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A Morning Routine Using Breathing, Meditation, and Essential Oils

My name is Christine, and I'm a holistic yoga and meditation instructor. I have a passion for a natural life and wellness. I know that life can be stressful and sap your energy. I've seen the negative effects that stress can have on the body. Luckily, there are simple tools that can help you regain balance and reduce your resting heart rate.

How to Use Essential Oils Safely

Essential oils are powerful and should be used with care. While theyare usually safe, some people have a bad reaction to certain oils. Ifyou’re pregnant, are using them for a child, have pets, or have a medical condition we recommend consulting a medical professional before using essential oils. We also recommend doing a patch test to check if you react to the oils in any way.

My journey with essential oils

My name is Emilie Nyman and I work as an Osteopath and yoga  teacher in Oslo. At the same time I arrange and teach yoga retreats all over Norway. I have spent the last ten years exploring and experiencing the world. Nature, people and culture inspires me. Especially I'm intrigued by societies that use local and natural resources to live in line with ancient traditions.

Essential Oils for SAD: 5 Essential Oils to Survive the Winter Blues

Winter can be brutal. As it makes its annual appearance, victims of its chill slump in sadness, as if shrouded in a dark ball of gloom.

Uncover the secret to choosing the perfect scent for your home

Your home is a place that is personal to you. Your safe place, where you relax and let your guard down. A place where your personality shines through and you are proud to call your home. 

Essential oils and pregnancy

For some mums-to-be, aromatherapy is a saviour during pregnancy. Essential oils can help with many common pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, nausea and pelvic girdle pain, along with providing further benefits during labour. However, it’s important to be aware of a few safety tips when using essential oils during pregnancy.

Create your own spa at home

Whether you’re feeling stressed, looking for a pick-me-up or you just need to escape from everyday life, a spa day could be just what you need. A bit of self-care and pampering can go a long way in improving your mental wellbeing and allowing you to escape from your stresses. 

Scents for the bathroom

Every homeowner wants a fresh and pleasant-smelling bathroom. After all, no one wants to think that their guests might have a negative impression of their bathroom!

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