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  • Ramadan with Essential Oils

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    This is the wonderful month of Ramadan. The sacred month when Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset – abstaining from food and drink, as well as from unhealthy lifestyle habits, negative attitudes and emotions, and sexual relations – as a way to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God. This year, consider using Biossentials 100% pure and natural essential oils to boost your Ramadan experience. The use of aromas have long be used to enhance spirituality, cleanse and detox, and Ramadan is all of those things and more.

     

    Ramadan is not only a time for insight into those profound life questions, it is also a time of self-affirmation. Create an atmosphere of peace and reflection with essential oils to promote clarity of mind and appreciate life’s positive attributes.

    Use these oils:

    • Frankincense has a rich history as a holy anointing oil in religious ceremonies. Its deep and warming aroma is known for its stimulating and head-clearing qualities. Take advantage of its comforting properties this Ramadan to help with focusing the mind and enhance your spiritual experiences. Add 5 drops of Biossentials Frankincense essential oil to 10ml Rosehip oil in a roller bottle. Dab on your wrist before sitting down to make dhikr or use it as a perfume before heading out to tarawih.
    • Alternately, use Biossentials Tropical Spice blend with frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood essential oils to harmonise the body and mind. Many oils in this scared blend have traditionally been used to aid meditation with balancing properties to help calm stress and tension. Diffuse in Biossentials Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser while reading the Qur’an and praying the night prayers.

     

    The holy month stresses the importance of a refined and gracious code of conduct. Conquering your moods and feelings towards others can be overwhelming at times. Feelings of past experiences may rise up, forcing you to confront your emotions and find a way to heal. Part of the spirit of Ramadan in elevating to higher levels of spirituality, the fasting month also encourages Muslims to practice patience and compassion to others and even to oneself. As the saying goes, patience is a virtue.

    • Lavender is kind to everyone with its purifying and soothing properties to promote states of harmony and calm. Place a drop of essential oil in your palms and inhale deeply.
    • Bergamot can help shift moods to pep up the emotions with its light, slightly tangy and bitter citrus scent. CautionBergamot has photosensitising properties and can be irritating to the skin under sunlight. Diffuse 5 drops in a Biossentials Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser or simply open the bottle and inhale.

     

    The month of fasting is a reminder to train our bodies to push past the pangs and not be distracted from our greater purpose. Intermittent fasting has also helped to highlight the health, weight and cognitive benefits of temporarily going without eating or drinking. Of course, we’re all humans. The sight and thought of food and drink are major temptations. Not only that, many tend to overindulge when breaking fast.

    • Grapefruit is known to benefit weight loss. Its natural detoxification properties are super beneficial to curb your appetite and resist the temptation of eating. Place a drop of Grapefruit essential oil in your palm and inhale. Caution: Grapefruit has photosensitising properties and can be irritating to the skin under sunlight.
    • Peppermint has been used for centuries for its ability to settle the stomach and is quite useful to help with digestion especially if you’ve eating too much during iftar. Blend 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil in 5ml of Almond Oil (about the size of a 50 sen coin) and massage in circular motions in your belly area.

     

    For those who don’t visit the local “Pasar Ramadan” (Ramadan bazaar) daily for your iftar meal, there’s the inevitable, yet delicious smells of cooking! Diffusers and environment sprays are great ways to neutralise kitchen odours so that you aren’t smelling last night’s meals when you’re fasting the next day.

    • With its sharp, lively scent, Juniper oil has been to purify and cleanse for centuries. Diffuse 2 drops of Juniper, 2 drops of Lavender and 1 drop of Tea Tree essential oils in a Biossentials Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser to clear your kitchen of unwanted smells. Caution: Juniper can cause skin sensitivity. It should be avoided during pregnancy and is not suitable for infants and babies.
    • Biossentials Clean Air Freshener & Linen Spray with Eucalyptus, Myrtle and Tea Tree essential oils is great to use to naturally freshen and instantly deodorise your environment. Spray around your kitchen after iftar or suhoor.

