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Make your own aromatherapy reed diffusers this Christmas



Learn how to make your own naturally fragrant aromatherapy reed diffusers with our Augeo Multi Clean Diffuser Base and 100% pure therapeutic essential oils. Ideal for home fragrancing & personalised gifts.

Ease back into school, uni or work with therapeutic essential oils



Ease back into school, uni or work with therapeutic essential oilsWith Autumn just around the corner, many of us will be getting ready to go back to work, school or university. While we may feel sad that the long, hazy days of summer are coming to an end, it’s hard not to feel a sense of anticipation at the opportunities we may be blessed with over the coming months, although, initially, these may be considered challenges. Feeling anxious, for example, at the prospect of little ones starting ‘big school’, or whether older children will make new friends as they move from primary to senior school. Saying goodbye to excited teenagers, who are leaving home for the first time to go to university, causing ‘empty nest syndrome’. Seeing such challenges as opportunities can, however, be beneficial for our mental and physical health. We may decide to resume careers previously on hold, change career or even go back to college. Using essential oils can help both parents and children deal with change so that everyone can get ahead in the new academic year.

Aromatherapy blends for the bath



Aromatherapy blends for the bathOne 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.

Make your own sports massage oil



Make your own sports massage oil

At Base Formula, we’re huge advocates of a healthy lifestyle, and regular exercise is an important way to help both the body and the mind. There are a ton of benefits that we can glean from exercising, but sore muscles certainly are not one of them! That feeling of aching, weary limbs that makes simple tasks seem suddenly impossible is something we’ve all experienced after a workout.

Secret garden - all natural face masks



Secret garden - all natural face masksAs I sat in my garden writing this article, I found myself in awe of the natural magnificence that surrounded me.  There is so much healthy goodness in the world, and until we take a pause from daily bustle and sit in nature, just breathing in its beauty, we forget what we have in front of us!  So what better to write about this month, I thought, than how to incorporate the garden into our Summer skincare?  Off I set, gathering ideas for all-natural face mask recipes for a ‘Secret Garden’ selection!

Create your own herbal bath oils



Create your own herbal bath oilsWhether you’re making them as a gift or for your own personal pampering supply, herbal bath oils are an easy and effective aromatherapy product you can make at home. Whizz up one of these gorgeous treats in a few minutes and enjoy their therapeutic and skin nurturing benefits for many baths to come! Here’s everything you need to know to make your own aromatherapy bath oils.

Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at home



Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at homeThere is nothing nicer than enjoying a pampering spa day (or evening) at home using beautiful aromatherapy skincare products bursting with delightful, aromatic essential oils. Taking time to plan your home spa 'pamper' experience is part of the fun, deciding, for example, on whether you want to feel relaxed and chilled, or energised and revitalised. Do you want to spend the time with friends or enjoy some ‘me-time’? What sort of products will you choose? Will they be hand-made or from one of your favourite aromatherapy brands?

What are the benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo?



What are the benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo?

If you check the back of your regular shampoo, chances are that somewhere on the ingredients list will be ‘Sodium Lauryl Sulphate’ (SLS). This ingredient creeps its way into most hair products, as well as toothpaste, face wash and soap, even if you don’t want it there! At Base Formula, our shampoo is completely SLS free, and for good reason too.

Aromatherapy remedies for Christmas and beyond



Aromatherapy remedies for Christmas and beyondChristmas can bring more than a few health challenges - from stress and headaches through to sore feet and digestive problems. To help, we thought we'd pull together 10 slightly more unusual aromatherapy tips for the Christmas period and beyond!  Try making them for yourself - or even give them as practical gifts for friends and family.

Aromatherapy Hampers for Christmas



Aromatherapy Hampers for ChristmasIn my last article, I discussed the gifts the three Wise Men or Kings, gave to baby Jesus after his birth and how these gifts had great spiritual symbolism. With only a couple of weeks until Christmas, many of us are still considering what gifts we can give to make our loved ones happy. I believe that beautifully handcrafted hampers are the ultimate gift that can be enjoyed by all members of the family regardless of age. It is so easy to make a hamper with a personal twist, so I thought I'd give you a few ideas on how you could make your own miniature aromatherapy hampers to boost your loved ones health and wellbeing this Christmas!

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