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January is often considered the most depressing month of the year – but this is merely just a thought. It can be what you want it to be. Try our aromatherapy rituals for beating the blues and encouraging a more positive state of mind!
The lull after the festive period gives us the opportunity to relax, reflect & take better care of ourselves in preparation for the new year ahead. Read our top tips on achieving improved health & positivity for body, mind & soul.
Petitgrain essential oil is a lovely choice for your New Year's blends. Uplifting yet relaxing it's great for nervous exhaustion, anxiety and for beating the January blues. Also great for the skin, boosting immunity and easing digestive problems.
Frankincense was gifted to Jesus after his birth, and is now a popular festive fragrance! Excellent for easing pain and inflammation, including arthritis, rheumatism, IBS and sinusitis, and for relieving stress and aiding relaxation.
Fir Needle essential oil is ideal for winter ailments & Christmas fragrancing. Warming, invigorating, and cleansing, it’s great for respiratory issues, aches and pains, boosting the circulation and fighting physical and emotional fatigue!
Learn how to make your own naturally fragrant aromatherapy reed diffusers with our Augeo Multi Clean Diffuser Base and 100% pure therapeutic essential oils. Ideal for home fragrancing & personalised gifts.
Check out Nicole's favourite Winter essential oil blends for warming stiff joints and muscles, shaking off seasonal sadness, fighting off colds and flu, and just generally pampering yourself on cold winter nights!
As with every seasonal change, the arrival of Autumn can bring about its fair share of skin problems, which we must prepare to battle against. For some the colder months can cause dry skin problems, but for others it may actually lead to oilier skin - as the drier, ambient air can encourage your skin to produce more of its moisturising, protective oil. Though this can be an all-year-round problem, it definitely becomes more noticeable as the seasons change.
Yuzu (Citrus junos) essential oil has perhaps the cheeriest scent there ever was! Derived from a Japanese citrus fruit, resembling a bumpy orange, the oil has a unique floral-citrus aroma that's like a combination of grapefruit, lemon and mandarin. Tangy and bright, it is a greeny-orange top note.
One of the common things people ask me as an Aromatherapist is about how to use essential oils during pregnancy. It’s as if the human instinct to be as natural as possible with health care, kicks in the moment Mother Nature makes you a protector of a child; after all, your baby is the most precious miracle that ever happened, right? So, of course, it’s common to want to care for your health in the most natural and protective way possible. And, what better way than utilising holistic therapies to aid you through the biggest and most exciting change in your life!