     

    For products that are not available at Biossentials eShop, please send your inquiry to eshop@biossentials.com

    From all of us at Biossentials, we hope you have a blessed Ramadan, reaping the benefits physically, emotionally and spiritually. Ramadan Mubarak!

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    What Are Essential Oils?
    Essential oils are pure concentrated plant extracts. They are the essence of aromatherapy, promoting health of the body and serenity of the mind. Essential oils are typically used topically or through inhalation, and can be used to suit each individual’s unique requirements. Each oil has its own chemical components with beneficial properties stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism. Properties range from antispectic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, relaxing and balancing to name a few.
     
    Remember: Safety First!
    While essential oils have a wide range of benefits, it is important to be safe when using essential oils. Many can be harmful if ingested, so don’t take them orally without consulting an expert. It is not recommended to apply undiluted essential oils directly on the skin; always dilute the oils in an unscented carrier substance, such as water, carrier oil or moisturising lotion before using. Each type of oil has different properties and safety precautions. Check the contraindications of the essential oil to ensure it is suitable for the general health of the person. Essential oils are not a substitute for any medication that have been prescribed by your medical physician.

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  • Essential Oils for Health & Wellbeing

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     World Health Day is on April 7th and we at Biossentials are doing our part to share the way families manage their health. We harness nature's powerful essences and share these goodness through our global community.

    Biossentials has taken the guess work out of blending and formulated a range of essential oil blends for your benefit. Here is our selection of blends that not only smell wonderful, but also supports your personal health and wellbeing.

     

    BREATHE
    Contains Eucalyptus, Myrtle and Tea Tree

    A refreshingly vibrant and uplifting blend to soothe and purify. Diffuse in Biossentials Aroma Diffuser or create a room spray infused with Breathe for an antiseptic effect and to clear the air of odours.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CONCENTRATE
    Contains Lemon, Rosemary and Peppermint

    A great "wake up" blend to help clear negative vibes and refresh your environment. Research indicates that essential oils may help to enhance clarity and study. Concentrate is useful at home or at the office for when you need to get things done. Use in Biossentials Aroma Diffuser, or put 1 drop on a tissue to breathe in and breathe out.

     

     

     

    PEACEFUL
    Contains Lavender, Marjoram and Sandalwood

    Essential oils are nature's gift with soothing qualities to relax and calm a busy and active mind. Peaceful is great for children, too. Diffuse in Biossentials Aroma Diffuser before you sleep or place 1 drop on a tissue near your pillow. Blend in base oil and massage into your feet and tension spots. You can even use this blend in an infused warm bath for a calming and serene moment.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    RELAX
    Contains Lavender, Mandarin and Patchouli

    Life can be stressful and hectic. Aromatherapy offers calming properties in Relax to gently unwind and lift the senses. As you inhale the nurturing and grounding aromas, feel your spirit gently relax and refresh. Use in Biossentials Aroma Diffuser, in a massage or in a bath.

     

     

     

     

     



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    What Are Essential Oils?
    Essential oils are pure concentrated plant extracts. They are the essence of aromatherapy, promoting health of the body and serenity of the mind. Essential oils are typically used topically or through inhalation, and can be used to suit each individual’s unique requirements. Each oil has its own chemical components with beneficial properties stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism. Properties range from antispectic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, relaxing and balancing to name a few.
     
    Remember: Safety First!
    While essential oils have a wide range of benefits, it is important to be safe when using essential oils. Many can be harmful if ingested, so don’t take them orally without consulting an expert. It is not recommended to apply undiluted essential oils directly on the skin; always dilute the oils in an unscented carrier substance, such as water, carrier oil or moisturising lotion before using. Each type of oil has different properties and safety precautions. Check the contraindications of the essential oil to ensure it is suitable for the general health of the person. Essential oils are not a substitute for any medication that have been prescribed by your medical physician.

