aromatherapy

Herb Power: Lavender

Apr 25

By its unique and unmistakable scent, you can easily tell lavender apart from other herbs, even with your eyes closed. In her book The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Valerie Ann Worwood calls lavender “the mother of all essential oils; incredibly versatile, yet powerful.” The strong but pleasant and soothing fragrance gives true […]

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POWER OF SPICE: CINNAMON

Oct 27

Whenever I notice the scent of cinnamon in the air, I immediately think of Christmas. There is something about that warm aroma that makes me want to snuggle on the sofa, pour myself some hot cocoa, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top, and savor a few cinnamon cookies while watching Home Alone. For some people, […]

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Aromatherapy For Anxiety

Jul 15

Aromatherapy For Anxiety Anxiety is an excellent warning system, when it is warranted and justified. It is that feeling in your gut that tells you that you should not be in the place or situation, or that you are making the wrong decision. But over 40 million US adults are experiencing frequent anxiety even when […]

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Introduction to Essential Oils

Jan 13

Essential oils are highly concentrated natural plant extracts; a drop or two can produce significant results. An entire plant, when distilled, might produce only a single drop of essential oil. That is why their potency is far greater than dried herbs. Pressing or distillation extracts the subtle, volatile liquids (meaning they evaporate quickly) from plants, […]

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