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    I hope you are all well

    This is just a quick post to let you know that I have added a new course Introduction to Aromatherapy to the E Course list.  This is an online, self paced course and costs just £50.

    This course is ideal for anyone who is new to the fragrant and therapeutic world of aromatherapy and essential oils and would like to learn the following essentials:

    • 7 different ways you can use essential oils
    • How essential oils are absorbed into our system 
    • How essential oils are made and 6 ways in which they are extracted from various plant material. 
    • The types of base products you can use to make your own aromatherapy products e.g. bath salts or unscented body lotion
    • The therapeutic properties of 12 popular essential oils and how they can help to treat physical conditions such as aches and pains and emotional/psychological symptoms such as low mood or anxiety.
    • First aid procedures when using essential oils
    • How to calculate the correct and safe dilution rate when you make your own aromatherapy products such as body lotions, skin creams, body oils, bath salts etc.
    • How to safely use essential oils with young children, the elderly and pregnant or lactating women
    • Which essential oils need to be avoided or restricted in use.  For example, essential oils which can cause skin irritation or should not be used on people who take specific medication or should not be used prior to exposure to the sun etc.
    • How to carry out a consultation and choose suitable essential oils for yourself or whoever you are making your aromatherapy product for
    • How to follow safe and hygienic procedures when making aromatherapy products
    • How to make simple aromatherapy products such as bath salts, bubble bath, body oils, body creams.

    The Introduction to Aromatherapy Course is suitable for beginners and consists of a course manual with 5 units, end of unit activities and a practical lesson where you will make your own product.  In addition to the course manual and assessment, you will also have access to bonus videos where you will learn how to make a body or scalp oil, face or body mask, bath salts, facial sprittz, room/linen or body spray.  All the course content is stored on Google Classroom so you will need to register for a google account if you do not have one already.

    This is an online self paced course which you can complete from the comfort of your own home and can be started at any time.  All students who complete their assessments will receive a certificate or particpation.  Please note this course is "for pleasure" and not accredited.  If you are interested in learning more about aromatherapy so that you can become a practitioner and work with the general public, please contact me as there are 3 accredited courses available.

    If you would like to book on this course, you can do so here. 

    Until next time, take care




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    Hi everyone

    I hope you are well!

    This is just a quick head's up that the Elemis "Today's Special Value" (TSV) is now live on QVC.  This wonderful collection of skin and body care products is only £69.96 but worth a whopping £225, so is a huge saving if you are an Elemis fan. 

    If you are new to QVC you can sign up here and use my discount code to receive £10 off  (if you need to add my name please enter Zoe Penny) making it only £59.96 plus £3.95 P & P.  If you are already a member of QVC you have the option to pay in 4 easy pay installments of £17.49 (plus delivery for the 1st payment).

    Anyway on to what this fantastic Elemis Today's Special Value collection contains

    1 x Cleansing Micellar Water (200ml) - infused with organic English rose water and soothing antioxidant rich chamomile, skin is gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained
    1 x Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir (15ml) - offers superior moisturisation to leave your complexion feeling smoother, plumper and more youthful looking. Formulated with a unique blend of intelligent bio-actives such as anti-ageing tri-peptides, African birch bark, red seaweed and padina pavonica
    1 x Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (30ml) - harnessing a powerful blend of padina pavonica, drone peptide technology, microalgae and wild indigo oligosaccharides, this revolutionary formula works throughout the night to target areas of the face to help restore the natural balance to your skin, creating a protective matrix that helps seal in hydration
    1 x NEW British Botanical Bath & Shower Milk (300ml) - cleanses, hydrates and leaves your skin beautifully fragranced. Formulated with British echium oil, a rich source of Omega 3,6, 9
    1 x British Botanical Oil-Rich Body Cream (120ml) - moisturises and comforts dry skin leaving it silky soft and hydrated. Blended with precious essential oils of soothing lavender and chamomile, with uplifting geranium and palmarosa
    1 x British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter (50ml) - a luxuriously hydrating everyday hand and nail butter, which intensely moisturises your hands for lasting comfort. Contains shea butter and moabi butter. 

    The British Botanicals was a limited edition range brought out in 2015 for Elemis's 25th anniversary and we haven't seen it again since.  For those of you who have never used the range, I can best describe it as a cross between Lavender, Lemon with a hint of Eucalyptus, it is light fresh herbaceous type aroma. I used to use the British Botanicals body cream in my reflexology treatments and can recommend it.  If the formula is the same, it is a medium textured highly moisturising body cream so suited to normal to dry skin.

    As for the skin care products in the collection, they are entirely new to me (yippee treat time) so I can't give you any feedback just yet.  However, if you head over to the main Elemis website, you will be able to read customer reviews on the Micellar Water, Pro Collagen Super Serum Elixir and Overnight Matrix cream.

    If you or any of your loved ones are Elemis fans, then this is a fabulous offer that you cannot afford to miss out on.  You can buy it on pre-order here now. up until the end of Sunday 26/7/20 which is when QVC's Today's Special Value will end.

    Until next time, take care