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Linden Blossom CO2 total (Tilia cordata)

Posted in CO2, Essential Oil on 10/7/13

  While traveling in France this past summer I discovered the enchantingly sweet, honey-like aroma of Linden Blossoms. When first encountering this delightfully complex, all-encompassing scent, it is easy to understand why the olfactory properties of these trees have long been prized and coveted by perfumists. Commonly referred to as the "Lime Tree" in Europe, the Linden is not closely related to the citrus fruit of the same name. The tree...

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Yarrow – Strong, Yet Gentle

Posted in Essential Oil on 08/6/12

  Looking for a rejuvenating vacation, Larry and I headed into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area on a 5-day horse pack trip. Setting up camp in the Basin, we became immersed in the wilderness and enjoyed being with the plants, trees, rivers, and flowers. Wild Yarrow While we were relishing in our surroundings, I was happy to see an abundant supply of Yarrow (Anchillea millefolium) growing in the meadows of this...

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Guest Blogger Special: Essential Oil & Hydrosol Treatments for Adult Acne

Posted in Essential Oil, Health, Hydrosol on 02/29/12

  Our guest blogger, Jessica Elkins, is a licensed Esthetician and has been practicing for 11 years. She opened her own practice 5 years ago (2007) and operates out of a yoga studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jessica's interest in skin care started when she was handed a book on essential oils while traveling in Arizona. Ever since, she has been an enthusiastic student of botanical skin treatments and their...

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Soak Away Seasonal Affective Disorder (Joy in January)

Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 01/19/12

  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 6-14% of our population. While light therapy is the most common treatment for SAD, a holistic approach incorporating essential oils is recommended for best results. Having lived in a northern climate for several years, I have experienced SAD indirectly on several occasions through the experience of friends. Along with increased exposure to light, regular exercise, and good nutrition, an aromatic bath before bedtime can greatly...

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Energize! Seasonal Affective Disorder(Joy in January series)

Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 01/17/12

  When we feel lethargic, it's difficult to motivate ourselves to exercise. This is a significant issue as exercise is a very important strategy in combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Since SAD is caused by decreased exposure to sunlight which affects our serotonin levels, I recommend walking outside every day, even if merely for 15 minutes at a time. When walking among the conifers and other forest plants and trees,...

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Diffusing Seasonal Affective Disorder (Joy in January Project)

Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 01/16/12

  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) seems to appear with the coming of Fall and eases off as Spring appears, especially in the Northern climates affecting more women than men. Studies show SAD can be caused by a decrease in sunlight affecting levels of the hormone, Seratonin, responsible in helping us maintain a feeling of well-being. While there are other possible causes, we feel less energetic, depressed and catching more colds...

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Cold & Flu Recipes

Cold & Flu Recipes

Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 11/14/11

  We are so excited to announce a new newsletter coming your way. We plan to share all kinds of information. Please email us if you have any subjects you would like us to cover and forward this newsletter to your friends as we are building our email list and appreciate your help! Thanks so much for all your support. Rosa centifolia We are continuing to work closely with our distillers and importing great...

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Flower Show and Essential Oils! Great mix!

Flower Show and Essential Oils! Great mix!

Posted in Essential Oil on 05/5/11

  I am happy to introduce you to Sherran Blair, a budding Aromatherapist. Sherran is a passionate gardener and Flower Arranging Judge with Garden Club of America with a long involvement in The Herb Society of America. I love how Sherran has taken her knowledge and skills and has shared them with those in her circle of friends and business associates. Sherran states, "I served as Co-Chair of the GCA...

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Myrtle – Myrtus communis, Refreshing & Invigorating.

Posted in Essential Oil on 02/15/11

  Myrtle (Myrtus communis) has become one of my favorite essential oils. Featured as the "Oil of the Month", I have been using this oil almost daily, experiencing Myrtle's elusive character. I have found it to be soft, yet invigorating. I love the freshness of the aroma and find that Myrtle can stand on its own. The GC/MS report shows us that Myrtle has a nice mix of Monoterpenes, Esters and...

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GC report? Why they are important.

Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS on 12/2/10

  As an aromatherapist and a supplier of essential oils, I have learned that GC/MS reports are invaluable. Pure essential oils are not just preferred, but mandatory to achieve the therapeutic effect I might be looking for. Adulterated oils or perfume oils will not offer therapeutic effects and may, in fact, cause allergies, headaches and chemical sensitivities. Lavender image courtesy of Gas Chromatography (GC) is a method of separating the volatile...

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