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DECEMBER 2019
WIN AN AROMATHERAPY OR INCENSE BUNDLE

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2019 has been a tough year and this past month has been an absolute doozy, for us at least. Anyone who follows our social media pages probably already saw that my (Ali who writes the newsletters and posts) mum passed away early November ... then bushfires prevented us from attending the funeral and had us evacuated a couple of days later. But we have a LOT to be thankful for. We remain safe (though staying vigilant!) while so many are still facing the threat of ongoing bushfires, as well as drought and other really awful situations.

For our part, I genuinely want to thank everybody who sent beautiful and positive messages during a really difficult time. Our royal friends really are a good bunch.

So we wanted to give something back.

We've assembled TWO P ACKAGES: An Aromatherapy Package and an Incense & Smudge Bundle.

Just before Christmas we're going to give them away to two lucky people. If you'd like to be one of the winners all we want is to hear from you.

You don't need to purchase anything - just shoot us a message:

* via email ([email protected])
* use the contact form on our website (https://www.aromaqueen.com.au/ContactUs.aspx)
* add a comment on the matching posts on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

TELL US WHICH BUNDLE YOU'D LIKE TO WIN, AND WHY
Make us laugh, smile or think. Tell us anything.

On December 23rd we'll pick a few of our favourites, and from those we'll randomly draw the two winners on Christmas Eve, one for each bundle. We'll announce the winners (first name & suburb only) on our social media pages, and will contact the winners by return email if we have your address.

Entrants must be located in Australia - prize includes shipping within Australia only. Contact us by Dec 23rd to enter - we'd LOVE to hear from you.

 

WHAT'S IN THE INCENSE & SMUDGING BUNDLE?

 

Both of our bundles are comprised of a host of brand new items, as well as a few seconds and samples.

Our INCENSE & SMUDGE BUNDLE includes (among other things!):

* FIVE BURNERS - A Handmade Fish Dhoop & Stick Burner from Nepal, a round timber stick and cone burner, a little multipurpose burner suitable for Japanese Morning Star incense and small sticks, and a couple of ashcatchers (with slightly imperfect brass)

* A Selection of DHOOP sticks including a roll and a box of handmade MUSK dhoop, a box of Laxmi Dhoop sticks, Padmini minis and BIC Sandalwood dhoop sticks

* A tin of Goloka White Sage backflow cones (slightly dinged tin!), and a bundle of mixed Satya cone samples

* Loads of incense sticks, from our top of the range Auroshikha Resin Sticks in Frankincense & Myrrh and Benzoin; Auroshikha marbled sticks in Olibanum and Sage; several other full sized boxes of sticks and a few samples as well

* Three Smudge Sticks and Smudging Prayer Card - white sage, white sage & lavender, and mountain sage & frankincense sticks.

 

WHAT'S IN THE AROMATHERAPY PACK?

Both of our bundles are comprised of a host of brand new items, as well as a few seconds and samples.

Our AROMATHERAPY PACK includes (among other things!):

* A red & black 30 bottle oils case, along with aromatherapy tips / recipes postcards and an oil bottle tool

* A first aid kit with medical goodies, ready to add your own medicinal oils

* A selection of mini coloured 5ml roll-on bottles (slightly dinged!), plus a couple of aluminium atomiser bottles and a premium aluminium inhaler stick

* Four 'half bottles' of essential oils that were the last of a batch and so the bottle was never completely filled. We're not sure of the exact dates for these so these are NOT FOR SKIN APPLICATION. Perfect for diffusing, cleaning etc: Vetiver, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Blue Gum and Cypress. There's also a bottle of Frankincense perfume oil

* A selection of aromatherapy / perfume jewellery including a stainless pendant, car diffuser, mini cork bottle diffuser, an alloy bronze pendant and a couple of lava stone bracelets

* A large set of Snap Button jewellery including crystal tree of life diffuser button, plenty of decorative buttons in glass, metal and natural crystal, and a selection of bases - two pendants, two bracelets and a bookmark, ready to snap your buttons onto.

 

Follow the instructions near the top of the page on how to enter - make sure you've sent us a message by 23rd December!

 

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Greetings, friends of the Queen!

Welcome to The Stress Issue of our little newsletter. We've had a lot going on in recent weeks and it's times like these that really do remind you of just how useful some of the goodies we specialise in can be, in a beautiful and natural way that really does work.

So whether you're looking to have a little less stress in your life, or want some stress-free ideas for making it through the Christmas panic, we'll do our best to cover it with a little blog on Oils for Stress, Stress-Free Gift Packs and more.

DON'T STRESS BY LEAVING THINGS TIL THE LAST MINUTE

I honestly don't know how we've got to the point where it's only a few weeks before Christmas and the end of the year. But here we are, and if you're doing your shopping online this year it's worth getting onto so there's no stressing over whether your package will arrive in time!

* WE'RE POSTING DAILY UNTIL 23rd DECEMBER

If you're in a remote area, or WA / NT / TAS etc, we'd recommend ordering sooner rather than later in case deliveries take a little longer than usual during this busy period (we post from NSW 2455). Some areas are also being affected by bushfires and road closures, so take this into account as well. We'll be posting every day until a couple of days before Christmas - at this stage there are NO backlogs so orders are generally going out the same day if received before lunchtime.

* AQ IS REMAINING OPEN OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD AND THROUGHOUT JANUARY but from Christmas Eve we'll only be posting every 2-3 days (allow for all of the public and Aus Post holidays over Christmas / January which can add extra delivery time). This give us a bit of recharging time, too.

As most of you know, we're a small Australian owned and run business. Being in a regional area we're unable to offer the express postage and cheaper shipping rates that our city cousins can. What we ARE able to offer is individual service and an eye for high quality, ethically made goodies at the best prices. No silly 'save 70%' sales - our prices are as low as we can make them, every day.

So thank you for supporting small business, and thank you for supporting regional.

May the remainder of your year be stress-free and fabulous, and may 2020 be full of things you can handle. ;)

 

xx The Queens

 

 

NO STRESS: GIVE A GIFT PACK!

Let's face it: some people are really hard to buy for. If you're looking for something unique or unusual, perhaps handmade or free-trade so you'll know your purchase is going towards supporting traditional craftspeople rather than big business, check out some of our ready-to-go gift packs covering everything from incense to aromatherapy, smudging to crystals.

Here's a few ideas to get you thinking outside the box (or inside the gift box depending on the goodies you're looking at!).

AQ Incense Packs & Kits PACKS & IDEAS: INCENSE & SMUDGING

There's nothing like trying something new, and many of our packs include everything you need to get started, including instructions.

* BACKFLOW INCENSE - without question the big thing right now is 'waterfall effect' backflow cones. Choose a backflow burner and add a few packs of cones (around 15 handmade scents available) for a stunning and memorable gift.

* ROPE INCENSE is the most unique type you'll come across - I bet they won't have seen that before! Choose a few scents and a matching burner, or a gift pack.

* RESIN INCENSE like Frankincense, Copal, Dragons Blood & Myrrh - try an advanced kit with all the accessories for something really special, or a smaller pack with just the basics to get started. Or use our packs for inspiration when creating your own personalised bundle with resins, burner and charcoal.

* GOLD, FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH PACKS - perfect for this time of year.

* MIXED PACKS of sticks & cones, from our own AQ HANDMADE incense to popular Satya - add a burner for a great gift idea.

* AUROSHIKHA RESIN STICKS - a mixed pack has all the long-burning resin-based goodies in the one gift bag, with optional super-sized aluminium burner.

* TIBETAN DHOOP STICKS in beautiful handmade lokta paper boxes with embedded flowers and leaves - our new mixed pack includes a wooden burner.

* JAPANESE MORNING STAR incense in a Classic, Woods or Florals Pack, or create your own from classic Sandalwood to exotic Iris or Green Tea.

* SMUDGE KITS for those who like their sage - from mixed smudge sticks to full-on packs with abalone shell and tripod. Or a mixed SMUDGE & CRYSTAL pack for Protection, Healing or Love.

