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June product of the month – Beauty Sleep Body Butter

Welcome to my Product of the Month where I review my current favourite and this month my bedside companion Beauty Sleep Body Butter is in the limelight.

One of the things I love best about Neal’s Yard Remedies are the smells (in fact this is the reason I have gone on to study aromatherapy) and for me, this body butter is the ultimate in luxury, comfort, relaxation…….the list could go on.  This rich and very thick cream is wonderful for dry legs and arms and is particularly effective as an overnight hand and foot cream!  In fact this is the one that is in my bedside drawer and I use it on my hands most nights.

Like most of you, my feet dry out in sandals but particularly flip flops and I have started to use this on my feet and it is making a real difference.

I won’t get started on the reflexology of dry heals and flip flops – they really are cruel to our feet, legs, hips and body as a whole – but we do insist on wearing them!

This deeply nourishing cream is packed full of shea butter, beeswax, cocoa seed butter and other natural oils that soften and hydrate the skin and of course, it is completely free of any man-made chemicals or nasties.

Then the magic of aromatherapy gets to work………the main scent to come through is ylang ylang, considered to be one of the most exotic and luxurious of all scents.  It is uplifting to the mood as well as calming and balancing to the mind.  Other main essentials oils are clary sage and patchouli, neither of which come through individually in the smell but altogether they create a heady, relaxing, soothing blend.  Patchouli is useful aid to exhaustion and stress, whilst clary sage calms nerves and creates a sense of peace.  A combination that instantly lifts as you open the pot then calms and soothes for good night sleep – that’s not a sales quote that’s my real experience!

The Beauty Sleep range has recently been extended and now includes a foaming bath and body lotion as well as the already popular facial concentrate and supplement capsules; but for me the ultimate indulgence is this body butter – pure heaven in a pot!

 

 

 

 

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May Product of the Month – Frankincense Intense Cleansing Melt

This month I’m focusing on the brand new Frankincense Intense Cleansing Melt.  Sometimes we all need a boost, a treat, a pick-me up and this gorgeous melting cleanser is exactly that.  This multi texture cleanser feels soooo indulgent and not only is amazingly good for the complexion but also our mental health as it’s packed full of frankincense, bergamot, mandarin and turmeric for good measure!  I first tried this at the Neal’s Yard Conference at the beginning of March – when life was very different, just before lockdown, and fell in love with it then.  Of course, I already knew (and loved) the Frankincense Intense range with all its magical anti-aging goodness but the feel of this is completely different.

When I squeeze it out of the tube it comes out as a thick clear gel, which I then apply to my face and gently begin to massage in.  As it warms with my skin temperature it melts into an oil which is much easier to massage and much better for cleaning the dirt and pollutants from my pores.  (Keep an eye out for my online facial workshops where I will show how to apply this and how to cleanse effectively.)  When I feel I’ve enjoyed enough of a massage and cleansed sufficiently, I remove it by adding a little water and the oil turns white and milky so that I can wipe it away easily without leaving an oily residue.  It does however leave my skin feeling really very soft and moisturised.

Whilst I have used the Calendula Cleanser for many years, this has now become my special cleanser – you know, for days when it’s all been a bit of challenge or I’m not quite feeling myself.  The smell of the frankincense and mild citrus background is automatically uplifting and soothing on the mind and I know that my skin will benefit from the Boswellia Sacra essential oil that will sink in deep and ease out some of the fine lines gathering around my eyes and mouth.

At the conference I was given a pack of sample sachets and asked in a previous newsletter for volunteers to try it out for me, so I could gauge what everyone else felt about it too.  Here are some of the comments I received back:

 

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What do you love about your treatments?

I would love to know what it is you love about Reiki or reflexology treatments.  I’m putting together a social media campaign to introduce people to the benefits of these therapies and whilst I know what I feel about them I’d really value your experiences.  I hear such a variety of benefits from my wonderful clients and would really like to compile some of the inspirational things you tell me.

I’m not asking for anything lengthy but if there is a word that springs to mind or a phrase or sentence that captures how you feel or what you experience, I would be very grateful if you would give me a minute to fill in the box below and let me know.

Just to get you started here are a few of my own reasons for loving these treatments:

  • I leave feeling like I have ‘twinkle toes’
  • My neck feels so much better even during my reflexology treatment
  • I love the sense of lightness Reiki creates in my body

Anne Green, meditation
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New Website

Welcome to my new website!

It’s been a long time coming but it’s here at last.  Please do drop me a line and let me know what you think.

For those who regularly attend the meditation circle, I hope you like the calendar feature at the bottom of the website – hopefully you will be able to plan the sessions in more easily now.