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Hello! I'm Lara, I'm a hypnotherapist and storyteller based  in York.  In my hypnotherapy clinic I often talk with clients about their sleep lives. Getting enough sleep of high enough quality makes a big difference to our ability to cope with everything life throws at us during the day.  There are lots of small tweaks you can make to your bedtime routine and sleeping arrangements that may help encourage you to get to sleep, sleep as deeply as you need to and stay asleep all night. Here are some ideas that my clients have found useful. We are all individuals so there is no...

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I first met Sallyanne at a day retreat, (long before myself or my husband became practitioners ourselves) where she spoke so passionately about essential oils and how they could be used, a little about what goes into making them and the meaning of the products names. But what really captured me, was Sallyanne’s passion for helping others through her practice and creations.  What followed from that day retreat was really my first foray into essential oil blends, mists and then ultimately - natural skincare. I wouldn’t stray from a natural cleanser, face cream and oil these days. Both myself and...

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aromachology, power of scent, scent, scent alchemy -

Scent Alchemy   Did you know, that the olfactory system is like your personal scent wizard? It's in charge of taking everyday smells and turning them into messages, memories, and even those cosy feelings we love. Plus, it's buddies with a big, fancy brain system called the Limbic System Since starting Holistic Kitchen, I have learned so much and now understand much more about the art of creating a scent, and I am excited to share it with you. I have been blending essential oils into beautiful scents for years now because the scent and the name of the scent...

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essential oils, pure blends, summer blends, Summer Solstice -

The Summer Solstice is here. That powerful planetary moment when the tilt of the Earth brings us closest to the sun is happening today, and it marks the longest day of the year too! For me, this means I'm finally out of the dark night phase, where I would be looking inwards and instead, I start to feel renewed and energised again. I LOVE this feeling so much. The sun is here, the flowers are blooming and life seems more fun! Everyone is outside more, the BBQs are on, and the paddling pools are out along with the kids who...

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Check out Holistic Kitchen in the press.. Mother & Baby Magazine - Shortlisted for 2020 Awards Living Magazine - South Wiltshire Caboodle Magazine

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