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Tune in to springtime for organic body balance
Here in New Zealand, Spring is upon us and we are surrounded by glorious, life affirming energy and rebirth in our already breathtaking natural landscape. We have the joys of new buds, blooms and bouncy lambs to fill our cups, and there is that...
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Why certified organic is key to citrus goodness
Of all the amazing essential oil aromas there are, the citrus oils are arguably the most impactful. Known in perfumery as principally 'top note' fragrances, they are among the most stimulating and energising oils that bring an immediate cleansing...
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How to de-stress your life for balance and success
What is stress? The definition of stress is not definitive but for most of us it is a word with negative connotations of being under a lot of pressure or feeling strung-out. Our big problem with stress is that we live in a culture that has...
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Is your favourite fragrance a health risk?
Did you know that in the US some employers and local authorities have begun to enforce no-perfume policies? How real are the concerns around harmful molecules in fragrances? The main issue is the growing number of people with a heightened...
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Essential oils and chakra healing can be part of our future
Having started my journey with therapeutic plant oils back in the eighties when the whole ‘new-age’ hippy image was clouding the wider potential of aromatherapy, I have always strived to champion the professional and medicinal development of...
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Be the master of your sensuality with pure essential oils
Today I want to grab your attention with something sexy! This is a so-called ‘educational’ blog where my one ambition is to teach: - which essential oils are the most erotic - how to create simple formulas to enhance intimacy - how to use...
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Tune in to your own rhythms to manage menstrual cycles
If I talk a lot about the way that essential oils support the body’s innate capacity for sustainable balance, then today’s topic is no exception. This blog is about the female body and its intimate relationship with the balance of cycles. And...
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Natural support for heartache, loss and grief
Love comes in many shades and when the unthinkable happens and we are suddenly faced with loss or separation, there are just as many shades of disbelief and heartache to navigate. In my role as a clinical aromatherapist, I sometimes prescribe...
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Ambient scent influences your mood and improves quality of life
I just read an article about research into the influence of aroma in a retail environment. Apparently, the smell of chocolate has been shown to get people loosening their purse strings … in a book store. Go figure. I have a vested interest...
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Young girls are buying artificial fragrances containing toxins
In today’s culture where our girls grow up noticeably faster than previous generations, ‘grown-up’ perfumes are being sold to kids endorsed by their idols, in youthful packaging, and with little question or control about what is in them. Artificial...
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