THE MAGIC OF SMILING

“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you” So the song goes and it’s absolutely true. Smiling is contagious; other people who meet your smile will start smiling as well. Isn’t that a beautiful thing – that we can light up our world with such a simple action. A smiling faceContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SMILING”

EXTRACTION METHODS FOR ESSENTIAL OILS, what is the difference?

There are different ways of extracting the essential oils, or scents, from plant matter and I will explain the methods in this post. Some oils can be extracted through different methods and give EO’s  different in scent: Rose, for example, is both distilled; Rose Otto, and solvent extracted; Rose absolute, giving very different scents. JasmineContinue reading “EXTRACTION METHODS FOR ESSENTIAL OILS, what is the difference?”

Medicine – science, nature or both?

Over the years I have seen how closely body and mind works together; If you can balance one part, the other usually follows, sometimes followed by “miraculous healing”. We are biology and as such, we are part of a whole. If we could not heal “miraculously”, we would not exist as a species today, weContinue reading “Medicine – science, nature or both?”

Essential oils as medicines

This is the editorial comment in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Vol. 1 issue 1 2012. The editor is Paul Schnitzler,  Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Germany. “Plants produce primary and secondary metabolites, which have been exploited by humans for many different beneficial purposes. Many secondary plant metabolites, e.g. terpenes, terpenoids, alkaloidsContinue reading “Essential oils as medicines”

BLOGGING AINT EASY

When I started this blog I had lots of ideas for posts and I kept up my steam for quite some time. But after a while it gets heavy to put up posts regularly and often enough. Writing is creative work that looks for a receiver. I have receivers, I can see that on myContinue reading “BLOGGING AINT EASY”

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ESSENTIAL OIL

Picture from: http://www.sustainablescoop.com Quite often people comment on the price of essential oils, they find them expensive. The size of the bottles may be small, but what is in there is an astonishing amount when considering below facts. When they are pure, unadulterated and therapeutic grade essential oils, they most definitely are a gift fromContinue reading “RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ESSENTIAL OIL”

SENSUAL FRAGRANCES

Fragrances have through time been associated with sensuality, love and passion. Humanity has forever looked for the scents which are aphrodisiac in nature, turning people’s heads, making them breathless with desire. Essential oils are amongst these scents; since ancient times have they been used to induce passion and love. Scents as widely removed as cloverContinue reading “SENSUAL FRAGRANCES”

GIVING BIRTH WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

This is the (shortened) story of how I gave birth to my last child at home. It was a beautiful September day and I had worked during the day, giving aromatherapy treatments. In the afternoon my body told me “stop and go home”, so I did. I pottered around the house, cooked dinner for myContinue reading “GIVING BIRTH WITH ESSENTIAL OILS”

INVISIBLE STRESS

(Escher: Labyrinth) I am working with a young woman who suffers from an invisible, high-level stress. Her stress comes from inside and even though she’s plenty busy, this is not the source of her problems. The first signs were head-aches that over time became both more frequent and painful. Then she became aggressive and worried.Continue reading “INVISIBLE STRESS”

STRONGER THAN YOU THINK – BELIEVE IT!

I have had a client with Multiple Sclerosis. She was diagnosed in her late teens, 20 years ago, so this has been a part of her life most of her life. She was surprisingly mobile considering how long she had been ill, but as it goes with MS, it comes in waves, each time leavingContinue reading “STRONGER THAN YOU THINK – BELIEVE IT!”