Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:06

Celebrate mothers’ day naturally with AA Skincare

Stuck for ideas this mothers’ day?

AA Skincare’s award-winning Frankincense and Rose range is the perfect skin-treat for natural beauty and aromatherapy fans.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:00

Amphora Aromatics Launches Multi-purpose Beauty Oils.

Amphora Aromatics has launched three, 100% natural, multi-tasking beauty oils for face, body, hair and nails – Rosehip Seed oil, Argan oil and Jojoba oil - in precision, pipette application 25ml bottles. Quick to absorb and easy to use,

Monday, 23 April 2018 08:59

SLS vs SCS – what’s the difference?

SLS vs SCS – what’s the difference?

You may have noticed over the recent years that there have been concerns raised over the use of ‘SLS’ (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) in ready to use shampoos and shower gels.
Ultimately it is used as a foaming agent (it’s what gives soaps and shampoos that ‘froth’ when we used them) and is also used in all sorts of

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:37

Freshen Up for Spring with AA Skincare’s Plant-Inspired Shower & Bath Gel Range

Say goodbye to snow and hello to the first day of spring with our refreshing plant-inspired shower and bath gels.  With the Beauty Shortlist recently giving our Cedarwood & Peppermint Shower Gel the thumbs up in its 2018 awards, what better way to to boost skin health in for spring.


Featuring healing *Ayurvedic herb powders, the new shower and bath gels combine essential oils and natural extracts with rejuvenating Brahmi to help cleanse and hydrate skin, vitamin C rich Alma to promote skin health and Tulsi which works to calm skin and stimulate blood flow. The range is free from parabens and artificial fragrances and packaging is fully recyclable. RRP is just £5.95 for 250ml.  

Naturally effective and nutrient-rich the five, new shower and bath gels can be massaged in to damp skin in the shower or bath or added to running water to create a bath foam.  Choose from: Cedarwood & Peppermint Shower & Bath Gel; Rosemary, Burdock & Sage Shower & Bath Gel; Amla & Clary Sage Shower & Bath Gel; Peony, Bay & Brahmi Shower & Bath Gel; Ylang Ylang, Argan & Rosemary Shower & Bath Gel.

Comments Woody Evans, Director at AA Skincare, “Our new, dual purpose range is perfect for shower or bath and contains Ayurveda herb powders - time-tested, holistic ingredients that have played a part in healthy skin in India for more than 5,000 years - gently cleansing, nourishing and moisturising skin.”

The AA Skincare brand was created by Amphora Aromatics – one of the UK’s largest suppliers of pure essential oils and aromatherapy products.  Details on the new shower and bath gel range below:

Rosemary, Sage & Burdock Shower & Bath Gel – a nourishing, antioxidant rich body wash and bath foam with natural extracts. Rosemary and Sage essential oils work with calcium-rich Burdock to gently cleanse and nourish skin, giving it an antioxidant boost.  Basil oil helps stimulate circulation and Rose Geranium helps protect skin.

Amla & Clary Sage Shower & Bath Gel – a balancing and moisturising body wash and bath foam, with vitamin C rich Amla (Indian Gooseberry) to help promote skin health.  Clary Sage and Alma combine with balancing Lemon to cleanse and refresh skin. Grapeseed oil works to lock in moisture.

Peony, Bay & Brahmi Shower & Bath Gel – a hydrating body wash and bath foam, featuring Peony extract, a soothing antioxidant rich astringent.  Peony works with antioxidant and vitamin-rich Brahmi and Bay to cleanse and hydrate skin.  Holy Basil (Tulsi) helps calm skin and stimulate blood flow.

Ylang Ylang, Argan & Rosemary Shower & Bath Gel – a nutrient-rich body wash and bath foam featuring soothing and balancing Ylang Ylang.  Antioxidant rich Argan and Rosemary essential oils work with natural cleanser, Moroccan Clay, to help keep skin soft and smooth.

Cedarwood & Peppermint Deep Shower & Bath Gel – invigorating, naturally antimicrobial body wash and bath foam. Cedarwood Atlas oil works with Peppermint oil to purify and reduce skin irritation.  Murumuru Seed Butter and Brazil Nut oil help condition and protect skin.

*Ayurvedic medicine -- also known as Ayurveda -- is one of the world's oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems, developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:14

5 Reasons we Love Shea Butter

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’ aroma.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 09:54

'Yogaromas' Essential Oils For Your Yoga Practice

‘Yogaromas'


Essential Oils for your Yoga Practice

There’s no doubt that aromatherapy and yoga compliment one another beautifully. Each offer us a useful way to practice mindfulness and relaxation, helping us reduce stress levels and deal with the challenges that life can pose. Here are some of our top tips on how

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:25

School’s out for summer!! Aromatherapy blends to help you survive the school holidays.

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 a daily basis and keeping everything calm

Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:10

3 Essential oils to help with Muscle Recovery

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!

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 12:29

Aromatherapy in the Home

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 up the place by helping you create a warm, welcoming and clean space to live in. Not only this, but incorporating them into your household regime can help make it more enjoyable for you whilst you clean!

Here are just four tips and ideas for how you can do just this.

(1) Add a few drops of Bergamot essential oil to your hoover bag before vacuuming. Once the machine warms up, the aroma will be released into the air, helping the rooms smell fresh and rid the place of unwanted odours. For more ideas, have a look at one of our previous blogs:

http://www.amphora-aromatics.com/amphora-blog/item/376-spring-cleaning-the-natural-way-part-3


(2) Add Lime Essential oil to your multi-surface cleaner to help add shine! For more tips and advice on this, check out one of our previous blog posts:

http://www.amphora-aromatics.com/amphora-blog/item/371-spring-cleaning-the-natural-way-day-1-spring-cleaning-the-kitchen


(3) Keep away pesky insects in the house. Try adding Cedarwood essential oil to cotton balls and placing them in your clothes drawers to help repel moths. This is also a lovely way to fragrance the bedroom.

(4) Keep your garden tools in tip top condition by soaking them in a bucket of warm water, vinegar and 5-10 drops of Lemon oil. For more gardening tips, have a look one of our previous blog posts:


http://www.amphora-aromatics.com/amphora-blog/item/412-aromatherapy-in-the-garden

 

Thank you for reading!

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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. 

 

 

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