Roman chamomile, Helichrysum, Olive oil and Onions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

This is lemon being peeled to be expressed by hand for the essential oil!

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

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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 […]

Holiday Gift Making – Part One

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Holiday Gift Making  Part One with Jade Shutes One of my all time favorite holiday events is the time for making aromatic and herbal gifts for family and friends.  We begin our adventure with all the supplies we have on hand or can easily get (because typically we wait until the last minutes).  The first […]

Internal Use of Oregano: An Exploration

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Oregano: Origanum vulgare   by Jade Shutes My interest in writing this article comes from the ongoing questions I receive from individuals regarding the internal use of essential oils.  This week a student wrote in and asked about the internal use of Oregano and since I have been interested in the Oregano supplements I see […]