* FREETRADE BURNERS with a selection of beautiful quality natural incense - every piece is handmade and unique.
    
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR INCENSE INCENSE PACKS & KITS
 

AQ Aromatherapy Packs & Kits PACKS & IDEAS: AROMATHERAPY

So many people already enjoy aromatherapy - while others haven't tried it yet. Keep it simple for newbies, or try unusual accessories for advanced users.

* STARTER KITS including oils, carrier (massage) oil, and accessories like roll-ons and inhaler sticks, also come with handy reference / tips cards & recipes.

* MIXED OIL PACKS to suit their tastes (from Citrus to Woods to Sports), or put your own selection together. OIL BLENDS or OILS 4 KIDS are excellent for newcomers and advanced users alike - add a case to complete your kit.

* ACCESSORIES or ROLL-ONS PACKS for those with their own oil collection.

* AROMA JEWELLERY makes a beautiful gift - choose from scent pad, lavastone  or diffuser buttons, with most well under $20 in gift packaging.

* CAR DIFFUSERS / CERAMIC BOTTLE DIFFUSERS as we head into holiday road-trip mode. Add a blend for concentration & fatigue, or peppermint or spearmint for travel sickness. Don't forget our FRUITY DOG DESIGNS for dog-lovers!

* NATURAL PERFUME KITS for the crafty ones, including bottles, tools and more - just add a couple of oils and they're ready to go.

SEE ALL OF OUR AROMATHERAPY PACKS & KITS HERE

 

NEW AQ HANDMADE INCENSE CONES

AQ Aroma & Perfume Jewellery While we've specialised in our own range of Premium Handmade Masala Sticks for many years, we've just added the first of our new HANDMADE INCENSE CONES, direct from Nepal where they are made by cottage industries that support small enterprise for women and the underprivileged.

Yes, CONES!⁣

Like our Masala Sticks, our Handmade Incense Cones have been created exclusively for us, with a focus on the very best in quality. These beautiful cones feature delicate blends of exotic flowers, selected natural herbs, spices and scents.⁣

SCENTS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ($3.50 / 10 cones):⁣
* CEDAR ⁣* FRANKINCENSE ⁣* LAVENDER ⁣* MYRRH ⁣* ROSE ⁣* SANDALWOOD⁣

We've also updated our CONES section as it's getting larger every week, so it's now easier to navigate. And we have a new section to view all our handmade sticks and cones together, plus a mixed gift pack if you'd like to try out both types.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF OUR AQ PREMIUM HANDMADE INCENSE

 

NEW TOP GRADE OMANI FRANKINCENSE

AQ Resin Incense Omani Frankincense (Boswellia Sacra) is typically regarded as the finest quality Frankincense resin available, and these beautiful resins come direct from Oman. We are VERY excited - we love our Frankincense and have never experienced resins of this calibre before. I spent a very bad week with a piece of Hojari in my pocket, ready to hold and sniff when the stress got too much, and yes, it works.

Omani Frankincense is classified into 4 types, with resins of lighter colour & larger clump sizes generally graded higher and more valuable. The grades are based on the four geographic locations in Dhofar from where the trees are grown and the resin is harvested. We now stock the two highest grades:

HOJARI FRANKINCENSE $14 / 25g
The finest quality (1st grade) Omani Frankincense resin is known as 'Hojari', and is harvested in the Eastern part of Dhofar. Hojari Frankincense has the lightest colour of the Omani resins, often with a slight pale green tint, and typically has a larger clump size. The scent is the most luscious Frankincense we have ever experienced.

NAJDI FRANKINCENSE $8.50 / 25g
The 2nd grade, also a beautiful quality resin, is known as 'Najdi'. The resin has a pale yellow colour, and is collected from a plateau in the Najd region behind the Dhofar mountains.

The third and fourth grades of Omani Frankincense are 'shathari' and 'shaabi', however we are only stocking the two highest grades.

If you are looking for the finest resins, these are seriously the best quality Frankincense resins we have ever sourced. Also listed in a mixed pack including Ethiopian Gold Frankincense ($29 for the three resins).

CLICK HERE FOR RESIN INCENSE

 

PRICE DROP - SNAP JEWELLERY

AQ Snap Jewellery Have we had any 'black friday sales'? Nope, we don't do 'sales' - we always offer the best prices we can, every day of the year. We're not fans of trying to stress people into buying NOW to save a few dollars off next week's price.

BUT!

Sometimes we do get a better deal on things which allows us to DROP PRICES permanently. We've just marked down our ENTIRE mix & match snap button jewellery & diffuser range, with many items now HALF OUR PREVIOUS PRICE.

Snap Jewellery has two parts: a 'BASE' like a bracelet, pendant or even a keyring or brooch, and a 'BUTTON' that snaps onto it.

Buttons can be mini diffusers to custom-create a personalised piece of diffuser jewellery. Or they also come in a large range of beautiful decorative designs made from natural gemstones, as well as glass or metal designs in new age and boho themes. Just swap your button over when you want a new colour or look.

A great gift idea with most bases now $5.90 each and buttons starting at $1.00.

CLICK HERE FOR AQ SNAP BUTTON JEWELLERY

 

MORE NEW & BACK IN STOCK

Turtle Goodies NEW: STONE TURTLE LAVASTONE AROMA BRACELET ($6.95 inc gift bag)

Over the years our gorgeous little stone turtle has been really popular. For a modern twist, we've had these lava-stone bracelets made to add the benefits of aroma jewellery to the cute little guy. Team with a matching pendant for a Summery look.

    
AQ Dhoop Incense FIVE NEW TIBETAN DHOOP SCENTS ($8.50 / roll inc mini burner)

Expanding our popular new range of Ancient Tibetan Dhoop incense, we've now added extra scents:

* NAG CHAMPA * ROSE * WHITE LOTUS * JUNIPER * CHAMOMILE

See them all HERE.
    
AQ Oil Bottle Labels NEW: OIL BOTTLE LABELS ($4.90)

AQ oils each have a top label, but if you've decanted from a larger bottle, make your own blends, inhalers or roll-ons, own a mix of brands or want to label your carrier oils to match, these new LABEL SHEETS have a total of 192 pre-printed & blank round oil & carrier labels for you to name or colour co-ordinate your own creations.


AQ Resin Incense NEW: SANDALWOOD POWDER ($6.90 / 15g)
Sandalwood's calming effect makes it a useful aid to meditation. The wood, chips and powder have been used in many religious cultures - it is the sacred incense of the Hindu religion, and is also used in Islam and the Japanese Shinto religion. Red Sandalwood powder is also available. See our RESIN INCENSE HERE.

   
       
CLICK TO SEE ALL OF OUR NEW ITEMS

 

BLENDS FOR STRESS

AQ Aromatherapy If you're looking for natural help with stress & turmoil like we have been lately, pure essential oil blends are truly the way to go as you don't have to worry about which oils work best. This makes them the perfect choice for those who aren't that familiar with aromatherapy - just grab the bottle and go. If you know someone who could benefit with a little de-stressing they also make a really thoughtful gift.

If you like DIY'ing your own blends, you can also or pre-make a blend using your favourite oils, keeping it handy for those times you really need it. Use the blends below for ideas & inspiration.

Some of our own favourite blends include those in our RELAX PACK - all are great for diffusing, aroma jewellery, as a base for roll-on perfume oil or a massage blend, or a few drops in a relaxing bath:

RELAX - containing a gorgeous blend of oils including gentle mild sedative French Lavender, a touch of sweet tension-relieving Ylang Ylang and a little fresh Peppermint.

CHILL - You can't go past pure Frankincense oil, treasured for its mellow calming, meditative effects. With added Kaffir Lime and Pink Grapefruit, CHILL has a beautifully uplifting quality that helps with clarity of thought.

CALM - For those times you need to just slow down, CALM features oils renowned for their calming qualities: Lavender & Lavandin with their mild sedative benefits; Myrrh to ground & balance the emotions, Marjoram to calm the nervous system, Lime & other citrus for a pleasant, uplifting fragrance.

