Break out the Hydrosols!

Hydrosols, commonly known as floral waters, are a vastly underused ingredient in self care. It should be noted that not all floral waters are hydrosols, and not all hydrosols are floral! True hydrosols are a by-product of the distillation process of essential oils. These can be the flowers, needles, peel, resin or other part of the plant which are left…

Giving and Receiving

Gift giving is an art form.  For it to be meaningful it needs to be done with compassion, sensitivity and wisdom.  Some cultures actually delay the opening of the gift and make a ritual ceremony out of the transferring of the unopened gift to the receiver.  The surprise gleaned from receiving the contents of the gift is then a second…

Foot Reflexology – The What, Why and How of this Magical Healing Therapy

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears, which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves symptoms of tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. Reflexology has…