HopeWind Blog

  • Aromatherapy and Parkinson’s Disease

    Essential oils such as frankincense, vetiver, lavender, and helichrysum are just a few of the oils that can be beneficial to treat symptoms
  • Aromatherapy and Relaxation

    Effective relaxation techniques can be enhanced with the use of aromatherapy. Using quality essential oils as a component of aromatherapy heightens the effectiveness, helping to reduce tension and relieve stress. This is especially important to achieve and maintain overall good health and well being as today’s busy and stress-filled life takes a toll, not only in our minds, but on our bodies as well.
  • Some Thoughts on Essential Oils and Skin Care

    Essential oils have long since been used to cure, treat, alleviate, transform and heal various skin conditions. This beautiful, all-natural skin care remedy is amongst the best you can choose for your skin. 

  • Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

    Peppermint essential oil has many health benefits and is widely used in the aromatherapy treatments. This essential oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant and has a bright yellow color. It can also blend well with other essential oils due to its thin consistency.
  • Five Amazing Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil

    The strong, fresh scent of cedar trees has inspired travellers and adventurers for untold centuries, but only in modern times did we come to understand that cedar has a host of physical and mental benefits as well. Cedarwood essential oil, which allows us to unlock the hidden goodness of cedars, has been shown to confer all of the following health advantages
  • The Full Monty: Transparency in the Beauty Industry

    Today's consumers are smart, savvy and more curious than ever - not only about what beauty product they are considering for purchase, but of each ingredient within a product and its benefits and also, how it's produced. They want to know if ingredients are natural/organic, non-toxic, or eco-friendly and if the advertised, 'clean beauty', truly is 'green beauty', as they understand that the benefits of green reach much farther than buzzwords and trends.

  • Four Essential Oils that Detoxify the Body

    Every day we are exposed to a range of elements that can be toxic for the body: pollution, stress, processed foods, air- and food-borne chemicals, and more.
    If you live in a place free of cars and factories, you live a life free of stress, and you make all your food from scratch – you are a lucky minority in today’s urbanized world. For the rest of us, we need to think about the best ways to keep out body in balance through regular detoxification.
  • Sacredness of Essential Oils in Ancient Egypt

    The use of oils in Ancient Egypt dates back to the earliest period of their civilization. Archeological excavations of the first dynasty found burial sites with jars that stored perfumes and ointments. There is evidence from 27th to 22nd century BCE (period otherwise known as the Old Kingdom of Egypt) that kings had specialists in charge of their oils and ointments.
  • Thieves Essential Oil

    The story behind the discovery of Thieves essential oils is an exciting one. It tells the story of four thieves in Europe at a time when the world was under a heavy attack from the mysterious and fatal disease known as the plague. Due to harsh economic hard times, the four thieves devised a way through which they could rob the sick and avoid contracting the deadly diseases. Through combining ingredients from cloves, aromatic herbs, cloves and spices, they came into contact with the victims, robbed them and never contracted the plague.
  • Effective Essential Oils for Meditation

    Effective Essential Oils for Meditation.   Integrating essential oils into your meditation practice can have many benefits. Each oil has specific...
  • Aromatherapy & Healing

    Aromatherapy can be defined as “the use of concentrated essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers & other plant parts to treat various diseases”.  Although the term ‘aromatherapy’ was coined less than a century ago, the medical benefits of fragrant, essential oils have long been recognised. In fact, some researchers argue that therapeutic practices that we would recognise today as aromatherapy are one of the earliest forms of practiced medicine.
  • Fascinating Lavender Essential Oil

    A History of Lavender Essential Oil Lavender is a highly versatile herb with a wide variety of therapeutic and aesthetic qualities. The plant has...