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Hippocrates and Aromatherapy



Hippocrates and Aromatherapy

Ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, born 460 BC is considered the father of medicine. His approach focused on the healing power of nature, using a wide range of medicinal plants to restore health and wellbeing.

Essential oils for balancing Qi (energy)



Essential oils for balancing Qi (energy)In my latest article I will explore how aromatherapy essential oils can be beneficial in helping to restore energy within the body when applying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles.

Aromatherapy for Winter sports



Aromatherapy for Winter sports

Essential oils can used before Winter sports to warm, stimulate and prepare the muscles, uplift the mind and boost energy levels, and after sports to soothe overworked muscles, injuries and aid post-exertion recovery.


Aromatherapy for the mind - addressing the cause!



Aromatherapy for the mind - addressing the cause!As holistic therapists, we really focus on trying to balance the ‘whole’ person. Whilst most modern medicine looks at just the symptom, we try and look at what is underneath that: we look for the cause. Often, this can be a mental or emotional factor.

Love yourself - a Valentine's meditation with essential oils



Love yourself - a ValentineWhilst many people enjoy the commercial hearts and flowers of Valentine’s Day, for some people it isn’t as enjoyable because it can reinforce feelings of isolation, low confidence or worry about the past and future. If that’s how you feel this year, why not try this combination of yoga and essential oils? It’s perfect for a nurturing night in with yourself!

Aromatherapy essential oils for post-operative care



Aromatherapy essential oils for post-operative carePrior to having a minor operation, I was keen to discover which essential oils could be used perioperatively i.e. during the three phases of surgery - pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative.

Essential oils for a heart-happy and healthy New Year!



Essential oils for a heart-happy and healthy New Year!January is the time for cleansing, renewing and focusing on what we want to change, ready for the new year ahead. Many of us love this time, feeling positive and excited about the opportunities it may bring, but some of us can also struggle with the concept of change and even experience January Blues! Whilst it can be a great time for goal-setting, it’s often the case that we make loads of unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions that are impossible to achieve and strive for perfection, and then we beat ourselves up when we don’t achieve them.

The benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo



What are the benefits of using an SLS Free Shampoo?

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is a chemical detergent found in many shampoos. Although opinions vary as to its safety, it is known to have drying effects which can be damaging for both hair and skin!

Aromatherapy remedies for Christmas and beyond



Aromatherapy remedies for Christmas and beyondChristmas can bring more than a few health challenges - from stress and headaches through to sore feet and digestive problems. To help, we thought we'd pull together 10 slightly more unusual aromatherapy tips for the Christmas period and beyond!  Try making them for yourself - or even give them as practical gifts for friends and family.

Autumnal essential oils for embracing change



Autumnal essential oils for embracing changeAutumn is a great time of year. For me, it can symbolise new beginnings, with trees shedding their beautiful autumn-coloured leaves - cleansing, and preparing themselves for a fresh start the following Spring. A new school year has started, warmer wardrobes come out, and there is a definite feeling of moving forward into a different time of year, very separate from Summer. There is change all around.

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