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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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Breast Cancer, Essential oils and relaxation.

Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 11/8/10

  Breast cancer is a reality in many affluent countries. If you haven't experienced this disease, chances are you know someone who has. The statistics show that 1 in 8 women will encounter this health hazard. My first significant encounter was with my mother-in-law over 26 years ago. People, with good intentions, approached our family with numerous possible cures and suggestions. It was all overwhelming causing family tension. Roman Chamomile...

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Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia)

Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia)

Posted in Essential Oil on 10/25/10

Honey Myrtle (Melaleuca teretifolia) Essential Oil is one of the four Melaleuca species offered by Aromatics International.   Honey Myrtle Flower The other Melaleuca species offered by Aromatics International are: Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Essential Oil Rosalina (Melaleuca ericifolia) Essential Oil Niaouli ct 1-8 Cineole (Melaleuca quinquenervia ct 1,8 cineole) Essential Oil While most of the Melaleuca species offer anti-fungal properties, they all vary in their chemical compositions. Melaleuca teretifolia has the highest citral...

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Hydrosols: “Like a fine wine”

Posted in Hydrosol on 09/10/10

  This summer has been fabulous. I had a great experience on a road trip seeking out hydrosol distillers. On part of my journey, I drove North into some remote country, crossed through a gate and entered a beautiful organic farm. Every wild plant on almost 300 acres was special and served its purpose by bringing us treasures of hydrosols. What an amazing experience to see the big copper stills,...

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Back Country Survival in Style

Posted in Carriers, Essential Oil, Hydrosol on 07/15/10

  This past weekend we went on a four-day horse pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness area of Montana called the "Danaher". We covered about 45 miles. Essential Oil Bottles Not wanting to be parted with my essential oils for this length of time, I assembled a "Back Country Survival Kit". This kit includes: Mosquito repellent Allergy - Inhaler Pain & deep bruising relief Sore Muscle blend Sleep and Restless...

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Rose Otto Hydrosols

Posted in Hydrosol on 06/28/10

Rose Otto Hydrosol (rose water) is a humectant that adds and helps retain moisture in the skin and has been known for many generations as a wonderful toner for the skin. When making your own lotions it adds a soft beautiful floral aroma and many skin healing properties. If you love the aroma of rose, this will delight you!   Rose Otto Hydrosols  Our Rose Otto Centifolia Hydrosol (Rosa centifolia) is steam...

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Kombo Butter, Rich & Healing

Posted in Carriers on 06/24/10

Kombo Butter (Pycnanthus anglensis) is produced from the seeds of a tropical tree called Pycnanthus angolensis, also known as "African nutmeg" and is harvested annually between December and April. Unrefined Kombo Butter It is a little-known butter that has many wonderful healing properties due to its high Myristoleic acid content used to treat pain in the muscles and joints. Myristoleic acid is also used for arthritis and gout. Kombo Butter comes from...

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New Essential Oil For the Rose Lover: Rose and Geranium Oil

Posted in Essential Oil on 06/15/10

  This is a beautiful essential oil derived from the co-distillation of Rose Otto (Rosa x damascena) and Geranium ( Pelargonium x asperum). Rose and Geranium (Rosa x damascena/pelargonium x asperum) Essential Oil The delicate Rose petals from Belgium are unsprayed and the Geranium from South Africa is organic. This rare combination has all the qualities of both the soft and intriguing Rose and the slightly woody and uplifting Geranium. Co-distilled means that they take...

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