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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…

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)

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

Pure Therapeutic grade essential oils have various properties such as: antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial. They have an effect on our body and mind. These oils have the ability to enter the blood stream in two ways: Through massage and through inhalation. For massage, we need an aromatherapist to blend the perfect mix of oils together for … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(1)

Camphor, white Pure Essential Oil…What can it do for me?

Camphor, white pure essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora Lauraceae) Autumn has come! Here is sunny Durban that means a welcome relief from the humid heat of summer. It also means that as the season changes, some people are prone to colds and flu and it is with this in mind that our focus turns to various … Continue reading Camphor, white Pure Essential Oil…What can it do for me?

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…

Preventing Pesky Creatures From Feasting On You and Your Loved Ones…

Christmas and New Year are over and Summer in South Africa is in full, scorching swing. The humidity of Durban encourages our blood sucking creatures to come out and dine. So, what to do...? What to do...? Citronella is an excellent essential oil for deterring insects such as flies and mosquitoes, as is Lemongrass. These … Continue reading Preventing Pesky Creatures From Feasting On You and Your Loved Ones…

Are you unhappy or lonely?…This is how Petitgrain pure essential oil can help…

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium bigaradia) is obtained from the bitter orange tree from which Neroli also comes. But unlike Neroli, it is obtained from the leaves and young twigs of the plant. Centuries ago it was obtained from the small unripe fruit when they were barely formed, hence the name Petitgrain, which means 'small grain'. This … Continue reading Are you unhappy or lonely?…This is how Petitgrain pure essential oil can help…

Black Pepper Essential Oil…50% off…

We are offering a 50% deduction on our Black Pepper essential oil as we are going to discontinue this line due to the excessive increase in price. Black pepper essential oil is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined. It can range in colour from light amber to … Continue reading Black Pepper Essential Oil…50% off…

Christmas time with essential oils…

No matter where in the world we live, there are certain scents which remind us of Christmas. Some of us in the South are blessed to live close to countryside where fir and pine trees grow, giving off their wonderful fresh scent. Or we have been privileged to have a real live pine tree in … Continue reading Christmas time with essential oils…