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Here you’ll find all manner of helpful tips, advice, real-life stories and details of some of our latest fundraising events – all aimed at helping you (or those you love) deal with cancer and the side effects associated with its treatment.

Recent Articles

Lorna Our Charity Shop Manager

On joining us Lorna said. “This year marks my 40th year in retail. 25 years in Charity and 20 years as Charity Shop Manager.  My first charity experience was with Capability Scotland, which raises funds for Cerebral Palsy. Then I went to manage Help the...

Mary Our Charity Development Worker.

On joining us Mary Said. “I have had many years’ experience of working in the Health, Social Care and Voluntary Sector as well as being a Remedial Massage Therapist. Although semi-retired now I still run Indian Head Massage Workshops. I was absolutely delighted to be...

Using Essential Oils At Home.

Shona Wilson   “As a therapist I have my favourite oils - top of the list is  lavender lavandula angustifolia  a good all rounder.  This helps me relax, sleep, treat burns, and uplifts me if I feel dull.  My second would be...

Using Essential Oils at Home

Using Essential Oils at Home

Brenda Lambert has been a qualified Aromatherapist for 21 years  working for the Lavender Touch since 2003.  She is our Service Co Ordinator.  “I would like to share with you some of my aromatherapy knowledge.    When writing this I came across Aromatherapy an A to Z,...

Say Hello to Wendy – our latest charity volunteer

My name is Wendy Wilson and have recently become involved with the Lavender Touch as a volunteer. For some years I have been remotely aware of the work The Lavender Touch do and the regard in which the service is held throughout the Scottish Borders. Now that I have a...

Aromatherapy, Art or Science?

Aromatherapy, Art or Science?

Aromatherapy is an art and a science. A clinical aromatherapist understands the chemical composition of essential oils Aromatherapy is defined as the therapeutic use of aromatic substances. The most important class of these are known as essential oils, which are made...

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