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Benefits of Using Skincare Creams and Natural Soap

Posted by Penny on May 23, 2017 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Benefits of Using Natural Skincare Creams and Soap

The vast majority of us use a variety of products in our daily skin care regiments. Some of the most important aspects of our grooming lie in both cleansing and then moisturising, and the best products to use tend to be the most natural. The benefits of avoiding potentially harsh chemicals or other abrasives in your soaps and lotions are numerous.

Some of the benefits of using natural products

Avoid irritating your skin

Those of us that suffer from allergies need to be especially careful, but even those with normal skin that doesn’t tend to irritate easily can react to ingredients in a soap or lotion. Unless you’re allergic to a natural product (milk, nuts, and certain fruits) you’re likely to do far better with a product that contains no chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Often natural soaps are made using goats milk, which most of the population can use even if they have allergies to cow’s milk. Artificial colours and fillers can also harm skin or cause you to break out in blemishes or a rash.

Environmentally friendly

There are a lot of products made with ingredients or through processes that have a decidedly negative impact on our planet. Chemicals are released into the air and our water sources, or into the soil. These pollutants can last for years; some will last for decades or even through generations. Ingredients that are grown organically limit these pollutants and help to keep our planet healthier for both current tenants and future generations.

Limit any potential side effects

Parabens are used in many health and beauty products to help increase shelf life by acting as a preservative. Parabens can also mimic our own natural hormones which can alter your endocrine system. Your endocrine system regulates numerous processes in your body, including growth, development, metabolism, tissue and sexual function, mood and sleep patterns. The side effects of using products with parabens can cause many health problems; some of which are still being studied and discovered. With natural preservatives as options (like grapefruit seed extract) it seems silly to choose ones that potentially cause harm. Natural preservatives offer no ill health effects even with long term use. It’s also important to note that although we recognize and understand most allergens to natural products, this is not the case with many synthetic ones.

What’s that smell?

Natural products of course offer lovely natural scents, and often include pure essential oils if the ingredients don’t have any or don’t have a strong enough scent of their own. Essential oils can offer a whole host of their own health benefits (aromatherapy, anyone?). Fragrances used in synthetic products often use scent to mask awful chemical smells that would turn away even the most determined customer...and for good reason!

A gentler way

Many synthetic products contain a variety of fillers or irritants that don’t help or benefit the customer in any way. While the products may seem to do the job they were purchased for, over time you may begin to notice ill effects that often stem from incorporating harmful chemicals or ingredients into your grooming routine over time. When you use products that use only natural ingredients, there are no ill effects and they will offer the same benefits from the time you start using them right through.

Some of the best natural ingredients to look for

It’s important to remember that our skin is our body’s single largest organ. It has the ability to absorb more than 50% of what we apply to it. There are a number of natural ingredients that do a wonderful job when it comes to cleansing or moisturizing our skin.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the Karite tree nut. It is often used to help alleviate dry skin and keep it healthy and moisturized.

Green Tea

Green tea isn’t only for your morning enjoyment in your favourite tea cup! It also wonderfully reduces inflammation and can help heal damaged skin.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and can also help reduce inflammation and skin irritation.

Natural Glycerine

This is often found in naturally made soaps and can actually help attract moisture to skin, keeping it soft and smooth.

This article was written by Nina Wells from The Steam Shower Store. She has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.

Horse Emotions (and People)

Posted by Penny on February 16, 2017 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Essential Oils Assist in

  •  Releasing Negative Emotions & Bringing on The Positive Ones!
  •  Horse emotions are not very different from human emotions. They can feel hurt too!

 For horses, emotions play such a vital part in how they train, ride and socialize with other horses.

 Examples of negative emotions are anger, abandonment and grief. Positive emotions are joy, happiness and harmony.

 

What is an Emotional or Behavioral Pattern?

When humans or animals first learn to respond to a situation they start to develop a pattern or way to handle them as in our example above. Depending on a many factors, we learn to respond in different ways and sometimes in a negative way that is harmful to us.

 Once the response is learned, the stimuli will produce the pattern unless it is changed or released. Good emotional patterning we don't want to change; but unhealthy patterns we would like to change!

 So, if a child, adult, cat, dog or horse encounters fear and the response is "run away"! That is a pattern that could be changed and would be beneficial to change!

