There are mainly 2 different chamomiles used in aromatherapy: German or “blue” chamomile and Roman chamomile. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita): An annual aromatic plant, up to 60 cm high. It has a branching stem, feathery leaves and simple white flowers with a yellow center. It is native to Europe, but is now naturalized in NorthContinue reading “CHAMOMILE”

CARE: health-professionals and aromatherapy

Over the years I have held training courses and workshops on aromatherapy for health-professionals. Mind you, this is not “true” aromatherapy which is individual-based, but the essential oils can be useful in many different areas such as stress-management, care for the elderly, hospice, handicap, physiotherapy and much more. I create safe blends to be usedContinue reading “CARE: health-professionals and aromatherapy”

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding? (via Simply Marvellous)

Want to share this with you. Profound truth. Enjoy! So, here we are – 21st September 2010 – the international day of the peace, recognised annually by all member states of the UN (which incidentally includes Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran) for the last ten years. But who knew? Certainly if you followed me on anyContinue reading “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding? (via Simply Marvellous)”


Aromatherapy is hot, interesting and modern. Everything is aromatherapy; from the scent in your car to the dish-washing liquid. Even the scented diapers! Essential oils are being sold left right and center and everybody has oils in a cupboard at home. Drop, drop in the bath, on your linen, in your soap, in your teaContinue reading “TRUE AROMATHERAPY”


For the past week or so this oil has been popping up so now you will have its profile: Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is a tall evergreen tree with slender branches and a conical shape. It carries small flowers and round cones or nuts. It has a long history of medicinal use and is native toContinue reading “CYPRESS”


The idea of karma is known by all, although it’s not always called Karma. In the bible it says; ” you reap what you sow “. In daily talk; “What goes around comes around” or “Every good deed deserves another” (that actually goes for bad deeds as well 🙂 ). Sometimes I wonder if weContinue reading “KARMA IS WHAT GOES AROUND”


Just wanted to post this little clip, since it ties in so well with the communication I have been writing about. Listen to what the man says about relationships. We people are not unlike these dogs and bears. Gives us something to think about, doesn’t it? So what is communication? Intention, of course. He alsoContinue reading “COMMUNICATION”