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What is your Favourite Essential Oil? April 5, 2008

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We have had a decent turn over of essential oils since we started selling them, but at the moment there isn’t any particular oil that sells more than another, so I got thinking….

What is the most popular essential oil? — and the best way to find out is have a poll of course!

So feel free to vote below by clicking on the essential oil you like the most, then come back to the blog after you have voted and you’ll see the statistics updated!

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Christina

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Peppermint Essential Oil Indigestion Recipe March 21, 2008

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Seeing as though some of us will be celebrating Easter this weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to offer a Digestion (indigestion) Essential Oil recipe — as some of us will probably eat too many easter eggs along with the extra food we will all probably be munching our way through — and no doubt get indigestion!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and please remember if you have any reoccuring problems with your digestion, seek the advice of a professional, you could have a stomach ulcer, or worse!

Right, this is a nice and simply recipe, as they always are!

The recipe:

6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

50ml of Sweet Almond Oil base oil (or what ever base oil you prefer)

A small dark (amber/blue) glass bottle for storage.

Mixing:

Simply put the 50ml base oil into the bottle you have.

Add the 6 drops of Peppermint Oil to it.

Put the top on the bottle and shake well

Don’t forget to put the date if you can of when you put the mixture together — it should last 6 months or so if stored correctly.

How to apply:

Simply rub some of the mixture into your stomach and solar plexus (area just above stomach)

Thats it .. well, actually it’s not …. try not to eat anything else for a few hours atleast! ;o)

This recipe is good not just for indigestion, but can be useful for diarrhoea (rub into abdomen too) vomiting and stomach pain because it has antispasmodic actions, which eases muscles in the stomach and gut.

So next time you stuff yourself silly, over Easter or any other time, give this recipe a go — and I can testify it does work as every year my partner and I have a big roast dinner on Easter Sunday, and then he usually stuffs a whole easter egg down his neck, and then about an hour or so later starts complaining of indigestion … and yes he is old enough to know better!

I would say it can take anything from an hour upto 2 hours to work.

Have a great Easter!

xx

Christina

Disclaimer:

Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

Peppermint Essential Oil Headache Relief Recipe March 13, 2008

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Peppermint Essential Oil is another of the most popular essential oils used today, and it has a numerous amount of uses, but for to-days recipe I’m going to focus on the one that I use it for the most, this being, headaches!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and also say that if you have any reoccurring problems with headaches you really should see a doctor, trust me it’ll cost you in the long run if you don’t, both in pain and possibly money!

OK…

We have all probably suffered from a headache at some point in our lives, whether it be from being over-worked and stressed, to banging your head whilst doing some DIY (my partner, lol!) and if your like us then you have also probably just thought nothing of taking a pain killer in the form of a pill from the chemist.

However, what some of you may not know, and we didn’t until a year or so back, is that Peppermint amongst a few other Essential Oils can be used to relieve alot of headaches, and below is my recipe for creating your own ‘pain killer’ … please note though that it doesn’t work all the time, it just depends on the headache really … and also what has caused it too!

The recipe:

4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

25 ml of Sweet Almond Base Oil

All of the above we of course offer for sale! … please note that if you don’t like Sweet Almond, or know that you are allergic to it, you can use most other Oil bases, I just prefer Sweet Almond myself!

A suitable amber or dark glass bottle to store the remedy in for future use — remember to store it away in a cool, dark place, write the date you mixed it together and it should last for at-least 6 months and longer if stored in the correct conditions.

Thats it!

Mixing:

Put the Essential Oils with the Base Oil into a suitable bottle and give it a good shake, allow it to sit for say an hour before first use, then give it a quick shake before each use.

How to apply it:

For best results I recommend massaging the blend into the back of your neck and also a small amount into your temples and even your forehead, depending where the headache is really, but the neck and temples are the essential places to focus on.

