0844590072 or 0834098309 sales@essentialherbs.co.za Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm in Durban North or Pinetown; Saturday: 6.30-11.30am at Shongweni Farmers Market Stall H11; Sunday and Public holidays: Closed

It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

Synthetic scents or “fragrances” represent an unidentified mixture of ingredients including carcinogens (a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.), allergens, respiratory irritants, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic chemicals (Neurotoxicity is toxicity in the nervous system. It occurs when exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the … Continue reading It’s just a room spray…It doesn’t matter if it has synthetic scents in it…What harm can it do?

Jasmine absolute and Rose absolute blended with Jojoba oil…Now in stock!

We are very pleased with our latest batch of Rose blend and Jasmine blend. There are no added essential oils such as geranium and palmarosa. We have the pure Jasmine absolute and Rose absolute and these have been blended with the excellent carrier oil-Jojoba (Pronounced "Hohoba"). Jasmine blend: The Jasmine is nicknamed the "queen of … Continue reading Jasmine absolute and Rose absolute blended with Jojoba oil…Now in stock!

Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

While preparing for the Sustainable Living Fair, we were wondering what interactive activities we could do with the children, and what practical tips we could give to the public on reducing, re-using and recycling. One day, while looking through Pinterest, this idea was presented: - What do you do with your  used up essential oil … Continue reading Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

Let what you love be what you do…Rewarding soul work that puts food on the table and pays the bills…

Today was a day to have fun and get excited about our work. I took delivery of two stock items, checked up on our tinctures that are quietly brewing and gaining in potency and enjoyed the potent aromatic smoke created by our fresh stock of Frankincense. I have put together some fun "Make your own..." … Continue reading Let what you love be what you do…Rewarding soul work that puts food on the table and pays the bills…

Floral waters…Body sprays…Spritzers…Hydrosols…So many names for such healing, helpful waters…

We have decided to change the packaging of our hydrosols to make them more user-friendly. I personally use hydrosols in all my personal care products. My absolute favourite is the lavender because of its soothing properties, but take a read for yourself.... Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products … Continue reading Floral waters…Body sprays…Spritzers…Hydrosols…So many names for such healing, helpful waters…

Why can’t I put essential oils directly on my skin?…How are they used for massage then?…

Essential oils are very strong, volatile oils. They are the essence of the plant, very potent and expensive as large quantities of the chosen plant have to be used to produce very small amounts of the essential oil. They lose their chemical constituents through evaporation when exposed to the air. By comparison, carrier oils are … Continue reading Why can’t I put essential oils directly on my skin?…How are they used for massage then?…

Argan oil…So what’s the big deal?…

The Argan oil is new to our carrier oil range. it is a cold pressed oil from Morocco and is called 'liquid gold' because it is more pricey than many other cold pressed oils. There are good reasons why this is so. The Argan tree grows wild and cannot be easily cultivated. It is slow … Continue reading Argan oil…So what’s the big deal?…

Poor circulation?… Leg ulcers that are taking their time to heal?…Calendula and lavender infused natural cream.

A while back we had a client whose mom had a leg ulcer that was not responding well to normal treatment. Her mom is a firm believer in more natural remedies and so was looking for a cream that would help the process externally. Christine did some research and found a recipe using calendula petals … Continue reading Poor circulation?… Leg ulcers that are taking their time to heal?…Calendula and lavender infused natural cream.

A blessed, healthy and happy 2013 to everyone…Stay cool with a ready-made mister…

Hydrosols are easily forgotten in our fast paced world, but they have wonderful properties which are easy to access. Hydrosols are the purified waters that are left over after an essential oil has been distilled. Ones that are more well known are: Rose water and Sweet Orange water. These two are often added to biscuits … Continue reading A blessed, healthy and happy 2013 to everyone…Stay cool with a ready-made mister…