Oil of the Month Sept: Ho Leaf – ‘The Little Known One’

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Ho Leaf (Cinnamomum camphora CT linalool, Ho Sho) Tomorrow sees me hobnobbing at the East India Club on St. James Square – ok, so maybe drinking tea with Hobnobs at the Club with my fellow graduates from the NYR Aromatherapy Diploma group. Having spent two years together sniffing essential oils, practicing massage techniques, cramming books, having our heads filled with …

Heavenly Saffron

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Saffron – Heavenly flower, spice and cocktail! Three things all at once, but that is too much surely? Absolutely not! Thanks to James Wong I plan to be growing, eating and drinking this highly expensive and exotic spice, this is absolutely inspiring 🙂 Please check the link to James’ website below listing how to grow your own beautiful Crocuses, harvest …

Research: Aromatherapy & Massage – Cancer Support

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As someone whose close family has been affected by cancer, and who has clients currently with it, and some I am glad to say in remission from it, studies like this are very close to my heart. I really do see the benefits of massage touch and aromatherapy to help support physically and heal emotionally, particularly at a time of …

Oil of the Month Aug: May Chang – ‘The Uplifting One’

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  May Chang (Litsea cubeba) I was overjoyed to hear that one of my favourite and most effective essential oils is now on the shelves at Neal’s Yard Remedies and so more readily available for you all to buy. 
Litsea cubeba – also known by its Chinese name May Chang, Chinese Pepper or Mountain Pepper, is a vibrant and lemony-scented oil extracted from …

Events: ‘Create Your Own’ – Getting Creative with Neal’s Yard Remedies

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  Another summer event saw me get my creative juices flowing at Neal’s Yard Remedies in St. Albans – gainfully assisted by some delicious (and yet somehow healthy!) superfood fruit juices and home-made chocolate. No, really, maker of the chocolate (and assistant manager of the store) Holly, swore it was healthy – pure dark chocolate with Chia seeds, Goji berries, …

New Website – It’s Finally Here!

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Welcome to my new Website and Facebook page – hooray! To say that I am having fun with my new plaything is something of an understatement. I am just so very glad to welcome you here – if you have any suggestions please let me know 🙂