If at all possible, go take a seat somewhere quiet for an hour and you should find that the headache eases and should disappear — if you can’t take it easy for an hour, just don’t go over exerting yourself for the next hour after application.

This relaxing part isn’t absolutely necessary, but it helps with the overall affect the Essential Oils will have on you, being able to sit somewhere quiet whilst enjoying the Peppermint and Lavender fragrance does I believe greatly affect the time it takes to rid yourself of the headache.

And that’s it, but one final tip…

If you find that you have a bunged up type of headache, from a cold or the flu, trying putting a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil onto a tissue and inhaling it after you have massaged your blend into the areas necessary, it should help with clearing your sinuses!

Another one coming soon…

Christina

Disclaimer:

Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

Lavender Essential Oil Foot Bath Recipe March 6, 2008

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So, here we go, with the first instalment of my essential oil recipes….

Lavender is by far one of the (if not the) most popular essential oils available. And I like to use it for a number of different ailments and purposes, some of which include, muscle relaxants (strains and aches) general relaxant (putting a few drops on a pillow to aid sleep) and also a room freshener (pop some into an oil burning).

But one of my regular uses for Lavender is for a foot bath — there’s nothing better than coming home after a hard days work (or a long days shopping!) and putting your feet into a warm bowl of Lavender water.

Not only does it relax and sooth you and your feet, but it also has excellent skin rejuvenating properties too — you can use it as a bath soak as-well (just use slightly more Lavender!)

Before you get started, please read this whole article and the disclaimer at the bottom, for your protection and mine!

The recipe:

A bowl suitable in size for your feet!

Some warm water – the hotter you can stand the better as hot water opens your skin pores and they will absorb the Lavender quicker — just be careful not to scald yourself!

10-15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

That’s it — nothing more!

Mixing:

Add the Lavender to the water and give it a good stir (this avoids it settling on the top of the water and also any possible irritation that could occur from it)

Using it:

This bit is really complicated …. find yourself a comfy seat, put those aching feet into the lovely relaxing warm water, sit back and relax … aaahhhh, that was a difficult thing to do, huh! :o)

Ideally you only want to soak your feet for 15-20 minutes … unless you like your feet to look like prunes of course!

Also, if you don’t have any Lavender Oil but you do have a Lavender plant, then take a few sprigs of the plant (leaves, flowers and twigs!) steep these in hot water for 15-20 minutes, then pour the hot water in your bowl (with or without the sprigs, your choice!) add enough cold water so that it doesn’t scald you before adding your feet, and enjoy!

One final tip:

If you’ve got a small blister on your feet, then add 5-10 drops of Aloe Vera (which we don’t sell yet unfortunately!) as Aloe Vera is very good for healing the skin along with Lavender too!

Disclaimer:

Test the oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately Lavender isn’t for you, but don’t fret you can still use the oil around the house as a freshner etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

xx

Christina

Pure Essential Oils February 22, 2008

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As you so request, as we shall do’eth … or something like that anyway, lol!

We’ve had a number of request since the turn of the year from various customers asking if we were going to start selling Essential Oils …. well, we are as of right now!

We’ve mananged to source from a reputable UK supplier, a range of Pure Essential Oils — which has ended a long few weeks, as being honest as always, it has been hard to track down a high quality UK based supplier, well atleast one who doesn’t ask for a million pound minimum order … it makes you wonder sometimes how the big companies of this world expect the smaller ones to get off the ground when they put in large minimum order quantities that most smaller companies cannot afford.

We are a small company, and I’ll be the first to admit it, and I’m aware that the bigger companies have to protect themselves from every tom, dick and harriette placing small orders with them, but some of the minimum order quantities are off the charts …. but anyway, like I said, we’ve taken the time to find this company and we are now proud to present the Enchanted Gift Shop Pure Essential Oil section … now thats a mouthful, huh!

If you would like to take a peek at what we now offer in this section, please click on the link below…

Pure Essential Oils

xx

Christina