Category Archives: Essential Oils

Can Aromatherapy Relieve Stress?

Can Aromatherapy Relieve Stress?

These days stress is at an all-time high. When you experience stress continuously, this negative mental condition can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, psychological issues and even personality disorders. If you’re looking for a natural approach to alleviating stress, aromatherapy can be a great option. Certain aromas have been proven to actually alter… Continue Reading

Caring For Acne Naturally

Acne can be one of the most dreaded and difficult to treat skin conditions, especially for young adults and women leading up to and during their menstrual cycle. Countless dollars have been spent over the decades to prevent, treat and reduce scarring brought on by acne. Perhaps returning to a natural approach to acne care… Continue Reading

May Chang

Does anyone know the name of this tree?  It is May Chang (Litsea cubeba).  It is a small tropical tree native to eastern Asia.  Also known as mountain pepper, exotic verbena, and tropical verbena; the tree is known for its scented flowers, foliage and small berries shaped like peppers.  The aroma is often compared to… Continue Reading

Essential Oils and Dogs

Essential Oils and Dogs I have a new puppy, Sophia.  About three days after I brought her home she became very ill.  She would not eat, coughed and began to sneeze copiuos amounts of phlegm.  I took her to the veterinarian and he diagnosed her with pneumonia and kennel cough and most likely distemper.  Kennel… Continue Reading

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell? Scents in soap and skin care come from two sources: fragrance oils and essential oils.  What is the difference?  Fragrances are always synthetic.  They may have natural sounding names like Sweet Orange or Lemongrass.  Even more confusing, product labels often have phrases like “natural fragrance”.  However, if you see the word fragrance… Continue Reading

Carnation Absolute

I am currently completing Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy’s 300+ hour Clinical Aromatherapy Masters Program. Part of the requirements are completing Essential Oil Materia Medica. I thought I would share some of my work.  Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus Family:  Caryophyllaceae Origin:  The carnation plant originated in Europe. Plant description:  The bushy plant reaches a height of… Continue Reading

Safety Guideline for Essential Oils

Essential oils can benefit all of the body’s major physical systems; including the circulatory, lymphatic, eliminative, reproductive, endocrine, muscular and skeletal, as well as encouraging balance of mental and emotional stress.  Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts.  There are several safety guidelines to follow when using Essential Oils. Do not take essential oils internally.… Continue Reading

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