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

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

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

Tips for feeling alert and energetic

Well, yes, it has all been said before but there’s no harm in saying it again and reminding ourselves on how to feel good more of the time. How many of these points do you implement regularly in your life?

Drink lots of water. Read why here. Sleep well. Read how here. Eat well. Eat . . . → Read More: Tips for feeling alert and energetic

Lorraine loves to rant about the need to drink lots of water

Lorraine loves to rant about the need to drink lots of water

I started this blog with the intention of writing my 5 tips for feeling alert and energetic but there is so much to write about drinking water, which is my number one tip for feeling well, that I will concentrate on this . . . → Read More: Lorraine loves to rant about the need to drink lots of water

My favourite 5 ways to a better night’s sleep

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We all need a good decent night’s sleep to feel good and function to our maximum in the day. Whether you have the occasional restless night, are going through a rough patch sleeping or are a chronic insomniac, there are many tips here to help you find your way to a . . . → Read More: My favourite 5 ways to a better night’s sleep

Patchouli Essential Oil: Its Properties and Uses

Patchouli, Pogostemon Patchouli, is a love it or hate it essential oil. It is often called the “Hippie Oil” as it was worn in the 60’s by the flower power crowd. Some say the musky, earth smell of Patchouli helped to disguise the smell of illegal substances…….

Patchouli is grown in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and . . . → Read More: Patchouli Essential Oil: Its Properties and Uses