I’ve just finished reading ‘Wayward: A Memoir of Spiritual Warfare and Sexual Purity,’ by Alice Greczyn. Her journey through childhood to the dissolution of her Christian faith resonated a lot to me. Right now, I’m not 100% sure where I’m at. I’d like to think there’s a God, an all-powerful being up there or source … Continue reading My conflict of faith…
Ahhh… February, the month of love! As soon as January draws to a close, we see hearts and roses everywhere! Especially roses, did I mention roses?! Well, I’m here to tell you that Rose isn’t the only oil that will help encourage love, romance and affection this month, or any other month for that matter. … Continue reading The scent of LOVE…
BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Little Book of Self Care, Aromatherapy,’ Louise Robinson As soon as I was a few pages into this ‘little book,’ I knew it was one I wanted to write about. For me, it ticked all the boxes straight away. I was half expecting it to be another one of those books that … Continue reading January Book Review
I typed away on the keyboard and then paused to review my post. The question struck me, should I include more safety information, is safety relevant on this occasion? I worried about what professional associates may think, how they may critique me. Was I being hypocritical for not posting a safety warning, or was I … Continue reading A Mothers Story: The Importance of Safety
HYDROSOLS “These hydrosols are not simply misters, nor are they water to which droplets of essential oil have ben added. They are a separate and natural product of the distillation process and can be termed 100% distilled non-alcoholic distillates.” – Jeanne Rose “Hydrosols, hydrolates, floral or aromatic waters”; all terms used to describe the by-product … Continue reading Hydrosols: The Soul of Essential Oil Production
LEMONGRASS Cymbopogon citratus/ flexuosus “The intense, radiant energy of Lemongrass inspires expansion on all levels. Whenever there is a sense of restriction or limitation on life, Lemongrass lifts the spirits and gets things moving again.” – Robbi Zeck, ‘The Blossoming Heart’ I am literally using this oil for the first time today. My choice was … Continue reading An oil of expansion… Lemongrass!
So, I’ve heard it said that a side effect of brainwaves being released, produces feelings of relaxation. You could phrase it like this, there are things you can do to get yourself into say an ‘alpha state’, but saying those brainwaves are ‘released’ isn’t completely accurate. Brainwaves are emitted by the electric signals that are … Continue reading Alpha, theta, WHAT now? Brainwaves and the power of thought!
HAY FEVER 🐝 To me, fighting flowers with flowers seems a bit backwards. My advice for hay fever has always been ‘eat local honey,’ and to my surprise this was also mentioned by Julie Lawless in her book ‘The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Sourcebook.’ The idea behind eating local honey is … Continue reading Hayfever ~ The seasonal sneezes.
Since the start of lockdown during the current Coronavirus epidemic, I have seen journaling being recommended a few times, and I have to say that I completely agree in this being beneficial to those who may be feeling frustrated or afraid right now. Using writing as a therapy has been studied numerously over the last … Continue reading Write your heart out… the benefits of journaling
~ MEDITATION – WHAT IS IT? ~ “Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment,” – Thich Nhat Hanh The word ‘meditation’ comes from two Latin words: 'meditari' (to think) and 'mederi' (to heal). The Sanskrit origin of the word is ”medha” which means wisdom. The earliest recording of meditation actually comes … Continue reading Meditation – A quick guide