NHR Organic Oils & Mill Retreat Centre January SALE 2022 Newsletter

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NHR Organic Oils & Mill Retreat Centre
 January SALE 2022 Newsletter


Up to 70% off selected products
Up to 20% off entire range

Ends: 4pm Friday  28th January 2022 

Click Here to Shop the sale

Welcome to January 2022
wishing you a very Happy New year.
 Our Yearly Sale is now on with some amazing savings.
 We have some exciting new organic Oils and mini kits inside lovely metal travel cases, see below for details under New oils for 2022 or click here

It is feeling like a tentative sign of the pandemic is finally changing into an endemic with the possible milder Omicron variant, I am hoping we can learn to now live with it like bad flu and hopefully with greater ease. I think soon over the next few months or weeks we will start hearing about how booster vaccinations are no longer as necessary, apart from for the vulnerable. By the latest estimates, nearly half the population has now had Omicron, so natural immunity is taking over and within 6 months nearly everyone will have caught Omicron and vaccinations will fill in the gaps for the most vulnerable. So here is to edging towards a near-normal again for 2022….. fingers crossed!
 All the best and healing wishes

 Kolinka and the whole team at NHR Organic Oils
Kolinka Zinovieff








Up to 70% off selected items
Up to 20% off our entire product catalogue

Have a look at some of our sale oils below
or click here to shop the entire sale


Organic Pistachio Kernel Oil
(Pistacia vera)

WAS £40.87   NOW £20.43

Organic Elderberry Seed Oil
(Sambucus nigra)

WAS £26.82   NOW £16.09

Organic Wheatgerm Oil
(Triticum vulgare)

WAS £27.16   NOW £13.58

Organic Flax Seed / Linseed Oil
(Linum usitatissimum

WAS £15.12   NOW £7.56

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
(Cocus nucifera)

WAS £8.86  NOW £6.20

Organic Siberian Pine Nut Oil
(Pinus sibirica)

WAS £23.74   NOW £11.87

Organic Ravensara Essential Oil
(Ravensara aromatica)

WAS £17.98   NOW £8.99

Organic Winter Savoury Essential Oil
(Satureja montana)

WAS £14.65   NOW £5.86

Organically grown *Non-certified Ravensara Essential Oil
(Ravensara aromatica)

WAS £17.16   NOW £6.86

Organic Vanilla Extract 1%
(Vanilla planifolia/helianthus annuus)

WAS £17.42   NOW £8.71



Organic Vanilla Extract 5%
(Vanilla planifolia/helianthus annuus)

WAS £23.84   NOW £14.16



You may have noticed since the new year our 100ml organic base oils look has had a refresh.
We hope you enjoy their new look as much as we do.

Please accept our apologies for any orders including a mixture of old bottles and new bottles, due to our wide range of organic base oils we are having to phase in the new bottles gradually.
Should you have any consistency requirements for your shop please leave a note in special instructions at checkout



We are pleased to say that we have lots of wonderful new organic essential oils available to buy.

See below to discover a selection of these beautiful new oils
or click here to shop the full range

Organic Moroccan Chamomile Essential Oil
(Ormensis mixta)

Botanical Name – Ormensis mixta
 Also known as – Wild Chamomile
 Aroma – Herbaceous, fresh and balsamic
 Extraction – Steam distillation
 Part of Plant – Blossoms
Country of Origin – Morocco
Uses – Calming, cooling and sedative. Useful in skin care. Soothing.

Organic Juniper Needle Essential Oil
(Juniperus communis)

Botanical Name – Juniperus communis
 Caution – Avoid in pregnancy
 Aroma – Sweet, balsamic and fresh
 Extraction – Steam distillation
 Part of Plant – Needles
Country of Origin – Bulgaria
 Uses – Purifying, stimulating and toning. Astringent, detoxifying and cleansing.

Organic non-certified Neroli Absolute
(Citrus aurantium var. amara)

Botanical Name – Citrus aurantium var. amara
 Aroma – Exceptionally beautiful, exotic, and floral. 
Extraction – Solvent extraction from blossoms
 Part of Plant – Made from flowers originating from organic cultivation, unlike most absolutes, which are made from conventional agriculture
 Country of Origin – Morocco
 Uses – Deeply calming and soothing for the nervous system and helpful to relieve feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Soothing to the digestion, it helps release tension, which restricts proper gastric secretions. May be a useful aid to a good nights sleep. Neroli is a beautiful skin oil helping to improve elasticity and aid regeneration, making it perfect for dry and mature skins. A gentle oil it is also helpful for sensitive skins and children in low doses.

