Frankincense

Top 11 Reasons to Start Using Frankincense Oil
Written by Dr. Joseph MercolaFact Checked

January 10, 2019

Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly-concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts
Frankincense essential oil — commonly referred to as the King of Oils — is made from the resin of either the Boswellia sacra or Boswellia carterii tree
Frankincense essential oil is pale yellow-green with a woody, earthy and spicy aroma. Traditionally used in many religious holy rites, it is also commonly used as an ingredient in perfumes and skin care products
Substances found in frankincense essential oil have been scientifically shown to speed wound healing, reduce inflammation and stress, boost immune function, improve oral and uterine health, treat respiratory issues and digestive disorders, promote sleep and fight cancer
Several studies have demonstrated that alpha-pinene, a bioactive ingredient in frankincense oil, induces cell death in cancer cells, including malignant melanoma cells, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer cells
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Scents can have a powerful influence on your well-being. Aromatherapy, which uses concentrated essences of various botanicals, allows you to harness the olfactory power of plants for healing on many levels. Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly-concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.

There are hundreds and many thousands of essential oils available if you factor in combinations, each with its own potential benefits. That said, one essential oil that stands out above the crowd is frankincense essential oil — commonly referred to as the King of Oils — made from the resin of either the Boswellia sacra or Boswellia carterii tree.

Boswellia trees grow in African and Arabian regions, including Yemen, Oman, Somalia and Ethiopia. The oil is pale yellow-green with a woody, earthy and spicy aroma. Frankincense oil is traditionally used in many religious holy rites, and as an ingredient in perfumes and skin care products.

Composition of Frankincense Oil
Its main chemical constituents are alpha-pinene, octanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate. Monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are thought to be the most valuable elements of frankincense oil.

According to the “Studies in Natural Products Chemistry: Bioactive Natural Products, Part H,”1 monoterpenes work in the liver and kidneys, and lower cholesterol activity in the liver. Some monoterpenes have antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor2 and expectorant3 properties.

Sesquiterpenes may cross the blood-brain barrier, as seen in this 2013 animal study,4 and help stimulate the limbic system, aka the emotional center, of your brain. This stimulates secretions of antibodies, serotonin, endorphins and neurotransmitters which can influence your mood and emotions.5

Quality frankincense oil is nontoxic and generally nonirritating.6 That said, it’s always best to perform a skin test before using it undiluted on your body. Should any irritation occur, be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.

Health Benefits of Frankincense Oil
Anecdotally, many swear by its healing powers, and substances found in frankincense essential oil — such as alpha-pinene and boswellic acid — have been scientifically shown to impart a number of health benefits, including:7

1. Speeding up wound healing8

2. Fight the appearance of stretch marks, age spots and wrinkles9

3. Reducing inflammation and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis10 and bronchial asthma11,12

4. Reducing stress hormones13,14

5. Boosting immune function15,16

6. Improving oral health by preventing bad breath, cavities, toothaches, mouth sores and other infections17,18

7. Supporting uterine health in women by regulating estrogen production. It also helps regulate the menstrual cycle in premenopausal women19

8. Treating respiratory issues such as colds, allergies, asthma and bronchitis by reducing phlegm buildup and congestion20

9. Promoting sleep21

10. Improving digestion and treating digestive disorders such as chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease22

11. Fighting cancer23,24,25,26,27,28

Frankincense is also one of the best oils to use for the removal of skin tags. One recent study29 confirmed that frankincense essential oil is bioactive and affects human gene expression, upregulating at least 42 and downregulating 41 genes, stating that “Many of these signaling pathways are closely related to the biological processes of inflammation, immune response, and tissue remodeling in human cells.” The researchers also noted that:

“Alpha-pinene, the top constituent of FREO [frankincense essential oil], is widely recognized as the major anti-inflammatory component of FREO. Alpha-pinene showed anti-inflammatory properties in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and mouse macrophages through inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, nitric oxide, and mitogen activated protein kinases.

An in vitro study showed that isolated alpha-pinene had the ability to reduce the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Another study found that alpha-pinene inhibited the nuclear translocation of NF-kB induced by lipopolysaccharide in THP-1 cells, explaining its benefits in the treatment of upper and lower airway diseases.

