Inula : Inula graveolens essential oil

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

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)

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!

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


5 Essential Oils, Many Blends

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)

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 […]

About Eucalyptus globulus and 1,8 cineole

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 […]

Body Balm – Vanilla Blue

Vanilla Blue Body Balm by Jade Shutes   What are body butters and balms? How are they different from salves? Both body butters and balms are made utilizing the base ingredients of butter (there are several kinds of butter: e.g. shea, cocoa, etc) and herbal or vegetable/nut/seed oils. Since body butters and balms (and salves) […]

Aromatherapy Facial Serum

A luxurious facial serum for women over 40! by Jade Shutes   This facial serum was formulated for our new online Organic & Dynamic Body Care Products Certification Program.  (We currently have a special offer for this course through August 1st) Our luxurious facial serum has become my favorite facial serum. It is awesome!  It […]