Essential Oils Can Be Beneficial for Your Health and Mood

Neuroscience News

https://neurosciencenews.com/essential-oils-mood-19109/amp/

 Neuroscience News1 month ago

Summary: Researchers report essential oils may help improve mood and symptoms in those with anxiety and depression due to anti-oxidant effects on the brain.

Source: Monash University

New research from Monash University scientists has uncovered why certain essential oils can benefit mood.

The findings are published today in the journal Neurochemistry International

Essential oils (EOs) are mixtures of volatile compounds extracted from plants. They are used in aromatherapy because they can be released into the air and inhaled at room temperature. Inhaled EOs are readily taken up into the brain, which is distinct from bioactives in plant foods that are eaten.

However, despite the strong potential benefits for human health and especially for brain health, EO usage is not really optimized for type, or dose. This means that EOs are used in aromatherapy, without a good understanding of which ones are best for particular benefits. Until now, it wasn’t clear which types or what dose would produce the optimal benefit.

“Aromatherapy under particular conditions is reported to consistently enhance emotional health, including lowering anxiety and depression,” said Professor Louise Bennett, the study’s lead author from the Monash University School of Chemistry.

“However, achieving benefits requires understanding which types are best and what dose is required,” she said.

“We believe the interaction of essential oils with the naturally high levels of ascorbate (e.g. Vitamin C) in the brain can produce either anti-oxidant or pro-oxidant effects. It is the anti-oxidant, but not the pro-oxidant effects, that lead to the mood benefit,” said Professor Bennett.

For example, lavender EO has been consistently shown to produce a mood-improving effect, which researchers now believe is related to its strong anti-oxidant effect in the brain.

“For the first time, this work paves the way to select and classify EOs according to their mechanistic properties and to potentially develop inexpensive but effective therapies for the brain,” Professor Bennett said.

The study by Professor Bennett and Ph.D. candidate Minoli Aponso has been able to identify which EOs will benefit mood improvement and alternately, which ones will produce anti-infective properties.

“We are working towards developing EOs for a range of applications including: treating depression and anxiety, infection, inflammation and potentially even cancer,” Professor Bennett said.

The researchers are also working on understanding the dose required for beneficial effects.

“We can predict the volatile and potentially inhalable ‘dose’ of any EO and at any temperature, including climatic extremes,” said Minoli.

“This research represents a significant breakthrough as it characterizes the effects of EOs in the brain so as to optimisze their therapeutic potential.”

The findings are published today in the journal Neurochemistry International.

Essential oils (EOs) are mixtures of volatile compounds extracted from plants. They are used in aromatherapy because they can be released into the air and inhaled at room temperature. Inhaled EOs are readily taken up into the brain, which is distinct from bioactives in plant foods that are eaten.

However, despite the strong potential benefits for human health and especially for brain health, EO usage is not really optimized for type, or dose. This means that EOs are used in aromatherapy, without a good understanding of which ones are best for particular benefits. Until now, it wasn’t clear which types or what dose would produce the optimal benefit.

“Aromatherapy under particular conditions is reported to consistently enhance emotional health, including lowering anxiety and depression,” said Professor Louise Bennett, the study’s lead author from the Monash University School of Chemistry.

“However, achieving benefits requires understanding which types are best and what dose is required,” she said.

“We believe the interaction of essential oils with the naturally high levels of ascorbate (e.g. Vitamin C) in the brain can produce either anti-oxidant or pro-oxidant effects. It is the anti-oxidant, but not the pro-oxidant effects, that lead to the mood benefit,” said Professor Bennett.

Essential oils (EOs) are mixtures of volatile compounds extracted from plants. Image is in the public domain

For example, lavender EO has been consistently shown to produce a mood-improving effect, which researchers now believe is related to its strong anti-oxidant effect in the brain.

“For the first time, this work paves the way to select and classify EOs according to their mechanistic properties and to potentially develop inexpensive but effective therapies for the brain,” Professor Bennett said.

The study by Professor Bennett and Ph.D. candidate Minoli Aponso has been able to identify which EOs will benefit mood improvement and alternately, which ones will produce anti-infective properties.

“We are working towards developing EOs for a range of applications including: treating depression and anxiety, infection, inflammation and potentially even cancer,” Professor Bennett said.

The researchers are also working on understanding the dose required for beneficial effects.

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“We can predict the volatile and potentially inhalable ‘dose’ of any EO and at any temperature, including climatic extremes,” said Minoli.

“This research represents a significant breakthrough as it characterizes the effects of EOs in the brain so as to optimisze their therapeutic potential.”

About this psychology research news

Author: Press Office
Source: Monash University
Contact: Press Office – Monash University
Image: The image is in the public domain

Original Research: Closed access.
Anxiolytic effects of essential oils may involve anti-oxidant regulation of the pro-oxidant effects of ascorbic acid in the brain” by Minoli Aponso et al. Neurochemistry International

Abstract

Anxiolytic effects of essential oils may involve anti-oxidant regulation of the pro-oxidant effects of ascorbic acid in the brain

Essential oils (EOs) absorbed via inhalation are consistently reported to produce anxiolytic effects. The underlying neurochemical mechanisms, however, are not well understood. High concentrations of ascorbate in the human brain (∼10 mM in neurons) implicates this compound as a key signaling molecule and regulator of oxidative stress.

In this study, we demonstrate the significant in vitro capacity of ascorbate to produce H2O2 in the presence of oxygen at physiological pH values, peaking at ∼400 μM for ascorbate levels of 1.0 mg/mL. In comparison, individual EOs and selected neurotransmitters at similar concentrations produced <100 μM H2O2.

