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Emotional Support During Summer Fun

Emotional Support During Summer Fun


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 07/27/17

  There is something so wonderful about summer. Yes, there is the uncomfortable heat, biting insects, and allergies for some people. Yet in spite of these things, most of us find ourselves drawn outdoors. Summer is a season of abundance, lush green trees, flowering plants, and the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Such a wonderful time of year. As I write this article, I am sitting on my front...

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Top 5 Essential Oil Safety Tips

Top 5 Essential Oil Safety Tips


Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Health, Safety on 06/23/17

Safety First One of the most important things about working with essential oils is feeling confident that they are safe to use! With such access to a plethora of recipes and information right at our fingertips, we developed 5 key tips to keep in mind when working with essential oils that will help give peace of mind when you are making essential oil blends for yourself, family, and friends! Tip...

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Holistic Living and Essential Oils- What We Look For in a Quality Essential Oil

Holistic Living and Essential Oils: What We Look For in a Quality Essential Oil


Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Safety on 04/4/17

  Spring is in the air! And, along with sunshine, fresh budding flowers, young burgeoning blades of green grass, and the heartwarming laughter of children racing around the neighborhood, pollen, and potential irritants are also floating around in our surroundings. Often when customers call or email, seasonality is the initiating conversation starter about essential oils and the fantastic benefit they are able to bring to holistic living! Essential oils are...

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Grouping Essential Oils

Grouping Essential Oils


Posted in Essential Oil on 11/7/16

  In an effort to make our collection of essential oils accessible to a wider audience, the team here at Aromatics International has organized our oils into 8 categories: Balance, Breathe, Relieve, Purify, Digest, Ease, Complexion, and Circulate. While so many given oils from our collection can be good for a variety of applications, sometimes it can be reassuring to have a starting point. Meeting a new essential oil is very...

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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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Blog-Guest Blogger Special- Essential Oil & Hydrosol Treatments for Adult Acne-2

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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