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#everydayaromatherapy – Treating your Tresses

Treating your Tresses

Hair has been an important aspect of beauty for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians scented and treated their hair with essential oils and nourished it with selected vegetable oils.

Thousands of years later, our hair is still an important aspect of how we look and feel. We all want the feel of soft and nourished hair billowing on our shoulders or the feeling of shiny locks as we run our hands through it, but what do we have to do to achieve this?

Beautiful hair doesn’t have to come at the price of using non-natural ingredients. Achieving hair that feels silky smooth and has a beautiful vibrant shine is simple: aromatherapy!

Perfect Potion’s range of haircare products integrate aromatherapy to help you achieve soft and shiny hair and a nourished scalp, naturally!

What’s so good about it?

Our range includes a variety of shampoos and conditioners, as well as an oil elixir, balm and beard oil. But how do they work naturally?

Rosemary essential oil is a key ingredient in our Rosemary Shampoo and Conditioner as well as our Hair and Scalp Elixir. The rosemary in these products helps to avoid dandruff and an itchy scalp. Massaging your scalp with either the Rosemary Shampoo or Hair and Scalp Elixir will stimulate and rejuvenate hair follicles by increasing blood circulation to the scalp. We’ve also added geranium, ylang ylang and lavender to these products as well as to our Hair Balm. Essential oil fragrances are heat activated, therefore the heat from your scalp activates these essential oils so you enjoy the therapeutic scent. Geranium dispels anxiety, ylang ylang is incredibly uplifting and lavender is calming, all to contribute to making you feel as shiny and wonderful as your hair looks.

Similarly, we have added Roman Chamomile essential oil to our Chamomile Shampoo. Roman Chamomile has a wonderful fruity scent; it is uplifting and helps to give us a sense of purpose. Roman Chamomile essential oil combined with German Chamomile herbal extract is what gives our Chamomile Shampoo the chamomile kick you need. German Chamomile herbal extract is used for the relief of symptoms of eczema and dermatitis by soothing rashes and irritated skin, making our Chamomile Shampoo and Marigold Conditioner perfect for those with sensitive scalps still wanting soft and beautiful hair.


Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for using our products to give your hair an extra boost of radiance naturally.

For dry, brittle and damaged hair… in a bowl mix Rosemary Conditioner and our Certified Organic Coconut Oil. Apply generously to dry hair and let it nourish for 30 minutes or longer. Shampoo and condition as normal. For a dry and itchy scalp… use a dropper to part your hair and coat scalp with our Hair and Scalp Elixir. Let the oil nourish for the scalp for 30 minutes or leave overnight. Shampoo and condition as normal.

Do you have any tips and tricks for using our hair care products? If so, take a photo and tag us with @perfectpotion and #everydayaromatherapy. We always love seeing our products in action!

To learn more about the benefits of essential oils, visit Sal’s Essential Oil Monographs for a new essential oil monograph every month.

 

From,

The Perfect Potion Family

Aromatherapy and Mindfulness

My First Mindfulness Experience

I would like to share with you a story which, to me, perfectly explains mindfulness.

Since coming to Japan I have become friends with a monk from one of the temples in Kyoto. Matsuyama-san always makes some time to speak with me. I love talking to him about life matters. One day I was feeling really upset and angry and I without realizing it, I was projecting my anger at him.

I said to him, “It’s ok for you to be calm all the time. You can mediate all day long, you have a beautiful temple to meditate in, but many people like myself are too busy, we have to go to work, we have families and we have all types of stresses that you don’t experience.” He always pauses after I speak. He took his time before speaking. There was a long, uncomfortable silence which I found disconcerting and frustrating.

On this one particular day, during a period of silence in our conversation, I became totally in tune with the nature around me. I could see the veins in the leaves of the trees, every single grain of sand on the ground; it was an incredible feeling. Then I noticed a small bird flutter by and land on a branch just above us. In that instant this tiny, little bird did a pee.

I was so excited and exclaimed “Matsuyama-san, did you see that! That little bird just did a pee, I have never seen a bird do a pee before.” He quietly turned to me and said, “Sal-san, see what happens when your mind slows down to the same speed of nature, you become aware of everything around you.”

From there he went on to explain that you do not have to spend many hours meditating every day to practice mindfulness. You can practice mindfulness every day in your job, in your relationship, with your food and the things that you do.

In recent years mindfulness has become quite popular as people become more aware of the benefits for mental and physical health.

Mindfulness can be described as deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you; in your body, heart and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.

