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Aromatherapy and Anxiety

Having suffered from social anxiety for many years and due to this missing or arriving late for events I have revolutionised my life by understanding the importance that essential oils can play in helping to ease this nasty affliction.Essential oils work on the limbic system which is the most primitive area of the brain, dealing with the emotions, memories and stimulation, so it is clear that positive effects on this area can be beneficial for the likes of anxiety, further essential oils are an effective and easy wayto ease the difficulties faced by us anxious types.One of the most gentle...

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Spotlight On - Geranium

Geranium is a heady, earthy deep fragrance, with both feminine and masculine nuances.Geranium essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant’s stems and leaves.When made from young, green leaves, the scent is lighter with a lemony scent. However, if extracted from older leaves that have changed their colour, the oil will have a heavier more rose toned fragrance.Geranium oil is known for its calming effects and is said to improve mental function,and lift the spirit, helping to ease depression and stress. It has been shown to have anti anxiety properties in studies with labouring women ,It is also...

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GUEST POST – LEARNING ALL ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS WITH THE DIVINE HAG

A few weeks ago, we invited Sarah from Things Sarah Loves to one of our Introduction to Aromatherapy workshops.Here is an extract of the post she wrote. The whole post and the rest of her lovely blog can be found here. All pictures were taken by Sarah. The Introduction to Aromatherapy was the perfect class for me because beyond my knowledge that lavender helps you sleep (and I’ve now learned that’s not entirely true by the way), you’re not going to get much else out of me. Or at least, that was the case. Sitting around the table, Mags talked us through the...

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Aromatherapy and the Menopause

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries and affects us on deep levels, the molecules of the essential oils travel to the limbic system, which is one of the most primal parts of the brain, governing survival instincts and emotions.Everyone has experienced moments of a sudden memory hitting them hard when they smell an unexpected aroma: mine for me it’s town gas – I am right back in my aunt’s flat opposite the gas works. The aroma of baking scones also does it, and I am transported into the kitchen with my grandmother.Ultimately we should recognise that these feelings are the...

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