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Have discovered AromaLove aromatherapy jewellery!

Link :- AromaLove London

This is my AromaLove locket. I love it, and it means I can carry my favourite blends of essential oils around with me all day long! On this particular felt pad I have a blend of Frankincense and Sweet Orange.

The locket came with a black velvet storage pouch, and a set of 7 differently coloured felt pads. AromaLove is a London based company, and the quality of their products is outstanding. I would highly recommend. They have a wide range of contemporary styled lockets in gold and silver.

Use the link above to browse or shop the designs available

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How To Revive Tired Bees | Moral Fibres – UK Eco Green Blog – I did this today!

Why didn’t I take a photo!!!! Kicking myself now! A friend was out in my garden and noticed a lifeless looking bee on one of my crocuses. Anyone else including myself might have thought this bee was dead or dying. However luckily for me and the little bee he knew that sometimes bees just get tired and can be revived with sugar water! So that is what we did. I dissolved a couple of teaspoons of sugar water in some water on a saucer and we lifted the bee onto the edge of the saucer for a drink. Next thing we knew he was buzzing away with a new lease of life. Truly wonderful to see. I guess at this time of year there are so few flowers around, that these beautiful creatures can quite easily get exhausted trying to find quality sources of food.

Anyway it inspired me to do some reading, and I came across this brilliant blog article. Enjoy its a great read.

http://moralfibres.co.uk/how-to-revive-tired-bees/

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Happy Orchids 

‘Once upon a time there were two Orchid plants that lived on a kitchen window sill in Plymouth, Devon. They were happy enough, but lacked that certain something in their life. Then one day their keepers started making beeswax candles amid other things, and the Orchids found they enjoyed this very much. Their days of existing were over and revelling in the humidity and steam produced in their kitchen on a regular basis, they started positively thriving.’

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Additional benefits of aromatherapy wax melts

I have had my sister and her eldest visiting over the weekend, and as she lives so far away and we wont be seeing each other over Christmas; we summoned up some early festive atmosphere by using my cinnamon and clove scented wax melts. Ahh…, it sure did the trick…; there was Christmas right there! Smells are amazing for triggering memories and emotion.

“The capacities for both smell and emotion are rooted in the same network of brain structures, the limbic system. The olfactory (smell) centre also interacts directly with the hippocampus, a brain area involved in the formation of new memories. None of our other senses have this kind of deep access” (Rachel Hertz – author of ‘The scent of desire’).

What I love about natural beeswax melts though is that as well as bringing all that warm festive feeling and emotion into the room; they don’t bring any unwanted visitors in the form of carcinogens and toxins along with them. An additional benefit is that they are scented with natural essential oils, not only do they provide the gorgeous memory provoking scents of Christmas; but also the aromatherapy benefits of the oils used.

Essential oils are the pure natural oil extracted from the plant and contains the ‘essence’ of its characteristic fragrance. Oils are generally extracted by distillation or other processes such as cold pressing.

So whilst we were enjoying the gorgeous warm aroma of cinnamon and clove, we were also benefitting from the natural therapeutic benefits of these oils.

Cinnamon Leaf:

One of the key benefits of this spicy essential oil is in its toning and calming effect on the respiratory tract, the nervous system, and in the easing of colds and influenza as well as period pains. It provides great value in fighting exhaustion and feelings of depression or weakness. It also has powerful anti rheumatic properties, so helpful with arthritis. useful in the digestive system whilst fighting colds and flu as well.

Clove bud oil:

Clove oil is a multifunctional oil and can be used for acne, bruises, burns and cuts, keeping infection at bay and as a pain reliever. It helps with toothache, mouth sores, rheumatism and arthritis. It is beneficial to the digestive system, effective against vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, spasms and parasites, as well as bad breath. Clove oil is valuable for relieving respiratory problems, like bronchitis and asthma. The disinfectant properties are useful in the cases of infectious diseases.

Although not intentional, these were actually a perfect choice this weekend as my youngest has been struggling with a horrible cold over the weekend. So a gorgeous aroma that can also help with the symptoms and spread of illness was a welcome by product of these festive treats.