Post in a Pandemic (without Super Hero Powers!)
September 16, 2020
Within Australia we use road transport and getting post from one state to another is currently very tricky. The need for permits and backlog of post due to COVID are slowing down the process and this means that your order will take a little longer to get to you.Put simply, when a parcel leaves our warehouse it makes a number of stops:1. From our warehouse it then travels by road to a sorting facility (currently delayed due to high volume of parcels)2. Then the parcel travels from our local sorting facility to the closest delivery depot to your location and is sorted once more (again delays due to high demand)3. The parcel is then scheduled for delivery from depot to the final destination - you! Note: If you are lucky enough to live in a beautiful remote or rural area your local delivery person will probably be taking over the run and this will also add time to delivery.So as you can see your parcel has to make quite the journey with multiple pit stops along the way. So please be patient during this time and if you do have concerns about the whereabouts of your parcel, please follow these steps:1. Check the delivery tracking link provided to you via email from Aroma Bottles2. If your tracking indicates your parcel is in transit, then it most likely is and hopefully it will be with you shortly3. If you suspect for some reason that the parcel may be lost or it says that it has been delivered but you have not received it, select the 'missing parcel investigation' button on the tracking page4. Once you have launched an investigation, the Sendle team will start looking into where your parcel is and do their best to get it to you asap, however please be mindful that with so many more parcels being delivered around the country at the moment, the sendle support team are experiencing a higher than usual number of customer enquires and so again your patience is appreciated.Please remember that Aroma Bottles have no control over the postal system and although we will do everything possible to liaise on your behalf, the result will often be to wait until the courier arrives at the door.We are doing our best to process orders as quickly as possible from our end and get your goodies moving as fast as we can but we request that you please be patient with the delivery system while is it is under the strain of the pandemic.Thank you once again for continued patience.Sarah and Tanya x
August 30, 2020
As the pop of the red geraniums bloom around the neighbourhood, we are inspired to create our own springtime foaming hand wash recipe. This recipe blends the top notes of bergamot, middle geranium and the lower notes of sandalwood for a light floral soap.
- 2.5 dessert spoons of castile soap.
- 2 dessert spoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 20 drops of pure bergamot essential oil.
- 6 drops of pure geranium essential oil.
- 4 drops of pure sandalwood essential oil.
1. Combine all ingredients in a 350ml glass foaming bottle and shake until combined.
2. Enjoy a lovely floral foaming soap with each hand wash.
July 31, 2020
These little treats are the perfect addition to a fresh fruit and nut platter. They are a no cook recipe that involves the ingredients and a kitchen wiz....that's it.
We made ours with cashew nuts but they could be made with almonds or even a mixture of different nuts. The rice malt syrup could be substituted with raw honey or maple syrup to suit your taste.
- 125g cashew nuts (you could toast these first if you want to add an extra layer of flavour)
- 1 cup dedicated coconut.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 lemon - juice only
- 7 drops of pure lemon oil.
1. Throw all of the dry ingredients in the wiz with the lemon juice, pure essential oil and rice malt syrup.
2. Blitz until the ingredients become a paste.
3. Spoon out teaspoons of the mixture, roll in a ball and then roll in extra desiccated coconut.
4. Place balls in an airtight container and refrigerate until firm.
Recipe makes about 24 depending on size.
July 14, 2020
Amazingly, the mozzies in our area haven't realised it's winter. Sadly, they are also carrying some nasty bugs that we would really like to avoid. This recipe is quite rich in essential oils but it works a treat and is a great natural alternative to chemical based repellents. With 3 easy steps it's so quick.
- 10 drops geranium essential oil
- 30 drops citronella essential oil
- 7 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
- 7 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 TBSP vodka or rubbing alcohol
- ½ cup natural witch hazel
- ½ cup water
- 100ml amber spray bottle
- Place essential oils in a glass spray bottle. Add vodka or alcohol and shake well to combine.
- Pour in witch hazel and shake to combine.
- Add water and shake again. Shake before each use as the oils and water will naturally separate some over time.
This recipe makes 100ml.