Aromatherapy

Waitangi in Vain

Today is the day! February 6th is New Zealand’s national day and Bob Marley’s birthday. Here’s some WWT suggestions on how to mark this occasion:

Fitness
A yoga practice set to Bob Marley music and some easy skanking (i.e. dancing to reggae music).

Fragrance
Manuka essential oil, leptospermum scoparium, is indigenous to New Zealand and has numerous therapeutic benefits; the main ones being anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The best comes from the north-eastern part of the North Island. If your travels to New Zealand have you in Gisborne, keep heading north until you get to the East Cape.
Some suggestions for use: a few drops in your shampoo to help combat dandruff; in a lotion to use on Athletes foot; as an ingredient in a healing skin balm.
Links
Health Benefits of Manuka Essential Oil
Manuka Oil – Uses and Information

Food
See our previous posts for more about Jamaican cuisine and New Zealand food:
Meatless Monday – Thank God for the Rastas
Meatless Monday – This was the Yam that Usain Ate
Meatless Monday – Don’t Be a Jerk
Meatless Monday – Land of the Long White Meringue Cloud
Stir it Up! (Hey it’s not a Meatless Monday one!)
Breakfast with Bob (And another non Meatless Monday one!)

Photo by Kimberley (c)2007

Wall art, Wellington, New Zealand
Photo by Kimberley (c)2007

Photo by Kimberley (c)2013

Bob Marley Museum, Kingston, Jamaica
Photo by Kimberley (c)2013

 See also
Kudos Kiwis…

Happy Bob Maori Day!

Kia Ora and Good Night

 

Blue Mountains, Jamaica. Photo by Kimberley (c)2013.

Blue Mountains, Jamaica.
Photo by Kimberley (c)2013.

Photo by Kimberley (c)2009

North Island, New Zealand
Photo by Kimberley (c)2009

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