Newsletter 13

Soul Essence is pleased to bring you Your Monthly Wellbeing Words…

Did you know…?

The herb Rosemary – was used to keep meat before the invention of the refrigerator? Rosemary is a natural preservative and meats were covered with the herb and wrapped for storage. Today, the needle-like leaves of rosemary are used to flavour poultry, pork, lamb, rice, tomato and egg dishes. Chop and sprinkle the leaves over salads and lay fresh, leafy stems on cuts of meat while cooking. Add fresh leaves to butters, sugars and oils, cool summer drinks, marinades for fish and poultry and sauces for vegetables. The newest growth should be used for cooking while older growth is ideal for potpourri, sachets and crafts.

Rosemary can also be used in handmade soaps, lotions, hair conditioners and shampoos. Medicinally, rosemary is said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is thought to be useful in the treatment of colds, flu, fatigue and headaches. Infused into massage oil, it is beneficial for rheumatic and muscular pain and great in the bath to alleviate aching joints, exhaustion, to help indigestion and as a decongestant. Rosemary grows freely in window containers and gardens all year round

Have you ever tried…?

Dandelion… There are times in life for both men and women when water weight seems to be bloating the entire body. Many over the counter water pills are simply massive amounts of caffeine, which can leave you feeling jittery. Dandelion, however, is a natural diuretic that works wonders in the body. Dandelion contains Vitamin A, D, C and B and helps to gently push the excess water from the body. Not in the mood for a pill? The leaves of those menacing dandelions in your front yard are completely edible. Just pluck, wash and enjoy in a salad.

Thought of the Month….


…...that change cannot be avoided in life. So do not resist change, embrace it.

Life is changing all the time — and certainly the day-to-day conditions on our planet are changing now in ways we could not have expected — so the fact of change is real and very present.

Our invitation from life is to not let changes get us down, but to lift ourselves up, and move past them.

Neale Donald Walsch

What’s on…

Come along and sample therapies at Pamper Events, monthly on the last Saturday of the month at Freemantle Hall Bexley Village our termly events will be at All Saints Church Hall Bercta Road SE9  on Thursday 1st March 2012 and 21st June 2012 for more information visit

The monthly Meditation group held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. This has proved popular and the Wednesday group is almost full, in the new year I will possibly start another  group on the second Tuesday evening of the month at 8pm if more people want to come along. If you are interested please contact me for more information and to book your place, for more information look on my website.

If you’d like to book an appointment for any of the therapies, please give me a call.

Best wishes,

Rosemary Thomas

Soul Essence