Systematic studies with binary and ternary mixtures containing ascorbate indicated that EOs and neurotransmitters could variably enhance (pro-oxidant, POX) or suppress (anti-oxidant, AOX) the production of H2O2 versus the ascorbate control, depending on the concentration ratios of the components in the mixture.

Moreover, the AOX/POX chemistry observed with binary mixtures did not necessarily predict effects with ternary mixtures, where the POX ascorbate chemistry tended to dominate.

A model is proposed to account for the ability of compounds with electron-donating capacity to catalytically regenerate ascorbate from intermediate oxidized forms of ascorbate, thus driving H2O2 production and exerting a net POX effect; whilst compounds that irreversibly reacted with oxidized forms of ascorbate suppressed the production of H2O2 and produced an overall AOX effect.

Since the anxiolytic effects of different EOs, including extracts of Lavendula angustifolia (lavender) and Salvia rosmarinus (rosemary), were associated with AOX regulation of H2O2 production by ascorbate, it can be concluded that these anxiolytic effects are potentially related to the AOX properties of EOs.

In contrast, EOs driving POX effects (eg, Junipenus communis (Juniper) berry EO) are proposed to be more useful for their potential anti-microbial or cancer cytotoxic applications.

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Dear #name#,

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter 2021 at NHR Organic Oils.
Spring is definitely in the air and Summer is even approaching. So here is to hope and growth and that our lives will look more normal in a few months from now.
We are just finally
getting to grips with Brexit issues and importing and exporting, but it has been a huge challenge with many impediments, but I feel we have found a way through. So thank you to all our EU customers for your patience and for staying with us.

We have taken on three new staff at NHR Organic oils: Guilia, Ezme and Niamh and who have brought such lovely new energy, talents and sweetness to NHR Organic Oils, so I would like to officially welcome them. They are working on a new website design (very long overdue!!) updating our photos and digitalizing our paper stock systems, as well as helping lovingly to bottle by hand all our wonderful organic oils.

We have some exciting new Oils and Blends: see details below in the newsletter or click on the following link new Organic Oils for 2021 and enjoy up to 50% savings on our spring sale!

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Michal Levin
Visionary Teacher, Intuitive Guide and Artist

Michal has just launched her new website this week, I recommend you have a look. It is clear, informative and she has just released her beautiful energy paintings, that she has been working on over the last few years. I have been working with Michal for over 25 years, my life has been deeply transformed in so many ways, the journey and gratitude go ever deeper, as each layer reveals itself, for another opportunity for growth.

There are not many teachers I have met in my life who I can unreservedly recommend, actually only one person…. Michal. My nature is fiercely discriminating.
Of course, I am acutely aware that what is right for me is not necessarily right for others. We all have our individual path to growth, respecting difference is deeply ingrained in me, as is the love of the sacred, which joins us all. Most importantly how to integrate all this into everyday life, normally, grounded and strong, is truly personal and individual.

Yet it feels right to write about Michal’s teachings and her abilities to truly help others, in case there are a few who resonate with her. So do please have a look at the links below and her new website.

Monthly intuitive Message MIM
Michal interprets the energy for the month, and writes a meditation journey in tune with deepening our understanding and growth for the month ahead for more details
click here 

Soul’s Path Interactive online study Course
An in-depth online course for inner growth
Click here  for more details.
Completion allows you to join:

A monthly online meditation group called Leap Meditation 
Click here for details

Free Q & A session online live Soul Development.
Thursday 24 June, 4.30 pm UK . for more details
click here  and look for Soul Development:

For other ways of working with Michal
click here

Sign up new Michal mailing list here
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The Milimani Orphanage
we need your HELP

I have been working with the Milimani Orphanage on and off for over 15 years. My vision for this year is to transform it from a struggling orphanage school in Kenya, into a thriving school to give these truly vulnerable children a real chance.
May 2021 update on new projects with money raised by NHR Organic oils report 2021
Project Report
and
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NEW for 2021 Organic Essential Oils
Organic Aniseed Essential Oil (Pimpinella anisum)
Organic Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum sanctum)
Organic St. John’s Wort Essential Oil (Hypericum perforatum)
Organic Lavender Maillette Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Organic White Spruce Essential Oil (Picea glauca)
Organic Swiss Pine Essential Oil (Pinus cembra)
Organic Gum & Mouth Oil Blend 

Or Click here for full list of New organic essential oils

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New for 2021 Organic Base Oils
Organic Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Organic Aloe Vera Oil (Aloe barbadensis/Helianthus annuus)
Organic Amaranth Seed Oil (Amaranthus caudatus)
Organic Cashew Nut Oil (Anacardium occidentale)
Organic Pistachio Kernel Oil(Pistacia vera)

Or Click here for full list of New Organic base oils




NEW NHR Organic Anti-Tick Insect bite Mosquito Midge Tick oil,

Mosquito and Midge repellent oil and spray.
Ticks and Lyme disease are getting ever more common in the UK and worldwide. Lyme disease is one those hidden and so often undiagnosed disease that is causing so many people problems. Midges as many of us know are a real issue sometimes in Scotland and we are all familiar with mosquitos when we travel, and now in the south of England they are becoming more common… global warming.
So I thought it was time to make a powerful anti tick and anti midge and mosquito repellent, concentrated blend and spray. It is really effective and you can buy it in various sizes from 30ml.
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NEW Organic Oils 2021

Organic Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum sanctum)