 Why is it Unhealthy if we don't Release Emotions or Patterning?

 If negative human or horse emotions are not released then they can produce poor emotionally patterning that has a negative outcome that is explained above.

 Books on emotions including: Carolyn Mein, DC - Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils; Louise Hay - Heal Your Body; Karol Truman - Feelings Buried Alive Never Die and Candice Pert Molecules of Emotion, the body stores emotions on a cellular level.

 The authors above explain that many times if the body can not handle a traumatic experience or painful emotion it stores it on a cellular level until we are either ready to deal with it or release it!

 Emotional patterning determines likes and dislikes, habits, ability to socialize, attitude and reaction or response to everything! Whether it is human, animal or horse emotions, they can literally control behavior on a subconscious level. Unless, they are released!

Essential oils easily penetrate the skin and can be carried throughout the blood and tissues within minutes. They stimulate the amygdale of the brain.

 This area is the emotional center where all the emotions are stored. Therefore, just smelling an essential oil can help us safely release emotional fear, trauma and memories.

 They can help animals and humans clear the unconscious patterning that holds back potential, happiness and more! This is an extremely valuable tool!

 How do we Release Emotions for our Animals and Ourselves?

 Choose several oils to work with and use them daily. It is as simple as that! For horse emotions place them in front of their muzzle and observe your horse since their limbic system functions a bit differently than ours.

 Essential Oil Uses for Horses

 Essential oils can be used for numerous equine conditions. For physical issues, you can dab the oil directly on the affected location. For respiratory issues, dab on the chest and then let the horse inhale the oil. For emotional issues, let them inhale the oil and you can dab it on their forehead or poll. Here are some specific conditions and essential oils which can help to remedy them.

Horse Emotions (and People) 


*Note: If a horse turns his head away from an essential oil when you let him sniff it, he is showing you that he doesn’t prefer that oil.

 

Nervousness/ Anxiety: Valerian and Lavender essential oils.

Hormone Imbalance (Mare issues): Clary Sage and Geranium essential oils.

Muscle Spasms: Basil, Lavender, Marjoram essential oils.

Sore/ Overused Muscles: Eucalyptus, Balsam Fir, Lavender essential oils.

Scratches/ Greasy Heal: Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Lavender essential oils.

Rain Rot: Tea tree, Lemongrass, Geranium essential oils.

Sarcoids: Thieves, Tea Tree, Oregano essential oils.

Thrush: Thieves, Tea Tree, Thyme, essential oils. You can place undiluted oils directly on the frog for severe cases, or soak cotton balls and tape them on or put on a hoof boot for 24 hours.

Abscesses: Tea Tree, Oregano, Thieves, Lavender essential oils. Make a foot soak using selected oils, Epsom salt and warm water. Soak for at least 20 minutes to encourage the abscess to open and drain.

Sheath Cleaning: Thieves, Myrrh, and Rosemary essential oils. Add a few drops of Thieves oil to KY jelly or a mild cleanser. Then add 1/2 gallon of water to clean the inside of the sheath. (Thieves oil is also recommended for swelling in the sheath.) To clean the outer part of the sheath, add about 5 drops of Myrrh and Rosemary oil to pure grade vegetable oil.

There are also several essential oils that repel biting insects–see this post for homemade fly spray recipes that use essential oils.

Important Note: Always consult your veterinarian if your horse has a serious condition. Essential oils are not meant to be a substitute for responsible veterinary care.

Even though essential oils are all-natural, there are some safety tips we should follow when using them for ourselves, our horses, or other pets:

Purchase only 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils and follow directions on the label.

Essential oils are usually used diluted with carrier oils, such as coconut, olive, sunflower, or vegetable oil for topical applications. They may cause redness or irritation if used on the skin undiluted.

They should not be used in the eye (duh!) or ear canal.

Do not ingest (eat/ drink) essential oils, unless you have consulted professional (Aromatherapist) advice.

Discontinue using an oil if you or your horse has a reaction (skin, respiratory, stomach.)

Consult a physician or professional trained in essential oil use if you or the animal is pregnant. (Like acupressure, essential oils can be deceptively potent!)


~ To read more, click here. I am not affiliated with this link in any way. I do not even support Young Living or Do Terra or their misleading and potentially dangerous education. ALWAYS dilute essential oils.

