Friday 12 March 2010

Essential oils

T'internet is having a very... slow... day... here.
It delivers pictures one insolent hair's breadth line at a time
and disappears into a backroom when I click on a favourite blog.

Fortunately I have a secret weapon -
my newly purchased armoury of

essential oils.

Melvyn in our local health food shop could hardly believe his luck 
when I came in with my list from Spirit of the Home.
I said I needed oils for
Calming and Reassurance:
geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, neroli, ylang ylang.

'Before you bite someone's head off because you are so irritable and angry'
bergamot, chamomile, grapefruit, lavender, mandarin, orange, rose.

Morale Boosting:
rosemary, 'helps you pull yourself together',
 pine 'helps you put on a brave face',
cedarwood, jasmine, juniper, rose, thyme.

chamomile, frankincense, juniper, linden, rose, sandalwood, vetiver.

'If you're feeling down and depressed or swamped by negativity'
bergamot,chamomile, hyssop, lavender, orange, yarrow.

Have you any idea what these cost?
Melvyn very cannily opened several of them then and there,
and wafted them under my nose to help me part with my cash.


  1. "Best get me some bergamot, orange and lavender, then" she thought, as she read the blog post........... :O)

  2. I'll take a little ylang ylang ... just because it's such a fun word

  3. Now what do you do with them? Sniff them or something a bit more complicated?

  4. Funny ... I had just bought sone mandarin soap for a friend whose pace of life is breathtaking . And I only bought it because it smelled so gorgeous !