Posts tagged 'Plants'

Essential Oils as Perfume Replacements

30 November 2023
Perfume Replacements
Synthetic fragrances dominate the mainstream market with their overpowering scents but the trend of using essential oils as a perfume replacement has been gaining momentum. The ingredients in perfumes are painfully vast and normally consist of things such as benzyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, benzaldehyde, formaldehyde, methylene chloride – to name a few! Phthalates are potentially hazardous to humans and we are all happily putting these on our skin.

Pau D’Arco... A Divine Tree & Tea of Life

9 November 2023
Divine Tree
Pau D'Arco, also known as Lapacho or Taheebo and nicknamed the “Divine Tree” by Brazilian Shamans, is a tree native to the rainforests of South America, particularly in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. For centuries, indigenous tribes in these regions have harnessed the healing properties of Pau D'Arco to treat a wide range of ailments. In recent years, this natural remedy has gained popularity worldwide due to its potential health benefits.

Reishi Mushroom Powder; An Experiment in Wellness

30 October 2023
Reishi Mushroom Powder
There has been a resurgence of interest in recent years in traditional and alternative remedies for various health concerns (and I love researching them, can you tell?). One such remedy that has gained considerable attention is Reishi mushroom powder, a potent and versatile superfood. Known as the "Mushroom of Immortality" in ancient Chinese medicine, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have been revered for their numerous health benefits for thousands of years.