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Cinnamon

Posted by Andrew Irvine on

Cinnamon Essential Oil is my go-to for comfort. It’s warm, spicy scent is both familiar and uplifting and reminds me of cosy winter days and of course Christmas. Often thought of as just a nice smelling spice,  which is why it’s used in the manufacturing of perfumes, air fresheners, and house cleaning products, I was pleasantly surprised by its many health benefits.   Cinnamon is made from the inner bark of a tree known as cinnamomum. It has been used for both culinary and medicinal uses for thousands of years, including in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. Cinnamon oil can treat many...

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Peppermint

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Peppermint essential oil is not only a popular choice, but one with a wide variety of benefits. Well known for being made into a household favourite herbal tea, its existence dates as far back as 1,000 BC where there is evidence in several ancient Egyptian pyramids of its use. Peppermint oil comes from the Mentha Piperita plant, which is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint plants. It contains menthone and menthol, which is why it is the perfect ingredient for toothpaste, lozenges, rubs, and balms. It has an abundance of topical and oral benefits for your body, mind, and...

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Lavender

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Lavender is a household favourite and must for anyone’s essential oil collection. It is one of the oldest documented oils, dating back over 2500 years. Lavender was also used as a remedy for the Great Plague in London in the 17th century, while the ancient Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfume One of its definite attractions is its many uses, along with its comforting, sweet flowery aroma. It boosts aversatile array of benefits, from pain relief to relaxation.  It is well known for its ability to help you sleep, and well documented is its soothing abilities on treating burns...

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The Importance of setting Goals

Posted by Andrew Irvine on

Every new year many of us try to set ourselves new goals in January. These are usually things we want to achieve or habits we want to change. Some work, some don’t, but why do we do this? Is it a waste of time? Our current life situation in going into our third lockdown in the country, it is easy to see why setting goals may not be the number one priority. However, if you are faced with lots more time on your hands then using it to focus on what you would like your life to look like after...

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Our natural resistance to our goals

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So we have set ourselves some goals, which is the fun part, we have let go to our inner potential to help draw our dreams to us, again a pleasant experience. What’ s there not to like? But there are aspects to this process that can get in our way and are important to be aware of. As our inner potential is working away, our conditioned mind I also working away to keep itself in the same place it has been. We are essentially creatures of habit and we like to keep doing what we have always done and feel...

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