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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…

Do you need a lift in the morning?… Aromatherapy to start your day…

For some people, early morning is the best part of their day. For others, it is a grind to wake up feeling chirpy and happy as they may be night birds and only gotten to sleep a few hours earlier. Whichever person you are, here are some wonderful ideas to get you up and going … Continue reading Do you need a lift in the morning?… Aromatherapy to start your day…

A blessed, healthy and happy 2013 to everyone…Stay cool with a ready-made mister…

Hydrosols are easily forgotten in our fast paced world, but they have wonderful properties which are easy to access. Hydrosols are the purified waters that are left over after an essential oil has been distilled. Ones that are more well known are: Rose water and Sweet Orange water. These two are often added to biscuits … Continue reading A blessed, healthy and happy 2013 to everyone…Stay cool with a ready-made mister…

Distilling Essential Oils…Separating the oil from the water (Part 3-Conclusion)

  When the distilling process was complete, we were led into another part of the farm to see a simple separating process.     The oil and water are poured into a cone shaped pipette and as the oil starts to separate, the little tap at the base of the pipette is opened and the … Continue reading Distilling Essential Oils…Separating the oil from the water (Part 3-Conclusion)

Distilling Essential Oils…The Distilling Process…Part 2 of the inspiring journey…

For our demonstration, the farmer had prepared 7 kgs of the Lemon Tea Tree for distilling. Firstly, he prepared the still. Then, he filled the 'pot' with the leaves and the process began. After a little while, the water and oils begin to trickle out of the still into a prepared bottle. Within an hour … Continue reading Distilling Essential Oils…The Distilling Process…Part 2 of the inspiring journey…

Avoid harsh chemicals…make your own natural creams or get a safer alternative…

Everything that we put on our skin is absorbed and travels into our body and bloodstream. Most face and body creams or lotions have many unnatural preservatives and chemicals added to them. At Essential Herbal Products, we offer you two alternatives. the first one is an almond oil based aqueous cream which contains (Water, Almond … Continue reading Avoid harsh chemicals…make your own natural creams or get a safer alternative…

Lavender and orange essential oils can be safely used with children…? Here’s how…

In this very short you tube presentation, sundae explains why only these oils are safe enough for little children. (A spray recipe follows below the video) http://youtu.be/HzF3FBt6fUc     Calming aromatherapy room spray for kids.  200ml spray bottle 10ml vodka/rice vinegar to help the oils mix with the water. 10 drops lavender pure essential oils … Continue reading Lavender and orange essential oils can be safely used with children…? Here’s how…