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
Essential Oil Profiles
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
If you are looking for an essential oil to give you an immediate lift, a boost of energy, or to keep you alert on a long drive, you may very well find yourself lingering over a conifer or a citrus oil. Both these groups of essential oils are based around a family of chemical compounds called terpenes (I have written a little … [Read more...] about What is it about Silver Fir?
Jasmine, beautiful sweet relaxing Jasmine...! The very word Jasmine summons up a warm, exotic and mysterious feeling. And when you experience the aroma, whether it is drifting gently downwind on a warm Mediterranean evening or in the intensity of the fragrance direct from a bottle, it transports you in milliseconds of delight to … [Read more...] about Jasmine Essential Oil — ‘Queen of the Night’
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanoides ... is steam distilled from the dried rootlets. Here are some uses: • Grounding, re-connecting • Skin moisturisation • Muscle aches and joints • Immune system stimulation • Circulation • Depression The picture above shows how Vetiver 'binds together' soil and protects it from erosion. A few … [Read more...] about Vetiver Essential Oil – Vetiveria zizanoides – Our Personal ‘Re-connector’
Thyme - Thymus vulgaris Thyme is a hardy perennial shrub which grows around the Mediterranean. When you think about Thyme, think 'strongly anti-infectious and stimulating'. Thyme oils are powerful and have a broad range of action: antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. Used in small amounts they have applications for … [Read more...] about Thyme essential oil, anti-infection supreme … and a few words about chemotypes