Aromatherapy: Healing with Melissa Oil

Melissa is perhaps best known as lemon balm. As a recent addition to the aromatherapy chest, it is becoming increasingly popular as a sedative tonic. Its calming action makes it valuable for depression, anxiety and emotional upsets. True melissa oil is very expensive as the leaves, flowers and stem of the herb are distilled an … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Melissa Oil

Aromatherapy: Melissa Oil for Beauty and Home

Green Mulch Lemon Balm Mask This is a wonderful primitive and satisfying mask to make and use, and good on dry or sensitive skin. 2 handfuls of fresh lemon balm leaves 2 tbsp still mineral water 2 pieces of gauze or muslin (each large enough to cover half your face) Spread both pieces of gauze … Read moreAromatherapy: Melissa Oil for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Melissa Oil

Melissa (Melissa officinalis), or lemon balm as it is commonly known, has been a favourite plant with healers since the days of the ancient Greeks. It is a member of the Labiateae family, a botanical group which contains hundreds of plants, used by herbal practitioners and aromatherapists for their therapeutic properties. Loved by bees, the … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Melissa Oil

Aromatherapy: Healing with Clary Sage

The aromatic leaves and flower tops of clary sage are steam-distilled to create a potent oil with remarkable sedative properties. Blending with lavender, it is invaluable for easing depression and anxiety; by itself it can help treat panic attacks, stress-induced headaches and muscular cramps and is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. Euphoric and … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Clary Sage

Aromatherapy: Clary Sage for Beauty and Home

Feel-Good Room Fragrance If you are suffering from anxiety, a touch of the blues or you’ve simply had a rough day, try the following burner blend. Use it in your sitting room to soothe frayed nerves, relax your mind and gently uplift the spirits. 2 drops pure clary sage oil 2 drops pure chamomile oil 2 drops pure … Read moreAromatherapy: Clary Sage for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: Healing with Tea Tree

Tea tree, a wild, bushy tree native to Australia, yields one of the gentlest and most active essential oils. Its stimulating and germicidal actions are valued around the world and its strong, camphor-like scent is refreshing and uplifting, making it pleasant to use around the home. It blends well with other antiseptic oils, especially lemon, … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Tea Tree

Aromatherapy: Tea Tree for Beauty and Home

Cleansing Shampoo An effective cleanser for oily hair prone to dandruff. 50ml unperfumed pH-balanced shampoo 3 drops pure tea tree oil 4 drops pure lemon oil 3 drops pure lavender oil Add the essential oils to the shampoo base and mix in thoroughly. Shampoo as usual. You’ll find that your hair will also be lightly conditioned. Tea Tree Gel … Read moreAromatherapy: Tea Tree for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is a remarkable healing agent, and one of the most thoroughly researched of all the essential oils. Tea trees belong to the genus Melaleuca, and the trees in this genus are commonly known as paperbarks or honey myrtles. There are many species including M. leucadendron, the weeping tea tree from which cajuput essential oil … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Tea Tree

Aromatherapy: Healing with Cypress Oil

Calming and cooling, oil from the Mediterranean cypress tree is valued for its refreshing and astringent actions. The essential oil is stem-distilled from the leaves, twigs and cones of the evergreen tree and has a sharp, clear, slightly spicy aroma, with green resinous undertones. Cypress calms and comforts your nervous system. At the same time, … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Cypress Oil