Welcome to the September Newsletter!  New this month: Crystals for work and study; Clear Quartz gemstones; Tea Tree essential oil; birthday gemstones; book of the month and September Giveaway!







Long time no see! As expected, I didn't have time to write a newsletter during the school holidays, and I really don't know where the time went! It wasn't all fun and games with the grandchildren, as there were plenty of little jobs to catch up with in the garden (and the dreaded tax return), but I have some special memories to look back on. I even managed to schedule in a relaxing day spa with my best friend, something we'd been trying to organise for a long time!

Now September is here, for many people it's a time for new beginnings. Young children are starting school, older ones starting college or university, and many parents returning to work or education, perhaps after a long break. This can be a time of mixed emotions:  the anxiety of the unknown and the excitement of new experiences, the fear of the unfamiliar and the thrill of a new adventure. With all these situations the challenges are similar, from worrying about fitting in with a new group of people to doubts about learning new information. For crystals to help, take a look at my new article Crystals for Work and Study. Remember you're not the only one going through this, so keep calm, take a deep breath and try to enjoy this new adventure!

Love, light and blessings






Clear Quartz

Also known as Rock Crystal, Clear Quartz is one of the most powerful, widely available and versatile of all gemstones. Many ancient cultures believed it to have magical and healing powers and The Ancient Greeks believed Clear Quartz to be deeply frozen ice, and gave it the name Krystallos.

Clear Quartz can be used in any form of healing. It absorbs and stores positive energy, releasing it when needed, while focusing and and amplifying the healing energies of other stones. Because it contains all colours, Clear Quartz unblocks and energises all of the chakras, balancing them and bringing the subtle bodies into alignment. Working on all levels - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual - it can enhance psychic abilities and help you find your spiritual path. Clear Quartz also raises energy levels, improves the memory and aids concentration.

On a physical level, Clear Quartz has an energising effect and can be used for most health conditions. It strengthens the nervous system, revitalises the physical body and can help alleviate pain and swelling. It may also be useful for treating nausea and diarrhoea and an elixir of this crystal is believed to soothe burns.


 Clear Quartz Bracelet



Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and twigs of melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to New South Wales. The essential oil has a fresh, pungent aroma.

Tea Tree stimulates the immune system by activating white corpuscles which help the body to fight of infections. It is highly antiseptic and is useful to combat infections causes by viruses, bacteria or fungi while helping to relieve itchy skin.

It is a very useful oil to keep in your first aid box, although it should not be used directly on the skin. When travelling, make your own antiseptic lotion to use on small cuts, grazes or insect bites to prevent infection. Take a small glass bottle (about 30ml is a good size) and add 15ml of Witch Hazel and 6-8 drops of pure Tea Tree essential oil. The essential oil will not mix with the Witch Hazel, so it's important to shake the bottle well before each use. If you have sensitive skin you may wish to replace the Witch Hazel with a light carrier oil such as Sweet Almond or infused Calendula which can help to calm irritation. 

If you have cold or flu symptoms, up to six drops of Tea Tree mixed in a vegetable-based dispersant and added to a warm bath can help to sweat out toxins and speed up recovery. Used in a steam inhalation it eases nasal congestion, unblocks sinuses, reduces inflammation and helps remove excess mucus from the upper respiratory system. When used in an oil burner or vaporiser, it helps clear the air of airborne bacteria and viruses. 

Tea Tree has powerful cleansing and healing benefits for skin prone to acne or spots. It is also useful to clear dandruff and related scalp conditions.

Tea Tree is considered a safe oil as it is generally non-toxic and non-irritant but being a powerful oil, should be used with caution. It is also important to use a good quality oil. It may cause irritation to very sensitive skin if not correctly diluted and should not be used directly on the skin. For more information on the safe use of essential oils, please see my Basic Aromatherapy page.




Birthday Gemstones

Every gemstone and crystal is governed by planetary forces, and wearing one corresponding with your astrological birth chart is believed to strengthen these celestial energies.

Sapphire is the traditional gemstone for September which includes the birthdays of those born under the signs of Virgo (23rd August-22nd September) and Libra (23rd September-22nd October). Both of these astrological signs also resonate with the energy vibrations of Moonstone and Peridot. Other beneficial gemstones include Amazonite, Amber, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Garnet, Moss Agate and Sodalite for Virgoans, and Aquamarine, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Emerald, Jade, Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite and Sunstone for those born under the sign of Libra.


Book of the Month: 

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood

As an Aromatherapist I have many books I refer to on a regular basis, but I've found this to be one of the most comprehensive and clearly written books on the subject for anyone wanting to use essential oils at home.

It covers many aspects of Aromatherapy, including descriptions of a range of essential oils, massage, uses around the home, information on anatomy and physiology and even recipes to make your own perfumes. It's filled with illustrations and photographs and Chrissie Wildwood's explanations are easy to follow.



September Giveaway 

This month to keep within the theme of learning new things, I'm giving away a Knowledge and Wisdom Keyring/Bag Charm. This is the last one available and you can find out more about it on the Charms and Gifts Shop.

To be in with a chance of winning, please send me an email with Knowledge and Wisdom in the subject line. I'll select the winner at random at the end of the month and send it out during the first week of October. Good luck! 




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