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Give your skin a spring clean!



Give your skin a spring clean!

Winter can leave our skin stressed-out, overheated and undernourished, resulting in a dull, dry, lifeless complexion. Spring is a great time to start a new skincare regime, to nourish and regenerate your skin for the season ahead!

Aromatherapy mood perfumes for fragranced jewellery



What could be nicer than wearing a beautiful piece of jewellery infused with therapeutic essential oils to make you smell good and feel great! Check out our Top 10 aromatherapy mood perfume blends!

Aromatherapy gifts for Mother's Day



Show your Mum just how much you care this Mother's Day with a selection of fabulous, home-made aromatherapy gifts to enhance her health and wellbeing! Try our fragrant bath salt, bath oil or moisturising lotion blends!

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?

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