Amor Aromatherapy Ltd

Medical Aromatherapist specialising in Auto-immune disorders. Essential oil supplier since 2000, allergen free cosmetic ingredients supplier since 2005. Author and supplier of natural DIY Cosmetic Kits

Created & Owned by Tania Cottew, Medical Aromatherapist and Natural Therapist. I stock a wide range of products for the whole family, therapists and anyone wanting to discover the world of creating their own bodycare and household products.

Scentillating handcrafted aromatherapy products with therapeutic grade essential oils, plant bases and fixatives. All natural, sometimes organic. Consultations by appointment.

Mission: To supply natural bodycare products and remedies that are low allergen - free of nuts, gluten, dairy, parabens synthetic and animal ingredients and petrochemicals. To educate people in how to create their own products safely.

Lush Buying Presents: Rose Absolute

I'm not a big fan of Lush products however this video of theirs on the production of rose essential oil is rather gorgeous, and more so at the moment as I'm inhaling my new bottles of Rose Bulgarian Absolute (Rosa damascena) and Rose Maroc Absolute (Rosa centifolia) also from Bulgaria. The Turkish ones are amazing too and I bought myself some delicious rose essential oil (steam distilled) for personal use when I was in Turkey in 2016 and it still smells amazing!

Meet Hassan Kinaci of Sebat Ltd, the suppliers of our rose absolute in Turkey, as he explains how the oil is produced. Read more about Rose Absolute here: ht...

I'm excited and a wee bit distracted... My rose and jasmine oils arrive today from my distributor in Australia and I can't wait to open them... They are mainly for the ADHB Maternity Unit, however I did buy enough so I can sell some 1 and 2 ml bottles. And now I've found these adorable little 2ml bottles - I just need to figure out how to label them!

So I'm busy trying to source some more 28mm lotion pumps, when I came across these lipstick tubes... from what I can tell, they are a recyclable paper outer over a plastic holder.

Would you use them?

A Happy, Healthy Gut-Brain Axis

Over the last 3 years, I have been doing heaps of study on the gut and how it impacts our immune system, moods, etc, and I'm sure most of you would have heard something about this by now.

This cute little video has been put out by one of the companies I do my training with.

I thought it interesting that they say to eat tomatoes daily... especially as I'm anaphylactic to them 😂
And of course the dairy recommendation can be dairy alternatives.

Let me know your thoughts, and if you like this idea of little educational videos...

This is "A Happy, Healthy Gut-Brain Axis" by Bio-Practica on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Beautiful weather today in Auckland... it's perfect for pancakes (although I'm thinking they won't be low carb), and analysing the differences of the CoAs I got yesterday for standard and organic essential oils.

Then some seroius chemistry as I work out if I can use organic oils for the childbirth blends... i know that would appeal to many, and some have barely any cost difference, however safety first!

I'm very excited to announce that I've just been given the go ahead by National Women's Hospital for their trial of essential oils during labour... we've been working together on this for a while creating the right blend and packaging for the mums-to-be and with Covid-19 happening, we weren't sure of the time frame.

This is really exciting for me as I was the first mum to use essential oils during labour at North Shore Hospital when I had Kyle 26 years this month.

[04/09/20]   I've been quiet this last few days. We found out that one of my husband's daughters has covid19 and is now fighting for her life on a ventilator in the UK.

It's so hard when you consider how good our odds of recovery are here in NZ vs the UK because of our testing system vs theirs. They don't test unless you are admitted to hospital, and yet she worked in a hospital and was showing symptoms a few weeks earlier compared to our check list of when to get tested. We have all found it frustrating that she could not get a diagnosis and now it comes to this...

I've been working long hours keeping essential companies supplied with bottles, I'm taking this weekend off for me and my family... We need each other for now and there is so many hours and miles between us.

Tell your loved ones this long weekend how important they are to you 💕

Wash fruit and veges with water, experts say as Covid-19 misinformation spreads

Us older people remember the taste of soap... Food experts say washing our hands with soap and water is the best advice around food hygiene.

Fantastic news! My main nutritional supplements supplier has now been advised by MBIE that they can now send supplements and bioregulatory medicines to homes, so that means drop shipping is now open.

If you need a top up on your supplements, message me with your requirements, and I will create prescriptions for you. You pay them, and they despatch. 🥰

Sudden Loss of Smell Could Indicate 'Hidden Carriers' of Coronavirus, Say UK Experts

And this is one to watch out for if you've been out and about.. And are on the grocery run... Anyone experiencing a sudden loss of smell could be a "hidden carrier" of the coronavirus, even if they have no other symptoms, according to evidence compiled by leading rhinologists in the UK.

Low Carb Denver 2020 Interviews - Brendan Reid and Jennifer Isenhart

And this is why I'm now stufying nutrition... obesity leads to inflammation which leads to autoimmune disorders.

