Research shows that only 1 in 10 of us will achieve our New Year's resolutions. Essential oils can play a valuable role by encouraging a more positive mind set, making it easier for us to make the right choices and stick to our goals!
Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil are useful for inflammatory conditions and respiratory problems. Also good for emotional issues such as anxiety and stress and for healing and regenerating the skin.
Ginger and Cardamon essential oil are excellent for calming the digestive system. Their warming, anti-catarrhal properties are ideal in Winter and they can also help soothe sore muscles and joints, stress, anxiety and fatigue.
There is much discussion on whether it is safe to ingest essential oils. Certain brands recommend drinking a few drops of oil in a glass of water, but is this really safe? We explore both sides of the world’s biggest essential oil debate!
Essential oils from the Poaceae family, including Citronella, Lemongrass, Palmarosa and Vetiver are known for their stimulating, anti-inflammatory and insecticidal properties! Learn more and try our recommended blends.
Essential oils belonging to the Myrtaceae plant family, including Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, have strong antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. Find out more about these 2 particular aromatherapy oils.
Ever get confused when choosing your essential oils? In our latest blog we’ll try to demystify plant families, genera, botanical names and chemotypes so you know which essential oils to buy and how to use them safely.
Halloween celebrations are said to have pagan roots originating from the ancient Celtic harvest festival, Samhain, in which there were lighting of bonfires and offering of sacrifices. Dancing around the fires, the ending of one season and the beginning of another was celebrated; it was believed that at this time of year the veil between this world and the next was at its thinnest and there was free movement between the natural world and spirit world. Others however, believe that Halloween, rather than being a pagan religious event, is actually a Christian celebration that's over 1200 years old. This is because in the eighth century the Catholic Church decided to use November 1st as a church holiday called ‘Allhallowmas’, while the night before became known as All Hallows Eve, now known as Halloween.
With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to consider essential oils used in biblical times. There are said to be over 600 references in the Bible to the use of essential oils, incense and ointments given as a gift at creation by God - ‘I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth” Genesis 1:29.
Although the term ‘Aromatherapy’ has only really been used since the 20th Century, the use of essential oils for various purposes - including medicinal, pharmacology, perfumery and cosmetology - goes back thousands of years, as far as the Ancient Egyptians.