IPF is pleased to announce the selection of Rosemary Moore as Director of the IPF Healing Garden Program.
Rosemary, an IPF Certified Natural Perfumer and garden expert from the English Gardening School and Garden for the Soul, brings a life-long commitment to improving people’s lives through reconnecting people with nature and healing gardens.
As part of the International Perfume Foundation’s Reconnect with Nature Campaign, we have developed the IPF Healing Garden, which involves working with plants, flowers, and soil allowing children and adults to experience the senses, to reconnect with nature by growing and utilizing their own Healing Gardens, and to benefit from the many healthy features of nature and gardening.
Finally cities are deciding to have their own Healing Garden.
The Singapore's Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally.
It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medicinal plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.
Singapore invites us to immerse ourself in the beauty and serenity of the Healing Garden, and discover the power of plants to heal and enhance our quality of life.
Mosquitoes are insects that have been around for more than 30 million years. And it seems that, during those millions of years, mosquitoes have been honing their skills so that they are now experts at finding people to bite. Mosquitoes have a battery of sensors designed to track their prey, including:
Something with this many sensors sounds more like a military aircraft than an insect. That's why mosquitoes are so good at finding and biting you.
Fragrant plants confuse mosquitoes’ chemical sensors and stop them from finding you. Natural Perfumes are your best friends to protect you from mosquitoes! This is one more reason for creating your own Healing Garden! Choose your plants.
The benefits from contact with nature are now so well documented that they’re showing up on the health care industry’s agenda, and protecting nature can be seen as a public health strategy.
NATURE IS RESTORATIVE; that’s practically a truism to anyone who loves the outdoors. The effects start within minutes and can be long-lasting, even transformative, when nature works on us over the course of days or weeks. Scientific research now confirms what we already know: We become more relaxed, more open and friendly, and more creative, with better memory and concentration, after being in nature. Nature lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and bolsters our immune system. In fact, the benefits from contact with nature are now so well documented that they’re showing up on the health care industry’s agenda, and protecting nature can be seen as a public health strategy.
The American Public Health Association now urges health practitioners to advise patients to spend more time in nature for exercise and play, and has called for more green space in school yards, medical facilities, and in urban design. Meanwhile, an international movement called “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” has taken root in more than 30 countries.
Reconnecting with Nature is also to be Grateful to Nature
NATURE IS GIVING, it always give without asking something back. Have you ever think about this? Everytime you come back from a parc or a forest, you feel better, relaxed.. Next time you receive from nature, just think about it and say "Thank You!".
ITS SUMMER TIME - ITS FLOWER POWER CAKE TIME!
Viola-type flowers, Calendula, Roses, Rosehip, Dandelions, Carnations, Lavender, Cornflowers, Pea flowers, Day Lilies, Chamomile and many more...
1 1/2 cups almonds,
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
12 fresh dates (medjool), pitted
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
Filling & Topping Ingredients:
1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours, longer if you have the time
2 organic lemons, juice & zest
1 tsp grounded vanilla powder or 1/2 vanilla pod
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 tbsp rosehip powder (optional)
2 medium size pomegranate, seeds
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 lime, juice
Organic & edible fresh flowers!
Making the crust: Grind nuts and seeds in a blender or a food processor for about a minute. Add dates, coconut oil and sea salt and run the processor until it all comes together. Flatten it out on the bottom of an 8-inch non-stick spring form. Store in the fridge while you make the filling. Clean blender or food processor well.
Making the filling: Warm coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan on low heat until liquid. Whisk to combine. Place soaked cashews, lemon juice and zest, vanilla, coconut oil, honey and rosehip in blender or food processor and blend on high until very smooth (this make take a couple minutes so be patient). Pour the filling over the crust and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until set. Clean blender or food processor well.
Making the topping: Place pomegranate seeds, raspberries and lime juice in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the topping on top of the cashew filling, place the cake back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Serving the cake: Remove from freezer 30 minutes before eating. Decorate the cake with fresh organic flowers. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices.
Plants are the foundation of civilization and culture. They created the biosphere of the earth's surface, and they regulate its functions. Plants are the ultimate source of all health and prosperity; they feed us, give us clothing and shelter, provide fuel, fiber, and countless other necessities. Every breath we breathe is the breath of plants, which supports all life. Plants are the origin of medicine.
