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Essential Oils and the Herpes Virus

The Herpes virus is a difficult little bug; a so-called ‘incurable’ infection with painful skin lesions. The sores come and go, more frequenly for some individuals than others, and often flollow stressful life conditions where the immune system may be weakened. Allopathic medicine doesn’t yet have a cure for this disease, only pills and creamse […]

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Five Things You Can Do with Tea Tree Oil

Experts say that there are at least five to ten pounds of chemicals found in cleaning products per household. If that estimate is true, it is important to try to find cleaners that will actually clean your home without using chemicals to do so. One option is to use Tea Tree oil while cleaning. Tea […]

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Using Essential Oils With Children

To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of essential oil C(try Lavender) on a tissue and keep it nearby when you are feeding him or her. He will come to associate the aroma with love and comfort. Use this scent at night to help him sleep. When you leave the child with a sitter […]

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10 Tips about Perfume and Fragrances

Here are 10 tips for the fragrance lover, to make sure you can make the most out of your perfume. 1. About testing perfumes: Spray the fragrance onto the tester paper and place it 1 foot away from yourself, and then fan it gently. 2. About testing perfumes: Spray the fragrance up into the air […]

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The Healing Power of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a wonderful and very helpful and effective product. No other essential oil on the market can quite live up to tea tree oil. Even if you are not an essential oil expert or a fanatic about aromatherapy, you can make good use of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has been […]

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The Art of Essential Oil Massage

Need a relaxing massage? You have probably seen or heard of, (or perhaps even had) a massage, but have you ever had one before using aromatherapy and essential oils? If you have not, then you are in for a real treat. Massages that are based on the principles of aromatherapy not only relax your mind, […]

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Olive Oil – Oil Profile

Olive: Olea Europaea Medicinal Parts: Leaves, bark, fruit. Description: The olive tree is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean area but widely grown in tropical areas and warm climates. Properties and Uses: Leaves: antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, and tranquilizer. Oil: cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, laxative. A decoction of the leaves or inner bark of the tree is […]

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Modern History of Aroma Therapy

Towards the end of the 19th Century, as a French chemist, Professor Rene Gattefosse, accidentally discovered the healing power of lavender essence, when he plunged his hand into a bowl of lavender oil after receiving a bad burn. The burn healed quickly, without forming a blister or leaving a scar. He then began many years […]

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Children and Orange Oil

Children love the fragrance of Orange oil and parents will find it calming and relaxing for little ones. Use in the playroom or bedroom to soothe and help to sleep. Orange oil tells us not to take things so seriously. A scent that brings us joy and lightens our mood. When we are tense, stressed, […]

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Essential Oils and Massage

Who doesn’t love a massage? The use of essential oils in massage is a fantastic way to maximize the healing power of the massage itself. When combined with essential oils, a massage can have a powerful calming or energizing effect, depending on the oil chosen and the strokes of the masseur (quick movements will stimulate […]

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Benefits of Essential Oils, Massage

Alzheimer’s and dementia As well as using the therapeutic properties of the oils themselves, Aromatherapy and massage can be used to promote relaxation, lower anxiety and add to the quality of life for people suffering from dementia. Massage has been used successfully to help reduce the effects of aggression (Snyder 1995), and disturbed behaviour in […]

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Ancient History of Using Essential Oils

aromNobody knows exactly where and when the healing art of aromatherapy began. Nevertheless, it has its roots in the rites and rituals of earliest mankind. By analysis of fossilised pollens found in ancient habitation and burial sites of early humans, scientists have discovered traces of plant that have known medicinal properties. At least some of […]

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