What does this tell us about essential oils and sleep? Clearly, aromatherapy has shown positive effects on sleep quality, and particular oils appear to reduce feelings of anxiety that keep us awake at night. The impact on falling asleep is still weak, but this is most likely due to a lack of recent research in this area. Until there are more human studies, why not try experimenting with some of the oil combinations mentioned above? And let us know your feedback!
From baby-soft complexions to acne, and eventually the dreaded wrinkles, our skin is changing throughout our lives. And we mustn’t forget sunburn, weather damage, and pollution, which all play a part in our transforming skin. These changes to our skin can be divided into two categories - the treatment of skin problems, and the maintenance of healthy skin.
Our monthly blog post takes a different format this January. A loyal customer popped into our office recently, to pick up some of his favourite essential oils. It was here that we started talking about his essential oil journey, and how using aromatherapy techniques has made an enormous impact on his quality of life
We were inspired by our range of carrier oils, named because they can be used to ‘carry’ more potent essential oils through the skin barrier during massage. Obtained by cold pressing various nuts, seeds, and fruits, carrier oils contain so many of the natural fatty acids needed to maintain healthy skin. A natural source of antioxidants, they help to trap free radicals (think pollution and sun damage), and provide key vitamins A, D and E. Most importantly, they can carry nutrients deep under the skin, because their composition is so similar to our natural oils.
Now the sun is shining, you might find the needs of your hair and skin are changing too. Out with the heavier, winter consistencies, and in with lighter moisturisers, sheer finishes, and glowy formulas. If you’d rather avoid buying a whole new beauty cabinet of products, read our tips below for some homemade inspiration.