Aromatherapy: Chamomile for Beauty and Home

Sleepy Time Wrinkle Oil This will help you have a really good night’s rest, with the added advantage of smoothing out any fine lines while you’re asleep. Don’t expect immediate results – it takes a while to work, but you should notice a positive difference after one month. These soothing oils will also help you … Read moreAromatherapy: Chamomile for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Chamomile

The type of chamomile most often used in aromatherapy is called Roman chamomile (Anthemis noblis), which is also known as Chamaemelum nobile, or ‘noble chamomile’. The oil’s colour varies from clear to very pale blue. German chamomile (Matricaria recutica) is the other type used in aromatherapy, which has a rich, dark blue to green colour and … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Chamomile

Aromatherapy: Healing with Marjoram

Marjoram is particularly useful for sports people. Feelings of stiffness and soreness from over-exercise can quickly be relieved with this oil, as can the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Marjoram for Monthlies Marjoram is a valuable aid to women who suffer from menstrual problems. Use the warming action of this oil to calm period pains and … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Marjoram

Aromatherapy: Marjoram for Beauty and Home

Beauty Essentials Fragrant Hair Rinse For dark hair use marjoram in the final rinse when you wash it, to help make it strong and healthy. 500ml water 2 drops pure marjoram essential oil. Bring the water and oil to the boil and leave to cool To absorb any excess essential oil that may be floating on the … Read moreAromatherapy: Marjoram for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Marjoram

There are two types of marjoram essential oil. The one most commonly used in aromatherapy, Origanum marjorana, better known as ‘sweet’ marjoram, is the oil referred to throughout this website. The other essential oil, Origanum vulgare, is more closely related to thyme and oregano, and although sometimes used for aromatherapy, this has different properties and is only … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Marjoram

Aromatherapy: Healing with Lavender

When you begin building up your collection of essential oils, there is no better place to start than with lavender. Its dreamy fragrance has made it a popular perfume for centuries, but this gentle herb also has powerful harmonising properties. The Healing Herb The valuable therapeutic oil produced by lavender flowers can be used to … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Lavender

Aromatherapy: Lavender for Beauty and Home

Soothing Hand Lotion 50ml unperfumed lotion (available at chemists, health stores and supermarkets) or a base body lotion. 10 drops diluted lavender oil 5 drops pure palmarosa essesntial oil Stir well to blend in the oils and store in a small cosmetic pot. Use a small amount after doing housework, washing up or gardening, or … Read moreAromatherapy: Lavender for Beauty and Home

Aromatherapy: The Magic of Lavender

Lavender can take much of the credit for the revival and interest in aromatherapy today. At different stages in history lavender has been valued for its impressive healing powers and it is these healing properties that make it one of the most important essential oils. Not only is it a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, sedative … Read moreAromatherapy: The Magic of Lavender

Aromatherapy for Babies and Children

The most important concern when using aromatherapy and essential oils with babies and children is safety. Choose only suitably gentle oils to use in low concentrations. Babies and children have immature body systems and organs, which means they could have difficulty in eliminating the more powerful oils. They also tend to be far more responsive … Read moreAromatherapy for Babies and Children

Aromatherapy: Understanding Plant Families

There are millions of species of plants living on the planet, with a diversity of characteristics. Fortunately, botanists have completed the difficult task of correctly identifying one plant from another by setting up a system of classification and assigning species according to their common characteristics. These might be similarities in germination, growth, shape or chemistry. … Read moreAromatherapy: Understanding Plant Families