Chey Birch's Answers to Thriving Interview

Updated: Apr 26, 2020

Interview with Chey Birch
Answers to Thriving with Chey Birch

CEO & Founder of Black Chicken Remedies

About 19 years ago while working in banking I discovered aromatherapy and was amazed by the potency of essential oils for healing. My new passion occupied my every thought. I read everything I could about oils and their properties and experimented day and night with the support of enthusiastic friends and family.

My knowledge and experience grew day by day. I remember the day in Aromatherapy class when I learned if we put essential oils on our body, within 20 minutes they can be detected in the liver. This started me thinking what ingredients were in the beauty products we use every day? When I learned just how toxic many of these products were, I knew I in my heart I could create truly authentic products that heal rather than harm.


The ‘Answers to Thriving' is an interview series that takes a look at the women who have created a life of self-success. We uncover key moments, lessons and habits that have influenced the life they lead today.


You can’t start the day without:

A morning swim at Bondi Beach or Red Leaf Pool, I swim 1 to 2km daily, and a cup of warm water with lemon, ginger and honey to kick start the system. It’s an Ayurvedic method and it completely sets me up for the day ahead.

A favourite quote is:

“Realise deeply that the present moment is all you have." Eckhart Tolle

One wellness ritual you do regularly:

Copper tongue cleaning first thing in the morning! I am addicted to it and it's so good for you, removing the built up toxins first thing before your body absorbs them — it's soooo addictive!

The last inspiring podcast you listened to and what makes it worth a listen:

I’m currently listening to The Dr Joe Dispenza podcast. It’s about changing your mind and changing your life. Who doesn’t want that!

A recommended read for personal growth:

Running my own business I often don’t get time to read for pleasure. However I really enjoyed reading Mark Manson’s ‘The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck’. It reminded me not to take life too seriously and it is hilarious!

How do you go about self-development?

Usually I have my nose in aromatherapy books and learning about ancient cultural healing methods, as I love the continual learning. Feeding my passion and mind is my personal form of self-development.

Which business or person inspires you right now?

I admire anyone who steps out on their o