Welcome! I’m so pleased to have you here! For those who don’t know me, I’m Rachel, a 30-something mum of four children aged 6, 9, 11, and 13, all of whom I homeschool. We (myself, my husband, our children and our rather intellectually-challenged but very loving labrador) live in rural NSW, and have a small lifestyle/hobby farm where we plan to build a home, and in the meantime, nuture it’s existing permaculture gardens and orchards with a view to increasing self-sufficiency. In amongst blogging about farm life, homeschool, and our general adventures, I also share some of my favourite essential oil recipes and tips, along with various ways we try and create a simple and low waste lifestyle.

I am a photographer, an incurable crafter, a shy extrovert (or maybe a talkative introvert?), a board game addict, a book worm, a nerd and a geek, and suffer a terminal case of wanderlust with a side serving of red dirt fever. Most days I am fuelled by caffeine, essential oils, and far too many crazy ideas.

In other corners of the internet, my facebook page can be found at facebook.com/essentiallybarefoot.oils or on instagram at instagram.com/essentiallybarefoot.