Category: General

Carrier, Fixed, Vegetable Oils

I first studied Aromatherapy back in the early 90’s and it was all centred around Essential oils, their beautiful aromas and therapeutic uses. When I formally qualified as an Aromatherapist in 2002, I started to realise that the carriers we were using were equally…

Mango & Lime Lip Balm

Although my treatment room is closed to visitors, I’ve been keeping in contact with my clients over the last few weeks and some have said that their lips are extremely dry. Say no more, I’m off to make a balm 😂 I’ve been popping…

nourishing face Balm

If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good Balm. They are usually multifunctional and depending on the blend, have the ability to soothe, nourish and boost the skin. I have been making this particular face balm for the last…

Mango Whip

Butters can be so hydrating and nourishing but in their raw state, they require some effort to rub them into the skin. By whipping a butter we introduce some air and some fixed oils and make it lighter, fluffier and easier to use. This…

Inspiration

I’m buzzing through this week, filled with inspiration, magical, belly fizzing, can’t sit still inspiration. Do you know the type? It’s such a great feeling. I want to hold on to it forever. I know the pattern by now and like most other things,…

Soul Care is Self Care

I have automatically created the intention of Simplicity for 2020. It started with a New Year, New Wardrobe project, which quickly launched me into a ‘clearing out’ vibe.  Having recycled way too many bags of clothes and linens, I moved on to the Office. This…

The Magic behind Reflexology (Part 1)

I arrived at the Reflexology NI Conference firmly planted in my comfy shoes and left 2 days later walking on air and humming with good vibes .. Last weekend saw a boom of energy hit Portrush as Reflexologists from far and wide and ten…

Summer School of Formulation Fun

As you guys already know, I love to dabble in a little formulation. As a Herbalist / Aromatherapist, whipping up a remedy here and there is all par for the course at my clinic, however, my remedies tend to be more on the medicinal…

Magic Mint

This past weekend, I embraced the magic healing properties of Peppermint on more than one occasion. Here’s a little run down on how I used it and why.

Looking after the skin you’re in…

So part of my job (the really fun part) is getting to make some yummy products for use in skin care routines. Today I spent some time blending some Carrier Oils and creams for my Aromatherapy Class this weekend. We will be doing Aromatherapy Facial….