Soultime Newsletter

Care of the Skin

We use a variety of oils in our products but our favourite is NZ grown hemp seed oil, cannabis sativa.  Hemp has been called the “perfect plant”, one of nature’s best kept beauty secrets!  It contains antioxidants, protein, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, potassium, iron, zinc and phosphorus.  It is a complete protein containing all 20 known fatty acids as well as vitamins A, B1, B2,B3, B6, C, D & E.  It also contains Omega-6 & Omega 3.

Hemp seed oil has excellent healing, rejuvenating and moisturising properties as well as being anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and balancing .It is easily absorbed by the skin as are the vitamins and minerals contained in the oil.  Essential fatty acids are responsible for the lustre in our eyes, skin & hair; transferring O2 to the cells; energy levels; cardio vascular health and even the clarity of our thought processes.

Care of the Soul

Butterflies have a wonder, beauty and grace about them.  They are a symbol of transformation because of the inspiring metamorphosis they undergo.  Their life cycle is about a month- from egg to larvae, to pupa and then the emergence of the beautiful butterfly.

This then is the lesson of the butterfly, to accept changes and transitions in our life as gracefully and effortlessly as the butterfly does.  This acceptance is also symbolic of faith.  In many cultures the butterfly is associated with the soul, Christianity also sees the butterfly  as a soulful sign.  Butterflies are associated with transition, celebration, grace, eloquence, joy and lightness.

 “The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.”  Rabindranath Tagore   

Lemon Essential Oil

The wonderful, fresh, zesty fragrance of lemon makes it one of my favourite oils.  It helps to uplift the spirit and induces positive emotions.  It stimulates the mind and increases concentration and is also psychologically strengthening.

Essential oil of lemon is also good for removing sticky labels from bottles etc.

Uplifting Blend

Use this blend when you need to uplift your spirits or energy levels.  To create the blend – place 2 Tbs of carrier oil such as grapeseed, sweet almond, sunflower etc. in a dark coloured bottle.  Add 10 drops each of essential oil of lemon, orange, grapefruit and peppermint.  Shake gently before using.

Remove the top and breathe in deeply for a few minutes, or place several drops on a tissue & hold to nose.