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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…

Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

Our heart, that amazing muscular organ that keeps our life blood circulating throughout our body. The organ that keeps us alive. I take my heart for granted and just expect it to the job it's meant to do. I think that most of us are like this, until something happens and our heart reminds us … Continue reading Hawthorn…Happy heart…Happy blood pressure…

The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Glycerine is used to make an herbal extract (called a glycerite) instead of alcohol (called a tincture). This is a popular alternative for children’s tinctures and for people who don’t like alcohol. People with stomach or duodenal ulcers are also advised to avoid alcohol, and so glycerites would be more beneficial. Some interesting information: Glycerine … Continue reading The Magic of Glycerites…Of What?…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

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…

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?

A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices

It has been far too long since I last wrote a blog for Essential Herbal Products. 5 months to be exact. When I noticed this, I realised how my health has kept me wrapped up in a world of learning to live within the new boundaries imposed by my body. Let me explain... I was … Continue reading A compression fracture…to a collapsed vertebra…to surgery…to myeloma…to a journey of holistic healing practices