Recent research has also provided evidence that alpha-pinene has some immune-enhancing properties, particularly regarding enhanced T-cell activity.

In two related studies, the effects on human immune function of essential oils from trees were investigated. In both studies,30,31 it was found that exposure to alpha-pinene increased T-cell activity and decreased stress hormone levels.”

Frankincense Exhibits Cancer Cell-Specific Cytotoxicity
While research is still scarce, a small number of studies have looked at frankincense oil’s anticancer potential, finding positive results. For example:

• A 2011 study32 looking at alpha-pinene’s effect on malignant melanoma, the most aggressive and dangerous form of skin cancer, found alpha-pinene induced apoptosis in melanoma cells. According to the authors:

“Our results demonstrated that α-pinene was able to induce apoptosis evidenced by early disruption of the mitochondrial potential, production of reactive oxygen species, increase in caspase-3 activity, heterochromatin aggregation, DNA fragmentation and exposure of phosphatidyl serine on the cell surface.

Most importantly, this molecule was very effective in the treatment of experimental metastatic melanoma reducing the number of lung tumor nodules. This is the first report on the apoptotic and antimetastatic activity of isolated α-pinene.”

• That same year, another study33 found Boswellia sacra essential oil induces tumor cell-specific apoptosis in human breast cancer cells and suppresses tumor aggressiveness. Here, the authors noted that:

“More abundant high molecular weight compounds, including boswellic acids, were present in Boswellia sacra essential oil prepared at 100oC hydrodistillation. All three human breast cancer cell lines were sensitive to essential oil treatment with reduced cell viability and elevated cell death, whereas the immortalized normal human breast cell line was more resistant to essential oil treatment.

Boswellia sacra essential oil hydrodistilled at 100oC was more potent than the essential oil prepared at 78oC in inducing cancer cell death, preventing the cellular network formation … causing the breakdown of multicellular tumor spheroids … and regulating molecules involved in apoptosis, signal transduction and cell cycle progression.

Similar to our previous observations in human bladder cancer cells, Boswellia sacra essential oil induces breast cancer cell-specific cytotoxicity.

Suppression of cellular network formation and disruption of spheroid development of breast cancer cells by Boswellia sacra essential oil suggest that the essential oil may be effective for advanced breast cancer. Consistently, the essential oil represses signaling pathways and cell cycle regulators that have been proposed as therapeutic targets for breast cancer … ”

• In 2012, researchers found34 frankincense essential oil made from Boswellia sacra induces cell death in human pancreatic cancer cells as well.

• A study35 published in 2014 reported that frankincense essential oil selectively induced apoptosis in cancer cells via NRF-2-mediated oxidative stress.

How to Use Frankincense and Other Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used in a number of different ways. For example, you can:

Add a drop or two to a teaspoonful of your favorite carrier oil; moringa oil and coconut oil are just two examples of many
Add a few drops of the essential oil to your bath to create an aromatic soak. Your body may also absorb some of the oil. To prevent the oil from separating and floating on the surface of the water, first mix the oil with a small amount of full-fat milk
Apply a drop or two of frankincense on your pulse points during meditation or yoga. Keep in mind that while frankincense can be used neat (undiluted), other oils must be diluted with a carrier oil before applying to your skin
Apply a few drops of oil to a hot compress
Diffuse the oil in a diffuser or vaporizer made specifically for essential oils (do not add to standard humidifiers)
Quality Is of the Essence
When it comes to essential oils, quality is paramount. First of all, what we’re talking about here is pure, therapeutic grade essential oils from plants, not synthetic fragrance oils or perfumes, which can be toxic and typically contain allergenic compounds.

But even among essential oils the quality can vary widely, and assessing the quality of any given brand can be difficult, as factors such as growing conditions and methods of harvesting, distillation, manufacture and storage can all affect the final product.

Boswellia trees can produce different colored resins. Brown-yellow and muddy frankincense are touted as the cheapest and most readily accessible, while silver and clear frankincense are considered high-quality. The University of Minnesota36 offers helpful guidance regarding international standard-setting agencies and considerations to take into account when looking for an essential oil.

