To say thanks to all our customers and friends for their support during this time, we would like to giveaway a hamper of our best selling Organic Soap!
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.
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Gardeners & Cooks soap with honey and oatmeal to gently exfoliate while the lemon and lime essential oils, cleanse and uplift.
Natural with the same base as our other soaps, just completely fragrance-free.
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.
The aim of our Group is to help people to cope better with what we are all facing at the moment in this health crisis. When we both discovered that our businesses would be hard hit along with our many clients who are either working incredibly hard at the front line, or in their businesses or are finding themselves at home in lockdown and self-isolation. We wanted to do something that would provide them and everyone who wants to join us with some things that can help.
My weekly aromatherapy practice on a Monday, has of course been stopped and many of my outlets selling my organic products have been closed. Josephine has found that some of her clients wish to retain her where they can. We talked together wondering how we could reach out and offer help to not only our clients but to everyone to support them through this crisis with fitness and health and wellbeing. We also realise that many folk are not now in the same position financially either and so we are offering FREE access to fitness classes, hand washing, hand and skincare and essential oil information videos for anxiety, stress and lots lots more.
Josephine is running 6 classes a week just now, the timetable is published on the group each week. Phew! I’ve been doing a few and feeling so much better. I am doing information videos on aromatherapy and skin care – the topics I have covered so far are Balms for sore hands with hand washing and how which soap you use to wash your hands can make a difference to how they are impacted. My next video will be on managing anxiety with essential oils and there will be many more topics to follow. Clients are coming to me on the phone and in social media daily with different questions which I will endeavour to cover in the videos too.
We have been talking to other fitness, health and wellbeing professionals who are kindly offering their support by linking to us in the Group. A special thanks to Lynne Wilson – One Soul Yoga, Dr Chris Fenn Nutritionist , Patrick Roland Jenkins – personal trainer, who have already posted some incredible classes and information. We are going to add lots more as people find time to stabilise a little and can contribute – including more yoga and meditation, music, ayurveda recipes and writing workshops.
Lynne is running a weekly yoga class on a Monday morning and a meditation class on Wednesday evenings. I am so enjoying them. Chris is providing us with nutrition advice which is incredibly helpful in this crisis. Patrick is running regular fitness & yoga classes which you can link to through his page.
We are hoping that you can find something that you will enjoy in our Self Isolation Fitness and Wellbeing Advice Group to give some much needed time out, to help us keep well and fit and calm.
This is an unprecedented time in our lives, where we are all coping with things that have not been faced before. I would like to offer you some reassurance that this is where essential oils can provide a welcome uplift and calming effect to help you cope with anxiety. My Monday aromatherapy practice with my small band of regular clients has of course been stopped just now, and I want to use the time to offer them and you all some helpful information to allow you to bring some calm and steadiness into your life.
Some of us will have essential oils already at home that you can use. either in an electric diffuser, oil burner, drops on a tissue placed nearby you – for inhalation. Below are some single oils and blends to use in this way
For use on the body, there are ready blended oils that you may have, or you can purchase from me or elsewhere, or alternatively blend your own, I offer some blends here for you to try.
You may already have a very good quality olive oil in your cupboards for cooking use, this can be very handy for adding essential oils to for use on the body.
As it is not so easy to just get hold of specific measuring tools right now, perhaps – something we probably have access to are spoons! Using a dessert spoon gives approximately 15ml of carrier oil (for use on body), whereas a teaspoon gives approximately 5ml (for use on face).
I would also be using rose otto, but I sadly cannot right now get supplies, so I am using what I have left in stock in my Rose Heaven Blend, which is an ultimate blend of rose geranium, petitgrain, bergamot and rose otto. A synergy that works on uplift, balance and reassurance, soothing – anti-anxiety. (I also have a rose heaven organic soap)
The oils in the list can be used on their own, but I think some would find cypress and vetivert quite unusual on their own (I couldn’t live without either) and blending them with some of the sweeter oils, such as jasmine, neroli or rose geranium may be more pleasurable on most noses.
I am deliberately using low levels of essential oils, to help you cope with anxiety in these emotional circumstances it is definitely a case of ‘less is more’ with essential oils. The first choice of essential oil blend would probably be 1 drop neroli , 2 drops frankincense, 1 drop cypress.
