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Juniper Needle

Juniper needle has a sweet, fresh, woody-balsamic odour. It's an excellent choice for a purifying room freshener & a useful oil to have at home thanks to its many health benefits, such as treating muscle aches, strains & pains, facilitating easy breathing at this time of year, boosting circulation & reviving the senses.

Add 5-7 drops to your evening bath to soothe tired muscles or blend with your choice of carrier oil & apply to relieve muscular cramps. You can also add a couple of drops to your wash cloth in the morning shower to help clear the cobwebs to start your day. Juniper is antispasmodic & antirheumatic. It can help improve blood circulation, making it a useful oil in the treatment of rheumatism & arthritis. Or trying blending it with rosemary & add 5 drops of each to your room diffuser to make an invigorating room fragrnace to give you a boost if you are feeling lethargic or a little foggy.

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Deep Sleep

Our Deep Sleep diffusion blend is the ultimate oil for anyone looking to get a good night's rest. Our tried & tested formulation was created exclusively by Julia Lawless containing a tranquilizing blend of sedative & calming oils, including vetivert & valerian root. Using essential oils to promote relaxation is an age-old, effective & entirely natural way of calming both the mind & body. When used in a diffuser, aromatic particles are absorbed into the blood stream via the lungs through inhalation, imparting a physiological & psychological effect on the systems of the body simultaneously. Because of these factors, our Deep Sleep formulation can really provide immediate results.

Add 10-15 drops of Deep Sleep to your bedroom diffuser to create a tranquil & peaceful atmosphere before retiring. Or experience the therapeutic powers of aromatherapy in a bath. Add 5-7 drops of Deep Sleep into a freshly run bath. Add a cupful of magnesium flakes or Epsom salts for an extra snooze factor.

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The Benefits of Festive Spices

Friday, Nov 01, 2019

As winter approaches we are instinctively drawn to the immediate warmth and comforting effect that spices have on our entire system, both physically and emotionally. It is interesting to look further into the therapeutic properties of some of our individual festive spices and their benefits both from a traditional herbal perspective and within the aromatherapy context as a whole. All spices help to bring heat into our whole metabolism: they stimulate the circulation; support the immune system as well as having powerful anti-septic, anti-bactericidal and anti-viral properties. In fact, if we look more closely at the individual properties of many of our classic and best-loved spices, we find that they each have distinct healing and remedial qualities.

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“The sense of smell is the most important factor in the laying of spells on people: magic, in order to achieve the greatest potency, must enter through the nose”

R. Lovell, A Complete Herball, 1665

The custom of celebrating Halloween on the 31 st October began as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the realm of the unseen became weak: their solution to this problem was to have a big party, which would scare away the ghosts and spirits!

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Norway: Healing Through Nature

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

I have just returned from a trip to Norway where the forces of nature are plain to see! Magnificent deep fjords cut into the landscape and sculpt the coastline, having been carved out by glaciers over a period of 2.5 million years. This is something both unique and awe-inspiring! To my mind, the Scandinavians have always managed to maintain a healthy relationship with the natural world and to uphold a profound respect for it. Even in the centre of the Oslo, the wilderness is always within easy reach and the sea is never far away.

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trading in aromatics.

- Julia Lawless

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