The use of essential oils for relief of respiratory infections has been in practice for centuries due to their antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, their effectiveness and the fact that these plant derived essential oils are relatively inexpensive, easy to come by and practical to apply. Historical fact Historically, vapours from certain plants and trees…Read More +
Some essential oils are relaxing, some stimulating, whilst others are regulating and balancing. Some have a physical effect and some a more emotional effect that is difficult to measure. What are essential oils? Essential oils are the essence of aromatic plants – they are the volatile molecules, produced in the plant after the miraculous…Read More +
Children with snotty noses and chest congestion feel miserable, and because they tend not to sleep well, their illness affects the whole family. Here are three bed time tips that can actually be used at any time of the day or night to make everyone more comfortable and for relief for the whole family:…Read More +
How to set the mood using essential oils Close your eyes and imagine me giving you a rose. The first thing you will do after receiving the rose, will be to smell it, anticipating its unique rich, round, aroma. If I massaged some cream onto your hand you would instinctively want to smell your…Read More +
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Doryce Sher, co-founder of Aromatic Apothecary, is one of South Africa’s leading advocates on the regulation of complementary medicine, with a particular interest in Aromatherapy.
Serving on and representing various health boards in South Africa, it is her passionate aim to ensure people are aware that there are choices when it comes to health and well-being.
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