Lavender ~ a firm favourite

“A compassionate herb of the highest order” For my final blog to celebrate Aromatherapy Awareness Week I wanted to leave you with something simple.  The above quote by Peter Holmes* says it all.  Lavender remains one of the most popular and versatile essential oils, an all-time favourite for so many Read more…

The imposing church in Civray

A sunny afternoon

The weather today is grey, cold and drizzly.  I’ve been burning bergamot, lavender and cypress* in an attempt to evoke thoughts of hot Mediterranean summers, swimming in the sea off the southern tip of Italy, the Greek islands or the coastline of Croatia. In reality I’m sitting in the lounge with the Read more…

Just breathe

Essential oils for yoga

As I was hanging upside down this afternoon in downward dog pose I found myself thinking about the best essential oils to use for yoga.  Obviously I acknowledged the thought and let it pass, but it did spark something worth writing about. More often than not it is incense you Read more…

Lavandula angustifolia, sometimes called true lavender, has many uses in aromatherapy

My top five essential oils

As an aromatherapist I’m currently in possession of around 50 different essential oils.  It’s great for me to have such a large choice at my fingertips and gives me endless combinations to cover a variety of needs.  But what if you are just starting out with aromatherapy and still learning Read more…