TRANQUIL - For peace & calm, Tranquil has a beautiful scent for everyday burning to create a relaxing atmosphere. Calming Mandarin & Lavandin, grounding Cedarwood Atlas, with a hint of Vetiver for an earthy fragrance with a unisex appeal.

$57.50 for the pack, or all blends are available separately. More calming blends are available, inlcuding a few for Anxiety etc. Don't forget that our OILS 4 KIDS blends can also be used by adults.

See all of our OIL BLENDS HERE.

 

AQ Aromatherapy

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

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NEW & GIFTY

We've been crazy busy getting our latest new thingies in for the year, though there's still a few exciting ones on their way (including premium Omani Frankincense, coming very shortly!).
A lot of our latest goodies are also the perfect things to consider in the lead up to (dare we say it?) Christmas - might as well get that out of the way now that it's happening Next Month!

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* NEW Nepalese & Tibetan free trade incense, burners & dhoop
* NEW SEASON Lava Stone Aroma Jewellery in Rose Gold & Gold
* NEW Rope Incense, Burners & Price Drop
* NEW Tribal Soul 'Incense Smudge Sticks'
* PRICE DROP Natural Handmade Soap
* NEW Backflow burners, incense & more
* Learn about SAL TREE RESIN INCENSE, plus new resins & incense powders

GIFTY TIME
As we head towards December 25th, don't forget that fabulous smellies can make beautiful gifts, especially for those who are a little hard to buy for. Think Rope Incense, Handmade Free Trade Burners, Aroma Jewellery & matching oil blends (DeStress, anyone?), Frankincense & Myrrh Packs, or even Crystal Smudge Kits.
Many of our gifty ideas come boxed or gift bagged, and we're always happy to send directly to the lucky recipient - just use their address in the DELIVERY ADDRESS section and add a note for us to leave out the invoice. We can also add a gift tag with a short note - just add any information into the ADDITIONAL INFO box when checking out.

See the 'Christmas Idea Alerts' on the goodies down the page for more ideas.   

AQ PACKS & KITS

HOW TO PUT TOGETHER YOUR OWN GIFT PACK

 

FREE CASE OFFER

AQ Aromatherapy As with our updated incense section, over the last few months we've also been working to give our AROMATHERAPY section a fresh new look, to make finding things that much easier. If you've ever wondered what a Ylang Ylang flower or Valerian Root looks like (or what the $*[email protected] IS Zanthoxylum?), all our oil listings now show the actual plant the oil is extracted from.

We also still have a few bottles of our clearance Bulgarian Lavender oil left, discounted to $7.50 / 10ml bottle.

Our oils themselves are getting an update very shortly so we've also had a bit of a special offer leading up to it:

FREE CASE OFFER
As always we've gone and left it a bit late to put out our newsletter so we'll extend October's FREE CASE offer for another week (until Sunday 10th November) just for our newsletter friends. Visit our AROMATHERAPY SECTION to learn how to score a free 16 or 30 bottle oils case.

 

 

NEW: HANDMADE FREE TRADE NEPALESE INCENSE & BURNERS

New Incense & Burners CHRISTMAS IDEA ALERT: Nothing beats handmade, except when it's also ethical free-trade that supports empowering women and the underpriveleged. Create a gift pack with burner and a couple of types of handmade incense, for something truly unique.

We have just begun listing a beautiful range of incense burners and gorgeous natural incense, direct from Nepal where they are handmade by cottage industries that support the development of small enterprises for women and the underprivileged.

This means that finally we have some beautiful burners that suit thicker sized DHOOP STICKS - most of the burners also accommodate standard Indian sticks with an inner bamboo skewer as well.

We've also listed the first of our amazing new TIBETAN DHOOP STICKS (see piccie below) - in * AGARWOOD * CEDARWOOD * FRANKINCENSE * LEMONGRASS * SANDALWOOD and (wait for it) * VALERIAN for insomnia or nerves (all $8.50 / roll, including a simple burning stand).

New Incense & Burners Dhoop sticks are similar to Indian sticks, except instead of compressing the ingredients around an inner bamboo skewer, the ingredients are extruded into a neat spaghetti-like cylinder. Tibetan dhoop sticks feature complex blends of herbs, resins & botanicals, creating a rustic aroma that is much less 'perfumed' than the commercial incense many people are accustomed to. The traditional Tibetan healing formulas for stress and tension have been used for centuries, and are still prepared entirely by hand according to ancient Tibetan medical practices.

Perfect for yoga, meditation or mindfulness, the natural blends can help transition into a better state of mind, creating an environment of relaxation and concentration, heightening confidence and easing stress. Dhoop sticks are the perfect incense to create a sacred atmosphere, to help eliminate negative energies or rejuvenate positive energy.

NEW INCENSE & BURNERS

 

NEW LAVA STONE AROMA JEWELLERY

AQ Aroma & Perfume Jewellery CHRISTMAS IDEA ALERT: Pair with an oil blend of choice for a beautiful gift idea. Plenty more styles available in our Aroma Jewellery section, as well as car vent diffusers.

Just in time for Christmas, we've added some beautiful new Lava Stone jewellery pieces that can be used as they are for the grounding benefits of the natural lava stone, or as personal diffusers by adding a drop or two of your favourite (or therapeutic) oil, blend or EDT perfume to the naturally porous stone bead.

New pieces include beautiful Rose Gold and Gold tone finishes, as well as vintage silver look pendants. All new locket pendants are priced at $16.50 each and come gift boxed with two beads included, so they're ready to use plus also have a spare bead for instantly swapping your scent. They also come with a handy tips card providing ideas for which oils can be used for extra benefits against stress, anxiety, germs and more.

AQ AROMA JEWELLERY

 

 

NEW ROPE INCENSE, BURNERS, GIFT PACKS & LOWER PRICES

AQ Rope Incense & Burners CHRISTMAS IDEA ALERT:  Rope Incense is a great gift idea for someone who has everything! Put together a pack with a mix of rope and a suitable burner, or grab a handmade Lokta Paper Gift Box that comes with tortoise burner stand and four scents.

Anyone who's been even half listening to us lately will know that we LOOOOVE our Nepalese Rope Incense. So not only are we expanding our collection of the incense itself, we've also managed to find some purpose made ROPE INCENSE BURNERS.

Whether you like the idea of a Brass & Ceramic Rope Burner Stand ($12.50 each), or want to mix it up a bit with a burner that covers both rope and incense sticks like our Clay Spiral Burners in either unfinished terracotta or black glaze ($11.00 each), FINALLY there's a few simple ways to burn your gorgeous Rope Incense!

NEW ROPE INCENSE & PRICE DROP
As we're now sourcing direct from Nepal, most of our standard sized Rope Incense has now been DROPPED IN PRICE to $5.95 / pack - plus we've added JUNIPER sticks to the collection.

And we've added a new range of XL SIZED Rope Incense sticks. Along with our standard size which is around 8-9cm in length, our XL range is around 11cm and substantially thicker, meaning a much longer burning time - priced at $8.95 / pack.

New scents include :
* AGARWOOD
* CEDAR
* FRANKINCENSE
* SANDALWOOD and
* DESERT ROSE
(a blend of Frankincense, Gokul (Guggal / Mukul Myrrh), Sal Tree Resin and and Lovan)

Rope Incense is one of the most unique incense types you're likely to come across, handmade in Nepal using traditional methods. In the Himalayas, rope incense making is a process passed from generation to generation: dried herbs and other naturally scented botanicals are finely powdered and wrapped in a thin strip of hand-prepared eco-friendly Nepali lokta paper, which is then braided to form a soft rope-like dhoop stick, ready to burn.

All of our new rope incense and burners are direct from Nepal where they are handmade by cottage industries that support the development of small enterprises for women and the underprivileged. Definitely something to think about as we hurtle towards Christmas.

AQ ROPE INCENSE & BURNERS

 

TRIBAL SOUL 'INCENSE SMUDGE STICKS'

Tribal Soul Incense Sticks Now THESE are something special. Just in this week are these TRIBAL SOUL 'INCENSE SMUDGE STICKS' -$3.40 / 15g Pack.

