The Difference Between Essential Oils and Flower Essences

People often confuse essential oils and flower essences. Although both essential oils and flower essences have therapeutic benefits they are, in fact, different commodities. They are extracted in different ways and are also used in different ways. This article outlines the differences and similarities between these two popular natural products – and when you should […]

How to Protect Your Dog’s Health Naturally

If you own a dog, you will no doubt be aware that your dog can suffer from health problems just as much as you. Some problems are “doggy related,” whereas other problems are similar to those suffered by humans. A dog’s physical make-up and anatomy is not the same as a human, so it is […]

What to Look for in Natural Skincare Products at Farmers’ Markets

In the last few years, more and more farmer’s markets have sprung up in local communities, especially during the summer months. Farmers’ markets offer the opportunity to find fresh, local produce grown by local farmers and growers. However, some farmers’ markets also offer the opportunity to find handcrafted products such as natural skincare products. As […]

Herbal Foot Care Health

As summer approaches, your feet are suddenly thrown into the limelight! Throughout the winter months, feet usually stay bundled up in comfy socks, shoes and boots (unless you are lucky enough to live in a more tropical climate) and, as a consequence, feet often become thought of “as out of sight, out of mind.” However, […]

Essential Oils for Your Skin Type

Essential oils are added to many skin care products as a natural way of looking after your skin. However, there are many different essential oils to choose from; some essential oils are more suitable for certain skin types than others. Here’s a look at some suitable essential oils for different types of skin. Using Essential […]

How To Make Your Own Body Scrub

Body scrubs are a great way to get rid of “dead” skin cells and re-vitalize your skin. If you have never tried a body scrub before, your body is in for a treat! There are many cosmetic beauty treatments out there that you can buy from pharmacy and grocery stores, but perhaps some of the […]

Aromatherapy Books for the Beginner

As a certified and practicing aromatherapist, I have more books than I care to admit to on my own aromatherapy bookshelf; however, if you are just starting out in the world of aromatherapy, you might be more than a little confused as to which book you should purchase first. There are many aromatherapy books on […]