Blue Tansy (tanacetum annuum) is native to Morocco and is in fact, sometimes called Moroccan Chamomile. It is an annual, yellow-flowered herbaceous plant with finely divided leaves and button-like yellow flowers. It is likened to chamomile and helichrysum which have similar properties.
Black Spruce is a mighty tree, growing in high latitude environments reaching up to the Arctic Circle where for up to 8 months of the year the temperatures are freezing. doTERRA’s Black Spruce exclusively comes from Canada’s Boreal Forests where they grow in some of the most adverse conditions in the world demonstrating their great strength and resilience!Read More
Black Pepper is a climbing vine that can grow up to 10 meters high. It is cultivated in most tropical countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and Madagascar.Read More
Almost everyone likes Bergamot’s fresh, and lively but gentle, flowery fragrance. It is sedative and yet uplifting characteristics make it an ideal oil to use in a diffuser, bath, or massage to ease the mind. Read More
Ocimum basilicum, also known as Sweet Basil, is a tender annual herb that’s easily grown and has a powerful aromatic scent. As Sweet Basil has a higher percentage of the chemical linalool it is safe to use in aromatherapy over and above some varieties.Read More
The Arborvitae tree can reach up to 100–200 feet in height and is known as the largest tree in the cypress family and often lives to be 400–1000+ years old!. It is characterised by its reddish-brown bark, horizontal branches, and scaly dark green vegetation with upright brown cones.
There is so much that essential oils can be used for that can support us physically, practically, emotionally and even esoterically. The learning is endless, I’m always picking up new things and ideas because they are so adaptive. As essential oils have become more popular over recent years people are using them more and perhaps now they are viewed less ‘woo-woo’ and more ‘do-do’! There is science behind why and how they work, but I do love the more esoteric uses too.
Do you usually acknowledge the Spring Equinox? If you do then you’ll already know what it’s all about and may have something special you do to celebrate it. If not, then you’re probably more aware of it than you realise. Physiologically speaking, our body moves from that ‘hibernating’ type of energy to want to take action, and our get up and go comes back (or we at least want it to and become aware of what needs to change!) We move into that ‘out with the old, in with the new’ time of the year.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, and whether you love it or loathe it, it provides an opportunity for us to talk about love. For many, February 14th symbolises romantic love: the giving and receiving of cards and gifts between partners. However, it can also be an opportunity to explore love and emotion at a deeper level, within ourselves.