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Lavender oil for a good night’s sleep

Lavender oil for a good night’s sleep

There are times when you are staring at the ceiling for hours, or aimlessly surfing channels.. a hard day at work or just things running your mind, all these contribute towards your lack of sleep and this phenomenon can continue for days. In these stressful times, a good night’s sleep can work wonders to help you rejuvenate and wake up with a smile.

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GLC (Gas liquid Chromatography)

GLC (Gas liquid Chromatography)

If you have read my blogs (if you haven’t please do now) you will find me often talking about GLC (Gas liquid Chromatography) and how all the oils go through a GLC test prior to retailing it.

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Juniper berry to cleanse the air

Juniper berry to cleanse the air

In ancient times, Buddhists monks burnt Juniper berry twigs to purify the air. Known to be one of the oldest plants used as a fumigant, the twigs of this plant were burnt to ward of insects and cleanse the air which holds well even today.

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Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odarata) the aphrodisiac oil

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odarata) the aphrodisiac oil

The Indonesians recognized this oil as an aphrodisiac and often spread the flowers on the bed of newly-wed couples. It is most often used for its ability to relax, uplift and urge people to remove their blocked feelings of sexuality.

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Teatree oil for Dandruff

Teatree oil for Dandruff

Dandruff is one thing that comes and goes giving you no prior notice. The day you feel your hair looks really good, these tiny white fellows pop up to say hi to you next morning.

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Teatree, Aborigines of Australia and Captain James Cook

Teatree, Aborigines of Australia and Captain James Cook

The medicinal and therapeutic properties of Teatree (Malaleuca alternifolia) were first discovered by the aborigine tribe ‘Bundjalung’ in Australia. Leaves of this wonder tree were crushed and applied on the body to alleviate fungus and bacterial infections.

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Soothing foot bath

Soothing foot bath

After a hard day’s work or a great workout at the gym, there is nothing like relaxing your sore feet in a warm foot bath. Here’s what you have to do.

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Cleopatra, Gattefosse and Aromatherapy

Cleopatra, Gattefosse and Aromatherapy

During his research in the 1920’s on the fragrances of essential oils, Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse stumbled upon the healing properties of Lavender. While working one night he burnt his arm and without thinking, dipped his hand in a jar of Lavender oil. To his amazement the healing and recovery process was much faster and had very little scarring and blistering.

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Essential oils and the variation in prices

Essential oils and the variation in prices

Many of my customers ask me why essential oils are priced differently i.e. why some oils are more expensive than the other.
Essential oils are extracted from different parts of the plant-flowers, leaves, seeds, roots and gums. To ensure best quality of the oil the plants must be picked at the optimum time.

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Peppermint oil for Migraine

Peppermint oil for Migraine

A mixture of peppermint (Mentha piperita) and lavender (Lavendula officianalis) oil used in a cold compress can help reduce migraine headaches. If there is no time for a compress add 3 drops of peppermint oil in your bath tub or bucket.

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