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Galbanum’s special gifts for you……


Although not common amongst aromatherapy essential oils, Galbanum non-the-less is a gem not to be overlooked.  Extracted from the resinous ‘tears’ that exude from incisions made in the harvested roots of the this herbal plant, the essential oil possess wonderful skin care and healing qualities, and is especially useful for mature skin.  It is both emotionally calming and stimulating, and restorative to the nerves, easing feelings of anxiety and depression, and balancing erratic moods.   An analgesic, it is also valuable in alleviating muscle and joint pain, bronchial spasms and coughs, and painful periods.  

 

Remember to dilute essential oils in an emollient, such as vegetable oil or non-perfumed cream, before applying to your skin, and to store them in a cool dark place with lids secured to prevent and slow down oxidisation.

Cajeputs special gifts for you…


Cajeput belongs to the same botanical family as Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, and possesses similar antimicrobial and immune supporting properties.  It’s odour is gentle compared to these oils, but this does not diminish it’s potency and qualities.  Cajeput aids concentration, stimulates the mind, eases apathy, strengthens the spirit, and is especially useful during times of transition and change, particularly when creating and forging new pathways.  As with other ‘tree oils’, Cajeput supports the respiratory system, aids breathing, eases cold’s, ‘flu, bronchitis, sore throats, and other respiratory tract infections, among many more qualities.
Cajeput is featured in my new book Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation (publication Autumn 2018), and my next book Essential Oils For The Whole Body (2019)
http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Essential-Oils-for-Mindfulness-and-Meditation/Heather-Dawn-Godfrey/9781620557624#

Rose for the Mother, Mandarin for the Child, Frankincense for the Father…….

img_1928Rose Otto (absolute)

(Rosa x demascena Miller. Rosa x centifolia L)

 Originally native to the Orient and Middle East, rose is grown and cultivated throughout the world, producing numerous species and cultivars. Rose essential oil is extracted from the fresh flower petals of the demascena and centifolia species and produces a pale yellow to olive yellow viscous liquid or a deep orange to olive green viscous absolute. Rose is famous for its beautiful, sweet intense odour and is a popular perfume ingredient.

IMG_3799Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, rose essential oil provides valuable skin care qualities, while it also quells panic attacks and anxiety, and uplifts mood and emotion, among many other valuable attributes.

 

img_4729Mandarin Green

(Citrus reticulate)

 Native to south-eastern Asia and the Philippines, this small evergreen, usually thorny tree, produces beautifully fragrant flowers that bear the brightly coloured deeply green, orange or red-orange mandarin fruits. The mid-to dark green essential oil is extracted from the peel of the mandarin green fruit. ‘Awakening’ or ‘bringing out’ the inner child, this oil uplifts mood and emotion, among many other valuable supporting qualities.

img_1468Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion this essential oil provides a wonderful skincare ingredient (however, mandarin essential oil must be stored in a fridge and only used when fresh as it is prone to rapid oxidization and may consequently become irritant).

 

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Frankincense (Olibanum)

(Boswellia carterii, Boswellia serrata)

Produced from the oleo resin that exudes from the wood of this small, tangle-branched tree, the pale amber, yellow to greenish tinted essential oil is renowned for its calming and “spiritual” connecting (earth to ‘heaven’) and uplifting qualities (hence it’s use in many religious and ceremonial rites and rituals).

img_4389Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, this essential oil possesses remarkable skin care and healing qualities, as well as ability to combat respiratory tract conditions and infections, among many other remarkable qualities.

 

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Rose, Mandarin and Frankincense; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

 

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

www.aromantique.co.uk, heather@aromantique.co.uk, facebook.com/aromantiquewellness

ESSENTIAL OIL WORKSHOP SURVEY


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Essential oils are very popular. 

Most people know something about essential oils, buy and use them.  They form part of the ingredients of many ‘every day’ household products.  They are multi dynamical. There is so much to learn and know about their properties.  Where do you start? 

A really good place to begin is from the point of your own curiosity; what intrigues you, what do you want to know more about?  If you could chose the topic of a workshop, what would it be?

