Oil of the Month Bergamot | The Happy Oil

by Penny Price April 04, 2021 6 min read

From relieving stress to its gentle antiseptic properties, Bergamot essential oil is a fascinating and healing element to be incorporated into your daily aromatherapy ritual. Although Bergamot essential oil can be highly effective whether used for its health or skin benefits, it is known to be one of the most phototoxic Essential Oils to exist, alongside Lemon oil and Grapefruit oil.
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Oil of the Month: Geranium | The Cleansing Oil

by Penny Price February 23, 2021 6 min read 1 Comment

Geranium Essential Oil is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy. This is mainly due to its beautiful deep and floral, sweet aroma, but Geranium essential oil also has a multitude of therapeutic properties that make it invaluable in any therapist’s oil box.
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Oil of the Month | Ho Leaf and why we use it!

by Penny Price January 29, 2021 7 min read 3 Comments

When I was asked to write about Ho essential oil, I was delighted. This beautiful essential oil has so little publicity and yet it has so many benefits and interesting facts surrounding it and its uses in aromatherapy! Locally known as Ho Sho oil, we simply call it Ho.
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Aromatherapy & Chronic Fatigue

by Penny Price January 19, 2021 2 min read

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest. CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis or SEID (systemic exertion intolerance disease) It's not known exactly what causes CFS.
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Coughs, Colds & Aromatherapy

by Penny Price November 10, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. The main symptoms of a cold include a sore throat, a blocked or runny nose, sneezing and a cough, the Eucalyptus family of oils are generally beneficial for respiratory conditions containing 1.8 cineole.
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S.A.D, Winter Blues & Aromatherapy

by Penny Price October 16, 2020 10 min read

As the days get shorter and the nights become longer this can cause changes in our body, commonly known as S.A.D or seasonal affective disorder. The NHS defines S.A.D as ‘A type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.’ They estimate that as many as 1 in 15 people suffer from SAD
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Mindful Aromatherapy

by Penny Price August 14, 2020 4 min read

Depression rates are significantly higher in affluent nations. Cases of major depression are on the rise throughout the world. The study concludes that depression is a severe global problem that will be the second leading cause of disability by 2020.  
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Summer Skin Care

by Penny Price August 03, 2020 5 min read

Thank you all for following our Summer Skincare advice information and recipes over the past two weeks on our social media - I hope you found it useful. If you missed it not to worry we wanted to get it all in one place for you so you can refer to it whenever you need it! 
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Find your perfect match with Illuminous Skin Care

by Penny Price July 03, 2020 5 min read

Using the wrong type of moisturiser for your skin type could make your skin look worse over time. For example, choosing a cream that is too heavy can drag down delicate and fine skin, and can also cause spots in acne-type skin.  If you pick one that is too light, then this can lead to dry skin and more wrinkles.
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