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Aromatherapy awareness week… 2019

From the 10th to the 16th June aromatherapy awareness week is a campaign that highlights to the general public, the wonderful benefits that aromatherapy has to offer.

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Essential oil highlight…Sweet Marjoram

Also known as French marjoram and in botanical terms as Origanum majorana. I don’t know of anyone who has disliked this aroma. It gives out a warm, spicy, herby fragrance that immediately calms and soothes.

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Weekly highlight…The benefits of human touch and reducing stress

Human touch can reduce our cortisol levels leading to lower stress levels. It can help reduce our heart rate and lower blood pressure. In fact a lack of human touch can cause a physical stress on our bodies.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Myrrh

As Christmas is nearly upon us I thought I’d feature Myrrh this time round. A major skin oil with powerful healing properties

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Ginger

Woody, earthy, pungent, warming, heating and grounding. All the words that you want to hear as the cooler days set in.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Clary Sage

Strengthening, restoring and uplifting. A major oil for the nervous system. One powerful oil with a wide range of actions.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Carrot Seed

Not an essential oil that many are familiar with but a powerful detoxifier of the liver and kidneys and a superb skin oil.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Bergamot

Do you smell orange? Maybe lemon, or could it be lime?  Think earl grey tea with a slice of lemon.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Nutmeg

Think of the smell of rice pudding. Warming, comforting and calming. A childhood memory for many. Such a complex oil in both its chemistry and aroma. A prime musculoskeletal and psychological oil helping with many emotional issues.

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Weekly essential oil highlight…Lime

Uplifting and enlivening. A rescue from the doldrums when you are on a journey but you aren’t going anywhere. An oil that is particularly helpful with depression.

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