Aromatherapy: Healing with Palmarosa

Palmarosa comes from a tropical grass that is closely related to lemongrass and citronella and shares some of their uplifting qualities. Originally from India, there are two varieties: sofia and motia, of which sofia gives a finer aroma. To test the quality of palmarosa, tap the bottle on the palm of your hand, if the … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Palmarosa

Aromatherapy: Beauty Essentials with Palmarosa

Care for your Hands Many people suffer from chapped, dry hands – often as a result of having them in water a lot, or exposed to harsh detergents, gardening or DIY jobs. Wearing rubber gloves as much as possible certainly helps, but you can give them a treat afterwards, too. Palmarosa oil is one of … Read moreAromatherapy: Beauty Essentials with Palmarosa

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Palmarosa

Plamarosa (Cympobogon martinii) is a tall, aromatic grass belonging to the same family as lemongrass and citronella. It is native to India and Pakistan, but now cultivated extensively in Madagascar, Indonesia, Brazil and the Comoros Islands. The plant is also closely related to sofia or gingergrass, which grows best on damp, poorly drained soil in … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Palmarosa

Crystal Work: The Magic of Yellow Crystals

Yellow is a cheerful and uplifting colour. It catches the eye easily, being the most reflective of colours, and its all-encompassing quality gives the illusion that it is ever expanding towards the observer. Yellow is the colour of the Sun and, therefore, it is often linked with enlightenment. This is why Buddhists and Hindus wear … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Yellow Crystals

Aromatherapy: Healing with Ylang Ylang

The intensely sweet floral aroma of ylang ylang is regarded as a symbol of love in the Orient, and its name originates from a Malayan work meaning ‘flower of flowers’. Its petals are hand collected in the early morning Sun from high in this tropical tree an are then steam distilled to make an exquisite … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Ylang Ylang

Aromatherapy: Ylang ylang for Beauty and Home

Malaysian Hair Oil Apply before shampooing, for sun-damaged hair and to prevent split ends. Use before swimming to protect hair from chlorine or sea water. The coconut oil melts in contact with the skin. 4 drops pure ylang ylang essential oil 3 tsp coconut oil Stir in ingredients together. Massage into scalp and hair, particularly … Read moreAromatherapy: Ylang ylang for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Ylang Ylang

In the Malayan language, ylang ylang means ‘flower of flowers’ – an indeed, no tree produces blossoms with a more intensely sweet and flowery fragrance. Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) is native to south-east Asia, and grows up to 20m tall. The branches are gracefully arched like the weeping willow, and bear glossy oval-shaped leaves and … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Ylang Ylang

Crystal Work: The Magic of Green Crystals

Green is the colour of nature, and of the pigment chlorophyll used by plants to promote photosynthesis. Therefore, green crystals have special associations with nature, life and growth. Such beliefs are reflected in the Peruvian legend that the colour of an emerald is ripened from achromatic to its distinctive green by the Sun’s rays. The … Read moreCrystal Work: The Magic of Green Crystals

Aromatherapy: Healing with Mandarin

Bright and cheerful, the delicate, sweet, tangy aroma of mandarin is refreshing and uplifting. Mandarin essential oil, expressed from the peel of mandarin fruit, has a range of gentle therapeutic properties. Its soft citrus scent is mild enough for babies and children and can be used throughout pregnancy. Astringent action Mandarin’s primary action is as … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Mandarin

Aromatherapy: Mandarin for Beauty and Home

Sunlight of the Grove Shower Gel 15ml base shower gel 4 drops pure mandarin essential oil 1 drop pure petitgrain essential oil 1 drops pure ylang ylang essential oil Pour onto a sponge and massage over your skin. Sunlight of the Grove Body Lotion 20ml base body lotion or unperfumed lotion 8 drops pure mandarin … Read moreAromatherapy: Mandarin for Beauty and Home