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Top 18 Aromatherapy Experts You Must Follow in 2021

Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to heal the body and mind. People are turning to aromatherapy now more than ever as a way of healing from stress, pain, and illness. Here we will share with you 18 experts in aromatherapy that you must follow for the best tips on how to care for your health using essential oils. 

Five amazing facts you didn’t know about aromatherapy oils

Using a diffuser is a great way to disperse your chosen blend of essential oils around your home, making your home smell great whilst offering a whole host of health benefits. Whether you love the relaxing scent of lavender or the uplifting aromas of bergamot, maintaining your diffuser correctly is essential to keep it working efficiently.

Spa-Inspired Essential Oils - Tips for Serene Scents

There’s nothing more calming than the aroma that hits you as you step into a spa. As soon as you walk through the doors, you feel the stress lift from your shoulders as your worries dissolve and your mind slips into serenity. Wouldn’t you love to have that feeling in your own home?

How are essential oils made?

Essential oils are concentrated extracts that are taken directly from plants. Each essential oil has its own unique range of benefits and uses, from improving mood and easing depression to fighting infections and killing bacteria. This makes essential oils a valuable tool in promoting natural health and wellbeing. But how are essential oils made?

Treat your mind and body with the best summer essential oils

Summer is the perfect season to reset and rejuvenate your body, and essential oils are the ideal way to get started. Choosing the right summer essential oils can help you to get into the swing of summer, boosting your spirits and energising you so you can make the most of the longer, warmer days.

Everything You Need to Know About Aromatherapy Massage

If everyday life has left you feeling burnt out, an aromatherapy massage could be just what you need to de-stress and recharge. Whether you decide to visit a spa or try aromatherapy massage at home, the therapeutic essential oils are guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and totally reinvigorated. 

Life, Art and Essential Oils: An Interview With Yukiko Noritake

What do you get when you mix a passion for art with a love of essential oils? We think the work of Yukiko Noritake speaks for itself.  Born in Japan in 1989, Yukiko has led a fascinating life, culminating in pursuing her passion and becoming a celebrated artist and illustrator. After falling in love with the French way of life whilst studying at Paris art school Ecole de Condé, Yukiko decided to remain in Paris, where she has made a name for herself as a world-class illustrator and acrylic artist.

Can you gift essential oils? 6 ideas for aromatherapy gifts

It’s that time of year when you’re probably beginning to consider the best gifts for those special people in your life. You might be looking for something unique, with personality and meaning, because you want them to know just how much you care for them.

Tips & Recipes

Footbath with essential oils

Taking a foot bath at the end of a long day has become one of my simple, yet most important rituals. It is something I do at home, in hotels and with hot water in the wilderness. There is something beautiful about rinsing my feet clean, washing away the day and getting ready for a fresh start tomorrow.

Oil mixture recipe: Retreat

We have designed this recipe to smell like a resort spa. We capture the restorative qualities of Eucalyptus and Grapefruit that can be found in a cocktail by the pool. x smells light and airy and becomes even more exotic when Ylang Ylang essential oil is added.

Essential Oil Mixture: Stress down

When the workday is over, toast to successes, no matter the size of a spicy aroma diffuser cocktail. We call it stress down.

6 recipes for essential oils you will love

There are countless recipes for essential oil blends. Here we have collected the 6 best recipes for aroma diffusers.

A towel freshener that smells like sea breeze

A natural spray is a nice way to keep your towels smelling fresh. We love to use our Bergamot, Lavender and Eucalyptus Pure Organic Essential to make that happen. We think it gives them the scent of a nice sea breeze. In this recipe we added some drops of lemon to add a dash of happiness to the recipe.

Aromatherapy massage

Aromatherapy massage is a treatment method with a long history. It is used for relaxation, pain relief and to improve well-being.

A natural hair oil

Essential oils of frankincense, bergamot and amber provide a wonderful base for the scent of your hair.

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