However, I thought that the article is an interesting one and I believe that horses can improve on many levels with the use of essential oils. 


References

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/horse-emotions.html

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/home-remedies-for-horses.html

http://thenaturallyhealthyhorse.com/essential-oils-horses/

http://thenaturallyhealthyhorse.com/essential-oils-horses/


Conditioning Beard Oil

Posted by Penny on December 19, 2016 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Does your guy have dry itchy skin underneath his handsome beard? Craft him this earthy-woodsy-scented Conditioning Beard Oil. Made with fast absorbing Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil, not only will his skin be conditioned, his beard will be soft and manageable and NOT at all greasy or oily. A few drops of this magic manly elixir is all it takes and should be used before bed and after the shower.

 

Conditioning Beard Oil

15 ml Argan Oil

15 ml Jojoba Oil

7 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

4 drops Cardamom Essential Oil

4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

3 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

 

Combine all ingredients into a one-ounce amber dropper bottle. You can print the label below to attach to your jar.

 

 

Print out this label and attach to your dropper bottle.


Credits to-

http://www.freshpickedbeauty.com/2012/01/conditioning-beard-oil.html


 

Essential Oil Blending Guide M - Z

Posted by Penny on December 19, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

M - Z

Essential Oil Blending guide

Mandarin: (Citrus reticulate) Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, chamomile roman, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Manuka: (Leptospermum scoparium) Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

 

Marjoram, Sweet: (Marjorana hortensis) Blends Well With: Basil, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, orange, rosewood, tea tree, thyme

 

Myrrh: (Commiphora myrrha) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Myrtle: (Myrtus communis) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, clove, ginger, hyssop, laurel, lavender, lime, rosemary

 

Neroli: (Citrus aurantium) Blends Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, clary sage, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Niaouli: (Melaleuca viridiflora) Blends Well With: Bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, tea tree

 

Nutmeg: (Myristica fragrans) Blends Well With: Bay, clary sage, coriander, geranium, lavender, lime, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, peru balsam, petitgrain, rosemary

 

Oak Moss Absolute: (Evernia prunastri) Blends Well With: Anise, bay, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lime, orange, palmarosa, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Oakwood absolute: (Quercus robur) Blends Well With: Bay, benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood, thuja, vanilla, ylang ylang.

 

Opopanax: (Commiphora holtziana) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cistus, clary sage, coriander, fir, frankincense, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver

 

Orange, Bitter: (Citrus aurantium) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, vetiver

 

Orange, Sweet: (Citrus sinensis) Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Oregano: (Origanum vulgare) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme

 

Palmarosa: (Cymbopogon martini) Blends Well With: Amyris, bay, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Parsley Seed: (Petroselinum sativum) Blends Well With: Anise, bay, black pepper, clary sage, coriander, ginger, neroli, oakmoss, rose, tea tree, ylang ylang

 

Patchouli: (Pogostemon cablin) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, rose, sandalwood, vetiver

 

Peppermint: (Mentha piperita) Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

 

Peru Balsam: (Myroxylon balsamum) Blends Well With: Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Petitgrain: (Citrus aurantium) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Ravensara: (Agathophyllum aromatic) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, palmarosa, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

 

Rose absolute: (Rosa damascena) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Rose Otto: (Rosa damascena) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, fennel, geranium, ginger, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vetiver

 

Rosemary: (Rosmarinus officinalis) Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, tea tree, thyme

 

Sage, Common: (Salvia officinalis) Blends Well With: Citrus oils, hyssop, lavender, lemon, rosemary, rosewood

 

Sandalwood, Australian: (Santalum spicatum) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, cistus, clary sage, clove, geranium, grapefruit, fennel, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosewood, tuberose, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Spearmint: (Mentha spicata) Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, eucalyptus, jasmine, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary

 

Spikenard: (Nardostachus jatamansi) Blends Well With: Cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, vetiver

 

Spruce: (Tsuga canadensis) Blends Well With: Amyris, benzoin, cedarwood, clary sage, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, pine, rosemary

 

Tangerine: (Artemisia dracunculus) Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Tea Tree: (Melaleuca alternifolia) Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang

 

Vanilla Absolute: (Vanilla planifolia) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, frankincense, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

 

Vetiver: (Vetiveria zizanioides) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Yarrow, Blue: (Achillea millefolium) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, grapefruit, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, pine, valerian, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Ylang Ylang: (Cananga odorata) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus lemon, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, opopanax, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tuberose, vetive


 

Essential Oil Blending Chart A to E

Posted by Penny on December 19, 2016 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm blending essential oils today. A blend to synergise with an After Shave.