When healing an illness, there is often relatively little that doctors and patients can do to directly produce optimum functioning of human physiology. Plants, however, provide the biochemical and nutritional compounds that assist the body's internal ecology and promote its innate homeostasis and equilibrium. Phytonutrients nourish the organs, support the tissues, and enhance immunity, while the medicinal constituents of botanical species detoxify metabolic waste and xenobiotics (harmful foreign substances). No synthetic pharmaceutical drug can perform these functions.
Similarly, there is relatively little that people can do to reverse global warming, to stabilize disturbed weather patterns, or to detoxify environmental contamination. But plants do all of these things. They cool the planet, help regulate the seasons, recharge groundwater, restore soil fertility and stop erosion, regenerate the ozone layer, bind atmospheric carbon dioxide, and purify the toxins we put everywhere. Plants perform the same crucial functions in the outer environment as they do in the inner environment of the body.
Today, May Day, people all over France will be following Gallic tradition and giving deliciously fragrant posies of muguets des bois as love tokens.
The scent of muguet, known here as lily of the valley is a British native: the 16th-century Gerard's Herbal describes it as growing "on Hampsted Heath, four miles from London, in great abundance". The second part of the Latin name, Convallaria majalis, refers to the fact that it flowers in May. In France it appears early in the month, here a little later.
Lily of the Valley is found across Europe, Asia and in North America, in dry woodland, usually on alkaline soils and sometimes in the crevices or grikes of limestone pavement. In common with many plants that are impossible to eradicate once they've made themselves at home – Reginald Farrer calls it "the worst of all delicious weeds" – it is notoriously difficult to establish. Just below the surface of the soil its stems eke out a living from the leaf litter and radiate outwards, producing tufted roots and aerial shoots at their nodes. This colonising habit, essential in its native habitat as it quests for new food sources, is also the reason for the patchy growth in a garden setting.
If you leave it to wander lily of the valley should flower happily, the stem extending as the round green buds open and allow the bells to hang gracefully.
In the Language of Flowers, Lily of the Valley means: Sweetness; Tears of the Virgin Mary; Return to Happiness; Humility; You've Made My Life Complete.
Lily of the Valley is healing by its beauty and good intentions but is extremely toxic, it cannot be eaten or added in a tea.
It is also impossible for perfumers to capture its soul. If some perfumers pretend to sell you Lily of the Valley perfume, you can always tell it is a synthetic reproduction of the smell and therefore not a natural perfume.
Why Reconnecting to Nature is so important for our Lives
Nature is important to our lives. It is not only adding beauty to what we see or adding scents to what we smell, it is also adding life to our cells and keeping us healthy.
We are made by nature and we are nature but we forgot it!
We are born in Nature, we are living on a planet called Earth, this planet is covered by Nature, it breathes the same air, drinks the same water and we need all fruits,vegetable, flowers and plants to feed us with the best things they feed themselves from the Earth. They are made for us to eat and to regenerate ourselves.
Without them, we would die.
Our own DNA depends on Nature’s DNA.
Since ancient times, many civilizations have realized the healing qualities of gardens. The earliest hospitals in the Western world were infirmaries in monastic communities where herbs and prayer were the focus of healing and a cloistered garden was an essential part of the environment.
Restorative gardens for the sick, which were a vital part of the healing process from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, provided ordered and beautiful settings where patients could begin to heal, both physically and mentally. These were often part of hospitals prior to the mid-twentieth century and are regaining popularity now.
With the pace and the stress of modern life, its hard to find such a place, but your garden can be your own place of refuge and recuperation, a restorative landscape that’s a place for contemplation and a place that offers the chance to revive in the peace, serenity and beauty of nature.
The Frequency Level of Everything
Everything has its own frequency and plants and nature vibrates together with the same frequency. This is why we need to Reconnect with Nature. .
We need to reconnect the frequency of the original DNA of the plant to recover our original DNA frequency.
Cancer is a disorganisation of the cells that can be restore by a correct DNA frequency also this is the reason nobody found the remedy for cancer, no investment were made to research the frequency that could cure cancer. This frequency is in original seed plants.
This frequency can be found in nature, not in synthetics; this frequency is at the tip of your fingers.
Grow your own Fragrant Garden! Grow your Healing Garden!
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Authors are gardening experts in a variety of categories including distillation, plants healing and cleansing properties.