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Tip of the week - 21-Nov-2004
Office workers using computers and artifical lighting may experience lethargy, stuffy noses, itchy eyes, a dry scratchy throat, and headaches. Using the following oils in a diffuser in your room may alleviate some of these symptoms. |
If you work in an open plan office, a nice blend that could assist concentration and at the same time give a generally acceptable pleasant aroma is lavender and grapefruit in ratio of 1:1.
Dry scratchy throat
Grapefruit, lemon eucalyptus
Tea tree, rosemary
Tea tree, manuka
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Tip of the week - 14-Nov-2004
When choosing a blend that suits you, it is useful to apply your own personal "smell test." To have the clearest aromatic response, work in an area that is well ventilated, moderately warm and free from any of the usual household odors. |
When testing the aroma of a single essential oil, put one drop on a tissue rather than trying the test directly from the bottle. Limit your testing time for blends, as your nose may become desensitized. We recommend testing no more than 3 or 4 blends at any one testing session.
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Tip of the week - 7-Nov-2004
At bath time with children, take your vaporizer into the bathroom or use only the smallest quantities of the most gentle, safest and purest essential oils for your children. Gentle essential oils suitable for children are lavender, mandarin, myrtle, and Roman chamomile. |
Each of these oils may be purchased online through our secure ordering system. Select the essential oils of your choice from our Essential Oils Range.
Tip of the week - 31-Oct-2004
|Useful essential oils for uplifting and refreshing you are basil, peppermint, rosemary, lemon, bergamot, and lavender. Each of these oils may be purchased online through our secure ordering system. Select the essential oils of your choice from our Essential Oils Range.
Tip of the week - 24-Oct-2004
| Using essential oils in the bath is a straightforward and simple way of releasing the benefits of the oils. A bath reduces pent-up tension and anxiety, soothes and calms your nerves, enhances the operation of many of the body's systems, improves circulation of the blood & lymph systems, and eases aches and pains.
Suggested essential oil blends (3-4 drops of each in the carrier oil) for your bath:
- For stimulating yourself: basil and peppermint essential oils.
- For relaxation: lavender and geranium essential oils.
- For soothing and re-energizing: ylang ylang and neroli essential oils.
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Tip of the week - 17-Oct-2004
A focus on product safety|
It is very important that you read and take account of general product safety information for the use of essential oils, and in particular also pay attention to the special safety notes for each essential oil.
Each individual essential oil has specific product safety information listed on the product page. This is very important if you have any medical condition or are pregnant or have sun sensitive skin.
Click on the link below to go to product safety information applicable to using essential oils and aromatherapy recipes.
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Tip of the week - 10-Oct-2004
|Common problems when travelling long distances are fatigue and dehydration. Dehydration is countered by ensuring that you consume plenty of fresh, clean water or natural fruit juices. For fatigue at the end of your journey, an aromatic bath can help give that pep and zest that could make that difference for your next activity. |
If arriving at your destination in the morning, try revitalising yourself by blending with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil: 5 drops of orange essential oil, 4 drops of geranium essential oil, and 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil.
If you arrive at your travel destination in the evening, a revitalising aromatic bath would contain a blend, in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, the following essential oils: 5 drops of bergamot essential oil, 3 drops of cypress essential oil, and 2 drops of juniper essential oil.
Sourced from: Metcalfe, J., 1999. pure scents for Vitality. New York: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.
Tip of the week - 3-Oct-2004
|If you are feeling a bit down, try a good bath in which you put the following mix of essential oils: 8 drops of lavender, 3 drops of jasmine, and 4 drops of ylang ylang. (Sourced from: |
Bulla, Dr G., 1995. Natural healing with Aromatherapy. Munich: Grafe und Unzer Verlag GmbH - English translation 1999 Sterling Publishing Co. Inc).
Tip of the week - 27-Sept-2004
|Discuss your approach to wellness, your specific health needs and uses of essential oils with a qualified aromatherapist. For specific medical conditions, you should consult your registered medical practitioner.|
Offensive aroma on blending
Be intuitive, and throw away any blend that gives off an offensive aroma.
Blending small amounts
Use only a very small amount of essential oils in proportion to the carrier oil, espeically if the blend is for massage or skincare purposes. Typical proportions of essential oil to carrier oils for massage purposes would be to allow about 6 drops of essential oils per 3 teaspoons of carrier oil. These proportions are typically 3-2-1 for a blend of high, middle and base note essential oils or 2-2-2 for a blend of base-middle or middle note essential oils.
These tips are gathered from a variety of sources, and unless acknowledged separately, the tips are based on information contained in the following publications:
- Lawless, J., 1995. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. London: Harper Collins Publishers Limited.
- Schiller, C., and Schiller, D., 1996. Aromatherapy Oils: A complete guide. New York: Sterling Publishing Co, Inc.
- Walters, C., 1998. Aromatherapy: An illustrated guide. Boston: Element Books Inc.
- Worwood, V.A., 1991. The Fragrant Pharmacy: A complete guide to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. London: Random House Group Ltd.
These aromatherapy tips for the use of essential oils information are intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be exhaustive and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Click to read
product safety information.
For all specific medical conditions, consult your registered medical physician.
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