I was only making one blend, but so many wonderful oils popped into my head that I had to divide them up.

So I've ended up with

Blend 1. Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rosemary and Bay.

Blend 2. Bay, Amyris, Peru Balsam and Lemon

Blend 3. Lemon, Cardamon,

I didn't look at the chart first because I was choosing oils intuitively and wanted no restrictions.

I thought I'd add the chart here anyway for future reference.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING

A - B

 

Amyris Essential Oil: (Amyris balsamifera) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, citronella, ginger, ho wood, lavender, oakmoss, peru balsam, ylang ylang

 

Angelica Root Essential Oil: (Angelica archangelica) Blends Well With: Citrus oils, clary sage, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, vetiver

 

Anise Seed Essential Oil: (Pimpinella anisum) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, ginger, lavender, orange, pine, rose

 

Balsam Peru Essential Oil: (Myroxylon balsamum) Blends Well With: Black pepper, ginger, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Basil Essential Oil: (Ocimum basilicum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, citronella, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, hyssop, opopanax, rosemary

 

Bay Laurel Essential Oil: (Laurus nobilis) Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, ylang ylang

 

Bay, West Indies Essential Oil: (Pimenta racemosa) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

 

Benzoin Resin Oil: (Styrax tonkinesis) Blends Well With: Black pepper, copaiba balsam, coriander, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, rose, sandalwood

 

Bergamot Essential Oil: (Citrus bergamia) Blends Well With: Chamomile, citrus oils, coriander, cypress, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, neroli, nutmeg, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, violet, ylang ylang

 

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil: (Mentha citrata) Blends Well With:Basil, citrus oils, geranium, lavender, rose, ylang ylang

 

Bitter Orange Essential Oil: (Citrus aurantium) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, vetiver

 

Black Pepper Essential Oil: (Piper nigrum) Blends Well With: Cardamom, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, lavender, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang

C - E

Cajeput: (Melaleuca minor) Blends Well With: Clary sage, geranium, lavender, marjoram, oakmoss, pine, rosemary, spice oils, ylang ylang

 

Camphor White: (Cinnamomum camphora) Blends Well With: Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils

 

Caraway: (Carum carvi) Blends Well With: Bay, black pepper, cinnamon, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, mandarin

 

Cardamom: (Elettaria cardamomum) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, caraway, cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Carrot Seed: (Daucus carota) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cinnamon, citrus oils, geranium, spice oils

 

Catnip: (Nepeta cataria) Blends Well With: Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint

 

Cedarwood, Atlas: (Cedrus atlantica) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, jasmine, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Cedarwood, Virginia: (Juniperus virginiana) Blends Well With: Benzoin, cypress, juniper, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver

 

Celery Seed: (Apium graveolens) Blends Well With: Black pepper, coriander, ginger, lavender, lovage, oakmoss, opopanax, pine, tea tree

 

Chamomile, Blue: (Matricaria recutita) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang

 

Chamomile, Moroccan: (Ormenis mixta) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, lavender, oakmoss, vetiver

 

Chamomile, Roman: (Anthemis nobilis) Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, tea tree

 

Cilantro: (Coriandrum sativum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, pine, sandalwood, spice oils

 

Cinnamon Bark: (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang.

 

Cinnamon Leaf: (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang

 

Cistus: (Cistus ladaniferus) Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, lavender, juniper, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, pine, sandalwood, vetiver

 

Citronella: (Cymbopogon winterianus) Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, citrus oils, geranium, pine, sandalwood.

 

Clary Sage: (Salvia sclarea) Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, chamomile, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon balm, lime, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rose, sandalwood, tea tree

 

Clove Bud: (Syzygium aromaticum) Blends Well With: Allspice, bay, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang

 

Copaiba Balsam: (Copaifera officinalis) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang

 

Coriander Seed: (Coriandrum sativum) Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, neroli, nutmeg, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Cornmint: (Mentha arvensis) Blends Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, naiouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree

 

Cypress: (Cupressus sempervirens) Blends Well With: Benzoin, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, ginger, lavender, pine, ylang ylang.

