Natural Health & Beauty

How aromatherapy is supporting Grenfell survivors



How aromatherapy is supporting Grenfell survivorsI knew this would be an emotionally difficult article to write. Actually, what I underestimated was the complete and utter impossibility of adequately putting into words any form of sentence that could convey any kind of sense of what something this tragic actually felt like. I had given myself the impossible task of logically writing about something you can only really 'feel'. I recently visited Grenfell Tower, you see…

Aromatherapy on the go



Aromatherapy on the go

Choosing essential oils can be confusing if you’re new to aromatherapy and most people tend to use them only at home! We discuss the benefits of pre-blended essential oils and how they can easily be used while out and about!

Chakra balancing with essential oils



Chakra balancing with essential oilsYou may remember that in March, I explored how, by applying the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, some believe that essential oils may be chosen to restore energy within the body, and that in April I focussed on the ancient Greek healthcare approach, discussing Hippocrates specifically, who believed that the moral and spiritual aspects of healing were important, and that attitude, environmental influences, and natural remedies were central for maintaining and restoring good health. This month, I conclude my research into alternative and ancient traditions by looking at the Chakra system.  This system originates from Buddhism and Hinduism, although both have different theories, with Buddhist literature mentioning four chakras, and Hindu texts stating seven: Root (Muladhara), Sacra (Svadisthana), Solar Plexus (Manipura), Heart (Anaha), Throat (Vishudda), Brow (Ajna), Crown (Sahasrara) - specific locations of each chakra will be discussed later.

Aromatherapy & mental health: emotional blending



There is a strong body of evidence that supports the therapeutic benefits of clinical aromatherapy for mental health issues, especially for helping achieve emotional balance. Learn about the most useful essential oils!

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 Aromatherapy

Ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, born 460 BC is considered the father of medicine. His approach focused on the healing power of nature, using a wide range of medicinal plants to restore health and wellbeing.

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.

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!

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