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A Fragrant Holiday Journey…

It is almost holiday time which brings to memory delicious smells coming from the kitchen: cinnamon cookies, spicy citrus syrup oozing out of fruit cakes. Then there is the smell of real pine trees in local garden nurseries as they replant into pots ready for the Christmas season. To get you into the Holiday mood, … Continue reading A Fragrant Holiday Journey…

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…?

Synergy oils…physical and emotional relief…and they smell good too…

What does Synergy mean? It is the interaction, or cooperation, of two or more organizations, substances or other agents. How does the word Synergy apply to essential oils? By mixing together two or more essential oils a chemical compound is created that is different or greater than any of the component parts. These synergistic blends … Continue reading Synergy oils…physical and emotional relief…and they smell good too…

Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

There are so many herbs and essential oils that contain immune boosting chemicals. Here are just a few that we would like to mention this week. Colds and Flu (Loose leafed dried herbs) A combination of herbs that promotes relief from many symptoms of a cold or flu. It contains Yarrow, Mint, Gotu Kola, Thyme, … Continue reading Do you want to avoid antibiotics this winter?…Would you prefer to strengthen your immune system?

The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

This past weekend we did an exhibition on Sustainable Living which included a lot of talking and interacting with many people. On Monday I started with a headache and by Tuesday my voice was scratchy and sore. By Wednesday I had no voice and was feeling lethargic and off colour. I had started taking extra … Continue reading The Power of Natural Products When Plagued with Laryngitis

The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

In our modern world, we are under the false belief that there is one solution for all our problems. One medicine for a disease, one way to eat, and one set of practises to keep us healthy. We have also lived, for many years under the false belief that Western medicine is the superior, infallible … Continue reading The Role of Herbs in Our Modern Society

So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?

Last week I mentioned six ways that we can boost our Hypothalamus function and this week, these 6 things will be spoken about in more detail. We need to increase our Chromium intake. Chromium is a trace mineral which we need in very small amounts and it is suggested that chromium is linked with healthy … Continue reading So…How Do I Boost The Function Of The Very Vital Hypothalamus?

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?

A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

February, the month of focussing on Love: Love between, Love amongst and Love within. Some say that it is all too commercialised and sugar coated. There is definitely truth in that... Others say that it puts so much pressure on couples and if expectations are not met, it can cause a lot of pain. Yes, … Continue reading A Little Bit of Self-love and Self-care…Supports Our Body, Mind and Spirit…

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)

Pure Essential Oils, Natural oils and Parfums  In the first of this Trilogy of the Nose Knows Things, we looked at the benefits of inhaling pure essential oils. In the second we spoke of the various ways in which we can diffuse oils in order to release their healing scent. In this, the third blog, … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)