Natural Health & Beauty
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.
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.
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!
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!
Whilst many people think of Aromatherapy as just ‘massage with scented oils,’ this is not simply the case. Yes, essential oils have delicious fragrances, but they actually come from plant extracts which makes them extremely therapeutic too; meaning that essential oils can help with pretty much anything!
Returning to work, school or uni after the Summer holidays can bring mixed emotions – maybe excitement, nerves, or feelings of dread. Learn how you can use essential oils to ease yourself back into that work/school routine.
One of my favourite ways to integrate Aromatherapy in the home is via an aromatherapy treatment bath! As an Aromatherapist I always make sure that, as well as providing a massage, I am giving great aftercare advice to ensure that my clients can make the best use of Aromatherapy themselves. What I tend to do, therefore, is send them away with a small bottle of their bespoke essential oil blend that we’ve mixed together during their treatment, so they can continue balancing their health at home! In particular, I advise that they can pop the essential oil blend into a bath to have their own mini treatment sessions – perhaps making it a regular ritual for self-care.
Get creative and learn how to make your own all-natural summer face mask with nourishing oats and honey, hydrating cucumber, skin nurturing aromatherapy oils and complexion boosting clay!