A Truly Essential – July

“So you want to be different, just be yourself” Val Preston Calm Before the Storm The first week of July as been quite relaxing and calm. I have restocked my skincare and waxing supplies. Preparing myself for what lies a head, only two weeks until the schools break for summer and the holiday which is a very busy period for Truly Essential. Preparation & Protection Two great pieces of skincare… Read More »A Truly Essential – July

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A Truly Essential – June

“Don’t give up or give in, just find a way.” Val Preston. Tai Chi The month started strong with two Tai Chi classes, I am supporting local Tia Chi instructors Phil and Helen of HunTun Tai Chi. Extra help for them and valuable teaching experience for me. Group for Business, Community and the Individual How about this for a Facebook group Give Back to Nature I decided to create it… Read More »A Truly Essential – June

Roses are Red

Roses are Red and Truly Wonderful A rose, is a rose, is a rose. (Gertrude Stein) They bloom in many colours with a unmistakable fragrance and have many useful properties. Being  the nations favourite flower, worn as emblems, given as love tokens and in the past battles have been fought in their name. Bees love the traditional old and wild original species, like the wild dog rose, which has a… Read More »Roses are Red

Ginger Warming Relaxing and Grounding

We approach midwinter, and the days with the shortest daylight hours. This year it has been particularly dark and gloomy with high rainfall, bad visibility and high winds, not inspiring conditions at all. Yes it is wet, cold, dark and gloomy in the winter months, but in December’s defence, that is normal in our part of the world. Many animals hibernate, a self-defence mechanism against the lack of fresh food, dropping… Read More »Ginger Warming Relaxing and Grounding

Rosemary for Love Strength and Remembrance

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic or medical application of aromatic essential oils extracted from plants. It is the controlled application of essential oils which promotes, physical emotional health and well being, through holistic healing. Used for centuries  in many cultures, nowadays a complementary therapy not a cure, but can support conventional treatment for various health and medical conditions. Today we take a closer look at Rosemary the queen of herbs, who… Read More »Rosemary for Love Strength and Remembrance

Massage Your Stress Away

Stressful situations are registered by our brain, this in turn raises our heart and blood pressure, in response muscles tighten and feel tense. Not harmful in the short term, but if the stress is prolonged over weeks, months or years the effects of stress can increase the risk of cold and flu symptoms and a poor immune and digestive system, which have an effect to your overall health and well… Read More »Massage Your Stress Away

Winter Warmer Blend

A warming blend promoting relaxation, which is uplifting fortifying clearing and revitalising. Just what we need as we enter winter the coldest darkest months of the year. This blend can be used in the bath or for massage but my favourite application would be as a room fragrance via a burner, so the fragrance benefits everyone who enters your home giving a comforting hug just when you need it the… Read More »Winter Warmer Blend

Truly Essential Tips – Natural Makeup

It’s All About the Base The secret to a perfect flawless natural makeup is all in the preparation. These are my four favourite products,  sometime I use them all, each has a specific function, so depending on the presenting issue I may only need one item. Smoothing Face Prep – This fantastic primer evens out all skin types I apply with the brush on to the whole face jawline and… Read More »Truly Essential Tips – Natural Makeup

Geranium Essential Oil

In aromatherapy we use the essential oil of Geranium pelargonium, also known as rose-scented geranium, there are over two hundred species of geranium. This evergreen perennial is actually native to the southern region of Africa, but has been exported throughout the world as popular garden plant, also as a medicinal herb. Oil of Geranium flower is also highly sought after for its health benefits. Geranium flower have five petals, the leaves are the… Read More »Geranium Essential Oil