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January 26, 2015


Was one of your new years’ resolutions about giving up smoking this year? Have you tried giving up or have you postponed it yet again? It is now near the end of January, so if you haven’t really tried or have not succeeded, maybe you could benefit from knowing how aro...

November 10, 2014

In Istanbul at the moment, there are a crazy number of lice around. Many children are affected as are many schools. So I thought I would write this post for those of you with small children.

Head lice need a warm environment and a blood source to thrive. They don’t care...

June 25, 2014

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; By any other name would smell as sweet.”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The rose is the most classic and enduring symbol of love, purity and beauty. It is considered by many to be the supreme of all flowers. Of th...

May 20, 2014

The beautiful orange tree is now in flower. Its aroma is everywhere. There is a precious and amazing essential oil distilled from these flowers, but in this blog, I will write about the fruit instead, the humble orange. Not as inspiring as neroli essential oil (orange...

April 7, 2014

Spring is here and the blossoms are opening everywhere, trees are budding and it is so beautiful. Spring is my favourite month. It means renewal, a fresh start and of course the end of winter.

Many people like to detox when the spring comes and unless you have a seri...

March 17, 2014

One of my favourite essential oils is Eucalyptus essential oil. Maybe it is because I am Australian, but I have an incredible respect for this oil. This tall tree, which is so popular with koalas, produces an essential oil that is one of the first that I reach for in...

February 10, 2014

Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Ghandi

Valentine’s day is just a few days away. It is the traditional day to celebrate giving and getting love. So today, I would like to look at essential oils that have an affinity with the heart and help the flow of love. Lo...

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