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Essential oil safety: cautions, contra-indications & dilutions



While most essential oils and carrier oils can be safely used to promote health and wellbeing, some oils should not be used at all and others are contra-indicated in certain circumstances. Read our blog to find out more.

Exploring the Burseraceae plant family and its essential oils



Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil are useful for inflammatory conditions and respiratory problems. Also good for emotional issues such as anxiety and stress and for healing and regenerating the skin.

Is it safe to ingest essential oils?



There is much discussion on whether it is safe to ingest essential oils. Certain brands recommend drinking a few drops of oil in a glass of water, but is this really safe? We explore both sides of the world’s biggest essential oil debate!

Plant families & knowing your essential oils



Ever get confused when choosing your essential oils? In our latest blog we’ll try to demystify plant families, genera, botanical names and chemotypes so you know which essential oils to buy and how to use them safely.

Biblical anointing with essential oils



Biblical anointing with essential oils

With Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to consider essential oils used in biblical times. There are said to be over 600 references in the Bible to the use of essential oils, incense and ointments given as a gift at creation by God.

Aromatherapy for beginners



Aromatherapy for beginnersAlthough the term ‘Aromatherapy’ has only really been used since the 20th Century, the use of essential oils for various purposes - including medicinal, pharmacology, perfumery and cosmetology - goes back thousands of years, as far as the Ancient Egyptians.

Essential oils & aromatherapy massage for Autism



Aromatherapy & Autism - Managing the anxiety state of children with ASD

Although there is no cure for Autism there are many approaches, therapies and interventions for improving the lives of autistic people. We discuss how essential oils and aromatherapy massage can help.

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