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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…

Do you eat too much over the November and December Season?…Some natural ways to help yourself…

For some reason, when it comes to the festivities surrounding Christmas, Hannukah, New Year...we lose our reason when it comes to eating. We will stuff ourselves to nausea on meats, sweets, and pastries. We vow every year that next year we will control ourselves...but... So, until some of us can learn more self control, we … Continue reading Do you eat too much over the November and December Season?…Some natural ways to help yourself…

Lavender Leaf…A herb with many talents…!

Lavender Leaf (Lavendula sp various)  Lavender is such a well-loved herb through the centuries. It is believed that lavender originated in the Mediteranean area and was more than likely spread throughout Europe by the Romans. The word lavender comes from the Latin word lavare, which means “to wash”. The Romans loved to use this herb … Continue reading Lavender Leaf…A herb with many talents…!

Menopause…How can essential oils help?

Menopause is a time of life that many women have been trained to believe is a phase to be dreaded - a phase that brings a person one step closer to old age. We would prefer to say that it is a phase in the cycle of life and brings with it many lessons as … Continue reading Menopause…How can essential oils help?

Essential oils and a self massage technique to help ease IBS and other digestive issues…

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, is a functional disorder of the bowel. This causes abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort, and constipation. Sometimes, IBS may also cause diarrhea. The major causes of irritable bowel syndrome are microbial infections of the gastrointestinal tract and stress. Aromatherapy oils are useful in helping to treat some … Continue reading Essential oils and a self massage technique to help ease IBS and other digestive issues…

Essential oils and your new born…

You are pregnant and want to find out more natural ways of looking after your new baby, or you have a new born and are looking for more natural products to use on baby's skin or in his/her nursery. We have compiled the following information for you. New born babies are very sensitive to smells, … Continue reading Essential oils and your new born…

Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?

The underlying cause of rosacea has not been determined, but several factors are known to aggravate rosacea, including alcohol, hot liquids, spicy foods, exposure to sunlight, make-up, B-vitamin deficiencies, and gastrointestinal disorders. A good start would be to cleanse the system (liver, kidneys, bowel and bladder). We have an excellent wonder herb detox tea which … Continue reading Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?

Lavender is a gentle loving essential oil…8 excellent uses for this oil are…

This article has just appeared on the facebook site of Herbs and oils world. I highly recommend this page. It is full of exciting and interesting and helpful facts. This week I want to share their 8 uses for lavender essential oil. Enjoy. 8 Amazing Uses For Lavender Oil Lavender oil is widely considered the … Continue reading Lavender is a gentle loving essential oil…8 excellent uses for this oil are…

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…

‘Tis the season of goodwill…of giving and receiving…some homemade gift ideas…

Scented bath bombs: These fizz when dropped into water. When selecting an oil for scent, read warnings about use. Some oils are not intended to have direct contact with skin. Number of applications (6). Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup citric acid 8 drops essential oil (Suggestions: Lavender; … Continue reading ‘Tis the season of goodwill…of giving and receiving…some homemade gift ideas…