Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees Taxonomy West Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees East Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud) J.F. Watson Common names:  Lemongrass, West Indian lemongrass (C. citratus), East Indian Lemongrass (C. flexuosus), Citronella, Sanskrit: Bhu-trna (earth […]

Organic Cacao Body Butter

What to do when you have very dry (an excess of vata) skin?  Body butters to the rescue. Body butters are not creams or lotions but rather a combination of emollient and nutrient rich ingredients that feed the skin valuable oil and in this case delicious organic cocoa to boot!  There are many ways to […]

Roman chamomile, Helichrysum, Olive oil and Onions

by Jade Shutes This is not  my typical researched or referenced  article. Just a shared experience from a  mother (me) about dealing with an acute ear infection (Otitis media) in my 5 year old son, Soren. Last Thursday evening my son woke up at around midnight crying saying that his tongue hurt. I was up […]

Essential Oil Monographs

Coming soon!  The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies and Jade Shutes are pleased to announce the Aromatherapists Materia Medica. Offering complete monographs on over 100 essential oils used in the practice of aromatherapy.   The first datasheets to be launched will include: The Eucalypts: E. globulus, E. radiata, E. polybractea, E. citriodora, E. […]

Aromatherapy in Malta Part II

Aromatherapy in Malta Part II Written by: Marika Fleri, owner of AromaTreasures In Malta Aromatherapy is still considered as something that smells nice to be added to a massage even by practitioners and essential oils are sold in pharmacies and health shops over the counter without any explanation whatsoever on uses and safety instructions. I […]

Lavender Memory-based Response: A case study

Memory-based Response: A case study by EWSHAS Student   Intake Overview: D is a 56 y/o female who is married with 2 grown children living at home. She works full time in an office as a staff assistant. This requires much sitting and leaves her little time for exercise. She states her stress level is […]

Integrative Self Care for Acute Bronchitis

Integrative Self care for Acute Bronchitis without fever By Jade Shutes   About Bronchitis Bronchitis is either an acute or a chronic inflammation of the mucus lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. This inflammation can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, smoking or inhalation of chemical pollutants […]

Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

By Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT www.theida.com The aroma is the deepest manifestation of prana in a herb. Arjun Das – Ayurveda class notes While studying Ayurveda with my teacher, Arjun Das, I was struck by his poetic statements about Fennel. Arjun shared: Fennel is about digestion and transformation. Fennel inspires us to accept our […]

Lemon Expression by hand!

For those of us who have a fascination with all things aromatic, I was excited to receive a book entitled “The Volatile Oils” by Eduard Gildemeister.    I ordered the book which was published in 1922 for the pictures although there is some interesting information too.  This is a collector book not really a book to […]

Bath Fizzy Wrapping

Today we found some pieces of fabric (I am a collector of fabric and wool fiber/yarn) and some wool yarn.  We packaged up the bath balms like this.     And here is Soren with his fizzy wrapped.   See those dry lips!  Next we are making Vanilla lip balm! Recipe and step by step […]