An aromatic journey with lesser known essential oils, by Helen Nagle-Smith One of the features of Oshadhi is the wide range of oils on offer. Currently there are 487 different essential oils available on our website. This is an expression of the variety of nature and is a joy of course, but it does create its own challenges, … [Read more...] about New Book: Working with Unusual Oils
How do you engage with a new oil? How do you get to know it? This may seem like an odd question, but if you think about it there are quite a number of interesting processes at work. The Experiential Approach Some years ago a friend of mine organised an evening presentation for me to give to a group of her colleagues and … [Read more...] about Aromatherapy — Art or Science?
Ylang Ylang brings comfort to your soul. It brings peace and relaxation. The Oil Ylang Ylang is sweet, heavy, sensuous. It has the sultriness of a perfume-laden tropical evening when the sun has gone but the heat of the day remains. It talks to you softly but firmly, and the message is clear: 'Why the hurry? Slow down, take … [Read more...] about Take Time and Chill Out with Ylang Ylang, the ‘Flower of Flowers’
I am firmly convinced that Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum - also known as Immortelle and Everlasting), is one of the most under-rated oils in aromatherapy. We get nothing but positive feedback from therapists who try this oil, although despite being very safe, it seldom seems to find itself on the 'recommended core … [Read more...] about Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum
I recently returned from an interesting and enjoyable International Seminar in Provence on Essential Oils, Ayurveda, and Marma Therapy hosted by my friend Malte Hozzel. The 8-day course was a feast of knowledge and inspiration with a heady mix of lectures, excursions, garden walks, delicious food, fine company, experience of the … [Read more...] about Essential Oils Connect Opposite Ends of Nature
It is always satisfying when you can match up a garden flower with an essential oil that you know. Cistus ladaniferus, also known as Rock Rose or Labdanum, is a small shrub that can be cultivated here in the UK but which grows wild in the mountainous regions of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. The plant produces a gum … [Read more...] about Cistus (Rock Rose) Essential Oil: Potent for Wounds and Skin Care