2018 Christmas Giveaway PARTY!

🎄 2018 Christmas Giveaway Party! 🎄

Enter to win one of these fabulous handmade prizes from momtrepreneurs in Japan!
NINE of us have joined together offering a total of EIGHTEEN prizes to EIGHTEEN lucky winners!

To enter this giveaway click here

Read the post and click the links in the post to enter the other giveaways! Best of luck!




Reducing Stress With Hinoki Oil


Topical & Aromatic only

Hinoki is steam distilled from wood.

Primary Uses
Calming, Colds, Rashes, Cleaning, Cuts & Scrapes, and Reducing Stress.

Topical Uses
Add a few drops to a cup of Epsom salts and add to your bath water for a super relaxing bath.
Add to a carrier oil and massage into your legs, arms, stomach, feet, neck, and shoulders to help you relax.

Aromatic Uses
Diffuse daily here are some great diffuser blends that I use often. Add a drop in your palm, rub hands together, cup hands over nose and take 5 long deep breaths when you are feeling unbalanced, not in the flow, fearful, distracted, lethargic, self-loathing or unable to speak up for yourself.

Hinoki is protective, wise and righteous perhaps that is why it is historically used in Japan for building royal palaces and sacred baths because of its beautiful aroma and natural properties for resisting bacteria, fungi, and insects.

Hinoki can be used during cold and flu season as well. You can add a drop to a carrier oil and rub it on your chest to help with respiratory issues.

It truly helps with reducing feelings of anxiety and is highly recommended for use during meditation.

Hinoki blends well with Yuzu, Orange, Marjoram, Copaiba, Bergamot, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Floral oils and Clary Sage. It is a clean, woody, citrus, spicy aroma. It is not a super intense oil, in fact, it is very relaxing.

Here are a few of Hinoki’s positive attributes:
Strength, Comfort, Stillness, Direction, Trust, Wisdom, Willpower, Straightforwardness, and Confidence.

I love using Copaiba and Marjoram together with Hinoki. Here is my most recent blend that I use when I have muscle pain.

Recycle a 15ml doTERRA bottle and add
20 drops of Copaiba
20 drops of Marjoram
10 drops of Hinoki, top it off with a carrier oil and a spray top.
Copaiba & Marjoram will ease the muscle pain and the Hinoki will help with circulation, inflammation and is very calming. ⠀


Here is another great recipe I use for Head Tension


If you have any questions about the Hinoki oil you can message me on my public Facebook Page Heather Minowa’s Circle Essence Community or email me.


Celebrate YOU Retreat Recap

Well hey there! It has been a minute but here I am!

I am happy to announce that our Celebrate YOU retreat was gorgeous, super fun and an all-around success full of experiences and connections. There has never been a retreat of this kind that I know of in Japan and it was an incredible honor to bring my knowledge and Tina’s knowledge together to share with others. Jayne Nakata of Transformation Retreats was an amazing person to work with through 2018. She did all the things we did not have time to do, like meal planning, hotel planning and all the details that no one thinks about when having a retreat. Such an honor to work with you, Jayne, thank you. Thank you, Tina Koyama, for all your hard work and your great workshops.

I am so very grateful for our participants that joined the Celebrate YOU Retreat, allowing me to share my gifts to help them bloom. Thank you so very much!!!


“Heather has a wealth of experience to share. She never shies away from questions and always digs deep for answers.” -KM

“Heather is well-versed in essential oils and her positive experience is a wonderful vehicle to empower participants to enhance their own lifestyles with essential oils; emotionally, physically, and spiritually.” -SM

“Heather has been inspiring me for over a year now both in person and on the internet. It is amazing to see her in real life as her warm and positive personality really rubs off. She has a knack for making you feel at ease immediately. She is super cool and funny and I find myself cracking up laughing in her presence. She did a fabulous job teaching us about the oils and even making our own blend. I especially loved her oil oracle at the end. Many thanks, sister!” -Angela Saeki

To learn more about what is Heather is sharing join her Facebook Page and Instagram.

Transformations With Jayne Interview

43231287_10156757355101419_2311746050920022016_nThis is my 4th interview of 2018! I have always just dreamed of sharing my story with the world. My advice to you is to dream big…bigger than you ever thought you could. Journal about it and step into your highest self because once you do this there is no turning back.

If you do not know me this is a great way to get to know who I am. I had an awesome conversation with Jayne Nakata about way more than I thought I would but it was time to share, so have a listen.

Here is the link


Day Pass For Celebrate YOU Retreat

NEW Day Pass Options for our Celebrate: YOU retreat are available!

If you live within driving distance of Iwaki (or plan to stay in the area with a friend) you can now sign up to attend JUST the workshops! Choose ONE DAY (either Saturday or Sunday) or the whole WEEKEND (2 days).

•ONE DAY PASS includes:
All workshop materials, lunch, and light refreshments.

• WEEKEND PASS includes:
All workshop materials, lunch, and light refreshments, special gifts and take-home goodies.

Message me to get your Day or WEEKEND Pass! Last day to sign up is October 12th and we have 4 spots left.

Learn more about the Celebrate YOU retreat