Well it’s defintley Spring out there, what a relief…..
I love to watch the leaves and blossom appear, the one colour that is prevalent in my mind is yellow.
The Daffodils, Primroses, Forsythia and Crocuses, all heralding the change in season, the forward march into the year. Colours for many people have a significance, a meaning, and the yellow flowers that appear at this time of year are uplifting and positive, redolent of sunshine and energy; I’m sure you would agree?
It got me thinking about which essential oils would reflect this, of course Lemon, Citrus limonum, springs to mind (no pun intended!) but there are other ‘yellow’ oils in an Aromatherapists’ kit. The colour yellow conjures up aromas of light and freshness, so that’s what I will focus on.
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So, its officially Spring
We have turned the corner from those dark evenings, the Spring Equinox gave us an equal day and night, from here on in, it’s only going to get lighter….What a relief to welcome Spring, how wonderful that it comes around, determined, purposeful and trustworthy. I always feel so uplifted by the extra light, the appearance of buds on the trees, the golden daffodils, the purple crocuses and the multi- coloured primroses. All signs of a new beginning.
To reflect the changing season, I would like to talk about Cedarwood, Cedrus atlanticus, a wonderful essential oil for both the physical and the emotional.
Physically its properties are beneficial for the skin, healing and soothing, great as we emerge from a state of hibernation and think about exposing our skin to the elements again. It is also good for detoxifying, something you may think about as we enter the Spring months. It gently cleanses our bodily systems.
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We all know that a good night’s sleep is vital for our health, but how often is that a reality?
Our stressed over stimulated lifestyles, our obsession with our phones, our inability to switch off, all plays havoc with our natural rhythms and can disturb our sleep pattern. You’ve probably heard of circadian rhythm, our internal body clock which is influenced by dark and light? As the day gets darker we release melatonin that preparers our body for sleep. But mobile phones, laptops and the TV, all emitting ‘blue light’ the most disruptive… are all playing a part in interrupting our ability to sleep.
There are however some things you can do to help reset this rhythm….
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