Get Set For Summer With Amphora Aromatics.
Whether you’re jetting off for a holiday abroad or wallowing in the mud at an English festival, Bristol’s Amphora Aromatics has a host of natural beauty essentials for all the family to keep you smelling sweet and revitalised.
Here’s a few suggestions for a summer holiday survival kit that won’t break the bank and keep you feeling refreshed and wonderful.
Find out more or order at www.amphora-retail.com or Tel: 01179047212 or visit Amphora Aromatics on 36 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6LA. Our shop is open Monday - Saturday 10-6pm. Head office 8.30-4.30pm Monday - Friday.
Natural Shampoo Bars – bursting with natural ingredients and 100% pure essential oils, AA Skincare’s range of eight, solid shampoo bars will clean hair without stripping protective oils. From Free from parabens, preservatives and artificial fragrances, the bars are easy to use and long lasting – a 50g bar gives you twice as many washes as a 250ml bottle of liquid shampoo. Wrapped in plastic-free packaging, each bar is just RRP £5.95.
Aloe Vera Clear Gel - Aloe Vera has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which can promote cell growth and aid healing. Pop in the fridge for extra cool effect on the skin when treating sunburn. RRP £4.80 for 60ml.
Cucumber & Elderflower Firming Eye Gel – out to give travel-weary eyes a natural lift, this new gel is made with natural plant extracts and is paraben free, vegan-friendly and suitable for all skin types. Working to revive the delicate skin under the eyes, this natural and hydrating eye firmer features Cucumber to help reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes as well as tighten skin. Elderflower, with a hint of soothing Aloe helps to soften skin. RRP £6.95.
Vegetable Glycerin Soaps – Choose from 10 glycerin soaps, made using a blend of palm oil, coconut oil and castor oil. They are highly moisturising and provides deep cleansing due to its high glycerin content. The soap contains no animal by-products and has a biodegradable wrapper. Perfect to take in your hand luggage! RRP £2.40 for 125grams.
Lavender Gel – a multipurpose gel with healing Comfrey, uplifting Rose Geranium and moisturising Calendula. Formulated to soothe irritated, inflamed and unhappy skin as well as cuts and bruises. A festival essential as fits in a handbag or pocket and helps prevent and treat a host of skin problems – also effective as a cooling gel to use all over after a spell in the sun and offers natural relief for the irritation caused by insect bites and stings. Just £6.95 for 50ml.
Almond & Sandalwood Moisturising Hand Cream – help is at hand for festival-goers and gardening enthusiasts looking to soothe and protect hands as well as giving skin a much-needed moisture boost. Featuring anti-ageing Ginseng to help boost naturally produced skin-firming collagen, this is a must-have cream for anyone spending time outdoors. It is also anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial – thanks to a mix of Sandalwood, Aloe Vera, Lavender and Calendula essential oils, which also help calm irritated and dehydrated skin. RRP £7.90 for 50ml.
Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask – the essential pre and post-holiday preparation. This luxurious mask leaves skin feeling wonderfully soft, smooth and supple. Gorgeous ingredients such as Frankincense essential oil will help to rejuvenate and tone the skin, whilst Rose oil will nourish, hydrate and moisturise. RRP £7.90 for 100ml.
Virgin Coconut Moisturiser – Give post-holiday skin a glow with our deeply moisturising 100% natural Virgin Coconut Oil. It prevents and provides protection against destructive free-radical formation and can keep skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by ageing and over exposure to sunlight. RRP £8.75 for 120ml.
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4 Essential Oils for Summer time
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 in the summer - from helping repel insects, soothing sunburn to helping energise you on those extra hot and muggy days.
If you need cooling down this summer, Peppermint oil may offer the quick refresh you’re looking for. One of the most invigorating oils; its fresh and cooling scent can help clear the mind and refresh the senses. It is a powerful oil, so only use a small amount.
Try adding 10-15 drops in 100ml of distilled water for a cooling body spray (make sure you avoid the eyes)
A great addition to the first aid kit if you’re out on a day trip or off on holiday this year. Lavender is an all-rounder; useful for helping soothe all sorts of skin irritations, from insect bites to sunburn. It can also help you relax – useful for nervous flyers travelling abroad this summer.
Our Lavender roll on is a really handy way of getting the benefits of this wonderful oil. It is diluted in grapeseed oil, so ready to use on the skin.
Geranium can be found in natural mosquito repellents and is often used to help repel insects in the warmer months. It’s a lovely uplifting blend and its sweet and floral aroma is certainly one to be enjoyed during the summer months.
Try diffusing – 3 drops Lavender, 2 drops Geranium and 1 drop of Patchouli for a floral, summertime blend.
Bright and cheerful, this sweet citrus oil is a lovely aroma to enjoy during the summer. Grapefruit is also renowned for being an energising oil; this can be helpful on those seriously hot, muggy days which can make us feel tired and lethargic (or if you’ve just got back from a festival, it can help give you a pick me up).
Try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower and allow its uplifting and refreshing aroma to help wake you up in the morning.
Let’s celebrate – it’s Rose Festival time!!
It’s Rose Festival time!! We’re celebrating the rose harvest in the Bulgarian ‘Valley of the Roses’ where, in just a few weeks, more than 1,500 kilograms of oil is distilled from roses or ‘Rose Damascena’ – enough to supply most of the world’s cosmetic, perfume and aromatherapy industry.
Our 100% pure Amphora Aromatics’ Organic Rose Water is produced here, on the southern slopes of the Balkan range and Sredna Gora mountain, using only flowers from certified, chemical-free organic rose fields. Known as ‘hydrolate’ – the result of the distillation process of organic rose oil – we supply around 25,000 kg of organic rose water to our customers as a cleansing skin toner, body mist spray or simply to add to the bath, for a calming and fortifying effect.
One kilogram (kg) of rose oil is extracted from around 3000 kgs of roses, all harvested by hand. This rose oil is Bulgaria’s ‘liquid gold’. In the first week of June, the whole valley dresses up in rose flowers, dances, sings and parades along the sweet-scented streets to celebrate the harvest and elect a Queen of Roses.
Over the six-week harvest period collection begins at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest and is completed before noon, while the dew is still on the flowers. The harvest is packed into sacks and transported immediately to the nearby organic distillery where they are distilled by the end of the day – ensuring the essential oil and water’s superb quality and unique aroma.
For more than 300 years, the people in the ‘Valley of Roses’ have grown roses and processed them into rose oil in this way. The favourable climate, with its characteristic mild winters and a long, balmy spring, with intermittent light rains, high humidity - especially in May and June - abundant morning dew and undulating landscape, are ideal for growing the oil-yielding rose and creating its outstanding aroma.
Visit www.amphora-aromatics.com to find our more or order our Organic Rose Water (Hydrolate) from the Valley of the Roses. RRP £6.96 for 200ml.