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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.

 

 

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Tea Tree

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- Melaleuca alternifolia

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- An anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial oil. Useful for things such as athletes foot, head lice, parasites, colds and flu and bronchitis. Also useful as a gargle for sore throats.

 

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Mandarin

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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 reticulata

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

Uses/good for- Especially useful with children due to its gentle actions and scent. It is useful for digestive problems, and has an uplifting effect on the emotions.

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Chamomile Roman

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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- Anthemis noblis

Contraindications- None

Uses/good for- A soothing and relaxing oil, that can be helpful for digestive issues. It is a useful oil for combating infection as it helps with the production of white blood cells. It is also useful for menstrual pain and problems.

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February offers

Instead of doing a Valentine’s offer this year I am doing one for Single’s Awareness Day.

“[A] celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends and family, and loving yourself”.

Buy a voucher between 1st and 14th February, and get a free facial voucher too. Share the love!

 

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January offers

I am running a variety of promotions this month. Why not see if there’s anything you fancy?

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21st January is Squirrel Appreciation Day, so I will donate 10% of any bookings to the Red Squirrel Survival Trust who work towards protecting red squirrels in the UK.

26th January is Spouses Day, so why not have 25% off a voucher bought for your partner.

31st January is Backwards Day, so it’s 1/2 price back massages if booked today.