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Which oil is 'essential' for you right now?

Which oil is Often, one of the things that holds people back from using aromatherapy essential oils is knowing exactly which oils to blend for their specific objectives.  So, what better way to find out than with a quick ‘question and answer’ quiz?

Hippocrates and Aromatherapy

Hippocrates and AromatherapyLast month, I explored how, by applying the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, essential oils may be chosen to restore energy within the body.  This month, I thought it would be interesting to explore the early Greek model of medicine and whether it is relevant nowadays especially in relation to Aromatherapy.  In ancient times, it was believed the world was composed of four elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water).  These elements were related to the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), to four fundamental qualities (Hot, Cold, Dry, Damp) and to four temperaments, also known as humours (Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic and Phlegmatic).

Create your own herbal bath oils

Create your own herbal bath oilsWhether you’re making them as a gift or for your own personal pampering supply, herbal bath oils are an easy and effective aromatherapy product you can make at home. Whizz up one of these gorgeous treats in a few minutes and enjoy their therapeutic and skin nurturing benefits for many baths to come! Here’s everything you need to know to make your own aromatherapy bath oils.

Essential oils for balancing Qi (energy)

Essential oils for balancing Qi (energy)In my latest article I will explore how aromatherapy essential oils can be beneficial in helping to restore energy within the body when applying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles.

Aromatherapy for Winter sports

Aromatherapy for Winter sports

Essential oils can used before Winter sports to warm, stimulate and prepare the muscles, uplift the mind and boost energy levels, and after sports to soothe overworked muscles, injuries and aid post-exertion recovery.

Aromatherapy for the mind - addressing the cause!

Aromatherapy for the mind - addressing the cause!As holistic therapists, we really focus on trying to balance the ‘whole’ person. Whilst most modern medicine looks at just the symptom, we try and look at what is underneath that: we look for the cause. Often, this can be a mental or emotional factor.

Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at home

Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at homeThere is nothing nicer than enjoying a pampering spa day (or evening) at home using beautiful aromatherapy skincare products bursting with delightful, aromatic essential oils. Taking time to plan your home spa 'pamper' experience is part of the fun, deciding, for example, on whether you want to feel relaxed and chilled, or energised and revitalised. Do you want to spend the time with friends or enjoy some ‘me-time’? What sort of products will you choose? Will they be hand-made or from one of your favourite aromatherapy brands?

Love yourself - a Valentine's meditation with essential oils

Love yourself - a ValentineWhilst many people enjoy the commercial hearts and flowers of Valentine’s Day, for some people it isn’t as enjoyable because it can reinforce feelings of isolation, low confidence or worry about the past and future. If that’s how you feel this year, why not try this combination of yoga and essential oils? It’s perfect for a nurturing night in with yourself!

Aromatherapy essential oils for post-operative care

Aromatherapy essential oils for post-operative carePrior to having a minor operation, I was keen to discover which essential oils could be used perioperatively i.e. during the three phases of surgery - pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative.

Essential oils for a heart-happy and healthy New Year!

Essential oils for a heart-happy and healthy New Year!January is the time for cleansing, renewing and focusing on what we want to change, ready for the new year ahead. Many of us love this time, feeling positive and excited about the opportunities it may bring, but some of us can also struggle with the concept of change and even experience January Blues! Whilst it can be a great time for goal-setting, it’s often the case that we make loads of unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions that are impossible to achieve and strive for perfection, and then we beat ourselves up when we don’t achieve them.

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