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Carrot Seed Oil

I had heard of carrot seed oil but had never bought it. I was recently given a present of a bottle and it has become one of my favourites. The scent is beautiful- sweet, sharp and uplifting.

Carrot seed oil is reputedly one of the best oils for the skin, especially dry, mature skin, wrinkles, scars, eczema, dermatitis and other conditions. I used it blended in a cream with Lavender and German Chamomile- it was beautiful and my skin felt great. (Wrinkles, watch out, I have carrot seed oil and I will use it!

Aromatherapy and Other Natural Treatments for Burns

A few years ago I heard that egg whites are very effective for burns; when I did a natural facial course egg whites were recommended in face packs for oily skin.  Just yesterday a  student in the Healing House told me that she used the skin from inside the egg shell in natural facial treatments and for bags under the eyes; this treatment left her skin beautifully soft. Today I received an email from another student,  which is doing the rounds at the moment,  about a young man who had received bad burns to his face.

Essential oils and first aid

The children are on holidays and out enjoying the sun (between the torrential rain of course!!) and more likely than usual to have cuts, scraps, nettle stings etc. Wouldn't it be nice to have a remedy which is good for all ailments AND boosts the immune system AND doesn't cost the earth?? An excellent first aid remedy to take on holiday also for added peace of mind and it can of course be used for adults as well.
Lavender, Chamomile and Tea Tree essential oils mixed in witch hazel ticks all the boxes.

Castor Oil:-Painkilling AND Good for the Skin

ShareCastor Oil, which has been called "The Oil Which Heals" is an all round wonder oil. When castor oil is mentioned, many people shudder and remember how it was frequently used as a laxative. While very effective in this regard, the taste, I believe, is not pleasant.
The good news is that it can be very effectively used externally and need not be taken orally to have an amazing effect on many ailments. It is anti-inflamatory and painkilling so great for aches and pains including sciatic pain, muscular pain, digestive complaints and more.

Epsom Salts for Muscle Pain

Epsom salts are an excellent way to ease muscle tension and promote relaxation and the following is very helpful aftercare for massage clients and indeed for anyone who suffers from muscle tension (which is most of us!!).

Epsom salts, made of the mineral magnesium sulfate, are freely available in most chemists, don't cost the earth, and are easy to use. They draw toxins from the body, relax the muscles and also sedate the nervous system. In addition the salts will reduce swelling and exfoliate the skin.

Facebook for Business Talk Sunday 17th July 2011

Facebook for Business Workshop with Aoife Gaffney in the Healing House will run on Sunday 17th July from 10am to 1pm. Aoife's previous talks were very informative, helpful and well attended. Fee is €20, to book a place register and pay online at
Limited places as always, first come first served!!
For more info contact Aoife at

Essential Oils fro Christmas

A lovely way to lift the spirits, create a Christmassy athnosphere, freshen th air and kill the nasty airborne bugs (What more could you want??)

1 drop of Frankincense essential oil
2 drops of Orange essential oil
2 drops of cinnamon essential oil

Add to 50ml water and use in room sprays or burners.If you want your Christmas cards to be really special, dampen a cotton wool ball with the blend, put it with the cards in a bag or box and leave overnight or longer if possible

Don't use this blend on the skin as it may cause irritation.

Aromatherapy Lotions and Potions

Aromatherapy Lotions and Potions Sunday 23rd January 2011

The versatility of essential oils never ceases to amaze me! As well as making life easier, more pleasant and a lot healthier, they can be used to make fabulous beauty products......all high quality, reasonably priced, minus the hidden nasties so prevalent in shop bought products. The best part is they are oh so much fun to make!!

You might ask don't you need a lot of expensive ingredients which are only available at the top of some mountain at the other end of the earth?