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Patchouli

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Images from here. (The Essential Oils Direct website, which I recommend if you want to buy quality essential oils.)

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Never take essential oils internally.

Name- Pogostemon cablin

Contraindications- It is possible Patchouli can inhibit blood clotting, so must be avoided if you have any issues around this.

Uses/good for- Patchouli has several uses in aromatherapy. It is insecticidal and an insect repellant, especially when used on materials and fabric. It can be helpful when used with depression as it lifts the mood and stimulates serotonin and dopamine production. It also has aphrodisiac properties as it stimulates the production of estrogen and testosterone, and can be used for issues such as impotence, lack of interest in sex, and sexual anxieties.

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It starts with me.

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Knowing your status is really important, as the spread of HIV can be stopped by positive people being on medication and reducing their viral load. U=U. Undetectable=Untransmittable.

U=U is a simple but hugely important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. It has already been successful in influencing public opinion, causing more people with HIV (and their friends and families) to comprehend that they can live long, healthy lives, have children, and never have to worry about passing on their infection to others.” https://www.preventionaccess.org/

The Brunswick Centre is one of the places I work, and offers free rapid and confidential HIV tests, and visit locations all around the Calderdale and Kirklees area. You can find them on Facebook or if you message me I can tell you where they will be.

For those in the Hebden Bridge area they are at currently visiting Hebden Bridge group practice on Valley Road Medical Centre, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

https://www.startswithme.org.uk/ has all sorts of information and quizzes if you want to know more.

 

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Happy Valley Pride

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Happy to be celebrating and supporting Valley Pride this year.

Come in with a programme for a 10% reduction on a session or appointment.

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Black Pepper

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Images from here.

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Never take essential oils internally.

Name- Piper nigrum

Contraindications- There are no contraindications for Black Pepper, although I would exercise caution if you have a serious digestive issue such as Crohn’s due to its stimulating properties. Despite Black Pepper’s use as a spice the oil (in common with all oils) should not be taken internally.

Uses/good for- Black Pepper is a useful oil for digestion. It stimulates the whole system, increasing appetite and promoting the secretion of digestive juices to aid digestion. Black Pepper can also be used to ease excess gas as it inhibits its formation.

Black Pepper is also a muscle stimulant and can help ease aches and pains by bringing warmth and blood to affected areas.

 

 

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Aromatherapy Awareness Week

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Aromatherapy Awareness Week starts today. As you’ll know if you read my blog regularly the wide range of essential oils used in aromatherapy support your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing in a myriad of ways.

Why not book an appointment this week during Fiver Fest and try it out for yourself.

 

 

 

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Fiver Fest is here

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This year I am joining in with Fiverfest and offering a 30-minute aromatherapy or indian head treatment for only £5.00. You pick. Back, hands and feet, head. The choice is yours!

Book your appointment to come between the 8th and 15h June to take advantage of this offer.

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Jasmine

Jasmine

Images from here.

Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional. Never take essential oils internally.

Name- Jasminum officinale

Contraindications- It is an effective sedative, so caution needs to be taken here. It should not be used by pregnant women. (With the exception of during established labour under the guidance of a professional as mentioned below.)

Uses/good for- Can ease mild depression and gently lift the mood. It can be a useful oil for birth/labour and for new mothers, but for this it must be used under the guidance of a trained professional. Jasmine is also an aphrodisiac, which is why it is often seen in bridal bouquets.