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Peppermint

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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.

Name- Mentha piperita

Contraindications- Be careful if you have sensitive skin, and don’t use if breastfeeding as it can discourage the flow of milk

Uses/good for- Peppermint can help with alertness (so don’t use before bedtime). It is also useful for hot flushes as it has a cooling effect. For similar reasons, it’s useful for hot and tired feet. Digestive discomfort can also be eased with Peppermint oil.

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Rose

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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.

Name- Rosa centifolia or Rosa Damascena

Contraindications- Not to be used during pregnancy

Uses/good for- Rose oil is especially useful for issues of the female reproductive system as it has a regulating effect. It is also an effective anti-depressant, especially when the emotions are linked to female sexuality or relationship issues, or post-natal depression.

Rose oil is also helpful for skincare, especially mature or dry skin.

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Sandalwood

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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.

Name- Santalum album

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- Calming and relaxing, and helps with sleep. This oil is also good for respiratory problems, bronchitis and coughs. Sandalwood oil also helps people move on emotionally, and cut ties with the past.

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Aromatherapy Awareness Week

aromatherapy-awareness-week-2018.jpgIn celebration of Aromatherapy Awareness Week I’m offering 20% off all massages booked between the 11th and 16th June, including vouchers.

Just message me or ring me on 07790761702.

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Neroli

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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.

Name- Citrus aurantium

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- Especially useful for anxiety, and calming the nervous system. Also useful in the treatment of stretch marks, scarring and thread veins, for PMT, and for digestive problems. Neroli can also be useful for helping with sleep problems.

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Frankincense

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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.

Name- Boswellia carteri

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- Helps to deepen the breathing, so a useful rub for asthma. This also helps speed the healing of wounds, and is often found in anti-aging preparations.

Frankincense can also be useful to help people cut ties with the past and move on.

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IBS Awareness

IBS monthApril is IBS Awareness Month, which is a condition which affects an estimated 10%-15% of people, causing symptoms such as stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating.

Causes are not always known, but sufferers can find their symptoms get worse in particular circumstances, for example if they eat particular foods, or they are stressed. It is a lifelong problem, but can often be controlled by diet or medication..

Massage and aromatherapy oils can also be used to help the symptoms, for example peppermint and chamomile essential oils can help ease the discomfort, and massaging the stomach can be beneficial. Both massage and essential oils are also helpful in reducing stress, which can be both a cause and consequence of IBS symptoms.

If you’d like more information the IBS Network offer support, and discuss a range of other self help options, and NHS Choices is a useful resource too.