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The Benefits of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for Modern Living

The Benefits of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for Modern Living

The name ‘aromatherapy’ was coined by René-Maurice Gattefossé in the early 1900’s, although the practise of extracting essential oils for their healing potential is ancient. Using the essential oils of aromatic plants, herbs and flowers has been done all over the world for centuries to ward off evil spirits, freshen the home and to create aromatic remedies for medicinal and cosmetic use.

Big Goddess Energy

ASE is the Yoruba principal of making things happen and producing change, so we’re super excited to launch the ASE Natural Fragrance Rollerballs range.

Inspired by the Goddesses of the Yoruba pantheon, we’ve created these little bottles of energy for you to play with day or night. Read on for the fragrance breakdown to see which mood you’re feeling.

Asé Goddess Rollerballs
LIHA Muse: Alex Elle

LIHA Muse: Alex Elle

...for years both as an author and through her Instagram @alex_elle, where she shares the most beautiful reminders of how precious and tough life, and humans, can be. In the weeks before her new book, After The Rain, launched, we had a chat about all that matters right now

Body Acceptance

When love seems a stretch, it’s time to learn how to accept the home we live in. ALL BODIES I’ve been having some great conversations lately, with women of every... Read More
Body Acceptance
The Power of Play

The Power of Play

GROW UP! Do you remember the moment you stopped playing? If that’s too much of a stretch, try and remember the last time you actually remember playing. Perhaps it was... Read More

Self-love – what is it?

The dictionary definition of self-love is: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. Sometimes, due to outside pressures and our inner critics, we can mistake self-love for being something that’s... Read More
Self-love – what is it?
solange knowles -Nothing without intention

Living with Purpose

 Finding one’s purpose in life is said to be the Holy Grail, but lately, there’s a new take on things; putting pressure on ourselves to ‘find’ that purpose can often... Read More

The Essence of Idan Oil

What it means Idan is the Yoruba word for magic, and that’s exactly how LIHA Beauty sees this hero product. Founders Abi and Liha loved the idea of creating a... Read More
Idan oil in hand
SELF-CARE TIPS IN A POST-COVID WORLD

SELF-CARE TIPS IN A POST-COVID WORLD

Around the world we have all experienced what is likely to have been the most difficult few months of our entire lives. Thanks to the outbreak of Covid-19, life as we know it has changed, perhaps irrevocably.
Now that lockdown is easing around the world, you might actually be yearning for new routines and habits. Or perhaps you picked up some new ones over the past few months. I know several people who learned to knit, started painting, making their own beauty products, such as rose water and face masks, while they were stuck indoors.

Psychology of Scent

Smell is pretty unique, compared to the four other senses we humans have. While our other senses communicate directly to the thalamus, which is essentially the ‘switchboard’ in our brain,  scent is processed in the olfactory bulb within our limbic system, which is also where our brain stores memories and emotions, explaining why scent can evoke such intense feelings and vivid memories so quickly.
Psychology of Scent
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