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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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What Is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy, sometimes also referred to as aromatic or scent medicine, is the art of healing the body using naturally distilled essences from different parts of plant to improve and enhance your everyday emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. These essences are known as essential oils. What are essential oils? These oils are the […]

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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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Personalized Aromatherapy Gifts

Giving Personalized Oil Blends as Gifts

If you have simply run out of gift ideas for your mom, sister, co-workers or best friend, then good news! Look no further than great aromatherapy gifts! Even if your friends and family have never tried essential oils or aromatherapy, they can certainly appreciate a nice personalized blend of your favorite scents and smells. Types […]

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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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Essential Oils and the Glandular System

In his book The Holistic Herbal, David Hoffmann states: “It is in the complexities of our inner control systems that mind meets body most closely. If consciousness is seen as a faculty of the brain, then the partnership of nervous system and endocrine glands acts as a bridge linking consciousness and body.” The glandular system […]

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The Therapy That Makes Scents

by Corinne Friedman The pure essences distilled from aromatic plants have been prized for their health-giving qualities for thousands of years. Using the beneficial properties of oils, you can treat common ailments, promote good health and emotional well-being, and enhance every aspect of your life. These potent, volatile essences are nature’s gift to mind, body, […]

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Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Honey

By Ruth Tan Amongst the array of honey products, have you tried Eucalyptus honey before? Besides its very distinct taste and odor, what makes it so special is its host of health benefits. Eucalyptus is one of the plants that is commonly applied together with honey as a home remedy due to its medicinal healing […]

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