Make Your Own Body Butter

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Vanilla Infused Shea Coconut Body Butter Ingredients 6.6 ounces shea butter 3.3 ounces coconut 1/4 cup (1.715 oz) vanilla infused jojoba oil (to learn how to make: http://theida.com/essential-oils/vanilla-bean-infusion) 1/4 cup (1.91 oz) avocado oil 1 tsp (.145 oz) sea buckthorn co2 extract *All ingredients certified organic. Essential oils: I put three different ‘scents’ in different […]

An Aromatic Cooling Summer Gel

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Summer Cooling Gel For: Sunburn / Heat rash / Hives / Inflamed Skin Ingredients: 1/2 cup aloe vera gel 1 tbsp German chamomile hydrosol 1 tbsp Witch hazel hydrosol 1.5 tbsp plantain/chickweed herbal oil (*can use calendula or just plantain herbal oil too) 5 drops German chamomile essential oil 7-10 drops Lavender essential oil Steps […]

Hydrosols for Itchy Skin

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Over the past week I have been dealing with various batches of poison ivy on my skin.  I have quite an allergy to the plant so I also have some hives on my neck in response to the poison ivy rashes on my arms, stomach and legs. I had been using a clay combination to […]

Essential Oils for the Second or Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

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Essential Oils for the Second or Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) By Guest Blogger and EWSHAS Instructor: Patricia Bonnard, PhD., Cert. AT.   Lots of my students, clients and fellow practitioners ask me if there is a connection between essential oils and the chakra system. Few of them realize that essential oils have amazing subtle (energetic or vibrational) qualities. The use of […]

Learn “About Vegetable Oils”

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About Vegetable Oils Written by: Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT, Cert. Herbalist Purchase book About Vegetable Oils is the first of a series of reference e-books designed to support and enhance your knowledge of all things related to aromatherapy! Discover the incredible benefits of a wide range of vegetable oils for maintaining and supporting the […]

Massage Therapy CE Hours: Aromatherapy Education

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This summer enjoy studying Aromatherapy from home online while also gaining CE hours.  The East-West School is an approved provider of CE hours for massage therapists through the NCBTMB and the FL Board of Massage.  Start earning your CE hours today!   Our Programs include: Aroma101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Aroma201: Advanced Aromatherapy Aromatic Applications for […]

Essential Oils to deter Wasps!

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WASPS! A few days ago I was looking out my kitchen window as I was doing the dishes and I noticed a few wasps hanging around and then disappearing under the wood railings of the deck. I thought, I bet the peppermint and/or lemongrass would prevent them from building their nest there. So I grabbed […]

Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub

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Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub by Jade Shutes A great cooling sugar scrub for the summer months!   Ingredients: 1 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Cane sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom (finely ground) 1/2 cup Dried Rose petals 1/2 cup Dried Hibiscus petals 1/2 cup Vanilla infused jojoba oil 1/4 cup calendula oil Instructions to make: 1. […]

Shea butter

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All Natural Mosquito Repellant Recipe

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5 Essential Oils, Many Blends

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5 Essential Oils, Many Blends I was blessed to receive 5 essential oils from Stillpoint Aromatics recently. As I opened the package and began reviewing (experiencing) these new essential oils, I was first struck by the energetic clarity and vibrancy of these essential oils. They have a presence that is quite beautiful. I know the […]

Essential Oils for the Chakras: the First or Root Chakra (Muladhara)

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Essential Oils for the Chakras: the First or Root Chakra (Muladhara) By Guest Blogger and EWSHAS Instructor: Patricia Bonnard, PhD., Cert. AT. This is the first of a nine-part subtle aromatherapy blog series, Essential Oils for the Chakras. The series starts with a short blog on “What Are Chakras?,” then moves on to the first chakra, continues up […]

Spring Plantain Herbal Infusion

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It’s finally spring and all around there are cleavers, violet flowers, chickweed, plantain and a few other early spring medicinal plants in the area around us. I am sure if you look around your yard or in a field yet to be touched by modern day ‘weed killers’ you will stumble upon plantain.  Today we […]

Aromatic Chemistry NEW! Online Program

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The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies is incredibly pleased to announce the launch of our new Aromatic Chemistry by and for the Aromatherapist and Healthcare Practitioner   Special Offer: $325.00 After July 1st: $425.00 Register TODAY: Tuition only: $325.00 Enroll now Course Overview Topics Covered Aromatic Plants and Chemistry Organic Chemistry Overview The […]

Cottonwood Herbal Oil

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Cottonwood     Populus balsamifera This is one of my all time favorite resin buds to infuse. The infused oil smells incredible and is highly beneficial in salves, gels, or massage oils for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.  Can be used at a 10 – 25% dilution with other carrier oils such as jojoba or other herbal […]

Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certificate Program with Jade Shutes

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Aromatherapy Teacher Training Certificate Program with Jade Shutes   Dates: Dates to be announced Times: 9:00 to 4:30pm (may run later) Location: Carrboro, NC  (exact location to be announced) Tuition: $1200. includes all materials and supplies used for class Have you always wanted to be an aromatherapy educator? The Aromatherapy Teacher Training Program is designed […]

Undiluted Application of Essential Oils

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UNDILUTED APPLICATION by Jade Shutes Undiluted or “neat” application is the use of essential oils applied directly to the skin without a carrier or base oil. In general, undiluted application is only applied in a specific localized area, most commonly for acute conditions, treatment work, or for reflex/acupressure work. Undiluted application is appropriate for the […]

How to make Aromatic Play Dough

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With wintery weather upon us, it is a good time to make some aromatic play dough!     Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1.5 cups salt (we used sea salt) 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar (important!) 3 Tbsp. of cooking oil (we used organic canola oil but you could use jojoba, sesame, or other oil) 3 […]

How to make a Salve: Carrot Rosehip Skin Salve

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This winter I have been using a Carrot-Rosehip skin salve on my face and body to prevent and/or ‘treat’ dryness. This has been a really great addition to sugar scrubs. Recipe: Ingredient                              Amt             %tage Herbal/Vegetable oils Calendula herbal oil           61.42g                 47% Carrot infused oil                26.14g                 20%  […]

About Eucalyptus globulus and 1,8 cineole

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Eucalyptus, Blue Gum Eucalyptus globulus Labill. We often think of Australia as the place where most of our Eucalyptus oils come from, however, the cost of producing eucalyptus oil in Australia increased so much that it could not compete with overseas oil markets, and thus lost its leading position in the world market.  Currently, the […]