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What Is An Essential Oil


Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Health, Safety on 03/4/18

Chances are good that at some point you may have heard about the remarkable things essential oils can do. After all, that's probably why you've come here, right? But, perhaps, you don't really know what an essential oil is, precisely. Don't worry, you are not alone. It is a common question we at Aromatics International hear all the time! Lavender Ready for Harvest & Distillation According to the dictionary, an...

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German Chamomile - A Hiker’s Best Friend


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 10/8/17

  Who doesn't love an exhilarating hike exploring the great outdoors! After this memory making day, you may feel the need for some sore muscle relief. Using essential oils is a natural way of being kind to your body after muscle exertion. Best Friends! German chamomile essential oil is one of the most powerful, yet gentle oils for injuries relating to muscles, tendons, and ligaments due to its excellent anti-inflammatory and...

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Our 4 Favorite Back-to-School Essential Oil Recipes and Tips

Our 4 Favorite Back-to-School Essential Oil Recipes and Tips


Posted in Childcare, Essential Oil, Health, Hydrosol on 08/25/17

Back-to-school season means setting an alarm and getting a good night's rest! A new sleep pattern can take up to six weeks to acclimate to, and after staying up late all summer long, it may be difficult to get back into the routine. Good rest is so important, and studies show that one more hour of sleep nightly can greatly improve concentration and performance while in school.   Back-to-School Recipes...

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DIY Healthy Bug Spray Using Essential Oils

DIY Healthy Bug Spray Using Essential Oils


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 08/8/17

  Buzz buzz ... smack! Once again it's that time of year. Those pesky little mosquitoes seem to be attacking in the warmth of twilight, and you're left with one product to solve the issue: the pungent-smelling and chemically potent bug spray you've been using for decades. We understand your frustration, and that is why we're so glad to be able to offer you a DIY recipe for a bug spray...

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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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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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