Viva, Espana!

October 16th, 2018

 

This October John and I had a short break in Spain. Nothing special to do, just relax, catch up on sleep and enjoy the Spanish food and sunshine.

Driving from Alicante airport to Los Alcazares in the Murcia region we noticed large fields of olive trees, orange trees, lemons … I hadn’t realised how much Spain is a largely agricultural country until I got there. After a little bit of research, I discovered that Spain produces crops like wheat, barley, vegetables, tomatoes, olives, sugar, beets, fruit, grapes, and cork.

Once you get here you really can’t miss the olive trees … they are everywhere and delicious olives are served with pretty much everything. Olive oil and olives are one of the pillars of Spanish cuisine and the experts say that Spanish olive oil is one of the best in the world.

Because of its amazing benefits you can find olive oil in our butter.

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. It, therefore, protects the skin from premature aging (I’m thinking to have a bath in it at least once a week, lol!). It restores skin smoothness and prevents free radical damage to the skin.

Spain also produces some of the essential oils you can find in our products:

Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limonum)

Essential oils have all been used effectively throughout the ages to repel insects, and lemon essential oil is one of them. You can find this liquid yellow essential oil, with its characteristic citrus smell, in our Insect Repelling Citrus Spray. This fruit is cultivated, grown mainly in Murcia, and grows in spring.

Cistus Hydrosol (Cistus Ladaniferus) or Rock Rose

Has a soothing, woody and amber smell. Because of its healing and regenerative properties you can find it in our Soothing Antiseptic Spray. Suzanne Catty states that Cistus Hydrosol is astringent, cicatrisant, styptic and is useful for wound and scar care as well as in anti-wrinkle prevention and plumping skin [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 84-85.] This plant is completely wild and it grows in June.

Orange Essential Oil (Sinensis)

This essential oil is orange coloured and has a fresh herbaceous citrusy smell. The smell of orange essential oil reminds us of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, which is perfect to combat depression or anxiety. This is why you can find this essential oil in our Calming Floral Spray and Insect repelling Citrus Spray.

Jitka xx

Back

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Blog Entries

Oh the Joy a Book Can Bring

19th September 2019

I love reading and always have. I think I got it from my mom because every spare minute she got (and still gets) she’d grab a book, a cup of coffee or tea and would dive into a story. We have like a zillion books in my parent’s flat and I’m not even exaggerating! Novels… Read More »


Goodbye Itch 👋

12th September 2019

A few of my previous blogs focused on environmental allergies – how they impact our furry friends’ lives and how we can help them the natural way. I wrote how bathing your dog at home is very effective, cheap and the sensible thing to do in order to remove the allergens from the coat and… Read More »


Broccoli: Nature’s Superfood

5th September 2019

More Herbs, Less Salt Day.. who knew? When I was scrolling [https://www.cute- calendar.com/calendar/]cute calendar the other day looking for inspiration for my newsletters, I came across another unusual day… More Herbs, Less Salt. Yip… you read right… and it’s celebrated on the 29th of August. This day should then inspire us to use more herbs and… Read More »


A Visit To The Vet…

29th August 2019

As if Martha hasn’t been through enough in the last few months with the c-section and looking after her puppies… I received a message from Zoe, who was looking after my dogs and the kennels while I was at Premiergroom a few weeks ago, saying Martha didn’t finish her food. This was really odd as… Read More »