Loch Arthur Farm Shop
The Farm Shop has become a much treasured and appreciated destination in Dumfries & Galloway. Ideal for those who appreciate quality food both sourced and produced with care and integrity.
They are proud to live up to that title by offering a fantastic selection of their own organic and locally produced foods:
- Artisan cheeses and dairy products produced on the farm.
- Breads and rolls baked fresh daily in the Loch Arthur bakery.
- Organic meats from their own and locally reared animals … expertly butchered in their own butchery.
- An extensive range of organic fruit and vegetables carefully sourced or, where possible, grown in Loch Arthur gardens.
- Cakes, pies, biscuits, dips, chutneys, and much more, produced in their Farm Shop kitchen.
The Café serves a delightful range of cakes, soups and light meals produced from the finest ingredients…. predominantly organic and very fresh.
The kitchen has become the pulsing heart-beat of the Farm Shop. It is a supportive environment where members of the community work alongside people employed from the
local area. They turn the finest ingredients into a mouth-watering array of sweet and savoury products. These cakes, pies, biscuits, dips, cooked meats and chutneys find their way into the café and onto the deli counter shelves.
The café has become a much appreciated meeting place in Dumfries and Galloway, valued not only for its fine, simple food and drinks but also for its quality of light, warmth and tranquillity. The café menu is simple, honest, hearty and wholesome.
The Cafe and Farmshop is open Monday-Saturday.
The Loch Arthur Community
Loch Arthur is a working Community which includes men and women with learning disabilities. There are eleven houses in which altogether more than 75 people live, including about twenty-eight people in supported tenancies. There is a farm, a large garden, a creamery, a bakery, craft workshops and a thriving farm shop and cafe.
Loch Arthur is a shared way of life in a modern rural Community which offers security as well as support for each other through the challenges of daily life. They are committed to the fulfilment of the individual through a diversity of relationships and activities which create authentic social integration.
Organica J will be at Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop on Saturday 22nd September 2018, to talk with customers and answer any questions they may have on the products Loch Arthur stock or general aromatherapy queries.
I have been asked by a few clients recently about the problem of cellulite. It is an issue that is seen almost exclusively in women. Cellulite starts with a build-up of toxins that the body reacts to with water retention to try to dilute the toxins. The connective tissue and the fat cells then harden and traps the water, which causes the ‘orange peel’ effect.
Aromatherapy can be helpful for cellulite. I would recommend simultaneously looking at diet/nutrition and exercise in combination with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy treatment is not an overnight answer (as nothing really is for this stubborn condition), but rather a longer term approach. It all depends how long the condition has been present and how severe it is. But aromatherapy can be very effective and it is a pleasant treatment to undertake
Using self massage, you would be working to encourage your lymphatic system to work better, and to balance hormones. You can use a loofah, brush or perhaps a massage glove on the area. Brush gently but firmly towards the heart.
It has been found that stress also can affect cellulite, by increasing the retention of toxins in the body . Aromatherapy of course, can be fabulous for relaxation. Using oils such as sweet orange, lavender, geranium, neroli can be great for combating stress and to help the body to release toxins.
When working with aromatherapy and cellulite – it is beneficial to not stick with one particular blend, but keep the blend changing for optimum effect.
As well as self massage, you could consider visiting a specialised lymphatic drainage massage practitioner, and perhaps in between those sessions, if stress is a factor see a qualified aromatherapist for an aromatherapy massage to aid relaxation.
Aromatherapy oils that are helpful for cellulite would be black pepper, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lime, rosemary or juniper.
A couple of suggested blends are
10ml Evening Primrose Oil with black pepper 1 drop, grapefruit 3 drops,
lemon 2 drops.
10ml evening primrose oil with rosemary 1 drop, geranium 2 drops, grapefruit
Use this blend daily to self-massage onto the skin, perhaps after bathing/showering and skin brushing.
For complex medical conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your medical professional.
The Me I Want To Be Retreat Portugal 2018
Are you well?
Would you be even better if you knew you had a super special event all lined up for September?
I know you have been thinking about it, so if this is the year for you, this is your personal invitation to take that time for you ❤
With great flights into Faro this year’s September Retreat is starting to book up I’d like to offer a place to you 😊
I am not long back from my “re-con mission” and am delighted to report that I organised two hotels (yes twin centre retreat!) and the best yoga teacher: honestly, she “sung” us out of shavassana!
If you’re seeking a nurturing space to simply get away from it all, and find the clarity and tools to help you face the next chapter of your life then join us for 7 chilled out nights and 8 relaxing days, as you make the simple yet profound shifts to your true self~
THE ME I WANT TO BE. Exploring the greatest and grandest expression of you through a fusion of hypnosis, NLP, yoga, meditations, and ancient Egyptian wisdom.
Portugal is the perfect place to re-treat and tackle those life challenges you either don’t have time for, or have gotten too big to ignore.
Have a look at the itinerary-
– and let me know if you’d like to be kept in the loop / fancy chatting through the details with me, I’m on +4413398 87184, vicki.rebecca on Skype, or let me know if you prefer an add on Facebook or for me to give you a shout.
THE ME I WANT TO BE RETREAT: PORTUGAL 2018
Simple Shifts to Authentic Well-being
1st – 8th September 2018
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With the changes in the weather from freezing cold to roasting hot – some of us have been caught out with the sun. So I thought it would be helpful to suggest some aromatherapy essential oil blends to soothe skin that has been in the sun or to replenish moisture after sun exposure.
It is, of course, preferable to always use sun cream with a good spf before going into the sun and limit your time in the sun. These blends can be used as replenishment for skin, this is ideal. Sometimes however we need to soothe the skin as well. So here are some suggestions for you:-
Essential oils that can be helpful – tea tree, lavender, roman or german chamomile, carrot seed, frankincense, peppermint.
Carrier oils to use: calendula macerate, jojoba, sesame and aloe vera gel. If no further sun exposure is to be had, ie overnight – St Johns Wort macerate can be soothing.
One suggested blend would be 10ml calendula macerate, 5ml jojoba, 5ml sesame, 10ml aloe vera gel with 8 drops lavender, 2 drops roman chamomile, 2 drops tea tree, 1 drop german chamomile, 1 drop peppermint.
Another possible blend would be 10ml calendula macerate and 20ml aloe vera gel. 9 drops lavender, 3 drops carrot seed, 3 drops frankincense, 2 drops roman chamomile, 1 drop peppermint.
Lavender and Lavender essential oil
To mix the blends use a spoon or a stirring stick to stir to blend the oils and gel completely before use on the skin. You can of course experiment with the suggested oils, but keep to the quantities suggested for safe usage.
I hope these aromatherapy oil blends to soothe skin after sun exposure are helpful to re – mositurise, calm and protect skin.
If your skin is red and tight, then it may be preferable to use a couple of drops of pure lavender on the area first, as that is an emergency treatment for minor burns, then use one of the blends thereafter. You may need someone to help you if the sunburn is on your back.
For severely damaged or burnt skin always seek medical advice. For complex medical conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your medical professional.