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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…

The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Something I did know was that the hypothalamus is in the brain. I did Biology at school, but there's things I remembered and things I conveniently forgot. Something I remember in painful detail: OSMOSIS. Why? Because it was repeated for three years in a row. Things that weren't dealt within as much detail was the … Continue reading The Hypothalamus…Things I learnt about it while recuperating…

Bio-dynamic Farming…An Integrative Method of Organic Farming…

Bio-dynamic agriculture is an approach to sustainable organic farming. It was inspired by Rudolph Steiner's philosophy of Anthroposophy.Bio-dynamic agriculture respects the fact that the whole universe: The earth, and the surrounding cosmic space with all its heavenly bodies form one indivisible whole and should be managed a such. For more interesting information on this form … Continue reading Bio-dynamic Farming…An Integrative Method of Organic Farming…

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…(2)

There are various methods of inhaling essential oils. This will be discussed in today’s blog. Diffusion is the process of dispersing essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. From the simple to the elaborate, many different methods exist for diffusing essential oils into a room. Diffusing … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(2)

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?

A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

Thymus is derived from the Greek word thymon , meaning ‘courage’, and many traditions relate to this virtue. Roman soldiers, for example, bathed in thyme water to give themselves vigour. Now, who of us could do with a bit more courage and bit more vigour? Here at EHP we could both do with a great … Continue reading A new year…Let’s have more Thyme please…

Are you looking for something to keep all your essential oils in one place?…Maybe to keep them in your bag?…What about these?

Essential Herbal Products, in collaboration with Heidi Handmade, now has these beautiful handmade bags to offer with our oils and herbs. Each bag has its own unique style and no two are alike.   This unique button up has two pockets: a deep one at the back and another smaller one in the front. I … Continue reading Are you looking for something to keep all your essential oils in one place?…Maybe to keep them in your bag?…What about these?

A DIY Christmas gift…Simple, Easy and Versatile

The other day, my sister-in-law and I were chatting about various ways we can use our Essential and Synergy oils. She mentioned that she had seen somewhere that bamboo sticks worked very well with an essential oil to make a simple diffuser. I argued a little with her saying that the oils would evaporate too … Continue reading A DIY Christmas gift…Simple, Easy and Versatile