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 […]

Essential Oils for Therapeutic Aromatherapy Practice

You can use essential oils in the therapeutic practice of aromatherapy for a number of health problems. However, how do you know which type of essential oil to choose, regardless of the plant species? There are several different types of pure essential oils on the market (in addition to fragrance oils and adulterated oils) so […]

Essential Oils With the Same Names

Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to help with a number of health problems. However, sometimes essential oils are confused because they have the same or similar sounding English names. In addition, a generic English name, such as “mint,” is used to describe an entire plant family of different essential oils. Here are some of […]

Combining Aromatherapy With Other Types of Complimentary Therapies

Aromatherapy is a versatile complimentary practice because it can be practiced in a number of ways and easily combined with other types of complimentary therapies. Although a beneficial therapy in its own right, aromatherapy can also be combined with therapies such as reflexology, massage and Ayurvedic medicine for greater benefits. Here’s a closer look at […]