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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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Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Posted in Carriers on 04/25/13

Palm Kernel Oil is a useful and versatile oil that is pressed from the nut of the African Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis. It is used in a variety of products, from lotions and cosmetics to delicious (and calorie-rich) desserts. While called an "oil", unrefined virgin palm kernel oil is actually the consistency of butter at room temperature, making it an ideal base for body butters, soaps, and salves. In its purest form,...

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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-Practical Hydrosol Applications - Part 2 - Rose Geranium

Practical Hydrosol Applications - Part 2

Posted in Hydrosol on 07/10/12

Every day I am blessed by using hydrosols! While hydrosols can differ in their chemical properties from essential oils, they also have fantastic therapeutic value. With a milder aroma, hydrosols are potent, chemical combinations that are effective in assisting with various discomforts or conditions. There are two hydrosols I am particularly excited about right now: Rose Geranium Hydrosol and Lemon Thyme Hydrosol! I am continually using them for any major or minor skin related discomfort...

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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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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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