 

 

Davana: (Artemisia pallens) Blends Well With: Amyris, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile, jasmine, mandarin, neroli, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, tangerine, tuberose, vanilla, ylang ylang

 

Dill Seed: (Anethum graveolens) Blends Well With: Black pepper, caraway, cinnamon, citrus oils, clove, elemi, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint

 

Douglas Fir: (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Blends Well With: Cistus, fir oils, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary

 

Elemi: (Canarium luzonicum) Blends Well With: Cinnamon, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, rosemary, sage, spice oils

 

Eucalyptus: (Eucalyptus globulus) Blends Well With: Cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme

 

Eucalyptus, Lemon : (Eucalyptus citriodora) Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang


Soap Cutter in Action

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Soapy Revelations

Posted by Penny on October 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Real Hand-made soap. Lovingly made from scratch using the Cold Process soaping method.


Organic and VEGAN.

All natural additives, herbs and healing oils. NO PALM OIL is used in any products to assist in the preservation of the natural habitats of orang-utans in the wild.

These natural handmade soaps are created with ultimate skin care in mind.

For people who suffer with skin conditions such as Eczema, Dermatitis and dry, unhappy skin who are aware of the masses of chemicals going on their skin, and want to make the wise and positive changes to their lives and to those they love. These soaps are made for people with sensitive skin, and the amounts of healing oils, natural butters, organic herbs and pure 1st grade essential oils used in every recipe are there to help, not just to sound good!

Commercial soap is a chemical detergent, it is petrochemical based, contains known skin irritants, asthma triggers and hormone disruptors! 

For the entirety of your life almost every day, you are likely to apply this concoction of dangerous chemicals to your skin. Skin, being the largest bodily organ absorbs anything applied to it's surface... and it does so very well.

Why is there now, more than ever cases of skin cancer???
......................................................................................

I jam pack my soaps with oils that are exceptionally nutritious for the skin (and the diet). Bugger the cost! I'm on a mission!

Palm is cheap and nasty and is in probably 80% of the soaps out there! I add all of my special oils when the soap is cool and almost too cool to pour. The less heat, the more the potency of the herbs, oils, essential oils. That is when I add everything that I want to be in the finished product and in quantities that I expect a difference in not only the moisture content but also the resiliency and condition.

I like to add Natural clay to some of my soaps. Many people don't know how imperative the handling of clay is. Its properties and benefits are lost when stirred in plastic or stainless steel and with a spatula or fork. I like to learn the best ways to get the most punch into every bar of soap!


Some ingredients I love are

Sweet Almond oil, Hemp Seed Oil (Without a doubt my favourite - love this oil for the skin- its amazing, full of essential fatty Omega 3 and omega 6 acids that our body and skin needs to be healthy.)

Evening Primrose, Rose hip, Macadamia, Coconut, Olive, Castor, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Mango butter... Most of these are in every soap!

The highest quality ingredients are used in all products, and are sourced in Australia (where possible) from organic and cruelty free suppliers.
No artificial fragrances or colours unless stated on the label then its only about .5% of mica colour and 2% of fragrance oils.

Percentage of profits go towards "No kill' animal shelters to support their amazing work.

The organic percentages in all products are increasing progressively.


 

The Best Eczema Creams

Posted by Penny on October 23, 2015 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have eczema then you know how important it is keep your skin moisturised and avoid creams with fragrance and known irritants. Eczema and allergies are often caused by dietry products, such as wheat, milk, sugar and other environmental factors, so a topical cream is not expected to cure the problem, but will certainly help the skin repair itself, soothe it when its hot and irritated and provide much needed relief.

I have developed a number of products for Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis and other skin conditions. All containing natural, vegan, cruelty-free ingredients. The reason these products work is because; no chemicals to play havoc with already sensitive skin, contains natural oils and extracts that are known for hydrating and being beneficial for damaged skin, eczema, dermatitis, natural preservative to keep bacteria out, no chemical colorants, or artificial fragrances which are top of the list in irritants to avoid. These products all contain ingredients famous for deep conditioning and skin repair. Cell regeneration and repair, calmative, emoilent, anti oxidant, so not only do all the ingredients help with moisturisation of extremely dry skin, but it gives protection against dryness and flaking. The goal is to find something that works for you and your family, to relieve, soothe, calm and to succeed in not exasperating the problem.
Essential oils are used in some products for their amazing ability to synergistically improve skin condition, destroy bacteria, (anti septic, anti microbial, anti bacterial), anti inflammatory (Awesome for reducing swelling, redness, puffiness, and irritation). The list goes on. So much research has been done on the subject that only the best ingredients that history recommends are included. Here are the choices!