This stunning range of handmade incense combines the idea of incense
sticks with ingredients commonly used in smudging or Aztec / Mayan
traditions, creating beautifully earthy scents perfect for meditation,
yoga, rituals or everyday burning.

Four scents available:
* PALO SANTO & PINON PINE
* WHITE SAGE & PALO SANTO
* WHITE SAGE & LAVENDER
* WHITE COPAL

See each listing for a background description of each of the ingredients used, and what they can be used for.

Each 15g pack contains a unique hand-packaged pouch of sticks, tied with string and embellished with a feather for something a little special. The sticks themselves are created using the traditional 'masala' method of combining ground aromatic ingredients into a paste and hand rolling them around an inner bamboo stick (unlike mass-produced sticks that are 'dipped' into harsh chemical fragrances).

TRIBAL SOUL incense is: * Ethically Produced * Child Labour Free * Eco Friendly Packaging - No Plastic * Handcrafted in India ... so there's a lot to like!

TRIBAL SOUL INCENSE STICKS

 

PRICE DROP - HANDMADE NATURAL SOAP

AQ Handmade Soap Our AQ natural soap is handmade in Australia, featuring pure essential oils and stunning natural ingredients, butters and oils - and NO chemicals or fragrances. Now all priced at $3.40 each or $9.95 for our mixed three-packs.
Australia Post has recently changed things up a bit, meaning that we can now post small-but-heavy items like soap a bit more economically. So we're passing on the love with a new reduced price across the entire range. From shampoo bars to specialised cleaning or skincare options, to  gentle goatsmilk soaps - our current range includes:

* ACTIVATED CHARCOAL * BALANCE & MOISTURISE * GARAGE HANDS * GARDENER'S SCRUB * LAVENDER & CHAMOMILE * LAVENDER & GOATSMILK * LAVENDER & PINK CLAY * NEEM BOTANICAL * PET BAR * SHAVING BAR and
* SHAMPOO BARS in CITRUS QUEEN or AUSSIE FRESH oil blends.

We've been using this soap ourselves for years now and can't bear to use anything else - scented with ONLY pure essential oils, and made using the traditional cold process method which allows the natural moisturising glycerine to remain in the bar (rather than remove it and sell it in products like moisturiser, which is what usually happens with commercial soap), these are simply beautiful. It's usually hard to get excited about something like soap, but these soaps really do raise the bar!

AQ HANDMADE SOAP

 

NEW & BACK IN STOCK - BACKFLOW INCENSE & BURNERS

AQ Backflow Incense NEW: STONE STACK BACKFLOW BURNERS

$14.50 each, made from textured resin. To suit Backflow Incense Cones with a downward cascading smoke effect. More Backflow Burners are available - a beautiful gift idea for Christmas when paired with a selection of backflow cones.

 

 

AQ Backflow Incense NEW: HANDMADE NEPALESE BACKFLOW INCENSE CONES

Direct from Nepal, these backflow cones are available in: AGARWOOD * FRANKINCENSE * MYRRH * NAG CHAMPA * PATCHOULI

$8.95 / 25 cones, to suit specialised backflow burners. Goloka Backflow Cones also available in 8 scents.

 

 

AQ Backflow Incense BACK IN STOCK & PRICE DROP: YIN YANG KOI BACKFLOW INCENSE BURNER

Now $32.00 each as we've managed to arrange a better deal from our suppliers. Probably our favourite backflow burner, and a decent size as well - a beautiful gift idea for Christmas when paired with a selection of backflow cones.

 

 

Clearance Crystal Bookmarks CLEARANCE: HANDMADE CRYSTAL CHIP BOOKMARKS - NOW $7.95

Great little stocking fillers or small gifts, we're clearing our discontinued bookmarks featuring natural gemstone chips, Tibetan silver charms & bookmark inserts which slip between the pages. Click the pic to see them all - gift packaged in a large range of designs.

 

 

Cinnamon Scented Goodies NEW: SATYA CINNAMON INCENSE STICKS

With Cinnamon now discontinued by Morning Star, it's getting harder to find in incense. If you love your Cinnamon we now have it in Satya's Earth Range - as well as Auroshikha Marbled Sticks.

Click the pic for all things Cinnamon.

    


NEW AT AQ

SALE & CLEARANCE

 

SAL TREE RESIN INCENSE plus more NEW RESINS & POWDERS

CHRISTMAS GIFT ALERT: Don't forget that Frankincense and Myrrh resin incense makes an excellent gift choice this time of year. Plenty of starter packs with instructions, burners & more are available. Premium Omani Frankincense in two top grades coming this month!

AQ Resin Incense RESIN INCENSE JUST IN:
RED SANDALWOOD POWDER $6.00 / 15g (bottom right in pic)
GUGGUL / MUKUL MYRRH / BDELLIUM RESIN $7.50 / 25g (bottom left)
TIBETAN MEDITATION INCENSE POWDER $5.50 / 15g
HIMALAYAN JUNIPER INCENSE POWDER $5.50 / 15g (top left)
and ...

SAL TREE RESIN / INDIAN DAMMAR (TOP RIGHT - $7.50 / 25g)

The Sal tree (Shorea robusta) is a species of tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae, which is native to South Asia, from the Himalayas, Myanmar to East Nepal, India and Bangladesh. In Hindu tradition, the sal tree is said to be favoured by Vishnu; some cultures in Bengal worship Sarna Burhi, a goddess associated with sacred groves of Sal trees. Its name shala, shaal or sal, comes from Sanskrit for "house" which reflects its use for housing timber. In Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, typical Nepali pagoda temple architecture has rich wooden carvings, and most of the temples are made of bricks and sal tree wood.

Sal Tree Resin, also known as sal dammar or Indian dammar, has a powerful but pleasant spicy, musky scent. It is used as an astringent in Ayurvedic medicine, and burned as incense in Hindu ceremonies. It is believed to promote connection to the world of the Divine, prayer and elevation, and an excellent accompaniment for meditation and breathing.

Follow the link below to see our extensive resin incense range, or view our step-by-step tutorial on how to burn resins over charcoal tablets. As we mentioned, resins make a beautiful gift idea - especially for those hard to buy for males in your life! Plenty of mixed starter packs are available or click the button below for a HOW TO GUIDE on putting together your own gift pack.

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AUGUST 2019

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AQ INCENSE MONTH

Image description There is so much more to incense than the humble incense stick that most people are familiar with, so we've declared August to be INCENSE MONTH, to share a bit of incense love. We're doing a couple of things:

Over the coming weeks on our social pages, we're going to post EASY TO UNDERSTAND INFO on some of the more exotic types and terms like agarbatti, dhoop & cones, backflow, Japanese Koh, Nepalese Rope, resins like Frankincense & Copal, smudging and more. This will introduce you to some of the more unusual types you may not know much about, or might not have even heard of. We've already started, and as each goes up we'll be adding it to our new INCENSE MONTH PAGE - HERE where you can see them all in the one place. If you haven't already followed us on Instagram or Facebook, use the links above and follow us to keep up to date.

We're also affering some FREE SAMPLES for you to try out some of these gorgeous and unusual incense types. So over the rest of August you can choose ONE FREE SAMPLE when placing any order on our website.

Place any order over August, choose ONE sample from below and enter that code in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS box as you check out, and we'll pop in a sample for you to try.

Choose from:

1. JAPANESE KOH CODE: "FREE KOH SAMPLES PLEASE"
A couple of Japanese Morning Star incense sticks in SANDALWOOD scent

2. NEPALESE ROPE CODE: "FREE ROPE SAMPLES PLEASE"
A couple of Nepalese Rope incense sticks in NAG CHAMPA scent.

3. RESIN INCENSE CODE: "FREE RESIN SAMPLE PLEASE"
A sample of Goloka DRAGONS BLOOD resin from the Socotra Islands.

4. BACKFLOW INCENSE CODE: "FREE BACKFLOW SAMPLES PLEASE"
A couple of Goloka WHITE SAGE backflow cones.

Visit our new INCENSE MONTH PAGE - HERE to learn more about each one and what you'll need to burn it (some are a little specialised), and watch our social pages for more info over the weeks to come.

