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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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