An Unwelcome Guest

Unwanted! Ugly! Painful! Stubborn! Contagious! Embarrassing!

“Mum (or dad)! What’s this on my foot?”  The dreaded question just before the swimming lesson.

You have a look and yes, there it is.    

What are we talking about?

Verrucas and warts. Most people have had them, nobody wants them. 

The experts say that the only answer really is that the body’s own immune system has to get rid of them but that can take years.  In the meantime they can spread and become really troublesome, especially in people whose immune systems are compromised or suppressed through illness.  This can be really miserable.  Also, if your little one has verruca, it can be a real problem when it comes to swimming, gymnastics, or any other activity where bare feet are required.

So, what treatments are out there?  If you look online you will read lots of advice from covering the verruca or wart to try to suffocate it, to applying a whole host of different things you find in your kitchen cupboards.  Lots of people try over-the-counter verruca and wart treatments, most of which are based on salicylic acid.  The main problem people find with these treatments is that they cause the skin surrounding the wart or verruca to become very red, sore and uncomfortable and very often they don’t improve the underlying problem anyway.  Or you can visit a professional podiatrist but even they don’t always achieve success and, again, can be quite uncomfortable.

This is why we have created our Botanical Verruca and Wart Oil.  It is made of 100% organic plant oils with 3 essential oils working in synergy to effectively treat the verruca or wart whilst causing no damage whatsoever to the surrounding skin.  In fact, if the oil is applied to skin which has been irritated by previous methods of treatment it will have an immediate soothing, healing effect.  

So, if you or your little ones have a verruca or wart and you would like to treat it painlessly with a product containing no harsh ingredients and only nature’s miracles, try our Botanical Verruca and Wart Oil and prepare to be amazed!

Aromatherapy Candles – What’s the hype?

We all love a smelly candle! But what makes an Aromatherapy candle more than just a nice scent to fill your room? We wanted to write this blog to give you more of an insight into the world of Aromatherapy and why adding the right essential oils to a candle can prove beneficial to mental and physical health.

Most scented candles use synthetic fragrances to achieve scents which are copied from nature, so are far cheaper to produce, but as with any chemical copy, they don’t have the beneficial effects that nature provides and can even be harmful.

Aromatherapy candles contain essential oils which are the extract or “essence” of plants, which are used for their beneficial effects on the mind & body. They are most often used in Aromatherapy massage to help treat a wide range of health issues, with great success. They are also used in diffusers and candles to infuse their healing properties into the atmosphere.

So, whereas a scented candle will simply release a pleasant smell into the home or workplace, an Aromatherapy candle can help to improve a person’s mental, physical and emotional well-being.  Each essential oil has its own powerful healing properties, but when combined together a synergistic effect occurs which boosts the power of each oil to create a “super-blend”.

So what are the benefits then?

Well here are just a few –

  • Help with sleep disorders
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Fight stress and irritability
  • Help combat depression
  • Lifts exhaustion and fatigue
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Improve concentration
  • Kill bacteria and viruses
  • Purify the air
  • Boost immunity
  • Relieve headaches
  • Relieve feelings of grief and despair
  • Help Seizures
  • Improve symptoms of menopause and PMS
  • Help Childbirth (Care must be taken when using essential oils during pregnancy, as only a small number of oils are safe to use, our “Calm before the Storm” candle has been created specifically for the start of labour and as with any aromatherapy candle MUST NOT be used before this time)
  • Bring Joy

There are many other beneficial effects but far too many to list.

There are countless variations, but we have chosen our own combinations of essential oils to create seven very special candles each with their own unique purpose.