Scroll down to see our little story on Incense in Ancient Egypt and see if you can spot the incense on the ancient papyrus!

 

NEW: AROMA BROOCHES, WOOD-LOOK PENDANTS & MORE

AQ Aroma JewelleryOur first new season aroma jewellery is in, and we have some brand new looks.

BROOCHES: currently in three styles - silver lotus flower or tree of life designs, or a stunning natural wood tree of life. If you're looking for something a little different that isn't the usual pendant, these pins are just $14.90, gift boxed with three pads - additional scent pads are also available.

Wood-Look PendantsWOOD LOOK PENDANTS & CAR DIFFUSERS: These are a really different idea, using classic designs but with a wood-look finish. The car diffusers also have a removable attachment which can be set to fit either vertical or horizontal vent slats. Design choices include the lotus flower, tree of life, chakra / yoga pose and more - both car diffusers and pendants are priced at $12.90 including three pads and gift bag.

More styles coming soon - and see our new Dog-themed aroma jewellery below.

See all our AROMA JEWELLERY & CAR DIFFUSERS HERE.

    

 

NEW: FRUITY DOG SOY CANDLES & AROMA DIFFUSERS

Fruity Dog Soy Aromatherapy Candles For anyone who loves their candles, the FRUITY DOG range we introduced last month has now expanded to include a wider range of aromatherapy candles (and more).

All are scented ONLY with pure essential oils, in a choice of Lavender Blend (calming and relaxing pure Lavender and Lavandin oils) or Mandarin Citrus (a gorgeous uplifting bland of mandarin and pink grapefruit), two sizes for each, and Fruity Dog Car Diffusersa host of mad dog designs from the fruity Dachshund to beardies, floofs and big boys.

We have also expanded our Aroma Jewellery & Car Diffuser range to complement the fruity dogs, and have introduced the first of our dog-inspired aroma pendants, brooches and car diffusers - the first designs are already listed, with additional designs & breeds, as well as aroma bracelets, keyrings & more coming in the next couple of weeks.

See our FRUITY DOG section to learn more, or follow him on INSTAGRAM.

 

Cinnamon Chai BlendMORE NEW & BACK IN STOCK

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NEW: CINNAMON CHAI BLEND $14.95

We've now listed the gorgeous blend of Cinnamon Bark, Clvse Bud and Anise oils that is used in our Embrace Candles. Like a mug of hot tea in your hands!

 

Satya Incense NEW: SATYA INCENSE CONES $2.95

Now in six scents: Nag Champa, Super Sandal, Rose, Dragons Blood, White Sage or Palo Santo.

Satya Sticks now available in fresh new LEMONGRASS.

GREEN TREE Palo Santo & White Sage sticks and cones are also back in stock.

 

Rose Geranium Oil AVAILABLE AGAIN: ROSE GERANIUM OIL $14.00 / 10ml

We've finally sourced a really nice Australian Pelargoneum roseum oil - perfect for those who love their sweet floral oils.

 

 

Magic Silicone Aroma Bracelets BACK IN STOCK: KIDS MAGIC SILICONE AROMA BRACELETS $4.95

Three colours to choose from, perfect for use with our OILS 4 KIDS blends for anything from anxiety to ADHD.
 

 

Aluminium Inhaler Sticks BACK IN STOCK + NEW COLOURS: ALUMINIUM INHALER STICKS $4.75

Along with our plastic inhaler sticks in ten colours, we now have six colours available in our premium durable aluminium inhaler stick. Price is per stick including wick and protective pouch.

 

Goloka Incense NEW: GOLOKA STICKS $2.95

Now available in Sandalwood and mixed packs.

We've also listed some new mixed packs in the popular AUROSHIKHA MARBLED range.

 

AQ Clearance ONE OFF CLEARANCE ITEMS

We've had a chance to relist some final one-offs at clearance prices, including plenty of jewellery, aroma pendants & sterling silver like the toe rings pictured.

 

NEW AT AQ - CLICK HERE

SALE & CLEARANCE - CLICK HERE

 

DIY ROLL-ONS

Image description DIY roll-ons can be beautiful as well as practical, and whether you're creating a natural perfume or a an oil for therapeutic application, there's no reason it can't also be gorgeous!

Making the oil itself is as easy as starting with a carrier oil like JOJOBA - our favourite choice as it absorbs into the skin much more easily than most carrier oils, and did you know our Jojoba is from a local Australian grower? Add up to 3% Essential Oils (that's around 6 drops per 10ml) and you're ready to go.

You can also add botanicals like rose, calendula or lavender flowers, herbs or leaves, or for something a little special add some gemstone chips like those in our CHAKRA ROLL-ONS, for their healing benefits or just some beautiful natural bling.

Use a standard clear rollerball bottle, or give it a bit of tizz with a square bottle with a silver metal cap. There are so many ways to personalise your creations, they even make beautiful gifts - something to think about as we continue to head into the back end of the year.

BACK IN STOCK: 30ml ROLL-ONS $4.00

Our larger sized 30ml rollerball bottles are now back in stock. We also list 5ml (clear or coloured) and 10-15ml (clear or amber glass, or premium silver/square version), a mixed selection kit and chakra crystal roll-ons ready to add your own blend to.

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SPOT THE INCENSE

Image description Spot the Incense - HINT: There's TWO.

INCENSE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

The burning of incense was central to the worship of the gods of Ancient Egypt and large quantities were burned daily in temples. According to Plutarch, the Ancient Egyptians burned frankincense in the morning, myrrh at midday and Kyphi (also known as Kapet, a blend of scented botanicals and honey) in the evening.

Incense was also used extensively in funerary procedures, like the one pictured where the embalmed body is being anointed from in front (the priest at the table on the left) and below (the man holding a censer aloft), during the 'opening of the mouth' ceremony which was held to transform the deceased into a reanimated 'akh' who could continue to breathe and eat in the afterlife.

Incense ingredients were either ground and thrown on hot coals or mixed with dried fruit (such as raisins or dates) and formed into small pellets to be burned. Not so different from burning Frankincense or Myrrh granules or a resin incense blend on charcoal tablets in an ornamental censer as we still do today.

Image from the Papyrus of Ani, a scroll created c. 1250 BCE, during the nineteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.

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JUNE 2019

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NEW: SOY & CRYSTAL AROMATHERAPY CANDLES

AQ Soy & Crystal Aromatherapy Candles

Now that Winter is upon us, it's the perfect time to bring some 'hygge' into your world by doing all things cosy, which of course means candles!

Almost too beautiful to burn, our new handmade natural Soy & Crystal Candles are a fusion of gorgeous and exotic natural ingredients and materials. Created with natural soy wax, each candle features a stunning and unique design of semi-precious gemstone chips that can be enjoyed for their natural beauty, or the healing benefits associated with each stone.

Scented with a blend of pure essential oils and NO synthetic fragrances, each stone has its own complementary signature scent, or is also available unscented. Available in two sizes - medium (approx 25 hours) or large with beech lid (approx 40-50 hours).

Choose from:

EMBRACE - BLACK TOURMALINE & CINNAMON CHAI (ROOT CHAKRA)

HEAL - AMETHYST & LAVENDER HEAL BLEND (CROWN OR THIRD EYE CHAKRA)

JOY - CARNELIAN & UPLIFTING CITRUS (SACRAL CHAKRA)

LOVE - ROSE QUARTZ & YLANG PASSION BLEND (HEART CHAKRA)

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EASY TIP FOR DEODORISING YOUR BATHROOM

Bathroom Deodorising Try adding a few drops of essential oil or an oil blend to the inside of the cardboard of your toilet roll. Allow it to soak in, then use the roll as usual - the scent will gently diffuse into the room giving it a gorgeous natural fresh scent, and helping to deodorise against other odours. Just top it up again as the scent fades.

Which oil? Pick one that everybody in the family enjoys. Try Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Rosemary or a fresh Citrus oil like Lemon, Orange or Bergamot.

