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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…

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

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)

Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

While preparing for the Sustainable Living Fair, we were wondering what interactive activities we could do with the children, and what practical tips we could give to the public on reducing, re-using and recycling. One day, while looking through Pinterest, this idea was presented: - What do you do with your  used up essential oil … Continue reading Do you find that you waste those last few drops of essential oil?…Well I saw this on Pinterest and tried it…

Black Pepper Essential Oil…50% off…

We are offering a 50% deduction on our Black Pepper essential oil as we are going to discontinue this line due to the excessive increase in price. Black pepper essential oil is a strong and sharp spicy smelling oil and is faintly reminiscent of clove oil, yet more refined. It can range in colour from light amber to … Continue reading Black Pepper Essential Oil…50% off…

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…

Tired of the old options for fragrancing your home with essential oils?…Here’s another idea…

Choose your ingredients: I have chosen cinnamon powder, clove buds, star anise, and salt as the base ingredient. Add them all to your chosen bowl, If it is the right size, otherwise add them to a mixing bowl to be divided up into smaller containers later. Mix them all together. If you have used a … Continue reading Tired of the old options for fragrancing your home with essential oils?…Here’s another idea…

Christmas time with essential oils…

No matter where in the world we live, there are certain scents which remind us of Christmas. Some of us in the South are blessed to live close to countryside where fir and pine trees grow, giving off their wonderful fresh scent. Or we have been privileged to have a real live pine tree in … Continue reading Christmas time with essential oils…