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
Essential Oil Profiles
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
We have often talked about how even a basic understanding of essential oil chemistry can help you decide how to use an essential oil. And I have emphasised that this understanding requires no understanding about (potentially confusing) diagrams of molecules. None whatsoever! If you are averse to chemistry just think of the names of … [Read more...] about Holy Basil: The Holy Marriage of ‘Rambo and Mother Theresa’
Brazilian Frankincense (Breu Branco) Protium heptaphyllum Wonderful news! We have a new addition to the Frankincense family, and you are going to love its clean, fresh, uplifting aroma, and most of all its wide range of applications: Digestive — Respiratory — Skin — Anxiety — Memory — Spiritual Not only that, but this … [Read more...] about A New Frankincense Joins the Family!
If you don't sleep well, it is pretty annoying to hear someone say how natural sleep is. Yet it is true: sleep is the most natural thing in the world. But it is also true that sleep can be elusive. It comes naturally when we feel our life is in balance and we are moving forwards in a good direction, but eludes us when we are … [Read more...] about Petitgrain Mandarin — and the Infinite Blessing of Deep Sleep
There is a video (which you can find on YouTube) of Eric Clapton playing Danny Boy. He introduces it by saying that he's held off from making a recording of this song before because it somehow demands so much respect that when he sings it it makes him feel like a pub singer. So the only way he can approach it is as a solo … [Read more...] about Palo Santo – Bursera graveolens: The Holy Oil