As the 1st September comes, you can feel the season change. The holidays are over, it’s time for return to school, to college, to work or routine. Many welcome the chance to wear warmer clothes and make lots of plans and resolutions: healthier food, less wine, more exercise, less browsing on the internet, more reading.
I love this change of season. Nature is abundant. The garden is filled with late blossoms, making the most of the September sun, our apple tree is bursting with fruit, the sea is still warm enough for a quick dip and the morning walk is invigorating.
Change is in the air.
I am full of new ideas for oil blends and have been busy creating more formulations for new products. I look forward to sharing new creations with you shortly.
Autumn is also a good time to develop a skincare and wellbeing ritual for the months ahead. The sun has left dry and flaky skin that needs some loving care and attention. For me, natural plant oils are always my first choice.
Unlike many water-based creams that sit on the skin, oils are absorbed quickly and deeply, where their natural nutrients heal and hydrate.
In creating my Facial Oil, Velvet Skin Body Oil and the Carry-on Travel Oil, I wanted them to effect both the body and the mind. Seeing the difference on your body is fundamental, but in all my oil blends, there has to be an emotional dimension, one that you can feel to complete the experience.
A balance between mind and body
FLORA + FIONA botanicals have to tick a few boxes to be included in my blends:
- Easy to absorb – without no greasy residue
- See the difference – soft, hydrated skin with a radiant natural glow
- Feel the difference – breathing in my unique blend of essential oils to give a powerful emotional response
- Be 100% natural – wild harvested and organic oils
- Rich in nutrients, omegas and antioxidants
One of the reasons why I became an aromatherapist was because of the powerful effect the oils can have on the emotions. The connection our sense of smell has with our subconscious is profound and never ceases to amaze me. This effect on the mind is the first thing I think of when I am creating a formulation. It completes the picture!