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Our Story


A journey, a vision

Jennie & Steve

A Joint Vision

We have always liked the idea  that one day we would be living in the middle of a few acres of land and our children and their families would be somewhere near us. Taking care of people comes easy when you have raised a large family, so when we realised that doTERRA essential oils could benefit our family and others we were on it.

We both believe that making decisions is about connecting to our intuition,  and we know that people have different interpretations of what that means but our decisions are made on what we feel is right for us as individuals or as a couple internally. When I was diagnosed with cancer in July 2016 it felt right to make the decision to say no to chemotherapy because somewhere in the deep recesses of my soul it was a decision I have always believed I would make.

Following a plant based lifestyle alongside the use of essential oils and other therapeutics enabled my body to recover. Now we have an opportunity to encourage others to believe in what they feel is right for them, to create a way forward so people can leave behind what doesn’t serve them and carve out a new lifestyle with time freedom and well-being.

Steve loves desserts and so he has created recipes that are delicious, and all plant based he tells me he puts a lot of love into them. This is down to his engineering mind he sees ingredients as a chemistry set (How cute is that). We are very different in the kitchen Steve is fairly conventional about things and I am more  spontaneous and love to go with my instinctive creativity.

Having a cancer diagnosis was a shock for us both Steve had already lost a wife called Kim when he was twenty nine and he wasn’t prepared to face losing me.  After I researched the scientific evidences on essential oils and cancer they were even more part of my daily regime. Having qualified in natural therapeutics and raising the children in a holistic way we recognise that we were fortunate to understand the benefits and power of pure essentials oils prior to my diagnosis.

I guess The Oil Connection has evolved out of love and appreciation to those who helped me walk through my healing journey, those we work with, for everything we went through, and for our vision and other peoples. This enables us to share some gratitude, support, knowledge and experience. Through our experiences as an organisation we have met many people who are suffering with acute and chronic conditions needlessly. We feel inspired by others including doTERRA to promote the transparency of treatments which are available in the complimentary field.

The bit we love is where we are right now, present and creative this is now a big part of our future.You are welcome to join us and discover what plant-based living means, to cook with us, to learn how to use essential oils, to attend workshops or wellness days, experience our delicious food or own your own essential oil company. Or you can just bring ‘you’ to the table and we can see where we can collaborate.

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The Oil Connection

Our mission

In 2014 we decided to partner with dōTERRA because the company’s vision and ethics aligned with ours. dōTERRA’s mission ‘to have a healer in every home’ is a powerful statement. This totally resonates with our belief that people should have an informed choice when making decisions regarding their health.

Drawing upon the experience of professional therapists, individuals and families enables everybody to learn, sustain, change, influence, create and inspire; so people will have the tools, the confidence and the knowledge to improve their lifestyle.