One of the most important considerations is to look for a statement of purity. What you’re looking for is 100 percent essential oil (meaning it has not been diluted, altered or mixed with anything else). Price can be a tipoff. If it’s really cheap, it’s probably a reflection of poor quality.

Improve Your Health With Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense oil is probably one of the safest and most beneficial essential oils you can use to support your health. It may also be a good choice if you want to improve your prayer or meditation sessions, as it helps promote feelings of peace, comfort and relaxation, as well as combating stress.

Despite its safety, it may not be suitable for everyone. If you experience any kind of adverse reaction, stop using it. Always do a small skin patch test before using on larger areas of your body, and dilute if needed.

According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, frankincense essential oil diluted with a carrier oil is safe to use during pregnancy, and Autism Parenting magazine recommends it for children on the autism spectrum and/or for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.37 Using Essential Oils Safely38 also lists frankincense as an essential oil safe to use for children.

That said, according to RxList,39 frankincense oil may cause diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and rash. There are also indications that boswellia may have blood-thinning effects, and also can interfere with prescription anticoagulants such as warfarin,40 so people with blood clotting issues should use it with caution.

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Bees and NHR Organic Oils essential oils use

Kolinka has invited one of our NHR Organic Oil customers, Jim Turnball to share some of this thoughts on his natural beekeeping philosophy and the ways that he utilises NHR Organic essenital oils in his bee hives. All around the world, honey bees are struggling to stay healthy and maintain their hives. Chemical treatments and the use of imported bees from afar show us that our modern ways of beekeeping are unsustainable. The Natural Beekeeping Trust believes that we must understand, respect and support the essential biological needs of the bee in a holistic way – it’s called bee-centred beekeeping. We provide links below for further information.

Jim Turnbull has been collecting swarms for some time now, Jim gives the queen plenty of room to move around and keeps inspections to a minimum which he believes are stressful to the bees.

Full inspections are very stressful to bees and I try to keep these to the absolute minimum. Before you tear their home apart ask yourself if or why it is necessary for you to invade their home.

When you must invade, plan ahead and work gently and methodically.

I use the essential oil spray during inspections rather than smoke whenever possible although there are a few occasions when I do still use a smoker (or both in tandem) t is apparent how calm the bees are during and after an inspection when using essential oil syrup spray rather than smoke, but who can blame them? Would you rather have a visitor blowing smoke through your windows and doors causing fire panic, or a visitor who brings gifts of your favourite food to feast on while they take a look around?

Below are some of the oils that Jim has found beneficial to his bees:

Organic Thyme: Used widely in beekeeping to combat varroa mites although it is absolutely critical to follow recommended doses.

Organic Wintergreen: Used for the control of tracheal mites and small hive beetles.

Organic Lemongrass: The smell of lemongrass is believed to mimic pheromones produced by worker bees. Lemongrass is used in a variety of ways, for example as a food supplement as an anti-fungal and anti-viral. It also is useful in a spray bottle to calm bees and also when introducing a
new queen.

Organic Spearmint: Used in conjunction with lemongrass during feeding to improve hive health and is also useful against varroa mites.

Organic Tea Tree: Used to control mites and can be interchanged with wintergreen.

Please note that although essential oils are natural, they are not natural to bees necessarily. Always use the best quality, food grade oils and it is critical to follow recommended doses.

Essential oil and beekeeping by Jim Turnbull
These notes have been produced with the presumption that the reader has some previous practical experience in beekeeping. I use these mixes exclusively and NOT in addition to any other propriety beekeeping treatments available.
First make stock syrup of appropriate essential oil mix and keep in a screw top bottle for use as required.
Use the stock syrup as two teaspoons (10ml) per 1ltr (ratio = 1/100) of 1:1 sugar water Syrup spring and summer or similarly add two teaspoons per litre to 2:1 autumn feeding syrup.
Stock syrup recipe for spring and summer
IMPORTANT; Use only FOOD GRADE pure ORGANIC essential oils
(I use NHR Organic essential oils)
Water 18 fl oz or (½ litre) note* 20 fl oz = 1 UK pint
1 ¼ lbs / 567g of sugar
1/4 teaspoon lecithin granules (used as an emulsifier) dissolved in a little warm water
8 drops spearmint oil (Mentha spicata)
8 drops lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon citratus) (makes 900 ml)
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WARNING; this stock solution will have a strong scent when added to feed and should not be left open around bees, they simply can’t resist it!
Stock syrup recipe for autumn feed
Recipe as above but substitute the essential oils for;
Wintergreen 7 drops (Gaultheria procumbens)

