Monday, 14 May 2018 11:03

Get Set For Summer Festivals With AA Skincare’s Essential Beauty Survival Kit.

Whether you’re jetting off to hit the European festival circuit or wallowing in the mud at an English festival,

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:49

Amphora Aromatics: An artist’s guide to the essential festival toiletry kit

Amphora Aromatics: an artist’s guide to the essential festival toiletry kit
By Georgie Ward – pianist, composer and high-maintenance festival goer
 
 
Fresh from the Glastonbury Festival, complete with heavy-head, overflowing inbox and out-of-sync body-clock,
Monday, 22 May 2017 14:41

Natural Summer Beauty Must-Haves with AA Skincare

Festival and holiday season is now in full swing! Packing all your toiletries when travelling can be a bit of a nightmare especially when you

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:53

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.

(1) Peppermint

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)

(2) Lavender

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.


(3) Geranium

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.

(4) Grapefruit

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. 

 

 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:04

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.