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Geranium’s special gifts for you…

There are 250 or so species of geranium, many of which are cultivated for ornamental purposes.  Of these, only two species are used for essential oil extraction – P. roseum and P. asperum. The sweet, slightly minty citrusy rose-like odour is intense and rich, and renders this essential oil with a feminine perfume tone, which is bright and uplifting.  Its uses are manifold.  From anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-microbial, to anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and skin healing; this oil lifts and balances mood and emotion, combats infections, and is a valuable skin care ingredient that will balance dry and oily skin, improve tone and appearance, among many other valuable qualities.  Remember, always dilute essential oils in an emulsifying medium such as vegetable oil, unperfumed cream or lotion before applying to your skin.

 

Petitgrains special gifts for you….

Petitrain essential oil (also known as orange leaf oil) is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the aromatic bitter orange tree that also yields a sweet exotic essential oil from its blossoms (neroli), and a refreshing, uplifting essential oil from its fruits.  

 

Petitgrain eases stress-related shallow breathing, respiratory infections, colds and ‘flu.  Blended in non-perfumed cream or lotion, or vegetable oil, such as olive, petitgrain improves the condition of dry, chapped and cracked skin.  It is emotionally calming and uplifting and eases feelings of anxiety and depression, aids mental clarity, and eases insomnia, among many other qualities and gifts.

Rose’s special gifts for you…

The ‘queen of oils’, the intensely sweet, floral and exotic scent of rose historically crowns this oil as one of the most popular scents throughout the world.  Rose is one of the most expensive essential oils to produce and purchase – it takes approximately 3 kilos of fresh rose petals to create 1ml – just 20 drops – of essential oil.  Consequently, rose essential oil is often adulterated or recreated synthetically –  be sure of your source! Treasured and used since ancient times, this precious oil is one of the most versatile, possessing invaluable therapeutic qualities that range from skin healing and beautifying, immune supporting, hormone balancing, anti-depressant, mood harmonising, and…. aphrodisiac, among so many other wonderful attributes.

Carrot Seeds special gifts for you…

Carrot Seed essential oil is a wonderful skin care and immune stimulating companion.  Don’t let it’s sweet, earthy, ‘carroty’ odour fool you – this oil is a must for your beauty regime, with special properties that revitalise and improve the appearance of skin, especially  dry and mature complexions, scar tissue, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  It’s gifts penetrate beyond the skin.  Carrot Seed alleviates coughs and bronchial conditions, eases anxiety, aids mental clarity, and is calming to the nervous system, while it also supports the immune system.

 

Discover more about this and other essential oils in ‘Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation (publishers: Inner Traditions USA): 
https://www.innertraditions.com/essential-oils-for-mindfulness-and-meditation.html

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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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.

Carrot Seed (Daucus carota L. ssp. Sativus (Hoffm.)

IMG_4767With its clusters of flat, dense, flowering umbels that yield seeds from which the beautifully coloured yellow to amber essential oil is surrendered, this herbaceous plant is not to be underestimated. Exuding a ‘carrot-like’, slightly sweet, woody, earthy odour, this oil has a ‘grounding’ effect yet is also revitalizing to the nervous system, qualities which aid mental clarity, calm anxiety and strengthen inner ability to ‘move on’.   Blended in vegetable oil, cream or lotion, this oil also demonstrates remarkable skin healing and supporting qualities excellent for mature and sensitive skin.

Why not visit www.aromantique.co.uk, facebook.com/aromantiquewellness or www.magicoxygen.com 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 Carrot seed; 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.

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.

 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill, Lavandula vera D.C. spp., Lavandula officinalis)

IMG_4836A famous, well documented floral herb and essential oil, lavender possesses numerous qualities, featuring as a perfume ingredient and valuable therapeutic remedy. Extracted from the fresh flowering tops of this woody evergreen shrub, the clear to yellow-green essential oil is renowned for its skin care and healing properties, especially when blended in a vegetable oil, cream or lotion, among numerous other qualities which include calming and uplifting mood and emotion, staving and combating infection, to name just a few.

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 Lavender; 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.

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.