Geranium Essential Oil

 

Geranium Essential oil and some if its uses

Geranium essential oil vies for 1st place in my therapeutic blends in my aromatherapy practice.

Geranium oil is from the fragrant leaved pelargonium graveolens, has an uplifting floral aroma and the leaves can be used to make a tea infusion.

It is known in the . . . → Read More: Geranium Essential Oil

More on benefits of Aromatherapy to Alzheimer’s sufferers

Lately I have started giving my client with Alzheimer’s a quick facial massage before her hand massage/reflexology. Last week her jaw was so tight that she was not closing her mouth and all her body was stiff, so I massaged her jaw with the Melissa and Lavender lotion that I make for her and she . . . → Read More: More on benefits of Aromatherapy to Alzheimer’s sufferers

Back pain, Massage and Patience

Sometimes we need to wait a while before the benefits of a massage become fully apparent. If the massage has been deep then you could feel more aches for at least 24 hours after the session. Karen messaged me on FaceBook this morning. I met Karen several years ago at an Indian Head Massage course . . . → Read More: Back pain, Massage and Patience

How often should I have treatments?

I am asked this question, naturally, on a very regular basis and there is a standard text book answer that I am reluctant to recite as it really is so individual.

 

The text book answer is: “ Take a course of 6 treatments to help detoxify your body and restore it to its natural . . . → Read More: How often should I have treatments?

Making St Johns Wort Oil. Part 1

The Flowering Tops of the St John’s Wort oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year I make a small batch of St John’s Wort Infused Oil to use in my practice.

St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) grows wild in the fields at the back of my house. It has also . . . → Read More: Making St Johns Wort Oil. Part 1

Lifestyle changes to help manage aches and pains

The Question

A few little changes in lifestyle can make an enormous difference to aches and pains. I was recently contacted on Twitter by a lady called Paula who asked me for advice:

“Can you help? l have painful joints and doctors told me its not arthritis and to take painkillers. it’s in the knees,ankles,elbows. . . . → Read More: Lifestyle changes to help manage aches and pains

Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers can benefit from Aromatherapy & Reflexology

Back in November, I was contacted by a daughter asking me to give Aromatherapy foot massages to her mother, aged 73, with Alzheimer’s. The mother (let’s call her Mary) was agitated, distressed and very upset at being in a home and didn’t understand why she had to be there and was weepy. She was beginning . . . → Read More: Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers can benefit from Aromatherapy & Reflexology

Essential Oils to beat the winter blues Part 2

Essential Oils to beat the winter blues Part 2:

Yesterday I wrote about Sweet Orange and Geranium Essential Oils.

Many of you will have your favourite essential oils that uplift you and help you get through the day. I welcome feedback and a discussion on this.

Bergamot is a lovely light citrus essential oil. (I . . . → Read More: Essential Oils to beat the winter blues Part 2

Essential oils to help you beat the winter blues. Part 1

Essential Oils can be a real support if you are feeling low. I call Sweet Orange “the sunshine oil” and it works well with Geranium to create a beautiful uplifting blend. Try 2 drops of Geranium and 3 drops of Sweet Orange in an essential oil diffuser or on a piece of kitchen paper . . . → Read More: Essential oils to help you beat the winter blues. Part 1

Essential oils for focus, alertness and concentration

Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: Finding it hard to concentrate or to focus? Try diffusing Lemon, May Chang and/or Rosemary (avoid latter if you have high blood pressure). You can put 4-6 drops in your oil burner, or put the drops on a tissue or kitchen paper and either put on a warm radiator or . . . → Read More: Essential oils for focus, alertness and concentration