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Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

In this crazy world of ours, we look to anything that will help us relax. The adverts, movies and magazines tell us that coffee will wake us up quickly and alcohol will relax us and help us to have fun. Well, in the short term, yes this is true…Most of us have tried these methods … Continue reading Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

Stress and Anxiety…Eased By A Slower Pace and Herbs…

"The ever-increasing pace that characterises our modern way of life is one of the worst poisons for our heart." -Alfred Vogel "As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul: -Anonymous Wherever Chris and I are, there are people wondering how they can deal with their stress levels. Our way of life … Continue reading Stress and Anxiety…Eased By A Slower Pace and Herbs…

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…

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…

Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Last week we spoke about a specific blend of herbs which help to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. This week, we would like to share our unique herb and spice blends, which bring great pleasure to our tastebuds, and at the same time help the body, mind and soul to heal. Herbal spiced teas are … Continue reading Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Herbal teas and infusions that will help with Gastritis…hernia…and diverticulosis…

Over the past 8 weeks, my husband has been very ill with a combination of gastritis, a hernia, and diverticulosis throughout the colon. It is very scary when a loved one is ill, especially when I did not know how to help him. We went from doctor to hospital to surgeon, as they tried to … Continue reading Herbal teas and infusions that will help with Gastritis…hernia…and diverticulosis…