Aroma – Fresh spicy and herbal with a slight clove-like aroma.
Extraction –  Steam distillation from the blossoms and plant.
Mind & Spirit – Mentally cleansing and stimulating. Meditation.
Country of Origin – India
Also known as – Tulsi or Tulasi
Traditional use – Holy Basil is a sacred plant of India, where it is planted around sacred places to protect them from negative influences. It is a component in many ayurvedic treatments, and has as its main action a support for the respiratory, immune and digestive systems. Warming, energising and uplifting. Useful for everyday muscle aches, and clearing for chest and lungs.
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NEW – Organic Cashew Nut Oil (Anacardium occidentale)

Botanical Name – Anacardium occidentale
Extraction Method – CO2 Extraction.
Aroma – Mild, nutty
Country of Origin – Burkina Faso
Uses – This oil will provide a smooth texture to your skin helping it to retain moisture due to the high amounts of unsaturated fatty acids.
Rich in Vitamin E, it plays a vital role in anti-aging products.
Excellent in skincare for issues such as skin infections, warts and fungal infections. In hair care it can be useful for premature greying and falling/thinning hair due to the melanin content. Menopausal sleep issues may be alleviated with cashew nut oil.
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New Organic Oils ~ Immune Defence range
We have some amazing new products for cleansing and protecting you and your home such as Organic Antiseptic Foaming Handwash, Immune Defence Blend, Thieves Oil Blend and Organic Antiviral surface sprays.

We have a very strong Organic Antiviral blend of essential oils and Organic Essential oil waters and Organic Liquid hand wash soap called:


Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil

Organic ‘Thieves’ Essential Oil

Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil Water
Really helpful for disinfecting and  spraying face masks and hands


Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Hand Wash, liquid soap
(Limited stock)
380ml
A special blend of powerful antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal organic essential oils to aid immune defence and help protect your hands. This powerful and protective blend of organic essential oils is in an organic liquid soap base. Sold in a large 380ml bottle with pump dispenser.  Aroma – Fresh, clean, eucalyptus-like Organic Hand Wash
Contains certified organic essential oils of: Tea Tree* (Melaleuca alternifolia) Lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia) Eucalyptus* (Eucalyptus globulus) Rosemary* (Rosmarinus officinalis) Oregano* (Oreganum vulgare) Red Thyme* (Thymus zygis) Lemon* (Citrus limon).


NEW Organic Gum & Mouth Oil Blend


Restorative organic oil blend for healthy mouth & gums, antibacterial and soothing.

Directions – Add 1-5 drops to toothbrush with toothpaste and brush as normal. Use every two or three days for a month, stop for one month, then restart.

All organic ingredients – Almond* (Prunus amygdalus dulcis), Lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Eucalyptus* (Eucalyptus globulus), Peppermint, (Mentha piperita), Frankincense* (Boswellia neglecta), Lemon* (Citrus Limon), Sage* (Salvia offcinalis), Clove (Eugenia caryophyllus), Yarrow* (Achillea millefolium). *From organic farming.

Caution – Avoid with very sensitive skin, high blood pressure, and epilepsy. Not for use with children under 3 or during pregnancy.

Story from Kolinka Zinovieff
About 5 years ago my dentist told me my gums were receding badly in various places and sent me to the periodontist and was adamant I needed deep gum tissue and root cleaning work to avoid further tooth and bone loss, it was very serious they said! The procedure sounded fine and normal until I asked them what they actually did! It involves peeling back your gums or tearing them away from your teeth, to put it bluntly, then cleaning the bacteria and scale from the roots and re-stitching your gums back into place….. “ouch” was my reaction. Apparently, this is a normal standard periodontal deep cleaning procedure. Anyway, I delayed it for 3 years with ever increasing pressure from my dentist and further receding gums and threats of bone and tooth loss. “There is no alternative apart from losing your teeth and more bone loss” they all said in unison. Making me feel ever more irresponsible for the delay. It seems this condition runs in my family. I decided to do some research and experiments and created an NHR blend of very strong antibacterial and gum healing essential oils. And for two years put a few drops on my toothbrush every day for a week and then stopped for a few weeks. Then returning to my dentist after two years, he said I was the first patient he had ever seen whose gums had healed, and have started to grow back, and not recede further and even accepted I no longer needed to see a periodontist….. phew. Obviously, gum disease has many causes and we also have to look into stress, diet, exercise as well. But this new NHR Gum Healing oil really helped me. So yet again thank you to these amazing organic essential oils. Always use with advice from your dental practitioners.


Organic NHR Base Oil Mini Kit

We have a lovely travel mini kit Organic base oils to use  and try out. These base oils have wonderful therapeutic and skin healing properties.

Organic Base Oil Mini Travel and Sample Pack (Pack 1)
Five 10ml bottles of the most popular organic base oils from our range:
Almond – Perfect for massage, moisturising and make up removal.
Apricot – Vitamin rich. Facial massage, especially sensitive complexions.
Borage – Rich in GLA’s, cooling and nourishing
Jojoba – Mimics sebum in the skin, well absorbed, protective.
Rosehip – Skin regenerating, vitamin rich. Scar tissue can benefit

Organic Base Oil Mini Travel and Sample Pack (Pack 2)
Five 10ml bottles of the most popular organic base oils from our range:
Argan – Hair, skin & nails, regulates the skin’s sebum. Cooling.
Avocado – Vitamins A, E &D. Good for mature skin. Hands and nails.
Camelina – Nourishing, with antioxidants and omega 3. Normal/oily skin.
Camellia – Rejuvenating for damaged hair, skin & scalp. Antioxidant rich.
Hemp – Nutritious and cooling for itchy skin. Valuable omegas and EFA’s

Click here for details

NEW
Organic Pistachio Orange Chocolate Truffles
With NHR Organic Oils Orange essential Oil

Four delicious raw vegan chocolate truffles which contain NHR Organic Oils Orange essential oil, making them extra delicious!
The great taste of orange with a subtle flavour and crunch from the distinctive pistachio nuts. The rich orange ganache is a clear winner for orange chocolate lovers.

