Essential Oil Research

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Finding great research on specific essential oils can be time consuming but if you are a research junkie like me, here are some great resources that I pulled together for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Research Sites American Botanical Council The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies is a member of the American […]

Essential Oil Room Freshening Spritzer

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Room Freshening Spritzer 30 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 20 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) 20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 4 ounce Spritzer bottle filled with water Combine all ingredients. Shake well. Use daily to freshen and cleanse air. Great in the trash can too!

Cape Chamomile

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 Cape Chamomile Eriocephalus punctulatus Calming and soothing. Relieves stress and calms anxiety. A wonderful oil for wound healing, be it on an emotional or physical level. Relieves itchiness and soothes inflammation. Healing Serum 5 drops Cape chamomile (Eriocephalus punctulatus) 6 drops Sandalwood (Santalum sp.) 4 drops Helichrysum (Helchrysum italicum) 5 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) 1/2 […]

Explore Litsea cubeba

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May Chang  Litsea cubeba Litsea cubeba oil is distilled from the small, pepperlike fruits of the tree of Litsea cubeba. It belongs in the Lauraceae, which also includes Avocado (Persea sp.), Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum sp.). It contains a rich content of the aldehyde, citral. Citral has been shown to have some […]

Aromatherapy Organizations Around the World

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Worldwide Aromatherapy Organizations Around the world aromatherapy practitioners are represented by an amazing collection of aromatherapy organizations working towards the advancement of aromatherapy. Here is a list of international and national aromatherapy organizations from the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy! United States National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) Holistic Animal Association Australia […]

Inula : Inula graveolens essential oil

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Inula Dittrichia graveolens (L.) W. Greuter syn. Inula graveolens (L.) Desf. Synonyms: Erigeron graveolens, Inula graveolens (L.) Desf., Solidago graveolens (L.) Lam., Paniopsis graveolens Raf., Cupularia graveolens (L.), Pulicaria graveolens (L.) Botanical family: Asteraceae Common names: Stinkwort, Cape Khakiweed, stinkweed, camphor inula Habitat: A native of the Mediterranean area, Inula is an erect, bushy, aromatic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All Natural Mosquito Repellant Recipe

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