VISIT OUR AROMATHERAPY SECTION HERE

 

        
 

NEW: FRUITY DOG DESIGNS - EXCLUSIVE TO AQ

Fruity Dog DesignsFRUITY DOG is a Dachshund with attitude: feisty, sweary and a wee bit mad. Designed in the Bellingen region of the mid-North coast of NSW, Fruity Dog Designs are now available exclusively from Aroma Queen, where he can be found on a range of giftware in a selection of fruity poses, or spouting entitled barbs to whoever might listen. Be you people or puppy, they encapsulate the ridiculousness that life throws at us all.

The first designs are now listed - Keyrings, Bangles and Candles - with more coming soon. To keep up with new releases or follow the fruity boy himself, join him at @thefruitydog on Instagram or Facebook.     

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ROPE INCENSE & WINTER SCENTS

Rope Incense We're a bit obsessed with this cold weather right now as we don't usually get it! But we find it's also a great time to hunker down and enjoy those beautiful earthy scents you can find in many types of natural incense.

Incense can be excellent for creating a cosy ambience on these cold afternoons, or for helping to deodorise sAQ Aromatherapypaces that get a bit stale when they're shut for long periods over Winter.

Nepalese rope incense is one of our own personal favourites, along with Tibetan dhoop sticks: types that burn for quite a while, with a nice strong scent - but as they don't contain any chemical nasties the fragrance doesn't hang around or go 'stale' like a lot of the cheaper mass-produced types do.

Oil blends are also excellent at this time of year for 'cosy' - try warming scents like Cinnamon, Vanilla or Black Pepper (or see our Cinnamon Chai EMBRACE candles), or woody oils such as Cedar, Sandalwood or Cypress.

 

 

 

MAY 2019

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WIN, and then WIN AGAIN

Firstly, this newsletter we get to give something back. We have two giveaways currently open, as well as some new and discounted items, a return of Liquid Castille Soap, plus a blog on WHAT NOT TO DO with Essential Oils by Someone who Should Know Better - scroll down to read on.

WIN A MINI USB DUFFUSER

Anyone following our Facebook Page might have seen a gorgeous little USB Diffuser we were looking at stocking. Unfortunately it's fallen through, but we had ordered a few samples and have just ONE left - which we are giving away to a lucky Friend of the Queen. Click on the WIN photo above to head to our Aromatherapy page which tells you more about the little beauty, and how to enter - entries close Sunday 19th May.

WIN A $10,000 ONLINE SHOPPING SPREE

If you'd like to support an Aussie business like ours and also have a chance to win a massive online shopping spree, we'd love for you to vote for us in Australia Post's 2019 People's Choice Awards. We always strive to give a great shopping experience, and we'd love to hear if you think we're doing a good job. CLICK HERE or on the pic below to vote and enter by the end of the May 2019 - good luck!

 

NEW: LIQUID CASTILLE SOAP

for Hand & Bodywash and more

The final addition to our new CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING range, Castille soap dates back to Spain in the 1600s, but is experiencing a comeback for those keen on its wide-ranging cleaning abilities and natural plant ingredients & oils, free from strong chemical compounds. Castille Soaps are the mildest and most moisturising of all soap bases, gentle enough to use on a baby's sensitive skin, and suitable for all skin types.

AQ Chemical Free CleaningOur unscented LIQUID CASTILLE SOAP is derived from olive and coconut oils, and contains no harsh foaming ingredients: a great alternative to synthetic petroleum based soap products, it even makes a great spot remover on soiled clothing. Ready to use as-is or add your favourite essential oils.

SUGGESTED USES INCLUDE:

* General Bodywash, even for sensitive skin or infants * Liquid Soap Handwash - add your favourite oils * Shampoo Replacement * Laundry * Dishes * Stain Removal * Pet Shampoo * Household & Floor Cleaner (see our CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING section for more ideas).

DID YOU KNOW: You can use castille soap for TICK REMOVAL. Add a little liquid soap to some cotton wool or similar and swab it against the tick for 15 seconds. The tick should then come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton pad when you remove it.

CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING

We've been getting a lot of requests about the cleaning tip snippets we've been posting on Facie and Insta. The full blog of tips, instructions, recipes, directions, oil suggestions for cleaning or deodorising and common sense safety advice, is PERMANENTLY AVAILABLE on our AQ website so you can access it whenever you need to. CLICK for our CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING Section & Blog

 

NEW: MORE BACKFLOW CONE SCENTS and LARGER BACKFLOW BURNERS

After the popular debut of our backflow incense, we've expanded the range with a couple of gorgeous larger sized backflow burners - a Yin Yang Koi design that floods the smoke over a well and into the fishpool below ($36.00) and a Mountain design with a hidden cone platform at the rear, which waterfalls the smoke over the kneeling figure and toy boat below, creating a dreamy misted water effect ($32.50). Both of these burners also have a hole for burning incense sticks - the perfect fit for Japanese Morning Star.

We've also added three new scents ot our handmade GOLOKA Backflow Cones - now available in Rose, Jasmine and Lavender along with Nag Champa, Sandalwood, Dragons Blood, White Sage and Palo Santo.

If you're curious to see how they work, we also created a quick video showing a few designs at work - CLICK HERE to view it on Facebook. We'll do a better one shortly!

For anyone wanting to try them out without spending too much, we've also popped up a 'mini' sized moon burner but as the platform doesn't comfortably fit our larger sized Goloka cones (they may need a quick shave at the base to fit better) we've put them straight into clearance at $3.50 each.

CLICK to visit our BACKFLOW INCENSE section.

                               

NEW: TUMBLE STONES

We've just introduced a range of tumble / palm stones including all of the Chakra colours - from Rock Quartz and Amethyst to Lapis Lazuli (L) and Garnet, as well as larger sized Lava Stones that can be used as aromatherapy diffusers, and protective Tourmaline. Categorised by weight, every stone is unique in texture, colour and shape.

 

NEW: Vetiver Oil

We had to have a pause in stocking Vetiver oil for a while as the price has skyrocketed in recent times. We're pleased to say we've managed to source a nice light Vetiver oil at a reasonable price, so it's available now on our website - priced at $32 / 10ml. Click the pic to learn more.

 

 

CLEARANCE: ECO $1 BUYS

A last few ECO items still remain in stock and many have been marked down to $1 or even less. Grab a final bargain before they run out - we're clearning most of our non-scent-related items to focus more on our beautiful smellies.

 

 

NEW: AUROSHIKHA CONES

We've managed to nab some gorgeous new Auroshikha cones, which have become very hard to find! Currently available in:

* Krishna Musk * Lavender * Frankincense * Surya Rose - plus classic favourites like Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli and Lemongrass are still available.

 

 

WHAT NOT TO DO with Essential Oils

by Someone who Should Know Better

A few weeks ago during a cleanup I discovered a long lost bottle of Tangerine oil from my personal stash. A big 50ml size, and even though it's probably 4 or 5 years old it hasn't oxidised and still smells great - it's quite full which meant not much air in the bottle, which would have helped it stay in good scent.

Most people appreciate that the majority of oils do start to deteriorate after a couple of years (less for citrus or oils that haven't been kept cool etc), so the therapeutic properties will have begun to fade by now - but as a scent or deodoriser, if an oil still smells good it's generally fine to use.

I popped the bottle by the bath, and came to a night that felt like a good time to use it. Tangerine oil .. related to gentle, safe Mandarin .. lovely scent .. lets just shake a whole pile in. Being quite a thin oil, every good hard shake would have dispensed quite an amount - the whole bathroom smelled fabulous and fruity.

I climbed in and began to relax. Then one knee starts to tingle. Then an ankle. After a couple of minutes both entire legs and my back are outright STINGING.

Lots of soap but more stinging, until I gave up and emptied the bath completely and refilled it from scratch, with a good lather first. Here's a tip - oil based soap is excellent for oily burns on the skin, as is any carrier oil - the carrier binds with the EO and dilutes it to a more palatable level. And another Tip - for accidental oil in the eyes, wash them out with full cream milk: the fatty oils in the milk work the same way.

