Organic Christmas Hamper – Win

Want to win this Luxury Organic Christmas Hamper? Worth over £50

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Does someone you care about deserve a bit of pampering this Christmas?  Or perhaps you’re in need of some relaxation too!

This luxury organic Christmas hamper contains some of our most luxurious products, so you can make this Christmas one to remember.
The box contains:Luxurious Organic Christmas HamperTwo Beeswax Candles scented with our gorgeous orange & frankincense blend to help you relax
Restful Evening Bath & Body Oil 50ml – (with lavender, rose geranium & roman chamomile) the ultimate chill out at the end of a busy day
Organic Soap (Orange & Frankincense 90g ) – gentle & moisturising for sensitive skin, helpful for mature and dry skin

Natural Lip Balm 15ml – protects and nourishes naturally against the elements
– Two essential oil blends – one festive, both excellent for de-stressing – Orange & Frankincense and Meditation  (with frankincense, sandalwood, lavender & vetiver) 10ml of each.  both are fantastic for unwinding and relaxing at the this busy time of year.

Lavender Sachet – with organic lavender heads and lavender essential oil.  Use in drawers/cupboards for scenting or beside your pillow to aid sleep.

The candles are made with natural beeswax, contain natural cotton wick,  and are scented with our orange & frankincense blend, plus all other products are made with ingredients that are 100% organic.

The competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday 13th December, so we can get your luxury hamper to the winner, which we hope will get to you in time for Christmas.

Good luck!

Remember we have lots of perfect organic gift ideas available for Christmas, you can even make up your own gift box 

This competition is open to all residents of UK .

Create a Relaxing and Therapeutic Bath using Organic Aromatherapy

Create a Relaxing and Therapeutic Bath using Organic Aromatherapy

Create a Relaxing and Therapeutic Bath Using 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 in your bath, may 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 it is best to use 4-6 drops and dilute them in a little carrier oil such as sweet almond, olive or sunflower.  Alternatively you can use a little milk or alcohol.  All these mediums help the essential oils to disperse in the water.  

Place the oils with the dispersant of choice in your bath and swirl the water around to further disperse throughout the bath.  A warm bath will increase the amount of essential oils that penetrate the skin by as much as 100%, so no more than 6 drops are required.

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,

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

Another gentle blend which gives a 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.

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

Frankincense – Top Ten Uses

Frankincense - Top Ten UsesWelcome 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.

Templars Antiques

Templars Antiques – Living The DreamTemplars Antiques

“At last!” says owner Gabrielle, “I have my own shop – Templars Antiques. Finally, after working in various hospitality and retail family ventures over the years”.

She grew up in a fabulous old mansion house on the River Dee. It was steeped in history, and full of interesting old things, which instilled in her a passion for old things, curios, and a love of nature. Gabrielle bought an old house three years ago, near the shop, which has been totally renovated in a traditional style, and is still a work in progress.

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Roman Chamomile – Top Ten Uses

Roman Chamomile

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Roman Chamomile essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oil Restful Evening which is ready blended for use on the body or in the bath/shower.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I often reach for Roman Chamomile to use in my therapeutic treatments with clients.  Here are what I think are its top ten uses.

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Win a Years Supply of Organic Soap

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A YEARS SUPPLY OF ORGANIC SOAP?

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We are giving away a special hamper worth over £50 containing our full collection of organic soaps which are hand made in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
 
The soaps include: Lavender & lavender flowers, Geranium & Rose Petal, Peppermint, Frankincense & Orange, Meditation, Love, Rose Heaven and Gardeners & Cooks soap.
 

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Aromatherapy for the elderly

Aromapothecary by Organica J Using aromatherapy for the elderly can be incredibly rewarding for both the giver and the recipient.  As part of my degree in complementary therapy with a focus on aromatherapy, I did part of the clinical training in a Care Home for the elderly.  It was one of the best experiences of my training.  It was amazing how little aromatherapy treatment gave incredibly pleasing results for people.

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Mandarin Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to another of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This month we will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Mandarin essential oil.  Its one of the oils that we use in our Sweet Orange Heaven Blend and in a new product that I will launch later this year.   Working as a clinical aromatherapist, I use it often in my therapeutic treatments with clients and these are the top ten uses that I would reach for Mandarin oil for.

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