Uses and Benefits


  Cedarwood is one of those ancient woods mentioned in the Bible. It is considered one of the strongest, durable and most beautiful trees – fit for a king. We read that king David and King Solomon used cedarwood to built their houses as well as the temple. It is no wonder then that the […]

Lemon essential oil - uses and benefits

Lemon essential oil is one of my favorite oils to use for many reasons. It has such a fresh, uplifting smell. It is a very common essential oil, therefore it is easy to find. Lemon oil is made from the rind of the lemon and that is why it is also not too expensive. Definitely […]

Cardamom- uses and benefits

Cardamom makes me think of a really good Chai or a yummy curry dish. There is actually a lot of benefits hidden in those little pods, Cardamom or cardamon essential oil is made from those pods or seeds Cardomon have been used for centuries in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Cardamom was used by Egyptians […]

Cypress oil-uses and benefits

Cypress is a beautiful evergreen conifer reaching heights of 45 meters and often found among graveyards. The history behind this is that the ancient Greeks dedicated the tree to Hades otherwise known as Pluto, the god of the underworld. This association with grief has been going on for centuries. Let’s take a look at the […]

Lime- uses and benefits

From all the citrus essential oils my favorite is Lime. Probably because it has such a strong but fresh scent. I find it most uplifting and energizing of all the citrus oils. Added bonus is that it is also a very affordable essential oil. Uses and benefits Skincare – helpful for acne and dull skin. […]

Ginger oil-weight loss

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 […]


Geraniums always reminds me of my mother, not just because she was very fond of them but most of the Geranium species has originated from South Africa. I grew up in South Africa and was probably very ignorant of the sight of geraniums everywhere. Geranium is a bushy perennial shrub and have these hairy heart […]


  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 […]

Chamomile- uses -benefits

  The fragrance of Chamomile is almost like an apple smell. Actually the Greeks called it kamai melon which means ground apple. You can also see where we in our English language got the chamomile from then. Chamomile is one of the oldest herbs known to man and in the plant kingdom it is considered […]