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Maintaining a Healthy Mental State…Naturally…

July is Mental Health Awareness Month here in South Africa, and we are going to keep this as our focus throughout this month. Both herbs and oils can play a large role in stabilising moods which in turn plays a great role in helping us to cope with those curve balls that life has a … Continue reading Maintaining a Healthy Mental State…Naturally…

Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

Our list of 100% pure essential oils is extensive. Here is a list for your easy reference. Basil: Mental fatigue, nervous insomnia, stimulant Benzoin: Coughs and colds, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, mentally soothing Bergamot: Antiseptic, clears acne, boils, eczema, nervous indigestion, relaxant, good for lost appetite Camphor: Decongestant, antiseptic, disinfectant, stimulant Cedarwood (Atlas): Antiseptic, gentle … Continue reading Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

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…

So where do your herbs come from?…Are you sure they’re grown organically?…

These are questions that we hear often and we have listened to our customers and taken the opportunity to go and visit our herb supplier. What an exciting visit we had. Looking back on the Magaliesberg mountains, this herb farm is a well established farm. The farmer is a participant on the Certification Appeals Committee … Continue reading So where do your herbs come from?…Are you sure they’re grown organically?…

Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Last week we spoke about a specific blend of herbs which help to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. This week, we would like to share our unique herb and spice blends, which bring great pleasure to our tastebuds, and at the same time help the body, mind and soul to heal. Herbal spiced teas are … Continue reading Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Herbs for colds, flu and sinus congestion…Teas, infusions, together or singley…

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an article on essential oils and synergistic blends which can be used externally to help with nasal and chest congestion. Today, we will look at herbs which can be taken internally to help our bodies heal. Colds and Flu herbal tea blend: This herbal blend works very well … Continue reading Herbs for colds, flu and sinus congestion…Teas, infusions, together or singley…

Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…

Here in South Africa, we have just experienced an extremely cold spell with all 9 provinces experiencing snow at the same time. Our bodies need some help to remain strong and healthy. Herbs and spices are definitely a good way to help ourselves on many levels. Regenerating herbal tea is a carefully selected mixture of … Continue reading Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…

Make your own insect repellant… you can rub this directly on your skin.

Here is a suggested recipe: 3oml brown (dark) bottle, 12 drops essential oil (3 each of:lavender,lemongrass, tea tree and citronella), fill up with grapeseed oil. Mix well. Rub onto your skin frequently. Sundae gives some more suggestions in this short You Tube presentation. http://youtu.be/BdP6nsk9DeQ