The Basics: Volatile Oils

Volatile (unstable) oils are extremely complex and possibly the most interesting herbal elements that provide the herbalists with a potent aid in carrying out their treatments. However, the fact remains that conventional pharmacologists seldom recognize these oils to be useful. It is important to note that when herbal remedies are boiled excessively or stored for a prolonged period in conditions

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Mellow Mood Ritual, Anatomy of a Ritual

Emotional balance and emotional intelligence are two common terms we hear these days, a simple google search returns hundreds of articles written about how to be a more emotionally intelligent person. It’s no surprise that we’re searching for answers, even the most intelligent, well-adjusted person experiences periods of emotional turmoil. Our moods are like the weather, ever-changing and sometimes unpredictable.

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How To Dilute Full-Strength Essential Oils

Essential oils pack enormous wellness potential into a remarkably small bottle. This natural power is created by careful extraction of plant constituents from large amounts of botanicals – leaves, bark, seeds, petals and peels of plants. It takes 50 pounds of Geranium leaves, for instance, to extract just one pound of Geranium essential oil. This kind of concentration gives you

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The Tranquility Oil; Vetiver Essential Oil

  HISTORY OF VETIVER OIL USAGE Derived from the aromatic roots of the Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn) Nash. botanical, Vetiver Essential Oil has come to be known as both the “Oil of Tranquility” and “The Fragrance of the Soil” in India and Sri Lanka, due to its grounding, sensuous, and deeply calming scent. Vetiver belongs to the Grass family and is sometimes

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Beyond Candy Canes: 21 Uses for Peppermint Oil

Soothing, cool, and refreshing, peppermint oil smells great and offers many health benefits. Peppermint can ease congestion, support oral health, repel pests, soothe headaches, and even relieve stress. Peppermint oil is a must in your essential oil collection — especially if you like to create chemical-free, do-it-yourself home and healthcare products. Found in candy canes and peppermint candies at Christmas, or year-round

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) has a deep, resinous, balsamic scent. It’s familiar and comforting, yet rare enough in daily life that smelling it makes the moment stand out. Frankincense’s ability to remind me that every moment is special is one reason I love it. Below, I’ll share some Aromatherapy recipes with Frankincense essential oil, and talk about the therapeutic effects it

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What Are Carrier Oils? Benefits and Uses

WHAT ARE CARRIER OILS? Carrier Oils have been used since the time of ancient Greece and Rome when aromatic oils were used in massages, baths, cosmetics, and medicinal applications. In the 1950s, Marguerite Maury, the first person to use individually prescribed combinations of essential oils for the individual’s desired therapeutic benefits, began diluting essential oils in a vegetable Carrier Oil

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