Autumn’s drier air can strip skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling uncomfortable and tight. During this change, skin needs extra support and protection, and my Autumn Facial Oil contains vital essential oils and flower essences to help the health and appearance of the skin through this specific season, decongesting, warming, smoothing and toning. On an emotional level, the oil helps to balance the emotions and help bring clarity, positivity and focus to thoughts, to combat the sluggishness that can happen during the change from the warmer, brighter climate, to a cooler, more invigorating, month.

I firmly believe that we should live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment, and Autumn is a time of harvest, richness and preparing for the winter to come. Autumn can be expressed in a time of addressing the core issues within ourselves, and clearing out the mental, emotional and physical clutter that will pave the way to a stress-free winter.

Within this new blend, I have incorporated a selection of essential oils, including Jasmine Sambac, to inspire optimism and confidence, Geranium Bourbon to balance and harmonise; Honeysuckle to promote vitality and act as an anti-inflammatory; Sandalwood to revive and rejuvenate as well as Patchouli, to ground the emotions. Citrus notes in the form of Grapefruit, Green Mandarin and Lemon help to energise, cleanse and focus the spirit.

My Autumn Oil also includes the new base oils of Echium to reduce inflammation as well as containing omega 3 & 6, Amaranth to calm irritated skin, whilst smoothing and moisturising, Prickly Pear to improve elasticity and leave skin velvety soft, Baobab Seed to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Carrot, like Baobab promotes youthful looking skin, then I added rich essential fatty acids, Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip Seed, and finally Evening Primrose to nourish. These base notes are combined with flower essences, culminating in a truly uplifting blend. The De Mamiel Autumn Oil ultimately seeks to install confidence and uplift the spirit, whilst nourishing the skin throughout the seasonal transition.

Directions for use: Smooth 4-5 drops on to a cleansed face and neck. Pause for a moment, cup your hands and cover your nose and mouth, breathe deeply for a count of three, hold at the top then breathe out for a count of five releasing all tension. Repeat three times. Massage gently with small circular upwards movements from the centre out, until absorbed.