5 Reasons we Love Shea Butter

21.09.2016
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Shea Butter is one of the most wonderful natural ways of moisturising and hydrating both the skin and hair. It has been used for centuries in skincare, particularly across the Western region of Africa (in which its origins lie). It is rich and luxurious to use, with a subtle ‘chocolatey’…
School’s out for summer!! It’s a great chance to spend time with the kids and take a break from the usual routine (it is certainly a time welcomed by teachers across the country). Summer holidays can also pose a challenge for parents, left with the task of entertaining children on…
3 Essential oils to help with Muscle Recovery July certainly seems to be a very sport centred month. Summer is in full swing, the Tour de France is underway and many of us are celebrating the success of the Wimbledon championships!Many of us may feel inspired at this time of…
With around eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering our oceans every year, there is a push for the UK government to ban plastic microbeads in beauty and personal care products - following the example set by the US and other countries around the world. Two thirds of Brits are…

Aromatherapy in the Home

08.06.2016
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Aromatherapy in the Home Its Aromatherapy Awareness week, so we’re celebrating the many uses of essential oils and how they can benefit our everyday lives. A great way to make use of essential oils at home is through incorporating them into household chores. They’re a great way of helping spruce…

4 Essential Oils for Summer time

07.06.2016
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4 Essential Oils for Summer time Summer has officially arrived. June is a wonderful month for enjoying the longest days of the year and making the most of the beautiful sunshine. We’ve picked some of our favourite oils to use during the warmer months. Essential oils can prove really useful…
Aromatherapy for stress relief 3 essential oils for calming the mind Aromatherapy is often used to help reduce stress levels and to help us practice mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness is a combination of meditation, yoga, breathing techniques and bringing yourself into awareness of the present moment. It can be…

Happy Aromatherapy Awareness Week

01.06.2016
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Happy Aromatherapy Awareness Week 6th – 12th June 2016 This week is Aromatherapy Awareness week (6 -12 June) - a chance to celebrate and promote awareness of the wonderful properties essential oils have to offer. Our sense of smell is so intrinsically linked to our emotions, it is not surprising…
May is National Arthritis Awareness month. It is thought nearly 10 million people each year in the UK will seek help from their GP concerning arthritis related conditions. It can effect anyone regardless of age and gender. The symptoms vary based upon different types of arthritis; inflammatory arthritis is likely…
Have you seen our new Ooharr face masks? Treating yourself to a face mask is a great way to treat skin concerns and keep your complexion balanced and healthy. There are plenty of different formulas available, each designed to help certain skin types and we have recently launched our fun,…
Harsh weather and cold winter months can take its toll on your hair - leaving it dry, frizzy, and totally unmanageable by springtime. Now the weather warming up and humidity is slowly increasing, this is the perfect time to revitalize and moisturise your hair in preparation for summer. Hair trends…

Aromatherapy in the Garden!

01.04.2016
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Green Fingers and Gorgeous Smells! There have been some beautiful spring days so far (touch wood!), and it’s been the perfect opportunity to get out and about in the garden! Gardening can offer us so much; it’s such a great feeling being able to grow and produce your own food,…
 We made it – spring is officially here!! What better way to celebrate this beautiful time of year than with a good pampering session. Spring is the perfect time to take a close look at your skincare routine and get your skin radiant and set for summer. Here are our…
Give your hair a treat with five new plant-inspired natural shampoos from AA Skincare. Featuring holistic, Ayurvedic herb powders to boost hair health, this new range of nourishing shampoos will naturally cleanse and protect all hair types. Ayurvedic medicine also known as Ayureveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic…
Did you know? Only around one in ten of us are likely to achieve our New Year’s resolutions? Often this may because we set out to achieve too much or set unrealistic goals or too challenging - the idea of going out for a run every morning may not be…

Essential Oils for Sports and Exercise.