 

  1. https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-Eczema-Cream-Nut-oil-free-All-Natural-Vegan-Organic/p/54945226" target="_blank">https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-Eczema-Cream-Nut-oil-free-All-Natural-Vegan-Organic/p/54945226
    Nut oil free especially suited to skin problems like Eczema, Dermatitis and those with allergies



  2. https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-Calendula-Cuts-and-Rashes-healing-balm/p/35946444" target="_blank">https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-Calendula-Cuts-and-Rashes-healing-balm/p/35946444
    Soothing, emoilent healing balm for all types of skin issues. Cuts, rashes and sores.



  3. https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-All-Purpose-Balm/p/39661351" target="_blank">https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-All-Purpose-Balm/p/39661351
    This is a creamy whipped natural skin balm used for everything. High in Vitamin A.

  1. https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Skin-Calamine-for-Itchy-Skin-and-Bites/p/44552018
    When itching is driving you crazy!

 

  1. https://aromaticessentials.ecwid.com/#!/Soap-Castile-Gentle-for-all/p/46177567
    Yes you can use soap, if it's this one.



    Nappy Rash Care and Prevention Balm


 


Product Testers Wanted!

Posted by Penny on October 20, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

If you would like to help Aromatic Essentials and give detailed feedback on the product, then comment below that you wish to test, providing me with your delivery address.


Natural Lip Balm (Summer)

After you have used the product for a week, please fill out the questionnaire below at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKGNRL8


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This Weeks Special!

Posted by Penny on July 30, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Untill Sunday the 2nd of August, every order receives a FREE Facial Moisturiser!

Beautiful natural silky cream with anti-aging, healing properties. 


To read more, Visit here

Enjoy! 


TESTERS WANTED

Posted by Penny on July 28, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (6)

I am excited to share a new product with you all.

Mysterious Facial Cream

To apply to be a product tester, please comment below. Website members are the first to be invited.

Looking for 6 testers. You pay postage to receive your amazing full size natural products - I provide the products for free.

I might also pop another surprise into the post bag. :)

After you receive the product and use it for a week at least, please fill out the feedback form for product testers.



Postage Payment of $8 below please


YAY! Certified Cruelty Free

Posted by Penny on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally!

I applied for cruelty free status some months ago. It was not an easy process at all. Getting my suppliers sorted who were cruelty free meant getting proof and waiting on them to provide the necesary documents. The rules had changed also since I was first given the application form 12 months earlier. My own fault for taking so long to apply, made a mess of things, but in the end it was all finished, suppliers statements submitted and then just waiting to hear back.
On the 18th of August 2014 Aromatic Essentials was granted Cruelty Free status!

This means that no ingredients used in any Aromatic Essentials products have been tested on animals, by myself or by any of my suppliers or their suppliers.

:)

One for the animals!

FREE Natural Handmade Soap This week!

Posted by Penny on April 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

All this week, every order will receive a free Natural handmade soap until Sunday 20th April 9pm.

http://www.aromaticessentials.com.au/apps/webstore/products/category/964160?page=1




I WAS SCAMMED - Warning to Small Business Owners

Posted by Penny on February 13, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (12)

I was scammed by a Mike Sharples of Manila SHARPLES GROUP LTD, who wanted to buy my natural skin care products for a shop in Philippines.

He purchased $2110.50 au worth of goods which I spent the next few weeks making day and night for my first intl customer.

He included the freight amount from AIR BUSINESS LOGISTICS.

So I was to pay $1875 to the fraudulent freight company and Mike Sharples paid up front by credit card.

Once I had transferred the $1875 to a ROSARIO B ALVIRDE air business logistics, Wells Fargo Bank Texas, 

Mike sharples did a credit card charge back and won. I have heard that the bank almost always does back their own customer regardless of the situation! Obviously justice and honesty is not their highest priority.

