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Complete Guide To Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is one of the most popular and studied essential oils in the world, thanks to its wide range of benefits. These include relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress, improving sleep quality, and aiding in wound healing, among others.

Volant Most Influential People in Aromatherapy 2022

Are you looking to learn more about essential oils and aromatherapy? Following the right experts is a great way to start. In a field of many different voices and opinions, some less trustworthy than others, this can be challenging.To help you, we’ve researched and listed the top 50 aromatherapy experts you should follow in 2022. They’re ranked based on their depth of expertise and influence in the field.

Essential oils and pets: Everything you need to know

Many people rely on the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy to treat a wide range of ailments and to enhance their mental, emotional and physical well-being. From stress to insomnia and chronic pain to anxiety, essential oils seem to be the answer to almost anything.

The Best Carrier Oils for Essential Oils

A very popular way of using essential oils is to apply them to your skin. This enables the benefits of your chosen essential oil to soak into your skin, enabling you to enjoy their holistic benefits in multiple ways at once!

25 Aromatherapy Websites You'll Want to Bookmark

Have you ever wondered how a smell can take you years back down memory lane and walk you through both the pleasant and painful memories of your life? You are not alone! Our sense of smell is directly connected to the part of the brain that stores memories and evokes emotion.

The 20 Best Yoga Studios In United Kingdom

Europe is home to some of the best yoga studios in the world. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or someone who doesn't know their asana from their pranayama, there’s a yoga studio that will suit you.

The UK best home influencer awards

Who are the hottest British home influencers? Who deserves an award for their incredible accounts? And who should you be following online? Get ready to find out - because we’ve rounded up the top UK home influencers that are giving us the home decor inspiration we need.

Can scent boost your brain power?

Everyone knows how powerfully certain smells can trigger memories. Even when we’re all grown up, catching a whiff of our favourite childhood cookies might bring our mother or grandmother to mind.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Aromatherapy at work

A secret productivity hack is to use aromatherapy at work. Essential oils can boost your energy and reduce stress, enhance your mood, and increase your focus.

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