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  • Aromatherapy for Prosperity & Love

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    Aromatherapy for Prosperity & Love

    February is here, and both the year of prosperity and season of love will be upon us before you know it! As you may know, the fragrance from essential oils can directly affect your mind, body and soul. We’ve rounded up a few essential oils to attract prosperity to your life and bring the feeling of enchanting emotion to your heart.
     
    How to Use Essential Oils

    • Topically. Dilute the essential oils in an unscented carrier oil (such as Biossentials Almond Sweet Oil) or moisturising lotion. For the body, the general ratio of essential oil to carrier oil should always be 4-8 drops of essential oil to 10ml carrier oil or moisturising lotion. For the face, the general ratio should always be 1-2 drops of essential oil to 5ml carrier oil or moisturising lotion.
    • Diffusion. Fill your aroma burner or your Biossentials Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser with water and add 6-8 drops of your chosen essential oil blend. Light the tealite candle or switch on the electricity. Remember to keep the diffuser on a stable surface, and out of reach from children, pets and flammable materials.
    • Perfume. Create your personal blend by adding 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil(s) in 10ml Biossentials Rosehip oil. Transfer the blend into a roller ball bottle or a cute little glass bottle spray, and apply throughout the day.

    Here are some suggested essential oils to create that perfect atmosphere of prosperity and love:
     
    FOR PROSPERITY
     

    Bergamot. With its fresh, citrus fragrance, Bergamot essential oil is known for its ability to relax brain waves when inhaled. It can be used to dispel heavy, negative energy and bring clarity to your prosperous goal.

    Frankincense. This earthy, mystical and uplifting aroma is one of the oldest oils used with references to Biblical times. It was, in ancient times, more valuable than gold. This oil has the ability to help uplift your mood and brings feelings of relaxation.
     
    Lemon. This essential oil carries a distinct scent that is clean and sharp. It helps to increase concentration and ability to memorise by relaxing the brain waves. By doing so, Lemon essential oil disperses confusion and eases worry, releases doubt and increases feelings of security, and alleviates fear and clears negative vibrations.
     
    Peppermint. A sharp, refreshing essential oil creates a fresh, clean scent that makes you feel more alert. This oil helps to increase your positive energy, mood and emotions allowing you to focus on attracting prosperity.
     
    FOR LOVE
     
    Lavender. A fantastic all-round healer and instiller of peace, calm and relaxed feelings, Lavender restores energy balance to the mind and body. Its fragrance brings tranquillity, and can help set the mood for both calm and passion.
     
    Geranium. This essential oil has a fragrance of rose, with some citrus and a suggestion of wood. It is known to help those who feel overly emotional and need more stability. Use this oil to increase circulation and bring emotional balance to your life.
     
    Ylang Ylang. This sweet, soft, flowery essential oil works effectively on the emotions. Known for its aphrodisiac properties, Ylang Ylang elevates sexual energy and enhances relationships. In Indonesia, the flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples. Diffuse it to set the tone for your own romantic evening.
     
    Rose Geranium, Rose and Jasmine. With its rich, sweet scents, these essential oils are synonymous with love and romance. They are known as mood boosters to help promote feelings of joy, relaxation and affection. Use these essential oils to move beyond self-imposed limitations and open up to love.
     
    WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND
     
    Tropical Spa Passion. Caress and excite your senses with Biossentials Tropical Spa Passion essential oil blend. The sensuous blend infuses floral sensations of jasmine, ylang ylang and rose with bergamot and cinnamon to rekindle feelings of excitement, passion and joy, and inspire a romantic ambience.

    For more essential oils and aromatherapy lifestyle products, visit our eShop or contact us at eshop@biossentials.com.

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    What Are Essential Oils?
    Essential oils are pure concentrated plant extracts. They are the essence of aromatherapy, promoting health of the body and serenity of the mind. Essential oils are typically used topically or through inhalation, and can be used to suit each individual’s unique requirements. Each oil has its own chemical components with beneficial properties stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanism. Properties range from antispectic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, relaxing and balancing to name a few.
     
