In our gardens and hedges we can find numerous varieties of often beautifully scented roses. They belong to the family of rosacea, are strong plants with wooden stocks and branches, have beautiful coloured scented flowers with five petals (excepting the hybrid variety), with multiple stamens in the centre. Their fruit, the hip is oval and turns red once ripe. The plant is vigorous and has thorns; the leaves are beautifully formed with a strict rhythmical structure. read more →
by Doris Potter
Plantain, (Ribwort, Fleawort) – Plantago Lanceolata and Plantago Major
Plantain is another favourite of mine, mostly unnoticed, yet abundantly grows along the edges along lanes and footpaths, camouflaged amongst grasses. The slightly sticky seeds get carried around with our foot wear. The very observant Red Indians named it the “White Men’s Foot Step” as it grew wherever he had been.
It again proves to be a very nutritious and powerful healing plant. It is easily found and is the perfect first aid plant when out and about. Rub the leaves and put it on itchy allergic skin, or insect bites, or use it as a plaster on wounds. For blisters on your feet, just put the leaves over the blister in your shoes. It is antiseptic, ant inflammatory and promotes the healing process in the tissues. Plantain also helps wounds that just do not want to heal, like bedsores, ulcers etc. read more →
Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. Tina is instore on Saturday afternoons 3pm til 6pm apart from the last weekend of the month when she will be in on the Sunday 2pm til 5pm. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.
Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!
- Balance ,
- Blue Lace Crystal ,
- CBD ,
- Clear Quartz ,
- earth ,
- Energy ,
- Essential Oils ,
- fire ,
- healer ,
- Healing ,
- hematite ,
- Incense ,
- magnetic hematite crystals ,
- malachite ,
- Meditation ,
- Positive ,
- positive intentions ,
- Positivity ,
- Sacred space ,
- Salt Lamp ,
- Singing Bowl ,
- Smudge Stick ,
- Spirit Essence ,
- Spiritual ,
- Tina Wilkins ,
- water ,
Diann Fletcher Jones amongst many things is a recently qualified medicinal herbalist, as you can imagine Diann herself is very passionate about the health benefits that herbs can bring and so has decided to share some of this information on a monthly basis! And hopefully before too long we will have a catalogue of different herbs for various ailements and conditions that you can refer to anytime you wish.
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Holistic and Spiritual guide Tina Wilkins of Spirit Essence will be instore with us on Saturday 12th May from 1pm to 3pm promoting a bit of what she does!
Today Tina is offering tips and sharing knowledge on how to get the best from working with crystals and how they can be used for everyday use. So pop in and learn how crystals can assist you in your everyday day life.
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. And that everyone’s physical, emotional and spiritual makeup is determined by the balance within them of the five elements earth, water, air, fire and spirit.
If you feel you want learn more about this ancient tradition make sure to come along to our Ayurvedic Coffee Morning on Friday 13th April from 10.30am when Rachel Collins from Elysium Sanctuary will be in with us chatting about how Ayurveda, Yoga or any of the therapies Elysium offers. And of course there will be plenty of tea, coffee and goodies to eat!!
Suzan our Australian Bush Flower Essences guru will be instore with us on Saturday 3rd February offering free one on one consultations. Australian Bush Flower Essences help to heal body and soul and can be quite powerful but knowing which one to choose can sometimes be a bit difficult. If you would like to know if flower essences can help you make sure to call in for a chat with Sarah on 3rd February.
Following on from the success of her Healing Balm, which we are a great lover of here in Only Natural, Phil Walsh, founder of Wild Herb Elixirs, will be instore with us on Friday 17th November from 11am to 3pm to let us all know about her new massage balm – Balsam. It has been lovingly created using all natural ingredients, selected to complement each other and has been infused with Reiki Healing and can be used for tired and sore muscles and joints.
If you’d like to find out if the massage balm could help you make sure to call instore to chat to Phil and give it a go!