Canadian willowherb (Epilobium augustifolium)

Canadian Willowherb

December 14, 2017 smitsa 0

The tribes of the Canadian forests have been applying Canadian Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) for millennia. Why ? To act as a skin cleanser, removing dirt […]

Bunch of rosehips, the fruit of the rose bush.

Rosehip Seed Oil

October 17, 2017 smitsa 0

Rosehips are a fantastic nutritional health source but the seeds also yield an excellent oil which is composed of omega-6 (45 percent) and omega-3 (35 […]

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Kukui Oil

October 17, 2017 smitsa 0

Kukui oil is extracted from the nut of a tree (Aleurites moluccana) which is found in the forests of the Far East and  Hawaii. The oil is a […]

A dropper bottle of cedarwood essential oil. cedarwood nuts in front view


October 17, 2017 smitsa 1

Cedarwood is highly pungent with a resinous,  spicy and woody aroma. It has excellent antimicrobial properties and is used to clean skin, especially oily skin. It […]

The essential oil of carrot seeds in a glass bottle on a wooden table.

Carrot Seed Oil

October 17, 2017 smitsa 1

Carrot seed oil is an extraordinary therapeutic product for the skin. When added to carrier oils it is used to soothe dry and matured skin. […]

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Rose Geranium Oil

September 10, 2017 smitsa 2

Rose geranium oil is an essential oil extracted from various Pelargonium species but predominantly from Pelargonium graveolens. It serves as a floral substitute for rose […]

Cut halves of aloe leaves on a wooden table.

The Benefits Of Aloe vera

May 2, 2017 smitsa 0

Aloe vera has been used for millenia for healing – its certainly not just a an attractive potted plant! Before we recognised its healing properties, […]

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Kidney Vetch

January 13, 2017 smitsa 0

Kidney Vetch, woundwort or Ladies Fingers is scientifically known as Anthyllis vulneraria. It is an extremely bright flowering plant and often clothes fields where it’s yellow-orange colour […]

Avocado oil on table close-up

Avocado oil

September 26, 2014 smitsa 0

Avocado oil is one of the healthiest dietary oils available for the nutritionist and for culinary use. We explore some of its properties here. The […]