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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…

We have a new 100% pure essential oil… Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)…

Grown and distilled in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii) oil is chemically very different from the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil. It has high contents of citral, citronellal and geraniol. This oil has significant anti-infectious qualities and is anti-fungal and anti-viral. Unlike Melaleuca alternifolia, it is not advisable to put this oil … Continue reading We have a new 100% pure essential oil… Lemon Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii)…

A natural first aid kit filled with herbs and oils…

With the following herbs and essential oils, you should be able to treat many common conditions in the home and when travelling. 1. Valerian tincture: The sedative properties of valerian make it useful for relieving anxiety, insomnia and tension; it may also provide mild pain relief. 2. Eucalyptus essential oil: A potent antibiotic and antiviral, … Continue reading A natural first aid kit filled with herbs and oils…

Why are Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils necessary for your basic home kit?…

  Lavender: It is very effective in the treatment of burns and scalds. A natural antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-depressant and de-toxifier. It also prevents scarring. Every home should have a bottle of lavender.     Lemon: The essential oil of lemon is useful as a water-purifier. It is antiseptic and anti-bacterial. Helps in the treatment of … Continue reading Why are Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils necessary for your basic home kit?…

10 essential oils every home should have…Why?…Here are the first three…

Cape Chamomile: Physical: anti-inflammatory and soothing, so it helps with eruptions on the skin in the forms of boils, abcesses, infected cuts and wounds, insect bites, acne, eczema etc. A child’s rememdy: Helpful for nappy rash, ear and toothache, swollen gums, sore throat and general irritability. Aids with sleeping. Clove: anti-bacterial, antiseptic and analgesic. a good … Continue reading 10 essential oils every home should have…Why?…Here are the first three…