54g. Ingredients: Cacao Butter (27%)*, Coconut Blossom Sugar*, Cashew Nuts*, Cacao Powder (14%)*, Pistachio Nuts (5%)*, Maple Syrup, Orange Extract in Sunflower oil(<1%)*;Orange Essential Oil (<1%)* *= organic ALLERGEN ADVICE: CONTAINS NUTS

NEW – Organic Lime Berry Chocolate Truffles – With NHR Organic Oils Lime essential Oil

Four delicious raw vegan chocolate truffles which contain NHR Organic Oils Lime essential oil making them extra delicious! The great taste of Lime with a surprising range of flavours and textures from the added berries nestled into the sweet chocolate. The lime and berry aromas set the taste buds tingling as you take your first bite.

54g. Ingredients: Cacao Butter (26%)*, Coconut Blossom Sugar*, Cashew Nuts*, Cacao Powder (13%)*, Cranberries (sweetened with Apple Juice)*, Maple Syrup*, Lime Essential Oil (<1%)*, Raspberry Powder (<1%)*. *=organic.  ALLERGY ADVICE: CONTAINS NUTS

Click here for more Chocolates







Mill Retreat Centre news
2021

We are hoping to re-open this summer in July, fingers crossed.
The Mill has been completely redecorated and updated, and the barn converted, so it is all looking shiny new and elegant,  so all we need is some lovely visitors to come and the corona virus to go way.
 

 

We have been so heartened by all your support and care.

With best of healing wishes,

Kolinka

And all at NHR Organic Oils

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NHR Organic Oils and Mill Retreat Centre Autumn Newsletter 2020

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food grade certified organic essential oils in the world.
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NHR Organic Oils and Mill Retreat Centre Autumn Newsletter 202050% HUGE SALE 10-20% off EVERYTHING ELSE STARTS Monday 28th September
ENDS Monday 5th October 5pm   


Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter 2020 at NHR Organic Oils.It has been an extraordinary year of upheaval and change for so many, with heartbreaking and extraordinary challenges. It also feels a time of huge inner growth and inner challenge and hope in equal measure. Obvioulsy Coronavirus has changed all our lives in ways none of us have ever experienced. For some it has been so hard physically, others financially and for all of us a huge change. I have tried my hardest to support everyone around me at home and work and further afield in Kenya, I am really fortunate to be able to support the Milimani Orphanage School there, and help prevent it from closing down.

At times it has been really hard for me personally and for all the people I work with, having to completely close down the Mill Retreat Centre, and deal with all the knock-on effects in the lives of the people and staff involved. There is huge hope, so I wanted to share some of the new developments at NHR Organic Oils and at the Mill Retreat Centre, as well as other areas that I am feeling passionate about and believe can really help us all during this time.  I also need your financial support with transforming the Milimani Orphanage. 

There are 8 main topics summarized below, which are in greater detail within the newsletter.1. Autumn Sale 50% off

Organic Walnut Oil (Juglans regia) 100ml £17.60 SALE 50% off £8.80

Organic Rapeseed Oil (Brassica campestris) 100ml £11.40 SALE 50% off £5.70

Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) 100ml £6.47 SALE 50% off £12.94

Organic Coconut Oil Deodorised (Cocus nucifera) 100ml £11.37 SALE 50% off £5.68

Organic Geranium Floral Water 100ml £15.30 SALE 50% off £7.64 & 1kg £30.65 SALE 50% off £15.32

Organic Lavender Floral Water 100ml £15.22 SALE 50% off £7.79 & 1kg £26.17 SALE 50% off £13.08 and 5KG.
* NEW * Organically grown non-certified Ravensara Essential Oil (Ravensara aromatica) 10ml to 1 litre sizes from £17.16 SALE 50% off £8.58For ALL 50% Sale Oils Click Here10-20% off EVERYTHING ELSE 2Michal Levin Energy Remedies 
Extraordinarily powerful remedies made by Michal Levin, who is a teacher I have been working with for over 25 years now. Click here  or read below for more details 3Michal Levin paintings
Michal Levin has recently painted some beautiful works of art, and she has created some prints from them which are now for sale. When I first saw one of the prints a few weeks ago, I was deeply touched by it, and it’s quite rare for paintings to really move me, but when they do it feels such a wonderful experience. These prints felt almost alive and moving, as in animated, but also reminded me of the great masters of old – so both new fresh and alive and old at the same time. I now have one in my bedroom and it brings joy and expansiveness to me every day. So I wanted to share them with you.
Michal has transmitted her energy deeply into her work.
For more details please click here   


4.
 Masks for Coronavirus
It is really important to understand the different masks and the pros and cons of each with regards to the coronavirus. We have some for sale at cost price and for more details of which masks work and which do not, please read the full article below.


