Pick up your dictionary, and somewhere between concerned, concupiscent*, and controversial, you might find Conor.
Perhaps. For a woman that’s equal parts educated and endearing, she brings a rare blend of enthusiasm to the table that causes you to question the wisdom of her parents in not calling her Eilleen or Esmerelda. Whatever you call her, she’s the sort who brings life to any party.
A Western Australian who grew up in towns far-flung from the city, her early years were spent cultivating a fierce love of Coffee Chill, and staunch resistance to fresh food.
Conor’s unexpected foray into wellness shifted from a passing phase to a full-blown adventure in 2015. It has now found its fullest expression in her business, Lava and Stone and her passionate crusade for essential oils and a ‘collection of DoTERRA on a shelf in every home’.
Spend more than five minutes with Conor, and she’ll likely tell you all about essential oils and how all this started.
Heavily pregnant with her fifth child (not a typo), a friend invited Conor to a DoTERRA workshop. She sat around a kitchen table, sniffed all the right bottles at all the right moments, but there was no epiphany. It was strange enough to be looking at small brown bottles, stranger still to consider that a drop or two of lemon oil would fix a runny nose.
The cleaning products aisle at Woolworths was her first love; she would not turn her back easily.
Eight months later, living in Bali on the sort of whim typical of their semi-nomadic family, wheels began to turn.
Conor’s family was sick. Dengue Fever kind of sick. The house resembled a pharmacy, yet no amount of prescriptions, tonics, legal or illegal drugs could turn the un-wellness ship around. In a line-in-the-sand moment, the inventory of medications was lined up on the kitchen bench, recorded for Insta-posterity, and a decision was made: “things are gonna change”.
Willingness and desperation produce action.
Conor began with a ‘Home Essentials Kit’. Unlike Lot’s wife, she never looked back. The medical cupboard, cleaning cupboard, and laundry cupboard were systematically cleansed of all evil. It triggered the journey back to health for the whole family.
It turns out that grand adventures can begin with small brown bottles and for Conor, this one continues to gain momentum.
So, welcome to Lava and Stone – Conor’s repository for all this oily goodness, wisdom, and acquired experience.
Chaotic? Maybe. Brimming with life? Absolutely!
Conor is married to a man that she will shamelessly declare is the most wonderful man you will ever meet, and together they have brought five children into a world of wonder.
*go on, Google it