Aromatherapy & Herbalism
Aromatherapy Massage soothes and relaxes, stimulates and revitalises depending on the essential oils chosen. Legs, Arms, Stomach, Back, Neck and Shoulders are given massage. This can be preceded by a shorter Indian Head Massage. Effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and friction are used to stimulate the circulation and remove toxins, soften muscles and move calcium deposits. The aim is a greater feeling of well being. This is not sports injury massage which would need medical advice and a further level of specialism.
Herbalism is a fascinating study of healing and life-supporting plants. By using herbs in different ways, the body can be supported and kept in balance, therefore preventing the imbalances that lead to illness and disease. Infusions drunk as tisanes, and infusions, decoctions and macerations added to body creams, lotions, shampoos, and bath foams all help this process. .
Mayblossom Ltd Products
Body creams & lotions, anti-aging facial creams, shampoo, bath foam, creams to treat conditions such as arthritis, muscle inflammation, haemorrhoids, eczema (dry and wet), and lip salves, are all made under the Mayblossom label. These are all natural handmade products, with no animal products or mineral oils included.
Oils, Butters & Waxes
Oils containing Omega 3, 6, and 9 are included which are absorbed through the skin to benefit the whole health of the body:
Evening primrose, safflower and hemp oil for body lotions
Kiwi oil for anti-aging facial creams
Camelina oil for anti-inflammation products
Light oils & Waxes for nourishment and protection:
Almond and apricot oil
Cleansing, nourishing occlusive oils and butters:
Castor oil to cleanse
Macademia oil to nourish
Shea butter to promote cell growth
Cocoa butter to nourish
Beeswax to protect.
Herbal infusions, decoctions and macerations are used in the products, along with essential oils:
Comfrey adds moisturisation
Cornflower calms and soothes
Camomile cools and soothes
Lavender is soothing
Chickweed and wild pansy are anti-irritant and cooling
Rose petal is astringent
Yarrow is antiseptic and warming
Ginger is warming
Cayenne is warming
Bistort root and coltsfoot make an antiseptic throat gargle
Red clover for female hormonal balance
Black Cohosh for female hormonal balance at the menopause
Sage is antiseptic and for female hormonal balance
Skullcap, valerian and verbena to calm anxiety
Self heal (tastes lovely in salad or as a tea) for staunching bleeding wounds.
Dandelion supports the liver in detoxing and is a diuretic
Garlic supports detoxing
...the list is endless
Rose hydrolant (Rosewater) is used in facial and body creams and lotions, likewise Orange blossom hydrolant. These are astringent and toning. Witch Hazel is used in healing products.
Other additions are rosemary antioxident, vitamin E, vitamin A palmitate, hydrochloric acid and carotene to enhance natural preservation and anti-aging support for the facial skin.
Detergents are mild and vegetal in origin. They have been carefully sourced and tested.
Preservatives are included as a matter of course, but are sourced very carefully to be the most natural vegetal preservatives available. No product includes SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or the particular type of Parabens that has been tenuously linked to breast cancer.
Products are made to order or given as part of a consultation.
Mayblossom Ltd was set up as a business venture, but now it is a name for Susie Fox, making cost-only products on a non-profit basis to help friends, family and people she can help. (This is due to a full time job in Care in the Community). Mayblossom is retained as a name for the products, but is dormant as a profit making company.