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Everlasting Blend Master Competition Winners

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As you learned from the essential oil monograph that I recently wrote – everlasting is an amazing essential oil. It has such incredible healing properties that work deep down at an emotional level and it also happens to be one of the most healing oils on the skin.

Everlasting has such an intense herbaceous rich aroma that can make it challenging to blend with. I was therefore so amazed at the incredibly diverse and creative blends submitted for the everlasting essential oil blending competition!

A big thank you to everyone that has entered.

I love the way that Lyn Bishop and Chelsea blended everlasting with Australian native essential oils such as lemon myrtle, tea tree and eucalyptus. These blends were so uplifting. Ashley Thang managed to blend everlasting with eucalyptus and geranium to create a blend that really reached deep down into the soul to connect us with nature.

Sharlene Younger’s yin/yang balancing blend with geranium, cedarwood and everlasting was a wonderful union of the feminine and masculine qualities of these essential oils. Mei Huii Lee combined everlasting with sweet orange oil. Mei says that this blend leaves her feeling pampered and calm. What beautiful simplicity!

Margareta Wiegus also created an amazing blend with everlasting using rockrose, rose absolute, melissa, fragonia, jasmine absolute, neroli and champaka absolute. This intensely complex and rich blend was simply divine.

I was also deeply moved by Kirsty Andronov’s blend that she called a big hug. Her grandma had only recently passed way and her blend with everlasting, elemi, frankincense and pink grapefruit does indeed feel like a big hug.

Thank you all so much for giving me so much inspiration – yes you can imagine it was so difficult to judge!

Winners Announced

The final decision often comes down to myself and Carolyn. This time we hotly debated which blend should win. We could not decide on one winner, so we have two winners this month. Robbie James made such wonderful use of everlasting’s therapeutic qualities. Robbie called his blend “heart healer”. Everlasting was blended with patchouli, rose absolute, roman chamomile and just a hint of petitgrain.  He described the blend as the perfect synergy for healing the heart and easing emotional pain.

“Heart healer promotes self-love, soothes grief and helps release emotional trauma by clearing and balancing the heart chakra”

The blend smells amazing!

I would have considered it very challenging to create a perfume with everlasting’s rich and intense base notes. However, Damian Tapley has managed to do this so well.  I have no doubt that vanilla oleoresin and guaiacwood together with everlasting made such a perfect base note for a beautiful middle note floral bouquet of jasmine absolute, French alpine lavender and geranium topped up with beautiful citrus top notes of neroli and bergamot. To this he had also added a dash of juniper and blue cypress oil.

Damian and Robbie a $100 perfect potion gift voucher is on its way!!!

 

This month essential oil of the month blend will be Frankincense. Please make sure you download the pdf that is now available online. Just a hint – I’m looking for something with a Christmas festive feel or something that allows us to reflect on the spiritual connection that frankincense has long provided us with. Because it is soon Christmas we have decided to up the prize to a $200 gift voucher! We also want to choose the winner before Christmas so you must have your blend by the 15th of December. Winners will be announced on the 16th.

I look forward to seeing your frankincense blend and a big thank you to everyone who has entered the blending competitions so far!

 

Everlasting Monograph

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Everlasting is also commonly known as Everlast, Helichrysum and Immortelle. Everlasting essential oil is a relative newcomer to the practice of aromatherapy. The essential oil’s incredible performance in treating both chronic and acute skin disorders, with its combined skin-regenerating and anti-inflammatory action, has secured it a place as one of the most precious and important essential oils in aromatherapy. Continue reading

Spotlight on avocado oil

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If you thought avocados were only good in guacamole, think again!

Vegan chocolate mousses, smoothies, smashed on sourdough – there’s no denying avocados are nourishing & nutritional powerhouses for your insides. But did you know that their external powers of nourishment are equally impressive? So impressive they could potentially dethrone skin superstar coconut oil?

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