I leant something about Nutmeg recently and it wasn’t about the essential oil!

I’m sure you are all aware that the World Cup is well under way in Russia, maybe some of you, like me, has little or no interest in football. But I have, due to personal circumstances (good ones) been watching way more than I would have ever done before and our team are doing well!

So, how does this relate to Nutmeg?


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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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