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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 could…

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DCIS – the Controversial Breast Cancer

Everyone has heard of Breast Cancer. Those 2 words are enough to scare any of us, men or women, as we all know someone who has had a fight with this disease. With this disease everyone always thinks about lumps being detected, and then being removed followed by further treatment. How many of you have…

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Aromatherapy – An Introduction Part 4 – Essential oil Methods of Use

Essential Oils – How to Use     In Part 4 of our Introduction to Aromatherapy we are introducing the different methods of use as there are so many ways that you can use and enjoy essential oils and aromatherapy. Below are some of the main ways to use them, taking note of the precautions…

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Aromatherapy – an Introduction Part 3 – Safety and Storage

Essential Oils Safety and 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…

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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 the…

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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…

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5 Tips for Happy Feet

5 Tips for Happy Feet 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 good old table salt,…

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Tinnitus Awareness week – The noisy problem

From 6th to 12th February 2012 it is National Tinnitus Awareness week. So what is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is where a person can hear sounds or noises in their ears without there being an external cause for this noise. The sounds themselves seem to be within the ear channels themselves but on examination there is no…

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Therapy Focus: Ear Candling (Thermo-Auricular Therapy)

There are so many different treatments available, and some with quite different sounding names. I’m always getting asked more about what certain treatments are, or what could be better than something else so I’ve decided to describe a few on this blog. Thermo-Auricular Therapy   The first treatment to focus on is Thermo-Auricular Therapy.  Now…

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Aromatherapy – An introduction

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 the coming months I’m…

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Hello world!

Hello to everyone! This is my very first blog post on my lovely new blog. I’m hoping to bring you lots of interesting and fun posts, but if there are any specific subjects which you are interested in seeing on this blog then please do let me know. I hope to bring you another post…

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