Creating and adopting a calming, nourishing and wholesome sleep ritual every evening can be deeply fulfilling for the body and soul. It can be as simple as turning off all electronics, having a hot shower or bath, making a cup of tea or reading a book appeased by the calming scents of essential oils burning in your favourite diffuser. We’ve selected 5 of our favourite essential oils to help promote sleep.
There are so many fantastic ways to include these healing oils into our lives including skin applications like massage, compresses, baths and inhalation through diffusers or a few drops on a tissue for instance. As a qualified aromatherapist, I have found that a gentle approach with essential oils is enough to ensure good healing outcomes for my clients. Ingestion of essential oils tends to be unnecessary and in the case of serious health concerns should only be by prescription and under the supervision of a qualified aromatic medical practitioner. Read More
We are all familiar with the discomforts of awaking after a night of one too many drinks. Head spinning, body aches, upset stomach and puffy eyes often leaves us feeling a little bit stale. Essential oils are a great way to help ease hangovers and make your day a little better! Read More
It’s this time of the year once again! Warm weather, extended daylight, barbecues, afternoons at the beach and Christmas holidays. It can be stressful at times, but we believe the festive season should be spent in a spirit of joy, kindness and gratitude. For those of you who enjoy being infused with the holiday spirit, we’ve listed some of our favourite diffuser blends to delight your guests and make your home smell like Christmas! Read More
Ylang Ylang is renowned for its mood enhancing, sedative, deeply relaxing, beautifying and aphrodisiac properties. Ylang Ylang essential oil is beneficial for the immune system, cardiovascular system and endocrine system, relaxing the body while liberating the mind of negative emotions. Read More
Essential oils can help prevent cellulite by removing toxins that accumulate in the fat calls. Combined with an exfoliant, they also help promote blood circulation, allowing the skin to regenerate. The best way to use essential oils to help prevent cellulite is to dilute a few drops in your favourite carrier oil and massage into the skin using your hand or a brush. You can also add a few drops to a homemade body scrub and massage into the skin in circular motion. Here are some of the best essential oils to help detoxify, tone and regenerate the skin.
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.
Diffusing essential oils during the warmer months is a great way to purify the air, refresh the senses and wind down on those hot summer nights. The season calls for a mix of citrus, floral and herbal aroma, renowned for their energising, light and soothing qualities. Summer is the perfect time to get creative and make your own diffuser blends inspired by nature, your mood and your needs. We’ve put together some of our favourite summer blends to get you inspired! Read More
Lavender is one of the most well-known and widely used essential oils in the world. The benefits of lavender extend from therapeutic to cosmetic uses, making it an extremely versatile essential oil due to its high antioxidant, antimicrobial, calming and sedative properties. Read More
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.