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Practical Hydrosol Applications – Part 1

Posted in Hydrosol on 02/21/12

  Are you looking for some easy ways to incorporate hydrosols into your aromatherapy practice? In this blog post, I'm excited to share a few of my favorite hydrosols and suggestions on how to begin using them today! Hydrosols 1. Helichrysum Hydrosol is wonderful for: The treatment of cuts, wounds, bruising, and pain Skin care applications: this hydrosol helps to heal most skin conditions The treatment of incisions after any kind of...

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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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A Heavenly Infusion of Jojoba Carrier Oils

Posted in Carriers on 01/9/12

  1) Neroli Blossom Infused Jojoba - This oil perfectly conjures the smell of Neroli blossoms. As Neroli is a precious oil, this infusion provides a way to enjoy the benefits and aroma of amazing Neroli! Neroli Blossoms Neroli blossoms come from Egypt and a special absorbance process is used by our South African distiller with very low heat to infuse the Jojoba Oil. It has a beautiful Neroli aroma. The gentle floral, citrus...

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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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The Beauty of Hydrosol Distillation

Posted in Hydrosol on 09/12/11

  Located on 280 acres of certified organic forest, grasslands and gardens, we had ample material to distill. We had 10 other students join us from all over the country including Hawaii! We loved everyone, and it was so great to make new friends! Annie and Karen We divided up into 3 groups and once the morning lectures were finished, we headed out to wildcraft our plant material, break for...

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Babies, Mastitis & Thrush

Posted in Childcare, Health, Safety on 05/12/11

  Babies are a precious gift to us and bring such joy. Along with the joy comes a lack of sleep and sometimes issues with breastfeeding. My niece Misty and I worked together to bring about natural healing for her issues with Mastitis and Thrush. Here is her story and hopefully it will be of help with someone you might know. Misty is the mother of two beautiful children. She...

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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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