Why not let me know (heather@aromantique.co.uk /07419 777 451); perhaps this could inform the theme or content of the next series of workshops.

What workshop theme will be of interest to you?

Is there a particular aspect about the qualities or the application  of essential oils you would like to know more about?

Are you interested in gaining a professional essential qualification?

photo 2Are you a carer caring for someone else; would you like to know about the supportive qualities of essential oils? Do you work with children; which oils are appropriate, calming and aid concentration and memory retention?  Do you want to enhance your skin care routine; which oils will benefit your complexion type?  Do you want to uplift your mood; how do essential oils influence mood and emotion and which ones will benefit you the most?

I am qualified and able to deliver training from curious user to professional qualified practitioner.  If you are interested in learning more about essential oils please let me know, I would love to hear from you; your curiosity, interest and feedback will be very welcome and helpful.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Cajeput (Melaleuca cajeputi)

IMG_2472Native to Australia and belonging to the same botanical family as tea tree, this essential oil is extracted from the fresh leaves and twigs of the aromatic cajeput tree. The colourless to green to sometimes yellow tinted essential oil has a mild fresh fruity-camphoraceous, faintly herbaceous, metallic odour (milder and softer than tea tree). Clearing and stimulating to the mind and aiding concentration, cajeput aids in finding courage to manage change and create new pathways, as well as staving colds and ‘flu and respiratory tract infections, among many other valuable qualities.

 

 

 IMG_1803To find out more about Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Cajeput, why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk                facebook.com/aomantiquewellness 

 

 

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile, Anthemis nobilis L.)

IMG_4791“Earth apple”, chamomile is another well known flowering herb, and yields a straw yellow to transparent to bluish-green essential oil from the flowering heads. This essential oil exhibits remarkable skin care and healing qualities when blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, and also calms hyperactivity, restlessness, impatience, anxiety and an over active mind, among many other qualities and attributes, and is especially potent alongside lavender in aiding peaceful sleep.

 

 

IMG_4485To find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Cajeput, why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk

 

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua, Ferula gummosa)

IMG_2846This large, hollow-stemmed, perennial herb produces a clear to yellow-brown or olive tinted essential oil, which is extracted from the milky white translucent oleo resin or gum or ‘tears’ that exude from incisions made at the base of the stem. Both sedative and stimulant, this essential oil balances erratic moods, reduces nervous tension, is restorative and tonic, as well as being a valuable skin care ingredient and is especially indicated for mature and / or damaged skin, among many other supportive qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Galbanum; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary supportive and preventative tool to aid wellness and wellbeing.

 

Patchouli (Pogostomon cablin Benth.)

IMG_4573Patchouli is a fragrant bushy perennial herb native to the tropical regions of Asia. The leaves are picked two or three time a year and are left to dry and ferment before being distilled to release their dark orange or amber viscous essential oil. Patchouli instills a sense of peace and ‘spirituality’ and calms and regulates the flow of breathing so is often applied as an aid to meditation and an anti-anxiety remedy. Patchouli also alleviates nervous tension and exhaustion, is grounding and restorative, among many other qualities. Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, patchouli is also an invaluable skin care ingredient, and soothes dermatitis and eczema,

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk or email Heather@aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Patchouli; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness and wellbeing.

 

Petitgrain (Orange Leaf) (Citrus amara; Citrus aurantium Linn.)

IMG_4441Extracted from the leaves and twigs of this evergreen bitter orange tree which grows in Mediterranean and Mediterranean-like environments and climates, this clear to pale yellow, yellow to amber essential oil is a valuable skin care ingredient when blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, and also eases cold and ‘flu symptoms, quells anxiety and alleviates stress and stress related conditions, among many other valuable qualities.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk to find out more about the imminent publication of Aromantique’s essential oil book compilation, which describe the source, safe application and numerous values of essential oils, including Petitgrain; a ‘must have’ companion for ‘everyday life’.

NB: Information provided here, or in any of the books which form part of the Aromantique book compilation, is not presented as an alternative or substitute for professional advice or healthcare. These books aim to provide a complementary preventative tool to support wellness  and wellbeing.