From,

Sal


Aromatherapy and mindfulness

Many people have made meditation and mindfulness part of their daily ritual. A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve our mental and physical health.

In this workshop we will explain why we should all practice mindfulness and how aromatherapy can be used to enhance your mindfulness practice.

During this workshop you will:

  • Discover the benefits of mindfulness
  • Learn how aromatherapy and mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Learn how essential oils can enhance your mindfulness practice
  • Examine the most effective essential oils for mindfulness practice
  • Have the opportunity to perform a short mindfulness session
  • Create your own personal meditation blend

 

This wonderful and illuminating workshop will be held across NSW, QLD and VIC.

NSW

Book your spot now for.
28th June 6-8pm Newtown 

QLD

SOLD OUT!

VIC

Book your spot now for…
28th June 6-8pm Brunswick Street


Festival of Tibet

To further your mindfulness and meditation journey with Perfect Potion come visit us at the Festival of Tibet.

Learn how to make a beautiful meditation essential oil blend from Sal Battaglia at this educational workshop. Learn about the chakras and how, when used with aromatherapy, they become one of the most dynamic tools for personal and spiritual growth. 

Perfect Potion does the Festival of Tibet

Date: 28th April
Time: 2 – 4pm
Where: Join us for a workshop at the Park Mez.

Learn how to make a beautiful meditation essential oil blend from Sal Battaglia at this educational workshop. Learn about the chakras and how, when used with aromatherapy, they become one of the most dynamic tools for personal and spiritual growth.

Book Now.

From,

The Perfect Potion family

Discovery nights: Discover the world of Aromatherapy

Knowledge is power, but it also can make our lives easier. If you’re interested in aromatherapy, chakras, making your own skincare or natural cleaning products but don’t know where to start, then our discovery nights might just be for you.

Introduction to Aromatherapy Part One

We will take you on an exciting two hour journey into the art and science of aromatherapy. You will discover the fragrant world of essential oils and how they can naturally enhance your wellbeing. During this workshop you will:

  • Discover the correct way to use essential oil in baths, massage, inhalation, compresses and vaporisers
  • Learn how to use essential oils safely and the importance of using only quality essential oils
  • Be given guidelines on use of 20 of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy
  • Learn how essential oils can be used for conditions such as headaches, colds and flu, sinusitis, indigestion, stress and anxiety and other common ailments
  • Create your own aromatherapy take home blend

Please click here for more information on Introduction to Aromatherapy discovery nights

Introduction to Aromatherapy Part Two: Blending

This workshop will give you the confidence to create aromatherapy blends using essential oils for yourself, your family and friends. At the end of the workshop you will have a chance to create your own personal blend. During this workshop you will:

  • Learn the relationship between scent and emotions
  • Discover the association of between aromas and personality types
  • Learn the basic techniques used by perfumers to create aesthetically balanced essential oil blends that you can use as a perfume to enhance your personality and emotional well- being
  • Be able to choose the best base for your aromatherapy blend – vegetable oil, cream or perfume alcohol base
  • Have the confidence to create your own personal aromatherapy blend.

Please click here for more information on Aromatherapy & Mindfulness discovery nights

 

Chakras and Aromatherapy

Do you have difficulty concentrating? Perhaps then your Third Eye charka is out of alignment.

Are you lacking creativity? Your Sacral Chakra could need working on.

Do you search for answers outside of yourself? Maybe your crown chakra needs realigning, but unless you are a chakra guru you wouldn’t know. Through our Chakras and Aromatherapy discovery nights you will:

  • Discover the meaning of the seven chakras (base, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown)
  • Be able to understand the relationship between your health and chakras
  • Learn what happens when your chakras are out of balance
  • Discover the benefits of using aromatherapy to balance your chakras
  • Learn how to balance your chakras with essential oils

Please click here for more information on Chakra and Aromatherapy discovery nights

Aromatherapy & Mindfulness

Many people have made meditation and mindfulness part of their daily ritual. A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve our mental and physical health. In this workshop we will explain why we should all practice mindfulness and how aromatherapy can be used to enhance our mindfulness practice.

