Saturday, 24 March 2012

Not for the faint hearted.

If you are a little squeamish, please move along.

Over the Christmas period, I was struggling with an infected cyst on my right shoulder.  I did see a doctor and get antibiotics to help clear up the infection.  Sometime after this, to let it heal, I was booked in to have a minor op to have the cyst removed. Afterwards my shoulder looked like this.

I spent the week cleansing it with a tea tree hydrolat and neat lavender oil, the following week, I had my stitches removed. Leaving my shoulder to look like this.

Sexy isn't it!
This week I have been massaging my shoulder with a blend of frankincense and myrrh oils, it now looks like this.

I am really impressed with the speed of recovery that my shoulder has made.  I chose these two oils for their healing properties. Frankincense essential oil is rejuvenating, balancing and healing action for the skin. It is good for mature skin, wrinkles, scars and combination skin,to compliment this the Myrrh essential oil which helps support the skin's regenerative process and is good for mature skin and sun damage. It also supports skin healing and can be helpful for wounds.

It has been suggested that as I am using these two oils I should probably be eating All Gold chocolate or a Golden delicious apple to compliment it all. I'd probably go with the chocolate.........

Monday, 12 March 2012

Mothers Day

With Mothers Day approaching this Sunday, I wanted to tell you about my mum.  As are most mums she is amazing, she is one of the busiest people I know, but always has time for everyone. Every time I see her she has taken on a new challenge or is doing something for someone.  Mum has recently retrained for a new job, started her own business and is an active church deacon.

It was my mum who introduced me to Aromatherapy when I was in my teens, starting off with simple oils like tea tree and lavender oil and working me up into the more complicated until I knew more than see did. She is proud that I have taken this further and I am now working with the oils.  I am now the supplier of her face oil, a combination that I haven't made for anyone else.

My mum took me to my first theatre trip when I was 9, we went to see fiddler on the roof, starting a love for the theatre and I went on to study drama at school. It was my mum who introduced me to the Discworld book series by Terry Pratchett, which went on to enhance my life in a big way.

My mum got me sewing, patchworking and quilting.  She encouraged all my interests as a child taking me to dance classes, horse riding lessons and not even batting an eyelid when I joined the Army cadets.  As I was a clumsy child and neither the gymnastic classes or the dance classes helped to improve this, I think she sent me to the local St Johns Ambulance for my own safety.  This was fine by me as I got to attend the local theatre performances as part of the St Johns Ambulance.

Mum was quite subtle in encouraging me into other areas, unlike my Dad who gave me a book when I was 16 called "how to leave home and like it" she would have "found this and I thought I might like it"  or left something in my bedroom for me to find.

Now I am 33, I have a daughter of my own and she is still full of time, patience and wisdom for me. I am thankful that I have such a wonderful caring mum and no matter what we do on Sunday, I know that I will never truly be able to show or express how grateful I am for having such a wonderful mum.

Even if she did try and sell me.