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Lemon

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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 limon

Contraindications- may be phototoxic, so care needs to taken with use when going out in the sun or using a sunbed

Uses/good for- A useful oil for depression and lifting the spirits. Lemon oil is also used for acne, colds and flu, travel sickness and dealing with verrucas. Mentally clearing can be supported by Lemon oil.

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Cedarwood

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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- Cedrus atlantica

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- Cedarwood oil is useful for lymphatic drainage, and is mildly diuretic. It can be helpful for helping with oily skin and acne. Cedarwood oil gives strength in times of crisis and helps you to stand firm, restoring a sense of certainty on a spiritual level.

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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.

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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.