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  • Get some sleep

     sleep blog

    We know that sleep is essential - Sleeping helps us to recover from the physical and mental exertions we face each day. Our cognitive functions can also be affected by sleep deprivation, so you could say that this is quite an important topic. A few small lifestyle adjustments can make a difference. We are by no means experts but we thought we would share some of the everyday strategies we find help us to nod off and stay in the land of nod...

  • Winter blues survival tips


    Winter blues

    I'm not sure if Blue Monday is a real thing or not, but with winter in full swing, along with its long dark nights and grey gloomy days, it's no wonder our mood can sometimes take a nosedive and our energy levels dip.

    Fortunately aromatherapy can help to lift spirits while we're waiting patiently for spring to arrive. Here are a few of our go to essential oils to have to hand:

  • Candle meditation

     soy scented candle

    At a time where our brains are constantly being stimulated, do you ever find yourself mesmerised by the gentle flicker of a flame and drifting off into a calm space for just a moment in time?

  • Aromatherapy Awareness Week

     Lavender

    In this blog post we wanted to share with you just some of the essential oils we have selected to fragrance our products with; but first a little bit about aromatherapy.

  • Aromatherapy versus aromachology

    cute kitten

     Although aromatherapy and aromachology are similar sounding words that relate to the effects of scent, they have different roots and objectives.

  • What is happiness to you?

    happiness

    If you asked ten people to define happiness you'd probably get ten different answers. For me it's a moment, usually a brief one, where you stop to appreciate what you are experiencing at that precise time. 

  • Stop comparing yourself!

    Sandwich love

    Don't compare your everyday life with someone's heavily edited highlights on social media.

  • Romantic night in...

    cute dog

    Let the senses lead the wayCupid's arrow is poised, so sweep them off their feet with our sensual guide to a romantic night in.

  • Keep going!

    horizon

    We all have some flaws that can be worked on and some that can never be fixed. Nobody is perfect - not even those people on Instagram doing their best to portray unblemished, heavenly lifestyles. Please try to remember that.

  • Essential reading...

    essential oils

    There's a home fragrance advert where they state that each lavender essential oil diffuser has been infused with 80 lavender flowers. That sounds impressive, until you realise that it takes around three pounds of lavender flowers to produce enough essential oil to fill just one of our 15ml bottles.

  • Rose, the queen of essential oils

    Roses

    In the height of summer there is nothing more stunning than roses adorning gardens and climbing walls, but for us it is the magnificence of the essential oil their petals produce that is the ultimate gift. With so many well researched compounds contained in each and every petal, it is no wonder that rose oil is the queen of essential oils.

  • Lemongrass essential oil

    Lemongrass essential oil

    The salutary benefits of essential oils are well known; at flo we create fragrances that evoke the senses, allowing you to enjoy the aromatherapeutic properties of essential oils in our candles, reed diffusers and room mists. Now summer has finally arrived, Lemongrass is perfect for adding some zing to those long, hazy days, and it can even help to keep those pesky insects at bay.