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Pep up your day with Sensual Essential Fragrances

Sensual essential oils

Perfume your body with massage oil made up of three super-sensual essential oils. ‘Ylang-ylang is heady and intense, and like romance complicated. Patchouli is warm and sensual, while Clary sage can make you feel almost drunk and deliriously happy.

Or revive your spirits with rose: Few plants encourage self-regard and love more than roses. When you need to feel cherished pick a handful of rose petals, add some lavender sprigs from the garden and tie in a muslin bag or stocking with four cardamom pods and two drops each of rose and lavender essential oil together with a spoonful of oatmeal. Float the bag in a warm bath water for five minutes then indulgently sink into the water and soak for about 15 to 20 minutes as you sip some rosebud tea. You may also wish to try the L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines Bath Gel which is fabulous too.

The joy with frangipani

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The flower essence frangipani invokes subconscious memories of joy, peace and tranquillity, creating a feeling of happiness and there are so many ways to use it.

Sip it

Just by adding seven drops of the flower essence in a little water morning and

Add it

or seven drops added to a bath with other complimentary essential oils is a great way to be enveloped by its joyful qualities. It will leave you feeling uplifted and happy.

Sprits it

or add seven drops to some filtered water, plus a few drops of jasmine and rose oil. Then spray the mixture around you when you feel out of sorts.

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Health Benefits of the Rose

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Roses are not only considered the most romantic flower; they are also said to comfort the heart and emotions. They are usually irresistible and one is ever so tempted to smell every single one as you pass by.

Ancient healing traditions will tell you that Rose clears heat and toxins from the body resulting in a cooling effect, can benefit a sore throat and runny nose, and relieves painful periods. It also contains high levels of Vitamin C, helps the body fight against infection, helps establish healthy bacteria, helps cleans the kidneys, liver and gall bladder, helps remedy gastro, diarrhoea and dysentery, works as a laxative, helps infertility and has a positive effect on the nervous system therefore helps fatigue, insomnia and depression.

When combined with the more widely known benefits of ginger the rose also boosts the immune system, and treats colds, chest infections, digestive disorders, nausea and joint pain and what’s more it tastes good.

Recipe for rose petal and ginger tea

1x1cm cube of fresh ginger peeled and thinly sliced or finely grated
1 dried rose bud or a couple of rose petals
1 cup boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes

Let the tea cool slightly before serving in your favourite tea-cup or a tall glass.