Zoopharmacognosy

Now there’s a word I would bet none of you have ever heard before! I only came across it a couple of years ago as my interest in essential oils expanded from human applications to animals too, and also my knowledge of herbalism expanded alongside my aromatherapy knowledge. I have found that the more you…

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Essential Oils in cooking

Put simply, it is best to use essential oils as a flavor substitute. They can come in very handy if you don’t have certain ingredients on hand. … or if the herbs themselves are just too downright expensive. You can also use them to enhance store-bought sauces to give them a little more “Oomf!” Oregano, thyme and basil oils…

The wonders of peppermint

Peppermint extract and peppermint oil (Link for UK peeps!) are used both in baking and in multiple household everyday items to flavor and fragrance a variety of things from cookies and hot chocolate to soap, toothpaste, and mouthwashes. Peppermint is a sterile, hyrbid plant that’s made up of a blend of watermint and spearmint. First known to be…

Lavender aromatherapy helps us get a good night’s sleep

Using Lavender to relax, calm and induce a good nights sleep is not a new concept, just look at all the lavender infused eye masks, lavender pot pourri, lavender room sprays, etc. on sale. New evidence, however, suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may well be a way to restore balance and aid sleep….

Getting your Beauty Sleep

BEAUTY SLEEP Sleep is nature’s way of restoring and recharging both mind and body for a new day. It supports brain function, emotional wellbeing, and it’s not called beauty sleep for nothing; sleep really is the best anti-ageing treatment there is, helping to restore brightness to your skin. When it comes to your beauty routine, sleep…

Cooking with essential oils

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years. We can see 188 references to them in the Bible alone, the most famous being Frankincense and Myrrh of course. Also two of the most expensive.   There is documented evidence as early as 1550 BC that the ancient Egyptians were using oils both for treating…

Travel sickness

I don’t know if ALL kids get travel sick, but certainly most of the ones I know seem to. I have been vomited on so many times, usually in the confined quarters of a plane! I wish I’d known about this years ago. Aside from not wanting to “drug up” your child, they actually enjoy…