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A little bit about... Sandalwood!

A little bit about... Sandalwood!

Ever since I was given some sandalwood beads years ago I’ve been allured by its unique, almost hypnotic scent; soft sweetness with undertones of wood of course, but with almost a creamy note to it as well. It’s inviting, comforting & definitely has a certain je ne sais quois about it. ⁣⁣⁣⁣🌳Sandalwood has been revered for centuries in eastern medicine and used extensively throughout the ages for it’s ability to heal mind, body & spirit. ⁣⁣⁣⁣✨I find it particularly useful in treating any stress related conditions, particularly “hot headed” states. It is also a brilliant skin soother, helping to combat...

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A little bit about ... Eucalyptus!

Eucalyptus is another essential oil that I’d definitely recommend for your home medicine cupboard. You may already have a bottle or be familiar with it’s strong, penetrating scent. I love eucalyptus! Not only the essential oil, but the tree itself. Its silvery blue green leaves are as stunning as they are fragrant! ⁣⁣⁣⁣🌿A “go to” essential oil for the respiratory system helping to relieve certain symptoms, especially when viruses attack, due to its antiseptic , antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, & pectoral therapeutic properties. First thing I do when I have a blocked nose or feel I’m coming down with something is...

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A little about... Myrrh !

Myrrh

A little about... Myrrh !

As it’s almost Christmas I thought it would be a good time to talk about Myrrh! The wise men brought it as a present to baby Jesus for good reason. It’s highly prized for a wide range of uses from the physical to the spiritual. ⁣⁣⁣⁣🌿Myrrh is distilled from the gum /resin of a shrub like tree native to the Arabian peninsula & parts of Africa. ⁣⁣⁣⁣🤓Therapeutically it’s highly antiseptic, antibacterial & anti inflammatory. Its healing & expectorant properties means it can help ease coughs, throat issues such as laryngitis and also chest complaints like bronchitis. ⁣⁣⁣⁣🤲🏻 Traditionally Myrrh was...

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A little about Frankincense

A little about Frankincense

If I had to make a “Top 5 Desert Island Essential Oils” list Frankincense would definitely be on it. I find myself drawn to it again and again and use it a lot! ⁣⁣⁣👑 It is an understated hero of an oil. The Yoda of oils! Stalwart, wise & knowing and with mighty power is Frankincense. Cleopatra, The Queen of Sheba & King Solomon were big fans...and of course we all know it was thought a worthy gift from The Wise Men. Prized throughout history to heal, purify and to summon higher spirits. ⁣⁣⁣⁣🌿I love it for its multitude of...

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A little about Bergamot!

A little about Bergamot!

🌿Bergamot is a wonderful oil. Highly valued particularly for it’s emotionally uplifting and antidepressant therapeutic properties; if I’m making a blend for a client to help with any emotional turmoil, anxiety, generally feeling down, lacking in confidence etc, I’ll almost always add Bergamot. ⁣⁣⁣⁣📚”Bergamot lightens the shadows of the mind, bringing illumination & laughter” Valerie Ann Worwood tells us in “The Fragrant Heavens”. I love this quote. So true! ⁣⁣⁣☀️Extensive research has shown that it’s particularly effective in the prevention & treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Another reason why I like to add it to a lot of blends, particularly...

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