Gardening-with-essential-oils

Gardening with essential oils

Gardening with essential oils Insects are drawn to and repelled by certain scents, we all know fruit flies love, well, fruit, especially citruses. Also possums love citruses, especially mandarin. In most cases we will want to repel all sorts of creatures from our precious veggies and plants but sometimes we will want to attract insects …

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Essential oils safety

Many people are concerned about essential oils safety, in this post I’ll share my thoughts about this important subject. What is OK and where should you be more careful. Internal use of essential oils First and foremost, it is not recommended to swallow essential oils. Essential oils are a very concentrated liquids. High doses can …

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Easy blending of essential oils

If you want to experience new fragrances you can simply blend what you have at home. You can just experiment, worst case scenario, you won’t like the scent, it’s not the end of the world. But there are some groups of essential oils that go good together and minimize your chance of glorious failure. So …

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Aromatherapy blends for summer

Aromatherapy blends for summer

10 aromatherapy blends for summer Summer is my favourite season, especially summer in New Zealand. Citruses always go well here as well as cooling essential oils. Florals too but they go well also in winter. Here are my favourite aromatherapy blends for summer. Lemonade 3 drops Lemon 2 drops peppermint By the pool 3 drops …

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6 aromatherapy blends for Christmas

Aromatherapy blends for Christmas are an easy way to bring a festive atmosphere to your home. Did you ever wonder why those scents are associated with Christmas? Why do we eat gingerbread at Christmas? Nobody is absolutely sure. Ginger was first cultivated in China and was used, like now, as a medicinal plant. The plant …

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How To Make Bath Salts

Bath Salts DIY Learn how to make bath salts for your self, your friends or to sell. It can save you from Christmas overdraft. And will give your friends a lovely, scenty memory. The easiest DIY ever. Watch the video to see how easy it can be. You can pack your bath salts in a …

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Which are the best essential oils for sleep? Let’s find out!

Do you really have a sleep problem? Essential oils for sleep before bedtime are a lovely treat with or without insomnia but first let’s clarify with ourselves, do we really have a sleep problem? As we age, we need less sleep. Sometimes the so-called sleep problem is just a gap between our expectation to sleep …

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DIY all natural aftershave

Fresh Minty DIY all natural aftershave – Home made present or just use if yourself

Fresh and Minty DIY all natural aftershave Today we will see how easy it is to make DIY all natural aftershave, a gift every man will love to get. 2/3 cup virgin coconut oil 10-15 drops Peppermint or Spearmint essetial oil 5 drops French Lavender essential oil 5 drops Eucalyptus essentia oil First, whisk the …

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Wild Herb Pesto – New Zealand Version

How to make – Wild Herb Pesto Today I want to share a lovely experience I had with some friends of mine. We made together Wild herb pesto. And what do you know, we didn’t have to go to the wild, just to out Auckland backyard. What do you need? Herbs Edible greens Stinging Nettle …

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Relaxing good night sleep linen spray!

Make yourself a good night sleep linen spray! So, what do we need for a good night sleep? What works for me is: Hot shower just before bed Darkness, Dim the lights half an hour before sleep. It’s a good idea to keep some of the curtains open for an easy waking up. Nice temperature …

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