ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 4

During the 16:th to 18:th centuries the art of distilling plants had grown to become an every-day matter. Every mansion had its own distillery and the pharmacies of the time distilled essential oils for medicinal purposes. The doctor would make out a recipe, and the pharmacies would blend the medicines. In this time herbal medicineContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 4”

Avoid Certain Additives in Baby Skincare Products

You should read the ingredients of your baby”s skincare products very carefully to avoid certain ingredients that are potentially harmful. This includes shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and creams. Some of these ingredients may even be contained in “natural” products. Here”s a handy list of synthetic ingredients to avoid in baby”s products: * Alcohol: This harshContinue reading “Avoid Certain Additives in Baby Skincare Products”

AROMATHERAPY & CHILDREN

I have quite a few children that come to me for different reasons, ranging in age from babies to adolescents, usually they are between 5 and 16 years old. There are plenty of reasons why a child / adolescent would need to see a therapist not least because of stress. Growing up is not soContinue reading “AROMATHERAPY & CHILDREN”

ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 3

The Greek God of healing was called Asklepios and his attribute is a staff around which a snake curls. The Asklepios-staff remains to this day a symbol of medicine and healing. When the Roman Empire fell, so did a lot of the knowledge about herbs and aromatic substances. What was left moved into the cloistersContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 3”

ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 2

Essential oil and scent history is really the history of plants and herbal medicine, since they are a part of it. All ancient cultures used aromatic substances and herbs for cooking, healing, scenting and praying. The earliest written herbal text is the “Pen Tsao” (Great Herbal – still in print) which was compiled by ShenContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL & SCENT HISTORY part 2”