Enter the Soul with Fragrant Breathing

Life expresses itself through breath and odours Everything breathes in the relative world of existence. Even plants breathe – yes, even stones. “All which smells gives molecules into the air according to vapour pressure on the molecular level. They come to our nose by breathing. Only when we breathe we smell. We smell until the…

Lotus: Embodiment of Love and Joy

The Lotus flower was well known in Old China long before Indian monks spread Buddhism in the country. Many old scriptures show the great worship for this plant and in vernacular it was called ‘ho’, which means peace. A disciple of Confucius has written a hymn on the Lotus flower saying that it symbolizes the…

Neroli: Stimulating Freedom

The tender white blossoms of bitter orange trees yield a very precious essential oil of a fresh-sweet, angelic fragrance that has charmed man over centuries. The story is told that Anne-Marie, Countess of Nerola, adored the fragrance and had all her clothes sprayed with Neroli, scented her bathwater with it and even perfumed her gloves…

Clary Sage: Wakes up Feminity

Earthy, musky, a summer meadow of secret scents and yet light and sweet: Clary Sage, called “the good one” by farmers in Provence, means memories of old and hidden laughters behind hedges and hay. It is the Sage of good fortune that saves from worry and distress, a female helper that opens closed up and…

Vanilla: Sweet Seduction by Mother Earth

The scent of Vanilla takes us on a journey to the various tropical islands of the Indian Ocean. Specifically Madagascar and La Reunion today are home of Vanilla Planifolia, what is being considered “True Vanilla”. It is from there that the Queen of all Spices conquers the world with enormous success. Who hasn’t come across…

Ebook edition of Essays on Holistic Aromatherapy Now Available!

The ebook edition of Essays on Holistic Aromatherapy written by Dr. Malte Hozzel is a compilation of deep insights into medicinal plants and essential oils.  Over the last 25 years, Dr. Hozzel has travelled the world in a quest to find the purest and finest oils, sourcing them directly from the growers to bring forward the…

Aromatherapy and the Science of Life – part I

Miracles  Shall we remember ? 35 Million years ago…….. We are just 30 million years after the end of the “dinausoaure period”. One of the biggest revolutions in nature happens: THE BIRTH OF FLOWERS and with them a huge variety of new essential oils appear after the Conifer oils. The appearance of hundreds of thousands…

ADHD – Answers to a modern plague in a stressful world

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become an excruciating problem for the young generation (and their educators) over the last decades and while the Pharma industry and psychologists struggle to find solutions, more and more people are finding the answers in plain sight… It is hard to believe, but ADHD is one of the most frequently…

Aromatherapy for raising the Spirit

A new understanding The uprise of new methods combining the use of essential oils with massage, chakra therapy, auric cleansing, visualization, meditation and other natural approaches to healing, self-healing and self-development is a timely development. Of course, the physical properties of essential oils have been well studied over the past few decades – but mostly…

Spring Allergies: Breathe free and enjoy the renewal of life

As we are heading towards Spring season the air is delicately fragrant with the first blossoms of almond trees. The humming of busy bees flying out of their hive, eager to spread their wings, of birds chirping their enchanting melodies, this is definitely one of the nicest moments of the year. Everywhere Nature is bursting…

Ravintsara: The Medicine Tree

Among all the aromatic treasures offered by Nature, there is a pearl with countless benefits: Ravintsara (Cinnamonum camphora). Known as the “beautiful leaf” in the Malagasy traditional medicine and praised as the “oil that heals”, it serves today to answer a wide demand in treating diverse psycho-physiological problems. Cinnamonum camphora belongs to the Lauraceae family…

Myrrh: An Ancient Sacred Healer

The legendary precious Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha), derived from sun-charged tropical resins, is used since Antiquity in sacred rites and for its rejuvenating effects on body and mind. Native from Eastern areas of Africa, the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the resin from a thorny shrublike tree. It has a spicy-warm, earthy…