Friday, 30 December 2016
Hello lovelies! As it's getting darker and cooler it's always nice to be prepared for whatever is coming. I have a bit of a collection of essential oils at home since I did my aromatherapy course. Actually, I love all oils and essential oils they all have something very good and beneficial. But prices vary and some are easier to get than others. It all depends on the source plant, how much of the plant you need to squeeze oil out of it and how easy to grow it is; the more difficult ones are on the more expensive end. Every oil and essential oil varies from different makers.
There are so many different ways of using essential oils. For example you can put a drop on your liquid soap every time you wash your hands or put a drop or two in your shampoo or shower gel (a drop or two is enough). Or you can use it in oil burners or put some drops on a pillow before you go to sleep (use only calming and relaxing essential oils for night as you don't want to be awake all night long :))
So this is my TOP 3 essential oils for this fall.
1.Cinnamon Essential Oil. I just love the smell of cinnamon essential oil for this time of year it kind of have Christmas feel for all of us (most candles use cinnamon fragrance oils it has nothing to do with the real thing essential oil). I would only use cinnamon oil in the first part of the day because it's uplifting and stimulating, it also has loads of other benefits for instance helping with depression and feeling sad which can happen when the days are shorter and darker. I put this link here so you can read a lot more about it.
2.Tea Tree Essential Oil. It's one of my all time favorite. Scent of a tree tea essential oil might not be for everyone's liking, however I like to add some sweet scent to soften it up and then I don't mind it as it becomes not so sharp. Properties are amazing, it treats loads of stuff. Its antibacterial and anti fungal, it's good for loads of skin infections, can help fighting cold especially this time of year than everyone around is getting ill. Tea tree Essential oil can be used for cleaning, it can be used in burners to kill germs in the air than someone's ill at home. I just love it, it is my number one protection for winter. You can read more about it here it's a good and informative link which I sometimes look at for inspiration.
3.Roman Camomile Essential Oil. I chose this one especially for autumn. I love the gentle scent of it, it's calming and relaxing properties are amazing for the second part of the day to relax and have a good night's sleep. It is also ant-inflammatory and anti-bacterial as well. Camomile is always good to have by hand as dry flowers for the bath to relax, sooth and smooth the skin or as a tea or essential oil. Basically it's great and I love it! I put more in depth link to have a look here.
I choose these 3 different essential oils to help to get a smoother transition from the brighter days to the darker because now it's getting dark so early! I use these essential oils to get through the day and nurture my health, my body, and my soul and protect from bugs which are circulating at this time of year.
I hope you enjoyed my little post :) Make sure you use essential oils with sense and it's worth looking into it in more depth and do your own research ;) If you have a top 3 of your write it down in your comments - I will be interesting to have a look :)
I hope everyone had good Christmas, I certainly did. I know Christmas can be stressful for many people. It shouldn't be but it is. For some people it can be stressful to put that picture perfect Christmas together, for some it can be because they are away from their families or it can be lots and lots of reasons. For me Christmas time is a reflective time. I tried not to commercialize it. I wanted it to be relaxing and stress free, more spiritual with a sense of inner joy.
I recently blogged about some 3 essential oils (you can find my blog post here). But today I would like to write about a neat pocket sized aromatherapy de-stress roller ball. Its a cute little thing I have to say. It's already diluted in oils and can be used straight on the skin. Roller blend is wonderful, it contains geranium essential oil which is good for relieving stress, improving circulation. It contains nutmeg essential oil which is amazing for menstrual cramps and helps to fight cold symptoms and its known to be a natural pain reliever. Basically this little roller is amazing!
Even though this is a de-stress roller ball in my opinion it has more to offer. I have been using it to help with my cold symptoms and I have been using it on my feet after the foot bath as it is nice and soothing plus its very nice to inhale it after a relaxing procedure. There are loads of different rollers with different essential oils so when you are looking to get one my only advise would be go for a completely natural one :) This little roller can be used anywhere, it smells good and it is tiny so can be carried in a pocket with you and be used in a time of need.
I might be doing another post for New Years tomorrow but no promises :) Either way I am wishing you all the best. Keep calm, relax and all your dreams will come true!
Happy New Year!
With Love, Splendourblog
Friday, 9 December 2016
I chose this title 'Cosy Winter' as I am all about cosy at this time of year. Cosy home, cosy clothing, relaxing and having a slow pace of my own. I have had lots of changes in 2016, starting with one main one being that I finally changed my job after being in my old job over 6 years! And that's a long time let me tell you that :) I had lots of little changes throughout the year and I can see lots of my friends having big life changes this year. So now as we are approaching the end of 2016 I am in a reflective mood and looking where to go next. And the most bugging question is: how do I move forward in 2017. Making my self cosy with a cup of hot chocolate and nicely wrapped up in a cosy home I feel a sense of fulfilment, even though I have many goals but I am looking forward to experiencing the journey. This year I moved away from the commercial X-mas and am moving towards Christmas with joy and family around.
I recently started wanting to get two pet rabbits so I got myself a rabbit from The Star and Heart Studio to keep me going until I get room for the real thing. As having a pet is a very responsible business as pets are for life not just for Christmas. Especially when rabbits live for about 12 years so it's long term commitment which I am happy to wait for!
I might write another Christmas blog post this year but if not have a very merry Christmas! I hope we all have it full of joy and kindness and a peacefulness all around!
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Monday, 5 December 2016
Hello Lovelies! I am so exited to be writing this blog post today! I have collaborated with a beautiful start up ceramic shop on Etsy. It's original, it is so cute and it says all over: ME! The ceramic necklace beautifully blended in my day's look; it quite nicely goes with my blue blouse. I think its my favourite blouse at the moment! I think the necklace gave my OOTD the finished look. I didn't feel like I needed to add any more accessories. I like to keep things nice and simple :) For me when something is made by hand with love it always shows. It just has that nice vibe about it and I always support small makers more than big corporations, it is just a nice thing to do. I am finally getting in a festive mood after my collaboration hehe. It just gave me so much joy!
Thank you for reading!