Daily Dose of Nature

Aromatics in Magic and Ritual Part 3 Aromatherapy played an important role in the religious rites of ancient cultures and contributed to the development of many civilisations. Mesopotamia The epic Mesopotamian tale of Gilgamesh describes how the king of Ur would please the gods and goddesses by burning incenses of cedar wood and myrrh. These…

Daily Dose of Nature

Aromatics in Magic and Ritual Part 1 Aromatherapy played an important role in the religious rites of ancient cultures and contributed to the development of many civilisations. Mummification The most common method of extracting essential oils today is by steam distillation, but this technique had not been discovered in the time of the Ancient Egyptians….

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Using Your Patchouli Oil Patchouli imparts warmth and energy and it is an excellent choice for revitalising your skin, scalp and digestive system. You can also use it to refresh your home. Stimulating and Strong Balance the mind and emotions with patchouli. Aid mental concentration by adding 5 drops each of patchouli and clove oils…

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Herbs to Ease Your Hangover Part 3 Keep these natural, herbal solutions close at hand to help dispel that morning-after feeling as quickly as possible. Peppermint – Peppermint eases headaches, indigestion and nausea. Drink a cup of peppermint tea or chew on a fresh leaf to calm your stomach and improve your stale morning-after breath….

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Herbal Remedies for Treating Anxiety As the pace of life continues to increase, so do your stress levels. Learn how to ease the symptoms of anxiety with gentle herbal remedies. Employment stress, exam pressure and family break ups are some of the life events that leave people feeling agitated and tense. Reports of hazards and…

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Understand How Oils Work If essential oils are only absorbed in trace amounts can they really be said to work? The answer can only be found in the results. Skin Factors – Certain factors influence the rate and quantity at which essential oils generate the skin. The condition of the surface layer, stratum corneum, is…