Glass containing oil & water

Oil & Water Don’t Mix – Implications in Lotions ‘N’ Potions

Oil and water don’t mix, they are what is called immiscible. It was a proverb that Grandma Lukie always used in relation to making herbal preparations; Grandma Lukie was very fond of proverbs. Let’s get technical for just a moment …….

Picture of a Bandage

Stupes, Fomentations, Compresses, Poultices & Plaisters

What’s in a name? To Grandma Lukie they were either ‘Stupes’ or ‘Plaisters’.
So what’s the difference? If you look at dictionary definitions you’d run yourself round in circles; I’m not sure that they know the difference…..

Frankincense Tree

Frankincense – The Feel-Good Healer

Frankincense – an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family  Burseraceae, is also known as olibanum.

Latin Name: Boswellia carterii syn. Boswellia sacra

Family: Burseraceae

Common Names: Boswellie, Olibans, Olibanum, Olibano, Salai Tree, Oleo-Gum-Resin

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