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Every month we feature an ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH in our shop and this month we're giving you a double whammy! Plus, you get 15% off instore when you buy 3 essential oils in December.

We've got two oils that are wonderfully evocative of the festive season and which will fill your home with gorgeous scents as well as encouraging nourishing and healing: Ginger and Frankincense.


  • Helps ease indigestion, nausea, food poisoning and diarrhea
  • Helps motion sickness
  • Promotes effective digestion
  • Warms the body
  • Benefits mental and emotional health
  • Energizing and uplifting
  • Provides relief from menstrual problems
  • Helps to reduce muscle pain
  • Aids in dissolving kidney stones
  • Helps to prevent dandruff
  • Relives anxiety

Long drives can often equal upset tummies, especially if you have kids in the car. Keep cotton balls with Peppermint and Ginger essential oils in a bag ready for when travel sickness strikes.


  • Good for skin blemishes as well as dry and mature complexions
  • Good for scars, wounds and wrinkles
  • Helpful for colds, coughs, flu and laryngitis
  • Good for the nervous system
  • Helps with anxiety, nervous tension, stress-related conditions
  • Known to slow down and deepen breathing so is especially useful when meditating
  • Good as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
  • Uplifting
  • Very good mixed with Vitamin E Oil for use on the face


We also have our TEA OF THE MONTH which this month, fittingly, is our Winter Spice Tea - a warming and tasty blend containing Echinacea, ginger and cinnamon, it is especially uplifting in the winter months.

Stay cosy!


Here's a great winter diffuser blend to try: 2 drops of Lemon, 2 drops of Wild Orange, 1 drop of Ginger and 1 drop of Frankincense.



Dee Atkinson MNIMH

Dee is one of the UK's top herbalists and owns and runs D. Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh - a herbal dispensary and shop which provide a wide range of herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements, herbal skincare as well as a herbal dispensary. Next door is Napiers Clinic.

Dee qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and took over Napiers the Herbalists in 1990, building it up into one of the UKs most respected and trusted Complementary Medicine Clinics.

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