FEED YOUR SKIN

(picture from: catwalkfashion.co.uk/…/healthy-skin-month.jpg) Skin Acid Mantle – sound familiar? It should, it is the largest and first protection we have. SAM is a layer of bacteria that covers our entire body. There are plenty of different bacteria, all specialists in their fields. For example, we have the little guy (the lash-sweeper) who comes out andContinue reading “FEED YOUR SKIN”

DERMATITIS

(picture from: http://www.medical-look.com/Skin_diseases/) Many people suffer from dermatitis (eczema) on small or large areas of their bodies,very often on the hands and arms.  (You can read more about dermatitis here.) One type of dermatitis, contact dermatitis, is a reaction to a substance which the body part is in contact with for a prolonged time. ThisContinue reading “DERMATITIS”

HYDROSOLS

A hydrosol (also called hydrolate) is the condensate water produced during steam-distillation of plant material for aromatherapeutic purposes. In distillation of plant material for essential oil, water-steam is pressed through the plant material which releases all chemical molecules light enough to travel with the steam. From there it goes to a condenser where the steamContinue reading “HYDROSOLS”

Rub Your Pains Away with Pregnancy Massage

When I was pregnant I had great help of essential oils and massage for all the little things that come: prevention of stretch-marks (4 children later and not one mark!) Nausea, lower back pain, leg-cramps, swelling and of course the Grand Finale: Birth!!! I gave birth to my last child at home in the living-roomContinue reading “Rub Your Pains Away with Pregnancy Massage”

AROMATHERAPY & CHILDREN

I have quite a few children brought to me for different reasons, ranging in age from 5 to 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 so easy and there are so many different signalsContinue reading “AROMATHERAPY & CHILDREN”

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”

AUTUMN COLD

Autumn is here; beautiful, sunny and cold. Everybody goes back to work or school after holidays, the chill in the air isn’t bad enough to make us dress warmly, virus and bacteria have a field-day and we get ill….every year at this time. Aromatherapy can help you through these colds and flu’s very effectively, butContinue reading “AUTUMN COLD”

Massage therapy and stress and anxiety in children

A study conducted at University of Miami Medical School, Florida, USA, revealed that massage may offer considerable help for children suffering from stress-related disorders. A 30-minute back massage was given daily for a 5-day period to 52 children who were hospitalized as suffering from depression and adjustment disorders. Subjective assessments were made by the childrenContinue reading “Massage therapy and stress and anxiety in children”

New Federal Legislation Targets Baby Bath Products

Source: Happi Magazine; Vol. 46, No. 6; June 2009 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York recently introduced the Safe Baby Products Act, which would direct the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in personal care products marketed to or used by children. Sen. Gillibrand-who was appointed to fill the vacancy createdContinue reading “New Federal Legislation Targets Baby Bath Products”