Organic non-Certified Rose Absolute
(Rosa damascene)

Botanical Name – Rosa damascene
Aroma – Deep, sweet and rosy
Extraction – Solvent extraction
 Part of Plant – Organic flowers
Country of Origin – Morocco
Uses – Luxurious and uplifting. Excellent in skin care and perfumery. Beautiful and joyful, Rose is the queen of oils. Invaluable in skin care especially for dry, mature or reddened skins. Nurturing and gentle, it opens the heart and helps to release states of anger, anxiety or sadness.

Organic Sandalwood Essential Oil
(Santalum album)

Botanical Name – Santalum album
Also known as – Chandan
Aroma – Rich, dry, balsamic aroma
 Extraction – Steam distillation
Part of Plant – The tree’s heartwood is obtained from sustainable plantations in Sri Lanka. NHR does not use the endangered Indian sandalwood.
Country of Origin – Sri Lanka
 Uses – Rejuvenating, relaxing and an aphrodisiac. Can help aid sleep and is thought to help prevent infections. Sandalwood has been popular since antiquity and is one of the oldest known perfume materials. A lovely oil for dry dehydrated skins.

Organic Non-Certified Jasmine Absolute
(Jasminum grandiflorum)
Available February

Botanical Name – Jasminum grandiflorum
Caution – Avoid during pregnancy
 Aroma – Deep, exotic, heady and floral
 Extraction – Organic solvent extraction
 Part of Plant – Made from flowers originating from organic cultivation, unlike most absolutes, which are made from conventional agriculture
Country of Origin – Egypt
 Uses – Relaxing and sensual. Traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and to assist childbirth. Also useful in skincare preparations – particularly beneficial to dry, sensitive or oily skin. Much used in perfumery..

Organic English Lavender Essential Oil
(Lavandula angustifolia)

Botanical Name – Lavandula angustifolia
 Aroma – Refreshing and floral
 Extraction – Steam distillation
 Part of Plant – Flowering tops
Country of Origin – England
Uses – Lavandula comes from the Latin word lavare, meaning to wash, which is particularly appropriate because Lavender is so deeply cleansing in so many ways. It is a wonderful antiseptic and since it can be used neat on the skin, it is very useful for applying directly to cuts and sores – great for children and an essential addition to first aid kits. It also helps relieve pain and itching, as well as speeding the healing process. It is also an etheric antiseptic, so doesn’t just cleanse the body on a physical level, but on an energetic level too.

Explore Our Other Recent Oils
click here

– Organic Holy Basil
– Organic Gum and Mouth Blend
– Organic Anti Tick, Mosquito and Midge Blend
– Swiss Pine
– White Spruce
– Antiseptic and Immune Defence Oil.

Organic Green Pepper Essential Oil
(Piper nigrum)
Available February

Botanical Name – Piper nigrum
Caution – Possible mild skin irritation.
 Use well diluted. Aroma – Crisp, fruity and peppery
Extraction – Steam distillation
 Part of Plant – Green unripe peppercorns
 Country of Origin – Sri Lanka
 Uses  –Green Pepper Essential Oil is an uplifting and energizing oil that is well suited for use in formulations intended to uplift and revive mind, body and spirit. Useful in the treatment of chest and lung conditions. Eases tired muscles and joints. Some studies have suggested that the diffused aroma may support those wishing to overcome the habit of smoking. May help support alertness and memory function.



We are pleased to say that we have lots of wonderful new organic base oils available to buy.

See below to discover a selection of these beautiful new oils
or click here to shop the full range

Organic Watermelon Seed Oil
(Citrullus lanatus)

Botanical Name – Citrullus lanatus
 Extraction Method – Cold pressed
 Aroma – Sweet and slightly nutty
 Origin – India
Also known as – Kalahari Melon Oil
Uses – Protects the skin from the sun as a moisturiser, popular as a skin cleanser and promotes healthy new hair growth. Contains antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E, and both omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. Deeply hydrating, reduces inflammation and is suitable for all skin types

Organic Blackberry Seed Oil 
(Rubus laciniatus syn. fruticosus)

Botanical Name – Rubus laciniatus syn. fruticosus
Caution – Avoid with aspirin allergy
 Extraction Method – Cold pressed
 Aroma – Faintly fruity
 Origin – EU
Uses – This oil contains large amounts of omega 3 & 6, and vitamin E, which are said to be beneficial to the skin. Blackberry Seed oil may help to restore damaged or wrinkled skin as it absorbs the nutrients.

Organic Cherry Kernel Oil 
(Prunus avium)

Botanical Name – Prunus avium
Extraction Method – Cold pressed
Aroma – Slight marzipan aroma
Country of Origin – Uzbekistan
 Uses – Rich in Oleic, linoleic acid, vitamins A, C, E, B’s and Omega 6 & 9. A natural skin moisturiser that supports itchy, dry and scaly skin conditions. Supports collagen synthesis and is a natural emollient for dry and damaged hair and scalp. Being rich in Vitamin A, Cherry Kernel oil is similar to Sweet Almond, however it has a less sticky feel making it much more useful for skincare.


