Hi Everybody this is Valerie Chambers here. I love to be called Val - I am The Oil Lady.
Welcome to my website I'm so happy you have chosen my site to take a tour!
I never dreamed that one day I would have this amazing chemical free plant based business. I was always into smellie things as any female is, however, chemical free living wasn't even on my radar. Probably there was not a lot of publicity around how dangerous chemicals are to our body and to the environment as well going back 20 years.
You never change anything until you have to right?
We moved from the country 46 years ago to build a better life for our family for the future. We knew that living in the country was not going to provide our kids with the employment or education opportunities they would need.
We made a plan. We didn't have much money but we had a great work ethic. We brought our block of land in Ayr NQ (this is where I was born and then subsequently met my husband who was working there for the old DPI).
After we decided we were going to move to Brisbane, Australia we purchased a milk delivery run. We both worked our day jobs and my husband would deliver milk at night starting at midnight. I would count the money and do the banking. Now bear in mind we were both still working full time but we had a dream and we worked that dream.
We worked and saved until we had enough money to buy our first newsagency in Brisbane at Manly West.
Our daughter Toni was just 12 months old when we landed in Brissy.
We had family here so that helped tremendously with baby sitting.
After 4 years we sold and moved to a 5 acre block and built our dream home.
Fast forward many years and after many businesses we moved on to seperate jobs. We didn't work too well together, we both wanted to be boss!
I did a course and got a job with Elizabeth Arden and took the account to best in Australia a couple of times that's when Estee Lauder poached me. Collectively I worked for both companies for well over 20 years.
It was in the later part of the 20 years that I got very sick and tests proved that because of all the inhalation of perfumes over many years my lung was affected.
I left my dream job, we sold our property and we embarked on a 15 month caravan trip around OZ.
This time was used to not only explore our beautiful land but to ditch the chemicals we were using personally and in the home.
I stopped bleaching my hair went totally au naturalle.
When we arrived back in Brissy we were bursting with enormous energy and decided to buy our own management property of 60 units. It was there that I bet a man called Bob who was a tenant in the complex. He used to smell divine. After I got to know him I asked him why he smelt so good. He replied he was wearing lavender essential oil.
He asked me what I knew about essential oils and I told him that I didn't use them because whenever I'd tried they used to make me cough and sneeze.
He gave me a bottle to try for a few days and the results were amazing. I didn't cough or sneeze and I loved the smell it was so natural.
I realized at that stage that what I'd been buying was the cheapest I could find because I knew no better. I didn't know that 95% of the essential oils that are sold these days are adulterated with chemicals making them potentially carcinogenic to the human body.
I know if you take the plunge into the same life I have created you will have good health now and a healthy life ahead.
Till later stay happy and healthy. Val