This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming...

A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
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This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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A short guide to Essential Oils

As I have said before, I find aromatherapy and essential oils to be fascinating. Here is a short guide to essential oils.

I have mentioned this before but I really consider studying aromatherapy as I really wanted to work in a spa. When I was going through my options of what to study at uni I did put down aromatherapy, but I also put down fashion journalism and PR. And we all know which one eventually won. (If you haven’t guessed or if you are new here, I eventually studied fashion journalism.)

However, I never gave up my interest in aromatherapy and I would love to one-day work in a spa. I love reading about it and all the amazing benefit aromatherapy can have.

After reading Neal’s Yard Essential Oils book, the interest has grown even more and I felt like I have learnt a lot. If you find the subject as fascinating as I do, then I have put together a short guide to essential oils.

I will be going through the very basic of the more popular essential oils and how it can have a benefits to you. For more in-depth knowledge then I do recommend you to read Neal’s Yard Essential Oils book.

Here is a short guide to essential oils.

Rosewood

What is it good for?

  • Conditions Skin
  • Act a hair tonic
  • Balance emotions
  • Acts as a mild pain reliever

Best uses

  • As a bath oil
  • In a diffuser

Rosewood is a grounding and centering oil, it works on the mind and emotions.

 Frankincense

What is it good for?

  • Soothes aches and pain
  • Tones skin
  • Fight colds
  • Relieves anxiety

Best uses

  • In an ointment
  • As a toner
  • In a massage oil

Frankincense is an important oil for toning and invigorating the complexion. Particularly sun damaged skin.

Ylang Ylang

What is it good for?

  • Improves complexion
  • Tones skin
  • Aids relaxation
  • Treats depressions

Best uses

  • As a skin toner
  • In a massage oil
  • As a bath oil

With it exotic aroma, ylang ylang is uplifting and arousing. A key constituent of the traditional hair preparation. Its balancing properties make it suitable for all skin types

Cinnamon

What is it good for?

  • Soothes aches and pains
  • Aids digestions
  • Balance emotions

Best uses

  • As a foot bath
  • In a diffuser

This spicy, warming oil was used by the ancient Egyptians as an aromatic foot massage.

Lime

What is it good for?

  • Aids detox
  • Balance oily skin and hair
  • Has a cooling effect
  • A stress reliever

Best uses

  • As a lotion
  • In a diffuser

Lime is stimulating and refreshing. Like it relatives, grapefruit and lemon, it’s a key oil for reducing water retention and puffiness.

Lemon

What is it good for?

  • Tones skin
  • Aids detox
  • Eases digestion
  • Lifts moods

Best uses

  • As a massage oil
  • In a compress

Fresh and invigorating, lemon stimulates the senses and clears the mind. Its citrus properties make it a natural deodorizer.

Orange

What is it good for?

  • Aids detox
  • Tones skin
  • Revitalize and brightens skin
  • Relieves anxiety

Best uses

  • As a bath oil
  • As a massage oil
  • In a diffuser

This orange oil is widely used for it uplifting and detoxifying effects. This aromatic aoil acts a reviving tonic.

Eucalyptus

What is it food for?

  • Acts as an antiseptic
  • Tones skin
  • Improves focus

Best uses

  • As a massage oil
  • In an inhalation
  • In a diffuser

This warming oil is great for relieving aches and pains. It also balances the skin and help increase concentration and moods.

Lavender

What is it good for?

  • Soothes skin
  • Heals skin
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Acts a pain killer

Best uses

  • As a bath oil
  • As a massage oil

A very popular essential oil. Lavender make it an effective skin treatment and a good skin healer.

Tea Tree

What is it good for?

  • Boost immunity
  • Fights skin infections
  • Acts a hair tonic
  • Fight body odour

Best uses

  • As a first aid
  • In a foot bath

Tea tree oil a great all-rounder to keep in your first aids box. It also has a strong deodorizing action that combat body odour.

