antiviral essential oils

Now that winter is in full swing it is not uncommon to find ourselves wanting to stay in bed that little bit longer to keep snug and warm. I must admit, I find it much easier to get out of bed on a bright summers morning than it is when it’s cold, dark and raining outside. And on top of all that, the colder weather brings with it the misery of blocked noses, cold feet, aching joints – and summer seems so very, very far away . . .
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - 8:16

Peppermint essential oil is derived from the leaves of Mentha piperita, which belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The genus Mentha comprises of over 20 individual species with a diversity of varieties and chemotypes, most of which have aromatic foliage. However, only the essential oil extracted from Mentha piperita and Mentha arvensis (Cornmint), has the sharp, crisp and familiar aroma we associate with the term ‘peppermint’. Read more…

Although there are several different types of eucalyptus oils available on the market, Eucalyptus radiata essential oil is often the most popular choice for aromatherapists who generally prefer its aroma to that of Eucalyptus globulus. Although the difference is quite subtle, the softer fragrance of the radiata variety can be easily distinguished by most people.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , | Sunday, July 14th, 2013 - 1:16

The coldest March since 1942 is now behind us here in the UK, but we seem to be left with an epidemic of flu, sore throats, coughs and colds. Try as you might, it’s impossible to avoid coming into contact with friends and work colleagues who are coughing and spluttering everywhere. This is a problem since coughs, colds and flu, are caused by viruses which are spread from person to person, and often surface to person.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Saturday, April 6th, 2013 - 7:47