What’s In The Box?


We launched our AromaBox earlier this month and we we’re delighted with the response we received!

AromaBox is a subscription box service from Penny Price Aromatherapy which delivers a box to your door once a month brimming with a fantastic array of mystery aromatherapy goodies! Each box includes a recipe booklet and all equipment needed to make your own seasonal aromatherapy toiletries. The perfect way to treat yourself to a brand new aromatic experience every month, AromaBox could also make an exciting and unusual gift for friends or family.


What was in our first AromaBox?

The theme for our first box, being April, was ‘Spring Clean’ and it contained the following:

  • Lime Essential Oil (10ml – £5.57 RRP) – Citrusy oil expressed from the peel of the unripe fruit. Lime Essential Oil has a fresh, sweet scent and is energising and uplifting.
  • Orange Sweet Essential Oil (10ml – £5.75 RRP) – Expressed from the peel, Orange Sweet has a fresh, dry, orange scent with floral undertones. Orange Sweet is great for maintaining a healthy digestive system and is uplifting.
  • Lemon Hydrolat (100ml – £5.70 RRP) – produced by the steam distillation of ripe lemons, has a fresh citrus highly aromatic smell.
  • White Lotion (100ml – £5.36 RRP) – This is a unique blend made up entirely of natural products. It is a perfect carrier for essential oils being easy to apply. White lotion is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving it smooth and grease free.
  • Face & Body Scrub (100ml – £7.10 RRP) – A light scrub base with almond shells and almond oil to cleanse the pores and deep-clean the skin.
  • Bath Foam Base (50ml – £1.70 RRP) – A natural foaming base for luxurious bath products using natural SLES for a softer skin.
  • Topaz Jar (100ml – £1.30 RRP) – White plastic jars from our range of aromatherapy bottles and jars.
  • Recipe Leaflet – An easy to follow recipe leaflet containing three ‘Spring Clean’ related recipes and product information.


Sign up to one month of AromaBox for £19.99 (Plus £5.99 delivery) or sign up for our three month subscription and pay delivery for only one box (you save £11.98). We are already taking orders for our second AromaBox, order yours here – https://penny-price.com/shop/aroma-box/

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New Product Labels

July Oil of the Month – Lemon

June Oil of the Month - Neroli

June Oil of the Month – Neroli

May Oil of the Month - Grapefruit

May Oil of the Month – Grapefruit

April Oil of the Month - Hyssop

April Oil of the Month – Hyssop

Penny’s Post – Cypress Hydrolat

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Learn How To Use Cypress Hydrolat!

Cupressus sempervirens is commonly known as cypress and is a tall, evergreen tree with slender branches and a conical shape. It has brown cones and small flowers and the essential oil and hydrolat come from the cone, needle and twigs.

Cypress hydrolat has a very manly, woody smell that is green and fresh. According to experts, the hydrolat is astringent, cicatrisant, circulatory, diuretic, regenerating, styptic and a vasoconstrictor. This means that the hydrolat is extremely useful for many ailments, particularly for the circulatory system.

A known astringent, the hydrolat is a circulatory stimulant, useful for haemorrhoids as well as broken and varicose veins. Cypress can be used in a spray with peppermint for aching legs. The vulnerary and vasoconstricting properties make this beneficial for cuts, bruises, ulcers and small wounds as well as for minor circulatory ailments.

Cypress is also good for counteracting water retention due to its diuretic properties and is most useful after giving birth as it will help to heal and tone the vulval area, help the uterus to contract down again properly, and also help with excess fluid in the body.

The Ancient World used Cypress for regulating body weight and increasing the metabolism, and also for fluid on the lungs.

Cypress can also be used as a douche or in a bidet to help to combat cystitis and should also be added regularly to the bathwater if this problem persists. The astringent, antiseptic qualities will help to heal the condition and soothe the area concerned.

For a healthy circulatory system

Use 50mls of cypress hydrolat in the bath to maintain a healthy circulatory system. Add 20mls to 80mls of body cream for varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

To help with hair and acne-type skin

Useful for fragile hair and for diseases of the scalp and can also be used as a cleanser for normal and oily skin. Take 20ml of hydrolat and add to the final rinse of the hair after shampooing.  Use the hydrolat as it comes, on cotton wool pads to tone the face and help to deep clean – particularly useful for young men with acne as the manly smell is usually acceptable to them.

For after birth

Take 20ml in a glassful of warm water every day to help regularise the system, or put 50mls in the bath, or 20mls in 80mls body cream to encourage recovery in the perineal area.


In summary, this hydrolat is a gentle option for maintaining health in many areas of the body, especially in the eye area.

Check out our Cypress Hydrolat now: https://penny-price.com/shop/cypress-hydrolat/




February Oil of the Month

February Oil of the Month – Ylang Ylang

Our Oil of the Month for February is Ylang Ylang. ‘The spirit of Ylang Ylang usually fits the person naturally drawn to it. ‘Upon inhaling Ylang Ylang with its heavy seductive, sweet aroma one can imagine a fiery, temperamental, passionate and erotic person with an awesome radiance and confidence never losing her balance’, says Fischer-Rizzi.

About Ylang Ylang

Latin name: Cananga odorata
Synonyms: Flower of flowers, C. odorantissimum
Plant family: Anonaceae
Extraction: Distilled from the flower heads
Origin: Madagascar, Comores

Plant Characteristics

This beautiful creamy-white flowering bush is grown in the exotic Middle Eastern and African countries. The aroma is particularly strong in the afternoon and early evening and is very delicate. Distillation takes up to 24 hours as the chemical make-up of the essential oil is very complex. Often parts of the oil are distilled and sold, therefore care needs to be taken to supply the whole essential oil.

Oil Characteristics

A pale yellow liquid with a sensuous sweet, green, floral odour.

Traditional Use

In Indonesia the flowers are spread on the beds of newly married couples. Victorians used it in Macassar oil for the hair.

Blends Well With

Lavender, Sandalwood, Lemon, Geranium, Orange and Bergamot.

Cautions & Comments

In normal aromatherapy use there are no known contra-indications, although when used undiluted in some cosmetic preparations, allergies were reported. Ylang Ylang is a folk remedy for asthma, boils, diarrhoea, headache, malaria and rheumatism.

Main chemical constituents: Sesquiterpenes (20-30%), alcohols (<30%), esters (<15%), phenyl methyl ethers (15%).

Our Ylang Ylang “Perfect Blend” Recommendation

For a moisturising treatment for dry skin, add 9 drops in total of Sandalwood, Geranium and Ylang Ylang to 1 tablespoon of Jojoba or Apricot Kernel Oil with teaspoon of rich oil, such as Avocado, Borage, Evening Primrose or Wheatgerm and apply daily.

Our Ylang Ylang “Top Tip”

Ylang Ylang is known for its ability to slow down over-rapid breathing and over-rapid heart beat. These symptoms are usually associated with shock, anxiety and anger. Try adding 3-5 drops of Ylang Ylang in a bath for the ultimate relaxation and stress relief.  

Offer of the Month

Receive 20% off Ylang Ylang related products in February 2016.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Nurture Love

Naturally Renewing Night Cream

Naturally Delicate Eye Gel

Naturally Velvet Feeding Mask

Terms and conditions apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. There is no discount applied to shipping. If ordering on-line simply use the code: Ylang20