Essences of Desire

The most fascinating aromatics of all must surely be those that have been used for centuries as charms and love potions. Yet putting plant secretions on the human body to capture an erotic allure seems an odd thing to do. Is there any truth in the ancient belief that such sweet-smelling elixirs really can work […]

Create Your Own Perfumes

To the highly trained nose of the perfume scientist, fragrances composed entirely of organic essences are little more than primitive offerings to the Goat God Pan. Indeed, they would argue, such ‘crude’ mixtures of essences may have tantalised and seduced the senses in former times, but the modern nose is much more discerning and sophisticated. […]

Face and Hair Care with Aromatherapy

Face Packs Face packs or masks are designed to balance skin secretions, to stimulate the circulation and lo moisturize and tighten the skin. Although they can be applied after ordinary cleansing, it is far better to apply them after an aromatic bath, facial steam or warm compress while the skin is still mo isl and […]

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 […]