Welcome to the June Newsletter!  New this month:  Website closing, Unakite gemstones, Lavender essential oil, Birthday gemstones and results of the Spring Giveaway.

 

 

June Newsletter


 

 

After 11 years and a lot of hard work, I’m sad to say my website will soon be no more. I’ve received an email from the webhost informing me that as from 30 June they will be closing the Mr Site platform. To be honest, this has been a bit of a shock. Anyone who has ever had a Mr Site website will know how slow and sometimes frustrating they could be, but on the plus side they were inexpensive. This is very important to me as I need to keep my overheads down to make my jewellery and other services available to everyone.

I’m currently selling on my Facebook page and hope to sell at the occasional craft fayre/psychic fayre in the future when this option is once again available. My website may soon be no longer, but I hope to find another platform soon. In the meantime, I can be contacted via email at julia.jenkins@live.co.uk and if you sign up to my Newsletter I’ll still be sending them out, but in a simpler format.

I hope you’re keeping safe and well during these changing - and challenging - times!

Love, light and blessings

 

Julia

 

 

 

Unakite

 

Unakite is an opaque, soft green gemstone with patches of pink orthoclase feldspar.  It was first discovered in the Unaka mountain range in the USA. It has a healing effect on the heart chakra, releasing emotional blocks caused by painful experiences, and gives support during the grieving process. It teaches you to become more loving and compassionate towards yourself and others, and promotes harmonious relationships.

Unakite helps to open the third eye chakra, developing psychic ability and improving visualisation skills and helps to ground you after meditation or spiritual practices. During stressful times Unakite calms and balances the emotions and helps to ground excess energy.  It has a relaxing effect on the body and mind, and promotes restful and restorative sleep.

In healing work, Unakite uncovers the root cause of the problem and releases any blockages which could be preventing healing energies from flowing throughout the system. It releases long-standing negative thought patterns, obsessions or compulsions which have been holding you back, and supports you in taking the necessary actions to your life.

On a physical level, Unakite is beneficial to the reproductive system and is believed to be helpful during pregnancy. It is supportive during convalescence after lengthy illness or injury, promoting the growth of skin tissue and hair and aiding healing of the heart and lungs.

 

Calm and Peace Necklace

 

 

 

Lavender

 

(Lavandula Angustifolia, Lavandula Vera, Lavandula Officinalis)

Lavender is steam-distilled from the flowers of this widely-grown evergreen and fragrant shrub native to southern Europe. It has a light, floral and herbaceous fragrance. The aroma, quality and properties of the oil depends, (like a fine wine), not just on the variety, but on the growing conditions, such as altitude, climate and soil. For example, Lavender grown in the UK can be very different from high altitude Lavender oil from plants grown in the foothills of the French Alps.

Lavender essential oil has a soothing and balancing effect on the emotions, useful for anxiety, depression and mood swings. It calms nervous tension, and its sedative properties can promote peaceful sleep. If you suffer from insomnia you may benefit from a bath containing Lavender oil (6 drops diluted in a carrier oil), or try putting one or two drops on a tissue and place it inside your pillow. Lavender essential oil can also calm palpitations and bring down high blood pressure.

Used in a massage blend, its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties can be useful to soothe muscle pain, sprains and rheumatism, and can also be used to relieve headaches when massaged into the temples.

Lavender's anti-viral, antiseptic and antibacterial properties are also beneficial for respiratory infections, including bronchitis, colds, flu, sinusitis, laryngitis and throat infections. A steam inhalation with one or two drops of Lavender helps to reduce infection and speed up recovery.

Lavender is beneficial for most skin types, especially for skin which is prone to acne, as it balances sebum production and prevents infection. It is useful for minor burns and sunburn, relieving discomfort, promoting rapid healing and preventing scarring. One drop can be applied to a damp cotton bud and applied sparingly to cuts, insect bites or minor burns.  Although in an emergency it can be used neat - in very small amounts and over a very small area - this is best avoided as it can cause sensitisation of the skin.

On a subtle level, the energy vibration of Lavender is in harmony with the crown chakra and restores balance within the chakra system. Its gentle energy is beneficial for anyone who finds it difficult to be open to receive love, and it encourages bringing spirituality into our everyday lives. Lavender also has an affinity with Amethyst crystals.

Although Lavender essential oil is generally safe and a very versatile oil, it should be avoided in early pregnancy due to its stimulating effect on the uterus. Those with low blood pressure may also feel drowsy or light headed for a while after using this oil. For more information on the safe use of essential oils at home, 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.  

Moonstone, Pearl, and Alexandrite are the traditional gemstones for June which includes the birthdays of those born under the sign of Gemini (21st May-20th  June) and Cancer (21st June-22nd July). Both of these astrological signs also resonate with the energy vibrations of Calcite and Chrysoprase. Other beneficial gemstones include Agate, Apatite, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Sapphire, Tiger's Eye and Tourmaline for those born under the sign of Gemini, and Amber, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Emerald, Moss Agate, Rhodonite and Ruby for Cancerians.

 

 

 

Results of the Spring Giveaway!

 

Thank you to everyone who entered last month's giveaway to win a Protection Suncatcher. Congratulations to Nicola - your Suncatcher will be on its way to you as soon as I've confirmed your address.

 

 

 

 

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