The Mill Retreat Centre News 2022


We are planning to reopen in March 2022, fingers crossed. The Mill has been completely redecorated and updated, and the barn converted for tow new private bedrooms and sitting rooms and kitchen for group leaders or teachers to have their own private space, 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.

In the meantime find out more about our lovely retreat Centre here


The Milimani School and Orphanage

Autumn/Winter 2021 News

The latest project NHR is working on together with the milimani school and orphanage is installing an electricity supply
to aid the children in their learning and general wellbeing. This will be happening over the next few months.
 Read below a few words from the director of the orphanage Victor:

The pressure and stress was ignited by immediate need of electricity at the centre since the class seven should be sitting for their primary education certificate soon.
 There is pressure that the children have their night and dawn preps with the teachers daily
. We do not have electricity still though we had done  an Application. The cost seemed to be beyond our reach.
 The children have to start their evening and dawn classes or else they miss national exam enrolment. The cost was coming in at Kshs. 130,000.

Get all the updates from the Millimani Newsletter here

Read more about NHR and the Milimani School and Orphanage’s story:

NHR Organic oils have 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 NHR Organic Oils now funds the whole orphanage. It is run by Victor Odula and his and my vision is 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 prospects of
getting skills or a proper education. The school is surrounded by extreme poverty, often with 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.
For example, the total running costs for all the 15 staff and feeding the 165 children is less than £10,000 per year for everything.
A huge amount of money for the orphanage, but for us relatively much less, this would hardly pay the wages for one person in the UK.
 NHR Organic Oils is paying this amount at the moment to fund the whole orphanage. But they are only just surviving and I would love to see them thrive,
 and be given a real chance in all their lives, so please donate to this worthy cause where each pound will actually make a true difference to these children.
Every pound you give will be given directly to the Milimani Orphanage.

The money will pay for the following projects which will last for years to come and transform the lives of these children so they will have the skills
 to actually work and have a real chance in their lives
A forest and vegetable environmental Centre – £1,565
Computer ICT Resource Centre and class with 20 PCs –
£7,001 A vocation Centre for carpentry and welding – £5,843
 A tailoring and dressmaking class with all materials – £4,114
 A farming course and field to farm on – £3.307
Transportation Vehicle – £7,090

“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 are 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)


Artist Highlight
Cathy Mills

Cathy Mills is a Bristol based artist who has spent the last several years working on printmaking and drawing.
Amongst producing original work she has created a lovely selection of digital prints and greeting cards, some of which are shown here
. To see more of her work or to get in touch with Cathy regarding sales and delivery please go to www.catherinegraymills.co.uk or email her on art@catherinegraymills.co.uk.
Card purchases will include envelopes.


Michal Levin
Visionary Teacher, Intuitive Guide and Artist

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.
Here are some beautiful paintings and prints below by Michal Levin
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 
For other ways of working with Michal click here



Organic Essential Oils Kits

We are happy to announce the launch of a new product range here at NHR Organic Oils!
Our new kits have been carefully designed with handpicked oils for every occasion all packaged in our sleek tins. Making them perfect for gifts or day to day use in the bottom of your bag.

Explore the full range


Organic Lavender Essential Oils Collection

A selection of beautiful organic lavenders from around Europe.

The perfect collection for someone who loves lavender, or ideal for an aromatherapy student keen to study the different lavender varieties.
 The five essential oils are neatly contained in a compact tin to protect them from the light. Full instructions, usage suggestions and safety information included.

Collection includes:
 1 x 10ml Organic Bulgarian Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic French High Altitude Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
1 x 10ml Organic French Maillette Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Spanish Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) essential oil

About our beautiful organic lavenders:
 Organic Bulgarian Lavender – Floral, herbaceous. A good all-rounder.
 Organic English Lavender – Fragrant, sweet, floral. Blends well with all oils.
 Organic French High Altitude Lavender – Fine fragrance. Soothing, calming
. Organic French Maillette Lavender – Sweet, fruity. Excellent in skin care.
 Organic Spanish Spike Lavender – Camphorous, spicy. Eases muscles and joints.
Save 25% on the collection, compared to buying the oils individually

Organic Essential Oils First Aid Kit

A selection of beautiful organic essential oils for first aid treatments.

An invaluable collection of organic essential oils for First Aid use in the home, workplace or for travel from cuts, burns and scrapes to nausea and headaches. The five essential oils are neatly contained in a compact tin to protect them from light. Full instructions, usage suggestions and safety information included.

Kit includes:
1 x 10ml Organic Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oi
l 1 x 10ml Organic Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil
1 x 10ml Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil

How to use:
 On the skin: Blend 5 drops essential oil to 10ml base oil.
 Stings, blisters, burns: Apply diluted to the affected area.
 Bath: Add 5-10 drops to the bathwater.
 Inhalation: 3-6 drops in bowl of hot water. Cover the head and inhale.
Anxiety/nausea: One or two drops on your collar or pillow.

