Kirsten Kitchen

Aromatherapy • A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

I know we don’t all celebrate Valentine’s day or even care about a slightly random saint called Valentine, but hey, cast away any cynicism. Throw your arms around the world, your loved ones, friends, family or pets and…eat chocolates, drink pink champagne and celebrate the life of Saint Valentine with…

Aromatherapy • Kunzea your aches and pains away

Looking out of my patio doors, I can see a crisp blue sky and falling leaves tumbling all over my patio, a gentle reminder that we are well into Autumn. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Autumn correlates with the lungs. Therefore we can help to protect ourselves at this transitional…

A Spring in your Step

 A Spring in your Step! As I write this article I am watching the hailstones hammering down onto my patio and confusing all my spring plants. Apart from the beautiful bloom of cherry blossom everywhere to remind us it is Spring, arctic winds, hailstones and temperatures struggling to get beyond…

Aromatherapy to aid sleep…

Aromatherapy to aid sleep Unfortunately many of us will at some point in our lives experience insomnia or at least difficulties with our sleep patterns and/or getting to sleep. With the demands and stresses of modern living it’s no wonder our bodies become tense and our minds overload. An overactive…

Have yourself an Aromatic Christmas…

Have yourself an Aromatic Christmas I felt ready to embrace the festive season when the rich aroma of my Xmas cake wafted through the house after 3 hours in the oven. At Christmas time our senses go into overdrive and for me as an aromatherapist it is my sense of…

Aromatherapy for London Chicks • Lavender

Aromatherapy for London Chicks…Lavender I knew instantly the essential Oil I wanted to pay tribute to for my first article on Aromatherapy for London Chicks. I have just returned from a visit to Grasse stocked up with the Freshest, Sweetest of Essential oils; everyone’s favourite and most versatile…the forever reliable…