Some years ago we had a message from a customer to say that a bottle of lemon thyme oil that we had sent her had only four months before its sell-by date, and she did not feel that she would use it all within this period. We respectfully pointed out that it was a 'sell-by' date not a 'use-by' date, but she still felt … [Read more...] about A Story about Lemon Thyme & Sell-by Dates
Take a walk along the hedgerows and verges of many parts of Europe during late spring and early summer, and you may very well notice clumps of yarrow growing in the partially disturbed soil. The plants vary considerably in height, from 6 inches to 3 ft, and they display clusters of little flowers, ranging from white to pink, … [Read more...] about Discover Yarrow, wound healer of a thousand leaves
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