12 Days of Organic Christmas Offers

To  help get into the Christmas spirit, we are excited to announce our spectacular 12 Days of organic Christmas promotion!

Enjoy our 12 days of organic Christmas from the 1st to the 12th of December, we will be running a different deal on each day. The code for each unique promotion will last 24 hours, but it will change everyday at midnight.

We don’t want to spoil the surprise of all the amazing offers we will doing, but for example, one day could be a discount on a particular item, then the next could be a free gift with each order!

It’s up to you whether to order on one day, or whether you wait until another day to see if it’s an offer more suited to you!

All we can guarantee is there will be a lot of great promotions that we have never before offered at Organica J.  The promotion is a thank you to all our customers, old and new.

The codes will be announced on our Facebook  and Instagram pages each day so please make sure to like/follow these accounts.

We hope you manage to get something that’s been on your Christmas list this year!

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The codes must be used at the checkout. The codes will be announced daily on our social media channels (Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OrganicaJ) (Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/organicaj)
  2. The codes are only valid for 24 hours. Customers cannot request to change codes for another day’s code.
  3. It may be the case that some promotion codes will not show up in order confirmation or at the checkout. In such cases, you will be contacted once your order is placed with details about the promotion you have applied for.

New plastic free packaging

Our new plastic free packaging starts with our 60ml jars are now available online to buy. We have been always working with the environment in mind and have been using glass jars throughout our 19 and half years of business with recycled plastic lids.

To minimise the waste we produce, and so reduce our impact on the world we live in was one of the reasons I started the business in 2000, and now almost 20 years later, we are delighted to see that there is now a fabulously strong movement of people, which is growing, that has brought the topic to the front of the political agendas at last. We are proud to say that it is something we have always focused on.

To celebrate this we felt it was time for a new look that went even further than we have already to eradicate the amount of plastic that is around in the world. So along with a new look to our products the aluminium lids make the jars completely plastic free, with easy recycling available for both the glass and the aluminium.

We have begun with the 60ml jars and will soon have the 120ml, 30ml and 15ml jars in aluminium too. Also the Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oils in 50ml bottles will have aluminium lids in the very near future.

We are very excited about this new plastic free packaging which we feel is a great movement forward, and hope that all our customers are too.

You can buy Gardeners Hand Balm, Herbal Foot Balm, Reflexology Foot Balm, Muscle Rub, 60ml of Comfrey Ointment, Calendula Ointment, Skin SOS, Midges and Mozzie Balm all with aluminium lids right now.

Frankincense Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Frankincense Essential oil

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Frankincense  essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Meditation Essential Oil Blend and Orange and Frankincense Blend, both are ideal for ultimate relaxation.

Working as a clinical aromatherapist, frankincense is one of my most used essential oils, I love it! and I find it so gently powerful.  Helping with clearing the mind when over stressed or anxious and with moving forward in life.  It is an ideal choice for meditation.  I just couldn’t do without frankincense oil – I take it with me anytime I am away from home.   Here are what I think are its top ten uses.

For using essential oils for specific conditions always contact a qualified aromatherapist.

1.  Meditation aid – help to clear the mind of clutter
2.  Calming and de-stressing

3.   Helpful for mature skin and/or dry skin
4.   Can be useful for coughs and respiratory issues
5.   Can aid in the slowing down the appearance of wrinkles.
6.   Soothing the pain of heavy periods.
7.   Calms irritability and restlessness

8.  Can help with moving on in life – leaving the past behind

9.  Useful for scars and minor wounds

10.  May be helpful for urinary issues

Frankincense’s  latin name is boswellia carterii and is a natural resin from the exudate of the bark of the boswellia tree.  The frankincense oil is steam distilled from the resin.   Frankincense is sometimes referred to as olibanum, meaning oil from Lebanon.  It has been used for centuries often as an incense in religious ceremonies.  Kohl used as eyeliner by the ancient Egyptians was made from charred frankincense. My current batch comes from Somalia, which is my favourite Frankincense.   In my opinion it has a delicate, deep scent, slightly musky in the most pleasant way.

If you feel that Frankincense essential oil would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here from Organica J.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  Always use on the body blended with a carrier/vegetable oil.

If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

NB if you have a medical condition/take medications check with your GP and/or a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils.

Using Organic Aromatherapy Essential oils to Relax

How to Use Relaxing Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils

When things get busy at this time of year, it is a good time for taking just a little time out at the end of your day.  Using aromatherapy essential oils to relax in your bath or after your shower, can help you power through the next few weeks.  Use them every night if possible or 2 or three times a week, if every night is not possible.

When you are using essential oils safely in the bath/shower it is best to use 4-6 drops and dilute them in a little carrier oil such as jojobarosehip or evening primrose oil  Alternatively you can use a little milk or alcohol.  All these mediums help the essential oils to disperse in the water.  It is best to use the essential oils in a carrier oil for use after your shower, which again make them safe to use on the body (not face).