Brendan Reid is a New Zealand based low carb success story (, having lost 50kg/111lb in 15 months during 201...

[03/23/20]   I thought this might help us get our heads around the impact this virus and shutdown is having on us right now.

This is a long read but makes a lot of sense, it is a thing.......

Good read from an immunologist at Johns Hopkins University

Not really feeling sick and do not want to be..but if you are feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand...

It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be..

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs..

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.

Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not needed right now.

#flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on. To copy and paste, hold your hand on the text till copy appears, then go to your page and hold you finger down again till paste appears.

[03/23/20]   In case anyone is wondering, as I'm a home based business and orders go out via courier, I will still be open for business 😁

[03/21/20]   Dick and Jane BOTH show early symptoms. Jane STAYS HOME🏡, gets tested 🧫 and awaits her results 🛀🏻.

Dick goes🤵🏻 to work 🚘, stops for a quick drink 🍻 at the local bar, pops by his parents🧓🏻👵🏼 house, hits the gym🏋🏻, begins to feel worse🤒 (eh, but even if he does have it, he's healthy💪🏼, so he'll recover quickly⏰). Dick finally decides to get tested 🧪.

Both Dick and Jane get 🦠 positive test results. Jane infects no one🚪 once she started to show symptoms. Dick potentially infects dozens, if not hundreds, by his SELFISH 🗣 behavior.

Be like Jane👍. Don't be a Dick 🙄.

copy and paste for the people lacking common sense.

I don't often promote other brands, however this deodorant range has just been launched this week by another small business here in NZ... If you're breaking out in a sweat about keeping safe and over your stinky armpits, give these natural products a go! 😊

And if you're not liking massaging your armpits, I'm sure you can add it to one of my deodorant containers 😉

The ingredients for each product are listed so you can check them against your allergies. It's so refreshing when we can do this 😍

3-2-1-GO. The Ultrella website is up and running... And it's a pandemic. Sheesh, didn't see that one coming. To be honest, I nearly postponed the launch but who knows what tomorrow will bring. So meet Ultrella. Our ode to the power of positivity, your wingwoman for life. Come check us out at

Amor Aromatherapy - Aroma News Autumn 2020 -

The electronic version has finally gone out! Have you received your copy?

[03/18/20]   Today has been nuts! I have spent all day fielding phone calls and emails for bottles and lotion pumps... all except 2 for hand sanitiser formulas.

If I had a spare $20k, I'd be manufacturing and airfreighting bottles from China to meet the countries demands!

Maybe it's time for a "conglomeration" or something like that lol

Quinessence Aromatherapy LTD - 605013 - 03/06/2020

Wow - so I decided to do my own research on the effect of essential oils and if one can infiltrate the corona of the coronavirus, and I came across this from the FDA (American) against Quinessence (UK).

Very heavy handed in my opinion, especially as what Quinessence state is backed up with clinical research. From what I've read, at no point are Quinessence saying that essential oils can cure the coronavirus. They are stating that essential oils can help boost the immune system and assist with healing comorbid conditions.

What are your thoughts on reading this? COVID-19

I'm about to have a massage 💕

As I'm achey, I've made up my own aromatherapy blend with black pepper, ginger CO2, Lime and Vetivert,

Fourth coronavirus case confirmed in New Zealand

Nowhere in this list of preventative measures does it say to dry your hands thoroughly after washing them (with soap).

Viruses and bacteria multiply in moisture, which is why we need to dry our hands thoroughly... Especially under the fingernails and the webs of our fingers. More to come.

Jamie Oliver's 12kg weight loss: Here's how he did it

Yes! 🙋‍♀️👍 The chef lost 12kg by cutting this one thing from his diet.

This is how I start my day.... every day!

How do you start yours?

[03/01/20]   Today I am in a seminar on Extending the Health Span 😁

Allergy tests

I've been saying this about hair allergies for years. Great to see Consumer NZ agrees Feeling tired, lacking energy and worrying it might be something you’re eating? A simple hair test could change your life. At least, that’s the claim made by Allergenics.

Bathe Alchemy & Perfect Potion

So today I washed my hair... which some of you are probably thinking "so what?", however, I haven't washed my hair since the 4th January (in a campground in Blenheim with awesome showers). Essentially, it's been self-cleaning for 8 weeks with a few rinses of water in between.

Everyone's talking about shampoo bars, customers of mine are giving them a go (I'm too lazy), and then I find out that one of my dearest friends Jo has been doing R&D on them for months, and launched herself back into the retail world with her range Bathe Alchemy last year, and the reviews have been pretty awesome!.

So I thought, what if I don't wash my hair for weeks, and then give them a go, and so I did!