Peppermint

What is it good for?

  • Fights odour
  • Soothes skin
  • Fights cold symptoms
  • Relives headaches

Best uses

  • As a massage oil
  • In an inhalation

Applied to the skin, peppermint oil feels initially cooling and refreshing. It’s a first class antiseptic and a popular addition to beauty products.

And that was a short guide to essential oils. If you want to learn more than I do recommend you to buy Neal’s yard Essential oils book.

Let me know if you found this short guide helpful.

a short guide to essential oils

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24 Comments
  • Jennifer
    May 22, 2017

    We love diffusing EO’s and carry our diffuser and YL oils with us on vacation!

  • Eva Katona
    May 22, 2017

    I love essential oils, using a nebuliser currently, this is a great guide to the different scents!

  • Hey Sharonoox
    May 22, 2017

    These are great tips! I really enjoyed the eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils. They smells amazing and calming.

  • Tam May
    May 22, 2017

    Really helpful guide! I suffer from migraines and I’ve heard essential oils might help but never knew which one. I have to try this!

    Tam

  • SeekAndRead
    May 22, 2017

    This article is very helpful, very good guide .

  • Stacy Russell
    May 22, 2017

    Great information. I’ve been using oils for years but I didn’t know the facts about Rosewood or Life.
    I’ll be pinning this for later.

  • Amy
    May 22, 2017

    Hi there!
    Thanks for sharing this great guide. A few of my friends have jumped on the essential oil bandwagon and I have been starting to gain an interest myself! I can definitely see a few that you mentioned being beneficial in my everyday life.

  • Madeeha
    May 22, 2017

    Very informative post. I love essential oils. I used to mix lemon oil with any other oil to massage scalp. It is best for oily hair and also dandruff. I need to do that again now

  • Rosewood is a new one on me. I like the sound of it. Will seek it out. Elinor x

  • Samantha
    May 23, 2017

    This is real helpful. I’ve tried some of these oils, but I want to Frankincense & Ylang Ylang.

  • StressedMum
    May 23, 2017

    I have a huge fascination for essential oils, I found this post very helpful x

  • Mummy Times Two
    May 23, 2017

    This was really interesting, you’ve intrigued me to try out some essential oils.

  • Kapp's Kitchen
    May 23, 2017

    Great resource!

  • Arlene
    May 23, 2017

    Love essential oil in the bath. This guide is helpful. I saved to pinterest so I can refer to it later, Love all the oil ideas and tips.

  • Sarah Bailey
    May 23, 2017

    These are some really interesting tips, I have to admit I do love using essential oils but I don’t think I use them to their full potential.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    May 23, 2017

    I had no idea you were interested in aromotherapy and it is great that despite choosing a degree in fashion journalism you managed to still keep your passion for essential oils x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    May 23, 2017

    I love essential oils they are great for so many different things. I was trained years ago in both external and internal use and use them at home on myself and my family.

  • Sarah
    May 23, 2017

    This is really interesting, thank you! I only have a few essential oils but my favourites are definitely Lavender & Ylang Ylang xx

  • Melanie
    May 24, 2017

    This guide is actually fantastic! To the point yet informative. Sometimes im not 100% on which oils are for what, so this is fab thanks 🙂 x

  • Rhian Westbury
    May 24, 2017

    It’s amazing how many benefits essential oils have. You should try a short course or something in it to get you back into it x

  • Stephanie Merry
    May 24, 2017

    What an insightful post, I’m really not that clued up on essential oils at all, so I’ll have to get the book x

  • Jemma
    May 25, 2017

    Really interesting information, essential oils have so many great benefits 🙂

  • Leslie Hernandez
    May 25, 2017

    Really interesting, I don’t really use essential oils, but I would like to really look into it more. These are some really great tips and I really love lavender so I might just give this a try 🙂

  • Annie B
    May 30, 2017

    My mum used to aromatherapy parties, so I absolutely love the various combinations you can do to help certain things.

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