Lavender Will Always Do… What Lavender Does

Lavender Will Always Do… What Lavender Does

Looking back into history various ailments were treated with plants and herbs, many of which we still use today (and have gone back to). The very reassuring thing with essential oils is that they are not going to change.

This is a world of constant change. Just when you have learned some new discovery and have gone about making the appropriate changes, the same experts then say they have found something else which is often contradictory to the first discovery. Dietary ‘advancements’ are a classic example … eat no fat because of the cholesterol discovery, now we know it is vital to eat the right fats. Count calories, now we know it depends on what the calories are made up of etc, etc … It’s enough to drive you batty. “eat this … no wait … now don’t eat this but now you should eat this!”. It goes on and on. Remember when we were told that cigarettes weren’t damaging our health!

After spending over 20 years in skin care, the “what’s working, what’s not working” and “what’s new, what’s out” saga has been continual. Over 20 years many products used were only later to be ‘discovered’ to be doing damage, or there was something better. The only thing that remained constant was aromatherapy. Or more specifically … What essential oils do for you now, they will do tomorrow, next year and next century. Yes, you might find new ways of using each oil but because aromatherapy (it was not called aromatherapy or essential oils then) is 4,000 years old, you can be assured it is not going to change now.

Keep this in mind if you are new to essential oils and find learning them seems a bit difficult. Once you know their uses, you can use this information forever, just like it was intended to be passed down from mother to daughter, generation to generation.

Healthy Skin Secrets … Naturally

Healthy Skin Secrets … Naturally

Way back in 1981 (I was just 17)  I became a skin and beauty therapist. Eventually owning three beauty businesses which gave me access to insider information … but I didn’t like what I saw. I started to question the manufacturers about the ingredients in the products I was recommending and selling. Not happy with the answers I investigated myself. 

In the late eighties I discovered aromatherapy (when people didn’t even know what the word meant!). While studying to become a clinical aromatherapist in London I began to see how natural ingredients were more effective and less damaging to your skin and your health. Using my skin as a laboratory I investigated how nutrition and natural therapies can make a positive difference to the health of your skin and body.

Being disillusioned with the beauty industry I could not live a lie any longer and in 1997 we sold-up and left the beauty industry behind and I took a different career path never wanting anything to do with the ‘ugly’ “beauty” industry. But my friends wanted their skin to look like mine and pestered me for my ‘skin secrets’ which lead to a book being written about what I had learned about the beauty industry rip-offs. Titled “If You Want Great Skin, Throw Away Your Cosmetics“, it was published as a hard copy book in 2004 but seems people were not yet ready to hear this information. Seems they loved their fancy jars of stuff too much – seriously. In 2012 it was put it on Amazon Kindle with a new name and to my delight, this time peeps were ready to know this information. Information the beauty industry does NOT want you to know! 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NUIDAS