I have been a fan of good quality essential oils for many years, and I’m thrilled to see that an early entry into the Janey Loves Platinum Awards is the great new book by Heather Dawn Godfrey.  Essential Oils For The Whole Body – the dynamics of topical application and absorption

healther dawn essential oils book


Check out my podcast episode with Heather about using essential oils for meditation


Also entered into the Platinum Awards are the great new products from Shui-Me, I used to hate reed diffusers as they were so artificial, but these products are organic and high quality.  Now Shui Me have brought out these fab organic essential oils.  I asked Gary who is the creator of this ethical organic brand to write a few words for us about the benefits of these oils.

In the current global situation, watching the news has become quite normal as we all try to stay on top of what is happening. This can trigger feelings of fear and confusion which, along with isolation can also bring loneliness for many people. Shui Me essential oil blends are 100% organic and have amazing therapeutic benefits which can help combat these feelings during this period of global change.

The Relax blend with lavender, ylang ylang and petitgrain, is especially helpful with anxiety and great at promoting feelings of calm as well as supporting a good night’s sleep. Lavender is well known to help with anxiety, depression, low mood and insomnia. Ylang Ylang is a mood enhancer and stress reducer. Petitgrain promotes relaxation, helps with insomnia, can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and is antiseptic.

The Purity blend with citronella, lemongrass and sweet basil, is particularly good at combating confusion by helping to bring clarity of thoughts and encouraging greater focus of mind. Citronella promotes mind and body relaxation and is great for an energy boost. Lemongrass can help with anxiety and tension as well as combat flu like symptoms, help relieve pain and reduce fevers. Sweet basil is stimulating and energising, may help to boost your immune system and protect against infection.

The Uplift blend with cedarwood and bergamot, is the perfect ‘mental pick me up’ as not only does it help with relaxation it will lift you up and promote feelings of harmony and joy. Cedarwood relaxes and stimulates the mind and can be good for hyperactivity. Bergamot calms the mind and lifts the mood by lightening things that are mentally weighing you down, promotes confidence and is antiseptic and analgesic.

To benefit from these therapeutic blends, use a few drops in an oil burner or electric diffuser and transport yourself to a better, calmer, clearer mental state of wellbeing. You could also try adding a few drops to your bath and enjoy a nice soak, inhaling and absorbing all the organic goodness into your body and mind. The relax blend is excellent to use in the bath just before bedtime.

If you have a partner in isolation with you then why not add 10 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and enjoy an amazing therapeutic massage.