Essential oils

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What do you mean wet wipes are being banned?

All wet wipes to be banned over the next 25 years …. From the UK Government last week.   This statement, along with the banning of plastic straws, plastic cotton buds, drink stirrers, tampon applicators and microbeads has created quite a lot of upset with the public. So why has the government suddenly decided to…

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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.  …

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

Essential Oils – How to Use and Methods of 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…

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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 life…

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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 of…

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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…

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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 the…

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