The English Aromatherapist

Jun
01

My Oil Dilution Calculator

Essential Oil Dilution Calculator

One of my favourite new features in my updated Essential Oil Blending app is the dilution calculator! This is a FREE feature that’s available to all users.

 

This handy tool lets you easily work out the dilution percentage of any blend – from any angle! Whether you’re starting with the number of drops, or starting from your required percentage.

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May
31

Sensitization 101

What is sensitization

We’re often told to use essential oils safely in order to minimise the risk of skin irritation. But what about sensitization? Is this the same thing?

 

I’ve filmed a new video to accompany this blog post, which you’ll find at the end of the page!

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May
26

The Truth About Diffusing

Why you don't need to diffuse all day

Aromatherapy diffusers are fantastic, and a lovely way to enjoy essential oils.

 

But you really don’t need to be diffusing all day long! Find out why in this short video:

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May
25

Essential Oils Are Not A Magic Wand

Essential oils are not a magic wand

I’ve filmed this short video in response to a growing trend I’m noticing online.

 

More and more people are looking to essential oils for a quick fix.

 

Find out why essential oils are NOT a magic wand!

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May
19

New App Version

New app version out now

I’m excited to finally announce the launch of my UPDATED Essential Oil Blending app!

 

Since the first version was released last August, my app has now been downloaded over 15,000 times across 125 countries. I’ve had such great feedback from everyone that I decided to develop a more advanced version. I’ve taken on board all your comments and advice – and I think you will love the new version even more!

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May
17

Why Dilute Essential Oils?

Why should we dilute essential oils?

There is still some confusion surrounding the dilution of essential oils – which is not surprising, given the amount of misleading advice that we see online.

 

Some brands imply that dilution is optional. What’s the truth? Should we always dilute essential oils? If so, what is the recommended dilution strength?

 

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May
12

My 1st Birthday!

My first anniversary - The English Aromatherapist

Well, this month marks one year since I set up The English Aromatherapist blog and YouTube channel!

 

Little did I know how much The English Aromatherapist would grow in 12 months. I’ve been overwhelmed with so many kind comments and emails from people who have found my articles and videos helpful.

 

Since last May, I’ve released my own Essential Oil Blending app, which has been downloaded over 15,000 times across 125 countries! My app was even featured in Holistic Therapist magazine, and I’ve had such amazing feedback that I’ve since released a new advanced version of the app – have you upgraded yet?

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May
06

Aromatherapy: Does It Work?

Does aromatherapy really work?

When it comes to aromatherapy, the million-dollar question is “Does it really work?”

 

Many people automatically dismiss aromatherapy (or any type of complementary therapy) and refuse to even consider it as a credible option. People often fear the unknown and are quick to label anything they don’t understand as “quackery”.

 

Although there’s a much greater awareness about aromatherapy these days – and it’s even started to filter into some NHS advice – there is still a lot of mistrust and scepticism about it.

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Apr
06

What am I taking on holiday?

Which essential oils am I taking on holiday?

Next week, I’m off to Devon for a family holiday. We’re hoping for a week of sun, sea and sandcastles – but, let’s face it, this is England. In April. Better pack the umbrellas and wellies!

 

Naturally, I’ve squeezed some aromatherapy goodies into my suitcase, too. So, which oils does The English Aromatherapist take on holiday?

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Mar
28

Polarizing Scents

Why do we love some smells more than others?

Our sense of smell is highly subjective.

Some scents you’ll either love or hate.

Why do we like some smells more than others? Have you ever felt drawn to a particular essential oil?

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