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



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

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.

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

Using an aromatherapy massage oil before and after exercise can help warm and prepare your muscles for action, prevent injury and stiffness, soothe aches and pains and speed muscle recovery. 

Make your own all natural face masks



Secret garden - all natural face masks

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! 


Create your own herbal bath oils



Create your own herbal bath oils

Herbal bath oils are an easy and effective aromatherapy product to make at home. Here’s everything you need to know to make your own aromatherapy bath oils with fresh herbs or essential oils.

Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at home



Enjoy an aromatherapy spa experience at home

Spa days can be quite expensive, but can easily be recreated in the comfort of your own home. Follow our ideas for the ultimate home pamper and create your own personalised aromatherapy blends to balance mind, body and soul!

The benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo



What are the benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo?

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is a chemical detergent found in many shampoos. Although opinions vary as to its safety, it is known to have drying effects which can be damaging for both hair and skin!

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.

Eat, drink, use and choose 'Organic' this September!



Eat, drink, use and choose We are delighted to be supporting the Soil Association's Organic September campaign (including Organic Beauty Week from the 19-25 September) - hoping that we at Base Formula are doing our bit to raise awareness. It seems the perfect month – my birthday month – to write an article about why I personally am a passionate advocate of growing organically – whether that be growing organic food, or plants that produce essential oils and other beauty products.

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!

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