Aromatherapy has been used for centuries for spiritual and medicinal purposes by healers, mothers and religious leaders. Essential oils are the fragrant parts of a plant which have properties that can help us physically and emotionally. The most popular way to apply these oils is through massage, and this increases the effects of the oils by greatly relaxing body and mind. Essential oils can also be used in a number of other ways and still produce great benefits, such as in the bath or in a vaporiser. Africology uses this concept and creates formulations that contain natural plant extracts that work in synergy with essential oils in each individual product.
Bambelela Lodge is home to one hundred vervet monkeys, four meerkats, two porcupines, two owls, a few sheep, many chickens, a flock of peacocks, and a tame Kudu named Sissie. In addition, the lodge is home to volunteers from all over South Africa and the world, all playing their part to rehabilitate monkeys so that they can one day be released back into the wild in troupes.