Natural Health & Beauty

Wellbeing tips for the workplace

Wellbeing tips for the workplaceAccording to the Office for National Statistics, 131 million sick days are lost each year, with a huge percentage of these due to lifestyle-caused “back, neck and muscle pain.” The NHS is struggling to cope with this rising number of muscular-skeletal illness and lifestyle-related diseases caused by inactivity and spending too much time at our desks, as well as increasing stress levels at work.

Essential oils for a pre-summer detox

Essential oils for a pre-summer detox

Want to look and feel great for the Summer holiday season? Try a pre-holiday detox with purifying essential oils to flush out toxins, boost energy levels, aid weight loss and improve the condition of your skin and hair!

Aromatherapy for palliative care

Aromatherapy for palliative careClinical Aromatherapy has become more widely recognised as being an entirely separate entity from beauty therapy over the last 20 years. As we develop a more comprehensive understanding of the true potential and scope of aromatherapy, the list of issues that can be dramatically improved or at the very least assisted by this form of therapy, grows!

Improving exam performance with Rosemary

Improving exam performance with Rosemary

Numerous studies have shown that Rosemary essential oil can help to improve cognitive performance and memory. Research also shows that it can help to increase alertness and reduce anxiety.

Top essential oils for concentration & mental energy

Top essential oils for concentration & mental energy

Tired, can't concentrate, suffering with brain fog? Try some of these brain stimulating essential oils. Not only will they help boost energy and focus, but they will also have an uplifting effect on your mood and emotions too!

Natural salts for natural wellbeing

Natural salts for natural wellbeingThere are many therapeutic salts on the market now – and it can get a little confusing when deciding which one to use! Here at Base Formula we sell 3 different natural, unadulterated salts; Epsom Salt, Pink Himalayan Rock Salt and Dead Sea Salt.

Aromatherapy and Chronic Fatigue / ME

Aromatherapy and Chronic Fatigue / MEWinter is the time of year when we’re all at our most tired. However, for some people this exhaustion is permanent; those with the debilitating condition Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). So, after a busy festive period, and in the depths of Winter, what better time of year than to focus on how essential oils can help combat fatigue and exhaustion, and some of the other symptoms that go with that!

Essential oil of the month - Elemi

Essential oil of the month - ElemiElemi essential oil (Canarium commune) is produced from a tropical forest tree, native to the Philippines and neighbouring islands. Similar to Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi essential oil is produced by steam distilling the resinous gum that exudes from the tree.

Your Winter Medicine Chest

Your Winter Medicine ChestSo it's that time of year again – the Autumn colours signposting the season of plenty is soon to end. In years gone by, not so very long ago, we would be setting our store cupboards for the Winter privations. The time of plenty – late Summer/early Autumn – would see fruits being made into jams and jellies, and vegetables pickled, dried and laid down in careful cool storage. This time of year would be one of gathering in and laying down – of preparation and making ready. A time of great activity before the quieter times of snow and ice, short days and long nights.

Get creative with Himalayan Pink Salt

Get creative with Himalayan Pink SaltI recently ordered some of Base Formula's beautiful Himalayan Pink Salt to have a play with – and how glad I am that I did! These pretty pink salts are so versatile! They are balancing, energising and detoxing for the body whilst also being great for use with essential oils – whether aiding absorption into our bodies via an aromatherapy bath, or just for supporting the diffusion of scents into a room. With winter fast approaching, I had it in mind, whilst I was creating my blends, to think about how these salts can support our health at this time of year - so read on for some creative, natural healing ideas to prepare you for the 'cold' season ahead!

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