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PLANTAIN – Skin Healer in your Garden

I know for many, Plantain is considered a weed.  A few years ago, I used to think that too, until recently.   With the knowledge that I’ve gained from my herbal studies, I’ve completely changed my mind.   For the first time, I’m actually really pleased to see these ‘weeds’ growing in my garden!  There’s [Read the full article]

How to Make Plantain Infused Oil

In the summer time, you’ll probably notice an abundance of plantain in your garden and lawns. If you’re not sure what plantain is you can read my post on Plantain – Skin Healer in your Garden. I’ve learnt to really value this plant who readily grows in our garden.  I don’t see her as a [Read the full article]

How to Make an Infused Oil of Lavender

This time of year you may be enjoying having lavender in your garden. Apart from how beautiful lavender looks and seeing the bees loving it too, you can also use your lavender to create a beautiful therapeutic herbal oil. You can do this by infusing the lavender blossoms in a nourishing base oil like organic [Read the full article]

Spring Renewal with Essential Oils

By Melanie Harrison   It’s Spring!   I love this time of year.  The energy changes and you start to feel open to new possibilities.  Seeing plants in the garden with fresh growth as well as colourful blooms popping up with bees buzzing around just makes you feel good.   Spring is a great time [Read the full article]

Aroma Self Care – Abhyanga

I’ve discovered a beautiful healing ritual using pure oils that will now forever be in my self-care routine. It’s hard to describe how amazing I felt after doing this ritual.   I felt restored, exceptionally relaxed and my skin felt amazing! I am now hooked! It is well worth finding the time to do this [Read the full article]

Aroma Self Care in Winter – Body Scrub

If you’re anything like me, winter makes me want to hibernate. The evening draws in early, the sound of the rain on the roof, and winds whistling around the house makes me want to cuddle up keeping warm inside.   Some days I don’t mind.  In fact, I am grateful for it. Winter allows me [Read the full article]

6 Essential Oils of Contentment

With the busyness of life, it can be hard to stop, open our eyes and our hearts and spend a little time soaking in the goodness of what we have around us.   Our world is busy and with today’s technology, we now spend most of our time ‘switched on’ with very little time for [Read the full article]

Benefits of Lemon Balm Hydrosol

Why Lemon Balm Hydrosol is the Bees Knees.   Lemon Balm is a gorgeous addition to your herbal garden for both culinary and well-being reasons.   This summer our aromatic garden has had a bounty of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis).  I know.  I’ve been warned how it can reseed freely in your garden if left [Read the full article]

Hydrosols, Aromatic Waters, Hydrolats, Distillates – What Are They?

You may have started hearing the words Hydrosols, Aromatic Waters, Hydrolats or Distillates lately and wondering what they are. Basically, these four words refer to the same thing which is the ‘water of distillation’, a beautiful healing and very gentle form of aromatherapy. I do love the term Aromatic Waters but for me, the word [Read the full article]

How to Make Your Own Chamomile Tea

I’ve been busy making my own chamomile tea.  It is super easy.  All you need is some chamomile in your garden or know someone that does! Below I’ve given you a step by step guide to follow but first here’s a little interesting info on chamomile and the wonderful health benefits it brings.   The [Read the full article]