Here's a simple tip to help you stay warm in winter. It doesn't take much time, or cost much; it is very sensual and enjoyable, it helps to ground you, and it has multiple health benefits. Oh, and it helps to maintain youthfulness and vitality too ... Daily massage with sesame oil Ayurveda extols the virtues of a sesame oil … [Read more...] about Sesame Oil: A simple tip to help you stay warm in winter
Jojoba is one of the most useful oils for nourishing the skin as it restores suppleness and mosture. Being very similar in chemical composition to sebum (the oil that the skin naturally produces) there seems to be a natural affinity. And because of its 'adaptogenic' property, jojoba is able to balance dry, normal or oily … [Read more...] about Jojoba: Is it the Ultimate All-Purpose Skin Care Oil?
Carrier oil. It's the great misnomer in aromatherapy. It relegates these amazing vegetable oils to the status of passive bystander. How far from the truth this is! What are carrier oils? Ok. Carrier oils are also known as base oils or vegetable oils. While essential oils are always volatile and mostly produced from the process … [Read more...] about Carrier Oils and their own powerful therapeutic effect
The journey into the world of healing plants and their oils is one of constant delight with new discoveries all the time. But sometimes one comes across one that just stands out, and you want to tell everyone about it. Calophyllum inophyllum, with the common name of Tamanu and also Foraha, is one of those. It is an oil that you … [Read more...] about Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum): A secret traditional skincare oil from Madagascar with important modern-day applications
Facial massage is a specialised treatment in its own right, and sometimes an 'add-on' to a body treatment. It is great for relaxation, anti-ageing, general facial health, or to treat a specific skin condition. Whatever the reason, selection of a blend to suit the client's needs contributes greatly to a successful outcome. Facial … [Read more...] about Oils for facial massage
There are few things more satisfying than being able to help a client with a particularly difficult skin condition. Calophyllum inophyllum, also known as Tamanu, is an oil that you should certainly have in your armoury, as it can sometimes produce almost magical results. It is worth considering for psoriasis, most types of … [Read more...] about Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) – Invaluable for skin conditions