Aaaaanyway. New bath, ten minutes more stinging, and it finally started to settle. So much for relaxing.

I can only imagine that the old oil had become more acidic, and despite my education in aromatherapy, I was also using it way too strong. But it does serve as a gentle (!) reminder that even the safest of oils need to be treated with respect and common sense. They're potent and concentrated, and it's important to remember this whenever we use them - especially if your oils are getting older. If you're worried, stick to using them in a burner rather than an application where you'll be applying them to the skin.

POSTSCRIPT

I'll just note that after we posted this blog on Facebook there was some discussion regarding the safety of using oils in the bath. There are many schools of thought on this: some say definitely not, others say pour away and add some to your drink while you're at it (hint - DON'T do this one). We have specialised in aromatherapy for over 15 years and have always recommended common sense for safely using oils in the bath, ie using only safer oils that aren't renowned for causing skin sensitivities (eg avoid Peppermint, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus), using only a small amount (8 - 10 drops is typically safe for an adult), and splashing them well through before stepping into the bath. Common sense methods like this are USUALLY a very safe way to use essential oils, but every person is different - if you experience sensitivities discontinue use immediately.

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MARCH 2019

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THE GOODIES HAVE LANDED

We're excited: the first of our new goodies for 2019 are in and listed, and we have some really interesting new items to share with you - scroll down to see our new BACKFLOW INCENSE CONES & BURNERS, CRYSTAL SMUDGE KITS, new incense sticks and cones, smudge sticks in new types and sizes, and even some groovy new multipurpose labels that are now FREE with inhaler stick multi-packs (or available separately).

Scroll to the base of this newsletter to read about Chakra Crystals and Essential Oils, and our new CRYSTAL CHIP CHAKRA ROLL-ON BOTTLES.

AQ CLEARANCE - FINAL WEEK

If you're still thinking about grabbing some essential oil from our 50ml EXCESS OIL CLEARANCE, the sale ends this Sunday (17th March). There are also plenty of new items in our SALE & CLEARANCE section, from jewellery to incense.

CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING

Further to our last newsletter, our Chemical Free Cleaning section is fully up and running with most items, packs and info pages now available to view - including the double sided card (below) that comes FREE with most cleaning packs.

We are also doing WEEKLY POSTS on the topic on our Facebook and Instagram pages, with simple bite-sized info pieces covering everything you need to know about getting started using natural ingredients & essential oils to clean, disinfect or deodorise your home - so keep an eye on our social pages if you'd like to know more. Recipes coming soon!

 

 

NEW: CRYSTAL SMUDGE KITS

 

Many believe that incense, smudge and crystals can have an effect on our wellbeing, encouraging feelings of self love, protection, positivity or healing. Focusing on some of the types traditionally used for specific benefits, we've put together a series of Smudge and Crystal Kits, each including crystals, smudge stick, incense and burner, and little extras like storage bags, smudging prayer / instruction card and candle. Use the kits to create your own ritual, or for meditation and mindfulness, intention, or general burning.

 

 

PROTECTION & NEGATIVITY - $24.00 (Tourmaline & Amethyst)

CLEANSE, PURIFY & HEAL - $27.50 (Selenite & Rock Quartz, with Cedar Smudge)

LOVE - $24.00 (Garnet & Rose Quartz, with Lavender Sage Smudge)

 

NEW: BACKFLOW INCENSE

Backflow incense has been around for a while but we haven't stocked it until now as most of the incense available has been of the cheap and nasty type. We were delighted to learn that finally one of our favourite quality - and ethical - incense makers is producing backflow cones and we now stock five different scents of GOLOKA BACKFLOW CONES: Nag Champa, Sandalwood, Dragons Blood, White Sage and Palo Santo. $7.50 for a tin of 24 cones.
 


Backflow incense cones differ from standard cones as they're semi-hollow with an open hole at the base, and are designed to be used with special burners that have a matching hole or design that pulls the smoke downward and allows it to fall in a flow, creating a stunning visual effect as it cascades over or through the burner. And yes, they really do work - the photos below were taken ourselves. The cone will burn 'normally' for a couple of minutes until the heat reaches the top of the hollow section, and then the smoke also begins to flow downwards. Watch our social pages for video coming soon.

We currently have three different BACKFLOW BURNER DESIGNS listed: the $12.00 'WELL' design below, 'WATERFALL' design ($17.50), and the intricate 'DRAGON' design ($21.00). All are a beautiful small size as you can see by the proportion of the cone on the burner (see each listing for full dimensions) - limited stock, more coming very soon.
 

 


 

 

NEW: SMUDGE STICKS

* MUGWORT (Black Sage): Small back in stock ($8.90), new XL size ($18.90)

* YERBA SANTA: Medium $10.90, for protection & purification, empowerment & courage, emotional pain & grief

* PINON PINE: Small $8.90, for cleansing and reversing negativity, preparing for new beginnings                              

 

NEW: ROUND AROMATHERAPY ID LABELS

If you enjoy making your own aromatherapy projects, one thing you can't do without is a label to identify what's inside. These handy little mini-sheets of labels are easily written on with a ball-point pen. Perfect for:

* Plastic Inhaler base caps

* Roll-On Bottle lids

* Essential Oil Bottle Caps

$0.75 / sheet of 10, or FREE with our mixed 10 & 20-packs of plastic inhaler sticks.
 

                             

NEW: AMBER RESIN DRAWER SCENTING BOX

* FILIGREE TIMBER BOX to scent cupboards & drawers - add your favourite resin or botanical. $8.75 for the box, or $17.95 including 5g of Golden Amber resin.

* TIMBER DRAWER BALLS for essential oils also back in stock.



 

 

NEW: GOLDEN COPAL RESIN

We now stock 4 different types of Copal. GOLDEN COPAL has a warm, honey-like colouring and a crisp, almost citrus scent - slightly richer & more spicy than White. Cleansing & healing (both personally or for your space), can stimulate creativity and spirituality, and is also used for purification & protection, or prosperity. $6.75 / 25g.



 


 

NEW: SATYA STICKS & CONES

* CONES: now in PALO SANTO, WHITE SAGE & DRAGONS BLOOD.

* STICKS: new PALO SANTO

* WHITE SAGE, SANDALWOOD, & Auroshikha MARBLED sticks back in stock.

 

 

 

 

NEW: CHAKRA CRYSTAL ROLL-ONS

Originating in Eastern spiritual traditions, the seven primary chakras are considered to be the basis of our human existence. The basic system consists of seven chakras stretching from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.

According to Hindu and Buddhist belief, life force energy (Prana) circulates through various nadis, or energy pathways. As many believe in the healing or protective energies of various crystals and essential oils: that they emit energies and high vibrational frequencies that are more constant than those within our own bodies, these are often used to help us rebalance our own energies.

Whether you believe in the benefits crystals can offer, or just feel a connection to - or enjoyment of - the crystals themselves, our new Crystal Roll-On Bottles allow you to combine the energy of crystals with the benefits of essential oils, to take with you for whenever you need them. Currently available in 8 different crystal types in a beautiful Premium Rollerball Bottle, ready to add your own oil blend (full instructions on our website). Priced at $9.50 each, or $64.00 for a 7-piece Chakra set.

Currently available in: Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Rock Quartz & Rose Quartz. 'Protective' Black Tourmaline coming soon.

Click the graphic above to visit our new LEARN MORE page discussing crystals and essential oils used for rebalancing the seven chakras.

CLICK to see our REVAMPED CRYSTALS PAGE

                             

SOCIAL QUEEN

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest for specials, competitions, general giggles, recipes & ideas.

 

Did you know a baby porcupine is called a 'porcupette'? If you followed our Facebook page you would! It may not be aromatherapy related but one thing we do is cover a wide range of 'natural' topics. Click on the porkies to head over there.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019

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2019 CLEARANCE SALE TO MAKE ROOM FOR GOODIES ON THE WAY

We hope everyone has had an excellent start to their 2019. Scroll down for some BACK TO SCHOOL ideas if you've got kids just starting out or dreading the new school year. For us, we've been using the quieter times to go a bit crazy planning some big additions for the upcoming year, which we'll begin unveiling very soon.

