New Year, New you? See how fragrance can help you keep your resolutions.

While, most of us start the New Year with a firm resolve to make positive changes, as the days go by it gets harder and harder to keep up with our good intentions and put off our bad habits. Fragrance has long been used in aromatherapy to influence mood and create a positive mind-set, whether your resolution is taking time to de-stress, getting a better night’s sleep or giving up smoking, therapeutic Essential Oils can help you on your way. With a 20% saving on our Essential Oil Lamp Fragrances when you spend over £30, see which Essential Oils could help you in achieving your goals.

I want to… relax

The Christmas period can be filled with all kinds of stressors, from present shopping, to awkward family reunions to cooking the perfect dinner on the big day. If your resolution for the New Year is to fight off stress and take more time to relax and focus on your wellbeing, try our Relaxation blend. A floral scent combining soft geranium, calming lavender and clary sage to encourage a soothed and relaxed mood.

Relaxation – £12.50

I want to… quit smoking

Quitting smoking is great for your health and your wallet so it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately there’s no magic scent to remove the cravings for cigarettes, but our Anti-Tobacco blend is designed to ease your temptations by banishing the lingering scent of smoke from the home, leaving behind a fresh scent of juniper, cedarwood and pine.

Anti-Tobacco – £12.50

I want to… get a good night

Sleep problems or not getting enough rest can be hugely disruptive in our day to day lives as tiredness makes us grumpy, unfocused and upset. If your resolution has been to improve your wellbeing with a great night’s sleep our Sleep blend of essential oils can help. Created from a blend of relaxing lavender, pettigrain and gentle sage, Sleep can help relieve stress preventing you from getting enough rest and create a calm mood ideal for drifting off.

Sleep – £12.50

 

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Can fragrance help you learn?

Epic rises in the sales of rosemary have been reported recently as exam-bound student turned to the brain-boosting powers of its scent for studying. But what other scents can energize your mind?

Lemon: The scent of lemon essential oil is perfect for soothing away exam stress and helping to clear your mind by reducing negative emotions. For students struggling to focus, its invigorating fragrance is also reported to improve concentration.

Thyme: Much like lemon, thyme is also a great stress reliever. The scent of this handy little herb will decrease your worries, allowing your mind to focus on more important things.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit helps fight against fatigue and boost your energy levels which can be a huge help to tired students bored by tedious revision or exhausted by long nights studying.

Black Pepper: Black pepper can give your memory a boost as it is known to help stimulate chemical pathways in the brain.

 

If you or someone you know needs a little extra brain power, lemon, thyme and rosemary are the main ingredients in our Focus My Mind essential oil blend, while Grapefruit and Black Pepper can be found in our Energise Me oil.

De-stressing in the New Year

The New Year is the traditional time for us to set about revitalising our lives – engaging in a little post-Christmas pre-Spring cleaning, detoxing after a season of indulgence and resolving to make changes for the year ahead.

This is a time we often spend identifying the negatives in our lives and resolving to do better in those areas. However, it’s important to remember that self-improvement should be balanced with self-care. The changes we make in the New Year shouldn’t just focus on reducing our clutter or our waistlines, but on shrinking our stress-levels too.

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Aromatherapy is an excellent, easy means of introducing a calming influence into your routine. A practice dating far back into our history, aromatherapy uses the therapeutic powers of fragrance to promote wellbeing and stimulate the senses. Drawing its power from natural essential oils, depending on the fragrances in each blend aromatherapy can be used to improve relaxation, concentration or mood.

With an amora Scent Hub, it’s easy to enjoy aromatherapy at home, when it best suits you. Combining technology with pure and natural essential oils, Scent Hubs provide an aromatherapy experience adapted to a busy modern lifestyle.

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Cleanse Your Home with amora™

Harmonia Green PortraitThe bank holiday weekend is a great time to get on top of the house work that may have been piling up, whether that means having a good old clear out or opting for a total overhaul. As you’re refreshing you home, don’t forget to also cleanse the air in your living space! You can use your amora™ Scent Hub to rid your home of airborne bacteria and undesirable odours, surrounding you and your family with the healthier, blissfully fragrant air you desire.

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Treat Mum to a Relaxing Day, Every Day

Flowers are lovely, so are chocolates. But do you know what’s even nicer? Some peace and quiet.

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Embrace the Elements

As the world around us becomes increasingly more connected by technology, we find it even harder to disconnect. The constant stimulation of emails, phone calls, news and images at your fingertips can be exhausting. It seems to have become second nature to most of us to always be looking at a device, leaving no real time to unplug and recharge, when in fact it’s when we’re completely unplugged that we’re at our best and do some of our best thinking. Consider how at ease you are when in the bath or shower, taking a walk or getting back to nature and embracing the elements – the pure, vitalising properties of land, sea, fire and sky. Allowing your home to become a sanctuary where you can reconnect with these elements and let yourself unplug and recharge can do wonders for your well-being.

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