5. New –  Certified organic blend to repel ticks and biting insects launched at NHR Organic Oils. We are pleased to introduce:
‘Organic Anti-Tick, Mosquito & Midge Oil Blend’
 Click here for details or see below. 6. The Milimani Orphanage School – We need your HELP
I am feeling deeply passionate about and have been working with the Milimani Orphanage on and off for over 15 years. My vision for this year is to transform it from a struggling orphanage school in Kenya, into a thriving school to give these truly vulnerable children a real chance. Please go to our Crowdfunding page where we want to raise £30,000 to set up many new education opportunities. Please read the full article within the newsletter below
or click here for more details
Click here to donate
7. New – NHR Organic Oils Antiseptic & Immune Defence range
I have found the new NHR Antiseptic & Immune Defence Handwash and the new Antiseptic & Immune Defence mouth sprays really helpful. My routine is when I get home from visiting shops or any busy outdoor area, is to spray my mouth, throat and mask with NHR’s Antiseptic Immune Defence spray. I think it is really effective at stopping the viral particle from penetrating the skin within the throat and mouth. I carry a small portable 30ml spray bottle with me when going out. They are available to buy now on our website click here for details 

We have some amazing new products for helping with the coronavirus, 
Organic Antiseptic Hand Wash and
Organic Mouth & Throat sprays.
Read below or click here for more details.


8
.  BBC local coronavirus checker
The UK government/BBC has released local coronavirus weekly updates, so you can now see for yourself how many cases are in your local area, and if they are going up or down. Giving you the opportunity to actually evaluate risk, which I think is really helpful – click here for details 
Coronavirus cases in Brighton have jumped from an average of 5 to 10 per week over the last 3 months to over 50 a week in September. So we are planning on sending our staff at NHR back to working from home this week and the rest of staff in lockdown and NHR bubble mode. If the rise continues at this rate it would not surprise me that Brighton is the next local lockdown area.  9.NEW 2020 Organic Essential Oils – Coming soon
Click here for full details
Organic Aniseed Essential Oil (Pimpinella anisum)
Organic Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum sanctum)
Organic Dill Leaf Essential Oil (Anethum graveolens)
Organic Lavender Maillette Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Organic Green Pepper Essential Oil (Piper nigrum)
Or Click here for the full list of new organic essential oils10. New 2020 Organic Base Oils – Coming soon
Click here for full details
Organic Aloe Vera Oil (Aloe barbadensis/Helianthus annuus)
Organic Amaranth Seed Oil (Amaranthus caudatus)
Organic Cashew Nut Oil (Anacardium occidentale)
Organic Pistachio Kernel Oil (Pistacia vera)
Click here for the full list of new organic essential oils More detailed articles below of summary points above
NEW Michal Levin Energy Remedies

This is a set of three beautiful energy remedies. Created by Michal Levin, they are sold in glass micro 1 ml vials with silk coloured ribbons.
Please note we only have a limited quantity.We are not sure at this stage if Michal will be making any more, but it is a possibility. It has been a huge amount of work and energy for Michal to create these very special and powerful energy remedies.Note from Kolinka Zinovieff: I have worked with Michal Levin now for nearly 25 years and her ability to help and transform peoples’ lives and energy is deeply inspiring. I have just put on the ‘Freedom from Fear’ remedy, as they arrived today, and I am really enjoying the experience. I am selling them at cost price, so all the money raised will go towards supporting Michal Levin and her work at the Michal Levin Institute. See below for more details or click: Michal Levin instituteI cannot think of any work more important than this to support, which is basically helping us all to become more integrated and who we truly are, deepening our connection with our hearts, our spirits and with humanity.
 
ENERGY VIALS 2020A letter from Michal Levin

 ………..A request came from my friend and long-time member of our group, Kolinka Zinovieff of NHR Organic Oils, Kolinka remembered that many years ago I used to give clients energy remedies, in physical form, with some very successful results over a number of years. Couldn’t I make some remedies that would be useful now, he asked? As it happened, I had been experimenting with remedies for several months, and trying them out on myself.

My body was compromised, perhaps by radiation exposure in childhood, and/or for whatever other reasons. As some of you know, I need to work hard on maintaining physical well-being. But physical remedies, even supplements, are often too harsh for me, so I have been experimenting with devising energy remedies.

Kolinka’s question came at just the right time. I have found three “recipes” that I think are helpful in strengthening the body’s energetic core in the face of both internal and external pressures. Now – let’s be very clear. I am not suggesting a cure, or a vaccination or any kind of remedy against Covid19. Absolutely not. But I am suggesting three remedies that may, perhaps, on the subtle level that we work, help you maintain your energetic self in the turbulence of the current circumstances, and strengthen your core.

I had not thought of offering them to anyone else. Not least because of the time, trouble and expense of doing so. It’s hard to describe the cost of formulating the remedies on me. The strongest active constituent in the remedies is my highest energy – just as when I offer as I occasionally still do, to take a group on a meditation journey and show them dimensions they would not reach by themselves, or harness the power of the light to offer them healing. I have tried to encapsulate a version of that energy in three different remedies. Now hearing what I was doing, Kolinka immediately offered help – practical, financial and admin help!

So – I set to work. Of course, I have only been able to make a limited quantity, but with luck, in time, perhaps I may be able to make a few more. We have put together a pack of three tiny vials, each containing one of each of the three “energy remedies”. ……..But, of course, you can wear two or even three vials at the same time if you are drawn to do so. 
So, the three vials are:

Peace and Purity, which comes with a blue ribbon.
Freedom from Fear, which comes with a green ribbon.
Brave and Beautiful, which comes with a black, or strong pink ribbon.

 
If you would like to purchase a set you can do so here. I hope you enjoy my “energy remedies” and that they reach deep within you and strengthen your most authentic self. Go well, be well,
 
Love Michal

See https://www.michallevininstitute.com For more details on Michals work
Click here to buy Remedies
NEW KN95 Face Masks
We are selling KN95 masks at cost price, as they are so needed now and much more effective than standard medical masks which don’t create an air seal around your face. KN95 do actually seal around the face and have an exhaust valve to let out your breath for use outside, and we have non valve version to use inside.