  • Discover the benefits of mindfulness
  • Learn how aromatherapy and mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Learn how essential oils can enhance your mindfulness practice
  • Examine the most effective essential oils for mindfulness practice
  • Have the opportunity to perform a short mindfulness session
  • Create your own personal meditation blend

Please click here for more information on Aromatherapy and Mindfulness discovery nights

D.I.Y Natural Skincare

Our skin reflects the state of our internal health and our emotional well-being. In our hands-on D.I.Y Natural Skincare discovery night you will:

  • Learn to formulate skincare that comes from the natural world
  • Discover the best essential oils to benefit your skin and how to use them in your skincare products
  • Be given guidelines and recipes on how to make: cleansers, toners, moisturisers, masks, ointments, balms, scrubs and bath products
  • Take home a D.I.Y skincare product

Please click here for more information on D.I.Y Natural Skincare discovery nights

Clean and Green

Live green, clean your home naturally and join the living green lifestyle and environmental movement. In this discovery night you will:

  • Learn how to protect the earth’s natural resources by using cleaning products free of harsh chemicals
  • Discover which products can replace your harsh chemicals and can be found at a grocery store, wholefoods store or at Perfect Potion
  • Be given guidelines and recipes to clean your home naturally

Please click here for more information on Clean and Green discovery nights

Everyday Aromatherapy: aromatherapy and feeling good

The Happiness Mission: aromatherapy and feeling good

Last week we introduced you to our movement #everydayaromatherapy and this week we’d like to continue the conversation. On Monday we celebrated International Day of Happiness, so this week that’s what we’re all about (no Wiggles pun intended).

Often people don’t associate aromatherapy with happiness, but there’s a concept called scent memory, perhaps you have heard of it, or maybe you haven’t.

Our nose is the strongest sense in our body and therefore often our sense of smell is the first thing that connects us to our memories, even if we can’t put the scent into words. Certain essential oils evoke joyful memories, though everyone’s will be different. Which essential oil holds happy and joyful memories for you? Maybe you need more of it in your life.

Scent memory is powerful, but if you can’t think of an essential oil these are some common essential oils that are reminiscent or associated with happiness.

How to be Happy

We don’t actually have a tell-all answer for this one, but we can suggest some essential oils and how to use them that we associate with happiness.

 

Citrus oils

We’re talking lime, lemon, mandarin, sweet orange and grapefruit or for a quick-fix blend use Happy and Calm blend. These citrus oils are uplifting and relieve anxiety. Sweet orange in particular conveys a sense of warmth and joy, energising everyone who smells it.
How to:
Add five drops to a diffuser or oil burner during the day to create an ambience of joy to make you feel uplifted.

 

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile has sedative and calming properties, and a calm person is a happy person. The delicate scent of Roman chamomile is harmonising, serene and peaceful, promoting spiritual awareness and inner peace. If you’re after a blend containing Roman chamomile, try our Five Element Water blend to feel tranquil and happy.
How to:
Add five drops to a diffuser or oil burner Roman chamomile by itself or mixed with other essential oils.
Put a few drops on a tissue or handkerchief and place under your pillow for a happy and mellow night’s sleep.

 

Ylang Ylang

The rich and floral scent of ylang ylang is euphoric, passionate, sensuous and uplifting. This amazing essential oil is said to dispel anger, leaving space for happiness and joy. If you’re after a blend containing ylang ylang, try our Five Element Fire blend to express joy and happiness. If you’re in a balmy mood, trying our Relax Aromatherapy balm containing ylang ylang.
How to:
Add five to seven drops to a diffuser or an oil burner or add it to your skincare and body routine.
Alternatively, put a few drops on a tissue or handkerchief, or our Relax Aromatherapy balm, and keep in your bag or pocket for when needed.

 

We hope you all find happiness this week, be it in the realms of aromatherapy or in your everyday life.

Happy Happiness Week to all of our customers!

From,

The Perfect Potion family

In Defence of Natural Therapies

By Salvatore Battaglia

When I began my training in natural therapies back in 1983 I could not have ever imagined that in 2017 natural therapies would become so popular among the general public and with health professionals of all backgrounds.

However, all too often someone takes a swipe at natural therapies. On Monday the 13 February, Four Corners aired a show called ‘Swallowing It’. The show was critical of the lack of evidence provided by manufacturers of natural remedies to support many of the therapeutic claims made by complementary medicines. I am not here to defend the companies mentioned, especially because they refused to partake in any interview. However, the show did not suggest that the Australian natural therapies industry, which happens to already be one of the most overly regulated in the world was in breach of any health risks to the general public.

I’d like to set the record clear: the Four Corners reporter implied that in Australia it is too easy to register a natural therapy supplement with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). They implied that all a company has to do is fill in an online form to have a product registered with the TGA and this is simply not true!

The show was also an attack on pharmacies that sell complementary medicines. The show suggested that if a product is sold through a pharmacy, it gives the product more credibility. The Four Corners episode was also concerned at the level of celebrity endorsement/advertising given to natural therapies.