In a bath place the oils with the dispersant of choice and swirl the water around to further disperse throughout the bath.  In a shower once you have finished and dried yourself, add the essential oils in the carrier oil(s) as a body moisturiser. A warm bath/shower will increase the amount of essential oils that penetrate the skin by as much as 100%, so no more than 6 drops are required in 5ml (approx a teaspoon) of dispersant/oil.

You can use a single oil such as sweet orange or lavender, but I always like to blend a few to suit my particular needs at any given time.  The different blends that you can create with oils are endless, but I love the blend of roman chamomile(1 drop), lavender (4 drops) and vetivert (1 drop) — soothing,

Aromatherapy Essential Oils

de-stressing and gentle on skin.  For clearing the mind and calming emotions with cypress (2 drops), frankincense (2 drops) & sandalwood (2 drops).

For balance rose geranium (3 drops), mandarin (2 drops), ylang ylang (1 drop)

Another blend which is relaxing, but can provide a gentle uplift of mood is  sweet orange (2 drops), frankincense (2 drops), petitgrain (1 drop).   It is good to keep the oils changing from time to time, to ensure optimum efficacy i.e. don’t use the same blend for weeks.

If you feel too time pressured to be blending essential oils for yourself – try our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oils which are already safely blended to create your therapeutic bath using aromatherapy.  Use 1-2 capfuls in the bath and swirl the water to help disperse.  You can also use the Bath & Body Oils on the body as a moisturiser after a shower.  Choose from Restful Evening with Lavender, Rose Geranium and Roman Chamomile, Nervous Exhaustion with Rose Geranium, Lavender, & Basil, or Aching Limbs with Lavender, Rosemary & Basil.

We also have two Pulse Point Roller Balls in Restful Evening to help with sleep and Nervous Exhaustion for de-stressing. These easy to use roller balls can be used direct onto the skin and they come in a perfect size for taking with you wherever you go.

Enjoy using organic aromatherapy essential oils to relax over the next few busy weeks.

If you have a complex medical history/medications always check with your GP before using essential oils, or ask a qualified aromatherapist

Sandalwood Essential Oil – Top 10 Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! Here I focus on 10 helpful uses for Sandalwood. This is an oil I use a lot in therapy and I have it in my Meditation Blend. I use an Australian Sandalwood (santalum spicatum), not the Indian Sandalwood, for ethical reasons. But its properties are very similar, I have always found it a incredible asset in my essential oil kit.

Sandalwood is a small evergreen tree. It is a parasitic tree – it needs to grow attached to other trees and shrubs. Sandalwood also takes a long time to mature, so needs to be harvested sustainably.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

The oil is obtained mostly by steam distillation of the wood of the tree. It is quite a viscous brown liquid with a distinctive, gentle woody fragrance (in my opinion).

The oil has been used for centuries as a perfume and is available in many modern perfume products. It blends incredibly well with many other oils, such as lavender, sweet orange, rose geranium, mandarin, rose otto.

Here are what I would like to include as my top 10 uses for Sandalwood, as I have found in my aromatherapy practice. Remember always to dilute the oil in a suitable vegetable/carrier oil before any use on the body, and also that with aromatherapy less is always more with essential oils.

1.  sedative, relaxing and calming
2.  can relieve coughs, sore throats and sinus issues
3.  helpful for eczema and psoriasis
4.  moisturising for dry skin conditions but also good for oily skin
5.  can be anti-inflammatory and helpful for varicose veins
6.  may be helpful with fungal skin issues
7.  can relieve scalp irritations and acne
8.  to assist with your meditation practice

9.  can be helpful for treating cystitis

10. may help with insomnia and sleep issues

If you feel that sandalwood essential oil would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.

Trouble sleeping? Aromatherapy can help.

Trouble sleeping is one of the most common things that clients contact me about, it is an incredibly widespread issue. There are many aromatherapy approaches and blends that can help ease it though and I have had great success working with this common problem.

If I am working with clients following a consultation then usually we will be exploring the root cause of the sleeping issue/insomnia and working on that at the same time.

Usually though, a full consultation is not possible, and most of my customers use either my Pulse Point Roller Balls Restful Evening, which is helpful for sleep. The Nervous Exhaustion which is de-stressing, and so can ease you into a better place to allow sleep. They are so easy to use and very portable for travel and in your bag at work too.

An alternative is the Restful Evening and Nervous Exhaustion in Bath & Body format, that can be used in the bath or after shower or as a massage oil. These products are ready blended for you just to use. I have no preservatives in these products, they are pure aromatherapy blends, always my first choice. I am delighted with the continuous positive feedback on these products.

