Tag: aromatherapy

NHAA responds to Friends of Science in Medicine

The National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA) has finally decided to respond openly to the campaign by Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) to close University taught complemetary and alternative medicine courses.Here is a media release, an open letter from Leah Hechtman addressing the NHAA's views regarding FSM...

How to make Herbal Salves

We covered infused oils and making a herbal cream over the past couple of weeks, so now, due to popular demand I'll show you how to use the infused oils for making salves/ointments/balms as well. Step-by-step instructions.......

How to make a Herbal Cream

Whereas ointments (salves, balms) are meant to form a protective layer on the skin, a cream is an emulsion of water with oils which softens and soaks into the skin. Any product containing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. Make sure all your equipment is very clean and...

Good health smells great

It's not strictly herbal medicine, although essential oils used in aromatherapy are of course made by extracting volatile oils from herbs and other healing plants. By its very name, aromatherapy is a therapy utilising scents....