Aromatherapy has been used since ancient times to promote feelings of calm and relaxation. Inhaling and topically applying essential oils can help alleviate stress, insomnia or depression by stimulating areas of the brain responsible for emotions. Combined with mindfulness, essential oils can effectively release negative emotions, calm the mind ad reduce stress. Make sure you take enough time to nourish and nurture yourself everyday. We have highlighted 10 of the best essential oils to help with stress and anxiety.
If you are already using essential oils at home and as part of your daily routine, you will probably love the idea of taking them with you on your next holiday. There are so many ways in which essential oils can support and enhance your travel experience. From easing symptoms of jetlag, indigestion or headaches to healing cuts, scratches and bug bites, as well as boosting energy and immunity, essential oils are a must when traveling.
Life is busy! Everyday there's hustle and bustle and the consequence of living in such a fast-paced world can often be increased stress and pressure, and unhealthy coping habits going along with this. It's likely we've all been guilty of using some not so healthy methods to give us that much needed boost of energy (too much caffeine and high sugar energy drinks). Luckily there are natural alternatives out there to uplift the mood and bring increased energy.
Spring is in the air! Memories of the cold are finally starting to slip away and are being replaced by afternoons in the warm sunshine and an abundance of beautiful flowers all around. Spring is a time of renewed energy, it's the perfect time to revitalise and energize, leaving winter behind and embracing the fresh new season. Citrus oils in particular are very refreshing and uplifting, with lots of benefits for the mind, body and household. Here are some of our favourite essential oils to detox, energize and cleanse this Spring.
Essential oils are incredibly powerful for altering the mood and atmosphere in a room. We've put together this beautiful DIY room spray recipe to help relieve stress and create a calm, serene atmosphere.
Alkalising is the new black right? Why is it so important for me? What foods am I supposed to eat to be more alkaline? Let’s get some facts straight first: pH is a measurement of alkalinity vs acidity from 0 to 14. A lower pH equals a more acidic reading compared to higher meaning more alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral and the human body has a pH of about 7.4 which tells us that the whole body functions better in an alkaline environment in comparison to an acidic environment. Blood pH has a very narrow window, the body is very intelligent at regulating this. The gut pH often has a larger window and changes due to many factors relating to our diet and bacteria flora.