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3 Remarkable Health Benefits of Angelica Root

3 Remarkable Health Benefits of Angelica Root

Angelica archangelica is a European herb, not to be confused with the wild North American herb called Angelica, the Japanese Angelica (Angelica keiskei) or the Chinese herb (Angelica sinensis) known as Dong Quai.

Confusing much? That’s why it’s very important.... KEEP READING >>

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I Have a Cold or Flu, What Are Some Natural Remedies?

I Have a Cold or Flu, What Are Some Natural Remedies?

Catching a cold is just the worst.  It’s miserable.

There are some simple remedies you can do to get through it more comfortably, and quickly. Take a look >>

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10 Wonderful Homeopathy Remedies for Sleep Problems

10 Wonderful Homeopathy Remedies for Sleep Problems

Homeopathy is a wonderful tool for simple remedies around the home.  Here is a selection of Homeopathic Sleep Remedies >>

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Herbs That Are Full Of Natural Antibiotics

Herbs That Are Full Of Natural Antibiotics

Although leaves, roots, buds and fruit offer relief when applied to burns and cuts, the best method of using natural plants to prevent infection is through the use of their oils. However, even a white potato makes an excellent poultice that draws out the corruption. Here are some items typically found in a home kitchen that serve as Natural Antibiotics.

 

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5 Natural Must-Haves this Spring

5 Natural Must-Haves this Spring

The winter chills have well and truly disappeared and spring is in the air once again (in Townsville it has, maybe not so much down south)! The weather is great for getting out and about, and we’ve put together our top suggestions of Plant Essentials products to help you dive into the fresh and flowering season.

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The Health Benefits of Valerian Root Herb

The Health Benefits of Valerian Root Herb

Millions of people suffer from insomnia and they still have not found an effective remedy for this condition. Herbal sleep aids can be as powerful as prescription drugs. However, these supplements have no side effects unlike Valium or other narcotic drugs. One particular herbal remedy is valerian root herb which dates back to hundreds of years ago when it was first used.

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How to Perform a Smudging Ritual

How to Perform a Smudging Ritual

Smudging, or to "cleanse with smoke" is a ritual to aid you in clearing and balancing of energies. By burning the smudge sticks the essence of herbs are released in the smoke. This, coupled with your intentions, promotes a clearing & balancing of energies.

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Health Benefits And Uses Of Space Clearing & Smudging

Health Benefits And Uses Of Space Clearing & Smudging

When humans learned to harness fire, they experienced different aromas from the types of plant life they added to the blaze. Over time, they realised a connection with each scent and the effect it had on their bodies. Eventually, the tribal healer knew which scents to use in restoring the people to former health and the Art of Space Clearing & Smudging began. 

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Aiding Insomnia with Essential Oils

Aiding Insomnia with Essential Oils

Sleep deficiency can impact your quality of life and wellbeing. The frustration of not being able to have a good night's sleep can have adverse effects. Stress, hectic lifestyles, and overworking can all be the root causes of sleep deprivation. Aiding insomnia with essential oils is the best cure for calming and relaxing you...

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About Aromatherapy

About Aromatherapy

The word Aromatherapy was coined by a French chemist, Rene Gattefosse in 1926 but its fragrant healing connotations recall an antiquity beyond Cleopatra's Egypt. Apart from their pleasing aromas, essential oils are valued equally for their potent therapeutic and cosmetic properties. Aromatherapy is perhaps the most luxurious treatment for mind and body.

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Sticking to your New Years Resolution

Sticking to your New Years Resolution

Wanting to lose weight or quit smoking are often resolutions made at the beginning of the New Year. One University of Alabama at Birmingham wellness expert says there is a key ingredient to being successful health-wise in the comin

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Essential Summer health and beauty products.

Essential Summer health and beauty products.

The sun is shining, the temperatures are soaring, and the team at Plant Essentials have been working hard on a list of the top products that you’ll need this season. Take a look, choose to follow our advice, or even find your own must-have summer products in the Plant Essentials range!

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Organic iced tea recipe

Organic iced tea recipe

As summer crawls closer every day, temperatures are rising fast. For those of us that can’t go a day without our cuppa, this can be a bit of a problem – sacrificing staying cool for the daily morning boost. But this could all change, by simply taking an extra ten minutes each weekend to make yourself a big jug of fresh, healthy, and flavoursome iced tea.

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Plant Essentials lands on Magnetic Island

Plant Essentials lands on Magnetic Island

Townsville’s own natural health and beauty brand, Plant Essentials, is strengthening its foothold in the ever-growing organic beauty market by adding another local stockist to its list.

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7 Magic Effects of Massage

7 Magic Effects of Massage

Not long ago, we were lucky enough to welcome Tony to our team of Massage Therapists, joining Jamie and Heather. Tony trained as a massage practitioner in New Zealand, after realising a passion for natural health and the human spirit. His interests in massage and natural health surfaced after spending time as a competitive swimmer, as he has always had a love of movement and sport.

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Uses for Coconut Oil on your face, hair, body and pet!

Uses for Coconut Oil on your face, hair, body and pet!

Coconut Oil is the latest craze at the moment, with people claiming it can perform any number of wonders. While many of these claims aren’t proven , there are a large range of benefits that are known for certain to come from the sweet smelling oil.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas from Plant Essentials

Father's Day Gift Ideas from Plant Essentials

Dads are great! They teach us how to ride a bike, how to do long division and why The Rollingstones are - and will always be - better than whatever flavour-of-the-month boy band you’re currently gushing over. When you need something fixed, Dad is there. When your car’s making weird noises and the tyres look a bit soft, Dad is there. And when you can’t remember the punchline to that naughty little rhyme that is something about bombing battleships, Dad is there.

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Drink More Water with 5 Easy Tricks

Drink More Water with 5 Easy Tricks

We all know it’s important to drink your 8 glasses of water each day, but if you get tired of drinking litre after litre of flavourless water every day, it might be time to try a natural water additive to spice things up a bit.

Here are a few ideas to help make drinking your daily 2 litres easy and boost the benefits for your body.

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Brewing organic success in Bowen

Brewing organic success in Bowen

One Plant Essentials stockist has discovered an unlikely recipe for retail success by combining homebrew with natural healthcare and beauty.

Christine and Robert Myers, owners of Alternate Notions and Homebrew Inn in Bowen, QLD, have been operating their two businesses from the same shop for ten months with interesting results.

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Winter Wonders from the Land

Winter Wonders from the Land

With the cold chills of winter finally upon us, it’s important to look after yourself and stop those flu symptoms before they start.

From rejuvenating dry skin to flushing the toxins from your body, we have a list of our top picks for you to stock up on this winter.

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The Tale of the Four Thieves

The Tale of the Four Thieves

The Tale of the Four Thieves is one of the most popular in natural health.

For 600 years the bubonic plague ebbed and flowed across Europe, peaking in the 1300s and persisting as late as the 1700s.

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10 Natural Alternatives to Shampoo

10 Natural Alternatives to Shampoo

The concept of water-only hair washing dates back hundreds of years. Our ancestors didn’t have man-made chemicals to wash their hair with; and instead they cleansed their bodies and washed their hair with rough brushes and good old hot water. This abrasion technique breaks up all the dirt and oil on our skin and in our hair and the hot water rinses it away. Chemically-enhanced shampoo on the other hand, strips not only the dirt and bad oils, but also the good oils, known as sebum. Without these natural oils, our scalp produces more sebum than it actually needs, which is what makes our hair greasy and oily.

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