As we approach the shortest day of this very strange year for all of us, I wanted to share a blend with you that has helped me through some of the darkest moments of this year. So, it seemed appropriate to talk about it as we head to the darkest day. For me it is warmth, brightness and fortitude in a blend. Something we all need from time to time.

Like many of you, we as a family, and myself personally have had to deal with many challenges over the last eight or so months. For those of you who know me I am an optimist but there have been times when I have had to search deep for this feeling.  Not being able to see friends and family as much as normal, having to stop work, very little, if any socialising, all the things we take for granted that have been curtailed due to this awful pandemic. But I am also aware of all the good that I have, and this blend has helped me with that.

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 It was June, and the world smelled of roses…..

Maud Hart Lovelace


June is National Rose Month; pretty, aromatic, and most beautiful.

I adore the essential oil of Rose. Its powdery, floral aroma is heady, sweet, intoxicating and luxurious. I love to use it for my clients and for myself, but I often get asked about the difference between Rose Otto and Rose Absolute.

a pink rose in bloom


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PETRICHOR – the smell after rain

Petrichor. The smell after rain…..I love that smell don’t you?

I have memories of that smell right back from my childhood and was always fascinated by this pungent yet sweet aroma that would fill the air once it rained after a long hot spell. I have been thinking that this early recollection maybe part of the reason that started my lifelong fascination with aromas?

It was only fairly recently however that I discovered that this ‘smell’ had a name.

So where does the name Petrichor come from?

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