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Time for a little TLC

Good afternoon everyone; felt it was about time I updated my website and added a post. It’s hard sometimes to know what to write about but today I have been organising myself for a ladies pamper evening tonight and felt it was time to go back to basics.

I, like everyone I guess, love learning about new things and new ways to do things or new products to use etc. and then get hung up on the latest thing I have learnt about but while organising my essential oils for later on I realised sometimes less is more and the obvious choices are obvious for a reason – they work!

I’m going to focus on three essential oils commonly referred to as the ‘TLC’ oils… and with good reason… Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile. These are the only three oils which are considered to be safe enough to use neat on the skin if required but work just as well blended. They do work well together depending on your ailments but I have focused on each one individually below to highlight just how much each oil can do!

Tea Tree

Tea Tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as an immuno-stimulant and increases the body’s ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock.

Tea TreeThe world over, this oil is used with great effectiveness to ward of infections of any kind, and it is active in all three varieties of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi and viruses. It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis.

A course of massage with tea tree oil before an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock.

Apart from the superb anti-infectious properties of Tea Tree oil, it is also most effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis.

On the genito-urinary system, it can be used to help clear vaginal thrush, cystitis and genital infections in general and on the skin, it clears abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburn and infected wounds, while fighting dandruff on the scalp.

Tea Tree is also a great oil to have around the house due to its antibacterial properties and is great for chemical free cleaning in place of your usual spray cleaners etc. and leaves a lovely fresh scent behind.


Lavender is most well-known for its relaxing and sedative properties, the one oil everyone turns to when they want a good night’s sleep! It is also safe to use on children and babies, making it a great all-rounder for the whole family and a great oil to have at home.Lavender

The therapeutic properties of Lavender were first discovered by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé who by accident discovered how well it treats burns but Lavender oil also has many other therapeutic benefits, and can be used to help the following complaints; high blood pressure, stress, insomnia, earache, chicken pox, nappy rash, minor cuts & bruises, blisters, mastitis, sunburn, prickly heat, insect bites, lumbago, muscular aches & pains, abdominal cramps, flatulence, arthritis, headaches, aching feet, acne, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, spots, abscesses, dermatitis, migraine, athletes foot, throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma, period pain, depression, anxiety, shock, irritability, P.M.S., conjunctivitis, colic, diarrhoea and scars. And probably many more too!


Chamomile essential oil is also well known for helping people relax and sleep and is great for soothing skin complaints, it can be used Chamomileto calm acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry and itchy skin and other allergic conditions in general.

It can also be used with great effect on children when they feel irritable, impatient, teething or colicky. Women find it great to relieve PMS. In general it is good for abdominal pain, gall bladder problems, as well as for throat infections. It also helps to relieve allergies, hay fever and asthma.

For babies it can be used in a diluted form to sooth an irritated and teething baby and helps for colic, diarrhoea and gastric spasms.

I hope this has been a good introduction to the basics, especially for those of you who may not have used essential oils before; these really are a great place to start.

More than happy to answer any questions though so please do feel free to contact me if you would like any more information about the oils, or any other aspect of aromatherapy.

If you would like to order these essential oils, or in fact any others, then please either contact me directly or have a nosey online:

Take care,

Sam x

April 16th, 2016