I am grateful for having had a lovely christmas period that I was able to spend with family and friends. I am also lucky enough to be able to continue this on into the New Year, where I will be seeing in 2015 with some much loved company.
2015 for me, on a personal note, will be to remain mindful and gratious. "Where thoughts go energy flows".
Will I have any New Year resolutions? Nothing that I could put down in bullet points but something more along the lines of remembering to show gratitude for something daily, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant.
How about you? What will the New Year hold for you? Will you be its author?
Nature & Nurture Therapeutic Massage would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2015.
Your support over the past year has been greatly appreciated. As a very small business, still in its infancy, I would like to extend my gratitude to all of you that have trusted in Nature & Nurture. It has been an honour and a great pleasure to meet you and with many of you greet you again and again on a regular basis.
And all that Jazz!!!
With Christmas literally just around the corner and the festive season well and truely under way I thought that I would write about one of the gifts that the Three Wise Men gave to the Baby Jesus ..... Frankincense.
It has to be one of my favourite essential oils, alongside Mandarin. More often than not I combine the two as the heavy resinous tone of the Frankincense blends well with the more uplifting and fragrant scent of the mandarin. In combination they create a wonderful and harmonious aroma which I use for deep relaxation. My clients always comment, with approval, when I use these two essential oils for their treatments.
FRANKINCENSE (also known as Boswellia Carterii)
Frankincense, like Myrrh is another essential oil that has been around
for many years, although now it is rarely used in the developed world.
Ancient priests and physicians would use it to treat illnesses and
disease. It is also a very spiritual oil which is great for meditation,
deep relaxation and slowing down one's breathing.
I absolutely love this
oil and often find myself using it in blends. It has an aroma that
really appeals to me. It is a resinous oil with a sweet and woody scent.
It blends very well with citrus oils, such as Orange, Mandarin and
Neroli. As citrus oils have uplifting qualities the two complement each
other very well and can be used to aid general malaise.
Frankincense is another essential oil that is used in perfumery, for
incense and also for room fragrances. It is very beneficial for use on
the skin and can even be used from the 2nd trimester of pregnancy to
soothe and rejuvenate the skin on the belly. It has been said to reduce
scars, stretchmarks and cellulite. It is not uncommon to find it as an
ingredient in many anti-aging products.
It has been noted in some literature that Frankincense can cause gastro-intestinal upset and possible blood thinning. People must be aware of this if they are having any medical procedure performed or are taking certain anti-coagulant medications, herbs or homeopathic remedies.