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A Yummy Little Classic Christmas Essential Oil Blend for the Diffuser

A Yummy Little Classic Christmas Essential Oil Blend for the Diffuser

Add the following drops of essential oil to your diffuser for a delicious celebratory atmosphere on Christmas Day >>

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Caring For Your Crystals eBook

Caring For Your Crystals eBook

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You've had a hard day, you come home to hug your favourite crystal and reset your energy, however, your crystal just isn't feeling like it should.

Your crystal needs a little TLC, just like you do. In this FREE eBook, Toni McMahon discusses the difference between cleansing and retuning and also provides 'how-to' techniques to get your little crystal buddy, feeling happy in no time. Download your FREE eBook.

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Stress Less - A Wholistic Approach To Inviting Calm Into Your Life eBook

Stress Less - A Wholistic Approach To Inviting Calm Into Your Life eBook

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Sometimes, we just need to stop, relax and unwind from the busyness of life.

This Stress Less FREE eBook is designed to help you bring calm into your life, even when things seem chaotic. Toni McMahon, discusses aromatherapy, rest and relaxation techniques, anti-stress attitudes, meditation, herbal teas and she also includes The Essential Stress Relief Kit - secret aromatherapy blends that you can make yourself. Download your FREE eBook.

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Soothing rose & Sandal Face Mask

Soothing rose & Sandal Face Mask

What you need:

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How to make:

Weigh the liquids into a small bowl. Gently whisk all of that together until smooth.  Start slowly adding the clay, while whisking between additions, until you’ve got a thick, smooth paste.

 

How to Use:

To use, spread it over your face, and leave it for 15–20 minutes before rinsing off. Follow up with your favourite face cream or serum, or just some jojoba oil.

 

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Toni McMahon November 22, 2017 Add a comment

Make your own natural body powder!

Make your own natural body powder!

What you need:

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How to make:

Pour the zeolite into a bowl and add the drops of essential oil in a sprinkle fashion.  With clean hands, rub the essential oils through the clay until well combined.  Sift and pour in your talc container.  Label and store well.

 

How to Use:

After bathing, sprinkle zeolite sparingly under your arms as a deodorant. In summer apply sparingly to heat rash areas, e.g. under breasts. Avoid breathing in the fine powder.

 

 

Talc containers: $1.95

Zeolite powder 100g $5.95

Essential oils $ depends :-)

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Toni McMahon November 22, 2017 Add a comment

4 Must Have Basic Essential Oils

4 Must Have Basic Essential Oils

As an aromatherapist, I have access to more essential oils than i care to mention… and for an essential oil addict like me, it can get quite expensive keeping such a large kit.  However, as with any artist, I need my colour palette to do my work. 

If I was to pick just 4 basic essential oils that are must haves for around the home, I’d have to pick these...

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Dry Skin Brushing to reduce Cellulite

Dry Skin Brushing to reduce Cellulite

Did you know you can reduce the burden on your kidneys by regular skin brushing?  Sounds a bit far fetched, doesn't it?  When you consider the facts, it does make sense.

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Toni McMahon October 16, 2017 Add a comment

Deodorock, the simple natural deodorant solution

Deodorock, the simple natural deodorant solution

The rock (also known as kaolinite) is a naturally occurring mineral, which has been used for centuries by cultures such as the Egyptians and Chinese.  It is free from harmful aluminium sulphate, with a main component of potash crystal.  It also contains Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium.  It occurs as a clay mineral formed by the weathering or hydro-thermal alteration of feldspars or Aluminous silicates.

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Lavender Oil Uses, the Grandmother of all Herbs and Essential Oils

Lavender Oil Uses, the Grandmother of all Herbs and Essential Oils

 Grandmother Lavender, arguable the most well known little lady in the Western world.  She's so elegant, so lovely, so regal, and so so comforting.  And, so under-rated.

A GRAND HISTORY  Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient persians, greeks, and romans added the flowers to their bathwater to help wash and purify their skin. In fact, the word "lavender" comes from the latin word "lavare," which means "to wash."

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Caring For Your Crystals

Caring For Your Crystals

So you’ve had a hard day, you come home to hug your favourite crystal and reset your energy to light and fluffy happiness.  After a while maybe that crystal needs a hug back, yeah?  Sad crystal L.  So, what can you do to look after your best crystal buddies?  Cleansing and retuning to the rescue! 

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Toni McMahon September 06, 2017 Add a comment

Aromatherapy for Beginners Workshop

Aromatherapy for Beginners Workshop

As you walk into this workshop, you will smell the uplifting aromas that will take you through this full day Aromatherapy experience.
Once you walk through the doors, your worries will melt away as you relax into the world of aromatherapy.
The day will bring you together with 16 other like minded people, who are seeking guidance in understanding aromatherapy a little deeper. You may have used essential oils for the past 20 years, or maybe you are yet to discover your favourite oil, either way this is a day for you to start from the basics.

