///Essential oil profile

December 2018

Geranium essential oil/hydrosol

2018-12-07T17:02:57+00:00

Geranium Bourbon (Pelargonium graveolens) Geranium is produced in several countries but that coming from the Reunion Islands is far superior in fragrance and complexity. The first fragrance note of Geranium is often overwhlemingly sweet, and people either love or hate it. Good quality geranium has a rich variety of undertones that range from green, to [...]

Geranium essential oil/hydrosol2018-12-07T17:02:57+00:00

October 2018

Autumnal notes on cypress

2018-10-09T13:03:16+00:00

I can't believe it's already the middle of October! But here it is, autumn is upon us. That time of soft melancholy and heartbreaking beauty. This is the time of Metal in the Chinese 5 element theory. A time for letting go of that which is no longer necessary and gathering energy within. Metal issues may be [...]

Autumnal notes on cypress2018-10-09T13:03:16+00:00

September 2018

Lentisk essential oil/hydrosol

2018-09-27T12:31:03+00:00

Lentisk Pistacia lentiscus Commonly known as mastic or lentisk, this large shrub/small tree is widespread around the Mediterranean basin,  Iberian peninsula and most famously Crete. The plant flowers in spring with peculiar small deeply red flowers, which contrast with the deep green of its leaves. All parts of the bush are aromatic. The pea-sized red [...]

Lentisk essential oil/hydrosol2018-09-27T12:31:03+00:00

August 2018

Support the Earth element with wild carrot seed

2018-08-26T18:55:11+00:00

It's the same every year. Suddenly the light shifts from the burning clarity of high summer, to a more mellow yellow tone. It's the colour of late summer, and I feel it in my digestion and energy levels. I have a slight discomfort in my stomach, an intolerance of starch and sugar and a desire [...]

Support the Earth element with wild carrot seed2018-08-26T18:55:11+00:00

May 2018

A Rare Lavender – May be the answer to fungal infections

2018-05-21T17:12:32+00:00

I have a new love in my life. White (or green, or yellow) Lavender (Lavandula viridis) is her name. For me getting to know an essential oil has the same frisson as any new love. The growing intimacy, the surprising characteristics that are revealed, the unknown, the edge of mystery. Green Lavender growing wild [...]

A Rare Lavender – May be the answer to fungal infections2018-05-21T17:12:32+00:00