Essential Oils

Getting Started with Essential Oils

Hello there!

In Rose Cottage, we have seen SO MUCH success using essential oils as support for sleep, stress, healthy immune systems, hormones, seasonal stuffiness and respiratory support, household cleaning, cooking and a load of other things!

I love knowing there is nothing more natural and there are no side-effects or long-term dangers like the many other toxic options that are sold in the shops.  I share these essential oils for a living because they have truly helped my family!

Essential oils are powerful and created to work perfectly with our bodies.  It’s funny how the media talk about essential oils like it’s a new trend – in reality people have been using them for thousands of years!  Young Living is a trusted source and a pioneer in bringing the use of therapeutic oils to Europe…So I’ve made the permanent switch!

How I got started using Essential Oils

When I first started using Young Living, I got this amazing deal and I think it’s the perfect way to get everything you need to get started with essential oils.  I love the oils so much I want to share them with YOU  – along with the resources to help you learn how to use oils in your home and promote wellness.

In fact, this is everything you need to get started!

The Premium Starter Bundle

Not only is the Premium Starter Bundle the perfect option for those who are serious about transforming their lives, but it’s GREAT value. 

Your Premium Starter Bundle will include:

Choice of Diffuser (Aria, Charcoal Lantern, Desert Mist or Dewdrop)

Lavender 5ml

Lemon 5ml

Peppermint 5ml

Orange 5ml

Frankincense 5ml

Thieves 5ml

Purification 5ml

Stress Away 5ml

Panaway 5ml

Digize 5ml

AromaGlide Roller Fitment

2 Ningxia Red Samples

10 Sample Bottles

Product Guide

Join a Community

When you order a Premium Starter Bundle, I will send you all the resources you need to learn about your oils:

My welcome package includes a Starter Guide full of information and ideas on how to safely make the best use of your starter bundle, a selection of samples and DIY supplies to get you going. You will also get access to our VIP Instagram page, pod chat groups and an email covering all the essential oil basics.

If you are ready to buy a starter bundle – then send me a message and I would be so glad to send you over my link to get going!

Hope you enjoyed reading, as much as I enjoyed writing!

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The Power of the Humble Rug (*In Collaboration with Kukoon Rugs)

Hi there!

Second blog post of 2021 and it’s still only January! (Touching my forehead to make sure I’m feeling ok!!!) One of my goals is to be more present over here this year…we are off to a great start!

So, lets talk rugs…

I have seen in Rose Cottage just how effective popping a rug down can be at transforming the look and feel of a space – it is safe to say I am a total rug convert! For many, rugs can seem like a bit of an afterthought; but for me, I feel it can be the making or breaking of a room. It anchors and grounds furniture and room layouts, provides colour, texture and warmth as well as adding layers to soften and draw the eye.

Here are some tips on how to choose the perfect one for your home –

1. Go big or go home!

My number one tip is to go as big as possible when choosing a rug. This will give your space a luxury feel and instantly make the room appear bigger. Putting too small a rug down will cause it to get lost in the space and create a ‘floating’ rug look, where it is in the middle of the room with no furniture near it.

2. Pick the perfect spot

Rug placement is absolutely vital to the overall look of your rug in a room. As a rule of thumb, your rug should ground your furniture – place the front legs or feet onto the rug and the back legs off.

See an example of this below and how much better the layout looks with the larger rug and furniture’s front feet placed on top of it – rather than ‘floating’ in the middle.

3. Create a focal point

Use the rug as a focal point – whether that’s choosing something bold or slightly more neutral. A rug will help draw the eye, even if its not to the rug itself but to the overall area. A rug is also a great way to introduce a different or a pop of colour to your room – so don’t be afraid to experiment!

4. Design from the rug up

When you find a rug that you really love – design your room around it. If you pick a statement rug, you can chose to go with more neutral furniture and décor – letting the rug speak for itself; or you can use some of the tones and patterns from it throughout the room.

5. Match your lifestyle

Don’t invest in an expensive rug if your lifestyle doesn’t depict it… kids and animals mean that light coloured, hard to clean rugs are a big no no.

My recent (very early) Spring Living Room update came together after falling in love with this huge 240x330cm rug from Kukoon Rugs, which I have linked here –

They have also generously given Home at Rose Cottage followers 10% off using the discount code rosecottage10

If your room is lacking something, why not try adding a rug?

Hope you enjoyed reading, as much as I enjoyed writing!


Upcycling a much loved piece of furniture

Hello there!

And a very Happy New Year! 2020 was definitely not the year of the blog over here (!!!!) but I am really hoping this will change in 2021.

I am kicking off the new year with an upcycling project which has been on my to do list for months! This little chair was given to us a while back by my Mother-in- Law; it originally belonged to Ash’s Granny. I absolutely love having furniture in our home which previously belonged to someone else; it normally comes with a story which makes it so much more special. This chair just needed a lick of paint and some new cushions to make it feel right at home in Rose Cottage.

This is the chair before I got my hands on it…

As you can see it needed some love and wasn’t in keeping with our home décor style.

I started by giving it a good wipe down with some Thieves Household Cleaner and an old cloth.

Once it was clean, I painted it with Ronseal 2 in 1 Primer and Paint in Pure Brilliant White. What I love most about this paint is that you don’t need to do any preparation… Hence why the majority of the furniture in my house is painted using this! It goes on so well and takes no time at all. I gave the chair frame 2 thin coats of paint.

I chose to cover the cushions with Emma Bridgewater fabric (surprise surprise!!!), which makes them tie in to the rest of the décor perfectly!

Now there’s a beautiful spot to read a book if ever I seen one…

Are there any upcycling projects you are hoping to get ticked off the (never ending!!) list this year?

Hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed writing!