Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:36

Detox, Restore, Hydrate with AA Skincare’s Plant-Based Natural Skincare Range.

Detox, restore, hydrate is a familiar new year beauty mantra. To help skin stay radiant for the start of the new year, natural skincare and beauty brand

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:34

Three simple ideas using essential oils to help you achieve your New Year goals.

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 so achievable in challenging winter weather.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:00

Essential Oils for Sports and Exercise.

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 set out to achieve, there are a few ways in which essential oils can lend a helping hand and make that gym session just a little easier. Here are our top tips on how to do this :).

 

• Before your Workout: Essential oils to energize and motivate!


Certainly for me, the hardest part of getting an exercise session in is often simply just getting to the gym or getting yourself outside for a run (especially when the weather is so cold). Often we may feel tired after a long day and work and struggle to get motivated, and this is a when a gentle pick-me-up can work wonders at helping us get out the door.


(1) Peppermint – one of the most invigorating oils! Peppermint can help you to breathe deep and feel refreshed and ready to start your exercise routine.


(2) Rosemary – one of the most stimulating oils. Rosemary can be used to energize the senses and even helps warm up the muscles (by diluting with a carrier oil and massaging onto the muscles before a workout).


(3) Grapefruit – Sweet and refreshing. Grapefruit is well known for helping us stay alert and focused. Try blending with Ginger for an added kick.


You can enjoy the benefits of these oils from inhaling directly from the bottle, placing a few drops onto a handkerchief and taking it with you to the gym. You could also dilute in a carrier oil and add to your wrists and temples before your workout.

 

• After your workout: Essential Oils to help you recover.


When you increase your physical activity, it’s not uncommon for you to feel the strain on your muscles. Often we can feel aches and pains after an intense exercise session and need a little help to ease the discomfort.


(1) Eucalyptus – a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Eucalyptus is a great choice for helping ease muscles pain.


(2) Black Pepper – warming and penetrating. Its antispasmodic properties help to offer relief from muscle spasms and cramps. Try blending with a citrus oil such as Lemon to sweeten the aroma.


(3) Marjoram – also great to use because of its antispasmodic properties. Marjoram’s gentle sedative properties also makes it a great choice to use after a work out to help you wind down and relax.


Get the most out of these oils by adding to a hot bath after your workout or diluting with a carrier oil and applying to the affected area. Massage in gentle circular motions and allow the oils to be absorbed. 
 

We hope your year is getting off to a great start and we wish you all the best with any new year's resolutions you may have! Stay tuned for more from us over the next few weeks.



Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:56

Top 10 Skincare Tips - New Year, New Skincare Regime

 

Top 10 Skincare Tips -

 

 

 

New Year, New Skincare Regime

 

 

  1. 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.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:58

3 Essential oils to help detox the skin.

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, getting it ready for the New Year.
We’ve got together a selection of all natural recipes using three key essential oils renowned to help detox the skin and help you feel revived and renewed.

(1) Grapefruit

The salicylic acid in Grapefruit means it can work wonders to help combat oily skin. Its antioxidant properties help to detox the skin, leaving it feeling brighter and more radiant.
What’s more, its wonderfully sweet and fresh aroma makes it renowned as one of aromatherapy’s ‘happy oils’. It’s therefore a great one to use to help beat the January blues!!

Exfoliating facial scrub with Grapefruit


Try mixing one cup of demiera sugar with a third grapeseed oil and 15 – 20 drops of Grapefruit essential oil. Place into an airtight jar and use the mixture as a gentle exfoliating facial scrub.


Moisten the skin with water and using your fingertips, apply a small amount of the scrub to your skin using circular motions.
This gorgeous scrub will help unblock pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

(2) Juniperberry

Juniperberry essential oil is known for its natural detoxifying properties. It’s a great oil to use to help your body recover after overindulging during the holidays (plus it’s known to be a natural hangover reliever!!).


Juniper is another great oil for helping combat those with an oiler skin type. It’s also a natural astringent, meaning it can help reduce redness caused by breakouts.
You can enjoy the great benefits of this oil by using it in a face serum. Serums are an incredibly effective way of treating the skin as they can penetrate the skin deeper than your standard moisturizer.


Simple detoxing facial serum with Juniperberry essential oil

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(3) Cedarwood Atlas

Known for its detoxifying properties, Cedarwood oil can have a gentle stimulating effect which helps to break down and eliminate toxins in the body. It acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it can be useful for treating acne and other skin complaints.

 A great way to make the most of these properties is to use it in a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells and helps promote healthier, softer, smoother skin.

For the ultimate skin detox, you can try blending Cedarwood Atlas Oil with some Epsom salts (renowned for their detoxifying and exfoliating properties), along with a carrier oil of your choice.

Detoxing all over body scrub recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
4 tablespoons of carrier oil
15 drops of Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil.
15 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil.

Simply combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you’re happy that they’ve blended well.
Scoop into a container and enjoy using in the shower or bath. Apply to wet skin in gentle circular motions and wash off with warm water.


Here you have just a few simple ideas on how to kick-start your skin for the New Year. We hope your new year is getting off to a good start and the resolutions (if there are any) are going well :).

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 13:33

New Year, New You

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 a pressure to take on new resolutions and make improvements and changes to areas of our lives.
Often this involves making improvements to our health and wellbeing. Many of us will be flocking to the gym, cutting down on alcohol or stocking up on fruit and vegetables to give ourselves a healthy boost for the New Year.


If health and wellbeing is big on your agenda this year, you may be interested to find out how incorporating aromatherapy and essential oils into your day to day life can make significant differences and help you along your journey to a new, healthier you!
There are endless benefits of using essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. Over the next month, we’ll be giving you some tips, ideas and advice on how to can make the most of them and really feel the great benefits they can offer.


It may be using relaxing oils such as Lavender and Frankincense to ease stress levels and promote mindfulness in your life. It may be making the most of invigorating and stimulating oils such as Peppermint and Rosemary or to energize you before a gym session (there are also many to help you recover after an intense exercise session too). Essential oils can also work wonders at helping detox the skin after a time of indulgence and help protect against the harsh winter weather.
Watch this space over the next weeks for lots of tips and simple recipes to come!

 

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 a pressure to take on new resolutions and make improvements and changes to areas of our lives.
Often this involves making improvements to our health and wellbeing. Many of us will be flocking to the gym, cutting down on alcohol or stocking up on fruit and vegetables to give ourselves a healthy boost for the New Year.
If health and wellbeing is big on your agenda this year, you may be interested to find out how incorporating aromatherapy and essential oils into your day to day life can make significant differences and help you along your journey to a new, healthier you!
There are endless benefits of using essential oils to promote health and wellbeing. Over the next month, we’ll be giving you some tips, ideas and advice on how to can make the most of them and really feel the great benefits they can offer.
It may be using relaxing oils such as Lavender and Frankincense to ease stress levels and promote mindfulness in your life. It may be making the most of invigorating and stimulating oils such as Peppermint and Rosemary or to energize you before a gym session (there are also many to help you recover after an intense exercise session too). Essential oils can also work wonders at helping detox the skin after a time of indulgence and help protect against the harsh winter weather.
Watch this space over the next weeks for lots of tips and simple recipes to come!