Save 25% on the collection, compared to buying the oils individually

Organic Essential Oils Holiday & Travel Kit

A selection of beautiful organic essential oils for travel convenience .

A must-have collection of organic essential for travel health and wellbeing from travel sickness to jet lag, sunburn to blisters. The five oils are neatly contained in a compact tin to protect them from light, plus an organic 10ml base oil to make a custom blend. Full instructions, usage suggestions and safety information included.

Kit includes:
1 x 10ml Organic Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus/flexuosus) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil
 1 x 10ml Organic Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil
1 x 10ml Organic Camelina (Camelina sativa) base oil

What to use them for:
Organic Lavender – Sunburn, bites, stings, blisters, tummy upsets, anxiety.
Organic Lemongrass – jet lag, fatigue, hotel room freshener.
Organic Peppermint – motion sickness, headaches, fatigue, nausea.
 Organic Tea Tree – cuts and grazes; a natural antiseptic.
Organic Camelina oil 10ml – for you to make your own oil blend.

Save 25% on the collection, compared to buying the oils individually



NHR and the Kelburn Circle

NHR recently donated 80 10ml bottles of our Organic Antiseptic and Immune Defence Essential Oil Blend and 1kg of Organic Jojoba Carrier Oil to an initiative attending the COP26 conference in Scotland.
Below are some words from the initiative head Charlotte Pulver:

“I am  currently working on a new initiative which I felt you may like to support taking place next week in Glasgow for the UN Cop26 Climate conference where delegates are flying in from all over the world to attend a 2 week event
 which some say really is the tipping point in climate change talks. One of the organisers and hosts at the Cop26 heard about the immune support I provided last year for the NHS and was wanting to create a similar
 wellness pack for 80 indigenous delegates who are representing at the conference. These are all low represented indigenous groups (spanning Africa, Artic region, Central America, Amazon, India) for whom we are
creating a sanctuary in the form of the Kelburn Circle to host these delegates and provide them  with all they need during their stay. All time to the project has been given freely by volunteers and
 from sponsors to make this unique and wonderful offering happen.

We would love to be able to provide top quality immune support to these participants, as they will have made long and arduous journeys getting to Glasgow,
 whilst also being on the receiving end of a high viral load attending a conference with 25,000 attendees.
 These immune packs would be going into the hands of people’s who understand nutritional and holistic medicine so will deeply warm their hearts in knowing that they are being taken care of in this way too
. I will be providing them with info sheets of how to take the supplements and utilise the oils on landing and for the duration of their stay at the conference in helping assist effective immune support.”
Click here for more details


COP26: Where do we go from here?

A letter from  Soil Association CEO and Organic Farmer Helen Browning

 “It’s hard to know how to feel about the long awaited and much hyped COP26. As I write, the final text is still being debated, there is progress but it’s clear that it still won’t be enough.
 Over the last fortnight, the voices that have had the biggest impact on me are those from the less developed world, or from the island states, whose future is being decimated
 by the mess industrialised and thereby rich nations have wrought. I feel the same outrage that I first felt as a teenager, when I failed to comprehend how it was possible to enjoy our relatively comfortable lives,
 knowing that people in many parts of the world were starving. I despair of our humanity, and therefore for humanity. I despair too, of politicians and business leaders who cannot lead beyond their self interest.
But then, they have no alternative model for their businesses or their economies. How does Saudi maintain its way of life beyond oil? What can New Zealand do without ruminant livestock?
How does BP thrive in a world without fossil fuels? And how unfair is it to expect countries still at the beginning of their development to give up the cheap fuel that has allowed us to become wealthy,
 without adequate help and compensation?
The transition to the future we need will be tough for many countries, businesses and individuals, and yet we have to make that transition, and fast. Are we really up for that? That’s an ‘us’ question, not a ‘them’ one.
 For states and businesses to act, they need to know that their citizens and consumers will back them, that we will accept the privations and disturbance to our current way of life.
 We must signal that, loud and clear.
What the Soil Association, with our many partners, can show is a way of living that puts the organic values of care,
health, ecology and fairness at the core of our decision making process, at the heart of our food system.

We cannot have everything, but we can have enough. There is joy in constraint, of living within our means, of making things last, of moving away from the fast food, disposable fashion, single use world
. And we must maintain the joy we experience of this extraordinary world, with its extraordinary people, alongside the anger and frustration
. Relentless urgency, bold ambition, brilliant execution from a place of calm detachment and compassion.
Thank you for your support.”
 Helen Browning CEO and Organic farmer

Read more about the Soil Association and there wonderful work


We have been so heartened by all your support and care.
 With best of healing wishes,
And all at NHR Organic Oils



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Email: support@nhrorganicoils.com
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