19.01.2016
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New Year, New You Getting active is often one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It’s a great chance to work off the mince pies from the Christmas period and kick-start your year with a more active routine to help you achieve your personal goals. Whatever it is you…
Top 10 Skincare Tips - New Year, New Skincare Regime Drink water (around 8 cups a day) to keep skin hydrated and to avoid it becoming oily. Peppermint and Green Tea is also good for clearing skin. Daily cleanse – Cleansing gels are quick and simple to use in the…

3 Essential oils to help detox the skin.

13.01.2016
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New Year, New You If we’ve overindulged over the Christmas, our skin can often suffer and show the signs. The cold weather can also cause havoc and leave our skin in need of some serious TLC. Luckily there are lots of ways we can help revive and rejuvenate our skin,…

New Year, New You

05.01.2016
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New Year, New You Aromatherapy for Health and Wellbeing. January can be a challenging time of year – its cold outside and many of us are returning to work after a Christmas break in which we may have overindulged in food and drink. The New Year often brings with it…

5 simple homemade aromatherapy gift ideas

10.11.2015
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The idea of making your own bespoke gifts may seem daunting, but it really can be made so simple. There are many ways of creating unique, personalized gifts using as little as two or three ingredients. Making your own toiletries and cosmetics is a great way to get creative with…
AA Skincare launches Seasonal Gift Packs AA Skincare has launched a new range of ethically sourced, gorgeous beauty and skincare gifts, made from pure essential oils and classic natural ingredients such as Lavender, Frankincense and Sandalwood – and they don’t cost the earth. From beauty boosting face masks and lotions…

Autumnal Aromas in the Home

20.10.2015
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Autumnal Home Aromas Now that the colder weather and shorter days are drawing in, this time of year is the perfect time to create a warm and comforting environment at home. Simple things such as lighting some candles, snuggling up with your duvet and enjoying a warm drink or playing…
Look after your skin this winter with AA Skincare's range of naturally effective skincare products perfect to help protect and care for you and your family. During winter, the humidity in the outside air plunges while thanks to central heating, inside becomes even drier. These conditions tend to dehydrate skin…

Amphora Autumn Skincare Tips

16.09.2015
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The summer months have been truly wonderful. Lots of time spent outdoors and beautiful sunny days (along with lots of rain of course). Although the sun has its many benefits for us, most notably providing us with a great source of vitamin D, it can take its toll on our…
With the hazy, lazy summer days behind us, now is a good time to take a look at your skincare routine to prepare for winter and make sure skin is in tip top condition for the colder months. Looking after skin in the summer is not always a top priority…
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils there are. Over the past few blogs we've looked at its various uses in natural skin care and relaxation. But it is also incredibly beneficial for all its practical uses in and around the house. Here are just a few ideas…
Lavender essential oil is widely loved and renowned for being one of the most valuable essential oils to help us relax and reduce stress levels. Incorporating the use of Lavender oil into your day to day life can be incredibly beneficial in so many different areas. With the summer school…

Lavender and Skincare

12.08.2015
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Just one of the many versatile uses of Lavender is its great skin care benefits. It is highly praised for its ability to treat various skin conditions from outbreaks of acne, to eczema and even help smooth wrinkles. This makes it an excellent oil to offer great benefits to everyone,…

The Lowdown on Lavender

06.08.2015
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The Lowdown on Lavender It is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and renowned essentials oils in the world of aromatherapy. Loved by many for its beautiful floral aroma and its relaxing properties. Today it is used widely by aroamatherapists and home users to help treat anything from various skin…
Stay fresh this Summer with AA Skincare's natural deodorants. During the summer months, whether we’re running around after the kids, sunbathing by the pool on holiday or working hard in hot stuffy offices, we like to keep ourselves smelling and feeling fresh all day long AA Skincare’s new range of…
Look after skin with light, moisturising creams packed with natural ingredients. With summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the change in our skin and our summer skincare needs. From sweaty, greasy skin due to the hot, humid air to dry skin thanks to air-conditioning, our skin goes…
From insect bites to sunburn, whether you’re heading down to the beautiful beaches of Cornwall or jetting off to somewhere exotic this summer, here are some top aromatherapy tips using natural solutions and essential oils to help make sure your holiday runs smoothly. Bugs Away! Ah the great outdoors. Fresh…
Beautiful warm sunshine, bright mornings and warm evenings and relaxing holidays, summer is a fabulous time of year. But, it is important to take of our skin. Whether you are spending the summer months enjoying the beautiful British sunshine or jetting of abroad, there are certain natural skincare products that…
With Father’s day approaching this Sunday, we thought we’d give you a few gift ideas that are simple, unique and won’t cost the earth! The great thing about homemade gifts is that you can personalise them and create something that you know your Dad will love. What’s more, homemade gifts…
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