Woody, earthy, pungent, warming, heating and grounding. All the words that you want to hear as the cooler days set in.
Strengthening, restoring and uplifting. A major oil for the nervous system. One powerful oil with a wide range of actions.
Do you smell orange? Maybe lemon, or could it be lime? Think earl grey tea with a slice of lemon.
Lavender. The one essential oil that people will always hold some knowledge about it. Most think it is one of the safest oils but are they right?
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.
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.
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.