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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anxiety: the ailment of the 21st century

Now, more than ever, society is encouraging open discussions surrounding anxiety and depression. Rather than shunning these difficult afflictions, together, we have made enormous steps towards acceptance and understanding. While there has been an element of progression, very few agree on how best to ease such ailments. Yet, there remains a common consensus is at the core of most methods. That is, along with therapies and medications, those suffering need to find time for themselves. […]

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Concentration blends for the back-to-school season

In last week’s blog we came to terms with the summer season coming to a close. After weeks of sun, sea, sand, or perhaps UK staycations, it’s back to the grindstone for children, students, and adults alike. Luckily, we also identified some essential oils to get us through these trying times. An overview of essential oils for concentration Known for their ability to enhance mental clarity, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) and pine (pinus sylvestris) made the […]

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Easing yourself into aromatherapy with 5 favourite essential oils

Despite the use of essential oils being deep-rooted in our medicinal history, it seems that extracted plant oils have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Of course, this does go hand-in-hand with the ‘all natural’ trend, which saturates all social media. Fusing clean eating, mindfulness, and natural therapies – including aromatherapy – we are combining and reviving simplistic, time-tested ways of promoting wellbeing while adopting a holistic approach to healing. Getting started with […]

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Essential oil of the month: September – Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis)

Considering the extensive array of essential oils, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is often amongst the most familiar to aromatherapy enthusiasts and beginners alike. Perhaps, its notability is due, somewhat, to its culinary usage. The plant, inclusive of its needles, is often used to infuse fish, lamb, and chicken dishes, injecting a wood, fragrant edge to recipes. The more eccentric, innovative chef may even add a sprig or two to cocktails, chocolate desserts, and sweet bread. Yet, […]

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Essential oils for post-summer skin care

Ah, the tranquillity of the summer season… clear blue skies, fine sand between your toes, the warmth of the sun softly kissing your skin. There’s really nothing quite like it. As wonderful as those hazy days are, your skin can take quite a hit from those UV rays. Whether you’ve lounged in your back garden or sunbathed on tropical shorelines, essential oils can provide the TLC your skin needs after a scorching hot summer. Balmy […]

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fine-tuning your focus with essential oils

Sadly, the sun has almost set on summer for this year. For many families this means back to the daily routine of school timetables and standard shifts in the office. After a month or two of a relatively relaxed lifestyle, getting back into the swing of things can be quite difficult. But never fear, there are essential oils known for their ability to enhance concentration. The under-utilised qualities of essential oils Despite the growing awareness […]

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Healing with Mandarin Oil

Mandarin essential oil is a useful remedy for many health complaints including digestive complaints and can be used on babies because of its gentle properties. The mandarin oil can be used in a range of treatments for many conditions. Mandarin oil is bright and cheerful, the lovely delicate, tangy, sweet aroma of mandarin essential oil is refreshing and also a very uplifting oil to use. The mandarin essential oil, is expressed from the ripe peel […]

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to use carrier oils in aromatherapy

If you’ve found yourself in the deep, dark nook of our Powell’s Aromatherapy blog, the chances are that you’ve dabbled a little with essential oils. Perhaps you like to fill your home with your favourite natural scent, maybe even unknowingly reaping the rewards of the oil’s properties. When starting out with aromatherapy, many people do feel daunted. So many oils, so little time. And, in fact, there seems to be rules about which you should […]

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Monday, July 24, 2017

How to use essential oils safely

We’re all aware of the array of therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer. Yet, as with most things in life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Essential oils are highly concentrated. Did you know… it takes tens of lavender flowers to make just a few drops of lavender essential oil? As such, essential oils should be treated with respect, and used as advised, to ensure safe aromatherapy practice. After all, […]

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Solving common summer holiday complaints with essential oils

We’re now well and truly into the swing of summer. Citrus essential oils are flowing through your humble abode. Many holidays abroad are underway, jaunts to staycation locations are just around the corner. What’s more, after a week or two of endless rainfall, we’re even promised some sun for the latter quarter of the summer break. But, as you may expect, along with so many carefree shining vibes comes some common summer holiday complaints.   […]

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