As I mentioned above use these blends in a diffuser, or oil burner. Alternatively the way I prefer to use a pure essential oil blend is on a tissue by my pillow overnight.
If you would like to use the blend on your body, mix these essential oils with a carrier as I mentioned earlier, such as olive or sunflower, which you may have available in the kitchen cupboard. The quantities that I give here in the blends would be fine in 10-15ml carrier. If you are using on the face I would only be using 1 drop of the combined blend in a teaspoon of carrier oil – or maybe you would prefer to use just a single oil for this such as lavender, frankincense, neroli or rose geranium. Online in my website I offer the richer oils – rosehip, evening primrose and jojoba for ultimate moisture and skincare.
My recommendation would be to use a blend that you like the smell of very much, and the gentle, comforting fragrance will soothe you when you need it most and help you cope with anxiety. For an ‘off the shelf’ ready made blend for use on the body, you could find our Aromatherapy Bath & Body Oil Restful Evening which contains lavender, rose geranium and roman chamomile, very helpful indeed. Restful evening is also available in roller ball, pulse point format for direct application to wrist pulse points, behind/below ears. At bedtime can be used on front of chest and/or a tiny application on temples either side.
I hope that this is helpful for you to cope with anxiety – everyone will enjoy different oils/scents and blends and everyone reacts differently and copes with things in a different way. No one size fits all. The joy of essential oils is there are so many different oils to choose to suit our differing needs and when you blend them together they give a more powerful synergy – and create a completely new fragrance. You can tweak the amounts of each essential oil in the blends you make, which will create yet another fragrance. Find an oil or blend that really resonates with you right now. Be aware also as you journey forward through processing all these emotions around right now, you may be drawn to different oils or blends, and I would recommend that you listen to your own inner guidance on this.
Be gentle with yourself, and take time to take care of yourself in these challenging times. If you can at all find times just to be still at some point in your day and use your essential oils to support this stillness and promoting calm. Even if it is just a few minutes a day, but ideally 10-20 minutes twice a day. Keep well and safe.
If you have a complex medical history/medications always check with your GP before using essential oils, or ask a qualified aromatherapist
It didn’t make sense at first. Busy and stressed during the week, she felt worse at the weekends – when she had time to cook and eat well! Constant headaches and tiredness dragged her down and, as a keen runner, even a relaxing jog didn’t shift her sore head. Her eating habits of quick sugary snacks and coffee at work meant that the headaches were due to caffeine withdrawal during the weekend. A few simple changes, and she describes her life as “joyful” now. What do you eat, and how do you feel? I can help you to understand how YOUR eating habits are affecting your health. If you are confused about food and nutrition information, I can explain the facts behind food labels. You will make better food choices – no longer muddled by myths and misunderstandings. I contribute to corporate health programmes and have helped stressed executives and athletes improve their mental and physical performance. My latest book “Grounds for Concern” is all about caffeine – and how it can drain your energy. See my website for more details, or send me an email to discuss your needs and book an appointment.
As part of the 50+ Festival in Aberdeen, Organica J will be doing an aromatherapy talk and workshop on Wednesday 2nd September at Marischal College. This is a great festival with lots going on for the 50+ folks to take part in, learn stuff at, dance, or just simply sit back and enjoy. It is organised by Aberdeen City Council with lots of local sponsors.
This is the 13th year of the 50+ Festival and it runs from 1-11 September 2015. There are activities in various venues across the city including, Beach Ballroom, ACT Aberdeen, Blue Lamp, Music Hall and the heated Giant Marquee at the iconic Marischal College Quadrangle.
Welcome to another week of Organica J’s Top Ten Uses! This week will be focusing on 10 helpful uses for Rose Geranium essential oil (also known as pelargonium graveolens). For using essential oils for specific medical problems always contact a qualified aromatherapist.
Here’s our Top Uses:
1. balancing on skin
2. balancing on hormones
3. pmt and menopause
4. helps dispel tension & stress
5. can be helpful for eczema
6. for bruising
7. minimising cellulite
8. for athletes foot
If you feel this would be a useful oil for you, you can buy it here from Organica J.
Tune in next week for another oil in another Top Ten Uses and comment below what you would like to see next!