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Thursday, 7 July 2016

New Product: Comfrey Oil

We have long stocked Comfrey Cream, which is well-known for its properties in aiding recovery of injuries, so much so that its nickname is 'Knitbone'. This is the first time that we have offered Comfrey oil, and here are some of its properties:

  1. For skin rashes – Comfrey oil can be very effective in treating rashes. 
  2. For bone fractures – Apart from helping treat superficial wounds, comfrey oil has also been applied to fractured bones or torn ligaments in areas of the body where it is not possible to place a cast, such as a rib. It can be applied directly onto your skin or in a poultice, promoting fast healing. It can also help reconstruct torn muscles that might have been injured. 

How Does Comfrey Oil Work?

An folk remedy, comfrey has so many traditional and current uses, mostly focused on skin care and sports injuries It is important to attribute many of these positive impacts to its high amounts of allantoin, a healing substance that causes cell growth. Comfrey is commonly used for healing wounds, preventing scars, and treating existing ones, along with decreasing dryness and flaking of skin. The oil can work as an anti-inflammatory, an analgesic, and an aide in the healing of sprains and broken bones. It also demonstrates effectiveness in treating atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Please note that all these potential benefits are obtained through topical application and not ingestion.

Comfrey oil can be blended with essential oils for an aromatherapy massage. Look under Carrier Oils in our main menu.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Fragrant Waters

They're back! Once again we're expanding our range of hydrosols or fragrant waters. We've had Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Rose hydrosols for a long time, and here's a reminder of what Dr Jane said about hydrosols in general:

 Hydrosols are aromatic waters co-distilled, the essential oil having been extracted, and have multiple therapeutic properties, especially for children as they are perceived as completely safe... 

If you follow the link on the Homepage, you can read notes about properties of the three hydrosols we have always stocked. The new kids on the block are Peppermint and Neroli (orange blossom), and here are some brief descriptions:


A cool, refreshing aroma. Use to combat itching (including genital irritation), allergic reactions, bites and stings. Can be used in cold compresses to alleviate stiff muscles, aches and pains, sprains and strains. Spritz onto face to refresh during hot weather or when tired, or to soothe hot flushes. 


The aroma is much like the wonderful Neroli essential oil. It is fruity and refreshing, with hidden emotional depths. Neroli hydrosol can be used on the skin as a delicious fragrance, or for stress to provide immediate relief. It can be used, diluted, for children to alleviate shock, hysterics and ADHD.  

For prices, and quantities available, please look on the products list to the left of the main page.

Many thanks