A great thing about aromatherapy is how diverse essential oils are. Not only for their benefits to support pain management, emotional and mental health, and general wellbeing, but in the different ways we can use aromatherapy to receive those benefits.
By far, one of the most popular ways to use essential oils is by diffusing single oils or blends to disperse the scent safely into the air (but if you’re looking for other ways to use your oils, you can read about them in our Essential Oils 101 guide).
There are a number of different kinds of essential oil diffusers…
Australia has an array of beneficial flora and is home to some of the most beautiful and therapeutic essential oils in the world. Some of these oils have been introduced over the years and have become household names, such as Tea Tree and Eucalyptus, whilst others have only recently been discovered and are growing in popularity.
Here are 15 relatively new, Australian essential oils that are grown, cultivated and harvested in our own backyard. They have all been organically and sustainably sourced from local producers.
Kunzea is the signature essential oil in our Zea Relief products and is…
Inflammatory conditions are growing more prevalent in society, particularly throughout the western world. As our population ages and people take on more stress and move less, it’s important that we’re informed and educated on what inflammation is, how it can lead to more complex health problems, and natural treatments for inflammation and pain¹.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect itself against harm. It can be localised (such as a break in the skin or a broken bone) or may affect the entire body systemically, such as with chronic immune dysfunction or influenza. Inflammation usually presents as:
Sleep is as important to our survival as food and water, and yet so many of us aren’t getting enough sleep or the high quality sleep our systems need to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
Despite the evolution of our lifestyle and technology, our biology still functions via our circadian rhythm, a hormonal response to the rising and setting of the sun. This would mean that, traditionally, we would go to sleep within two hours of the sun setting, and wake around two hours after sunrise¹.
But with the modern lifestyle and work schedules…
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In times of turmoil and stress, it can feel difficult to remain positive and calm, particularly given the global health crisis we are currently experiencing.
Normal tasks can suddenly feel overwhelming and our emotions can become more heightened, meaning that we find ourselves reacting to situations differently to how we might usually.
Whether you enjoy eating grapefruit or not, you’re going to love the beautiful White Grapefruit Essential Oil. A native to tropical Asia and the West Indies, grapefruit is a large tree with shiny green leaves and large yellow fruit¹.
There are two different varieties of grapefruit — pink and white. There is not a big difference between these, other than the colour of the fruit and white grapefruit having a slightly more tart aroma². Otherwise, the composition of the two oil varieties and their benefits are very similar. …
Essential oils have always been a wonderful alternative natural therapy and have recently become more popular than ever. As more essential oil options become available, it’s so important to know what to look for when purchasing oils, and how to sift through misinformation to make sure you’re getting the best quality products you possibly can.
Here is a list of 9 things we recommend you should look out for in an essential oil provider.
1) Botanical Name
Essential Oils are the concentrated extracts of a plant that retain their natural smell and properties. We use essential oils to enhance mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
They are taken from a plant in various ways, such as steam distillation, extractions or cold pressing. The ways the oils are obtained from a plant depends on the type of plant it’s coming from and which part you are using, such as the flower, leaves, bark, seed or resin.
Every essential oil contains many different components and are commonly used in aromatherapy and skincare. …
By Samantha Gemmell (Guest Post)
Germs are an everyday part of life — we’re surrounded by them. But that doesn’t mean that you want to get an infection! If you’re looking for natural ways to support your immune system, I’ve got you covered.
The immune system, like all body systems, has a variety of functions. But the main goal is to protect the body from harm. It prevents infections from germs such as viruses and bacteria, as well as healing damaged tissue from injury or illness and detecting cancerous cells.
There are two main branches of the immune system —…
By Dr Brent Wells (Guest Post)
So you’ve tried every headache treatment out there — drinking more water, cold compression, ginger tea, regular yoga, meditation…the list goes on and on. These natural treatments are all often very important and useful, but have you tried essential oils? It may seem like a daring option, but in reality, science now backs up the health benefits of using essential oils for headaches and migraines.
Essential oils are a natural, scientifically-based choice that could relieve your next headache or migraine. …
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