Thyme 7 drops (Thymus vulgaris ct Linalol)

Tea tree 2 drops (Melaleuca alternifolia)
To make the stock syrup
Stir the lecithin granules into 2 tablespoons of warm water, keep stirring until dissolved.
Heat the water and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Once the sugar has thoroughly dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to cool until warm to the touch (be cautious! syrup can scald badly)
Using a whisk or machine liquidiser, add the lecithin and the essential oils. Stir until everything is emulsified and thoroughly mixed.
Store stock syrup in well sealed screw top bottle and shake before using as required.
Use two teaspoon (10ml) per 1ltr (ratio = 1/100) of 1:1 sugar water Syrup spring & summer or add to 2:1 autumn feeding syrup.
Essential oil in beekeeping notes.
(Spring and summer)
Uses;
1, swarm lure (in stock syrup concentration) dampen a small piece of lint or cotton ball with stock solution and place inside your swarm bait hive.
2, Use in 1/1 ratio sugar water syrup as feed supplement described above.
3, As a spray, also in 1/1 ratio sugar water syrup instead of smoker (also as spray throughout inspection to encourage grooming)

(Autumn and winter)
1, Use in 2/1 ratio sugar water syrup as autumn feed supplement
2, Winter fondant; Add the same amount of essential oil drops as winter stock syrup recipe to 4kg of bakers fondant or (bee candy)

Note. If you are making your own fondant, add the essential oils when the fondant has cooled to body temperature.
Place in containers directly over the bee cluster.

Please note that quality pure essential oils are strong, please use sparingly and as suggested.
Both above mixes have the additional benefit of inhibiting fungal mould growth in feed syrup.

I have developed these mixtures and methods over c6years with positive results and no apparent ill effect to my bees. Indeed, I have found that varroa drop has always been well within accepted drop count and that colonies stay healthy and build strongly in springtime.

There are other considerations when using these syrups, especially as a spring summer mix feed;
1, I use the syrup feed as a supplement only, it’s important to note that bees should always have enough honey in store to last them through the severest winter. The syrup and fondant is a ‘Belt and bracers’ guard against starvation. I have witnessed colonies that have starved throughout winter, even with honey stores close by, simply because it has been too cold for them to break cluster and feed on nearby honey stores. My thoughts are that I’d rather the fondant be there above the cluster if needed, even if they don’t use it.
2, The spring summer mix is irresistible to bees. When used as a smoke substitute first spray a little on the entrance block before opening for inspection. The guard bees will be so busy mopping up this free ‘manna from heaven’ that they will simply ignore any normal activity from the beekeeper.
When the roof is removed and the cover-board cracked open to lift prior to removal, spray a little inside the top of the frames and the outer frames as you lift them to keep the house bees busy mopping up too, they will hardly notice you are there at all. Thereafter, use your spray lightly throughout inspection as necessary. It is important not to over spray or spill any feed outside the hive.
If you are unsure about this spray effectiveness, light your smoker and use as normal in conjunction with the spray until you are confident enough to use the spray alone.
3, Please be aware that the spring summer mix can encourage robbing and you should ensure that the colony is either strong enough to defend when used or that the entrance is reduced to one bee space throughout the feeding period.
4, when used as a feeding supplement, continue refilling the feeder until the bees stop or slow down in taking the syrup.

I’m sure if you ask 10 beekeepers for advice you would get an equal amount of different thoughts, briefly, here are some of mine.
Bees have been around for millennia and I’m fairly certain they will be around as long as the earth keeps spinning, irrespective of what their worst enemy, mankind, throws at them. Bees can tell you a lot if you only take time to watch, listen and interpret their signals
I have been collecting swarms for some time now and I’ve never found a swarm to be diseased or with bees suffering from a high varroa count, either from a feral swarm or otherwise
I use commercial hives on a double brood or brood and a half minimum and under normal circumstances do not use queen excluders, preferring to give the queen lots of room with freedom of the whole hive.
Full inspections are very stressful to bees and I try to keep these to the absolute minimum. Before you tear their home apart ask yourself if or why it is necessary for you to invade their home.
When you must invade, plan ahead and work gently and methodically.