Doctors and nurses now wear these masks as part of their PPE. It is important to understand there are now quite a few different types of mask and they all have different uses, some are very effective and some are not. This is leading to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding in the press and medical advice, as masks are being grouped together as one thing…. they are not. Medical masks are not as effective as a KN95 mask see photos below.
You can also use a KN95 mask without a valve in enclosed spaces indoors, this will stop you spreading the virus which can escape through the KN95 valved version.
 But the valved KN95 mask is better to use outside or when you are exercising, when you need to breathe more deeply, or to allow your breath to escape more easily.
 In summary, use the facemask with the valve outdoors and the mask without the valve indoors to protect others. For greater detail on all the different masks click here: https://fastlifehacks.com/n95-vs-ffp/This pleated blue mask is called a medical mask. They are the standard issue and the thinnest, cheapest and least protective. They do help to stop spread the virus, but are not very effective at stopping you from catching it.This mask below is the KN95 or FFP2 or FFP3 depending on type. They are the most effective and we have them for sale with or without a valve.
Click here to buy them
 
KN95 mask with or without a valve Basic blue medical mask is not as good as KN95 masks

COVID19 APP

There is a really good Covid19 App, That records the Coronavirus symptoms, over 4 million people have been using in the UK over the last 6 months, reporting everyday how they feel and their symptoms. It is really helping the NHS with its research and tracking in real time the spread of the coronavirus, much more accurately. It’s free, try downloading and reporting daily. It helps us all understand the virus better.https://covid.joinzoe.com/
 
Help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well . Download the app You can help fight COVID-19 by aiding research. Join 4,241,950 members of the public supporting the NHS and scientists in the UK. Together we can get out of lockdown safely and beat the disease. 

The top five symptoms in school aged children who test positive for COVID are;
 fatigue (55%)
 headache (53%)
 fever (49%)
 sore throat (38%)
 and loss of appetite (35%).
 
This was different compared to the App’s data on adults;

 fatigue (87%)
 headache (72%)
loss of smell (60%)
 persistent cough (54%)
 and sore throat (49%)
In addition to this, research from the app has also found that one in six (15%) children who test positive for COVID also present with an unusual skin rash. 
NEW – Organic Anti-Tick, Mosquito & Midge Repellent Oil Blend
Tick, Mosquito and Midge repellent oil & spray.
Ticks and Lyme disease are getting ever more common in the UK and worldwide. Lyme disease is one those hidden and so often undiagnosed diseases that is causing so many people problems. Midges as many of us know are a real issue sometimes in Scotland and we are all familiar with mosquitos when we travel. Now in the South of England they are becoming more common.

So I thought it was time to make a powerful tick, midge and mosquito repellent – an all one product in a concentrated oil and spray. It is really effective and you can buy it in concentrated oil form in three sizes with an optional spray top.

(We also have an Organic Gum Healing Oil Blend, which is planned to be released later this year.)
Click Here for more details
NEW Organic Oils in detail – 2020
We are about to offer a Steam Distilled Organic Jasmine essential oil later this year. We are really excited to launch this new certified organic Jasmine food grade essential oil.It is the first time an organic essential oil from steam distillation has been made from Jasmine. It is such a beautiful oil we really recommend it. Traditionally the heat from steam distillation harms the essential oils in Jasmine flower petals and also to a lesser extent other flower oils such as Rose and Neroli.So after years of experimentation we are really excited to be able to offer a steam distilled organic Jasmine essential oil that is no longer harmed by the distillation process because of the changes in the technique. We cannot share this process with you – it is our grower’s ‘secret de maison’ and was worked on for many years. The oil will be available later this year, 2020.
NEW Organic Sacha Inchi base Oil (Plukenetia volubilis) 100ml  £19.36
Botanical Name Plukenetia volubilis
Extraction Method – Cold pressed
Aroma – Nutty
Country of Origin – Peru
Uses – Anti-inflammatory, soothing and skin healing. May be beneficial for treating scars, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, stretch marks and depigmentation. As a hair treatment, it makes hair brighter and easier to comb. It may even prevent hair loss. Absorbs quickly. Particularly suitable for damaged, problem, dry or mature skin. Also known as – Pracaxi Nut. (Although it is called a nut, it is actually a seed).
Click Here for details or to buy



NHR Organic Oils is supporting the
Milimani Orphanage School in Kenya
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT PLEASE
PLEASE HELP US RAISE £30,0000

 NHR Organic Oils has been involved with the Milimani Orphanage in Kenya for a number of years now. It has 165 vulnerable children and around 15 staff and teachers. Recently it has been a huge challenge for them to find funding and the coronavirus is putting extra pressure on the orphanage.

So this year I am with NHR Organic Oils funding the whole orphanage.

