Aromatic Prescriptions and Procedures

Mouthwashes If used regularly, the following mixture will help to strengthen the gums. It can also be used to treat mouth ulcers and gingivitis. Tincture of myrrh (as used in the recipe) can be obtained from herbal suppliers. It will, however, cause the blend to turn cloudy, but this will not affect its therapeutic properties. […]

Therapeutic Charts: Digestive Problems

Constipation Description Delayed emptying of the bowels so that stools become hard and dry and difficult to pass. Severe cases often lead to paradoxical diarrhoea fluid faeces from the arge bowel being passed around the hardened mass of stool. Possible causes Lack of dietary fibre (especially fresh fruit and vegetables), inadequate fluid intake. sedentary lifestyle, […]

Aromatherapy And The Digestive System

In the average size man, the digestive system is an amazing thirty-six feet long, beginning with the mouth and ending with the rectum. The purpose of digestion is to break down insoluble pieces of food into soluble molecules, thus enabling vital nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Even though the digestive system works as […]

Scents Of Mystery And Imagination

Have you ever smelled a fragrance whose distantly familiar resonance elicited the frustrated response, ‘It reminds me of something, but I can’t think what’, or tried to find the exact word or phrase to describe a certain scent whose essential nature was on the very tip of your tongue, yet remained unsayable? At such moments, […]

Deep Relaxation Sequence

1. Lie down on the floor or on a firm bed and have pillows for support if desired one under your head and another under your knees which will support your lower back. 2. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths through your nose, then breathe out through your mouth with a sigh … […]

At-A-Glance Guide To Healthy Eating

• Buy organically grown food if you can. But don’t fret if you can’t. Worrying too much about your diet will only lead to stress, which can be much more harmful than a few additives. • Eat whole meal bread and other complex carbohydrates such as dried beans, lentils, nuts, seeds (e.g. sunflower, sesame), whole meal […]

Nurturing Your Whole Being

The term ‘holistic’ has appeared many times already, 1 but so far we have barely scratched the surface of its meaning. The word itself has its roots in the Greek holos, which means whole or multi-dimensional (think of a hologram). Even though the word came into being in the late 1970s, the concept of holism […]

Aromatic Prescriptions To Help Child Illness

AROMATIC LOTION TO HELP CHICKENPOX To relieve itching between chamomile baths (refer to the Therapeutic Chart), make up the following lotion and sponge the skin as required. Incidentally, if the scalp is affected as well, add about six drops lavender to a large basin of warm water and pour a jugful at a time over […]

Aromatherapy For Babies And Children

Even though many aromatherapists advocate the use of essential oils for babies and children under the age of five, unsupervised home use is potentially risky. Generally, it is fine to vaporize your child’s favorite essences around the home, and perhaps to put a few drops of decongestant oils on a handkerchief for him or her […]

Tips and Techniques For Giving a Good Massage

  Never give massage while feeling anxious, angry, depressed or irritable. Your partner will pick up your feelings and will begin to feel equally distressed. Ensure that your partner is not wearing spectacles, contact lenses or any jewellery that will impede the massage. Never pour the massage oil directly on your partner’s skin; instead, pour […]