While the Chinese have been using Siberian Ginseng for a reported 2000 years, the Russians started their studies on this plant in the late 1950’s, trials were conducted to assess its value in combating stress, exhaustion, infections, colds and other illnesses in military personnel. The word “adaptogen” was actually coined by the russian scientist Israel I. Brekhman during the Soviet experiments in the 1950’s.
Chamomile is one of the most popular therapeutic herbs in use today, especially as a herbal tea. The essential oil is widely used by aromatherapists to treat a number of conditions including skin issues, menstrual problems and urinary tract inflammations...
Ceremonial Cacao is a powerful medicinal plant material which has been used by various cultures for 5000 years or longer. Like any other plant or plant extract with powerful healing properties (such as essential oils), cacao must be shown respect and treated with common sense.
Raw Cacao is a great superfood, containing approximately 380 compounds. Super high in a variety of Polyphenols that possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and DNA repair properties. The chemical theobromine was named after it and cacao has numerous nutritional, emotional and energetical wellbeing benefits..
Makers (hand) Balm is one of our best selling products which regularly receives excellent feedback and great comments from our customers. Here we talk about the natural ingredients that help create such an effective hand balm..
Dry skin is really common. In this article, we give you a range of options and tips for how to get your healthy skin back.
Aloe vera is great for skincare and wellbeing, it has many uses from after-sun to laxative and can be applied topically to the skin or digested for internal use. It is a popular ingredient in many skin, hair and cosmetic products as it is very skin-friendly with a low risk of causing allergies, sensitivity or skin reactions.
Shinrin-yoku means “taking in the forest atmosphere”. Commonly described as Forest Bathing, spending time in the woods has a plethora of health benefits derived from absorbing the trees essential oils (phytoncides). Boosting our immune system, reducing stress and improving mood are just some..
The essential oil has a beautiful woody sweet aroma which is grounding & calming and a little uplifting making it good for relaxation blends and dealing with stress. We find it mixes well with a number of other scents but especially good with other woods, florals, earthy tones and some citruses.
Palm oil is the most efficient oil bearing crop in the World. The plant produces about 35% of global vegetable oils on less than 10% of the total land under oil crops..
Everywhere I look people are extolling the miraculous anti-ageing, wrinkle fighting benefits of retinol. However, retinol or retinoids can have quite unpleasant side effects..
Macadamia oil is a lovely skin oil, especially for the face as it is really light and absorbs quickly. It acts as a microbial agent, protecting against cellular breakdown in wounds & abrasions. It is also rich in antioxidants and helps with the ageing effects of the sun.