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How Can Volatile Oils be Extracted for Use in Aromatherapy

How Can Volatile Oils be Extracted for Use in Aromatherapy

There are many methods of extracting the precious life force of the bark, root, flower, leaves, stems & seeds of plants.  The most common being Distillation & Cold Expression.  Even these two basic and common methods of extraction break down in to further sub groups of methodology.

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Jasmine, Flower of Optimism

Jasmine, Flower of Optimism

Also known as the "King of Flowers", Jasmine (of the Oleaceae family of plants) is a beautiful evergreen shrub or vine with delicate, bright green leaves and very fragrant, star shaped white flowers.  The essential oil produced from this beautiful little flower has the most exquisite sweet floral and exotic, slightly heady fragrance. 

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 Jiaogulan for Weight Loss, Cholesterol, Blood pressure, Energy, Immune System, Endurance, Inflammation, Strength, Longevity

 Jiaogulan for Weight Loss, Cholesterol, Blood pressure, Energy, Immune System, Endurance, Inflammation, Strength, Longevity

Jiaogulan is a plant that grows wild in China, as well as many other countries throughout Asia. In China, it has been used for many years as a medicinal and energizing tea in the local regions where it grows. Jiaogulan is sometimes called "Southern Ginseng", since it grows in south central China and because of its similarity to ginseng in chemical composition and function.

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where to start with essential oil free ebook

Where to Start with Essential Oils eBook

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New to essential oils? Here is a simple guide to help you get started on your essential oil journey.

As you embark on your essential oils journey, enjoy the process of discovering the beautiful aromas that uplift, soothe and balance you each and every day. Download your FREE eBook.

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Sweet Fennel, "Dispelleth Wind, Maketh Unfat"

Sweet Fennel, "Dispelleth Wind, Maketh Unfat"

Sweet Fennel ( aka Foeniculum vulgare) was the first essential oil I ever purchased. Distilled from the crushed seeds of fennel.  It has a very sweet, slightly earthy/spicy, clean aroma similar to aniseed or licorice sweets.  As a herb, it was recognised in ancient times of Greece and Roman as a slimming aid and weight loss suppressant.

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9 Ways to Use Castile Soap

9 Ways to Use Castile Soap

Environmentally-friendly, affordable and versatile, castile soap is a staple in many green households.  Made from 100 percent plant oils, this soap is vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Once it gets washed down the drain, it's easier on plant and animal life than conventional cleaning products. Perhaps the most exciting fact about castile soap, however, is that it can be used in place of almost every cleaning product you currently buy.

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Rosemary, the memory herb & more

Rosemary, the memory herb & more

Since ancient times this aromatic herb has been believed to have properties to improve the memory. Perhaps because of this, rosemary became an emblem of both fidelity and remembrance in literature and folklore. Traditionally, sprigs of rosemary are worn on Anzac Day and sometimes on Remembrance Day.  

 

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Natural Remedies to get rid of warts?

Natural Remedies to get rid of warts?

This fortnight I've noticed we've had an influx of customers looking for wart remedies.  Easy peasy.  So this is my take on the easiest options you can implement, there are others, but these are the ones we recommend and use:

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It's Our Birthday at Plant Essentials!

It's Our Birthday at Plant Essentials!

Today Plant Essentials turned 14... wow how time has flown by.  Originally opened in 1991 as a Perfect Potion store, the business changed name and hands in April 2003.  So we are really 25 years young.    I've owned it for the last 14 years.

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How to prepare herbs for use - Decoction, Infusion & more

How to prepare herbs for use - Decoction, Infusion & more

Herbs, ahhh natures medicine chest.  Whilst some are quibbling about pharmaceuticals being such as codeine being stashed in the hand of prescription writing doctors, we got this.  Until Codex takes them from us, but that's a post for another day, staying focused here...

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Bring a Little Sunshine into Your Life

Bring a Little Sunshine into Your Life

Have you ever wondered what sunshine smells like?  Do you yearn for more sunshine in your life during those long, cold winters?  Want to surround yourself with sunshine at home or work? 

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Cathy Reeves April 12, 2017 Add a comment

The Many Health Benefits Of Shativari Root Herb

The Many Health Benefits Of Shativari Root Herb

Shatavari, or Asparagus Racemosus has been used for a long time in Ayurveda as a treatment for the female reproductive system. The name of this plant has a direct translation meaning having one hundred roots. Shativari root herb has been used for centuries in tonic, tablet, and powder form. 

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Discover The Health Benefits Of Rhodiola Root Herb

Discover The Health Benefits Of Rhodiola Root Herb

Rhodiola rosea is also known as golden root grows in cool climates of Eastern Europe and Asia. It is used in traditional healing modalities for treating fatigue and mood swings. Rhodiola root herb is a potent adaptogen that helps the body and mind. The main compounds identified in this flower include rosin, salidroside and rhodioloside.

 

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