    Remember: Safety First!
    While essential oils have a wide range of benefits, it is important to be safe when using essential oils. Many can be harmful if ingested, so don’t take them orally without consulting an expert. It is not recommended to apply undiluted essential oils directly on the skin; always dilute the oils in an unscented carrier substance, such as water, carrier oil or moisturising lotion before using. Each type of oil has different properties and safety precautions. Check the contraindications of the essential oil to ensure it is suitable for the general health of the person. Essential oils are not a substitute for any medication that have been prescribed by your medical physician.
     
    References:

    1. Han X, Gibson J, Eggett DL, Parker TL (2017). Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Essential Oil Inhalation Improves Positive Feelings in the Waiting Room of a Mental Health Treatment Center: A Pilot Study. Phytother Res. 31(5): 812-816. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28337799
    2. Keville, K (1999). Aromatherapy for Dummies. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., California.
    3. Radiantbodyrestfulmind.com (2014, Oct 19). Attracting Abundance with Essential Oils. Retrieved 24 January 2018, from http://radiantbodyrestfulmind.com/attracting-abundance/
    4. Stiles, KG (2017). The Essential Oils Complete Reference Guide: Over 250 Recipes for Natural Wholesome Aromatherapy, p. 122. Page Street Publishing Co., Massachusetts.

     

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  • Essential Oil Solutions for Your New Year’s Resolutions

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    As we enter the new year with excitement of over the possibilities and joy, it’s time once again for reflection and introspection – an invitation to contemplate starting something new or adopting a new approach in the upcoming year. Whatever your desires for change and excitement for what is to come, incorporating Biossentials’ essential oil blends and aromatherapy products in your lifestyle can help support your goals and resolutions in 2018.

     

    BREATHE essential oil blend brings a refreshingly vibrant aroma of EucalyptusMyrtle and Tea Tree to your surroundings that encourages feelings of rejuvenation and revitalisation, perfect to clear the  past year’s negative vibes.

    Use it:

    • Blend 1-2 drops in 5ml of Biossentials’ Almond Sweet Oil and apply topically to your chest when seeking to clear blockages and renew energies.
    • Inhale directly and breathe. Breathe in positive energy. Hold this breath for a couple of moments and breath out, expelling all that is negative from your body and aura. Repeat.

       

       

       

      CONCENTRATE essential oil blend has an aroma of Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary that, when diffused, may promote feelings of creativity, motivation and accomplishment. It is perfect to use while contemplating and establishing your 2018 ambitions.

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      PEACEFUL essential oil blend harnesses the soothing qualities of LavenderMarjoram and Sandalwood to calm a busy and active mind.

      Use it:

      • Put 1-2 drops on your personal Aromatherapy pendant to attain a sense of clarity and harmony.
      • Diffuse a few drops in Biossentials Ultrasonic Ambience Diffuser before sleep to create an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Alternatively, put a few drops on a cotton ball and place by the pillow.
      • Use Peaceful as your evening companion after a shower or bath. Blend 1-2 drops in 5ml of Biossentials’ Almond Sweet Oil and apply liberally onto shoulders, feet and legs and feel completely ready to unwind from the day.

       

       

      RELAX essential oil blend contains the harmonious scents of Lavender, Mandarin and Patchouli that inspires feelings of calm, patience and tranquillity while you go about your day.

      Use it:
      • As a start to your day, diffuse Relax blend in Biossentials Ultrasonic Ambience Diffuser to feel calm and relaxed for the day ahead.
      • Blend 1-2 drops in 5ml of Biossentials’ Almond Sweet Oil to create a body oil and make it your massage companion for a calming and total relaxation experience.
      • Apply the body oil blend to hands and feet, and enjoy an aroma to encourage calmness and composure.

         

         

         

        Whatever you decide to do this New Year, remember to be kind to yourself. Create wellness and happiness focused goals that brings joy to your heart and lets your inner beauty shine. Make time for you and use the benefits of Aromatherapy to ease yourself gently and positively into 2018!

         

        Have a Happy New Year!

