SHOPPING: WOOD OILS Treat yourself with natural tonics from the forest.
From cedar and sandalwood, to cypress and birch, essential oils from trees o er a range of bene ts for our health and wellbeing. Treat yourself with lotions, incense, tonics and more…
For lusciously clean locks, we’re ditching the chemicals for a timeless birch infusion. Used for centuries as a hair treatment, this modern-day revival by KALIflower Organics’ contains an zingy mix of birch-infused spring water with sweet citrus and cedarwood essential oils, creating a natural, daily shampoo that will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny.
Cedar incense sticks
Scented with cedar, which is known for its ability to aid relaxation and contemplation, these luxurious incense sticks from Sacred Elephant will fill your home with harmonious fragrance. They’re blended and rolled by hand using traditional methods, incorporating only the best natural essential oils that are always ethically sourced and never tested on animals.
Esta Aroma Di user
Creating a fine aromatherapy-infused mist, this bamboo Esta Aroma Diffuser from Neal’s Yard can be used to help counteract some of the dryness created by modern central heating systems in our homes and workplaces. Just add some water and a few drops of your favourite mood-lifting essential oils or wood-based blends for a natural pick-me-up.
Sacred Place candle
One of the lesser-known essential oils, ho wood has a sweet, woody and slightly floral aroma, which is reminiscent of rosewood and valued for its calming qualities. Ink and Ocean Botanical’s hand-poured Sacred Place candle combines this soothing oil with refreshing ylang ylang, bergamot and clary sage for a meditative and uplifting effect when lit.
Like other essential oils, wood-based oils can be used for a wide range of applications, including massage, skincare and fragrance. US-based company dõTerra offers a superb range of woody combinations, from cypress and Douglas fir to cedar and sandalwood, plus details on their individual benefits and their suggested usage.
Rosewood bath melts
Handmade by Brighton-based aromatherapist Corinne Taylor, these organic rosewood and bergamot bath melts are created from a nourishing blend of shea and cocoa butters, and then finished with relaxing and fragrant essential oils for a beautiful, natural aroma. Pop a couple into a warm running bath and soak away the stresses of the day.
From US $17 www.doterra.com
From £15 www.etsy.com