How to use essential oils

Ginger uses and benefits

Ginger essential oil   Although I am very familiar with ginger for cooking and the significant smell I have to be honest that I had no idea what a ginger plant looks like. I was really surprised that it is such a pretty plant.   The ginger plant grows in tropical countries and can grow […]

Carrier-Oil-Essential oil

Essential oils should never be used undiluted when you apply it topically on the skin. It should always be diluted in what is called a carrier oil. That can be a bit vague so here is a list of the best carrier oils to use to dilute essential oils. Carrier oils are not the same […]

Coriander-Seed-Oil-Benefits

  Coriander is quite an attractive plant but it is one of those divisive plants. Some people love it and others can’t stand it. Coriander leaves also is called Cilantro and  is used in a lot of Mexican dishes. I absolutely love it whist my husband reckons it taste like soap. Well, interesting enough scientist […]

Basil

  This ancient oil is sometimes referred to as fit for a king’s house. In India Basil is also known as Tulsi and it is common to find basil planted around temples as well as graves. The Egyptians used Basil in embalming rituals and it is a very versatile oil in Ayurvedic medicine. Basil is […]

Bergamot-Essential-Oil-uses

Bergamot oil Citrus Bergamia is considered the most valuable citrus tree by many citrus growers. Aromatherapist considers Bergamot a very valuable oil. Let’s look at my Top 10 uses and benefits of Bergamot essential oil.   Bergamot is from the rind of the fruit of the bergamot tree. Bergamot is named after the city of […]

Essential oils can be toxic to dogs or very helpful

We are about to start on building a second dwelling on our property and so with all these tradesmen coming onto our property my four legged child is barking like crazy which is driving everyone up the wall as we are all trying to work or study from home. ‘Oh, we have to do something […]

Blue bottle sting - can essential oils bring relief?

I got stung recently myself. It was a beautiful Christmas day in sunny Australia. We all went for a swim and the kids could try out their new boogie boards that they got for Christmas. I spotted the blue bottle in the water and got out of the water and was standing on the shore […]

Essential oils have gained a lot of popularity in recent years but a lack of reverence for essential oils has caused a dark and dangerous byproduct as well.  In a nutshell it is a lack of education and misunderstanding the chemical compounds of essential oils that is causing many to have a bad experience with […]

essential oils

Essential oils have gained a lot of popularity in recent years but a lack of reverence for essential oils has caused a dark and dangerous byproduct as well.  In a nutshell it is a lack of education and misunderstanding the chemical compounds of essential oils that is causing many to have a bad experience with […]