This Fresh Feet foot bath will leave your feet feeling wonderful, clean and invigorated. The deodourising effects of this blend will reduce bacteria which can lead to foot odour keeping your feet smelling fresh all day long. See recipe here.
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are the odorant chemicals extracted from plants. Aromatic plants grow in great numbers but not all of them yield enough essential oil to make it worthwhile to go through the extraction process. Some of them also have a very toxic effect and therefore cannot be used for therapeutic purposes in the practice of aromatherapy. When one asks what is an essential oil, it is useful to think about… Continue Reading
History of Aromatherapy
The history of aromatherapy is a fascinating journey with the Egyptian’s having the earliest records dating back to 4500BC. Then around AD 1000, Avicenna was the first to distill Rose in Arabia which later became known as the world’s center for of perfume production. The art of perfumery became popular again later in the 12th century in Europe and the beginning of the great European perfumiers began in the 15th… Continue Reading
Essential Oil Properties
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
Headaches and Aromatherapy
If you constantly suffer from headaches you know how debilitating they can sometimes be. Often the cause can be unknown but there are common triggers such as stress, lack of sleep, sinus problems, stomach upsets or excessive alcohol to name a few. Other causes could be spinal issues, eyestrain, dental problems, depression, PMT and some medications such as the contraceptive pill or HRT (hormonal treatment therapy). Headaches are the result… Continue Reading
Aromatherapy Essential Oils – Manuka
This wonderful essential oil, originating from New Zealand, is very similar to Australia’s Tea Tree oil. Click here for the full profile for Manuka Essential Oil.
Facial Clay Mask for Acne
If you suffer from acne or even just the occasional break-out, try this new facial clay mask recipe, especially for acne. Facial Clay Mask for Acne
Facial Clay Mask for Mature Skin
A new addition to the facial clay mask recipe page is the Facial Clay Mask for Mature Skin. Please find the new recipe here – Facial Clay Mask for Mature Skin
Aromatherapy helps ease physical, emotional pain
Guest post by Jack Bleeker Acupuncture, massage, meditation, yoga and aromatherapy are all known forms of alternative therapies. For mesothelioma patients, such complementary therapies can ease their pain and bring them peace. Specifically, aromatherapy is known to boost physical and psychological well-being. The distilled and highly concentrated plant-based oils are blended by professional aromatherapists to provide relief from pain and other symptoms of cancer patients. The use of perfumed oils… Continue Reading
Aromatherapy In Your Diet – book recommendation
In this aromatherapy book, ‘Aromatherapy In Your Diet’ by Daniele Ryan you will discover the therapeutic benefits of everyday foods. This book contains many recipes, menu suggestions and food ideas so you can enjoy the health benefits of aromatherapy without using essential oils. Daniele lists over 100 beneficial foods, which can have immediate healing effects. These range from herbs like thyme, sage, rosemary and mint to fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds… Continue Reading