I use the essential oil spray during inspections rather than smoke whenever possible although there are a few occasions when I do still use a smoker (or both in tandem)
It is apparent how calm the bees are during and after an inspection when using essential oil syrup spray rather than smoke, but who can blame them? Would you rather have a visitor blowing smoke through your windows and doors causing fire panic, or a visitor who brings gifts of your favourite food to feast on while they take a look around?

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Mothers Day March 6th

Mothers Day – 6th March 2016.

With Mothers Day just around the corner, why not treat that special person in your life to a luxurious gift. Here are some of our favourite organic products to give you some inspiration for that special person, please click here
MOTHERS DAY GIFTSWe would like to offer 10% off on all orders for Mothers Day, just quote MUM10 at the checkout.

(Offer expiries on 7/3/16).

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NHR Organic Oils New Paypal Express Checkout and Mobile phone users

We  have just introduced an a super fast and  easy Express Paypal checkout on our website to make it easy to order on your mobile phone and tablet or PC, it is for new non account customers, so you don’t have to enter any address or card details making it super fast and easy to order organic oils. The Express Paypal checkout will only appear if you not logged in to your account. Account holders can already pay by Paypal and don’t have to enter any personal details anyway.

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Happy Christmas Shopping with NHR Organic Oils 20% DISCOUNT & FREE DELIVERY

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter.

We are all wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Through this Winter, these precious, beautiful, organic oils can help us keep balance, health and light in our lives, as they connect us deeply to the source of nature and its healing essence.

We all at NHR Organic Oils want to thank you for your support and enthusiasm. May Christmas be filled with joy, excitement, happiness and peace.

Much love,

Kolinka & the NHR Organic Oils team.

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 Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November

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NEW DELIVERY OPTIONS

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Please choose the FREE DELIVERY OPTION when you check out.

Please note that the dispatch time will be longer than normal due to the high volume of orders expected on this promotion, however, all orders will be sent with our courier, and we will ensure they are with you before Christmas.

If you don’t want to wait that long, please select the 1st Class option, this may be a little longer than 3 days but we will use our courier for a more secure delivery date.

If your order is very urgent please choose the EXPRESS option at the check out and give us a call if it’s after 8am so we can ensure we process the order in time.

We will be offering FREE DELIVERY in the UK as a standard option beyond our promotion. The dispatch time will be up to 6 days, so if you do need your order quickly, please choose one of the paid options.

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FESTIVE DELIVERY TIMES

Please allow up to 20 days to receive a dispatch notice email on orders placed on the promotion day.

We will ensure your orders are received the week before Christmas. A guaranteed next day delivery service is available for an extra surcharge if your order is urgent, you can select this at the check out. 

Please note that we are a small bespoke business, and we bottle and blend our products by hand to order, to ensure the freshest product is sent to you.

We hope you can appreciate that this means we can not always send orders as quickly as large corporations, but we feel our products and service is far more precious because of the care in putting them together and hope that you agree they are worth the wait. 

 

FESTIVE OPENING TIMES

We will be open until Thursday 24th December this year, and will continue to dispatch orders on this date.

The last date for guaranteed before Christmas delivery service in the UK is Monday 21st December 2015.

We will be closed from Thursday 25th December and re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2015. You can still place orders during this period, and we will process them from the 6th January.

We wish you all a wonderful and happy Christmas & many new beginnings in 2016!

With love,

All at NHR Organic Oils

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3 New Job opportunities at NHR ORGANIC OILS

NHR Organic Oils is expanding as more and more people worldwide become aware of the importance of using pure organic certified oils.

So, we are looking for genuinely lovely and interested people to join our successful, fast growing business.

Firstly we are looking for a new company manager as Laura who has been with us for 6.5 years will be leaving at the end of the year.

Company Manager

We would like someone who is passionate about our products and ethics to join the company and bring with them qualities that support the staff, clients and business as a whole -someone who can oversea the general running of the business, but with lots of ideas and a willingness to learn and develop.

