5 Top Tips for Summer Allergies

5 Top Tips for Summer Allergies

  The summer sunshine brings a smile to most faces. However, it can also bring along some misery for a few particularly those who suffer from seasonal allergies such as hayfever. Luckily, there are a great number of things you can do to help naturally reduce the irritations that come with the seasonal allergies.  View Full Post »

5 Ways to Better Sleep

5 Ways to Better Sleep

Is better quality sleep something that you struggle with? You’re not alone, more and more people report that their sleep patterns change regularly. Some fall asleep with no problems only to wake throughout the night. Others struggle for hours to get to sleep but then sleep soundly only to be rudely awaken by the alarmView Full Post »

Breast Cancer and Complementary Therapies

Breast Cancer and Complementary Therapies

To mark this October as Breast Cancer Awareness month I would like to focus on the use of Complementary Therapies (as opposed to alternative therapies) for anyone dealing with Breast Cancer. So what are Complementary Therapies? There are literally hundreds of different complementary therapies available, but below is a list of some of the mostView Full Post »

Chickenpox – how to scratch the problem away

We all know and hear about people talking about childhood infectious diseases and a big one of these is Chickenpox. But how much do you really know about it, and would you know the signs and symptoms if they were to strike you or your family? I often get asked about natural remedies that couldView Full Post »

Aromatherapy – an Introduction Part 3 – Safety and Storage

ESSENTIAL OILS SAFETY & STORAGE There are a number of things to consider when using aromatherapy and buying essential oils for personal use. Things like storage and safety are key to looking after yourself and your family, plus prolonging the quality of the essential oils.   Storage of Essential Oils To maximise the shelf lifeView Full Post »

Natural Solutions for Sinus issues

Natural Solutions for Sinus issues

So often we hear people talk about having blocked sinuses or suffering from sinusitis, but do we really know what this is? What are sinuses? The sinuses are air-filled pockets or cavities within the bones of the face. These hollow air spaces are located above the eyes, on the forehead, behind the bridge of theView Full Post »

Aromatherapy an introduction – Extraction processes

  Welcome to part 2 of our guide to An Introduction to Aromatherapy.  This time we are focusing on how essential oils are produced and extracted from the plant material.   There are a number of extraction processes used including the three principal methods: Distillation Expression Solvent extraction   Distillation There are 2 types ofView Full Post »

5 Tips for Happy Feet

5 Tips for Happy Feet! photo credit: sky#walker Have a relaxing and aromatic foot bath once a week. Use a bucket, otherwise a large bowl will do.  To this add some warm to hot water.  To this you can add some salts, ideally dead sea salt, if not then some rock salt or even goodView Full Post »

Aromatherapy – An introduction

photo credit: carterse The word “Aromatherapy” is thrown around a lot these days. You find it not just on natural products, but it can be seen on your bubble bath, washing powder, deodorant and even on floor cleaner. However, what really is Aromatherapy, where does it come from and how can it be used? Over theView Full Post »