I'm required to pay the credit card charge back fees for all the 4 transactions ($180) and a total of $3,902.04 AUD to Paypal. The NERVE!

My bank said they would do an International Trace and Recovery which cost $45, and yesterday a reply email said, they can only recover the funds if authorised by the scammer, yeah right! also they did not tell me this at the onset, they implied it was a sure thing. So I am feeling today that themoney is gone. I believed I had thought all the scenarios through, and the outcomes. I guess they are professionals and I didnt have a chance in hell. I must be completely honest though, I was afraid of this happening, and this is a very valuable lesson to trust my intuition more!

So I have been scammed $1875 and am in debt with paypal and the collection agency has already been in contact with me.

surely I am not the first to be scammed by this ass!

As Mike Sharples continued to order more products in large quantities I spent most of the money available on new supplies and essential oils.

I'm on a disability pension, and this is my new small business/Hobby registered last year after a nervous breakdown and recovery. I am feeling quite depressed after this incident. I detest injustice!

I can not believe, after I told the scammer of my situation and that I was a sole owner with very little capitol, he responded by saying "He knows what it's like to be hurt and would not do that to another person, and that he was enthusiastic to promote my natural goods in the Philippines".

Damn these fraudulent criminals. They need to be STOPPED!

Please share this where you can, to warn others!

If you have been approached by Mike sharples please report it to

Scam watch

Public Information Officer | ACCC Infocentre

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

23 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra 2601 | http://www.accc.gov.au

T: 1300 302 502

 and

ScamNet 

Consumer Protection – Department of Commerce

A: 219 St Georges Tce, PERTH WA 6000

P: 1300 30 40 54

M: Locked Bag 14, CLOISTERS SQUARE, Perth WA 6850

W: www.commerce.wa.gov.au

 


Natural Shampoo Experiment

Posted by Penny on November 25, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (3)

Ok, so for some time now I have wanted to jump on the natural hair care band wagon. (The NO POO method, as they say)

I made a few batches of shampoo, but it was horrible to use, just wouldnt cut through all that build up on my hair, it was literally repelling the product. The next batch was better but I still wasn't happy. I knew what it needed but could I find the ingredients that were natural, to do what I needed?

We have arrived!!!
NO POO Shamps. its a Castile soap kind of shampoo, as natural as possible too!
Still tweaking the formula to be just a bit more nourishing for dry damaged hair.
The first day I used it, my hair was a tangled mess, not even possible to style while wet (but I did try)!
Using a wide tooth comb and my hemp seed hair oil I got it presentable. 
In all fairness, I washed massaged rinsed and REPEATED, so it was well and truly squeaky clean (and tangled- my hair is quite long).
When my hair was dry however, it was awesome, probably like our hair was when we were 5! Soft, light, clean and shiny.
It's funny how we think our hair is shiny when its loaded with chemical products....you will see what I mean if you ever try it!

So tonight I will trial it for the second time and only wash once and rinse. If I still have trouble with it, next wash, I will smooth some of my hair oil into the middle and ends of my hair before washing.

I'm yet to decide on a scent, so have made this a special product where you can choose your own scent! I think thats kinda cool!


Its recommended to trial a new natural shampoo for 4 weeks as it can take that long for the chemicals and build up to be released from the hair and scalp and for your skin to adjust to a different PH. Some people give up before this time, but remember you only have to go through this phase once only before natural shampoo is a regular part of your life. I've heard people say over and over again, that they will never go back to commercial shampoo.
thats alot of chemicals no longer running down your entire body when you wash your hair in the shower. 
Thats a good enough reason for me to keep trying it. If I dont get exactly the results I'm after, I will further tweak my conditioner base to include more nourishing healing oil quantities. I'm pretty lucky to have the hair oil on hand and I really do recommend getting that with the shampoo and conditioner pack.
Ok so I will post my results some time in the future!

Wish me luck ;)

February 2014
I'm never going back to any other kind of shampoo. This is the first time in 26 years I have been symptom free of scalp psoriasis! My hair is awesome! no dandruff, no itching, no oiliness, no fly aways, no dry broken sections at the back, just healthy, naturally balanced, soft shiny hair and happy scalp. I recommend natural castle shampoo to everyone!

New Product!

Posted by Penny on October 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have a brand new product !

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September News

Posted by Penny on September 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

New products this week!



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