Responsibilities are very varied and include the following roles:

  • HR
  • Payroll
  • Accounts
  • Client relations
  • Stock control
  • Office Management
  • Stock Takes
  • Soil Association relations
  • Supplier relations
  • Mill Retreat Centre Booking management.

You do not need to be an expert in essential oils, but you must have an interest and enthusiasm.

This is a wonderful opportunity with great scope for development.

Workshop Staff

We are also looking for team members to support us in our workshop.

We batch and blend all our products by hand, so someone who is steady with their hands and has an eye for detail is important -we have noticed that people with a creative nature usually take to this type of work naturally and enjoy it.  You also need to be able to work in harmony with a team of people and be willing to do a range of tasks from bottling and labelling our amazing oils to washing up, recycling, and calling clients.

We are looking for full time, permanent people who can see themselves growing with the business as there is room for development in many areas.

Part time roles will also be considered as we understand the importance of work/life balance.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities please email the following details to:

info@nhrorganicoils.com

  • A copy of your CV
  • A little about you self and why you would like to work with us.

All positions are available immediately.

Salary’s to be negotiated.

Feel free to forward this letter to anyone you feel may be suitable.

 

With love, all at NHR Organic Oils

 

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How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life

Essential Oils

Essential oils are a powerful tool to support health & well being. This is a great article by Dr. Mercola, outlining a lot of the uses and benefits of essential oils, including scientific research and the importance of quality ~which is, of course, something we feel very strongly about at NHR Organic Oils.

Use the link here to read the full article:

http://bit.ly/1IXApvv 

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Summer 2015 Newsletter & FREE DELIVERY

Welcome to our Summer 2015 newsletter,  

Read about our NEW IMPROVED 1-3 DAY DELIVERY SERVICE

and our special August offer ~ FREE UK POSTAGE ON ALL ORDERS 

& £5 discount off all international orders* see below for details.  

2015 had been an extraordinary year at NHR Organic Oils, and we have been inundated with orders from all over the world. Our reputation for selling the highest quality organic oils one can buy, is now spreading to almost every country worldwide including China, Australia, Iceland, Russia, Japan, Europe,  actually every continent in the world. It is so heartening that this awareness of using such high quality certified organic oils has finally travelled so far and wide. It has been a long and exciting 25 year journey since we first started NHR Organic Oils. For the first 10 to 15 years we were mainly raising awareness of the importance or organic oils as we were almost the only company in the world that sold exclusively 100% certified organic oils, it was not a very good business model, but our passion for quality kept us going. Now it has finally come to fruition. We are glad so many people are benefiting from such lovely high quality oils, so thank you all for supporting NHR Organic Oils over the years.

The down side has been our 1 to 3 day dispatch time has been slipping this year, (on occasions to 5 or more days). Please accept our apologies, and rest assured that we have now taken on more staff, and are offering a new 1 to 3 day dispatch time guarantee on all retail orders under £500*.

We aim to get ALL orders out, large or small within 3 working days. If we can’t do this  we will telephone or email you and let you know exactly when your order will be dispatched and if it is urgent we will prioritise it. We want you to feel reassured that you are ordering the best quality organic oils in the world and that they will be dispatched within 1 to 3 days, usually within 1 or 2 working days. We will refund postage charges for all orders under £500 if we miss this 3 day dispatch deadline.

To thank you for all your support & patience during this time we are offering FREE DELIVERY for all UK orders over £50 & £5 off overseas orders over £50, throughout the month of August.

*To claim free delivery in the UK in August you must click ‘collect by hand’ at the final check out page & quote ‘FREE DELIVERY‘ in the special instructions box so we know it is not to be collected by hand.

For overseas clients please use the following voucher code at the check out to receive £5 off delivery charges: ‘THANKYOU5

SUMMER ESSENTIAL OILS

We are loving citrus oils in the Summer time as they are so refreshing & light. We sell the following organic citrus oils: lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit tangerine, bergamot, red mandarin & green mandarin…

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If you love lemony scents then you might like to try may chang, lemongrass, verbena and citronella, they all have their own take and have a longer shelf life than citrus oils.

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NEW beautiful Copper Distillation kits

These stunning stills are just perfect right now as plant material comes into harvest ~ you can make your very own essential oils with these.

