Aromatherapy: Healing with Peppermint

Peppermint has been used as a tonic for centuries, and its fresh aroma is evident in toothpastes and mouthwashes today. Peppermint is a powerful digestive stimulant; it aids the digestion of fats and strengthens liver function. This makes it an excellent oil for relieving indigestion and treating gastric fevers and diarrhoea. Decongestant properties Peppermint stimulates … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Peppermint

Aromatherapy: Healing with Geranium

The sweet, fresh floral scent of geranium oil with its fruity and minty overtones makes it a fragrant addition to massage and bathing blends. It combines well with many oils, especially complementing the scents of lavender, bergamot, neroli, rose and sandalwood. The essential oil is distilled from the leaves and stems of the geranium plant … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Geranium

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: 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: 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: Healing with Rosemary

Long associations with improving and stimulating the mind and memory, rosemary’s impressive healing qualities make it an excellent tonic for when you’re feeling physically, mentally and emotionally worn out. This aromatic plant has a warm, strong and invigorating scent that can clear your head and improve blood circulation. It has been cultivated for ornamental, medicinal, … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Rosemary

Aromatherapy: Healing with Bergamot

Refreshing bergamot oil is extracted from the almost ripe, yellow-green citrus fruit of bergamot trees. Its fruity, citrus scent with delicate, woody undertones has made it a valuable oil through the ages. Bergamot is refreshingly uplifting and stimulating. It acts on the central nervous system and is a good tonic for treating symptoms of 21st … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Bergamot

Aromatherapy: Healing with Chamomile Oil

Chamomile is an indispensable oil for the aromatherapist. Its powerful but gentle healing actions have been used for thousands of years and its sweet, herbaceous aroma is prized for its soothing, balancing and calming effects. It is a perfect partner for lavender and together they are an effective first aid treatment for burns, bruises, stings … Read moreAromatherapy: Healing with Chamomile Oil

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