I feel I am at the stage where giving back feels more and more needed and it is interesting how so many people are now feeling this. That is why it feels so rewarding and important to be able to use NHR Organic Oils to help and support and give us all an opportunity to help and support and transform in our lives, and for me the Milimani Orphanage.It is run by Victor Odula and it is his and my vision to transform it from a struggling orphanage into a thriving school with amazing opportunities for the children. A lot of the children are very vulnerable, some with HIV and little prospect of getting skills or a proper education. The school is in an area surrounded by extreme poverty with often the older children being forced or coerced into the sex trade and drugs to get enough money to survive and the only way to earn money. We have a real opportunity to work directly with this orphanage, which I know very well and have been involved with for over 15 years, so every pound you and we donate goes directly to them.
Slide show of the girls at the orphanage

The total running costs for the whole orphanage, all 15 staff and feeding the 165 children is less than £10,000 per year for everything. This is a huge amount of money to the orphanage, but to us, comparatively much less, as this amount would hardly pay the wages of one person in the UK.
 NHR Organic Oils is paying this amount at the moment to fund the orphanage. However the orphanage is only just surviving because of recent loss of funding and the coronavirus. I would love to see them thrive, and be given a real chance in all their lives, I think this is really possible and would not take that much money if we all pay a little bit, We need to raise £30,000.

The money will pay for the following long term education and development projects which will last for years to come and transform the lives of these children. They will have then have the skills to actually work and make a living and earn their own money, and have a real chance in their lives.This money you donate will go towards the following:

A forest and vegetable growing environmental Centre for both food and education – £1,565

Computer ICT Resource Centre and class with 20 PC’s allowing the children access to online education and learn to use the internet and computer skills – £7,001
 
A vocation Centre and workshop for carpentry and welding including all tools giving the children vocational skills to get work – £5,843A tailoring and dressmaking class with all material again giving the children vocational skills to get work – £4,114A farming course and a field on which to farm and grow food and crops to both feed the orphanage and learn how to feed themselves and for the children to set up for own farms in the future – £3.307
 
Transportation Vehicle £7,090GRAND TOTAL £28,921For full breakdown of costs please click hereThe total cost to set up all these projects and to a give the children real practical skills to both feed themselves and find work and transform their lives, rather than just survive, is only £28,921. These projects will last for many years to come and potentially transform hundreds of children’s lives.NHR Organic Oils is going to donate £5,000 of this amount on top of the running costs for the whole orphanage, that we already donate.Watch two short 1 minute videos of the children Click here and   click here
 PLEASE will you help us raise the rest of the money, it is a relatively small amount of money for most us. If we all contribute £50 to £500, it will make a huge difference to hundreds of children for years to come, as this amount is a one-off fee to set up all these projects.
Click here to donate    
 
If you need any more information on the Milimani Orphanage School or a full breakdown of how the money raised will be used, please go to the NHR Website and click Charity or Click Here
 
“Dear Kolinka and NHR Organic Oil Company, Thanks for accepting to support the school financially. Your support has brought enormous contributions towards the orphaned children and the entire orphanage in general. With your financial support, we are able to feed the orphans at the school. The orphans only rely on this food we provide. Some of the kids are on HIV drugs which require them to feed properly. Feeding the children has always been a problem in the institution and we are glad you helped us go over it, we thank you for the support. We were also able to purchase learning materials for the children. We managed to pay teachers their monthly salaries and this has impacted positively on the teachers’ motivation to work without fear of lack of payments. We really appreciate your help and this has really helped us to steadily run the orphanage. We are looking forward to your continued support.” -Victor Odula (Director, Milimani Rusinga Organization)
Click here to donate  

We have a NEW very strong Organic Antiviral blend of essential oils with Organic Liquid Soap, called
 Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence
Hand Wash / Liquid soap

Also see:
Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil
Organic ‘Thieves’ Essential Oil
Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil Water
Really helpful for disinfecting and spraying face masks and hands
Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Hand Wash / Liquid Soap
A special blend of powerful antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal organic essential oils to aid immune defence
and help protect your hands.
This powerful and protective blend of organic essential oils is in an
organic liquid soap base. In a large 380ml bottle
with pump dispenser.
Aroma – Fresh, clean, eucalyptus-like.
(Limited stock) 380ml.
Contains certified organic essential oils of: Tea Tree* (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia), Eucalyptus* (Eucalyptus globulus), Rosemary* (Rosmarinus officinalis), Oregano* (Oreganum vulgare), Red Thyme* (Thymus zygis), Lemon* (Citrus limon)

Research papers and articles on antiviral properties of essential oils.

Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture.Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil on Influenza virus A/PR/8: study on the mechanism of action.
Inactivation of Airborne Influenza Virus by Tea Tree and Eucalyptus OilsTea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is a traditional medicine used by indigenous Australians and has been shown to have excellent activity against a range of bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), yeasts, and herpes simplex virus.
From: Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition), 2017









Mill Retreat Centre news 2020

Due to the coronavirus we have had to sadly close the Mill Retreat Centre for 2020.
 We are giving full refunds including deposits to all groups, as we know what a challenging time it is for us
and for everyone.
We are in the middle of completely redecorating the Mill Retreat Centre during 2020, so it will look shiny and fresh, and even more beautiful for 2021.

We are even renovating the rear barn to make some extra bedrooms and living space see photos below. So we are all looking forward to welcoming you for 2021.
 David our lovely cook at the Mill Retreat Centre is now helping out with the barn renovations New Dining room wooden floor freshly laid and varnished to help with soften the sound levels.We have changed to sustainable recycled paper packaging at NHR Organic Oils
and ending the use of plasticNew recycled paper bubble wrap to replace our plastic packagingFor the last 6 months, Will our Packaging Manager, has been on a mission to change all our packaging, for example our recycled plastic bubble wrap, to sustainable recycled paper bubble wrap packaging. When it comes to parcel packaging, our push to go green is a priority for us. We no longer buy any new plastic for parcel packaging.