The show did fail to mention that there are a very large number of integrative medical practitioners who already successfully use complementary therapies in their practice; it failed to mention that a significant number of clinical trials that have been conducted to research complementary medicine and that these trials do comply with the same framework of pharmaceuticals.

The show tried to imply that there is conflict of interest in some of the research done. To me, and many others, this is obvious; the same thing happens in pharmaceutical industry. Where do the pharmaceutical companies get their funds to do research into drugs? Professor Avni Sali made this point when interviewed, but the reporter ignored the fact that the pharmaceutical industry funds its own research. As far as Australian universities entering into funding deals with Swisse and Blackmores, I think that this is a great thing for the industry.

I am definitely not against research into natural therapies. It is essential to help us better understand how natural remedies work. However, I have always argued that we cannot always blindly accept the pharmaceutical model to understand how natural therapies truly work.

We must ask ourselves; why are people all around the world moving towards natural therapies in the first place? Why is the pharmacological based healthcare system letting us down?

In my book The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy I quote well known and respected Aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt who warns us that the scientific validation of aromatherapy may rob aromatherapy of its necessary human element.

Recently, I came across a definition of integrative medicine explained that integrative medicine is about changing the focus of medicine to one of healing rather than disease. The author of this article then said that this involves an understanding of the influences of mind, spirit and community as well as of the body. I have always argued that the rigid scientific model used for validating pharmaceuticals fails to understand nor does it have the mechanisms to understand these influences that affect our health and wellbeing. All too often when there is a healing outcome involving natural remedies that defies scientific validation it is referred to as ‘placebo.’ I consider this arrogant and patronizing!

Many forms of traditional natural therapies have been around for thousands of years. For example – Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have not only been an important source of health care for much of the world and have been used as a primary health care but also as part of their spiritual and cultural belief systems.

The reason that people are often drawn to natural therapies is the feeling of regaining control of our own health and feeling empowered. Natural remedies often does not attack the illness, they support the body to gently recuperate and heal and therefore their effect may not be so immediate.

Which brings me to aromatherapy, while I have trained in natural therapies, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine, it is aromatherapy that I have come to embrace.

Over the years I have become aware of the incredible potential that aromatherapy has. While it does have limitations I have come to believe that aromatherapy has the potential to be the most effective form of preventative health care available.

However it is so disappointing that it is so poorly understood. Essential oils are so chemically complex. This often makes any pharmacological studies into them so difficult. We also still do not understand the true mechanisms of olfaction and the implications that this has for the effect of aromas on our psyche.

As I stated earlier what is missing in any pharmacological based study is the human element, the emotional element and the spiritual element. Most of you reading this article understand what I mean. I hate to be cynical, but I imagine it would be very difficult for the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a pill to help balance our spirituality.

Now I am not suggesting that aromatherapy or herbal medicine offers any quick fix. Unfortunately there is too much of this going on already. This has become the undoing of aromatherapy as a true  healing profession. In order for us get the true benefits of aromatherapy we need to practice it within a holistic framework that integrates the body, mind and soul.

Recently I have had the opportunity to speak about my concept for Integrative Aromatherapy at an Integrative medicine conference in Japan and at an international aromatherapy conference where many of the participants were doctors and health professionals.

It is therefore my pleasure to introduce to you to my first masterclass for 2017 which is simply entitled Integrative Aromatherapy.

In my masterclass I will introduce you to a holistic framework for the practice of aromatherapy. We will examine the true science of aromatherapy and how it works and you will gain some practical clinical insights to help you practice aromatherapy safely and effectively.

The dates for my Integrative Aromatherapy masterclasses will be as follows:
Brisbane – 20th June 2017
Melbourne – 10th June 2017

My Blending masterclass will be as follows:
Sydney – 6th May 2017

Please note these dates in your diary. The master classes usually go from 10am to 4.00pm during the day. More information will be made available next week.

Later in the year I will also be conducting Aromatherapy and the Five Elements Master classes. The dates are Brisbane 26th of August and Melbourne the 14th of October. More information on these will be made available soon.

More about all my master classes next week!

 

Sal

Relax Promotions 2017

You deserve a little zen. We want to ensure that 2017 is a year in which you regularly set aside time to escape the day-to-day grind, relax and infuse small doses of peace and calm into your days.

Inject a little beauty into everyday with these relax themed special offers and create your own relaxing self-care rituals at home, in office or on the go!