At the same time, I gave myself a facial using my Perfect Potion 台灣 favourite skincare products, so there's a bit about them too :-)

The video below was done earlier today (it's taken me ages to stitch it together on my built in Video Editor app as my laptop kept crashing - yep, time for a new one).

Enjoy, And let me and Joanne know what you think - I only just told her I was about to do this 🤣

Did you know that essential oils with 1-8, cineole should not be diffused near children under the age of 10 and your fur babies?

The main ones are
Bay Laurel, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Fragonia, Helichrysum, Kunzea, Niaouli, Ravensara and Rosemary.

Interestingly, the essential oils grown in Australia are higher in 1-8, cineole than their counterparts in other countries, so I'm guessing that is due to the harsh environment.

I can see some of you will be freaking out at this as 1-8, cineole oils are commonly used for respiratory infections, cold and flu.

Luckily, you have access to aromatherapists like myself who can create a blend for you that is calculated scientifically to be safe and effective in your space, as well as for any pets you have.

We're down at Lloyd Elmore Park for Auckland's Music in Parks and have just had fantastic intro by Automatic80s

Allergy New Zealand

If you have an anaphylaxis allergy and can't afford an Epipen, this is for you!

The Allergy New Zealand FundaPen™ campaign has been extended to more New Zealanders at risk of anaphylaxis.
While funded stocks last, FundaPen™ is making a free EpiPen® available to anyone with an allergy, who is doctor-diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis.
To take up this opportunity, people who have been diagnosed, should make an appointment to see their General Practitioner. GPs have been made aware of the FundaPen™ initiative through their Primary Health Organisations. The pens will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’ until the remaining Pub Charity funding runs out.

The Wombles

Who doesn't love these guys... 💕😁

That’s right, we’re back and we’re here to encourage you all to recycle, reuse and rethink the way you live! We want you to join us in making the world a better place. #wombleswanted

Module 2: The Biological Basis For LCHF and Keto Completed!

A lot of getting my head around insulin, glucogon, glycogenesis, incretin and hyperinsulinemia.

What I have found very interesting so far is that High Insulin symptoms paint practically the same picture as Coeliac Disease... definitely food for thought on that one!

Also, if you're Insulin Resistant, Oats for breakfast are one of the worst foods to be eating as it spikes insulin in the body dramatically, and they take a long time to start to come down... bread and potatoes are up there too, however kumara (sweet potato) has a different profile.

Okay, that's all the study from me this weekend - time to bake some gf brownies with raspberries to take to Elton John tonight. My dinner is leftover Teriyaki Chicken with Avocado & Strifry veges, which I'm taking with me as I wont' risk buying food safely there.

#PreKure #AdvancedNutrition #Keto #LCHF

Why Amor?

Amor has 3 areas of specialty - Clinic, Product development and Teaching Workshops on making natural low allergen cosmetics and skincare products.

Amor Clinic is open Mon - Fri between the hours of 10am - 9pm. and Saturdays 11am - 4pm, Consultations by appointment.

As a therapist, I have studied medical aromatherapy, naturopathy, nutrition and professional coaching. I am constantly upskilling and updating my knowledge collected over my 32 years of training. In my clinic I work with aromatherapy, bioregulatory medicine (acupressure/Bach flowers/homeopathy/homotoxicology), massage, mineral therapies, nutrition and orthomolecular medicine (supplementation). If you are already taking supplements, I work with what you have and only introduce a new option if it is something your body really needs and is missing. If you are not in Auckland, don’t worry as I can consult anywhere in the world via Phone, Email, Skype, Zoom and Facebook Messenger. Contact me for your appointment via the Book Now button, email or FB Messenger.

Amor has been selling essential oils online since November 1999, and essentialz therapeutic grade essential oils since 2005. I chose the word “therapeutic” back in 2004 as a way of distinguishing between fragrant, bio-identical and lower grade essential oils which were currently flooding the market and to identify that they were of a clinical standard for medical aromatherapy. I am currently in the process of setting up a new website for for customers who only want to shop for oils.

I create scentillating handcrafted aromatherapy products with therapeutic grade essential oils, plant bases and fixatives. All natural, sometimes organic. I can make your ideas and creations a reality, provide an aromatherapy blend for you, and help you choose the right ingredients and packaging for your product line. I import packaging from overseas in small and bulk quantities for your product line. My essential oils are through PhytoVerse in Australia, one of the world’s largest distributors, so I have access to more than what is on my website, as well as a huge range of uncommon plant oils.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to make real natural cosmetics, additive free, and low allergen, I am your person. I have been making and teaching how to make cosmetics in NZ since 2009. Foundations, blushers, lipsticks, pencils, etc. I am happy to teach 1-1, email me to discuss your requirements.

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