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Essential Oil Profile - Lavender

One of the most well known essential oils, Lavender is originally native to the region of the southern Mediterranean, but is now found in much of Western Europe and Pacific Northwest. There are many types and variations of lavender, the most common known as Lavendula augustifolia. The essential oil has a clean, refreshing aroma with subtle sweetness notes.  Plant feature  Shrub with purple or whitish flowers Part of the plant used for essential oil Flowering stalks Extraction method Steam distillation Safety Lavender is non toxic, non irritating and safe for all skin types.  Chakra associated with Lavender Crown  Crystals associated with Lavender Amethyst, Ametrine, Angelite, Clear Quartz, Green Moss, Hemimorphite, Kambab Jasper and Turquoise. Mind and spirit Lavender is great for meditation. It...

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Three Essential Oils You Should Have In Your First Aid Box

  Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal and healing properties and their ability to heal an array of issues. Did you know most essential oils are anti bacterial and many are also anti microbial, anti fungal, anti viral and anti septic, which means these oils really are a must for your first aid box.  Here are my top three essential oils to keep in your first aid box:   TEA TREE  (Melaleuca alterifolia) Image Source    Native to Australia, this tree was first discovered by Captain Cook's sailors in the 18th century. They brewed a tea with its leaves to fight scurvy, hence the plant's common name. Research has proved that Tea Tree has powerful...

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Pregnancy and Essential Oils - Second Trimester (Three Part Series)

The second trimester - also known as the honeymoon phase of Pregnancy. This trimester begins at 14 weeks and at this point a lot of the first trimester symptoms ‘should’ start to ease and/or disappear. This trimester will also see a lovely little bump begins to show. You’ll begin to feel baby's movements and hopefully gain some energy back. For me, I began to feel more human again around 14 weeks. Nausea began to fade and my energy levels began to perk up a little, although I was still very much ready for bed by 9pm! This trimester sees a lot of physical changes happen. Firstly, breasts and bump start growing and pre-pregnancy clothes start to feel a little uncomfortable....

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Pregnancy and Essential Oils - First Trimester (Three Part Series)

You have confirmed pregnancy and now embarking on a whirlwind journey for the next nine months. Pregnancy is full of ups and downs, thoughts and emotions, aches and pains and finding comfort with plant medicine can help ease some of these pregnancy symptoms. There are many changes happening in the body during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Cells are multiplying and hormones are raging which can leave you feeling fatigued, nauseated and overwhelmed. Whether you are a frequent essential oil user or you are interested in using them during your pregnancy and birth, it is really important to take in as much information about these powerful and potent plant materials. Safety and education is always extremely important when using...

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Essential Oils and The Chakra System

Working with essential oils and crystals that influence the chakra system is one of the major components of Subtle Aromatherapy and a big part of the work I do as an Aromatherapist.   The word ‘Chakra’ is Sanskrit, meaning ‘wheel’. These wheels of energy are constantly spinning in one direction or another – the direction they are spinning tells us a lot about the state of the Chakra. There are many Chakras situated throughout the body – hundreds in fact, though for the purpose of working energetically with them using essential oils and crystals, we tend to work with the main ones which are located along the midline, hands and feet. Each Chakra is associated with a particular element, colour,...

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