Happy & Relaxed Diffuser Kit
Black Ceramic Diffuser + Relax Blend  + Happy & Calm Blend
Available: $110
Valued at: $125.85

Explore the beautiful art of relaxation in home or office. This special offer gifts you the choice of pure relaxation as you submerge into the soothing scents of lavender, geranium and ylang ylang or the option to create a positive and comforting space with cheerful notes of orange, calming chamomile and lavender.

 


Perfect Relaxation Kit
Relax Massage Oil 100mL + Relax Bath Soak 250g  + Relax Aromatic Mist 50mL + Relax Balm 30g
Available: $59.95
Valued at: $71.80

Carve out time just for you… Feel the stress melt from your body, mind and soul as you indulge in a tranquil relaxation ritual. Immerse in a world of 5 star-retreat-style-relaxation in your own home with relax themed massage oil, bath soak, aromatic mist and lusciously indulgent balm. This kit will add a deeper later of relaxation into your life.

 


Mini Relax Kit
Relax Aromatic Mist 50mL + Relax Balm 30g
Available: $29.95
Valued at: $35.90

Create a relaxing self-care haven anywhere you go… When you find yourself in a stressful situation, take a moment to pause. Spritz some relaxing aromatic mist around yourself and enjoy a few long, slow, centring breaths. Then massage some Relax Balm into your temples, shoulders and the back of your neck to to release the thoughts of the day and feel the stress melt from your body.

 

Plus, soothe your skin with our Soothe & Hydrate Kit
Soothe Cleansing Gel + Pure Plant Serum + Soothe Fine Tuning Solution.
Available at $99.95
Valued at $122.85.

 

Need a little relaxation inspiration?
Check out some tried and true methods our staff members use to relax.

Relaxation Inspiration…

It’s time to examine our down time! Perhaps that time we spend on social media drooling over beautiful food and travel destinations could be better spent focusing on what really brings us peace. The Perfect Potion team share their favourite go-to methods to relax and unwind…


Paola,
visual merchandiser at Perfect Potion, diffuses Relax Essential Oil Blend to create her own personal sanctuary amidst the chaos of daily life. She tells us, “there is something about Relax Blend that transports me to a calmer place mentally, giving me a beautiful feeling of calm and clarity.“

Gabriela from Perfect Potion’s Pacific Fair store finds peace in practising mindfulness and relaxing breathing techniques. Her advice is to “relax by connecting with your body, disconnecting from the outside, forgetting momentarily about any problems or issues that may be going on in your life. Breathe deeply, start visualising a relaxing sacred space… Feel your heartbeat slow with each inhalation”. Keep a Relax Aromatic Mist in your handbag and always be ready to make some quiet time for yourself.

 

Deneale, Perfect Potion’s Retail Administrator, tells us “I will either go for a run or do a workout and then, when I finally stop for the day (just before bed), I rub some Relax Aromatherapy Balm on my shoulders and neck. It really relaxes me after sitting in front of the computer all day at work and running around after three kids.”

Joy, manager of Perfect Potion’s Pacific Fair store, creates a relaxation ceremony. She says, “You will need: a Relax Aromatic Mist, a journal, Relax Herbal Tea, and a Relax Aromatherapy Balm. Gently surround yourself with the aromatherapy mist. If you have an intention this is a great time to repeat it (something simple like I intend to relax and unwind). Take a few minutes to sit in stillness (outside is best) focusing on breathing, acknowledging any thoughts that come up and letting them go. When you feel ready, gently open your eyes, this can be a great time to do some journaling – no need to overanalyse – just anything that comes to mind – a great time to work on solutions to challenging issues/decisions. When you’re relaxed and grounded the world will look different. Sip Relax Herbal Tea while writing – this blend of chamomile, hops flowers and lavender works to calm and soothe your body while you pour out your thoughts onto paper. When finished you may like to repeat (or develop) an affirmation/goal statement. Close the ritual with an expression of gratitude and thanks. Follow with another mist and application of Relax Balm. Massage the balm onto your temples, back of your neck and a small amount onto the soles of your feet. This is a fantastic way to start the day calm and balanced, or to wind down and close the day before bed.”

RelaxBathThings_E9A1153_300pxJo, Perfect Potion’s graphic designer, takes time out to apply Relax Massage Oil to her skin after showering. She tells us, “The blend of relaxing oils is one I never tire of. The gentle floral aromas draw me into the moment just long enough to create a sense of calm and gratitude.”

