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The purpose of our blog is to share with our viewer's aromatherapy and CAM updates and features other related topics from the wider field of complementary healthcare which we hope you will enjoy. Before continuing please view our disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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Referrals - The Cheapest Way to Attract New Business

Now don’t get me wrong. I fully believe in advertising and understand that each of these highly effective advertising mediums can generate increased turnover and attract new customers. But what if there was a way to attract new customers to your salon that cost you virtually nothing? Well there is. Having a systematic referral programme in place in your salon is the answer!

Essential Oils in Historical Context

The history of essential oils is inseparably entwined in the evolution of medicine, evidenced through ancient medicinal texts and artefacts left by civilisations living over 5,000 years ago. Applied in the form of fumigants, incense, cleansers, antiseptics, antibiotics, bactericides and preservatives, as well as psychosomatic ....

Aromatherapy and the Sense of Smell

When they are inhaled through the nostrils, essential oil molecules are taken up deep into the brain. Just how the tiny aromatic molecules pass into the bloodstream is not entirely understood as yet, but research has shown that they come into contact with the part of the brain which regulates the nervous and hormonal systems in our bodies.

Hydrolate, Hydrolat, floral water, aromatic distilled water and hydrosol – what is the difference?

Not that long ago before aromatherapy became so popular, all distillate waters were collectively known as 'floral waters'. However as the term ‘floral waters’ only really refers to the water left over from distillation of essential oils from flowers and more and more aromatic waters appeared on the market, a new term had to be used...

Compound found in coriander and ginger may help protect against the negative effects of radiation exposure

In recent years, scientists have become increasingly interested in monoterpenes because they are capable of scavenging ‘reactive oxygen species’ (ROS) in the body. ROS molecules are a natural product of the metabolism of oxygen, and play key roles in cell signalling and other biological processes.

How to ensure that the Ravensara / Ravintsara you are using is the one you think you are using

The only sure way to ensure that what you are using is what you want to use, is to check the chemical structure of the essential oil. There will be some natural variation in the amounts of the components, but the basic structure will be clear.

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