However, you can blend your own bath and body oils or for using on your pulse points. I will share some of my favourite blends that I have used with clients for help with sleep.

The first oil that everyone thinks of with sleep is lavender. I have had over the years had quite a number of people saying ‘I don’t like lavender’. But the scent they are recalling actually isn’t the same as the true lavender, lavandula angustifolia from France, that is my first choice. This is due to the powerful, soft note that I feel that this lavender provides and is perfect for therapy.

Our own lavender in the UK is fabulous, but has (for me) a sharper note. There are a number of varieties of lavender out there, some are more suitable to other treatments, such as lavandula spica, which is excellent as an analgesic and expectorant properties. Another common one that you may see is Lavandin a blend between true lavender and lavandula spica.

If you don’t like the scent of lavender, my personal choice would be sweet orange oil. I use it so much in my therapy practice and products. It has been a favourite since I first used it in training. Very gentle and excellent for the very young to the much older generation too.

Roman chamomile is another definite for aiding sleep, but I would always blend it (as I have in the products mentioned above), it makes a very comfortable companion with lavender. If you don’t like too much sweetness in a blend, this is perfect.

Sandalwood is excellent for relaxation of the nerves. I use it in my Meditation blend, as it is ideal for this and it adds a soothing effect to any blend it is part of. I use an australian sandalwood, santalum spicatum for ethical reasons.

Two other favourites of mine for trouble sleeping are frankincense and neroli. An incredible combination together, bringing in the physical effects of relaxation, clearing the mind and nurture and self care, with a gentle uplift. Neroli is very much known as an aromatherapy treatment for insomnia, but frankincense is not so often put in that category. I have found it incredibly helpful. In most cases the client is coming with an extremely busy mind, full of constant thoughts dealing with a problem/stressful situation. Either right now or from something that happened in their past. So frankincense is fabulous to slow down the breath, calm the thoughts, and free the mind to allow healing/rest to begin.

I will also mention rose geranium here, that I use in my products for sleep, and in therapy with clients. It is a fabulous balancer of mood, hormones (and skin). I find a small amount in a blend is extremely helpful to encourage balance in the body and mind.

A few suggested blends are lavender (3 drops), roman chamomile (1 drop), sandalwood (2 drops)

Another is Neroli (2 drops), frankincense (2 drops), sweet orange (2 drops).

Or lavender (2 drops), sandalwood (2 drops), rose geranium (1 drop), roman chamomile (1 drop)

For trouble sleeping, you can make up these blends (multiply equally for larger quantities). Use as two/three drops on a tissue by your pillow at night, or on a tissue by you as you relax in the evening. To use on the body always blend with a carrier oil. For the above blends use a 5ml spoon of carrier oil, such as sunflower, sweet almond, jojoba. Or for a richer (more moisturising) blend rosehip, evening primrose oil. Remember if you multiply the essential oil blend also multiply the carrier oil equally at the same time.

I hope that this information on essential oils for sleep issues has been helpful for you. If you have a complex medical history/medications always check with your GP before using essential oils, or ask a qualified aromatherapist. 

Win a Years Supply of Organic Soap

Our organic soaps are one of our best sellers. We are giving one lucky customer the chance to win a years supply!

Organic Soap - Win a years supply
Complete range or hand crafted organic soaps

The special hamper will be worth over £50 of organic soap bars from our collection. They are cruelty free, 100% natural and are made in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Our soaps are moisturising, conditioning and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. The bars are free from preservatives, colourings, animal by-products and all (except our gardeners and cooks soap – with honey) are also suitable for vegans! Excellent for even a delicate, sensitive skin. Gently wash away your cares with the subtle but powerful effects of aromatherapy.

To enter, click this link and LIKE OUR PAGE and SHARE the competition post!

The soaps in the hamper include:

Our soaps are moisturising and conditioning and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. They are free from preservatives, colourings and animal by-products and all (except our gardeners and cooks soap – with honey) are also suitable for vegans! Excellent for even a delicate, sensitive skin.  Gently wash away your cares with the subtle but powerful effects of aromatherapy.

Treat yourself every day with these long-lasting soaps. You can shop our full organic soap collection  here.

Terms and Conditions

  1. UK only
  2. Competition will finish at 5pm on September 22nd 2019
  3. A years supply of soap for daily use by one person is 14 bars.
  4. Entry only counts if participant has both SHARED the original competition post and LIKED the Organica J Facebook Page.
  5. Winner will be drawn randomly and contacted via Facebook
  6. Winner must contact within 3 days to receive prize or else another winner will be drawn.
  7. Postage costs will be covered by Organica J

Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil – Top 10 Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! Here I focus on 10 helpful uses for Lemon Scented Tea Tree. This is not an extremely well known essential oil, but it is an essential ingredient in my Midges & Mozzie Balm. I do love it, and do also use in it my aromatherapy practice, so I would like to share some of its uses with you.

Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil Organic

Lemon Scented Tea Tree latin name leptospermum petersonii is a shrub native to Australia, that grows to a maximum size of 4-5 metres high. The species is not actually related to tea tree. The oils is contained in the leaves and twigs and is obtained by steam distillation. It is colourless or yellow in colour.

Here are what I would like to include as my top 10 uses for Lemon Scented Tea Tree. Remember always to dilute the oil in a suitable vegetable/carrier oil before any use on the body, and also that with aromatherapy less is always more with essential oils.

  1. Calming and relaxing.
  2. Clears and focuses the mind.
  3. Uplifting, anti-depressive.
  4. It is a helpful anti-fungal
  5. Deodorising and air purifying.
  6. Useful for household cleaning
  7. Can be a good immune booster.
  8. Powerful insect repellant
  9. Helpful for coughs and colds
  10. Useful for muscular aches and pains

If you feel that lemon scented tea tree would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here.  There is also available a full range of other aromatherapy essential oils, with information on their uses available in the essential oil category on the website.  If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

For using essential oils for specific or complex medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist or your GP.

Tummy Issues? Essential Oils That Can Help

Essential oils for tummy issues.  I have had a couple of clients with some minor tummy issues recently and I would like to look at these here. Along with the possible essential oils and blends that can be helpful to alleviate the problem. 

 Indigestion is a common problem, it can be caused by food that is not properly digested, or also through stress and anxiety.  Any indigestion that gives you concern or persists over a longer period should always be checked by your GP.  

The most well known oil  for indigestion is peppermint, a good quality organic peppermint tea can be very helpful.  You can use a blend of peppermint and carrier/vegetable oil gently applied in a clockwise direction on the abdomen and rib cage to relieve the pain.  Use only 1 drop of peppermint essential oil in 10ml of the carrier oil.

For stress/anxiety causes, I would recommend still using the peppermint tea, but for essential oil blend to use as a pulse point application during the day or on the front of chest overnight would be: neroli 2 drops, frankincense 3 drops and roman chamomile 1 drop – again in 10ml of vegetable/carrier oil. This will help you to de-stress and calm, to prevent the indigestion from source.

For nausea and travel sickness you can use the blend above too.   I am not too keen on take off and landing in an aircraft and always carry a tissue with a couple of drops of peppermint oil on a tissue for inhalation at these times.  I have used this treatment for myself for so many years. So that when I forgot the peppermint on a recent holiday, I just thought about the peppermint on the tissue, and it had the same calming effect.  My brain was so used to me using peppermint in that circumstances, it has become entirely used to it.

A possible essential oil blend for nausea and travel sickness would be: roman chamomile 1 drop, peppermint 2 drop, lemon 2 drops in 10ml carrier/vegetable oil such as sunflower.  Gently and slowly rub the stomach area in a clockwise direction with the blend.  

Use this application method also for constipation, but  a suggested essential oil blend for this condition would be:  black pepper  2 drops, sweet marjoram oil 2 drops and 2 drops rosemary  – again in 10ml vegetable/carrier oil.  

For painful period cramps use the same application, with a suggested blend:  lavender 3 drops, sweet marjoram 1 drop, clary sage 1 drop in 10ml of vegetable/carrier oil.  

Alternative to this gentle massage, you may prefer to use a cold or warm compress with the oils on it. Simply place across the stomach area and renewed as needed, this can also be extremely soothing. 

I hope that this information on essential oils for tummy issues has been helpful for you. If you have a complex medical history/medications always check with your GP before using essential oils, or ask a qualified aromatherapist. 

Organica J’s 19th Birthday Celebrations

To help you celebrate Organica J’s 19th Birthday, we will be launching a spectacular 5 Days of great offers!

From the Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June, we will be running a different deal on each day. The code for each unique promotion will last 24 hours, but it will change everyday at midnight.

We don’t want to spoil the surprise of all the amazing offers we will doing, but for example, one day could be a discount on particular items, then the next could be a free gift with each order!

It’s up to you whether to order on one day, or whether you wait until another day to see if it’s an offer more suited to you!

All we can guarantee is there will be a lot of great promotions.  The promotion is a thank you to all our customers, old and new over all the 19 years of Organica J.

The codes will be announced on our Facebook  and Instagram pages each day so please make sure to like/follow these accounts.

So join in on Organica J’s 19th Birthday Celebrations and we hope you get some great savings or gifts with your orders this coming week!

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The codes must be used at the checkout. The codes will be announced daily on our social media channels (Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OrganicaJ) (Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/organicaj)
  2. The codes are only valid for 24 hours. Customers cannot request to change codes for another day’s code.
  3. It may be the case that some promotion codes will not show up in order confirmation or at the checkout. In such cases, you will be contacted once your order is placed with details about the promotion you have applied for.