Anett, Perfect Potion Regional Retail Manager for New South Wales, describes her relaxation routine as, “A gorgeous bath filled with Relax Bath Oil or Relax Bath Soak, crystals and flowers.” Moisturising sweet almond and apricot kernel oils, combined with the calming and soothing combination of essential oils in Relax Bath Oil nourish and calm the body… Or  sink into a Relax Bath Soak, the perfect combination of magnesium salts and relaxing essential oils to melt the stress from your body while you release the thoughts of the day.

For more relaxation inspiration please visit our previous posts on how to relax into your life or discover how to become your own self care master.

DIY Day Spa

Create your very own daily spa!

1. Clear your space

Day spas usually have a very minimalist aesthetic for a reason. A clutter free space filled only with items you love is going to feel so much more relaxing and peaceful. This helpful video is a great guide to decluttering.

2. Decorate with simple natural items

Keep the bathroom fresh and simple. Fresh clean towels and a beautiful indoor plant could be all it takes to get your bathroom ready for your daily spa treatments.

4. Aromatherapy

Fill your house with the relaxing floral aromas of Geranium, Lavender and Ylang Ylang in Relax Essential Oil Blend or Relax Aromatherapy Mist.

Alternatively, if you are feeling more adventurous see the recipes below to craft your very own calming potions…

DIY Inner Calm Diffuser Blend

1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser and take a few moments to close your eyes and release the tension from your mind and body.

DIY Peaceful Home Room Spray

15 drops Bergamot essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil
40 drops Essential oil solubilser
100ml Purified water

In a glass jug or bowl mix the drops of Essential Oil Solubilser together with the drops of essential oil.
Slowly stir in the water.
Pour into a spray bottle and shake well. You are ready to create a peaceful home.
Simply mist into the air and enjoy the calming aromas of certified organic Bergamot, Lavender and Geranium essential oils.

DIY Anti-stress Diffuser Blend

3 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser or oil burner to help ward off stress!

3. Music

Calming music layers beautifully with aromatherapy to complete the day spa vibe. If you don’t already have a calming playlist then we recommend the Tide app as a simple and beautiful way to use the sounds of nature to focus and calm.

5. Choose your relaxing treatments…

Relax Bath Soak – for a stress melting bath or foot soak.

Relax Body Wash – for an uplifting shower or bubble bath.

Relax Body Lotion – a lightweight, easily absorbed cream to lock in moisture and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Massage Oil – to nourish, soften and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Aromatherapy Balm – to relieve tension massage into your temples, shoulders and back of neck.

Relax Herbal Tea –  curl up with a cup of tea and take some time to relax with chamomile, hops flowers and lavender.

Can’t decide which relax products are right for you?

Check out the Relax promotions for 2017.

Perfumed Pudding – DF & GF

It’s no secret that orange and chocolate are best buds! This high protein, antioxidant-rich and delightfully aromatic pudding recipe features this lush combo to bring much joy and pleasure to your next morning tea fiesta! A truly epic dessert recipe, it harnesses the supremacy of healthy fats, essential minerals, quality proteins and natural sweeteners. All in all, the Perfumed Pudding is exploding with delicious, nutritious goodness – so get amongst it!

Ingredients

Pudding

1 1⁄2 cup millet flour
2 cup almond meal
1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp coconut oil
1⁄2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp grated orange zest
3 organic eggs
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1⁄2 cup slivered almonds
1⁄2 cup cacao nibs or your choice of chocolate chips

Orange Glaze

1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup Perfect Potion neroli water 
2 drops Perfect Potion sweet orange essential oil

To make

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a medium sized round pudding tin with coconut oil. Begin by whisking together three egg whites and the maple syrup. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and then make a well in the centre. Now add in the wet ingredients, including the remaining egg yolks and beat until the batter is perfectly smooth.

Pour the batter into your pudding tin and bake for approximately half an hour or until lightly golden. Allow the pudding to cool.

For the glaze, use a teaspoon to combine the maple syrup, neroli water and orange essential oil in a small bowl. The combination of these healthy ingredients gives the glaze a gorgeously sweet caramel-like flavour.

Ice cooled pudding with the Orange Glaze and a handful of raw cacao nibs (or your choice of chocolate chips).

Feel free to enjoy each pudding slice with one fresh, juicy date, a good dollop of natural yoghurt and a dusting of cinnamon. Deeeeeelish!

Add to the atmosphere

To celebrate the festivity of this pudding, burn or vaporise a blend of rose, orange and nutmeg essential oils and allow the sweet aroma to take you to a place of pure pleasure and celebration…