain and sorrow and to experience happiness and laughter again.  

Emotions addressed:  Pain and anguish.

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Lunch at Heirloom Perth by Pete Evans

For the past few years when my parents ask us what we would like for Christmas we always ask for a lunch or dinner with them. Time with our loved ones is so precious and we just don’t know how many of those fun times we get to enjoy. We always have a good laugh.

This year we went to Heirloom in Perth. The menu has been designed by Pete Evans which gives it a healthier twist. Previously we had gone for breakfast there and it was always delicious. Last time there was little green smoothies, chia pudding, honey comb, of course all of the traditionals, freshly baked loaves of bread.

This time we went for the lunch time special with 3 courses for $45 which is very reasonable. The sizes of the dishes were really good as well. I love the concept that the food has a healthier twist to it and that where possible ingredients are sourced locally. If ingredients are sourced locally this means that often they are more nutritious because the ingredients have not travelled for thousands of kilometers.

I started with the raw lasagna. The flavours were just incredible and it was beautifully presented. Some zucchini sheets had been rolled up, plus there was olives and tomatoes around the actual lasagna. The dish was fairly light which is great as an entree. The first picture shows the raw lasagna.

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As the main I had the Atlantic salmon with a watercress and fennel salad. The salmon was on a nut and pepper sauce and topped with hazelnuts. The watercress added a subtle spice whereas the fennel gave it a slightly sweet finish. The hazelnuts made my tastebuds dance but I am in love with hazelnuts.

For dessert pretty much all of us had the pana cotta with lychee topping. There is no words to describe this dish. The vanilla in the pana cotta and the lychees, like a match made in heaven. Certainly one of those melt in your mouth desserts.

We will certainly be going back. The only thing that I wish they had would be vegan or plant based dishes on the menu. I do not mind a little bit of fish on rare occasions but with my egg allergy it would make things much easier. Maybe in the future.

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