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Chakras, GDV and Essential Oils

Many of us within the holistic healing profession take chakra energy centres for granted. There is no reason to doubt their existence. However, have you ever researched the origins and the theory and philosophy underpinning the chakras? Kurt Leland’s book, Rainbow...

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Using essential oils safely with cats

Can essential oils be safely used with cats? Several posts on social media and online suggest that vaporising essential oils around your cat can be toxic and dangerous. I can confidently state that we have diffused essential oils around Memsahib, our Abyssinian cat...

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Plants and the Human Brain

David O. Kennedy, professor of Biological Psychology and the director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University in the UK, has written a most thought-provoking book that provides us with a detailed explanation of the...

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Gratitude and The Yellow World

The Yellow World us feel grateful for the life we have and to appreciate whatever challenges life throws at us. While Albert does not use the word ‘gratitude’ once in the book, it is all about gratitude. In The Yellow World, Albert shares with us the important lessons...

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Skin’s ability to ‘smell’ seems to help it heal itself

Believe it or not, this was the title of an article in a recent New Scientist magazine.1 This sounds like it was straight from Ripley’s believe it or not! However, it was based on a paper published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology which examined the role of...

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Why the third edition of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy?

I first wrote the first edition in 1995. The inspiration to write the book in the first place was to create a handbook and textbook for aromatherapy students. These were still early days and aromatherapy was still in its infancy and was a new and exciting therapy. By...

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Lavender and tea tree oils are not oestrogenic

I am concerned how the media and some researchers have jumped on the bandwagon following a 2007 report by Henley et al. that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting that repeated topical exposure of lavender and tea tree essential oils in skin...

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