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      • The Best of Biossentials: Our Favourite 5 Happenings of 2017

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        Welcoming the New Year has always been a highlight for us, as it gives us the opportunity to reflect on our achievements in the past year and to improve for the year ahead! 2017 has indeed been eventful in many parts of the world and we send our prayers and heartfelt wishes to all those who have been affected. At Biossentials it has been one of our busiest years ever! We have introduced some great new products, extended our retail range to Brunei, participated in professional tradeshows, opened our signature Chantara Spa in Bali, launched our new e-shop and given our website a facelift. Read on for our 5 favourite happenings at Biossentials.

         

        Chantara Wellness & Spa, Bali
        In January 2017, Biossentials launched its new signature spa, Chantara Wellness & Spa in Sanur, Bali. In a few short months, the spa attracted many spa enthusiasts around the world to achieve a 5-star Trip Advisor rating with rave reviews.

        The well-appointed, two-storey urban day spa serves as a quiet oasis, drawing inspiration from time-honoured therapies that originate from the many corners of Asia and beyond. Chantara Spa features Biossentials all-natural spa, body and facial products in its exotic Spa Menu.

        The luxurious spa environment features four spacious private treatment rooms with facilities, a cosy salon services area for hands and feet, retail boutique corner and an inviting, tea lounge. Soothing melodies, aromatic oils, organic herbal teas and a warm hospitality, Chantara Wellness & Spa offers guests the quintessential destination for the ideal tranquil environment.

        For information, visit the Chantara website at www.chantaraspa.com or get social with Chantara at facebook.com/chantaraspa.bali.

         

        Fresh updated website, same great products
        We loved our old website, but it just didn’t have features and support for modern day users and browsers. A major revamp took place with a fresh updated look and enhanced navigation experience. The new website is designed to be user- friendly and you can find exactly what you need quickly, efficiently and conveniently. We also understand the need to constantly be on the go and Biossentials website is now mobile-friendly for viewing on your smartphone or tablet. Experience the new site at www.biossentials.com.

         

        Launch of Biossentials eShop
        It has been a long time coming, and we are very pleased to announce that a selection of Biossentials retail products are now accessible online for Malaysian shoppers at eshop.biossentials.com. With the click of a button, our eShop is a convenient way for shoppers to select their favourite aromatherapy products and incorporate them for home, travel or office use.

        Not just a shopping site, visit our BLOG to catch up on Biossentials news on Discovery Workshops and useful tips on how to use essential oils safely in daily life. Sign up for our Newsletter to be part of Biossentials e-community and enjoy exclusive discounts and offerings.

         

        Our latest reed diffuser – Tropical Energy
        Biossentials Aroma Reed Diffusers are an ideal addition to any environment. Unlike many diffuser reeds in the market that use chemical fragrances, Biossentials reed diffusers contain 100% pure essential oils. Its special rattan reeds diffuse a unique blend of aromatic oils, creating a fresh and long lasting natural scent in any home, office or business environment. Convenient to use in spaces where electric or candle diffusers are not suitable. Easy to use, simply top up the diffusion liquid and reverse the reeds daily to refresh the scent.

        Recently, we introduced our new Tropical Energy Aroma Reed Diffuser utilising one of our most popular essential oils, Tropical Energy. With its fresh zesty tropical notes of lemongrass, lime and ginger, this Tropical Energy reed diffuser is sure to create a refreshing scent to energise and recharge the senses.

        Visit our showroom in Desa Sri Hartamas to experience our aroma reed diffusers to suit your mood.

         

        Biossentials in Paloma, Brunei Darussalam
        Good news for shoppers in Brunei! You can now stop by a Paloma store and pick up your favourite Biossentials aromatherapy products. Paloma stores, the most popular one-stop multi-brand beauty store in Brunei, are located in Gadong Departmental Store and the upmarket Mabohai Shopping Centre. Biossentials products will soon be available in the newly renovated Paloma store in The Airport Mall at Brunei International Airport. Make sure to keep up with Paloma news at facebook.com/PalomaBrunei/

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