New recycled paper craft bubble wrap
Eco biodegradable corn starch packing chips
New paper fragile tape
Paper filled padded envelopes

Ecotricity power supply from 100% renewable sources

Eco biodegradable corn starch packing chips  
New recycled paper fragile tape (left) will replace plastic tape (right) 

NHR is supplied by Ecotricity
100% green electricity I really hope we can all support each other during this very challenging time of the
 
coronavirus and you find our powerful organic oils helpful in your healing journey. We have been so heartened by all your support and care. Please bear with us when you  are ordering as it taking us a few extra days to get things out and the postal services are all a bit slower too.With best of healing wishes,Kolinkaand all at NHR Organic Oils   NHR ORGANIC OILS, 24 CHATHAM PLACE, BRIGHTON BN1 3TN (UK)
Tel. (UK) 0845 310 8066 or 012737 46505 Tel. Toll Free USA:18668160195 International Tel. +44 1273746505
Email: support@nhrorganicoils.com Website: www.nhrorganicoils.co
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We have a few KN95 masks we are selling at cost price

KN95 mask with valve

We have a few KN95 masks we are selling at cost price, as we know they are difficult to buy.They are very useful for immune vulnerable and elderly who if you have to go to shops or use public transport or interact with strangers.
They are reusable, we advise spraying them after each use with our Immune defence essential water spray, see Organic floral waters menu. 
Please note the design and type of mask may vary. Maximum of x1 pack of 5 per customer.

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NHR Powerful organic Antiviral immune defence blends


NHR Organic Oils have some very strong blends of  Organic Antiviral blend of essential oils and Organic Essential oil waters and Organic Liquid hand wash soap called
:


Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil Blend

Organic ‘Thieves’ Essential Oil Blend

Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Essential Oil Water

Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Hand Wash liquid soap (Limited stock)

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For the latest updates on UK Government list of risk countries

For the latest updates on UK Government list of risk countries  please click here

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Coronavirus Covid-19


For advice on prevention and understanding Covid-19 symptoms and how to avoid catching it please click here 
http://www.millretreatcentre.com/frame.php?page=info_20

From NHR Organic Oils

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Coronavirus Covod-19 and organic essential oils


Any recommendations here are at your own risk and for you to evaluate your self and take full responsibility for their effectiveness we are not giving any guarantees. Basic hygiene and handwashing are one the most important actions, and to be fully protected you will need full-face double filter rubber masks, as worn with Hazmat suits in hospital, but the organic essential oils below can be a useful additional layer of protection which adds to a simple paper mask and good basic hygiene and handwashing.

Coronavirus Covod-19 and organic essential oils
We have been having lots of enquiries about the antiviral properties of organic essential oils, and advice on what might help with the Coronavirus Covod-19,  especially when travelling on planes and trains and public transport etc The most effective idea we have come across from some of our customer’s recommendations is: To put 5-10 drops of organic Tea Tree essential oil onto your face mask every few hours or twice a day. Other Essential oils that have strong antiviral properties are Organic Eucalyptus, Organic Oregano, Organic Sage, Organic Thyme and Organic Manuka essential oils. These will add the traditional antiviral properties of organic essential oils to the lining of the mouth lungs and throat when you breathe them in through the mask.  See research papers below on anti-viral nature of Tea Tree.

Please be aware of sensible use of essential oils and to rotate use of oils to give the body a day or two breaks between using oils, so as not to overload one system. Always get advice from a professional practitioner

Research papers and articles on antiviral properties of Tea Tree essential oil.

Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture. 

Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil on Influenza virus A/PR/8: study on the mechanism of action.  

Inactivation of Airborne Influenza Virus by Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils 

Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is a traditional medicine used by indigenous Australians and has been shown to have excellent activity against a range of bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), yeasts, and herpes simplex virus.  From: Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition), 2017




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2019 We have changed to sustainable recycled paper packaging at NHR Organic Oils and ending the use of plastic.

Packaging Information

For the last 6 months, Will our packaging manager, has been on a mission to change all our packaging, for example our plastic bubble wrap, to sustainable recycled paper bubble wrap packaging.  When it comes to parcel packaging, our push to go green is a priority for us. We no longer buy any new plastic for parcel packaging. 

New recycled paper craft Bubble wrap

Eco recycled corn packing chips

New Paper fragile tape

Paper filled padded envelopes

Ecotricity power supply from wind

We are now using die cut 3D honeycomb structure recycled Kraft paper with tissue interleaf paper as a sustainable alternative to bubble wrap. Small orders are now sent out in recyclable padded paper fibre envelopes instead of plastic bubble rape lined ones. we use corn-based  When we have a delivery with styro chips or bubble wrap, we reuse them to keep them in circulation for as long as possible so that they don’t just end up in landfill or the sea. We also reuse cardboard and Kraft paper. We are about to source natural bottles plastic alternatives for example bamboo, sugar cane, rice husk, hemp bottles so we can stop using plastic petro plastic bottles and jars.

It feels such an important time for everyone to do all our can to help with the environment. For example all our power is supplied by Ecotricity with is 100% guaranteed to be from sustainable sources only

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Seed Synbiotic probiotic day one Tuesday 9th July 2019

My first day trying these new Seed Probiotics, called Male Daily SynbioticYour Daily Synbiotic (probiotics + prebiotics) for systemic benefits beyond digestive health.

I took only one capsule around 6pm (recommended dose and when I went to bed at 11pm I felt mildly nauseous and a slight tummy ache. I also had a restless night feeling the affects of the probiotics and a bit uncomfortable in my gut. So will see how they settle over the next few days.

The instructions warn it can take a week for the body to adjust to the new formula.

They have a double capsule release system and are able to reach deeper into the gut and stay viable.

Kolinka


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