Exploring the Zingiberaceae plant family and its essential oils

Ginger and Cardamon essential oil are excellent for calming the digestive system. Their warming, anti-catarrhal properties are ideal in Winter and they can also help soothe sore muscles and joints, stress, anxiety and fatigue.

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!

Exploring the Poaceae plant family and its essential oils

Essential oils from the Poaceae family, including Citronella, Lemongrass, Palmarosa and Vetiver are known for their stimulating, anti-inflammatory and insecticidal properties! Learn more and try our recommended blends.

Exploring the Myrtaceae plant family and its essential oils

Essential oils belonging to the Myrtaceae plant family, including Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, have strong antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. Find out more about these 2 particular aromatherapy oils.

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.

Celebrate Halloween with essential oils

Celebrate Halloween with essential oilsHalloween celebrations are said to have pagan roots originating from the ancient Celtic harvest festival, Samhain, in which there were lighting of bonfires and offering of sacrifices. Dancing around the fires, the ending of one season and the beginning of another was celebrated; it was believed that at this time of year the veil between this world and the next was at its thinnest and there was free movement between the natural world and spirit world. Others however, believe that Halloween, rather than being a pagan religious event, is actually a Christian celebration that's over 1200 years old. This is because in the eighth century the Catholic Church decided to use November 1st as a church holiday called ‘Allhallowmas’, while the night before became known as All Hallows Eve, now known as Halloween.

Biblical anointing with essential oils

Biblical anointing with essential oilsWith 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 - ‘I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth” Genesis 1:29.

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.

Therapeutic aromatherapy gifts for Christmas

Therapeutic aromatherapy gifts for ChristmasFor those of us on a tight budget this Christmas, the thought of the festive season looming can be really stressful. However, Aromatherapy can offer the ideal opportunity for the perfect personalised gifts – and what's more – these options won't break the bank. They will also be presents your loved ones will really appreciate – as their recipes can be individually orientated, therapeutic and full of pamper potential!

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

Aromatherapy & Autism - Managing the anxiety state of children with ASDAlthough it was first identified in 1943, autism is still a relatively unknown disability.  Yet autistic disorders are estimated to touch the lives of over 500,000 families throughout the UK. People with autism are not physically disabled in the same way that a person with cerebral palsy may be; they do not require wheelchairs and they ‘look’ just like anybody without the disability.  Due to this invisible nature it can be much harder to create awareness and understanding of the condition.

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