Sweet, sunny and gentle. An oil for troubled babies, children and the child within us all. I adore Roman Chamomile. I visited Inglenook Farm in Liverpool where there were fields of beautiful daisies. Such a gorgeous sight.
Such a great oil to use all year round but it really comes into its own during the hot summer months. Cooling, refreshing, enlivening and actually calming too.
You would look at this tall grass and imagine that it would produce a fresh grassy aroma but quite the opposite. It has a heavy, smoky earthy smell that instantly brings calm and sedation.
Some of you may read this and think seriously? Well seriously it has. I view life very differently. My life has been challenging at times. My own children have faced difficulties which have been deeply upsetting but all of this has made me a stronger person coupled with my passion………aromatherapy.
This week I talk about sweet spicy cardamom. The aroma makes me salivate. Hints of lemon sherbet and mint. A warming strengthening oil. Useful for chronic fatigue states.
This week its all about Frankincense. A strong spiritual grounding oil which deepens the breathing and expands the mind.
I’ve been shouting from the rooftops as its aromatherapy awareness week. When you start explaining what aromatherapy is and the power of essential oils I get a goodness me, seriously?
This week we look at Cedarwood Atlas or in botanical terms, Cedrus Atlantica. Last year when I was visiting Kew Gardens I got to hug one of these magnificent trees.
As we hear of another sad death this week it saddens me to think that no one knew that Kate Spade suffered from depression. She suffered in silence.
It has to be all about beautiful rose oil this week as I was fortunate enough to visit a gorgeous rose factory in Cyprus last week.