Now that Autumn is nipping at our heels, it’s time to dig out the vaporiser and get it ready to purify the air.

What do you mean, Wendy?

Diffusing essential oils into your home (or office) help you stay healthy. They are antiviral (think colds and flu). So help you stay well, when those around you are coughing and sneezing.

Not to mention they also make the air smell good. Without the side effects of toxic ‘fake’ air fresheners sold in supermarkets. My current favourite essential oils for diffusing are Sweet Orange and Lavender.

Don’t let the pleasant aroma fool you into thinking they are nothing but ‘pretty smells’

Oh no.

Sweet Orange actually works to uplift your mood and restore a sunshiny feeling. Now that the days are drawing in, that sweetness is comforting. (Are you like me and find it hard to let go of the glorious summer days?)

And Lavender.. well apart from the relaxing and calming effect, Lavender actually zaps microorganisms.

Now if you aren’t into diffusing essential oils into the air, what else can you do to enjoy them?

You can use them in your skincare, or you bath.

My most favourite way though, is through combining the two most neglected senses – scent and touch.

That means… and aromatherapy massage. Yum. It’s an effective way to prepare your body for the change in seasons.

– You get the antiviral, antibacterial effects of the essential oils

– combined with physical relief from aches and pains

– plus your body releases feel-good endorphins. ( think of Runner’s High, without doing the running)

– And did I mention your skin feels soft and silky afterwards?

– Or that tension line melt away from your face and neck?

That’s why nothing beats an aromatherapy massage. It’s like several treatments all at once.

If you’re near Kingsbridge, Devon, you can book a Bespoke Aromatherapy Treatment with me. I’ll be using organic plant extracts and Traditional Chinese Medicine to choose your essential oils and plant essences. There is no set recipe, no readymade massage blend.

And if you book a facial you’ll be pampered with delicious potions like Drench and Empress Elixir along with Samba my gua sha facial balm designed specifically for Gua Sha and other treatments that use rose quartz and jade.

You can book your treatment by emailing me at [email protected] with your preferred dates.

But if you live too far away then perhaps consider a bespoke massage elixir blended just for you (to use for self-massage, or to enjoy with your partner) then drop me an email and I’ll send you some questions to answer. This makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one.