5 Litre Copper Still

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23 Litre Copper Still

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As it’s finally Summertime here in the UK,  the team at NHR are all making use of our Organic Floral Waters by spritzing them on our skin to keep cool, refreshed, hydrated and nourished, as well as appreciating the delicious scents and relaxing, soothing effects. We have all the gorgeous florals: rose, neroli, lavender and geranium as well as tea tree for super anti-bactierial effects.

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The True Voice -Weekend Workshop in Brighton with Chris James

Date: 19th & 20th September 2015, 9.30am-4pm

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Re-discover the power of your natural voice through self-empowering & healing life skills & practical techniques. Develop your own natural presence & resonance. Have fun with your voice & expression – singing & speaking. Experience the truth that we were all born with a beautiful voice & the ability to express freely with internationally renowned voice teacher, singer & musician – Chris James.

Venue: The Edge Community Centre, 83 Pankhurst Avenue, Brighton BN29AE

Price: Earlybird – £160 by 21st Aug / Full price: £185

Bookings Essential!

Laura Hoy Ph 07828954020

Email: laurahoy26@gmail.com

www.chrisjames.net

Open to everyone.

Professional Development certificates available.

 

The BIG SING – an interactive evening featuring Chris James & band

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015, 7-8.30pm

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Sing with your heart – have fun with your voice & feel the healing power of sound.

Venue: St. Paul’s Art Centre, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1EE

Price: Earlybird – £15 booked – £18 at door

Heather Hardy Ph 07743 806911

Email: heatherhardy37@yahoo.com

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*HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING* 20% DISCOUNT* FREE POSTAGE and PARTY ~ Thursday 27th November 2014 ONLY

Welcome to our Wonderful Wintery blog, full of sparkling offers, generous prizes and amazing discounts… we are all looking forward to a very merry season ahead with the support of our lovely organic oils to help you nurture and take care of your self.

Firstly we have an amazing offer on Thursday 27th November:

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Secondly, you are all invited to our

Christmas Shopping Party

on Thursday 27th November,

4pm – 8pm at our lovely shop:

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NHR Organic Oils, 24 Chatham Place, Brighton, BN1 3TN, UK

(we’re just off the seven dials round-a-bout).

There will be 20% off our products*, and if you can’t make it in person, don’t worry, the discount will be available online from 10am – midnight (UK time)!

All the amazing freebies and special offers that you can enjoy at our party on Thursday 27th November are listed below:

1. 20% discount*

on all our products during the event

(IN STORE & ONLINE) ~perfect timing to get all your Christmas presents organised.(*terms apply, click here> for details)

2. FREE INSTORE AND ONLINE RAFFLE

FREE entry into our raffle with amazing prizes:

1st PRIZE

***WIN a beautiful MAPLE WOOD DIFFUSOR worth £93!***

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Click here> to buy online.

Runners Up PRIZES

We have 20 specially blended relaxing organic lavender bath and massage oils to give away to 20 runners up at our Christmas shopping event.

B Base Massage Oil

To enter the raffle either:

a. Come to the shop party on the 27th November in person or:

b. Recommend a friend by emailing us their and your email address to info@nhrorganicoils.com write subject as “Raffle”.

3. FREE ORGANIC SAMPLES

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Free samples of our delicious organic base oils for you to take away, for use in skin care, massage or even in foods as they are certified to organic food grade standards. In store only, but Click here> to buy online.

4. FREE ORGANIC CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Free Christmas pudding & other gluten, dairy free delights as well as hot spiced cherry drinks to keep you warm and cosy.

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In store only, but Click here> to buy online.

5. FREE Gift Wrap,

some gorgeous organic GIFT BOXES with 25% & 40% DISCOUNTS! Everything beautifully boxed and wrapped, ready for giving at Christmas. Click here> to buy online.

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6. FREE

Hand massages with our wonderful therapist Sue Goodson , using our gentle organic moisturising lotions. You can book a slot in advance on 08453108066 to make sure you don’t miss out.

With expert help and advice from our lovely staff this is a great opportunity to prepare for the season in a healthy, nurturing environment.

