Natural Health & Beauty
Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus x paradisi) is a versatile aromatherapy oil with a wonderfully refreshing citrus, green scent. The oil is yellow to orange/green in colour and is normally expressed from the peel of the ripe grapefruit - although some companies do steam distill the oil too. The cold-pressed (expressed) oil is the highest quality but it does oxidise fairly rapidly.
Essential oils and carrier oils are excellent for hair care. From conditioning the scalp to stimulating hair growth and adding softness and shine. Follow our top tips and learn how to make your own aromatherapy hair care treatments.
Giving our hands and feet that special attention, is a wonderful way of treating ourselves. These hardworking parts of our body are so often neglected which can then result in painful problems such cracked skin, blisters and corns.
The lead up to the menopause can cause a variety of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms including mood swings, hot flushes and disturbed sleep! Learn how essential oils can help to ease many of these problems!
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, painful veins that have filled with an abnormal amount of blood. They are quite common, affecting approximately 1 in 3 people (particularly women), and usually appear on the legs and feet.
An aromatherapy face mask works wonders for the skin and is a lovely way to relax and pamper yourself at the same time. They are also really quick and easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients!
As we emerge from the colder winter months we can feel a bit lack-lustre, which can also be reflected in the condition of our skin. Spring is therefore a great time to revitalise your skincare and prepare for the sunny times ahead.
According to the NHS, "insomnia is when you have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep". It is quite a common problem and it is thought that approximately 1/3 of the UK population experience bouts of insomnia at some point in their life. It is most prevalent in women and is more likely to occur with age.