MASSIVE CLEARANCE
In order to bring in new goodies we need to make room and have a bit of a focus, so we have seriously marked down a HUGE number of products that either take up a bit too much space, have been discontinued, or don't quite fit our 'scented' theme.

Scroll down for more info and some tasters on clearance items such as:
* OIL BOTTLE CASES 40% Off
* EXCESS OIL CLEARANCE Up to 50% Off
* CRYSTAL BRACELETS and JEWELLERY from $1
* ENTIRE ECO RANGE to clear

A few of our new items are already listed, including White Sage, Palo Santo & Selenite Healing Kits and more - scroll down.

CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING
A little while back we asked on social media whether anyone would be interested in learning more about natural cleaning, and the response was overwhelming. So we've been busy getting started on a new CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING section focusing on natural cleaning using essential oils and ingredients like bicarb and vinegar. SCROLL DOWN to the bottom of the page if you're interested in learning more.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School with Oils 4 Kids

If you're looking to help anxiety or nerves as the younger members of your family head back to school, here's some tips:

* If you haven't got a bottle of BUTTERFLY TAMER handy, try anxiety-friendly oils like Neroli, Frankincense, Mandarin or Cedarwood.
* DRAGON SLAYER can help with courage - or try Bergamot, Lime or Cedarwood
* USE LESS: Only use a drop or two of oil for smaller children
* Pop some oils on an INHALER STICK to use whenever their confidence needs a bolster
* A drop on a TISSUE in their pocket can also work
* An AROMA PENDANT or bracelet (if they're allowed, or before and after school) is a great way to diffuse oils for children as they don't even have to think about using them
* Try CONCENTRATION oils for study, CALMING oils before school or ANTI-STRESS oils afterwards to enable them to relax and prepare for the next day.
* See our OILS 4 KIDS range for pre-blended oils designed to be suitable for safe use AROUND children (not BY them - always keep pure essential oils out of reach of children).

CLICK to see our OILS 4 KIDS Range

 

AROMA QUEEN CLEARANCE SALE

 AQ Essential Oil Clearance24 DIFFERENT 50ml PURE ESSENTIAL OILS DISCOUNTED BY UP TO 50%

To keep our stock fresh we occasionally have a clearance event to turn over some of the oils that we've overstocked on. All oils are listed on the one CLEARANCE page on our Aussie website - click the PHOTO above to view or purchase.

All oils are the premium quality that Aroma Queen is known for - exactly the same as in our standard 10ml bottles. All are absolutely pure single-source plant based oils - not reconstituted, padded out with carrier oil or blended in any way. And all are still well within their recommended use-by dates; we are just turning over some of our excess to ensure that all of our oils remain as fresh as possible. We've reduced the price on these oils by up to 50% to move them on to their forever home nice and quickly!

EXCESS CLEARANCE PRICES - ALL 50ml

ANISEED $25 * BAY $20 * CAJEPUT $9.50 * CAMPHOR $9.50 * CARDAMOM $70 * CINNAMON BARK $25 * CLOVE BUD $19.75 * CUMIN $40 * CYPRESS $30 * FENNEL $19.50 * GALANGAL $25 * GURJUN BALSAM $15 * JUNIPER BERRY $30 * MARJORAM $30 * MAY CHANG $15 * NUTMEG $16 * ORIGANUM $40 * PALMAROSA $25 * PATCHOULI $30 * PINE $30 * SAGE $50 * SANDALWOOD PAPUAN $150 * TANGERINE $14 * TURMERIC $30

 

CLEARANCE: ECO PRODUCTS

Eco Product ClearanceWe are moving on many of our 'non-smelly' items, so our ECO section needs to go. Discounted items include:

MENSTRUAL CUPS $12.50 (2 sizes)
RECYCLED PENS from $0.45 each
RECYCLED PENCILS $1.95 / pk 5
PEACH WOOD COMBS (sm $1.95, L $2.95)
ORGANIC BEECH TEETHERS $2 each
SILICONE TEA MATES from $2.50
BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSHES $2.40
TRAVEL CUTLERY SET with CASE $4.95
SPORKS (steel $1.95, wood $2.40)
TRAVEL COFFEE CUP Large $4.95
SILICONE ICE BLOCK MOULDS $3.95 / 4

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CLEARANCE: AROMA JEWELLERY

Our chunky boho-look silver & bronze Aroma Pendants include 3 scent pads & free chain - some also come with bonus pads. Great for adults or children - $4.95 each, in over 12 designs and finishes.

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CLEARANCE: CRYSTAL BRACELETS & JEWELLERY

Jewellery SaleLEATHER & CRYSTAL BEAD BRACELETS in Amethyst, Aventurine, Rock or Rose Quartz, Tigers Eye or Red Jasper - $4.50

STONE TURTLE pendant pictured - $2.50, or leather cuff - $3.50.

BEAD BRACELETS (Black Agate, Lapis Lazuli or Tigers Eye) - NOW $3.50

CHAKRA BEAD STRING BRACELETS - NOW $3.50.

More bracelets listed at $1.50 to $3.00.

 

 

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Clearance Oil CasesCLEARANCE: CASES 40% OFF

Made exclusively for AQ to a very high standard, these guys take up a LOT of space! So we've dropped the price by 40% for ALL 5, 16 and 30 bottle cases. Each available in four colour combinations. Perfect for travelling or general storage.

Beautiful finishing compared to cheaper versions - larger cases have carry handle and padded dividers.

 

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NEW: SMUDGING KITS & SELENITE

SELENITE is a peaceful, calming crystal, prized by crystal healers for purification. The ideal energy tool for all types of cleansing because of its pure vibration, which does not need to be 'recharged'. Selenite is believed to have the ability to quickly unblock stagnant and negative energy, removing energy blockages to create a flow throughout the body.

SMUDGE & PALO SANTO BAG - $27.50

7 - 9cm natural rough SELENITE WANDS - $9.95

SMUDGE, PALO SANTO & SELENITE HEALING KIT - $26.00

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NEW: ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS

AQ Pure BlendsInspired by our shampoo bars, these pure blends are perfect for general diffusing, freshening & deodorising your home, or using in natural cleaning products (see below). $14.95 each.

AUSSIE FRESH features fresh scented Eucalyptus, the subtle zing of Lemon Myrtle, and the cleansing richness of Rosemary.

CITRUS QUEEN is a gorgeous burst of Mandarin, Orange, Lemon and Lime. Lemon & Orange oils are also excellent for loosening grease.

 

 

ALL SALE & CLEARANCE

ALL NEW AT AQ

 

NEW: AQ CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING

AQ Chemical Free CleaningChemical-free cleaning is about utilising readily-available natural ingredients and tried-and-true traditional methods, instead of mass-produced (and often costly) commercial cleaning products that can contain harsh ingredients, toxic chemicals, preservatives, bleaches, synthetic fragrances and surfactants designed to give the extra foam that marketing has conditioned us to believe will make your household 'cleaner and healthier'.

Instead, using just a handful of ingredients, you can look to replace most of your cleaning products with simple and effective natural solutions, and you'll know exactly what goes into them when you use them throughout your house and around your family.

Many of us already have a collection of essential oils that we use as personal remedies or to scent a room. But they can also be the perfect addition to your natural cleaning kit: adding essential oils to DIY cleaning products can boost their cleaning power, add antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial benefits - PLUS will also make your home smell fantastic.

We're working at adding a range of cleaning products, packs and ingredients which will be available shortly, but the free INFO BLOG is already available, covering:

* a range of NATURAL INGREDIENTS and exactly how they work: vinegar, bicarb, glycerine, castille soap and many more
* a discussion on the best ESSENTIAL OILS to use in your DIY cleaning products - from fresh de-greasing citrus scents to antiseptic, deodorising and anti-insect oils
* a HUGE list of RECIPES and instructions covering kitchens, bathrooms, floors, deodorising and much more.

To view the bloggie, click the button below - and head for the LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEANING page.

More coming very soon!

Visit our new CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING Section

 

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