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  • Aromatic Italy?

    7 days ago I was gazing into a sky filled with bright sunlight and a vast expanse of shining white clouds. Out my window. On the plane. On my way t...
  • Essentials for Yoga

    I have people come in quite often after a yoga class, asking what scent might have been  used during the practice. There are many essential oils th...
  • In Search of The Elusive Tea Tree

    One would imagine that the tea tree plant, indigenous to Australia, would be easily spotted while on a visit to…...Australia. I recently discovered...
  • Life Shifting

      Getting on the plane in Ottawa, I knew I was starting not just the first leg of my journey to visit my son in Melbourne, but also the first leg o...
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Staying Healthy In Transit

    Recently I had the good fortune of travelling to Australia. It was my first experience with long distance travel for many years, and I wasn’t sure ...
  • Plant Power! Staying Healthy This Winter

    I recently read an article on-line about a combination of plants that can has so many antibacterial properties that it would knock out any infect...
  • Caught in Fight or Flight?

    Here’s how to ease out of the stress and anxiety hamster wheel.North America seems to be in an epidemic! The demands of work and family life, busy ...
  • Essential oils for the Spirit

      The power of essential oils cannot be underestimated. These plant extracts can help with all sorts of conditions, and have been used for thousan...
  • Making Sense of Scents

    What’s in a scent? Does it come from nature, or is in synthetic, and does it even matter? As a Certified Aromatherapist, I take this question very ...
  • A rose by any other name

      In the loving kindness meditation, Metta Bhavana, one extends love to oneself first, and then in increasingly larger circles, extending loving k...
  • Harness Plant Energy for Health

    It has been said that essential oils are the life blood of a plant. The oils give the plant the characteristics which protect it and nurture it. We...
  • Yoga, The Chakras and....Essential Oils!

    According to Eastern Medicine, there are seven major energy centres in the body. These centres can be compared to spinning discs or wheels of energ...