A Happy New Year!
Start 2017 with some uplifting aromatherapy from Materia Aromatica!
January is the time for making life-transforming resolutions, and, all too often, breaking them before the month is out. Regardless of how much we’d like to try new things or break certain habits, we humans tend to be scared of change. Like most people, I break far more new year’s resolutions than I keep...
So its time to break out our Juniper berry essential oil!
On an energetic level Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a warming and invigorating essential oil, both useful qualities to help sustain our motivation through this dark, chilly month. Also relevant to the new year is Juniper's excellent reputation as a detoxification aid - particularly as a diuretic and lymphatic decongestant - detox being something many of us resolve to treat our bodies to in January...
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Pomegranate literally translates from the Latin as the ‘apple with many seeds’ but is actually classified as a berry.
The research carried out on Pomegranate has promoted this rather large berry to be one of the major ingredients of the cosmetic and food industry. The high percentage of polyphenols contained in its juice and the specific composition of the seed oil have earned the pomegranate the title of ‘super food’.
The oil expressed from its seeds has a unique and rare component, an omega-5 fatty acid called punicic acid, that works wonder to keep the skin supple, improve tone and smooth out wrinkles
To the touch, the oil is thick and rather sticky. It is only a deceptive feeling however as it sinks into the skin without effort leaving it soft and velvety. Only a little is required and pomegranate oil should only represent 5 to 10% at most of a skin care formulation. Blend with Rosehip, Camelia, Evening Primrose and a touch of Seabuckthorne for a powerful anti-aging daily moisturiser. Blend with Jojoba, Calendula, Borage for a soothing, calming balm to use over a patch of eczema or irritated skin.
Try the following recipe as a BODY BALM /MOISTURISER
Cocoa butter - 40 gr
Pomegranate - 10 gr
Jojoba - 50 gr
Rose absolute - 9 drops
Jasmine asbolute or Ylang ylang - 6 drops
Vetiver - 3 drops
Weigh the cocoa butter, pomegranate and jojoba and put over a bain-marie until the cocoa butter is melted.
Add the essential oils
Stir well and pour into a 100ml jar.
It will take up to a couple fo days to solidify if left at room temperature so it is better to put it in the fridge with a lid to prevent the EOs from evaporating. The balm should turn out soft enough so a small amount can be scooped out with a finger. Aplly over arms, legs, neck, shoulders, tommy for a skin well nourished and deliciously fragranced!
Pomegranate has one more wonder to reveal. It has been scientifically proven that its is a strong anti-oxydant . Pomegranate can effectively replace vitamin E in any oil based formulations.
We have a new selection of oils, blends and accessories
on Special offer with the usual 20% off.
Will end on 5th January 2017