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What can I give my teacher or colleague? Something meaningful…Something natural…?

It's almost the end of the year...That time of year when we say Thank You to our teachers, lecturers or colleagues for being there for us during the year. This year, we'd like to suggest that you get them something that has meaning and is useful at the same time. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (Spoiler … Continue reading What can I give my teacher or colleague? Something meaningful…Something natural…?

Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

For many young people, acne is a real problem. We are often asked what is needed to help remedy the situation. Her are a few tips that we have been able to gather. We have put it into point form to make it easy for you to reference. Are there any other points that you … Continue reading Acne a problem?…Some helpful hints…

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?

This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

June is men’s health month with men’s health week being in the week prior to father’s day. We choose the beginning of the month to focus on some of the issues, and this will be followed up next week with issues of stress and mental health. Heart health: We all feel the stresses and strain … Continue reading This one’s for the man who is serious about his health…Naturally…

Essential oils and your new born…

You are pregnant and want to find out more natural ways of looking after your new baby, or you have a new born and are looking for more natural products to use on baby’s skin or in his/her nursery. We have compiled the following information for you. New born babies are very sensitive to smells, … Continue reading Essential oils and your new born…

So much to do…So many places to be…

The next few weeks are a hive of activity here at Essential Herbal Products as we get ready for the abundance of December markets. Firstly, there is only 1 market day left at the existing Shongweni Farmer's Market opposite Hillcrest Private Hospital. - Saturday, 12th December from 6.00-10.30am. But, before we get to Saturday, there … Continue reading So much to do…So many places to be…

Rue…Ruta Graveolens…a herb to use with caution…

Rue is also known as: Jackman’s Blue; Bashoush; German Rue; Herb of Grace; Herbygrass; Hreow; Mother of the Herbs; Rewe; Ruta; Ave-grace This plant has an impressive history. Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo both claimed that, owing to Rue’s metaphysical powers, their eyesight and creative inner vision had been improved. Branches of rue were used … Continue reading Rue…Ruta Graveolens…a herb to use with caution…

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!

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…