Carrot Seed essential oil is excellent for aging skin, improving dryness and helping to manage wrinkles. Many skin conditions can benefit from using this oil including eczema, psoriasis, ulcers and wounds. It is great for detoxifying the liver and is also useful as a carminative by controlling flatulence. For many of its other useful properties, you can find the full profile for Carrot Seed Essential Oil here.
Essential oils have many and varied properties and often these terms can be quite confusing. For example what does Analgesic mean? Or terms such as Bechic, Febrifuge, Sudorific? Well Analgesic means to remove pain and essential oils such as Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary are known to have Analgesic properties. Bechic means to ease coughing and the essential oils with this property include Benzoin, Ginger and Sandalwood. The term Febrifuge refers… Continue Reading
Spearmint Essential Oil is wonderfully uplifting and refreshing making it a perfect essential oil to revive a weary mind. It can help ease headaches, is great for digestive issues, and also has positive effects on the reproductive organs. It makes a great addition to this softening lip balm recipe. See the full profile for Spearmint Essential Oil for many of its other useful properties.
This nourishing organic hair treatment will keep your hair looking and feeling silky smooth, soft and radiant. Perfect for any type of hair and can help, in particular, hair that has been damaged by harsh weather conditions such as sun, wind and humidity. Ingredients 1 tablespoon organic milk 1 tablespoon organic yoghurt 1 ripe, organic banana 1/2 tablespoon liquid organic honey 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed organic lemon juice 5 drops… Continue Reading
Here’s a wonderful new aromatherapy recipe to try if you suffer from tired and puffy eyes. This eye tonic will leave your eyes feeling refreshed and sparkling. It’s also great for reducing any wrinkles around this delicate area. Very simple to make and it makes enough for many uses. Find the aromatherapy recipe for Eye Tonic here.
Yarrow essential oil is extracted using the distillation method. The familiar bushes with pink or yellow flowers are commonly found in North America as well as in many European countries. It has an interesting history as it was believed to have been used by Archilles in the Trojan wars, hence its latin name Achillea millefolium. The Yarrow plant was used by the Druids and Ancient Chinese for divination purposes and… Continue Reading
Are you interested in studying aromatherapy? Finding the best Aromatherapy Course to suit your needs can sometimes be quite daunting. There are plenty of different Aromatherapy Courses to choose from, either online, in a classroom situation or sometimes a combination of both. If you are wanting to study Aromatherapy as a career choice you will have to undertake practical elements that you cannot do online such as massage therapy and… Continue Reading
This Sunday in Australia and New Zealand it will be Mother’s Day. If you’re struggling to come up with a suitable gift for Mum this year here are some wonderful Aromatherapy Perfume Recipes that she may appreciate. Warmth Egyptian empress Tranquility Inspiration Tenderness You can also find a Mother’s Day Perfume recipe especially for the occasion! Making any of these aromatherapy perfumes is straightforward, just follow the easy instructions on… Continue Reading
The secret ingredient in this anti-aging facial clay mask is Slippery Elm powder. Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) has wonderful healing and hydrating properties. When added to a facial clay mask, it is the perfect ingredient for aging or dehydrated skins that needs that extra nourishment. In powder form, Slippery Elm is an extremely soothing herb with a high content of mucilage. Once it is mixed with water, it will swell… Continue Reading
I often receive emails from readers asking for more information on the shelf-life of the natural skin care recipes on this website. This is an important consideration as none of these recipes contain preservatives, unlike many commercial products on the market. Each recipe is different, depending on the individual ingredients used. To start with however, you should follow a few simple guidelines around hygiene: Always wash your hands thoroughly before… Continue Reading