7. We also have some of the Artists from our event earlier this year who will be selling their unique creations though out December:

Georgia Novis from Florrie who produces beautiful accessories, hand silk screen printed onto carefully designed knitwear. www.florrieuk.etsy.com florrieuk@gmail.com

florrie scarves

Fran Derbyshire from Brighton Beautiful who designs and makes unique Accessories from gorgeous vintage fabric. www.BrightonBeautiful.etsy.com

BB purses

We also have a great 35% discount on our 3 Litre COPPPER DISTILLATION KITS

Was £335 now £276

Very limited stock so click here> to buy now.

 

Our amazing GLASS DISTILLATION KIT will also be 20% OFF on Thursday 27th November, CLICK HERE> to buy. Usually £450, but £360 during sale day.

GOLD, FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH CHOCOLATE

The perfect treat for Christmas, this dark chocolate is flavoured with NHR Organic Essential Oils and contains real gold leaf! CLICK HERE> to buy now.

FESTIVE DELIVERY TIMES

Orders are likely to take 1-5 working days before they are sent out around the Christmas period.  You will receive an email to confirm dispatch. A guaranteed next day delivery service is available for an extra surcharge if your order is urgent, you can select this at the check out. 

 

FESTIVE OPENING TIMES

We will be open until Wednesday 24th December, and will continue to dispatch orders on this date. The last date for guaranteed before Christmas delivery service in the UK is Monday 22nd December 2014.

We will be closed from Thursday 25th December and re-open on Monday 5th January 2015. You can still place orders during this period, and we will process them from the 5th January.

We wish you all a wonderful and joyful Christmas!

With love,

All at NHR Organic Oils

*20% DISCOUNT ~Discount is not in addition to any other discounts, and is only applicable to retail size products. Excludes books, chocolates & cakes.

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Summer Time ~ Organic Floral Waters are essential!

During this sunny spell, one of my favourite ways to use essential oils is in the form of floral water.

Neroli Floral Water

Our Organic floral waters are freshly handmade using the finest Organic essential oils, carefully infused in pure mountain spring water to create wonderfully hydrating and refreshing remedies. Floral water is similar in properties and aroma to essential oil but in a more gentle form, making it versatile and safe to use, even directly on skin and especially suitable for sensitive skin and babies.

They are a pure, gentle and light way to scent the skin. The nourishing effects of the pure oils are refreshing, toning and hydrating to the skin, the scent from the flowers is clear and beautiful. The floral waters are incredibly practical; you can apply a little to your bowl of water for cleansing, or onto cotton wool to clean skin. You can also use a spritzer in the bottle so you can spray a mist over the face and body like a toner, this feels completely amazing! Keep it on your desk or in your hand bag to refresh the skin throughout the day, it is especially useful in Summer time, to calm nerves, and to clear the room.

Our delicious and divine treatments come in Organic Rose, Neroli (Orange blossom), Lavender and Geranium.

Organic Rose Otto Floral Water ~ deeply hydrating and nourishing

This luxurious and rare floral water is one of our most popular products. The Rose petals are handpicked just before dawn, when the exquisite fragrance is at its best. Suitable for all skin types, especially dray and mature, also supports skin prone to redness.

Aroma: Honey and rosy. With Organic Rose essential oil (Rosa damascena).

Organic French Lavender Floral Water ~deeply relaxing and refreshing

Lavender cools and soothes irritated skin, whilst clearing everyday stress and tension. Suitable for all skin types. Very cleansing and antimicrobial so perfect to spray in sick rooms.

Aroma: Beautiful, aromatic and fresh.

With Organic French Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia).

 Organic Neroli (Orange blossom) Floral Water ~Exotic and uplifting

This light and delicate floral water is suitable for normal to dry skin.  It is very gentle and can even be used with babies -a drop in baby’s milk can help to soothe colic.

Aroma: Exotic, floral, orange blossom scent.

With Organic Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara).

Organic Geranium Floral Water ~ Balancing

Refreshing and uplifting. Geranium helps to soothe and balance hormones. Especially good for combination skin. I often recommend it to those experiencing hot flushes.

Aroma: Sweet and floral.

With Organic Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens).

 Click here to buy from our website.

100ml £13.99, optional atomiser spray £1.27

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