Pretending that I was flying to Australia, I sniffed my way through 22 time zones and was very much looking forward to the return journey. I was introduced to these mood-changing substances (not of the Bill Clinton sort, I hasten to add) at the Park Lane Hotel where French aromatherapist Daniele Ryman has opened London's first jet lag shop. I can also recommend essence of tea tree, a scruffy New Zealand bush that Captain Cook's crew thought was the real thing until they tasted it. It is an antibiotic. Madame Ryman said it was marvellous for cuts.Reuse content
UNTIL last week, my only contact with the juniper berry had been gin. Now I learn it is the main essence of a concoction to overcome jet lag and is well- known as a stimulant to aromatherapists. It keeps you awake. If you want to go to sleep you sniff lavender essence, which, I discovered with even greater excitement, is a mild narcotic. Between staying awake on juniper and flaking out on lavender, there won't be much time to watch the movie.